Thursday, May 31, 2007

Jesus Paid it ALL by John T. Grape

Jesus Paid it ALL by John T. Grape

I hear the Savior say,
"Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all."

Refrain:
Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim;
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

And now complete in Him,
My robe, His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,
Can change the leper?s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
"Jesus died my soul to save,"
Shall rend the vaulted skies.

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down,
All down at Jesus’ feet.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

English Prologue =)

Sorry guys...I totally forgot I posted my prologue in French...here is the translation. (And no the rest of my book is NOT in French...come to think of it...neither is my prologue!!!)

Prologue

I can still remember the doctors' face when she told me. She knew my life would never be the same. She knew, because she once had the disease that now rules over my existence.
My mother wept while my father sat in a stunned silence. Our world as we know it had been totally rocked by this devastating news. We agreed not to tell anyone as long as I was healthy.
I didn't want to think about it. I didn't want to believe that this was real. We had to go on as if we had never heard this news, even though I would be trying a new kind of drug for a while
I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. Something else happened to me too…I found out real meaning of true love, and it's nothing like what you see in movies or on TV!
I hadn't even thought about it until the new kid moved in across the street. It all started one bright fall day.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Marisol's Rose

This is the prologue to my book, Marisol's Rose. Cool huh?

Je peux rappeler toujours la visage des médecins quand elle m'a dit. Elle a su que ma vie ne serait jamais pareille. Elle a su, parce qu'elle a eu une fois la maladie qui règne maintenant sur mon existence. Ma mère a pleuré pendant que mon père s'est assis dans un silence étourdi. Notre monde comme nous savons qu'il avait été totalement balancé par ces nouvelles qui dévastent. Nous avons consenti à ne pas dire n'importe qui aussi longtemps que j'étais sain. Je n'ai pas voulu penser de lui. Je n'ai pas voulu croire que ceci était vrai. Nous avons eu à aller sur comme si nous n'avions jamais entendu ces nouvelles, bien que j'essaierais un nouveau genre de drogue un peu je ne l'ai jamais pensé m'arriverait, mais il a fait. Quelque chose d'autre m'est arrivé aussi…j'ai découvert le vrai sens de vrai amour, et c'est rien n'aime que vous voyez dans les films ou à la télé ! Je n'avais pas pensé même de lui jusqu' au nouveau gosse déplacé dans de l'autre côté de la rue. Il tout a commencé un jour brillant de chute.

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Interview: Part 2

Well yall, keep praying hard. I went to Panera today and the first lady who interviewed me was very nice and seemed fun until she asked me about school and why I would be so outgoing and when I told her I was homeschooled she kinda reeled at that unfortunately. So then she goes and gets another lady to interview me and this lady was kinda harsh.
She told me that it was unacceptable to have a pastor on my reference list and that I could not be dependant on my mom and it wasn't good that she had to drive me to work and pick me up and that I had to get a phone number from her...it was just very discouraging so keep praying hard guys!
They want someone who is like completely independant and responsible and mature for the job I guess. Oh well maybe I'll try Chick-fil-A at least they are homeschooler friendly! :) So keep praying. Also pray that my attitude toward these people won't be a bad one or judgemental. I guess there are areas that I can still grow in!

The Interview: Part 1


Well, in exactly two hours...I will be sitting down for an interview with Erin from Panera. I'm nervous and excited at the same time! Mom and I went and turned in 2 of my four applications one for Panera and one for Starbucks on Wednesday. I wasn't expecting to hear anything for a few weeks but much to my surprise...Panera called the very next morning! Anyway...so I'm trying to get ready and finish some household chores. So pray for me that I will be able to speak clearly and think before I speak. I really hope I get the job!!!! More later ~ Chels

Monday, May 7, 2007

Sweet or Not so Sweet Sixteen



Well, today is my sixteenth birthday. It doesn't feel different and I don't look different so what is so "Sweet" about sixteen? Nothing really. Its just another day in this case a Monday. It just so happens that sixteen years ago today my mom was able to see me for the very first time and hold me in her arms. That day is possibly more special than this one.
I've reached a milestone and according to the world...sixteen is a BIG number. But in reality...I've still got a lot to learn and a whole lot of growing to do. So I pray that this year, God will show me his plan for my life and help me learn what I need to learn to become what He wants me to be. That is more special and "sweet" than the number 16.
So I'll go on living just like any other day. We all will...time doesn't stop because its "my sweet sixteen" its just another day in our journey to home.