Monday, December 29, 2008

Never Look Away

There are so many things in life we never plan for, so many people we never expect to come across, so many things we hope won't influence us for the worse, so many things to stand strong against...its hard, life is hard....but then again, God never said it would be easy. As Christians we are supposed to model our lives after Jesus' life...and his life was the farthest thing from easy you could get. But even through the tough stuff, God's always there for us. We just gotta keep going, keep Him in focus.

Never Look Away by Building 429

The water rages on tonight
And the storm is hiding the skyline
I try to see the northern shore
But the waves are much higher than before
From the deep Lord
You are, You're beckoning

You call out my name
Say don't be afraid cause I
I'm here just believe me
So I won't look at the waves
I'll look on your face and I
I'll walk when I see you
Lord give me faith
To never look away

Staring deep into Your eyes
I'm standing by Your strength
But fear and doubt they take my sight
And I begin to sink
Hear my plea Lord will You
Come rescue me

You call out my name
Say don't be afraid cause I
I'm here just believe me
So I won't look at the waves
I'll look on your face and I
I'll walk when I see you
Lord give me faith
To never look away

It's not that far to where You are
With outstretched arms
You're calling out my name
I'm gonna walk, I'm gonna fall
But You'll have my all

You've called me by name
And I'm not afraid
I'm here I believe you
I won't look at the waves
I'll look on your face and I
I'll walk when I see You
You've called me by name
And I'm not afraid
I'm here I believe you
I won't look at the waves
I'll look at your face and I
I'll walk when I see You
Lord give me faith to never look away
Aah Aah Never Look, Never look away.
Lord give me faith, to never look away.
Never look, never look away

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Yall!

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Love you guys!!!!!!


It's real...I promise...yes, I dyed my hair pink...and I'm totally in love with it! :D anyway...Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

haha someone told me that Christmas is tomorrow....hahaha thats ridiculous...I know its only like September or something. I wish people would stop trying to confuse me with stuff like this =) So Christmas kind of snuck up on me this year...I don't know why but it did. I think it's because I didn't dance this semester. If I had danced, I would have started listening to Christmas music in about August or September in order to prepare for the Christmas dance program...but without dance I didn't know when to start hauling out my favorite Christmas albums =)
But Christmas isn't about the music or the programs, the movies or the food (well...), the presents or the friends and family...its about remembering a Savior...a baby born to save the world. Luke 1: 26-2:56

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh the Deep, Deep Love

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me
Is the current of Your love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Your glorious rest above

Oh the deep, deep love
All I need and trust
Is the deep, deep love of Jesus

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Spread His praise from shore to shore
How He came to pay our ransom
Through the saving cross He bore
How He watches o’er His loved ones
Those He died to make His own
How for them He’s interceding
Pleading now before the throne

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Far surpassing all the rest
It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Mighty Savior, precious Friend
You will bring us home to glory
Where Your love will never end© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Original words by Samuel Trevor Francis (1834–1925)
Music, chorus, and alternate words by Bob Kauflin

"Bless The Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you


Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I needed to post

Well, got home from work...and haven't been able to go to sleep (for once in my life i'm not doing homework!) and I felt the strong need to post...about what, I have yet to figure out. So forgive me for possibly wasting your time :)
I've been doing some thinking lately...about change. This semester I feel like I've changed the most and my surroundings/circumstance has changed the most it ever has.
  • This time last year I was taking 2 classes (both fairly easy), enjoying my time with my deaf friends, procrastinating in my homeschool work, and basically doing nothing, sometimes babysitting for various families.
  • This year: taking 4 (mostly difficult) classes(every day), working 36-43 hours a week (now not much fun at all...some of you know details), doing homework until all hours of the night, still babysitting some for various families, and loving loving loving mission28!
quite different!
This time last year I never would have dreamed I would be working at Chick-fil-A, taking a full course load or doing anything i'm doing right now. I wonder what I'll be doing this time next year, or even next semester, or even next week. The only thing that stays the same is change, "change is here to stay" though it's often hard to adjust to, it's necessary to do so in order to grow and mature. (although sometimes I really dont' want to grow up...I know I have to!) It's hard for me to adjust to change because I don't have a lot of patience...I like it when I can understand or adapt to things the first try...and when that doesn't happen I tend to get frustrated. A very wise man named James told me this "Things that are urgent are seldom important, things that are important are seldom urgent" in following with the theory that anything worth doing is worth taking the time to do well. Anyway, the world is changing whether we like it or not, but no matter how many changes (good or bad) we must endure, God is in control and He knows what he's doing, therefore we can be at peace. Praise God!
Thats all for now :P

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Well, the semester is (finally) drawing to a close...and I couldn't be happier! It's been a good semester overall...very different and quite frustrating at times but none the less I think I've grown quite a bit. I've learned a lot too. I'm grateful for where God has put me in life and though sometimes I wish it were easier and less frustrating...I know if it were I wouldn't be growing and maturing. I'm looking forward to next semester and the challenges I face. Anyway, I'm off to math class, this is the last class before our final so its review time!

Monday, December 1, 2008

today is WHAT?

Ok is it just me or are all the calenders trying to deceive me into believing its already December...haha isn't that funny?! Because I could have sworn that just yesterday it was April...I must have blinked. I really need to stop blinking...I feel like time is passing me by too fast!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fa la la la laaaa

Yes I'm already fa la la la laaaing =D I can't help it! It's my favorite time of year...the celebration of Jesus birth. I love all the smells and sights, food and family and all that good stuff. But we gotta keep in mind the real reason for the season...and that is Christ. I got a Savior for Christmas...what did you get?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm thankful for...

  • Jesus, my savior, my best friend, my protector, my provider, my father, my all in all
  • The Cross...without it, I would spend an eternity apart from God
  • My parents...thank you for loving me the way you do, even as sinful as I am and correcting me for it...speaking into my life...and all you do for others, you're are the best examples to me!
  • My you Shelley! And her men, Shawn, Carter and Landen! Love you guys so much!
  • My relatives...thanks for fun times, love you guys!
  • My church family...I'd be lost without you
  • My work family...I'd go nuts without you, even though you guys make me nuts sometimes!
  • Specifically:
  • Hannah: There is so much I can say about you! I love ya! Thanks for all the encouragement and late night talks! I don't know what I'd do without you! I'm so glad you moved here!
  • Krystal: Thanks for pushing me to be the best I can be, helping me grow...being there for me when I needed you, and believing in me. I love ya sis!
  • Alex: I'm so glad I met you! You're one of my besties and make the worst work days bearable with your amazing smile! I'm glad we work together!
  • Melly: You are a constant example of a Godly young woman! I love being around you and all the fun times we have, teaching dance with you and so much more! Love ya!
  • Anna: Thanks for being my friend...we've done so many big things together, I can't wait to see what happens next! You're such a great example to me!
  • Josh: Thanks for the laughs, and caring for me and everything really
  • Daniel: Thanks for being my brother, the late night encouragement and bringing me back to God when I'm discouraged
  • James: Thanks for everything...and I mean everything, you've helped me grow so much! Thanks for talking with me and praying with really go the 2nd mile :)
  • And my other special people, I'd write about each but it would take up a hundred million pages and words could never express how much I appreciate you guys! Janelle, Becca, Laura, Morgan, Samantha, Emily, Jubilee, Aly, Cara, Kacey, Kasey, Melissa, Gayle, Tina, Rob, Nick, Shawn, Darius, Kenya, Lucy, Lucilina, Taylor, Tyler, Meeka, Kathy, Findlay, Berto, Jose, Maru, Angel, Carmelita, Gustavo, Gerardo, Tami, Jackie, Daniel, Jared, Danielle, Lydia, Jami, Connie, Kathy, James, Jami, Francie, Keith, Courtney, Rachel, Olivia, Chad, Micah, Jon, Garrett, Nate, Miranda, BJ, Kerrie, Charlotte, Elliot, Nicole, Erika, Justin, The Hodsons, The Coakleys, The Yarbroughs, The Velekes, The Seavers, Meagan, Tyler, Mindy, Zach, Carter, Madison, The Sneads, and all of the rest of know who you are!
  • Mission28, especially Joe and Jeanie, Lizzy, the Lechner caregroup and the girls in my discipleship group: Thanks for making my freshman year so amazing! Love you guys!
  • CrossWay: for all the amazing teaching that I've experienced through my life
  • my Bible
  • my house
  • my dog
  • chick-fil-a stuffed cows
  • books
  • movies
  • iPods and iTunes gift cards
  • music
  • worship songs
  • sunshine
  • curling up under an afghan on a rainy day and watching a black and white movie
  • Christmas songs
  • Christmas Gift Wrap
  • used book stores
  • old books
  • christmas smells, cinnamon and pine trees
  • christmas food
  • Switchfoot
  • Krystal Meyers
  • BarlowGirl
  • Josh Groban
  • blonde moments
  • passing notes in english class
  • dance
  • coffee with friends
  • Saturday breakfast with mom
  • driving home with dad
  • cpcc
  • my laptop
  • starbucks, caribou or coffee in general
  • cell phones
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • work
  • struggles and trials
  • God's sovereign plan for me
  • the future
  • The US Military...the men and women who put their lives on the line for my freedom
  • Freedom
  • change

(Not sure who its by)

The world looks around me as I struggle along
They say I have nothing, but they are so wrong.
In my heart I'm rejoicing, how I wish they could see
Thank You, Lord, for Your blessings on me.

There's a roof up above me, I've a good place to sleep.
There's food on my table, and shoes on my feet.
You gave me Your love, Lord, and a fine family.
Thank you, Lord, for Your blessings on me.

I know I'm not wealthy and these clothes are not new,
I don't have much money, but Lord, I have You,
And to me You're all that matters tho' the world may not see.
Thank you, Lord, for Your blessings on me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
The Witness by Dee Henderson
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence, which is: Tracey was more petite than Marie, her face noticeably younger, the brown eyes and the ash blonde hair she had cut to frame her face echoing a strong resemblance to her sister.
4. Post the next three sentences: Daniel liked this sister too; he liked her smile, her laughter, the way she could easily tease Marie out of feeling nervous, and he liked the fact she enjoyed talking casually about so many topics that he got a lot of information about his cousins just by tagging along with the flow. But the study was getting unnerving. She rested her chin on her hand and studied him some more.
5. Tag five people...whoever hasn't been tagged yet

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ta da!!!!

Well, here I am, at CPCC writing this on my brand new laptop! I got it yesterday and it's sooo cool! It does all sorts of things and I love being able to work on my homework in my room and listen to music on it and a million other things!

Anyway, I had soooo much fun last friday night, Josh, Shawn, Alex, Kathy, Melly and I all hung CFA ppl and I went to CiCi's for dinner and Melly joined us at the movies a little bit later...we went to see HSM3 (of course!) and it was really good...much better than the 2nd one! (yes it sounds corny...but who cares)

And the coffee house on thursday was a BLAST!!!! I'll have to post pictures a little bit later

anyway, i gotta get to math class...lab quiz today and then mission28 BIG MEETING tonight!!! yahoo! (AND this is my 130th post!)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

my two cents (or is it sense)

Well, its over with...Election 2008 is over and Barack Obama has been elected into office. Like most, I am concerned with the future and what our country will go through. But one thing I know for certain, I know that God is in complete control and he has Obama in the White House for a reason...a reason that we can't see at this time. I know that before God created the world, he knew Obama would be elected and yet he still created the world...its like the Bible says, "for everything there is a season" and we can endure anything for a this case, our season is just 4-8 years. Who knows, maybe Barack Obama will be just what we need, or maybe God had him elected so that we, God's children, would be concerned and draw even closer to God through prayer. Whatever the reason, I know God is at work and I know that I can be content and rest in the fact that God is in control, no matter who is in the White House.

Friday, October 31, 2008


This past Wednesday was the M28 Indescribable meeting. We watched Louie Giglio teach about God through showing us the heavens...the amazing work of God's hands and it just made me feel so small and so amazed at the glory of God and how big he is! He can hold the entirety of the heavens (all the galaxies we know of and the bazillions that we don't) in the span of his hand...(and I thought I had big hands)I'm not sure if you can see it but this is called the Pale Blue Dot...Voyager 1 had been sent into space to get pictures of each planet, and the command center asked that they turn around and get a snapshot of all the planets that they had passed. Well one picture surfaced and it at first looked like just rays of light...and they are but in a ray of sunlight they found a dot...that dot, that tiny speck is called earth, captured in a ray of sunlight.In a commencement address delivered May 11, 1996, Sagan related his thoughts on the deeper meaning of the photograph:
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." again just wow! Makes you ponder the greatness of God if we are really that small huh? This next pic is our Milky Way Galaxy...this is where we live...but I want you to notice that the center of the spiral...that's not us...God is just further pointing out that we are NOT the center of the world...we aren't even the center of our own GALAXY =)(if you can't read the caption is says "this little star is our Sun in the Milky Way. As you can see there are millions of stars in just our galaxy. Now. Imagine the rest of the Universe!!!") and this next picture...the arrow is pointing to earth...yeah, homeThis is the sun (no joke right!) and the surface of the sun...can we say HOT! (aren't you grateful that God didn't put us any closer!?)Stars :) This next pic is Spiral Galaxy M74...often called the Beauty...but in the center is something amazing...another evidence of God's hand in creation.
A Cross in the center of a galaxy...scientists call it an X but you can see as well as I can the real picture.
Earlier the same day I had come across a song that really made me think. It's called "What do I know of Holy?" by Addison Road (just the name of the song perked my interest and I was not disappointed when I listened to it...)

What Do I Know Of Holy?
by Addison Road

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life it's name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Wilfong Pics

Just got home from my are a few pics


Ok I'm alive and kicking, well for the most part lol! I worked 13 hours yesterday so I'm still worn out from that, but I must say I'm doing much better than my first 13 hour shift! AND yesterday we had a mini b-day party for Mr. James (manager) since his bday was on Friday.
James, Zach and KrystalJames, Zach and JoseMaru
JoseGustavoAngel, Maru, Gustavo GerardoSo we had lots of fun with that. Zach made Mr. James' fav brownies, I made 2 kinds of cookies, we ordered pizza and Lucy, Courtney, Zach and I all brought gifts :P we love James!!!!
Anyway, we're going to see Shelley, Shawn, Carter and Landen in a little bit so I better sign off!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I figured I should post

Yes I know, I never post enough...and again its the middle of the night. =)

Some random facts about my day today:
I woke up at a sinful hour to go to the orthodontist
After that, came home and slept until 5 minutes before time to leave for my 12:30 class.
Wnt to math class and found out I have one of the highest grades in the class!!!
After class, I talked to two of my math class people Jevonnah and Jason(aka Frank) about the computer class we are all taking (mine is an online short though) for a while...they think I'm some genius kid...hahaha I told them to talk to anyone who knows me well :)
I worked 7 hours tonight...and talked with Berto after work about CJ Mahaney's book "The Cross Centered Life" I gave him the spanish version of the book yesterday and he's already read 3 chapters! :)
And then I spent the rest of the night up until now factoring trinomials...oh the joys :)

Haha so there was my day in snapshot :)

So there was my post for the week lol (or month as it may be lol) I'll try to do better but you know me! Anyway, I'm off to catch some Zzzz's...those little boogers are really hard to catch ya know :) night yall!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Is the sky falling or is it just me?

Ok can we say history repeats itself or what? You can call it whatever you want but this is like a repeat of the Great Depression (Modern Day Style) Its kinda starting to scare me. The economy is not in a great position, in fact its in a horrible position...they're talking about a 700 billion dollar plan to keep the stock market from failing but I personally don't think it will work. There is so much going on right now with the presidential campaigns (don't even get me started) and the oil prices and crime and the stock market and Wachovia being bought out etc. I'm not sure how this is all going to work but I know God has a sovereign plan and even though sometimes it seems as if this can't possibly be what God's thinking, I know I have to trust Him to get us through. The next few years will be hard but I just gotta trust that God knows what he's doing and that he's taking care of me no matter what is going on in the world.
anyway...just wanted to say hi, i'm still alive...working a lot and doing school a LOT but i'm alive I promise! I'll find time to give you one of my good long posts one weekend soon I promise!

Friday, September 19, 2008


I suppose this is becoming a trend with me but it seems as if the only time that seems right to put my thoughts down is in the quiet of the night. I've just been thinking about the changes in my life.

Maybe its just the fact that I have a job or I'm in college or maybe that I have to deal with people every day...I'm starting to see a difference in the people I'm around. I'm starting to see immaturity in a new light, and I'm noticing it in myself a lot more. I'm noticing just how much I complain and how childish I seem at times. It's something I'm trying to work on more and more, cultivating that heart for the home and a heart for God. I'm so excited to be in Mission 28 because the focus is so much on evangelism. I'm in a situation every day where I can share the gospel with people and I really hope that this semester I can reach out to a few people. Especially the few non-Christians at my job(I know I'm not the only one there who is trying to reach out...and that helps when you have back-up lol!)

It seems like now with my life being so busy, I'm drifting apart from the friends I consider the closest. Sundays seem farther and farther apart and I'm finding myself feeling out of place and awkward around the friends that I love the most. It makes me sad that I spend more time with classmates and co-workers than I do my friends from church. I feel like I don't quite fit in with any of my friends the only people I fit in with anymore are the people I see every day at work or at school(and as a Christian, I still don't fit in with a bunch of them! lol...but then again thats the way it should be). Its hard for me when things change...but God knows what he's doing and I have to rest in that!!!

Stained Glass Masquerade - Casting Crowns

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small
Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they’ll soon discover
That I don’t belong
So I tuck it all away, like everything’s okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I’ll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them


Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who’s been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who’s traded
In the altar for a stage
The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart
But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be
Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

Chorus x2
Tell if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade
Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Just an update

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, it really is after midnight...shhh you'll wake mom and dad. I've just finished my homework for the evening, earlier than expected so I decided just to give a quick update to let people know I'm still alive.
Just thinking about life lately and how God often uses different or difficult situations to grow us and help us in our walk. Things have been really crazy trying to settle into my new schedule but I'm really enjoying it. Generally the only time I'm at home during the week is 11pm-8am. I'm enjoying my classes at CPCC and I'm still enjoying work, moving up in ranks is nice!
So anyway, I better head to bed so that at least once this week I'll get more than 2 hours of sleep! Oh the life of a college student!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


ok so this was a total blast!!!! We played kickball, volleyball, basketball...ate hotdogs and (tons of) sugary stuff...then we watched School of Rock on an outside movie projector and screen...we had a ton of fun! I have pictures but i'll have to post them later.

Mission 28 caregroups are tonight...I really like the Lechner care group...lots of fun people :D

not much else to say except that I have been really busy lately...classes and work are keeping my schedule completely booked...but I'm loving it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Big Meeting!!!

Props to Mindy Odell for the amazing artwork!

Well, tonight is my first big meeting...I helped Mindy and Daniel chalk 3 of these on Sunday afternoon...I filled in the letters since I can't draw =D But anyway we had a great time and I'm really looking forward to getting to know more people as the year goes on and I become more involved in Mission28! Later!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

All I Have Is Christ

I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day

Well, today is my first day as a full time student with a full time job. I'm taking 4 classes (of which one is a short online session) at CPCC and then going to work full time in the evenings. I'm excited to see what God will do in me this semester because only He knows how much I need Him! Today I have English(9:30-10:20) Communications(10:30-11:20) and Math(12:30-1:50) then I go to work at 4. So this will be quite the busy day but I think I'm ready for it (or at least as ready as I'm gonna get lol!) So here are a couple pics of my adorable nephews (courtesy of Aunt Shannon)