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!!!!!!

=D





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

[Chorus:]

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

[Chorus]
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

Soooooooo............

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!