Monday, December 13, 2010

In the Moment

Heard this on the way home from church today...kinda put me in the moment...made me think of just what all happened and what was going through Mary and Joseph's minds...pretty cool song... (A Strange Way to Save the World)

I’m sure he must have been surprised
At where this road had taken him
Cause never in a million lives
Would he have dreamed of Bethlehem

And standing at the manger
He saw with his own eyes
The message from the angel come to life
And Joseph said

Why me, I’m just a simple man of trade
Why Him with all the rulers in the world
Why here inside this stable filled with hay
Why her, she’s just an ordinary girl
Now I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the
World

To think of how it could have been
If Jesus had come as He deserved
There would have been no Bethlehem
No lowly shepherds at His birth

But Joseph knew the
Reason love had to reach so far
And as he held the Savior in his arms
He must have thought

Why me, I’m just a simple man of trade
Why Him with all the rulers in the world
Why here inside this stable filled with hay
Why her, she’s just an ordinary girl
Now I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the
World

Now, I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say
But this is such a strange
Way to save the world
Such a strange way, this is
Such a strange way
A strange way to save the world
A strange way to save the world

and then that song reminded me of "Mary Did You Know?" by Mark Lowry...

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I am.

i love both of these songs...they aren't the usual Christmas songs, but they still contain a powerful message and provoke (at least in myself) a lot of thought...it's so important that the true meaning of Christmas is kept our focal point even in the craziness of the season, the commercialism, and everything else that goes on. Christ's birth is so important, and I think it's something to think on...Mary and Joseph were two ordinary people...young people...like us...and God chose them to be a part of his plan, a part of something great. We were also chosen to be a part of his plan...and maybe right now, whatever your circumstance, it doesn't seem as awesome as being chosen to carry the Savior of the world...but maybe to someone, it is...every word, every action...it could all bring the reality and true meaning of Christmas to someone who never understood before...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!!!


Share the Marine Corps' 235th Birhday(this is a really good video)
Thank you to all the Marines out there who have served their country(and us) faithfully. Happy Birthday!:)

19. A photo of you on a school trip.


Photo credit to Liz Shea...this isn't exactly school trip...but it's the only photo I could find. College kids on our Spring break trip to Laguna Beach Florida..Mission28 - Rekindle 09.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

8. A photo of your favorite band/musician.



so yeah...i dont have just one fav...i could probably post a zillion more pics but i dont have the time lol


Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

5. A photo of you.


*10-27-09*

Dear Granddaddy,
It’s been one year…a whole year since I’ve seen your smile or heard you laugh or say “what’s your hurry?” before I walked out the door. So much has happened this year and I really wish you could have been here to see it. I wish more than anything I could give you one more hug…but I have to remember that even though one year ago today was the day that you stepped out of my arms, it’s one year ago today that you stepped into God’s arms. You set foot in heaven and began eternity in a new body, and you aren’t sick anymore…and even though I miss you so much, even though I’m sad today because it’s an anniversary of a day I wish had never come, I’m so happy that you’re with God and no longer suffer in your earthly body. Love you Granddad, always have, always will.
Love, Chelsey

Monday, October 25, 2010

3. A photo that makes you happy.

Christina always makes me smile :) I met her in Mexico at Rancho 3M in the summer of 2009.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

1. Your Facebook profile photo.

I decided to try the 30 day photo challenge that Morgan did...lets see how well it works :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Are you ready?

So...we had a close call on Wednesday...I know it sounds drastic and you'll probably make fun of me for this, but the earth could have been hit...and who knows what it would have done to the earth...or even if the earth would have survived...What am I talking about? Well, wednesday, not 1, but 2 asteroids came dangerously close to earth...see:This may look a billion miles away but according to astronomers: "Today, Wednesday the 8th, 2010, Earth will get buzzed by not one, but two different asteroids, and they’ll be close. They’ll actually come close enough to Earth to pass between the orbit of the Earth and the moon, which is like the interplanetary equivalent of getting shot at and having the bullet rip through your shirt sleeve, yet not hit your arm."
Yeah, that's pretty close...I'd say...made me think...are we as a people, ready for the world to end? Are you ready for judgement day? It's coming...probably sooner than we think...are you ready? Am I ready? Have we as Christians, done everything we can to prepare this world and the people in it for eternity? As it stands right now, if the world were to end today...where would you go? You have 2 options...Heaven or Hell...where are you spending eternity?