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Life has it's highs and lows. Embrace it. Live It. Push through. Find the Joy, the Laughter, the Smiles. The little things are the things that bring the most joy. New Life Rises From The Ashes. ~ <3 ~

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sweetly Broken

Jeremy Riddle - Sweetly Broken
From the album Sweetly Broken

To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing

For on it my Savior both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love
And God is just

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees, and I am
Lost for words, so lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered

What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given
Through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled


In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love and
How great is Your faithfulness


It honestly makes me cry, because its such a beautiful, amazing song. It is also an amazng truth, of how my God died for me, how our God loves me so much that he was willing to save me from death. To think that my strong beautiful God became weak and suffured for me. I find myself crying out to HIm, because I am not worthy of His love, but I will gracously accept it, and be truly thankful for it. I will confess to Him that Im a screw up, and ask HIm for forgivness, because I know that He will accept me and love me, because He has already shown His AMAZING love for me. HE DIED FOR ME!!!!!

One of the GREATEST analogies I have ever heard is...

As kids we play in mud and get dirty, and probably end up getting hurt. All we want is for our parents to snuggle us and comfert us. But we are all messy and dirty and gross.

Well as christians, we are dirty and messy and gross. but God loves us sooo much that he doesnt care how messy and dirty we are. He will have open arms for us to run into, so he can hold us and comfert us.

Im so thankful that I will always be loved, no matter what I do or screw up on. God will never leave me.

My Faith, Love Of Jesus

My faith is true, I love Jesus and trust Him with my everything. I am constintly learning more and more about Christianity, Faith, Jesus, Life, Love, Relationships, Etc. It is really starting to become more and more one of my biggest passions in life, to learn as much as I can, to get a handle on knowing as much as I can about my Faith. Just in the past year I have learned soo much more then I have ever known. Granted I may not be "Bible Smart" where I know a million and one verses, and know every story in the Bible. But Im more of a "What I Hear, What Im Taught, and What Im Told Smart" Sure I love learning new things out of the Bible because it is the truth, and what christianity is based on. But I love learning lessons and everyday experiences, and how to handle them as Im a christian. Theres no right way to be a christian. We all mess up, but our God, sent his son to DIE for us, so that our screw ups are able to be cleaned up and forgiven. Life is to hard to hard to hanle ourselves, and there may be times we think we got it under control and we dont need any help, but then a big life storm happens, and we get lost and confused. Something that I have experienced and know how sucky it is to go through a very messy lonely time, and I wanted nothing to do with Jesus. But in some way He showed me that I am not able to handle it on my own, and Im not suppose to handle it on my own, it isnt my job to, He is there to help, he wants to help. Its one of the biggest life lessons I have ever learned. It is also the biggest knowledge I want all my friends, and everyone else to know. To know that they dont have to go through life alone.

Have a Great DAY!!!!
Happy almost Easter!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Plans for Summer 2008

So my plans for this summer are sitill kinda up in the air. Im not going to Poland again, which is kinda disappointing, because I had a blast last year. But it is also exciting, cause then its giving me an oppertunitie to experiance something new. I am planning on going to Myrtle Beach with Student Venture. So Im excited for that, and really hope that is what I should be dong, and God wants me to be doing this summer. I really havent felt what God really has planned for me this summer. LIke for Poland, I really think that is not what he has planned, I dont feel its where he wants me, and I had the chance to go to West Virgina with St. Lukes, but when I was going to say something to the youth director, I just couldnt bring it up, cause I felt God say nope thats not it either. So Ive been PRAYING and trying to listen to God and let him lead me to where and what Im going to be doing this summer. So I am feeling pretty excited and think this Myrtle Beach thing is what I am suppose to be doing. But I will be continueing to be praying and listening to God to tell me for sure or not. I trust HIM and want to please HIM in what I will be doing this summer.