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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 ~

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What I am Learning

So in Nicaragua and since I have been back, God ha been teaching me a lot. Mostly things like loving Him fully, loving His people, to be more joyful in everything, trying not to complain about thing, and much more. I learned so much and had the greatest time in Nicaragua (more then I ever had in Poland.) Since I have been back I have been reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Oh my goodness it is one of the greatest books I have ever read. Just in the first few chapters God was teaching me. I can eve n tell there is a difference in me, a difference that I want to keep growing in.

Friday, June 25, 2010

if only I could post the 450 some odd number of pics from Nicaragua on my blog....

Oh the Joys...

Its funny how God uses the people in your life.
This is my "challenge" that I had last night....

SO there is a boy I like (I know, Im such a teenage girl) and we have been friends for years now. I have liked him on and off for most of our friendship. Well when I found out he was going to Nicaragua with the team I was stoke (again teenage girl lol.) I wasn't going to do anything about the fact that I like him, cause thats just weird, and I didn't want weird while on the trip or anytime for that matter.
On the day we were coming home (well were were in Chicago at this point now) we stopped and got some food. Well this boy and I went over to go get coffee. And we started to talk, and he brought up how he likes another girl that was on the trip, but wasn't sure if he should do something about it or if it would be weird since there a bit of an age gap. All while I am being a supportive friend and talking to him about it, and I am thinking man, I like you, this sucks to hear.
Well then again last night we were talking on FB about the same thing. And he said sorry for putting this all on you, and also said that I am one of the few people he can talk to about things. Well that hit me hard. I care so much about him, that I am willing to put my feelings aside, and let him talk to me about things like a girl he likes. He is one of my best friends, and I don't think I have ever seen that until this happened. I have always looked to him as a boy I like. But there is so much more then that. I care about him, and I would do anything for him. I will always be there, and with God's grace and help, willing to put aside my feelings. Cause its not about me.
I want to be the best friend I can be to him and to all of my friends.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

IM BACK!!!!!!!!!!

I had the greatest time of my life.

I plan on blogging more about it. But right now I cant think. So more to come in the next week.

God is great, and Im glad I had the chance to go

Sunday, June 13, 2010


YAY I am less then 24hrs away from leaving.

As I was driving home from church today I was listening to klove for the first time in a while. Two songs cam on and totally hit home to what this missions trip is about.
First one was Follow You by Leeland. Which has become the "theme" song for this trip. Our journal that Tracy put together has that theme, and it is such a cool way to look at what we are going to for Christ.
The second song was The Power of Your Name by Lincoln Brewster. This song in hearing it today, made me cry. It really put my focus in check, and I am so excited to be going and having this chance to be used in this way to go and make a difference in God's kingdom.