Wednesday, December 24, 2008
for my 20th birthday i had everyone draw with fabric markers on a square of fabric! and then i was going to make them into a quilt. well my grandma and i got started on it and well it's been almost 2 years since then and she just finished it and gave it to me for christmas i am so excited it looks so awesome! you can't tell to well from this picture but it really is awesome!!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
we had so much fun passing out presents to them and singing songs with our light up raindeer aintlers! :) some of my favorites were this gril brianna that can't really move at all except her knees a little we just hungout with her and showed her love! another was this kid raymond he was totally fun we gave him one of those doodle pads and helped him draw! and let's see we went back to adam's room which was harder this time than last but it was good to see that he was doing better! and this kid marlin's room he is 18 so i guess not really a kid anyway please pray for him! we talked to him for a while just about the Lord and how when there is nowhere else to turn the Lord is there! so yeah it was awesome!!!
oh and as we left on the ground was this water spot (actually there were 2) in the shape of a heart i thought it was cool!!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This morning as part of our Christmas service the kids church came in and sang a couple songs for the congregation it was so awesome to see all these little kids praising the Lord! one of the songs the chorus just said thank you Jesus thank you Jesus thank you Jesus for coming and saving us. i just sat there listening to it and think how simple it is Jesus came in human form to save us! that's it end of story! we don't have to do anything except receive the free gift of salvation so amazing! we are so undeserving!
And so many times we try and make things harder and more work than they are! it's so simple! We are forgiven! lay all your burdens down at the feet of Jesus and leave them there we don't need to think about the things we have done in the past just worship the Lord now and serve Him with everything that we have!!! We forget about the true power of the Cross. does the cross mean nothing?
anyway be blessed! and remember you are forgiven!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Lord forgive me for not obeying You and missing the opportunity to serve Your people. Stop Satan from making me feel horrible and depressed about it.
Friends if the Lord is telling you to do something do it cuz you don't want to look back later at the missed opportunity and feel the way i do now.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Bible says my King is a seven-way king....He's the King of the Jews; that's a racial king....He's the King of Israel; that's a national King....He's the King of Righteousness....He's the King of the Ages.....He's the King of Heaven....He's the King of Glory....He's the King of kings, and He's the Lord of lords. That's my King. Well....I wonder, do you know Him?.... David said, "The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. My King is a sovereign King. No means of measure can define His limitless love. No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shore less supply. No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings. He's enduringly strong....He's entirely sincere....He's eternally steadfast....He's immortally graceful....He's imperially powerful....He's impartially merciful.......That's my King Do you know Him?
He's the greatest phenomenon that ever crossed the horizon of this world. He's God's Son....He's a sinner's Saviour....He's the centerpiece of civilization....He stands in the solitude of Himself....He's august....He's unique....He's unparalleled....He's unprecedented....He's the loftiest idea in literature....He's the highest personality in philosophy....He's the supreme problem in higher criticism....He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology....He's the cardinal necessity for spiritual religion....That’s my king He's the miracle of the age.... He's the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him....He's the only one qualified to be an all sufficient Saviour...... I wonder if you know Him today?
He supplies strength for the weak....He's available for the tempted and the tried....He sympathizes and He saves....He strengthens and sustains....He guards and He guides....He heals the sick....He cleanses lepers....He forgives sinners....He discharges debtors....He delivers captives....He defends the feeble....He blesses the young....He serves the unfortunate....He regards the aged....He rewards the diligent....and He beautifies the meek....... I wonder if you know Him?
Well, my King....is the King....He's the key to knowledge....He's the wellspring to wisdom....He's the doorway of deliverance....He's the pathway of peace....He's the roadway of righteousness ....He's the highway of holiness....He's the gateway of glory....... He’s the master of the mighty… He’s the captain of the conquerors…. He’s the head of the heroes… He’s the leader of the legislators… He’s the overseer of the over comers… He’s the governor of governors…. He’s the prince of princes… He’s the King of Kings… And He’s the Lord of Lords Do you know Him?
Well....His office is manifold....His promise is sure....His light is matchless....His goodness is limitless....His mercy is everlasting....His love never changes....His word is enough....His grace is sufficient....His reign is righteous....and His yoke is easy, and his burden is light. I wish I could describe Him to you, but He's indescribable....He's incomprehensible....He's invincible....He's irresistible.
Well, you can't get Him out of your mind....You can't get Him off of your hand....You can't out live Him, and you can't live without Him....The Pharisees couldn't stand Him, but they found out they couldn't stop Him....Pilate couldn't find any fault in Him....The witnesses couldn't get their testimonies to agree....Herod couldn't kill Him....Death couldn't handle Him, and the grave couldn't hold Him. Yea!!!, that's my King, that's my King.
He always has been And He always will be I’m talking about He had no predecessor and He’ll have no successor There was nobody before Him and there’ll be nobody after Him You can’t impeach Him and He’s not going to resign
That’s my King! Praise the Lord That’s my King Thine is the Kingdom....and the Power....and the Glory....Forever"....and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever. How long is that? And ever...and ever...and when you get through with all the forevers, then.... AMEN!....AMEN!
Let's get to know Him!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Awesome right?? :)
Alright so really that's not how we are decorating we just wanted to see my moms reaction because my grandparents were coming over and we figured she would die! She totally laughed and then said really take it down :)
but really she leaves Tuesday and comes back the 23rd so really have the freedom to decorate however we want and we are going with as little as possible I'll put some pictures up when we finish for real!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Anyway sunrise is my absolutely favorite time of the day! i can't believe so many people never see it their entire life!!
It's so cool cuz usually the mornings that i feel the worst and hating life the Lord provides the best sunrises!! I love it!
1 Chronicles 16:29
"Give to the LORD the glory due His name;Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!"
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
So today the little devotional that i read was awesome and totally something the Lord teaches me continually so i thought i would just let you read it!
I know, o Lord, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. (Jeremiah 10:23)
Lead me in a straight path. (Psalm 27:11)
Many people want to direct God instead of surrendering themselves to be directed by Him. They want to show Him the way instead of submissively following where He leads.
I said, "let me walk in the field";
God said, " no, walk in the town";
I said " there are no flowers there";
He said,"no flowers, but a crown;"
I said," but the sky is black,
there is nothing but noise and din";
But He wept as He sent me back,
"There is more," He said "there is sin."
I said, "but the air is thick,
and smog is veiling the sun";
He answered, "yet souls are sick,
and your work is yet undone."
I said,"i will miss the light,
and friends will miss me, they say";
He answered me, "choose tonight
if i am to miss you, or they."
I pleaded for time to be given;
He said, "it is hard to decided?
It will not seem hard in heaven
to have followed the steps of your Guide."
I cast one look st the field,
then set my face to the town;
He said, " My child, do you yield?
Will you leave the flowers for the crown?"
Then into His hand went mine,
and into my heart came He;
and i walk in a light Divine,
the path i had feared to see.
We need to decide to trust the Lord no matter where He leads us and no matter what He does! He has a much better plan than we could ever imagine!!
why do we always try and do things on our own and make our own paths?
"A man's heart plans his ways but the Lord directs his path."
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Jesus took this great wrath upon himself for us! so crazy! we are so deserving of all of God's wrath but He instead gives us grace! not only does He fogive us but He gives us eternal life it's so amazing to me!
Praise the Lord!!
go listen to tim's study!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
then we drove to pali lookout nothing to exciting! my mom said that usually it is super windy up there and that you get practically blown away! it wasn't windy at all so i thought maybe she was a little crazy!
then we drove down some random beautiful roads! basically if it looked interesting or pretty we drove down it!!
a couple of the roads had beautiful tree tunnels it was amazing the picture doesn't really show it!
then we went off to hike the light house!
it was so fun! i love hiking! most of the path was paved which is not quite as fun but then when we got to the top of the path there was still more that could be climbed with these cool bunkers and stuff!
so we made our own path and started hiking it probably is not really supposed to be walked on at all but it was a lot of fun and from the top we could see all the sides of the island awesome!!
the one i saw was bigger than this though!!
so yesterday we flew from beautiful Kauai to Oahu. Oahu is mostly this huge city and very touristy blah. but we soon found out that some of the island is very beautiful too!
we rented a car and decided to drive to the north shore! dad and i really wanted to see pipeline because the triple crown is going on right now and there was a huge swell that just came in! so off we drove
45 minutes later we were on the opposite side of the island on the way to pipeline we stopped at shark cove! (really we stopped cuz there was a bathroom and from there found out that it was a big cove pretty cool!)
Then we kept driving down the coast and came along this part of the beach between houses that there were lots of people watching the water so we decided lets get out and check out what's going on! we did and found out we were at pipeline!
the waves were huge!!!!! so dad took some pictures of the guys surfing here are a few!
So then we went to the turtle bay hotel to eat lunch! this is one of my moms little Burger things look you can see the legs of the crab!
So then we drove a little more just looking around and taking pictures!!