Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Perfect conditions Perfect timing!!

Alright today has been absolutely amazing!! I only did about 3.5 hours because i didn't want to wear myself out the first day! so i took it easy!

The conditions were perfect! there was just enough snow falling that it wasn't freezing cold and there was the perfect amount of powder that i could go down smoothly!! And there wasn't very many people which made it so nice not to have to dodge them all!!

I think sometimes I enjoy doing things alone more than doing them with other people! It gives me tons of Jesus time which is always awesome!!

I was able to go at my own pace and just relax it was so nice! exactly what I needed!!! The Lord showed me and taught me a lot today which is totally exciting and I a ton of time to just spend in communication with Him!

So if you have anything that needs prayer send it my way i have a lot of time to pray for it! I am so blessed that I was able to come!

No it's off to eat dinner and then my grandparents and I are going to do some bowling:)

alright so because i don't have my sd reader i am forced to take pictures with my phone and then post them so they are nothing compared to the real thing although regular pictures don't really compare either! :)

Hope you have a blessed week!

Monday, March 30, 2009

18 degrees!

that's right it is 18 degrees here but because of wind chill it feels like 3 degrees! crazy!!

And of course when we got here all of my shoes are packed in my bag and i only have my rainbows oh well walking in rainbows in the snow sounds like fun!!

and the forecast is snow showers all week and through the weekend!! looks like it is going to be an amazing week!!!!! yay!

So we arrived here safe and of course as soon as i sat down i realized the thing i forgot so far was my sd reader so i won't be able to really post pictures until Thursday when my dad comes and hopefully brings his sd reader! ugh oh well!

So i unpacked and then ran the stairs (which were freezing btw)! so yea looks amazing so far I'll have to take some pictures and post them Thursday or Friday!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Excited to See What the Lord is Going to do!!

I feel like the Lord is about to do something totally amazing!!

Not that He isn't already in fact He has done so much in my life in the past few months sometimes i think is there anyway that He could do anything more in my life!

I have been so blessed after the crazy year i had last year this year so far seems to be a real blessing!!

I am excited to see what He is going to do and just praying for His will. I think the biggest thing right now is just seeking Him everyday and focusing on what He wants me to do each moment!!!

If you have any prayer requests or anything please send them my way i really want to pray for you in anyway possible!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Psalm 107 AMAZING!!!

If you haven't read this psalm in a while or even if you have you have to read it again!!
The Lord totally blew me away this morning reading it!!

Read it slowly and really ask the Lord to speak to you it's AMAZING!!!!

1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 And gathered out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High,
12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
They fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He has broken the gates of bronze,
And cut the bars of iron in two.

17 Fools, because of their transgression,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the LORD,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the company of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a wilderness,
And the watersprings into dry ground;
34 A fruitful land into barrenness,
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water,
And dry land into watersprings.
36 There He makes the hungry dwell,
That they may establish a city for a dwelling place,
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,
That they may yield a fruitful harvest.
38 He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly;
And He does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
Through oppression, affliction, and sorrow,
40 He pours contempt on princes,
And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way;
41 Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction,
And makes their families like a flock.
42 The righteous see it and rejoice,
And all iniquity stops its mouth.
43 Whoever is wise will observe these things,
And they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

He is so faithful to Bless us everyday even though we deserve the complete opposite!


Monday, March 23, 2009

Birthday weekend!! So blessed!!!

So this weekend was very eventful!!
Friday was my birthday which was fun!

i went and worked out with my mom in the morning we walked to the gym worked out and then walked home it was nice to do cardio outside instead of walking on the treadmill or doing the elliptical!
then i met Lindsey Gatlin later in the day and we went to Disneyland! it was totally fun but it was so crowded that we only got on one ride! but we had fun anyway!
then i came home and cleaned the house and made enchiladas and 7 layer dip! which tasted so good! And a bunch of my friends came over and hung out and ate food!! it was fun!!
sat morning
i met Lindsey at 730am and we drove out to Murrieta for a teens in crisis seminar!! It was so amazing and i learned so much and Lindsey and i had some great fellowship! i love her! she is amazing!
I had to leave the seminar a little bit early so that i could meet Rebbecca at the bible college. We were singing in the coffee shop for women's retreat. We also lead worship for the Afterglow that night which was a total blessing! it's so amazing to be able to be used by the Lord in so many ways!!! i am amazed everyday that He would choose someone like me to do His work. AMAZING!!!
Sunday was even more amazing!
Pete asked me to play a song a church which of course made me freak cuz i had nothing prepared or even thought about. Thankful a week earlier I had lent a few of my songs to max so that he could make copies for himself. One of the songs was At the Cross so i played that. It was so powerful!! The Lord really used it in my life and others said that they were really blessed by it too! At the end of the study when Pete did his usual altercall a ton of people came forward! it is so amazing to see the things that the Lord is doing in our church!
Then i took my cousins on a tour of my school which was fun!
then went to my theology class!
and then we had family dinner at pizza d oro which was tasty as usual!!!
it was a pretty great weekend! now i have this week and then i go to Utah for the week!!! yay! spring break!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


It's amazing what the Lord does when you are listening to Him and are willing to do anything that He says!

The Lord has been doing some amazing things in my life He is teaching me so much!! He is stretching me and giving me a different perspective on life! Just learning to here His voice and know His leading is amazing!!!

I'm excited to see what He is going to continue to teach me!


Thursday, March 12, 2009


Happy Birthday Dorri!!!! i know you think i don't care but i do!!! so i thought i would say i love you!!!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Survey online!!!

So I put the survey online to so if it's easier you can fill it out there:)
Please it would mean a lot!!

It's 2 parts so make sure you do both parts
Part 1

Part 2

Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Please Help

I need help for school please fill out this survey and email it to me at jessikanelson@rocketmail.com (my school email) it will be totally anonymous so please answer as honestly as possible! if you would rather fill it out by hand i can give you a copy that you can fill out and get back to me also pass it on to anyone you can the more results we get the better our project will turn out!!! which means the better grade i get:) If you help you will definitely be my favorite person in the world!!! :) thank you mucho!!!

1. Male or Female?

2. Age:
Under 18
Over 40

3. Culture and/or ethnicity _______________________________________________

4. How well would you say you are at handling crisis? (1 no good—10 amazing)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

5. Have you ever been to a counselor, psychologist, or therapist? Yes No
If YES: How did you find them or decide to go to them? And did it help? ___________
If NO: Would you be willing to talk to one? Yes No

6. What kinds of crisis have you experienced (as it relates to yourself, family or friend)?
__ Cancer/ Chronic Illness __ Financial
__ Death of a close friend __ Divorce
__ Death in nuclear Family __ Self Harm
(Parents, spouse, kids, siblings) (Self mutilation, eating disorders)
__ Death in extended family __ Rape/Abuse
__ Suicide Attempt __ Pregnancy
__ Substance Abuse __ Teen Pregnancy
__ Natural Disaster __ wedding
__ Depression __ moving
__ School Problems __ Prison
__ Break in (car, house…) __ Job loss
__ Job promotion __ Accident

7. Rank the difficulty of the crisis (1 being the worst thing ever)
8. Circle any of the above crises that you sought help for.

9. In regards to the worst crisis:
If you sought help, did it help? _____________________________________
Would you do things the same way next time? Why? ________
If you did not get help: why didn’t you?
Would you do things different next time? Why? ____________
10. Was everyone involved willing to get help? Was there some pushing to or away from help? __________________________________________________________________

11. How long did the Crisis last?
A few days over 6 months- 1 year
1 week -1 month over 1 year-2 years
Over 1 month- 6 months over 2 years/ continual

12. What was your first reaction to the crisis?

If you did not receive help at first at what point did you? Why?

13. Who would you be most comfortable going to get help from in a crisis?
Parent Extended family member
Sibling Therapist/ Counselor
Friend Random stranger
Teacher Police or social worker
Help Line Other: ____________________

14. If you or your friend was dealing with rape or abuse would you be more willing to talk to:
Friend Random person
Family Therapist/ Counselor
Police Help line
No one Other _________

15. Boundaries: Who was “in the know”? Do you let everyone in?
__All Family included?
__All Friends included?
__Certain friends excluded? Why? __________________________
__Certain Family excluded? Why? __________________________
__Random people included?
__No one included (kept to self)
__ One person included? Who? Why? _________________________

16. What resources do you know of to help in trauma and crisis?

17. Anything else to share?

Love is Stronger than Death

So for some reason camp was well different than normal. I felt like the whole thing was just different! It was good I loved my cabin all the girls were awesome i have had all of them in a cabin either for Jr high or high school camps before so i knew most of them! we actually slept which was really weird for a camp! and i went snowboarding all day Saturday which i guess made things a little weird to!

The Lord really spoke to me to! He showed me more of my calling and who He wants me to be. It's always exciting when He makes things more clear to us! He really showed me how important it is to always be be focused on Him and to be seeking Him in everything!

Last night was the hospital ministry again! Last week Kate and i met this guy charlie at saint Joesph's. the next day he was having brain surgery so we were able to pray for him and encourage him. So this week Kate and i were planning on going back there to talk to him more. When we got there we called because we had not heard from him all day. We found out that he was in ICU and had gone through another surgery. We weren't able to visit him but we did drop off some pictures for him. So hopefully he is doing better today and maybe we can go back one of these days to see him.

Monday, March 2, 2009

School advising

So i went and saw my advisor today! I hate when i talk to an advisor and totally forget to ask all of my questions oh well!! but she said that i should add a Child Development and Family Studies major to mine. therefore double majoring and looking at it i only have to talk 3 extra classes in order to do that so i have really thinking about it! I guess i will pray about that this week and maybe i will do that it would be good i guess! but she also said i would probably have 4 semesters left but looking at the classes and stuff it doesn't really make sense to me so i guess i need to go back and talk to her about that and see where she gets that from! whatever! at least i have all of my general ed done!!!! and now i have to start looking for an internship ugh!!