Monday, January 29, 2007

Here is something I never knew...

Do you ever wonder why so many girls hate themselves, think they are ugly, have eating disorders, etc...? I think that a huge part of it is because of the "gorgeous models" everywhere and the world telling them that in order to be "perfect" they have to do "x" amount of things. I really was amazed at this video and it made me realize that without all the fixing up models are ordinary people just like you and me. Jesus made each and everyone of us special! Remember that!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Catchup and some pics!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I am really excited 'cause I finally have a chance to share some "candid shots" of my everyday life and introduce you to some people!
1st I wanted to post some pics for one of my very good friends. She loves photography and ,while I am more into movie making and editing, I like to dress people up and take pics too! These particular ones are of my younger sister. So, Car, here they are!

We had so much fun doing them and I thought that you would enjoy the end result! Sorry it took so long to get to you!

In other news! We as a family were so incredibly encouraged last night! I don't know if I have told you but we have started a ministry to the mexican migrant workers around our area. For a few months we have been having a man over for dinner about once a week. My Dad has also been teaching him english out of the book of John and he is helping us with our spanish as we are hoping to go to Mexico! That is his picture on the rightwith my Dad. Well, my Dad has been especially discouraged lately just because it seems as though nothing is happening with the church and nothing seemed to be happening with our mission stuff (he is going on a trip in July to Mexico though so pls. pray!). Anyway, He was really discouraged. He went to pick up the man and lo and behold he (the worker) had brought his nephew! Origionally ,because they know no english and we know no spanish, we had communicated through the laptop on a translation site but then the laptop broke...So Mom and Dad were a little bit worried about if they would be able to talk. They had the most wonderful, relaxing, fun time ever! He even invited Mom and Dad to come visit them in Mexico! GOD IS GREAT!!!! Pls. pray that more will come and that we will be led by the Lord. Also that these men will come to know Jesus.

Well, that is pretty much it! We are going to dinner at someones house tonight so I had better go get ready as we leave in about 15 minutes and I am in workout clothes!

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I just wanted to share with you an essay that I just comleted for a school assignment. I hope you enjoy!

"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriaty, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God." - 1 Timothy 2:9-10
To many people in modern day America "modesty" is a thing unheard of. The message being screamed at young people today is pretty much: "If you've got it, flaunt it." Sadly many Christian teenagers, including myself, fall for this wordly view on modesty. The problem is that Christians really do not have an excuse. Does that mean we dress in plain, ugly, sack dresses all the time? No, I don't believe that is does. To me, being modest does not mean that I can not dress in a pretty, appealing manner. It means keeping certain parts of my body that where meant to be covered...covered.
I know that people are always pressing this but it is so true. We as Christian young women have a responsibility to protect our Christian brother's eyes. Guys are visual. So what do you think that it does to someone when he sees a girl in the "latest" fashion of skin-tight jeans, a tight low-cut shirt, and with their belly's hanging out of their shirts? Think about it.
You are getting dressed in the morning. You pull on your jeans. You think "Hmm, these are a little tight in the upper area, but everybody else is wearing it." You pull on your shirt "Hmm, this is too skin-tight (but it flatters my figure) and this is just a little bit too low (but EVERYONE is wearing it)." Who are you fooling?
If you didn't tell someone that you were a Christian would they know that something was different? I am not saying that the level of modesty you have determines whether or not you are a "good" Christian. However, does your love for Jesus make you want to dress modestly?
Being modest doesn't mean dressing like a Quaker! Sometimes you just have to get a little bit creative.
Personally, God has convicted me of my own lack of modesty. When I was in front of the mirror I could see how it looked and frankly powerful showing off my body. It felt good! That is a big pitfall of mine. I must admit that I have worn some pretty sleazy stuff and that si something I deeply regret. So, I have decided to wear skirts for the time being.
Now, there is nowhere in the Bible where it ways "Wear skirts" but right now I believe that Jesus wants me to wear them. That is me personally though. This is a subject that wach one of us need to come to terms with personally between us and God. S0, the next time that you go to put on a shirt or anything think to yourself...will this draw attention to me or Jesus?

Monday, January 08, 2007

Youth Group leads to house in Perry...

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Have God ever just...opened your eyes to where He wants you? He has done that for me! I went to a youth group for abused kids to help out on Friday. These were 5th and 6th graders...but let me tell you these kids know a lot more about the dark side of life than people 10x's their age. It is really scary!
I got home and I can't even describe the burden and heaviness that I felt for these kids. For example, one girl for prayer time described how her mom was almost beaten to death on Christmas Eve by her boyfriend. She described it like it was completely normal! I was talking to Mr. B on the way home and he said that was "light" compared to some kids that have shared. I wasn't thinking it was light as she described how "he picked up a cord to strangle her but she managed to kick it and break it"... As we dropped these kids off at their houses I was shocked how these kids live! How they have survived. I asked Mr. B that if I opened a house in Perry and told these kids to come would they? He said there would be no doubt...most kids just wander the streets all day because there is nothing to do and they want to be anywhere but at home! And those are kids like 10, 11, 12...the teens are smart enough to hide behind buildings, in alleys, and at the park pavilons. He said that these kids knock in their door all day and that they would move in an instant if they could.
Prior to this I had this growing impression that Jesus wanted me to stay here...but after Friday...He affirmed it! So what are my plans? Pls. pray that God would allow me to buy a house and that He would provide the money...these kids are our next generation! When are we going to start doing something and reaching out to them!?!
I wanted to go all over the world and what do you know? God brought me back here...10 minutes kids that are invisible but hurting. Could you do something where YOU are? Let God use you and pls. continue to pray for me as I seek to honor and glorify Him here! Love to all! Thanx for reading! :)