Monday, November 19, 2007


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there...
So what has the Lord been doing in your life lately? It has been kinda hard lately for seems that no matter how hard I try. No matter what I do, I always fail. God is so faithful but still sometimes I just go to bed wishing I could do the whole day over again.
So I am really getting excited about my missions conferance thing in Michigan. I really hope that my spiritual life will get another how do you say it... a refresher! I am really looking forward to it! Anyhow, write me all (if you know my email LOL) I gotta go and eat dinner at my grandma's! Blessings to you all.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What a weekend!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So this weekend was a trip :) On Friday we had Abby's surprise 16th b-day party a month early. Here are some pics:

Abby was sooo surprised :) She was speechless it was so cute. She had no clue whatsoever.

All of us singing to her. We yelled surprise when she came in and then sang 2 rousing versions of "Happy Birthday".

Left to Right seated: Timmy,Eric,Jackie, and Jaclyn. Jenny is standing up.

This is Danny's friend Elise. She just got gloriouly saved last Friday. She is such a sweetheart and it was so much fun to have her at our youth group.

Abby, Jaclyne, and Alex: Abby got this neat dog thing from Alex and she had to fill out this paper thing. So that is what they are doing.

Jenny and Emily showing off their 30 hour famine shirts...looks kinda shady huh :) LOL!

Just hangin' cause that is what we are good at :)

Ok, so we did a lot of eating and hanging out I guess. We love to talk :)

Ok and onto gifts! :) I think this pic. is so cute :)

Anyhow I have some more pics. but I can't get them to load so yeah I will get them as soon as I can! :) If you want to wish her a Happy Birthday then just go to her blog which is in my links section.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Research Paper...Awesome Topic!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I have started gathering information for my ASL research paper. My topic is how being deaf does not mean that you are disabled. Here are just a few videos of some really neat people that are deaf yet haven't let that stand in their way. They are the Deaf people who believe that the only thing that deaf people can not do that hearing people can do is...HEAR! They are just as good as us and here are a few examples:

Christy Smith:

Brent Pinch:

Deanne Bray:

Enjoy and I will post later. Blessings to you all! :)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

RIT Here I come!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So I had an amazing day today! Sarah (K) and I went to an open house up at RIT in Rochester. Wow, talk about was amazing and yeah kinda scary too. But you know what I am so confident that this is what the Lord has for me right now at this time. I believe that He has placed me here for such a time as this.
As you all know I have been having a really hard time in my relationship with Jesus and just not content blah blah blah....pls still pray but just to let you know God is doing some amazing stuff.
Last night us three girls ended up going to the B's youth group. It had been a hard day especially for Jenny because it was the 4th anniversary of Mrs. millers death. So, Mrs. B invited us to just hang out at youth group with the girls. The age group was 5th-7th grade. None of us have ever seen God work in such mighty ways! WOW!!!! 3 girls were gloriously saved, one girl recommitted her heart to Christ, and another is so close to Jesus. WoW! You have to remember that these girls are the lowest of the low most of them...they are the "bad kids" the ones with "reputations" yet, God has just been transforming lives. It was amazing and us kids are going to start going just to spend time with and be a positive influence on these kids. I am so excited. God is sooooo good :) Blessings to you all!

Monday, November 05, 2007

New, Cool Stuff

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there,
I found all these awesome videos. The 1st one is a deaf gymnists story and the next two are 2 iceskating videos to "You raise Me up" by Josh Groben of all people. Enjoy you all especially Danielle :) LOL!

I just think that is such an awesome video! Wow :) Ok here are the other ones:

Thursday, November 01, 2007

WHEW! Major Catch-up to do! :)

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So yeah, I am so sorry that I haven't been faithful in writing lately. School has me busy and life in general is crazy.
I have been having a hard time trusting Jesus lately...I have been really lonely too. I mean I have friends at college but they aren't GOOD friends...I have been feeling left behind, alone, and forgotten by God. Well, God is working on the feeling like He has forgotten me. A lot of people are praying for me and I have been having some really good devotional times.
I just wanted to share this entry in my prayer journal with you:

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dear Heavenly Father,

My heart is just flowing over in praise and adoration and thanksgiving towards You Lord. Yesterday was not a good day. I was hurt, confused, discontent, and (I am sad to say) even angry at You. I felt like You had abandoned me, didn't hear me, and really didn't care to hear me. I was so discontent to be here and I wanted so badly to GET OUT!
I had a long talk with Mom about it. And she told me to start putting my devotions at the start of the day instead of 2 minuetes crammed in the end. She said it would put a whole new perspective to my day. So I did. And what do you know? My devos for the day answered all the questions, doubts, and fears that I had yesterday. I am going to copy it down. It is from the book "My Utmost for His hightest journal" by Oswald Chambers; (It is dated for today Wednesday, October 31, 2007.)

October 31st.


"Faith as a grain of mustard seed. . ." Matthew 17:20

We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may be so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith, faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God His opportunity. God has frequently to knock the bottom board out of your experience if you are a saint in order to get you into contact with Himself. God wants you to understand that it is a life of faith, not a life of sentimental enjoyment of His blessings. Your earlier life of faith was narrow and intense, settled around a little sun-spot of experience that had as much of sense as of faith in it, full of light and sweetness; then God withdrew His conscious blessings in order to teach you to walk by faith. You are worth far more to Him now than you were in your days of conscious delight and thrilling testimony.

Faith by its very nature must be tried, and the real trial of faith is not that we find it difficult to trust God, but that God's character has to be cleared in our own minds. Faith in its actual working out has to go through spells of unsyllabled isolation. Never confound the trial of faith with the ordinary discipline of life, much that we call the trial of faith is the inevitable result of being alive. Faith in the Bible is faith in God against everything that contradicts Him - I will remain true to God's character whatever He may do. "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him" - this is the most sublime utterance of faith in the whole of the Bible.

Ok, so yesterday was horrible but today is the last day in a month and is yet another start of a chapter in my journey of faith with You Jesus. Thank You so much Lord and I love You with all my heart. Pls. help me to just continue to walk by faith not by sight. I love You Lord. In Jesus name, Amen

So that was that day and the Lord really did help me. Well, then the night came and I was upset a gain but a lady prayed for me.
Well, this morning I checked my email and there was an email from one of my mentors had wrote me back. I had written her telling her all that had been going on. One of the lines was "just let go" so I wrote a song to Jesus just reafirming that I was resting in Him. Here it is:

Isiah 40:27-31

Lord I am so tired
of trying to walk the walk
I've tried so hard
Lord I am ready to give up
I know that I can change
but I just can't find a way
Lord I am so tired

Rest in Me
I won't let you down
You just have to learn
to let go
We walk by faith
and not by sight
Oh my child it's gonna be alright.

Here I go again
I've goofed it up once more
but there's a difference I don't think
I can fix what's been torn
God I am Your child
But it just doesn't seem
like I'm living like a daughter of the King
God I'm empty now
can't You show me how
God, I'm tired

Rest in Me
I won't let you down
You just have to learn
to let go
We walk by faith
and not by sight
Oh my child it's gonna be alright.

Jesus never said a
life lived for Him would be easy
But oh He promised to be with
us every step of the way.
Why can't we trust Him in the darkest days and deepest nights
When it seems so bleak...
God, I'm so tired
And He says:

Rest in Me
I won't let you down
You just have to learn
to let go
We walk by faith
and not by sight
Oh my child it's gonna be alright.

Oh My child it's gonna be alright.

So yeah, that is what has been going on. Pls still pray hard for me. I would really appreciate it. God is so good though! He is so faithful! Blessings to you all!