Wednesday, September 29, 2010


“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
Romans 15:4
This verse holds SO much
Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us. Thousands of years later the Word that was given still teaches and changes lives, still encouraging and stepping on our pride.
So often I forget that what I’m reading has infinitely more impact that I let it have. I can let God change me through His word. Millions of believers meet in secret throughout the world with only the Bible as their main source of encouragement and here I sit with a plethora of resources around me, books to read in addition to the Bible because honestly sometimes the Bible isn’t enough for me.
It should be.
I love that book. I love the One who inspired it. I love the One that is found throughout its pages even though He might not be mentioned.
I love the One whose fingerprints are on every page, in every word. I love Him.
Yet why does it seem so commonplace?
Why is my life not radically changed by it?
Why won’t I let it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

On the Radio....

"I wrote a song, but I can't read music. Every time I hear a new song on the radio I think, "Hey maybe I wrote that" --- Stephen Wright 
My friend, Sean Giddings, was played on the radio today!! 
I mean I know he's awesome but now everyone else gets to know too!! 
I have his music here and here is where he was played on the radio
so so so excited and so proud! 
So proud to say I'm friends with this amazing musician. 

ok....done gushing

Guilty Pleasure

So....since I have to work so early on Saturday mornings I usually stay home Friday nights to rest up. Which HAPPENS to be the night my guilty pleasure comes on
 These guys are so awesome. They are basically complete dorks (and one guy who thinks he's all that) and they chase ghosts and when they encounter something the words "DUDE!" and "OMG" ring throughout the location.
  It's entirely too fun to watch
i have no clue why I love this show so much
"We decided we needed an adrenaline rush before the Lockdown...
so we decided to get in a pink boat"
 So these guys join me on my friday nights. 
And now i have friends who actually watch this show! Which is nice. 
Making fun of them with my brother and sister was getting a bit old.
So there is my guilty pleasure. The show that most don't like to admit they like. But these boys continue to amuse and entertain me.
i lurve them!

(ok! it's back on! yay!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


"What is the glory of God? It is who God is. It is the essence of his nature, the weight of his importance, the radiance of his splendor, the demonstration of his power, and the atmosphere of his presence. God's glory is the expression of his goodness and all his other intrinsic, eternal qualities"
-- Rick Warren Purpose Driven Life
Morning Solace by plague rat on Deviant ARt
That reminded me of a verse from  a Phil Wickham song (surprise surprise) called "Beautiful"

I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
You're beautiful

I don't know why....oh well. God is creative, beautiful, love, radiant, powerful, and just plain AMAZING. 
I truly love being amazed by Him each and every day.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I have mail.....from you.

"I turn on my computer. I wait patiently as it connects. I go online. My breath catches in my chest until I hear 3 little words, "You've got mail." I hear nothing, not a sound on the streets of New York. Just the beat of my own heart. I have mail...from you.” -- You've Got Mail

Getting mail is a lovely thing. When you get junk mail day in and day out and then one day your heart skips a beat when you see something that looks nothing like junk mail. It's a postcard! Your face wears a massive smile all the way up the stairs to read and enjoy. And in my case text the person "I GOT YOUR POSTCARD!!!!! LOVE!!!!" but that's just me 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Love the Way You Lie

I don't like any of these songs (except Dynamite...never heard that one) BUT I LOVE this song....
oddly enough

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You are who you are for a reason.....

This poem is exactly what I needed today

You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perect unique design,
Called to God's special woman or man.

You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together with the womb,
You're just what He wanted to make

The parents you had were the ones He chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into His likeness you'd grow.

You are who you are for a reason.
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, Beloved,
Because there is a God!

Written By Russell Kelfer