Saturday, April 24, 2010

home to the island!

wow. crazy week!!! finals. packing. cleaning. last chances to hang out with friends before summer. oh and the boy. lots of time with him as well! hehehe.

for those of you that dont know, i am spending the summer with my family in crofton, hoping to get a job somewhere nearby (probably duncan) and yah, just having a good summer with the fam is the plan!!! the next few weeks however will continue to be chaos as my best friend kerrin is getting married may 15th and im her maid of honor!! i have been able to do practically nothing since she is in powell river and im in surrey so im hoping to make it up to her in the final weeks before the wedding!

i will hopefully be up to courtenay to visit lots... and hopefully a trip or two to campbell river and gold river as well!!!

so yes. schools out for the summer (did anyone else start singing the song in their head? that was my plan! muwahahah). i have one day left here (gonna be spent mostly with joshua <3 before 4 months apart!! gah!)

so im stoked for summer for so many reasons; sun, family, adventures, making money!! =)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

sing a new song la la la la JESUS!

i am on a song writing roll!! it feels soooo sooo good!!! i started a song like a week ago and finished it yesterday and then found a song i had started in january and finished it today!!!!

this is exciting for me becuase usually it takes a lot of time and effort for me to write a song, they dont usually just come naturally.... but lately the creative juices have been flowing and God has most definatly been on my side... not that he wasnt before... i just... feel inspired!!! Praise Jesus!!!

God is sooo sooo good!!!

This semseter has been amazing!!! God has healed me of things from my past, brought the most amazing people into my life and just totally rocked my world!! i am so excited for what He has done but am even more excited for what He will do!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Craig Harris... an amazing man

so, today i randomly text my friend Mike (when i should have been doing an major essay due tues) to ask what hes up to, i end up going to a sunday night service at CLA where my first youth pastor was leading worship! i walked in and was like (in my head) is that Craig? no? yah? no? weird... haha then Mike looks up and is like "hey! thats Craig!" so it was amazing, after the service we tracked him down and went out to mcdonalds and hung out it was amazing.

Craig Harris is a huge part of the reason im here today, he was the first person to really pour into my life, to be that Godly big brother,to pray with and for me, to give Godly wisdom (altho, much to my stupidity i didnt follow it much) to just love me where i was at, and to listen time and time again as i struggled with the same issues.
many amazing people have come in and out of my life who have loved me and poured their lives into me like Craig, and i am so thankful for each one of them, but he was the first one to come along side me in my walk with God and that is something special!
He is why i want to be a youth pastor today. (aside from the whole God calling me to youth ministry thing :P) He was an incredible youth pastor and big brother figure in my life my first year or two of being a Christian, he always believed in me, and i want to do that in the lives of youth the way he did in the life of mine. i am so thankful that he was a part of my life, and i am so thankful that God has reconnected us.
He is an amazing man of God with many gifts and talents, he is an incredible family man, with a beautiful wife and 4 amazing children (3 i have met, one i look forward to meeting!) he is amazing at his job and has one of the most incredible voices i have ever heard... i still remember kerrin gration and i joking that we loved his voice so much we would buy his cd even if he sang about cows! hahaha.
He is just an amazing man of God and i am so blessed to have had him in my life!
Craig:thank you so much! i pray God blesses you beyond what you could hope for or imagine, and know this, you made a difference in this girls life! i would not be here today without you in my life that first stage of my walk with God. i love you brother!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

check out this amazing site on sex trafficking they are doing incredible things in Nepal and India! but need your prayer and support!

i dont know about you, but this is a passion burning up my heart, consuming all i am, and i have no idea what i can do right now but pray and spread the word...

i encourage you, it doesnt take long, just go check it out... read around, its incredible what the victims go through, but what is being done about it is encouraging, but more needs to be done. i am behind this fight 100% until sex trafficking is no longer an issue!

join me in praying for sex trafficking to become a thing of the past and never an issue again!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

micah 6:8

Micah 6:8 "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

This verse is really speaking to me. especially the "act justly" part. there is a HUGE injustice in our world right now that God has put on my heart and its breaking my heart. if you read my blog i have talked about it before. sex trafficking. this time im not gonna post a bunch of statistics (if you want some scroll down to my previous post on sex trafficking) but more so just try to express how i feel with words.

it breaks my heart, not just breaks it, but shatters it, and i feel at such a loss cause i dont know what to do, i feel God has called me to pray and inform people, but that doesnt feel like enough (as important as i know both things are) i feel He is calling me to more, to be more involved, i just dont know how that will look yet.

im reading this book called "sex trafficking inside the business of modern slavery" by Siddharth Kara, im on page 22 and still in chapter one and its such a hard read. its so heart breaking. but the way i look at it is, as much as my heart breaks i cant imagine how broken those women and girls in those situations are.

my prayer is that you would ask God to give you a passion for an injustice, that he would break your heart for what breaks His, it doesn't have to necessarily be sex trafficking, but i feel God has an injustice to place on all of our hearts because the world is full of injustice and God desires to see justice, and He uses us for all else, so why should the injustices of the world be any different?

so step back, take a break from what your doing and ask God to break your heart for something that breaks His, weather its sex trafficking, homelessness, starvation, lack of water in 3rd world countries, or anything, i just encourage you and pray you would get passionate about something! (if you already are, kudos to you!)
keep on truckin my dear friends!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

random updates...

so i now have a laptop!! woot! woot! no wireless at home, but at school i got interent! so this probably will mean i will blog more often!! for those of you that still is where you insert a "yay!" hehehehe.

oh, and i gots me a job!! woot woot! oh, and i got approved for student loans (finally!) lol.... so life is even going well financially, i plan to keep my spending to a minimum and save my money to pay off my student loans asap!!! woooootah!

and the job is at Please Mum in Guildford mall (about 5min bus ride from my house and about 20 from school) im pretty stoked! oh, and i get 50% off regular priced if you have a child :P hehehehe.

i have been sick this past week with the flu... but am getting better, slowly... taking lots of medication and vitamins and getting lots of sleep! but feel free to pray for continued healing for me :D thanks!

well im off to finish my book report (being sick i have gotten behind in school work, but all is good!) ttyl!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

so in awe

so today after school i went home and collapsed on my bed and bawled my eyes out...for a good 2omins or so...stuck on some worship music, and then texted a good friend for some prayer.

i started journaling and as soon as i wrote "i feel like im carrying the weight of the world and im all alone" God gave me two verses:

Matthew 11:29-30 which in verse 30 says "for my yoke is easy and my burden is light"

Hebrews 13:5 "never will i leave you, never will i forsake you"

and it wasnt like i wrote that in my journal and then waited on God for hours, before i had even finished writing my thought God gave me the verses! He's so awesome :D

my good friend texted me back and told me to breath and encouraged me to sit quietly for a few mins so i did (at this time i still had a worship cd on) i felt God say "turn to the radio, its your favorite song" so i did, and it was!!! it was Grace Like Rain!!! its one of my ultimate favorites!! God is so good!!

I'm so thankful that in my lowest moments, my greatest times of stress and sadness, God is there! tonight, He showed Himself in a very clear, and powerful way!! Thank you Jesus!!!