Thursday, April 30, 2009

done done done done done.....

done done.

Done with school....well kinda, for this year...I still don't feel like I am on summer break. And I am a senior now...weird. It went by so fast, well kinda, fast yet slow..... is an encouraging verse for all of you. 

"For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide. Even to death"
Psalm 48:14

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fun Day :)

So yesterday Nick and I went golfing, well he went golfing I rode along. The plan was for me to do some studying for my super hard test today while he golfed....I didn't study quite as much as I thought I would. But it was so fun, and I still studied a lot last night and today... Anyway...let me tell you a little about our adventure.....

So Wednesday night we were like lets go golfing! so we went to the store after church and I was going to make dinner, I made chicken and cauliflower and carrots...MMmmMmMMm anyway....while we were there I was like maybe we should take a lunch in like an ice chest or we decided to just get some snacks to we got granola bars and carrots and lemonade and  banana chips and water mmmMmmmm yum. 

So Thursday came and I had a presentation so once I was done I went to his house to meet him. Considering how hot it has been I thought hm...a great day to get a tan, so I wore shorts and a short sleeve shirt with sandals, I had my sunglasses on and everything...well....silly me, I should have checked the weather channel so I was lucky I had a jacket and blanket in my car.... :)
anyway we get there and we put our ice chest on the golf cart were riding around and we get through 9 holes (thats half way for you non golfers out there) So...were going onto the 10th when this guy keeps looking at me and I was like uh....idk whats happening but Nick was hitting so I couldn't say anything, you dont talk when someone is up to hit...just an FYI out there for you non golfers again... anyway he points to us but I think nothing of it and we move on so were driving to where Nicks ball landed and.........were being chased! By another golf cart so I'm like uh...Nick I think he wants to talk to us... and so we stop and are told we couldnt have our ice chest so we were like oh ok we didnt know so we took it to my car and continued on with the 10-13 holes...Well I had a dentist apt for a cleaning at 230 so I was going to leave at 2 and come back and meet him so we did the 10-13 hole then I had to leave. So Nick goes to turn the cart around but you know he has to make it fun, this whole time so we have been doing crazy moves,  all day long, actually everytime we go Nick does crazy moves lol...but this time.... I fly up and almost fall out! I hit my rib on the side of the cart but he caught me so I didn't fall... it was soooooo funny, and scary might I add... Anyway so then I go to the dentist and theyre like you dont have an appointment which was kind of annoying bc i drove all the way there and when i called the day before they said I did but oh well its rescheduled so i go back to meet Nick to finish the holes. So I get out of the car and take the same path I did last time and notice a sign that says "No Personal Coolers Allowed"....oops I found Nick and showed him the pic then we were going along and I had something on my shirt so I didn't know but Nick was pointing to it with his club and I move my head to look because I was turned away and..... BAM! his club hits me in the jaw. Oh boy! so...yea.
Then after we had Red Robin and then we went to Chicks because they're closing and I got some Vans for $20.00 it was a good deal...then we went to Pinkberry then we came to my house. Anyway thats almost our whole day, I mean we had conversations and other fun moments throughout the whole thing but it was so much fun :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pretty much sums up what the Lord has been teaching me lately.

April 21

For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee ... 
Acts 18:10 

‘Paul,’ said the Lord, ‘I’m giving you this promise: I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee.’ So too, the Lord has given over 3,000 promises to you and me in His Word. He has already given them — the only thing that remains to be done is for us to believe them. Consequently, we have a choice to make: to bail out in the night, or, like Paul, to continue in the city.

You see, contrary to Paul’s typical pattern of making short stops in the cities to which he ministered, Paul stayed in Corinth a year and a half. Why? I suggest he was established because of the Lord’s promise. So too, we don’t need to be on an emotional roller-coaster — rejoicing one moment and fearful the next. Like Paul, we can say, ‘The Lord gave a promise to me. Therefore I will continue on steadfastly.’ 

Turn to Isaiah 7 and contrast Paul with another man who also received a promise from the Lord ...

Rezin, king of Syria, and Pekah, king of the ten northern tribes of Israel, formed an alliance and planned an attack against Judah, the two southern tribes. The Lord told Isaiah to speak to Ahaz, king of Judah, who was fearful and upset about the upcoming battle. ‘Your response to the promise of God will have no effect on the outcome of the battle,’ Isaiah told Ahaz, ‘for God has already determined that Israel and Syria will be unsuccessful. However, your response to God’s promise will have great effect upon you, for if you don’t believe God, you won’t be established. You’ll be unstable. You’ll be emotional. You’ll cave in.

So too with us. The Lord says to you and me ...

‘In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also,’ (John 14:2-3).

‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose,’ (Romans 8:28).

Like Paul, we can be established and strengthened in such promises, or, like Ahaz, we can fret and fear needlessly. Whether we choose to claim them or ignore them, God will keep His Word. He will prepare a place for us as believers, return for us, and work all things together for good regardless of whether we believe Him or not. But if we don’t take Him at His Word, we will live a life of instability, inconsistency, and anxiety — totally needlessly.

‘But what if I’m misunderstanding the promises?’ you ask. ‘What if I’m misreading the Bible? What if I’m misinterpreting the context? So often I come across a promise and I believe it’s for me — but what if it's not?’

Consider Isaiah’s words to Ahaz: ‘Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,’ (Isaiah 7:14). The word ‘you’ in this verse being plural, the sign was not only for Ahaz but for everyone. ‘Ahaz,’ the Lord declared, ‘a sign will be given to you — and not to you only, but to all people. A virgin shall conceive, and a Son shall be born Whose name will be Immanuel — God with us.’

God still says to the Ahaz in you and me, ‘I am Immanuel. I am the ultimate source of stability.’ You see, I might question if I’m understanding the Scriptures properly. I might wonder if what I’m reading is applicable to me personally. I might doubt whether I interpret the theology correctly. But the Lord says to me, ‘Know this: Even if you’re not sure if the promises apply to you, I, Immanuel, am with you.’

On a trip to Los Angeles recently, Mary Elizabeth rode in the front seat between Tammy and I. Fascinated by a map of California, she kept busy trying to figure out where we were and where we were going. At five years of age, Mary can barely read. So, even if she was confused about where we were in relationship to her map, or if we were going the right way according to her interpretation of the the map — guess what. It didn’t matter at all because she wasn’t driving. I, her father, was in the driver’s seat. She could have been reading the map backwards and upside down and it would have had no affect whatsoever on my ability to get her to Los Angeles.

So too, even if we’re not reading the map of God’s Word correctly — even if sometimes we feel like we’re holding it upside down and backwards — the fact remains that Immanuel is with us, and He’s in the driver’s seat.

The only thing that could have gone wrong on our trip to L.A. would have been if Mary suddenly lurched out of her seat and grabbed the wheel, saying, ‘Let me steer. Let me steer.’ You see, gang, anytime we grab the wheel of our lives and say, ‘Let me steer; I gotta figure this out; I have to make this happen,’ our lives begin to careen and swerve — and we end up wondering why we crash unnecessarily. 

Read the Word, saints. Saturate yourselves in Scripture and look for His promises as you rest in His presence.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


So...I copied Liz and decided to wordle my blog as well...kinda cool.... lol and very interesting to see what words came up

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

in honor of tax day

I found this picture to be quite hilarious and thought today was the perfect day to post it.... Hope you all got your taxes done :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Oh, Angel Games....

So I just got my first set of angel tickets for 2009. Nick and I are going on Thursday, I am SOOOO excited :D
We bought them from Kendall and Justin, they got season tickets this year. You can buy tickets from them too by clicking here
For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE angel fan, Nick is too.... :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pure Joy!

He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter ... 
Acts 10:3-5 

Why did the Lord send an angel to tell Cornelius to find Peter? Why didn’t the angel himself share the Gospel with Cornelius? I believe the reason is that it is not the job of angels to share the Gospel. It’s ours. God could thunder the Gospel from heaven if He so desired. But He’s chosen to use you and me as instruments to tell people His Good News. If we ever get it through our heads that the Gospel really is good news, we wouldn’t need classes or motivational seminars on witnessing. Telling people that the Lord loves them — that every sin they’ve ever committed, are committing, or will commit is forgiven because of Jesus’ death on the Cross — is not a burden. It’s a privilege! Talking about religion is a pain; but sharing the Gospel is pure joy.

Daniel 12:3 says those who turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever. If you’re a soul-winner, a Good News-sharer, you’re going to shine — not only in heaven, but here on earth as well. How long has it been since you looked someone in the eye and said, ‘I’ve got Good News for you!’? A week? A month? If you feel kind of dull and burned-out, share the Gospel and shine once again!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I miss..


I had to do a project for one of my classes called "cultural plunge" we went to a mosque, so anyway....we brought (bethany got it :) ) food for the class to help bring the whole experience and it really made me think about Israel. I want to go back so badly. I will go back, one day. :) 

Personal Airshow , and Pinkberry :)

Nick and I went to lunch one day and decided we should go to the airport because they were going to be having an airshow and I had to work so I would not be able to go, so we pulled up and I was like "are you sure we can do this?" and Nick said, "Yep, but if not, its worth a try" so we walked through and walked right on the strip and there were some planes already there for the airshow so we walked around a little. It was definitely not as big of a show since they were landing for the next day, in fact it wasn't a real show at all but it was kind of like our own little personal airshow lol :) it was fun :)

A few days later we were going out towards Corona and we made a stop on our way at Dos Logos. We used to go there sometimes but haven't in a long time and we got PinkBerry, I LOVE pinkberry, my favorite is the regular with strawberries and Captain Crunch, he likes Strawberries and Coconut. Anyway it was fun :) and Yummy :D

Art 11

So...Here is my latest project, it might be my favorite one so far, Idk I haven't decided yet but it was a marker project we could only use four colors, they had to be certain ones. But anyway... here it is, I kind of have pictures from the process in coloring it, the drawing part is  not included  but it took forever to color it, not to mention I ran out of the background color sharpee which is funny because I have never run out of a sharpee just using it once. And they don't sell that color separately so I had to buy a whole new pack lol
Two more projects to go...... :)