Please be in prayer for my cousin Amy as she undergoes treatments for breast cancer. The treatments are making her really sick. Please pray that God would be glorified and that God will give her strength.
i love. singing songs in another language.
i love. Starbucks frappuccinos on a hot day (actually any day :)).
i love. the warm weather like 3/24.
i love. lasting friendships.
i love. telling other people about Jesus.
i love. listening to david platt's sermons.
i love. a quiet afternoon.
i love. babysitting
i love. adoption stories.
i love. early mornings.
i love. the ™ you can make on the keyboard. heehee. (alt 2)
i love. running in the rain. (hi track team! :))
i love. reading my Bible.
i love. my family.
At the end of Spring Break, some of our friends invited us to go on a scavenger hunt with them. This is something that is put on by our city every year and its called the "Itty Bitty, Magic City Scavenger Hunt".
So, we went to the........
Grabbed us a newspaper
and started scavenging.....
(if thats even a word haha)
Sarah leading the way.....
Mom and Mrs. Lori looking for the clues.
We didn't find all of them but all in all, we had a great time! Hopefully, we can do it again next year!!
Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.
One of the staffers at TeenPact, Mark, talked about how we as Christians should be "joyful always". (1 Thess. 5:16) My friend put it best this way:"He [Mark] said that many people think that joy is an emotion, synonymous with happiness. But happiness, he said, is very different from joy. It's a fleeting feeling that depends on your circumstances to keep it going. Joy, however, is the hope that exists within us no matter what happens. Joy keeps us going because it is the faith that God is with us. Joy is our anchor no matter how stormy the seas get." ~Anna
That really hit home....a couple of days later.
Three years ago my family went through some hard times. One was our adoption, a death in the family and a mission trip. Here is something I wrote the other day..........
"In the end, we didnt get what we wanted but what God wanted instead. It was hard but sooo worth it. I can honestly say that I am upset b/c my sister is not "here" but I have to remember that we were on God's plan not ours. That same year, my uncle died and we had to remember we do not plan our lives, God does. Then my family went on a mission trip to Venezuela and our trip was delayed two days. Again, God showed us to rely on His plans and not ours."
After the "let down" of our adoption, the death and the mission trip, three years later I see the BIG picture, so to speak. I saw that we should be "joyful always" not just when things are going great but through the hard times.
This is something I learned during TeenPact and I pray that this will stick with me the rest of my life.
Thanks for reading!
oh, the ironic thing about our adoption is that her name was going to be..........JOY!
I just got back fromTeenPact a few of days ago! If you haven't already, please go and check out the website! This is one of the best events I have been too, yet. I have met new friends and learned about Government at the same time!
Here are some pictures from the week. Hopefully I can create a slideshow with everybody's pics!