Thursday, May 13, 2010

Locks of Love. Surgery. Speaking.

I ended up donating 13 and a half inches to locks of love. This is not the best picture but the only one I had.
Next, my surgery.

I thought pics might be fun to see!! :)
I had surgery yesterday because the doctors thought I might have endometriosis. I did not have it so thank EVERYONE for praying because if I would have had that it would be hard for me to have kids when I wanted them. If you want to know exactly what they did you can give me a call because I would rather not tell the whole entire world. :) The surgery went well and I'm moving around and I feel okay... not the best but it could be A LOT worse. Thank you again for your prayers. I love every single one of you.
Also! If you live close and would like to come hear me speak I am going to be speaking on June 16th at 7:00 at my church. It would give you an excuse to see me and you could probably stay a couple of days with me! Just let me know!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer Plans.

I KNOW y'all get tired of hearing from me but I have exciting news!

Many of you know that I wanted to go to Honduras this summer with ETBU and that fell through because not enough people were going and yadda yadda. Allan also said something about going to Haiti but I never heard back (I think that as well fell through). I wanted to get a job this summer but my parents just wanted me to 'relax'. Someone from Young Life (a nation wide FCA-ish organization) came to my aunts house and my aunt asked if they were low on employees at any of their camps. This man said yes in Florida and I needed to be there by June 4th. Since I am taking a scuba diving class we have our final, which is 4 dives in Lake Travis, the weekend after that. So that as well got ruled out. I want to serve God, so I wanted to go somewhere to do so. But God has been telling me that I need to serve at home in Mimosa (our church) because so many people are broken there. And this has been on my heart since Xtreme. I finally decided to stop searching for places to serve and I emailed Josh...

So here is the story...
I emailed Josh (our youth pastor) maybe a week ago telling him that I felt like God wanted me serving in the church maybe leading a Sunday school or something like that. But little did I know the day (or two days) before he had told the guy interns that they probably would not have a girl inter this summer (Laura, the usual girl intern just graduated so she isn't coming back). So put two and two together... Last night at church Josh asked me if I would like to be the intern. Honestly this thought crossed my mind but I don't know. I guess I just pushed it aside because Laura was such a WONDERFUL intern. I've been praying about it and I hope you guys have been too. This is where God wants me. Leading the youth. (uh.. let me just remind you I'm 5'1 and a half, less that 100 pounds, and only 18!!) YEAH!

I just want to say how great God is. The things I thought I wanted He shut the doors on, and I am so glad He did because I have a passion in my heart to talk about God and tell others what He is and has done in my life!

PS. I scheduled my haircut for Locks of Love on MONDAY!! :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Today during my Beth Moore devotional she asked "How do you know when you are hungry? When you are thirsty?" and then "What do you usually do when you are hungry or thirsty?" My response duh... go get something. The things is when we hunger or thirst for God do we simply go get something or is it more of eh... I'll worry about it later or the best I'm too busy. Too busy for God? The one who knitted you together in your mothers womb along with the other 6,818,911,658 (actual number from U.S. Census Bureau) people on this world. The creator of love who is going to fill the empty spots in your heart and soul if I just let Him in? (I know I am VERY guilty too so it hits home for me).

Beth Moore asked another question and it is "does your soul ever manifest physical symptoms?" My answer: HELLO YESS!! Anyone who knows when I do not have my time with God I am a grouch! Then that made me think God is so real. He is making my physical body reflect on when I did not come to Him and I was hungry for Him.

Beth Moore also said "the more we've been satisfied by God's love, His Word, and His Presence, the more we will yearn for it." I had to think about this for a minute because when I have my quiet time and go on about my day, no matter how good the quiet time was, I put God away and I seldom have the feeling to run back to my room and grab my Bible and see what else He has to say. I HATE to admit that but it is so true, and something I am working hard to change (Insert PRAYER here PLEASE). She also says "on the other hand, we can spend so much time away from the LORD that we no longer feel hungry or thirsty." For so long I did not hunger for God. I only did when I wanted something and eventually, through my time or hardship, I started to see how great God was and how much He loved me and when I realized that I realized I was hungry and thirsty for Him. I do agree that when we do not spend time with the Lord we do not realize we are hungry. Just like I did not realize I was hungry when I did not spend time with Him. I realize I am in a bad mood, but I did not realize it was because I missed 'breakfast' with the one who created the world and created me.

Another thing that bothered me was the other night at Bible study we talked about Jeremiah 29:11 ("For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope"). Yes, God wants to give us a great future and He has that set out for us, but so many times we just stop there. We stop when we hear God has great things planned. Verse 13 is the best part and the most important part. It says "If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." We have to be looking and searching for God and following His path in order for us to fulfill His plans for us.

Sorry this is kind of scatter brained, I had a lot to say and not a lot of time to say it (Pearson has a baseball game), but I hope you got my point and where I have been at. I love you guys and MISS yall like CRAZY!!