Sunday, May 31, 2009

Balboa Beach

I went to the beach today for the first time in 2 years. LONG over-due. I went with my sister and my nephew. Here are a few pics from it. My nephew is the CUTEST!

He has the MOST beautiful blue eyes. I love Him!!! :)

He calls them "Crack-uhhrs" Lol :)

He was rocking the shades on the car ride over.

My first beach picture of the year! :) (More to come!)

We were sitting and watching the waves and every time a wave would crash my nephew would say "WOOOOW!" He was so amazed. Even little children are amazed at God's creation!

The format of this blog is probably whack, because I did some weird spaces between the pictures, but yea.. sorry. I love the beach. Balboa is my fave. I got to walk down the pier and down the boardwalk. Today was simply lovely. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009


This is me being sick. It started on Tuesday. When I came home from school, I took a nap because I wasn't feeling too great, but when I woke up 2 hours later, I felt even worse! So the rest of the day I felt groggy, but I chose to ignore it. I went to sleep and woke up Wednesday morning and had to rush to get ready for school, went to school, took a test, went to breakfast with my grandma and then went to her house. I felt alright in the morning, but toward the afternoon I felt a little sick, then I went to church and came home. I went to sleep pretty early, so imagine my surprise when I woke up and looked at my clock to see that it was10:30am!!!! I was in shock, for sure! I tried to think of why in the world I slept in so late and then started to notice that my body was not only sore, but weak.. and it hit me... I am SICK!! NOOOO! My voice is a little gone and I have a fever of 99.8. I have been laying on the couch most of the day, which, might I add, is not my idea of having a good day. I want to get up and clean or something, but every time I get up, I have a head rush.. and I get tired... haha So, this is my sick blog.

You're a trooper for reading all of this! haha!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Irresistible Attractions

“The crucified Christ has irresistible attractions. When He stoops into the utmost suffering and scorn, even the brutal must relent. A living Savior men may love, but a crucified Savior they must love. If they perceive that He loved them and gave Himself for them, their hearts are stolen away. The city of Mansoul is captured before the siege begins, when the Prince Emmanuel uncovers the beauties of His dying love before the eyes of rebellious ones.”
- Charles Spurgeon, The Power of the Cross of Christ

This is the most beautiful description I have ever heard of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rock Of Ages

"While I draw this fleeting breath,
when mine eyes shall close in death,
when I soar to worlds unknown,
see thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Come Messy

“Jesus does not say, ‘Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest.’ No, Jesus opens his arms to his needy children and says, ‘Come to me, all who are weary and heaven-laden, and I will give you rest.’

The criteria for coming to Jesus is messiness. Come overwhelmed with life. Come with your wandering mind. Come messy.”

—Paul Miller

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In the Garden

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me,
Within my heart is ringing.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

I'd stay in the garden with Him,
Tho' the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go, thro' the voice of woe,
His voice to me is calling.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

Even so

"And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul. "

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


"What else needs to be done? Isn't salvation enough?"
-- Paul Washer

Monday, May 18, 2009

Confusion in the midst of chaos

In the chaos, in confusion, I know You're sovereign still.


"Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will
cry to You;
When my heart is
Lead me to the rock that is
higher than I."
-- Psalm 61:1,2

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our Aim

"To feast on the glory of God in Christ forever is the aim of our being created and redeemed." -- John Piper

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fixing Whats Been Broken

Sometimes things seem so unfixable. It feels like everything is going wrong and there is no escape, like you'll never be able to fix the things you've broken or changed.

I know that that isn't the truth and that everything is fixable. I know that only Jesus can fix it. Its just a matter of letting Him do it. He CAN do it, but you have to LET Him...

Friday, May 15, 2009


Jesus knows.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lies, Truth, Restoration

Jesus is good for making this happen.

I was avoiding it at all costs, but what the Lord wants will always happen. Every attempt I made to avoid submitting to the Lord's will was in vain... His will is what prevailed. His will is what always prevails.

Though for now I am overwhelmed, I know that in the end, everything will be for the absolute best. He knows what is best..

"Let it be to me according to your word.”

-- Luke 1:38

Monday, May 11, 2009

Toes- First Attempt

Today I went to the store and I saw that they had a pretty good deal on nail polish, so I jumped on the opportunity and bought a bottle of white nail polish and clear. I have decided that I want to try and give myself a pedicure with a french tip (For you guys who have no idea what that is, I will post a picture at the end of this blog.)

Well, I came home and got busy, but I just spend the last 20 minutes attempting to give myself a pedicure. I messed up many times, but finally, it was a success!! :)

Yay for cheap nail polish and free pedicures!! :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


The word of God is TRUTH!!!! :D

I am SO thankful and so at peace to know that!!!!! :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

There You Are...

"Wherever you go, there you are."

That saying is so true. You can never escape yourself. You can go to the most beautiful places and do the most outrageous things, but at the end of the day, when everyone has gone home and all of the distractions are gone, you are still you. You can't escape who you are. No amount of fun, or anything, will ever change that. If you are looking to get away from yourself, you're looking in vain. It's not possible, no matter how much you wish it was.

List Of Words


Phone, Meet Water!

I dropped my phone in a cup of water today and it is... TOAST! I am getting a new one either tomorrow or Wednesday, but until then, I cannot be reached on my phone. Just thought I'd let you all know! :)

I hope you all are having a blessed day!

Mother's Day

I am very much over all of this Mother's Day hype. Can it be May 11th already? Thank you!