Monday, December 10, 2007

well, here I am again. my life is going so fast I can hardly keep up with it, but I am having a blast! the gymnastics meet was awesome saturday, our team won 1st, and i got my first 1st place ever. i got it on beam. i also got 2nd on floor, 5th on bar, and 6th on vault. so i actually had a really awesome day saturday. and yesterday *smiles* yesterday was awesome. of course, sundays are always awesome (going to church, sunday school, choir, and youth group ALL in ONE DAY?! of COURSE it would be AWESOME!). but yesterday was just... wow... i had an awesome weekend.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

thanksgiving?

last night was hard on me. mom and dad were out of town (they came back today). i went to books-a-million with my big bro last night and met my best friend there... she was really quiet, which is REALLY unlike her... but she gave me a "note" about all this stuff that's happening to her... i nearly cried. i knew there was stuff she wasn't telling me (not surprising), but i had no clue it was that bad. if yall (which is like NO ONE, but still...) could be praying for her that'd be awesome. she needs all the intercession she can get.

well happy thanksgiving!!!! hope you all have a wonderful day, and don't forget to thank God for all His wonderful blessings!!!!

(PS- lizzie, i luvs ya girl. know that I'm praying for you, and I'm not mad, just terribly freaked.)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

my best friend

so much is happening... my life seems like a whirlwind all of a sudden. it's like i'm caught in the middle of a tornado. i can see all this stuff whirling around me, but I don't really GET it, ya know? it seems like my 2 closest friendships are going down the drain all the sudden. well, 2 closest except for God. :D He's always there for me, and he never changes like all my earthly friends do. He never makes me want to hang up on him or yell at him or grab him by the shoulders, and, shaking him, say "WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?!?!?!". he's more than that. he's the best thing that ever happened to me. when i hang up on someone or get hung up on, i know he's always right next to me, ready to give me a shoulder to cry on. when guys are wimps and won't even talk to you, when your best friend since 5th grade dates an athieist, when your next-best friend won't tell you everything any more... Jesus is there, crying with you. because when we hurt, He hurts. he loves me that much. when i get carried away by the things of this world, torn into shreds, and left out to dry... there he is, shielding you, healing you, and loving you just the same as always. cause that's just how awesome he is.

Monday, October 22, 2007

is it all I want?

so I was watching the "everything" skit sunday (they did it at church) and one line of the songs says "cuz You're all i want!" and i got to thinking... is He really all I want?? is that what my life is revolving around? or is it friends? school? piano? gymnastics? boys? family? music? what?????

God, you see my heart. you know what i love most. help me to make that YOU. I want YOU to be ALL i need and want.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

yet another song...

*untitled*
I won't ask much from you,
but what i ask, i beg, please do.
you're my Daddy, my Father,
the one I lean on
when most just don't bother,
you're the One that responds.

Please hold me while I cry,
Won't get that much from any guy
When i tremble and shake with fear
just whisper encouragement in my ear
when I weird and feel out of place,
just say "You're mine! saved by grace!
and even if you disobey,
I'll once again show you my Way."

I'm feeling pretty plain,
don't feel like dancin' in the rain.
and because I know you're my Savior
and Creator of the world,
could I say, "I'd really love to be braver
'cause I feel like a wimp of a girl"?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw

above is the link to a youtube video about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that collapsed in November 1940. Now this bridge did not just collapse. First it started moving like a wave headed for the shore. The reason this happened was because of resonance. Resonance is when 2 things have the same pitch (or they vibrate at the same frequency). When something of that frequency occurs, it causes the other thing to vibrate because it has the same frequency. For example- let's say you have two pianos, tuned exactly to the same pitch. When you strike Middle C on one piano, the middle C string on the other piano is going to vibrate because one has been struck at the same frequency. I find this whole concept very intriguing and suggest anyone and everyone to watch the above video. ENJOY! =)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

yet another song...

and yes, i wrote this one. :)


his name
his name is Jesus
his love is true
his name is Jesus
he died for me and you

and when my heart is
sunken and hurt
my Jesus comes and
cleans out the dirt

today He'll love you,
tomorrow too
now and forever
the whole day through

He's love and mercy,
amazing grace,
consistent helper,
my resting place.

his name is Jesus,
his love is true,
his name is Jesus,
he died for me and you.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

weird holidays

I remembered a few years ago Jordan telling me that Ferris Wheel day is the same day as Valentines Day (February 14th) so i decided to check into that today. i went to google and typed in "weird holidays" and it came up with this. it has the official listing of every monthly, weekly, and daily observance imaginable. today is "Let it Go" day! so go here and check out the wacky holidays people have made up!

http://www.brownielocks.com/month2.html

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

memorizing scripture

hey guys! at camp i realized that not everyone has as easy a time at memorizing scripture as i do. if you're looking for some easy verses to memorize, here are some ideas.

Psalm 18:46
Proverbs 4:23
Psalm 94:14
Pslam 100
Hebrews 13:5
Galatians 5:22-23
Ephesians 6:1
Psalm 36:5
Matthew 5:44
Ephesians 6:10-13
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Romans 8:28
1 Thessalonians 5:6
1 Peter 5:7-8
1 Timothy 4:12
1 Corinthians 13:13
Proverbs 31:30
Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 15:16
Luke 9:23
2 Timothy 1:7

that should get you started!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

camp

just got back from camp!!! wh00t! it RAWKED. our speaker, Brandon Barnard, was GREAT. this wasn't one of those get-high-and-all-encouraged-about-how-great-God-is (though he IS great!) camps, it was a lets-find-out-how-to-live-our-faith-in-a-practical-way camps... a lot of issues came up, but hey, when God sculpts us, things in our life have to fall off for us to become more like Him.

one thing i learned at camp is how important it is to memorize scripture. i always memorize scripture, just cuz its the right thing to do i guess. but its best to do it cuz you WANT to. you need to, to fight off the flaming arrows from the devil (check out Ephesians 6:11-18).

another kewl way brandon used to relate God's Word to our lives is daily bible reading. of course i always try to read my bible every day (right now i'm reading through Matthew), but sometimes it doesnt always sink in. he told us about a thing called the James Challenge. what you do is read James chapter 1 every day for a week. then you read James 2 every day for a week, working your way through all 5 books of James. it sounds really cool, and our sunday school class is doing it as a group this week.

well i have a TON still to write, but i g2g. WRITE MORE L8R!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

rain

it rained last night. i woke up sometime in the wee hours this morning to hear rain. soft, yet pounding rain. i wanted to run outside and start dancing. it's not that i haven't seen rain in so long or anything, i just LOVE rain. especially dancing in it. many poeple find me unusual. but who cares? not me. my theory is live life to God's glory while you're still alive. when i decided to take on this new and optimistic persona about a year ago, i found myself to be much more enjoyable and cheerful. but back to the rain. anyway, so some people find my enjoying rain to be "depressing". this i don't understnad, since rain is probably the most hopeful thing i know of. "how?" you may ask. rain, though most people think it rather clean, is quite filthy by the time it reaches us. on its way down, rain cleans the lower atmosphere. it washes away all the dirt and grime and leaves us with a clean, fresh world. and that gives me reason enough to dance.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

lol! well all be fat together

THIS IS IN NO WAY A DESCRIMINATION TO ANYONE "HORIZONTALLY CHALLENGED". it applies to my friends and I and our "phat-ness" ;)

We're All In This Together -High School Musical- remix-

"We'll All Be Fat Together"

Together, together, together everyone
Together, together, come on lets eat some more
Together, were there for each other every bite
Together together come on lets do this right

Here and now its time for celebration
I finally figured it out (yeah yeah)
That all our foods have lots of fats and sugars
That's what its all about
Everyone is hungry for some good food
We make each other want (some fatty food)
Were not the same
Were different in a good way
Together's where we belong

We'll all be fat together
Once we know
What we ate
We'll find out
We're obese!
We'll all be fat together
And it shows
When we dance
Hand in hand
Make our fat jiggle.

Together, together, together everyone
Together, together, come on lets eat some more
Together, were there for each other every bite
Together together come on lets do this right

We're all here and eating it with one voice
we're going to rock the house (YEAH YEAH!)
the party's on now everybody make some noise
come on scream and shout
We've arrived becuase we stuck together
Champions one and all

We'll all be fat together
Once we know
What we ate
We'll find out
We're obese!
We'll all be fat together
And it shows
When we dance
Hand in hand
Make our fat jiggle.


Fat kids sing along Yeah, you really got it goin' on
Fat kids in the house
Everybody say it now
Fat kids everywhere Wave your hands up in the air
That's the way we do it, Lets get to it, Time to show the world

We'll all be fat together
Once we know
What we ate
We'll find out
We're obese!
We'll all be fat together
And it shows
When we dance
Hand in hand
Make our fat jig

We'll all be fat together
When we dance
then we prance
and it shows by our blubber

Know inside We can make it
We'll all be fat together

Once we see
what we ate
and we know we cant loose the weight

Fat kids everywhere Wave your hands up in the air
That's the way we do it Let's get to it Come on everyone!

~the PHATest one of all~

Thursday, March 22, 2007

yes, more lyrics. :)

here are some totally AWESOME lyrics (Light the Fire, which i learned at TP; and All We Need, which we sing at church)

LIGHT THE FIRE
Bill Maxwell

I stand to praise You
But I fall on my knees
My spirit is hungry
But my flesh is so weak

CHORUS:
Light the fire (Light the fire)
In my soul (In my weary soul)
Fan the flame (Fan the flame)
Make me whole (Make my spirit whole)
Lord, You know (Lord, You know)
Where I've been (Where I've been)
So light the fire in my heart again

I feel Your arms around me
As the power of Your healing begins
You breathe new life right through me
Like a mighty rushing wind

[CHORUS]



All We Need
Charlie Hall

We have all we need in You
And all we need is You
All we need is You

Rich or poor God I want You more
Than anything that glitters in this world
Be my all, all consuming fire

We have all we need in You
And all we need is You
All we need is You


You can have all my hands can hold
My heart, mind, strength and soul
Be my all, all consuming fire

We have all we need in You
And all we need is You
All we need is You


All we need, all we need, all we need is You
All we need, all we need, all we need is You.

Friday, March 02, 2007

the llama song!!!!! if you have never seen the llama song then you are a poor deprived person that is completely shielded to the world! lol jk. go here to see the llama song!
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

with Your arms around me

one of my friends wrote this song and i decided to share it with y'all because i really like the lyrics.

with your arms around me
lyrics and music by ***********

i feel so cold
my hands are numb
you look at me
and see a bum
but God sees so much
more than you
He sees my mind,
a heart that's true
He cares about what happens to me
my past, my present
and what i will be

*chorus*
and with Your arms around me
i feel so safe and secure
and with Your arms around me
i feel my cold hands in Yours
with Your arms around me
I can do anything
because i know that you do it through me

these sinful hands, this impure heart
you look inside, it tears me apart
to know you see me as i am
and yet you take me like a little lamb
and lead me beside the peaceful stream
to where i belong, where the sun will beam
forever and a day
but You'll never go away!

*chorus*

then suddenly i feel cold again
my hands and face,
but not within.
here inside it's cozy and warm
because You are there

welcome to midnight.

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