I'm just ohhhh so blessed. A week from today, I will be eating lunch in the Mess Hall with all my best friends and so many new friends. :) MSC is only a week away!!!!! Then I get 5 full days of uplifting sermons and Bible studies, time with friends I don't get to see a lot, hilarious cabin parties, and the best of singing to our Lord :) I can't wait!
Not only do I get to go to MSC, but the day MSC ends I will drive home, throw my camp stuff in my house, grab my other luggage, and drive with my Dad 15 hours to the Outer Banks of North Carolina :) I get 2 weeks there with my ENTIRE family and a bunch of family friends :) My sister gets married on the 17th and then it's all vacationing after that. I cannot wait! :D
I'm so thankful I get these opportunities!!!! :) (Lord willing of course!)
I hope everyone is having a great summer and I can't wait to see most of you at camp!!!! :)
Just a quick update on everything happening:
-I leave for Spring Break tomorrow with my mom and pup! We're driving to Amelia Island, FL for a couple of days just to get away :)
-I'm getting so very old....and I am about to finish my Junior year of high school....I get my SAT scores back this week...so pray for high scores! :) I am now in the process of figuring out what I want to do with the rest of my life! Scary!
-It is so very crazy around the Flajs household because in 112 days my oldest sister, Megan, is getting married!!!!! The wedding is in the Outer Banks, NC on the beach! So exciting! We're vacationing for the week before and after the wedding which follows the week of MSC...so I won't even have time to be in PCD! (Post Camp Depression) ((which has the potential to be worse than normal because I only have 2 years of camp left!!!))
-The church I attend, Plainfield church of Christ, will be having a Gospel meeting with David Eldridge starting on April 17th...so come and visit! :)
-Please keep my Grandma in your prayers at this time. She was having some sick spells this past week. She is starting to feel better but is still very weak.
That's all for now...everyone have a good week! :)
Coming home from camp is no fun. And a fever didn't help. Bleh. But I learned lots :)
It was one of the best weeks ever. This is because:
1. The Bible studies and devotions on Rising Above reallllllyyyyy helped me spiritually.
2. There were 9 baptisms! NINE! :) It was an amazing experience. I got to witness 2 of them! After, we gathered in a circle and sang praises to GOD. It started as a few people, but the more people that saw...the bigger our circle grew. Then everyone in the camp had joined! :) It was one of the most uplifting experiences ever. Then we ended it in the biggest group hug ever :)
3. Singing and holding hands really creates stronger relationships with your Christian family :)
4. I got to spend a week with Joelle (which hasn't happened since she moved) even though she just talked about the pizzaman the whole time ;)
5. I got to spend 5 1/2 days with the Sisterhood :)
6. I created relationships that will last forever.
7. I grew a lot closer to some I least expected....but most importantly GOD. :)
8. I got some camp breadsticks and dirt pudding! :)
9. Cabin 7 rocked. Momma Rita & Momma Shawn+ Pinata+ Disco ball+ Popsicles = Awesome :)
10. Jacob, Simon, and I got beat by Carmen in Scrabble :) hahaha then played Apples to Apples!
11. We took tonsssss of pictures :)
12. A week where it is easy to be a Christian is sooooo wonderful and helpful.
I miss everyone ridiculously....but I am not going to lose touch like I usually do throughout the year! I'll post on a study I did soon...but it is late and I still haven't caught up on sleep from camp! :)
We must be true to God in our everyday living. Christianity is not something we do, rather, it is a way of life. The scriptures teach us there is a high cost to following Jesus. It involves giving ourselves completely to Him. “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me”
(Matt. 16:24) “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple”
Sometimes Christians make the mistake of thinking their responsibilities to God end following Sunday services. On the Lord’s day they act, talk and look like Christians only to live as sinners the rest of the week. This is not pleasing to God. In everyday living we must strive to become as much like Jesus as we possibly can. Instead of pretending to be Christians on Sunday, we need to show we belong to Christ each day. In Galatians 2:20, Paul wrote, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and gave himself for me.” This needs to be our attitude as well.
Being true to God in everyday living is not always easy. It means we will have to say no to the temptations of sin. It means we will have to make sacrifices of our time, money and energies. But, in the end, being true to God means we will have everlasting life. “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58).
My pup Sunnie is in a cutest pet contest! :) So you should vote!
Go to www.cutestpetcontest.com and enter 100376066 in the conformation id spot in the top right corner! We could win $100 from Petsmart! Woo!!! :)
And then go to http://www.wishtv.com/generic/indy_style/gatsbys-pet-pals and vote for her too! :)
And Simon....I remember when you called her ugly. This is how you redeem yourself with my mother :) haha!