So I have gone through possibly to worst couple of days in my life...It's hard to think that the best thing that ever happened to you might be gone forever...
I have grown so much through this whole experience. It sounds funny but in 2 days I have been able to grow stronger in so many ways.
I have learned to turn to the Lord in the worst situations and hand my burdens to Him. He knows whats best so i've learned to really trust Him. I haven't felt this spiritually strong in a long time. I spent alot of the day praying and studying my Bible and it felt amazing.
I have found two new friends that are so awsome and are such an encourgement to me. If I didnt' have them I don't know how I would have made it through. It's great because they too are christians living on campus.
Me and my family dont' talk very much but because of all this I have been able to talk and become closer to both my sister and my mom...afterall they should be some of my closest friends.
I have talked to so many people that I haven't talked to in so long...and it's so great to see how many people really care for me. Being a Christian is so great. Knowing that you have spiritually minded people who can give you advice and comfort you is one of the best feelings.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7
The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want ~ Psalms 23:1
...For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His rightousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has troubles of its own. ~ Matthew 6:32-34
Cast all your anxiety of Him because He cares for you ~ 1 Peter 5:7
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you ~ Psalm 32:8
The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in him. ~ Nahum 1:7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Pilippians 4:6,7
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~ Psalm 34:18
For when I am afraid I will put my trust in You ~ Psalm 56:3
In times of trouble remember to put God first and pray and you'll be able to get through anything. God cares for you and as long as you put complete faith in Him everyting will turn out ok.
I've been persuaded to make a new entry/update so here it is.
I've decided to tell everyone what i've been up to this summer.
I've worked...alot. I babysat consistantly every tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and sometimes saturday nights. And the times I wasn't babysitting I was working at Bruster's (I'll the free ice cream I want!...you can guess the result...)
I've read...alot. I finished all the Jane Austen books...Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensability, Emma, and Mansfield Park. They were all great and I highly recommend them if you haven't already read them. I also read a series of books by Dee Anderson...Danger in the Shadows, The Negotiator, The Guardian, The Truthseeker, The Protector, The Healer and The Rescuer. I recommend these books too. They were great because they were by a "christian" author so they have nothing bad like adult situations or bad language...instead of cussing alot they prayed...I also read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. And hopefully before summer is over I will have read the Harry Potter books. (I was able to read all these books because i didn't spend my time in front of the T.V.)
I only went to see one movie this whole summer...The Kingdom of Heaven with Austin, Andrew and Marla.
I went to two weddings...Tiffany Murrel's (Davidson) and my cousin Garet's (and i have to say that that wedding was one of the nicest weddings I will probably ever have the pleasure of going to in my whole lifetime)
I visited matt appr. 4 times and he came down to visit me a few more times then that I think.
Summer was a good break from school but i'm ready for Western. I will miss all the great people at FC that I meet last year but hopefully I will be seeing alot of you next year when you come to Western!!
Hope everyone had a great summer and until next time...
Do we have the right attitude and mind-set when it comes to what we wear?
I found this essay by a girl about modestly dressing...i agree with it...
Why I Think it is Important to Dress Modestly
"I sit in bed and look at the clothing in my closet. My shirts have sleeves that hang to my waist: many were purchased several sizes larger then the style so they would not be tight. My skirts are knee-length and my homecoming dress as cap-sleeves and is modest. My clothes are cute, and my dress makes me feel beautiful. Plunging necklines, bare midriffs, and tight clothes may be considered beautiful to the world but my modest clothing makes me shine, they make me feel beautiful. By covering my body, I gain so much more confidence. I know people are looking at me for me, and not just what I am wearing. Modesty isn't imprisoning; it's empowering. I exude poise and confidence when I dress modestly, my individual worth shines through. How much easier is it to act, feel, and be treated like a daughter of God when I already look the part." (written by Sara Kator)
This day and age it might be difficult for young people to dress modestly (I know I have faults in this area) but for this reason it makes it easier for us to be the "salt of the earth" and teach with our example. When we dress modestly people know we are different, and aren't we supposed be different from the world? Isn't that what is supposed to happen when we follow God? We aren't to have fellowship with the ways of the world. Dressing modestly is an easy way to show the world what's important to you, things of this world or things of spiritual importance.
Dressing modestly doesn't mean you have to give up looking good and fashionable. There are plenty of ways to dress modestly and look cute and pretty at the same time, I've seen it done...it's possible. This may seem like a small matter but would you be willing to take chances to see your heavenly father?