Pictures here pictures there

Written on 12/19/2004

I’ll be posting random pictures with no real reason except the Family likes to check them out online.

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Written on 12/19/2004

Mt. Shasta girls. Posted by Hello

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Romans

Written on 12/19/2004

Romans 5:1-4

Therefore since we have been justified through faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.

And we rejoice in the hope of glory of God, not only so but we also rejoice in our sufferings because we know suffering produces perseverance, 4 perseverance character and character hope”

Ok now I am breaking this down because I feel like it has a lot to say. So much meaning and I know it can mean something different to someone else. This verse is beautiful.

Ok so therefore we have been justified, to me means we have some reason, and of course we have a reason because of Christ and what he did. Now God is saying because of Christ we have peace with him. I am wishing that right now I could understand Gods peace a little more for this verse. I know that Gods peace is something that we all want and very few of us have caught a glimpse of. BUT there is hope because if we have received Christ we have the ticket to peace through God. God is peace. The fruit of the spirit is peace; peace is an inevitable thing by knowing God. We just have to find it.

By faith we have gained access into grace, in which we now stand it says going on to part 2. We are all standing in a matter of Grace. What a refreshing and absolutely necessary reminder for me to have read. God is willing to pour down his grace on my heart and soul and I am in desperate need of it. This reminds me of the verse in Luke

Luke 17:6

“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘be uprooted and planted in the sea’ and it will obey you.”

It reminded me of that because Christ is saying all we need is faith, even the size of a mustard seed (which is basically microscopic) to receive the gifts and abilities from God. It’s all about having faith. That is what brings us to the most important thing in our lives, Jesus Christ. It must not end there. If you read the whole selection from Romans again it mentions having faith more than once, and the result would be to receive something great.

Now my favorite, and something that God has been really making real to me is this verse,

“And we rejoice in the hope of gory of God” Do you get it? No matter what happens to us as Christians, our bodies can be beaten and torn to shreds and everything we possess taken away but God gives hope of Glory, as followers and lovers of Jesus Christ we receive the hope of Glory, of God, in our lives.

Now rejoicing in our sufferings? What the? Well if that is what God calls us to do then I fail time and time again. For me the hard part is seeing suffering as an actual blessing. The reason to rejoice is because Christ suffered beyond our comprehension for each of us and if we love and desire to be like Christ, suffering is definitely not something Jesus doesn’t understand. Not that he wouldn’t understand anything we go through because he went through everything imaginable and still remained sinless, anyway so suffering is a time to praise God and know he will turn it into perseverance, and perseverance into character (Character like Christ) and character hope, so that I may look forward to His glory.

In conclusion to this somewhat complicated-written entry, I’d just like to say that we have so much to receive from God because of faith in Christ. We need to learn how simple it is to trust God and release the burdens that keep us from doing so.

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Can’t we all just get along?

Written on 12/18/2004

You smile and they don’t smile back… Posted by Hello



I had a hard day with people today. Its like no one was being nice, and no one had anything nice to say. Except my mom she is always nice. Oh and my Grandma was nice to me on the phone. Other than that I didn’t’t want to be around anyone. I wonder if Satan brings this upon people this time of year. I wouldn’t’t doubt it. I kind of like how you wake up every day and have NO idea what will happen. It’s a true mystery. Except yesterday everyone with the exception of me of course, woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Oh well I am sure when they get home from whatever they did all day they will cheer up a bit and have a more “happy” day and perhaps will wake up on the right side of the bed tomorrow. Holidays… Holy-days. I am not too sure about that. More like Hhhhhgrumpydays. I’ll go back into public after all the spoiled people have opened and received their presents, that might cheer them up a bit too. Sad what the whole idea of Christmas has come to. Ah well. Merry Christmas anyway. Its my favorite time of year so I am not going to let grumps change it. Its magical to my heart because I personally sense Gods presence ultra strong where ever I am. Maybe its all about the spiritual warfare, more God equals more Devil trying to steal the show.

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For crying out Loud.

Written on 12/18/2004

Ok. A post for the lame person who thinks I actually meant to type an incorrect sentence. I’ll tell ya right now, don’t proof read the whole thing cause you would be pointing out a lot of typos. And I don’t care.

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Written on 12/18/2004

The second one I picked out. Love it! Posted by Hello

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Written on 12/18/2004

Here’s one of the shirts I got Quinn he’ll look great in it. Posted by Hello

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Written on 12/18/2004

I have the hippest coolest Grandma and Grandpa around. Had to show them off as well as my brother. Posted by Hello

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Written on 12/18/2004

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Today I went to the mall with my mom. She let me pick out a few Christmas gifts. I think this will be one of the only times I ever say this so if it means anything to anyone print it out for your records because today I HATED shopping. Yes, you read it right. Hated. Such a strong word but I don’t think I have ever been so stressed out by people in my life. Made me want to go home to my little Podunk West Salem to my little farm house and lay down in my little messy room and wrap up in my dumb orange blanket and be in quiet. The only thing good about getting stressed out by being in the mall was that it made me lose my appetite which probably isn’t the worst thing for me considering that pound I gained this last week. Cool stuff. Not.

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Written on 12/18/2004

I just want to add that I love my brother. Here he is! I helped my mom pick out some pretty stylin’ shirts for him today, I think its great to pick out clothes for a guy. Even better when a guy lets you dress him…. I think I might be able to find the shirts I got him online, I will post them.  Posted by Hello

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