“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My One.

I just finished reading a book by Craig Groeshel titled Going All The Way. It totally opened my eyes to how I view relationships and my relationship with my Father. The book is in a way a book of preparing yourself for marriage. However- the thing that stuck out to me so vividly was that the person you marry and end up falling head over heels in love with is not "The One" they should be your "Two". The One should be your Heavenly Father. And in order to find the two you need to be crazy and totally in love with your One. I know I wrote a blog about marriage a few weeks or months ago- but this ties into it. The two things I have learned- I need to continue to fall in love with my One and then I need to prepare ME for my Two. I love it!

This past month and a half have been so much fun. I have loved it so much. I love my job. I love my life. I love everything. God has called me into new things and he is speaking to me... actually- I am hearing him once again. He never stopped speaking to me. God is revealing insequrities that I have that I have to give to Him. He is revealing strengths that I never knew I had. I LOVE how my God works. Can I get an amen!?

Lord- you are my One.. and I love you.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Can I get honest?

Can I be honest? This may step on some toes. Maybe not- depends on who reads my blog (I have no idea if anyone reads it!) But if you are reading- it's about to get truthful..... When is the church going to wake up? When are we going to stop being lukewarm? What would happen if I disrupted your Sunday morning schedule and sat in your pew? Or what would happen if we changed up the church schedule and prayed in the middle of the sermon or in the middle of the song? What would you do if I started dancing in the aisle? How would you react if I began to weep in the middle of a sermon? Basically... what would you do if we all took off our "I'm perfectly fine, I don't want to move forward, I'm comfortable, Where are we going to eat later" masks? I would like to say I apologize for saying this... but I don't. I'm ready for awakening. For hearts to have JOY! To praise the one who saved them. I'm pretty positive it's a command to not be lukewarm... and I'm afraid we're breaking it. Let's get radical. Let's get uncomfortable.. Elders- can the younger generation get more than accusing looks from you? Can you take a minute and love us through our pain, mentor us through our struggles? We need that role model. We need that encouragement. I'm sorry if you think I should be in college and you disagree with me not being in school... but instead of getting all worried about my future could you stop and pray for my future? Could you support me in my prayer life? Intercede for me? Oh church, can we wake up? Return to me! is what our Father says. Can we return? Now is the time. Let's do it. Don't hold back. Dance in those aisles. Raise those hands and praise Him. What has He saved you from? Sing like you mean it! Stop and pray for people. Lift them up. Encourage one another. And can I add that I am preaching to the choir. Oh Lord, bring us back to You.

if you could board a plane tomorrow morning, where would you go?

Oh- my heart is in so many places right now. Can I name a few? Haiti. Africa. Japan. India. Los Angeles. Chile. Bolivia. It is safe to say that I would literally go anywhere the Lord sent me. All that I want to do is love people... especially people that never receive love.

Ask me anything

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot seriously is one of the most amazing women ever! She has wisdom like crazy.. I was just reading some of her quotes and thought I'd share.. And my thoughts are in parenthesis! :)

Holiness has never been the driving force of the majority. It is, however, mandatory for anyone who wants to enter the kingdom.

(How often do we shrink back from pursuing holiness? How often do I settle for just getting by? What a shame, because we are called to holiness. And if we are called to it, then I think it is achievable.)

George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. 

( =) What a blessing to glorify God in every stage, aspect, thought, everything... amazing, huh?)

Work is a blessing. [YES! A BLESSING!] God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures. - Discipline: The Glad Surrender 

(This one got me where it hurts. I should treasure work....)

We must quit bending the Word to suit our situation. It is we who must be bent to that Word, our necks that must bow under the yoke.

(This is another one that gets me. Adjusting- twisting the Word. I want to take the word for what it is.. and dive into it.)

Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.

(AHHHHH-mazing. I should totally stop searching for another form of security.)

Monday, May 10, 2010


     Last night, I was watching Slum-dog Millionaire, and Friday night I watched Vantage Point. Both movies brought something to my attention. Perspective and Stories. Everyone has a different perspective of a certain event. And everyone has their own story. I am completely amazed at this. And it intrigues me to listen to people's stories more often. To hear where they came from, where they are now, what makes their heart beat fast, where they live, what their morals are, what their non negotiable's in life are, you know all of that good stuff.
     I am a wonderful talker. I can talk to anyone for hours. Now- to get me to listen is another story. I will admit it is a thing in my life that I have to constantly work on. To stop and listen. And to really listen to what people are saying. So this whole story and perspective thing challenges me. To start listening to people. To realize that I am not that important. And to listen to people's stories.
     [Not only do I need to lsiten to other people more- but I need to listen to God more. I'm pretty sure I read a quote once from Mother Theresa saying that Prayer starts with listening. How true is that.. and how thwarted is my view of prayer that I just come and complain and don't even do a bit of listening.]
     So- if you have a story- let's have coffee... let's talk it out.. let's discover new things about you. I'm ready to listen. :)

Peace and love.

Proverbs 4:20- My son, pay attention to what I say; listen  closely to my words.