Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
His wonders to perform;
He plants his FOOTSTEPS in the sea,
And RIDES upon the STORM.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill,
He TREASURES up his BRIGHT DESIGNS,
And WORKS his sovereign WILL.
Ye fearful saints, fresh COURAGE take,
The clouds ye so much dread
are big with MERCY, and shall break
In BLESSINGS on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But TRUST him for his GRACE;
Behind a frowning providence,
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The BUD may have a BITTER taste,
But SWEET will be the FLOWER.
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.
(In his own time, in his own way)"
*we sang this song a while back at lighthouse & the words amaze me, it is a poem that was written by William Cowper, and Jeremy Riddle put it to music...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I'm left here in disarray
Thursday, December 11, 2008
*oh just an idea for you, add some "Silk" Vanilla soy milk to your hot chocolate & add some whipped cream, and you are in business...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
i don't want to sound cliche, but i do have a lot to be thankful for.
in michigan fall doesn't last long enough.
"autumn fallin' from trees, the snow is up to our knees..."
(random snow-fall, while there are still leaves on the ground waiting to be raked!?)
thanksgiving came & went.
christmas music should NOT start on november first.
it makes me smile when all seven fillmore's are in the same house.
my sister had a birthday.
i do love downtown detroit.
detroit urban art makes me smile.
the weather isn't too cold, yet.
christmas lights, trees, & decorations are up.
music is still one of my favorite things.
iTunes 'genius bar' playlists are/is(?) the best invention.
apple is amazing because they replace broken iPods.
hearing my sister describe 'hippsters' makes me laugh.
i adore boots & fun-cute coats.
aaron's toe is semi-healed completely.
"HE MUST BECOME GREATER; i must become less" john three:thirty.
i am blessed with an amazing church/community that i love.
being a co-small-group leader for an amazing group of junior girls at wsm makes my heart happy.
hillsong's 'i heart the revolution: hearts as one' dvd makes me dream of doing what they do/are doing.
i wish i took pictures/edited them more often.
i still love the city of nashville. (and really would move there any day!)
i think that black friday shopping is ridiculous.
this time next year i want to be getting ready to go to south africa.
the push for 'woodside world-wide' makes me want to go to a million different places!
november flew by terribly fast...
so long n o v e m b e r.
hello d e c e m b e r.
twenty-five days until christmas :)
Friday, August 29, 2008
*so today started a genesis for me.
more this week i think.
*sunday at lighthouse... broke me down, that i need to constantly be running towards Christ, and not just running for a season, and then coming to a screeching halt. but once i come to a halt, then i start realizing how much more i need to keep running to keep myself in check with my walk with Christ.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart..."
*wednesday night, i went to a leaders meeting for wsm [woodside student ministries] and i am going to be getting involved this year as a leader, not a student, which gives me mixed emotions, but i really do want to be a part of the ministry and pour my life into the girls at wsm. i really do have a passion to share my heart and my stories and my experiences with girls younger than me and i want them to feel welcome, and to grow, and to realize how much they need to make their faith their own, and to fall head over heals in love with Christ...im stoked to see where wsm is going this year and i cant wait to be more of a part of it!
*today, i started my classes and i really had no idea what to think, and what to expect, but all in all it was totally fine and i still dont know what i want to do with my life, but theres some ideas, and i know that my mind will change a million and one times over the next couple years, but i just want to run after what God wants me to do. and its just this new phase of life that i have to take, in order to get to the next one.
*so i say 'genesis' because it means, origin or beginning and i love to relate seasons of my life to music or a song and so all day i was thinking of the song "say goodbye" by joy williams and the lyrics say exactly what im feeling like this week and looking towards the new beginnings in front of me...
....Say goodbye, say goodbye
To the you I knew before
Say hello, say hello to a new beginning
Say goodbye, say goodbye
To the you I knew before
This is your genesis
Face to face
The present and past collide
And it's no mistake
I see the future is in your eyes
You seem so free
Like nothing's ever gonna keep you down.
*ps, brit, court, & i have now known each other for NINE years!? and although we've had our ups & downs in the past, we still can pick up a conversation & have awkward silences & know what each other are going to say without saying it...
Saturday, August 16, 2008
delbarton, west virginia
bobbie edwards & his southern gospel music
oil based paint
curvy winding roads
hemp button braclets
three o'clock showers
white water rafting
jumping off a twenty foot rock into the river
swimming down a rapid
end of forty
new hillsong album
----->you should go grab a copy of the new hillsong cd...its called 'this is our God'
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
*its raining, thundering, & lightning outside....my favorite.
check this blog out from the team that went to camp barnabas in missouri
[God is so good.]
Monday, July 14, 2008
"You are the highest
You are the greatest
You are the Lord of all
Angels will worship
Nations will bow down
To the Lord of all..."
Sunday, July 13, 2008
40 started on sunday at nine. and since then i have heard nothing but amazing things about it. i was bummed at the beginning of the week though because i signed up for my prayer hours late, so i only got a few towards the end of it, but today emily had some time so she said court & i could come with her!
Monday, June 16, 2008
*although none of us deserve it, God our Father, Creator, and Friend...LOVES us more than we could ever know. but so easily we take His love for us for granted, but He still is standing there calling us back to Him, wanting us to fall in love with Him..more and more everyday, to grow closer to Him, to know Him more, to strive to live like Him more.
"This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us."
[1 John 3:16]
"The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."
Thursday, June 5, 2008
i graduated on sunday
i went to sleep at 5am woke up at 4pm
[my sleeping pattern is never going to be the same]
i worked at plum for once finally
i saw death cab at the fox
[i loved them before, but love even more now]
rogue wave was also there, they arent bad
the wings won the stanley cup
[while we were downtown by hokeytown!]
im in love with viva la vida & violet hill
downtown royal oak is fun when its warm outside
[while i was over there the other night they were tapping a lifetime movie!?]
being out of school is still the best feeling
i need a bike
gas is tooo expensive
i like watching old home movies with my sisters
my sisters & i are still in love with brendan leonard
if you dont know who that is look him up online
i want to see hillsong united in chicago in august
it boggles my mind that they play good music videos at 3am when no one is watching them except for us
i really do enjoy running
i love summer clothes
jewelry is more expensive at claries than at for love by 21...?
i still want to move to nashville
i need to start playing my guitar more...
Monday, May 5, 2008
i couldn't sleep last night, in my new room, new sounds, new atmosphere, and still only two short miles from our old house? the house i lived in for 18 years, sad. but so exciting to make new memories with my family and live in a new setting, everyone needs a little change of scenery in their life..bittersweet.
in less than a month i am graduating. its the end. of high school, of being in school for 7-8 hours a day, lunch rooms, and lockers, 5-7 classes in one day. but looking forward to college life, not the typical dorm, moving away, partying college life, but staying around and going to college here for a while, getting more involved with lighthouse and leading in wsm or oasis at church....bittersweet.
in a few short months a lot of my friends are moving away and going to all different places, cities, states, ect. and the friendships that we had are going to totally different, only 'seeing' each other on facebook, walls or pictures, so many different new paths friends are leading. but i'm so excited to see where everyone goes and does, and then me personally meeting so many new people from all different backgrounds next year...bittersweet.
i am blessed.
my Creator loves ME, more than anyone or anything could ever love me, although i may not have everything i want, i have more than i need, i have a nice school to go to, i have a good job, i have amazing parents that i take forgranted so easily, i have two sisters and two brothers that i may not get along with 100% of the time, but i really do love them a lot, i have several close friends i am thankful for that i can share my heart and dreams with, i have an amazing church where i can freely worship God and grow in my relationship with Him....i have nothing to complain about. yet i so often easily do.
Friday, January 11, 2008
i decided i hate paying for gas.
but i'm thankful for a car to put pricey gasoline in.
the Lord's plan for my future keeps unfolding.
its nerve racking to think about.
but i pray that i go in the direction He is calling me to go in.
oakland county, as of now, is my mission field.
here am i Lord, send me.
i love downtown detroit.
one day i want to see the world.
before i die i want to go to south africa, australia, india, thailand& italy.
starting this year i am going to work on making dreams into reality.
growing up is scary, but exciting all at the same time.
playing hoppipolla by sigur ros on the piano , makes me smile.
next year, business major and minor in psychology?
i really have no idea what i am going to do this summer.
stay home and work, go up to lake ann now perhaps?
i really do value my time with my sisters [and the brothers].
coffee, lit candles, good acoustic music, a good book, and rain are ideal.
why do teachers give quizzes on mondays?
prince charming is out there somewhere. he'll come for me.
God is still writing my love story.
"Blessed is SHE who believes, that what the LORD has said to HER will be accomplished."