Sunday, November 24, 2013


Surprise surprise. Minnesota's weather is already freezing and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet! It's definitely that kind of day to bury myself in my snuggie, drink some hot cocoa and finish up on some homework! How are you spending your day?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Just Exhausted

Man I am seriously just so exhausted right now. Its one of those moments where you know if you laid your head down on your pillow you would immediately be out. I have a 300 page book to read tonight and its already 11pm! Whaaaat? Then I have to right up a 6 page paper tomorrow due the next day. It is a huge part of my grade, and right now I am feeling so tired. This seems like a pretty impossible task! Even though it is hard to believe in this situation that I will get it done, nothing is impossible with God.

I just opened up to the Jesus Calling devotional for the day, and it reads-

"Leave outcomes up to Me. Follow Me wherever I lead, without worrying about how it will all turn out. Think of your life as an adventure, with Me as your Guide and Companion. Live in the now, concentrating on staying in step with Me.When our path leads to a cliff, be willing to climb it with My help. When we come to a resting place, take time to be refreshed in My Presence. Enjoy the rhythm of life lived close to Me.

You already know the ultimate destination of your journey: your entrance into heaven. So keep your focus on the path just before you, leaving outcomes up to Me."

Wasn't that good? Especially in the first two sentences. That is exactly what I needed to hear. God is just amazing like that giving you the encouragement you need at just the right time! God in this hectic situation that consists of something as silly as homework, I am trusting that it will all turn out and that you would have the final say in the outcome.

I would appreciate some urgent prayer from you all too!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Can Life Freeze?

Whew! Ever just feel the need to step away from the business of life and do something enjoyable? I sure do! My life has fallen into a continuous cycle that consists of pretty much food, school and sleep. I can't even imagine having a job at the moment, my life is stressful enough.

I wish life would just stop!

Sometimes I just feel the need to splurge on Starbucks, make time for a game with my siblings, or take a nice long walk with my camera capturing all the beautiful things in life. I find myself missing all the little moments and beauty because I am so consumed with getting the best grade (overachiever), and just wanting to crash when I get home.

I'm starting to realize that just taking a few moments to appreciate something as simple as the flowers usually just calms me.

Take a moment to freeze your life this week. See if it makes your day any better. :)

Pink flower reaching towards the sun.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Never Ending Faithfulness

Lately, my family has been going through quite a lot of struggles, and in yet in the midst of the storms going on around me, God's faithfulness has never run out.  He never fails.

5"Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens
 your faithfulness to the skies." -Psalm 36:5

At the moment, I'm struggling with trusting God. I know his word is true, and believe what it says, but really knowing it to be certain in my heart is hard. God, you never fail, but I'm scared. I'm scared to know how my family will come up with the money to buy a car. I'm scared to start walking into a major, when I don't feel like your leading me into something specific. I'm scared to know how after missing our third house payment, my family will survive. 

I'm scared. 

And I am completely trusting you. 

Your ways are higher than my ways, and even though I don't know what's around the corner, I know you do. I believe you are putting down the stepping stones out in front of me and through leading me into the flames, I am going to come out a conqueror. 

Help me God to have more faith. Help it to be more than just knowing it, and really believe and understand it in my heart.