Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jesus. Is. Everything.

You Are My All In All was another one of the songs recorded on Friday. My friends and I love getting together and worshiping God. May the words of this song encourage you in your walk with Christ today!

In Christ,

Monday, March 28, 2011

In His Presence

Some friends and I got together on Friday and recorded a few worship songs. This one's the only one I've posted so far, but I may post the others soon. My friends sound great, but I need to get back into the habit of practicing flute. :/ 

Have a wonderful week keeping your focus on God, the author and perfecter of our faith!

In Christ,

Sunday, March 20, 2011

God's Glory. It's everywhere.

Do you ever see a beautiful sunset and think, "God created this and it's amazing!"? Have you held a newborn and pondered how God knits us together in our moms' wombs? Have you smelled a rose and looked closely at the delicate petals? God's glory is everywhere, whether we notice it or not. His creation proclaims his glory, and it cannot be silenced. Jesus says this to the Pharisees: “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." (Luke 19:40) God is so amazing, and I'm in awe of Him. His ways are astounding!

In Christ,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Rain makes days feel dreary and miserable, but rain is a gift from God. Think about what would happen if it never rained again. People and animals would die, crops would fail, and the planet would turn brown. Even though rain annoys us sometimes, it's necessary for life. The rain is a blessing, and I'm thankful to God for it, even when I go for a walk in the cool, late afternoon and return home soaked to the bone. God sends the rain on both the righteous and unrighteous. He does so because he's merciful and loving. You can trust God to send rain and nourish the earth because he's promised to do so and his promises never fail!

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
-Matthew 5:44-45

But God made the earth by his power,
and he preserves it by his wisdom.
With his own understanding
he stretched out the heavens.
When he speaks in the thunder,
the heavens roar with rain.
He causes the clouds to rise over the earth.
He sends the lightning with the rain
and releases the wind from his storehouses.
-Jeremiah 10:12-13

In Christ,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

You are Valuable to Him

The King of Kings values you. You matter to Him. Even when you think you've fallen too far, He's there to catch  you in His outstretched hands. Don't let the enemy let you believe the lie that you don't matter to God. He loves more than you can fathom, and His love never fails. Trust Him and abide in His will for your life. He won't ever leave you or forsake you!

In Christ,

Friday, March 4, 2011

Goodbye Sweet Girl

This is gonna be short. I just wanted to let you know that Bethy died today. She's now in heaven with her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you so much for praying for her. She fought the good fight and finished the race. I can picture God holding Bethy in his arms and telling her, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." We who are left here on this earth are grieving, but Beth is experiencing joy beyond what are tiny minds can grasp. She was such a beautiful girl and an inspiration to countless people.  Please keep her family in your prayers, as I trust you will do. Now to Him who is able to do more than we could ask or imagine, be glory, honor, and praise forever and ever!

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

-1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

In Christ,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Easy to say; hard to do. Surrender. God is teaching me to surrender everything. Period. It's difficult to let go of my will and desires, but when I give up even the little things, God lavishes an abundance of peace on me. It's amazing how faithful he is. He's such a wonderful God, and I can't thank him enough for all that he's given me. In this season, I treasure his peace, particularly in the area of boys and getting a boyfriend. I kind of want a boyfriend, but there's only one guy that I like, and we're just friends. I'm weird in that I've only ever really liked two boys, and I liked the one all through high school. He was the only one that I was interested in. I wouldn't have gone out with anyone else, even though I never got asked out. Now, I like someone else, and I have the same mindset. He's the only one I want to date. I don't like anyone else. But I'm afraid that that's awfully close-minded and I'm just setting myself up for disappointment and sorrow if he decides to date someone else, like the first guy I liked did. Surrendering relationships has always been a difficult action for me to take. I'm loyal, and I like my friends. They're mine, right? Wrong. Everything I have been given is from God, and he can take whatever he wants, anytime. Then why it is so hard to surrender? If he already owns it all, why do we as humans claim ownership, too? I don't have all the answers, but I know that sin deceives us and makes us prideful, which affects every area of our lives. Instead of trusting God, we become greedy, seeking to please ourselves. However, since our purpose is to glorify God, and every good and perfect gift we have is from him (James 1:17), letting God have full control is something we need to learn to do. I'm still working on it, and I know that I will always be. I'm not sure if I'll ever get married, but if that's God's plan for my life, I know that he will be faithful in accomplishing it. God is faithful in my weakness, and he'll be faithful in your times of weakness, too.

The following verses show surrender to the God of the universe. I want to only desire God, now and forever!

You're all I want in heaven!
You're all I want on earth!
When my skin sags and my bones get brittle,
God is rock-firm and faithful.
Look! Those who left you are falling apart!
Deserters, they'll never be heard from again.
But I'm in the very presence of God—
oh, how refreshing it is!
I've made Lord God my home.
God, I'm telling the world what you do!
-Psalm 37:25-28 {The Message}

Have a blessed day in sweet surrender to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

In Christ,