Thursday, December 24, 2009
I cannot sleep on days like these, it's just impossible.
This morning, I woke up, looked out my window and saw that my front yard was covered in SNOW. This might not be fascinating to you, but in stupid Texas this is a rare occasion. So yay! I was so excited, I actually ran out there in a short sleeve t-shirt and my pajama pants, just to feel the snow.
Now, I am going to go into the living room, open the curtains real wide (so I can see the snow falling), grab a blanket and watch some seriously amazing Christmas movies.
BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE! :)
P.S. I do believe my cat is even more excited about the snow than I am. It's hilarious.
P.S.S. Yesterday, I watched The Polar Express three times in a row! And like, twice the day before that. It's the PERFECT Christmas movie. I love it.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tomorrow, (December 22nd) is one of my best friend, Shelbie's, birthday. To celebrate her SWEET SIXTEEN, we spent a weekend in Ft. Worth. And, of course you want to hear about it, so here we go! :)
As most of you readers would know, we made it to STATE in football. This was more then exciting for our little town. Lucky for my friends and I, the state championship took place in a town near Ft. Worth. The game was great. The outcome was unfortunate (we lost) but it was still really fun. Audrey and I basically spent the entire time dancing, but that's just how we roll.
The stadium was like, ridiculously sweet and huge. We sat on the end and kind of in the middle. Where we were sitting (technically, we stood the entire time) everyone was QUIET. And by quiet, I mean STONES. This is the state game, people. What the heck! So, me and my friends looked pretty dang ridiculous screaming our lungs out and cheering reallly loud the entire game. Unlike most, we did NOT give up when we sadly fell behind.
GOOD JOB BOYS! You made it to State, and that alone is beyond amazing. Needless to say, you had a freaking awesome season this year, and I'll never forget it.
Enough of that.
After the game, we went to THE MAGIC TIME MACHINE.
If you are unfamiliar, it's a resturaunt. They dress up as characters and pretty much just act crazy the whole day. It's great. Our waitor was Shaggy from Scooby Doo. He was beyond hilarious. 'Satan' was funny too, until he started hitting on April (shelbies mom) hardcore. Then he became awkward. But that's beside the point.
When we had to go to the bathroom, we lined up behind Shaggy. We had to run through the entire place screaming at the top of our lungs, "GOT TO GO" Shaggy would holler, "TINKLE WINKLE!!!" we would scream.
It was fun. The food and desserts were tremendous, as well.
Leaving The Magic Time Machine, we went through the cutest little downtown area. It was completely covered in Christmas lights and decked out in decorations. It was almost like a mini- New York. We loved it.
By this time, it was getting late so we looked for a hotel. We came accross the Hilton and decided that we only turn 16 once, so what the heck! It was extremely fancy. Everyone inside had long formal dresses with expensive jewelry, while we trucked on in, in our T-shirts and to-go boxes, making too much noise and feeling out of place -yet not caring. Ha.
Leave it us, to get locked out of our room, like twice, and not be able to get in. We camped in the hallway for quite some time. It was funny. The next morning we went down to the Java shop for some delicious Caramel Fraps. But while in line, Audrey and I dropped our bags and snuck up the stairs into the International Sweets, ballrooms, and much more. It was fantastic. I've never seen such a fancy place.
Anyway. The entire next day was dedicated to shopping at the Grapevine Mall (and Arlington). However, Audrey and I didn't get much done. We DID try on super cute dresses in Forever 21, but being the fatties that we are, we ripped them all the way down because we couldn't get them off.
Embarassing, yes. Hilarious, yes.
After dashing out of the store, we made a somewhat split-decision to dye our hair. If you know us at all, you know that we are some pretty wild children who don't really care about much. So we decided, What the hay! Let's do it.
It took four hours. She now has platinum blonde hair and I have black hair. With a big pink streak. We look pretty crazy now, but NO REGRETS!
After lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, some more shopping and an extremely fun/entertaining ride home, our weekend had sadly ended.
BUT, I still have the crazy hair to remember it all. Hahahaha, wow.
Love my life.
Monday, November 30, 2009
This is rather random, I know. I just want to let everyone know...don't read my old blogs. They are dumb. And annoying. And I'm embarassed to say I wrote them. Yet not embarassed enough to delete them.
Moving on now.
I never blog because I'm busy. Today I'm busy, but blogging instead of doing homework. Yay!
I believe that when I last blogged -not including the blogs where I said 'I never blog anymore'- it was somewhere near the beginning of school. Sitting here today, it still feels like it's the beginning of school. But in fact, this semester has 11 remaining days until it is OVER. Yikes.
I suppose I'm getting to that point in my life where I realize that life actually DOES go by fast. People don't just say that to be cheesy and cliche. I figured I'd be 90 with gray hair and fake teeth before admitting to this, but I'm not. My life really is flying by! I guess that's okay with me, in a way. It's exciting to think that soon I'll be a Junior...and then a Senior. And then COLLEGE. Kinda scary, but more than anything, exciting! I'm ready to be in college! I'm even more ready to start life as a Pediactric Nurse Practioner, with a cute little house and a dog.
That should be fun.
Now I'm going to completely switch subjects for a bit.
Like two weekends ago, Shelbie, Blanca, Audrey, Jacinda and I (along with Bailey and Zack..kind of) went to see New Moon.
I have very mixed emotions about this movie.
It was indeed, amazing. But I'm not sure it was as amazing as the critiques RAVED it would be. Maybe I'm wrong. I have to say, as shallow as it sounds, Taylor Lautner without a shirt made the movie ten times better. He has like a 34 pack, okay! Don't get me wrong, my love still goes out to Edward Cullen. Even though his stomache is white, hairy, and not even close to muscular.
I'm just ready for Eclipse! And BREAKING DAWN.
If Stephanie Meyer (sp) knew what was good for her, (and the souls of every teenager in the WORLD!), she would continue on with the twilight series. Some say that's overdoing it, but I say...You can never have TOO much Twilight. Impossible.
I will leave you with that, and go read! Because reading on winter days is the best. :)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I would apologize, but I get the vibe that like, no one, reads my blogs.
Therefore, it's pointless to write. Hahaha.
Anyway, I'll probably start up again during Chirstmas Break, or Summer, or some other time when I have like, FIVE spare seconds in my day.
That is all!
Until next time,
Saturday, October 10, 2009
-Wednesday night Audrey and I went 'power walking'. We ended up walking all over the freaking town talking, laughing and re-writing songs. Hahaha.
-Thursday night me, Shelbie, Audrey and Blanca made T-shirts for our homecoming float. It was hilarious and fun and as we're making our beautiful shirts it starts pouring rain like crazy.
-Friday was homecoming, so naturally it was just a really great day at school. Then was the pep-rally which was very fun and the video basically killlled me it was so funny! Afterward, we got all ready to ride on the float but Audrey's mom couldn't take us and we were late, so we ended up running to the Baptist parking lot in 'MIZZU' letter jackets and the like. It was pathetic, but memorable. Haha.
Riding the float was pretty fun, as well. Except, we ran out of candy and all the kids started BOOING us! How nice, right? Anyway, the game was pretty much fun and then my friends stayed at my house for the night. GOOD DAY!
-Saturday (today) we slept late. And then got all ready and went to Abilene with my sister. She got her haircut and we rocked the mall for like...all day. Haha, it was great and Dante's Pizza is amazing. Just saying.
So that about raps it up. BUT, that is pretty much only the Introduction of my blog, so just get ready!
Today Shelbie, Audrey and I went for a walk. It was cold outside, and we all LOVE coldness so we decided we should walk through it. :) Anyway, we were talking about how we only have three years left. Not even three whole years. What happens after High school? Do we promise to stay in touch, but slowly drift apart? Or do we do as everyone hopes and stay in touch forever?
It got me thinking about after high school, during high school, and everything in between.
None of this is going to matter!
When we all grow up and graduate college, get jobs, get married, start families and each pursue whatever it is we're looking for in life, it's not going to matter who the most popular guy was, or who was the prettiest girl.
No one is going to care who was the athlete, the nerd, or cheerleader.
All of this drama of 'You stole my boyfriend; You're two-faced; I'm prettier than you; We're cooler than y'all' and SO ON... is going to seem stupid, and we'll all be embarassed of the dumb things we did and said.
There is something bigger than all of this, out there for ALL OF US! Who knows if one of my classmates will be an upcoming president or work at Allsup's all of their life? There's no way to know, but whatever it is all of these stereotypes and cliques will fade and be laughed at.
So don't get super upset if someone looks down on you and thinks they're better. Don't be offended if you didn't make cheerleader or your not the best at sports. Usually those beautiful kids with their noses in the air are the ones that fall hard in life, and end up in the shelters. I'm just saying. ;)
Anyway, the things that WILL matter is who we actually are, underneath the uniforms we wear, the clothes that we buy and the label that's automatically pinned accross our foreheads.
We're going to look back and wonder, 'Am I PROUD of who I was?' 'Did I make the right decisions?' We will remember WHO WE WERE, not what we did, the friends we had, how many boys we dated or how much we hated 'so-and-so'.
So instead of worrying about who likes you and how cool you are, focus on what's really important and what you'll remember in the long run.
Will you be proud of who you are today? Will you be able to say that you tried your hardest at everything you did and always made the right decisions?
I want to be that person who is happy and successful and can look back and tell my kids, 'Maybe I wasn't the most popular girl in the school, or the best at everything, but I changed a lot of people's lives and made lots of people smile. And today, I can stand proud and say that I have no regrets and I wouldn't change a thing!'
Just remember that there is something bigger and better out there for you somewhere. And how you live your life today and in these years can effect if you achieve that or not. Remember what's important and don't get caught up in stupid high school drama. Because soon enough all of this will be gone and all you'll have to remember was who you changed and how you treated people.
:) [sorry about the length of this]
Monday, October 5, 2009
This is not directed to those who commented on the status. It's just directed to people, in general. Everyone thinks we have it SO easy but I have yet to see the easiness in my so-far-two-year-high school-experience.
Work all day, Volleyball, Homework all day and night.
Might I add this "homework" is NOT simple stuff. We're dealing with some difficult classes here. I mean, individually they're not so bad, but when you put all of the work together, it adds up kids!
Now for the point.
I think I'm taking my life for granted. I'm coasting through without ever 'stopping to smell the roses'.
During school and homework, I focus on school. I count down the days, looking forward to the weekend. I've already got a countdown to not only christmas break, but SUMMER. During Volleyball, I only focus on that. Getting better in each position and looking forward to the next game.
Constantly I think of my future and how much I'll be able to express myself, once out of high school and into "the real world".
But why not now?
WHY does everyday have to be the same? WHERE IS THE FUN IN MY LIFE?! Haha, but really. I'm a freaking teenager and I should be living it up! Also while focusing on God, grades and sports of course.
But still. I think that it's time I start focusing my life ONE DAY AT A TIME. I have it so much better than so many people, and I think sometimes I forget to stop and think about how wonderful my life really is.
Don't get me wrong, I'm constantly talking to God, thanking Him for certain things, begging Him for others. But it's important to realize that our lives are happy and it's all thanks to HIM that we're so freaking blessed.
This blog is a mess. It's pretty much my brain unravelled. Just some thoughts I needed to get out.
Monday, September 28, 2009
BUT! I will leave you with this incredibly exciting information:
12 WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS BREAK!
31 WEEKS UNTIL SUMMER!
:)Christmas is cominggggg and I'm already SO excited.
This Christmas shall top All. I'm also excited for Halloween, this year.
It's going to be beyond amazing.
I LOVE HOLIDAY'S!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Possibly because my life consists of the following:
1) Go to school (work, work, work)
2) Go to volleyball practice
3) Come home and do PILES of homework
4) Take a shower and get in bed really late
And then I wake up and do it all over again. Yes I know, the excitement level is like, blowing off the roof right now. How shall I ever contain myself with the wonderfully crazy life I'm living?
Ugh. This stinks. TOO MUCH WORK.
I wish I had more time to blog, but even if I did, what would I blog about?! Exactly, nothing!
But don't get too upset, Audrey and I decided earlier that we would simply have to find some way to make school like ridiculously fun and then make all weekends rock. Except for this one, considering she's grounded. But ya know.
In other words, get happy because I might actually have something to blog about in the near future! Not to mention, Volleyball will soon (kind of) be over and I will have all the time in the world.
Well, nevermind. End of Vball = Getting a job. WOO!
I now must go and take a shower, do my geometry, think of an english project and discover how to fit SLEEP into my schedule.
P.S. I am very upset because I cannot attend ANY football games. BECAUSE, Shelbie usually doesn't want to go, Audrey would rather go to Moran games, Hailey and Abby are in the band and Briana doesn't usually go. And I don't have many other close close friends. AND I refuse to sit A) by myself and B) with my parents. That is all.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
And I've already been tardy like, six times. No exageration there, by the way.
I'll tell you about each class:
BCIS- this is the easiest class in the entire world. Everyone said Mrs. Bailey made it really hard, but they're apparently REALLY dumb because this is like fourth grade stuff, okay! So I have no problem with this class. EXCEPT, that I can't come to school at 8:45 anymore, like last year. Darn.
ENGLISH- this class seems to be really fun! We've already done lots of activities and like, no work. It's wonderful. And Coach Fuentes is freaking hilarious!
SPANISH- wow. I'm like so white, it's not even funny. I'm the worst at Spanish, and I have the feeling I'm going to fail. Hardcore. Not to mention, I have to basically sprint all the way across the school just to get there ALMOST on time.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT- this class was originally supposed to be cooking, but she changed it without asking us. It'll be cooking next semester, though. Anyway, this class is like REALLY fun because we get to go to children's hospitals, daycares and that kind of thing. It's like a 'hands-on class' instead of note taking and work. So that's awesome. And next year I get to be in Ready-Set-Teach which I think is going to be wicked fun.
Oh, another good thing: We're already taking a field trip next week. She won't tell us where we're going but we'll miss most of the day.
A bad thing about this class: It's required for us to be in FCCLA. Which I guess is cool because we're taking lots of trips this year. And missing lots of school. WOO!
Enough about this class already.
WORLD HISTORY- is amazing. We walk in, do some easy vocabulary or something, and then do whatever we want. Coach Faith is so very mellow. I LOVE it.
BIOLOGY- is somewhat difficult. But not TOO bad. I like how he explains labs and helps you out, unlike Mr. Raymond who you just smiles when you ask a question. I love Mr. Raymond, but that's awfully annoying. I like Mr. Norton too, but I will have to get used to this class and the 5023498 vocabulary tests we'll be taking, WEEKLY.
GEOMETRY- regardless of what everyone says, I think Mr. Davis is an awesome teacher. He's really nice and doesn't get mad if you have no idea what's going on. He explains things really well. I like this class, but I don't like the homework. (In which I should be doing right now.)
ATHLETICS- VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE! The best part of the day. :)
So yeah. That is all.
Except for the whole -having to walk all over campus because my classes are all so spread out- thing, and then the -having so much work and getting stressed out a lot- thing, oh and the -annoying people that they're wonderful- thing, school really isn't THAT bad.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Here is my schedule for the coming year
(in which I am NOT looking forward to):
BCIS -Mrs. Bailey
English 2 -Coach Fuentes (female)
Spanish - Coach Fuentes (male)
Cooking -Mrs. Bailey
W. History -Coach Faith
Biology -Mr. Norton
Geometry -Mr. Davis
Issues with this schedule:
A.) I have to start off the day in a class of FRESHMAN, taught by a teacher who despices and who I'm not too fond of either, might I add. (I am not in a class with younger kids because I failed, but because I took Journalism last year, and need a computer credit.)
B.) I have [that teacher] TWICE A DAY! Just kill me now.
C.) Another of my teachers -in which will remain nameless- HATES ME!
D.) I have World History right before lunch. Which means walking ALL THE WAY FROM COACH FAITH'S CLASSROOM TO THE CAFETERIA! If you're not familiar with this, it's a freaking longggg walk!
E.) My two HARDEST classes are after lunch. NOT COOL.
F.) Also not cool, because those are the classes I'll miss for Volleyball games.
G.) I can't learn Spanish. Impossible.
H.) I have Mr. Davis right before athletics, which means ANOTHER long walk. Not as long as the other, but still too long for me!
Last but not least,
I.) I don't have Mr. Raymond OR Mrs. Reiger this year. This is just outrageous!
On a more positive note;
Good things about the coming year/schedule:
A.) We have Coach Faith for WH! I hear he's totally laid back and easy.
That is all.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Considering they were only scrimages, they made it all weird where we didn't play to 25, but just played two twenty minute rounds.
Our first game (JV) was against Breckinridge JV, and we lost the first round and won the second.
Next, we played Bryson Varsity and did the same. (Won one round, lost the other.) But that was pretty exciting for us, considering they were a varsity team. And not a bad one, either.
I feel much better about this year. It will be more fun and stuff once we really get into it and everything. You probably have no idea what I'm talking about, but that's okay! :)
Anyway, I'm off of two a days until Monday (obviously), and if my sources tell me right, we only have three more days of two a days.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.
Because Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we have a TOURNAMENT!
I'm basically booked tight for the rest of the Summer. Which kinda sorta stinks! But oh well.
Tomorrow: watching Cade and Calhan with Stef.
Sunday: Going to Shelbie's to meet her foreign exchange student, Ivy! (Hong Kong)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday: Two a days.
Thursday Friday Saturday: Tournament
Sunday: Church and packing.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday: BEACH TRIP! WOOO!
Thursday: Orthodontist appointment.
Friday: Take Stef to college.
Saturday: FINISH SCHOOL SHOPPING! (Hopefully I can get that done before this time, but by the looks of this schedule, who knows!)
Also Saturday: Get hair done!
Sunday: Get ready for school. ://///
Monday: First day of school. KILLL ME!
I think I counted right.
Anyway, that's crazy. School is coming way too fast.
I am SO not ready. Ugh.
That's all for now!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It was this lady who had gotten some kind of tendinitis in her wrist and hand. The doctors at first said that it was no big deal, and it would soon fade, after a little medication.
However, it didn't fade, it got worse, and soon enough her hand was basically crumpled up in a little ball. If she tried to open it, excrusiating pain shot from her fingers to her upper arm.
Doctors soon diagnosed her with a very rare disease that can sometimes come from simple injury. They said her hand would never heal and the pain would only get worse.
Not only that:
The disease was going to spread (and quickly) all over her body, and soon enough her body would be shriveled up just like her hand, and in a wheel chair, living with terrible pain all the time (NO CURE!) and completely depending on others one hundred percent!
Even the thought of it, threw her right into a deep depression.
She said that she prayed and prayed and prayed.
One night, her sister invited her to a church service thing and she was standing there singing, when suddenly the pain in her hand that she hadn't gotten used to, but learned to live with, was no more. She could freely move her hand without any problems at all.
When she went back to the doctor, they said that it seemed that the disease had disappeared completely. Leaving NOTHING behind. Not even a need for medications.
Now I know what you're thinking right now:
"That's great for her. But God doesn't usually get around to answering my prayers."
SO NOT TRUE!
This woman said that if you have even the slightest doubt when you pray, it more than likely won't happen. You have to believe and KNOW that God is capable of anything and totally in control. He knows what's good for you and what's not. So BELIEVE and HAVE FAITH that your prayers will be answered.
As long as it's right for you and and it's the right time (and you ask and believe) God's going to bless you with what you want and need.
But with doubts, why should He?!
If your prayers aren't being answered often, maybe it's because you doubt God? Maybe you think it seems too impossible. Sometimes the doubt inside of us is too deep for us to realize it's there.
Have faith in God. :) He is the only one that can help!
...and He CAN do anything.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I've been grounded.
And it seems that with all the text messages and the like, that everyone under the sun knows why. Haha!
Anyway. Luckily (thanks to my wonderful, merciful mother) I was only grounded for one week, rather than three months, as my dad had planned.
However, it was probably one of the most boring weeks of my life. Probably.
I basically watched TV for a week, straight. It was crazy.
But enough of my boring week! It was all uplifted and made happy again when 12am on Sunday night rolled around! :)
Do you know why?!
Because it was MIDNIGHT MADNESS! THE START OF TWO-A-DAYS! THE START OF VOLLEYBALL SEASON! Woooop.
I love Volleyball.
While most teenage girls claim their love to a boy, mine goes out to Volleyball!
Hahaha, as weird as that sounds.
Anyway. I told my parents I wish I could just move into the gym, wake up early EVERY morning, play volleyball until late at night, and then sleep in the stands or something until it's time to wake up and play again.
Yeah, that would be awesome.
Alright, I'm going to stop babbling and tell you of my "first complete session of two-a-days experience"!
All day and night I was so anxious it was pathetic. My mind raced with thoughts of how this year would be, how many people and who all were playing, and so on.
My poor family probably wanted to KILL me I talked so much about it.
I think when eleven o'clock creeped on up I was trying to find excuses to go ridiculously early. But found nothing.
So I waited......until 11:30.
I hopped in the car and rushed to Audrey's house where I picked her up, and we sped to the gym.
Only to discover that I had forgotten all of my paperwork. Not just forgotten to bring....but forgotten to DO IT!
Thankfully, my mother came to the rescue, by quickly filling them out and bringing them up to me. How nice!
I have to admit, when I first walked into the gym I like, gasped, or something, because of the large amount of girls. The gym was basically packed full. Okay, kind of.
And the scary thing is.....a HUGE MAJORITY of them were...freshman.
Hahaha, I don't really have anything against freshman, considering I was one last year, and all, but you know.
They are REALLY LOUD.
Anyway we started off by getting all of our workout clothes, knee pads, shoes, lockers, etc. I got the locker that I've had forever, and coincidentally (spelling) my pin from last year was in my locker, as well. Crazy, right?!
So we did all of that good, exciting stuff. (By the way, our work out shirts are totally cute because our theme is "Live It", which apparently has a lot to do with Vegas?)
We started off with a few easy drills, and after like five seconds she said "Okay y'all go get a drink and then will finish off with this last drill!"
"Did she say LAST drill?!" I quickly asked the people next to me.
So what I'm trying to say is, it went by REALLY fast. TOO FAST!
But I had the coming morning to look forward to.
I was so excited I couldn't go to sleep. I finally crashed at like four thirty, but woke up again at five thirty. And then again at six thirty. And then again at eight thirty.
So I decided to just stay awake seeing as I would need to be at the gym, in no less than another hour.
Today's session was pretty fun, but very hard.
For like, the first hour or something we did conditioning.
Yeah, it was painful.
But the last hour was FUN!!
Now tomorrow might not be so fun.
Timed mile runs (which is okay with me), agilities/conditioning, and LIFTING WEIGHTS.
I totally wouldn't have a problem with lifting if I wasn't like, the most weak person on this whole freaking universe.
Oh well. I'm still excited.
Hope you enjoyed this ridiculous blog!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So I suppose I should write it now. Ha.
I was skimming through my bible one day just looking for some verses, when I saw something that caught my eye. It was an "Instant Access" (an article that shows up in my Bible every once in a while, explaining and comparing different subjects) that was talking about "Silent Christians".
It talked about kids that claim christianity but never really voice their religious beliefs or stand up for God. Some even attend "very un-holy" places and do very "un-holy" things. They are basically just like any other kid, but choose the label: Christian.
That's a problem. BECAUSE, since when is Christianity a LABEL?! It's not meant to be a stereotype or category, it's meant to be a way of life, THE way of life.
It then goes on to say that those who stand up for God, or voice their religious oppinions sometimes face persecution.
This "persecution" can come in many forms and fashions. Sometimes big and sometimes small.
It says something like, "Say you have a bible study in the morning before school for those who are Christians. People start to talk bad about you and make fun of you, so people stop coming, because they don't want to be made fun of."
That could be a persecution.
OR, you could face more serious types such as:
"On a Sunday morning, people were having church services, just like always. Only right in the middle of the serman a group of men, burst in with guns in their hands. They grabbed a bible and through it in the floor at the front of the sanctuary.
They had the people line up behind the bible and spit on it, one by one. Those who refused to spit, were shot right in the head.
Everyone -scared literally to death- did as they were told, completely forgetting about their faith, and spit on the Bible. But as a little girl approached, she quietly wiped the Bible clean with her blouse.
"Forgive them Father." she said, and was instantly shot in the head."
BUT...where do you think she went as soon as the man pulled the trigger? Where do you think she is RIGHT NOW?!
Worth it? I'd say so.
Instant access finishes with this,
"So if you do begin to face persecution, it means that you are starting to get to satan. Your making him sweat a bit. It also means that YOU are becoming a spiritual success."
That's awesome, haha.
So ask yourself this question:
"Why am I here, on this earth?"
Is it to be popular?
To worry about what others think of you?
To have the nicest clothes or have the most friends?
OR IS IT because GOD put you here and gave up His son to save you from sin.
Don't you think you owe Him A LOT?!
After all, life is pointless without God.
Life is the small picture here. HEAVEN (eternity) is the big picture. THAT is what we need to be focused on.
So why don't we stand up for God? Why don't we devote our complete selves and everything we are to HIM? He is why we are here. The one and only reason we are here.
We need to forget about everything else in the world, and FOCUS.
One quick thing I want to talk about.
Once again, I was skimming through my bible and found an amazing verse.
The first of it said,
"Do not worry about your life."
That's deep. As simple as it sounds, it's very very deep.
Why are we always so worried about what comes next.
We worry that we won't have this...or that..when material things don't even matter.
It says "do not worry about your food."
God is going to provide for us...ALWAYS! So why do we worry so much?
I'm going to share this quick story and then I'll stop.
You should seriously read this, though! :)
In the 18th year, Abijah became the kind of Judah.
He went into battle with four hundred thousand men.
However, they had to face Jeroboam.
Jeroboam's troops doubled the amount of Abijah's, with EIGHT hundred thousand men.
When the people of Judah began doubting their abilities, Abijah stood on a hilltop over everyone (including Jeroboam & his men) and said,
"Jeroboam! You have resisted the Lord and His kingdom!..."
2 Chronicles 13:10: "As for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken Him." 13:12 "God is with us; He is our leader. His priests with their trumpets will sound the battle cry against you."
As the war began, Jeroboam's men surrounded Abijah's from front to back.
They called out to the Lord, and the priests blew their trumpets.
At the sound of their cry, God routed Jeroboam and everyone before Abijah and his men.
13:18 - "The men of Judah were victorious because they had relied on the Lord, the God of their fathers."
Later, Abijah took everything from Jeroboam (countries, land, etc.). And Jeroboam was struck and killed by the Lord.
Abijah lived a long and happy life, filled with many children. He grew even stronger and more bold and when he died, his son Asa took over the land.
They were at peace for ten years, even after that.
So I'll end with this:
A.) Let's stand up for our God -the one who saves us-, for HE put us here, and HE is why we live!
B.) We should never worry, no matter how large our problem/issue is, GOD is bigger than all, and controls all. The only thing we have to do, is have faith and trust Him. Simple enough, right? :)
C.) No persecution is scary enough to lead us away from God. We will face what we have to face, and if it does come our way, than we know we are getting to the devil, making him sweat, changing the world, and becoming a spiritual success!
Thanks for reading! :)
Friday, July 3, 2009
Or so it seems to me, anyway.
The first, and most EXCITING:
1. VOLLEYBALL SEASON BEGINS IN 31 DAYS!
Like, wow, I'm excited. I've missed it. It seems as if it's been FOREVER since I last played in an actual game. Last year was REALLY fun, but everyone on our team hated eachother, and everyone was always fighting. Everyday in the locker room, (or after each game) someone would say "Hey (name here), you really need to pass better", or they would say things like, "CERTAIN PEOPLE need to really start working harder, and blah blah blah", which would lead to other people joining in, and other people fighting back.
It would always become a big mess, and then you would hear people saying, "Everyone just calm down, we shouldn't be fighting like this, we're a TEAM."
Now, I'm sure you wanted to know all of that, but anyway the point is: Last year's team (freshman) couldn't get along on the court or off, which made it very hard for us to do well. Although sometimes, we did.
We still had fun though.
Also, at the end of the season I got to play with the JV team a lot. That was really fun because they didn't fight. Ever. And they were all really good. Which was kind of scary at times, but I made it through, haha.
SO ANYWAY. I think this year is going to be a lot more fun because we are no longer the freshman, and we actually know what's going on this year. And I'm betting we'll all get along better. I don't know why, I'm just hoping I suppose.
Okay, that was WAY longer than I intended it to be, so let's move on.
Now for number two,
2. Stefani, Shelbie and Audrey all came (or are coming) home today!
Stefani, my sister, has been at Camp Dreamcatcher, where she is a councelor/leader person for the children with cancer and disease. She's been gone since like, last Thursday, and I'm beginning to miss her. She is coming home today, but won't be home until probably 12 to 1 o' clock in the morning.
Shelbie and Audrey, my best friends, have been at their church camp, MO Ranch since last Sunday. And they got home today! But we're waiting until tomorrow to hang out, because they obviously need some rest.
3. Tomorrow is the fourth of July!!!
I LOVE July 4th. It's exciting. Especially all the fire works. Every year we go to Abilene to watch the HUGE show. It's crazy seeing all those gigantic and absolutely BEAUTIFUL fire works. It's like freaking Disney World, hahaha.
And then a few nights later, my family, Shelbie and Audrey, and I are going to the lake to shoot our own fireworks. Yay! :) Fun.
4. I got me teeth pulled out!
Ha, okay this normally wouldn't sound like good news. BUT: I've been dreading getting my teeth pulled for over a month. I thought about it everyday, and thought about all of the things that could go wrong, and I could just imagine how much it hurt!
It was probably the day of my appointment that I figured I had prayed hard enough, and begged God enough, that I had nothing to worry about.
Which was so very true. The only thing that hurt (or I actually even FELT, shall I say) were the shots. They weren't too bad, just the ones in the roof of my mouth.
Though, I'll admit, gobs of bloody gozz and mouthful after mouthful of blood, isn't always comforting, I got through it. And now I'm doing great and that HUGE burden was lifted off my shoulders! :)
5. I got the CUTEST bag at Old Navy yesterday.
As my mom and I were walking through the store, simply glancing over at the bags, I saw the cutest bag I'd ever seen. It as colorful, and abstract and I KNEW no one else would have it. I HAD TO HAVE IT!
After begging my dad, I was able to get it. It's going to be my school bag, because it is freaking HUGE and could carry a crane if it wanted to. So I figure it can handle my books and junk.
Seeing as I bought my bag ALREADY, I feel (almost feel) "excited" about school starting. I'm sure you're all probably falling out of your chairs right now, because to hear me say that is like watching a cat dance in the rain.
It just doesn't happen.
I've never been excited for school, nor have I ever even LIKED school.
And as of now, I'm pretty sure it's less of the beginning of school, I'm looking forward to, but the END that calls my name! :)
And abunch of you are probably saying right now, "Don't rush your life away, you're going to miss these days. You'll wish you could do it all again."
Blah blah blah! I don't care! :) Haha.
So there's tons of other good news I could share with you, but I'm starting to believe this is so LONG and boring, no one's reading it anyway ;] Hahaha.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Not to mention, this is something I've been wanting to blog out about for quite some time.
Here we go.
I'd like to talk a lot about God and the things that I've experienced with Him.
I have always craved a wonderful relationship with my Father in Heaven. I think it's more than difficult to describe a good relationship with God.
Seeing as everyone is different, the relationships we have with God are going to be different, as well. It's hard to say what a "good relationship" is, and what isn't, because God knows what he wants to do with each person, and maybe that person is experiencing things that we cannot see.
Anyway, I've always wanted a special relationship with Him. I have shared things with God (feelings I mean) where I know that He is right next to me. Sometimes I feel as if He is literally just holding my heart and refilling it with His love and compassion. Others, I feel like He is filling my head with knowlege.
Sometimes I can feel Him living through me, and I can't help but smile and jump around. Because it is so exciting to have Him shine His light through me.
All of these amazing things, happen to me quite often. I'll randomly feel His love surrounding me.
Sometimes I feel completely isolated and distant from Him. Like a big cloud or bubble is surrounding me and blocking my heart from God. Sometimes I feel hesitant and don't know how I can reach out to Him once again. I don't feel Him anymore, and as much as I hate it, He feels gone.
It's so very irritating, I will tell you that!
Each time I feel Him around me, and feel His love helping me through the day, I always think, "I've finally got Him to myself. Forever. FINALLY I can maintain this wonderful feeling and relationship that I've got right now. This feeling will last forever. I never again will feel without God."
And within a couple of days, it's back to the same old same old. Something is guarding my heart and blocking out His love.
But what is it?! I've got no idea.
I have noticed that I find God in many different places.
For example, when I wake up in the weeee hours of the morning, and go out to sit on the front porch, I can just see and feel God everywhere.
Basically anytime I am outdoors, I can feel God right next to me.
It's quite strange, but maybe that is the way it's supposed to be. For me, anyway.
Also, I have considered that sometimes I get distracted. Everything in life overtakes me, and my reality becomes more important than my spiritual world. It's almost like it's two different worlds, which definitely isn't good.
My reality SHOULD BE my spiritual world.
I've prayed constantly about this. God obviously knows what He is doing with me, but I simply can't understand why at times, I feel so distant from Him and seem to forget about what is important.
I think that everything my life just begins to pile on top of one another, and I get stressed about it all, so I worry about taking care of things before I worry about taking care of things with God.
Which is really stupid of me, because if only I would turn to God first, He could help me through it all.
I have no idea what it is that seems to randomly block my heart from God's love and knowlege. It could be Satin, it could be distraction, it could be something God is trying to show me.
I don't know. But I hope I find out soon.
If you've got ideas or anything, I'd love to hear them. :)
In the meantime, I'll just continue with my prayers.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Even here, now, there is hardly much to say, but this time I forced myself to click the New Post button. I don't why, but I did. So here we are.
I'm very tired right now, so nothing will be interesting or probably even make since.
This morning, my mom, dad, and I, woke at 6am for coffee on the porch. It's a little crazy, but it was fun and I like it when we do weird things like that. However, considering I went to bed at about 2 and woke at 6, a large nap will be needed later on today.
Now I will completely change the subject.
I can't believe Michael Jackson is freaking dead. AND Ferral Fawcett (I've got no idea how to spell her name, ugh.)
I figure that everywhere we look for next week or so, we'll see or hear about Michael Jackson's death. Why not add fuel to the fire? Hahaha.
I honestly can't say that I feel much saddness. I do feel sorry for his kids and the like, but I never really knew anything about the guy.
I heard he mollested kids or something, but was proven innocent. I don't know what's true and what's not. I've considered doing research, but I don't see what it would matter. For my own bennefit, I suppose. Maybe I will.
I do, however, remember seeing pictures of him with his small child hanging over the balcony. Considering it was an actual picture that I saw many times as a young child, I'm pretty sure that one is true.
I don't understand WHY he would want to throw his kid over the edge. Publicity is more than likely the solution to that one. Who wants THAT kind of publicity, though?
Anyway, I also don't understand why on earth he ruined his face. As a young black man, he was pretty attractive. I understand he got the disease where your skin slowly starts to turn white, so he bleached his skin.
Who wants to be blochy? I would have done the same.
HOWEVER, his constant nose surgeries make him look like he belongs in a horror film. And he wears lipstick. GROSE!
Okay, so I didn't know the guy, or much about him. I don't think anyone really did. It's hard to clarify the difference in the truth and all the rumors and lies.
Alright this is probably long enough, aha.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"How exactly do you MAKE fish soup? -You pick up a fat fish and squeeze. Why do you think there are so many fish tanks in here??"
1. MY HARRY POTTER BOOK FINALLY CAME IN TODAY!
2. Me, my mom, and Sophie (one of my dogs) are leaving tomorrow for my grandmother's house and the lake!! :)
3. I GET TO DRIVE THERE!
4. I recently found out our family IS taking a beach vacation soon, after all!
5. My mouth doesn't hurt anymore! (Unless I try and eat something...haha :/ )
6. I'm getting a FISH! Maybe even two! =]
Okay. It is now time for explanations.
1. The book arrived sixteen freaking days late, but that's okay because it is finally HERE and in great condition, haha. I got it this afternoon, and have only gotten 100 pages into the book. So far, it's great and only getting better. I now have 1, 2, and 3 and will be recieving the rest in a couple of weeks.
2. Tomorrow we will go to my grandma's house, who lives with my aunt and cousins. We'll stay there that day and night and then we'll ALL (including many other families inside of our family) travel to the lake to celebrate my twin aunt's and cousin's birthday! Lakes are FUN! Anyway, I'm not sure when I'll be back. Soon, I know, but hopefully not TOO soon. Also we get to take Sophie. That should be interesting. I'm taknig my camera and will take LOTS of pictures, if remembered!
3. Four hours of driving will be quite enjoyable! :) I love to drive, hahaha.
4. My sister mentioned the other day (my parent's didn't even freaking tell me) that in two weeks we're going to the beach. I find this very exciting because, 1) my mom said there probably wouldn't be room for a beach trip this year and 2) I absolutely LOVE the beach. We'll be gone for like five days I think.
5. Only sometimes and if I eat. Soups and non solid foods are getting REALLY OLD! Stupid braces.
6. I've been begging for a fish or two. I know it sounds strange because kids never want fish. But I DO! I want two big fat ones to sit in my room in there adorably decorated fish tank where I will give them lots of attention and make sure they are always well taken care of! (that includes keeping my fat cat from trying to eat them). But I have to talk my mom into it. As if fish are a big responsibility, she's "not sure". Hahahaha, wow.
Okay I'm going to go now and read some more before bed. I should get sleep, though, it's going to be an early and long day tomorrow. (Yet fun!:D)
P.S. No one in the family is supposed to know that we'll be there tomorrow and accompanying them to the lake. Therefore, if you are not a family member do not tell. And if you ARE, you are not supposed to know, so keep quiet and don't tell mom! :) Hahaha.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
It's been over TWO WEEKS since I ordered my books. Let me fill you in.
I finished Breaking Dawn a while ago, and decided I should definately read the Harry Potter books. Although we had already owned them, they were no where to be found because clearly we had loaned them out and never gotten them back.
All that was left was the second one.
So, remembering my cousin really enjoyed the books, I texted my aunt immediately asking her if she had them. She too had loaned a few of them out and like us, never got them back. HOWEVER, she DID have the fourth, fifth, six and seventh. Keep in mind, I had the second.
All that was needed was the first and third.
So I got online and ordered them both. They were supposed to be in a long time ago. Finally today the third one came in. I guess you could say that was exciting. But I would say it's just a big mess of misery. I have to sit staring at my new Harry Potter book, without even being able to read it.
And all because the FIRST one is taking years to come in. I had my mom talked in to going to Hastings and just buying it there. We were going to be in Abilene anyway, to get my braces fixed, because as you probably expected, I already broek them.
So that was the plan. Orthodontist and then Hastings.
But she checked her email and it said that it HAD been shipped, after all. So, she says I should "Just be patient and wait for it to come. It will eventually." EVENTUALLY being the key word.
Ugh. So anyway, she says it should be in tomorrow but who knows? I've been briefly reading, "He's just not that into you", but it's nothing compared to Harry Potter.
Okay, enough about the books. I hadn't meant for this to go on so long.
Actually I hadn't planned on anything for this blog.
I guess I should go on and end it.
But I must leave you with this AMAZING piece of information:
ANNA DUGGAR IS PREGNAT! =]
If you are unfamiliar with that name, let me refresh your memory.
If you've ever heard of the show "18 Kids and Counting", then you ought to understand.
Anywho, there is a family called the Duggars. They have 18 children, and plan on having more. Their family is VERY conservative and modest. They're home schooled, and they don't watch much TV or get on the computer often. As crazy as it sounds, they are pretty down to earth and definately well behaved.
Anyway, their oldest son, Josh recently married a girl named Amy.
They're very cute and now not long after their marriage, they are PREGNAT!
I find it very exciting, although you may not.
Alright that's all for now.
P.S. I want to write. Like a story of some kind. But I want it to be long. So if you have any ideas or inspirations for me, of any kind, let me know! :)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Actually, it's been a while since ANYONE blogged, aha.
And even now, I'm not so sure I'll be able to keep anyone seriously entertained. It's not that nothing is interesting right, it's just that I don't exactly feel like typing it all out.
We'll limit this to the most important (or things i can remember at the moment) things and maybe later I'll get back into writing mode so I can write a real blog, rather than a big blog of randomness, pointlessness and useless babbling.
As if you can't see it, the babbling has already begun. Anywho.
Tomorrow I have my very LAST final of the year.
It's the hardest one though. You'd think Coach Britting of all people would have an easy final. BUT NO!
Not to mention I left my study sheet at school. Therefore, when I wake up in the morning and go down to the school to sign in I'll have to run to my locker, get the thousands of papers and cram as much as possible before I take my test at 1:00. I CAN DO IT! Maybe.
The bright side is that even if I fail, I'll still do good in there.
And for the EVEN BRIGHTER side: after that one final IT'S SUMMER TIME.
Except for the fact that I must go and sign in on Thursday. But unlike most, I don't mind waking up in the morning. So that's not really an inconveinience. (No idea how to spell that).
So everything seems happy right? After tomorrow at 1, it'll be summer time. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY.
Because on Friday, I must wake up EARLY and go to the orthodontist to something unspeakably terrible........
Yep! For the "official first day of Summer", I'll be locked up in an intimidating office having mulitiple people's fingers in my MOUTH covering my defensless teeth in metal and wires. And those metals and wires will be the cause of my endlessly MISERABLE pain, and starvation (from not being able to eat).
Oh, and get THIS!
The DAY AFTER I get my braces on, I'm going to a family reunion.
So aside from EVERYONE saying "Oh! Braces! Open your mouth, LET ME SEE." Or, "Oh my goodness, braces? SMILE!", my biggest annoyance will be the fact that there will be PILES of delicious home cooked food, and thanks to my aching mouth, I won't be able to eat ANY of it.
Joy to the world.
Now I'm going to go read. This is depressing me.