Stuff my mom says...

Mom: Maybe you should not sleep in your room on Sunday.

Me: Why not???

Mom: Because I don't trust this tree ouside your room.

John 16:20-24

Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

whatever is hidding under the stairs doesn't have to be scary...

This is the most efficient use of space and design I've seen in a while.

she's larger than life

I love Audrey Hepburn. I would love to have this mural on my wall.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

"If you did not see it with your own eyes or hear it with your own ears, don't invent it with your own ears, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth."

Isaiah 41:9-10

"...I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

How can I be discouraged or feel small when the ALL powerful God is by my side!?

my Breakfast

A taro bun my parents got me from the Asian bakery and greek yogurt w/mango...yummm! The only way to start a morning is with a delicious breakfast! ^^*

i miss old school Britney

Jesus Christ Loves You

...when Boy Meets World

"Mom, listen, I haven't been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That's a lot longer that most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn't cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those the lost years. Then when I was 13, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. she taught me how to dance. she always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All i understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I'm with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that's, that's what I think is love, mom. When I'm better because she's here." -Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World

Overcome evil with good...

I'm having one of those weeks were I question my faith in humanity.

I love Jesus. I have utter undeniable faith in Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and friend. I believe God is my creator and loves me and all of His creation.

However, His creations...people, people have been pissing me off all week. The inconsideration, critcism, belittling, selfish and mean spiritedness. It doesn't just make me angry, but it makes me feel sad and lonely. Like, I don't want to live in a world where people lack morals and common decency, let alone raise a family in it. I can't even find a guy who I think is worth really investing my love and trust to have a real relationship with. It's all so disheartening...

Then again...

My weakness is my own, in same way that other people's weaknesses are their own. Strength, realy strength comes from God. It's His Holy Spirit inside me that gives me strength. Maybe the reason why I feel so disheartened is because what I am searching for in people can only be found the warm presence of Jesus Christ.

I must rely on the Holy Spirit to not let the negativity of this world overcome me.

Paul says in...

Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Romans 12:14-21 "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.

...but where does this "good" come from? Certainly not from our inately sinful nature. Yes, we are capable of doing "nice" things, saying "nice" things, and keeping peaceful relations with other people. However, being "nice" is never the equivalent of being "good". Only God is truly GOOD! We must look to him as an example of what it good.

After all, Jesus came to Earth not to accept us, but so that we can accept Him. Jesus is perfect, we are the ones who are flawed and therefore, we are the ones that need to change.