The greatest scene in all animated movie history.
I may or may not recite this when I’m looking for things.
I wonder how long people have been waiting for these gifs
probably just as long as they’ve been waiting for Incredibles 2
The past couple of weeks… or months… have been crazy… but such a blessing.
Spring semester=valentines day, Dnow, spring break missions, YEC, internship searching, more Dnow, and a whole bunch of homework/projects on top of that.
I feel like my schedule is so chaotic… something’s gotta give. Sadly things get pushed to the back burner… like my time with God. Last week was just what I needed- spring break trip to Alamo, TX- where I was last summer. It was really cool to go back and to see all the wonderful people I love. They are such an encouragement to me and I loved getting to introduce them to some of my friends. I really got to see God’s faithfulness last week and it was awesome. I can’t wait to go back again… which will hopefully be in about 8 months.
On that note… My heart has been really stirred lately, desire wise. I’m passionate about so many things- youth ministry/discipling girls, bcm, Mexico, accounting, serving/ministering to my family- and it’s really hard when I’m thinking about the future and where God is leading. I can’t do it all. that’s really refreshing to say generally, but also sad when referring to what I hold dear. I know where God has me now, and that’s all I can do. God has blessed me with a summer internship at Lifeway as a Fuge Financial Intern. It’s really a dream come true and I can’t wait.
1. The right one came along… :)
Earlier this year the Lord blessed me with one of the most wonderful guys I have ever met. He is so patient and relaxed, which balances us out perfectly. His love for the Lord shines through him and it’s encouraging to watch his relationship with God grow. I’m so glad I have someone who inspires me, respects me, and prays with me.
2. Mission trip in Mexico
I had one of the greatest opportunities this past summer- serving on the tex-mex border! I worked at an orphanage with the coolest kids and missionaries. I can’t sum up my summer in a paragraph, but it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had and I will never forget it. I met so many people who have beautiful hearts and love serving others. I will forever wish I could go back to….days with nonstop laughter with four other amazing girl interns, kids with smiling faces, daily being out of my comfort zone, and a special intimate time with Christ. It was an incredible season in my life that I could not be more thankful for.
Some of the most important women in my life got married this past year! I was privileged to be in my cousin Heather’s wedding as well as my mentor Hannah. They both were beautiful brides whom I could not be happier for!
4. Family group
This past year I have had the opportunity to be a family group mom for two different groups. Both of them have been wonderful and allowed me to make new friendships. I love that I have been able to share the same love for Christ as these beautiful ladies.
I applied to be in a leadership program at the Fogelman college of Business, and I was accepted! It has been a great experience so far that has allowed me to learn a lot more about how to be a leader and gain insight to the business world. My mentor Gwen has been a great influence and I have had the opportunity to meet so many other businessmen.
6. Sunday School
I’ve been blessed to have another year teaching 8th grade girls with Kayla. Each week is eventful and fun with about ten teenage girls! They are goofy and make my heart happy! I love encouraging the girls in their walk with Christ and being able to share life with them.
There’s so many more wonderful things that have happened, but this sums up my top moments in 2012. Thank the Lord for life’s happy moments, health, friends, love, family, and the opportunity to serve Him.
Negativity has a way of creeping into my life and messing with my mind. A lot of times it’s hard to forget all the ways people have wronged me, even if I have already forgiven them. I loove the new song that came out a few months ago by tenth avenue north- “Father won’t you forgive them, they don’t know what they’ve been doing; Father give me grace to forgive them, cause I feel like the one losing… but still I wrestle with it- to lose the pain that’s mine 70x7 times.”
I struggle with worrying about what other people think of me. If someone is upset with me or says hurtful things, I can’t help but think of it and worry if they were right. I’m slowly learning & trying to be content in Christ and the way He has created me. I hate knowing that someone isn’t happy with me, but as someone recently reminded me… at the end of the day… most people really don’t care all that much about you. We all have our priorities, and sadly one of mine has been (for a part of my life) pleasing others.
Something the Lord is continually teaching me, especially right now, is that not everyone is blessed with the same gifts, and we can’t judge others because of it. Sometimes I’m like… why don’t they have a heart for [blank]? But the Lord has created us all so uniquely and given us different passions for our world or how to serve our world.
Sometimes I just don’t understand others. And I’m glad. Because I don’t need to know exactly what they’re thinking or how they feel about me. The only approval I need is from the Lord.
So… instead of filling my mind with the things above, I’m striving to think good thoughts about others. :)
This is Bro. Ben Mandrell, Pastor of Englewood Baptist Church - where my mom attends. I was home a few weeks ago for fall break and had the privilege of hearing this sermon- To Marry or Not to Marry. It’s an awesome sermon about how to live for Christ in singleness or in a marriage! Hope this blesses you as much as it did me!
Well…this is my first time to grace the presence of a tumblr blog piece. I must say, It’s been a long time since I have tried to format my thoughts in this way. Nevertheless…I’ll give it a shot. I guess I’ll start with a little about myself. I am a Jesus-living,music loving, sociology major…
My man got a tumblr! go check it out!