Thursday, September 30, 2010

Don't rain on my parade!

"I'll march my band out, I will beat my drum,

And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,

At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir,

I guess I didn't make it

Get ready for me love, 'cause I'm a "comer"

I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer

Nobody, no, nobody, is gonna rain on my parade!"
~Don't Rain on My Parade from "Funny Girl"

So, it's REALLY rainy and gross outside. It made me think of this amazing song. I love it! If you've never seen the movie, eh who cares? It's the songs that are awesome! Listen to them on YouTube or something.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

God's perfect timing...

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
~ Galations 6:9

Ever feel like giving up? That no one cares what you're doing and don't appreciate you? Keep going! God sees all and one day you will recieve your reward. Sometimes on earth we don't know everyone that we affect but in heaven we will find out.

Don't do things to look good or get the glory on earth, do them for the God of the universe.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yay a poem! :D

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-

Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a fellow turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don't give up though the pace seems slow -

You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor's cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It might be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -

It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


I needed that maybe you did too...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Don't judge a book by its cover...

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

-Helen Keller

I don't know about you, but, I think we hold beauty in too high of a standard. We think less of those who we feel are not beautiful and don't want to be seen with them. Or maybe we want to be seen with them so that we look better next to them. Either way, it's a totally wrong attitude! Whether or not someone is beautiful does not change who they are inside. A beautiful person can be a mean ugly person inside just as an ugly person can have a beautiful heart, not just vice versa! I say DON'T JUDGE!
I feel people judging me all the time. Even my friends do it sometimes. I will be honest, I am certainly not skinny and I am certainly not very attractive, but looks are not a good reason not to get to know someone!!!!! It makes me so angry when guys only go for the pretty skinny girls. I'm not saying that girls that are pretty are less human but give both sides a chance! It's not fair to be so mean to those that WE FEEL are not as good looking. Who can help how they are born? Tell me, WHO CHOSE THEIR FACE?!? WHY IS ONE THING BEAUTIFUL AND ONE THING UGLY?!? WHO DECIDES WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL?!?
Well, I have said my piece. But, take my advice. Give the guy/girl a chance, get to know them before you cross them off the list of potential mates.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Let Go...Let GOD

"Give your burden to the Lord, and He will take care of you." ~ Psalm 55:22

A Bible verse for today, I feel kinda bad that I haven't posted more.
Well, if you know me, I worry ALOT. Way too much in fact. I hate that I worry because it means I am not relying on God. Worrying is what I struggle with the most out of anything.  So, starting today I want to try my hardest to give my burdens, my worries to Him. You try it too! Maybe you think you have it all together... Examine yourself and you will find that there is always something bugging you. Maybe it's money or the future... Give it up to God. Who better to hold your future than the One who created you?!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beauty from Pain

"If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that's as obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer. I just have to trust Him."

~Anne Graham Lotz

"God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope."

~Catherine Marshall

"God does not always heal us instantly the way we think. He is not a jack-in-the-box God. But God is walking with me through this."

~Thelma Wells

Today I found out my grandfather's cancer is back. My grandfather found out he had stage four cancer almost a year ago and just recently went into remission only to have it back again. I am so upset and discouraged. I know God has done this for a reason but why this again? When I finally am able to catch my breath again and have a normal life? It's really hard to have to constantly be going through trials.
Then again, I think of the apostle Paul and the incredible amount of horrible things he went through. If God used him and loved him then He will certainly be with me during mine. I pray that He uses this bad situation to His glory. I pray that He turns my tears to joy.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lead me Lord

 ‎"God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours."~David Livingstone

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life doesn't have a rewind button...

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
- Maria Robinson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Say those 3 words...

“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.”

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life's what you make it...

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."- Winston Churchill

Monday, September 20, 2010

When God closes a door He opens a window...

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." - Alexander Graham Bell

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Goodbyes are hard...

People so seldom say I love you And then it's either too late or love goes. So when I tell you I love you, It doesn't mean I know you'll never go, Only that I wish you didn't have to.

So after a wonderful weekend I am back at BBC. Man it was hard coming back! When I left all my little siblings were crying, which made me cry. Yeah, it was awful. But it's nice to be back! A nice relaxing week ahead.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I am not ashamed to be called a Christian...

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it. -C.S. Lewis

Friday, September 17, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Pretty deep huh? Though so thought-provoking! Well, I have given my speech! It went fairly well. I just have to get rid of those dumb verbal fillers. ( Now it's time to go home!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thought provoking...

‎"I believe that the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. If he can sink a man's mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God." - Donald Miller

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Public Speaking...dun Dun DUN!

"All the good speakers were bad speakers at first." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, I have been practicing my "How to Improve Your Singing" speech  a lot today. I'm sooooo excited about it! :) I'm kinda nervous about though. It's hard getting up in front of people, but I could not ask for a better topic!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Show love

"Behind every smile is a hidden hurt that a simple expression of love may heal"

Monday, September 13, 2010


"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Make it count

"Only one life twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ shall last!"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11- Never Forget

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “
- President George W. Bush
No matter what you have to say about Bush, this quote is one I think we can relate to. Let's pray for those who had to endure the loss of a loved one or friend because of 9/11.
The terrorist attack is one of the events that God can take a horrible occurance and use it to bring people to Him. It's times like these that I wonder why pain and death had to come into the world. It's a question I probably will never find the answer to. God, however, always has the answers and always has a plan. Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's gradual

"Beware of little sins, the gallant ship may sink, if only drip by drip, the watery tide it drink."
- Anonymous

Have you ever noticed that at times one thing leads to another? Sin works this way too. It may start with just telling a lie or two, but it can easily become a horrible habit. Be wise, correct your problems while they are still little.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Character over comfort

"God is more concerned about our character than our comfort. His goal is not to pamper us physically, but to perfect us spiritually."
~Paul Powell

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I love my sis!

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there.

-- Amy Li

So today I am really missing my sister. Being away at college it is hard not seeing her. Back home I would see her basically 24/7. She is my best friend. I love how accepting she is and she is always willing to help me. I think I'm just going to have to kidnap her here. ;)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hold ON!

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."

~ Unknown

What better reason than Jesus Christ? God never promised it would be easy, but He promised to be there. The Lord is always there, no matter what you're going through.

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, September 6, 2010


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

I'm not gonna lie, today was pretty depressing. I got a C on my English paper. (one I worked quite hard on actually also, my first C on anything EVER) I'm kinda wondering how that happened, seeing as I think I am a good writer...
Then, I kept messing up in play practice, even to the point where the director had to pull me aside. It's days like these that make me thankful that days are only 24 hours.

However, I have decided to use this as motivation to do better, to be better. I know my limitations, but I am willing to give it my all to succeed.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So long, farewell...

Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz

I'm kind of sad at the moment. My family was visiting today but now they are gone again. I miss them terribly already. Goodbyes are so hard!
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 4, 2010


"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Time flies by...

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”
-Harvey MacKay
I've already been here for two weeks! How did this happen?!?! Crazy... I love it here though. :)
I want to make every moment count though!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Conceited much?

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.

- Bernard Bailey
Just so you know, this is for no particular reason. I just thought the quote was funny.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

finding hope through pain.

"Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow, we must fail in order to know, that sometimes our vision is clear only after our eyes are washed away with tears ♥"