Sunday, October 20, 2013

In Every Season

If there is one thing that I have learned in the past few weeks is that everything happens for a reason, but one thing I know for sure is that God's timing is always perfect! If your like me then you will always have those questions of "I wonder how this would of  turned out if I would of done this differently?" but the great thing is everything happens in His perfect timing!

     Two years ago I was planning on going on a mission trip for the entire summer. Stepping out on faith that the Lord would provide finically, mentally, and spiritually. One of the greatest things to ever experience is the provision of the Lord, watching him provide in ways that you could never imagine was awesome! Days when I had thoughts of "Lord, what have I gotten myself into" or thinking "there is NO way possible that I can meet this next goal" but he would remind me this is my will for your life in this season.
     I just remember getting the phone call from my trip advisor telling me that the trip to Haiti was being cancelled and that we could just pray about going on another trip. Being bummed about my trip every time I heard someone say "Well, it just wasn't meant for you to go," I just wanted to sit down and cry because I knew that I was being called to go somewhere. I wouldn't change that summer for anything in the world and the people I met were absolutely amazing. I knew that the Lord was sending me to Nicaragua and it was all apart of His perfect plan. In that season of my life I learned that the Lord will always provide, you just need to trust that he will!

     In this season of my life, the Lord has given me the chance to go to Haiti on a mission trip! I along with several others will get the chance to love on God's people for a week in Haiti. I am so excited that the doors have been opened and that he has allowed me that chance to go. As the team prepares for the trip I ask that you remember us in your prayers and that he will provide the needs for each of the team members. He has called each and everyone of us to be his hands and feet, whether you go to a foreign country or stay and witness in your own backyard.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Angel by your side

I have to say that I am probably OBSESSED with this song; however, the very first time I heard it on the radio it spoke to me and continues to every time. The first part if the song says this:

I can't say that everythings okay
'cause I can see the tears your crying
and I can't promise to take the pain away
but you know I wont stop tryin'

As I sit and read or even listen to those words I just have to stop and think that Jesus tells us that everyday and that he is there in every circumstance that he gives us. He sees us when we are hurt and trys everything to soothe the pain.

The chorus goes on and says:
I'll be the angel by your side
I will get you through the night
I'll be the strength you can't provide on your own
'cause when your down and out of time
and you think you've lost the fight
let me be the angle
the angel by your side

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Faith..Is it a scary thing?

     So this week has been a rough week. Decisions that need to be made have the "I don't know" answer. As I have been struggling with the whole not knowing what's going to happen, when is something going to happen and those sort of questions, I have had this longing for the word of God. As I was having my time with Jesus, I was in the book of Matthew reading chapter 9. The entire chapter is about faith and how the people were healed just because of their faith in Jesus. In this chapter he heals a paralyzed man, Gives an invitation to follow him, raise a dead girl and heals a woman that was bleeding for 12 years and also points out that the workers are few but the harvest is plentiful.
     As I was reading the passage I came across this phrase.. "your faith has healed you" and "According to your faith let it be done to you". The question of  if  I have this much faith in everything I did then I could move mountains. It amazes me at how the people watching this had the faith that they did and it is so encouraging to me. Reading the last verses of the chapter "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of  the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into is harvest field."  Can you only imagine if we had the faith of these people what we (and Jesus) could do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beauty Is...

    As I sat and looked outside at the glummy day I certainly didn't find the beauty. The trees are dead with no leaves and the sky is just so gray.
    According to beauty is the quality that gives intense pleasures to the sight or other senses. As I am getting older I am finding it more and more challenging to accept the fact I am single, still in school and have no clue what I want to do with my life. People (myself included) are always wanting to change themselves to make them become more beautiful...but what is that really all about? I read the book captivating and it's about how a woman should be viewed, it also talks about being romanced by God and how he longs to be romanced by us as well and to me that's a beautiful thing. I am human not perfect by any means and sometimes make a big deal out of nothing. I have days where I don't think i am beautiful and then I look at my life and I realize how beautiful my life really is. I don't want this post to be a sappy/feel bad post but for you to really look at how beautiful your life really is!
I am who I am, and that's ok because Jesus made me BEAUTIFUL!

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles,expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quite spirit, which is so precious to God."

1 Peter 3:3-4

What are you settling for?

     Rain makes people do crazy thins. As I am at work with my dear friend Shelby, I have this thought about how thirsty I am and how much I want a REAL Dr. Pepper but doesn't feel like spending $1.25 for a Dr.Pepper (cheap I know). So I walk outside and there is this cooler full of FREE drinks!! I look inside and don't see a Dr. Pepper but I see a diet Dr Pepper. I am trying to be cautious on what I am eating so I settled for a diet Dr. Pepper.
      I tell you all of this because I feel like in today's world we just settle for things and never really try for anything more. We as human beings have day to day decisions that we have to make. I am not sure who all reads my blog but it could be a relationship and you just want that person because it's convenient or it could be life decisions with a job and you take one because you feel like there is nothing better, but have you looked? I know that sometimes we just settle for what is there at the time(like my diet Dr. Pepper) and we are not willing to go the extra mile and get what is better!

So what are you settling for?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

20 things

As I embark what I consder a milestone in my life I figured I could blog about 20 things that has happened in my 20th year since I will soon be 21!
(which at this moment I am not really sure how I feel about all of this!)
This past year my life has included a lot of precious people, moments and things I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I experienced times where I was sad and cried or there were times where I was happy and laughed and smiled a lot!! 
Please dont think that I am about to give you 20 chapters of my life (because I am not), just sit back and feel apart of my life! SO here WE go!
1. I tured 20..haha go figure!
2. I applied to go out of the country for two months and be the hands and feet of Jesus!
3. In Feb. I had a doctors appointment that made a fear somewhat into a reality (but we aren't really sure)
not going into to much detail I have high hormone levels and that someday when I try for children it maybe hard for me to have them but, only Jesus knows!
4. Not to brag, but I made an awesome for a sweet girl that wasn't for my family and it was my first one
5. I saw my sweet niece turn 2!!
6. I finished Cosmetology school.
7. this should go up a little, but I got accepted to go to NICARAGUA!! (which is why I started this blog!)
8.  Got my nose pierced.
9. Zipped lined in a rain forest.
10. Swam in a dorment Valcano
11.  Met AMAZING people
12. went and saw some SWEET friends in Minnesota
13. started getting a business degree.
14. Saw Edy turn 4!!
15. Finally got a nephew!!!!!!
16.six figures...haha ;]
17. Passed the written exam for Cosmetology state board
18. Saw one of my good friends get married.
19. had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas.
20. Went to the beach for the first time for New Years

I am excited to see what my 21st year has to hold!! I am thankful that I have been blessed to make it this far and have done things that I could never imagine doing. Thanks for sitting and reading 20 things of my past year!! <3

Sunday, October 30, 2011

He's a Little late...but that's OK

Nine months has come and gone..and he is finnaly here!

I am not sure how Asher's mommy feels about  him being here but I do know that I am one happy aunt.

Here is how it all started...

One day my sister text me and said "I have something to tell you" then my heart kind of dropped for a few seconds and then I replied "your pregnant" just saying that as a joke, but BOY was I wrong.
I have a big mouth and like to talk about lots of things and the next text was "YES, but you can't tell anyone".. talk about something hard for me to keep that was it!!!

So then, as the months went on everyone wonders what the sex of the baby will be and we dont have any boys in the family (poor dad) so when we found out it was a boy we were all super excited!!! To let us know what it was the all gave us one of those bubblegum cigars. Once I saw the color blue kee-kee was HAPPY!!

Yes, I ate mine and it was good for about point five seconds and the flavor was gone.

I love to take pictures and I try to make them look like a professioanl took them but they arent that great, but anyways I decide i wanted to take some maternity pictures. So one day my sister comes over and i get busy snapping pictures. With a little editing I think they turned out pretty good.

I was gone two months out of her pregnancey and as I would always skype with her I wouldmake her stand up so I could see how big she was getting!! Nothing compared to when I saw her for the first time in person!

Asher was late and my sister asked if I would rather get the call in the middle of the nght to go to the hospital or go to her house and watch the my mind I was thinking a call in the middle of the night YEAH RIGHT!! BUT sunday, October 9 I got a call at 5:30 but slept right thru it until my dad comes and tells me that she is on the way to the hospital and they are watching the girls. So later that afternoon the Ezells welcome the most handsome little boy into the world!!!