Monday, December 29, 2008


"The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch swing with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've ever had."

I love that I have that with my bestie!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just start singing.

Today my church Reverence Bible Church  had our very first Christmas Women's Tea. I was asked to host a table, I was so Blessed. A very close friend of mine, Mrs. Robin Gammie flew out here from Colorado Springs and was our guest speaker. She is such a Blessing to our church and me! I had a very hard couple of days this week, and I just felt like the message spoke directly to me... Don't dwell on what people say or think about you that is hurtful. When those times are hard we were encouraged to just give it to God. Sing Praises to him in Song. He promises us in Romans 8:28 that he will work everything out to the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. He is so faithful and always fulfills His promises to us. Look at the most important promise He made, to send a savior to us. The Lord fulfilled Him promise by sending His one and only Son to die on the cross for our sins. Who can not love a savior like that? Someone who is so sovereign and good to us, one who blesses us tremendously when we deserve it least. This Christmas is different. I am so joyful for the wonderful blessing of Jesus. Singing those Christmas hymns today, all the women of the church, moved me to tears. Such a harmonic sound, women after God's own heart, Praising Jesus! "Strength and honor [are] her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come" Proverbs 31:25

So great to have shared such an amazing blessing with friends :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Roller Coaster!

So my parents got me a mac book pro for Christmas (which I got early) and I think I am obsessed with photobooth! So Little Sis and I had some fun waiting for Mikey's return on Sunday!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How can keep from singing...

There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring

And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives

And I will walk with You
Knowing You'll see me through
And sing the songs You give

I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing 'cause You pick me up
Sing 'cause You're there
I can sing 'cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I'll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, [you are] blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled." [fn]

1Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God [fn] in your hearts, and always [be] ready to [give] a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

1Peter 3:16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.

1Peter 3:17 For [it is] better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us [fn] to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

1Peter 3:19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,

Monday, December 8, 2008


"We were peas in a pod
Gotta thank almighty God
That we're together
We're together"

Praise the Lord, I have my Best Friend back :)
It is so good to see his face and give him hugs!
I am so happy and Blessed. God is so good! Praise God for great friends!

Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all [you] upright in heart! Psalm 32:11

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Crazy Day!

So I started my day off by waking up to a screaming 4 year old! I did an overnighter babysitting job. I felt like a soccer mom, except instead of soccer we went to taekwondo. Anyways so we ran some errands, first to target... the worst! Taking a 4 and 6 year old to target is insane, running all through the clothes racks! So then we went to the lake to feed the ducks. So the little girl had some bread in her hand and a couple of geese hopped out of the water and started coming towards her. Then some pigeons made the geese mad, so they started flying and flapping their wings... she freaked out and started screaming hysterically, and jumped a little cement planter and held onto me. All the joggers running by stopped to see if she was okay. Oh goodness it was funniest thing ever, poor kid... haha I was dying! She was so mad we laughed! Now she never wants to go back to feed the ducks! So then I come home after 23 hours of babysitting to find my puppy crying and shaking. I was so freaked out, we found one of the only vets open and made an emergency appointment to take him in. So the vet is in Tustin, its 215 and they close at 3. So I hop on the toll road, because its a bit of a faster route. Out of nowhere I see a Highway Patrol speeding behind me inching closer and closer... then the LIGHTS! AHHHHHH NOOOOOOO! Dang. So he says What's the deal? Then I respond, I'm sorry officer, my puppy is sick and I'm on my way to the vet to take him to an emergency visit. So he is like, well do you know how fast you were going? Yes a little under 80. He's like how about a lot over 80, I clocked you at just under 90 miles an hour. WRONG. There is no way I was going that fast, but I wasn't about to sit there and disagree. I needed to get my pup to the vet. He ends up giving me a ticket anyway. He comes back and is like so I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and only clock you at 85... So rude! Plus he takes forever, even knowing the circumstances! I got a ticket on the toll road about 3 years ago clocked at 83 and it was $280! So this one will probably hit $300. Insane. Maybe God is trying to teach me to slow down a bit!

Well at least Mike comes home tomorrow! I am sooooo excited :D

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm Ready.

Seems like its been forever. About 7 days! I so am ready to have my best friend back. I"m overwhelmed with emotion right now... I am so excited and happy. My eyes are tearing up just thinking about it. God has blessed me with a great friend, one who helps me love God so much more. We have been through so much... to think we have known each other since 7th grade, and God totally orchestrated our friendship back together, this time to have a foundation of Christ. I can't wait for all the great memories we are going to make in the future... I can't wait to glorify God in everything we do! 


Thursday, November 27, 2008


An amazing blessing, such an incredible experience, Our God is soooo good.... Uganda 2009 here I come!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Admire those precious moments that others take for granted. 

Not sure where I have heard this? I do love it though..

Me all squared up.

So my friend Blythe is so creative and amazing, we had some fun on saturday shooting these pictures. She is a dear friend of mine, and such a tremendous blessing to me. I Praise God for the friendship we have... always so encouraging and loves me for me. 

Thanks Blythe!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

More of You less of me.

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abunantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." - 1 Corinthians 15:10.

-Lord, I pray that your light will shine through me so that Your name would be glorified in a way that is not of me. I pray that I daily decrease and that You would increase. Oh Lord be my everything... give me such a greater view of You, that I may love You more because You first loved me.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Up North.

This weekend God Blessed me so much with another opportunity to go and visit my best friend Mikey! Some of you know the whole situation and all... but anyways he has been gone for over 11 months now. The great news is that he gets to come home in 49 days! Seems like it was yesterday when I was excited for him to be coming home in 6 months... Now its a little over a month and a half. I am ecstatic! Over the last few months I have seen God work on his heart so much, just the way he sees things differently now. How he wants to change his ways, and realizes that he needs to ask God for the strength. Seeing how he wants to live his life Glorifying God in everything he does. So amazing! I am so Blessed to have him back in my life. Having a friend to pray with and for, and knowing he is constantly praying for me. Someone to do devotions with, growing together in God's word. Just to have a friendship in which God is the foundation and we are glorying Him through all we encounter together. Helping to make life easier through those rough times. Having that accountability partner, constantly lifting each other up. Every time we are together we are laughing and just having so much fun! I Praise God for Mike, it is good to have someone like him in my life and also such a tremendous Blessing to me.

Here are a couple of pictures from our trip :)

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends” –John 15:13.

We stopped at Avila Farm and they had the cutest pumpkin patch there!

This last picture I took is so sweet.. Looking at how beautiful the sky was that day, really makes me marvel at how amazing God is, and all the beauty in His creation!

"And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."- Genesis 1:31

Monday, October 13, 2008


On Saturday my family threw a surprise party for my grandparents for their 60th wedding anniversary. Praise God for 60 years of marriage, these days that is totally unheard of... God has definitely Blessed my grandparents marriage. Really makes me think of 1 Corinthians 13.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 1Cr 13:1

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.1Cr 13:2

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 1Cr 13:3
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 1Cr 13:4

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 1Cr 13:5

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 1Cr 13:6

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1Cr 13:7

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether 
there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 1Cr 13:8

For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 1Cr 13:9

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 1Cr 13:10

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1Cr 13:11

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 1Cr 13:12

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1Cr 13:13 

1 Corinthians 13

So we made it a mexican fiesta, and it was sooo much fun. Here are some pictures. 

My aunts and mom

grandma and grandpa!


Town Drunk!

Mom :)


Family <3

Friday, October 10, 2008

pizza making

The other night I got to hangout and make some pizza's with my little sister Savannah... while Mommy and Daddy West (Ps: I have been adopted into their family :D ) went to a Neil Diamond concert, how funny is that!! So yeah I love spending time with that little girl, she is such a Blessing to me. Here are some pictures of our night!


So fun with the little one, can't wait for Mikey to come home so we can all hang out!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Amazing Summer.

I think it is safe to say this summer was by far the best one in a while. I did a lot of really fun things and God really Blessed me tremendously. First he opened my eyes to how big he really is, such an indescribable feeling. Secondly, he blessed me with some truly sincere and great friendships which are founded upon Christ. Some of those amazing friends he Blessed me with this summer are:
Bethany- You are so awesome always there to encourage me with everything we talk about!
Tita- You are always praying for me when times are rough!
Blythe- You are always up for listening to what the latest in life, and I am definitely one that needs someone like that!
Jordan - You always are sincerely happy to see me which is such a blessing!

Thank You all for making a difference in my life, for always having so much fun together, for showing Christ's love to me constantly, and for always putting that much needed smile on my face. I praise God for you guys, love you all!

Some of the exciting fun things this summer consisted of:
Palm Springs

So many Union Line shows I can't even count! So fun!

Angel Games

Hang outs at the Feltens
East Coast trip with the Feltens

Visiting my Best friend whom I love and miss tremendously!

The Beginning..

So I have decided that it is time for new beginnings. I am tired of living for myself, and trying to do everything with my own strength. I will fail every time. It is time to start living to the Glory and Honor of Christ, through Him I can obtain strength and conquer anything that is put in my path. For the first time ever I feel like I am completely satisfied in Christ. I long to live a Christ centered life that I would be in this world not of this world... That people would see Christ in me and I would be a light to others. We are called to be set apart to be used for His Glory and we are divinely His. I am going to trust in the Lord with all I encounter in life, taking courage in Christ... For I am saved through grace alone through Christ Jesus. Living everyday to become a woman after God's own heart.

"I knew you before I formed you in your mothers womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you to be a prophet to the nations." - Jeremiah 1:5