Tuesday, September 9, 2014


A couple evenings ago I caught a random photo shoot opportunity of the gorgeous clouds and the sunset. When ever I look back at those photos it reminds me of his peace. That God provides these eye candy moments to sometimes refresh us and sometimes to remind us that he's there always. He's waiting to bless us in every way possible. Life is short. How are we letting God bless us? As you look at these photos whatever is going on let the peace of God transcend in your heart. Maybe play this song in the backround  http://youtu.be/YX_x1O4xC4o

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


This is song has been such a great reminder that his blessings come from our trials. Though I hate how sentimental this song is. I love the words. I would encourage you to just sit down and ponder the words shes singing. Through your storm you can have peace in this moment.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

#4 The gift count: Immeasurably more.

As school starts, doing homework, and drinking iced chai become my after school hobby. He has blessed and continues to bless me still even when I haven't felt on point spiritually.

51. Things to smash. (look up smash pad if confused).
52. Party's to plan.
53. Lighting storms

54.Amazing people at school I like to call my friends.
55. Getting a grade point average ones always dreamed about.
56. Getting to run track.
57. It is well. (This is one of my favorite hymms and bethel music recently did their own version mixed with a song they wrote! Literally one of my favorites) http://youtu.be/YNqo4Un2uZI
58. Last day of school.
60. God's provision.
61. Spontaneous photo shoots with friends
62. My leaders who are always willing to listen to me when I need to talk.
63. Having a new story to tell.
64. Having someone to share a memory with.
65.Cameras to capture God's creation.
66. For fans that cool you down.
67. Restless nights.
68. Late night bible reading.
69. Old English novels that make you think.
70. Sleeping in.
71. Covers that keep one warm and cozy.
72. Doughnut shops.

73.  That cool breeze that blows through your window.
74. Those hipster food trucks.
75. Mini apple pies. (From the food truck).

76. Ice pops.
77. Meeting people for coffee.
78. New friendships.
79. Celebrating new seasons of life.
80. The power of facetime.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. According to his power that is at work in us." Ephesians 3:20.
 So even if your counting the blessings like me but are scared and hopeless that life won't go well. Just know that he will go way beyond all that we can hope for. Everything we have dreamed of he will go farther than the distance for us,

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to school challenges

So today was the first day of school for me.... as I am starting my junior year God is just refining me. Its hard. On top of that I'm reading a really good but challenging book called, All In by Mark Batterson pastor of national community church. There's a prayer in this book that was the prayer of the early Methodists.

"I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant, which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen." 
Are we willing to let God place us in our schools, jobs, etc.. so that we can live out his will? Are we willing to give ourselves to God so that we are no longer our own but his. So that when we walk, talk, and live. It will always be for him? No matter how much we sin and fall short are we willing to get back up and do Gods will? That is the question that God has been burdening my heart with. And friends its not fun but just remember that there are those who will never know until judgement day. That sacrifices will be made but didn't he ultimately sacrifice his life for us? So can't we sacrifice that friendship or opportunity? Are we willing to make this our prayer?

Monday, July 28, 2014


There are times were I get so anxious that I can't go on. I get stuck on what I'm worried about. Every time I am reminded of the sweetness it is to trust in him. Whatever I'm worried about can wait but trusting in him can start now. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Moments where we feel forgotten

Moments.. the one where we feel utterly broken, lonely, and doubtful. The moments where we feel we have served and have been faithful and yet we feel burned out and dry. In times like this in trial and pain, are the times where we have the privilage to give it to God. The privilage to tell the maker of the universe, and all of mankind our small need. When I put my probelms into perspective of everything else that is going on. I feel as if I can go on without telling my abba father the probelm that will eat at me that will probally cause more sin in my life if I dont talk it out. Its the be still and Know that I am God moments that we long for. The moments where God gracefully and kindly shows a bit of himself to us. These are the moments where he whispers in our ears "let me bless you" which turns into "Let me fill you." To "let me stretch you." And back to "let me bless you." Lets let God bless us even when we feel we are not deserving of it.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

DIY Chalkbaords and Fruit Pizza

Hello Friends!
This week has been filled with summer camps, seeing friends from afar, and DIY projects! Here are some ideas you can do at a party or just by yourself staying cool on a summer afternoon.
The first thing is How to make a chalk board. You can use different materials to make chalkboards one thing I used was this old metal poster. You can also use old dishes, picture frames, gift bags, trays, mason jars etc..
You can either use chalkboard paint or spray paint. I have used both and prefere paint. (Thats what I used for this tutorial.)   Lay it out and start painting. You want to paint three layers on but let each layer dry before painting again.
This is what is should look like after painted and dryed.
Me and my mom also did some old dishes we had. You do the same exact steps as the poster. The paint should also dry fast.

These dishes go perfect for the kitchen or even for a food table at a party. After working hard at your chalkboard or your just waiting for it to dry this recipe for fruit pizza is one of the best. 
This recipe is from Sallys baking addiction.  
These are the ingridents you will need except you will also need vanilla. 

1/2 cup  unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 
3/4 cup  granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. 1 and 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  5. 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch.
  6. Mix the butter until fluffy and then add sugar. After mixing for a little while add the egg and Vanilla. In a seperate bowl mix all the dry ingrediants. Then slowly add them into wet ingrediants. Now this recipe doesn't make alot of dough so I doubled the recipe. Chill for 30 minutes and spread out on pan. Oven should be 35o degrees and should cook for 20 minutes or until light brown around the edges.   

  1. To make cream cheese spread you will need 

      1. 8 oz  full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
      2. 1/4 cup  unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
      3. 2 cups confectioners' sugar
      4. 1-2 Tablespoons  cream or milk
      5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
      Beat cream cheese and butter for about 2 minutes. Add 1tbsp of cream and mix. Then add the other 1 tbsp of cream with sugar and vanilla. Let pizza crust completely cool down before spreading fruit and frosting. 

    Enjoy! This makes for a great 4th of July treat!