Saturday, March 27, 2010

reflections of a hurting heart

To say that my heart is wicked sounds like avoiding a responsibility.
To simply blame it on human nature sounds like im shifting the blame.

i am the sinner.

it is still my heart, my mind, my nature.

i am the sinner.

but Christ has set me free. God has poured out His grace.
by His wounds, i am healed.

today i was reminded of two things: (1) never give up (2) fear not
though a legion of demons seek to destroy, though the whole world lay under the sway of the wicked one
remember: God is greater.
they here His name and they tremble.

in His name
There is power, there is love, there is freedom.

all of your striving will only produce idolatry and heartache.
Victory is in Jesus.

"Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time."
1 Peter 5:6

Saturday, March 20, 2010

shaved legs and sunshine

i need to start wearing flowy skirts. i have one that i keep trying to wear, but never actually do.
i think i'll try it soon.

the sunshine's got me thinking about people.
everyone is so much happier now that they can rome around outside. so when i see people enjoying eachother's company in the sunshine, i smile and thank my beautiful Creator for letting the sun show his lovely face today.

and with sunshine comes lots of wishful thinking of home and summer.
but right now, im just content with going barefoot and reading on the grass. and talking with Nina about urban community gardens and meetups.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

a something

i feel like a profound something should be coming out of my mouth, or my hands rather.
but my brain feels like it's dying .
i'm not really sure what i've been learning lately.
actually, that's not true.
i've been learning a great deal about reformed theology and calvinism.


isn't that a beautiful word?


isn't that a wonderful concept?

redeeming Love, redeeming Power, redeeming Spirit.

rejoice! for we have been redeemed!
by Christ's BLOOD we have been redeemed.

yet we ask for more. i ask for more.
and He continues to bless and continues to love.
"oh praise the One who paid my debt, and raised this life up from the dead"

Monday, March 15, 2010

a taste of canada

for those of you who don't know, I spent the past week (spring break) in Canada with five other beautiful girls, visiting my friend's (Tala) family. It was absolutely splendid so here are some pictures of the trip. I'll post the link to my facebook album so that you can see the rest if you'd like.

check out the rest of them!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Psalm 130

"A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;
Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.
If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning-- Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

so that they wont forget

what i look like making a silly face.

and so they can see how long my hair is getting!

i miss you familia!

sara- i flare my nostrils for you.

Love you so much!!