Monday, March 29, 2010

nothing is impossible for You.

What is Podoconiosis (Podo)?

- A debilitating disease that causes extreme swelling, repeated ulcers, and deformity, especially in the legs.
- The disease is caused by walking or working barefoot in silica-heavy volcanic soil, a common practice in rural farming regions of developing countries.
-Podoconiosis is preventable by wearing durable shoes and simple foot hygiene. Podoconiosis can even be reversed by simple treatment and proper use of footwear.

today i gave my speech on TOMS shoes and talked about this disease. i also talked about "One Day Without Shoes", this is a day that TOMS came up with to walk barefoot for the day, half of the day, or even 2 minutes of your day. i was shocked at my classmates and even my teacher responses. some said "i'm not walking barefoot for a day if i'm goona get a disease" and my teacher said "what if you get a cut in your foot or something like that?" this was so crazy to me. i wish i could've had a recorder so they could listen back to themselves.
people don't realize what they have. they have shoes, water, shelter, and more than they need, and yet they still complain. even i'm guilty of that, but these people don't have a choice. they don't have shoes. "One Day Without Shoes" is just simply getting the word out and letting you experience what they experience everyday of their lives. you don't have to walk barefoot on this day, it is your choice. i love going barefoot, but i don't think i'll ever go without thinking about this again. i left my class with this quote "you must be the change you wish to see in the world". ~Mahatma Gandhi

wake up and realize that you can change this world. you can with His help.

"You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
I trust in You
I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
Nothing is impossible for You" ~a few words from healer by kari jobe

i just leave you with this, don't be afraid to be different. you are special and you brighten my day everytime i see you.

have a gracious day!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

painted daisies

this is what i did today in painting class. painted daisies. i walked in the classroom and saw them. nothing but a big smile covered my face. i was very happy to see the friendly flowers. they really are the friendliest flower. and by the way, these are just pictures i found on google. thanks google.

this week is going by slow to me. maybe thats a good thing, so maybe i'll slow down my life a little. sometimes i feel like i'm always on the go. and then this week comes and i'm getting everything done. it feels great.

i have to start working on a powerpoint for my speech that i'll give on monday. i'm giving it on TOMS shoes and the foot disease called Podoconiosis. the disease is caused by walking or working barefoot in silica-heavy volcanic soil, a common practice in rural farming regions of developing countries. i want to tell my classmates about this because i wear TOMS and i think everyone should have a pair to help out someone in this world. "Be the change you wish to see in the world". if we all tried just a little everyday to be helpful, nice, and more like Christ, the world would be a better place.

tonight, i have the privilege to sing praise to my Father. its going to amazing because He is in it. "I love you, Lord. You are my strength." Psalm 18:1
Have a blissful night! :)


Monday, March 22, 2010

new day.

this new day has been a great one so far. and a cold one at that. i thought i would come back from spring break and see lots of sunshine, instead i see snowflakes. gees la weez this weather.

even though getting back to reality today wasn't one of my favorite things, getting to see some faces i had missed made it all better. smiling and just saying hey, brightened my day even more. "i've got sunshine on a cloudy day...."

just now i hear birds singing outside my window, how pretty it is.
for the rest of my day i think i'll take a nap, eat some, maybe workout, and tonight catch up on the secret life. as my momma would say "happy happy, joy joy!" :)

have a wonderful afternoon! its a new day, be happy!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

different thoughts.

You can hold any girl that you like. Fall in love when it's easy at night
But, you'll wake up wondering why she ain't ever something better.
When you're lost and run out of road, find what I already know.
In the end closer's all there is. In the end it's me you're going to miss
'Cause you won't find this.

spring break was a great time. it was full of some laughter, relaxing, shopping, talking, eating, and whole lot of fun memories!

i am so thankful for this past week. i needed it very much. just to get away.
seeing all my favorite people was really great. i miss them all so much.

i know God has a huge plan for my life. His love never fails! ah! knowing that is soooooooooooo amazing!! He makes everything beautiful! i am so excited about my future. no one in this world knows what tomorrow holds, but i know who holds tomorrow!

have a beautiful night!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"a consuming fire."

last night i stayed with a sweet friend. we just had a good time talking and eating brownies.

this week has had some ups and downs for sure. i am so ready for the break! ah! i am so happy that i get to spend the week at home. away from everything and just enjoy my time off. i do miss my home so much. i miss everything about it. and of course the people there too. :)

can't wait til i see this sign!!! and these great people!!

have a great rest of the week and keep you're head up.

"Since we are recieving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:28 & 29.


Monday, March 8, 2010

dreaming with a broken heart.

The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.-Psalm 34:18

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.--Psalm 147:3

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part.
You roll outta bed and down on your knees
And for the moment you can hardly breathe.

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The giving up is the hardest part.

Don't let a broken heart ruin your pretty day. no matter what you go through, He will heal your heart.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

beautiful, beautiful.

today is such a beautiful day.
i've recently found a song that has moved me called "Beautiful, Beautiful" by Francesca Battistelli.
i have listened to it couple of times today. ha

i am so excited about this weekend. not only is "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" going on, but my parents and my bubba are coming saturday. i'm really excited. i have been in need of my momma and daddy's hugs.

today i realized that it is exactly a month until my birthday. ah! i will be 22 years old. i am not getting any younger, i am getting wiser about choices i make though. in my mind i say "i am ready to grow up" and "i am ready to move on to what God has planned for me". i am so excited about the future. i know God has so many things, special for my life.

and now i will go outside by the lake, blow some bubbles, make some weed necklaces with friends and go fishing.
its a beautiful, beautiful day! enjoy it!


Monday, March 1, 2010

i am not yours.

yes, i am a concert choir nerd. ha. i have a deep, deep passion for it. something about it makes my heart overflow with peace and joy. not many people like it, and i think it may be because they dont really listen to the music. nor the words of the songs. this song "i am not yours" came to my mind this past weekend. it has always been a favorite of mine.

"I Am Not Yours" by Sara Teasdale

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love, put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.

the song is beautiful to me. look it up on youtube. :)
this is one of my passions in life, concert choral music. it really blesses me.

thank Him for all that He does for you. have a great week!