Friday, May 28, 2010

Short sweet and to the point! :)

I'm in Colorado on my senior trip and borrowing a computer from someone so this is going to be short, but I did want to connect with you girls really quick!

Be ready to give an account... You most likely have heard this before and if you are like me when you hear it your first think about your testimony... Right? Well, Ive come to realize lately that it can mean a little more than that. What about being ready to stand strong in your purity standards, being willing to say what you think is right and wrong, knowing how far you are willing to go, and not being embarrassed by your convictions? That is also what this means to me! I had the chance with a couple other leaders this past wed night to talk about purity with the girls in the youth group and once I began to share and made the statement that I had never kissed a guy they seemed shocked. I just graduated high school and i had NEVER kissed a guy?! I could have easily backed down and been like welllll... *stammering* you know i just kinda chose not to, but I'm sure it would be easy to and just go on and on downplaying it. When the truth is Ive fought very hard to not kiss a guy or let a guy kiss me and when asked about it I should be ready to give an answer!

When asked how far you are willing to go... what is your answer? Can I just be frankly honest here and i know I'm about to step on some toes... Just saying, "I'm not going to have sex until I'm married." is NOT an answer... It can be part of one, but that is one of those answers like I'm not really sure, but i have to say something. Girls... know how far and be willing to proclaim it!! There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of!

So here is my challenge to you... prepare for those questions! If you are living a pure life and one that is pleasing to God then you will without a doubt be asked about your standards. What will you tell them? It doesn't have to be a 30 minute answer....but it has to be from the heart and real.

Here is my normal answer (it varies some...all according to who is asking!)...just so you have an idea! Not saying mine is perfect by any means, but i can say that when i say it there is no reservation in me.

Person- So how far do you really think is "to far"?
Me- I kinda see it as a personal preference, but for me I choose to not kiss a guy until my wedding day!
Person- *shocked look* really....?
Me- Yeah! I know it sounds crazy, but i know that it is very easy for me to give into a guys wishes bc I'm a people pleaser, but if i know from the beginning that I'm not going to kiss him then it is easier to draw the line. I let the guy know from the beginning though... it sends some guys running, but others stay! ;) I also try to not put myself in a position with a guy where I would have to stop him. Not being alone, hanging with guys that sex isn't all they want, and just being honest from the beginning with them helps!
Person- What about "other" stuff though?
Me- Past that it is just pretty much whatever I wouldn't mind doing in front of God I will do with a guy... that pretty much means no real touching past holding hands, arms, or top of knees. Then as far as our words....nothing that i wouldn't say in front of my dad or his mom..... that stops alot! :)
Person- so are you against people kissing?
Me- oh no! Not at all. The thing is I know what my weaknesses are. So that is why I chose to draw the line where I did. For a strong willed girl who would have no problem saying STOP then I see no problem with kissing... it all has to do with the person though!
Person-ohhhh ok. Gotcha!

See, the point is to know where you stand, yet not seem degrading or demanding. I pray for each one of you as you think through this... it took me a while to get to where I was firm in my beliefs and it also took a few mistakes... but I pray that it doesn't take that for you!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thought Filled Thursday!

I'm not sure what tomorrow holds, but I am sure of who holds tomorrow! ~ Unknown

Monday, May 24, 2010

Listening for once...

So this weekend has been a CRAZY weekend! I Graduated Thursday night. WOOHOO! Anyway, Friday night after work and 2 graduation parties I chaperoned a kids/ youth lock in. Then the next day i had a few more parties and Sunday came around to more Senior recognition and fun stuff! Here I am, late Sunday night and no blog post. My deepest apologies...
Anywho, with all that said... I learned something this weekend late in the night when there were tons of screaming kids... PRAY... Sounds easy doesn't it? This is just me so if it isn't something you do then you can just call me crazy... but i come into a situation where i do not know what to do (Normally this has to do with guys!) and I ask God, and ask God then i ask some more for Him to show me what to do, but then all of the sudden it turns for the bad. The guys isn't who you think he is, he likes another girl, decides its better to just be friends, or whatever the case may be! Why do we all of the sudden get mad??!! We beg God to show us His will yet when He does and it isn't what we want or hoped it would be we pitch a fit over it. It doesn't always seem that way, but that's the bottom line. What are we called to do? It is easy to do the first part and we are drilled to do it...what after that though? We are called to accept Gods answer...whether it is what we had in mind or not! Jeremiah 29:11 tells us how he has GOOD plans for us! We should have no problem trusting Him if we believe that is true!

So here is what I did, I asked God to mold me... I went outside so that I could think and pray some... I cried some, I argued with God some, then i just decided to still.... Have you ever done that before? If you are truly seeking God it is one of the best possible feelings EVER! Girls this is what Christianity is all about... it isn't a Sunday morning, wed night, and if you really want to look good Sunday night thing.... it is a PERSONAL relationship with Jesus Christ! How quick when something goes wrong or you get mad do you go run to a friend to get their support? For me, as soon as possible. How quick do you run to God though? Sometime quickly, but often not so fast... I call Him my best friend though... Hmmmmm... Get where God was hitting home? Run to Him all you who are weary and burdened .... He cares for you!!

This has been my heart over the past weekend. I hope it made as much sense to you as it did me! I pray that each one of you has a personal encounter with a Holy, perfect, loving, precious, amazing, and so many more things God! You will never and I do mean never be the same....

With care,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Word-Filled Wednesday!

28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Confidence Under Scrutiny

Ever been asked those awkward purity questions? It's anything from, "Why don't you have a boyfriend?" to "why aren't you ever alone with a boy?" and it's extremely uncomfortable. While usually I receive the lesser of the awkward questions, regarding if i have a boyfriend or not, why i don't have one, etc. it is still something I face a lot. How do you answer them? Why do they always make us feel insecure? That's kinda what I want to talk about tonight.

First off, how do you answer them? Sometimes it's tricky, depending on the person you are talking to. Sometimes you have to answer a guy differently than you would a girl. You always need to be aware of who that person is and where they are coming from. Whatever I do, I always try to be honest with the person, and careful not to seem judgemental. I mean, would I want someone shoving their purity standards down my throat if I don't agree with them? Be very respectful of people who ask these questions, your respect could make a bigger impact than the overall answer of the question.

But there is a whole other side to this subject. The way we tend to feel insecure while answering these questions. I refuse to believe that I am the only one who struggles with what people think of me from time to time. I find I have to keep that in check more when I'm being grilled about my beliefs. When asked these questions, I feel like people are sizing me up, and labelling me. I feel like they are looking at me and thinking, this girl is psycho to live like that. And honestly, I have to ask myself "why do I care?" I mean, I am a sold out Jesus Freak and I am not ashamed of that in the least. So why do I care that someone is asking me questions just so they can label me? God did not give me a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power. I'm looking at a door of opportunity to share my faith like a door to a torture chamber. Girls, we can't be ashamed of the decision we've made. Following God's will is the most rewarding thing we could ever do. Don't be ashamed of who you are! Keep going strong! TTYL!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Story-filled Monday! with no regrets. Laugh a lot and leave this life with nothing left unsaid...don't be afraid to cry.That is one of my new favorite songs, it's called "Nothing to Prove" and it's by Phillips, Craig and Dean. It's on their newest album, Fearless.Since reading up on this 2012 conspiracy (lol) I've really thought about the end of my life a lot. I don't know when God has my home going planned and I'd rather not know. I can say that I'd like to live past December 21, 2012 and not because I survived the apocalypse either - haha.After watching the TV show, NCIS non-stop for about three weeks straight last October, I've seen a lot of people "die". I know it's not real but still...people fighting with the people they love then dying. Even this season (season 7), I have seen it in almost every episode - people having words left unsaid for the people they love, dying before they can be said. People having regret, after regret and going to their grave with them. I know, it's a show but people die every day in the same shape.I've lost too many people in my life and words were left unsaid. My aunt Linda died and I never got to say "I love you" one last time. My aunt Brenda died and I hadn't seen her in years - I never got to tell her that Jesus loved her one more time. My aunt Dean died and the last time she saw me, we argued. Talk about painful. My nanny died two Decembers ago, very unexpectedly, and I hadn't talked to her since Thanksgiving - it had been two weeks. I never want to leave anything left unsaid. If I love you, I'm going to tell you. If I've hurt you, I'm going to apologize. If I have regrets, I'm going to have to get over them and pray about them. God can take the pain of those regrets away.This video makes me cry everytime...the first time I saw it (on NCIS - of course) I cried...I just can't help but cry (you better watch it - it goes with the note - lol) - since this particular time in October, I've tried my best to make it a point to say what I needed to say to be at peace. I've made apologies I thought I'd never make. I've faced situations I thought I'd never face. And honestly, I'm broken. I'm very happy but still broken...I don't know how it is possible but God is really changing me and doing things and honestly, I don't know how I can hold back tears every time I see a friend (or foe).I know, this is kinda all over the place but it has one purpose - live your life with no regrets! Always tell people you love them, never let the sun go down on your anger towards another brother/sister in Christ (Ephesians 4:26b).I don't want to die with something to prove (the song "Nothing to Prove" is about this - - that's the video of the song). I'm not saying I'm dying anytime soon (I sure hope not - I sure hope I fulfill God's purpose for my life and find Mr. Right before that happens) but I want to start making it all right now because we're not promised tomorrow.A recent background image I had on my phone said, "Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it." I know, it's a corny "teenager wrote it" kinda thing but it's so true. God has everything aligned to make us better, whether we see it now or not.I don't know really how to end this just, tell people you love them. Apologize even if you don't think it's your fault or if it doesn't seem like a big deal. And quit worrying about the storms and trial you are going through - you'll regret it later. It's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about dancing in the rain ;)Seriously...don't leave this earth with something to prove.

Judgement Day - Abby Hugs Team
A small clip from Judgement Day where Abby comments on the team's outfits.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Update on my last blog post! :)

I'm not the most creative person, but here are some of the cards I made! I havent put any anywhere yet, but I do plan on doing it soon! :) Post some pics of any that you make on your blog... I would love to see what you come up with!

Letting your words effect some people's eternity...

Ehhhhh So normally I totally know what I'm going to write about and I cant wait to post it. This time not so much...

The truth is God has been teaching me a TON lately and I've been trying my best to soak it all in. One of the main things I've been learning about is encouragement. Some people are naturally good at it and some aren't. We all have our special gifts, but by no means at all does that mean that you shouldn't do it! Some people are just more generous with their money. Generosity is their spiritual gift, yet for those who it isn't their gift they are still called to tithe. Get my point? This is where I'm going with this... People are committing suicide, cutting themselves, making themselves throw up, and many other heart wrenching things all because they do not think they are good enough. I often think what good would it do if i just mentioned i liked that girls handwriting or how she has some pretty shoelaces. When the truth is.... it may changer her life. Not necessarily those comments, but anything. We say we "love" people yet we pass them by day by day and do not say a word!!! A young girl in our town jumped off a bridge on to the interstate just the other day... I didn't know her personally, but when i ask myself if I had known her would I have made a difference in her life I'm not totally sure I like my answer... Have you ever been having a bum day and someone says something nice to you, maybe about your hair looking nice or how good you look in those jeans and it totally and completely makes your day better?? I have! If that is the way it effects us then why do we not do it to others as often as you can? First off i think the world constantly tells us to see the bad in others... how she is over weight, he is to tall, she is as white as a ghost, or whatever it may be. When the truth is... to that one imperfection there is a TONNNNNN more beauty and great things! I once heard a quote, "If you were given a dollar for every nice and encouraging thing you said and a dollar was taken away every time you said something negative or degrading....would you be rich or poor?". Think about it... I think this also has to do with whether we have the mindset of Christ or not though. If we view people through Christ's eyes then we will see them as perfect and covered with the blood of Christ, yet when we view people through the worlds standards we see them as messed up and ugly.

So... Here is my proposal... We cant just automatically change the world, but we can impact our little areas and in time that in it self will change the world. If you are a natural encourager then that's great... continue doing what you are doing! Girls, we could change lives just by TRULY showing the Love of God... Do you get that?! Send a card...send an email.... send a txt....whatever it may be! Tell girls how truly beautiful they are! There are so many times that i think a girl is drop dead gorgeous and she makes me jealous just looking at her, so i think of course she knows she pretty yet when i tell her what i think she is totally taken back and so appreciative. Girls who are in love with God... tell them how much you admire them! Satan is after them constantly... he doesn't want them to live the life they are living. Encourage them and build them up! I promise you... if you pray and ask God to point people out to you who need to hear a kind word, He will! Sometimes it is so obvious to me that people need encouragement it is as obvious as a neon sign over their head saying, "I NEED ENCOURAGEMENT AT THIS EXACT MOMENT!". Girls, this is what true Christianity is about....

I found on a blog the other day the idea of writing cute little notes on index cards saying things like, "You are loved", "You are beautiful", "I'm praying for you!" and etc on them and then placing them in different places. It could be a friends car, moms mirror, school bathroom, church bathroom, friends Bible, anywhere!! Below is a sign that I made for my bathroom so that whenever a friend came over they would see it and be reminded of how God views them! Take this idea... run with it! God will give you unending opportunities!

Love you girls.... and Remember... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, and just plain AWESOME!! =)


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thought Filled Thursday!

God will never leave you empty...
If something is taken away He will replace it with something better, 
If He denies your request in a certain area it is bc He wishes to give you what is best, 
If He ask you to put something down it is so you can pick up something greater! 
~ Roy Lessin

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday!

~ Jeremiah 1:19 They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. ~


P.S. Check out Kats post (the one right before this one)! =)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How High Are Your Standards?

Hey Ladies! I was thinking the other day about chick flicks, romance movies, whatever you want to call it. I happened to be flipping channels between The Notebook and 27 Dresses. Early on in The Notebook I was thinking "what attracts me to this movie? why do I love Love Stories in general?" And after moving past the handsome actors the media throws our way, I noticed a common denominator in Chick Flicks: Pursuit. One of the most dominant things in The Notebook is how Noah pursued Allie, and didn't give up until he one her heart. After noticing this I got to thinking about 27 Dresses, Jane thought she was in love with her boss, but if you've seen the movie you know that she really falls in love Kevin. Kevin, like Noah, pursued Jane, and didn't give up on her even when she was acting insane. The thing that makes a chick flick so special to me, and I think to most girls, is the fact that these guys EARN the hearts of the women. They don't wait around for the girls to come for them, they go for the girls themselves.

So after this weird revelation in my thinking, I carried that viewpoint in the world of high school, and started assessing the girls I know in relationships and the ones I know who aren't. I look at some of these girls in relationships, and I know that the relationships won't last, because the guy isn't good enough for them. I noticed that some of my friends who are in and out of relationships are letting the guys be initiators, but it's like that's where it ends. The guys and girls are catching on to the romance of it all, but still falling short. Girls, just because a guys asks you out and he always makes the first move, doesn't mean he has earned your heart. Your standards don't need to stop there. The Bible says to guard your heart because it is the wellspring of life. YOUR HEART IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT! Don't give it away just because a guy has the guts to ask you out. Make him earn your heart. If he's the right guy, and he has God's will in mind, then the pursuing WILL happen, and your heart will be earned. But remember girls, hold out for a hero!!!

I know some girls who have had trouble with guys trying to push physical boundaries. Remember girls, when you hold out for a hero, he will not only be working for your heart but working to protect your purity as well. If the guy is worth dating he will pursue you in the RIGHT ways. I'm not saying he will be perfect, but I am saying that when you hold out for a hero, it will help your purity walk too. I love you girls!


Monday, May 10, 2010

In honor of Kathryn Reed!!

So, I was trying to think of who I wanted to do a biography about today. Then it hit me... I should share about Kathryn! I think she is an amazing rolemodel and does her very best to see God in everything she does!

K-Keeps her word
A-Actively growing in Christ
T-Truly cares about others
H-Has fun no matter what
R-Ready to give an account for her beliefs
Y-Yearns to draw people closer to God by her life
N-Never gives up

Here are a few things about Kathryn that I admire (Threre are many, but these are just a few!)... First off her love for God. There is no doubt about it... She loves God. It shows in every move she makes, breath she takes, word she says, song she sings, and just about anything else she does! I've never once heard her cuss, listen to a song that didnt bring God glory, or seen her do a thing that wouldnt honor God. Now do not get me wrong... she is human and Im sure she makes plenty of mistakes, but the one thing that matters is that she tries! Many people do not even go that far... Also, the part of how she is alwaysbready to give an account! She absolutely amazes me how pretty much everything she says she has a verse to back it up with. When I do not know how to respond to something she has the perfect thing to say... It never fails! She can make anyone laugh! Her love for God shines through her life more than anything though! :)

So now for some pictures... She may kill me, but I wanted you guuys to see how pretty she is! :)

~ Proverbs 31:30 Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who feareth the Lord, she shall be praised! ~

I love how she can have so much fun! :)

Love you sis! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekend Chat!

It's been a while since we've had one of these... :( Honestly, just bc no one really commented or anything. I wanted to try it again and see if we could get some feed back though! First off, if you havent read the post that I wrote this morning please go back and read it!!! It is what God layed on my heart and by no means would I want this post to take away from it! With that said... I want to hear from you girls what you would like us to talk about! Any ideas? We had one request for a post for girls who have already made mistakes... That will be coming up soon! :) Any other ideas? Anything that maybe you have a friend going through that you arent sure how to handle or they have questions that you arent sure how to answer? I do not promise by any means to have all the answers, but I do promise to point you to Gods word, which deos have all the answers!  

Also, I came up on this blog ( and I LOVED the idea that she had about leaving notes! Even if you do not do it in public places... friends cars, your room, a school bathroom, leaving a nice noter for a waiter, anywhere! It is our job to show Gods love and this is a great way to do it! :) Hope you all ahve a great weekend!


Sex... Good or bad?

So for the past few weeks I've felt like I haven't put my whole heart into this blog and for that I am TRULY sorry. I want you girls to know that eventhough I do not know each one of you who reads this personally I do care about you. You have no idea the times that I think of things to share with you, verses to encourage you, songs that you can relate to, and just try to come up with a way to share my heart with you. It is a constant part of my life... So with that said I want you to know that this post is one of the main things that has been on my heart lately and I would do absolutely anything for you to get this...

Often we say, "Don’t do this", "That’s not honoring to God", "You better not even be thinking about that!", yet we miss how truly amazing sex was made to be. Our culture has numbed sex down to something that you can do with anyone, at any time, with no strings attached. Is that really the way it is suppose to be though? Not at all... At least not with the mindset that God had when He created it. As I was thinking about this post and what I wanted to say I kept thinking to myself, "I cant possibly describe the amazing ness of sex and God's wonderful plan....". So I started praying that God would give me the words to say... We shall wait and see what happens... I want SO bad for you girls to get this...

First off I want to share with you that sex isn’t bad and in the right time and place sex is not a sinful thing... actually to withhold sex from your partner is sin (1 Corinthians 7:5). In the church sex is often a hush hush subject. What did God think though? Right the opposite… He didn’t hold back at all in His word when talking about sex. Just to be totally honest with you… I’m brought to tears every time I think about God’s wonderful idea (sex) and how hopefully one day I will be able to experience it. I totally understand that there are many girls who have a warped view of sexual intimacy simply because someone did things to them that they should have never done. I remember once writing in a diary how I didn’t want to ever have sex…. I viewed the whole idea as hurtful, shame, guilt, and anything but pleasurable. I’ve had many girls tell me that exact same thing also. You may know what I’m talking about… Is this God’s plan for sex though? NO! Just to make sure you got what I said… I said, “NO!!!!”! This is not His plan at all.

Now, I’ve said a couple of things that God’s plan isn’t. Lets discuss the good side- what God’s plan is! First off it is for you to fall in love with Him… and once that happens for you to find the man of your dreams! If you are in love with God and your desires are the same as His desires then the perfect man that He has will also be the one you want (Psalm 37:4). Isn’t it amazing how those things work out?! ;) For so long I didnt understand that. I thought the falling in love with God part was a drag and that I was gonna have to marry some geek who had no common sense, just studied God's word. I had such a messed up idea though.Girls, over the past year God has completely become the love of my life... I'm 100% satsified with not having a boyfriend. Of course I would like to have one, but Im willing to wait. Are you to that point in your life? People ask me why I do not date. They wonder if im against it or what, but the truth is I just havent met the right guy and Im willing to wait until I find him. I;m enjoying spending my time getting closer to God and improving my life so that I will one day be a better wife! On with my post though... :) Then for two to become one is God’s plan…. Maybe I’m just weird, but this is when I start getting chill bumps. We so often talk about not doing this or that bc of how hard it will be once you get married, but lets look at it from the positive side, for those of you who have waited and have worked so hard to save your heart. You will have nothing at all to hide…nothing to be afraid of… no regrets… Isn’t that an amazing thought? I’m not sure about you, but that makes me all the more determined to wait! I remember a woman that I look up to telling me, “Focus on the man at the end of the aisle!”. You may have no idea what so ever who he is, but that’s ok. His face can be blurry. The principal still stands though, you will want to know without a doubt as you walk down that aisle that you are giving him every last bit of yourself. No one else has any part of you that belongs to him! Then that night as you enter into your marriage you will not have to fight off past memories, regrets, flashbacks or anything like that.

Want to know one thing that just fascinates me? If you keep reading you will have no choice! ;) It is how soothing a woman’s breast can be. Again, this is where the church has become so hush hush about this, but im just going to be real with you. Song of Solomon discusses this. (Song of Solomon 7:7-8 Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, "I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit. May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples.) Have you ever noticed how if a child falls or is scared a woman can pick the child up and hold them near to herself and everything seems to go away? I imagine it is the same way for a man. Of course, not exactly, but please try to follow me. A woman’s breast brings comfort… this is the way God made it to be girls! Our world has made it to where the only time a woman’s breast is mentioned is when it is the blunt end of a disgusting joke or prank. That’s not the way God planned it though… Do you see the difference?! I hope so…

Another thing that I find amazing is how a guy is made to pursue the girl! Our culture says that women are as good at anything if not better than guys. Does that mean we have to though or that it is right too? Not at all... Have you ever thought about having a guy truly fall madly in love with you? To have him be willing to do anything for you? Of course! Doesn't every girl?! Girls now are the ones who ask guys out, make the first move, pursue them and then we wonder where the romance went. I also associate this with while having sex the man is normally on top. Not always, but most of the time. Do you get my point girls? Let God's plan work out the way He planned it and it will fulfill everyone of your God given desires! It may just be me, but I think it is beautiful the way God designed men to be the pursuers!

Finally, I want to say one more thing. We have mentioned a couple of times about writing your future husbands. I’ve heard many girls say they think it’s corny and that is perfectly fine if you do. I myself do not think it is. It is a wonderful way to, “focus on the guy at the end of the aisle” as I mentioned earlier! Share your heart… For those of you who have had feelings awakened that you wish were not, whether it be by choice or your innocence was taken from you. This is a great way to take those thoughts captive and focus them on where they should be. For you girls who have been abused, hurt, crushed, I challenge you to seek the face of God… PRAY and ask Him to show you Himself… His plan… and His will. It may seem impossible, but I promise you it isn’t. He wants to revel Himself to you. You have to let Him though. Are you willing to? I honestly think being willing to let go of the pain is often the hardest part… I pray earnestly for you girls that are at that point…

I love each and every one of you girls! As your sister in Christ I want you to view sex in the way that God wants you to…

With loving care,


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday!

Hey girls! I'm so sorry I didn't post yesterday, I wasn't feeling so great and I completely forgot. But today I just wanted to encourage you with some scriptures about victory in Jesus. I know sometimes we get discouraged, but take heart, because there IS victory in Jesus Christ. You CAN have victory over temptations and struggles.

James 4:7 "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." If you resist the devil, he WILL flee from you! Stay strong girls, the devil looks sweet on the outside, but you can resist him!

Jeremiah 10:6 "No one is like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power." There is power in the name of the Lord! Through him you can accomplish much!

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Don't doubt yourself, God gives you the power to overcome!

James 1:12 "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. " You will be rewarded for taking a stand!

1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

These are just a few verses to encourage you. Take them, memorize them, hide them in your heart so that when you are struggling you can use them to your advantage. Remember girls, YOU CAN DO THIS!

Love, Kat

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What are you known for?

Before I get started... I'm sorry my post was a day late. Prom was yesterday and it become an all day It did help spark my idea for this post though. So, it's all good! :)

Kat and I have often talked about how so many girls are consumed by what people think of them... Hence, prom night. Each girl wants to look the prettiest, get the most compliments, or get the most 2nd glances... Is that what life is about though? Here's the truth... It doesn't matter what people think about you. It matters what people think about God because of you! You may have to reread that to get it, but it is the honest truth. It isnt what the world tells us, yet how often do they really tell us the truth (What God's word says)? It breaks my heart when girls are so consumed by what others think of them, yet in the process of trying to make sure they look "ok" and are "cool" they loose focus of how they are affecting the name of their Savior... Now, please understand that God can move and do what ever He wants to do without you, yet He would also like to use you if you willl let Him. Have you ever heard the saying, "You may be the only Bible people read!"? The reality is if you claim to be a Christian that makes unbelievers watch you... You are basically wearing the name of Christ each and every day you live! During the good and the bad... So, think about it. Are you more consumed by how people see you or how people view Christ because of you? If you were told that you could not attend a prom party bc you were to "Christ like" what would your response be?

Matthew 5:13-14 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

With care,