Saturday, March 29, 2014

It takes faith

God blows change and trails at everyone at some point in their life. 
Just because I was comfortable where I was didn’t mean things wouldn’t change.
As hard as I tried I couln’t get rid of the feeling that my whole life was about to change. 
I didn’t want it to. I wasn’t even willing to accept the idea that I might have to leave everything  I knew and start over. Why should I have to? 

I wasn't ready to move. But God was ready to move me.

The answer to my question "why?" never came fully clear until a few months ago. This is where God wants me to be, it’s as simple as that.

And yet the mixed dislike and love that I feel for my new life kept me questioning Him.

"How are you using me!"

I didn’t, and still kind of don't understand why God would bring me here. But after seven long months I have fallen in love with my new home and  still didn’t see what the purpose of this was. And some days the only things that keeps me going is the thought that God has put me here for a reason. Not knowing what that is has driven 
me mad some days, but God will show me in due time I know.

And I do love my new home. The landscape is breath talking, the space seems to never end, and the peace goes on forever! And there are days when life just feels great! 
And other days I’m left guessing why I still don’t have local friends. Is God trying to tell me something? Give me time to fully focus on him? I never feel like I can hear God talking to me. Or am I just not listening? 
The questions seem to never end. And I may not get any answers until I see Jesus in heaven. 

Faith is what It takes. Unfaltering faith In God, Love, friends, and family....

So thanks to my mom, dad, brother, aunts, uncles, grandparents, Ellie, Ryan, Abby and all of my friends for helping me through tough times, showing me the blessings I missed and being there for me. You mean the world to me! Love!

So come and join me while I talk about the ups, downs, joys, pains, fun, work, beauty, and wonders of my new home and my new life, April 1-30!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Magic of Music

Like books, music is a way to get lost, a way to sink in to the world you're hearing, the thoughts of the person singing becomes yours. 

Fast and cool music picks you up off the ground. =)
Slow and or sad music gets you feeling sad. =( 

The best music connects and changes how you feel when you're listening, even awhile after you’ve taken the headphone out. Music can connect with you in more ways than one, lift you out of your world and drop you in another. 

And if you listen carefully music is a story, a statement, a voice for the silent, and a lot of the time way more. 

These days music can be so amazing! 
Music can change you're thinking, make you want to jump, shout, or collapse and cry. Now that is talent!

God has blessed many people with the voice to make music. And God has blessed other people with the music made. Some people use their voice to make music, others, music is their voice. 

And the Christian Gospel music is exploding with great songs for all ages, that praise our God the Lord Jesus Christ! It makes me feel happy that cool music is there for me when I want it, need it, or want to get lost in it. 

Toby Mac, Karrie Roberts, Newsboys, tenth avenue north, Jamie Grace, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Amy Grant, etc...

These are like some of the top Christian singers who, (in my opinion) have some of the most moving music ever! 

All my life I’ve listened to almost all Christian music, and you know what? I’m okay with that. There are times when I wish I could listen to other kinds of music, but I know the music I want to listen to just will fill my mind with things I don’t need to think about. Not saying that non Christian music is brain poison, not saying that at all! I just know hard it is for me to NOT to fallow the crowd, do what other kids do.

Taylor Swift is an example, I think she is really talented and I like a lot of her songs. But I don’t listen to them because there all about love, and relationships, why listen to music about that? There is nothing I can do with relationships at this point in my life.
 And like I said before, music can be very inspiring and get you to feel the way the artist feels. That could be good, or it could be bad if they have values different from yours. Music, movies, and books can put ideas in your head that contradict God or your parents. 

That is why I am REALLY careful with what I listen to, watch, and read.(it helps that I have really great parents)

You might be asking: why be so careful? Why don’t you live it up? You only live once.

Simple answer, I believe in God, which means this life is just the beginning. I’m living my life for God(as best as I can). 

 For me, I’m not just going to live once. I'm not special I just believe in the Special One.  


Sunday, March 23, 2014

9 days. . .

Deciding my new life gives me plenty to think about, I am sure I will have a lot to talk about.

So here is my A-Z April blog challenge theme...

God's New Life For Me.

Some topics include:

Chickens, Friends and family, Garden, New things.

So yeah. Please visit me during the A-Z blog challenge!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

11 days. . . .

Stay tuned!!! 

A-Z April blog challenge is coming soon! Are you ready?