Justified Stress? 

Even though I’m prone to worry and fret, I need to put my faith in GOD. God is big enough, powerful enough, and loving enough to take the reins. God is enough. We don’t need to put the focus on our problems and ourselves — we need to rejoice and glorify God in everything we do! 

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of GOD.” 

1 Corinthians 10:31 

Life is about GOD, not me (and not you), so get over it. Think of a relationship you have. For example, you may have thought of a boyfriend, or your mom, dad, siblings, friends, or anyone you deeply care about. Think about how much time you spend with them — you’re constantly investing in them and getting to knew them. God should be your purpose. God should be my purpose. God should be my closest relationship. So why doesn’t my time reflect that? How much time should I be spending with God? Is it even close to the amount of time I spend with Him now? Chances are, no. Absolutely not. I’m spending a lot less time with God than I should. 

I may spend time with God more frequently than I choose to spend with a lot of people, but that doesn’t matter. Judging by the way I spend my time, God and I could have the closeness level equivalent to that of an acquaintance. That’s not too deep when I have the opportunity to get to know my God. To get to know my savior. Oh the joy, that He first loved us. I’m so undeserving, and thankful for His love. I’m thankful for his mercy and grace when I constantly mess up and I constantly fail Him. 

Yes, I pray (text Him), and I read His Word every once in a while (actually see what He’s saying to me in response), but I don’t spend anything more than about twenty minutes or less a day. Some days, I’ll have that rare “trip to Sonic” or “hey, let’s catch up over coffee,” but one could not say God is my best friend. One could not say He is of utmost priority to me. 

God, 

Please fill me up with You. Give me that desire to spend more and more time with You. God, please give me that drive and that passion. Please kindle all the energy and personality I have, and use it for Your Will. God, let my time reflect my priorities

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannnot change, the courage to change the things that I can change, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is— not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will. That I may be reasonably happy in this life, and I may be supremely happy with Him forever in the next. 

Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive in the ones who have trespassed against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever — Amen. 

One Moment Can Change Everything

So my best friend at college just got into a major car accident, and her car is totaled. I don’t know all the details, but she is getting a CT scan done right now. The doctors are positive she will be okay though. 

When I heard I started crying so hard. She means the world to me, and tonight made me realize how quickly you can lose the people that you love with your whole heart. You truly do need to treasure every minute you have with somebody, because you never know when it might be your last. 

LOVE

Her Divine Splendour

I don’t understand how love songs can be slow; because those beats can never match with the pace of your heart beat when you’re in love. People say love is sick because it consists of memories and goodbyes and endings. But so does everything. How can the idea of someone’s absence bring so much pain to you when the amount of happiness you feel erupting out of you in their presence is much greater, and stronger.
Love is momentary – that completeness that engulfs your conscience when you hold them and hug them hard, or in those kisses when just shove your face right into theirs trying to transmit all of that outpouring happiness into them, to tell them how strong it is what you feel in the moment. When even after the kiss is over, you aren’t done. You lean forward and hold them even tighter than before because…

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In ‘N Out

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       This vacation came and went by so quickly. I feel like yesterday we were just stopping for the night in Mobile, Alabama.. not sure that we were actually going to get a hotel room. We had driven all day, and Peyton (my boyfriend’s two year old … Almost THREE! brother) had to stay awake until well after midnight.

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Bless his heart. But, really, it feels like the trip just began. I am reluctant to actually get in the car tomorrow and make the painful journey back to reality and errands. But, it’ll be good for me.

    My favorite part of this vacation was getting to meet all of John’s (my boyfriend) family that I hadn’t ever met.

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We took this vacation with John’s dad’s side of the family, and the only people I knew were John’s immediate family. It was nerve racking, but I managed. I grew to love everyone, and I’m glad he got to share this part of his family with me.

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