Friday, December 31, 2010

The Last Day...

This also means the last blog of the year.
It's kind of crazy sitting here typing the last words of my New Years Resolution for 2010. One blog post, one picture, every day for 365 days. I honestly can't believe I followed through with it. Okay, I admit, there were a couple days in there when I didn't take my own picture and had to resort to one from the internet but still.. I'm rather impressed with myself for how dedicated I stayed throughout the year. I also need to let the world know that I am proud of my best friend, Laurel, who did this project with me. I'd say that it was a way to help keep us connected when we parted for college and was fun to see where God took us this past year. So, thank you so much Laurel for keeping me motivated. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have made it! Oh and we also started a blogging epidemic! Props my friend :)

Cautiously taking the time to think about my day, how I'm feeling, how others have impacted my life and to reflect on what God has done for me this past year has truly helped me grow as a person. I think the biggest improvements come when we take the time to reflect on what's going on in us and around us. I've had ups and downs, curves and bumps but that is all part of life and as a friend told me, we just have to take them and roll with them. God has dealt us each a hand of cards for a reason and we're to handle them the best we can.

I also would like to thank everyone who faithfully read my blog for these past 365 days.. Holy smokes, that's a lot of days! You also kept me going knowing that people really cared about my silly resolution. I love you all and thank you for being in my life! You are what make this life worthwhile.

For now I don't have a new daily resolution but I would like to...
A.) Loose a couple pounds... just become more fit!
B.) Learn to play the guitar well. This has been a resolution since middle school but I'm determined to make it happen this time!

That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure I'll come up with more. In case anyone was wondering, I am going to continue to blog, just not everyday. It will be nice to be able to write down my thoughts and adventures from time to time but not having the pressure to do it everyday will be a relief! Again, I thank you all so much for following and supporting me in my journey of this blog.

May God bring peace, joy, happiness and everything that you love in this new year! Here's to 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Football & Friends

The McKinney's came over for dinner. Megs is home from New York so my mom made spaghetti and we had a nice time hanging out with them. The Huskies played Nebraska so everyone was wearing their purple. Lucky for us they pulled out another win!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

God's Words

Read Revelation 20.

Satan was bound with a chain and shut up in the Abyss, making him unable to deceive the nations for one thousand years. This opens the way for Jesus to demonstrate that a righteous rule, based upon God's word and with His agenda, will bring satisfaction and joy to the world.

Our opportunity to receive grace will not last forever, and our chance to share that grace with those who don't know the Lord will not last forever either.

Also read Malachi 1.

The lesson is that our worship must be genuine and from the heart. God sees and knows how we come to Him. A ho-hum approach is not acceptable when coming before the God of the universe.

Luke 24:13-35
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.

He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

“What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

How great would it be to be one of the two walking when Jesus came beside them and showed them the scriptures? What would your reaction be? I'm not entirely sure what mine would be but I would sure be in awe. He explained to them that the promises of the Old Testament scriptures pointed to Him and were being fulfilled before their eyes.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Guess What?

Only 3 more days of 2010.
Crazy, I know.
I suppose I should write some new years resolutions.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sister, Hair Cut, Puppy, Dancing!

I mustered up enough courage to cut my hair today. I believe the lady said she cut off 6 inches. It feels so healthy and light though and I like it a lot! I've now got bangs and a little bit of style. It's not just hanging like dead pieces of string.. that's how I would have described it.

Carly and I had a little photo sesh in the hall today. The puppy was involved.

Girls night at Briana's for some more Michael Jackson dance wii game. Soooo much fun. That's all I have to say about it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mis Amigos.

Church, worship, a good message.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17

Leftovers for dinner.
Amanda's house for some good 'ol friend time.
Who knew that the Michael Jackson dancing wii game could be so fun?
I couldn't stop playing that game!
Catch phrase on the kitchen floor.
Lots of laughter and smiles.
Again, I love my friends!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

So many people forget that this time of year. I am so thankful to have a savior who died for me. I find it so awesome to think of Mary and Joseph traveling the distance they did to find a place for Jesus to be born. I admire Mary and her obedience to God's plan for her life. How amazing she must have felt on that night. Merry Christmas to all.