OK, so it has been quite a while since I have blogged and I am at a friend's house who is having a Halo 3 party...a new video game that is out...and I am here to socialize, which isn't happening since everyone is playing the game...so I decided to blog...

Anyhow...I am really striving right now not to complain or "belly ache" about how my life is going...the tears are flowing which actually feels great and I am absolutely striving to find some bit of wisdom or comfort...I know my Father is here and I know that He is totally strengthening me but life just stinks tonight you know?

I actually have good and bad things that have happened today and as I wrote the last bit, I know it was my Father that brought the following bit to mind! :)

So, I was at my grandma's tonight (my dad's mom) for dinner. Well that side of the fam is very liberal and they in no way want anything to do with religion and have no concept of what a relationship with my Father is about...either that or they blatantly choose not to have one. So, I was sitting on the couch with my uncle and we were watching football and he began asking me about China...I had the chance to discuss with Him the things that I would be doing and more importantly the reasons.

My grandpa was in WWII and earned a bronze star while there. He served the US postal service for over 25 years after that and was pretty high up though I am not sure of his actual title. My family absolutely places him on a pedestal and we all are just proud of where he has been and how he has served. I am VERY proud to have my last name because of Him...

I say all of that to tell you that God led me to relate what I was going to be doing in China to my grandpa. My grandma has been kind of discouraging in my preparation and coming move to China and she says that I don't appreciate the government or the freedom that we have...

I was able to tell my uncle today that I DO appreciate the freedom I have here....but what I appreciate and absolutely love more is the freedom I have in my Father. People in China don't know my Father and don't know the freedom that they can find in Him...They don't have the opportunities to know Him that we have here in the US. And I, more than anything just want to tell them how they can be free...

Glory to the Father for writing this blog because I totally got on to complain and wrote it exactly how the thoughts were coming to my brain...hahaha....even that last bit...the end.

Love ya'll!


All things are made possible!

Friends...Somedays I am just so free through Christ and I can't help but just be excited about what God has done and how He is moving and providing! He is completely faithful, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is in control. At the same time I am struggling with the fact that my computer is broken and I have to rely on going to the Library or other people to use their and it is a time that is VERY important to have one! I need to write my first newsletter this week and it is due Thursday however I do not have the usual convenience of using my computer whenever I have freetime...so, that is a challenge and I appreciate ANY and ALL prayers because it really and truly is a struggle!

I have an amazing praise though and it overshadows the computer problem a thousand fold! My mom and I have come to an agreement concerning my house! PRAISE THE LORD!!! I will be able to move to China debt free, assuming all goes well with our plan, AND keep my house! He has proved to be amazingly faithful and I am just blessed to see Him work after so much prayer!

Thank YOU all for your prayers! I am blessed to be surrounded by such a fab group!

Love ya'll!!


During the past months, God has placed this Scripture on my mind and heart A LOT!!!

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God[d] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. '"

Matthew 6:25-34