Monday, December 15, 2008

Whatever You're Doing...

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out

This song sums up a lot of my life right now. Christ is moving my heart in more ways that I can even begin to comprehend. His will for my life has been made so evident to me, it's almost scary. I have a lot of huge decisions to make over the next couple of months. Please pray for me. And before you ask, no, I am not moving to the D.R.

Life is good and the Lord is so so so great.

Last day of semester: 4 days
Vacation to Leon, Guanajuato: 5 days
NORTH AFRICA: 45 days.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Graduation!

This past Saturday I attended the school of Nursing graduation at UT. I went to cheer on my friend, Heather! If there is one person that was ready to be done with college it's Heather. This girl has worked hard. Really really hard in school. She's been through so much, and at the end of the day continues to seek and follow the Lord's will in her life. Heather lost her dad earlier this semester in an accident, and she's proven to be so strong through everything that life has thrown her way. Walking through that tragic experience with Heather, and praying for her has brought so much hope in my life. She amazes me, and I'm so thankful to call this girl my friend. She's one of those people who brings much joy into my life. Her love for the Lord is absolutely contagious, and her love for her family and friends is so wonderful to see and feel. On Sunday she moves to Dallas, TX. I will miss this girl in more ways than I can explain, but I know the Lord will be faithful to her in this next season of her life. She's one of those friends that don't come along that often. I've been blessed and will cherish her friendship forever.

Happy Graduation, Heather! I love you!

Monday, December 1, 2008


I love NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!

In other news I've been listening to this song on repeat all morning at my desk:

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart(X's2)

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me
(Yes Lord, Thank You Lord)

Behold Him there! The risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

I really really like this song a lot! We sang it last night at church. I love my church. I love the truth spoken week in and out. I missed last Sunday since were in NYC, and it's crazy how much I miss the Stone when I'm away.

NYC was great. It was really really cold, but other than that it was really great to hang out and be away. I love NYC. We went to see a show, did a ton of shopping, ate some really good food, and I got to spend time with girls who mean a lot to me. Ya!

My birthday is NINE DAYS AWAY. I can't believe I'm about to be 25. I'm having a birthday bash on Friday at my house. If you are in town come by!

Work is work. I'm so glad it's December. Three weeks of work and then I'm off for two whole weeks!

I almost can't believe it's December 1st. This year has flown by so fast. So many changes have occurred in my life over the past year. Some that were harder than others, but at the end of the day I say that the Lord has been good to me through and through.

Here are some pics from my mini-vacay to NYC:

Remember that time we met "Jenny Humphries" from GOSSIP GIRL?!?!

Tanya and I on the plane! We're almost there!!! I love this woman.

Us in front of Serendipity. Best MINT frozen hot chocolate ever!

I sure do love that roommate of mine. We've just finished some great NYC pizza!

Two of the greatest ladies I've ever met. This is us freezing in Times Square waiting for Broadway tickets!!! We saw Phantom of the Opera.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I love countdowns...

I love seeing the number of days that I have left to something exciting in my life. Here's a list of my current favorites:

Trip to NYC!!!!!!! - 3 days
Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday besides my birthday)- 10 days
My 25th Birthday- 23 days
Last day of school for the semester- 32 days
Vacation to Mexico with my parents- 33 days
Christmas- 38 days!
Barrett's wedding!- 46 days!
Trip to North Africa with 10 AMAZING women- 73 days

Ok, that's all for now!!!!

What a great weekend I had. I got to meet the team I'm serving with this coming Jan/February. I got to watch Texas get another win this season, Hook'em!! I got to hang out with some old friends, and new friends on Saturday night and eat some delicious food. I got to get up at the crack of dawn to serve the children of the austin stone through kidstuff! I got to worship a God that I love bringing praise to. I got to eat a great dinner with my wonderful roommate, Laurin. I got to rest and enjoy all that the Lord has blessed me with. Here's to a great weekend... and a great week to come.

over and out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Guanajuato, Mexico

These are my roots! I'm going to spend 10 awesome days there this Christmas break with my parents! VIVA MEXICO!!!!!!!! I'm actually from Texas, but this is where my parents are from. It's always nice to go back there. They feel very at home there... as they should.

I love it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Some great things going on...

1. I've gotten a TON of rest the past five or so days. The Lord is faithful to provide rest. I just gotta keep remembering this. I gotta slow down.
2. I got to put up my friend, Paik's, Christmas tree last Thursday!!! I love Christmas! i can't wait to get our tree up! We have the perfect window!
3. I got to celebrate my dear friend, Summer's 25th Birthday on Friday night! Yay cheese and wine, and catchphrase!!!!
4. I got to cheer on my HORNS in person on Saturday! It was so great to be back at the DKR stadium and sing Texas Fight about 50 times! And afterwards got to eat a delcious hamburger at my favorite on campus spot, Player's!
5. My parents came in town and bought me some stuff for my trip to NYC!!!!! :)
6. And the last, probabaly most EXCITING THING OF MY LIFE, is that I'm going here in JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Message me and I'll tell you why I'm going there and what I'll be doing. I'm so excited.

Christ is faithful to provide for His children. I'm blessed.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm tired.

I wish I had something exciting to write about, but I just don't. I'm actually really tired. I feel like this semester has been one of the longest of my life. (yes, I still think in semesters). I've also realized that I have only taken one day off this entire year (Sept 16th, school holiday) to do nothing. Every other day I've taken off has been spent traveling some place, or have had stuff going on in Austin. I think that since it's November... my body is tired. I need to make more time for myself, because most of time is always spent with others, and while I love it, I think it's taking a toll on many parts of my life. The past couple of weeks I've been SO SO drained. To the point of pure exhaustion. I can't really seem to shake it either. It's been a long week, and all I want to do is sleep with no interruption, and wake up in the morning with nothing to do. I hope that day comes soon, but it doesn't look too promising as I feel like the rest of the year is pretty planned out.

I'm not asking you to feel sorry for me. I guess I'm asking for you to pray that I would be able to rest in Christ. That I would be able to lay my burdens at His feet each day. That despite me being so tired, that I would wake up each morning for the sake of HIS gospel.

He is all I need.
This picture brings me a lot of peace :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God is on the Throne.

I don't typically share my political views or opinions with most people. I was a government major in college, and most people would never even guess that. I'm not into discussing politics, but I do enjoy reading and being informed on them. So, I've decided to express some of my opinions on my blog.... because it's mine and I have that right :) If you disagree, that's ok.

I'm disappointed in last night's election. But let's face it, I'm not the only one. I think about half of America is disappointed right now. But the same would have been the case if McCain would have pulled out the victory. It's heart breaking to know how un-unified America is right now. I almost wish that whoever won would have been by a bigger margin. Just as many people wanted him in office as didn't. That's disappointing my friends.

In the book of Romans Paul talks about submitting to authorities. Romans 13:1, says, Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. I think it would be easy to twist this verse around to not have to "submit" to Obama. The bottom line is that I truly believe that God is the one in control of this universe. I know that He is sovereign over all, and will be sovereign to live out his plan in my life despite who my president is. One of the things that I dislike about Obama is his use of the word "Hope". I don't like that it's on his picture everywhere I turn around. In my opinion it seems as though he thinks his reign in office is the hope for the world, and I couldn't disagree more with that. I'm need a President, not a savior.

I'm nervous about the radical liberal policies that he's proposed. I'm nervous about his stance and support of partial birth abortions. If you're a Christian who supports Obama, I'd be curious to hear what you think about that stance. I don't like his stance on heatlh care, "The Obama-Biden plan provides affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing healthcare system, and uses existing providers, doctors and plans to implement the plan." I think a universal health care system would greatly diminish the great quality of health care our country has. What do you think about his proposed Tax Increases?The bottom line is that this list could go on and on, but I'll stop there.

I'm not happy with the outcome of this election. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to agree with his stance on most issues. But, he's my authority and I'll respect the fact that he's America's president. I know that it's him who has the toughest job in America the next four years. I'm going to sit back and see what all he can "change!" But I'll never, and will repeat never, put my hope for the world in him. Christ is the ruler over all.

Over and out.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween....?

My favorite part of Halloween is the candy. Let's just be honest here. I got some M&M's and Hersey's but only winded up having one trick-or-treater. I'm sure there were others, but Lynn and I decided we were pretty hungry right around prime time trick-or-treating... Oops! Where did we go? Well a place that Lynn says she could eat at "8 times a week". Leah Gibson would agree I bet.
This place is delicious and I've recently discovered the greatness that is there "Big as Yo Face Burrito", however I get half and it's plenty. If you haven't tried one... get it! So that was the start of our Halloween night. What did we do next? Did we go home and watch scary movies and scream? Absolutely not. We got in the spirit of our next favorite Holiday.... CHRISTMAS! We're going to New York in 19 days and what better way to get geared up for it? Watch Christmas movies that take place in NY!

I love love love this movie. I watched it for the first time a couple of years ago with Candace, and have enjoyed it ever since. One of my favorite things Candace and I did in NY last May was actually go to the restaurant and have a dessert. It was delicious! Lynn promised me we could go back :) I love this movie! Up next was my one of my favorite all time movies as well. Lynn and I can quote every line and decided that if anyone else were watching it with us they would probably be very annoyed.

"Bye buddy, hope you find your dad." "You stink, you smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa." "And then... we'll snuggle." "Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?" "And I love you, I love you, I lovvvvvve you!" "What's a Christmas gram I want one!" "Does it have sugar in it? then YES!" - Hahaha... I could go on and on.

So, that was my Happy Halloween. I wouldn't change a thing about it :) The only thing missing was both of our favorite candy... Mint M&M's. They will be on the shelves soon enough though!

Be sure to watch Texas WRECH stupid texas tech tonight. HOOK'EM HORNS!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Baylor.... Sic'em

I know you would never believe I'd actually write a blog about another university, but the day has come. Yes, I'm still a loyal Longhorn fan, and will be... forever, but I've also realized how much I enjoy seeing parts of people's lives, and Baylor University was where several of my good friends spent some great years of their life. Lynn and I decided to head down to Waco this afternoon so she could give me a tour of the campus, and I got to eat at my favorite taco place, Rosa's. It was a fun/random trip and it was so cool to see another part of her life. Lynn is a new friend of mine who I met back in August, and have become good friends over the course of this fall. She's an awesome woman of the Lord, and has brought a lot of laughs and fun times in to my life recently. I love her! I'm very thankful for her friendship and look forward to see how the Lord uses it in both of our lives. Our next "Road Trip" is jet setting to NYC in 24 DAYS!!!

The Lord's been good to me.
Oh, and Texas is still NUMBER ONE. Hook'em Horns!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I will rise...

Chris Tomlin's song below makes my heart REALLY excited:

I Will Rise:
There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb"

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

Won't it be a great day with no more sorrow and no more pain? What a great day of the Lord that will be. I'm thankful that I can live at peace in that truth. That Christ is the King of and Lord of the Universe, and one day He will call each of us by name, and rise above with Him in glory forever.

I am blessed. Blessed beyond measure. May each day of my life be lived for His gospel, for His purpose, and ultimately for His glory.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New York City

One of my favorite things to do in life is travel. I've been blessed the last few years of my life with being able to see lots of new places. I went to Colordao with some friends at the beginning of the year, went to the D.R. in March and then again in June, Philly a few weeks, ago and next up is NYC! I visited the city back in May '07 and really really loved it. It's a very cool, but very busy city. I'm fortunate enough to get to celebrate my 25th birthday a little early (my excuse for going on this trip) with three of my best friends. Tanya Jo, Lynn, Laurin, and I will depart from Austin on Thursday, Nov. 20th for a long weekend of fun :) I'm so dang excited!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Let Your Kingdom Come


Give us a love for peace
Move us to brokenness
Our generosity,
Release from poverty

Your Kingdom here and now
To the least of these
Distribute what we have
That all may taste and see

Let Your Kingdom come
Let Your will be done
All the Earth will say
and echo angels’ praise
that You are God

So, let the sick run free
The orphan find her home
The captured man will know
Release from slavery

Your Kingdom here and now
To the least of these
Distribute what we have
That all may taste and see

Let Your Kingdom come
Let Your will be done
All the Earth will say
and echo angels’ praise
that You are God

We pray and ask for hope
We pray and ask for peace
We pray and ask for justice
We pray and ask for You
We pray and ask for You

Let Your Kingdom come
Let Your will be done
All the Earth will say
and echo angels’ praise
that You are God

We've been singing this song a lot the past seven weeks in our Vision Series at the Stone, and for some reason (God) this song gets me SO FIRED UP! I love it. I think I could hear and sing it all day long and never grow tired of the truth behind the lyrics of this song. We just finished at seven weeks series about being a church FOR the city of Austin. The Lord is doing mighty things through the people of this church, and I'm just thankful to be a part of what God is doing here.

May this all be for His glory.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


If you know me AT ALL you will know that I am a die-hard UT Sports fan. I love the longhorns and bleed burnt orange. On Saturday, we had our much anticipated rivarly game with the evil, Oklahoma Sooners. This game is a big game every year. Texas hates OU and OU hates Texas. We meet in the middle and play at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Tx. Saturday's game was outstanding, and we came up on top of the th #1 ranked Sooners, 45-35. It was one of those games that at times I had trouble breathing, but in the end the Longhorns prevailed! I'm SOOOO stoked! When the new rankings came out on Sunday afternoon, it was the Texas Longhorns that were the new #1 :) Hook'em Horns! Up next: The Missouri Tigers come to town. This one should be just as exciting.

I'd also like to add the rankings of some of my dearest friends:

Baylor Bears- #70
Texas aTm Aggies- #87

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My trip to Philly

I had the amazing opportunity to go visit my great friend, Rebecca in Philadelphia this past weekend. Rebecca and I have been good friends for the past year or so after meeting last summer interning together for Makarios. She moved to Philly the past June to do the Teach For America program. She's now a fourth grade teacher, and definitely has her hands full. It was so great to see her, her new city, get in some good laughs, and enjoy some great food. Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the U.S. and also the poorest in the top 10 (I believe). There were some awesome, beautiful parts of this historic city, but there were also some pretty "rough" parts you could say. I think a city like Philly definitely puts in perspective the reality of the world, and that it's not all sunshine and happiness. It was cool to see another part of the U.S. that I had never seen. I definitely can't wait for another visit sometime!

Fun Things from my trip:
1) eat at PAT'S (best cheese steak of my life). I don't think I'll EVER be able to eat a cheese steak in Austin and be satisfied.
2) seeing parts of Rebecca's cute neighborhood
3) witnessing Rebecca's AWESOME parallel parking skills (wow)
4) FREE Bruce Springsteen and Amos Lee concert (but briefly having to hear liberals cheer on Obama- sick)
5) wearing burnt orange in DT Philly and hearing people say Hook'em, and even one guy yelling "Texas" and Rebecca and I yelling "Fight!"
6) Watching the Texas game in a Sports bar in DT Philly with other Texas Exes!
7) Attending Rebecca's awesome church, Epiphany Fellowship
8) Getting to go to New Jersey, just for a grade book :)
9) Eating a Hoagie from a Convenient store.
10) Last but definitely not least, getting to meet Rebecca's fourth graders. Getting to spend a morning watching my friend love and teach these challenging kids. It was awesome.

I love you, Rebecca!!!! :)

Friday, September 26, 2008


I've had a lot of great friendships in my almost 25 (I can't believe I'm almost this old) years of life. I've known some people in my life for a long time, and some people just a few months, and I'm thankful for them all. I'm thankful that I have friends who challenge me. I'm thankful that I have friends who love me unconditionally, because let's face it, I'm not perfect. I'm thankful that I have friends who pray for me. I'm thankful that I have friends that will just sit and listen to me ramble, but then offer me love and grace. I'm thankful that I have friends who fulfill my love languages (quality time and words of affirmation). I'm thankful that I have friends who would go to the ends of the earth for me. I'm thankful that I have friends that I can be real with. I'm thankful that I have friends who always keep me laughing, smiling, and make my days so much brighter.

Most of all, I'm thankful that the Lord has bestowed this great blessing of friendship in my life. I don't have the act of being a "good" friend perfected, but the Lord has allowed me to really invest in some great people, and have some great people invest in me.

Thank you, sweet Jesus.

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Soul Sings...

my soul sings, my soul sings, my soul sings HOW I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Christ, I'm a great sinner that was in need of a great Savior. Thank you for being that in my life. Thank you know for knowing the depths of my heart, and loving me the same. Thank you for being a God of truth. Thank you for being a God of mercy, grace, and compassion. You are the King of Glory, and I'm so thankful to be a daughter of the King who will reign forever. What a great day that will be, Christ.

My soul will forever sing how I love you.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another quote...

This quote broke my heart.

"The reason you aren't broken over this city, the reason the lostness of Austin doesn't make you weep, the reason that you aren't desperately broken over your roommate, parents, husband, wife, family, the reason that you aren't broken for your co-workers is because at the end of the day we live ours lives like we do not believe that the wrath of God is going to abide on those who has not put their faith and trust in Jesus."- Matt Carter

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A great quote from a sermon

"The bible gives one main reason for why being single is better than being married. (I Cor 7:32-34) As a single you are able to have an undivided heart towards God. You're able to have a singular passion and a singular devotion towards God. Though all of you are able to have an undivided heart towards God, many of you don't. Not because you are married and constantly thinking about your spouse but because you are constantly thinking about and worrying about getting married. You are robbing yourself and you are robbing God of the one main thing that makes it better for you to be a single than to be married."

Halim Suh
Pastor of Get Trained
Austin Stone Community Church


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I just wanna know why...

Let me preface this post with saying that these are only my opinions, read with an open mind. 

Life is interesting at times. The Lord is my constant, but some of the curve balls I'm thrown in this crazy world sometimes take me for a whirlwind and I'm not even sure what to think. As I was driving home tonight on Mopac I was thinking about something that has recently been driving me nuts. It's almost causing an ulcer (ok, I'm dramatic sometimes but you get the point). I've been worrying about it, and it's consumed my thoughts for the past couple of days. As I was driving it hit me that this situation is SO minimal on the scheme of my entire life. It shouldn't consume my thoughts the way it has. In reality this thing is something I wish I could just stop thinking about. No- I'm not worried that I'm currently homeless and still haven't found a place to live :) In fact, I have more peace in that than I ever thought possible. 

In contemplating life I realized that sometimes I feel like I'm the only person seeing a situation in a certain way and I feel like I'm waving my hands in the air trying to get everyone else's attention but no one sees me. Does that make sense? Why do the things of this world make us worry so much? One of the things that I'm tired of is the American Dream. I'm sick of living amongst it, and I'm sick of seeing people live only for it. It makes my stomach hurt. It makes me want to throw up that I live in a world that pushes me to succeed, that pushes me to make more money, that pushes me to get a promotion, that tells me that I'm only normal if I'm married, etc. etc. This list could go on and on, but quite frankly I'm so over it that it's not even funny. I'm disappointed in how we value the things that Christ has provided in our lives in so much of a lesser light than we do the things of this world. It amazes me that people go above and beyond to congratulate someone who's just engaged, but doesn't recognize at all what the Lord has done in their life the past month or even year, but that this one event surpasses anything Christ could ever do. I just DON'T GET IT. I don't understand it at all. I'm not fascinated with the idea of getting married. I'm just not. It would be nice, but let's face it, it's not anywhere in the near future. I'm so sick of seeing my friends who aren't close to this feeling less of themselves because the only reason they feel this way is because of this world. We should find our value in Christ, not in a man/woman/husband/wife. No, I'm not bitter that I'm single. If the Lord calls me to a life of singleness so be it, if he calls me to be married someday so be it. I know that he has not completed my work as a single woman, and that's why I am where I am right now. That's it. I'm not less of a person because I'm not married and I'm sick of so many people throwing it in my face as if that were true because it's not. 

I feel like the american dream has caused us to live a life of complacency. I feel like that's a life that breaks the heart of Christ too. I feel like it's so easy to blame why we strive for things on the fact that we live in America and quite frankly I'm really sick of that excuse. I'm sick of not being able to live out true community because of the busy american life. I just don't feel like Christ's dream for our lives was a dream of luxury, wealth, prosperity, etc. I believe that Christ called us hear to live out his dream of the nations knowing His name. I believe that He wants us to live our life as if He is coming back today! Why isn't His return the most significant future event in our life? Why don't we care? WHY? I just don't get it. I'm just so baffled. 

This post isn't talking about anyone specific, it's more about a general trend I see among Americans, believers and non, and in some cases even talking about myself. 

Through all of this the only thing I know to be true is that Christ is ruler of all. Christ's dream for my life is the only dream I want to live out. Are you with me? 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I've just finished packing everything I own in about 10 boxes and all my clothes are in my suitcase for the next month. I'm sitting in a very empty apartment. I'm actually in Candace's old room with nothing but my laptop. I'm actually about to unplug the internet and put the modem in a box to deliver back to Time Warner in the morning. Moving day is tomorrow. I'll move my stuff to "storage" aka Hope and Elias' garage. They have graciously offered to store my stuff for the next month as I wait patiently for the Lord to provide a place for my roommate and I to live this Fall. I'll be staying with friends as I wait for my roommate to return home from the DR at the end of August. Tomorrow marks a day where everything that is "mine" will be stored away, and I'll literally be living out of two suitcases. I kind of feel like I'm going on vacation but I'm not. This next month is going to be a month full of changes, and my heart is surprisingly at utter peace. While others are busy freaking out for me, I have a sense of peace that everything I'm about to experience in this month of being in limbo will just make me cling more to the Lord to provide for me. I should live out each day of my life this way. I pray that He would teach me that nothing I have here is really mine, and in a moment it can all be taken away from me. I'm thankful that the only true constant in my life each day is Jesus. I know that He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. With that truth I am confident that He's got my life in his hands for the next month.... and for eternity.

Over and Out forever from Apartment 1432.

Here's to a new stage of life, a wonderful new roommate, a new place to live (wherever that might be), a new community, but most all a new season of life with my precious Jesus. Amen.

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I trust in Him.

You're my Healer

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

I trust in You
I trust in You

I believe You're my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You're my Portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

My Healer, You're my Healer

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

We sang this song this Sunday at the Austin Stone, and I can't get the lyrics out of my head. It's a beautiful song of truth. My prayer is that I would truly believe the lyrics, and truly believe that indeed nothing is impossible for my great God.

This week is nuts. I'm in the process of moving, and also looking for a place to live this fall. Prayers for that too! A great friend of mine is getting married this weekend and festivities for that begin on Friday. I'm so excited. The Lord has blessed me to know some wonderful people in my twenty four years of life.

"Draw near to God and he will draw near to you..." - James 4:8

Peace. LOVE. hope.

Leticia Ana <><

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'm not a very good at this...

When I started this blog I had full intentions of posting more than every month and half. However, life happens. Especially my life. My life has been extremely busy over the past couple of months. It seems like I don't have a free minute in the day, but in those that come I ultimately desire those times to be in the Word or listening to a sermon, or just listening to Andy Melvin on my Ipod. All three of those things are some of my favorite things to do EVER!

So yes, if you read my previous post and know me at all you know that I went to the DR again! Third time is a charm, right? :) I left for the DR on June 19th and returned to Austin, TX on July 6th. It was a glorious 15 days spent on the Island that I love so dearly. The Lord always teaches me so much while I am there, and it was another incredible experience. Because my life had been so crazy/busy it was SO nice to sit and be still before the Lord in another country. It was awesome to sit with my friends who are serving there and hear about what the Lord is doing in their lives. It was awesome to reconnect with Dominican people that I have grown to love in my time spent there. I'm always incredibly encouraged every day that I am there. I'm challenged to live out my faith the way that they do. I'm challenged to live in the moment of each day. Words on this computer screen won't ever be able to describe why this place is so special to me, but just know that it is. Maybe the Lord will call me there someday.... just keep praying! :)

I hopped off the plane last Sunday afternoon and life picked up right where I had left it two weeks earlier. The sermon that I came home to that night was in the Top 3 of best sermons/hardest sermons I have ever heard at the Stone. I can't get into the depth of the truth spoken through Matt Carter. You should listen to the podcast or grab it online at if you have not listened to it. It's titled "The consequences of Sexual Failure". Just listen. It will truly put you on your face before the Lord.

I move out of my apartment in two weeks from tomorrow. I've lived here for two years next week. It's kind of surreal. My two roommates move out on Tuesday, for their new apartment right down the road. So where am I going? I have no idea. My future roommate, Laurin, is in the DR till August 21st. In the meantime I'm staying with friends and everything I own is going to my friend Hope's garage. We have no idea where we are going to live once she gets back to Austin. And you know what? I'm not worried about it at all. I have peace in knowing that the Lord will provide a place, and that it's all going to work out. Everyone around me is super worried, but this is something that I don't have much control over, so it is what it is. We'll see what works out. Whatever happens I know it's going to be GREAT :) I'm blessed.

I don't have major updates. I do start discipling someone tomorrow. It's the president of Sigma Phi Lambda (the sorority I was in, in college). I'm excited/nervous. Lord, prepare my heart! Work is work. It's going, I enjoy it. The summer has been pretty laid back, and I get to wear shorts! Score! And we're off on Friday's- Double Score! This Friday I'm going to schlitterbahn with a co-worker of mine! Woohoo.

Life is good. No complaints. The Lord is faithful, my friends.


Peace. Love. Hope.

leticia ana <><
1 Timothy 1:5

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where has the past month and half gone?

I have no idea. I guess times flies when you're having fun! Life is good and the Lord is great. I can't get that truth out of my mind right now. The Lord continues to draw me near to Him, and I continue to know and understand the truth of who He is in my life. He is the lover of my soul, my redeemer, and knows the depths of my heart and loves me the same. That's incredible.

Since my last post I've:
gotten a sweet tattoo of the greek word for hosanna on my wrist. check facebook for pics.
bought a sweet car. an '07 red Jetta named Sophia.
got a new roomie for this fall
I'm being discipled by this amazing gal from the Austin Stone

Things are great. I can't even really go into much more detail than that. The Lord is incredibly faithful to me. The more I seek Him, the more I find Him.

The Austin Stone community church feels the most like "home" on this earth. (This earth isn't my home though, you know this). The sermons continue to challenge me, and I continue to seek ways to serve this body. I yearn for great community in this body as well. I have a quote from this past week's sermon that has been on my heart all week. There's nothing flower-y in it, or even anything that would make me boast. It's just a quote on the truth of mourning over sin. Over my sin, that thankfully is covered by the grace of Christ. I was dead in my sin, but am alive because of Christ. Amen. I say yes, and Amen.

"The thing about Christianity is that you can never experience the fullness of the joy of your salvation until you really understand and comes to grips with your sin and the affects that sin has on your life. You'll never understand the heights of grace until you understand the depths of your depravity and the depths of sin. So mourning is extremely important for you to really experience the joy that God has for you. The more you see your own sin the more precious and amazing God's grace appears to you. And the more your aware of God's grace and acceptance of Christ the more your able to drop your denials and defenses and admit the true nature and character of your own sin. It's reciprocal, more grace, more brokenness, more brokenness, greater grace."- Ronnie Smith

Keep seeking the King wherever you are.

Peace.Love. Hope.

over and out.


- Leticia Ana
Psalm 6:7-11

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Random Facts about Myself

I was tagged by Alexia to post this meme on my blog, so here we go.

The rules are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules here
3. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself
4. Tag 7 random people at the end of the post, linking to them.
5. Leave a comment on their blog so that they know they’ve been tagged.

6. I really like to stay up late even though I have to get up early for work. If I had it my way, I'd go to bed around 2am and get up around 10am. That would be the life!

7. My biggest pet peeve is when people don't email/call/message me back. It's so frustrating to me.

8. I like burnt popcorn. Of course I prefer that it not be, but the taste of burnt popcorn doesn't bother me at all. Ha. It's true.

9. Even though my schedule doesn't reflect it, I really do hate to be busy all the time. I wish I could wake up every morning not knowing exactly what I was doing the rest of the day.

10. I don't like icing, and I think the best part of a cupcake is the actual cake. I could completely do without the icing all together.

11. Being a missionary and living in third world country doesn't scare me the way that it use to. In fact it intrigues me more than any other job in the states.

12. I love airports. alot. Also because I really really love to travel. If I had an endless amount of money I would travel to a new city every weekend. (one can dream, right?)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nothing Compares...

To the greatness of knowing the Lord. I was driving down Mopac today and listening to an old Third Day CD of mine and the song "Nothing Compares" came on. Here are the lyrics:

I've heard all the stories
I've seen all the signs
Witnessed all the glory
Tasted all that's fine
Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord
Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord
I see all the people
Wasting all their time
Building up their riches
For a life that's fine
I find myself just living for today
'Cause I don't know what
Tomorrow's gonna bring
So no matter if I rise or fall
I'll never be alone, oh no

I've been a lot of places. I've been in so many different states. I've been everywhere that any person in the world might say is "great". I've eaten at some really expensive fancy restaurants. I've worked in downtown Austin. I've dressed fancy and been around people who have more money than they know what to do with. I've pretty much done everything that this world says should satisfy me. However, as I drove down Mopac in my nicely air conditioned SUV looking at all the mansions in Rollingwood, Texas I realized that everything that I've seen, done, eaten, spent money on doesn't even come CLOSE to what it means to me knowing the Lord. That the fellowship I have with the Lord is the sweetest thing in all of my life. That He fills me more than anyone in the entire world. And I say that with an honest heart. I say that because I've tasted the things of the world, and I've tasted the things of the Lord, and I can honestly say that knowing the Lord is absolutely the most fulfilling experience of my entire life. I'm more filled now than I have been in probably my whole life. My prayer and hope is that this passion that I have for Christ would never leave me. That this passion I have for preaching His name to the Nations would never leave me. That the Holy Spirit would live inside me all the days of my life, and that I would humbly listen to whatever He asks of me. I ask to never forget the Cross. I ask to never forget the unending amount of grace poured out into my life that I don't deserve. I ask that I never forget that I have a Saviour who came for Me. That he had ME in mind in His great plan. He is my Jesus, and He loves me.

The Lord has been good to me, and all I can give Him in return are these hands to serve Him. May he continue to mold me into a woman who seeks passionately after Him. May God be given the glory all the days of my life because absolutely nothing compares to the greatness of knowing Him.


peace. love. hope.

leticia ana
romans 12:1

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Lord is Faithful

I'm not sure if anyone ever reads this, but I just wanted to write a quick update.

The Lord is faithful. That's all I have to say. The Lord was completely 100% percent faithful to me and my two weeks spent in my favorite country, The Dominican Republic. I felt the spirit move in my life there the way I hadn't felt in a long time. I felt the Lord's presence and guidance active in my life in such a sweet way. I just felt like the Lord met me in such a sweet sense of fellowship in my time there. He provided so much, and I learned so much about how faithful of a God He is. I was absolutely blown away by the schoolhouse, and the women and men who walk through those doors everyday to teach, minister, and love on the children of the DR. The friends that I made, and the old friends I got to see were some of the greatest times I've had in a long time. I felt so loved, and comfortable every second that I was visiting, and I know that without a doubt in my mind, I'll be back to that place sometime this summer. I love the DR, Makarios, and my friends who are faithfully serving the Lord in that place. I could not have scripted a better two weeks for my life. It's exactly what I needed for a refresher of the Lord's faithful will and goodness in my life.

In other news, I'm going to be helping facilitate groups from the Austin Stone who head down to the DR in the future. Someday, I may even be able to lead my own group. The two things that I love the most have collided to form one big ball of awesomeness. Not only do I get to serve my church and get more involved there, but get to serve as they goes to serve Makarios. Holy stinking cow, it's so awesome. Again, the Lord is faithful to my prayers.

Also, as I've been praying for over a year for someone to disciple me, and the Lord has faithfully provided someone to be that light in my life. I will be discipled by a very dear friend of mine, who also works at the Stone. I'm SO excited for what the Lord has in store for our relationship as she mentors me as I grow closer to Christ. Again, the Lord is faithful.

This month has been one of the best months of my entire life. I feel the Lord alive and working in my life, and I've tasted and seen great community over the past month or so that's been so so good. I know the Lord has big things in store for the rest of the year. My prayer is that all the glory would be given to Him, a King that will reign in Glory Forever.

The Lord is faithful, and nothing is impossible without Him. He conquered the grave for crying out loud! I pray that my passion for Him would only grow stronger each day of my life. I choose Christ over this world. Amen.


Faith. Hope. Love.

leticia ana <><
Romans 12:1

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

He's the God of THIS city!

You're the God of this city
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You Are

For there is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

Greater things have yet to come
Great things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things are still to come
And greater things are still to be done here

You're the Lord of Creation
The Creator of all things
You're the King above all Kings
You Are

You're the strength in our weakness
You're the love to the broken
You're the joy in the sadness
You Are

Greater things have yet to come
Great things are still to be done
In this city
Where glory shines from hearts alive
With praise for you and love for you
In this city

Greater things have yet to come
Great things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things are still to come
And greater things are still to be done here
- Chris Tomlin lyrics to "God of this City"

Austin Stone- Sunday, February 17

Please click the above link to listen to the sermon from this past Sunday. It will change your life.

I've been meaning to write this blog ALL week but am just now getting to sit down and write out my thoughts. This past Sunday at the Stone was one of the most challenging sermons I've ever heard. Truthfully, I've heard "better", but I'm not sure if I've been impacted by any previous ones the way that I was on Sunday. The Austin Stone is definitely not a seeker-friendly church. It's a church that preaches the truth, no matter how hard it is to hear. Week in and week out, that's the heart behind the church and it's elders. Quite frankly, that's why I stand behind them. And this is why....

"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

Matt preached on the verse above, and reminded us that the Word of God is not always easy to hear, but that because we are a church that teaches the bible expositionally, we will go verse by verse, not skipping over any part regardless of how it might make you feel. The jist of the sermon on Sunday was realizing that a lot of people love God, but a lot of people aren't living on mission for God. The Austin Stone's heart is to be a missional church but that can't happen until we each become missional people. A missional person is someone who lives day in and day out on mission for the Lord, not just loving God. Hear me on this, you do have to love God, however you have to be on mission for Him. On mission to preach His name to the ends of the earth. On mission to love those that are hard to love, to tell others the truth that you've found in Christ, to minister to the least of these. If you are doing one, and not the other, I believe that you're missing part of what God desires for our lives to look like. On judgment day, this is what the Lord says:

"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ' was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me."
Matthew 25:32-36

God's heart is pretty clear in that passage of what He wants our life to look like. Austin, Tx is a place that has many people who are hungry and thirsty (but not in a food type of way). Hungry for more than a life of fame, riches, and popularity. They are hungry to be filled, and as Christians our mission is to tell them that the only thing that will ultimately fill them is Christ, the King of Glory. Austin is known as a dark city. A city that doesn't have the reputation of knowing Christ. How can this be? How can 4,000 (yes, four thousand) people walk in and out of the doors of the Austin Stone Community Church, and not change this city. I'll tell you why... there are a lot of great Christians at my church, but I'm just not sure if there are a lot of people who live their life on a mission for the Lord. (myself included). John 14:12 states that, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father." Christ says that we will do GREATER works than even He did. How incredible is that? I believe that if we truly truly believe what that verse is saying that we could change this city to be a God-fearing city. I believe that because God is the God of this city, and Greater works are still to be done in this city. God isn't done with this city, and neither am I.




leticia ana
i john 3:18

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Did you know that I am in love? I'm going to tell you about the man I'm in love with because let's face it, he's perfect for me. I'm in love with a man who's given me the ability to love (1 John 4:19). I'm in love with a man who knows the depths of my heart and who loves me the same. I'm in love with a man who encourages me to pursue pureness and holiness. He inspires me to be holy because he is. I'm in love with a man who teaches me how to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). I'm in love with a man who pursues my heart in a way that is indescrible. I'm in love with a man who loves me even when I fail him. I'm in love with a man who loves me even when I don't spend time with him. I'm in love with a man that waits for me to come to him because he's always waiting for me without complaining. I'm in love with a man who always wants the best for me. I'm in love with a man who faught every struggle, desire, and want that I have but yet never sinned. (Hebrews 4:15). I'm in love with a man that is, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth. (Psalm 86:15). I'm in love with a man that pours out an abundant amount of mercy and grace into my life that I have never deserved. I'm in love with a man that will never leave me, and never forsake me. I'm in love with the man who makes my heart beat, who makes me humbly chase after Him every day. I'm with a man who demans my soul, my life, my all and I'm ok with that. I'm in love with a man that will reign in Glory forever. I'm in love with a man who's love is so amazing and so divine. I'm in love with man that I will spend eternity with. I'm in love with a King. I'm in love with the Prince of Peace. I'm in love with a man who suffered the greatest suffering of them all. I'm in love with a man who who died on a cross for me so that I could live!
I'm in love with a man... and his name is JESUS.

Today, examine your heart and remember Jesus. Remember that he's given you the ability to love in the first place and for that you should be forever greatful. Hosanna!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It's been a while...

This weekend was a big weekend for me. I purchased something that I had been wanting for a while. A new flat screen TV. It's a 40" LCD Samsung TV. It's stinking incredible.... I like it a lot! I've been watching LOST like crazy on it too. Everyone always told me that that TV show was incredible so on Sunday I decided to make a purchase of Season one. It was a great decision. I haven't updated this in a while, but it's not really for any specific reason. Life has been busy, and work has been crazy, but good!!! I love my job, and in particular my boss. She's the best boss ever. It's crazy how much the Lord has blessed me at this place. I love it!

The Austin Stone church sermons continue to make me fall on my face. God is moving in our church, and I'm so thankful to be a part of it. I start my Romans II class this coming Sunday. We are studying from chapter 9 till the end. Last semester I took the first part and it was incredible! I can't wait for that to start up again.

I'll officially be in the Dominican Republic in TWENTY FIVE DAYS! holy stinking cow I'm excited.

That's all for now folks. The Lord's been good to me.


Love. Faith. Hope.

Leticia Ana
I John 3:!8

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Wonderful Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

We sang this song tonight at church, and I love it! I love the power of these lyrics and how true and sweet they are. I love coming back to the point of knowing that my life has been paid for by Jesus and the wonderful cross. I love that truth more than anything else. I have to remember that because of that suffering, Christ demands my soul, my life, my all. I without a shadow of a doubt give him my all. I pray that my love for Him would never cease to increase, and that my life would continue to be an image of His. I pray that every person I come into contact with would feel the love of Christ that lives within my soul. My life has been bought, and I'm so thankful to be a daughter to the King who will reign forever. I thank God for the work that He has done in my life thus far. His love is everlasting, and unchanging, forever and ever. He is eternal, unlike anything else that you've ever known. Amen.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Likes and dislikes...

Likes: I really enjoy looking at sunsets, I think I see the Lord's beauty shine more through a sunset than any other thing I've come into contact with. A conversation over a great cup of coffee at Dominican Joe is always good for my soul. I had one of the best conversations there just last night with a very dear friend of mine. I really like to sleep late. If I had my choice, I would go to bed around 2am every night, and get up around 10am. I like watching the News, because I'm a little bit of a nerd. I've become addictive to text messages. There's something about sending a message that's much more fun than having a thirty second conversation. I really like watching college sports, in particular college football. That's my favorite thing to do on Saturday's in the fall. My favorite TV show is, The Hills. I have a healthy/unhealthy obsession with Lauren Conrad. (I feel the eye rolling from everyone reading this blog). I like sleeping with the fan on. When I'm stressed or have had a long day, one of my favorite things to do is get my eyebrows waxed. Strange? Maybe? Whatever. Eating Gelato at Central Market is one of my favorite things to do with my roommate. Sitting on the beach in the Dominican Republic is probably one of the most relaxing things I've ever done. My favorite type of food is breakfast food. I love jamming out to worship music on the way to work. My bible from my freshmen year of college is one of my favorite things ever. I like flashing the hook'em sign. I love the Austin skyline.

Dislikes: My biggest pet peeve in the ENTIRE world is when people don't return my phone calls/texts/messages, etc. etc. I've literally had to pray about this, because it's probably the most frustrating thing to me. Something about it just makes me want to scream. I don't like to get up early (see above about my liking of sleep). I don't like heels. I don't enjoy paying for gas. I wish I could do more with that money. I don't like awkward conversations. I don't like "those girls". You know what I mean. I hate (yes hate) being lost, especially if I'm the one driving.

That's all for now... just a little insight on my crazy/awesome life.



leticia ana
1 john 3:18

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Dominican Republic

If we are remotely good friends you probably already know that I've been to the DR. You probably know that I spent five glorious weeks there this summer. You might even have seen a change in me since I've been back. Regardless, you should know that the Lord has given me a heart to serve this country, it's people, and in particular it's children.

I spent five weeks this summer, sweating for Jesus, literally. The Lord showed me so much about love while I was there. Going into my trip, I thought I knew a lot about the area of love. It was one of those fruits that I felt I "had" down. It's one of those fruits that I thought was easy, and therefore I had it "perfected". God challenged me to love people while I was there that weren't always easy to love, and He showed me that in order to carry out the love of Christ, I would have to show it equally to anyone I came in contact with. The Lord blessed me tremendously with an amazing support system of believers who had all given up their summers in the States to go and serve this country along side me. God showed me for the first time in my entire life what true community looked liked. It blew my socks off.... (I never wore socks, but you get it). It was amazing what it was like living, cooking, serving, laughing, crying, sweating, and most of all loving one another as a staff this summer. That picture of community will forever hold a very near and dear place in my heart. I <3 MAK interns/staff Summer 2007!!!

Fast forward six months and my return to Austin. I've been praying since I've been back about my return. The Lord and I made it official last week as I booked my plane ticket to Puerto Plata, DR for March 2nd. I have been given the opportunity to spend twelve glorious days there. Words on this screen cannot convey how excited I am. I'll be serving along side two of the greatest girls I know, Camille and Robin, working at the new Colegio Makarios! Woohoo! I know the Lord is going to do big things in my life, again. I'll pray that I'll come back with a new outlook, and will come back a different person.

Please join me in prayer for round 2.

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
James 1:27

Let's do this.



leticia ana
i juan 3:18

Monday, January 14, 2008

Such is life...

I'm not sure if a single soul will ever read this, but here's goes nothing.

I've been alive for a little over 24 years, I've graduated from the best college (haha) in the country, the University of Texas at Austin. I've been a lot of places, and seen a lot of things, A LOT. Life has been good thus far.

In all those things, the one thing that I've learned is that God is good, and God is faithful, always and forever. Through all the knowledge that I've come across, and all the formal "education" I've had, that's the only thing that I know without a doubt to be good, and to be true. God has showed me his faithfulness of the years of my life, but in particular the past five and half where I've been walking with Him as faithful as a I could. There were times where I felt on fire, and there were times that I felt like I was dead (in a non morbid way), there were times where I felt loved, and there were times when I didn't, there were times that I was strong, and there were times when I was weak, there were times when I was filled, and times where I was drier than a cactus in the Arizona desert. Through all of these times, the Lord continued to show me how good and sovereign He is, He was, and how He always will be.

The Lord has poured out an abundant amount of love, grace, and mercy into so many areas of my life. And what better way than to pour the same amount and more into the life of others around me. I've been blessed to know some good good people. Some in different seasons in my life that are over, and some that I know I'll be friends with forever, or so I hope. My love for people continues to grow as I continue to love the Lord. He's changed my heart in so many ways over the past five years, that when I look back on my life before I was walking with Him, I'm kind of uneasy about the person that I was before. Even though I wasn't walking with Him in those times, I felt the Holy Spirit in my life, and working on my heart. I felt Him close doors that needed to be closed in my life. I felt Him open doors and opportunities to bring me closer to Him. Nothing in life is a coincidence. Everything in life is perfectly planned in His will, and will carry out exactly how He sees it. Isn't that freakin sweet?

I could go on and on, but that's all for now. It's after 11pm, and I'm supposedly an "adult" now so I should probably go to bed so I can work for the man tomorrow! What does that even mean?



leticia ana
i john 3:18