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

leticia ana <><

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