Just a little earlier today I was shocked to hear that a staffer from TeenPact died. Please pray for the Brazell Family as they grieve the loss of their son.
Jimmy was a Christian who loved God, and pursued Him with everything he had. Even in the small amount of time that I knew him, I picked up on this deep joy that he had from God. Through TeenPact and other ministries, Jimmy touched hundreds if not thousands of students.
His loss will be deeply felt. Please Pray for all those who are mourning right now.
Well, I don't know about you, but I love summer. All the flowers, fruit, sun, free time, fun adventures with friends, picnics, swimming, are so amazing. Aren't you glad that God didn't just make one season? I sure am. :)
Summer quarter gets out early August and fall quarter doesn't start til middle september so i will have a vacation. :)
Anways, enjoy going barefoot, tanning in the sun, eating a piece of juicy watermelon, and don't forget to thank God for his gift of summer. :)
Well since my family abandoned me(not actually, they are at NITOC), I have been staying at the Debusscheres for the week. Its been sooo AWESOME!!! :) And Charlie has been bugging me about blogging again, which I am very grateful for that little push to start again. So yeah... :) Anyhoodles its finals week this week and next so life consists of studying, studying, and more studying.. :( thats all for now.. stay awesome
We had so much fun with our good friends the Hess's, Bells, and the other Bell family. :) Snowball fights in the dark, Taylor swift, Football, Catchphrase, and hearing the family play made for an awesome evening. :D
This year I had the priveledge of attending Christian Musicians Summit with my church! It was a blast! There were so many friends there and we did some awesome crazy stuff. :) If you were there you know what i am talking about! :D Anyhoodles, we just had a blast! Probably my two favorite musicians were Jonathan Lee and the guitar guy(I can't remember his name for the life of me). That weekend was probably just about as crazy as it could get. We had three of the Hess's staying with us. That was crazy. :D But it was generally an awesome time... :D LOL it was crazy rocking out during the jazz session, or the girls car! you are probably all wondering what that is, but what goes on in the girls car stays in the girls car. if you get what i mean. :D But anyhoodles, I had so much fun chillin with the Harpers, Debusscheres, Engstroms, Johnsons, Mullins, Babbitts, etc... Totally amazing people and great friends....! :D
Grace died on Saturday. She would have been 98 on December 3rd. She was amazing! Definitely one of the sweetest ladies you would ever meet. We became friends when I was three. She and I have written and visited back and forth throughout the years. I love Grace.... but God loves her more...... I'm glad for her that she is with Him now.
Life should be lived and not observed. Thus i haven't had to sit at home writing about life because i am living it. I will try to post every couple of months, but probably not more than that. Quick update: Summer went too fast! :D I am working at a grocery store doing the accounting and such. I am going to Green River college for Running Start. I absolutely love it!!!! So many good friends and old homies go there. I am not really homeschooling anymore except for physics class Sarah has been at college since August and we miss her tons. My Grandpa in China had some health issues and had us all scared for a while. I might be going out there to visit him over Thanksgiving. But that is still not all the way decided yet. i have to take the PSAT on Saturday (AAAAHHHHHHH) :D My parents started an apologetics club at our house.
So there you have it. A quick major event update. Of course there have been tons more going on, but i don't have time today.
Regionals 2010 starts on Wednesday!!! Its going to be a great tournament, my last one of the year. :( This year in NCFCA has been amazing. I am competing in LD at my second Regional Qualifier!!!!!! God blessed me and allowed me to break at my second tournament ever competing in LD. He is SO good. Praise Him for His many blessings.
Ever since being pulled out of school at the end of January (God guided my parents), I have my life back. So many interesting adventures have been had. So many friends have been made. So many good times and memories have been created. :D Lately I have read through the book of Ephesians several times and this passage just sticks out to me. Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Going through old pictures of days long gone and seeing all the people who I have known and loved has been interesting. Its the small things, that have resulted in blessings. I was reminded of the time when I was three and I grew some potatoes(with help of course) and decided that my neighbor needed some. So we took them over to her house and she was so pleased. That night she had me stay for dinner, and we became lifelong friends. She is now 95 and we still write back and forth, since our family moved to a different town almost 13 years ago. God sends us special people who He wants us to reach out to and love. Memories of family, friends, neighbors and strangers who have crossed my path and reached out to me flood back. Now is my turn to reach out to those who God has placed in my life. Maybe its the Grandparents at the local nursing home, or the bus kids at my church. Wherever and whoever they are, they are loved by God and so I will love them as well. One verse that really sticks out to me right now is Galations 5:6b - The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Faith expressing itself through love should be what each of us strive to do. Follow the role of Christ in this. He was the perfect model of faith and love. Looking back and remembering is wonderful, but looking forward and wondering what God is going to use me to do is even more exciting. The future is unclear, but God holds my future and in Him there is no fear of what may happen. He guides each of our lives.
Hi everyone!!! Its great to be back!!!!! God blessed me with an amazing trip!!!!! He is sooo good. Time with family was great. Everyone is growing so big. The baby, Hope, is almost a toddler. I stayed with my 10 Greek Orthodox cousins and Aunt and Uncle. Idaho Tournament was a good opportunity to practice speaking better, and improve skills. I placed 11th in LD, and 9th in LD speaks... :D
Regional tournament is coming up here in a 12 days......AHHHHHHHH! This is one of my favorite tournaments. You get to see the top people in our area compete to go on to Nationals. And being only 20 minutes away is a huge blessing when you have to be there at 7:00 each morning.... :D till later... Heidi Have a wonderful Resurection Sunday! Praise God for His Son and Salvation!!!!!!!!!!