Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving was lovely....

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

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SNOW!!!

Its snowing! YAY! hopefully enough will stay on the ground so that school is cancelled.*says with fingers crossed* :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

CMS

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

Fall is pretty!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

random tag... :D

A tag....

1. Have you been asked out?
-yeah, by a really creapy person....

2. Where was your default picture taken?
-idk....

3. What's your middle name?
Anna Lisa

4. What is your current relationship status?
-Deeply in love with Christ!

5. Whats the first thing you do when you wake up from a nap?
-Um.... find out what time it is?

6. What is your current mood?
-Happy, and contented....

7. What color shirt are you wearing?
-Black and white

8. Missing something?
-not something, someone...

9. Current favorite quote?
-Live each day as God would have it and your whole life will be in God's will.

10. If you could go back in time and change something, what would that be?
-I would probably reverse some of the mistakes that I have made.

11. If you could be an animal for one day, what would you be?
- I would probably be a black panther

12. Ever had a near death experience?
God has spared my life more times than I can count.....

13. Something you do a lot
-listen to music

14. The song stuck in your head?
- Firework

15. Least favorite household chore?
-Cleaning the bathroom

16. Name someone with the same birthday as you
-Granny Ouida...(a friend that i know)

17. When was the last time you cried?
-last week

18. Have you ever sung in front of a large audience?
-yes, when i was little....

19. If you could have one super power what would it be?
-Invisibility on command

20. Whats the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
-Idk... maybe their smile

21. What do you usually order from starbucks?
-any drink with chocolate

22. Whats your biggest secret?
-my biggest secret is that i don't have a biggest secret

23. Whats your favorite color?
-i like all colors

24. Do you still watch kiddie shows or tv shows?
I watch tv shows...

25. Whats on your walls?
pictures, quotes, verses....

26. What are you?
A Christian

27. little bit of Spanish, and tiny bit of Norwegian

28. Whats your favorite smell?
-Christmas baking

29. Describe your life in one word
crazy

30. Have you ever kissed in the rain?
No i have never kissed. but maybe someday in the future.. :)

31. What are you thinking about right now?
-my next class and which friends i might see today

32. What should you be doing?
Spanish hw

33. Who is the last person that made you angry or upset?
-someone...

34. How often do you talk to God?
not as often as i want to

35. Do you like working in the yard?
sometimes

36. If you could have any last name in the world what would it be?
I like my last name right now....

37. What is your natural hair color?
Blonde

38. Do you have many friends?
hundreds, and i am not joking....

39. Do you like your life?
Yes, God has blessed me so much,... there is no reason to not like my life....

I tag anyone who reads this.. :D :D yep that is you.. :D

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

17

Even though i have only been 17 for a week, i think that it will be a much better year than 16 was. :D

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another friend is in heaven.......

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.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Why I haven't posted for several months

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.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Survival

Heading off for seven days in Montana for TeenPact Survival......

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Regionals 2010!

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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Small things, huge blessings....

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.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Home Again...

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!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

An interesting book...

I just finished reading a good book, "90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper. It was a good reminder that this is not our home.
See you all there,
-Heidi

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chalenged

Mr. Shanks, the TeenPact guest director gave us a little message each night after worship. Two of them really hit me. One of them was about the red dot principle. You know how in airports they have these maps that say You are here, that is what he was talking about. Everybody needs to know where they are before they can go anywhere. God tells us just where we are when we pray and read His Word. Find out from Him where you are, and then follow where He leads you.
The second one that just struck me as so important was the one on prayer. Lately I have been praying more prayers petitionally that relationally. God wants us to have a relationship with Him, and prayer is the way we communicate with God. Often many of us just treat God like he is Santa Claus, just there to answer and give us and others what they want. He is not our butler.
Philippians 3:8 says: "What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.
Paul considered anything he had been given as rubbish compared to knowing Christ. The relationship is what counts, not what you obtain from it. Just knowing Jesus more should be our focus. Try for a week to just pray because you want to spend time with Jesus and grow to love Him more. Believe me, it will be worth it. :)
TeenPact worship and messages in the evening are always inspiring and encouraging. That's just another plus :D I know, you get the point. I think TeenPact is amazing. And it is. Really. :D
Goodnight,
~Heidi~

Lately

Hey Y'all,
How are you all doing?
This year has been tough, but a good tough. God is so good. Lately He has been teaching me just to trust Him for everything. I am a worrier. But lately, just reminding myself every day that He is in control and nothing happens that God does not know about has helped me so much. No more tension headaches!!!!!!! You know sometimes I start trying to plan my future(I say trying because it never works out the way I planned) and then God gently tells me, "Heidi, thats not what I have for you, My plan for you is so much better that what you have for yourself. Just trust me for what you do not see. Have faith that I will take care of you." Every time that I give it up to God, it turns out 100 times better than what I had planned.
So I just wanted to share with you all about something the Lord has been teaching me. Trust, and Faith.
~Heidi~

Monday, March 8, 2010

Traveling

I am going to Idaho for the Salt and Light NCFCA Tournament. Then afterwards I will be heading down to CA for a while.... So many things going on. Sarah, JE and Mom leave for Massechusettes tomorrow morning. Then they are going to CA and on to Colorado. Life is crazy, but a good crazy. :D
~Heidi~

TeenPact

This year at TeenPact was amazing!!!! The staff were wonderful. We had Quinton Cools, Kira Clark, Jimmy, Tara, Tim Elliot, and Molly Reich as state staff. Our Interns were August Huckabee, Bryne Goode, and program Director Caleb Baitz. And I shouldn't neglect our camera man, Isaac Harris. Ultimate was great. There were a ton of new kids this year. My brother JE, Hannah Solem, and Michael Turner were the WA state Representatives. Ben Solem was Governor. I grew so much spiritually, and made many lasting friendships. This ministry is so needed in our generation. TeenPact is preparing young people to step out and lead through serving. Its amazing how many lives are changed through it. Every night each cabin gathers together for Rondevue where we talk and pray. It was a great time to just share with other likeminded Christian girls. :D
I would love to staff sometime in the future. Right now, I am just planning my trip to Survival. :D Its going to be amazing. TeenPact and NCFCA have been two of the best things I have done for school, and I should say fun as well. Thats all for now....
I don't know what God has for my future, but He does. And Right now, I am just going to trust Him to take care of it.....:) God has been working on my heart the past week to just rest in what He has planned for me. Who knows what lies just around the corner???:)
-Heidi

Monday, February 8, 2010

interesting day

coop was interesting. had an awesome time in geometry with JE and Steele... it was fun.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tournament

This past week we had the Silversmith Speech and Debate Tournament. It was AWESOME!!! I got to seee sooooo many of my friends, and watch some great/ super funny speeches. Next week is Clarion Tourny. We are staying at the Deems. Tina and I will get to go on Friday after our volleyball game. Anyhoo, just wanted to update you all. Oh and John and Sarah did super good. They qualified to Regionals in everything. But they didn't place that well, and still they qualified. It was a good tournament. JE and I played jokes on people and had random competitions, and did random stuff, and made Matt have an interesting day.......yeah.... well never mind, but it was funny. so bye now.
-Heidi

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Clarion

I am going to Clarion and we get to stay with the Deems'!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! YAY.
Tina and I get to go because we are already down in Portland area for volleyball and so dad will drive up and get us and bring us down Friday night!!!
-Heidi