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Life These Days!

It's been so long since I updated with what's going on in our lives! I am so sorry!  Many great things have happened in the past months! Here are just a few updates! More posts to come... :) 

Last January before my Student Teaching semester I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Passion 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia! Here are some pictures.

The sweet ladies and I waiting for Passion to start! 

                                                                  Passion 2013

                                                Matt Redman singing his new song!
                                             It was so cool to worship with so many people
David Crowder!

                                                          A little taste of Heaven ^

 The group! 

Here are some pictures from Student Teaching ...
                                                   100th day of School- we are old ladies!

                                   Dr. Suess day! My mentor Teacher and I had too mu…

"Are You Happy All The Time...?"

A sweet woman asked me that about a month ago. She said she noticed that I was never in a "bad mood". I was really struck by her question and answered in a vunerable fashion by saying, "actually, I struggle with frustrations and selfishness inside. I have to pray all the time and ask the Lord for strength to honor him and do the next right thing." She shook her head like she understood. After that short conversation, I couldn't get that question off my mind...

The truth is... 
It's not as easy or as "happy" as it may look on the outside.

Sure, there are seasons when God grants me sweet joy and bliss, which I am so grateful for. There are also moments and seasons of struggle and trial, which I am also so grateful for.

I struggle with anxiety and fears. I struggle with not feeling "good enough" and feeling not worthy to be called a daughter of the Most High God. I struggle with sins daily that I have to fight against.…

Happy Valentines Day

How fun to cut open a fresh heart-shaped strawberry for Valentines day!  Happy love day. May you celebrate God's love and share it everyday with those around you. 

& remember...

We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

Discernment in the Church

Good afternoon! I'll just cut right to chase...
This issue of "Discernment" in the Church (Body of Christ) has been on my heart for awhile now. When I first got saved, I was not discipled, so I found myself searching around aimlessly going to every church that spoke the name "Jesus". I thought, as a new believer, that if the church spoke about Jesus... all was good! Scary huh? A lot of cults use the name of Jesus... little did I know.

Well, not until a couple years later did I learn (by the grace of God), that not all men and women that speak the name Jesus are actually disciples of Christ. A true disciple of Christ will love the Word of God (The Bible) and live within the guidelines the Lord has set out for us in the Bible. A true disciple of Christ exudes love and acknowledges that he/she struggles with sin. A true disciple of Christ doesn't seek experience after experience, but seeks God's face to please Him and yearns for holiness.  I could go throu…