Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015

Maybe you saw my post comment on Katherine's blog... (sorry if it wasn't as funny as I thought it was)...
after reading her post I remembered that I still haven't done a New Years post!

Somethings God has taught me this year:


•That I am not really as patient as I thought I was and I can't be patient  on my own- I need Him. 

•to step out of my comfort zone to do what Jesus would do.  

•learning to abide in Him. 

•learning to take His hand and trust that He will lead me where He wants me to go. (Jer. 29:11)

Some Big Things that Happened this Year and How God used them to grow me:


•We were a host family for a while. God used that as a test of my patience. As I felt my annoyance mounting I learned that I can't be patient all on my own, I need His help. Now looking back I would love to be able to do it again, for the same family or another... God blessed my life through having Lizzy, Austin and Gage here and I miss them. Yes it was frazzling and frustrating but that was where God had us and it was good.

•Because I have had to make new friends God has been strengthening me in my communication skills, and that has enabled me to talk to Dad, get to know and then share the gospel with Maddie. (did I ever write about that?) Maddie is the girl that I drove with in drivers ed, the last day I was able to give her a gospel tract/booklet (a Lifebook?) and a pair of earrings and a letter that I had written her. (this was all in a gift because I was nervous about doing it... but I said everything that I wanted to say in person- in the letter. 


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR: 2015....

  • I want/need to make sure I am spending time in God's word every day... not just... "okay, I read a chapter now I'm good." but delving into His word... seeking Him like hidden treasure. 

  • I would like to graduate this year... which means I will be going through the summer and have some extra school to do.

  • My plan for the past year (ish) has been to get my CNA (certified nurses assistant) licence when I turn 16...recently I have given it up to God and have been officially freaking out about not having a plan...  I would like to do that, and NRP (neo-natal resuscitation program) (our friend who is going to be a midwife in a few months has said that I can be her midwife's assistant if I have an NRP.... I'm just praying for wisdom with all of that and that it would be clear. I would love to do all of that but I'm still waiting... I hate waiting. ;)

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015....

  • My Sweet 16 is this year.... (actually 2 months and 22 days, but whose counting?) 

  • I am going to be in my first musical in May. 

  • I am going to be in a choir... I don't know when the concert is but sometime this spring.

An adventure awaits me... 

                              A book in the making... 

               It's title is 2015...                          

                                              Book 16 in the series of my life... 

        More characters may be added...                                                                                                              

  a hero may appear...        

          A flaming forest or a runaway train...                           

                             a field of flowers or a moonlit night...  

         A trial or joy... 

              The Author alone knows what will happen...                                                       

 I'm holding my Father's hand and trusting Him to lead me through... 

                    we'll  see where it goes from there.

Monday, January 5, 2015

I am so happy!

Wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles;
I'm going to be in a musical!  
The 'Gondaliers' (?)
 I will be in the chorus.  
I'm so happy!! 
Fridays will be busy days this next semester. Regular school work, co-op (which I only have one class in so that's okay.) after co-op, choir practice (for concert in spring) after choir practice play practice (for play in spring) 

I am happy to be back to school, happy that it snowed, happy that God has created me, saved me, redeemed me and shown me grace, happy for friends and family, happy for opportunities, happy that God is in control and I can trust Him with anything and everything, happy for a warm house, happy for life: the past, present and future, the known and unknown, and right now as I look at everything I have written I am happy that none of you will be judging me for such a long run on sentence so I don't have to go back and fix it!!!

Thank you Lord for joy! Thank you for all of these things that I have mentioned, thank you for salvation. Thank you for continuing to teach me and lead me. 
Thank you that I experience joy and sorrow and that through both you are always beside me. 
In Jesus' name, amen