Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Christmas

Recently finished knitting another pair of socks! They were suppose to be finished by Christmas so I could give them to my roomie. I decided to give them to her for her birthday instead (which is in June). Just 6 months late! Thats how slow I am with knitting. I bought this yarn at Michaels. It is the type that changes colors by itself. I used a pattern from a friend and small needles. Ask if you have any questions! What do you like to knit?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

High Low, Low High



Finally decided it was time to get my hair done since I hadn't done it since January! I love going to my hair stylist. She is awesome. I always get high & low lights along with a trim because I love my hair long. Check out my hair stylist here

Friday, June 15, 2012

He Chose the Nails

Antigua, Guatemala 1/6/12

Though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. 2 Cor 13:4

"The cross. Can you turn any direction without seeing one? Perched a top a chapel. Carved into a graveyard headstone. Engraved in a ring or suspended on a chain. The cross is the universal symbol of Christianity. An odd choice, don't you think? Strange that a tool of torture would come to embody a movement of hope.

The symbols of other faiths are more upbeat: the six-pointed star of David, the crescent moon of Islam, a lotus blossom for Buddhism. Yet a cross for Christianity? An instrument of execution? Why is the cross the symbol of our faith? To find the answer look no farther than the cross itself. Its design couldn't be simpler. One beam horizontal - the other vertical. One reaches out - like God's love. The other reaches up - as does God's holiness. One represents the width of his love; the other reflects the height of his holiness. The cross is the intersection. The cross is where God forgave his children without lowering his standards." 

He Chose the Nails

Thursday, June 14, 2012

God Sees What We Can't

Yesterday I was reading my daily devotion from Max Lucado's Grace For the Moment Volume II. The book has a devotion for each day of the year. I felt like yesterday's devotion really was meant for me. It's crazy how a little book can directly reach you on a certain day. So here is what I read...

"On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center of the garden sat a maze. Row after row of shoulder-high hedges, leading to one dead end after another. Successfully navigate the labyrinth, and discover the door to a tall tower in the center of the garden. Were you to look at our family pictures of the trip, you'd see four of our five famiy member standing on the top of the tower. Hmmm, someone is still on the ground. Guess who?

I was stuck in the foliage. I just couldn't figure out which way to go. Ah, but then I heard a voice from above. "Hey, Dad." I looked up to see Sara, peering through the turret at the top. "You're going the wrong way," she explained. "Back up and turn right." Do you think I trusted her? I didn't have to. But do you know what I did? I listened. Her vantage point was better than mine. She was above the maze. She could see what I couldn't.

Don't you think we should do the same with God?"

No one is like the LORD our God, who rules from heaven. -Psalm 113:5

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beautiful Changes

This post I am about to share with you is something I wrote at the end of last summer. It was one of my last days working at SpringHill camps where I worked the entire summer. I worked the front desk at the camp. I had no idea I was going to be working there last summer until about a month before. This camp changed my life. This is something I wrote during my devotional time one morning...

I just lay here and think about how God put me here at SpringHill this summer at the most perfect time. After just studying abroad for a semester some of my choices and ways of living were not pleasing to Him. If you were to be around me during that time you would probably would have never guessed that I was a Christian. I am so glad I got to spend my summer at SpringHill. I have made so many new friends that are on fire for God and are always seeking Him. It is awesome. 

I just think about what my summer would have looked like without SpringHill. I probably would have earned more money at a better paying job. I probably would have gone out quite a bit to the bars. I might have still been talking to my ex-boyfriend. But God has brought me here and I am so thankful. Because now I feel like I am out of that rut in my life. I am learning to find happiness in God and not anything else in this world. 

His glory is all around me this morning. I don't want to leave SpringHill. I know that when I go back to college that temptation will be all around me. I hope that I am able to find peace at school with my friends and with God. I love my time here at SpringHill with God and I want that to continue on. Just laying here in the grass with the sun shining down and birds singing. Beautiful blue skies. His creation takes my breath away. 

SpringHill really did change me last summer. I grew closer to God through my devotional time (something I never really had). It is now part of my daily life. I seek Him out every morning. It is a great jump start to my day. He guides me and shows me where to go. I love listening to KLove on the radio. It is all I listen to now. That is all because of SpringHill. I discovered that radio station when I would run into town on my job. I listened to KLove the whole drive into town and back to camp. It was my time with God and it was simply amazing. This is definitely a job I didn't expect to have. God's timing is perfect. SpringHill was what I needed most at that time in my life and I thank God for that.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

100 Acres

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Indianpolis Museum of Art to the 100 Acres Park. There were several hiking trails and things to see along the way. I hope you enjoy the pictures I took while I was there. The fountain and gardens was my favorite part.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Snail Mail

I love sending snail mail to people. It is so exciting to get letters in the mail. Email and Facebook just don't cut it! I printed off some pictures today to send to family members from my graduation. I found a pack of cards at Michaels on sale for 50 cents! I was sold.

Do you enjoy snail mail?