Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So many rivers, but do they all reach the sea??

We're studying creation (which has do with your worldview) in Sunday School. I've heard it all before, but I'm eating it up. Melody, who's teaching said the funniest thing Sun. Imagine a tiny white girl, with really curly blonde hair, with a fake southern accent say: "I believe in 6 day creations. Yalls are going to hellll!" I almost fell out of my chair laughing. She was actually trying to prove a point, not just be silly. When you come into contact with people that have beliefs contrary to yours, you have to talk to them with tact and love.
I'm a worldview nut. As in for fun, i read textbooks like "Understanding the Times" to gain more knowledge on religions and world views. Go ahead, call me a nerd. BECAUSE ITS TRUE. Like last night, I helped a friend with her worldview paper. I was so excited to share my knowledge, i jumped up and down. Sooo I'm going to pursue some type of schooling in that area. Totally not sure exactly what, and exactly where, but I'm leaving that up to God. Next summer I'm going to Summit in Dayton TN. Its an intensive 2 week world view camp. You get to take lots of classes, dealing with pretty much everything. Im really stoked. 2 Corinthians10:5 says: "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." I think its really important that Christians know what we believe! This world is full of different religions and worldviews, and the devil is trying to distract us from growing closer our Savior.
And so, now you now my secret! I'm a nerd. Thats not my real secret, buts its close enough ;)

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Crazy Passion of Mine!

So this is actually and old "note" from Facebook, but i wanted it in my blog :)
some of you might know that i plan to adopt children one day. lots of you make fun of me for it. for some reason, orphans just call my name. not orphans from the US but from Brasil, Uganda and Haiti. when i see pictures, or think about the kids, i cry. i really do. i was just looking at my cousin Riley's pictures from her missions trip to Haiti. i balled like a baby looking at those pictures. my heart aches for the people there. my arms ache to hold the kids who need a mom. you might think im crazy at age 18, already knowing that im gonna adopt kids. i dont care. im in love with those kids, that i dont even know.

the Bible says in James 1:27 " pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble,and to keep one self unspotted from the world"
i claim this verse as my creed. i am called to take care of the orphans. God has laid this on my heart, so i know He'll do whatever it takes for me to adopt and take care of as many kids as i can. 

i want to travel. travel and take care of those kids. i want to be a missionary, but only short term. i want to be able to go all around the world, seeing different people groups, and sharing the Good News!
this summer, i hope to go to Haiti. i might be going with Rapid Response Ministry, my dad is on their board. Haiti is calling my name! i need to go answer that call.

to sum this all up, you see there is a lot im planning to do! what excites me the most, is that my Heavenly Daddy is preparing an AWESOME husband for me, that has the same passions that i have!! i cant even express how excited i am. i know its wayyy in the future but the wait is worth it.

im so passionate about this stuff. i hope you can see it. i hope its infectious. i hope you see the plan God has for you.

Here Am I Lord, Send Me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Heaven is Our Home

This morning i was up before the sun. Not fun at all! But as i provided legendary service, i was able to see the sun rise. I'm so thankful God has chosen to give me another day in paradise.

Death. Not a fun topic. We've all had family and friends die. Its not at all something you like going through. Its really hard to understand why things turn out the way they do. One thing i remind myself: "God is good all the time, and all the time God is good."
As i write this sentence, my great grandma Hamby is dying. Morbid, i know, but its true. Her time has come, and as sad as i am; I'm also very happy she get to be in the presence of her Savior very soon. She gets to meet my Pappy and she her husband again. "Though the sorrow may last thru the night, the joy comes with the morning!" My family has had more than our share of trials and heartache this past 6 years. It hasn't been easy, but we continue to praise, even in the storm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Entry...

Well hello there. Thanks for reading this! I'm kinda nervous about blogging, but i think it's going to be fun!!
The reason i created this is mainly to journal my thoughts through October as i participate in The October Dress Project. Im fasting my wardrobe for 1 month, with the exception of my favorite dress and accessories. Yeah, this is going to be good. I will tell yall about it, and post pictures of how i'm doing!
Shout out to ELY SUE!!! She's my blogging buddy and i love her so much!