Let Freedom Ring
December 7, 2008, 4:22 am
Filed under: Chapter 2: Beautiful Decision

When I woke up this morning, one question popped into my head.

‘What does it mean to be free?’

Using my awesome new Bible (courtesy of Mandie Sodoma) I looked up the word freedom in the concordance.
The first scripture was Psalms 119:45 which simply says that David was free in the God because he was devoted to God’s commands.
I kept on reading
David goes on to say that he is unashamed to tell kings about God’s commands.
Suddenly it all clicked. For me freedom means being unashamed.
We are free in Christ so therefore should never be ashamed.

Sin brings shame.
Christ brings freedom.



The word ‘friend’ is not enough….
December 4, 2008, 11:52 am
Filed under: Chapter 2: Beautiful Decision

When I was in 6th grade, I remember going (crying) to my Mom, because I felt like I had ‘no’ friends. I distinctly remember my Mom and I praying together and she prayed that God would bring to me amazing friends that would grow me closer to God.

That prayer has come true ten fold.

I have THE most amazing friends. I do not deserve them at all.

When I arrived in the airport, I was greeted by my two best friends with ‘Welcome Home’ signs.

When I reached my room, I was greeted with streamers all over my room.

When I went to my bed I discovered a box from a friend who I have never treasured more (that’s you Mandie!) With letters, pictures, a new beautiful Bible and a very exciting book on prayer!

I was very scared that the first week the inters wouldn’t talk much or just be too busy. This has not been the case! We have been  updating and encouraging each other daily!

My roommates have been extremely wonderful at keeping up-to-date with each others lives. It is truly beautiful.

God thank you so very much for my friends. You have blessed me so much more than I ever could have imagined in 6th grade…or ever!

I love you all!


When a Tree falls in the forest….
November 16, 2008, 7:49 am
Filed under: Chapter 2: Beautiful Decision

Today I am taking the very LAST memory verse test of the year!

One of the scriptures is Isaiah 61:1-3 (NLT), the very last line of that verse is; “In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.”

On one hand I love that verse! That is a perfect description of what I want to be for the Lord, I want to grow steadily, not growing so fast that I am weak, or becoming stagnant. I want to become strong and tall all for his glory!

On the other hand, I started to think about that old elementary school song ‘when a tree falls in the forest, do you hear it? Do you care?’

When another brother and sister in Christ is struggleing in their walk with Christ, or falls away from Him, do I pay attention to hear it? Do I even care?

These are the question, that I hope and pray will change my life.


Turnin the page
November 15, 2008, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Chapter 2: Beautiful Decision

I think that I am starting a new chapter on life. I believe that this chapter should be called:

The Beautiful Decision

Many of you have been wondering what lies ahead for me when I go home. That is a wonderful question!

I do not know. Right now the options God has given me (or that I see them as) are both COMPLETELY impossible without God. Now I am not talking about, ‘o I can’t sit down in a chair without God, so everything is impossible without Him.’ That is very true, but from a non-Christians stand point, I think they would laugh at the options. Yet God uses laughter, to show is Mighty Power.

Lord Please continue to show me your mighty power!