Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Like Jesus

No one ever lived like Jesus
No one ever cared like Jesus
No one ever loved like Jesus
No one touched the world like Jesus

And I will give my life
I will give my all
I just wanna be like Jesus
Whatever I must face
I will bow my head and pray
For grace to be like Jesus
Like Jesus

I will choose to live like Jesus
I will choose to care like Jesus
I will choose to love like Jesus
I want to touch the world like Jesus

And I will give my life
I will give my all
I just wanna be like Jesus
Whatever I must face
I will bow my head and pray
For grace to be like Jesus
Like Jesus

I want to live my life
Having a mind of Christ
Following his ways
In everything I do and say

I will give my life
I will give my all
I just wanna be like Jesus
Whatever I must face
I will bow my head and pray
For grace to be like Jesus
Like Jesus
Like Jesus

-VBS 2010

Love,
Legs♥

I love... ♥

Not in any particular order (:







































Love,
Legs♥

Thoughts tonight.

"My heart was saying, 'Lord, take away this longing, or give me that for which I long.' The Lord was answering, 'I must teach you to long for something better.' " -Elisabeth Elliot

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."-Deuteronomy 31:6

Love,
Legs♥

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Caswell: 2


So Caswell posts will be numerous, and not all together. I don't have that much room or time! There were tons of things I learned this week at Caswell. Like I said, great week. But there was this story that the speaker told that really hit home to me... because I used to do the very thing he was talking about. So, I'll try to paraphrase it here.

Our speaker's name was Chad and he has a two year old son named Shepherd. Shepherd has a lot of stuffed animals, and like any two year old, he has stuffed animal categories. There are the stuffed animals that he plays with occasionally and the chosen few that he really loves and sleeps with. His main two are a wolf pup named Dog and a rat whose name I can't remember. But anyway, first thing in the morning, his son wakes up and starts yelling 'Daddy! Daddy!' and when Chad goes in, the first thing Shepherd does is hold out Dog for him to kiss, and second the rat. Then when he gets up, he takes Dog with him. Everywhere. To breakfast, to play, in the car, through the grocery store, you name it. Dog is there. Dog takes part in all of the various events in two-year-old Shepherd's life. Then at night, when Shepherd goes to bed, Dog goes with him. Chad has the same expectation to kiss the animals goodnight as he does good morning. Shepherd tucks Dog in and makes sure that he is well covered. Shepherd also gets the rat and makes sure he is covered and kissed goodnight.

We treat God one of these two ways. God is either our morning and night time friend, or ever-present and part of everything we do. So many times, we pray when we wake up in the morning, maybe even do a quiet time. Then we leave God there, and don't think a single thing about Him until the very end of the day, when we're laying in bed, and we say our prayers, most of the time out of habit. God's so much bigger than that. He wants us to make Him the very center of who we are, to make Him a part of every single thing we do. To run to Him FIRST when we're hurting or upset. To let Him love us and hold us and heal us. He wants us to talk to Him, to tell Him about our day... He won't be bored by it... He cares about every single detail. God created us, down to our very last fiber, and we're HIS. HE loves us and wants the best for us. And it's really quite simple... He is the best!

Love,
Legs♥

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Caswell 2010 ♥

Hello! Sorry I haven't updated this week... I haven't been home! But, now I am! I got back home today from Caswell summer camp with a youth group from Mebane, NC. Just so you know, because I know you've probably never heard of Mebane, it's said "meh-ban" not "me-bane" (: So anyways, I don't really have time to tell you about the whole week right now... check back later for that update! (: It was definitely wonderful. I got to meet a ton of new people and gained some wonderful new relationships. I got to dance and sing and spend a lot of quality time with my best friend-my Daddy-my Jesus. Nothing makes a week better, I promise! Here's one of the songs we sang this week. It's my prayer for my life.

"You stood before creation
Eternity in your hands
You spoke the Earth into motion
My soul now to stand

You stood before my failure
And carried the cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders
My soul now to stand

So what can I say?
And what can I do?
But offer this heart O God
Completely to you

So I'll walk upon salvation
Your Spirit alive in me
My life to declare Your promise
My soul now to stand

So what can I say?
And what can I do?
But offer this heart O God
Completely to you

So I'll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all
I'll stand
My soul, Lord, to you surrendered
All I am is yours"

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." -Colossians 2:6-7

Love,
Legs♥

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sixteen years.

16 years... that's about:
192 months
832 weeks
5,840 days
138,240 hours
8,294,400 minutes
497,664,000 seconds
& countless blessings

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
- 1st Chronicles 16:34

Love,
Legs♥

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blessings ♥

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."- James 1:17


These people... my good and perfect gift ♥

Love,
Legs♥

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now" ♥



Love,
Legs♥

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

School's Out! :D

It's Summer!

Summer camp, beach trips, bathing suits, Arnoldsburg, band camp, tank tops, shorts, Mebane weekends, Student Leadership... I can't wait! It's going to be amazing. Time with my Lord and my church family more than anything else will be amazing. I'm so ready to work with the Mount Sianai kids, see my Arnoldsburg kids, and visit Mebane again. I get my license a week from tomorrow. Then I can drive myself, get myself where I need and want to go. A whole summer of that. SO exciting! Here I come(:

OH! And here are my exam scores:

Algebra II- 96!
Civics & Economics- 97!
Computer Apps- 97!

Have a good one(:

Love,
Legs♥

Monday, June 7, 2010

John 16:33

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Love,
Legs♥

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Senior Dancers ♥

So tonight was our dance recital. A whole year of dance, all for those three minutes that you perform that one dance on that stage, and all extremely, extremely worth it. Dance is seriously one of the few things I live for. I love it, it's as much a part of me as walking or talking. Not totally necessary, but I'd be lost without it.

This year was especially important/special to me. This year, I made two of the best friends I've ever had in my entire life. I just hate that we weren't as close as we are now so many years before now. They've changed my life, who I am, who I was, who I want to be. It was bittersweet to have to say goodbye, but I know that it will be okay, because we'll always, always (yes, it deserved two)... be friends. Forever.

(I decided to type this, because if I said it on stage, I would have cried) (:

Rachael,
I have a hard time putting into words what it is you mean to me. You're the person I hope to one day be. You're funny and smart and outspoken and sweet and so much more that I can't even describe. It means the world to me that you'd even want to be friends with me, and that you'd be willing to include me in everything. Band would definitely not have been the same without you this year. Not to mention dance. Your presence in a room automatically brightens up any day, and I love that about you. You're always happy, and always look on the bright side. If the world was more like you, it would be such an amazing place to live. You've made me into a better dancer. You were always willing to help me get a step or make up a dance or anything else. Your technique and personality showed in everything you did, and no one could match you. But more importantly, you've made me into a better person. You stand out, and you're proud of that. Not too many people have that, and it's something to definitely be admired, and something I'm working on. You're not afraid to speak your mind, or tell it like it is, and that's something I'm gaining from being around you as well. You are original, and you don't try to fit in with what everyone else is doing. I'm going to miss you so much next year, but I know you'll do amazing at college. Expect some visits(: Don't forget how much I love you dear... more than words could say!


Kake,
I have just as hard of a time trying to form words around what you mean to me. You are the sweetest, funniest, craziest, most amazing person I've ever met. You are an amazing dancer, and I know you'll do amazing at college being just that. I'm so glad that you decided to be friends with me, even though I thought you were stuck up at first (; Now, that cracks me up so much, because I know you are so far from that. You're sweet, and caring, and you always find the good in people. You also have made me a better dancer. You challenge me to do things I can't do, be things I've never been, and try things I've never tried. 'I can't' has never been a part of your vocabulary, and I admire that so much. You're talent and technique is something I'll never be able to match, but always will strive for. Because of you, I now try to be more organized, more punctual, and try harder in general, on everything. It's a difficult bar to reach, but I'm going to try my best. I wouldn't be me today if I didn't know you. Good luck next year, in all you do. You'll be amazing! I love you so much!

I promise I'll do my best to make you guys proud next year. You're my heroes, my best friends, my sisters. Never forget how much I love you, and that I'm always here for you, no matter what. I love you so much!

Love,
Legs♥

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

First Car!

So today marks a momentous occasion in a girls life... the day I get my first car! It's an '04 Mazda6! I'm super excited! Only a few more days (well, weeks, but days sounds better... (: ) until I get my license! Then I'll be able to get myself where I need to go! And it will be so nice not to have to worry about getting rides here or rides there, I'll just be able to take myself home! So my parents won't have to wait on me, and I won't have to wait on them. How extremely nice! WHOOOOO!!!! I'm excited already. June 17, 2010 can't get here fast enough! :D It's weird though. I don't feel like I'm getting ready to turn sixteen. Like, I've waited for this for so long. And it's finally here! It seems surreal. Oh well. Happy Day! :D








Love,
Legs♥