Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Something new for the Year 2011

I have decided to join the FAM Club. It is from the Girl Talk Blog, and stand for Fast A Meal to pray for someone (relative or friends) salvation. I really do have a heart for prayer and I know that through prayer things can change. I am really excited about taking on this prayer club. If you also want to join, please do and see what our God can do in our loved ones lives.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope that everyone will have Bless and wonderful Christmas. I pray that will remember our Savior and what He came to do in this world. I know that our Savior Christ is the most greatest gift we could ever receive. I pray that everyone will have a great day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

End of Semester Grades

I never know how well I will do by the end of the semester in college. It is always a surprise to me and I guess it should not be. This semester was very busy. I had two jobs, including internship, and a assistant in social work organization. I did not have time for anything or to hang out with any of my friends. It seemed that I was always doing something.  But I am happy to say that I got three A's and one B this semester. All Glory and Praise to the Most High God.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Great News!!!

I got nominated for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. I am very happy about to know about this. I was not expecting it and never thought I would be nominated for something. I am happy to say that I was and thank God!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Me??? A Entrepreneur!!!!




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Edit on 12/18:

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Monday, December 13, 2010

My College Dorm Christmas Tree...

I love it when the tree is put up and the downstairs hall is all christmasy..
(lol i know "christmasy" is not a  word)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Where Do you Draw your Strength From?

Some people might say money, job, family, friends or God. I was asked this question from someone at college in one of my classes and it has me thinking a lot. Sometimes life can cause one to wonder "what is going on?" Nothing ever seems to go right and when seek help, there is no one to help.

 I, myself have been through a lot in the past and there are still things that are happening that are out of my control. With all the troubles that come in my life, it is God who I draw my strength from. I think there is an importance of knowing where we draw our strength. We should look to God as our source of strength. God can bring others into our life to encourage us, but when there is no one else, God will always be our strength. No matter what you go through, look to Him, who is a Comforter.


Bible Verses:


Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.


2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fear of Change

For some people the word "change" has no affect on them. For me I would say change is something I am still learning about. I have three semesters November is ending soon, grad school search will be beginning, possibly moving to a different state, being on my own....All of these thoughts run through my head.  I feel like life is moving so fast and all I can do is watch everything change. So many wonderful things are happening in every ones life and I don't know where I stand or be in the future. The "unknown" is a concept that I struggle with and sometimes hard for me to handle the thought of it. I feel like I am just waiting for something to happen that will be big. There is a lot that I don't understand about what is happening in my life. I don't like it that I will don't be graduating with my class in May 2011 and my roommate (roommates for all 4yrs)  will be gone while I have to go through another semester. I think a lot of the possibility of loneliness and idleness. I'm so nervous about everything, but I have been taking my anxieties about the future to the Father. I'm asking Him to take away my fears about the future. I need not to worry about tomorrow but let it worry about itself. Asking the Lord for peace about what is unknown and to know that no matter what happens God is always with me.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Pictures

                                                                           Jess and Me


Jess and her Mom

Jess and her daddy
 
Sweet Potato Pie

Glazed Ham

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day. I know we all have something we are thankful for and we should all appreciate what we have. I am thankful for family and friends. Thankful that my niece is well and healthy. I thank God for all that He was done and continues to do.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lets Pray...




 Please pray for South and North Korea. Also pray for my friend and who is in South Korea for teaching English.

My Random Picture

Taken on Campus, Early in the Morning

Monday, November 22, 2010

Make War!!! (John Piper)

MAKE WAR!!!!

“I hear so many Christians murmuring about their imperfections and their failures and their addictions and their short-comings, And I see so little war! ‘Murmur, murmur, murmur… Why am I this way?’ MAKE WAR!”

John Piper

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Quote

"You can't behave your way to peace with God because behavior isn't your core problem, your sinful heart, which controls your behavior, is".-Paul Tripp

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bible Verse this Morning

Psalm 19:7-13


7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

True Woman Movement- Chapter Nine

This is the last chapter of the book and I am glad to say I have learned a lot. This book put in me a hope and desire to be a woman of God, that trust, walks in Truth, that surrenders to Him, that prays, and live love and know Him.

My Prayer:

Abba, I can't believe that I am Your child. My sin separated me from You but now I am Yours because of Christ sacrifice. Thank You for saving someone like me who is unworthy of Your love. I live in a world that lives for themselves. My prayer is that I would live for You, that You would be the center of my life. When people choose to follow that ways of this world, I want to choose You. My desire is to know You, to be pure, and guard my heart. I am content at where I am as a single woman. I trust in You, no matter your will for me to be married or not. I want to serve You without distraction. I can't see the future or do I understand all things, but I trust You. Help to live everyday as if it is my last, to honor and glorify You in this life. I pray, Amen.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

True Woman Movement- Chapter Eight---Leave Behind a Legacy of Prayer

I remember when I was in high school, I was challenged to get up early in the morning to pray. I decided that around 5:30am, I would get up and pray to God. I had my prayer journal of requests from other people and I would start praying for them. Before I knew, I saw prayers being answered and I loved spending time with God. There was a delight that grew in me to spend time with God in prayer and reading the bible. I loved that I could communicate with a God I was once separated from because of my sin.

This past week in a small group, everyone was asked "what do you think you will be remember by once your gone?" I thought once I am gone, I want to be remember as a "praying woman of God." I love to pray for others, there is nothing like being before the Father and praying. I do pray that if I ever have a family, they will see my heart for prayer and not only them but others who know me.

I would encourage everyone to spend more time with God in prayer. Getting to know Him is the most amazing thing. Our time in prayer in where we can be honest, offer praise, confess, intercessed and a supplication That we would pray for the world around us and pray for those close to us.

Bible Verses:

Psalm 73:28 (New King James Version)
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God;
I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
That I may declare all Your works.

Hebrew 10:22 (New King James Version)
22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.


Job 8:5 (New King James Version)
5 If you would earnestly seek God
And make your supplication to the Almighty,



Quote


Intercessory prayer is the sweetest prayer God ever hears.... The more your prayer is like Christ's, the sweeter it will be.... Intercessory prayer exceedingly prevails. What wonders it has wrought! It has stopped plagues,...healed diseases,...raised the dead.... There is nothing that intercessory prayer cannot do. Believer, you have a mighty engine in your hand - use it well, use it constantly, use it now with faith, and you shall surely prevail.... Never give up anyone for spiritually dead until they are dead naturally...

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

True Woman Movement- Chapter Seven

1 John 2:5-6
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

1 Peter 5:10
10 But may[a] the God of all grace, who called us[b] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Monday, October 11, 2010

True Woman Movement- Chapter Six

When fear takes over, it can control our lives. I know for me when fear takes over I feel my heart beating faster, can't sleep and my body starts shaking. As I said before in my other post, I express my fears of the future and the unknown. If we decide to let fear control our lives, we start not believing and trusting in God and His promises. We quickly forget about the God we serve and who He is.

Bible Verses:
Isaiah 26:4 (New King James Version)
4 Trust in the LORD forever,
For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

1 Peter 5:7 (New King James Version)
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Psalm 9:10 (New King James Version)
10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Nahum 1:7 (New King James Version)
7 The LORD is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.

Isaiah 26:3 (New King James Version)
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 12:2
2 Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘ For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’”


Quotes:

I had feelings of fear about the future...The devil kept on whispering, "It's all right now, but what about afterward? You are going to be very lonely"....And I turned to my God in a kind of desperation and said "Lord, what can I do? How can I go on to the end?" And He said, "None of them that trust in Me shall be desolate." That word has been with me ever since.


Amy Carmichael


Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.


Elisabeth Elliot

Sunday, October 10, 2010

True Woman Movement--Chapter Five

Hannah's Story:
When I think of Hannah's story, I am encouraged to trust God. I absolutely love Hannah for trusting God when she was constantly "teased" by her rival Peninnah. Trust was a struggling issues for me because of past hurts and disappointments.

Sometimes in life, we are put into situations that we do not understand and we can get upset and become angry. Instead of trusting to God for help, we might choose to handle the situation ourselves, thus becoming more frustrated and angry.

Hannah was a woman that went to God with her worries, she cried out to God about what was on her heart. And when God answered her prayers for a child she praised Him and kept her vow of giving back her child to the Lord. I pray that we all will trust in the Lord no matter what the situation, our God knows what He is doing, He is Faithful and our Provider.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quote

To be caught in secret sin is a horrible thing. Only one thing worse. Not to be caught. John Piper

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tonight I'm Exhausted

This is the third week of school and I am really tried. So far, I have been through all of my classes and have enjoyed them. All the classes I am in is related to my social work major. This semester I have to do a lot of reflection in journal assignments. I think it is awesome to be able to write out what I am learning and observing. I am really enjoying my internship at Head Start. This week I called a lot of parents to set up appointments for me to do home visits.  I can't believe it that I will be meeting parents to do a assessment of their family. Tomorrow, I will start home visits and I look forward to what I can learn about the families I will meet. Pray that God will continue to direct me in this new journey and direct me to what area of social work, He will have me to work in. Pray that I will not let my busyiness to get me off track with school work and spending time with God.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Back at College...

This semester will be busy and I will try my best to update my blog. I will be interning at a Head Start and will need to get 200 hours each semester, on top of that working and assistant of a social work organization. I am excited about starting school and ready to learn all I can as I take four social work classes. Please pray that I will be able to mange my time with all the responsibilities that I will have. Pray that I will not get off track with spending with God.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quote

"I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them."
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Why I Love Avon...

I love their products and low prices, but I absolutely love the fact I can do fundraising. Fundraising for a individual, church, organization, agency and more. I love the idea I can give back to a community and I can help raise money for anyone. They can recieve up to 40 percent in money that is made from fundraising.

If anyone is interested in do fundraising with my own Avon business, please let me know I would love to help. I am ready to serve anyone that needs help in anyway.

please contact me at My Avon Site.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Niece Jesalin Had Her 1st Pictures...


Everyday I thank my Father for my niece. Can't believe it has been 6 months and she is so healthy. Born at 1p and continues to grow into a healthy and beautiful baby girl.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quote

Someone gave me a bit of brick and a little slab of marble from Rome. It was wonderful to touch one of them and think, Perhaps the Apostle Paul or one of the martyrs touched this as they passed. But how much more wonderful is it to think that we have, for our own use, the very same sword our Lord used when the Devil attacked Him. [Brooke Foss] Westcott says "The Word of God" in Ephesians 6:17 means "a definite utterance of God". We know these "definite utterances" - we have the same Book that He had, and we can do as He did. So let us learn the "definite utterances" that they may be ready in our minds; ready for use at the moment of need - our sword which never grows dull and rusty, but is always keen and bright. So once more I say, let us not expect defeat but victory. Let us take fast hold and keep fast hold of our sword, and we shall win in any assault of the enemy.

Amy Carmichael

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My 180 days Bible Reading Plan

I have decided that along with reading and blogging about True Woman Movement book, I will begin a 180 day Bible reading plan. Here is an overview of how the reading will go. There is 180 passages from the 66 books of the Bible, I will get the underlying story of the Bible. I just want to be consistent in reading the Word because sometimes I can get off track. I am excited about this and I can't wait to see what I will learn in the Word of God. To see God's work in the Bible, will be an awesome experience. I also have decided that every week I will post what I have been learning in the Word. Praying that I will be consistent and continue to learn as I read the Bible.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Book Review on "Awakened" by Kennisha Hill

Interview with Kennisha Hill

1. Where did you get the inspiration to write Awakened?

Awakened was originally going to be written about the love story of my husband and I. The original title was going to be Endless Letter. I thought our story was so unique I wanted to get it on paper for our own private bookshelf. However, as I began writing it, I saw the Lord had a different plan for this book. It completely changed into a beautiful fiction story.

2. Did you pull from your personality for Tamara, the main character in Awakened?

There are some similarities there (laughing). As her character was being developed, I intentionally made her a little bit more intense than I am. My reaction to some of the circumstances she went through would probably have been a little different. She’s a tough cookie in there.

3. Awakened isn’t just a typical story that talks about finding love. There is a lot of very important biblical principles inside. Was this the intent of the book?


Yes! I place Awakened in the category of Fiction with Purpose. The purpose behind the book is to encourage single women who may feel hopeless because of their age and/or past relationships. I want them to know that love is not impossible and that if you trust God and wait patiently, he’ll have someone come into their lives...and sometimes, when you least expect it.

4. Have you ever thought that Awakened could become a movie?

(Laughing) That would certainly be amazing because the message would reach a larger audience that way. But yes, I would absolutely love that opportunity if God had it lined up for Awakened.

5. Awakened ends with Tamara making her decision, which is probably one that many won’t expect she’ll make. But, it leaves room for a sequel. Will you write a sequel to Awakened?


Yes. I started working on it already. I’m thrilled to learn what the next book will hold for Tamara, Kameron and Benjamin. What a tangled web we weave!


You can support this author by purchasing your copy of Awakened! Visit her website at http://kennisha-hill.com to order your copy today! Free Shipping and 10% Off the retail price is available now!



Author Bio:
Kennisha is a Christian Author, Speaker, and Entrepreneur. She is the author of Simply Wisdom: Empowerment for Your Purpose and as well as her debut novel Awakened. She is also a freelance writer and the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Marital Bliss eMagazine, an online resource for married couples. To purchase Awakened, visit Kennisha’s website at http://kennisha-hill.com



My Book Review:
Kennisha Hill portrays a great example through the character Tamara, what can happen when a person chooses success over love. They can wound up being empty and lonely. When there is nothing else, there is always God, there wanting us to come to Him and follow Him and surrender all to Him. When we do that, we understand what love is. We begin to see what is really important and that is God and to focus on the things of God. This book had me on the edge of my seat as I learned  about the outcome of choosing success over love. Also learned the importance of loving my Savior first and getting to know Him myself. This is a great book to read, and I am sure that you will enjoy it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This Night Reading of the Word.....

Psalm 18:28-36 (New King James Version)

28 For You will light my lamp;
The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by You I can run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
30 As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the LORD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

31 For who is God, except the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
36 You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Today is the Day.....

In which I got my tools and resources to start my Avon my business. Yes, I am a Avon Independent Sales Representative. I am so excited to take this title and grow my business. I really want to get out of my shell and share Avon products that I use myself. I finish my online training yesterday and I must say it was A LOT but at the same time easy. I have so many ideas on how to grow my business, for example talking to people about the products, asking people online if they want to receive weekly brochures from Avon, ads on penny saver, ads on craigslist, fundraising, etc. Praying over this business.

If anyone want to be put on my email list, in which I will email weekly brochures, visit My Avon Site and check out the great products and buy what interest you.

Morning Bible Verse

Psalm 36:5-12 (New King James Version)

5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
Your judgments are a great deep;
O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
8 They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
9 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.

10 Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 There the workers of iniquity have fallen;
They have been cast down and are not able to rise.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quote

"Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men." Oswald Chambers

Monday, July 19, 2010

True Woman Movement--Chapter Four

And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14

These are the words that Mordecai said to Esther when he knew that there were plans by Haman to kill off the Jews. Esther being married to the King was in a conflict. There was a law that if a man or woman go to the king inside the inner court would be put to death. Mordecai words was to point out to Esther that "who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this." Esther decided to put away all the fears she might had and began to fast and pray. Esther was a bold woman in which she said "I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish" vs. 16


I can't imagine my life being a tool in the hand of God. Can't imagine me playing a part in God's plans and purposes. I do find it amazing going through life, learning, growing, meeting new people, the ups and downs of life that my God is very much present, even though it might not seem to be the case. For Esther, God was present in her life and He was with her and His people. He did not leave her, but He was there with Esther.

 I want to be a bold woman, (just like Esther) that when faced with a situation that I will run to God. I know that my God is able to fight my battles. I don't have to be alone in a situation that is out of my control. I want to walk by faith and always trust in the Creator of the world.

When I think of the words from Mordecai, "And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" I think back to when I was younger and would question God, why He put me on this earth? I felt when I was younger that I was "no good" and not worthy to live any longer. I use to feel that way but getting to know my God I know there is more for me. I know that God put me in this life for a reason. It is no mistake why I was born to family I now have, born the with a hearing problem, no mistake about my height, my personality, no mistake about the people who came into my life, and no mistake with all the life situation I have went through. I know I am not a mistake.  I also know that God can use me in this life and I just want to say "yes" and to follow Him knowing that He is present in my life.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

True Woman Movement--Chapter Three

Mary identifies in the book that the foundational premise of feminism as: “[We] need and can trust no other authority than [our] own personal truth. The women of the feminisnist movement, had the belif in self-fullment and trusting in their ways. When we choose to trust in ourselves we choose to go against the ways of God.


When we choose to trust in God:

Psalm 32:10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Psalm 5:11
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.


When you choose to trust in yourself:

Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless,
for he will get nothing in return.


Jeremiah 17:5
This is what the LORD says:
"Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who depends on flesh for his strength
and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Proverbs 28:26
 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But whoever walks wisely will be delivered

Monday, July 12, 2010

True Woman Movement--Chapter Two

God knows everything about everything---He is all-knowing---He is unsearchable---He is inscrutable---He is inexhaustible

What a God we serve!!! As I continue to get to know and spend time with Him, I am getting to how powerful and awesome He is. I must remind myself of who He is, because I know I quickly forget about the God I serve. My God knows everything about everything; there is nothing that He does not know.
I use to worry about the future and what could happen next. I  realized that it was me, wanting to have control over everything, truth is, I can't control everything and I don't know "everything about everything."

When we, began to know the God we serve, we start to realize that He is able to carry us through whatever will come our way, Instead of worrying about everything or wanting to know everything, we should trust in the Creator of this universe. There is no need to question the Creator about, "if He knows what He is doing". We might not understand what He is doing, but we have to trust that He knows what He is doing.


What is a true woman?

1. She lives a God-centered life--she embrace what God has called her to be, embrace the purpose for her creation as a woman. God is the center of her world. She lives to bring glory and honor to His Name.

2. She trust in God-- trusting in Him about the future and not fretting at what is to come in the future. Trusting in Him, who is the Creator of the universe. Knowing that what God is doing is for her good.

3. She says "yes Lord"--Surrendering all to the Lord. She knows her life is not her own. There is full obedience from her and submission.

My prayer is that I will become a woman who lives a God-center life, trust in Him completely and says "yes Lord" and not to question His knowledge. I am not perfect, but I pray that everyday as I spend time with Him and growing Him, I will become more and more like Him. I want to live for Him, glory and honor to His Name.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

My Summer Internship Experience

Interning at Child Abuse Prevention Center has been a great experience. I am learning so much and realize even more how much I want to reach out to children. To be able to teach them about Christ and show them the love of Christ.  There are so many people of all ages in this world that are hurting and it saddens my heart. There is so much going on in the lives of people, that just hearing their stories will bring tears to your eyes. I want to be able to reach out to people and point them to Christ. I just want to encourage the believer's to pray for people who are struggling, in pain, and/or been abused in anyway. Everyday, someone is going through a tough situation, and they need encouragement and help. Pray that we as God's children will point people to Christ. 

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

True Woman Movement--Chapter One

 Pastor John Piper states in the book that:

“Wimpy theology makes wimpy women . . . .
Wimpy theology simply does not give a woman a God who is big enough,
strong enough, wise enough, and good enough to handle the realities of life
in a way that magnifies the infinite worth of Jesus Christ.” “plagued by woman-centeredness and mancenteredness.”  pg.19

Question: "Would your theology most accurately be described as “wimpy” or “God-centered”?

When we don't know our God for ourselves, we can be very easy to be swayed by what others say about the Word of God. When we don't remind ourselves of who He is, it can be easy to forget how powerful and merciful our God is. I have this urge to know my God for myself and learn all that I can about the God I serve. Everyone has their view of who God is and what He can do, but when we read the Word of God, there is no mistaking in who He is.

The Word of God is our guide, the Word gives life, the Word give instruction and the Word convicts us. As a young woman, I am surrounded by people, television and magazines that gives advice on how I should live. I don't want to follow the ways of this world, but follow God's Word and what He requires from His woman. The world might say beauty is blue eyes, long blonde  hair, tall and skinny. I want to let God define beauty and who I am in Him. I would encourage Christian ladies, to not let the world define beauty for them but let God. (1 Peter 3:3-4, Proverbs 31:30). 

Friday, July 02, 2010

Quote

"As we come to know God better, we will also find it easier to know, follow, and accept His will for our
life." 
— Elizabeth George

Thursday, July 01, 2010

True Woman Movement

I am starting to read the book called Voices of the True Woman Movement A Called to the Counter-Revolution. This book includes authors like Nacy Leigh DeMoss, John Piper, Mary Kassian, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Janet Parshall.

 Revive Our Hearts is asking women to read the True Woman Movement book and blog about each chapter. I have decide that every week probably on Tuesdays (since I don't work), to blog about the chapters I read for the week.

This True Woman Movement Goals:

•Discover and embrace God's design and mission for their lives
•Reflect the beauty and heart of Jesus Christ to their world
•Intentionally pass on the baton of Truth to the next generation
•Pray earnestly for an outpouring of God's Spirit in their families, churches, nation, and world
Voices of the True Woman Movement




Intimacy With God

When I think of "intimacy with God," I think of a relationship in which I am able to be vulnerable and to be open in communication with God. I also think of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe that the Trinity is a great model to intimacy.

I also think that intimacy with God is a privilege. When man sin against God, there was a separation between us and God. We were seen as an enemy to God, But because of Christ sacrifice, we are now able to stand before God and be in fellowship with Him. Since we have this privilege and a gift, we should have a relationship with God. We are after all created to know Him, so we should get to know Him.

I would encourage that we not neglect the One, who created us and formed us in His image. God longs for us to be in relationship with Him. I know how life can distract us and and how quickly we can get busy, pray that we don't let our "busyness" get in the way of having a relationship with God.

Quotes

Consider Jesus. Know Jesus. Learn what kind of Person it is you say you trust and love and worship. Soak in the shadow of Jesus. Saturate your soul with the ways of Jesus. Watch Him. Listen to Him. Stand in awe of Him. Let Him overwhelm you with the way He is. --John Piper
God desires and is pleased to communicate with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills, and our emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the souls of the redeemed men and women is the throbbing heart of the New Testament. --A. W. Tozer


Knowing God is more than knowing about Him; it is a matter of dealing with Him as He opens up to you, and being dealt with by Him as He takes knowledge of you. Knowing about Him is a necessary precondition of trusting in Him, but the width of our knowledge about Him is no gauge of our knowledge of Him. --James I (J. I.) Packer


What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in life? To know God. What is the eternal life that Jesus gives? To know God. What is the best thing in life? To know God. What in humans gives God most pleasure? Knowledge of himself. --James I (J. I.) Packer

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Please Vote for Child Abuse Prevention Center

Chase is giving away money to help charities....Child Abuse Prevention Center is a non-profit agency that help the Westchester NY community by reducing child abuse...They go into homes and help parents by giving them tools to parents to help raise their children.

I have been interning at this agency and I have seen how they have help the community of Westchester of NY.. hope that you all will take the time to vote.


The link is below all have to is push the "like" button and vote

Facebook Child Abuse Prevention Center

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy 22nd Birthday to ME!!!!

Yay....its official I am 22 years old today. I can't believe this day is here and I get so excited when it's my birthday. I was thinking of all the awards and gifts I have gotten since I was a young girl. I am so thankful that I am here and thankful for everything I have in this life. Though I got gifts on my birthday, I have to say the greatest give I have ever received was the "Gift of Salvation." I thank Abba for saving me, in Him I am free and redeemed. I thank Abba for His Son scarf ice of the Cross, I have life in Him. Because of Christ sacrifice I am now justified by faith, have peace with God, have access to the Father and I can stand before God in grace (Romans 5).
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast.
--Ephesians 2:8, 9

And what kind of habitation pleases God? What must our natures be like before he can feel at home within us? He asks nothing but a pure heart and a single mind. He asks no rich paneling, no rugs from the Orient, no art treasures from afar. He desires but sincerity, transparency, humility, and love. He will see to the rest.

A. W. Tozer

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

To all the father's in the world. I want thank you all for taking care of your families; being a provider and protector. This day is sometimes is hard for me because I don't have my dad in my life since he passed away with prostate cancer when I was eight. I decide to post some memories I had with him:

1) I remember for Halloween him coming in my room to scare me...I thought it was so funny because I knew it was my dad
2) I remember him teaching me how to ride my pink bike....He was patient with me as he taught me
3) My dad had this white Cadillac and to me I thought it was the most beautiful car and it was so clean. I loved that he would take me places in his car.
4) I loved it when he would take me places like McDonald's
5) Though I don't remember, I saw a picture of him and I  dancing together at a wedding. I thought it was so cool to see that picture.

I can't lie I still miss my dad. But I do have an Heavenly Father, that I see as my ABBA. I remember when I was younger, I would pray that I would have a "father and daughter" relationship with Him. I my ABBA to protect me, to love me, to teach me.....I just want to continue my relationship with Him. I thank ABBA for being my Father and always
being with me. I love Him and thank Him for all things.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Well I Have A Problem

I have a lot of posts I am working on right now and I write this post to say, I will be taking a break from writing. Lately my right hand has been hurting a lot and swollen and I can't write or type without being in pain. I will try to post a few post this month, but I'm not sure. I can say that I will check out the blogs I read and if possible to leave comments. I would also ask for you all to pray that my hand will get better. Thanks so much and God Bless. 

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