Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Update: After Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has long pass New York. There were flooding and rescuing in our town. Our power was off for two days and I am happy the power is back on. Thanks for your prayers.  

I will be back to write once I move on campus next Monday. I am excited that I will entering my last semester. I hope this semester will be a great one. I also thank God that I got a campus job and I don't have to travel far to work.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Random Picture

I took this picture in San Francisco, California in the Summer of 2010. I decided to edit first in black and white and next with the color on the children faces.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

As I write this, Hurricane Irene is heading up the coast. Soon it will be in NY and I really don't know what will be the end result of this storm but I am praying for everyone. Praying for my town and family. Weeks ago a tornado hit my town, it knock down many trees and there was damage but no one was hurt. I am sure we will have flooding but, how much? I am not sure. I am asking that we keep everyone in prayer.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bible Verse

There are two Bible verses that have encourage me this Summer. I decided to edit my own pictures and put the verses on them. I hope these verses encourage you just like they encourage me.

(Still learning how to use picnik, with practice I will get better_

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Facebook? The New Find my Lost Loved One Search Engine.

Facebook has more than 750 million active members and average person has 130 friends. With all those people I am sure that someone could find a lost loved one. Well, I am one of those people that have seen the benefits of Facebook. I am very thankful to I have reconnected with my younger sister and older brother. It is amazing, they found me on Facebook.  It was after my father passed away when I was eight that I lost contact with my brother and sister. They are well and doing great things in their life. In total I have two sisters and three brothers. It feels great to know where all my brothers and sisters live. I can't wait for the moment in which I get to see them in person. I am very thankful that I can start to build a relationship with my siblings. I know my father would want that.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grad School is what is on my MIND

Less then two weeks I will be entering my last semester in college. How I feel? I am excited, nervous, and again EXCITED! I can't believe how fast school went and I mean it went fast. There were good and bad days. Times I did not know if I would be able to come by but the God provided. I am happy about the finish line of being a social work grad. I will be the first in my family to graduate and get a bachelors. Soon I will be applying to grad school, like next month since some of the applications are due in the Fall and early Spring.  I am super excited and nervous. I know that I should not be nervous because my GPA is great! Grad school is for one year and I am going for it. I am not going to wait. I have chosen four schools that have really interest me. I know that I want to be a clinical social worker, working with children and families.

Keep in your prayers as I will have to make many decisions on what to do next.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Piece from my Journal

From time to time, I post my journal prayers to God on my blog. I would love to share what I was experiencing during my internship from the Summer. It was a challenging and great learning experience that I will never forget.

Dated, 6-25-2011

Abba, this week has been so great. Challenging but great. Being here in Aliquippa, has changed my thoughts about life. Change my worldview of life...I absolutely love it here, love what your doing here. It amazes me and I want to be apart of it. Apart of Your story. A story that uplifts, redeems, convicts and brings joy all at the same time. I know that I am a person who is not worthy but I want to be used by You. I want to follow you and forsake myself. I learned about prayer. Prayer should be a apart of every Christians life. I pray that my life would encompass prayer. That it would be a place, I confess, bring praises and thanks to Your Name....Forever to seek Your Name and peace. Amen"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Random Picture

This is Me! I was at my grandmother's house in NY. When I was younger I lived in Kansas City Missouri but I love NY and visiting my grandmother.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Your Too Small for That!

At first sight, many would say I am too small for that. In referencing to "that," I mean to be a future social worker, working with children in a urban community, children that some might say are too aggressive for me, or working in dangerous side of town.Yes, I am very small, can fit in a size 0 and yes my voice is soft and I don't look 23 but younger. I have been told my whole life that I would never make it in college as a social work major, and even by some family members who think urban children are too hard for me to work with them. Truth is, there might be "hard people" I will have to work with as a social worker. Being a social work in my undergrad years, I have work in a Spanish urban community and this summer work in a Black urban community. I have worked with parents who I never thought would listen to me because of the way I looked but has shown me respect and listen to my advice that could help them.

I think of David when his family thought he was too small to kill Goliath. But when he step up in front of Goliath, He said:

“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45.

That day there was a victory and young David defeated the giant.

I know that I am small and look too young but I know that I am able to do all things. I know if God called me to work with a community that people would call dangerous, He will be with me. I have nothing to fear for my God is near and has prepare me to work with people in a urban community. If I let fear take over me then I will not be able to help people that can be over look because they are too "dangerous." I pray that you would not let what others say you can't do, control who you are. I know that I serve a mighty God and in Him all things are possible.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Born in the 80's but Grew Up in the 90's

When I came back from my internship I was happy to find out that Teennick added some 90's shows that I grew up on. Its funny to me as I watch these shows because that I can still remember the scenes in the show.

All That- young teens sketch comedy show. 


Kenan and Kel- about two teenagers and there everyday life. 
I love the quote by Kel- "Who loves orange soda? I do do oooooo"

Doug-talks about his day to day life with friends and school in his journal

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!

I want to thank  Ariel at Ariels Current Affairs for presenting me with the Versatile Blogger Award!

The Rules of this Award
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
  • Tell us seven things about yourself
  • Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received their award
Seven Things About Myself

1) I am a daughter, sister and an auntie
2) I LOVE photography, especially black and white photos
3) I will soon have my Bachelors in Social Work this coming Fall 2011
4) I love animals, I would love to have at least 3 dogs once I get my own place 
5)I use to play the piano, clarinet, and now I want to learn to play the guitar 
6) I want to one day go somewhere in South America and Paris
7) One thing I don't like is Math. I hated to be in math class and take test

Monday, August 15, 2011

HawthoRNe- TV Series

My favorite T.V. show is HawthoRNe.  I LOVE this show! Starring Jada Pinkett Smith.  I remember when it first aired I was excited because it had Jada Pinkett Smith and she is one of my favorite actresses. This show is in it's third season and I continue to be drawn to everything that is happening. I can't wait to watch the season finale on Tuesday. I can't wait to find out what will happen next!

Question: What is your favorite T.V. show?

Sunday, August 14, 2011


 "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."    C.S. Lewis

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Random Picture

At a Pirates Game with 5th and 6th graders of Aliquippa Day Camp. It was a great day to be with them and the weather was great. That day the Pirates won the game. I love this picture because it show how amazing the downtown area looks. I LOVE Pittsburgh, PA. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Who Are You When No One Is Looking?

I was asked this question over the summer during a summer devotion in the morning. When your by alone and no one is watching "What do you do?" Does your character change because your in front of people? The God of the universe knows all things. He knows our thoughts and how we really feel. There is nothing that God can't see or know. When your alone or when no one looking, are you pleasing God? Everything we do; our thoughts, actions, what we watch, listen too, we should strive to live a life that is pleasing to God.

Mark 4:22
For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.

Hebrews 4:13
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Monday, August 08, 2011

I'm Back in New York!

I first want to say thanks to all that prayed and left comments on my blog while I was away. I will visit every ones blog when I get a chance. I am back from my internship in Aliquippa, PA. I had an amazing time with the staff and the kids. I was assigned to work with the 1st and  2nd graders. The children were awesome to work with. I learn so much about the kids and myself in working with them. I fell in love with the ministry of Aliquippa Impact. I know that the Lord is present in this community despite all the negative comments that are said by others. The community is look down on but the people of Aliquippa are amazing and loving. I have meet some great people and I will miss them. One thing I walk away knowing that even in darkness God is present. God is working in the lives of people. My prayer for a ministry like Aliquippa Impact, is that He world bless them, strengthen and guide them.

Featured Post

Journal Entry # 12 - Frustrated

Abba I feel hopeless, weak and frustrated. I ask that you would help me. Take me and free up my mind of things that are not of You. Direct ...