Saturday, April 23, 2011


 Easter is a big deal. Without it, my religion is pointless. If Jesus did not rise from the dead and conquer sin, then I have no reason to rejoice. I would have no personal relationship with my God. I would have no way to spend eternity with Him. But, because of Easter I get these things. Because Jesus died on the cross and rose again I have a reason to rejoice.  I have a personal and intimate relationship with my God and Savior. I get to spend eternity with my God. I have been thinking about a post, and what I should say to try and convey all that I feel about Easter... and the song "Sweetly Broken" by Jeremy Riddle seems to do the job perfectly....

"To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of it's suffering I do drink
Of it's work I do sing

For on it my Savior both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love
And God is just

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees, and I am
Lost for words, so lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered

What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given
Through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled

In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love and
How great is Your faithfulness"

So remember, Jesus died for YOU! He doesn't care where you are coming from, what you've done, how broken.  He takes you just as you are. He takes your past, your guilt, your sins, and give you life, joy and a peace that goes beyond understanding... Pretty sweet deal.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Random Facts

*Life is really busy right now. All good busy, just busy
*I am done with school for the year... mentally. I am so ready to just shut down and not have to think anymore
*Rain is getting a little old
*Golf is fun
*Maddie makes me laugh... a LOT!!!!

*Chocolate Cheerios are delicious
*I found an instant spell check on the computer :)
*The song "Smile" is my favorite right now
*I listen to Hillsong United in the car on the way to school and have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day. *Its a good way to start your day!
*God is good, even when there is nothing good in me
*Youth group is still the highlight of my week
*I am beyond ready for summer (Yea... pretty sure I already expressed that point)

*Our computer crashed and so we havent transfered all of the pictures onto the new one yet...
* I love looking back through my blog and the pictures I post. So dont worry about this one... it has a story. And it makes me laugh...

*There is not one day, besides Friday that I don't have something going on....
*Wuthering Heights is the worse book I have ever read in my entire life. If you like old boring books like Jane Eyre then you would LOVE this book...
*I am excited for the future
*I got a super cute key chain from my Aunt Kristine. It is a converse shoe and I love love love it! I showed it to everyone at school... Its basically the coolest thing ever
*Tenth Avenue North still continues to write all of their songs for me and me alone. Its great. Were pretty close
*Hot showers are wonderful
*I like this random fact thing
*I love inside jokes
*It is so fun to run around on a play ground with a bunch of little Cubbies at AWANA... they get such a kick out of being outside.
*I can now say I have shot a potato gun
*Dot, our cat, is super fat
*I beat Jake on a scrabble game online.  Its kiiiinda a big deal. Cause I suck at that game!
*Only 9 Monday's until school is out
*I love being 16
Ok, that's all for now! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

I Have Funny Friends...

God has blessed me with two friends who are extremely funny. They can make me laugh harder than any one else I know. Introducing.... Jake and Jason. So. Stinkin. Funny. And these are just some pictures I want to have on my blog so when I re-read through my blog I can remember these and giggle at them again...

Baby Sunglasses at Fred Meyers are cool... but not NEARLY as cool as we are.

So we are at a birthday party and jason comes down the stairs with this really tall barbie doll and claims its his wife. And talked about her like it was his wife and cracked all these jokes about it. I was dying laughing! So funny, and then that little baby doll is their child.  So this is their nice little family picture! Sorry for the crummy cell phone quality of the picture!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Yupp.... She is just THAT cool

Lauren made it official today that she is the coolest person ever. I am home today, getting better from getting my wisdom teeth pulled and she comes over and makes tee shirts with Emily and I! How awesome is that. Incase you didnt know, she is insanely artistic and creative.  She went and got tee shirts and a bleach pen and made... THESE! TA DA! Thank you Lauren for being a pretty cool big sister!