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My favorite music - Southern Gospel

If you would have told me four years ago that I would be a Southern Gospel music fan at 17, I would have told you that you were absolutely nuts!  I wouldn't want to part with my contemporary Christian music.  I loved the artists: Brandon Heath, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tobymac, Kutless, and so much more! At 16 God changed my heart about the choice of music I loved!  While we were making our move up to the East Coast, my mom wanted to turn on Christian music.  However, we couldn't find the K-Love station...instead we found what sounded like country.  As we listened with discerning ears, we soon learned that the music we were listening to was...Southern Gospel!  My mom, Sydney and I were very distraught when we reached a point to where we were out of range for that station. Now that we've lived on the East Coast for two years (I think), I haven't once wanted to listen anything but Southern Gospel.  I have deleted all the Christian contemporary music from my mp3....except …

My schedule for today

Today is a very busy day for is what my plans are:

8:30 am: getting ready to go to the gun show

9:40 am: arrive at McDonald's to meet Pastor and two other men from church

10:08-11:00 am: arrive at the Expo and start handing out tracts to others waiting in line.
I thought it was funny that the times I handed out tracts...the tracts were rejected because people would take a look at my long skirt...oh well!  It wasn't me that they rejected, but our LORD Jesus Christ!
11:00 - 12:30 pm: get inside and hand out tracts inside the building, having people comment on what your church shirt says (on the back it says "Jesus Saves")

1:00 pmhead on over to Dominion Outdoors to look at guns

1:30 pm: arrive home after a young man from church and Pastor pick on me about walking home Luckily they drove me home so I didn't have to walk in the 25-30 degree weather :P
2:00 pm: eat lunch, blog hop, check email, etc

And the rest of the afternoonhelp clean the house again, make a …

Finding joy in...

1. Cleaning the house
2. Attempting to make cookies with coconut oil
3. Cleaning my room
4. Listening to the southern gospel station on Pandora

What are you finding joy in today?

Serving HIM,

A giveaway worth checking out!

A great giveaway is going on over at Loving the Lord Ministries.  
The giveaway this month is a "Beautiful to God" T-shirt (pictured above).
To enter you can share this post on Facebook, through an email, or your blog!
For more info visit their link above.
Serving HIM, Alisha

Our family just grew

Just a quick post to update y'all on what's going on in our house :D  Our family is now officially taking up an entire row at church!!!!

Last night a seven year old boy was placed in our home!  Yep the journey of foster care has begun once again.  Mom and Daddy say that Ian (the little boy) is a lot like me when I was that age...oh boy I feel sorry for them...LOL!  I understand why they put me on medication at his age ;D  This little boy is all boy!  But he is a cute lil' stinker as well.  Hopefully there will be pictures to come!!

Serving HIM,

2012 memories // a recap of last years blessings

Hello m' friends! {big smile}Looking through pictures back in 2012, I'm absolutely thankful for such a brilliant year that 2012 was.  I learned so much, many memories were made, I was encouraged by many people, not to mention my amazing readers started reading this blog {wink}, and list could keep on going!  With all that said, here is a post full of memories from don't have to read all of it!

January 2012
top three pics: enjoying ourselves at a nature reserve // Sydney learned the danger of knives at 10 //
me playing for offertory at our old church // snagging a Geo-cache

February 2012
top three pics: enjoying the Co-op tubing trip // family game night - featuring Jenga // enjoying sister time in the snow // moving into the house we live in currently
March 2012
doing school on warm spring days // capturing God's handwork // playing in the sand // bread day // two bottom middle pics: young ladies youth sleepover // God's promise to us

April 2012 My favorite month…

A Young Evangelist

“Life only happens once, why not make the most out of it? Whenever you get the chance spread the Gospel! You never know if you will ever see the person again, or when the Lord will call you home!”
These are the famous words of a young man by the name of Avery Jackson. This young man had a soul that was set on fire for God. Although he'd usually keep his faith private, and never really got into any discussions on faith, he desired to live his life in purity & for the glory of the Lord. Avery always longed to a pilot...much like his favorite missionary Jim Elliot, but all that changed in 1923, when Avery outwardly expressed his faith.
Summer 1923 was the turning point in eighteen year old Avery's life. For ten years he had kept his faith in God private, only because he thought his faith was nothing anyone else should know about. His father and mother were missionaries in Afghanistan  his twenty year old brother was a missionary in Germany, and his twenty-one year old br…

White as a rose

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22

Living in purity is by far the best way to live your life. God has a perfect future for you, but sometimes we tend to forget that God is in control of our life, and go out trying to live for us. This is very dangerous...especially when it involves close friendships with young men. Lets take a look at an example, then I'll explain what I mean.
Eleven year old Gracelynn was so excited! She was finally at the age that her parents said she could have a “boyfriend” and start dating.   She couldn't wait until she was asked to go out on a date, finally it happened! A young boy named Trevor, came to Gracelynn after school and asked her to go to the movies with him.  She said yes and immensely enjoyed her first date with Trevor. Soon the two became inseparable!  Suddenly Gracelynn's heart was broken.  As she was walking in the hall at …