Two day sister sleepover part 1

Friday night and Saturday night will consist of a whole bunch of fun for me and Rhey.  I will let the pictures below tell you what we are doing :)  Enjoy!!!

 coming up with ideas for our two nights of fun :)

I assure you this huge task will be accomplished ;)

 I got this paper decor from my sweet friend in Michigan.
However, I added my own "flair"......



 we really tried decorating with what we had on hand..........
so with pictures and Valentine's Day flowers (from Daddy), WE liked how it turned out!

These three pictures below are pictures showing progression.....the last picture in the frame is REALLY old lol

 I had to make this one....and the crying face is telling the truth.  It will be sad when our sleepover will come to an end!!!!!

Stay tuned for part 2!!!!!!!

In HIS grace, Alisha


In Christ Alone - Owl City

This song is so incredibly awesome....and Owl City did such an awesome job with it :)  Enjoy!!

In HIS grace, Alisha

Prep and Landing

The prep:

January 4, 2014

*pick out outfits
*find snow-pants
*put music on the Mp3 player
*pack a travel bag
*pack suitcase
*clean room

After all the prep I did, I didn't get to cleaning my room thoroughly......but it was clean.

Okay, so the prep wasn't that bad....until it came to packing a suitcase that was too small!
Have you ever seen the cartoons where the person is sitting on the suitcase, jumping on the suitcase, even standing on the suitcase, just to get it to zip close?  Yeah...that was me :P  
Mom - I did not stand on the suitcase [ just thought I'd clarify that :) ] 

January 5, 2014

I was so excited!  Not only was I headed to Michigan, but Rhey wanted me to go along to the American Girl store with her :)  WOW!!  Let me just say....I am so glad that I was able to go along and see the excitement in her before I left.  It made my day!!!!

After the American Girl store, we headed to the Baltimore Airport.....only to find out that my flights had been cancelled!!!!!!  It turned out that the big snow storm were affecting flights which meant flights weren't leaving Cleveland, Ohio until the 8th of January.
However thanks to the friendly lady at the ticket counter, I was able to be assigned a seat on a flight departing at 6:45 that night.  Now was the hard part....waiting. waiting. waiting. for the right moment to head through security and do some more waiting in order to board my flight.

I've only been on a plane one other time.....when Rhey and I flew to Colorado.  I love flying. absolutely love it!  Only this flight was a little different.....I was sitting between a woman snoring on my right and a kinda grumpy older man on my left.  Also, when the plane left Baltimore it was absolutely clear......I didn't think it was so bad.  But when I heard the pilot say that we were getting ready to land into the Detroit airport, I looked out the window....WOW there was a lot of snow.

The landing:

I called my dear friend and told her that I had landed.  She then told me to follow the crowd and I will easily get to the baggage claim.
Okay.....you would like to think that there would have been a crowd....but there wasn't.  And not only that....there were no signs for a while!  So while I was on the phone with her, this guy gave me directions.....how embarrassing!

Finally....I found the baggage claim....and my dear friend and her mother waiting for me.  After giving each other a really big hug and meeting her mother, giving her a hug, and meeting her brother and giving him a side hug, we grabbed my bag and headed out.....prepared to have the time of my life :)

Stay tuned for "Sweet Fellowship part 1"

In HIS grace, Alisha


Cast all your cares upon HIM.....not man

As I was going through some of my old stuff, I came across this journal entry dated back to February 28, 2011.....

NOON : Tears....not tears of sadness or joy, but tears of confusion.  Why is God forgetting about me? Where is He when I need Him the most?  Didn't I have a faith before all my troubles began?
I wish I could ask my parents for advice, but how can I admit that I'm struggling?  I wish I could go to God, but will I even get the help and comfort I need?  I know who I can go to, but will he even listen?
What is happening to me right now?  I look at all of my friends, and their lives aren't shattered like mine, why is that?  What am I doing wrong?  I wish I could talk to Ryan, but I'm not sure if he could even help me!

EVENING : I talked to Ryan tonight, and surprisingly he was able to help me and comfort me.  He asked me if I had a Bible and I told him that I did.  He then led me to Matthew 11:28-29.  After we read these verses with each other, he then prayed with me.  He also told me that if I take all my burdens to the cross, I will get the rest Christ is talking about.  But...how can I admit all "these struggles" to Christ?  I wish I could get help with this too....

My point in sharing this journal entry is this: when you find yourself beginning to stray from the Lord, give all your troubles to Christ, and you will then find peace and rest.  A girl at 15 (or any other age) should not have to shed tears of confusion, go to her boyfriend, and keep things from her parents....only in order to get "comfort, peace, and rest."  Like a boyfriend will give her that!!!!
Jesus tell us to cast all our cares upon Him....then He will give us rest!

Ever since April 3, 2013, I have truly felt that rest and comfort that I was in need of three years ago, while I was talking to my now ex-boyfriend!

**NOTE TO YOUNG LADIES - I do NOT endorse dating.  I was truly going through a state of rebellion and depression....and not to mention I was NOT saved!!

In HIS grace, Alisha