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A glimmer of hope

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When I was twelve years old, we had a missionary couple come to our church and give a presentation of the work they were doing in Africa.  It was then that I felt God calling me to Africa as a missionary.
Now seven years later, still praying for the moment in which I can set foot on the red soil of the continent to which God has called me, there is a glimmer of hope :)
A year and a half ago, a good friend of mine informed me about a mission organization called Mission Nannys (find out about what it is here).  I went on to the website and saw that this was something that I would really enjoy doing.  So my parents and I started praying about the possibilies coming up.
Now let's jump to the present:
About a week ago, I went on to the website and found an opening (in Africa) that basically described me.  I told Mom about the only downfall that this opening has.  We didn't talk about the position any further, until last night.
Last night I realized that the only downfall in this o…

The end of 2014

It's time for a recap of my December goals :)  December was a good month for me .... 
December goals:
*Finish reading "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan
*Finish reading "Sacred Singleness" by Leslie Ludy
*Finish reading "Will Our Generation Speak" by Grace Mally
*Finish reading "Passion & Purity" by Elisabeth Elliot
*Finish the prep for the surprise blog event
*Read Jeremiah
*Read Revelation
*Read Obadiah
*Read Lamentations
*Blog more - again I failed at this ..... 
*Journal more
*Exercise 4x a week - with a lifestyle change coming up the 1st of January ... this will be done ;)
*Memorize Scripture

January goals:
*Blog more
*Exercise 4x a week
*Create more items for the shop
*Take more nature photos
*Get my hair highlighted
*Learn a new song to sing with Rhey
*Read Isaiah
*Read Proverbs
*Read Psalm 119
Psssst .... don't forget ....
Don't forget about the Favorite Things 2015 package swap.  If you're interested, fill out the form and send it to me h…

Psssst ... she's having a giveaway!

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An old blogging friend of mine, Crista Moriah, is having a giveaway.  Don't miss the opportunity to win some incredible prizes ;)


In HIS grace, Alisha
      xoxoxox

Let's have a little fun ladies!!

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Have y'all been wondering what the certain surprise blog event is?  I have mentioned it about two times (in my last two goals posts).

I have to be honest .... it was hard for me to come up with an exciting + interactive blog event.  I thought about doing giveaways, interviews, guest posts.  Then I thought about forgetting a blog event for New Years and just write a happy New Year post.  Then it hit me ..... there is one blog event I hadn't considered ..........

...... so I'm pleased to announce ......


1.  Everyone that wants to participate mustsend me the form through the contact me page.  Also, please ask your parents for their permission before you sign up for this event if you are under 18 years old.
2.  When I receive all the entries from the girls that want to participate, then I will post your assigned swap partners for you to shop for. 
3.  Once you know who your partner is, then you can start shopping for her.  You don't have to only shop for your partner, you can…

Don't get comfortable

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I need to admit something.
I have always *ahem* envied those who have stayed in the same church all their life, have lived in the house they were born in, and have even lived in the same state/town in which they were born.
Why do I envy people in those areas?  Because those are areas in which I never had the opportunity to live.  Those people display a certain "comfort" that I have never had .... a certain "comfort" in knowing that their life never really "changed" (please don't get offended ... I will expound on this in a bit).
Two Sunday's ago, we had a missionary to the Phillipines come to our church to speak/preach (I wasn't able to hear his first sermon, due to the fact that I have a role in the upcoming Christmas program).  However Mom shared with me an illustration from his sermon.
In his sermon, he gave an illustration on a frog:
Mr. Frog was very content!  He had a lovely puddle with a quite a few bugs.  As he looked around he said "…

Movie review : Soul Surfer

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Haha .... okay, so I know that the movie "Soul Surfer" has been out for 3 years .... and that it might seem weird for me to be doing a movie on a 3+ year old movie.  However, here is the reason why we didn't see the movie when it first came out .....
word of mouth
When this movie came out, we had several people tell us "don't watch it" "it encourages teen rebellion" "there is a bunch of flirting" "there's a lot of disrespect" "the immodesty is astronmical".  The people who told us, shared similar beliefs with us, so my parents took their word for it.
Now 3+ years later, I watched it Sunday and absolutely looooove it ... 
"Alisha, then why are you doing a review?"
I'm doing this review, just in the case there are other young ladies who were given only negative remarks about this movie.



STORY:                                           
For Bethany Hamilton (played by AnnaSophia Robb) surfing was all she …

Happy 18th birthday Emily!

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Emily -
It's hard for me to believe that 10 years ago, we met and began a wonderful friendship!  My how time flies!


I'm so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to see you grow into the beautiful Godly young woman you are/and are still becoming.  You have greatly encouraged me in just about every aspect of life ;)  I'm so thankful/blessed to call you friend.


Even though we are 1,552 miles apart .... and even though we don't keep in touch a whole lot.   I love you girl ..... and I'm praying that you have a wonderful 18th year :)


Happy Birthday Emily!

Love your friend,
Ali

Goals, goals, and more goals!

Happy December y'all!  I am amazed at how the month of November flew by!!!!!
Here were my November goals ..... time to recap!!!
November goals recap: *read "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan - I started reading it ..... and intend to finish it verrry soon ;)
*Finish reading "Sacred Singleness" by Leslie Ludy - I started reading it .... and intend to finish it verrrry soon ;)
*Finish reading "Passion and Purity" by Elisabeth Elliot - hahaha .... I thought I could finish it, but I will be finishing it verrry soon too
*Finish reading - "Will Our Generation Speak" by Grace Mally - yeah ...... I'll be finishing this verrry soon too =P
*exercise 3-4x a week - I did for a while, but then started slacking .... oh well ... there's always this month!
*memorize Scripture - I didn't memorize as much as I wanted to ....... grrr
*Learn how to play "Stand for Truth" written by Rachel Wissmann Busenitz
*Finish reading Psalms
*Finish reading Amos
*Fi…