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"Say Goodbye" - Mandisa

During my three mile walk two days ago, I came across a song {Say Goodbye} by Mandisa (love her songs) and it made me think ... I love when songs make me think :)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! {2 Corinthians 5:17} When we are made new in Christ, we need to put what we used to be behind us.  No matter what our past mistakes be, no matter how much we hate what we use to be like.  We need to "say goodbye" to who we once were, and embrace who we are in Him.

Enjoy this song by Mandisa - I hope you are greatly encouraged as much as I am when I listen to it! :)

You Won't Be Happy ...

I just found out the other night that the internet is not reliable where I'll be.  I may be able to email, but not often.  But to post a blog post - yeah it's not gonna be possible.  So I will be taking a three and a half month blogging break.  But have no fear ... when I come back in September, I will have a ton of pictures to share and stories to post.
So sorry for the disappointment, I wasn't expecting this to happen.

For those of you wanting to keep in touch by email, I should be able to email every now and then.

So for now I say "goodbye, and 'see' ya in September!"

The Time Has Come!!!!

With my departure a week and a half away, I think it's time that I let y'all know what my mission blog is lol.  It just dawned on me not too long ago that I had forgotten to share with everyone the link to my mission blog haha.  I apologize about that - my mind has been elsewhere ;p

I will not be updating Alisha In Progress for the next three and a half months.  So if you'd like to keep informed about me, my life, my mission trip, my epic adventures in West Africa, etc., then subscribe to my mission blog!  You will never miss a post - and you can see what I'm up to :)

Hearing The Call
Look forward to keepin' in touch with y'all!!!
Until September ..............

18 Days and Countin'

Alright y'all ... it's finished.  The immunizations are completed, passport is awaitin' the moment to be stamped, visa has been retrieved, funds are comin' in at just the right time (thanks to my awesome Lord), and suitcases will be gettin' packed real soon :)

To say that I'm elated ... that's an understatement (and already known).  To say that I'm not nervous about take-off ... haha that would be a lie.  To say that I'm anxious to see what God does ... wouldn't anyone who's heeding the call of God be anxious??

Through all of this, I have learned some valuable lessons (as is the case with life in general).

1. God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called
2. When you pray for Him to work, don't doubt!
3. Mission trip prep is a great way for God to teach you patience
4. Find out asap if there is a Yellow Fever Vaccine shortage.  If there is, make an appointment in advance
5. Fear cannot exist in your heart when preparing for a m…

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me,

You don't realize it, but you have been placed in the home God wants you to be raised in.  Where you are right now at this moment in life is not a mistake.

God is guiding your parents in how to raise you.  They have no idea how to raise you in the fear of the Lord, purity, or modesty.  They are simply relying on God's guidance and guidance from Scripture.  All they know is that they want you to have better than they had at your age.

As you're coming into your teen years, the devil will bring temptations your way.  Don't lose sight of what you know to be true, just, right, and pleasing.  Keep standing strong in your faith.

If your parents say “no” to youth group, it's not because they don't love you, don't want you to have friends, or don't want you to have fun.  It's because they care for you, want you to be protected, and want you to be around people who build you up in your faith.  Don't blame God.  He's laid the choice on you…

A Sister Road Trip

Two weeks ago, Rhey and I had the time of our lives.  We were given the opportunity to visit some friends of ours in Kentucky.  Instead of rambling on and on about the trip, I'll allow the pictures to do the talkin'.  Oh and there's a video at the end too!!  Enjoy ;)

Group pictures are always the greatest!!!
Shopping trips with Clo were the greatest :)
A trip to the park where swinging contests were held & a game of sardines was played.  Memories, memories, memories :D

Our last day there, Beth, Chloe, Rhey, and I had some "girl time" on the top of an abandoned caboose (snacks and slushies were in enjoyed)

(due to an unseen event, we had to finish our snacks on the ground lol)
And here's a video the wonderful Chloe made :)