Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Praise His Name

 The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning. It's time to sing your song again. What ever may pass and what ever lies before me. Let me be singing when the evening comes.
Bless the Lord oh my soul.
Oh my Soul.
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before.
 Oh my soul.
I'll worship your holy name.

10,000 Reasons~ Matt Redman

Such a beautiful simple song.
The band played this song multiple times when I went to Chicago for Dare 2 Share. 
Every time they played it, hands all over the stadium would raise in praise to our heavenly Father.

It would give me goosebumps every time. 
 He has given us so much.

About three months ago I took pictures during a worship service. It was amazing to see the personalities in people come out.  There were the people that would raise and clap their hands to every song. Then there would be the ones staring at the words on the screen not looking at them but past them. Then the ones looking around at everyone else, staring at people. And of course the people that saw a person with a camera (me), and immediately either turned off, or started pretending to worship as if to pose for the camera..

Do we truly worship Him?

There are so many way we can worship our heavenly Father.
Sometimes we get so stuck on the fact that we have to sing and raise our hands to worship God. 
By believing that you couldn't be more wrong.

 It doesn't just have to be vocally.

You can worship God by
1.) Obeying Him.
2.) Serving others.
3.) Sharing your faith with someone.
4.) Praying.
5.) Thanking Him.

There are so many ways to worship our heavenly Father.

What way do you worship Him? What way do you honor and glorify His name?


Monday, April 8, 2013


The word that pops into my head when I think about this past week.

A week of giggles, laughter, smiles, instruction, friendship, and family.

Purity Ring Drama Group had it's annual play this past weekend. My second family, and I performed a comedy. We were told by numerous people that this years play was the best one yet!

I call them my second family because that is what they are. We are a team. We work together, rely on each other, and we stick together in the thick and thin.

 When you stick teens, and children together that all have two things in common. Incredible things are bound to happen.

The first~We all have a vast love for our Heavenly Father.

The second~  We are all homeschoolers. Taught by our Moms and Dads, teaching us the ways of the world.

The first one is the most important.

Relying on God to get us though numerous practices and performances.
He gave us the strength to get though it all. 
There were joys, and sorrows, but what I've come to find out is that the joys always overrun the sorrow.

I got to spend an incredible week with my best friends, a week that I will never, ever forget!

~Formal day, Opening Performance ~
This was my last year in Purity Ring.
 I am truly Blessed to have been able to be apart of it.
 I'm going to miss the long Monday afternoons rehearsing  a scene over and over again. The races towards the kitchen for food, the costume pinning, giggles from the girls, swing dancing in a toe socks, and the chairs that seemed to never go in a straight line..

 The little hands that reach into mine holding tightly as if they would never let go.
The little girls that told me they were going to follow me everywhere, and asked me to sit by them because they were lonely.

I love each and everyone of these kids. We have learned so much from each other. We have grown our friendship, reconstructed old, and built knew. 
For this I am Grateful. 

Thank You Miss Julie, Mrs,Walker, Mrs Jordan, Leah, Mom's, Dad's and Cast!
~You have truly shown me how Blessed I am~