I am seriously in love with my Yankees.
- I had the chance to give a little girl company at her bedside as she painted in her coloring book. We talked about many things, but this particular conversation somehow struck me the most.
- Little Girl: Have you ever been in a hospital?
- Heidi: Not really... I've been to doctor's offices, but not really a hospital. I don't like hospitals sometimes because they can be scary.
- Little Girl: Well, I'm scared sometimes too, but I like hospitals because the nurses and doctors make me feel better.
- Heidi: Yeah, that's true. And they're really nice too.
- Little Girl: Yeah.
in high school, when you’re 17? 18? you’re allowed to sign up to give blood in the blood drives that they hold every once in a while…
when i turned 17 or 18 or whenever we were allowed to donate blood, i was SO EXCITED.
…until they told me i didn’t weigh enough.
i walked back to my class so upset by that fact. I was 10 pounds underweight so they didn’t let me give blood. BS!
i finally realized that gaining some weight in college is good for something!
i finally weigh enough to give blood!!!!
finally there’s something i can do to help out just a tiny bit.
so… when’s the next blood drive?!?! :)
i still don’t weigh enough
i just want genuine people in my life.
those who seek to be greater than they are.
those who are never complacent with their lives.
i want to be surrounded by those who strive to be great.
i want to be inspired by those around me
i am so eager to learn from those around me,
to soak up all of their knowledge and years of wisdom.
i want to people to impact my life.
i want to remember people for how they changed me for years and years to come.
i want strong, passionate and diligent people in my life.
i want passionate leaders and followers of Christ in my life to keep me accountable.
with that said, i can’t be greedy and just receive every blessing…
i want to be real; genuine.
i want to be a seeker of greater things.
i never want to be complacent with my life…i want to keep searching for more, for greater things.
i want to strive to be the very best that i can be.
i want to inspire those around me
i want to teach others what i know and what i learned
i want to impact people and their lives
i want to leave footprints in their hearts.
i want people to remember me for how i changed them
i want to be strong, passionate and a diligent servant for our God.
i want to be able to keep others accountable and on track with their faith.
“I’d like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee” - Joe DiMaggio
OPENING DAY 2011. LETS GET #28.
it’s just one of those days where you just want to curl up into a ball under your blankets and watch a sad movie.
So we received a little description of what “Amen” means last week at church.
I didn’t get a chance to read it until today…
What does amen mean?
The Hebrew word Amen is derived from the root aman, which means to be firm or solid, in the sense of permanency. It means to be sure, true or faithful.
When we say Amen, it is a solemn oath of agreement before God. you are affirming from your heart that you believe what you heard is perfect, absolutely true, and faithful. and you are vowing to be faithful to what was said.
People of God say Amen in the Old Testament and New Testament.
In Deut. 27:20-23, when the laws were reviewed, all the people said “Amen” to assert God’s truth and show they were in agreement.
In Romans 11:35, Paul wrote, “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory forever. He concluded his worship with a resounding, “Amen” to show he believed this was true and faithful.
Unfortunately, there are times when some Christians give an Amen simply out of habit.
But when a heart-felt Amen is uttered in the congregation, it glorifies God’s truth, it spurs the preacher on, and it unifies the congregation.
Let us continue the Biblical tradition of saying, “Amen!” Let us glorify God and encourage the preaching of the Word with a resounding, “Amen!”
Someone once said: “We will fall in love with one another because we have fallen in love with the Christ we see inside each other.”
The newly made friends, family and memories made at Waveland, Mississippi this past week was all thanks to the grace and greatness of our Lord, Father God.
I honestly don’t even know where to begin…
Just thinking back to this past week brings back so many memories that flood my heart with warmth, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
I am so thankful and honestly, in awe of the power of our God; how He was able to bring all of us together and unite us under one name.
Let’s see, it was only 5 days that we were there at Waveland, Mississippi, but honestly, it felt like we’ve been there for months. It’s amazing what God can do…
Seriously, during this missions trip, I really saw with my own eyes the power and grace of our God. I mean, the work that we were able to do, and the people that we were able to meet could not have been possible by our own strengths.
It’s been a couple of years since the disaster really hit, but still even to this day, there is so much devastation within the town. The community is slowly and surely getting back on its feet, but there are still so many things to help out with and I’m just so glad that we were able to help just a tiny bit.
One thing that I heard that was really encouraging to me was how when we were at the beach playing football with everyone one night, Joanie, one of the women from Ohio mentioned to us how a car came by and stopped to talk to them. The family in the car mentioned how this was the first time in a very long time that they’ve seen this many people at the beach having fun and fellowshipping with one another. I don’t know why, but when I heard that my heart broke…
the family mentioned to Joanie how encouraging and thankful they are to have volunteers come down and help them out but every time I heard that while we were down there, all I could think was “we’re really not doing much………” but honestly, I came to realize that by us just being there with our positive attitudes and will to serve just brightens everyone’s moods. And that in itself was such a blessing…to be a light that was so contagious was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself…
On our first day of work, as a group we were assigned to move a shed from the front yard to the back yard. Now, that is not necessarily as easy as it sounds. I mean, the first time the guys tried moving that shed without the girls help (hehe), they failed…miserably. But with the help of the girls and a select few (Moose) we were able to very successfully move the shed! It was seriously amazing. I mean honestly, I didn’t think it was possible. We were just a couple of young people trying to move a legit shed. How in the world…. but with the grace of God and the teamwork of our family we were able to accomplish this and shine a light onto the owner, Tom’s heart. Tom isn’t Christian (yet) but I truly believe that one day he will give his life to our God and I’m praying every day for his faith to grow and for him to give everything to Him.
I’d probably be going on and on for days talking about this mission, but what I really want to say is how blessed I was and I’m sure the rest of the GCC team was to meet our new family of brothers and sisters from Ohio. I can’t believe we’ve only known them for 5 days. After the week was over, and we were driving back to the dirty jerz, it seriously felt like we’ve known them for years, ages. It’s amazing how good our God is, isn’t it? For him to build strong, lasting relationships like this is so beautiful and I’m just so thankful. But besides the relationships we’ve built with the other team, I’m so so so so so thankful and so happy to have built relationships within our own team. Leaving for missions, we didn’t really know every one on the team because all the girls were freshmen and most of the guys were upper classmen and because we had some young adults. But by the end of the trip, age didn’t matter. I’m so blessed to have this group of brothers and sisters in Christ to rely on and lean on for the rest of my life.
Wow, there are just so many things to say…
I don’t know, I guess I can just sum it up with this: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Our God is so good. He already has our lives set out for us. No matter how hard we try to plan our futures and control our lives, it is meaningless compared to the great plan that He already has in store for us. So let’s live our lives without worrying about the future. We’re already so blessed to have this God who loves us so much that he would never let us fail. This trip really reminded me again to have faith in our Father and to trust him with all that we have. But not only that, but to really take the action to change; to make changes in our lives that will honor Him and bring Him glory.
Thank you so much, Jesus for blessing me with this opportunity to serve you and your people. Thank you for letting us meet the Ohio brothers and the relationships that we’ve been that will last for the rest of our lives. Thank you for sending me the GCC brothers and sisters and finally, thank you for the rest of the people down at Waveland that you’ve sent to bless and encourage us.
This missions trip was absolutely one of the best times of my life and I am so thankful.
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