Saturday, January 21, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
"A lot of people thought by coming here, after i have seen lots of things that people have here and i don't have in my home land HAITI i was going to hate Haiti or be regretful that i was born there. But i want you all to know that being here in the states makes me love my country more than ever. Cause we have nothing and we are the most happiest people in the world and here people have everything they want and they are most of the time the most miserable people on hearth. Why is that? It's just because my joy comes from the Lord and not from stupid material things and most american people's joy is based on money and other stupid stuff. I am so proud more than ever that i am HAITIAN and yes of course i will go back to HAITI"- michael arris (a friend of mine from Haiti)
after reading this all i could say was "wow, this is so true..and so sad."
im so thankful to able to read this quote and truly believe that material things in life are only temporary. im learning how to understand what it means to store up our treasures. treasures as in relationships and investing in others, making yourself available, saying Yes to whatever the Lord has for you, opening your heart to opportunity, and allowing yourself to be loved.
we must live a life of joy that only comes from the LORD and not only have or do things that make us happy.
The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad! Psalm 126:3
Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always).
1 Thessalonians 5: 16
1 Thessalonians 5: 16
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.Psalm 16: 11
Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
Romans 5: 3
Romans 5: 3
Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12: 3
[The Lord God says] And the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing to Zion; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 51: 11
Isaiah 51: 11
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Psalm 37: 4
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you who are upright and in right standing with Him]; shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Psalm 32: 11
I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. John 15: 11
...For this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.Nehemiah 8: 10
This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118: 24
Psalm 118: 24
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
so, this week after working late already i have come home to watch Passion 2012. my bed time this week has been about 2am. its been good. i've been to Passion a couple of times (i'm about to be 30 so that means i can't go anymore..i'm to old) and conferences like these really get you excited about heaven. 45,000 people worshiping the ONE true God. whoo hooo. its exciting.
i've learned that there are 27 million slaves in the world today. that's more than history.ever. the leaders of Passion are challenging everyone to raise 1 million $. some think its impossible. i'm going to believe it. there are 6 different organizations that they're raising the $ for. i'm going to join them and be apart of something to raise awareness of slavery in the world today. please join me?
my goodness. as i'm writing this. i'm listening/watching session 4. i just watched, with tears streaming down my face, musicians (from all over the world) sing "how great is our God" in their own language. holy moly. just a little bit of heaven. it was BEAUTIFUL.
here are some truths/notes that i've taken over the last couple sessions.
*on the alter of our praise let there be no other name--JESUS son of GOD.
*the Cross was enough.
*how i love YOU, love YOU JESUS.
*Christ deserves every single ounce of who I am.
*link up with HIS purposes on Earth
*don't deny the power that raised Jesus from the dead.
*let Jesus do His power.
*the enemy wants to bury me-but based in the authority of who Jesus is- there are not going to be any funeral arrangements. JESUS came to raise us up!
*Jesus is here for us.
*beauty for ashes.
*awake sleeper and rise from the dead.
*Jesus doesn't condemn. He stretches out His hands and touches.
*Jesus is the gospel.
*we can be alive in Him.
*what the law was powerless to do. Jesus did it.
*YOU revive me.
*all my deserts are rivers of JOY.
*YOU are the treasure i could not afford.
*the war is over.love has come.Your love has won.
*Your will.Your way.its my joy to say.
*daughter, your faith has made you well, go in peace- Jesus...Luke 8:43-48
*He stopped long enough for her.
*you can not go unnoticed.
*He made himself available.
*He made her clean.
*He came so that He could be touchable.
*let us draw near.
*Hes the master. we can't explain everything.
*you're faith has made you well.
*reach out and grab hold.
*Jesus is going to use rescued people to rescue people.
*we are His workmanship.
*we are saved by grace for a purpose.
*how can i be used?
*He set me free--how can i make a difference?
*we don't need to fear what HE defeated.
*don't fear the darkness, take the light into the darkness.
*the enemy is NOT going to win.
*show me what i can do, i have a responsibility. for Your glory.
*Your river carries me home.
* IT REALLY IS A GLOBAL CHURCH.
IT REALLY IS A GLOBAL CHURCH
turn your eyes upon JESUS.
Monday, January 2, 2012
*the whole month was pretty much spent at my sisters loving on david patrick. what a joy he has been to our family. i think my sister is still in shock over HIM.
* oh, and i had blonde hair.
*on 2/2 my best friend delivered a baby boy Jonah Paul Wax. it was an exciting day for friends and first time g-parents.
*there were also lots of slumber parties with the nieces and other friends that we LOVE.
most weekends for the next couple of months were filled with family fun!!!!!!!
*i had a friend boy that was hanging around as well and he added alot of fun to our lives. we are no longer bf/gf but, he still hangs around and i don't mind his friendship.
*with the new dart house and the new dart boy i really could not stay away from there!!!
*we celebrated kelli and dads birthdays.
*slumber parties were still happening and softball started. bc my sweet sister had her hands full with baby boy, i was picked to be the coach of evie and bella's team. i was EXCITED!! i love the game of softball and teaching a bunch a 8 year olds sounded like a blast so i gladly stepped up to help out. i loved it!!! we didn't win every game but, if a trophy for "most improved" were to be given out, we would have been given it.. i loved every minute of the season. it was a joy to coach these girls..there were no major injuries except for one to the eye. mrs. evie claire was playing pitcher and a line drive to the eye. it was a scary moment for all of us but, everything was fine and she played the next game!! she proved to be very tough.
*addie played t-ball and most of the time really could careless to what was going on... but, she loved running the bases!
*hunter is the best baseball player i know. seeing him play brings so much joy.
*cami and ali made ZHS cheer and were so excited! (like they weren't going to make it) they have turned out to be amazing cheerleaders and im amazed by all the flips & flops that they can do! im soo proud of them and the sweet teens that they are!!
*my cousin drew, aunt sib and uncle lane came in from Cali. its always awesome to see them! after they stayed here for a week or so, they took my queen back with them to Cali for the rest of the summer. i was sooo sad to see her leave but my cousins in cali were so thrilled to spend some time with her. im thankful she got to go.
*we fished alot in april. most were catch and release. fishing is a family favorite and we all seem to be pretty good at it. thanks to our amazing daddy!!!! we did some camping out as well. family memories that will never be forgotten.
*softball was still going on and we probably had only won one game by this time but, it didnt matter to us. we were having fun!!
*josie rosie turn 3 and oh my, she is a hoot.
*i turned 29 on the 28th and sweet baby levi was born. what a fun day!!! eryn and matt are such fun parents. im proud of them!
*i was asked to be apart in a d-now weekend at feliciana baptist church and i met some amazing girls that weekend. still to this day i get to see them often and share life with them. its been very challanging and ive learned so much from them. the Lord has used them to show me so many things. its been fun to hang out with teenagers!
*we played our last softball game in may and only lost by 2 to the best team in the league. needless to say. i was super proud of my girls! GO OILERS!
*i spent ALOT of time with my family during these months. WE always have a blast together and i didnt want to be anywhere else except with them!!!!
*june 3-11 was spent in gressier, Haiti to serve alongside megan boudreaux and respire haiti.
what a trip. words can not explain the love i have for this place and the people. (i wrote a post about this trip ... read below)
*june 30-july 5 was spent in tennessee with a bunch of teenagers. justin, the youth director at fbc asked me to be a chaperone and at 1st i was scared to death. i honestly did not want to do it. im intimidated by teens for some reason and i knew it was going to be very challanging. it turned out, i love teens and i learned a ton from them. it was a great trip!!! im super thankful that i got to go!
*my cousin mikki had casen cooper. and hes a little doll baby.
*july 20-26..Disney World with shan, kaitlyn and kaitlyn. it really is MAGICAL. so very thankful for the trip.
*brother turns 35. (i think)...and he also had some test run on his thyroid. most likely will have his thyroid removed in 2012. he seems to be confident about this and is putting his trust and worry in the Lord.
*august 7-14. laguna beach with family and friends. deacon came with us this year and he did awesome. this is something that i always look forward to. its always so much fun hanging out on the beach all day with all the kids and laughing our heads off!!
*i was able to do some "doulaing". super thankful for the experience.
*tropical storm lee hit so, we went mudriding.
*friday night football with shan--"we love the coach".
*cami and ali cheer games..
*lsu games. the tigers had a GREAT season and on Jan 9th they play for the championship!
*ACL with lana. so dang fun. austin was a blast! and i even got to see kathryn davis!
*had a couple camp-outs under the moon.
*hunter decides to go to Silliman--go wildcats. he was excited about his new move and showed us that he could do it! its been different for him and he is learning alot. im very proud of him.
*cami and ali went to their 1st dances. both and zhs & shs homecoming. they were beautiful!! "PLEASE do not grow up"
*evie and bella turned 9. they are the funniest girls i know. they got their ears pierced and im pretty sure they were the happiest girls in the world on that day!
*saw mutemath play. holy moly they're good.
*SYTYCD tour in Nola with friends. so much fun and watching them dance made me wanna quit my job and take dance lessons all day everyday!
*needtobreathe came to the varsity. i shared this night with rebecca blair. we had such a good time!
*thanksgiving week was spent in gressier, haiti with a group from FBC. this trip was super special. super special.this week showed me that its possible. anything is possible. hearts were changed forever.
*hunter turned 16. i feel old.
*watched hunter play basketball for silliman. so fun.
*mom and dad have been married for 39 years and mom had a bday. they are so loved!
*focused on advent.
*spoiled my nieces and nephews.
*deacon turned 4. he is my favorite 4 year old!!!!
*david patrick turn 1. he is my favorite 1 year old!!!
*wrote a letter to my grandmother. she is my rock.
*christmas eve was spent at my sisters and all 10 of my aunts and uncles were in town. it was a beautiful night and lots of tears were shed. tears of JOY that is. kelli read a few letters that were written to maw. we read the story of Jesus' birth together and thanked HIM for family. *Christmas day was at moms where we read letters to maw as we all sat around the table. tears. tears. tears. she is one special lady and we are all so very thankful for her. it was a beautiful time. im thankful for family. they make my heart full. THANK YOU JESUS.
2011 was spent mostly with family. it was the best. i have the best. they are the best. im so thankful for them and i am the person i am today because of them. they are the iron that sharpens me. they encourage me in Jesus' name. they carry me. they make my heart smile. they make my heart full. im thankful and extremely blessed to be the daughter of baba and pepper white. the sister of kelli/david and jojo/jerrykay. the aunt of hunter,cami,ali,deacon,madelyn,evie,bella,addie,josie,and david patrick. and the granddaughter of my queen, Ida Genevieve Mclin Hopkins. im thankful.
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