Sunday, June 29, 2008


Today I waited in a ridiculously long line at the Verizon store. I found a bluetooth for 49.99 that I fell in like with and  asked the salesman some questions: Is this a pretty good one? response: It'll get the job done... hmmm, I thought. what color should I get? response: black, it will go with all your outfits. ok, I thought. Radiation. what about Radiation? response: none of our phones have been tested for radiation. so your pretty much on your own.  ok, so if I die?.. response: Its not my fault. ok ... response: so do you want to get it? yeah.
turns out the bluetooth was only 39.99. ten dollars off was such a blessing. It was all in all an exciting day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

a second trip through joshua

" That all the people of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever." - Joshua 4:24
As I grow in my relationship with the Lord, I become increasingly irritated with myself and the state I am in. Just when I'm selfishly broken to the point of tears God shows me how little faith I have in Him. 
I am a big believer in the idea that we need to be reminded more often than taught. Everything God does is to bring glory to Himself. In this chapter, God commands Joshua to have the 12 men representing the 12 tribes of Israel pick up a stone as they are crossing the Jordan, and place it on the other side as a memorial for the children of Israel forever.
God knew. Just as quickly as the Israelites were astonished at the parting of the Jordan, they would forget. They would forget their God. The One who created their very being, the One who gives them the very breath they breathe... Their Provider, their Sustainer, the Lover of their soul.

Don't forget your Creator. Don't forget where your identity lies in the business of life. Don't forget the Lover of your soul... Don't be distracted from your purpose. 

People always want to know where their purpose lies. Only to find simplicity of concept yet extremely hard to focus on whole heartedly. JESUS: TO KNOW HIM AND MAKE HIM KNOWN. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

a little letter in a series of letters

In Jeremiah 3 Jesus says, that He put her (Israel) away and gave her a certificate of divorce because she had been playing the harlot. it has been so easy for me to forget that Christ is my husband. And sadly enough, I have not been treating him like the Lover of my soul. vs.14 says, Return, O backsliding children. For I am married to you. Coby, pay attention to this next part...He goes on to say that He will take you, one from a city and give you a shepherds according to His heart,( I Love that) who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
                                     - Lets meet again-

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

about me

Hi, my name is: Allison Elyse Escalante

When I'm nervous: I crack my knuckles

The last song I listened to: “ the swell season” by Glen Hansard and Inga Irglova

If I were to get married right now my best man/woman would be: sadly enough… I really couldn’t say.

By this time next year: I want to have a job I love and something else but it’s a secret.

I have a hard time understanding: how God works. (His ways are not our ways)

My favorite hair style: anything with Volume

In the morning I: wash my face and hopefully read my Bible

If I were an animal I'd be: something little but not too little … Probably a SALAMANDAR!

A better name for me would be: Al


1. I only give new songs about a 15 second chance to be interesting

2. I sleep with out bottoms (too personal?)

3. I rarely sing melody when listening to songs

4. I love trying to figure people out

5. I won’t get too close to a person until I know I won’t immediately get annoyed

6.  I taught myself how to: swim, ride a bike, play guitar, skate

7. I have a really good sense of smell

8. I get frustrated when people don’t get/understand things I think they should

9. I don’t do well alone.


1. Have a RELATIONSHIP with Jesus

2. Spend time with me

3.  Laugh with me

4. Talk with me/ looking me in the eye

5. Encourage me

6 flowers!

7. I love being held

8. Cards/ letters

9. Be Coby


1. People shushing me

2. People talking to me like I’m stupid

3. People pulling away too soon in hugs

4. People who don’t wash their hair

5. the condensation on the inside of water bottles

6. having dirty hands

7.  when someone call me but talks to someone else while on the phone 


1. Heights

2. Needles

3. Giving Birth

4. Pain

5.getting stung

6.stubbing my toe

Original Mike's

" For You, oh God, have told Your servant that You will build him a house, therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray before You." - 1 Chronicles 17:15

Sunday, June 8, 2008

At Your feet I will stay

The verses that keep me clinging to my Lord, are the verses that keep me wanting more.
just in case you wanted to know what was going on in my heart and life thus far
" Then you will call upon Me, and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you . And you will seek Me and find Me. When you search for Me with all your heart."
" For i know the thoughts I think toward you, Allison.  thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope!" - Jeremiah 29:11
 " Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace."
" this captivity is long; build houses and dwell in them, and plant gardens and eat their fruit." - Jeremiah 29:28
" thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: write in a book for yourself all the words that i have spoken to you. For behold the days are coming, says the Lord, that i will bring back from captivity my people israel and judah, says the Lord. and i will cause them to return to the Land that i gave to their fathers and they shall possess it."
" Because your sins have increased i have done this to you." 30:15
" For i will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds." vs.17
" For who is this who pledged his heart to approach me?, says the Lord.  you shall be my people and i will be your God." vs. 21
" yes, i have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore loving kindness i have drawn you . Again i will build you, and you shall be rebuilt." jer. 31:3&4
For i will turn your mourning to joy, i will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. i will satiate the soul of the priest with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness."- vs. 13
Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. there is hope in your future." vs. 16,17
" For though i spoke against him,i earnestly remembered him still; therefore my heart yearns for him.vs.20
" set up signposts , make landmarks; set your heart towards the highway.-vs. 21
" After this i woke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me " vs.26

Friday, June 6, 2008


Today was rad. A couple of friends and I went down to a park in Irvine near Northwood High School to do some graffiti outreach. We had the chance to talk to some  high schoolers about the Lord and the testimony of His faithfulness. Praise the Lord! 
                                                               jacki jun and the mask
                                                      sam painting the - REVOLUTION
                                                                   Sam, Eric, and Tony
                                                                  Coby Lee Brooks
                                                            Coby Lee with his Jesus
                                                                Faith  with her can