Monday, June 29, 2009

LOVE: BEARS all things, BELIEVES all things, HOPES all things,ENDURES ALL THINGS...

I read something today that stood out to me above the rest. " Because love sees more, it's willing to see less."
          "If you are one who bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, people will accuse you of being blind to certain situations. Not so.  Agape love is not blind. Quite the opposite. Because Love sees more, it's willing to see less."- Jon Courson

         ... couldn't have said it better my self.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The last couple of weeks have been SO boring. I should have started looking for a real job once i received my license, however that was not the case. I've been kind of  in a limbo state; seeking the Lord for my next step- (Should i stay here or should i move)... i think thats how the song goes...My days were filled with going to the gym, the beach, and lots of water... lots and lots of water( to drink). 
    About a week ago I talked with Jesus and told him I was bored. Resting is nice, but I'm too fidgety; even when I'm sitting at home I have to be doing something. Of course knowing how to give even better gifts than those of the world, I was given tons to do- tons of fun things to do, while i wait. ANGEL GAME/ SHOOTING THE MAMELLI AND RICHELLI WEDDING with matt/PORTRAITS( also with matt)/ ROE AND ROSE WEDDING TRIAL RUNS(hair and make- up)/ BACHELORETTE PARTY.... LOTS TO DO. let me know if you want to do something fun..  and if you want to check out matt's work, his website link is located on my side bar under MATT WRIGHT.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the Fourth is on its way

I saw the first firework stand of the season or holiday!!!- fairview and Mc Fadden. 
               16 more days... BE EXCITED!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

kylie got another tattoo

the second time being at the shop was definitely more interesting than the first... way too much of the world packed in one hour

Monday, June 15, 2009

1st beach day of the summer

The South Swell was crazy!!! The waves were supposed to be 4 to 5 feet with the occasional 6. however, the morning ended up being the occasional 8 (in some spots). Rediculous. 
  • of our girls got caught in a Rip, and because Life guards aren't yet on duty, my friend Andrew had to go save her. 
  • 2. a seal pup swam dangerously close to shore. then got a little closer, and then even closer. so close in fact that he beached himself. whether he was wanting to die or just resting i do not know but it was pretty cool to see a wild seal so close.
  •  some stupid lady decided it was a good idea to try and pet the wild seal.... DUMB!
  • 3.Selah is just adorable!
  • 4. I'm too sun burnt for words. 

I was looking at some pictures I had in my camera and came across some of these beauties. I sat there for a couple of minutes trying to figure out what they were from- fathers day? no, thats coming up. mom's birthday? no, that's in september. Roberts? Rachels?... hmmm. then I remembered... we were celebrating me passing state board... I LOVE MY FAMILY!

Friday, June 12, 2009

when annalee sings

one of my new favorite things to do is to sing worship songs with 3 year olds. annalee's favorite song is Mighty to save. she pics up the guitar, strums as hard as she can and starts to sing her heart out to God. It is the sweetest thing in the world and it completely blessed my heart 

Gym Rat

I had just finished my cardio at the gym and walked over to some of the cross training equipment when i saw this man. Apparently, so exhausted from his work out, he passed out on  a piece of equipment. hahaha i love the gym!.. sorry the pict isn't very sharp. i took it as fast as i could and as closely as i could without getting caught.. camera phones are tricky

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

fourth of July is on its way!!!

Oh how I love the Fourth of July. It is such a special day. The day where people everywhere come together and enjoy their INDEPENDENCE. It is a day where anything can happen. A day where brothers can lay piccolo peets sideways, light them, and then watch them screech down the street almost blowing up the neighbors jeep. A day where brothers would take your barbie dolls and attach them to a firework and watch the dolls decapitated. A day where you can play with smoke bombs, water proof rose buds, snakes and mortars ... I LOVE THE 4th OF JULY!.. I will be counting down...24 DAYS TO GO

Friday, June 5, 2009

Praise God it's OVER!!!

woke up at 4:30 am
left house by 5:20 am
arrived at Jessy's house by 5:45 am
Experienced Glendale from  around 7:00 am -5:00 pm 
The written portion of the State Board was HELL!!!! (Langerhan cells? what do those do again? what's a T cell again? hmm... )
Break for about 3 hours- IT RAINED!!! I love rain!- subway
Practical portion  of State Board  was Cake... 
4:00 pm - sat in room waiting for results( did i pass? did i fail?)
4:20pm- Allison Gets her license!!!! hurray.... i am now a licensed esthetician!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

last chance... and dont forget to pray for me

Today is your last chance to get a hold of me, for tomorrow my phone will be shut off... it is that time i have been eager to meet head on, yet afraid of consistantly, State boad!!! call me- say what you will, but just know... it probably wont register until Friday night or Saturday, when i can breath again- Peace

I love reading books that matter

Just finishing up another chapter out of my book when a paragraph jumped out at me. " One morning i was reading the story or Jesus' feeding of the five thousand. The disciples found only five loaves of bread and two fishes. ' Let me have them,' said Jesus. He asked for all. He took them, said the blessing, and broke them before He gave them out. I remember what a chapel speaker, Ruth Stull of Peru, had said: ' If my life is broken when given to Jesus, it is because pieces will feed a multitude, while a loaf will satisfy only a little lad.' "

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Passion and Purity

     " The confusion that followed my earnest prayers is not surprising to me now. If there is an Enemy of Souls(and i have not the slightest doubt that there is), one thing he cannot abide is the desire for purity. Hence a man or woman's passions become his battleground. The Lover of Souls does not prevent this. I was perplexed because it seemed to me He should prevent it, but He doesn't. He wants us to learn to use our weapons."
        I recently picked up Elisabeth Elliot's Book Passion and Purity. As I read this book, I find myself more and more amazed at the heart she had for the Lord. I love how Elisabeth  had such a desire to please the Lord and to do the will of the father, yet was so incredibly honest with the Lord about her feelings and passions. 
        I know the struggle all too well. the struggle to keep my heart pure and my relationship with God pure while trying to balance the days passions. It almost seems as though i fight it in such away as if i were not allowed to feel the things i feel, and to say those things (my desires; the truths of my heart) audibly. To the Lord it would be my end. 
     " i listen now to contemporary stories of love hoped for, gained, and lost,and am reminded that it was in these matters of the heart that my own heart was sifted and scoured and exposed, the process of purifying begun" I think a lot of times I forget that purity is a process. It's not something to have and then lose, its something God works in us. Though Elisabeth's heart was sifted,scoured, and exposed time and time again, she realized she was in the process of purity- not that she had  lost it. Praise God! He sees us clothed in Righteousness!
       God only knows the things I've done.  feet that have gone where they ought not to have, hands that have touched what they ought not to have touched, eyes that have seen what they ought not to of seen, and a mouth that has both said and done what is displeasing to my Father in Heaven. yet before the foundations of the earth He knew me, separated me for Himself, and sent His only begotten Son to die for the sins HE KNEW I had yet to commit. I thank my God that He sent His son to have His hands nailed in my place- taking away what i have done with my own. I thank my God that His Son's feet were nailed so that His blood would wash away the filth in where i have allowed myself to walk. I thank my God that His son's blood was spilt for my passions that were not submitted to Him and I thank my God for willingly suffering and withstanding  agonizing pain until all the sin of the world was dealt with and defeated. OH THAT MEN WOULD GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESS-psalm 107