Thursday, December 6, 2012

Expect a Miracle

I saw this on a church sign yesterday.

I looked up Webster's definitions of expect:
Expect- to look forward to; to consider probable or certain.

We know in our hearts that our God is the God of miracles.  Our God is the God who does the impossible.  But do we know it in our heads?  Is it real to us?

 I've seen miracles.  Too many to count.  Eleven days ago, God healed me of acid reflux, which I've had for years.  It was getting worse and worse, and finally got to the point where I would wake up in the morning and it would be hours before I could talk.  I couldn't things that had much acid (which is a LOT of things, actually!), and eating at all made my throat hurt.  There was nothing I could do to make it better.  No amount of tea or cough drops made it stop.  Even medication only worked for awhile.  A couple Sundays ago, my pastors prayed over me for my complete healing.  Before we started praying, one of them asked me, "Marissa, do you believe God can heal you?"  My immediate answer was "Yes."  I've seen way too many miracles in my life to doubt my God.  Monday morning, I woke up COMPLETELY HEALED.  My voice is back, I can eat anything I want, and no more pain!!  I am so thankful, PRAISING GOD, but the one thing I'm not is surprised.  :)

Three times I've seen prayers answered after I prayed for over 5 years.  Besides that, I saw my brother healed from a much, much worse case of reflux, and I saw my God-sister raised from dead.  Not to mention the small miracles I see EVERY DAY of my life.  I will NEVER doubt the stories of Lazurus being raised from the dead, or Jesus healing the blind man, or God making dead bones live again.  

Now, I expect miracles.  I expect my God to do the impossible, because that's what He does. We don't chase miracles, miracles chase us.  

Believe in them, and you will see them.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

...and it's over. (plus fair week 2012 :))

I'm so behind on posting on here!  Too much other stuff going on and I just never get around to it.  Well, summer's over, fall's almost here.  Crazy... This year has gone by so fast.  I suppose some pictures of the summer are in order!
Alright, I changed my mind.  I started by looking at fair pictures, and after going through about 500, I decided this post is ONLY going to be fair pictures.  Best week of the summer right here. :)

 Just chillin... 
Waiting to show.  Swine took ALL DAY. 
 Ian showing Oreo.

 Hangin out at the camper. :)

 Elaina at the auction
 Getting set up before the week started
 Elaina and Boaz
 dairy feeders
Webberville kids

Well, those were in no particular order.

  Hope you all had a great summer! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's finally here!...summer 2012

When school started last fall, it felt like the winter was going to be ETERNAL.  This was our weekly check-off for co-ops ^.  

But now... SUMMER 2012 is HERE!!!  

Memorial Day parade with Molly. :)

Open houses!  This picture was at Erin's...can't believe we graduated!  I'm going to miss her so much this next year!

I feel like I learned about 5 times as much this year as I have any other year.  God brought me through so many things.  * I learned that I shouldn't take any time I have for granted.  Soon it'll be over, and you'll never regret the time you spent with people, the hard work you did, and the memories you had.  You WILL regret not living to the fullest.  * I learned that God answers prayer.  Even if it takes ten years, God answers prayer.  * I learned that life is so temporary.  What's eternal is what matters.  * I learned that we need each other.  We can't make it on our own, and we should never take any person for granted, because we might not know how much we need them until they're gone.  * I learned that I need to care about people, because if I don't, who else is going to?  Sometimes a prayer or a kind word is all that's necessary to keep a person going.  * I learned that God brings people into our lives at EXACTLY the time we need them.  Not before, not after.  He knows.  

I feel like I'm a much different person than I was this time last year.  Thank You, God, for what you've taught me, and for constantly drawing me closer to Yourself, even when I can't see the big picture.  I can't believe my senior year is done!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Photo shoot and Pinterest :)

Graduating in 3 days... ahh! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

We surrender...

...all to You.  All for You.

Friday, April 20, 2012

There's No Place Like Home

Being part of HPA's Wizard of Oz was probably one of the best experiences of my life.  God has taught me so many things this year that I didn't even know were possible.  In fear of not being able to write in a way that does this whole thing justice, I'm gonna stick with pictures.  :)

Andi was a tree, poppy, and jitterbug...

...and I was an ozian and munchkin. :)
Maddie, Andi and me.

The whole cast...98 kids. 

I'm gonna miss this so much next year, but I think knowing that it was my senior year really helped me to give it all I've got.  No regrets. :)  

Monday, April 16, 2012

The little things.

I rush way too much. I overlook the things that make me smile. Today I didn't do that. Today I thought about the things that made my day brighter. :)

Getting coffee with my sister. :)

Living on a farm. Well actually, this is a huge thing, and I thank God for it all the time. Today, when I opened the barn door and saw that the pigs had gotten out and were running and squealing all over the place, I smiled. I smiled as I sprinted up to the house and called the whole family for help, and I laughed when everyone burst through the barn door ready to herd pigs. :)

Before you go to sleep tonight, try to remember a couple things that made your day a little brighter. I guarantee there's something.

The happiest people are the people who see the good in whatever situation they're in. Don't always be looking for something better. Simply thank God for where you are.

Let the little things in life make your day.