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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I'd fight for you.

And He does. He sees us. He fights for us. He rescues us. Again and again, we don't measure up, we let Him down, and He loves us anyway. He doesn't leave us. He doesn't let go.

Are we willing to do the same? Are we willing to fight for the people who let us down? Are we willing to look past their insecurities and mistakes and stay with them anyway? Are we willing to fight?

It (love) always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Love fights back. Love never gives up.

We really can't love others until we experience God's intense and overwhelming love for us. It doesn't work. So let Him love you.