Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All to Him I Owe

We were singing in church and I was passionately singing out, "Jesus paid it all! All to Him I owe..." I love that song, but suddenly the reality of the lyrics hit me. "All to Him I owe..." Do we really know what we're singing in church? We owe Him EVERYTHING. I'm realizing what that means. "I must DECREASE so that He might INCREASE." I have to give up my wants and desires so that He might be able to be seen in and through me. We owe Jesus our very lives. We all love Jesus, we say. But when the time comes for us to give Him our all, we don't. We must accept Him and crucify our flesh! We must be no more; Christ must be what others see. When the Bible says that we must decrease, we must keep on decreasing until we are no more. Jesus must have ALL.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Only For Christ

"Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last!"

-CT Studd

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scripture Cake

[If you can figure this out, 'comment' your recipe!]


1/2 c. Judges 5:25

1 c. Jeremiah 6:20

3 Isaiah 10:14

3 T. 1 Samuel 14:25

1/2 tsp. Leviticus 2:13

2 c. 1 Kings 4:22

2 tsp. 2 Chronicles 9:9

2 t. Amos 4:5

1/2 c. Judges 4:5

1 c. Nahum 3:12

1 c. Numbers 17:8

1 c. 1 Samuel 30:12


Cream Judges 5:25 and Jeremiah 6:20 together until light and fluffy. Add 1 Samuel 14:25 and Isaiah 10:14 (yolks) and beat well. Sift Leviticus 2:13, 1 Kings 4:22, 2 Chronicles 9:9 and Amos 4:5 together and alternately add with Judges 4:19. Stir in Nahum 3:12, Numbers 17:8 and 1 Samuel 30:12 until stiff peaks and then fold through cake batter. Pour into a 9 by 13-inch pan, greased and dusted with flour. Bake at 325˚ . Serve with whipped cream.




you are for me.

"For, behold, I [am] for you, and I will turn unto you..." -Ezekiel 36: 9

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our God Is An Awesome God!

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. -Galatians 2:20

This is part of a story I read about a friend. I pray that you, too, will find what she did!

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"I am special, and yet I am not. I am going to share something with you today, and I want you to know that you can have it too. The story will be unique to you, it will be different than mine. But, I want you to know, that you can have the same outcome. The God of the Universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob can become your God, too. You can have a very intimate personal relationship with Creator of all things, the One who knows you better than you know yourself. Now, that is my encouragement to you: Seek the Lord, and He will reveal Himself. How do I know? because I sought Him, and He did just that. This is my story.

There are many contributing factors to my person and salvation that I will not go into. What you are getting here is a glimpse of my life at the age of Thirteen and fourteen. Here is what you need to know about my younger years, I grew up on the streets of San Diego, CA (for the most part). My mom, who is not perfect, always did her best to provide for her children. She was stunted by lifestyle and darkness, and thusly, I grew up in that too. I grew up around drug use, food abuse (and sometimes, lack of food), physical and emotional abuse, and homelessness. But, by God’s grace . . ."

To read the rest of her testimony, click here.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

What I Want

I DO NOT WANT the pleasures of this world,
the friends others have,
the sins others commit,
the boyfriends other girls have,
the magazines other girls read,
the cars wealthy families own,
the clothes others have,
the houses others have,
the jobs others have,
the books others read,
the sinful lives others lead.

I DO WANT what CT Studd, Amy Carmichael, Gladys Aylward, Hudson Taylor, Jackie Pullinger, David Livingstone, and many others had. They had what I need. They had what I want.

My Lord.
My King.
My Master.
My Savior.
My Father.
My Intercessor.
My Friend.
My Shepherd.

Jesus.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chalk To Save Lives!

Students for Life of America has encouraged sidewalk chalking on college campuses and public places in the past – it’s one of the cheapest, most creative and effective ways of getting your pro-life message out to as many people as there is foot traffic!

This year, National Pro-Life Chalk Day falls on September 8! That means that pro-life students across the country will be taking to the sidewalks, parks, and anywhere that has public space to create short and sweet messages that can save lives!

With a handful of chalk and an arsenal of pro-life slogans, you can leave a lasting impression on hundreds or even thousands of people, and the steps are simple.

Grab sidewalk chalk from a drug store or a younger sibling, gather your closest pro-life friends together, find a heavily-trafficked public area that you’re allowed to chalk, and go from there! Create short pro-life messages using big letters and bright colors in spots that people can see.


For more information, visit nationalprolifechalkday.com.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Please Read...

Hello everyone! I was reading my friend's blog today and... well, I'll let you read his post. To read his post click here. Thank you!



The Secret To Great Living

"What is the secret to great living? Entire separation to Christ and devotion to Him. Thus speaks every man and woman who life as made more than a passing flicker in the spiritual realm." Amy Carmichael

People always go into life with the purpose of making themselves happy, rich, etc. Basically, the want a great life. But then they get what they want and aren't satisfied. What's wrong? They don't practice the "secret to great living", as Amy puts it. We must have Jesus! Oh, and this isn't easy. But you'll have a great life! Maybe not physically, but spiritually. Why else does Christ call us to be 'set-apart'?? HE is worthy and worth it!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Becoming A Set Apart Girl

I am very sorry to say that the pictures are not in a particular order; the beginning of the day is at the bottom of this post and so on. Anyway, I just wanted to share some pictures of my 13th birthday!

The tea was at a B&B in Longmont. This is the owner and te lady who did the tea party, Miss Cee.

My brothers and sisters made the day SO much more enjoyable!


Awww... Grandmommy and I!

Sweet Talia... have I ever told you that I love your giggles?

My sister, Laura... now we're both 13!

My older sister, Rachel
Emma (another sister) and Mrs. Vogel. Thank you for coming!!!

Mimi and her Ladybug! :)

Sweet Nama!

Brooke, I love you!

I love you too, Kourtney!


Thanks for coming, Rachel!!

Aww.. Madison, thank you for coming!!


Amy and I

My big sister, Jade!

Sweet Annie!

My little Miss Harper!!! I love you!!!


The wonderful ladies that attended the tea.


Madison reading her letter.

Rachel giving wonderful advice.


Laura... I love you so much!

Jade.

This is what it looked like.. :)

I LOVE this picture of my Harper!


Mrs. Vogel

My birthday cake...

Sweet Annie!

Thaysse, thank you so much!


Tessa, thank you so much for making time to come!


Sisters... what else can I say?


My mama!

Mimi...

LOVE this picture of Jade!


Another shot of the tea.

Mimi posing... :)

Trying on hats before the tea [like I said, everything before the tea is towards the bottom of the page... :(...]

Annie

Before the tea...

Daddy, you are a GREAt photographer!

That morning, Dad drove up for breakfast.


He and mom gave me my purity ring!!! He gave it to her before they were married.

He read me my letter...

The B&B.

Me and my WONDERFUL parents!!


Thank you so much everyone for coming!!

Running The Race

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. -1Cr 9:24

This morning Anna and I went for a walk that turned into a run. My side hurt, and still hurts, but I ran from my house all the way to the park by Ellerslie. I can't tell you how far that is, but it is far when you're running! Anyway, I just wanted to say, we must keep running the race towards Christ! We can't stop because of tribulations; we must keep on! The reward will be so great!!

Running for Him,
Sarah Kate