Monday, June 25, 2012

taste of the past three weeks!

Starfish during low tide

My wonderful and FUN family! 
No words needed. :)

My dad and me

Beautiful!

Salt water taffy, anyone? That's me holding the bag... :)

Anna, me and my great-aunt Muriel

Where we stayed on the coast

The gorgeous Oregon coast!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Shaving Contest

So, I posted a while back a picture of my sister and I under an airport sign saying "Paris".  Remember? Well, we weren't going to Paris :(, but we were going to Georgia for a Father Daughter Retreat! So I wanted to post a video of our time, but haven't done it yet (so sorry), but I did want to post a few pictures of the amazingly awesome Father/Daughter Shaving Contest!  Mr. Phillips (visionforum.com) called up a few dads and daughters to participate in this contest, and guess who was selected? Yours truly's dad! (Did that make any sense?)  Anyways, Dad and Anna were chosen to go up and Anna had to "get her father ready for work". So the girls messed up their dad's hair, took off the dads' ties, and took of their shoes.  They had to comb the dads' hair, put on the tie, put on their shoes, and "shave" their fathers! (Not with a real razor, mind you. Only with plastic knives.)  Without further ado, the Shaving Contest! :)

My dad and all the others (don't worry about his messed-up hair; that was Anna's doing :)

The winners? The Rosens! :) No, seriously!

Monday, April 30, 2012

40 Days for Life... or 40 Days of Prayer?

This was emailed to me from 40 Days For Life, a pro-life organization.  When I read the contents, I was shocked. Read for yourself to find out why. To see the video, click here.




The media is buzzing with coverage about 40 Days for
Life after it was discovered that a Planned Parenthood
affiliate is now conducting its own knock-off 40-day
prayer campaign ...

... but instead of praying for life, Planned Parenthood
calls for 40 days of prayer ... for ABORTION.

Some say that imitation is the sincerest form of
flattery, but we're not flattered when America's largest
abortion chain "prays" for the destruction of innocent
children -- while raking in over $487 MILLION in tax
dollars each year to fund its deadly operation.

Here are just a few of Planned Parenthood's "prayer
intentions":

 * Day 18: "Today we pray for all the staff at abortion
  clinics around the nation. May they be daily
  confirmed in the sacred care that they offer women."

 * Day 28: "Today we pray for the women who travel
  hundreds of miles to get an abortion. May their
  determination be rewarded with spiritual strength."

 * Day 34: "Today we give thanks for abortion escorts
  who guide women safely through the hostile gauntlets
  of protesters."

TODAY is Day 40 of Planned Parenthood's campaign.

Here's what they want abortion advocates to "pray" for:

 * "Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is
   still safe and legal."

Appalling ... but there is a silver lining.

While Planned Parenthood might have intended this as
a campaign to mock you -- and all people of faith who
recognize the God-given dignity of every human life --
it has backfired, giving 40 Days for Life a massive
publicity boost in more than 400 media outlets over
the last few days.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thought I'd share a picture of Texas!


I Need A Savior

Oh, how we need a Savior! How thankful am I that my God sent His Son to die for me! 
 Thank you, Lord!  

While the rain was pattering against the window panes, a truth was pattering against my heart.  I need a Savior.  While I sit and think over the day and little things I did, I realize: I need a Savior.  Dear Lord Jesus, come inside of me and fill me with Your Spirit! It is only with His Spirit that we can overcome sin. And even then, it's not us that overcome it.  It's Him.  It's all Him.  Why haven't I realized that I need to tell my Flesh to shut up and sit down, and to humbly bow before my King and say, "Oh Lord, take my life and let it be wholly consecrated to thee"?  I've heard my parents tell me. I've heard my pastors tell me.  I've heard it before.  Why haven't I listened?  I can talk and I can blog about this stuff all day long, but it profits me nothing if I don't live it.  So why don't I live it?  Because it hurts my Flesh.  It doesn't coddle it.
I just wanna yell at myself for all the wrong and sin in my life.  Why did I do that?  I want to kick myself at times, especially as I catch myself... but usually I catch myself after I do whatever it was.  Why is this so hard?  Maybe it's pride.  That's a big thing alright.  Pride usually holds me back from humbling myself in my Jesus' sight.  And I can't believe I'm typing this, knowing that you'll read it and see my weakness.  Of course you know I'm not perfect, but I wouldn't just want to tell the world how needful I am... would I?  Maybe I need to.  I think all of us need a little dose (or maybe a big one) of humbling ourselves before our King.  All I know is that I am so grateful to Yeshua that He sent a Passover Lamb for me.  I know that I am in love with my Lord, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Monday, April 2, 2012


"I'm not worried about anything.  I'm not fearing any man!  Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!"

~ Martin Luther King Jn.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oh the joys...

... of mountain living!! :)  Little feet making trails in the soft, moist dirt - watching my little brother jump excitedly as he bends down to help plant a strawberry plant - sitting with my family on a blanket, surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Colorado - listening to Daddy reading the Word to the family ... no words can describe my happy feelings about today!  Just the fact alone that we actually live in the mountains is so cool! :D Praise be to God for a beautiful, peaceful day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"I am willing, I am Yours."


My life is nothing without Him.  I know that now.  I really don't like my flesh. My old man.  My sin.  It got it's way yesterday.  I got upset at something little, like the day wasn't going how it was supposed to... you get the picture?  I really wanted to surrender to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but then what happens?  Of course I give in to flesh.  Ish. That's what we call the old man in the Rosen home. Ish.  Eric Ludy once gave a sermon about the old man, and mom and dad announced to the family, "Kids, what comes after the 'self' in 'selfish'?" We answered: Ish.  The rest is history.  Anyhow, that was a sidenote. What I really want to get across is that my life stinks.  Sure, there are feel-good moments.  But apart from Jesus Christ, everything about me stinks.  I admit it, and you may be shocked that I would actually say that.  But this blog is not about me.  It is not supposed to be about me or my thoughts, anyways.  This blog is supposed to be all about Him.  Look up at the blog title.  'The words of a girl after His heart,' it says.  I want that to describe me. I pray it does.  At least I'm working towards that.  I want Him so much.  This is one quote that sums up my feelings today....


                                                                             "I am not brave, I'll never be...
The only thing my heart can offer is a vacancy
I'm just a girl, nothing more
But I am willing
I am Yours"
("Be Born In Me" from Music Inspired by the Story)

Monday, March 26, 2012

imagine

I am only going to show you this picture, and later tell you of the great weekend of March 23-25 in much, much greater detail.  I'll let your imaginations imagine....






Hazardous Journeys Trilogy

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

everything.

If nothing ever goes right in my life, and if nothing ever goes the way I planned it to, I'm alright with that, Lord.  You are the only one who really matters.  Everything I do should honor You.  I love you, Lord.  Help me to share your Word with my family, and my friends, and even with total strangers.  Make my face to shine like Moses' did after he spent time with You.  Make people's hearts stir because of Your Love.  Help me to share Your Love.  You are everything, and I am nothing.  Help me to have your life within me.  Help me to shine for You.  Not so that people may notice me, Lord, but so that people may be drawn closer to You. They need You, Jesus, and so do I, every second of every minute of every hour of every day.   You are everything. 


Everything.


Monday, January 30, 2012

jesus I my cross have taken.


Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee.
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shall be.
Perish every fond ambition,
All I’ve sought or hoped or known.
Yet how rich is my condition!
God and heaven are still my own.
Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too.
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like them, untrue.
O while Thou dost smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends disown me,
Show Thy face and all is bright.
Man may trouble and distress me,
’Twill but drive me to Thy breast.
Life with trials hard may press me;
Heaven will bring me sweeter rest.
Oh, ’tis not in grief to harm me
While Thy love is left to me;
Oh, ’twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with Thee.
Go, then, earthly fame and treasure,
Come disaster, scorn and pain
In Thy service, pain is pleasure,
With Thy favor, loss is gain.
I have called Thee Abba Father,
I have stayed my heart on Thee
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather;
All must work for good to me.
Soul, then know thy full salvation
Rise o’er sin and fear and care
Joy to find in every station,
Something still to do or bear.
Think what Spirit dwells within thee,
Think what Father’s smiles are thine,
Think that Jesus died to win thee,
Child of heaven, canst thou repine.
Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer.
Heaven’s eternal days before thee,
God’s own hand shall guide us there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.
-Henry Lyte

Thursday, January 26, 2012

steady my heart.

The first time I heard this song, Steady My Heart, by Kari Jobe,  it was like, "Wow, she knows exactly how to put my feelings onto paper!"  I really love this song, and want you to read the lyrics.  Also, check out the rest of the album, Where I Find You, on iTunes!


"Wish it could be easy, why is life so messy?
Why is pain a part of us?
There are days I feel like,
Nothing ever goes right,
Sometimes it just hurts so much.

But you're here, and you're real,
I know that I can trust you...

Even when it hurts, even when it's hard,
even when it all just falls apart.
I will look to you,
'Cause I know that you are,
Lover of my soul, healer of my scars.
Steady My Heart."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

jonathan.

Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he [Jonathan] loved him as his own soul.


But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.


the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of Davidand Jonathan loved him as his own soul.


And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that [was] upon him, and gave it to Davidand his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow,and to his girdle.


But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David: ...



[all of the above are from 1 Samuel]







"Why is she posting this?" you may be wondering. Well, my friends, go back up and read the verses.  And instead of Jonathan and David, put your name in place of Jonathan and Jesus' name instead of David.  Now go read.  Don't you get it?!   Last night I lay in bed and read these verses... and I was blown away.  Right in front of me was a picture... of what mine and Jesus' relationship is to look like.  


And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that [was] upon him, and gave it to Davidand his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow,and to his girdle.     -1Sam 18:4


Look at that! Jonathan, the rightful heir to the throne, gave up his status, his life, to serve and protect David and His kingship.  Do you see what I see??  WE ARE JONATHAN.  Or at least we're supposed to be.  How many of us would willingly lay down all that we are - and what we could have (a kingdom) - for a seemingly insignificant man that claims he's the rightful king?  Would we? Could we? That's the question of the day.  Are we willing to lay down everything for the true King?  Do we delight much in David, our Jesus?  Do we love him as our very own soul?  


Because if we don't, who will?





Sunday, January 8, 2012

glow.

Lord I wanna be like a glow stick: bend me and break me until your light shines through me.


-Hannah Thomas

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jesus, all I want for this new year is YOU.  That's it.  Because everything good comes from you.  So you are all I need.