Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Truth I Have Learned....

"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
 the First and the Last,
 the Beginning and the End."
Revelation 22:13

With all that is going on right now,
I've come to know an ultimate truth;
That no matter what life or Satan throws at us,
God is still God,
& He is always good. 
He is unchanging
His goodness never fails
His love never ends
His mercy is endless.

It's Been a Rough Day....

It's been a very rough day to say the least.
Going to the doctor's tomorrow;
asking for prayer for God's will to be done.
I don't always understand it
but I know it's all part of a greater plan.
Here are lyrics to a song that has been helping me tonight
its by MercyME called "Bring The Rain"

"Bring The Rain"

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty 

Monday, March 28, 2011

without You I am nothing....

Search my heart
And search my soul
There is nothing else
That I want more

Shine Your light
And show Your face
In my life
Lord have Your way

Hear my cry
And hear my prayer
Draw me close
I know your near

Give me strength
And give me grace
To walk with You
Lord, all my days

So with all my heart and all my soul
With all I am, Lord, I will follow You

You took the cross, You took my shame
Restored my life, now I live to worship You

Without You I am nothing
Without You I am nothing

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Families ARE Forever....

One of my favorite, FAVORITE
things to do, is go to the temple.
I just absolutely love it.
I go there when I need to leave the world,
leave all the chaos, all the negativity,
and just be at peace. 
When you go in everyone is the same,
we are all children of God,
there is no difference between anyone.
There is honestly no other place like it.
Well, last week, when leaving the temple, I usually park in front of the temple
so I can walk and reflect back on my experience
when I'm heading to my car. 
Anyway, I walked out my usual route and I saw a family
taking pictures in front of the temple.
I thought to myself, i'll offer to take a picture for them.
As I approached, I noticed the father and daughter kind of doing the whole
"No, you ask her, I'm not asking her, just ask her" thing.
I just giggled to myself because I've done that plenty of times.
With no fear, the mom asked if I could take a picture of the whole family,
I said of course.
I squatted down as far as I could,
I wanted to make sure the whole temple was in the background.
At that very moment, seeing that family in front of the temple, it hit me, 
families truly are forever. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today I Am Reminded.....

Heavenly Father knows me, 
Jesus loves me,
The Holy Ghost is with me.
They knew the plans they had for me all along.
I AM blessed.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Did It, I Actually Did It....

I always talk about leaving Arizona
or going to an out of state school but honestly,
I've NEVER had the balls to do anything about it...
Until recently I grew a pair & I actually did it,
I applied to BYU-Idaho.
You're probably thinking
Well, Im not sure actually, I guess I'll have to tell you when I go there
IF I go there....My high school didn't find it a priority
to send my transcript after I went in & asked them to.
Hey, that's good ol' Marcos de Niza for ya.....
However I am scared to get a rejection letter,
I missed the deadline but I called & asked if the should even apply
they said " missed the deadline, like really missed it (hm is that so?) but I would say
still apply, definitely. Everyone has a different situation." 
I don't know how appealing -16 degree weather sounds,
but it sounds better than 115 degrees.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today Was a Good Day....

drove up to Thatcher, AZ with my friend Nance & meet her friend
Brittany, she is such a doll, so sweet, love her! 
While we were there we stopped by the Gila Valley Temple
& did some temple work.
Funny thing is we got there right when they were about to close,
they told us to come back at 4pm but we told them we lived in Mesa.
These sweet elderly workers were so gracious to let us in
& so baptisms, so grateful for the opportunity.
I must admit, this is my new favorite temple! 
It was SO SO SO gorgeous inside, everything was so new
& seemed so white, and the baptismal fount was amazing too! 
Overall, today was a good, GREAT day! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Everybody needs a good cry....

"people cry not because they're weak, but because they've been strong for too long."

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just One of Those Days....

When the only place I want to go is in the arms of my Savior,
having Him hold me, feeling His love and hearing Him say;
"Daughter, everything will be okay."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Icky Feeling....

i hate those feelings,
that icky feeling you get in the pit of your stomach.
your heart is definitely saying something is wrong,
but you just want to ignore, we try our best to ignore it,
except the icky feeling only gets worses,