chuck taylor.

[Philippians 4:6] Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to GOD.

This is something I posted a while back, last winter I believe. I think I need to hear it again.:
"Trust the LORD, Kara! HE plans out all things and HIS will is perfect. Kara; dwell in HIS word and spend time in HIS presence. Listen for HIS voice. Look to HIM for guidance. Breath in the showers of blessings HE has given you. I am an undeserving sinner whom GOD does not need, yet HE pouredHIS grace, mercy, and love upon me and the ones I love."

I love how I switched between talking about myself as a third person and back to first person again. haha.


italian blues out of an overcrowded river bus.

So I was thinking...prayer needs to be a bigger part in my life. Not just prayer as in asking GOD to heal her and save him and help them, but prayer as in praising HIM and having a relationship with the GOD who is incredibly faithful and merciful. I love talking to my friends all the time, my family too, but why not the GOD who if not for HIS grace I wouldn't be able to do anything, let alone live! The GOD who saved me, who raised me, who pulled me from the grave. I think that a healthy relationship is built on constant communication and time with one another, as well as being passionate, and my passion for CHRIST and the gospel is often missing. Sometimes, when HE allows me to, I can see the difference between when I am finding my joy in CHRIST and when I am looking for peace and happiness in other places. Those times are usually when I am not spending time with HIM (not just by HIM but with HIM) whole-heartedly. I let myself get distracted so easily and end up putting aside my time with GOD to finish the rest of my list of things to do for the day.

Anyways, I don't really know if this will make sense...this jumble of words on not very much sleep and not a lot of time either.


i love thee...

That's what I heard when I went to the tree fort today. A big boom of thunder. The clouds were angrily rolling over our house and tearing apart the blue sky. I figured this was the best time to go for a bike ride and get some fresh air before the rain came, so I rode down the street to check the mail. It started with a couple light drops and by the time I got to the mailbox I was soaked to the bone. It was movie raining. In addition, I had gotten a beautiful letter from my darling Kara(A). I ran inside, sat on the couch to read it, and then without waiting another minute I ran back outside and rode my bike again to the corner store to get some stamps. People must have thought I looked ridiculous, or insane, because I was literally drenched as if I had stepped into a shower right then...and I did. Not just a shower though, a violent shower that was more than perfect. On the way home it started to hail mint-sized beads of ice that stung my face as I pedaled for home. I kept my head down the rest of the way, not able to see past the sheets of pouring rain or the pellets of ice. As soon as I got home, I changed into dry clothes and made myself a cup of tea in my POPGOESMYHEART mug. It may sound really silly to all of you, but this afternoon couldn't get any better, except for if that letter in the mail was sent in person!




[Galations 5:24-25] And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.


goodbye to summer, hello to fall.

I hear the Savior say
Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness....watch and pray
Find in me....thine all in all

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin hath left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone
Can change the leper's spots
And melt the heart of stone

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim
I'll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calvary's Lamb

And when before thy throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat