Saturday, May 21, 2011

I wanted to do a "Then Sings My Soul Saturday" to share my most favorite song with lyrics. This song has brought me through some tough times and it always gets me every time. I hope you enjoy it... Happy Saturday! :)

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes
And make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache
You think it's more than you can take
But you're stronger
Stronger than you know

Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason
For someone not to try

Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright

Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do
That's what faith can do

Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

Friday, May 20, 2011

I Wish It Was Easier...

I have been seeing so many people laugh about & make fun of the (false) judgement day tomorrow.  Although it's not tomorrow, it is going to happen.  It bothers me that I can't show everyone the truth so all souls are saved.  Instead, I get criticized just as Jesus was.  This reminds me of John 15:18-20:
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours."
I wish I could show people just a glimpse of the happiness and peace I have now that the Holy Spirit lives in my heart.  It's so real, yet it makes me sound like such a fool to the world.  Why do people laugh at the sight of someone reading the bible?  Why are people so quick to judge Christians?  Yes, we have a lifestyle change, but we are essentially still the same person.  I am judged by the close relationship I have with God, but I don't judge anybody.  I plant the seed through my lifestyle and sharing what I know about my new found peace.  But no one will cross the line of living a Christian life until they are ready.  It's not my place to judge anybody.  I try to live by Matthew 7:1-5:
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."
So again, I wish I could lead everyone to the truth, but I can only plant the seed.  No one believes me when I tell them that if they pray, read the bible, and go to church for a place for fellowship, they live a happier life.  I have learned the hard way by giving away my books and buying people bibles... it's not that easy.  It sounds so cliche nowadays to hear someone say "Jesus Christ died for your sins."  It usually goes through one ear and out the other.  I know, because it went right through me too.  I didn't care.  I knew, but I didn't care.  Think about it... imagine yourself tortured and beaten to DEATH, to save everyone else.  Jesus was so beaten that he didn't look human!
"Everyone was afraid of how he looked. He did not even look human. Nobody would recognize him as a man." Isaiah 52:14
I will continue to pray for my friends and family in hopes that one day their eyes will be opened; hopefully it's before judgement day.

Tomorrow = End of Times?

Ok, so I've been hearing through the media that the world is ending tomorrow, according to Harold Camping, an 89 year old theologist & leader of Family Radio Group.  A follower of Mr. Camping and fellow group member also believed the world would end in 1994 and now claims "there is so much more in the Bible than in 1994."  (Well I wasn't aware that the Bible had been rewritten!)  ;-)
Let's look at the group's thoughts.  The belief is being backed up by an equation set up by the group itself.  They believe Noah built the ark in 4990 BC and God told him he had seven days.  Well in regards to 2 Peter 3:8, they took the "one day = 1,000 days" quite literally.  It wasn't meant to be taken literally.  It was written to teach us that God works on His time, not on ours.  So since the Bible says that Noah had seven days, well 7 x 1,000 = 7,000.  Since we are in the year 2011 and there was no year zero, they subtracted one year.  Here is the equation: 4990 + 2011 - 1 = 7,000.  From then to now is 7,000 years.  According to this, the world will end Saturday, may 21, 2011 at 6:00PM. 
Now let's look at what the Bible says (that hasn't changed in over 2,000 years, might I add).  Matthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32 says no one knows the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, only the Father.  Matthew 24:44 says "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."  Acts 1:7 says "He said to them:  It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority."  So if Jesus or the angels don't even know, then why would God's most unworthy?
Please feel free to share your thoughts.........

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First blog!!!

Well, I finally got a blog that I'm happy with!  I think what pushed me to finally start one is not only the fact that everyone else has one, but I have had some serious thoughts lately that I need to just get out!  But for now, I'm only going to dedicate my first blog to kind of an introduction.  I'm a stay at home mom... I love spending every second with my 15 month old, Tyler!  So much in fact that I refuse to take breaks from him very often.  I know, it's not healthy!  But I just love him so much!!  My husband Dave works at USAA; he started in January.  We are so happy he works there, they REALLY spoil their employees!  Last month we went to this HUGE annual party they had called CultureFest.  It was just like Fiesta, except everything was FREE!  I seriously felt like I was going to get in trouble by taking food from a booth either without asking or paying!  They had different areas that represented different countries/cultures and had food and music to go with it.  My favorite was probably the American food, haha!  The hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches were a hit.  Tyler had tried watermelon too, and LOVED IT!  I'm not a fan, though.  So back to current and future events, I'd like to bring light to my brother's birthday coming up in 12 days!!!  He is going to be 21 and I cannot believe it!!  Seems like just yesterday I was trying to hurt him every day because he stole my princess spotlight LOL!  I love my brother... even though he is younger than me, I look up to him a lot.  I mean, he is taller than me. ;)  Oh, on another note, I applied for a job at the Childrens Center of Stone Oak because my cousin Jennifer referred me.  It looks like a lot of fun to work there so I hope I get it!!  Well, I guess that's all for now, but there will be many more posts to come!!  Thanks for reading, and don't forget to follow me! ;)