Preparing for Friday’s Chapel Service

It’s Wednesday, and that means that I only have two more days left until I am going to speak in chapel. This morning I was in the shower, trying to put some of my thoughts in order, and I remembered Matthew 28:18-20. I am thinking that this is how I am going to tie everything together that I am going to speak about.

Super nervous, the most influential people in my life are all going to be there. I am forgetting that I am not doing this to impress them, but I am doing it for God’s glory. I need to forget about the “audience” and speak for my audience of one (:

Blessings-Laura Story

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

And what if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst
This world can’t satisfy?

And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise?

Follow Love-FFH

I’m gonna miss this simple town
Full of memories
I’m gonna miss just hanging out
With all my friends
The rainy days and summer nights
Skippin’ stones by the riverside
But I know it’s time to go, so

Here’s goodbye, here’s so long
I must go and follow love
I feel my heart moving on
I must go and follow love
Carry on while I’m gone
This is what I been dreaming of
I’ll miss you so, but I must go
Go and follow love

I’ve got a heart that’s full of dreams
And a little bit of crazy
I can feel it pulling me
To somewhere I have never been
I’m packing up and leaving home
To travel into the great unknown
It’s time, I have to go

We’re not guaranteed tomorrow
So we must just keep on livin’ for today
Make the most of every moment
Every step along the way

// So many things that I could say about this song. It spoke to my heart this morning, and I found a peace today, about many things. Things are always changing, but we will always remain the one body of Christ.

Spring time…He makes all things new

The weather in Greenville has  been so BEAUTIFUL (:

Being off of Facebook and Twitter I have opened up ALOT of time, and I think that I have been using my time wisely, and I have been having lots of God time.

I have been able to cut off myself from the world, and really focus on what it is God is trying to say to me.

The other day, I was sitting outside, and I realized that this dead tree near me, began to bloom, and it was beautiful.

My pastor brain (or so Rachel would say) was kicked into full gear, and I really started to think about it. This ugly dead tree was about to bloom something beautiful. It was dead, but it is starting over, in this new season of spring.

It’s kind of like me….I was in a weird season of life, and I have really been shaken and molded to do something else, and walk in a different path. I am being made new, and I finally realized that this past week.

Another thing that I have been thinking about a lot is the different seasons of life that the people in my life are in….Sometimes I wonder why I haven’t really pushed too much and tried to think deeper in my faith, maybe I am sitting with comfort and familiarity. I am not too sure. Should I be thinking about different seasons of life, and how they impact our relationship with Christ, or do I wait until maybe one day I hit that point.

                                                    The Last Night of Spring Break (:

I was able to celebrate my birthday with the extended part of my family, and it was wonderful (: I was also able to go back and crown the new queen at the high school Sadie Hawkins dance (: After the dance, Hales and I went out, spending quality time together, catching up, and have LOADS of fun.  Seeing teachers, old friends, and a part of my Enco family, what an awesome night before going back to school (:

Cousin Love (:

This is my beautiful little cousin Katlyn.

This is my handsome little cousin Justin.

These two mean the world to me (:

They are always a ray of sunshine to my day.

Being home for break I have been able to see them A LOT, and I have enjoyed all of it!

There is just something about being attacked with hugs and kisses when you walk in the door, that melts me heart!

Playing house, putting legos together, and watching cartoons (:

I love these kids (: They both have a SPECIAL place in my heart ❤