Saturday, November 21, 2009

heart to heart conversations

Today I met up with an old friend who at one time was a very close friend. It was good to reconnect and chat over a cup of peppermint white chocolate mocha at starbucks. We both have changed so much. I mostly listened to what she had to say. I think we all need someone who we can just listen to. Someone who won't judge us or put us down. I know so much better how to pray for my friend. She really is in a place of just finding herself. She told me that some of the stuff that she is doing is messed up but what else is there to do. My heart just ached. She told me things that she didn't want anyone else to know. I feel good that I am someone that people can trust yet it is so hard to bear other people's secrets. I hope that I said the right things and that God will open the doors for other opportunities.

Last night I went to Pray+Praise=Unplugged. The name is self exclamatory. Basically a group of Christians from campus crusade for Christ got together for worship and then we broke off into little prayer groups. It was a good time and we were able to pray for some things that have been going on @ the university.

My Prayer:
Lord, I thank you for the heart you have given me for others. Give the words to say when I don't know what to say. Help me to continue to grow deeper in my relationship with you. Open the floodgates and let your Holy Spirit fill the hearts of those who are seeking you. Draw those back who have lost their way. Guide and lead me and I will follow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

road ahead

The last few weeks of the semester is full of projects and all sorts of assignments. In my College Writing class I get to make some sort of visual and have a ten minute presentation. I have to persuade some issue or topic. I have an idea in my head already. I'm going to use imovie and put together a video/picture movie. Pray that all my ideas will come together and make something really effective. If it is good enough I'll post it on youtube and put it up on here.

Here are some verses that I've felt inspired by.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (New King James Version)

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Jeremiah 33:2-3 (New Living Translation)

2 “This is what the Lord says—the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the Lord: 3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I have such a passion to see people's emptiness meet. I walk around everyday and see blank faces and it makes me wonder if they know that there is more to life. I read an internet post of how this guy thinks there is nobody to trust in the world. It really made me feel sad that people view life and other people in this way. Its not always easy but I try my hardest to just let my actions speak. Some of my non-Christian college friends know that I'm a Christian and I know that they watch how I react to things. Showing the love of Jesus to others is about the best thing that you can do.

Through out my teenage years I have seen a number of my close friends fall away. It is such a hard thing to go through. Friends that came from Christian homes, most were home-schooled, and seemed to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. All of a sudden they totally turn away and become whole different person. Most of these friends I don't see very much and certainly don't hear from them. It makes me ask the question, Lord what is happening to my generation? This week I heard from one of those friends and I hope that maybe we can re-mend the missing few years of our friendship. This is something I'll be keeping in my prayers.