Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's been a long time!!!

Wow I just realized that I haven't posted a blog since May 13 or something ridiculous like that!! I really kind of miss it though. Well this is me and I am back. Just an update on my life is that I am now 16!! HOOT...HOOT...PARTY and it really feels great. I am still doing the same old things though like playing the trumpet. I just got done doing a dinner theatre at this place called the Arch(It is a christian youth center) and it was a lot of fun. I met some really cool people and grew a lot with my walk with Christ!!! It was a very big learning experience in my life and I probably will never forget it either. I wanted to say hello to everyone and even though I haven't been keeping up on my blog there are very loyal people out there like Shawn at that are very good at updating there blogs so take time to check it out and have a great day!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

College Grad!!!

Recently my sister graduated from Cornerstone University with a bachelors degree in music education!!! We are all really excited for her. This sister is the same one that I never got along with until she went to college and I didn't see her for a while. Wow time flies really fast doesn't it? Just yesterday she was going off to college, and now she is graduated!!! Its so sad but so exciting!!!

P.S. That is my sister Jess and her husband Brad!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friend or Acquaintance?

Here is the question of the day!!! If your a christian,and you have a really close friend that you think is a christian,but it turns out that the friend you have says that he was never really a christian at all,can you continue to keep that person as a friend or does that person now have to become an acquaintance? In the bible it says that we need to flee from temptation and that unchristian friends shouldn't have a big influence on our lives. The reason is because if all of our friends are not Christians they can,without even realizing it,pull us down weather they mean to or not. This is something that I am struggling with very much!! I have a really close friend that I thought was a christian but it turned out that my friend wasn't. Like I said I am struggling with it a lot and I really would appreciate any advice you have to offer!!!

New planet?!!

With recent technology we have discovered a new planet just like earth it has just the right temperatures so it can support water and possibly life!!!! This is a very exciting find by scientists. The only bummer is that the planet is twenty light years away from our earth!!! Talk about a let down huh!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Youth retreat!

This week we went to some cabins in the upper peninsula and we had a christian retreat. We fasted and hung out and just really dug into God's word! It was fun! The retreat was called basic training! My sister Donna found this word that was used allot in basic training by the soldiers, it is called "HOOAH" Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan has his interpretation. "I don't know how exactly to spell it, but I know what it means," Sullivan said. "It means we have broken the mold. We are battle focused. Hooah says Ô Look at me. I'm a warrior. I'm ready. Sergeants trained me to standard. I serve America every day, all the way." What we learned is that when we serve Christ we should be this excited about it! We changed the definition a little bit. This is what it means to us,"We have broken the mold. We are battle focused. Oh look at me. I'm a warrior. I'm ready. Sergeants trained me to standard. I serve Christ every day, all the way." Weather we know it or not we are in a battle and not a physical battle, but an emotional battle! We are tempted every day by Satan and that is who we are in war with but we cannot do it alone we need Christ and only by following his example and going to him in prayer every day can we win this war.I re-dedicated myself to the Lord and praise God one person at basic training came to know Jesus Christ and accept him as savior.Basic Training was a blast and it is something that I will never forget. So when you feel like you cant handle it anymore or you have just had enough this is what you do:

1. Pray
2. Fight
3. Win
4. Say "HOOAH"

1 Peter 5:8:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Are you ready?

Quotes from people

I have a really good friend at school and her name is Amanda S. she recently told me this really amazing quote and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. She said,

" To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

She couldn't have been more right. When you start to feel worthless and you think that everybody looks down on you just remember you don't have to make a huge impact on the world, if you only make an impact on one person then you have succeeded! Amanda's mom was having some problems and thanks to Amanda she is doing remarkably better. You see to Amanda's mom she was just one person and didn't mean much but to Amanda she meant the world. Thanks for the quote Amanda!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

After Solo and Ensemble

I actually have a very scary story about how Solo and Ensemble went. The night before Solo and Ensemble I had a basketball game but before the game I was working on the score to give the judge so he could give me a grade on the music, but I set it down and then forgot it!! Yeah kinda scary but anyway so I go to solo and ensemble but in stead of playing my original piece I had to sight read a performance and get this I still got the highest rating!!!! I still got a 1!!!! I was really excited and everybody kept congratulating me and all I could do was thank God for giving me the courage to play something completely different and still do great. Do any of you have any scary situations where you didn't think that you were going to do good at all and then you found out you did awesome if you have stories please share them with me! Well I have to start practicing what I am going to play at states, oh, and I wont forget my music this time!!!