Saturday, November 25, 2006

My kids

Today I lead the cell group for the kids under 5 at my house and although they can be noisy and want to throw fits (I proved that I could throw fits them better) I realized that in 9 months I'm going to have to leave them just as Jaime had to today (she moved back to Florida). I loves these children as if they were my own and I know I'm going to miss them incredibly but I still have 9 whole months with them that I am going to enjoy. I wish they could all come back home with me.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


So today was my first thanksgiving and I don't really understand what it's all about. Like I get that there was something about the native Americans and that but I don't get why we need to have a day set aside to be thankful. Shouldn't we be giving thanks to God all the time anyway and I'm not talking about saying grace before a meal (that can be more of a religious spirit than actually being thankful) but for everything. I'm from a country that is rather wealthy were if I can get money the government will help out till I can sort myself out. I don't have to sleep in a cardboard box, I don't have to rummage through the trash to find food. My sister's baby girl came into this world healthy although there were complications throughout the pregnancy. My parents support what I'm doing here although they don't have the same beliefs as me. I have people in this country supporting me and being a friend although I'm an alien to this place. I have a God that looks out for me ad loves me. A God who knows me by name.

there is so much stuff that God has blessed me with so why do we here only have one day put aside to be thankful?

We should be thanking God with every breath in our bodies.

Praise and glory be to God

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Martin Luther King Jr

'A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.'

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.'

I love both of these quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. I'm enjoying quotes lately. It's good to know that others think the same as I.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


"I have but one passion - it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ."
Zinzindorf, Count

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Well apparently there was a tornado here in Charlotte last night. All we got from it here was a lot of rain and lightening. But as usual I like to apply stuff from my surroundings to my walk with God.

I didn't know that there even a tornado (kind of a big thing to miss) but it is like what I do. There could be something really huge go on with me, some thing that I keep inside that is literally tearing me apart, but if I don't let people see it it's not so bad for those around me.

But now I'm saying I need to kill the tornado and clean up the mess it has made.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


The ministry that is going on here can I can so easily just dwell on the things I've done wrong, but then I get an email from on of the kids here (I've showed him how to email)

'you rock to. i love is like a big sister'

Then you look back on where this kid was 2 months ago and you can see how God is moving in this place. I love these kids

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Birthday

Well today is my 20th birthday and I'm am very blessed. Yesterday my sister Holly had a baby girl and her name is Mya Phoebe. I also received a phone call from my church family back home in Australia but I missed it because I was on the phone but they left me a beautiful loud message singing Happy Birthday. I got to speak to my family. I also got to go out with some of my friends from here (we went out and had Indian for lunch). Acacia made me a really nice cake (from scratch). I got to have a lot of fun and today I'm really grateful for everything that I have. I have so much. God has blessed me more than I deserve (that's for sure)

God you are so awesome and I can't thank you enough for all that you have done.

I'm going to go now. I'm so overwhelmed but it all that I can't stop crying right now

I love you all

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Cost of Following Jesus

Luke 9:57-62

57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will
follow you wherever you go."
58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests,
but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
59 He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied,
"Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you
go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back
and say good bye to my family."
62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks
back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

I'm have counted the cost and I wouldn't change any of it.
The cost is nothing in comparison to the riches that I have received in Christ.
It's totally worth it.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

You'd think I'd take the hint

Okay get this. We have two new people her in Charlotte as part of 614 firecrest (Tal and Acacia) and Acacia gave me a word from God (keep in mind she doesn't know what other things God has been talking to me about). She gave me Psalm 57

1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
for in you my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who fulfills {his purpose} for me.
3 He sends from heaven and saves me,
rebuking those who hotly pursue me;
God sends his love and his faithfulness.
4 I am in the midst of lions;
I lie among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
6 They spread a net for my feet—
I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
but they have fallen into it themselves.
7 My heart is steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.

Did you catch verse 4

4 I am in the midst of lions;
I lie among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.

How awesome is that. It totally ties in with the 2 Timothy scripture I got from God the other day. I love the way that God works and the fact that he is using confirmation also so I will really get the hint

Friday, November 03, 2006

2 Timothy 4:17-18

God latest scripture that God has given to me

"But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
2 Timothy 4:17-18

Which goes with a prophetic word that was given to me 2 months ago which is Job 29. And this particular verse from it came back to me.

"I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth."
Job 29:17

So in Job God is giving me authority to back the fangs of the devil to release his people. But how can I do that if I am in the mouth of the lion. First I need to be released before I can let God use me to release others and God is doing that now in my life. It's so awesome. God is washing me over in Holy Spirit and showing me some of my calling.

Praise be to God who is releasing the captives

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Giving sight to the blind

Today we are so awesome. I got to do practical minisrty when we got to take a girl in our community to the optometrist. Which is so awesome because this girl is like seriously almost blind. She will be getting her glasses next week sometime. She got to pick whichever frames she wanted and got every freature she could get for the lenses. Now that my friends, is justice

Praise be to God that he is bringing sight to the blind