June 6, 2011
February 16, 2011
What does it mean to worship? Lately that has been the question that has been asked to us that are on the worship team at church. The first thing that usually pops into mind is probably singing, or playing an instrument. There is so much more to worship than that. We have talked a lot about how we are not worthy enough to be even able to approach God. I am NOT perfect! I don't deserve to be loved and to worship our Lord. But he lets us!! Then there are the day that I feel like my worship is not authentic. But God doesn't need a perfect Joan. If I was perfect, why would I need a God? A friend was talking about this the other day and he goes "Sometimes I role like a square, some days are like a triangle, or an oval. But some days I role like a circle." A few weeks ago I was leading worship with a few other people and we went off and prayed and we talked about one of the songs we were singing, I will follow. The lyrics are "Where you go I go, Where you stay I stay, Where you move I move. I will follow you." We started talking about how powerful those words were that we were singing and how important it is to mean it when you sing it. Do I really mean what I sing what what we were asking ourselves. Our leader started talking to us about it because she could see how much we work trying to grasp this because we were also saying how there are the days you really don't feel like worshiping. She started talking about how that was a feeling, that we really did mean the words we were singing. Another thing I am learning about worship it is not all about music. You can worship with anything. God has given me the talent and passion for kids. I get to worship when I babysit... Snuggling with a child is worship!!!!! So my question for you is how are you worshipping God in your everyday life.
February 4, 2011
I am going start this by telling you that footie pajamas are totally awesome and I love them. I wear them to bed almost every night! I got my first pair this year. (well since I was little that is) I thought they would be really hot but they aren't they are perfect! I love it when I am babysitting (Like I am now) and they have footie pajamas! It makes me all happy inside!
This week will be my last week to have no sports going on after school! I am really excited for track to start! I havent been running like I should have been but I have been running more than I had been last year at this time!
We had really weird weather this week.... We had school all day on monday, Tuesday we got out at 1:25 because it was starting to snow and it was REALLY windy. School was cancelled on Wednesday. Had a full day Thursday and today we had no school! Gotta love 2 1/2 day weeks. But now we have to make up a day of school!
We got a foriegn exchange student! Her name is Roxane and she is from Belgium! We totally love her! She is a great addition to our family and fits in well! I am teaching her American sarcasim! She is catching on fast! We are taking a girls get away to Las Vegas at that end of the month! We are really excited!
East Coast here I come... Over spring break while my parents are in Aruba, I am going to the east coast to spend some time with my old babysitter and her family! I am really excited to see them and hangout with them! Oh and dont forget NYC! It will be an awesome way to spend my birthday!
So there is some really random things that are going on in my life! Have a great week!
December 6, 2010
I haven't posted in a long time.... mainly because I have been really busy. Yet I feel like I have nothing to write about. (And I even watched Julie and Julia last night and still don't have any inspiration!!)
For my advanced oral and written communications class we have to do a service project. Me and 2 other guys decided to go to a local elementary school and help out for 30 minutes on Tuesday. It has been a lot of fun! I have been in one of my family's best friend's kindergarten classroom! What a hoot they are!! I mainly have been helping a girl try and focus (Which seems to be impossible!!)
While I do that in the morning, I go back in the afternoon to mentor a 4th grade girl. What I didn't know what that she goes to my church. She definitely needs a good role model. I go for about 40 minutes and just spend time with her. We usually play scrabble which neither of us really know how to play. I connect with people really well of the most part. But to be honest I have been having a hard time. There has been so much junk her life. I have been too busy getting caught up in what I am going to get out of this and not looking at the spiritual guidance she needs. I need to show her God's unconditional love through my actions. I pray that God will open doors. He already has... that God will use me to show her how awesome he is!
July 20, 2010
February 10, 2010
I am officially tired of winter. Have been for the past oh 2 months or so!!!! We have gotten so much snow this year. the snow is up to our mailbox. (We had to dig it out) We have missed i think is is 5 days of school. Many 2 hour delays and early outs (Which i am ok with). I don't think we have a full week of school since Christmas. We were supposed to get out of school May 27th but we are now to June 4th. At least this year we are not going until June 12th like last year. So spring hurry up and come visit me.... I miss you very much. Winter, not that i don't like your snow, i just wish the temperature could be a little higher than 10 degrees.