Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fashion with a Meaning

Not sure if you guys have heard of this, but I've heard on tv from fashion people, that you should (if you want to) pick one thing and make it your special fashion ornament. Basically something such as bows, peace signs, feathers, pearls, or even something as simple as bracelets. So every so often you add this distinguishing sign to your wardrobe to, I suppose, make it more "you". I've found that some people pick it themselves, some are chosen for them by their friends :).

I recently picked mine. :D

I picked..............


Why: About a year ago I was going through a stressful time. Some people who are close to me were not getting along and so it was frightening me. I was at a party and was really stressed so I had to go in the bathroom and pretty much just cry. I had my Bible in my purse and so I read it. I felt the peace of God in my countanance. When I got up and looked in the mirror I saw my anchor necklace that my uncle had bought for me only about a week ago. The reason why I got that necklace, the song "Anchor" by Satellites and Sirens, floated through my head: "All around the tide is pulling away, You anchor, anchor me down". That sent happiness through me and I smiled as I held the necklace and played the song in my head. Then I felt better.

So that's why I picked anchors as my fashion mantra. To remind me that I am anchored in Him, FOREVER.

Forever His,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Girl's Group

This school year I am starting a girl's group for middle schoolers and freshman. It will be mostly discussion about things and how it relates to us as Christians and how we should live. I really want to just talk to the girls. I know that kids have deep things inside of them, I figured I'd try to draw it out of them and hopefully ignite a life long fire.

The middle school years are hard years. You're finding out yourself, the world, your style, and what you want. At that age, I went through loneliness, minor depression, and feeling so different.

I want to work with this fun energetic age and draw them closer to Christ.

For many years I dreamed about music. Being a singer. It is still a dream but I feel like I am called to ministry. I love talking about Jesus. It makes me come alive, it makes me happy. The best thing is, I don't feel sad or upset that I am feeling called to not become some famous singer. I don't feel sad that I'm losing my dream. Not that it's completely dead or I don't feel called to it at all. I just have another call.

I feel called to be closer to God. The heart is willing but the flesh is weak.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blog Design?

How are you liking the new blog design? I think I *might* be getting a hang of the design thing.
Well, I renamed my blog because that is how I feel about Jesus. Then, I chose the picture of the little girl because growing up fascinates me in this extraordinary way. I miss being little but I'm excited about being older. It's hard to let go of childhood.

Happy Day, Happy Life :)

So recently I stopped trying. Stopped trying to be good enough, stopped trying to live up to the standards of Godliness. My righteousness is Jesus Christ. I am loved FOREVER. His peace is FOREVER. I can't do anything by trying, I can only trust and rest.
I've been SO happy. For the first time I feel like I really am in love with Jesus.
This is pretty much how I feel today:

"Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its going down
The Lord's name is to be praised.

The Lord is high above all nations,
His glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God.
Who dwells on high,
Who humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?

He raises the poor out of the dust,
And lifts the needy out of the ash heap,
That He may seat him with princes-
With the princes of His people.
He grants the barren woman a home
Like a joyful mother of children.

Praise the Lord!"
~Psalm 113

Also, I really enjoyed this:

"Relax in My peaceful presence. Do not bring performance pressures into our sacred space of communion. When you are with someone you trust completely, you feeel free to be yourself. This is one of the joys of true friendship. Though I am Lord of lords and King of kings, I also desire to be your intimate Friend. When you are tense or pretentious in our relationship, I feel hurt. I know the worst about you, but I also see the best in you. I long for you to trust me enough to be fully yourself with me. Whe you are real with me, I am able to bring out the best in you: the very gifts I have planted in your soul. Relax, and enjoy our friendship."
~from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young
(See Revelation 17:14; John 15:13-15)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This is my bff Miranda. She's amazing. This is us at the Everfound concert. Just thought I'd share with ya'll. ^_^

Incredible Song

So, Anthem Lights is pretty much the most amazing band.
I love their song "Outta My Mind" because it is extremely catchy but also has a deep meaning.

(Btw, I can't figure out how to make the youtube video play on the blog, on the "Add a Video" the button that you push to upload youtube doesn't seem to be there :S. Please help me if you can!)

Always His,
Dorothy :) <3