Dreams Come True

A few weeks ago, on a post I wrote, I said that whenever I got to lead worship I would write about it. Well, it happened!

Last Saturday, at my church, the services for youth started again after not having any for almost three or four months; I was given the enormous privilege of leading worship for that first service and it was absolutely life changing.

Never in my life would I have thought that standing in front of about forty people singing to Jesus would change my life in such a radical way. Of course I was nervous, I had never done that before, but I’m more than positive that the Holy Spirit guided me and the band so that our worship and our songs and our music would be of a sweet and fragant smell for God; the most special offering yet to have given Him.

I can only imagine the things that God has in store for me, I know that I have to be patient, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get excited about them! Last week was such a huge blessing, and I know my life is totally gonna go in a different direction after this.

On Sunday night I spoke in tongues; I had spoken in tongues before, but that night was different. The tongues I had spoken before were the same, but when I was praying and shouting out to God I started speaking in comepletely different tongues. It was like a whole other language that I had never heard before; I think about it and if I would’ve heard myself in a “normal” atmosphere I know I would’ve sounded completely ridiculous. But in my heart I felt such joy and so much love for Jesus, as I was listening to myself speak those different tongues, I felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest. There is no way to describe what I felt that night, but I hope that it increases each and every day.

These experiences that Jesus allowed me to have are molding me to become a better future wife for Him, every day I wanna fall more and more in love with Him. There really is no reason to live if I’m not living for Him. And I can honestly say that my life right now is ALL about Him. The feeling that I have now, just writing about Him and what He has allowed me to go through, makes me want to sing out and laugh and cry.

One day I will be in the heavens, with my husband Jesus Christ, and I will sing and praise Him for all of eternity. I really can’t wait for that time to come!

Lukewarm

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Han and Tauntaun

What temperature is it inside a Tauntaun? ‘Luke’warm! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!

Now that I got that bad geeky joke out of the way, I can get to the point. Most Bible reading Christians probably look at the title of this article (Lukewarm), and recall seeing verses that talk about being cold or hot.

The verses you are most likely thinking about are found in Revelation. In part of Revelation we hear about seven stars that are the angels of the seven churches, and seven lampstands that are the seven churches. One of those churches is Laodicea. In that part of Revelation are the verses about lukewarm that you are probably thinking of.

This article isn’t going to study Revelation very much, but I highly encourage you to do so in your small groups, Bible studies, personal time, churches, book reading, prayer time etc. What this article will discuss (using…

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No Teeth

It’s been a while since I’ve dreamt a really creepy dream, but I’ve had my fair share of them. One of the dreams that completely scares me is one where I’m brushing my teeth in front of the mirror and I see my teeth falling off one by one. A different version of that is one where I find my long-lost retainers and I put them on. At first they fit well, but a bit tight; when I try taking them off they get stuck and eventually it comes off along with most of my teeth.

This Saturday I went to the dentist to get new retainers after I lost mine almost ten years ago, I guess it’s better late than never. As soon as I saw them, the first thing that came to my mind was that dream and I completely freaked out; my heart started beating fast, I got kind of sweaty.. it was horrible. The dentist told me to put them on and I hesitated for a second because I really did not want my teeth falling off. I put them on and they felt kind of loose, so the dentist tightened them a bit. When she came back and told me to put them on she made sure they clicked in my mouth by pushing hard on them; I almost died thinking they were going to get stuck and when she tried taking them off my teeth would come off as well.
Thankfully that didnt happen and I still have all of my teeth intact. I’m still scared to take off my retainers but hopefully that will go away soon. I’m just glad that not ALL dreams come true.

Employed!

I might finally have a job after being unemployed for three weeks! I will be working as an after school teacher with a company called STAR; my interview with the site director is today and, to be honest, I’m a bit excited and nervous. The cool thing about this job is that it is close to my college, which means that I only have to take one bus to get there.

God truly looks out for His children, and I can honestly say that it was through HIm that I was able to get this job so close!

To My Friends

About two weeks ago I was at my friend’s Christina’s house with my two other friends Kathy and Dania. Kathy was telling us about her future plans, both in her personal life and in her career, and it got us talking about all of our futures (after almost crying because Kathy’s future is heartwarming). My friends know I want to be a photojournalist, so Christina asked me “why don’t you start a blog and write about anything that happens to you?” Then Kathy and Dania joined in and said it would be a good idea to start one; so I wrote a note down on my phone, labeled it “START BLOG!” and carried on with the conversation.

A week or so after our talk, I started this blog; I didn’t know whether I was gonna enjoy writing random things or if I was just going to quit after a few days. When I was little I had a plethora of diaries where I would write down almost everything that came to mind, and having a blog is sort of like having a diary, except I don’t have to hide it from my brother with a lock and key in fears that he might tell my dad my deepest secrets.

After only a few days and even fewer posts, I love writing on my blog. It’s so nice and personal and I can write about anything; even if no one reads it, it’s like a small piece of me being written down.

This wouldn’t have happened without my friends’ motivation, and I want to thank them for giving me that needed push. And I will show my appreciation through some low quality pictures because Facebook apparently likes every picture to be grainy.

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Me, Dania, and Christina

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Christina and me at Crave Cafe celebrating my 20th birthday last year

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Me and Dania at a church event

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Me and Dania

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Me, Christina, and Kathy at church for New Year. 2011

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Dania, me, and Kathy on our way to Fresno with our church band. Kathy played the trumpet, Dania and I sang.

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Me and Kathy.

Thank you guys, I love you and God bless you in everything you do.

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Proverbs 27:9 (NLT)

Jobs and Careers: What’s the deal?

I have been unemployed for approximately one week and one day and it is so weird. I had NO IDEA that looking for a job would be so hard; maybe it’s because I’m being picky with what I want but still, come on!

I used to work as an office clerk and it was okay, they pay was fine and the environment was very laid back. But now that I’m trying to look for something else I have no idea what to look for. Do I want to work in retail, as a bank teller, Bath and Body Works? I don’t know, and honestly not knowing what I want to do right at this moment gets me mad; but what bothers me the most is the fact that I have my career planned out, I’m studying and taking classes towards having a career as a photojournalist but I cant find a decent job.

I thought that once you had your career planned out it would easy to find a job. Turns out I was wrong. I have experience in filing, being a receptionist, talking to interviewees, even doing payroll, but NO experience whatsoever in being a journalist. I wish there could be plenty of job openings as beginning journalists as there are openings for cashiers at Forever 21.

Maybe it’s because I’m new at this whole “job hunting” thing, but I sure hope my next job could get me closer to my career and not drag me away slowly from it.