Friday, April 27

Bareback

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One of the best feelings I've ever felt was cantering around a field bareback. Feeling that connection with the horse, and letting her run, while I'm on her moving with her. That is a great feeling.

Thursday, April 26

Stubborn Enough to Stick with it

I have decided that I am going to try to go a whole week just eating a cup of black beans and rice. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Why am I doing this to myself? 
Part of me wants to see what it's like to go without the good tasting food that I like to eat. I'm kinda fasting from foods that I would love to pop into my mouth. (Sugars, meat, bread...) I'm not really a whole lot sure, but this is what I've decided, and I'm sticking with it.


That doesn't look to bad. It tastes good!

Side note...This is my 200th post!

Wednesday, April 25

A Servant's Heart

I've been starting to get bad at these posts. I've been so busy recently. :)

Anyway, I had this thought once...
Growing up at church I've heard "God can do anything." I've heard this a lot. There is this verse I like that says, "God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us." (Ephesians 3:20)
I believe that God can do anything. I've seen, read, and heard stories of the things that God has done. So, when I prayed for something, like for God to help someone out, heal a sick horse, help me go to camp, or whatever else, I would always say something like, "God I know you can do ____________." Then in the back of my mind in that deep dark corner I would think, will you do ____________.
I knew God can do anything He wants. But it was hard for me to believe that he will do it. I didn't doubt what He can do, but if He will do it.
So one day I was praying for something and I said, "God I know you can do this if you want..."
I felt like He spoke to me and said, "I can do that. Ask me to do it." 
I sat there thinking about this for a couple minutes. Asking God to do something and claiming that He will?! That is just crazy talk right? 
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence. (Ephesians 3:12)
I started to pray telling God that I believe He can do anything, and that I thank Him for doing it. 
One time I was alone at camp and a horse was colicing. I couldn't do anything for him, so I prayed. I told God I knew He could heal that horse. Then I said I knew He not only could heal that horse but He was going to heal him. God did! 
Yep, so there's my thoughts. Don't just believe that God can do something, believe that He will do it.


I'd love to hear some comments from you guys! How do you like these Wednesday posts? What would you like more of/less of? Any different ideas that I could do?

Tuesday, April 24

Blogging...

I heard this on a movie and it was funny.

"Blogging is graffiti with punctuation."


Thursday, April 19

I Hate Chickens!


It's true! I really do hate chickens.


First they stare you down.


Then they hiss and flap their feathers at you!


And they get lice!!

Saturday, April 14

Halter, Sweat, and Carrots

Rahab




Recently I have been able to go out and ride a horse for my old ASL teacher who live only 5 minutes away from me! Crazy but real cool. God is really great.

The horse's name is Rahab. She is very pretty, and she is so smooth to ride!



Her owners are super nice. I new Nancy when I was taking her ASL class the last two quarters, but it's kinda weird to go ride her horse whenever.

It's nice though, that I can go out whenever to ride.




She doesn't really have a saddle that fits her at the moment. Rahab is a little over wieght and very out of shape. So, she sweats a lot.

I road her bare back yesterday because of her non fitting saddle. We trotted around for an hour! She's very smart, and learns real quick, and likes to go.

She kept shaking her head and trying to rear when I didn't let her go her way. I'm real glad I could stay on! :p

I finally had to quit riding after an hour, because like I said earlier, this horse is very out of shape, and sweats a lot.

Also I didn't have a saddle in between her and me. So, by the end I was also covered in horse sweat!

It was fun though! I'm excited for the next ride.
:)








PS. I took these pictures with my phone, so they don't look that great. 

Wednesday, April 11

White Flag

A Servant's Heart

I haven't really written anything here on this blog for awhile. I might have written a few sentences, and posted a few verses, but I haven't really voiced any of my thoughts.
So here's a thought that's been on my mind. How do we keep our relationship with God alive? I work at camp during the summer, and the whole ten weeks I'm there, I'm surrounded by other Christians. I sometimes feel like that is where I really can get close to God because I feel filled at camp. I know there are others who feel like me. It might not just be camp that people feel filled up at, it could be a bible study, or a worship service.
It seems like as Christians sometimes we just live from one Jesus moment to the next, but in between those moments we start to slip away.
I start to count down the days until I can go back to camp and experiences God there. Is that how our relationship with God should be? I don't think so.
I have been working at camp for three summers now. After the first summer I came home excited about life and Jesus, but soon I felt worn out, I started to lose the fire I felt for God at camp. I didn't have a strong everyday relationship with Him. I counted down the days until I could go back to camp.
Then the second summer came and went. I came home felt all pumped for Jesus. I tried not to count down the days until I got to go back to camp, but I still was relying on camp to get me closer to God. I was seeking Him, but I felt like I needed to be at camp and have an amazing wow Jesus feeling to get closer.
Then the third summer came. It was the hardest time of my life. I wanted to quit some days. But in that time I had to rely on God to get me through, not the amazingness of camp. Summer ended, and I came home. Yes, it was and still is hard to sit here at home, but this year is different. I haven't been counting down the days until I go to camp. I'm still real excited to go but I know that God is here with me not just at camp.
It's still been real hard. There are some days where I feel low and I hear myself asking God where He is. When that happens though something happens. God reminds me He is here. So now I don't feel like I need camp to get closer to God, but now I'm having a hard time focusing on God at my church.
My church if filled with good people, and for some reason I struggle there the most. I go in, sit down, the music starts to play, and I feel disconnected from God sometimes. I really like that video about worship I posted a few weeks ago. It made sense to me. I go into a worship service thinking that the songs will fill me up, but it's God who will fill me. Not camp, not music, not good preaching, but God.
It shouldn't be a once a week, or once a month fill me up, but an every day of seeking God, and being connected with him, and He filling me up.

Matthew 5:6 - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.


Tuesday, April 10

Monday, April 9

Air1

This is my new favorite radio station that Katy, or Sas told me about. It's really great and I haven't heard any commercials, and there is very little talking. It's mostly just great new Jesus music!
It's some real good stuff. :)

Sunday, April 8

Our God's Alive

This is one of my new favorite songs! It's really great.


Oh Happy Day!

Today is the day that we celebrate what Jesus has done for us. I don't really care if some people say this is a bad day because it's a pagen holiday. I am still gonna praise God on this day!
Anyways, I found this cool video and I got goose bumps when I watched it, so I'm going to share it with you guys.

And, here is one of my favorite songs:


Here is another good song:

Saturday, April 7

Camp

So, for the past couple of days I've been working at camp for a horsemanship extravaganza group. It was a crazy week, but real good. God was at work at camp this week. It was amazing. Campers decided to ask Jesus in their hearts. Nobody fell off in the lessons. I got to let campers canter in my western classes. The food was good. It was a great week.

Sunday, April 1

My Grandma

My grandma is a pretty cool old lady. I've gotten to know her a lot better this last year, and I wish I would have spent more time with her earlier. When I go visit her, we usually go out to Arby's for lunch. Then we chill at her house. It's always hard for me to leave, because I'll tell my grandma it's about time for me to go, and we'll keep talking for another hour. It's fun though. Last time I was with her I talked her into letting me take her picture. That was real exciting.