Monday, March 30, 2009

"My 24 Minute Survey"

This quiz was sent to me by my good friend, (Letter From Christ). It took me a while to get it up Allison, but sure enough, it's up now! :) The longest survey you'll ever fill out! Do the world a favor: fill it out and post it for all your friends. Do this because the person who sent it to you didn't sit here for ages for nothing. Answer all the questions honestly, no lying to avoid stuff.

Starting Time: 4:48PM
Name: Vanessa
Sisters: 1
Brothers: 3
What are you wearing? Navy hoodie, black skirt, a purity ring, my birthstone ring, bracelet, white socks, and my hair is in a messy bun!
Favorite Number: probably 20
Favorite Drink: Hot chocolate for the winter; Lemonade for the summer
Favorite Month: December for the winter; June for the summer
Favorite Breakfast: something quick, like a slice of bread or some fruit, I don't care for breakfast that much.
Love someone so much who made you cry? Oh yes! Where do I even start....
Broken a bone: Wow, to actually think of how crazy I am, no I haven't!
Been in a police car: Yep!
Been on a boat? Yes
Came close to dying: Oh yeah, I have! I always forget about that but when I think of it, it's true! I was only 10 months too!
Been in a hot tub: yes, in the middle of August! :O
Swam in the ocean: Oh, I love the ocean! Especially in southern TX.
Fallen asleep in school: Haha, yeah. I've actually tried to doze off, but I always get a kick and wake back up.
Cried when someone died: Yeah. :( I don't like that type of crying.
Fallen off your chair: yes

***********What is****************

Your room like? Bright, clean (at times), two beds, a nightstand, a big dresser, books, bible, and my violin case!
What’s right beside you? A lamp, and the printer.
What is the last thing you ate? a grape

--------------------------Ever Had--------------------------------

Chicken pox: Oh yes! I had the real bad ones when I was 2. Full of puss and...ow, it hurts just thinking of, I'm getting all itchy!
Sore throat: Oh I HATE those!
Stitches: Yep, right on my forehead.

-------------------Do You------------------------------------

Like picnics? Um, I guess if they're gonna be with great friends and on a nice calm day. No wind!
Like School? I enjoy the fact that it keeps me busy and smart, but I don't like the fact of Chemistry, Algebra and Geometry, and to mention the long hours!

Who was the last person you danced with? My dog Buddy! :)
Who makes you smile? Oh golly, anyone, everywhere! I just gotta look at someone and I'll smile already!

Who Did you last yell at? Huh, probably Alec or Noah? They weren't listening, but that's not a reason is it?!
Do you like filling these out? When I have time. Although, I have so many posts I have in mind, so now this counts as one and the others have to wait. It's fine though.
Do you like yourself? Well, who doesn't? I don't always like myself though. Especially when I mess up.

-------------------Final Questions---------------------------
What are you listening to right now? The Christian radio, Alec and Noah playing, and myself typing.
Do you hate someone in your family? Oh my gosh! What a question. Let me remind you of that passage in 1 John 2:11, But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
What car do you wish to have? I don't really care, anything that drives me from point A to point B.
Good singer? Um, not really. Some people think so, just ask my brother Alec.
Indoors or outdoors? Oh man, the outdoors are soooo beautiful. You can have freedom and the chance to breath some fresh air instead of the stuffy air inside. I'm able to dance freely, so outside for sure! In the summer, that is! :)

----------------------------Today did you------------------------------
1. Talk to someone you like? Duh, I live with six people. And I love each and every one of them.
2. Get sick? nope, thank goodness!
3. Sing? Oh yeah, of course.
4. Miss someone? Sure I do! There's a number of people on my mind right now.

--------------------------Last person who---------------------------
7. You talked to on the phone with? My dad
8. Made you cry? The Holy Spirit
9. Went to the mall with? Wow, the last time was with Erica, Marc, Alec, and Noah, that was loooooooong ago.
10. Been to Europe? Germany
11. Been to Asia? Nope
12. Been to Russia? Nah
13. Been to the Bahamas? Oh gosh, no!
14. Been to Mexico? No, but I would LOVE to
15. Been to Canada? I'm quite close to Canada! But never have been there.
16. Been to Africa? No, but it would be cool to have that great experience

17. What books are you reading right now? Bible, Selected Stories, Madita, Florence Nightingale, and Uncle Tom's Cabin
18. Best feeling in the world? Having people love me, and having the best friend ever, Jesus Christ!
19. Future kid's name? I want many, many children. But I have a few names which I really want too. Chandler and Aubry for sure! My future husband must love those names! :)
20. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? haha, no.
21. What's under your bed? Nothing, just another bed connected to my bed.
22. Favorite location? Home, Grandma and Grandpa's home, Sis and Gene's home, and the Melugin's home! :)
23. Who do you really hate? Satan for sure!
24. Do you have a job? Being a sister, daughter, servant for the Lord, granddaughter, and friend.
25. Are you lonely right now? Never am!
Time Finished: 5:12PM

With however long it took you to complete this, post as"My _ Minute Survey"

If you have the time, please do this! I'd love to read your answers. I'm not gonna tag anyone, but just do it if you want--just make sure to leave me a comment so I know you've done it! :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Who is in control?

Yesterday morning as I checked the weather for the weekend I was shocked and surprised to find out that we were going to suspect snow! The last week in March, come on, that just gotta be a mistake. So, the day went on and it was soooo cold and big thick clouds, I began to think otherwise, and then came to the conclusion, "Hold it, the weatherman said nothing of this in the beginning of the week!" Although, I then noticed and realized that, "OK, Mr. Weatherman thinks he has complete control of the weather, because they guessed about 5 inches of snow at the most, and none more." Shockingly, I woke up this morning with about 8 inches of more of snow in my front yard. Let's look at this from a different perspective, "Who is in charge of the weather again?" The weatherman or God? Perhaps just because the weatherman says so or anyone else says something, we believe it. I always get a kick out of it when God decides total opposite.Maybe we don't get a call or letter from God saying this will happen, and people will warn us, but then their warning was wrong, and this is when we have to turn back and look at God, who has it all in his hands.

Once again, the snow storm which poured down last night brought me to think once again how God has complete power and absolute control of everything. All the snowplows were not prepared for this, because they believed that it was never gonna snow this much! Hello, are we forgetting who is in control of this world? Not man, nevertheless God. The one above has complete charge and rule over it all. Why should we listen to the people with the more knowledge, we often listen to too much of their smartness, and our focus gets off that Christ can make it snow today and have 100 degree temperature tomorrow. Amen. Too many people these days are trying to assume and make way to many predictions, nonetheless, we need to give God the plate and realize that it is not our making and not our plans. Whatever you want oh God!

"...which is the head of all principality and power." Colossians 2:10(b)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Using my eyes for a purpose!

Oh boy, this blog is getting neglected!

I have a short story which occurred last night, and as I was thinking this morning in school I also have a great way to post around the story, so sit back and enjoy my life last night!

Last night I went to orchestra practice. It happens to be that my family is always late for almost everything there seems to be. So, I had practice and sure enough, I was about 10 minutes late. Most of the time I will walk through the band room door which is located outside for the person who takes me can see. Nevertheless, since I was late, I had to walk through the main school doors into the band room located at the back of the school. However, before all that took place, my brother dropped me off outside on the parking lot and there I went walking off to the entrance door. Although, the moment we entered the parking lot, I noticed to my left that there were two teenage guys who were hanging out on the wall. Now, just as the normal human does, I automatically looked at their outward appearance and I saw they way they were dressed and how their actions and moods were like. I was scared and frightened a tad, all because of the fact that I was walking their alone. So, I got out of the car and saw another young man who goes to the orchestra, and I caught up with him, all because I did not want to walk by those doors and into the entrance alone! As I walked by, with the other young man a few feet ahead of me, I could hear the two teens who were by the door whispering and saying a few phrases about me. Did that run the chills down me or what!? I prayed as I walked by those guys and actually was probably voicing a prayer out loud. I stepped into the building and I immediately felt God's presence all over me and his protection surrounding me.

Now, this is what I'm going to tie around this story. The moment I entered the driveway, I knew that I had to practice the act of alertness. If I would of purposefully walked by those guys carelessly, I could of gotten into some serious danger and mess. God at once gave me the wisdom and his eyes so that I could see the danger around me. The Lord does this amazingly and so beautifully and he gives us all the wisdom and alertness we need in order to act wisely and live our life with protection. Last night I once again noticed how evil this world is and how so many youngsters want to purposefully hurt others. I'm not positively sure if these guys wanted to do some harm, although, I had enough wisdom to be on the look out, to practice alertness and act aware just in case.

God gives us a mind and eyes to see around us. Our eyes have a purpose, God placed them for a reason. I learned a lesson last night. Even though nothing dangerous occurred, I was brought to the fact that living my life on this world is not to be done carelessly and wastefully, although with caution and the major aspect which I learned, with alertness. Jesus is alert at all times. Last night he was on the watch for his little girl, bringing me into that building with me in his arms. He was not going to let me go alone, because I'm never alone.

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:16

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I WANNA be FAT...don't you?

OK, if you read the title of this post, then you're probably thinking, "WHAT?" Who wants to BE fat? Let me explain what I'm saying. I heard a few days ago while listening to a sermon online, Being fat in the term I'm talking about means:


So, as a Christian, we ALL want to be FAT! We want to be faithful stewards, available 24/7 to Jesus, and teachable that HE can teach us ANYTHING we need to know. We NEED to have a teachable spirit, not blocking what God is going to tell us, or perhaps IS telling us. Be free any moment of the day, and yes, I'm guilty of that too.

Who wants to be FAT now?!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The White Paper CAN Remain!

What is my excuse this time for not posting? Perhaps saying that being a Junior in High School is crazy!

I have had a very busy weekend and another wild start to this week as well. I had my first concert in my orchestra. It was very fun! All the hard work, and all the many hours and afternoons/evenings of practicing all paid off. As I was sitting there on Sunday afternoon, and just studying over the music, playing it all the way through for the very first time and feeling good about it, my mind was stable. It was quiet, relaxed, and in the moment of nothing. It actually felt so good. I did not notice that until the very end when all the thoughts which were gone for about 40 minutes came back. It was a clear picture up in my brain. It was as if you have a blank white sheet of paper. But when you take that paper and draw a few pictures, words, sentences, equations, and perhaps a few people, it is of course all filled up once more. That is how the mind works.

For a time, my mind was quite calm and thinking of things which were only important to me, or about situations which occurred that hour or possibly day. The white paper was filled with only a few and certain images. It was as if I turned older and that paper which was covered with few pictures, filled up more and more, thoughts of which I should possibly turn off. Although, often our mind is weak. As with me, my mind is hard to control. And yet I know Jesus has control of it all. It is when I allow to take things in my own hands and when then Satan finds a little passage way to fill it up with dirty imaginings. That void paper in the beginning of life slowly gets more and more congested with either clean and pure things, or sadly, impure and immorality. It is the beginning of sin and sometimes I like to think of certain things because it gives me only a little pleasure for some time, and then when it gets to far, it begins to hurt and dig down within my heart. It is not the right kind of pleasure, it is of the world.

A normal sized white paper can fill up with a lot of scribblings. Give it a try, get a pencil and mark all over it, put whatever you want on it, or just make long, sloppy slashes. Look at it now, it's full of pencil markings, and yet worse, it is dark and looks dirty. If you slide your hand over it, it will leave a dark shade of led. Next, if you were to take your hand which has some color from the led and wipe it on your clothes, it will stay, and possibly stain it if not washed off immediately. This here, is just how our mind works. We take a whole lot of thoughts into our mind. Whether it be about family issues, clothes, school, homework, friends, relationships, boys/girls, and the list can go on and on. So many things are thought of daily, and it just stays in our mind. If we allow it to happen, dirty and sinful things will then arise and captivate itself up there as well. It's no longer white, it's beginning to look just like that piece of paper, it's the exact duplicate. Those thoughts come into the heart, everything starts there. Then those thoughts will soon rub off onto others we come across, and then leave them with a shade of the dirt as well. It begins to feel comfortable up there and soon we do not even realize what is right to think of or not.

Jesus is the one who can wipe away that stain and shade of black dirt. He will wash it as clean and white as snow. Purely and beautifully he does this. If we allow the thoughts to take complete charge over us, it will stain our whole body, although it is never to late to let Jesus in and have him clean it all up. Would you rather be clothed in a stainless white shirt? Or a white shirt which is beginning to have holes, paint, ink stains and is bearing small rips at the bottom of the seam? It is your choice, allow Jesus to take of that mind of yours, washing it with his blood, or keeping the mind which is full of filth, a mind which cannot rest because it is constantly thinking of immorality? Which will you choose?

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!