Saturday, September 25, 2010
Two weeks ago today 3 of my friends were in a major golf cart accident. These were just three normal 15 year old kids. They have gone to church with me since i can remember, they are really good kids. So when this happened we just thought "why would this happen to them out of all people?" This was not a reck where all that happened was some bumps and bruises. This was SERIOUS. Madison broke almost every bone in her face and knocked out some teeth. Hunter had two scull fractures and was not conscious for 10 or so hours. Courtney got lucky and just had scrapes all over her. But they are all home and well after many MANY hours of praying.
Well three days after this happened with them and everything was beginning to look okay, a freshman from hoover had a brain aneurism. I did not know this kid, but many of my friends did. They said he was a sweet kid. Why did this happen to HIM? I mean that is so rare and unbelievable. He was not responses for about a week. And as of right now they still do not really know what is going to happen.
Because of these two accidents parents, teachers, church member, friends, and strangers have been on there knees praying for these kids. And just last week one of my best friends Lacey said "Lex, what would happen if we prayed like this all the time." And that hit me like a ton of bricks. If we always prayed all day, all the time we would live in a different world. We would change things, really REALLY change things. As humans when everything is okay we say "Don't worry God, we got this. I will let you know when you are needed." Then something terrible happens and we come crawling right back. That is not how it should be, we should be on our knees praying each and everyday just as much as we have been the past couple weeks. We could change the reputation of hoover, alabama, or america if we would all just pray like everything is crashing down even when it is all going great.
Just keep this in mind this week :).
Love you all.
Friday, September 3, 2010
SO. this has been probably one of my favorite years ever. But, honestly EVERYTHING is falling in place.
First a most importantly, my heart has really opened up. I became a Christian when i was 4... so i never really felt like it was a big thing. Because when i was 4 it was more of a "hey i want to go to heaven" kinda thing. But, lately i have realized why i am here on earth. And there is only ONE reason. To worship my Lord and Savior. And to tell others about the incredible things he has done for US. SINNERS. (wow.) But, for about a month now i have read my Bible and Prayed every morning before i do school. And used to i did'nt really understand the Bible and i found it boring. But i look forward to reading it so much. I love feeling like knowledge is being POURED into me. And over all i just love Jesus. He knows what is best, and he will make it happen when the time is right.
Another thing is all my friends are exactly who i feel like they should be. I have always been blessed with good friends but, lately it is just perfect. Some friends come for a little bit and then leave. But the ones i have right now i feel for sure i will always have. Of course kay, we have been best friends for 2 and a half years now, and we have known each other for 4. God was up to something when he placed her in my life. She is honestly like my sister. And then so many others. Me and Brent have been dating for 6 months. and it has been incredible. I never understood why boys did not like me when i wanted them too. I now realize it is because God had this planned. And he always had. Even when i thought it would be impossible. Me and Scotty have been really close for about 6 months now, and that sounds so short because i feel like i have known him FOREVER. He is totally and completely the big brother i never had. So thankful for him. And there are so many more, all of my school friends have been the biggest blessing to me. I am so lucky to know each and everyone of them. They will be there forever. And all my church friends, we have such a good friendship. We are always growing closer. Plus new friends from Christ City. REALLY awesome people. :) (thankyouJESUS)
Last but not least my family :). We have always been looked at as the big crazy family. But we are so happy. I mean i have my days where i need some "lexie time" but, when it comes down too it i would not trade a single one of them for the world. And we even have a new addition coming soon from Ethiopia. (so EXCITED) And i feel like she is going to be the best little addition to our family. No lie, my mom is super woman. I do not know how she does it... i really hope when i grow up i can be as good as her. Although that is completely impossible. My daddy is the best daddys EVER. i will forever and always be a daddy's girl. FOREVER, even when i am all grown up a married. He will always be the most incredible man in my life. No guy will ever measure up to him. I guess i will have to settle for second best, since mom already stole the first. :)... Not to mention all 6 of my siblings are incredible. We fight sometimes, and we don't always agree. But there is so much love in this house.
Thank you Jesus for all you have given me.
Let me never to forget it comes from you.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
i know. i know. blogging is honestly a MUST.
so i would love to tell you something life changing has happened. But lately it has just kinda been the same. Which is a good thing. Because there is nothing to not love about my life at the moment. I mean there i things that i would not mind being a little different here and there. But for the most part life is perfect!
Well first of all, please be praying for Carolyn Williams & the family. She is my Aunt Sonia's mother and she is probably one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Growing up she was just like a grandmother to me. Unfortunately she has been battling ovarian cancer for around 10 years. She has had it 4 separate times and done chemo. Well this time the doctors said there was nothing they could do. So we are gonna have to let her go. Which is one of the hardest things ever for me to even think about. But if we could get our selfish little minds to go away for even just a minute, we would know that dying is the best thing that could happen to any of us. Grandar is going to be in a better place very soon. And better off than any of us has ever even thought about being. So i know i want to keep her here. But life will be so much better for her. Please just continue to keep the family in your prayers. : )
Second of all, it has kind of been one of those weeks. Where things all of a sudden out of no where fall apart. I know Satan is testing me. I just know it. But i am not going to let him get the best of me. He has tried to scramble things up a bit. But i will make sure he fails. After all if you really think about what is important in life, you learn that all the little things don't matter. I know my life is gonna have ups and downs where Satan is gonna try and get me but, the thing is... i know the end of the story. I know i belong to Jesus forever. and that is unchangeable.
Last but not least, im in love with summer. And this one has gone by MUCH too fast. But lucky for me i still have things to look forward to.( Like im going to the mountains and 25 people are staying in one house. But they are all like family so its gonna be GOOD times. : ) ) And even though i absolutely hate the thought of school starting back i know this is gonna be a good year. I can just feel it. This year just seems to exactly right. Everything is in place. I got great classes, perfect teachers. All of my friends are exactly who i want them to be. (the friend road has been a tough one lately) but i know where i am is perfect. I know it is where God wants me. Family is going great. Our sweet little Ethiopian princess gets closer everyday. (pray for that one). And i have my Jesus right next to me. : ) life is good.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
im super super super sorry.
i know, i know. it has been like 3 months.
but i am reviving my blog as of right now.
So i am just gonna jump on this whole blogging thing again.
tonight i was at the christ city church event at hunter street.
i was left absolutely speechless multiple times.
we sang a song that i have not only heard but... sang a million times.
but tonight it had so much meaning to it.
it was like a brand new song being sang to my soul.
the lyrics are:
Creator God you gave
ME breath so i could praise
your great and MATCHLESS name
all my days, all my days.
i mean read that thoroughly.
are you still in shock?
i mean the only reason God gave us breath was for us to praise him.
he is JEALOUS for us. he wants us more than anyone else.
he does not want us to give any effort towards anything that would not help to further the kingdom.
and then on top of that, did you read the part that said
"his great and MATCHLESS name"
i mean. his name is totally and 100% matchless.
nothing on earth could even possible compare.
our good is as filthy rags to him...
so imagine what our sin looks like to him...
yeah, that is not a fun thought!
but goodness gracious.
why does he love us so much anyways.
could you truly love someone who is constantly stabbing you in the back.
constantly forgetting you. and putting retarded stuff before you.
but we act like that all the time. and God not only puts up with it.
he loves us no matter what. he forgives us no matter what.
He not only loves us enough to send his Son to die FOR us.
but INSTEAD of us.
(im gonna leave with that)
Saturday, February 27, 2010
look at me.
i have done it again.
another month. (what the heck)
anyways, lately life has seemed like a fairy tale(:
grades are decent, spring break is almost here, and i have the cutest boyfriend on earth.
But i keep reminding myself, this is not why i am here.
I am not here to be obsessed with life. I am here to be obsessed with God.
I get obsessed with things easily. TOO easy.
when i find something new that i like, i get obsessed.
and it is ALL i think about, but therefore the new wears off fast. TOO fast.
Therefore, i have decided the only thing that the new will not wear off of is God.
He is never changing but he is always a mystery. <--- insane.
So he is the only thing worth being obsessed with. the ONLY thing.
but i have to keep reminding myself of that, or i will become obsessed with things that are not worthy. (not good)
i am becoming more and more obsessed with God everyday... seeing more of his glory. : )
so good. so PERFECT. so God.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
im sorry its been so long.
its been over a month.
uhh. my bad.
So even though its been i while im gonna
jump right back in to this whole blogging deal : )
Last week was a wakeUP call...
not in a bad way. but not in a good way.
i have realized we will not always sit and soak up our perfect lives.
(nothing other than the name of Christ is perfect.it may seem that way. but it wont last.)
But honestly we think our little ray of sunshine will last forever. (or we hope)
but sooner or later God is gonna shake it up to say "you need me. BAD"
Life changes often.
Learn to live with it
and don't fear change.
God knows what he is doing!
This week. i have learned a better concept of love.
love is here with us. always.
no matter what kind of love. people do love you.
I have been a more loving friend this week.
I have been a more loved friend this week.
at the time where you think love is gone, its actually overflowing.
You get hit in the face with how fast something can be gone.
I want to love a person like it is my last day with them.
I want to love a person like it's the first time.
I want to love a person like the Father loves his people. (not possible)
but its worth a try. right? : )
Honestly i am SOOO blessed.
yet there is SOOO much i take for granted. (all the time)
but its so true!
I have the best:
a girl could even ask for....
yet a forget about how lucky i am to have them ALL the time.
I hurt people.
and then i look back and think
"what did you do, you little selfish child"
because i could not ask for a better life then the one God has placed me in.
yet i mess it up often. very often.
the point of this blog...
just love. everyone.
you don't know when God will take them away.
you don't know what will happen with them tomorrow.
so just love them.
whoever is reading this.
and i am sorry if i have ever hurt you in anyway.
: ) lex!