Forgiveness

14 01 2010

Have you ever experienced true forgiveness. I’m not talking about the forgiveness of God but true human forgiveness. I have an amazing best friend. He has shown me true friendship. But not just that, he has shown me true forgiveness. I’m so blessed that God gave me a friend who will forgive me no matter what I say or do. Every time I ask for forgiveness he says, “There’s nothing to forgive.” That always wants ┬áme to cry. I feel terrible because I feel that I’ve done something wrong but he doesn’t think so. I know you’ll never read this John but it’s all true.

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The Travel

2 09 2009

I’m going almost 3,000 miles away. That’s crazy far. I can’t believe it. Further more I’m going 3,000 miles away to study music. Although I’m sure people travel further. I can’t believe that it’s here. Some of you probably remember when I started counting down it was around 130 I think. I can’t believe how far I’ve come musically mostly. I’ve memorized two piece and decided to try out for the orchestra. I can’t believe that I’m going to try for the orchestra. It’s always been a dream of mine to play in an orchestra. I was told by an evangelist that he thought I’d be good enough to be in it. He had played in it once so he should know…although I wonder if he was just being nice. I think it was partly God telling me to at least try. I’m super timid about lots of things and trying new things is something I’m VERY timid about doing. I really am excited that. I hope that I make it in….although if I don’t I won’t be devastated. I’m also ready academically. A year ago I don’t think I would have had the maturity to sit down and do serious studying or real practice that the college would demand of me. I’m really glad that I waited. It would have also been a really big hassle being “under age”, as in not an adult. I’ve also met so many people on facebook. I know how creepy that sounds but you don’t realize how much of an encouragement they have been. Many of them encouraging me to continue on. I’ve found that the encouragement has helped with keeping my spirits high. There have been times these last few months that I’ve felt so overwhelmed by the stress of college preparation. Here’s an example: A couple of months ago the memorization of the pieces was starting to get to me. I was seriously doubting if I was cut out for the program there. A friend who’s going there this fall randomly sent me a flair that said: Smile Jesus Loves You. There was a gian smiley face on the flair. It made me smile and God just lifted my problems. I’m so thankful for friends God sends my way.

I can’t wait to get there. I’ll be leaving in a few hours.





25 Days!

11 08 2009

I can’t believe how close it is. It seems like just yesterday I was writing 75 days…63 days….50 days….I can’t believe it! It’s so amazing. By God’s grace I have been getting ready. There is still a lot to do and I doubt it will all get done but I know God will help me. The hardest part is that I’ll be away at camp for 6 days. That’s 6 days I don’t have to prepare. Yikes. I hope that I can at least relax at camp. After camp there’s no relaxing. As if I should be relaxing now….





Proverbs 22:1

15 07 2009

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver or gold.

What an amazing verse that rings so true. Yesterday I had a friend ask me to take a friend to the orthodontis today. I said yes. This morning my work called and asked me to work a full day, open to close. I had to decline. This verse was the first thing that popped into my head when they asked me to work. It’s so great. And even if I lose this job God will provide.





A Verse a Week

29 06 2009

Once a week I want to bring a verse I’ve found. Maybe I’ll write a short paragraph on it. Just so you know I only use the KJV 1611 Bible. I think it’s the best.

Psalm 66:20

Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy.

This verse amazingly spoke to me this week. I ran across it during church. To me it means a lot. Especially the part about God not turning away a prayer. Something that I’m learning is a wonderful blessing as the days come closer to college. I know it will mean even more to me as college goes on and stress and life get to me. Hope this has been an encouragement to you.





PCC Here I Come!

20 06 2009

One of the final puzzle pieces has come to find a resting spot in my giant puzzle I sometimes call: life. I got work assistance at PCC! I think it’s one of the final confirmations I needed to know that God wanted me to go to PCC. Now all I have to do is work hard and study even harder.