Rough Week..

Oh, this week has been rough. I had an Earth Science exam tonight that I have been studying for all week. To top it off, nothing I studied for the exam was on it. I did the best I could so I probably failed. If I failed, I'm going to have to drop the class. Dropping the class means I will drop down to 9 hours which would make me a part time student. This sucks!

Secondly, my friends and I were planning on moving into a condo next Fall. We were all excited and planning the decorations, until the man I was renting it from told me his daughter still wants to live there. Crushed. So, now we are back to square one.

However, this weekend will be grand! Tomorrow at 4, I am leaving with the mission trip group to go to Lake Tenkiller for our retreat. I can't wait to get out of Edmond!

How was your week?

On a mission for God,


"God Doesn't Make No Junk"

So, because I am on this Bible challenge, I am reading the book of Hebrews. I'm trying to finish it all tonight, but it shouldn't be hard...

A couple of passages in Hebrews stuck out to me:

"You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. (Ps. 122:25-27)  They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; (Is. 34:4; Is. 50:9; 51:6.) Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail. (Heb. 13:8)"  - Heb. 1:10-12. 

Okay, so basically those are from different books of the Bible, but they are listed in Hebrews as well.

These verses are basically saying that God doesn't change. He stays the same. He isn't going anywhere. He is always here for us in great accomplishments and gut-wrenching tragedies. He is true and faithful.

"What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him? (Ps. 8:4-6)" - Heb. 2:6. 

What did we as humans do to deserve God's love and faithfulness? Absolutely nothing! We don't deserve it. We fail him all the time. We don't always live exactly as we should and we aren't always the people we should be. Nevertheless, God doesn't leave us, He stays by our side.

"For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God." -Heb. 3:4

I think we sometimes forget that God made all things and all things God made are beautiful, including humans. Every human is beautiful in his/her own way. God doesn't make mistakes...or as the old saying goes "God doesn't make no junk!".

What do you think?

On a mission for God,


A vow to myself.

I recently made a promise to myself.

I absolutely love to read. I am currently waiting on the sequel to my favorite book, "Salvaged" to come out. However, I cannot read this book until I complete something.

I hate how I get excited about reading a book, but I cannot get excited about reading the Bible. Why devote my time to a book that is just for pleasure, when I could devote my time to a book that is saving my life and soul. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Salvaged, but this is something that was weighing heavy on my heart.

So here's my promise to myself.

I WILL NOT read a book for myself until I completely read the Bible all the way through.
I started on it this week and so far I have read Galatians through 2nd Thessalonians. I know these books don't have many chapters to them, maybe 6 at the most, but still for reading every night(ish) for 3 or 4 days now, I say that's pretty good. Tonight I read Colossians through 2nd Thessalonians and I could not put it down. It was so good! I absolutely love when scriptures pop out to me while I'm reading God's Word. I think my favorite verse(s) tonight were: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 5:1-4.

I am loving my self challenge.

Won't you join me?

On a Mission for God,



So, I am back on a diet... go me!

With that being said, tonight for supper, I made some pretty bomb soup.

Let's call it:
Fiesta in a can(s) ?...sure...

Here's what you need:

- 1 Can Chunk Chicken Breast (or chicken breast you have to cook yourself, but I don't like cooking chicken.)
- 1 Can Yellow Corn (sadly, I bought hominy instead, so I didn't get to put it in my soup.)
- 1 Can Chilli Beans
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Can Verde Salsa

Pour all ingredients into a medium pot. While it is cooking, add some chopped green onions.

(or, if you don't like onions, you can skip this step...but I LOVE onions. Plus, it adds more color to the soup.)

Then add your seasonings...

I used --- "Mrs. Dash - Garlic & Herb"

& some basil leaves.

Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes...



You have soup! I topped mine off with Mozarella cheese and added Tortilla and slices of cheddar cheese.


On a Mission for God,



Ahhh, it was so nice to go home for Spring Break. I definitely needed a break from Edmond. However, I absolutely DID NOT want to leave Ryan. I loved being around my family and just enjoying time spent with them. Today whenever I left home, I got a little emotional, call me a baby if you want, but I don't get to come home for almost a month and I'm used to going home every other weekend. I have a really close-knit relationship with my parents/brother and it's hard NOT to be around them!

I mean, look at these pictures, how could you not love them:

I don't know how I'm going to make it a month in Germany without seeing them....

On a Mission for God,



Okay, so I decided to spice things up a little bit...

I would like to have more followers on my blog. So here's what I'm going to do...
Once my blog reaches 50 followers, I will give away the below print to the person who referred the 50th follower! It will just be the size of your basic picture, but I will frame it and send if off to ya.

Here's the photos: (you can choose from the two)...

So, ready settt...GO! Invite your friends to follow my blog and get a prize! Also, I created an etsy in effort to try and make a little more money for my trip to Germany! They are a little steep as of now, but I'm just trying to see what they would go for. I plan to take more scenic pictures tomorrow, so there are more to come!

Go visit my etsy!

On a mission for God,


-Phil. 4:13

Oh, this week (especially tonight)  is going to be so busy and hectic. It's midterms week. I'm sure that those of you who are out of college now, still even cringe at the thought of that. I'm just wanting to know is there a light at the end of this LONG LONG tunnel? What's particularly funny about this upcoming week is the fact that while I know it's going to be crazy busy, I'm not really all that stressed like I used to get about things. I'm proud to say I know why. Jesus has full control of this week and I couldn't be more excited that He does. He is lifting the burden (stress) off my shoulders and carrying it for me. My dear friend, Taryn, blogged a little bit about that this week. Well, kinda. :) It really made me think. Go read it.

Secondly, another dear friend and roommate, Alicia, told me the other day, "Stressing about something really gets you nowhere. What does stress accomplish? Nothing. It just puts more pressure on you." Okay, so that's probably not exactly what she said, but that's the point she was trying to make. She is wise beyond her years.

Thirdly, as all of you know by now, I have committed to going to Germany for a month this summer to do mission work with MRCC. If you would like to donate, feel free. I've listed the information in a previous blog. Please keep me and the rest of the group in your prayers as we prepare for this.


Answer me this...

So, this good ole scripture popped in my head today:

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." - 1 Cor. 15:33

What do you think this means?!


Germany Bound

So, I'm sure most of you know by now that:

I AM GOING TO GERMANY THIS SUMMER TO DO MISSION WORK!!! I could not be more excited to go and share God's word with the German Natives. A trip like this is pretty expensive seeing as how I will be staying in Germany for a month. The cost you ask? Just a measly $3,250. So, if you would like to donate, the address and information to send the donation to will be mentioned at the end of this post.

Secondly, I ask that pray for myself and the other members going on this trip as we prepare for it. :)

Also, if you want more information about the trip, let me know and I send you an e-mail or facebook message or a letter in the mail if you'd like! :)

That is all!

On a mission for God,

If you are wanting to donate send your envelope to:

Memorial Road church of Christ
ATTN: Summer Missions
2221 E. Memorial Rd.
Edmond, OK 73013

Make sure you put somewhere on there that it is for Cherish Sheffield for the Germany Singing Campaign!