Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Its Birthday month~

Just wanted to wish my bestest bud KARISSA JEAN HORTON a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I love you dearly!


Also, to my lil Princess CARISSE BUTTS! Auntie Angel adores you and can not believe you are 2 years old now! =) I love you lil one!

Carisse Lynn

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On the Road Again!!

First and foremost, I will will begin this post with an apology for the lack of enthusiasm I have been applying to my posts in the few weeks. Life has been a roller coaster ride of unexpected twists and turns....Easter came and went so quickly (update of events to come soon), but it was marked by unbelievable and unforgettable services. Thank you Jesus!

Well, I am off to the SPRING BREAK THROUGH Conference in Calgary, Canada for the next week! Hosted by the Truth Church, Pastored by Rev Johnny King-Guest speaker Psalmist C. Myles Young! Get ready for a Holy Ghost Party!!!! I'll admit I have waited till the last minute to pack this time-I just can't pull myself together and escape this beautiful Cali weather ranging in the pleasant 70s to pack for the snow! Its so odd! But the task is completed and I have even rummaged through my endless closet of clothes and storage to uncover my ski gear! =)

Well, more posting to come and pics of our Italian Easter cookie night! =)
God Bless-and don't forget to SMILE!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Legend of the Cherokee Indian

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night, the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, our Heavenly Father is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is not there.
'For we walk by faith, not by sight.' ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My eyes look much higher....

So often when we are in a struggle or have lost something, whether it time or someone dear to us, we as humans tend to focus on what we are MISSING...
But to be Christ like I believe we have to refocus our eyes and come to the realization of His goodness and focus on what we are intended to LEARN!
Falling in Love again with my 1st Love!
Sincerely yours,
arose 2008