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All young people that follow Jesus are His knights for Truth. We are all created by the One true God of the Bible, the one that made you and me!
This is a blog that expresses the joy that I have in Jesus!

Please stay and read.

There's much to laugh, smile and enjoy about here!:)


I'll be praying for you...my future husband=)

Outside Lookin' In. I choregraphed my dance try-out to this song! my fav. of Lori's songs!:)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014, my 'thankful-fors'

Today I am Thankful For...

A Warm home

A family that loves me

God who always is faithful

Friends that care and love

And little tiny puppies that are so cute I want to kiss them all the time!

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Me and My AMAZ-I-N Friend ELLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




True Beauty Lies Deeper than Foundation...in fact, it is the foundation

The Boy In Striped Pajamas.

That's the title of a movie we as a family, just finished watching.  This movie is anything but a little boy in his PJ's going to sleep.  This is a movie that tears your heart out as it displays the Truth about what really happened inside the Nazi Concentration Camps in World War II.  It wasn't just fun and games, and it wasn't even that they treated them sorta of roughly.  It wasn't even a prisoner-of-war POW camp, either.  It was a slaughter-house of thousands, of millions, upon millions of real, made-in-the-image-of-God human beings.  And yet how many of us today know their story...?

Their story.  When I say their story I mean the story of the thousands of millions of individuals that suffered and were murdered by the cruelty of the Nazi soldiers, the men and women that Hitler, along with others, had brainwashed them into thinking that just because someone is different, that it makes them of less value than themselves.  

That is so wrong!  See, what they didn't realize is that each individual, each person, is a human being created by Almighty God and Creator, special and unique, beautiful in the eyes of God, just the way God created them to be.

So what if the girl at your school is bigger than you?  Or your best friend you've grown up with, she weighs ten pounds less than you...Or she doesn't wear make-up and you do...or you work out and your friend doesn't...or you have thicker hair than someone else...or straighter teeth...or whatever!  God made each and every one of us special and beautiful in His eyes.  Different, yes, but deep down, in the inside, we all have a soul still.  We all want to be loved, cherished, respected, admired, cradled.  
We all long for a friend that will accept us for who we are.  And do you know what?  Proverbs 31 tells us, that "beauty is fleeting, but a woman (or man) who fears the Lord shall be praised"!  Big muscles, beautiful skin, whatever it is, will fade with time, and eventually completely disappear.  But inward beauty is like fine wine, it grows better over time.   Inward beauty cannot be taken away from you, it becomes who you are, what you stand for, the essence of you.  

And how do you get inward beauty?  Because in reality, from the moment each one of us is conceived, we are ugly with sin on the inside.  Our hearts are infested with it.  So the only way we can be beautiful on the inside is to repent of our ugly sin, and cling to the One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ.  He will purge you into the cool water and cleanse you and make you new!   He even tells you, that "all those who are in Christ are a new creation, old things have passed away, all things have become new."  Amen!  

So do you want true beauty?  Turn to Christ.  He is the essence of all things beautiful.  He is the Lord.  Worship and thank Him for being Savior this Thanksgiving, and always.


Remember, you are beautiful in His eyes!  He made you with a specific purpose and plan by making you just the way you are.  

 

 

 

 

Gerda Weissmann

Born: May 8, 1924
Bielsko, Poland

Gerda was born to a Jewish middle-class family in Bielsko, Poland, a town noted for its textile industry. She began her education in Polish public school, but later entered a Catholic girls school. A rabbi was permitted to come into the school and instruct the Jewish students in religious studies.
1933-39: On Friday, September 1, 1939, German fighter planes appeared overhead, causing many people to flee the city. My family remained and lived through the intense shelling that followed on Sunday evening. In the morning we heard a tremendous roar. Two German soldiers raced up the street on a motorcycle. We heard people shouting "Heil Hitler" and a black, white and red swastika flag suddenly fluttered from a window across the street.
1940-45: After being moved to Bielsko's ghetto, I was deported in 1942 to work in a textile mill in Bolkenhain, Silesia. Despite the hunger and backbreaking labor, there was caring among the inmates. A German supervisor, Mrs. Kugler, even saved my life. I'd fallen ill and gone to the camp hospital. Mrs. Kugler knew that an SS man was inspecting and that the sick would be gassed. She dragged me back to the factory, started my loom and set me in front of it. I was delirious from fever, but I passed the inspection.
Gerda was later sent to slave-labor camps in Marzdorf, Landshut, and Gruenberg. She was liberated by the American army in May 1945, and emigrated to the United States in 1946.





 http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/idcard.php?ModuleId=10006544

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/the-holocaust





Sunday, September 28, 2014

I'm Not Strong Enough





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There are times in the Christian life when you just can't take it any more.  Let's face it, you and I aren't eternally-sustained by ourselves.  You try to be stronger, you try to be more, you try to be enough...but at the end of the day, you are more frustrated, more tired, more sick of fighting than ever.  You have tried to "fight" like the Lord commanded you to, like a good soldier, and you messed up.  You weren't perfect.  You failed.

I have known the feeling of failure, the sting of guilt that weighs heavily, when in contrast I should be rejoicing for all that my God has done for me.  But my heart doesn't want to rejoice...it's focused so much on the bad that I overlook the good. "What good?"  I ask.  "Is there any good in all this?"

Truth is, there will be times in your life when you can't "do it" anymore.  You will run out of strength, run out of logic, run out of...well, YOU.

This year, I've tried over and OVER again to "fix" my problems and win my victories...on my own, but always in the name of Jesus Christ.  At least, I would say "in the name of Jesus Christ" but as I was saying it I was still "trying" to figure out the mess I was in instead of nailing it to the cross once more.  I have too many times failed at this Christian walk by trying to "be the Savior" of my own soul, when in reality Christ has already won my soul to Himself, and saved me so I don't have to "try" to "save myself" any longer.  Because in reality, I CAN'T.


The cross has the same meaning no matter who you are...I don't care if you're seventeen like me and suffer from mental breakdowns or anxiety attacks, or whether your a long-weathered Christian of sixty years and have such a peace in your soul that you believe not even the biggest storm can rock you.

REALITY is, you and I need the cross.  No, the cross doesn't need us, but WE need the cross.  And what that means is that we have to come to the bleeding feet of Jesus and cry up to Him to save us from ourselves.  You don't need more "self-help" prep talks, that's what got you into the mess you are in.  All you need is Jesus.  I know that sounds abstract, but it's not.  It just isn't.  It's the simple truth that you won't ever be enough and can never be enough and are not good enough and not strong enough, but He is.  You're gonna sin.  But don't beat yourself up about it!  Repent of it and admit to Him that it was wrong and look up to the cross once more!  Jesus already beat Himself up for us so that we didn't have to be beat up.  Do you think He wants you to be under a gravity of guilt your entire life for all the bad things you've done?  Whatever that is?

All He wants is for you to come to Him and say, "I'm sorry.  I was wrong.  You are right.  Save me!  I am yours, my life is yours, my heart is yours, my mind is yours, my body is yours, I AM YOURS."


And you know that old saying about "pulling yourself up by your boot straps"?  Well, the disciples wore sandals, not boots.


Blessings to you!










Wow!!! This poem is so true!!

I Will Fight

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Phil 3-14
The Christian Life is not a playground, it’s a battleground.
So today I will give no place to fear or failure, I will not accept a trace of apathy in my attitude or actions.
I will reject complacency and embrace the greatness that God has planted inside of me.
I will waste no opportunity to glorify God and maximize everything he has entrusted to me.
I will fight.
My battle is not against flesh and blood but against a spiritual enemy who opposes me.
So I will draw the battle lines and face my enemy with a bold determination.
My enemy fights against me because he fears me, every time I resist him he must flee.
And every time he reminds me of my past, I will remind him of his future.
I will make no excuses but through every obstacle I will find a way.
I will not procrastinate my progress, I will not defer my destiny, I will not waver when I’m weak, I will not cower when my circumstances take a turn for the worse.
Because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
I will fight.
Even if I lose the battle, I will win the war because I am more than a conqueror for Him who loves me.
I will reject the lies that echo in my mind telling me that I don’t have what it takes, that my best is behind me or that humiliation awaits me.
The devil is a liar!
And my God always causes me to triumph through Jesus Christ my Lord.
I will fight.
I’m unashamed to represent a kingdom that is unshakable, no one will be able to stand against God’s plan for me.
All the days of my life, with my God I will advance every truth.
With His help I will scale every wall.
Though my enemies surround me, my God surrounds my enemies.
Though they may come at me one way, they will flee seven ways.
Because no weapon formed against me will prosper and every evil thing that rises against me I will condemn.
I will fight.
My heart is steadfast, my purpose is immovable, I am always abounding in the work of the Lord and my potential is unlimited because a limitless God lives within me.
I will fight.
The Cross is before me, the world is behind me.
I’ll never turn back.
I’ll never give up.
I’ll never settle.
I’ll never stop short.
I will work towards the mark for the prize that is already mine.
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come.
Neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation will be able to separate me from my God.
And if my God is for me, who can be against me!
I will fight!
~ Pastor Steven Furtick ~

My 17th birthday party!! It was yesterday, and it was a 1950's theme...


Lots of people were squeezed into our little kitchen!!!! But it was great=)



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This is seriously eye-opening...a must-read for everyone who uses cell phones or any type of wireless electronics!


Visit their website to learn the "behind-the-curtains" of cell phone usage.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Peterson Farm Bros!

 IF YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE PETERSON FARM BROS


YOU MUST NOW!!!!!  It is official!!  I'm addicted to their videos!!!!


Could you ever have a mix of clean, wholesome rap, agriculture and God?  The answer is YES with the Peterson Farm Bro Vidoes!!  Check them out and pass them along to your farmers! (I mean friends!=)

Peterson Farm Bros Videos  

And

 their website

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hannah Hurnard's 
HIND’S FEET on HIGH PLACES



The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like Hinds’ Feet,
and he will make me to walk upon
mine High Places.
Habakkuk 3:19

'How deeply we who love the Lord of Love and
desire to follow him long for the power to surmount all
difficulties and tests and conflicts in life in the same exultant
and triumphant way. To learn the secret of victorious
HINDS’ FEET on HIGH PLACES
 
living has been the heart’s desire of those who love the
Lord, in every generation.
We feel we would give anything if only we could,
in actual experience, live on the High Places of love and
victory here on this earth and during this life—able always
to react to evil, tribulation, sorrow, pain, and every wrong
thing in such a way that they would be overcome and transformed into something to the praise and glory of God forever.
As Christians we know, in theory at least, that in the
life of a child of God there are no second causes, that even
the most unjust and cruel things, as well as all seemingly
pointless and undeserved sufferings, have been permitted
by God as a glorious opportunity for us to react to them in
such a way that our Lord and Savior is able to produce in us,
little by little, his own lovely character.'

Taken from the intro in Hannah's Hurnard's book, Hinds Feet on High Places. 


'Greater is He within you, than he that is within this world...' 

We hear that, and many other Bible verses that stir in us the desire to overcome our problems, to attain Victory over trial and despair and live a life that reflects a victorious, renewed, rejuvenated, born-again! Christian.

 But how can you and I become truly victorious over the difficult issues of the heart or the physical world, that we face?

Read this book, and you will find your answer...the Christian walk does NOT have to be lived in simply "getting by", surviving, or inching along.  Your life can be lived Victorious by the blood of the sweet One who loved you and died for you!
 







Saturday, August 30, 2014

My First Ever Tour of the Kansas City Ballet!! It was amazing, like a dream come true!





My fingers caressed the worn, wooden barre.  In my mind, I knew I was here, but in my heart it seemed too impossible, too wonderfully beautiful and amazing to be true.  Even if I never dance with KC Ballet, just to say I ran my fingers across their barre, did arabesque in front of their mirror...it was overwhelming!!!


Wherever the Lord takes me, I will be satisfied.  Wherever He leads, I will dance in that direction.  But always, with a dance in my body and heart and a song to my lips!=) 

There are a lot of places that would be neat to join as a Company Member, a paid ballerina professional, but it's wherever the Lord wants me to dance.  I can grow a lot where I am now, I mean A LOT...I've learned sooo much more than I ever thought possible in the past 4 weeks!

But one thing I know for certain, is that my great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, is always faithful and loves me so much that He died for me, so therefore, I will follow His bidding.  He has amazing plans for my future!!  And yours, too!

Love forever His daughter,
Sam









Friday, August 29, 2014

Check out our family adoption website/blog that I just created to see how you can help us fundraise to adopt a child!=)
Yes, that's right, adopt a child.

http://jesusadoptsme.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Fundraiser!

Hi there bloggers!

Wanted to let you know, that as much as we enjoyed putting on the Father/Daughter Purity Ball, we are actually having a different type of fundraiser this year.

We are putting on a musical production of It's a Wonderful Life as a fundraiser  for our adoption fund.  http://jesusadoptsme.blogspot.com/


For more info, please visit our show website @

http://crosswayshows.blogspot.com//

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Dancing for His Glory=) Helen Keller Performance, 2014...from rehearsals to shows














I love you guys!



















 Isn't it strange how fast time flies?  You work hard at something for 6-7 months and then in a long weekend it's all over.  Ballet is one of those things that does that to you.  You work hard at it for a long time and then realize that it's over in a millisecond!  All that hard work, though, pays off, if you work hard and work hard right.

The hardest thing for me over the Helen Keller show weekend was remembering Who I was truly dancing for.  As soon as I took my eyes off Jesus, I started comparing myself to other girls, or wishing "other reasons" for myself.  But I realize now that that was very shallow.  Those people will be gone right after or soon after the show, but my God?  Well, He NEVER leaves me!


Remember the One who never leaves nor forsakes you.  His love for you is tender.

Always,
Sam









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"Now, therefore," Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."

"Now, therefore,"  Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."
Joel 2:12