Sunday, March 31, 2013

He Is Risen

I can't begin to describe how amazing and wonderful our God is, but Francis Chan describes it best. Imagine the person you love the most in the world being crucified on a cross. When Francis said that in his video Stop and Think I saw my best friend Mariah dying on a cross and tears came to my eyes. God loved us so much that he sent his beloved son to die on a cross for me and you. He didn't have to do it and he could have changed his mind, but he loves us so much that he let his only son die so we might live with him. It's so amazing, but God didn't leave it at that. Jesus rose from the dead, conquered death and went back to heaven.  He's coming back someday it could be tomorrow or it could be in ten years, please don't waste another day not loving our Creator! He is Risen!
Watercolor Painting I did

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Be Yourself

I haven't been very happy for... Awhile. Then I realized it's because I'm not being completely myself, I'm constantly trying to impress the people I'm around. At church I'm always trying to dress fancy and sometimes wear a little makeup and I keep wearing belts (Maybe I'm trying to show that my waist does go in?). At art school I'm trying to show off what I'm working on, but it's not like it's that amazing. At my horse group I'm trying to prove that I'm a good rider to the others. Even with my family sometimes I feel like I need to prove that I'm a good writer, that I have something that makes me different. But I don't need to prove anything or impress anyone, it's just makes me unhappy when I don't get the high praise I want. I'm realize now that I could get all the praise in the world and I would still want something more, sure I'd smile and like the complements. But I'd still long to hear a praise from my Lord, to hear "Well done good and faithful servant!". No matter how much amazing drawings I draw, how nice I look, the number of books I write, or how well I ride, would I get that praise. It's people that matter to God not earthly things. I can use the gifts God has given me to help people know him. I need to stop trying to impress everyone and just be myself, and if you feeling like I am then PLEASE just be yourself (jsyk, God mad you to be you and nobody else).
~Deanna, just a girl not trying to impress you with this post. :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Strive For a Rebellion

[This post is inspired by the song Rebel by Lecrea.]

The meaning of Rebel is: a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition.
Who's the highest authority? God. A simpler and faster way to say the meaning of Rebel is sinner. So then everyone is a Rebel.  Okay, so you might be wondering if I'm saying that why do I have my post titled "Strive For a Rebellion" just hold tight I'm getting there. We all know everyone sins. Do you remember that rebel also means to resists a tradition. Since everyone is sinning it's sort of become tradition and then it's no longer rebellious to sin. Jesus was a rebel to the traditions this world had made. Here are two clear examples of Jesus's rebellion: never sinning and "working" on the Sabbath. We also need to rebel against the ways of this world, read your bible like your live depends on it because it sorta really does and loving others above yourself because hardly anybody does. That is real rebellion, it's the only real rebellion left.
~Deanna, just a girl trying to rebel.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Expectations Vs. God's Plan

Today I started to feel a bit worried that I don't know what I'm going to do once I graduate next year. I've been waiting to be free from school, but now that it's approaching I'm scared. People have already been asking me "What do you planning to go to collage for?" and "What do you want to do for a job?". I don't really know, and that answer scared me. Then I realized the only reason why I'm scared is because of what the world's expects of me, But whose expectations aren't always what God has in plan for us. Right now in my life I'm learning to listen for God's voice telling me what's next in the plan, and to be patient as I wait.
~Deanna, just a girl writing as she learns.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

What Are You Doing?

Tonight my family and I watch a movie called Last Once Of Courage I'd suggest watching it. It's about the fight for our freedom in areas of believes and free speech. I won't give that whole movie away but a character in the movie simply asked his grandpa "What are you doing?" not as in what was he doing right then but like what are you doing to save your freedom? In the movie they slightly make the situation more dramatic with a high-up-man saying he can't do the things he was doing even though there was no law against it just because it could be "offensive". Did you notice that word slightly? We're close to loosing some of our freedom, as it is people in the public say 'Happy Holidays' or 'Season Greetings' instead of 'Merry Christmas'! Also that there's been people (in different states) who have been ask to take down their U.S. Flag because their neighbor found it 'offensive'. People don't even want us to show our love for our country by flying the flag. What?!? What I'm saying is that we need to not back down and let the government take our freedom piece by ever so small piece. To tell you the truth I cried after the movie, because myself or my children after me might be living in a country so messed that freedom is non-existent. What are you doing? It could just as simple as going to pro-life marches or sharing the gospel. don't say you'll do something when your older because the freedom we have to do that right now might be gone in the future, or from you doing what you feel strongly about may prevent it from being taken away.
Does any of this makes sense? I'm just a girl here trying to do something she should do, but together we could change the world if you decide to get out of the chair, couch, or bed your in and do something the Lord has placed on your heart. What Are you going to do?
~Deanna, Just a teenage girl writing her mind.