polepole ndiyo mwendo


almost there. . .
March 30, 2007, 4:34 am
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baada ya kesho, nitakuwa mtu mfurahi.
(after tomorrow i will be a happy person.)

spring break?

mucho excited.

1 more test. another class. then freedom?

YIPPEEEEEE CAY-OOOOO LITTLE DOGGIE



this is why WE’RE hot hot
March 28, 2007, 1:58 am
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!!



we’ve got the power
March 25, 2007, 3:45 pm
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lately my heart has really been breaking for the muslim population in the Middle East. There is such a sense of hopelessness and desperation in that culture and it just seems like so many people have nowhere to turn, and nothign to look forward to in their lives.

alot of my reason for this passion for these people stems from my incesant reading of the NY Times that i am require to read everyday for my Political Science class. Although it can be really really annoying to read it all the time, its also really nice to be aware of whats happening in our world.

But, anywhoooo . . of course there are so many stories about Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the whole Middle East right now. there is so much violence and hatred not only against America, but against each other. the level of sectarian fighting is insane. it rips my heart up. But, in prayer on thursday i was just praying and begin to think about these empty people and their Islamic faith, the levels they go to in their faith. What they do in order to “please God”. What they have been told is a sign of reverence to God, to the point of death, murder suicide. educated students, married women with children, young people with nowhere to turn. These are the type of people blowing themselves up. I was watching the news today and there was a mother of two children who blew herself up. Just last week militants used 2 children in a car as a decoy and blew the children up. its absolutely stomach-churning.

Militants have cleared out neighborhoods, everybody is a refugee. This one woman, cannot return to her home because the terrorists threaten everybody in the neighborhood with death, and this quote is just so relevant to the what i imagine the feeling of the people to be. . .

“I don’t know what to do now,” she said, desperation in her voice. “I’m just crying and beating myself because I don’t have any plans.”

just crying and beating herself. she doesnt know what to do. ahhhhh, i wish i could go to Iraq and give Umm Maher a huge hug and let her know it will be alright, there is a way out and there will be a light at the en of the tunnel. honestly, if these people could just grasp a hold onto the TRUTH. onto the light of Christ, can you imagine the change that would take place in the Middle East?! i know i seriously doubt this as a possibility, but i cant put a limit on God’s potential. He would do it if we were willing.

They cry out to an
empty
powerless
allah
They sacrifice their lives
for their cause

Yet, here we sit
with the authority
of the powerful
and
LIVING God
unmoved
and uncomfortable to stand up.

how much louder should we shout out? To this LOST and literally DYING world that is desperate, reaching out for anything they can grasp hold of. We know the answer, we have the ultimate support. whats holding us back?

who wants to take a little trip over to the good ole’ Middle East?!



can you see it?
March 23, 2007, 1:51 pm
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On Wednesday at Refuge, Jason talked about proof of God and then gave an altar call to receive either the baptism of the Holy Spirit (tounges), or just a fresh fire from God.

Well it really got me to thinking when he was talking about the power that comes from recieving the Holy Spirit, and its kinda strange that ive just really never though about it before. I actually recieved it at Amplified 2 years ago, and it was a really amazing experience, the strongest ive felt the presence of God. And, what i was thinking about yesterday is that at that point, that is when my life began to really change.

yes, i had been a Christian before, but i was still longing for the things of the world and you know, being a high school girl. at that point, is when the DESIRES of my heart began to evolve and mold into the desires of His heart. I have NEVER associated those two things together. Recieving the Holy Spirit and the true change in my life.

how retarded am I? but its so awesome, because i began to actually SEE differently. i no longer looked at my friends partying and wished i could get drunk with them or desired to be in a relationship. I began to walk down the path less traveled, and just like mr. frost says, it has made all the difference.

but, in my car yesterday when this revelation hit me, i got a kinda cool metaphor. life is like this lovely Magic Eye puzzle. we look at it, and we stare, try to fix our head the right way, look at it long enough and hard enough to see the picture.
But, with the power of the Holy Spirit and God in your life, He reveals the picture that nobody else can see. It wont take years of turning the picture, changing your head, and crossing your eyes to see it. He reveals it in His power.

how awesome is that?! our God really is incredible. he amazes me all the time with His Glory in my life.

so. . .can you see it?!



FREEEEEDOOMMMMMMM
March 21, 2007, 4:54 pm
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i really like when the lovely late nite crew comes out to LSU to hand out free gum and spread the word about Saturday nights.

WHY?! you may ask. no, not because my breath is stinky and im in desperate need of a stick of juicy fruit, but because when they yell “free gum!” it sounds a whole lot like “FREEDOM!” and people think they are the crazy Christians.

OR

i dont knowwwww???



a few pictures. . .
March 19, 2007, 2:10 pm
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amplified was this weekend, and it was amazing. i need to write about it later. but, here are a few fun pictures from this weekend :D


m<span style=”font-weight:bold;”>rs. paula working hard!


sarahhhhh


all the girls in our house, group I. they were so awesome


and they really enjoyed dancing to indian music. yeahyuhhhh


four of the girls in our house got baptized saturday night, yeah they are pretty amazing.


heather and I before the outreach



they say today is your birthday. . .
March 16, 2007, 1:36 pm
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even though he pretends to hate me, i just would like to wish andrew vallois friedrichs the fourth

a very very very very happpppy 20th birthday

20. whoaaaa, i remember when we were just wee lads, my boy.

i love you buttface, youre my fav.

-leah.