Day 260.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through the Gungor movie, “Let There Be”. It’s basically a documentary of them performing their creation album, and it is fantastic. I could go on about it, but my favorite thing was their body language as they performed. They weren’t just putting on a show. They were praying and lifting their voices to God and really living the music. Every word they spoke was out of love of God. Every thing about them is so genuine, and I just really really love them.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 259.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through how God really pays attention. After school today, I felt really sucky because I just wasn’t doing well in my core classes. I felt like I bombed an economics test, and I’m not the best at collecting my thoughts into words or sentences, so English is a struggle too. Basically, I felt like I couldn’t do anything right.

Thankfully, I really think God could see that I was frustrated with everything and with myself, so he sent some wonderful blessings my way. First, I called my best friend who is away at college, and it was actually the first time I’ve heard her since she left in August! She gave me some good words of advice, and pretty much always makes me happy so that’s good. Second, it was raining during our practice outside with the band, and it was annoying at first, but it ended up being really fun! So that put me in good spirits! Lastly, my beautiful beautiful youth group had me so joyful tonight. I’m truly blessed to be surrounded with such down to earth people.

As much as I love seeing God in profound and “big” ways, I also really enjoy seeing Him in the little things. My day was awful,but He sent blessings my way, and I’m so very grateful.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 258.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. I believe her name is Lolo and she’s an Olympic track medalist. (That could be wrong, but nonetheless) She met her partner for the first time and found out she had to dance the cha-cha. This dance style is very intimate, and Lolo had to explain to her partner that she has issues trying to be “sexy”. This issue is not due to her high athleticism or lack of femininity. It is actually due to the fact that she has not been extremely intimate with a man before, aka she is waiting for her husband to have sex, aka she’s a virgin. I just think it’s awesome that she’s not ashamed of this. She’s also basically proving to the viewers that you can be sexy and appealing and feminine without having to give up your morals. Kudos to you, Lolo.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love y all!

GOD BLESS

The Rain, the Porch, and the Voice of God

mikedonehey:

"…Pour out your heart before Him…"
-Psalm 62.8

It comes on me from time to time.
The endless restlessness.
The drumming in my head.
The hunger in my heart.
The longing for the other side.

But unlike so many other nights,
tonight, I will not numb the pain.
I open the front door and…

okay seriously reblog if you’re older than 12

igniteman:

ou8-lovi-vargas:

elisa-1135:

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COME ON PEOPLE, THERE HAS GOT TO BE MORE. image

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Im 13

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Day 257.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through sharing my faith with others. My choir director shared some news about a death in her family, and it was really devastating. Since I’m the choir chaplain, she asked me to say a prayer at the end of class. I was kind of caught by surprise, and I’m pretty sure the prayer reflected by scattered brain, but it was nice to be there for my director in a way that I haven’t really been before. I don’t normally let myself be vulnerable in that sense. Most of my peers know I’m Catholic or a big Christian, but they’ve never really seen or heard me “preach” so to say. I don’t like putting my faith on “display” unless a friend is confiding in me and I feel like God is calling me to speak to them. Or if I’m leading worship or a retreat. So, it was cool to pray with my choir and share a different part of myself with them.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 256.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ in my priest’s homily. One particular sentence really popped out to me, and it was, “There are many ways for us to die, but if we are living bound by fear, then we have already died.” AH. This really, really hit home with me because there have been a lot of events happening in my life that have made me afraid. I’m afraid of here future, I’m afraid of uncertainty, I’m afraid of losing a loved one, etc. all of these fears came about at the same time, and I think it’s amazingly coincidental that my priest said that tonight of all nights. God definitely used him to speak to me. To remind me of the freedom I have in Christ. That God sent His only Son to elevate humanity and to lift us up, not to be restricted by the chains this life traps us with.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 255.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through spending time with my best friends. It was homecoming for my school, but I didn’t really feel like going. Instead, I ended up going to the Cheesecake Factory and Pet Smart and watched movies with my friends. It helped me realize that it’s not so much what you’re doing, but who you’re doing it with. Making it to my senior homecoming isn’t as important as having a good night filled with lots of laughter and amazing memories with my best friends.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 254.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through seeing someone in a new way. There’s a girl on my drill team who isn’t the most well-liked person. She comes off very standoffish, and in honesty, I wasn’t ever her biggest fan. However, today, I went with her to warm some food up in the microwave in the choir room, and it sort of forced to make small talk. I’m not really a fan of small talk, but in this situation, it was useful.

For the first time, I actually saw more of her real personality. Most of the time, she comes off rude and haughty. However, I realized she’s like this because she’s very passionate things. I also learned that she is more relaxed around a smaller group of people. Especially when we were speaking on-on-one, she was bubbly and excited and kind.

Through this experience, I saw Christ because God looks past our sin and baggage and trash and sees us as his beautiful sons & daughters. & if He can do that, I should be able to look past peoples’ faults to see their real selves and in time, learn to love them as God does.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 253.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through growth. My timehop app decided to remind me today that exactly a year ago, my ex-boyfriend broke up with me over the phone with no explanation. I remember being in that moment and being so shell-shocked and broken. But being who I am now and looking back at it, it was probably the best thing he could’ve done for me. Because from that break-up, I grew tremendously in my faith, I formed stronger bonds with my current best friends. It made me a better worship leader. It made me a stronger girl. It made me independent. It made me fall deeper in love with my future husband. Thankfully, today, I look at this person as my friend again, and I’m glad to be that. Not only did our relationship teach me a lot about how to move forward, it also taught me how to forgive. I have no clue if he’s going to read this because occasionally he does, but I hope some how he knows how thankful I am for the part he played in my life. I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :) I love you all! GOD BLESS

Day 252.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through a post I read. It was about how the blogger was going to post some scripture, but then retracted because he felt like he needed to mediate more. I’m paraphrasing of course, but basically he just spoke about the struggles of constantly putting his faith on display. One thing he touched on that really spoke to me was how he found himself worrying more about what to post rather than actually spending quality time with God. 

This post spoke volumes to me because I know what it is like to feel like you have to have a spectacular faith life 24/7 because there are always eyes on you. I don’t just have this blog where I share my faith, I lead worship every Sunday and Wednesday, People simply know me as that catholic girl or that girl who loves Jesus or that churchy girl. It gets exhausting if I don’t remember that my faith is mine; not the world’s. It’s a relationship between me and God; not me, the world, and God. It’s easy to get caught up in spreading the news once you’ve found that place of freedom, but we cannot forget to also continue growing in our personal relationships with God.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

wethinkwedream:

better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming
better days are coming

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fuckyeahorchestra:

allyallyphobia:

peopl who say classical music is boring don’t know how boring pop music is from a sheet music point of view

this is so important to me

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