Friday, September 18, 2015

"I am holding your hand"

I was reading in Isaiah 42 and I came on this verse,

"I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand."

So in the NKJV, it says "Your" with a capital "Y", but in the KJV it says "thine" with a small "t". That being said, when I read the verse, I felt like it was God telling humans He is holding their hand. However, seeing as the NKJV has it with a capital (capital usually refers to God's name) its confusing me because its smack dab in the middle of a prophecy about the coming Messiah. However, (and I know I'm using that word a lot), everything written here also goes for followers of the Messiah.

"I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the gentiles, To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house."

To sum up, my thoughts on this passage are:

This passage is written about/to God's servant. Christians are God's servants. Jesus is God's Servant. We are to be imitators of Christ who, "being found in appearance of a man, humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death" and so we also are to do as this passage says and therefore, the promise is ours as well.

These are my thoughts on the passage. What do you think? Do you think this passage is in fact a promise for Christians, not just a prophecy of the Messiah? Do you think it's just a prophecy of the Messiah and nothing to do with a promise to Christians?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Never Forget

I want to remind you, readers, to remember the people who died today fourteen years ago during the attacks on our country. Pray for their families and for their friends. Remember our emergency workers, our military members, and our leaders and don’t forget to pray for them.
When the towers fell, America came together in a great way to provide relief and cleanup and sympathy. We joined together to rid ourselves of a crisis. We were great! Because we would not be put down, because we turned to God in the midst of our calamity, we rose up from that crisis.  Never forget what we can be as a country! Never forget to pray for our nation. 

That's what I wrote for the group blog I blog with :) You can check it out over at 

Honestly, I cannot even imagine what would happen if we were to face such a crisis now. I hope we would be able to all pull together but at the same time, I am very glad we haven't had to find out yet! 
Our country is in my prayers. I hope it is in yours as well.

Never forget!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Forgiveness and Awkward+Awesome

I've been being taught a lot about forgiveness this year. Forgiveness and putting my trust in God because, let's face it, people are screwed up- Bad! I'm no exception but when you're on the receiving end of somebody's mess ups, it kind of is more noticeable.

Forgiveness is absolutely key to joy. If we hold back forgiveness, we're really doing a number on ourselves. It might hurt the other person for a while but in the end they're just like.. "Well okay then. What the heck do I care if they're like that anyway." and they can go on with life whereas you are still mad. Believe me, I've been on both ends of this!

Alrighty, time for awkward + awesome now!


1. Realizing you have quite a few scars on you and stating "I have soo many scars!" to your mom and she answers, "That's nice." .....she thought I said "scarves"

2. Dreaming that a really nice kid you knows runs off the side of a cliff and dies and everybody else at church is sad but continues with the church function while you go into deep sadness... I think too many books I write have something to do with people dying lol


1. Seeing a friend at church that I haven't seen in a few weeks. Who cares if I didn't get to say hi? I saw them!

2. God's Fatherhood!