Write the Word on Your Doorposts

faithlovepraise:

Wonderful post Emily! So encouraging.

Originally posted on The Sacred Place:

1012221_10201309102431721_1684700804_nSince high-school, I have been fascinated and utterly enthralled with the idea of having Scripture everywhere in my future home. In college, I had post-it notes all over my desk of Scripture verses and lyrics to Christian songs. At Seminary now, I find myself posting Scripture wherever I can: near the computer we use at work, on my phone, in my closet, on my door, on my bathroom mirror, hanging on door handles, in my daily planner, in notebooks and journals. As I brush my teeth, I’m reminded of the promises of God. As I get dressed in the morning, I’m encouraged knowing He is faithful. As I get fresh towels out of the cabinet, I’m reminded to “Be still and know that He is God.” When I unlock my phone, I’m reminded to “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I…

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A Wonderful Summer

Without a doubt, it has been a great summer season. But like every season it will come  to an end and another will begin. So lets do a recap shall we? :)

July:

  • Did some wonderful tye-dying with some friends! And made a post about it!
  • Moved into a new & more permanent (I always feel risky using that word because nothing is really permanent in life, but fleeting…)  home here in town.
  • Moved the rest of our stuff out of storage, saving money.
  • My 4year old laptop decided to die with no possible resuscitation. :(

August:

  • Did a road trip with my mom from SL through Grande Prairie to BC, did some camping along the way.
  • Explored Vancouver for the very first time, and got to go to their huge Aquarium!
  • Took the ferry to Victoria to see my grandma, spending a beautiful week with her there.
  • On the long drive back, we went to see the last spike, and Three Valley Gap Ghost town. Which are both historical landmarks. So much fun!
  • Got a new laptop!

So thankful for the abundance of memories produced in theses two months. I’m just preparing myself now for the next (hopefully not agonizing) months of school. I will update this post with pictures from my adventures soon! Thanks for reading.

xo,

Kelsey

 

Becoming Ruth, a Demonstration of Faithfulness and Grace

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Ruth is a beautiful example of loyalty and feminine grace even in the midst of the heartwrenching pain of losing her husband. We can see in scripture, she didn’t use her experience as an excuse to treat people in a rotten way or be miserable, but she took the route of humility and tenderness. Right now, I encourage you to pick up your bible and join me and we see how it all went down. Start by reading Ruth 1:1-18.

We can see her faithfulness through her words to Naomi, she refused to leave the widow alone, and hurting by herself. She saw that Naomi needed someone to care for her, especially considering the rough spot she was in- not in spite of it.

“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!'”
 
Right now, I want to encourage you to look at your own life, and ask yourself “How have I been faithful to my friends, and family through hard times? What should have I done? What would I want my friends and family to do for me when I’m facing a shaky situation?”

If you see some unsteadiness in your relationships, pray and ask God to give you a heart of loyalty; One that reflects His heart in the dark times of our lives. Remember, He is always there pursuing you, ready to love you and heal you and bind your wounds in your brokeness. All you need to do is seek Him with faith, and He will answer you. If you take one step, He will take the rest. He loves you.
“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”-Deuteronomy 4:29

xo,

Kelsey

Summer 2013- Freshly Squeezed

This summer, is going to be fantastic. I can already tell. Today, has so far consisted of chatting up my sisters in Christ, Christi and Aliesha on facebook. Then tye-dying some shirts, sheets, tank tops, pants AND pillowcases with my friends Haley and Lindsey. It was a blast.

Here are a few pictures of that notorious fun:

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I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer as well!

xo,

Kelsey

Going After God’s Own Heart

Ooh, my first post! How exciting!

Now, I figure I should explain what this blog is about, and this would be the perfect time to do so. Lets get to know eachother a little bit better, eh!? So you see, my friend Bry {Bree} introduced to me through instagram, the possibility of going to Bible College in Thailand. Incredible right? And her uncle & aunt are the founders of the bible college which is pretty amazing, also. This happened just at a time when I was feeling utterly lost on what I should do after I graduate high school in 2015. Beautiful timing.

Just to clear things up, no I’m not certain that any of this will happen. Or if it will work out. Who knows, maybe our Saviour will return before then. But, I will continue to trust in the Lord for this and seek Him during this time of waiting. My heart craves to reach the lost and heal the hurting (and to be quite honest, I’m struck with wanderlust. It would be a dream to travel more)

And since I would be starting schooling in Thailand September 2015, if it does work out- I  have time to prepare spiritually, mentally, and physically until then. No better present than the present, presence… am I right? This blog will feature things I’ve learned from time spent in the quiet with the Lord, ways I’m reaching out in my community right now, and things that have gone on with me.

Thanks for reading, I hope you would join me on this journey as I document it. God bless you! ❤

xo,

Kelsey