"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you."

Isaiah 60:1

Friday, March 26, 2010

song of the week

I was talking with my friends about how every week I have a different song which I rave about saying "oh my gosh! This is my favorite song ever!!!" So it was suggested to me to post a "Song of the Week" on my blog. So this week's "Song of the Week" is called "Shout Unto God" by Hillsong. I just love how the song repeats its lyrics about how the enemy has been defeated and how we gotta lift our voices and praise Jesus! Woot!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I discovered that I love to paint. I love crafts. I love creating things. Especially painting on canvases which someday I can hang in my future home with Rollin. Here is my new painting...

Last week I bought three different shades of red: burgundy, true burgundy, and apple spice. As you can see in the painting I used the different shades to create the pattern and texture with the different shades of red. I started from the middle and the brush strokes burst out from there. It's really fun to look at. Then I painted this verse over it. Rollin told me how he wants us to have a lot of scripture hanging in our house...I like that too. My plan is to hang this in the kitchen when Rollin and I get married. The colors of the kitchen stuff we registered for is either red, black, stainless steel, or bamboo-ish. That's why I did the different shades of red with black writing over it. So since this painting is for the kitchen, I wanted to use a special verse that talk about Jesus filling the hungry with good things. I was not really happy with how the writing came out this evening...but I felt like Jesus kept telling me He loved it and was so pleased with me. So even if it's not perfect like how I wanted it, Jesus loves it! I love how if you don't focus on the words you can see the red brush strokes bursting out from the center. It has a cool effect! You can either look at the words or the actually painting.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Yes, you see that right. I am a part-time employee of Chick-Fil-A. Substitute teaching in College Station is very competitive, so sometime's it's difficult to find work everyday! So I applied to work part-time at Chick-Fil-A this spring. My work is limited to marketing. I advertise Chick-Fil-A at A&M sporting events, etc.

Jesus is really making me trust Him in a new way...with finances. It's easy to trust Jesus when things are going great. But how about trusting Jesus when money is tight and it's hard to find work everyday.? Yikes!!! I'm a normal freak out person in this area. But this is where Jesus has me. And I need to trust Him. He will take care of me. This is where faith comes in.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

my eyes are speaking

Yesterday Rollin came over in the afternoon. He walked into my room and all he did, without saying anything, was open up his arms inviting me to hug him while looking at me so lovingly. Of course, I believe I asked him a question and he said nothing but patiently waited with his arms open. And of course, I fought this saying "speak!" or "say something!" while refusing to hug him. Then he took my pencil and wrote something on my pink post-it note. This is what he wrote....

Maybe that's how Jesus is with us? We complain and scream at Him for not saying anything, when maybe His eyes are saying it all and He just wants to hold us :)

Thanks Rollin, I love you.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

being crafty

crafts are awesome! check out my crafts! what is it? melted crayons! I took crayons, unwrapped them, broken them into fourths, and then took one piece at a time and covered it with wax paper and took an iron and melted it. And then I paper over the crayons for two of the canvases. They were presents for Rollin for our 9 months! I thought it could be something to hang in our house once we get married. The green and blue canvas is just another one I did....I used our bedroom colors!


It's been a while since I have really been blogging. I can't write in "Rachel's College Life" blog anymore and I know I created "Journey Down South" recently...but for some reason I wanted to make a new blog. I will probably only use this blog until June when I get married. I'm sure I'll want to create a new fun blog for being married!