Two prayer requests.

3 weeks ago a man at our church got hit by a car while he was riding his motorcycle. He was put into a medical coma due to swelling in his brain. He ended up getting worse & was declared brain dead. Last Sunday his wife decided to pull the plug in order to preserve his organs for donation. He & his wife had been married for 19 years & have 5 children, grades 5-12. His wife is asking for prayers for her children.

My sister is in the Air Force & said there’s a man she works with who was hit in the head during an explosion in Iraq & suffered brain damage, but not too severe to where he had to be discharged. But he suffers severely from PTSD. He feels as though he is a target when wearing his uniform & will strip naked & run until caught or when he feels safe. He had an episode & my sister & her commander had to drive after him & convince him to put on his clothes & get in their car. He was terrified because during his last episode in a nearby town he was tased. My heart instantly broke for this man. Please pray for healing.

I took a little hiatus from Tumblr for a few weeks, but SO much has been going on!

Background info; My parents got divorced when I was 5 & my dad started dating a woman named Cheryl shortly after that. They got married when I was 8 & had my little sister Jianna when I was 9.

My mother is a very strong Christian, my father believes but he himself will say he isn’t a Christian because he knows he doesn’t follow Gods word & my stepmom is an atheist. I was always very worried that my little sister would take after her mother & don’t get me wrong, her mother is one of the most amazing women in the world, but that won’t stop her from going to Hell. I wanted my sister & my father & my stepmom to come to Christ & be saved.

So when I was 14 my dad, as he always does, cheated on my stepmom again & she divorced him. I maintained a very close relationship with Cheryl & my sister.

About 2 years ago my little sister started begging to come to church & now she comes every single Sunday. She is an 11 year old on fire for Christ. I never invite her, I always allow her to ask because I do not want to push God on her, so I know her desire & faith is real. The last few Sundays she’s even started to put her hands up during worship ahaha it’s so adorable. I really thank God for answering my prayer to save my sisters soul. The weight of the worry I had has been lifted & it made me fall in love with Christ all over again.

Yesterday, I went to an archery course with Cheryl & you know what she said to me?! She said, “I really wanted to come to church with you guys last Sunday.” I had to hide my excitement so I didn’t freak her out ahaha. God is drawing her to Him!!! He is so amazing. So faithful to His people. I will never stop praying for my non believing family members & I have a renewed faith in His ability to bring them to Him. I am definitely going to invite her to church on Sunday ahaha. I am so happy & am so in love with Christ. I had to tell you all ahaha.

I hope this gives some encouragement to those of you praying for family members or friends who don’t believe. God Bless (:

Larry: Hey Don, are you familiar with quantum entanglement?
Don : No, I don't think so. I'm not sure.
Larry: Okay. It's a theory that holds: that photons come in pairs. They're separated by space and time, but always in instantaneous inexplicable communication. Einstein calls it, "spooky action at a distance." But you know I find the notion romantic.
Don: How so?
Larry: We effect each other, even when we don't mean to, even when we don't want to. We're connected. Even when we try to be unaffected.
Don: Why do I get the feeling that you're talking about my love life?
Larry: Don, the universe is accelerating at such a rate, that someday, eventually, it will all fly apart. And all matter will just drift alone and become disconnected. How sad that would be if humans being were to behave in a similar fashion? I find, that the risks of human contact are more than compensated for, by the rewards.
I don’t even know where to being. Because you’re 7yrs older than me, I grew up watching your every move. I wanted my hair like yours & wore all your old clothes. The older I get the more people begin to disappoint me, but you’re one of the few people who I continue to grow in admiration & respect for. Even when I feel like I’m right, being angry with you never sits well with me. You’ve become one of my closet friends instead of just my big sister. & now, I even get to have another example of how to be an amazing mother, like you are to Hartlee. No one is perfect panda, but you’re pretty damn close ahaha. I love you & will probably never be able to repay you for everything you’ve done for me. But I hope you know that you’re appreciated & cared for deeply. Happy 28th birthday @ayeyahurd #happybirthday #bigsister #personal

Christian Problems

I don’t know everything in/about the bible, & I won’t even pretend like I do. But there are some things that I myself have studied vastly & learned a lot of detailed information about. & I try so hard to not get annoyed, but it erks me so badly when someone tries to argue with me on a subject that I know for a fact I am right about. Especially when they admit that they only know what they know because they “heard it somewhere”. When I have heard sermons, read the scripture, spoke to my stepdad who is an elder in church AND read commentaries on the subject. Like don’t say you wanna have a discussion when you refuse to admit that you’re wrong. Don’t bother speaking to me ahaha. Ugh. Okay, venting made me feel 100% better.

Hartlees baby dedication πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘ΌπŸ™πŸ’• Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” @ayeyahurd @leedamion #niece #babydedications #LCCdedication @lccfairfield #personal (at Liberty Christian Center)
I hope I look as good as my mom does at 52. πŸ‘­πŸ’•πŸ’„πŸ’… #mymommyisbeautiful #personal (at Liberty Christian Center)

Reciting the "I Have A Dream" speech

David: ... Not by the content of their skin, but the color of their...
Me: *laughing*
David: Oh wait, that's not right is it?
At my freshmen orientation for college I met this weird girl named StevieLyn. I automatically was drawn to her because she didn’t dress like any black girls that I knew, & my nickname was JazziLin. She was so kind & we instantly bonded. We didn’t even speak until school started & we just so happened to have a class together. We were literally conjoined at the hip while we were at school. Even after she left school, I knew that bond would never end. No matter how much time goes without us seeing each other or speaking, I will always consider you one of my most precious friendships. Have an amazing birthday Stevie. It was great seeing you on Saturday. I love you.
My big bro leaves today to be stationed in Germany for 4 months. I know he’ll enjoy it since it’s favorite place to be, but i’ll miss him dearly. Thank you for your service to our country Geoffrey.
Photoshoot with the baby sis while we wait for her appointment ❀
“Feet? What do I need them for if I have wings to fly?”
-Frida Kahlo
"She never wrote a song, but I know that she’s a star" πŸ‘―βœ¨
Valentines day dinner πŸ‘«β€πŸ’™ #ElephantBar #valentinesday #personal (at Elephant Bar)
Sushi date with my valentine número uno @jordidee πŸ‘­πŸ‘―πŸŽŽβ€πŸ’•πŸ£ #sushi #YoSushi #HappyValentinesDay #lunchdate #personal (at Yo Sushi)