The Good, The Bad, The Ugly // January Edition

So the lets start with the good.
The Good//  I went skiing for the first time in January. It was super fun because I went with Ben and his aunt!  I was a little intimidated at first because 1.They are both really good at skiing and Ben is also an amazing snowboarder 2. I am from Texas and we don’t have snow there so connect the dots and 3. I tried snowboarding and that was just a fail (it was at midnight and snowboarding is just hard in general). So I was anxious to see how skiing would go. Lets just say that like the slopes I had my ups and downs.
The Bad// I went down the wrong hill.
The Ugly// I fell. Hard.
I have a bruise on my bum. tehe.

This is how I felt going down that hill.

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Live out your days the way you want to live your life

I want to start by asking everyone to stop and take a moment to pray for one of my really good friends Kammy. Her father passed away on Monday in the middle of the night from a heart attack. I don’t really know how or why but I just ask that we would all be praying and that we would realize how short life is. 

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I finally finished the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan last night. Basically I have been inspired to spread the gospel even when I don’t a calling and even when I don’t feel like it. Jesus commands us to be fishers of men and  that we need to go and make disciples in all nations. He doesn’t say that you are to be fishers of men when you feel lead to do it. He wants this to be our focus and joy. I know that there have been plenty of times when I have had a chance to tell others about Christ but because I didn’t feel like it, I didn’t. I am just super ready to go to Nepal and tell others about Christ even when I am tired, sick, sad, excited, happy,no matter how I feel!

Another thing from the book that I LOVED was this quote:  “live out of your days like you want to live out your life”. I have always had a dream about the kind of life I want to live, what I  want to be like and the things I want to do. Sometimes I find myself praying for God to make me different and to create new character in me and I just realized that I need to be apart of that change too. That if there is a way I want to live my life, then why not strive for that kind of life everyday. I am not sure if this is making sense, but days go by fast and last time I checked I am a wave in the ocean and I don’t last long. I want a life full of love and joy, I want to serving and not worrying. I want to be radical for Christ. And for me that starts with my family. I want us to be united and I want to love them without reserve of regret. I  don’t want any anger or malice towards them. I want to share with them my heart, I want to get them involved with what God is doing in me and what He is doing in the world! I want to be Christ to them right her and right now. That is how I want to live my life. In endless love towards others like Christs life. 

 

24 days

I am going to NEPAL!

Exactly 24 days, 11 hours, 14 minutes and counting! I will be gone for 6 weeks! If I look back 6 weeks right now I can see so much growth already, growth in support, growth in my family and growth in ME! I am so excited to just focus my time, thoughts, soul, my everything on Christ!

Colossians 2:6-7 says… ” so then, just as your received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as your were taught and overflowing with thankfulness”

Dear God,
I pray for this summer, that it would be LIFE CHANGING so that my life would become LIFE CHANGING. I want to be broken down and built up! I want to be strengthened when I have nothing left to give! I want to be overflowing with your joy and thankfulness even when I am sad and have nothing! I am YOU! I only want what you want! Lord I trust you! I ask that all my funds would come in and that I would see progress in my family and relationships! You have done so much already with my this year! I want to be a world changer! Prepare me for Nepal and use Nepal to prep me for what you still have coming! I can’t wait to see you face to face Lord!
Love your daughter,
Meredith

Sorry for not being active lately on wordpress

Wow! I just found this and it’s from a long time ago! So cool to see how I have grown and what still needs to be worked on!

God has been really teaching me about relationships recently! I mean I always knew he was a personal and relational God but I never treated him as if He were my best friend.
I have been up and down with friends lately and I realized I define my self a lot by who my friends are! I always think to myself “what would I do without them” when something bad happens! I get the feeling like I need to fix it! Part of that I believe is that I am insecure! I get scared! Who would I be without my friends, what would I do without my friends!? I just complained to my mom the other day that I had no friends! If only I would realize that God is available ALL the time and that he knows the desires of my heart!
y Favorite Bible Verse About Human Relationships
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
— Ecclesiastes 4:9-11

Lattes:)

Ok so first off I just want to thank God for everything! He is an amazing and loving God!
Second I thank him for all the beautiful people he has created in this world!

So today was great! I got to have some fun devos with my Friend Rachel and go to Thursday’s on first! But the most amazing thing was meeting my new friend Liz:)
Here’s how it happened…

So I’m biking down 2nd street and I get to the intersection where you cross highway 52. At one of the cross walks was a girl in a pink jacket (Liz). I said hello to her, we exchanged names and everything and we talked about where we were going. She was heading to caribou and I was going to Thursday’s on first to meet with some of my close friends. It got to the point in the conversation where I told her it was nice meeting her and that I hoped she had a good day. As I biked away, I once again felt the Holy Spirit telling me to go talk to her about my beautiful savior, Jesus. I was like really lord! People are waiting for me! But I decided it might be the only chance that day to tell someone about His love. So I went for it…
I turned my bike around and I went up to her and said ” hi Liz, I’m a Christian and I felt like the Lord was telling me to come back here and talk to you.” and thankfully she was very happy to see me and she said ” oh, really!? I just stopped at a christian bookstore to buy a purity ring!”
I was so happy in that moment. We got to talking and I found out that she works at a church but doesn’t go regularly. She invited me to go to caribou with her and to talk with her! I didn’t even hesitate to say no. We got lattes and sat down in some comfy chairs and got to talking! I learned more and more about her beliefs and her family. She was so open and real with me. I got to share with her what I believe and I think I might have been the first person to share the Gospel with her. She kept telling me that she really wants to try and start reading her bible and going to church, but she has been through much in her life that it’s hard to believe there really is a God who is loving.
We talked for about an hour and then I decided that it was time to go to Thursday’s on first.
I asked her if I could pray with her. She looked a little timid but I could tell she was glad I asked. She said yes. So I pray with her and I thanked the lord for her and the day and that he would just bless Liz and her family and reveal his love to them. When I said amen I could tell she wanted to try it. So I asked her if she would like to pray to. She did and it was beautiful! She prayed for me and thanked him for everything that he had given to her. She also said that she feels like God sent me to her to talk to her and be her friend! I am soo glad I turned my bike around!
We hugged and said our farewells and I was off to Thursday’s on first and she started reading her book for school.

Lord please bless Liz and her family! Help me invest in her and show her your love! May all the glory go to you, forever and always! Thanks for lattes too!
Your daughter, mere:)

Pris:)

so there is a woman who lives behind the hotel I work at. She likes to stoo by and talk with me and a couple of others workers. She has lot of what the world would called ‘issues’. But nothing that God can’t take care of:)
She has sons mental problems and she has been complaining of an ear ache, back pains and foot/show problems for a while. Just pray for her health and salvation!

2 Corinathians 5:15-17

Priscilla will become a new creation in Jesus Christ!

Lattes with Liz :)

Ok so first off I just want to thank God for everything! He is an amazing and loving God!
Second I thank him for all the beautiful people he has created in this world!

So today was great! I got to have some fun devos with my Friend Rachel and go to Thursday’s on first! But the most amazing thing was meeting my new friend Liz:)
Here’s how it happened…

So I’m biking down 2nd street and I get to the intersection where you cross highway 52. At one of the cross walks was a girl in a pink jacket (Liz). I said hello to her, we exchanged names and everything and we talked about where we were going. She was heading to caribou and I was going to Thursday’s on first to meet with some of my close friends. It got to the point in the conversation where I told her it was nice meeting her and that I hoped she had a good day. As I biked away, I once again felt the Holy Spirit telling me to go talk to her about my beautiful savior, Jesus. I was like really lord! People are waiting for me! But I decided it might be the only chance that day to tell someone about His love. So I went for it…
I turned my bike around and I went up to her and said ” hi Liz, I’m a Christian and I felt like the Lord was telling me to come back here and talk to you.” and thankfully she was very happy to see me and she said ” oh, really!? I just stopped at a christian bookstore to buy a purity ring!”
I was so happy in that moment. We got to talking and I found out that she works at a church but doesn’t go regularly. She invited me to go to caribou with her and to talk with her! I didn’t even hesitate to say no. We got lattes and sat down in some comfy chairs and got to talking! I learned more and more about her beliefs and her family. She was so open and real with me. I got to share with her what I believe and I think I might have been the first person to share the Gospel with her. She kept telling me that she really wants to try and start reading her bible and going to church, but she has been through much in her life that it’s hard to believe there really is a God who is loving.
We talked for about an hour and then I decided that it was time to go to Thursday’s on first.
I asked her if I could pray with her. She looked a little timid but I could tell she was glad I asked. She said yes. So I pray with her and I thanked the lord for her and the day and that he would just bless Liz and her family and reveal his love to them. When I said amen I could tell she wanted to try it. So I asked her if she would like to pray to. She did and it was beautiful! She prayed for me and thanked him for everything that he had given to her. She also said that she feels like God sent me to her to talk to her and be her friend! I am soo glad I turned my bike around!
We hugged and said our farewells and I was off to Thursday’s on first and she started reading her book for school.

Lord please bless Liz and her family! Help me invest in her and show her your love! May all the glory go to you, forever and always! Thanks for lattes too!
Your daughter, mere:)