Sunday, February 12, 2012

rose petals, assorted chocolates, flowers & frowns

Ahhh Valentine's Day....
Valentine's Day is the day that singles love to hate and couples love to love <3 :)

I've always wondered why love makes so many people unhappy....I mean how can love, the greatest of emotions, contribute to so much grief and sadness? I think the reason so many people feel unhappy when it comes to love and romance is the fact that they don't know what real love is or feels like....

I mean think about it...
How can anyone who is in a true relationship with God not be in  love with love? After all, God is the creator of all things including love.He is the author of love!...and He himself said everything He created is good (Genesis 1:31)...not evil..
Love is one of those things!

Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world (every sinner there ever was,is,and will be)
(John 3:16)because He loves us more than anyone on earth ever can or could ever comprehend
(1 John 4:10) and if that is not love than what is?

So I'll say this,
rather than sitting on the sofa eating containers of ice cream and watching The Notebook or Dear John this Valentine's day..If you do not have a valentine take this Tuesday, February 14th 2012 to reflect on all God has done for you! Spend the day or evening with God! Let God be your valentine!

He won't stand you up on your date, and His conversation and His word are way more enticing than random assorted chocolates, plus His love and time don't cost a thing!

 and If you ever feel lame for not having a boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife to share valentine's day or any other day with...remember this!
God knows the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4), He understands your heartache and sadness
(Psalm 45:11) and He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)...and no human being can do any of that for you.

 Even if you do have a valentine, while you are with your valentine, gazing into their eyes and spending all yo lil money (haha), remember that God should be the center of your relationship...and don't neglect the prayer over your food either ;) God was here before this love of yours and He will be with you whether they work out or not<3 (Hebrews 13:5)

Remember God's love this valentine's day in whatever you do...
stop hating love, loving hate, and being bitter about love..God IS love, and love nor God is to blame for heartbreak or any sadness you feel.( 1 John 4:8)

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
                                                     - 1 John 4:8-10 <3

So HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! xoxo & God Bless<3 Jas!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rain Berry Gatorade, blue skies, and a blueberry :)

Today is a very special day....not only is it another gorgeous day that the Lord has made to rejoice and be glad in, but it is another day I've been blessed to see. Today I went back to school after missing a few days because of an illness. I feel so much better and am so very thankful to be well again.

so lets skip to my 1st period Honors Pre- Calculus class with one of my favorite teachers, Mrs.B! ( we can talk about her more later lol) I am sitting in my assigned seat ( yeah I know, high school students having assigned seats is silly) sipping on what is called Rain Berry Gatorade ( which I think is a watered down Gatorade with a berry flavor ..hence the name right???) working on our math warm-up of the day .....

Here is the warm-up for those who have already passed Pre-Calc and wish to give it a try! ;)

Find a polynomial with roots at 2, 3 and 4  :) I just learned how to do this so don't feel bad!

but anyway, I was working on this warm-up and just thinking how blessed I am to be well and have such a nurturing atmosphere in school as it relates to my current teachers and peers. It truly is a blessing...

In the back of my mind all day I've been thinking of my wonderful Aunt Lenora whose birthday is today. She has passed away such a short time ago and it already feels like forever :(

....So I get to second period...I'm sort of in a daze because I'm thinking of all the work and tests I need to make up and then also thinking of my aunt.....and making sure to sip this Rain Berry Gatorade that I have honestly never heard of ....

plus being the pack rat I am I carry like two large bags ( my purse and my messenger bag) with all of my stuff in it, because I absolutely abhor not having what I need, so I carry the essentials with me almost 100% of the time! I'm carrying these huge bags plus my lunch bag and my Advanced Placement English 4 book, which is VERY LARGE for a text book -___-

So! Finally I get to my 2nd Period class, AP English 4, and sit down and make myself comfortable...Our agenda for the day was to watch a movie called First Night, and basically chill  because my teacher had things to grade....I watched the movie about half way through ( this movie is awesome and the character Lancelot is such a boss, everything he does in that movie just seems incredibly awesome...but anyway..) and am just distracted by the beauty of the clouds and bright blue sky hovering over the K-4 building across the street from the high school portion of my school...

It was just absolutely gorgeous...I mean here I am sipping Rain Berry Gatorade and thinking about my Aunt and how joyous a birthday celebration must be in Heaven...and this day, her special day, is just absolutely beautiful. The sky was bright and the sky was full of white fluffy clouds...I must have stared out of that window for at least 3 minutes.IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!

Even as I am blogging this moment, my blinds are slightly parted and the sun is reflecting off of the walls in the den of my house . It is not too cold and not too hot and its just absolutely breath taking to look at the gorgeous weather today! It gives my heart a special type of joy, almost as if the beauty of today is reflecting the beauty of my aunt's life..The beauty of the love she shared with me...Her natural beauty <3

& I just keep thinking...Thank you Lord for this absolutely beautiful day and for comforting my heart in so special a way! ...

looking at that bright blue sky made me feel as if ...for one last time...I could hear her running towards me to hug me and give me one of those super strong bear hugs, even though she was petite, and saying : " Hey Jazzy, my blueberry! I've missed you <3" and often kissing me on my cheek. It comforted my heart in a way that only the Lord can when it comes to the loss of a loved one. God truly is amazing <3  & Morning by morning mercies I see <3

I'm saying all this to say ...cherish your loved ones while they are here! Love well & remember that no matter what God is in control, He knows the desires of your heart, He loves you, and He hears you when you talk to Him <3

& Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful angel- love, Auntie Lenora <3 Rest In Paradise Auntie! I look forward to seeing you again! xoxo

Until Next Time,
Jasmine <3