Sunday, February 22, 2009

God Will Provide

So as some of you may know, I'm going to Mexico on Spring Break. But the thing is, I don't have the money. It's $700 and I am not exacty rolling in money here. I have some, but at the moment, its not enough. Today at church during worship, we had a time of prayer. I sat down and started praying and asking God to somehow get me the money because I know He wants me to go. So as I was praying, Naomi was on worship and she stepped forward to say something. She said God had given her a picture of an open window right above, not far away. And everything we needwas just pouring out this open window. She said that no matter what we need, God will provide. Then Dave went up and added to it by saying that there is no window with the lock on the outside. He said that if that window is ever locked, all we have to do is unlock it. It's on our side. So I thought that was really cool because it was exactly what I needed to hear. I went up to Naomi afterwards and told her. She was so happy and she then began to pray for me. And she's not the only one who has prayed for me about this..a lot of people have and I am so grateful. I know that God wants me to go to Mexico and He will get me there.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Comedy Night a HIT!

I meant to blog Sunday night..but didn't. Then I was going to last night...but didn't :P So I'm finally sitting down to do this!
Sunday night was our Valentine's Comedy Night and it was a huge success. Lots of people came and lots of money was given. Every skit was HILARIOUS and everyone did an amazing job. One of the things people had to do was write a limerick. Lots of them were pretty good..then my dad got up. If you were there, you know what happened. He got me and Russ to go up on stage. It was something like this..

There once was a boy named Russel
Samantha he was trying to hussel
Love can be scary
So until they marry
Her dad will be flexing his muscles.

Let's just say my face was redder than a ripe tomato and everyone laughed harder than they did all night, along with clapping and cheering. time.
Our final skit was a hit (hehe that ryhmed) which is good seeing as we only got the scripts that morning. BTW, great job, Tommy, for writing that skit (Northgate Idol).
Well my mom is needing the computer, so I should wrap this post up. But to sum up the evening, it was amazing! Awesome job to everyone who participated and a HUGE thank you to everyone who conrtibuted. We're that much closer to getting to Mexico!

23 DAYS!!

Later Gators!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What time is it? VALENTIMES!

Ahahahaha i love Teen Girl Squad :P
Anywho, so as you all was Valentines Day. Me and my mom went to the mall this morning and I got my mask for my grad Masquerade on the 23rd. Then we went to bootlegger and I got some new stuff cause there was a huge sale. I got a really cute bag for $10! mom actually paid for it :P
Since we had to be at the church at 3, me and Russ went out for lunch. He met us at the mall to pick me up. With him, he had a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses! I was pretty happy :) We then went to Union Street Grill for lunch. (I'll warn you now, don't order their Cesar salad. All it is a a big chunk of un-cut lettuce with dressing on the top. But they were nice enough to give me a knife to cut it with...) We then exchanged cards and I also got him a promise ring..which turned out to be too big so I'm gonna go back and get a smaller size :P
Then we headed to the church to plan the Comedy night. I am very excited for the skits and the heart video..soooo..GET YOUR TICKETS if you haven't already..if you have...BUY MORE!! :P It's gonna be amazing!

Happy Valentines Day!
Later Gators!

My flowers :) <3

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Need Prayer!

This isn't going to be a long post. I'll start by saying I want SPRING! I'm tired of winter! And so are my cold feet!

Now for the reason behind this post title. As I'm sure you all know, I am going to Mexico during Spring Break on the youth missions trip. It costs $700. There will be some fundraising to cut down the cost, but not a lot. And I really don't have the money..I'm trying to work as much as possible..but so far, it's not helping a lot. I know that God wants me to go and I sure as heck wanna go! I've been praying a lot about this over the last few weeks. So if you could pray that the money comes and that God provides, that would be AWESOME! Thank you so much!

Also, if you haven't already bought your ticket for the Valentine Comedy Night, do so! $10! It's gonna be awesome and you'll be helping us get to Mexico!

Later Gators!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So as you all know if you read my last post or were at the Variety Night last night, that we raised over $800. After the show was over, more people donated and bought snacks. That bumped the total up to almost $900. First off, my goal was to raise $500. Yeah..kinda blew that out of the water!
Anyways, today at lunch I set up a table by the office to sell the rest of the snacks and drinks (except the regular pop..we weren't allowed :P). After all that, plus a few more donations, I counted the money. Adding to the almost $900 from the night before, the total was....
OVER $1000!!!!!!! I'm pretty stoked! I am so happy to see everything finally happening. My new goal is to raise $5000 to donate in June to the Relay For Life.
If you would like to donate at anytime to help me reach this goal, just find me at church or wherever. Or drop it off at the Highland office.
I will keep you posted on upcoming events!

Later Gators!

WOWZA! Variety Night a SUCCESS!

As many of you know, last night was my Variety Night. And it was a HUGE success! Around 100 people came to watch and they were so supportive. We had 15 performaces and all of them blew the crowd away. They were amazing! As I went up to close at the end, everyone started clapping and standing up. I wasn't sure what to do cause I had something planned to say..but couldn't really say it. I looked at my mom and she said "This is for you!" So I just stood there smiling as they all clapped and cheered for me. It felt really nice. Then I thanked a few individuals. As I was about to go off stage, my friend Sarah came out on the stage with a bouquet of beautiful flowers. She took the mic and said a few words about me and I'll admit I almost started to cry. Which, btw, a lot of people did during many of the performaces! As I was on the stage tho, I announced the estimated total of donations.
Over $800!!!
PLUS, more people bought snacks after the show and some donated more money. So after all that, we raised around $900! AMAZING! Before I read the number, my mom handed me the paper and when I saw it, my mouth dropped open, which made a lot of people laugh :P.

So I just want to say thank you to all who performed and volunteered. You did an amazing job. And also I'd like to thank everyone who came out and supported. Without people like you, nights like this couldn't happen. I am so proud of everyone.

Here's a link to the article in the Echo

Also, in the next night or two, there will be a story on it on A-Channel news (channel 12).

If you are still interested in donating to Guardian Angel, you can drop off your donations at the main office at Highland Secondary or you can find me...I'll be around. :P

Later Gators!

Monday, February 2, 2009

I think God is kinda Fantabulous

So I was going through my old emails and I was reading some funny stupid ones and some God ones. I was debating sending some God ones on, but didn't for some odd reason. Then I realized that this kind of thinking is exactly what has caused a lot of the problems in our world today. We (not everyone, but some) try to keep God in church on Sunday morning. Maybe Sunday night. And the possible event of a midweek service. We do like to have Him around during sickness. And of course at funerals. However we don't have time, or room, for Him during work or play. Because that's the part of our lives we think we can, and should, handle on our own.

May God forgive me for ever thinking that there is a time or place where HE is not to be FIRST in my life. We should always have time to remember all HE has done for us.
Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.
Not ashamed?
Yes, I do Love God.
HE is my source of existence and Savior.
He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will be nothing. But, with Christ, HE strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)

This is the simplest test.
If You Love God... And are not ashamed of all the marvelous things HE has done for you...
Tell people about HIM.
Easy vs.. Hard
Why is it so hard to tell the truth but so easy to tell a lie?
Why are we so sleepy in church but right when the sermon is over we suddenly wake up?
Why is it so easy to delete a Godly e-mail, but yet we forward all of the nasty ones?
Of all the free gifts we may receive, Prayer is the very best one
There are no costs, but wonderful rewards.

Isn't it funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.
Isn't it funny how someone can say 'I believe in God' but still follow Satan (who, by the way, also 'believes' in God).
Isn't it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing?
Isn't it funny how when you go to tell people about this, you might hesitate to tell certain individuals because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for telling this to them?
Isn't it funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what God thinks of me.
I pray, for everyone who is not ashamed to tell anyone and everyone, that they will be blessed by God in a way special for them.

I used to be scared out of my mind to talk to people about God because of what they may think of me. But now it's getting easier..and I get excited when I get the chance to speak to someone about God's amazing love. I challenge each and every one of you to strive for that same feeeling of excitement and a sense of a job well done.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Excited beyond belief!

Well first of all, a friend of mine commented on my last post and told me about this song, God of Justice by Tim Hughes, which fits this whole topic perfectly.
Here's a link.

Now to other news....


I just wanna say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has helped and supported me with this. It started out as an idea and its great to see it becoming reality! I'm sure Olivia is looking down and smiling.
As some of you know, thanks to Pastor Craigs blog and if you read the Record, there was a small article on the evening. On Tuesday there will be a bigger article in the Echo, along with a picture. As far as I know, A-Channel news will be at the Variety Night. So I am pretty excited. Everything is coming together and its almost completely ready. Just a few more things to do.
So again, thank you so much for everything. And I also thank God, cause without out Him, I wouldn't have been able to do this!
So come on out to Highland Secondary on tuesday, Feb 3rd at 6pm to enjoy a great night of entertainment and contribute to a good cause. Entry is by donation and there will be snacks for sale, as well as a possible Open Mic at the end, depending on how much time we have.
Hope to see you there!!

Here's a link to a site that is advertising this.

Later Gators!