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|Friday, March 3rd, 2006|
|Its that time of year again: Lent
Lent: the fourty days before Easter. What's it all about? When I was younger, I just thought Lent was giving up candy...suffering...for fourty days. When I was younger, I didn't take my Lent promises seriously. I gave up sugary sweets, but my aunt introduced me to WHITE hot chocolate... yeah.... i couldve waited about twenty more days... but i was selfish and childish. Now that I'm older and more into my faith than ever... I made a real promise... and am keeping it. Lent has just started, and I'm set on keeping my promise... it won't be easy: no more gossip and telling myself i'm not beautiful. But... when you think of it... giving up something like sweets or gossip... is NOTHING compared to what Christ suffered. Fourty days in the desert, no food or water, then, getting back from the desert to be betrayed by one of his closest friends, arrested, BEATEN, Denied by his "rock", made to carry his own cross up a rocky hill with no shoes on his bloody feet, no glass of water, nothing except the whips of the romans and the mixed cries and jeers from the crowd of jews, his own people who he loved so much, then finally, nailed to the cross, not with those little nails you find at the hardware store, these nails were literally spikes, then dying one of the most horrible deaths. Now... tell me... isn't that worth a little bit of gratitude? DUH! Think about that next time you hear of the next biggest scandal at your school, that white hot chocolate may look tempting, but there will always be white hot chocolate, and gossip (even though gluttony and gossip are bad, we're all human right?) wait that fourty days, Jesus is totally worth it.
Love you all tons and am constantly praying for you!
~Alexandra-Gayle Current Mood: thoughtful
|Monday, February 6th, 2006|
|Salt & Light!
No ones posted in a long time....
Well, salt and light #7 is on March 10th, 11th, and 12th! At Holy Family church. This is short, I am running out of time. I hope to see you all there! LOVE YOU!
Erin Current Mood: unsure
|Tuesday, January 10th, 2006|
|Spilling : VOICE
I have decided it is time to tell you guys about the newest project that I have been in. But it's not a project, its something much more.
As of december 20th 2005, a small organization was created and has been growing. it is called Voice. It was started in my highschool at St Patricks, in Tbay. Voice is a group of teenagers that raises awareness against abuse towards young people in homes and schools. Alex is part of it as well. Did you know that there are 54 cases out of every 1000 that are reported, yet not even 10% of all cases are reported? That's over 540 children/teenagers out of 1000. More then half the child population. That to much. One is to much.
Voice gives a voice to those who don't have one. Actually, as of today, it means : Violence Opposed In Children's Enviroment. We're an acronym :) If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions that can help out Voice, such as poster Ideas, or film ideas of anything, let me know! Love you all!
Erin Current Mood: determined
|Sunday, January 1st, 2006|
|New Years : Looking back on 2005
It's about one hour after the clocked turned to 2006, and now I am sitting here, thinking. This past year has been... wow. AMAZING. I look back on it now, and so many happy memories are there amoung the sad ones.
In this past year, I have changed so much, and I know most of faith family agree with me here when I say this : It has been for the better. Now, I openly am happy. I openly shed tears. I openly praise our lord and our God... So much has changed.
New years last year : I was so unhappy.. I was so angry at the world for so many different things. I was 'alone'. I didn't realise that there were so many people so close by that loved me. That could love me. I was a lost child, wandering in the darkness, not knowing which way was the right way.
Sure I went to church, but it meant nothing. I did stuff with the youth group, yet it still meant nothing. Then... Salt and Light. That MEANT something.
Over the past few months, I have changed upside down. I smile. I laugh. I am unashamed of my past. Because God helped me heal. It doesn't matter if you know the whole story, it only matters is that I have been so joyous in welcoming God this past year. 2005 has been my favourite year of life so far.
I can honestly not answer anything to how it has made me worse. If this is bad, the way I am now. Hell. I never want to be good then.
I ask you to think : How has this past year affected my life? How has it changed me? How has it made me worse? Just think about it. Above is my thoughts on looking back on 2005. And I can say, they are great thoughts to me personally.
Love you all
Happy New Year
GOD BLESS EVERYONE!
GOD BLESS THIS YEAR!
Erin K Current Mood: accomplished
|Tuesday, December 27th, 2005|
I woke up this morning with a nasty feeling in my stomach. It was then that I realized I had forgotten about FIAB. It is presently in my locker, just waiting to explode. We didn't release the pressure and we forgot to decorate it. So we'll have a pleasant surprise in January. On a lighter note, we have made a mascott. His name is MR. KIWI!! I'll try to get some pics after the holidays. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! I miss everyone lots.
Melanie L. Current Mood: restless
|Monday, December 26th, 2005|
I AGREE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS! Christmas was excellent for me AND NO! NOT BECAUSE OF THE PRESENTS!!! all i got was a few clothes and im happy with that because really... honestly.. who's birthday is it anyway?! JESUS!!!! YEAH!
~love alexandra<3 tons of hugs and luvin Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2005|
It's Christmas time in the city of Tbay and all over the world. I walked to the library today, because my computer was not working, and I saw alot of lights beginning to turn on. But then it got me thinking, where DID the Christ in Christmas go?
There have been posters and billboards all over town asking people to keep the Christ in Christmas. But, unlike the beauty challenge, I have this one for you. I challenge YOU. Each and every single one of you to try to put the Christ back in Christmas.
There are so many ways that we can do this: Visiting old folks homes ( Next wendsday, C.C. people and other S+L people have been invited to go caroling at St Josephs Hospital. Doesn't matter if you can sing or not, come and spread the joy ), Raising money for Charaties and so forth.
Yet there is a main thing that you can all do in this Christmas season, and I expect you all to do it. ATTEND MASS. It is one of the most rewarding parts of Christmas. To be surrounded by the ones you love worshiping the God that you know came in this world for each and every single one of us.
So when you have the choice, to stay home and open presents, or to attend Mass, I urge you to attend the mass. If you have the choice to go out with buddies and get drunk at a christmas party, or go and spread joy to those who don't, spread the Joy.
Spread the message.
Without Christ, there would be no CHRISTmas.
Love you all
|Friday, December 16th, 2005|
Beautiful is one of my favourite words! So... I have a challenge for everybody... This always makes me feel better when I'm down and I have no Idea why!
Compliment AT LEAST 5 people today! Find something beautiful about everyone you talk to! Give them a compliment and it will undoubtedly make you and everyone you compliment feel great!
Don't just say "yeah whatever" and not do it... Just try it out! See what happens.
~Love Alex (Yall are so beautiful!) Current Mood: happy
|Saturday, December 10th, 2005|
|YAAAAAAAAAYY! Re : Question
First of YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! for two reasons. Only I can only tell you one :P. The one I can tell you is YAY Uncy ( don't ask James, eh Alex?) James has internet, so he has no excuse not to talk to me anymore :P!
Second. Well... You guys will find out in all due time.
Alex, in response to your question, I feel the exact same way at times. I am afraid of a domino effect myself. I have people leaning on me, but I am also leaning on other people ( i.e. Rocky, Stephen, John, Stevey, Haley, Heather, Riley, Kayla, Casey, James, I think I should stop the list now, ) And even they lean on others. We eventually get back to God, whom we all lean on, and we need to realise that He can never fall down.
You will never be an insignificant stone. A passage in the bible says when God speaks : Jacob you worm, Isreal you insect! God is not calling them names, mearly stating that compared to Him they are small, yet just as important. So we are worms and insects. I don;t know if that makes sense to you, but it does to me.
So, if we are all leaning into the center of the mountain ( God) we can not fall over, and the burden is our own and his. Sure it can be abit stressful, but whenever someone helps another with their problems, it brings both those people closer to God.
Also, life has been much better now, despite wanting to put my brother's heads through the walls for ruining some of my art ( *tear* Two hours worth of work and BAMM my brother unplugs the computer on me. Bye bye art. And may the sketch book they ruined RIP.)
I hope that helps
Erin Current Mood: and artistic
|AAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaalrighty, QUESTION OF THE DAY
Okay guys. I've got a QUESTION *Thunder&Lightning* Where do babies come fro- lol jk... The REAL question is, Whats Hanky Panky... lol jk jk...
OKAY! Im being serious now! Really!
I have people who pick me up when im down (Erin, John, James ect) They are my rocks, and they have their own rocks too, but, what do you do when you feel like a useless stone at the top of the mountain? I feel like I'm putting so much pressure on you guys... and half the time i dont even tell you whats bothering me! I feel like im weighing you down! Whenever I want to talk about something I feel like... I dunno... you guys will get annoyed.. like I'm complaining or something... I dunno... how do you guys feel about it?
On the other hand... JAMES HAS INTERNET NOW!!!! HORAY!
~Love Alexandra <3 Current Mood: curious
|Tuesday, December 6th, 2005|
Alright, I know I usually post happy stuff, but today has just been a load of * insert your manure choice here*. I missed my bus this morning after getting half an hour sleep, got kicked out of my locker and got yelled at by my principal all before 1st period. In 1st, I broke my mouse ( I was in computers) in second I forgot my lines ( drama) Lunch my friend ( Casey) messed up his knee. Had a choir practise and sang the wrong notes. They blocked Deviantart from the school system and it'll take some time for me to hack past it. And then history : POP QUIZ. yay. Science : Failed another test, JOY. Forgot my hat and mits in casey's locker and felt like driving the school bus off the cliff.
Yeah. My day in a nutshell, other then the fact, my friend showed me her bag of pot and I got a craving for it. I used to smoke it, now I am trying to be clean and she's not helping at this moment. On top of that. Guess what. I am now dateless to my semi formal ( No hard feelings though buddy ). Anybody wanna watch me take a hammer to a wall? It would be better then trying to run my fist through it I suppose.
On a better note, Kayla, I'm still praying for Jim, and I'm hoping Heather that your feeling better. and ALEX. Feel better. Don't make me maul you with hugs today.
Love you all
God Bless ( I wonder where He was today...)
PS : best thing today : one less day until TEC (59 days) Current Mood: lonely and really sad
|Sunday, December 4th, 2005|
|K You guys... This totally sux
Alexandra here... K... Im really freaked out :( Im not myself! I think I really hate my school! You guys all know me! You guys know how loud I am... But Im just really really sad! Ive prayed.. and I do feel better for a while.. but then in an hour im sad again! WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME!!!!! Help! I NEED ERIN JOHN AND A BIG STARBUCKS FRAPPACHINO!
~love Alexandra <3 Current Mood: crappy
|Tuesday, November 29th, 2005|
|Snow day: Alex
So.. today was a snow day... Erin came over to beat the boredom. We had tons of fun talking to John on msn... He rox.. it definately lifted my mood (ive been pretty down) but I'm back to my usual God-lovin, energetic self. Thanks Erin and John <3 you guys rock... And to all you other retreaters: Remember all of us are here for you whenever you need us... NEVER be afraid to tell us if something's bothering you... We love you and are always willing to listen.
~Lotsa love <3
Alexandra C. Current Mood: loved
|Snow day: Erin's words
First off everyone,
We all love you Heather. We love you more then you realise and you are in all of our prayers. Without you, alot of us would be lost. A story about Heather, that I absolutly love.
In my grade ten year ( heather's graduating ) I was extremly down one day, and I remember how one friend knew how much Heather meant to me, so he helped me find her. When I did, she didn't judge me, she didn't insult me for crying. She just held me and spoke to me words of wisdom. " When you love someone, you will feel hurt when you loose them, but you have to remember all the good times you had with that person, and it will help you heal. And pray. Always pray."
Heather, you are wearing blinders that you can not see the world around you, so it seems to some of us, yet you must take them off, and turn your eyes away from the sorrow and darkness, because God's light is calling you. Your doorway may be dark, yet you just need to find the lightswitch again.
We all love you.
It was a snow day today, and Alexandra and I spent the afternoon talking to John. Though some of it was comical ( *shudder* NO INCEST JOHN ) some of it was serious ( The meaning of Gentleman.... ). It made us feel better, and I know it made Alex feel better. I know he is an amazing person, because he doesn't shaddow the truth. If someone is insulting you he will tell you the truth. And for that, we're blessed to have him.
Love you all
PS : No... I wasn't good enough for the talent show, just for being in the choir of it. But I am still singing at the NET coffeehouse. Current Mood: listless
|Sunday, November 27th, 2005|
Ok, so I will update. Today is going to be along day for me, yesterday was long too. As you all know, because I posted earlier, Pat died last week. Last night Kyle sent me an email, and I just lost it. It's not fair that someone who has their entire life ahead of them loses it. It's so unbelievably frustrating to be here, and not know what going on, or if everything's okay. I miss Kyle so much, and I would give up anything to be with him, but I don't have anything to give. The only thing I know how ot do from here is pray, but having enough faith for that to give me comfot isn't easy. I need help.. I need someone to remind what God can do. I need to know things are okay. I need to go home.
Heather Current Mood: frustrated
I'm just wondering, did it die that quickly? After all, there hasn't been a post in a while, and I was concerned that this was all just in vein. Well, if your reading this, don't be shy to post on here. Just sign into the account with the user name and password I gave you and let your thoughts come out.
Well. Anyone who goes to Corpus, I'll see you all tonight, because I guess I just can't get enough of all of you guys.
Love ya all
Erin K. Current Mood: curious
|Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005|
|Hello : Question of the Day
I want to send a question out there to those who have been leaders, or have felt ths way. Has anyone ever placed their trust in you. I mean, trusting you to help lead them down the right path? I have had trust in me, and at times, I still feel like I am spinning around in a whirlpool, not the rock that juts out, leafs and twigs clinging to it. But, I have been made into a rock, and I am scared I'll crumble. Now that I think about it, what abou those that I lean on, will I cause them to crumble by all the leafs on me? It's my question of the day, because I need help knowing the answers.
When I post questions for people, I'll let them know it is the question of the day in the tittle. You can either comment your replies or post going RE: Question. It makes things easier.
On a lighter note, the term wwJd has expanded to wwJJJESSSRMd? Curtiosy of Alexandra :P And it's wonderful that FAIB is doing well, after all, we all want it to explode really, not just James. But please don't let it be in Amanda's locker when it happens! And if it is, my personal request is for you all to help her clean her books and such :P
Love you all always,
~Erin K. Current Mood: Touched and Thoughtful
|Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005|
Yes.. I knew his cousin. From what I knew about him, he was an amazing person. As soon as Kitty told me, I prayed. right there in the middled of Biology, I prayed. I hope you, Kyle, Kitty, and Kevin find healing, and that his soul may rest with God above.
I feel as though I should put amen on here at the end of the post, so I will. I love you all and I will pray for all that knew him and for his soul.
- Erin K. Current Mood: listless
Hey guys. This is probably a bit of a downer, especially since most of you just returned from Salt and Light but...
My friend Pat passed away yesterday and I'm asking for all of your prayers, most especially for his cousin Kyle who is a very close friend of mine.
Thanks a lot.
Love ~ Heather
Hey gang! Melanie here and i have great news! The 2 litre FIAB has not yet exploded. Sorry James, I know how much you wanted it to pop. The pressure inside the bottle is astronomical and it is beginning to stink quite profusely. We're thinking of dumping it. I'll keep you guys updated.
Peace Out Current Mood: energetic