Saturday, August 7, 2004
Monday, June 21, 2004
8:21PM - So, its been
a few days since the amazing Camp Weed experience, and none of us have really shared what we learned with others, or how much fun we have. So, my challenge to everyone who went to SENIOR SESSION, is to reply to this post and tell everyone what you learned, overcame, experienced, whatever. I think it might help to hear what others learned, in fact, it might help each one of us. I'll start.
I learned that God doesn't have to preach to you through the deans at the session. In fact, honestly, I didn't get much out of what the deans said (I know a lot of you did), I got more out of what God did through me. It seemed like that last night, when everyone was crying and totally experiencing God, God used me to just comfort and love everyone. I'd be standing there praising him, and out of nowhere I'd get this notion to walk to the right and someone would be standing there, all alone, sobbing. It was refreshing to see God not only work in others, but in me as well.
The second thing I learned was how amazing a Christian community can be. I knew that it was an awesome thing, but my cabin was great. Ropes Course really made an impact on my week. Some of the things a few of the girls said really impacted me.. Lucy said something about how even though she couldn't see (she had a blindfold on) she still trusted us that we'd keep her safe. And I remember thinking, Wow, I wish I could trust God like that. It was funny, because as I was saying that, Lucy said it, but I'm going to really try hard to have that kind of Faith in God, that I can trust he's there to protect me, even when I cant see him clearly. When Brooke couldn't talk, I thought it was so awesome how everyone in my cabin really paid attention to her, and her body language. Even though she wasn't able to speak, she still did, through other people. I think thats kind of like God, he won't speak in this loud booming voice, but he speaks through other people, people that are willing to pay him attention and to really focus on him. It was just really neat how day three we were able to trust each other so completely, the way we should trust God. And it was awesome to see what a real Christian community CAN be like.
Another thing that God really taught me, was that he wants more for my life than I can fathom, even more than I want. That's so hard for me to accept and believe, because I want so much for my life, the perfect career, the perfect guy, amazing kids, a great relationship with my family and my creator. So, wanting my life to be this great thing (can you tell I'm an optimist?) its so hard for me to realize that God wants this and that for me, and that it will be SO MUCH better than anything I could give myself. In fact, I'm still struggling with learning that, but it blows me away to think about it, which is awesome.
So with that, Jesus loves you more than you'll ever know.
"Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my burden upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my burden fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.'" Matthew 11:28-30
We all need to keep in mind that God, just as any father, will give us no more than we can carry, but enough to push us to our best and help us grow in him. It may feel like he is not there, and has left you in the rain, with so many problems and stresses, but I try to remind myself that he is there, and all this is happening for a purpose. It is all part of God's supreme beautiful plan. Just trust in him. And when you feel overwhelmed, just pray to him and give it to him; tell him that you know you cannot handle it on your own, and you want him to help you through it. You will feel an overwhelming sense of relief from the heaviness you might be feeling. Also, in times of struggle and stress, remember the "Foot Prints" story:
"...God, you told me that you would always walk with me, throughout it all. But when I look back at my life, I see two sets of footprints in the sand through the lighter times, but only one set in times of trouble. God, where were you? and Jesus replied: I walked by your side always, and where you see but one set of foot prints in the sand, and it was then that I carried you"
on a lighter note, I slept more than I ever have at one time: 11 hours last night. It helped alot with all the stress I have been feeling. And if I sleep that much every night, I have figured that I can sleep through about half of the next 2 weeks. lol. hey, it'll pass the time, too bad it'll never happen :) lol, okay, I hope God is speaking to someone through this entry. I had the urge to look through my Bible before posting. Isn't he awesome. Love you guys--Kyra
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
10:47AM - I like the idea...
...of having a camp weed community, but I wish more people would update more often. Come on guys! lol, anywho--I think I'm going to apply to be on team for Happening #98. That would be awesome, but I need to do that soon. >coughJacobcough< yeah, because I can't get it off of my computer, something always goes wrong and the program it opens is always freezes up. I definitely need to fill that out ASAP--I hope I get on team. That'd rock my...er, not wearing socks...would rock my socks on! yeah, that'd be a feat. Anywho--keep updating, keep in touch. Love you all, God Bless---Kyra
Monday, May 17, 2004
I went to Happening #97. I don't know what to say. other than Wow! It was awesome- I want to work team. Keep me updated on everything. I wanna go to summer camp, mega, real life....haha. my mom will think im crazy. I really wanna apply for team for Happening #98. I wanna dance and shout at the top of my lungs, I'm so filled with God's love.Everyone that was on team (and the canidates) were so awesome and sweet and are such beautiful people. what an awesome experience. ill post mor later. Awesomeness...
Tuesday, March 2, 2004
6:48PM - Happening
I just got invited to Happening, so I'll probably be there in May. I'm pretty excited about it..
Are any of you thinking about going, or on the team?
Saturday, November 22, 2003
Anyone else going to Real Life?
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
12:05PM - uhhh
nothing. haha. work, maybe something with uhh, kelly, or my cousin, i dunno. stupid...blah. oh well. anyway, i have latin shit to do. au revoir.
oh yeah and happening rocked my socks. so much i'm gonna post in campweed. maybe.
GO JESUS! >trip
Saturday, October 4, 2003
JACOB IS!!!!!!! RAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, August 10, 2003
12:08PM - well
i was gonna head over to camp with eric and charlotte and surprise rachel and andrew, but it was gonna be a date for them and they were gonna go out to dinner so that plan got axed. instead, i was gonna go to the zoo, but i'm too tired plus my back hurts. so i may just go shopping with elijah. i'd rather sit around here. but elijah wants me to go. so i might. mmmmmmmi'mglad rayray's back. yeah. but anywho, i'm goin to happening in nov or whenever the next one is. yup. and jon'll be on team that'll be funny. yeah. go switchfoot.
GO JESUS! >trips
Monday, July 28, 2003
3:15AM - frickin brother
gosh stupid elijah ok he's been gone forever but now he comes back. and he like, gives me a shirt, shows me a blanket he's giving to our parents for their anniversary, goes and talks to papa for like probably 6 minutes or so, and then he get on the phone with >swoons< christy...she's so dreamy....and so anyway he's talkin to xy for like 3 hours! geezness!! and he was like when i'm done we'll go do something (before he got on) and so i had in some cds i wanted to listen to (dream theater, beethoven's 9th, and bartok) and i listened to 'em and played everything on mario kart, well, almost, i had one more circuit on 50 cc then i had to do extra. but i was close. well then time trials...oh well. man! bartok rocks my undersocks. his music...it's amazing...it's like copland meets mussorgsky. (hey how's it goin? >muttering in slavic language< that's good that's good) it's so good. and then now i'm here, on elijah's secret sn, well not really, i'm on a dum one, but anyway, i'm on here journalin and writin a email to rayray. but anyway...funny thing funny thing! ish. haha so elijah went to adventure session (brought me back a tshirt too) and apparently catherine's new bf was there haha. and they were like talkin or something or maybe it was the starter, and he says "hey do you know catherine burns" and elijah, slightly shaken, not really; "um, yeah i...i know her pretty well....my brother and her recently broke up haha" but he didn't tell me what else happened even though i asked twice. not like i'm really interested or anything. blah blah blah. so raise your hand if you're going to mega!! >raises hand< HEY anybody! anybody that went to mega october 2002! what were the dates? cuz...if it was the 4-6 then i'm missing a week from my life. if it was the 11-13 then cool beans. shut up andrew and bailey and jon. especially bailey. man that's so freaky that i'm missing a week from my life...i asked the lady at camp weed to send me the application for that mega. cuz, i dno. missing week=uncoolness. i'm gonna not be happy till i find out what happened to it. then i probably still won't be happy. grrr. la de da. anyway i get to hang with elijah tomorrow NIGHT cuz of course he'll be with >swoons< christy...she's so dreamy...ALL FRICKIN DAY! whatever. he loves her more than he loves us. he loves her enough to walk around the house naked while on the phone with her. he's turning into papa. not a good thing...definitely NOT a good thing. i wonder if papa got that US attorney job? there was a letter here, but i wasn't abt to open it. blah blah. anyway, i'm gonna go email rayray sooooooooo peace out ya'll. RACHEL (r) COME BACK!! i miss you...
GO JESUS! >trip
Sunday, July 27, 2003
SWITCHFOOT AND JARS OF CLAY ARE PLAYING AT NIGHT OF JOY!!!!! EVERYONE MUST GO!!!!!! WHAAAAAAAA I'M SO EXICTED OH MY GOSH BAILEY WE ROCK SOCKS IF YOU DON'T GO I'LL BE SAD...ISH...CUZ IT'LL BE SWITCHFOOT BUT AAAAAAAHHHHHHH I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!! LOOK AT MY EXCITEDHOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
GO JESUS! >TRIP
word i just figured out how to do this. here goes a post in campweed!! hahaha
GO JESUS! >trip