Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bits of the past month

Happy times. Busy times...
I finally got accepted into Southern, and finally got my GED scores.
I actually passed:) PTL all the way.
Sam was a student before me... The smart dude. Let's just say that he did quite a bit better than me on the ACT test, and has helped me with the whole college thing. I'm so lucky to have him as a not so little brother. He makes me smile.
He's all moved into the dorm, and is taking a History class this summer, and will be majoring in History I think...
We live really close to SAU, so I am not sure if I'll be staying in the dorm or not yet. I guess I should know by now, but I haven't made up my mind yet.
Adrian is still Ayan. He makes life in the Bernal home rather unique. He even brings me ice form work sometimes:) My mom and sister Andrea both have awesome jobs that God has blessed them with.
My mom had to be taken to the emergency room because of a accident at Wal Mart. Her foot was pretty badly mashed up. No broken bones, thanks to God. Let's just say that Satan has realy been attacking her like crazy, but somehow, God always overrules his tactics.

And this week I survived the 100 + degree weather working in Landscaping... Fun fun.
I love my jobs.
So anyway, as you(atleast I) can see God has been good to my family. He keeps our cars running(somehow), provides a roof for our heads, grub for our tummies, and friends that keep us sane... And above that , He is with us. He surrounds us with His Angels. He gives us of Himself. He's given us all good things. James 1:17. He's our Hero.

Wishing whoever reads this a happy week.

Monday, July 9, 2007

I found this quote in Africa, as I was going through some faith testing experiences:
"I asked the angel why there was no more faith and power in Israel. He said 'Ye let go of the arm of the Lord too soon. Press your petitions to the throne, and hold on by strong faith. The promises are sure.'"
Early Writings, Pg 73
So I hold on by strong faith. I press my petitions. I claim His WORD. It is ALL powerful...
Yes, I often forget that, but tonight, as I sit here reading through my old journal, I see that quote that I had jotted down during a time of darkness and confusion, and now I can look back to those days and know through experienece that:"...The promises are sure."

It's scary how our faith can shrink really fast. So let's not give an inch to unbelief, cause if we do, Satan takes one foot. We don't have time to 'let go of the arm of the Lord'... There is only time to hold on even harder. I for sure can say that I've had my share of setbacks, but faith is the victory.
Thanks God, for always being ready to stretch my faith. Thanks for bringing my attention to this quote. Thanks for being You.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

So this is my first post! I have no idea what to say right now, so I wont try to make something up. In a few minutes we're headed to the aquarium in Chattanooga. My first time:) My mom works for the Network 7 Media Center ministry, and they're holding the premier of what their ministry is all about at the aquarium. They're gonna introduce her up front, so of course we gotta go see her:) Blessings to you all. - Wait, no ones reading this, never mind