Friday, May 26, 2017

The Importance of Love in Everything

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

That is so awesome. If you like this passage you should check out Proof of Your Love by For King and Country, its amazing. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


This is Tidbit and Twilight.

This really wasn't supposed to publish. But now that its up, I hope y'all enjoyed it!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Unfailing Love

I've got some verses from Psalm 31 here.

Verse 2-3
Be my rock of protection,
a fortress where I will be safe.
You are my rock and my fortress.

Verse 5
I entrust my spirit into your hand.
Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God

Verse 7-8
I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love,
for you have seen my troubles,
and you care about the anguish of my soul.
You have not handed me over to my enemies
but have set me in a safe place.

Verse 14-15
But I am trusting you, O Lord,
saying, “You are my God!”
My future is in your hands.

Verse 16
In your unfailing love, rescue me.

Verse 19-21
How great is the goodness
you have stored up for those who fear you.
You lavish it on those who come to you for protection,
blessing them before the watching world.
You hide them in the shelter of your presence,
safe from those who conspire against them.
You shelter them in your presence,
far from accusing tongues.
Praise the LORD,
for he has shown me the wonders of his unfailing love.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Song Tag

Hey guys! I found a really fun song tag where you list thirty songs for different category's. I hope y'all enjoy this as much as I did!

Favorite song: Forgiveness by TobyMac and My Friend Jesus by Newsboys. 

Least favorite song: I do not keep up with that. 

A song that makes you happy: Undeniable by TobyMac or Shine by Newsboys. 

A song that makes you sad: When We Fail Love by Grover Levy

A song that makes you think of someone: Nothing Left by David Dunn

A song that makes you think of somewhere: Amazing Life by Britt Nicole 

A song that reminds you of an event: Beautiful, Beautiful by Francesca Battistelli

A song you know all the words to: Good by Leigh Nash and Matthew West

A song you can dance to: Spinning Around by Jump Five

A song that helps you fall asleep: You Raise Me Up by Chloe 

A song by your favorite band: I’m Not Ashamed by Newsboys

Isn't this kitten adorable??

A song from a band you hate: I do not listen to any from bands I hate. 

A song that is a guilty pleasure: Photograph (Not sure the artist) 

A song no one expects you like: I am a very eclectic music person, no one really expects any of my
collection. But I do like more peppy music, so I think some people would be surprised that I enjoy sadder music sometimes. Probably the most unexpected thing in my collection may by Unicorn by Irish Rovers.

A song that describes you: World Changers by Matthew West. At least I wish it did. 

A song you used to love but now hate: Walking on Sunshine by Jump Five

A song you hear often on the radio: Overcomer by Mandisa

A song you wish you heard on the radio: My Friend Jesus by Newsboys 

A song from your favorite album: Speak Life by TobyMac and It Is Well by David Dunn. 

A song you listen to when you’re angry: Believe by Britt Nicole

A song you listen to when you’re happy: Take This City by Everfound

A song you listen to when you’re sad: It Is Well by David Dunn. 

A song you want to play at your wedding: Something ‘bout Love by David Archuleta

A song you want to play at your funeral: You Are My All In All.

A song that makes you laugh: Show Jesus by Jamie Grace

A song you can play on an instrument: We Three Kings

A song you wish you could play: My Friend Jesus by Newsboys 

A song that makes you feel guilty: My Friend Jesus by Newsboys 

A song from your childhood: Shine by Newsboys

Your favorite song at this time last year: Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North And Forgivness by TobyMac

Friday, May 12, 2017


Bind me to sin
I try to rip away
It is useless
But they pull me
Further and further down
I struggled to survive 
I try to find my captor 
To make him set me free
But no help will come
So I turn to the One 
Who sets all people free
If only we would ask
And as He unlocks my bonds
I notice a horrifying thing
There was no captor holding me
Those chains were of my own making

Monday, May 8, 2017

In Which I Share Some Sunshine

Emily over at A Purpose and a Promise tagged me fore The Sunshine Blogger Award! 

~ Rules ~
 ~Answer 11 questions from your nominee
~Tag 11 bloggers
~Ask them 11 new questions

~ Questions ~

~ What is your favorite devotional book?
I really don't read many devotionals. Its not that I don't like them, but I normally don't seek them out. I am reading a non-fiction book called "Its Not About Me" by Max Lucado right now and it is super good.

~What are five of your favorite blogs?
A Purpose and a Promise, Defying Depravity, Once Upon the Ordinary, Totally Graced, Burning Youth. And Books For Christian Girls, if I hadn't been limited. Goodness there are so many awesome blogs out there.

~What is your favorite book, music artist/band, and movie?
My favorite book is Annabeths War by Jessica Greyson. Artist: TobyMac, and his best song is Forgivness. And my favorite movie is Belle and the Beast (It is a modern day retelling of the classic tale.)

~ Is there a story behind your blog's name?
Well, from when I started my blog up until August of 2016, my blog name was The Bubblegum Ballerina. I felt it was time for something that reflected me a bit more. I have always loved the thought that even though I am an ordinary girl, my extraordinary God chooses to use me for His plan. And I call Him Father. That's the story!

~ What question would you ask your favorite author is you had the chance?
Well, most of my favorite authors are still living, so I go ahead and ask them. But, I guess I might ask some of them how they let their faith bleed so well into their books.

~What is the last movie you saw, and how did you like it?
The last movie... um I watched a Star Trek Next Generation the other day. That was pretty good.

What is one tip you would give bloggers who are trying to reflect Christ in all their posts?
I don't honestly feel I am good enough at this to give much advice. Other then don't let what others might say affect what you post. If you ask, God will lay things on your heart to post.

~ What are your three favorite books that you own?
Annabeth's War by Jessica Greyson, Kate's Innocence by Sarah Holman, and The Kings Scroll, by Jaye L. Knight. But I love so many books that was really hard to narrow down.

~ What is one of your best memories from 2017 so far?
Surprising my friend Jessica for her 18'th birthday. That was super, super awesome. But its been a really fantastic year though, so I've had a lot of good memory's.

~ What is your favorite Christian Living post that you've read/posted in the last month?
Worth The Wait by Grace Ann was pretty awesome. Though I follow so many amazing blogs, sometimes its hard to keep up with all the good posts. =)

~ Do you own any signed books? 
I own ten signed books, and they are awesome. Most of them my oldest sister gave me for birthdays.

~ Nominees ~
Whoever wants to do it.