March 28, 2020
Is it just me, of has these past few weeks flown by? I have pretty much conjoined all days of the week into one, so don't be surprised if you ask me the day of the week and I have absolutely no clue. While at first, all I could imagine about all of the quarantining and social distancing was boredom. I have come to the realization that this time is really a blessing. God is trying to tell us something through all of this chaos. There are many blessings which have really been shown this past month. More family time, more dinners together at the table, more rest, and ultimately more time to be with the Lord. I pray that you all have been using this time to grow and expand your relationship with Jesus Christ. Trust me, I know how difficult it is to find the positives and praises when it feels as if our world is covered with negativity and scary situations. But I promise, when we come to accept and grow from the scary circumstances, our love and appreciation for our salvation with strengthen tremendously. I love every single one of you so very much and please reach out to me if there is anything I can do for you.
As of today, more than 75 boxes have been sent out. (LETS KEEP THIS UP)
Shirts are in however, I am waiting to deliver until after this corona craziness.
I am continuing to pray for you all
Don't find your identity in the world, but in Him.
March 21, 2020
Hey everybody! I hope your week has been full of family time and most important, time with the Lord. I am 100% guilty of complaining during this time of quarantine and everything closing. I have found myself many times this week whining and being so frustrated by all of this change in my community. It wasn't until a couple of days ago, my daily verse 1 Thessalonians 5 :18 came over on my bible app saying, " Give thanks is all circumstances; for this is God's will in Christ Jesus." When this verse popped up on my notifications bar, immediately felt conviction. I knew that God had been hearing and seeing all the complaining and negative thoughts I was connecting to this pandemic, but I quickly lost the idea that this pandemic was happening for qa reason. God has a bigger plan. A plan that is perfect and completely different of what we would ever imagine. He uses the hard times to show us growth and make us aware of what we were "putting on the back burner". As me and my family have discussed this virus recently, we have been trying to figure out the "WHY???" to such a life changing time. We will not know the why until later, so we need to focus on the "WHAT???" instead. What does God want us to take away from this experience? Maybe He wants us to be stilled, maybe He wants us to spend more time with our family. I don't know, we don't know, the only person who does is Christ and Christ alone. We need to sit back and let God take the reigns of life and follow Him. So join me in a time of prayer, pray that we would be still before the Lord and stop trying to change and detour His ultimate plan. Pray for the families who are currently being affected by this sickness, pray for full healing among the sick, pray for our healthcare workers, and pray for those vulnerable of developing this virus.
I love every one of you so much and please don't forget to reach out to me if you ever need anything. I am praying for you all on a daily basis and continue to Be a light in our broken world.
March 15, 2020
This has been one of the most craziest weeks in my life if you ask me. From school closing down, people taking all the toilet paper, Walmart closing early to restock, people acting like hooligans trying to hoard all their "supplies" needed to quarantine themselves and their families for what they think is going to be forever and I think the most impactful is the fact that our churches are having to do online services only. I don't know about you but something about being together in the House of God and disciplining/fellowshipping with the others at church is totally different than watching live streaming. Personally I much rather be able to physically be at church with my friends listening to our preacher preach right before our eyes. However, all of this craziness can often times leave us asking, "Why God?" I know I have asked that question many times not only now, but during my journey with anorexia. I think that we get so focused on the things of this world like money, friendships, Starbucks, Chick-fl-a, school, and other distractions that we don't know what to do when they are suddenly stripped from us. If you ask me, this whole pandemic is a call from Christ. He is trying to let us see that we need Him more than anything else on this earth. In the grand scheme of things, the only thing that really matter is our relationship with God. I hope that this update will bring you a new perspective on the Coronavirus and all the craziness it is bringing upon us. I love you all so much and please continue to spread the word about BBB Boxes.
"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead Médici to the rock that is higher than I." Psalms 61:2
March 7, 2020
Man, what a week. I hate that I wasn't able to update last Saturday, but I am sure you all can relate. Do you ever get so caught up in the "stuff" of life you forget to do some of the most important things. I know for me this happens daily :). Anyways, I am hoping I can get all of my "stuff" together and be able to update every week from here on out. This week has been particularly hard for me. It has brought me back to my time in recovery, my family's struggles while I was away, the emotionally draining aspects of mental health. There is no way to explain the pain and pull that comes with mental illness unless you or your family member has been through it. It feels as if the world stops, as if here is no good in the situation, but I am here to tell you, the world keeps turning, God will bring good through this. This is just a very small "bump in the road" compared to all the other ups and downs of your life here on this earth. The Lord is just preparing you for the bigger battles you will face in the future. Don't stop, don't give up hope, don't let all of the negatives override the positives that feel invisible. Try and count your blessings, don't focus on all the pain and hurt because that will get you nowhere. Instead think about the things in which God has blessed you and your family with through this trial. The family, the support, the treatment, the prayers, the ability to recover, and most of all, His love. You are all capable of recovery. You are all worth recovery. Just keep pushing and trusting God to get you through. I promise from experience, this is hard and it is tiring but you can do it.
"For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds," says the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17