The Heart of a Missionary-


FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on April 9, 2010

Today is Facebook-Less Friday here on my blog.

But i refuse to go facebook-less while living in a humongous house all by myself. I also have been kind of Facebook-less these past few days considering the poor quality of my internet connection.

Today i will leave you with a beautiful worship song-

This is one of the version of Glory to God- This time by Vicky Beeching

Hope you envoy it.

Happy Friday!

FLF- What donkey?

Posted in FLF by misspicture on March 19, 2010
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Today my mom is mad at me.

If you know me. You probably know how much that fact disturbs me.

But im fine today. Because i actually think she is wrong

Moving on!

I know God never changes. But for some reason i always thought the OT God wouldn’t hang out with Jesus. (im sorry. This is messed up theology. i know)

But then i found this-

“If you come across your enemy‘s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him”. Exodus 23: 4

For me this is the OT version of

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”. Matthew 5:44

His LOVE will never change.

EVER-

Who’s your enemy today?
Identify his donkey, and
be sure to take it back to him….

Have a great friday!


FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on February 19, 2010
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Hello everyone!

Today, as you already know, is Facebook Less Friday.

And I will leave you with the video that made my night, last night. I dont know this guy but i know his parents and i just thought this video was HILARIOUS.

If you dont know what MPD is.
Or you have never had to go through it.
You wont find this funny, at all.

But let me tell you. It is.

Last night i tweeted that i had a crush on him. For those of you who asked. I DONT. I was just kidding. I promise.

He is Jim and Barb’s son. For goodness’ sake. That would be awkward.

Would you consider supporting this guy’s ministry?

MPD. Ministry Partners Development


FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on February 12, 2010
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Today i just want to talk about a simple principle that is applicable to every situation in life.

“You cant help those who dont want to be helped”

You cant make them stop sinning.

You cant make them focus.

You cant make them read their Bible.

You cant make them a budget.

You cant organize their lifes.

You cant buy them more hours.

You cant fix their relationships.

You cant get them a job.

You cant!
Not if deep inside they really dont want to make adjustments in their lifes. You can share all your knowledge/experiences/testimonies with them or you could even set an example for them to follow. But if they dont want to. Boy! they just wont.

This is frustrating.

But my guess is you are only responsible  for what YOU do/say/think. What others do/say/think is really not your responsibility. You can set an example for them  But if they dont respond to it in a positive way. I would say you are out of it. Its their deal!

What do you think?

While you think. I will leave you with a little treasure i found. It’s been out there for a while now.I knew it was there. I just never took the time to listen.

I even have a friend who looks just like one of these three kids.

Where was I?

They even came to Venezuela and i missed them.

DARN it.
Same thing happened with the Backstreet boys. I discovered them a little too late.

Confession: I like the Jonas Brothers. Taylor Swift. And Miley Cirus

I might be a little too old to like them. But i do. so, shut up/

Have a great weekend.

Oh Oh OH! i almost forget!

What are your plans for valentines day?

: )


FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on February 4, 2010
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My baby brother had not been feeling well for the past two days. He had a fever yesterday morning but he was fine by noon.

He was happily napping. I was watching glee right beside him. my right hand was touching his little left leg.

Fever was apparently gone.

Out of the blue he started shaking and getting all red.

a convulsion.

My beloved almost son was having a convulsion.

I left the room, holding his little shaking body, screaming! Shortly enough we (me, my cousin, and the lady who helps us at the house)  -literally-  ran to the nearest med. center. It took us about 4 min. [Thank you Chavez] and there they put him on an oxigen masc, gave him some shots and then we (me and the baby) got into the shower so the fever would go down.

2 hours later. He was fine. He IS fine.

But me. I am still shaking.

The whole time i was at the med. center holding my -hardly breathing- brother i was singing “Holy is the Lord, God Almighty… The earth is filled with His glory…” while bawling my eyes out. And Let me tell you. It is not easy. It is not easy to sing and cry at the same time. It is not easy to see the person you love the most in this world having so much trouble to breathe. It is not easy to NOT be in control. It is not easy to be thankful…. It wasnt easy to remain thankful yesterday.

When i got home. I prayed this prayer. While still bawling my eyes out. “God. I dont get it. But it doesnt matter. I choose to worship You. You are good. You are good”

He is good. He will never cease to be good. Ever.

Yesterday was officially the worst day of my life.

Not only because my brother had a convulsion. But mostly because i realized how much i love him. I love him so much it hurts.

He is my Isaac.

And God is asking me to leave him.

and I will. In 30 weeks.

I am devastated. It hurts. It hurts so much it gets hard to breathe.

But one thing remains clear.

God is good.
and my circumstances  are unable to change that.

Be encouraged! Stay strong! Remain Thankful!

FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on January 29, 2010
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yeah…

Im having a sushi discipleship date with Nore. AND im exciteed!!

we are studying Philipians and it has been amazing to learn about our weaknesses and how they can bring glory to God. well.. that’s actually today’s study.

Nore dont read this.

I also found this website HERE and im currently watching GREEK

I love that show.

I leave you with some worship

Yes… in french.

Roi des cieux- Dan Luiten

FLF- Stay Strong!

Posted in FLF by misspicture on January 15, 2010
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Nehemiah 8:10: “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

i wanted to share this with you. As i was praying for you today i started quoting this verse in scripture. “The joy of the Lord is my strengh”

friend, i want you to be encouraged by that. For me this verse means that when im going through hard times for the cause of God, or when i keep myself from things i may want to do but shouldnt because are not good in God’s eyes…. He rejoices! He smiles over me! He is full of joy when we obey! and the scripture says that THAT -His joy – is our strength.

This idea always keeps me on the right track – not all the time. I screw up a lot- But just the thought of knowing that He is going to rejoice in my obedience keeps me strong.

Stay Strong in knowing the He is watching and that you have me to back you up and to support you no matter what -even if you fall- I am here to help you stand up again.

Let me know how you’re doing.

Love-

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I recently sent this email to a friend. And i feel like someone might need to read those words today. I hope it encourages you to stay strong.

UHm.. It will certainly help me stay strong today as my Blackberry notifications will start screaming that i have new facebook messages.

I will check ’em tomorrow. that’s for sure.

just not today.


Today it’s FLF

Feliz weekend, Readers! 🙂

FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on January 8, 2010
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I just downloaded Facebook to my Blackberry. After 6 month of living a facebook notifications-free life. So im not sure what to do with my FLF….  my cellphone keeps ringing showing me that i have fb messages but i have not checked them all day today… i dont know what to do.

maybe i shouldnt have downloaded the facebook application again…. BUT i have  an excuse for that and that is i came up with a daily schedule and when i was done with it i realized facebook was not included in my day. So i decided to download it on my Blackberry again… It feels so weird.

But i dont know whats going to happen with my FLF. 
I mean, i should stick with this. I need a break from Facebook once a week. I dont want it… But i like challenges!

so here’s what im going to do…
Im going to ignore the notifications on my Blackberry. Every friday-

I need your encouragement-
Every friday-

 

FLF- New series

Posted in FLF,Recipes by misspicture on December 26, 2009

Hey! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

its late. i know. But today was all about eating and sleeping. yeah… I thought about all of you though. And for that reason, im writing this. Not that my post today will be remarkable. It wont.

Its just a little announcement.

We will start a series in this blog. We will start monday. It will be a recipe series.

Boys/Girls: I encourage you to try them and let me know. They are really simple recipes that ive tried over the holidays. And they are really good.

Send your pictures!

ps: since its a holiday. I decided not to go facebook-less today. I thought you should know.

ps2: Zach. I am NOT sexist. 🙂

See you monday!

FLF- 8 seconds or less

Posted in FLF by misspicture on December 18, 2009
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Welcome to my Facebook-Less Friday post.

Today is my BIG meeting with my pastor.

I am going to tell him all about my trip to Africa and that God told me loud and clear to go back in sept for a year. [i dont know what he might think about that] so.. would you PLEASE! pray?

You dont have to pray for hours…. you can just take 8 seconds of your precious and valuable time to say something like “God, show up in that meeting” or “Jesus, help her not to worry” or “Lord, soften her pastor’s heart” out-loud !

I NEED your prayers.

Here’s why…

1- I am going to show him my heart in that meeting. I am going to share about my fears and my dreams
2- He might want me to stay here for a few more years. But i feel like i would be disobeying  God if i were to stay.
3- I know i should obey God’s voice rather than my pastors opinions…. But its just not easy. I know that my pastor is a man of God and he wants the best for me. So his opinion is very very important for me.
4- I just want you to be a part of what God is doing in my life.

So please… 8 seconds or less. Please pray!

And i might bless you with a saturday post. Just to let you know that your prayers were answered.

So lets make of this Facebook-Less Friday. A Prayer-Full Friday!

To be continued….

FLF

Posted in FLF by misspicture on December 1, 2009

FLF stands for Facebook Less Fridays

I dont check my facebook on fridays. I just dont.

And there’s a little bible verse i want to share with you today.

A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. prov 15;13

It’s so true!

I encourage you this friday to stay close to The Father. So that your heart will be glad and healthy