Thursday, 15 May 2014

April photo a day

April 2
In my hand

April 4
Good Together

April 11
3 of a kind
April 12
On My Left

April 15
I'm reading this

April 17
Something I learned
I learned recently that garlic really helps for colds. Jacqueline Thiessen decided to juice a whole clove of garlic, some apple cider vinegar and a couple other things and then she told me to drink it. Wow, did it smell bad and you don't even want to know how gross it tasted! I got it down some how and did it ever burn. After such a terrible experience it did end up helping me feel a lot better. Thanks Jacqueline :D

April 18

April 19

April 20

April 23

April 25
5 years ago I just had a nephew and now I have two nephews and a niece I am so blessed!

April 26
Enjoy the little things

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Showing God's love to a drunkard

On Friday, April 18th, I walked up to the bus stop and inside of the shelter there was a man sitting with a bottle of mouth wash in his hand. He looked like he was almost passed out drunk. My first thought was I am going to stay as far away from him as I can. I did say a little prayer for him in my head but I stayed outside of the shelter and when the bus came I was on my way.
While I was on my way home, God put it in my mind that I should check and see if he was still there. I looked and sure enough he was still there. I went back to my apartment and started to heat up some leftovers for supper. As I was getting my supper ready I couldn't get that man out of my head. I knew that God wanted me to do something for him but I just kept telling myself "No, it's best if I just leave him alone".
Finally I decided I had to take him something so I asked my cousin if she was willing to come with me because I didn't think I should do it on my own. She said she could so I heated up some leftovers and put them on a paper plate.
We went to him and gave him the food and he thanked us for being such nice people. We were going to leave and I said to him "God bless you" and he looked into my eyes for probably about 5 seconds and just held my gaze.
 Then he said "God bless you to, always".
Then my cousin asked if it would be okay if we prayed with him.
He said "No".
 My cousin said" it wouldn't be okay?"
 And he said "It wouldn't be okay, it would be good".
So we laid hands on him and we prayed with him. We prayed that he would have true freedom and that he would realize that God loves him as if he were his only son.
We said good bye and that we  would keep him in our prayers and then we left.
Now looking back I am so grateful that I followed God's leading and that I went and gave food to this man who is in need of God's love. I will never ever forget the look of true gratitude on this drunk man's face. And I will always keep him in my prayers.
In Zechariah 7: 9-10 it says “This is what the Lord Almighty said: Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another."
Think about this verse and what it is saying and ask God to give you opportunities to do these things. Trust me you won't regret it!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Help through ups and downs

One thing that has really helped me through the ups and downs of life is memorizing some verses that I quote to myself when I need it. Here are the ones that have really helped me:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Romans 8:31
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us who can be against us?

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.

Try memorizing some scripture that you can say to yourself during the good and bad times of this journey we call life.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

25 things I've learned

Here are some things I've learned...Some big some small:

1.Paint little girl's nails. Working at a daycare these past 6 months has taught me a lot but one little thing I learned is that little girls LOVE it when you paint their nails. It keeps them happy and quiet. Try it with one of the little girls in your life!

2.Don't wear makeup until you are 16. I thought it was dumb at the time but my parents didn't let me wear makeup until I was 16 but now I am grateful! It has taught me that beauty isn't found in makeup but in your heart. Now I wear makeup because I like to and because it's fun to do. I don't wear it because I feel like I can't go without it. I feel beautiful with or without makeup. If you are a parent consider not letting your daughter wear makeup until she is 16 and teach her that beauty comes from the heart.

3.Do things you enjoy sometimes. Take sometime every once in a while to do things you enjoy. Whether that's spending a whole Saturday afternoon reading or going out biking. Maybe you enjoy staying home and doing nothing or going on a little day trip. Make a point of enjoying life and doing the things that make it enjoyable for you.

4.  Have at least one parent stay home with the kids. I know it's not always possible because of some circumstances but if you have the option of staying at home with your kids really consider it. Don't you want to be there for your kids everyday-little-moments?

5.Dress up every once in a while. Girls, wear a dress and heals sometimes! ( Or a dress and flats if you are like me) If you don't feel like wearing a dress at least wear a nice shirt and a skirt. Be proud to be a women and be confident wearing a dress!

6.Be dependant on God.  Face it, you can't do life on your own, you need God's strength to make it through! Follow God and let Him lead you in whatever ways He wants you to go. Depend on Him because God is always there for you!

7.Pick flowers. For one thing picking flowers is so much fun whether you are a boy or a girl! If you are a girl put them in your hair and if you are a boy pick them for you mom or wife. Flowers are so beautiful, why not enjoy them by taking some time to pick them.

8.Be messy sometimes. Even if being messy makes you cringe inside, do it! Splash in puddles, throw snowballs, and make mud pies with your kids. Some of the best memories are the ones where you get messy and you don't worry about it.

9. Be someone that people will look up to. Always be ready to listen and after you have listened give the best advice you can. Most of all point people to God and take time to pray with people. Inspire those around you to live for God, now that's something worth looking up to! Ask God how you can be someone people will look up to and He will show you.

10. Show kids affection. This is another thing I've learned working at a daycare. Kids love it when you say "I love you" and when you give them kisses! If you show affection to kids they will do the same to you and you will love the I love yous and kisses you will get back.

11. Hold hands. Holding hands is such a sweet way of showing love. Whether you hold a little kids hand or you wife's hand, do it!

12. Believe in yourself. If you have Jesus in your heart you have no reason not to believe in yourself. Whether you have a test, a recital, a first date, or your first day of college, remember that you are capable of doing anything if you have Jesus on your side.

13. Tell the women and girls around you that they are beautiful. Tell your friends randomly in school, your daughter after she plays a soccer game, or a women on her wedding day. Women need this reminder! Reassuring someone of how beautiful they are is such a blessing, take it from someone who has experienced it.

14. Love you spouse. Having parents that truly loved each other has taught me how I am going to love my future husband. Your kids won't learn to love their future spouses if their parents don't love each other. Make a point of showing that you love your spouse in front of your kids.

15. Make snow forts. Make a pile of snow into a tunnel or a cave,use your imagination and be creative. Let that kid inside of you come out and have a little fun!

16. Read. Read fiction and nonfiction. Also read the classics (Although I can't really tell you to do that because I haven't read many of the classics) Most importantly read the Bible. There is such beauty in words on a page! Take the time to enjoy reading.

17.LOVE. Love with passion! Love your family and friends but also love strangers. Express your love. Love with no restraints. Don't just love but love with the love of Jesus. Choose to love.

18.Dance and sing. Even if it looks or sounds silly, just do it anyways! Blast music, sing, and dance, I dare you.

19.Have someone you can share your secrets with. Have someone you can talk to about anything. Someone you can talk about everything from the opposite sex to work. Someone who will truly listen. Someone you can ask questions. Someone you can share your dreams, hopes and concerns with. If you don't have a person like this in your life ask God to give you someone. Also remember that God is always there to listen.

20. You your manners. I know I sound like you mom but trust me it doesn't look good if you don't use your manners. The world will be a happier place if we smile more often and if we are polite.

21.Learn when it is a good time to speak up. If you hear someone teasing a little kid because of their glasses or someone making a comment about someone else being fat, speak up. People deserve respect!

22. Be careful who you give your heart to. Be careful when you are giving your heart to someone of the opposite sex. Even though he might be prince charming or she might be a beauty queen make sure you aren't just giving your heart to them because of their looks. If the people you love disapprove of him or her there is probably a reason. Make sure you always talk to God about those  you are giving your heart to.

23. Mentor someone. Mentoring someone won't always be easy but when you look back you will be grateful you took the time to invest into a young life. Share the joys of life so they will want to love life. Remind them over and over of the words of the Bible and the indescribable love of our heavenly father. No one can replace a godly mentor in a young life.

24. Be a nurse when the people you love are sick. When someone is sick, rub their back, make them soup, and cover them with blankets. No matter how old they are, who doesn't enjoy being cared for! These are the moments people will remember you for.

25. Be there for those you love. When they are sick with a cold or a broken heart make sure your loved ones know they can come to you. Make them feel welcome coming to you with anything. When one of your loved ones gets engaged or pregnant, they will run to you with the exciting news.  When they are lost or confused, they will search for you. When they need advice on, the opposite sex, work, friends, or their next purchase, they will come to you. Your loved ones need a safe place where they can share their heart and be open. Be that safe place.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My top 10 favorite Disney movies

I might still be a kid at heart because I love Disney movies!
Here's my top 10:
1.High School Musical 2
2.High School Musical 3
3.Eight Below
4.Camp Rock
5.Finding Nemo
7.Monster, Inc.
9.A Bug's Life

March photo a day

March 1

March 3
My name is...

February 4
On my mind
I just got back from watching Lone Survivor with my friend Ashley. Such a good movie!

March 8
In the corner

March 11
Something good
I started teaching myself to play Fur Elise on Saturday.

March 12

March 14
I had so much fun taking care of my nephews tonight!

March 15
I'm starting this evening off with a nice cup of black coffee!

March 16
Beautifully ordinary
I am just a ordinary girl but yet God thinks I'm beautiful and He is proud to call me His daughter! Psalm 139:14: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

March 17
Today's weather

March 18
Five years ago

March 20

March 26
I am here

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

February photo a day

February 1

February 2
My favourite song right now is track 6 on Wow Hits 2014: Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher.

February 4
One thing I loved about my childhood is having tea and peanuts with my Grandpa and Grandma Thiessen.

February 5
A beautiful journal that I got from my dear friend Beatrice Norton.

February 8

February 9
This is the afghan my Grandma Thiessen made me.

February 13

February 14
This is one of the treats a little girl brought to the daycare today. So cute and very tasty.

February 15
My drink of choice
Coffee of course.

February 17

February 19

February 26

February 27
My View Today
I went for a walk by the weir just before supper.

February 28

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

My 5 most visited websites

Here are the 5 Websites I visit the most:

Friday, 31 January 2014

January photo a day

I do a photo a day thing that I got from It's really fun! Check it out. Here's my January photo a day:

January 11
Looking Down
I went for a walk down this trail this afternoon. The trail goes up a hill up to the train tracks by my apartment.

January 12
The bracelets I have on my wrist. Made for me by my sister Heidi and my friend Agnessa.

January 14
3 Things
My little friends that sit on my bed.

January 17

January 18
Happy Place
I went for a walk today and found this picnic table in the park by my apartment.I sat there talking to Jesus for a while. It was my happy place for today and I might just have to go there and talk to Jesus more often.

January 19
Coffee and a maple bacon doughnut.

January 21
A box of cookies that I got in a care package from my Grandpa and Grandma Thiessen. My first care package ever!

January 22
A birthday card that I got from my sweet second cousin Becky.

January 24
Your Space
This is the chair in our living room that I sit in all the time.

January 25
A Taste Of Summer/Winter
I went for a walk this morning down the walking trails along the river by my apartments. What a beautiful winter day!

January 26
Fun Stuff!
I talked to my little sister on the phone for a hour and 40 minutes this afternoon! I miss my sister so much. It's only 26 days till I get to see her.

January 27
Something I Bought
I went to see the second Hobbit in 3D on Saturday.

January 30
Best Invention Ever
My Grandma Thiessen always gives this lotion to me. It works so good!

January 31
Polka Dot