Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

I want to tell you about a Valentine's day gift that was given to me. This gift is not something I could consume, spend or wear. It will not get broken, lost or forgotten. It is a gift that came at a huge price tag. It is the gift of 

God's Love. 
Romans 5:8
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16
 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am so thankful for the gift of love God gave to me, His only son. I am often blown away with how a perfect God could love me a sinner. 
God does not just love me, God loves you too. 

Monday, February 3, 2014


          Earlier today I found this video: So God made a 4-Her. And it got me to thinking about my experience as a 4-Her, I have been able to do amazing things because of and through 4-H. How many teenagers can say they know what Roberts rules of order are? or that they have been to Washington DC to speak with legislative aids for their state senates and representatives? How many people will say that they love to give speeches in public? or that they have meet other teens from all over the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico? How many are willing to help those younger then they are learn a skill? How many teens will give up their Friday nights to train a dog? I could go on for hours, listing every thing I have ever done in 4-H, but I think you get my drift.
         My mom often says that our family bleeds green. She does not mean that we are Vulcans but, rather that we are 4-Hers. To me 4-H is not just a club or an event you go to, it is more then that it is a way of life. If it were not for all my years in  4-H I may not be the person I am today, Thank you Mom and Dad for putting me and my sisters in 4-H. Thank you to all the leaders, volunteers, and everyone else in 4-H for keeping this program going.