messages to onlygrace:
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from silverluna :
Hi. How are you? Have a Merry Christmas!
from silverluna :
Hello. Hope you are well. How are things? - 5/21/12
from sunnyrain828 :
Good to hear from you again. I'm sorry, though, to hear that things have not improved for you. Remember this: When the world fell, all of humanity became so corrupted that our holy God could not come near us. Our sins deserved us nothing but death. The only way it could be dealt with was if somebody died. God, in His love and mercy, sent Christ down to become that Somebody for us. His entire purpose was to bring us from rejection into acceptance forever. No matter what other humans--who, by the way, are also corrupt and sinful--do or say to you, you are ACCEPTED through Christ's sacrifice into God's family forever, and even into His presence. You are ADOPTED into HIS family. God looks down and does not see your guilt stains that separated you from Him. He sees Christ's perfection covering you instead. You are HIS OWN child--and He Himself chose to do this for you.
from sunnyrain828 :
It's true. God is in total control and WILL bring us to maturity. But if we put it off and cause problems, it'll hurt more when he finally gets to us.
from sunnyrain828 :
I sent you an e-mail to a Gmail account I have in my contacts under your name. Let me know if I sent it to the right one and I'll send you the username/password.
from talktogod :
Standardized tests are ridiculous. I hate the ones that our kids have to take in Middle and High School. Blessings to you, by the way. I wish you great success.
from sunnyrain828 :
Hi. :)
from thisisjohn :
sometimes hope IS a prayer
from talktogod :
Praying for a better year for you. Us, too.
from talktogod :
Praying for your hope to remain...and resurface.
from minstrelite :
Ooops sorry - I just mixed you up with iamblessed - (about the seven years) because I read her just before I read you (and it's getting late!) - but I do want to start reading you again. This recent entry is really key, because I think God's greatest desire is that we have relationship with Him. It's when He seems the most distant that we need most to turn to Him.
from minstrelite :
Seven years for me to, come this Christmas. I want to start reading you again. I think it will help me. Be blessed...
from moonsocket :
RE: the entry from 2009-07-29....that rings all too true with me, too. What does Floyd McClung have to say about the outcome?
from talktogod :
I believe St. John of the Cross called it "The Dark Night of the Soul." A period of time when it seems as though God is nowhere to be found, no matter what you do...
from sunnyrain828 :
What does he say after that?
from showinggrace :
o.o
from tobehis :
hi
from veronicalife :
Hey you, hehe you made me really happy when i read ur note. i didnt think anyone read my diary, ever. thanks. :)
from moonsocket :
re:helpless plea.......underoath?
from sunnyrain828 :
I'm sorry, Cheryl. I wish I knew what was going on.
from veronicalife :
church :)
from sunnyrain828 :
Hi Cheryl. I'm still here for you.
from offbymyself :
i like your diary. it's plan, simple, honest.
from sunnyrain828 :
I'm sorry, Cheryl. :( Are you okay?
from iamhephzibah :
I'm so sorry. Please know i'm praying for you.
from talktogod :
Merry Christmas, friend! Rejoice in His love!
from tobehis :
Hey, Cheryl. How's life? Haven't heard from you in quite a while.
from sunnyrain828 :
So...Who is this guy? You're so vague in your entries.
from talktogod :
You made me laugh. I smiled, even though it wasn't written to me...that was a happy entry. (11/10)
from tobehis :
you should read twilight. :-P
from joy-in-god :
Hi! I am a diaryland buddy of fan4, minstrelite, talktogod & tobehis! I've read a few of your entries & I am so happy to know you acknowledge God's love in your online diary too! From your last few entries, it seems you're going through a challenging time. I just want to say that I'm experiencing a tough time in life. But through this, I can testify that God is faithful. Despite His impartial judgment, He still loves me & supports me through my hardship & pain. although I often forgot Him when things were going smoothly. Just as He loves you. So I hope that you will trust God to guide you through & find comfort in His Word. Remember to "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." It'd be nice to hear back from you & do drop by my online diary whenever you like! I hope to tell more readers about God's work in my life! - Joy, 9 November 2008 @--J---
from fivedigits :
Hi Cheryl- just wanted to stop through and say hi. I can relate to so many of your entries, because I've gone through the pining-for-a-boy thing, and I'm a Christian and pray that God helps me to make it through each day, especially during hard times. My boyfriend just broke up with me yesterday, so I'm going through hard times again. I don't know how old you are, but I'm guessing you're around my age (I'm 22), and one thing I've learned from my own experience and that of other girls my age is that guys in their early 20's are just a lot more emotionally immature/detached than girls are... so I see over and over again how we put our feelings out there (or maybe not show them) only to find that they're not even close to being returned. Hmm.. I'm not really sure where I'm going with this, but one other thing I wanted to say is that I saw your entry about taking 5.6 seconds to pray for you and I did. I wouldn't be here either if I didn't have the prayers of my family supporting me.
from tobehis :
aw, that's sweet. :) is that why you haven't been around much lately? ;)
from silverluna :
aww...if he is like like Cory Matthews, then I would melt. I'm happy for you. ^_^
from veronicalife :
Wow i'm so Happy for you :D. sounds like you found a keeper, which is so hard to come by these days. Don't let him go! God bless you! Love - Veronica
from prettykate :
hey, it's anna. i moved just in case you cared to read. see ya around
from sunnyrain828 :
Which loser is this? LOL. It's been so long...Can you link back to a couple of your entries about him?
from tobehis :
don't we all need solid ground? :-P have an awesome weekend, girl.
from talktogod :
Well, we didn't forget about you...missed you!
from tobehis :
Hey, haven't heard from you in, like, forever. How are you doing? When do your classes start back up? I start again on the 26th. Thankfully, I don't have classes on Mondays OR Fridays this year. I think I could get used to that. :-P
from silverluna :
you know it's for the best...
from annachan :
yeah... thought about maybe starting over... but i dunno. i agree that i think people can't be just friends with the opposite sex IF they are close or really good friends.
from silverluna :
mmm, John Mayer. :)
from moonsocket :
re: i guess it's mine....it may seem hard to believe, but yr not alone. every word you wrote, seemed like it was plucked from my fingertips. i can relate. on every level. i wish i could offer some sort of positivity or a light at the end of the tunnel, but i can't. all i can offer is what i know and where i am, and that is right by yr side right now. and i can offer to keep you in my prayers. and i will.
from fan4 :
your loss, onlygrace....
from silverluna :
I will pray...
from fan4 :
I like to read diaries and comment on them, but I guess I'll be leaving you alone from now own. BYE
from minstrelite :
Also, if I'm not mistaken, they rob me of my creativity, and my overall zest for living. They seem to turn me into a dullard. But I'm starting to get used to these ones, and I'll probably keep taking them until my circumstances change for the better. They do have an effect of enabling me to tolerate adversity a little bit better. I guess, I don't know. The psych people just keep drumming it into my head that I'm supposed to be taking them, and I get tired of fighting City Hall.
from minstrelite :
I'm a very energetic person who values daily spurts of aerobic exercise. Meds make it harder for me to accomplish this. Also, I don't like the side effects (dry mouth, stomach ache, etc.)
from fan4 :
If you'd prefer I not leave you notes, please let me know.
from fan4 :
You're not the only one who needs to learn stuff more than once.
from talktogod :
I've "learned" the same lesson so many times it's ridiculous. Be encouraged. You are not alone.
from fan4 :
happy belated birthday
from iamhephzibah :
boys are 'tards, but no worries!! God's working on *him* just for you. Just take life one day at a time! Blessings!!!
from silverluna :
see, that's why I try to say heppy birthday early. I wasn't able to get online on Sunday. :)
from tobehis :
"A friend loves at all times" Prov. 17:17. Sorry your friend forgot your birthday. How'd it go?
from silverluna :
yay happy birthday tomorrow! I know it's something you might not enjoy, but I like to celebrate people, especialy my friends. :)
from fan4 :
hi
from kaitlynelise :
God is good isn't He? He does that to me too, I love just picking up the word, flipping it open and getting blown away by God. much love and prayers
from eowynne :
:( I hope things start looking up for you soon. I don't know what's up, but be assured that I'm praying for you. 6/26/08
from talktogod :
Real is very elusive these days. I have maybe two relationships that I can describe as "real." No...maybe 3. Anyway, just a few, and one of those is my wife. I know this is coming across as discouraging, but it's not really meant to be. It's just hard work to find a "real" relationship. The world is very fake and shallow, but you've already figured that out, haven't you? Hugs!
from silverluna :
I'll pray for real too...
from silverluna :
Just go with the flow. You might be more ready than you think. :)
from eowynne :
No kidding!! lol. I'm glad you still remember me. ;)
from eowynne :
I really liked that last entry. So true, but it's a hard realization. 6/17
from silverluna :
you know, I was looking at some old notes, and I remembered that your diary before was free2dream. we've been reading each other for a long time, haven't we? :)
from silverluna :
I get into weird funks too, as you can see from my previous entry...But I'm still doing good. healing...
from silverluna :
So do you feel better?? :)
from eowynne :
Just thought I should tell you "hi" after all these years... :) I hope you are doing well... I feel a little obligated to talk to people I once talked to so much on here.
from fan4 :
What's wrong?
from silverluna :
That's what I'm wishing right now too...
from fan4 :
Did you have a computer glitch? Your note got sent twice. Anyway, I'm currently working on a dialogue assignment. It needs to be at least 6 pages, and I'm not even done with page 2 yet.
from fan4 :
How are you?
from tobehis :
Well, I'm in this summer class until June 17th. While that's going on, I'm working Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and all day Friday. When the class is over, I'm hoping to be able to pick up more hours. I'd like to read a whole lot more for pleasure, too. Hopefully I can do some of that once this class is over. We plan to go on vacation in July, I'm really looking forward to that. :)
from fan4 :
I'm feeling so-so. How are you?
from tobehis :
What do you plan to do for the summer?
from son-souvenir :
please listen to radiohead, and give god some breathing room.
from fan4 :
hi
from sunnyrain828 :
You sound like you're doing a little bit better. It's good to hear. :) I'll say a quick prayer for you as you finish finals. Are you graduating this year?
from tobehis :
Actually, I'm not exactly done with EVERYTHING... I'm done with the spring semester, but I'm taking a summer class. It started this past Tuesday, so I'm soon to be right in the thick of it. Thankfully it's only 7 weeks long, so I think I might be able to survive it. :-P
from tobehis :
Oh, I see. How many classes did you take this semester?
from talktogod :
Praying for you right now. Blessings!!
from tobehis :
man, your finals are late... i just started summer class today, and you're just now doing finals.... weird.
from evenstar101 :
Hey, there! Thanks for checking in on me! How are things with you? I caught up a little on your entries - how are finals? Your entry on missions trips was very thought provoking! Sorry I haven't been updating here very much. I'm mainly on livejournal now. Do you have an account there? I can e-mail you with my link if you want. I think I have your e-mail still...anyway. I'm going to try to post some of my lj entries here over the next few days so I'll be back tracking! *hugs*
from talktogod :
Eh. What is success, anyway? I'm not terribly impressed with man's definition. You keep looking for what God wants you to do, and do that. That's success!
from iamhephzibah :
i totally get you. a professor once explained that the command in the greek isn't the word for go but "make disciples." He basically rephrased it saying "As you are going (wherever that is) make disciples and then baptize them...." I don't think it's so much that people haven't "heard" but they haven't truly seen that christianity isn't about getting converts but about loving everyone around you so deeply that they become curious as how you can do that even when everything around you goes wrong. and then there is this whole "hypocrisy" issue within today's church, and really i don't know how to get past that with those who've been hurt by the church.... one of my friends, a close friend, is like that.
from talktogod :
Holy cow! That was absolutely BRILLIANT!! I've been asking this for years. Why, oh WHY are we sending our youth halfway around the world when there is so much need right in our own city???? And Keith Green?? Man, he rocked, both musically, and theologically. I remember when he was alive, publishing articles with titles like "What's Wrong With the Gospel?" That got people riled up, but he was kind of making the same points your seeing now. And that was an awesome quote by Chambers. I've never seen that one before. Thanks for that! <3
from sunnyrain828 :
You should. It sounds like it would be a good idea. I understand what you said about clinical depression... I used that phrase just to differentiate from a normal kind of depressed-time that lasts for, you know, two weeks, maybe. This has lasted a lot longer and seems deeper-seated than normal depressed-times. I won't say it worries me, because I think that phrase contains too much pressure in it. But I think counseling might be a good way to start. I know it costs money (you could look at it this way: what's cheaper, counseling or doctors' appointments and medications? :) ), but I've been doing counseling for 5 months about stuff with my ex, etc., and with my fiance, and it has helped me a lot. It just helps to really talk through things in depth and get someone else's take on how you got to where you are. {{{{Hug}}}} I'm praying for you, sweetie.
from tobehis :
it's been AGES since i've been to a concert.
from exclamatory :
"i really would never change the fact that i know what i want. well, most of the time. and i know that im strong enough not to give into temptation. with all the debauchery (for lack of a better word) that goes on within college campuses, being strong is HARD, but not for me. i like me. sometimes." <----That is so how I feel right now.
from sunnyrain828 :
Hi Cheryl. I've been wondering the same thing that Blistery mentioned below for a long time: have you thought about the possibility of your having clinical depression?
from son-souvenir :
'meingh' is slang "Yuh know what i mean, meingh!?"
from silverluna :
I know how it is. I know how much it hurts. He wants to be friends, but I can't do it because I love him more than a friend. ocusing on God is the best way. Fall in love with him, and he will do the rest....
from tobehis :
thanks for the compliment, but i'm actually NOT rediculously talented. LOL. i HATE art with a PASSION!!! you have on clue how hard i had to work to get those things to look decent! i'm only taking the class because it's required. i do thank you sincerely for the compliment, though. :-P how are you doing?
from iamhephzibah :
I absolutely love that song. It has been an anthem for times where I feel I'm unworthy, but God reminds me that He loves me still! WOW! Such a great song. Such a great band.... Anywho, I hope you are doing well. Blessings to you!
from blistery :
have you thought of antidepressants or maybe talking to someone. don't want to sound like a douche, but hope you're ok.
from tobehis :
aren't we ALL confused?
from son-souvenir :
get rid of the mind, meingh.
from talktogod :
No. Not pathetic. Don't think that. In the midst of all this pain, try to see you the way God sees you. You are the apple of his eye. And remember, he catches all those tears in a bottle. You are precious to him. I understand that when we are feeling especially "human," being precious to an entity that you can't see, hear or touch doesn't always mean much. Nevertheless, it's still the truth. YOU are precious to HIM.
from kaitlynelise :
are we the same age? im 18
from son-souvenir :
i don't want to say "You Are God" so forget that. just pick up a book with sayings of the Desert Fathers (cristian mystics) or .. The Gospel of Thomas. "God" is not a person, or a daddy you can ask for some sort of material possession or some escape route from your SELF. You're perfect already. You don't need to try to find "God" or whatever. I'm not being atheist, i just don't believe in any of the writings about "God" or ones purpoted to be written by Him. take care.
from kaitlynelise :
oh I know, it's so tempting and easy to think of myself as not blessed when I know I am SO much. "And I guess I am blessed, but sometimes it's just hard to see it as such." I hate this, I want this boy so bad. And not only that, but I want it to be him. But then I feel I am being impure, and I am so tempted not to go to Japan because of him, and all these stupid stupid things. I hate this, I do not like being torn between God and a boy. And I know a boy is not the one to trust, and I know God's testing me. The Beth Moore was part of a romans series. This was the first part, and the second you can probably find easy too, if not I will link you it! http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/Living_Proof_with_Beth_Moore/archives.asp?bcd=11/26/2007 I was so happy to get your notes too!! =)
from tobehis :
Where do you want to hike?
from tobehis :
I think I know what you mean...
from talktogod :
I appreciate the plug for Autism Awareness Month. My 14 year old daughter is a "high-functioning" autistic child.
from son-souvenir :
"GOD" is an enigma. the capitalized word "GOD" is just a word. What you search for can't be found, for what is truth, and "GOD" is ineffable, and for that reason, is the essential base of all life!
from talktogod :
On your quote of "Indescribable," isn't that just truly, awesomely, amazing??? Because I don't know about you, but the depths of MY heart are pretty murky.
from kaitlynelise :
I love those lines
from tobehis :
I think it's sad how some girls (and even some guys) won't let their significant others talk to people or hang out with people... Like, when girls get jealous when their boyfriend talks to other girls, so they forbid them to talk to/hang out with other girls. (And guys do the same thing sometimes.) That's just wrong, if you ask me.
from tobehis :
what's wrong with him talking to you every day and having a girlfriend? does he talk to you LIKE you're his girlfriend?
from tobehis :
how exactly do scholars holla? LOL. :-P
from kaitlynelise :
it's our biggest weakness where God reveals his strength!
from talktogod :
John Mayer. Heh. And the boy can play the blues like nobody's business. I'm a huuuuge fan! He's better live. Much better.
from tobehis :
Are you Waiting for the World to Change? (that's the only thing I know about John Mayer. LOL.)
from talktogod :
I dare say none of us is loving God the way we should. I know I'm not. And it's good to cut through the baloney sometimes and realize that, yeah, even we Christians sometimes wish we were someone else or had characteristics that we don't seem to possess. By the way, this isn't criticism...it's validation. If we don't let that frustration out, being totally honest with ourselves and God, we become some kind of aberrant "plastic" Christians. I don't want that...
from kaitlynelise :
Share the same God I think ;) I'd love to pray for you onlygrace, if you wanted :)
from purplepocoyo :
hello!(: i'm a believer of God too! share the same faith!:D
from kaitlynelise :
I am having a tough time too.
from tobehis :
when's your spring break? are your classes going ok?
from kaitlynelise :
yup, you sure are. and i hate breakfast food too. bleh!
from minstrelite :
I'll try to keep my entries shorter. :)
from talktogod :
You dislike breakfast food??? Oh, dear. Hahaha...
from tobehis :
one day you'll find that guy... one day i'll find that guy, too. until then, we just have to pray that God will keep him for us, and that we'll recognize him when we see him. <3
from silverluna :
I read the entry before, about your mother. I know how it is...
from iamhephzibah :
If you are a dreamer, I'm right there with you. But I think he'll come around.... One day.... Hopefully soon! Blessings, friend! <3 Zee
from talktogod :
That was heartbreaking. I really can't think of anything else to say, other than I feel an extreme need to go hug both of my girls. And you, too.
from talktogod :
"...and your mind says pretty, but they aren't..." I like that. Did you compose that?
from exclamatory :
I'm finally over my sickness, I think. I'm still sneezing like crazy, but it is MUCH better than before. Thanks for asking! :) --- I know what you mean about the eyesight thing. I stare at a computer all day long. Whenever I walk out in the sun, if I don't have huge, dark shades on, I can barely see. I should probably go to the eye doc. I hope you feel better! Are you doing okay?
from tobehis :
that's an interesting concept, about people needing to be happy alone before they can love someone. i had never thought about that before.
from kaitlynelise :
I've been thinking about love a lot lately.
from son-souvenir :
each of your entries i read make me so more glad i'm friended to you on here.
from tobehis :
It seems like everyone's got a bad case of the "blahs" this weekend. :-/
from kaitlynelise :
I don't know if this will be helpful or not, but sometimes, most of the time, when I get in a bad mood all I need to do is pick up my bible and work it out with God. Find out what's up. Often Satan's hot on my heels, trying to get me down. much love
from mildchild :
I love that song by David Crowder!
from exclamatory :
Locked my diary --- username: letme // password: in
from iamhephzibah :
david crowder rocks my socks off! Be blessed! <3 zee
from talktogod :
I'll be. You know...funny, I didn't even notice the title of the entry. Doh. And I've read that, too. Awesome book.
from son-souvenir :
i'm going to watch this Say Anything .. i need to upgrade myself.,.. possibly
from kaitlynelise :
siiiigh me too
from talktogod :
THAT WAS AWESOME!!! Where did you get that? I love it! (Ok, since "notes" aren't dated, I'm speaking of the "And Grace called out..." entry. I'm definitely linking to that on my diary. I love that! In fact, I might even read it at church Sunday...Thanks for that!
from tobehis :
I like the new look. I think these colors make the site look more "adult." :-P I've never seen Pretty in Pink. Or that other one you mentioned, I can't remember what it was now. LOL. Ummmm........ yeah, my mind just went blank. LOL. How's school?
from tobehis :
Say Anything huh? 1989... I was only a year old. And did you notice that Diaryland COMPLETELY changed its look? I'm trying to wrap my mind around it. I kind of like it. But it will take some getting used to. LOL.
from son-souvenir :
consistency of character; gentleness is the greatest virtue love is never-changing.
from exclamatory :
Your blessings.blessed.bless entry really touched me. I think that is awesome. You ARE a blessing :)
from tobehis :
what an odd experience.
from talktogod :
Wow. That's pretty random, but way cool. God has a way of surprising us sometimes, doesn't he?
from kaitlynelise :
I was flipping over your diary, and you said at one point, "I want to get married but I can't I'm only 18" or something along those lines. And I laughed, in spite of myself, because I feel the same way. And then I realised how similar we are, and so different.
from son-souvenir :
YO. i am going to put you on my favjournal list, cause i allways need more Angels in my life. dennis.
from tobehis :
You still have plenty of time, girl. God's got a perfect plan. :) My mom didn't date anyone seriously until she my dad asked her out when she was 21.
from tobehis :
"heaven forbid you end up alone, and don't know why..." ~lyrics from "heaven forbid" by the fray. :-P thanks for responding to my tag. :-p
from evenstar101 :
How are you doing, Cheryl??? *hugs*
from tobehis :
"tag! you're it!" see my latest blog.
from son-souvenir :
i haven't been awake really. I just want to say believe in the person right next to you, in your self, and the possibility you are the love you are seeking. good night.
from son-souvenir :
look! see! Christ becomes you, not above you, or whatever. stories you've been told don't matter. you've been brainwashed. if you think i'm the enemy block me from commenting. Or if you feel good being lost, which i'm pretty sure you don't, like you feel people are fighting you because you believe you have something to protect. makebelieve is just that, but you are here, and don't have believe. To DO is to NOT know, and be OK with it.
from son-souvenir :
Christ is life. Jesus of nazareth isn't even bones any longer, unless ofcourse you invest your imagination & trust in A heaven B resurrection involving body & spirt of HayZeus.
from son-souvenir :
are you joking about jesus being your valentine. , cause he's a dead guy , long past! my valentine is a glass of water, and the movine Eternal Sunshin of the Spotless Mind.
from silverluna :
the best thing to do is to tell them quick. Holding on to this secret will cause more pain...
from talktogod :
This sounds bad...I'll be praying for you.
from tobehis :
girl, are you OK? What's up?
from tobehis :
look up "we need each other" by sanctus real. :)
from tobehis :
running away is never the answer. and of course you can miss what you never had. i miss something i've never had before...
from tobehis :
"God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow." Or something like that. LOL.
from cherrygash :
One thing I gotta say, from God's very mouth: 'For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.' Psalms 66: 10-12 It's a favorite of mine, and always gives me courage that even though the world uses you, God pulls through for you at the end.
from tobehis :
somtimes 12 hrs. is just as much work as 15! i've taken 15 hours every semester before this, and this semester i'm only taking 12, but i still feel just as busy. :-/
from onlygrace :
i was sick but now im feeling so much better :)
from tobehis :
what's wrong? i hope you feel better soon! *hugs*
from cherrygash :
hope you get better. xo cG
from iamhephzibah :
I definitely think it's good for now too... but then I still have about a year and a half of undergrad left. I'm uncertain whether I want to go to grad school or not, but we'll see. Be blessed! <3 Zee
from tobehis :
tobymac is aweome. i realize that's random (i'm crazy, too :-P), but i'm listening to his portable sounds right now... maybe you should listen! music is good for the soul! :-D
from cherrygash :
thx for the note. for being strong, i always remember using brute hatred or anger...they only lasted so long, then there was God. I could hate or be angry as much as I'd like, but still when I took a blow to the heart, it'd hurt all the same, if not harder, because I wouldn't let it show. Pretty soon, God showed me that I was only strong when I put my faith in Him, I was only strong when I lived my life through His words, I was only strong when I left everything to Him.
from tobehis :
nobody likes to be yelled at.
from sunnyrain828 :
Guys only "complete" girls' lives who have already allowed themselves to be completed by God. Not sure if that made any sense... When you find someone to marry, that guy DOES become second in importance to God. But if you've found the right kind of guy, God is intrinsically IN your relationship with the guy. So if a girl has got a good head on her shoulders, God and the relationship with the guy are not easily separated. Not because the guy BECOMES God to her, but because the relationship with the guy becomes a representation in your life OF your relationship with God. That's why the church is called the bride of Christ so often. Because a marriage relationship reflects the relationship between God and people.
from iamhephzibah :
27 dresses made me empathize with jane. Always the friend, never the bride. I'm okay with that for right now though :-) <3 Zee
from talktogod :
Mmmm...."Highest" is a beautiful picture. Absolutely marvelous. Sometimes the best thing we can do is crawl up in our Daddy's lap and rest in his embrace. Are you familiar with the music of Dennis Jernigan?
from erunamagrnlf :
sometimes i know the feeling you wrote about in pretend land.
from tobehis :
No, it wasn't about my best friend's wedding. She's doing GREAT!! :-D Thanks for your prayers. I found out that the situation really isn't as bad as I thought it was; well, at least that's what we've been told. I'm still a little skeptical (taking a cue from my mom, LOL), but "they" don't seem to think it's a big deal. So hopefully all will turn out well. Your prayers are still greatly appreciated, though. :-)
from tobehis :
you're welcome.
from tobehis :
Here's a song for you: I Belive In Love by Barlow Girl. Here are the lyrics: "How long will my prayers seem unanswered?/Is there still faith in me to reach the end?/I'm feeling doubt I'm losing faith/But giving up would cost me everything/So I'll stand in the pain and silence/And I'll speak to the dark night//I believe in the sun even when it's not shining/I believe in love even when I don't feel it/And I believe in God even when He is silent/And I, I believe//Though I can't see my stories ending/That doesn't mean the dark night has no end/It's only here that I find faith/And learn to trust the one who writes my days/So I'll stand in the pain and silence/And I'll speak to the dark night//I believe in the sun even when it's not shining/I believe in love even when I don't feel it/And I believe in God even when He is silent/And I, I believe No dark can consume Light/No death greater than this life/We are not forgotten/Hope is found when we say/Even when He is silent//I believe in the sun even when it's not shining/I believe in love even when I don't feel it/And I believe in God even when He is silent/And I, I believe."
from cherrygash :
Praying you find peace.
from talktogod :
Your words strike a chord in my spirit. You sound so much like me. That's probably not a good thing for either one of us. But I can echo many of the words that you wrote in the "Oh, My Soul" entry (just to clarify which one I'm talking about). We can't give up, though, you know. I don't think God will let us.
from cherrygash :
i luv ur reads fellow Christian. cG
from minstrelite :
You have a beautiful way of expressing your love toward God.
from tobehis :
also without faith, it's impossible to please God. (hebrews 11:6) Have an AWESOME weekend!
from talktogod :
Wow. That was remarkable. I'm telling you, you could sell some of this writing...Anyway, you have an amazing spirit. You'll get hurt a lot and probably already have. But don't let it harden you. Somewhere out there is a guy who is worthy of your love. And who wants the kind of love you will give.
from talktogod :
Great quote! One of my life mottos is "It can ALWAYS be worse." But it's so true...no matter how bad, God is infinitely bigger. You've lifted my day. Thanks!
from tobehis :
My classes started back yesterday (1/7). You get a long break! Lucky ducky. I'm posting an update today about some school stuff, so be sure to check it out. :)
from tobehis :
How are you enjoying school?
from talktogod :
I love your prayers. So poetic, yet so poignant. Maybe you should be a writer. :-)
from exclamatory :
"I want to feel safe, because I'm so scared." ---That's totally me.
from evenstar101 :
Cheryl, your New Year's entry could have been written by me! Seriously! I'm learning those same things. *hugs*
from talktogod :
Yes. Everything IS going to be alright. Keep believing that. You know the verse..."All things work together..." Keep believing.
from tobehis :
Thanks for the note. I knew all that, and had told myself all that, but it is good to be reminded by a friend sometimes. :) I'm going to post an update in the next few minutes, so I guess I should tell you to be sure to check it out. :-P How was your Christmas?
from evenstar101 :
How are you doing, sweetie? I'm sorry that I haven't been around much lately! *hugs* Merry Christmas!
from erunamagrnlf :
"Rejection is inevitable in life, but it doesn't mean that you have to continually be self-sacrificing for people who just don't care" it's true. they'll come around and get their heads together if they're meant to be there. most people stay in our lives for a season. but thank God for the true ones that stay for a lifetime.
from wait4you :
Same here; it's crazy to see how much I've changed. Yet some things are sort of the same...the guy I liked in sophomore year, I still sort of have a crush on him now. Crazy how those sorts of things continue on like that.
from tobehis :
I'm hoping to be able to see it again. This was the first time I'd seen Patrick Dempsey. I thought he was cute in some scenes, but in others, I didn't understand why people think him amazingly hot. :-P
from wait4you :
Hey, I'm not sure if you remember me...I just want to say thank you for being there for me through the though times. Things are a lot better now, still working on finding true happiness, but I'd say things are going well. So thank you for everything, so much. :) And I know what it's like to have everything changed--I was reading my diary over, and I'm amazing at how so many things have changed for me. Friends, interests, my life in general, and so much more...it's amazing and weird to see how much things change, isn't it?
from tobehis :
everything has changed? maybe you should go see Enchanted. It's an awesome movie. :-P
from talktogod :
You are a treasure in God's eyes, and will never be a disappointment to him. Keep your gaze up. Aim for the center of his holiness.
from exclamatory :
I locked my diary. Username: pink - Password: white
from erunamagrnlf :
i know how you feel, being confused. know you're not alone. much love.
from tobehis :
I only had the one test... and I got 46/50 on it...not as good as I usually do, but still very acceptable. :) And I exaggerated on the English reading...I only had to read 20 pages, not 40. :-P The event on Saturday went well. Joseph was really cranky, because he wanted to get down and run around and we wouldn't let him.(There were tons of people there, naturally, and things that could be broken.) Plus he'd been sick, so that probably had something to do with it. We didn't stay very long, but it was enough to get them out of the house and stuff. They'd been cooped up inside for almost 2 weeks! Anyway...I'm rambling and class starts in 15 minutes. Hope your week is going well.
from talktogod :
It's cool that you got to meet Crowder. I like him. I don't know anything about Myriad. The one I wish I could meet is Matt Redman. I would love to just sit and talk with him about worship for an hour or two.
from tobehis :
i've never heard of the myriad. i love phil wickam's divine romance. :)
from sillybeautie :
HEY!! I was looking back at my diary and I was reading the notes from you. So I wanted to check back in. Maybe you don't remember me. But thats okay. :]
from tobehis :
one thing on my mind..... I have so much to do this weekend... I have to register for classes at 8AM tomorrow morning, Health test Monday, reading to do for English, bulletin to put together for church (shouldn't take long), plus the White Elephant Sale this weekend. (White Elephant Sale is basically just this huge yardsale that they do every year at my old high school, all the proceeds go to the school.) So... that's what's on my mind. It's going to be a busy weekend!
from sunnyrain828 :
On my mind: how much I miss my boyfriend and can't see him for another 2 weeks... Ergh. I feel like my heart's all twisted up, like your eyes get kind of screwed up when you're trying not to cry. Long distance is hard. :'(
from iamhephzibah :
my mind never shuts up either :-/
from tobehis :
we all go through funks.... i do regularly. ;-) hope you have an AWESOME week, girl. :-) 11/5/07 (can you believe it's already NOVEMBER??!! I sure can't!)
from tobehis :
:-(
from sunnyrain828 :
Hi Cheryl - Do you know how to delete a Diaryland account? I have another diary on here that I kept for a while, but I don't need it anymore.
from iamhephzibah :
thanks for the comments. it made my day :-)
from exclamatory :
Hey, it's Erika (WithDaisies.diaryland.com). I haven't been on here in forever, but I've returned! I'm adding you to my friend's list. How have you been? :)
from all-sewn-up :
your latest entry is my favourite for no succinct reason. I do hope you aren't about to do anything brash.
from evenstar101 :
I'm glad the Bebo concert was great. He is amazing. What do you think about Shane and Bethany being engaged? I think it's a little weird...isn't he significantly older than her? Hmmm...
from silverluna :
shane and shane and bebo are my favorites! :)
from tobehis :
no, i didn't know they were engaged. how cute. :) i'm glad you had a good time. :) maybe i can end every sentence with a smilie. :) i probably can. :) it might get a little annoying, though. :) how are classes going for you? :) i'm even starting to annoy myself with these smilies. :) i need to get to bed, so i'll wait to hear back from you, have an awesome week! :)
from tobehis :
how'd the concert go? (wonderful, i'm sure. LOL.)
from tobehis :
"all in all" >> great attitude. you can either love deeply and risk getting hurt, or you can not love at all, and definitely feel the hurt. i didn't say that exactly right, but i'm sure you get my drift. LOL. have fun at the concert.
from tobehis :
how was the concert? or is it this coming weekend? remember philippians 4:13. :-D <3 (10-11)
from talktogod :
I'm praying for you. It's hard. I know. Try to immerse yourself in God.
from silverluna :
I know how it is with long lasting crushes. I had a crush on my best friend for 5 long years. Now he's married and i'm happy for them. they're both my good friends. I realized if I didn't let go of him I would not have found my shawn a couple years later, and i would be miserable.
from tobehis :
that letter was sweet. ~ how are you doing? got any neat plans for the weekend? {10-4}
from sunnyrain828 :
Soooo... Thanks to your entry today I have a better idea of what all your vague entries about hurting have been about... And I suddenly see that you're going through the same thing I've been going through the last three and a half years. Once upon a time (as in, I wouldn't be surprised if it were a whole YEAR ago) you asked me about what exactly happened between Nate and I. I started a long e-mail to you and never finished it. I eventually deleted it, figuring it'd been so long, you probably wouldn't even be interested anymore. But after today, I wonder... Would you still be interested?
from sunnyrain828 :
Interestingly, this is how I feel about my ex. Or have felt about him. I don't talk to him anymore, but the feelings you expressed in your letter to him are feelings that are still very vivid in my memory. I don't know that they will ever completely fade away. What I know is that I just have to keep moving forward. Keep moving on. Keep going. That's the only thing there is to do.
from sunnyrain828 :
You're not flaky; you're human. :)
from all-sewn-up :
Your diary is sublime in a vaguely existential, vaguely bohemian sort of way.
from tobehis :
you're going to have to expand a little bit on that "going fast" entry, girl. you're being to vague for my liking. ;-)
from evenstar101 :
*hugs*
from tobehis :
my heart has hurt like that before, too. just hold on, girl. maybe read 1 corinthians 10:13. that was the verse that was on my daily flip calendar today, and i love it. not sure if it applies to your situation or not, but...it's a good verse anyway. ;-) *hugs* if you ever need anything, let me know. {[email protected]}
from tobehis :
You got a new layout! I like it! So far being a bridesmaid is very fun, because we haven't done anything yet. :-P And...another bridesmaid and I are already planning a shower. It's set for Oct. 20th. I'm in charge of all the food. And...GET THIS... the bride wants to invite 116 people. (Yes, I said one hundred sixteen people for a WEDDING SHOWER...and I'm in charge of ALL THE FOOD.) How crazy is that?! I hope you have a FANTABULOUS (is that the word you used? LOL) week, as well. I'm sorry that school is driving you nuts. Want to talk about it?
from tobehis :
Hope your weekend goes better than your week did!
from tobehis :
i've actually been doing the reading in most of my classes this semester. it really helps with understanding what's going on. :-P what classes are you taking?
from ohmegah :
when you see the name "ohmegah" whats the first thing that comes to your mind?
from tobehis :
i would never be able to live in a dorm. more power to you! :-D
from tobehis :
psychology...wow, that sounds pretty in-depth. what do you want to do with that? I go to a college about 25 minutes away from my home, so I'm able to live at home...and no, I don't really give that info out online. Thanks for understanding. It's a relatively small campus, which was good for me, because I went to a really small high school. There aren't any dorms on campus; they're in the process of changing that, though. In the past year, they got permission to build dorms on campus. If I'm still around when they are finished...I'm NOT going to live on-campus! I'm too much of a mommy's girl to live away from home. ;-) I'm sure you'll do fine, even though you'll be busy. You'll find that college is much faster-paced than high school, but it's also over much quicker. They pack a lot of material into just a few months of class, and then you're done with that class forever! (Unless you fail it, of course. LOL.)
from tobehis :
have you picked out a major?
from evenstar101 :
I said a prayer for you. *hugs*
from sunnyrain828 :
Dear God, I pray for Cheryl. I don't know what she's going through right now, but I pray that you would build her up through it, support her, and do all those things that you're so good at doing to comfort people. Thank you for her spirit and her dedication to you. Hold her close to you, O God. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
from silverluna :
I'll pray.
from tobehis :
That's a good verse, too. What's so funny about Reggae Praise?
from tobehis :
hold on tight. He has perfect plans for you, remember? jeremiah 29:11.
from tobehis :
that's the best way to be.
from tobehis :
Ooh, hey, when do you start classes?
from tobehis :
why are you stronger than you give yourself credit for?
from kaitlynelise :
That's tough girl, pick up the bible and start reading song of songs or psalms. God doesn't think you're inadequate, and he has someone even better for you.
from tobehis :
Should I be offended that you just called me random? Probably not, because I know it's true. I'm glad that you enjoy my entries. Sometimes I have a lot to talk about, sometimes I don't, but still want to say something anyway, even if it is just rambling. :-P One of my co-workers suggested The Pursuit of Happyness, and she warned me that it was sad. Jayden is really cute. I watched some of the extras, and one was called "Father and Son On and Off Screen." It was all about the relationship between Will Smith and Jayden. It was really cool. I bet that was a great experience for the two of them. Stranger than Fiction was really weird. I just randomly picked that one, because I had seen a preview for it (not the best way to pick a movie, but that's how I did it). It was OK, didn't love it, didn't hate it. Well, I better get back to work. Hope your week goes great!
from tobehis :
you deserve THE BEST. :-D
from kaitlynelise :
I have been feeling much the same as you lately.
from evenstar101 :
Happy belated birthday! 18, right? I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with d-land lately. I hope things are going well! :-)
from tobehis :
She turned 19 this month. (July 2nd.) Kinda young, huh? ;)
from tobehis :
Hope your back feels better soon!
from dearkate :
I LOVE colbie caillat! she is one of my favorite artists :)
from tobehis :
The Fray is awesome. :) Y'know, they're the first non-Christian band that I've listened to and bought their CD. I didn't know that they weren't a Chrstian band (the band members are Christians, though) until just recently, because Air 1 played their songs. So that was just a bunch of rambling junk. How's life?
from goldberry91 :
Hey! Haha, I was in a really bad mood when I wrote that entry- he's actually an exceptionally lovely person. It's funny, though, how even the loveliest of people can, if you think about it enough, be seen in a negative light. How confusing! I'm off to read your diary. Hope you're having a wonderful day!
from tobehis :
if he doesn't share your feelings, then i guess it's a good decision you made. unrequitted affection never is very satisfying. it's good that you realize not to get in too deep before you get hurt. ok i'm done rambling. :-P
from kaitlynelise :
hmm...I can deeply sympathize with your entry. Be strong, trust that God has someone far more amazing for you because he does.
from kaitlynelise :
happy birthday dear!
from tobehis :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. ....and I think I know what you mean about the guy you were writing about in your entry. I think I feel the same way about someone. I just don't know. I'm so confused. :(
from tobehis :
Yeah, my co-worker looked it up on the Internet. It's "More Today Than Yesterday." The lyrics are in that same entry.
from tobehis :
Nothing happened to my nose. It just started bleeding. I get lots of nose bleeds, so I'm used to it. I think it's my allergies, you know?
from eowyn86 :
I think I know how you feel... it seems impossible how you can develop such feelings for someone without them feeling anything in return, because I've done it before, and it hurts. I do hope things work out for the best for you, whatever that may be. You deserve someone who truly loves you, so no matter what, I hope you'll never settle for less!
from tobehis :
"because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in." (Proverbs 3:12 ...Hope your week is going great
from tobehis :
That is kind of spiteful. Here's something my mom used to say: You can choose to be miserable, or you can make the best of it and be happy. Hope I don't sound too preachy. And have a wonderful 18th birthday if I don't talk to you before then. Cherish every moment, it flies by SOOOOOO quickly!
from tobehis :
Man, I'm sorry to hear you won't be able to go away. Of course, I didn't get a vacation the summer right after my graduation, either. I had to wait til this summer, the one after my first year of college. So hang in there, girl. My vacation is going great, thanks for asking. I gotta go. :-)
from kaitlynelise :
I'm not worried by it, and thanks for your words of encouragement
from kaitlynelise :
you're so inspirational girl! <3
from tobehis :
Are you going to get a vacation this summer? (I hate laptops, btw. It's almost always impossible for me to type on them well. Ick. I'll take what I can get, though. I'm fortunate to have a Dad that will let me use it. :-P) Have an AWESOME week.
from tobehis :
What don't you want any more of?
from blingnflutey :
thanks cheryl...this entry came at a good time for me to read. i hope things are well for you.
from tobehis :
That was a really good entry. :) .........It's raining. Can I go home and read a book? ....Nope. Number one, I have to work and earn money. Number two, I don't have any books to read right now. Lovely. Have a great week!
from cherrygash :
You're totally right. I at first thought, wow, it will be so much easier when i give my life to God.... well, in certain ways it is, but it's NOT! We still live in this evil ridden world and have to fight for our lives every single day! Being a Christian isn't easy, it doesn't mean life will be perfect, it doesn't mean we won't come on hard times and struggle. I just had to learn that from the big old mighty Himself, and it took awhile, but now I see that Being a Christian could for all possibilites be More challenging than to not be one. :)
from kaitlynelise :
This entry spoke to me, thanks onlygrace Kat
from tobehis :
What's that from?
from tobehis :
I always have weird dreams. :-P How are yours weird?
from erunamagrnlf :
we all need to change. i don't know how either. but God does. ask him. ;)
from tobehis :
Congratulations! I didn't realize that you're just a year younger than me. I thought the age difference was bigger. Anyway. I'm doing fine. I'm not taking summer classes. I don't care if it does take me longer to finish, I'm taking summers off! Except I'm not REALLY taking them off, because I'm working full-time, but that's a LOT different than going to school, y'know? Do you know what you'll be majoring in?
from tobehis :
Amen to that entry. I feel the same way...I need to do better, to "broaden my horizons," so to speak, but I just don't know how!
from tobehis :
Girl, how are you doing?
from cherrygash :
I am reading the 2003 edition. The cover to paperback at least are mountains and an orange and blue sky reflecting off the water below. :) I have no idea about the other site you gave me, sorry!!
from tobehis :
anything by max lucado is good.
from sunnyrain828 :
Blue Like Jazz!! If you haven't read it already. GREAT book.
from cherrygash :
ok, first book, Desiring God by John Piper/ so far as Excellent read and I'm not even close to half way done. #2 Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher # 3 a good somewhat sad yet very deep novel by Danielle Steel it's called The Long Road Home I love reading too!! I haven't been on here forever and it's nice to see what God has been opening your eyes to! It's so exciting. God Bless people like you, Prayer is SO powerful, and we must not see it as hopeless. For God has each his own a plan that happens in His way on His time. :)
from silverluna :
Have you read anything about the evangelist Wigglesworth? I think that's his name. My boyfriend always tells me about him. I don't know if there are any books by him, but I know there are some about him...
from superduper87 :
Hey girl, this is Erika (WithDaisies, Ndescribable, etc). I'm back! Add me if you'd like. I miss reading your diary! How are things going? :)
from tobehis :
50 books. Wow, that's a lot. The only books I can think of to recommend to you are really long, which would probably hinder you in reaching your goal. It depends on how fast of a reader you are and how much you plan to read. Reading every spare minute, I can finish these books in about 2 or 3 days. It's the Zion Covenant Series by Bodie Theone. They're AMAZING, I'm actually currently reading them now. When are you finished with school?
from sunnyrain828 :
It depends on where you're camping at. Some places have showers and some don't. When you're out in the sticks, doing "real" camping, like I was yesterday, there aren't showers. I didn't take one because we were only there for one night. If we'd been there longer, though, I might've just soaped up my head with shampoo and rinsed it with stream water. I'd have to get a bucket and do it on land, though... There's laws to protect mountain streams. They don't want chemicals flowing in them (not even chemicals in shampoo). Have you never been camping before?
from kaitlynelise :
i reccommend all of Jane Austen's works. Any classics you can get your hands on. The Picture of Dorian gray. and one you must must must read. Infidel. Soo popular. So revealing...read it first. read it asap!
from goldberry91 :
Hey, really nice to hear from you :). I hope you've been well. I'm off to read your latest entry now!
from sunnyrain828 :
Yeah, Chris is a girl. Her full name is Charissa.
from evenstar101 :
Hey! D-land has been VERY slow for me and so I've been updating elsewhere...just not here! You can go to my xanga. It is listed under my contact info on my site. I've been updating there a little bit. :-) And sorry! My middle name is Nicole! I hope you're doing great! :-)
from tobehis :
sorry your weekend was so lousy. just remember: when others fail you, He is there. He will never leave you or forsake you. <3
from cherrygash :
hey, i know what u mean, situations are being changed currently and i'm nervous, alone and confused about which direction i should take. sometimes my heart seems to work and other times it seems i have to pound on my own chest to see if i'm breathing i'm tired, i'm unaware and losing time and knowledge which is giving low ambitions and no drive for alot of things. i hope you feel better.
from erunamagrnlf :
i know how you feel. people changing. it seems like the little group we have been comfy in for who knows how long in church is changing. and not everyone's changing for the better. it's hard to watch that happen and feel like you're the only one keeping their head straight. then it feels like everything's just all screwed up. the best thing to do? stay where you are. be who you are. that's what some of them are going to need. and that's good for you too. they'll see (maybe not in our time...) but don't worry. all things work out for the good of those who love him.
from goflyakite19 :
Thank you for the compliments. Three months later, I checked my profile and found your notes. Have a good one. :)
from eowyn86 :
*hugs* It's so hard when other people change into what they said they wouldn't be. But if anything I hope it will encourage you to be more steadfast than them, because I know you can!
from goldberry91 :
Hello :)
from tobehis :
I want people to see Christ in me, as well. I want to be a light for Him, shining bright in this dark, cold world. I want to become more like Him every day. <3 Have an AWESOME weekend, girl! 4/20/07
from sunnyrain828 :
I wish I knew what was going on with you, hon. I hope things get better though. Love, Steph
from tobehis :
let it all out, girl. :)
from tobehis :
thanks for the note. i hope you have an amazing, awesome, wonderful week. :) 4/15
from kaitlynelise :
well this guy has interest in his two friends and thats it. hes super shy but i think he likes me anyways haha
from kaitlynelise :
ahaa I knooow!
from cherrygash :
No Problem!! I'm glad someone is greatful for God's word. You know what? I used to be lonely alot, but now not so much anymore. I can come home Every night, live and be with myself, and have all the fulfillment I need, because I can feel God's prescence. Even when I feel the most alone, I am not, I always calm down..I always have some small peace in me when I'm at my worst. I hope you are feeling better, and that it's good to get stuff off your chest!! Have a great weekend. cG
from kaitlynelise :
Good stuff.
from kaitlynelise :
Don't want to sound judgmental or condescending but, I think you should have another talk with God and figure out what's wrong. God gives you strength, so it's important to talk to him a lot! AND really give over yourself to Him. You have to be honest, you have to be open with him. If you can't spill your heart to God, who can you spill it to?!
from silverluna :
I understand. i think tha's why i started writing in this diary: to complain when no one wanted to listen...
from araquen :
Not embarrassing; honest. And honestly from me, it made perfect sense. Hope you're feeling a bit better...
from cherrygash :
Why is that post embarrassing?? To tell you the truth, that's Exactly what I've been going through right now. I don't have that someone, I don't have anyone to talk to except God, which is great, but verbally I don't have a person. It's sad, I feel like I'm the only one listening but when I try to tell someone anything they become totally deaf. It's like 'you should care about my agenda!' well, i would if you cared about Mine. and that's not selfish, it's mutual. i'm just so sick of being that constant, when stickiness comes into someone's life I'm the towel they use to clean themselves off with. that's because i'm loyal, i'm constant, and i am trustworthy. in spite of all these things that sometimes harden my heart, God is the only one I know I can trust, My constant, He'll never turn His back on me, and He'll always listen. That's what I can depend on, ive learned if there's anything among this world to depend on it's no one. Even when I think I'm not being heard, in the end, I know I am, but that storm going through my head just brings me closer to Him.
from tobehis :
Why was that embarrassing? Sometimes we need to rant and rave to people. We need to be able to vent about what we're feeling. There's nothing wrong about that. We all need someone to talk to, someone we can trust that will listen to us and understand how we're feeling. *sigh* I should get back to work...I've been stopped for several minutes now, and I AM getting paid. :-P Take care, girlie.
from erunamagrnlf :
hey! yeah, i said i was back. and have been feeling guilty ever since for saying it and not following through. i know, i've been feeling like i should quit myspace. i only really write entries every once in a great while. i should write them here instead. well, i think it's time for an update. ;)
from cherrygash :
i've just recently been growing in my relationship. and i get that feeling Alot. and sometimes there is no answer now, but when i look on it later i know there is an answer and i'll know why. maybe not in this life but we will all surely know someday. Psalm 66:10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
from kaitlynelise :
gotta go down to the very bottom I believe
from tobehis :
He knows exactly what we need, and He provides us with exactly what we need, at exactly the right time. It's easy to keep that in our minds, but it's hard to take it to heart and put it into practice. Life is hard. Growing up is hard. He's right there with us all the way, though, holding our hands, sometimes even carrying us. We just have to trust Him. It's so hard, but that's all we have to do. Take care, girlie, and hold tightly onto His hand.
from cherrygash :
I like your layout, and that you're into God!!! Jesus rocks my socks off. even tho i may have a more depressing diary, i do have happy entries as well!! lol anyway just wanted to shout out to a fellow Christian!! :)
from kaitlynelise :
I am doing fairly well. there is this amazing bible study that I am doing, an online one with beth moore (dont know if you know of her) but it is a Nehemiah study or building new walls and i will just copy the link in here. http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/Living_Proof_with_Beth_Moore/archives.asp It's really an amazing study, I feel I've grown so much already just from the few weeks that I have been doing it!! God has put me in such a good place. I'd totally love it if you joined it! I am at seven right now, haven't started seven yet that is but it's such a liberating and revealing study. I encourage you to do it! Everything else is good, though I'm having trouble with my attitude towards my mother, oh how she aggrivates me so easily! God give me patience!! Currently loving How is it between us by sara groves although it's not exactly new. in Christ, Kaito
from tobehis :
Car crash?! Glad you (or anyone else) weren't hurt!
from kaitlynelise :
Glad you agree, I love it!! So spiritually moving! I am kind of looking for a good band, girl or guy singer, christian but not so traditional you know? Sonmething like switch foot or Jennifer Knapp or Ginny Owens or Sara Groves, but someone I haven't heard of before. Got any suggestions!?
from kaitlynelise :
I want to go to Japan for school (Kyoto Seika University) but it requires fluency in Japanese. The best and fastest way for me to learn it is getting to Japan on student exchange and living there for a year. I want to go into manga productions - writing and drawing them. Don't know if you're familiar with the style, but it's like...sailor moon?? maybe you know that one. It's pretty popular, or used to be. Anyhow, God has given me this huge passion for Japan and Japanese culture. Strangely enough - ;) - he has given me a suitable talent! And thanks for the itunes advice! Do you know Sufjan Stevens?
from kaitlynelise :
Well I am really glad that you took it the right way!! I know it can seem condesending, and like I am judging you by saying that- -- though I don't mean it that way at all! Infact, I wish that when I was down there were more people who would tell me to go talk it out with God. I so easily run to other people or my diary with problems and my worries, when I should be rocketing them up to God since he is the only one who can really give me answers and solutions. Hopefully we can become spiritual buddies, as I seem to be lacking vastly in that area!
from xkitix :
I think it would be best for you to have a sit down and talk to God. Figure out what he wants you to do! I am just saying this out of personal experience...I always find I feel better when I evaluate what he is wanting me to do. Maybe things aren't good because you aren't seeking God's plan.
from xkitix :
Thought you'd like to know I have switched diaries and I am now at http://kaitlynelise.diaryland.com =D love ya!
from tobehis :
"each person you meet was placed in your life for a certain reason" ... sometimes it doesn't seem like it. that's a good entry, though. because it's true. anyway. i need to get to bed so i can drag myself out of it tomorrow morning for work. if i don't talk to you before then: have a splendid, wonderful, peaceful, happy, spectacular, joy-filled Easter! God bless! ~John 3:16~
from xkitix :
I really like the entry peoples, i feel the same way
from tobehis :
<3 "The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous." -Proverbs 15:29
from eowyn86 :
Wow - things can be scary - you definitely have my prayers. I'm glad to hear you're taking the right perspective in all this though.
from tobehis :
nothing happened, really. i guess i was just tired and blue. thanks for the encouraging note, though.
from tobehis :
mmmmmmmm. i c.
from tobehis :
what did you mean by the "say anything" entry? i'm not sure i really 'got' it. :-P OK, i need to go get a shower now...check my myspace and e-mail one more time, and i'm out... <3
from tobehis :
I'm listening to The Fray right now. And I'm beginning to agree with you...I'm really liking what I hear. :) I haven't heard from silverluna again; I guess she hasn't been online. Do you think she would mind if I added her to my buddy list?
from tobehis :
your entries seem to remind me of a lot of Bible verses... here's the one about truth: "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
from mio-cuore :
lol Thank you!
from tobehis :
i agree. girls are stupid. not all of them, mind you, but a lot of them. guys can be the same way, though. :-P Hope your day goes great. I've got to get to class. <3
from silverluna :
I hope everything's okay...
from silverluna :
For the past few weeks I've been learning how to trust in God the right way. It's been difficult, but now I can see when God was in certain situations. He always knows how to make things right, even when it's impossible...
from tobehis :
Aw, Cheryl, you're so sweet. :) And your latest entry reminded me of a Bible verse. I don't know why it was this one, but here it is: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." --James 1:2-3 <3
from sunnyrain828 :
Yeah... We got stuck in Colorado. No flights till Monday. You're from New York?
from tobehis :
tomorrow's the big day. thanks for wishing it be happy. (that sentence didn't make any sense. hmmmmmmmmm.) <3 3-17-07
from tobehis :
I think it's supposed to get cold here over the weekend, too. Wonderful. I'll probably have to bundle up for my birthday. I HATE bundling up. :(
from tobehis :
Aw, i'm sorry your weekend didn't go so well. Mine went pretty well. I won't bore you with the details (esp. since I'm hoping to update tonight). I'm hoping this coming weekend will go as well...since it will be my birtday and all. :-P 1 Cor. 10:13. <3
from tobehis :
I hope your weekend was so totally amazing that it knocked your socks off. :-P 3-11-07
from tobehis :
ah, yes. good going. :)
from araquen :
Thanks! I've been enjoying your entries lately, too. I don't know what made me stop, but I'm glad to be updating again, too.
from tobehis :
tell me about it. :)
from tobehis :
My mom won free tickets (plus travel) to a Relient K concert in Jacksonville, FL several years ago. That was REALLY cool. :) And concerning your latest entry: It reminded me of a Bible verse...I can't remember exactly what it says, but it goes something like this: If we love each other, the world will know that we are Christ's disciples. Have an awesome weekend, girl! 3-8-07
from tobehis :
y'know, i don't really know WHY i don't like switchfoot anymore. i used to love them. guess that was just one of life's little changes.
from dearkate :
I might be able to give you the password sometime, but right now things have to be private. I'm so sorry, I like it when you comment on the entries! But if it makes you feel better, i have a blogger at blogspot. It's http://sanityvsreality.blogspot.com You can check it out over there and you don't even have to be a member to comment!
from tobehis :
what was the oprah special about? did you ever get to see Amazing Grace? what did you think of it?
from evenstar101 :
Thanks for the birthday wishes!! :-)
from mio-cuore :
lol I don't have an iPod either... =P
from spillink :
I don't have an ipod either, so at least there's 2 of us
from eowyn86 :
Nope, I don't have an ipod either. There are plenty of other broke people like me out there too - but yeah, ipods have become so ubiquitous. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't have one too. Glad I'm not!
from tobehis :
actually, i do know a few people who don't have an ipod. :) hang tight. hang tight onto HIM. :)
from mildchild :
I can completely relate to your entry... when I was in high school i dream of college.. I wanted to get out of my house so bad and a boy came into my life who was seriously bad news.. all hope is not lost... I'll pray for you blessings.
from spillink :
everyone makes mistakes and falls into traps, just remember, no regrets and try to learn something from the experience.
from mio-cuore :
Hey! I don't know if you remember me, Tara, but I still read your diary! Hah and yeah, that whole morning/midnight thing... ironically I was telling my friend last night that the only reason things feel bad is because we have experienced the good things, in comparison. But yeah, things sound tough for you at the moment? I hope it all gets better =) xx
from tobehis :
"There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." <3 hang on to Him, girl. <3
from sunnyrain828 :
Hey, I just wanted to say that even though I don't leave you many notes, I do still read your entries and I am really sorry about all the junk you're having to deal with right now. :( I really hope things get better for you. Love you, dear. Stephanie
from tobehis :
is that a song? ("love me for me")
from eowyn86 :
I agree - it really shows us where this country's interests lie, which I find disturbing. Basically good-looking entertainers are more important than good teachers and counselors, it would seem. Anyway, I like your diary, especially the title-thingie on your profile. Thanks for reading!
from tobehis :
I'm obsessed with Wheel of Fortune AND Jeopardy! hehe
from dearkate :
That IS true about the money issue. The world does revolve around such things. Now I can have the satisfaction of applying to Yale and failing. You know they have a comic strip on their website about your freshman year. Very ... enriching, shall we say? :P
from tobehis :
You're valedictorian? AWESOME! (Are you a senior already?) Congrats, girl, and keep it up. (I was co-valedictorian. We had a lot of smart kids in my class. :-P )
from evenstar101 :
Hi, Cheryl! How are things? Yes, I am a college student. But right now I'm living at home and taking classes online. Saves $$ and gas! Plus it suits my learning style having been homeschooled for most of my education. My brother is still homeschooled so I'm up on what he is up to with the group. Anyway, the room where I do my work is right by the kitchen, thus the microwave! And my tests are on the computer so I couldn't exactly go to another room! Re: Bebo Norman. His concerts are amazing...very powerful. I'm not sure I would say that my life has changed since seeing him in concert but you do come away inspired. He does a lot of speaking on World Vision (or Compassion International, I can't remember which one). Either way, it's a great thing to sponsor kids like that. If you have the chance to go, go! He is awesome! I hope that helps! :-) Have a great evening!
from dearkate :
i think i might apply to lots of colleges - just to see how many would accept me :P haha. but then that's a lot of essay writing! :/ what are you majoring in?
from dearkate :
that's awesome! congradulations!! where are you looking to go to college?
from dearkate :
Yeah. Sometimes I wonder if this much dissapointment in a person's life is normal, or if I've just experienced a lot. Are you are junior?
from dearkate :
I have a big problem with trust. Just with people in general. And I know that God's got it under control and he's perfectly capable of doing ANYTHING ... it's just that I have this mental block when it comes to trusting people - especially in the area of relationships. I guess it's because I've been hurt before and then I know what I'M capable of, so then I just assume other people are capable of it too (like we all have a sin nature, and for example we are all capable of back stabbing...for an example of what I'm talking about when I say "capable of"). I hope you got all of that! :P I guess I fear the unkown...and I kind of want it to just go away. :Phaha
from dearkate :
:/ I just updated that entry too. So there's more if yo uwant to keep reading. :P
from dearkate :
amen to that sister. AMEN!
from tobehis :
Yeah, I'm hoping for a change of heart. She needs Jesus. Anyway. Mom and I are going to go Friday (opening night), and if Mom likes it she's going to ask her boss to go with her. Class starts in 25 minutes. I better be finishing up. Take care and have a great rest of the week.
from tobehis :
My mom and I are planning to go see the movie. She wants to invite her boss to come. Hopefully this will spark something in her. Let me know what you think of it!
from araquen :
Oh, I know! Hi! It HAS been so long. Gah, I haven't updated in forever. Seems I can't get my thoughts onto paper (or computer haha) anymore. Hopefully I'll get around to it soon.
from evenstar101 :
Wow, great entry on 02-10! You always post thought-provoking things!
from dearkate :
Haha, i love how you explained #1 on your survey :P Makes me laugh. hahahaha
from dearkate :
I like the dixie chicks. but their recent album is alright.
from tobehis :
the hearts show up in the text box, but when i submit the comment, they're all messed up. i've tried it on MySpace, and it works fine there, so I don't know what the problem is. :(
from tobehis :
i thought you loved third day?
from dearkate :
ahhh she's one of my favorites! (regina)
from tobehis :
I just read the note I just entered...and it didn't work! They were hearts where I when I was typing it in...what happened? Ick. Let's see if that worked. OK, I gotta go.
from tobehis :
I did have a good weekend. I only did one homework assignment! And read an entire book in two days! Yay for procastinating!!! :-D OK, let's try this heart thing again. IT WORKED! IT WORKED! IT WORKED!!!!!!!! :-D :-D Cheryl, you're a genious. OK, I need to head out for my one class of the day. If I don't talk to you before then, have a WONDERFUL week, and a GREAT Valentine's Day.
from sunnyrain828 :
WOW, you read that fast! LOL. Thanks for the happy birthday. :D
from tobehis :
This weekend should be good, even though I have a good amount of homework, because one of my friends is coming over to spend the night tonight.
from tobehis :
aw, i'm sorry you had a bad day. :( hope things are better now, and that you have a TERRIFIC weekend! <3
from evenstar101 :
I'm sorry that you had such a bad day yesterday. I'm not doing so great myself...just blah. I think I have seasonal affective disorder...you know, when it's cold and cloudy and there's no sunlight? It doesn't help that I've had a cold...I think we both need to cheer up! *hugs*
from tobehis :
Life is always changing, isn't it? Sometimes I wish things could just stay the same. I liked that entry; I could relate to a lot of what you said. And no, I never got the hearts to work. :( I can do these kinds of hearts <3 but I never got "your" hearts to work.
from tobehis :
man, now i feel stupid, since i just learned how to finger spell. ;) it has been a really mild winter.
from tobehis :
ah, yes... i've been having to remind myself of that more and more lately, it seems. i think i'm starting my teen years NOW, instead of when i turned 13. :-P
from dearkate :
he is the worship leader at the church that i go to. he's really respected. we do modern music, and he's a genius on the guitar. and also has a great voice. so to be singing with him would be an awesome opportunity! i'm going to intern with him in the spring.
from evenstar101 :
Ahhh, you are so lucky! Gosh, it is my dream to go to a Grand Slam. If you go, you have to take a ton of pics and tell me about everything! *wishes she could go too* :-)
from tobehis :
I just pushed ALT and 3, CTRL + ALT + 3, and the same combinations except with F3. Nothing produced a little heart. :( What about my entry did you like?
from tobehis :
... hm...that didn't work.
from tobehis :
Man, you shame me. I need to fall in love with Jesus too. I just don't know how. A boy's been on my mind, too. I can't decide if I still have a crush on him or not. And I can't decide what to do if I DO still have a crush on him... ick. So here's what I'm going to do: NOTHING. I'm going to do my very best to trust God to bring the right guy into my life at exactly the right time. One more thing... never stop praying. :) Weekends go far too quickly. It's a bummer, isn't it? Now let's try the heart...
from tobehis :
How'd you make the heart? OK, time for a random question...What's something that's been on your heart lately?
from evenstar101 :
Hey! How are you doing? Re: Mat Kearney...isn't he great? I absolutely love his CD. What are you favorite songs? I love Bullet and Can't Break Her Fall. And re: Andy Roddick...I heartily agree! *grin*
from dearkate :
Well things could be worse.
from tobehis :
Your entry reminds me of the song "You Never Let Go" by Matt Redman. I LOVE that song!
from spillink :
Hey, thanks for the comment :) You might get to meet Chris Tomlin? That's awesome. He's good.
from blingnflutey :
haha i'm glad He does it without you asking...i'm pretty sure He does it to me too, but i'm too stubborn/oblivious/arrogant to realize it. :)
from tobehis :
The only TV shows I watch are Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Ghost Whisperer. Ghost Whisperer is the show that I'VE just become addicted to. Which is weird for me, because I don't like scary stuff, and Ghost Whisperer is sorta freaky. I still like it, though. I think I qualify as being "slightly addicted." :-P I know! I hate how you can't find any good layouts anymore. Looking for a layout, all I could find were d-land error pages or sites that were "dead." It's so frustrating! Like I said in my update, I'll probably just keep the two that I don't use this time, and use them in the future when I'm ready for another change. I've got to get to bed. Take care and God bless!
from dearkate :
I'm good. That was a random note :) I didn't even know that you read other people's diaries anymore. I love imgoen too. Brilliance. I used to watch the office, but I don't make it a priority. I don't really like this season though. I've only watched two episodes, so I have no idea what's going on - maybe that's the problem. And I used to watch heros too, but then it stopped. I guess it's back on again?
from tobehis :
Random entries are good sometimes. Besides, I LOVE Skittles, I was eating Skittles, and I wanted everyone to know it. :) Now I'm craving them again. :(
from erunamagrnlf :
hello hello! i do believe i'm back! hehe.
from tobehis :
I'm not sure how I feel about school. I've been so confused about my major lately. The first week wasn't so bad, though.
from tobehis :
i think i've heard a leeland song on Air 1..."Sound of Melodies"...is that one of them? i haven't had the chance to listen to anything else yet. school has started back up, and i've been busier than busy again. ick!
from tobehis :
that mirrors and smoke snippet, that's a jars of clay song, isn't it? it's off the good monsters cd. honestly, i loved dead man when i first heard it, so i bought the cd...it was a flop. i only liked ... probably 3 songs off the whole thing. i was disappointed.
from tobehis :
amen to that. i need to do those things, too.
from tobehis :
next time i'm messing with my iPod, i'll check some of those out. i know you LOVE music, so if you think of anymore, drop me a note. :)
from tobehis :
amen to that. now i just have to learn how to implement it. anyway...did you have a good Christmas?
from spillink :
that's exactly how I'm feeling.
from fan4 :
I only responded to the negative part of your message. Sorry about that. In response to the postive parts of it, thanks for forgiving me, and yes, I did have a good Christmas.
from fan4 :
I'm feeling low right now, and you just made me feel worse for calling me a jerk.
from evenstar101 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!
from fan4 :
You need to stop talking about me behind my back.
from tobehis :
may we always strive for His will, not ours. :) it's hard, though, sometimes, isn't it?
from tobehis :
don't worry about Tricia. I don't have time to check out Leeland tonight, but I'll do it sometime. Promise. Thanks for the encouragement.
from tobehis :
Every day is a gift...of course being alive should be enough. But often it's not. All too often the majority of us (myself definitely included) find many, many things to complain about. :(
from fan4 :
Considering what I went through Monday, the topic of snow isn't one of my favorites.
from tobehis :
I'm not so crazy about White Christmases that I would want a blizzard... just a few inches is good enough for me. :) Enough to cover the grass and everything. :)
from tobehis :
aw, thanks, cheryl. aren't you so sweet? what's up with you? how do YOU feel about white christmases? :-P
from tobehis :
that was an amazing update. :)
from fan4 :
Last Sunday, Luke 17:12-19 was read for the Sermon.
from tobehis :
i know the feeling...time flies by SO QUICKLY, it seems there's never enough of it. have a wonderful, peaceful, blessed Thanskgiving, cheryl!
from tobehis :
how are you doing?
from tobehis :
revenge will get you nowhere, cheryl. i know you've been hurt repeatedly, and i know it's hard, but believe me when i say this, revenge won't make you feel any better in the long run.
from fan4 :
Not all people "suck".
from goflyakite19 :
Thank you for the comment. I am sorry I did not reply sooner. Do you ever that you could float away into an eternal abyss? Probably not, but I feel like that, and the sky looks like it could pull me into its depths.
from tobehis :
textbooks are dumb, if you don't mind me saying so. however, i'm sure you agree. i love to read, but never seem to have time to during the school year. currently i'm reading a book my max lucado, called "when God whispers your name." it's old, but good. well, i better let you go. i'm sure you're busy
from dearkate :
did you get my email with the username/password combo?
from tobehis :
have you been reading anything good lately?
from dearkate :
I thought relationships weren't all about you and what you get. It's hard not to think that though. If you truly love someone then it's no selfish or "self-seeking" (1 corinthians 13:4). I hope things improve for you.
from evenstar101 :
Hi, there! I just wanted to check in. I am sorry that I haven't been as active with d-land lately! I really miss the old days. So many things have gotten in the way. I hope things are going well for you! - Emily
from tobehis :
Maybe it's time for you to find some new friends? I'm sorry people have let you down so much. You have to keep on trusting, though. My mom tells me, love hard, hurt hard. But that doesn't mean we stop loving. It's worth the hurt. Just keep pluggin' along. :)
from tobehis :
trust God. he'll help you. :)
from sunnyrain828 :
I hope you don't really mean that, honey. I am sorry about what you're going through. Is there anything I can pray about for you?
from blingnflutey :
if we have hope in the world we will be disappointed...we have to have hope in something greater than this world. <3
from dearkate :
that's because they know we'll always love them. and vice versa. we treat parents/siblings worse that we do friends or bosses because we know that they are stuck with us - friends and bosses come and go, but our family will always be bound to use. emotionally and physically. even if it's a hurt emotionally, that's still binding.
from tobehis :
yup, i've had braces for FOREVER. hopefully they'll be gone on monday, though. (this is saturday) hope youre having a great weekend!
from tobehis :
our attitudes certainly do influence a whole lot of our lives.
from tobehis :
y does life have to be so lonely?
from fan4 :
I thought you were deleting my notes, but I realize now that you did nothing of the sort.
from limited2 :
hey!! do you remember me??? this is ur long-time friend Candice lol. i know, i know it's been a LONG ass time. i don't update my diary. but i do have a xanga and a myspace though. my xanga site is : xanga.com/xxbeautygirlxx if you want to check it out. have a good day!!
from tobehis :
Wow, that entry was amazing. Life is...busy. You'll understand when you become a college freshman... The work isn't hard, it's just so time-consuming! I feel like all I do is go to class and do homework. You might have noticed that by the way to be his has been neglected. :( I didn't have much homework at all today, so I'm going to try to give to be his a facelift, so to speak. (I accidentally deleted my layout picture. Silly me.) So my life has been good, but boring in that it only consists of college right now. No time to hang out with friends or do much fun stuff. I'm slowly getting used to college life, though, so it isn't so bad anymore. Take care. -Amy-
from sunnyrain828 :
Wow. What you said really resonated with me. We're going through the same thing. I try to get there by myself, too, when what I need to do is let go and let God, to use a catch phrase of the day. Going with your shipwreck analogy... If we let go and let the wind toss us into the sea, I don't think God will let us drown, but I don't know how he's going to save us, either, and that's kind of the scary part...not being sure of what's going to happen. He could calm the storm immediately after we let go. Seems like that's what he did with the disciples. :) "Ye of little faith"--but they had enough faith to go to Him. I think that's what they needed to do, and what Jesus was waiting for. Maybe the "ye of little faith" applies to them trying to handle the storm by themselves, when all the while Jesus was right there and could do it himself... Just a different way of looking at it, I guess. :) Enough rambling from me. Mark 4:39.
from fan4 :
Are you angry at me about something?
from silverluna :
How's school? Pretty busy I guess because you haven't updated...
from fan4 :
School won't start for me again 'til the 27th. of this month.
from tobehis :
I have one word for you, and I hope you'll consider all the ramifications of that word: ATTITUDE. ---If you want me to explain what I mean, let me know.
from sillybeautie :
hey! i havent wrote you a note in a while. and i wanted to say HI! i like your new diary.
from tobehis :
i can sympathize with you there...i can give out all this great advice, encouragement, etc., but I can't ever seem to "practice what i preach." :( have you started school yet?
from fan4 :
Are you okay?
from tobehis :
r u ok? do u need 2 talk about something?
from evenstar101 :
I'm sorry that you are feeling lonely and discouraged! I'll pray for you!
from wait4you :
Hey! McKenna here, if you remember me. Just wanted to say hi and ask how you're doing.
from eloira :
Just a note to say welcome to the Non-Specific Diaryring :)
from tobehis :
hormones are terrible, aren't they? sometimes i get so down in the dumps, so lethargic and morose. i say that hormones and mood swings are murderers. ;) hope you feel better soon!
from fan4 :
*hugs you*
from tobehis :
Poor Cheryl. :( I know what it's like to feel so alone. I'm sorry you have to be experiencing that right now. But it's not true that you have no one right now. You have at least 2 people...me and God. God most of all, cuz he'll never fail you, ever, ever! Hold onto that promise with everything you have. (Hebrews 13:5)
from silverluna :
you know, I learned something yesterday that amazed me, and I want to share with you. I've always had problems with acceptance and trust. But I realized that since we are accepted by God, and he trusts us with what he is given us, we no longer have to find that approval from someone else. that is what makes it easier to approve or trust others. I don't know if Im getting my point across. But I want you to remember that...
from tobehis :
good point. :)
from sunnyrain828 :
Hey, Cheryl. I'm sorry about this thing you're going through. It doesn't sound like your friend is really a friend, if he/she is continually giving you reason to not trust him/her. I hope that you three get it figured out (you, your friend and God). Love you, Stephanie
from fan4 :
IMO, Diaryland ISN'T dead.
from silverluna :
I'm still here, although it's been less and less. I know I haven't read your diary. I wish you wouldn't leave. I hate when people do that. Anyways, I hope you are doing fine, and I will try to read more. Promise.
from dearkate :
Wait, the first girl in the picture? The girl on the right or the one in the middle or on the left??
from gupy :
really for that long??? lol. Tk care!
from evenstar101 :
Cheryl - I'm glad you had such a great time at the concert! Aren't the Shanes awesome? And I got to see your picture. You're lovely!
from dearkate :
Which one are you?
from tobehis :
Philippians 4:4-9
from dearkate :
Hire a cab.
from araquen :
I hope you get to go!
from evenstar101 :
I had to lock my diary due a parental edict. Can you please send me an e-mail to [email protected] so I can reply with the username and password? Thanks!
from tobehis :
I tag you! http://tobehis.diaryland.com/tidbits.html
from fan4 :
Why do you want to quit Diaryland?
from sunnyrain828 :
Why are you thinking of quitting D-land?
from thenshefell- :
Nope.. I don't think you should quit this diaryland business.
from dearkate :
me too
from gupy :
why???????????
from twintale :
Hey there - how are ya??? Just so you know - I saw Aaron Shust in concert before he got pretty famous, and he's flippin' amazing! How's life treating you?!? I wouldn't know - because you haven't UPDATED! Ahem...
from gupy :
Lol. Thank you very very much! And I believe that you can! tk care! God Bless! Lylas, Gabriela xoxo
from dearkate :
Before you watch it make sure you're not pmsing. I always get so romantic when I am and then wish I had a boyfriend. As for the concert, it was absolutely AMAZING. I never listened to any of them (some casting crowns here and there) but never Nichole ... and I really liked her. Who does Shane&Shane sound like? I saw them featured in Brio once. Do you get that magazine?
from dearkate :
Wickham ... that's in Pride and Prejudice. :)
from blingnflutey :
yep, third eye blind had a concert on my campus...they were pretty amazing. we all only knew their old stuff, but their new stuff is pretty good too! i hope everything is going well for you. stick with the last few weeks of school -- i know it's rough, but i believe in you :) never lose heart!
from sunnyrain828 :
Wow... You deleted it? Have you got a record somewhere of all those entries? You wrote over 600, you know. Anyway, that's just my thing... I like to keep my diaries so I can look back on them. Even if it's a time period I'm not terribly fond of. On the other note... Impressive? I know lots of people who like Ella! Of course, I'm around a lot of music majors, and a lot of music people like jazz... That's probably why. :) How's stuff going--SATs and whatnot? I hope you aren't stressing yourself all out of whack. Love ya, Stephanie
from i-c-dumppl :
I live in a conservative state an everything, and I haven't heard a Christian Radio Station. I think they only exist on iTunes radio, unfortunately.
from sunnyrain828 :
Oh! No, you definitely didn't tell me. So you switched diaries? Is one, like, your secret diary and one your open diary or something? My buddy list says you still update quite a bit in your other one, so I wouldn't have guessed. Well, hello then. ;D Talk to ya later! Steph
from thenshefell- :
I bet they're playing at Six Flags in Arlington. Most Christian artists do.
from thenshefell- :
Aloha! Shane&Shane coming to Texas? Yippie! I live here. I wonder if it's Dallas, because if it is then the radio station is probably more than likely KLTY. Do you know if it is? Hmm, I shall check it out!
from sunnyrain828 :
LOL! I'm glad you're glad. :) You are new to my diary. How'd you discover it?
from thenshefell- :
Of course! Do you mind giving me your email address so that I can send it to you? I would leave it for you in a note, but I don't want just anyone having it. People tend to find me a lot, and it's always the people that I don't want to be found by. Sorry for the inconvenience!
from dearkate :
Sorry, I thought that you didn't read diaries anymore so that's why I didn't leave a note. BUT I'm happy to give you the u/p. It is: guest/visit (username/password respectively). Now I'm going to go check out this new diary of yours!
from leadme :
+Love your layout
from leadme :
Why thank you! ♥.
from i-c-dumppl :
Schuper schtuff! Loves for the layout, it's so pretty!
from twintale :
Well hey there!!! What's with the new look? And are you going to keep updating both diaries, or just delete the other one? I can't keep up with you! And don't worry, I'll update soon. A ton of stuff going on right now, but I won't make excuses. (Ok, so I will.) Have things calmed down lately? Talk to you soon! ~Angela~
from tobehis :
Nice new site. :) I'll be looking forward to another update. :)

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