Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Exciting Links - And My Favourite YouTube Video

   Life is: always busy. But I love it :) And if it's not busy, I fill my time up doing useless things - like looking for the perfect new tunes for my ipod.
   This weekend my sister (and best friend) was gone for the weekend visiting her friend. And the boys and I finished hoeing at the farm, so I didn't have much to entertain myself with. Friday was fun, Saturday kind of dragged... And Sunday was nicely filled with church and good talks, and Dominion (my dad and my favourite game right now).

   I found some fantastic links to share with you. They absolutely fascinated me:

I am subscribed to ImprovEverywhere on YouTube. They have some insane videos (you should check them out). I was positively delighted by their latest video "The Mini-Golf Open Championship":
I think it's so cool that they do this for kids. Another one like it is "Carousel Horse Race":

And another video I wanted to share with you is, to me, absolutely incredible. Every time I watch it it makes me SO HAPPY. I've only ever seen stuff like this done on guitars, so as a pianist, this was pretty exciting:
I heard this song, and went and bought it on itunes. I could listen to it, and watch the video, for hours.

And finally, I discovered this on I Waste So Much Time:


Honestly, once you get the hang of it, it is almost addicting. To be able to do that with just a computer and your eyes....

   Anyways, have a lovely rest of your week, if I'm not back here... I might put some pictures from camping up if I have time... <3

Monday, 16 July 2012

Packing Tips

Well, I’m back from camping and into the swing of things again. I love to go camping - I’ve been camping almost every year of my life. It’s sort of a family tradition.

While camping this year I thought of a few simple tips I could give you for packing:

1. roll your clothing. I have seen this tip online a few times, and decided to try it myself. it really saves room in your suitcase, so you can bring a lot more/ use less baggage.

2. keep track of anything you wanted this trip and didn’t bring along, so you can bring it with you next time you go vacationing. also keep track of what you brought and didn’t end up using, or brought too much of, so you remember to not bring it with you next time.

3. take pictures as you are packing. I know this sounds kind of ridiculous, but it worked very well for me. I always manage to fit my items in my suitcase like a puzzle at home, but when I pack for the return trip I can never seem to figure out how I did it the first time. This year I fit everything back perfectly.*

4. make a checklist of everything you will need (that way you won’t forget anything). I find the best way to do this is to simply go through a day in my head. (i.e.: first thing in the morning I do my devotions - need my Bible; then I get dressed - need to bring what clothing...)

*that is my sister's and my stuff (not just one person's), and the gun is just a cap gun ;)

Friday, 29 June 2012

My Busy Life = More Links For You

I'm dreadfully sorry about how silent I've been over here. What with working six days a week, and now getting ready to go camping, I haven't really had much free time...
Here's some links then (I will try to post before I leave, but can't promise anything):

A friend of mine makes and sells jewelry, and she and her brother just designed a website:

And here's another blog I discovered (and absolutely love!):

If you are looking for free music, here is a site where you can get it for free - legally. All sorts of new artists, and some famous ones, put their music up here for people to listen to and download. I do have to warn you, some of the music is terrible. But I've also found some of my favourite artists here:

Saturday, 16 June 2012

My Summer Life

Sunburnt faces and arms and legs.
Dirty fingernails, stained hands.
Aching shoulders, burning muscles, sweaty exhaustion.

Talking and teasing and laughing.
Tanned bodies, healthy smiles.
Fast hands, strong limbs, cool, sweet water.

   On Monday I started my summer job: working on a vegetable farm. Right now we are hoeing the veggies - long, long rows of onions and tomatoes and squash and beans... The sun this past week - especially today - has been very hot. And of course I never wear enough sunscreen. My muscles and body are finally starting to get used to the hard physical labour, after being sore all week long. :P But I'm not complaining. I love my job. After being cooped up all winter, sitting around doing school, it is tremendously wonderful to be able to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and get in shape. A few other bonuses are that I get to hang out with friends - right now my friends JJK and SK have been hoeing with me every day - my arms and legs and face get nice and tanned, and my hair's natural highlights brighten after slowly fading all winter.
   No matter how hot, long, or exhausting my day was, I always look back and feel that it was a good day. Maybe it's the hard work, the sense of accomplishment. Or perhaps it's the huge intake of Vitamin D, and that wonderful feeling of being able to be outside all day. Or maybe it's the memories I make, the good conversations my coworkers and I have, and the laughter we all share. It could be something else altogether, but I think it's a mixture of everything. I can't really explain the feeling I have even after a long day's work. But I can tell you this: I love my job, my boss is wonderful and easy-going, and I usually have a lot of fun with my coworkers as we get our work done.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

On Writing A Journal

   I have written in a journal (or diary, it's really the same thing) ever since I received one for my 10th birthday. Not faithfully, I must admit. In fact I'm probably the last person who should be writing this post. There have been times where literally months have gone by without me so much as picking up my diary. But I've always gotten back into writing. I don't know what it is, but there is something so wonderfully compelling about writing out my hopes, dreams, successes, failures, and memories, so they will always be remembered... my life: a little part of history...
   I see journaling as three things:
  1. recording history for future generations
  2. a way to clear my thoughts - journaling seems to put things in perspective for me
  3. an exercise in writing
   In only a few more days I will have filled up the last pages of my sixth diary. I want to share with you some of the things I have learned over the last several years about keeping a journal. I hope to make your journaling experience more enjoyable than I hope it already is. I know not everyone encounters the same obstacles when they are writing in their diary or journal, but I hope my tips help you out - even just a little.

1. Don't feel as though you have to write about something.
   I would have to say this is the most important tip I have to give you. I've had so many times when something has happened in my life and I've thought 'oh, I should write about this in my diary!' But then I didn't have time, and events to write about started to accumulated. Eventually I would simply procrastinate, because I really didn't feel like writing about everything that had happened to me. Writing in my diary became more of a chore than an enjoyment.
   Rather recently I realized I don't have to write everything that happens to me. (Honestly, you'd think it would be sort of a no-brainer.) I find it very hard to find time to write about everything, and no one except me is going to care if I skip over an event. When I feel I should write about something and don't want to I ask myself if it is really important. Most of the events in my life no one will ever realize even happened, unless it's my wedding - and I need to find a boyfriend before that happens ;) . If you ask yourself this, and still feel you must write about an event, but you'd rather not write about it in great detail, try to provide a summary instead, with some parts that you found interesting or special. (For instance: I had my graduation last month. My grad dress was red and I absolutely loved it. AA looked very spiffy and BB look very pretty in her dress. CC cleaned up nicely too. I didn't realize XX was graduating, and it was a pleasant surprise to see her :) The whole event was very lovely, and afterwards I had some family and friends come over to help me celebrate.). If you try my suggestions, but you still feel the need to write about everything, you could limit yourself. For instance, write only about what has happen the previous week, the past three days, or the last 24 hours.

2. Write about anything. (don't forget to keep my previous tip in mind!)
   When I write in my diary I write about anything that comes to mind, from what I ate when I went out for dinner the previous evening, to my deepest hopes and fears. I write about events that have affected me, and I record world-recognized catastrophes. A few 'letters', to God and to no one in particular, have made themselves comfortable between the pages of my diary, as have a couple 'poems' I've thought up, some prayers, and even a few lists. I also find, personally, that when my mind is racing about something that is troubling me, the very best thing I can to is sit down and write it out in my diary. Somehow doing this seems to put things into proper perspective, and helps me to think straight.
   You could also write out your favourite quotes (I have a separate book for that), stick in your best recipes, or write out short stories. If you travel, you could add details such as how far you traveled that day, or what time you arrived at your destination. Your journal is the story of your walk through life. Anything that affects you is just another beautiful addition to your own special story.

3. If you find yourself short on time schedule in 10-15 minutes at the end of your day. 
   I don't know about you, but I live a very busy life. I find it very difficult to make time to write in my diary. I have discovered that the few minutes of pause ate the end of my day are the very best for remembering what has happened during the day, and for collecting my scattered thoughts. It helps my brain to slow down enough for me to fall asleep.
   If you are not at all a night person, you might want to try writing in your diary during the few minutes before your day starts. If you hit the day running, you could even try to wake up a few minutes earlier. I recommend one of these time slots, but if that just isn't possible, you could try to set a specific time every day where you sit down and take a moment to write in your journal and pause from your busy schedule. Do you usually eat lunch by yourself? Bring your diary along. Don't worry if you miss a day, a week, or even a month (although, that is what we are trying to avoid... ) You can always pick it up again. If you have a time scheduled in, set aside for this one thing, you will be more likely to write in your diary faithfully.


4. Add flair and colour. (This isn't so much a tip as a suggestion)
   A few months ago I was getting very inspired by my favourite blogs, and I really wanted to start my own blog. I knew, however, that I would never have enough time to write a blog and still spend the necessary amount of time on my piano and school. And of course I wasn't going to blog instead of having a social life. Starting up a blog at that point would have been foolish. So instead I decided to bring a little colour into my diary. I've used colourful scraps of paper, I've torn out blank pages from old notebooks, and one page is written entirely on stickey notes. After I went snowboarding at Blue Mountain ski resort this past winter I attatched both the the resort map and my day pass to my journal. Recently I pressed a lilac between the pages of my diary, and now it smells like a dream. You could also add newspaper clippings, magazine articles or comic strips, or write with colourful pens - really anything that interests you at the time.
   I find doing this just make journaling a little more fun. Now when I flip through the pages of my diary I am greeted by splashes of colour. Ordinary events I still write on ordinary journal pages, and the combination of normal and colour sort of highlights special events and thoughts.
   This does take a bit more time, so I would not recommend doing this if you always find yourself short of time.

   I hope these tips and suggestions have been helpful for making your journaling experience just that much more enjoyable and interesting. Please feel free to let me know what you think, or if you have any other journaling tips!

Monday, 11 June 2012


   On Saturday my younger brother graduated from grade 8, and I graduated from grade 12. It's kind of crazy. I'm done school. And because I'm not going to college or university, I'm never going to be in school again. Of course, I will always be learning. I love learning, and just because I'm done school does not mean I'm going to stop. For instance, I plan, Lord willing, to work towards my teacher's ARCT over the next five years. That is a lot of learning. Also, this summer I am going to write a paper on Biblical Courtship. Technically I was supposed to have it done for grad, but there was no way I could get that done on top of my other school work. I am very excited to write it; the topic interests me immensely.  Also, I have a long list of books to read - both classic and theological. Probably about 40 in total.
   I don't think the fact that I've graduated from school has hit me completely yet. Now is the time of my life. I never have to do school again. I never have to learn something I don't want to learn again. I can focus on my piano and working. I can get married - If I meet the man of my dreams. I almost feel a sense of freedom - which is, perhaps, ridiculous, because it's not like I'm going to get a job and move out and do whatever I want. I'm still under my parents' roof, and under their authority. I can't really explain it. But it is a good feeling. :)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Summer Weather and Fresh Links

This week I unfortunately do not have very much time for blogging, as I am trying to finish the last bit of school in time for my graduation on Saturday. I thought that I would share with you some of my favourite links instead of writing a blog post :)

Here is a site that some of my friends and I waste many enjoyable hours on :) The name says it all:
I Waste So Much Time

He also has three other sites: (but the first one is my favourite)
Attack of the Cute
Dear Blank, Please Blank
Grouchy Rabbit

*I do not agree with everything that is posted, but a lot of  it is very funny (or adorable in the case of 'Attack of the Cute')

The following blog is the one that really inspired me to get into blogging in the first place. I absolutely love it:
A Beautiful Mess

A friend of mine posted this video on facebook:
Beautiful Ad

And here's the site that I usually get all my song lyrics off of, when I want to put lyrics on my ipod:

I'm working on another blog post, but you might have to wait until next week.

Friday, 1 June 2012

' Think Cozy Thoughts'

   I'm wearing my coziest hoodie and wishing for a steaming mug of hot chocolate with hazelnut cream. The weather is rather rainy and dreary and cold outside. Which is kind of crazy, because only two days ago I was fixing my tan in 34 degree weather (I say 'fixing' because I pretty much never tan with a purpose, but I have my graduation next Saturday, and I'd rather not have tan lines!). This is a 'Think Cozy Thoughts' sort of day. And I'm not complaining - today's showers have come on the tail end of a dry spell. We've needed the rain.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Top [5] + 2: Favourite Christian Songs

Today I am going to share with you my 7 most favourite *Christian* songs. I currently have 94 songs on my 'faourites' playlist, at least half of which are Christian, so I feel that narrowing that list down to 7 is quite a feat for an indecisive girl like myself. I love these songs because of their deep, meaningful lyrics, and because of the talented artists who perform them.

[The Long Walk]
by Caleb

(Unfortunately I was unable to find any music videos for this song on youtube, but I found this link to for you to listen to instead. I also could not find the lyrics anywhere, so my apologies for any mistakes in them.)

It's been a long walk around this wall
And by the looks of things I've got a ways to go
Almost three years now
Have come and gone
But my heart is still as heavy as it was
I'm at the crossroads of my heart and mind

I'm not ready to get over this
I'm still fighting you
I haven't learned to let go
But with some time I pray I'll understand
It's not permanent
I'm not losing you

I've seen green pastures
From this valley's floor
But every colour in my life has left my eyes
It turns to waters through this raging storm
But every stream I've searched has only left me dry
I'm at the crossroads of my flesh and my blood and my calling to love 
Why is moving on so hard 
(hey yah)

I'm not ready to get over this
I'm still fighting it
I haven't learned to let go
But with some time I pray I'll understand
It's not permanent
I'm not losing you

I'm not ready 
I'm not ready
I'm learning how to let go
But with some time I pray I'll understand
I'm not losing you

I'm not ready to get over this 
I'm still fighting it 
I haven't learned to let go
But with some time I pray I'll understand
It's not permanent
I'm not losing you

(I'm not ready to get over this
I'm still fighting you)

[Don't Waste Your Life]by Lecrae (feat. Cam & Dwayne Tryumf)

[Hook: Cam]
Don't wanna waste my life

[Verse 1: LeCrae]
I know a lot of people out there scared they're gone die
A couple of them thinking they'll be livin' in the sky
But while I'm here livin' man I gotta ask why, what am here fo' I gotta figure out
Waste my life
No I gotta make it count
If Christ is real then what am I gonna do about
Everything in Luke 12: 15 down to 21
You've really gotta go and check it out
Paul said if Christ ain't resurrected we've wasted our lives
Well that implies that our life's built around Jesus being alive
Everyday I'm living tryin' to show the world why
Christ is more than everything you'll ever try
Better than pretty women and sinning and living to get a minute of any women and men that you admire
It ain't no lie

We're created for Him
Outta the dust he made us for Him
Elects us and he saves us for Him
Jesus comes and he raises for Him
Magnify the Father why bother with something lesser
He made us so we could bless Him
To the world we confess Him
Resurrects Him
So I know I got life
Matter fact better man I know I got Christ
If you don't see His ways in my days and nights
You can hit my brakes you can stop my life
Then I lost my rights
I lost my life
Forget the money cars and toss that ice
The cost is Christ
And they could never offer me anything on the planet that would cost that price.

[Verse 2: Dwayne Tryumph]
Armed and dangerous
So the devil just can't hang with us
Christian youth them will stand with us
Living and driven
Given a vision
Fullfillin' the commission he handed us
London to Los Angeles
The rap evangelist
My daddy wouldn't abandon us
I gotta backpack full of tracts and I keep it on the max
So are you ready to jam with us
So let's go, give me the word an let's go
Persecution let's go
Tribulation let's go
Across the nation let's go
Procrastination let's go
Hung on the cross in the cold
Died for the young and the old
Can't say you never know
Heaven knows how many souls are going to hell or to heaven so we gotta go in to get them

[Verse 3: LeCrae]
Yeah, do it for Christ!
You're trying to figure what to do with your life
If you make a lot of money hope you're doing it right
Because the money is God's you better steward it right
And stay focused
You ain't got no ride
Your life ain't wrapped up in what you drive
The clothes you wear the job you work
The color your skin naw you're a Christian first
People get to living for a job
Make a little money start living for a car
Get em a house a wife a house kids and a dog
Then they retire they're living high on the hog
But guess what they didn't ever really live at all
To live is Christ and that's Paul I recall
To die is gain so for Christ we give it all
He's the treasure you'll never find in a mall
Your money your singleness marriage talent your time
They were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine
That's why it's Christ in my rhymes
That's why it's Christ all the time
See my whole world is built around Him He's the life in my lines
I refused to waste my life
He's too true to chase that ice
Here's my gifts and time
'Cause I'm constantly trying to be used to praise the Christ
If he's truly raised to life
Then this news should change your life
And by his grace you can put your faith in place that rules your days and nights.

[Whispers in the Dark]
by Skillet

Despite the lies that you're making

Your love is mine for the taking
My love is
Just waiting
To turn your tears to roses

Despite the lies that you're making
Your love is mine for the taking
My love is
Just waiting
To turn your tears to roses

I will be the one that's gonna hold you
I will be the one that you run to
My love is
A burning, consuming fire

You'll never be alone
When darkness comes I'll light the night with stars
Hear the whispers in the dark
You'll never be alone
When darkness comes you know I'm never far
Hear the whispers in the dark
Whispers in the dark

You feel so lonely and ragged
You lay here broken and naked
My love is
Just waiting
To clothe you in crimson roses

I will be the one that's gonna find you
I will be the one that's gonna guide you
My love is
A burning, consuming fire

[Chorus x2]

Whispers in the dark [x3]

by Lecrae (feat. Cam)

[Hook: Cam]

I'm so desperate, I can't believe I've sinned against you
Create in me a clean heart (I'm so sorry)
Your mercy is what I need

[Verse 1: Lecrae]
Woke up this morning too depressed and shamed to leave my bed
Can't stand to see my own reflection so I hang my head
Feel like a disappointment like the scum of the earth
I'm so hurt I know you see I can't cover my dirt
My souls dying hearts weak and I can't even cry
I'm sposed to run to you but WHY I'm such an evil guy
The sun's shining but for me it's the darkest of days
Try to pretend it never happened but the guilt remains
I leave the house it feels like everybody knows I did it
Feels like they reading my mind and know the sin I committed
Through your blood I'm aquitted but my heart doesnt get it
Oh God I'm desperate for Help cause I'm grieving your Spirit
I couldn't sing in the sunday service, Lord I felt fake
And when they started communion I just made an escape
I'm in need of your grace
Feels like you hid your face
Lead me back to cross and show me my sins erased

[Verse 2: Lecrae]
I'm waste deep in my pity
Is Satan tryna trick me and tell me you won't forgive me
Cause it's startin to get me
Jesus help me quickly I hate wrong I've done
I know we all fall but I feel like the only one
Feels like I should be shunned
Should I punish myself
I know it's dumb cause by your death all my sin has been dealt
But my sin is been felt
I didn't want to do it
But what I want to do I don't
I swear I'm gonna to lose it
Try to open my bible I need to read your pages

I need you Lord but my guilt has got me feeling so faithless
Help me see where your face is
Take me back to the basics
Help me find my joy in you and not people and places
My sin is ever before me I turned my back on you
Oh father break and restore me to bring me back to you

[Verse 3: Lecrae]
Have mercy on me God according to your steady love
Wipe away my transgression and wash me in your blood
Create in me a clean heart renew a right spirit
Don't take your Spirit away your Presence keep me near it
I'm waiting patience on you Lord I know you hear my cry
Restore your Joy in me
For you alone I live and die

It's you I Glorify cause you don't want my sacrifice
You want me broken and contrite trusting in the Christ
I confess to you my sin and you show me mercy
I turn away from it demonstrating that you are worthy
Over lust, over pride, over all sin
Is my affection for Jesus is who died for all them
I was lost now I'm found I was toss to the ground
My sin weighed on me heavy but I am no longer bound
As sure as Christ wears the crown
I know that grace will abound
And even when I feel lost I know in You I am found

[Crawl(Carry Me Through)]
by Superchick

How long will this take?
How much can I go through?
My heart, my soul aches
I don't know what to do
I bend, but don't break
Somehow I'll get through
'Cause I have you

And if I had to crawl
Well, you'd crawl too
I stumble and I fall
Carry me through
The wonder of it all is you
See me through

Oh, Lord, where are you?
Do not forget me here
I cry in silence
Can you not see my tears?

When all have left me
And hope has disappeared
You'll find me here

And when I had to crawl
Well, you crawl too
I stumble and I fall
Carry me through
The wonder of it all is you
See me through

When everything I was is lost
I have forgot but you have not
When I am lost, you have not lost me
When everything I was is lost
I have forgot but you have not
When I am lost, you have not lost me, you have not lost me

And if I had to crawl
Well, you'd crawl too
I stumble and I fall
Carry me through
The wonder of it all is you
See me through

by Lecrae (feat. C-Lite)

I could play the background
I could play the background
Cause I know sometimes I get in the way
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
And I could play the background, background
And you could take the lead

[Verse 1:]
It's evident you run the show, so let me back down
You take the leading role, and I'll play the background
I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines
I'm sticking to your script, and I'm reading all your signs
I don't need my name in lights, I don't need a starring role
Why gain the whole wide world, If I'm just going lose my soul
And my ways ain't purified, don't live according to Your Word
I can't endure this life without Your wisdom being heard
So word to every dance, a foe, a pop star
'Cause we all play the background, but mine's a rockstar
Yeah, so if you need me I'll be stage right
Praying the whole world will start embracing stage fright
So let me fall back, stop giving my suggestions
'Cause when I follow my obsessions, I end up confessing
That I'm not that impressive, matter of fact
I'm who I are, a trail of stardust leading to the superstar

I could play the background
I could play the background
Cause I know sometimes I get in the way
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
And I could play the background, background
And you could take the lead

[Verse 2:]
I had a dream that I was captain of my soul
I was master of my fate, lost control. and then I sank
So I don't want to take the lead, 'cause I'm prone to make mistakes
All the folks who follow me, going end up in the wrong place
So let me just shadow you, let me trace your lines
Matter of fact, just take my pen, here, you create my rhymes
'Cause if I do this by myself, I'm scared that I'll succeed
And no longer trust in you, 'cause I only trust in me
And see, that's how you end up headed to destruction
Paving a road to nowhere, pour your life out for nothing
You pulled my card, I'm bluffing, You know what's in my hand
Me, I'm just going to trust you, You cause the dice to land
I'm in control of nothing, follow you at any cost
Some call it sovereign will, all I know is you the boss
Man, I'm so at ease, I'm so content
I'll play the background, like it's an instrument

I could play the background
I could play the background
Cause I know sometimes I get in the way
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
And I could play the background, background
And you could take the lead

I know I'm safest when I'm in Your will, and trust Your Word
I know I'm dangerous when I trust myself, my vision blurred
And I ain't got no time to play life's foolish games
Got plenty aims, but do they really Glorify Your name
And it's a shame, the way I want to do these things for You
Don't even cling to you, take time to sit and gleam from You
Seems You were patient in my ignorance
If ignorance is bliss, it's 'cause she never heard of this

I could play the background
I could play the background
Cause I know sometimes I get in the way
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
And I could play the background, background
And you could take the lead

I could play the background
I could play the background
Cause I know sometimes I get in the way
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
And I could play the background, background
And you could take the lead.

[I Can Only Imagine]
by Mercy Me

I can only imagine 
What it will be like 
When I walk 
By your side 

I can only imagine 
What my eyes will see 
When your face 
Is before me 
I can only imagine 

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel 
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still 
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall 
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all 
I can only imagine 

I can only imagine 
When that day comes 
And I find myself 
Standing in the Son 

I can only imagine 
When all I will do 
Is forever 
Forever worship You 
I can only imagine


I can only imagine [x2]

I can only imagine
When all I will do 
Is forever, forever worship you

(except for 'The Long Walk', lyrics taken from AZLyrics.com)

Monday, 28 May 2012


     Jesus Christ is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Without Him I would be lost. Without Him I am nothing. I cannot imagine life without Him by my side. And I cannot comprehend how people go through difficult things in life without the comfort of knowing their Savior is walking every step of the way with them, and without believing in a God who has a beautiful, intricate plan in mind for them, in spite of the pain they may be suffering.
     There have been so many times when I've been struggling with something, and I cried out to God. Every single time He has come through. Not that He always fixes my troubles, but somehow He makes my struggles seem not quite as bad; He lifts the weight of my burdens off my shoulders, and carries them for me.
     My God has never let me down, and I know without a doubt that He never will. He has promised to always be with His people, in the best times and the worst times, and the knowledge of that will always be my comfort, in life and in death.