Tuesday, September 28, 2010

God is awesome...

"for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord.
::isaiah55:8::


the following is taken from the KINGDOM DYNAMICS section in my bible:

God reminds us that His ways and thoughts are unfathomably beyond ours. it's good to remember that when we are interceding---for the lost, or for seemingly impossible situations. in that light, also remember:
  • light is more powerful than darkness
  • truth is stronger than error
  • there's more grace in God's heart than sin in men's hearts
  • there's more power in the Holy Spirit to convict men of sin than there is power of satanic forces to tempt men to sin
  • there's more power in one drop of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus to cleanse men's hearts from the stain of sin than there is in the accumulated filth of men's sin since adam and eve
be encouraged today! the Lord is more than faithful!

Monday, September 27, 2010

believers are salt & light

13 "you are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? it is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 you are the light of the world. a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
::matthew5:13-16::


i'm not going to let my little light shine because i don't have a little light, i have the light of my Lord & Savior in me! i choose to be a light and to be used for His glory! What are you going to do?

Friday, September 24, 2010

ecclesiastes3:14,15

i know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. and God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is]. that which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].
::amplified version::

God's word is true & perfect all day & everyday!!! a life of worship is what i desire. not only in dance or song, but also in action & love, to manifest the greatness of who He is!

rather than doing homework right now [i'll get to it, don't worry, the Lord always makes a way] i chose to spend time with my mighty creator! by getting in the word and listening to worship music and singing from my heart. the album that i'm listening to right now is Rick Pino & Kari Jobe: Throneroom: LIVE Acoustic Prophetic Worship. you should get it. its goooood.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

proverbs31*woman

the virtuous wife:
...25 strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 she opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 she watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 "many daughters have done well, but you excel them all." 30 charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.


KINGDOM DYNAMICS:
a virtuous woman not only cares physically for her home, but she is also a "watchman: over the emotional and spiritual condition of her family [v. 27]...she works willingly with her hands, two kinds of which are mentioned in prov. 31: kaph, symbolizing upturned hands extended in prayer [v. 13], and yad, ministering or serving hands [v. 20]. confident in the God to whom she prays, the effective woman knows she has eternal significance.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

in the name of jEsUs

i'm promoting a cd: will reagan & the united pursuit band [in the night season]

mostly because it blesses me so much, and the lyrics are great. tracks 6 & 7 stick out to me today..i listened to it in the car & felt the need to share. :)

break every chain::track6:: here's a youtube vid for it! check it 'oot! ;)

Monday, April 26, 2010

letting go

my very very dear friend, sharee, shared with me some word/encouragement that God gave her for me. it included this video that really connected with what i've been going through...it's so true, "it's not mine!!!"



may God bless you!

Monday, April 19, 2010

treasure chest

wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. matthew2:11

<3

Saturday, April 10, 2010

a nazarite people

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&story_fbid=109706925729696&id=771470388#!/notes/damien-paul-lachapelle/the-nazarite-anointing-rick-pino/416618141653

lord, i want to live a life of no compromises unto you!

** damien posted this and i thought that i would share it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

before...

before i start stressing out and getting nervous about getting my stuff done for tomorrow, i'm going to realign my priorities and get in the Word and put my Mighty God first! Pray with him, talk with him, worship & sing to him, rest in his presence... get closer and capture his heart the way that he's captured mine! i'm listening to ben woodward right now, the song "satisfy my heart" and i just love it so much! the music, the flow, the presence, the hunger & desire, and the love. oohhhh the love. Lord, just satisfy my heart! better yet, let me satisfy yours!

check this out for the specific lyrics that i've been repeating over and over again on my itunes: http://kimberlycumo.tumblr.com/post/504321365/satisfy-my-heart

our Christian dance team on campus [S.T.E.P.S] had our first 'performance' tonight! whoo hoo! we did it, and made it out alive! lol ---just being a little dramatic. ;) the first of 3 more... i really pray that we had an impact on those youth tonight. the words, the use of dance to worship and glorify God, and the fellowship. we really need to grab the youth, teach 'em, let them see Him, know Him, and continue to always, ALWAYS pray for them. there is constant turmoil and attacks on the minds of our generation...we need protection and wisdom. thank you Lord!

oh geeze... if you don't have it, you might as well buy this cd [http://www.ihop.org/Shop/Sections/Items/Item.aspx?item_id=1000011421]. i'm now on track 5: spontaneous worship #2
"..i just can't get away from your love! no matter where i go, i just can't get away from your love, no matter where i go...jesus!...this is my love song i sing to you, over and over again, this is only for you, this is the one thing i desire, i wanna love you, i just want to love you...."


God bless!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

passion

i'm trying to decide if i can/should watch the passion of the Christ on thursday with the girls. hm, prayer is definitely in order here, and time management...what is it, 3hrs long?

i've been wanting to learn more & go deeper on the whole meaning of easter, better yet, resurrection day. i have some studying to do, and am trying to hear if this is something i could do in addition.

small group/bible study went really well today. thanks for all of your hard work sharee! ;) despite the small breakdown moment i had. lol i think i was just getting overwhelmed with things and just didn't know how to handle it the best. we will definitely do that game again.

it's been raining ALL day today, and super duper windy. but, i thank the Lord that i'm alive and that i have a safe&warm place to stay tonight.

oh yeah, and i almost ran into a wall & the post of a traffic sign..yay me.

God bless!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

jesus culture-obsession



my sister and i were able to choreograph to this song this last dance show! praise God! :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

keep smiling!

...the joy of the Lord is your strength. [nehemiah8:10]

#5. today i will do something to help me maintain a high level of joy...take a walk...get some fresh air...laugh with a friend...sing a song...accept a compliment...help somebody...be a blessing...get some exercise...eat something delicious...meditate on the Word...do something fun...praise the Lord...be good to myself...let go of a grudge...learn something new...play...change my thinking.

AYITN

let's see. i've already completed the following: get some fresh air, laugh with a friend[and sister], be a blessing, get some exercise [does dancing around in the room in your comfy clothes count?!], eat something delicious, meditate on the Word, do something fun [snuggled with manders for a moment in time..], praise the Lord [i'm thankful to be alive!], let go of a grudge, change my thinking.


it's only 3:30pm on saturday. i definitely have time to do the rest on the list, and then SOME! i can take a walk, sing a song, accept a compliment, help somebody, be good to myself [hm, how about instead of saying that i 'need' a pedicure, i actually give myself one?], learn something new, and play!! i have also worked on some reading for homework, got some rest, listened to some groovy tunes... i'm on a roll!!! woo hoo!

the joy of the Lord is my strength.


Monday, March 22, 2010

today was a strange day...

a strange day indeed. good. but strange. i felt like i was gone for forever. let's see here, this is what i did today: left my house at 6:40 am, rode in the car for 2 hrs, arrived at school, went to work, then came back to my room and did hw bc my first class was cancelled, lunch, 2hr painting class (i'm starting my self portrait assignment--whoo hoo!), went to my second class of they day (which is usually my third), then went to cvs with my group members, my classmate's car keys got locked in the car, waited for aaa, had dinner at friendly's while waiting for aaa, came back to school, went online (fb, blogs, email, etc), had my "little sister" come over for a little bit, and then i had to unpack, do homework, talk to donald, read in the word, and then go to bed at a decent hour. whew! all the while, having the weather be cloudy and gloomy... hmph. what happened to the gorgeous weather from this weekend!!!

God is sooooo good. i really really don't know what my life would be like without him! *selah (which means 'think about that') on this for a bit:

*AYITN: A YEAR IN THE NOW by BISHOP JIM SWILLEY
"be somebody"

in a word, what i'm saying is, grow up. you're Kingdom subjects. now live like it. live out your God-created identity. live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you -matt5:48 MESSAGE

1. today i will live in the now! i will live in the now because i am fearfully and wonderfully made...i am His workmanship...i am the righteousness of God in Christ...i am the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath...i am bought with a price... i AM somebody!

2. today i will refuse to believe anything about myself that this is contrary to what God believes about me. i will not regard any word spoken about me that does not confirm what God says about me. i will agree with God and His will for my life, even if it seems illogical and impractical to do so.

3. today i will carry myself in a way that demonstrates my godly self-confidence. i will speak well of myself without bragging or being offensive to others. i will show that i believe in myself, without thinking more highly of myself than i ought to think. i will love my neighbor as i love myself today.

4. today i will not waste my time on unimportant and trivial things--the "beggarly elements of the world." i will forsake t he temptation to give in to silly pettiness and will pursue great ideas and noble thoughts. i will conduct my affairs with a flair fro grandeur and loftiness without becoming pretentious and out of touch with reality.

5. today i will feel neither superior nor inferior to anyone else.

6. today i will remember that i am who God says that i am...i have what God says that i have...and i can do what God says that i can do!

7. today i will walk like a winner and lose my loser mentality. i am a champion, a king, an overcomer. i have favor, creativity, confidence, the Mind of Christ, prosperity, success, supernatural ability, and uncommon favor. anything can happen today, and my expectation of faith will attract the positive to my life. if God is for me, who can be against me?! no matter what others have said to me or about me--no matter what i have said about myself--today is a new day of self-realization for me. today i AM SOMEBODY, and today i will live in the now!

Father, help me to remember today that you have enabled me to be somebody! in Jesus' name, amen.
may you ALL have the peace of God on you tonight as you sleep and the strength you need in the morning. i hope this is encouraging for you all!

when you put God first, everything will fall right into place. i'm expecting new and great things for tomorrow and this week! Thank You Lord!







Friday, March 19, 2010

surprise

surprise!!!! i have one more blog!!! check it ooooout! http://kimberlycumo.tumblr.com/

Friday, March 5, 2010

spring break

anddddd... spring breaks starts.......... whenever my ride comes. lol which is very soon! i hope you all have a safe, productive, and wonderful week! :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

thuper-duper-excited

i am soooo excited for spring break! not only to relax, but to get closer with God in prayer & reading as well as fellowshiping, relaxing, seeing friends, and doing lots of reading [both leisure and academic]!!! and it is supposed to be sunny for the majority of the week which means, i could probably go exploring sometime with my camera! [which i haven't done in a long time]

today was pretty busy, i've been on the go from one thing to another since this morning. but after tonight's mandatory guest speaker lecture-thing for one of my classes ending around nine, i should be able to finish some homework and go to bed early! after dinner, before the guest speaker lecture-thing, i'm going to work on my landscaping paintings!!! sooo excited, i'm really digging this assignment, especially because it's not the typical landscape view that i chose. i'll put up pictures on my picture blog eventually, i'm still trying to catch up with pictures from last semester.

i also got the nicholas sparks book, dear john, in the mail today! yay for mail!! :) looking forward to reading that over break as well. okie, i guess that's it for now, until next time, God Bless!!! xo

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

papyrus cards

legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. the hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation. ~PAPYRUS

i saw this on a piece of paper on the back of a card that i bought for a friend. i thought i'd share it with you all!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

happy sunday

donald texted me "happy sunday" today. i giggled, because i don't usually hear that phrase. but you know what?? why not wish someone a happy sunday? so, here it goes,

HAPPY SUNDAY!

God bless!

Monday, February 22, 2010

m&m's song

today in one of my classes, we were preparing activities for when we travel to our practicum sites, and one of the activities involved m&m's. this song came up. :) now i want some good ol' m&m's!

Monday, February 15, 2010

love doesn't have to be shared once a year

happy belated valentine's day!!! i hope you all were able to rest and feel the love of Christ on you yesterday [and everyday for that matter!!] :) i've never been a huge fan of valentine's day. but i don't disagree with the idea of it. i think it is important to share/let a person know how you care about them but with many holidays these days, it tends to turn into another marketing opportunity. :/ give me a good meal, spend some quality time with me, and praise the Lord, and well, that's sufficient enough for me!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

i love the way you love me

chris mcclarney. listen and praise Jesus with all of your heart!!!! amanda's boyfriend told us about him, i am definitely buying this on itunes!

http://www.myspace.com/gracecenter

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

hairssss cut

ugh! i need a haircut sooooo bad! especially my bangs! i'm trying to grow it out, but it's hard when i have a day when i'm just entirely fed up with how my hair is behaving and then desire to attack it with scissors... hmph. just a few more days until friday. friday = going home = hair cut. :)

im listening to ben woodward's cd [how we love you]. check out this video!


Friday, February 5, 2010

danceEnSeMbLe2009~2010

so, tonight was the first night for our show, "we're dancing"!!! anddddd.... it was a success! God definitely gets the glory, because if he wasn't there, i DO. NOT. KNOW. how it would've come together. my twin, amanda, & i choreographed two dances and helped choreograph one. in total i was in 6 dances. i definitely have bittersweet feelings on this right now because i'm happy the show is finally here, but i am going to miss seeing the girlies every week. :/ anywhooooo, thank you lord for your strength, peace, love, & faithfullness! now, i am washing up and going to get some sleep for tomorrow's TWO [2] performances {one in the afternoon @ 2, and the other @8pm}.

may the ALMIGHTY Lord bless you this night!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

philippians4:6

do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to
God ~amplified bible

[A YEAR IN THE NOW: bishop jim swilley]


Monday, February 1, 2010

john4:23,24

it's who you are and the way you live that count before God. your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. that's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before Him in their worship. God is sheer being itself-SPIRIT. those who worship Him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration. ~the message bible

Sunday, January 31, 2010

i really really really....

want to get in the groove of this blogger thing. i just never seem to be consistent!! and it seriously doesn't make me happy. i started this thing to make myself me more open, expressive, try new things, verbalize(or write down to be more accurate) my feelings and life, to share the things of God in my life. i just seem to only do a day or two, but then i either don't take the time to really WRITE OUT my thoughts or i become lazy and just skip a day on purpose. hmph. :(

maybe i need to make it a scheduled-in part of my day kind-of-thing. perhaps so it can make me have the mentality that i HAVE to write something, and then maybe soon enough it'll become a habit, and then become natural. hm, we shall see!

church this morning was EXACTLY what i needed today. of course, God is a genius and already knows these things, regardless, it was definitely what i needed to hear and experience considering the type of week i had.

my dance performance is this weekend-eeks!! [this friday and saturday] this afternoon before dinner amanda&i&my friend katie rehearsed one of the dances and it went really well. we got to clarify and learn/teach eachother. i'm in 6 dances this year-three of which i help choreograph. whew! God will most definitely be my strength this week during tech and dress rehearsals. i will really have to buckle down and get serious in keeping my priorities straight!

another thing i did today: talked to one of my lovely besties, lizzy! we had originally wanted to do yahoo!messenger and use the web cam/video chat, but for some reason it wasn't working on her end. but amanda&i still were able to talk to her through speaker phone for a good 40 min! :D she was the one that went abroad to denmark and other various countries last semester.

omg, speaking about traveling, i love that all of my friends have gone to amazing places in their lives! [i am some what jealous, but i know someday, somehow i will get my chance] my other friend, nancy is going to canada for the olympics on sunday! she is participating in a program that is somewhat related to the school she is attending, and so she will be working there for two weeks, how sweet is that?!

i was also able to get together with my "littles" tonight. here at school, we have what are called "little" & "big" sisters. freshmen&jrs are paired up, and stay 'sisters' until the end of the school career & beyond! we drank tea/hot chocolate, giggled, & watched the usa tv show, psych, of which i love!

okay, it's 10:58pm. i have work and classes tomorrow, and have not accomplished anything academic this weekend [due to numerous issues/events--that i will discuss at a later time] in any sense... God is good. like really really good. i'm going to do some reading in a book called
hope's edge by frances moore lappe & anna lappe for my "women changing the world" class and pray before snuggling up with my teddy bear and wrapping myself in my blankets.

gOdBleSs!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

it's only tuesday

i am ready for a nap.... a nice long nap. a nap that doesn't need the alarm clock. hmph...it's only tuesday. :(

although i'm tired, i know that the Lord is my strength!!! and that i can do all things in Christ!

okay, off to lunch now, then class, back to the room to clean it and do some reading/catching up on work, dinner, and DANCE REHEARSALS!!

may the mighty Lord Jesus Christ bless you all today!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

new year new semester

okay, so it's 2010!!! whoo hoo!!!

i have completed my first week of classes on friday and ONLY have 12 more weeks. yay.... lol

but seriously, i think it's going to be a good semester. i am taking 5 classes and also working about 10.5 hrs a week. i am only in one art class this time around though [painting], which is somewhat saddening, but yet i'm excited about because i've never really done it before. painting is a great way to relax! i did some painting in my 2-D design class in the fall but i don't think it really counts, that class actually stressed me out! lol

God is sooooo good!!! i can't even start to say what he's been doing in my life as well as my friends. all i know is that i'm expecting and willing to be an open vessel to be used for his purpose! i'll leave you with this verse as i clean my room and get into my pj's [yes, it is 8pm], before working on my first painting hw assignment and do some reading.


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

GOD BLESS!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

<3

God is love & God loves you.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

brrrr

bRrRr!!!

boy has it been cold these last few days! thank you LORD i have warm clothes, food, and shelter! you always provide!!

KEEP warm!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

happy*new*year

HAPPY nEw YEAR bloggers!!!

God has so much he wants us to be a part of this year. i am very excited. this year is really going to be a year of pushing through and moving towards a manifestation of HIM! i pray that health and happiness be with you all in two*thousand*ten and i hope you will continue to press on in Him and get a closer and more intimate relationship with our Savior & Lord, Jesus!

God*bLeSs!!!