Friday, March 28, 2008

Beauty in her voice- Jasmine Brann



*Oh my goodness!* One of childhood friends just released an album and the songs she sings on it are beautiful! God is good my brothers and sisters! When you have a passion and fire burning inside, God can make all your dreams a reality.

I remember when Jasie and I were younger, we would be at her house and she was always singing a tune! Music was in her blood! We even sang together at our 8th grade graduation from Sligo and it came out beautifully (if I say so myself). :) Music flowed within Jasmine and everyone always knew it.

Jasmine, I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. I always knew you would go far with your musical talents! We will be praying for you and your future endeavours!

Mi gente, if you would like to hear what I'm talking about (Jasmine's beautiful voice) visit her My Space page: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=336261563.

By the way, on her My Space page there is a schedule of her upcoming performances...

Be blessed everyone.

xoxo,

Niss

Thursday, March 27, 2008

do YOU have motivation?



*One of my peeps today was feeling a bit down and I came across 2 thought provoking quotes. Thought i would share it with you too.*

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”

“You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.”

hmm...
xoxo,
Niss

Thursday, March 20, 2008

happy 1st day of spring.



Happy 1st day of Spring!! May the peace of God be with you this season and throughout the remaining 3 this year! Remember to stop and observe God's creation for He has created many beautiful creatures, plants, and trees. Yay for Spring!

Happy Spring!

XoXo,

Niss

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

powerful quote. let's think about it.

"God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."

I will be back later to expound on it.

God bless.

xoxo,

Niss

Saturday, March 15, 2008

hymns= classic beauties


Okay, so I had to be batutero (direct songs at church) today for Sabbath School and I absolutely love doing it! You know why? Because I get to chose hymns from the hymnal...himnos that we don't sing anymore. Himnos that somehow are being forgotten with the wave of modern christian music. Lots of people do not prefer himnos because either they are a) too slow b) soft c) boring d) outdated. I'm here to shed some light: hymns are amazing because of the truths it speaks of.

Want to know something? I strongly believe that if a hymn book was left on a deserted island with a few stranded people there...by reading it they would be converted. It speaks about the Trinity (God the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit); His second return; about His birth, His death, His resurrection; about trials and tribulations WE all go through each day; about the beauty of family and children; about giving tithe and offering; about how marvelous God is; and many more important factors important in the life of a Christian. Every verse says something different and if you stop and listen it will shed new light on your spiritual life.

I'm not saying that it's bad or that I don't like listening to modern Christian songs because then I would be a hypocrite, but when you stop and think; you realize a lot of songs out there are 7-11 songs. Let me explain: there are 7 words sung 11 times over. After awhile (remember this is my opinion) it gets tiring and not as meaningful. Something to think about.

So, the next time you are at church or you are having family worship at your home; stop and soak the words the hymns have and you'll be amazed of what AWESOME things it speaks about. True things never die. Let's keep it alive so that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren can listen to the hymns their forefathers cherished and that made differences in many lives.

Be blessed.

xoxo,

niss

a prayer.

Dear Lord,

How majestic is your name. You are the master of all things and we love you for it. It's your Sabbath and it's a beautiful day. Thank you for the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the roof over our heads. Thank you for family and friendship. Thank you for church and for always providing us with spiritual food. We love you and thank you for this beautiful day. Thank you.

xoxo,

niss

Friday, March 14, 2008

your sins will find you out Client 9...and that's what happened.

wow. I wish Eliot Spitzer would have stumbled upon a very revealing verse in the Bible before doing the unmentionable- Numbers 32:23 "be sure your sins will find you out." i don't know...sometimes i am under the impression that some of us think we are invincible and that we will never be caught doing things. *newsflash* the father up above is watching us constantly and might I add He loves us sooo much. sometimes he allows us to be caught red handed for a reason...to learn our lessons and to repent. Eliot, if you are reading this (which i highly doubt); know that there is a God out there who forgives our sins no matter what it is.

God bless

xoxo,
Niss

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

home is the most important place in the world.

so, i was watching the royal family special on 20/20 and realized how uptight it is in the castle. man....everything is timed and on point. i cannot even imagine. ironically, during the commercial break there was a commercial on ikea and it showed how home is the most important place in the world because its where you can unwind and relax. so true. it showed a family enjoying and playing around and being themselves. i can't even begin to imagine how it must be to be a queen and have everything planned out for you even in your own home. Home is where the heart is and there is no place like it. tonight i really realized again how much i love my home and how thankful i am that i am princess, not of a nation, but of the Father who lives in Heaven (and of course hector's too). :)

*home is the most important place in the world.* do you agree?

Monday, March 3, 2008

the desire to blog.

For the longest time, I've heard the hype about blogging and seen a few of my friends master it and finally i'm in! I'm excited to have a place where I can ramble about interesting and not so interesting things. Lol. Yay for blogging!

wonderful quote.

"when you can think of yesterday without regret, and tomorrow without feat, you are on the road to success."

things that make you go hmmmm....