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"Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.." 2 Corinthians 6:10 

Two weeks ago we had to put my dog Sassy down. It was the saddest and most heart-wrenching nights of my life. She had been in our lives for nearly 13 years, and we did not take her for granted. She was such a blessing to us, literally the perfect dog. She was loyal, loving, kind, obedient, and such a great dog. We all loved her dearly. In the midst of my grief, I have remained thankful to God for the blessing she was. 
She was really ill the night we had to make the painful decision, and I had prayed and wrote in my prayer journal pleading to God to heal her, and to let us keep her longer. He did not answer my prayer. I could have easily turned to God in anger asking Him why He took her even though I prayed He wouldn’t. I however, cannot be angry with God. He gave us a blessing. Sure I am grieving terribly for my dog, I love her so much. But although I can question “why”, I cannot be angry. 
James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from the Lord…” My dog Sassy was that gift. I am just praying I will see her again one day when I go to be with the Lord. I have a feeling she is admiring God right now more than she admired my dad, which was a lot :) 

"Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.." 2 Corinthians 6:10 

Two weeks ago we had to put my dog Sassy down. It was the saddest and most heart-wrenching nights of my life. She had been in our lives for nearly 13 years, and we did not take her for granted. She was such a blessing to us, literally the perfect dog. She was loyal, loving, kind, obedient, and such a great dog. We all loved her dearly. In the midst of my grief, I have remained thankful to God for the blessing she was. 

She was really ill the night we had to make the painful decision, and I had prayed and wrote in my prayer journal pleading to God to heal her, and to let us keep her longer. He did not answer my prayer. I could have easily turned to God in anger asking Him why He took her even though I prayed He wouldn’t. I however, cannot be angry with God. He gave us a blessing. Sure I am grieving terribly for my dog, I love her so much. But although I can question “why”, I cannot be angry. 

James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from the Lord…” My dog Sassy was that gift. I am just praying I will see her again one day when I go to be with the Lord. I have a feeling she is admiring God right now more than she admired my dad, which was a lot :) 

Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.

- N’tima   (via myfleshdress)

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I really needed this song, and someone I know on facebook posted the lyrics, which prompted me to look up the song on YouTube. It’s so awesome how God works and draws us in to Him. 

I haven't stalked you in a long time it seems. I'm slacking on cr33ping lately. I do apologize. I miss you! and have been keeping you in prayer<3 I hope you're doing super fab!C:

Aw Faith!! I miss you stalking me, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t posted much either! :/ I miss you, it was great to meet you! You all are so great, I wish you lived closer I could use some more Christian women in my life! Praying for you too :)

“Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.”

thanksforallyouveshownus:

— Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist and Author, Reviving Ophelia

Dear girls,

faith-is-a-must-have:

who have cried because you don’t look like the girls on the cover of the magazines, it’s okay, without edits,
those cover girls don’t actually look like that either.


don’t let society’s definition of “beauty” leave you feeling “ugly”.

sincerely,
a girl who has but is done believing a lie.

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in-a-relationship-with-jesus:

confessionsofateenagejesuslover:

Im in love with this.

This is wonderful!

in-a-relationship-with-jesus:

confessionsofateenagejesuslover:

Im in love with this.

This is wonderful!

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Another prayer request

My sister is 17 years old and just lost her best friend to cystic fibrosis. The girl’s name is Andrea and passed away today, February 18th 2013. She had been very ill the past month in the hospital and found out she needed a double lung transplant. Then she had swelling on the brain, and today suffered a stroke and lost the fight to CF. Please please pray for my sister, and for Andrea’s family as they grieve the loss of this beautiful, young girl<3