The Thirteenth Disciple Tag

My good friendΒ Purple Rose Β made her own tag and tagged me to do it too! Thank you sweet friend…

 

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and include a link to their post
  2. Link the original post (The Thirteenth Disciple Tag) and give credit to the creator of this tag (Purple Rose)Β https://reluctantpreachersdaughter.wordpress.com
  3. Answer the 13 questions asked by Purple Rose
  4. Tag as many people as you like
  5. Use the original tag image:

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Here are the questions:

 

1. Which disciple is your favorite?

It would probably be Peter

 

2. How often do you pray The Lord’s Prayer?

I probably could do it more… I don’t want to ever have the mentality of “I’m good, I do it enough”…

3. How often do you take communion?

I do it once a year with my church. We have foot washing and communion at the beginning of every year.

4. Do you listen to sermons during the week?

I have church Sunday and Wednesday every week, but it is very normal for me to listen to online services during the week too. Most of the time I listen to a service right before I go to bed every night.

 

5. If Jesus asked you to have your own small group of 4, which 3 disciples or Bible Characters would you choose to be in your weekly prayer group?

The first one I would ask is Job, then Daniel, and Ruth.

 

Why did you choose those 3?

Job is my favorite Bible character! I relate to him a lot… Daniel was a prayer warrior, I want to be more like him… Ruth was such a brave woman, she didn’t have “the name”, but God seen her and used her to do mighty things for His kingdom… I can relate to her too.

 

7. What Bible characters do you relate to or understand the most?

I kinda already answered this…lol! But I’ll do it anyways, I relate to Job the most! He went through so much and didn’t quit serving God! Everything and everyone was against him, but he kept standing tall, because he knew who he was serving.

 

8. Which disciple would you argue with the most?

That probably would be Judas…

 

9. Which disciple would you get along with the best?

Probably Peter…

 

10. If you were in the painting of the Last Supper, where would you be sitting?

Well, I would like to be sitting by Jesus, but if I was sitting somewhere else I would be happy too, because I’m with Jesus…

 

11. Peter carried a sword and cut off a soldier’s ear in an attempt to protect Jesus. If you were there that night, what would your reaction have been to the soldiers coming to arrest Jesus?

I would probably do the same or do something worse… I would have done anything to protect Him!

 

12. We all need a Simon Peter in our life, someone who carries a β€œsword” and will fight for you. Who is/was your Simon Peter?

My Pastor, my family, my youth leaders.

 

13. Similar to Jesus, we all have a Judas in our lives who helps us fulfill our destiny or find our purpose. Can you look back and appreciate their role in your life despite the harm they did or the hurt they caused?

I’m not going to name any names, because I don’t want too, but a lot of names have came to my mind. Yes, I can definitely appreciate their roll in my life, because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be who I am today.


Thank you again Purple Rose! This was great!

I tag everyone who just read this! ready..set..GO!

 

–Vanessa W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A smile can make a difference!

What’s up y’all? How you be?

Not my normal intro, but hey, I’m in a goofy mood.πŸ€ͺ

I really don’t know what this post is going to turn into, but I felt like posting. So enjoy!πŸ€ͺ

I went to my grandparents Saturday and took more pictures… Well, I didn’t take the pictures of myself my mom did.

Those clouds tho…😍
Me trying to act seriousπŸ€ͺ
Probably my favorite
I was kinda scared to do this one, because if you’ve never been on a hay bale… they are high.πŸ˜‚

I’m going to try my very best to write what I feel and not make it sound like it’s all about me and I’m such a perfect person…if you know me you know I’m definitely not, and I don’t like all the attention on myself.

Anyways… I was looking at these pictures and I realized how much I have changed…

I found this qoute that really stuck out to me:

You glow differently when your actually happy.

And that is so true! If you would have met me 2 or 3 years ago and then met me now you would think you just met 2 different people.

I haven’t always been the way I am today… And I’m not proud to say I haven’t always been the best person to be around. I’ll just put it plain…I used to be a ugly person.

I lost my smile… and if I did have one it was fake. I used to have a bad anger problem, it still flares up every now and then, but not like it was. I could literally kill you with one look… again, not proud of it…😬

“You glow different when your actually happy”

I used to never show my teeth when I smiled, but now I can’t smile without showing my teeth.

Don’t tell me that God can’t change you because you have a anger problem, depression, or brokenness, because he changed me! And if he can change a person like me, he most definitely can change you!

I have recently been looking around at my peers and I have noticed that there are a lot of people with the same smile I had… and what I mean by that is, they don’t have one.

And I want to help them know what true happiness is. There is more to life than just surviving…

Recently at youth our youth leader made the graduates of 2020 and the Senior this year raise their hand and he said:

“Y’all are now the leaders of the youth group and you need to step up and lead this youth group and help the younger youth.”…

It opened my eyes, because I am now one of the oldest in my youth group of 40+ kids… I am an example… am I setting a good example? Lord, I pray I am! I have also noticed a lot lately as I’m just talking to some friends and I’ll turn my head and I’ll see several young girls just watching me… It has made me watch what I do now, because I want to be a good example. I don’t want to be perfect, because I will/have made mistakes and so will they, but I want to make sure I am a good example.

I have recently started to step out and talk to the younger youth and grow a relationship with them, because if I can get their trust I can be a good example on them with the Lord’s help of course!!

If I would have had someone take me under their wing at their age, I probably wouldn’t have went through some of the things I did and did some of the things I did. I didn’t have good influences at their age…

I want to see the younger youth on fire for God like the senior youth is! My youth leader just told us to step up, and I’m going to try my best to do it!

Well, this wasn’t how this post was supposed to go, but maybe that’s what I was supposed to say. I don’t know how to end it now…😜

I’ll share some pictures from today after church…😁

Baby Blue was screaming “HAPPY SUNDAY”πŸ˜‚

Okay, that’s all of the pictures of me for this post! Bleh, I know!😝

Well, I hope y’all are staying safe and have a great week! I love y’all dearly, OHHHH!! Also, thank you all for 300 followers!!! I am very honored!! I never thought I’d have 300 people reading my thoughts.😱🀯 Thank you again!!

~π•π•’π•Ÿπ•–π•€π•€π•’ π•Ž

Choose Joy!

Butterfly visiting a Butterfly

Hey, everyone!! I pray you all are staying safe and your filled with the Joy of the Lord! (You can have joy anytime, no matter your situation).😁

Oklahoma is getting hit pretty hard right now with Covid-19… Our Mayor has made a mask mandate as of July 16, 2020 and will expire on November 30, 2020…

Fun right?!πŸ˜‚ No, but seriously, it could safe lives, so why not do it?!

Let me tell you what I’ve been up too…

Last week would have been Heritage 2020. Heritage is a conference held in Colorado Springs… but because of Covid it had to be canceled like many other things… They was planning on livestreaming the services and my youth group was going to listen to the services together at our church, but for whatever reason they canceled that too. So, my Pastor decided we would just have our own heritage services!! And let me just tell you…. it was incredible!!

We had church on:

  • Tuesday night
  • Wednesday morning
  • Wednesday night
  • Thursday morning
  • Thursday night

I was able to make it to all of the night services and I listened to the morning services from home. It was absolutely amazing…. And it was definitely needed for my youth group and me!! God moved in those services in such a powerful way.

All I got was 1 picture which was during choir practice on the first night of our conference.

The other pictures I have are of me on the last night of our conference…

I was excited…😝

It was a great week and definitely needed after everything that has happen in 2020….I’m very grateful for the opportunity to go…

The next big thing that happened to me you can read it in this post !! I still can’t believe it….

I had my mom take a picture of my hair to see how long it’s gotten since my last picture and it’s grown a little bit more.πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

It is mid-calf or longer now…πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

That brings us to today! Today I was outside looking at my garden and a butterfly came right up to me and just sat there….

You might say “it’s just a butterfly big deal…” Well yes, it is just a butterfly to some, but not to all… This butterfly in a way is God’s way of telling me “I love you and I’m with you”. That might sound sappy and dumb to you, but that’s okay. My friend Renee calls them heart tokens…😁

The butterflies out in my backyard normally are hard to get a picture of, but this one just sat there for a few minutes… Just saying hi…😊

If we can’t find joy in the small things, what can we find joy in?!πŸ¦‹

That’s all I have for today… I love y’all and stay safe… oh and be happy.πŸ˜πŸ¦‹

(Oh, and to explain the title of this post… My name means butterfly… maybe it will make sense now.πŸ¦‹)

π•π•’π•Ÿπ•–π•€π•€π•’ π•Ž

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!

Y’all… I can’t believe it!! I got a email last night that literally blew my mind…

The email was from my journalism teachers telling me that my photo essay had placed FIRST place in the 2020 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists contest. I was competing against professional newspaper photographers from across the state and I placed first!!! This was my first time entering, and I won…😱

Omw!!!

This was the email I got from my teachers:

Wow…. I am very honored and blessed to have received this award!

Words can’t explain how excited and honored I am!! God is good! And without Him, I’d be nothing….

Now starts the waiting game to wait for my award to come in the mail…πŸ€ͺπŸŽŠπŸ˜‚

This picture was in my photo essay that won…

~π•π•’π•Ÿπ•–π•€π•€π•’ π•Ž

Does your eyes change colors?

This is going to be short probably, but I’ve been taking pictures of my eyes and I was looking back at them and my eyes change different colors. It’s cool! So I wanted to see if any of your eyes change colors? If so tell me what colors they change to in the comments!

Here are mine…

Gray/blue
Green
Brown

They changed other weird color but that’s all the pictures I have of it.

Anyone else’s eyes change colors? If they don’t change what color are your eyes or what have you always wanted your eye color to be?

~π•π•’π•Ÿπ•–π•€π•€π•’ π•Ž