My Road..

My life
is a
crazy, hectic, insane roller coaster ride and on this journey I am learning everyday how to love the Lord, myself, and others. My Jesus said in Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." And that is my exact mission. I want to follow God, learn constantly and my goal is to become gentle, humble and peaceful in every aspect of this life. I have an amazing story so far... but God is no where near showing me or the world the ending. :) I am a daughter, smiler, girlfriend, lover, writer, blogger, friend, sister, painter, gardener and I LOVE who I am. On this journey I have one prayer and that is to: "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."-Psalms 143:8

I am unsure, unfinished... and I am happy.
I am Kelsey.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sometime's I'm Frustrated.

Sometime's I'm frustrated. Like today, when it's pouring down rain (like some sort of monsoon) and a student driver hydroplanes into a different lane and almost hits me. Like this morning when I DIDN'T finish the dishes or my laundry because I was too tired/lazy/jetlagged(fill in the blank). Or when I'm just grouchy because I'm totally consumed with the fact that my day hasn't gone the way I planned.

I was complaining about this today in my head(because I'm a really bad complainer) and it dawned on me the Lord must be this super frustrated with me a lot. Why don't I just naturally thank Him for keeping me out of that wreck instead of letting it ruin my day? Why don't I pray for motivation and time-management skills instead of praying my laundry wouldn't exist anymore? And Why don't I look for the good instead of settle in my bad mood and let it ruin what God has in plan for today.

I know we're all imperfect but I can't help to think that I've got to get on God's nerves with this stuff sometimes. He does everything in His power to show me everyday how he loves me...and I'm frustrated?

So selfish. I am so blessed to be loved by Him and to be given such joy. :) He always exceeds my grouchy, complaining, negative expectations. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Saying goodbye and Welcoming Hello

College is a BIG deal to almost everyone. I know it's always been a HUGE thing in my family and around my circle of friends. Choosing where you want to go, deciding what career path and major you want to follow, and then following through with scary, intimidating, high-pressure idea of freshman year away at college.

I am shuttering to say, that my first year is a week and two finals away from concluding. As I'm looking back I feel as if the past couple of months have just been on fast forward. They literally flew right by me. But fast as they may have been, they were rich.

New friends.
New home.
Became a Collegiate Cross Country Runner.
Began on my plan to become a nurse.
A snowy, white Christmas in New York City.
Trip to Israel. 
1 John Mayer concert.
1 skydiving/dream-fulfilling trip for my boyfriend.
And so on and so on...

But through these incredible times, I also learned a lot of really hard lessons and went through tough trials.

I lost a beautiful grandmother, who had loved me every day and taught me so many important things.
I battled a lot of physical illness and learned a lot about responsibility
I struggled learning time management, how to take care of myself, and make myself a priority.
I met so many new people, and focused a lot of time and energy on understanding how they tick.
I've began to understand that people, friendships, and relationships each require so much time and energy invested into each one. 
But I've also had to learn not everything requires so much thinking and over-planning. Sometimes you just have to relax and have fun. :)

I am so grateful to my Mom, for this phenomenal opportunity to come to LaGrange College and learn.
Notjust to learn and study academics, but to learn about who I am. 
This has been a really important year into developing my personality and my thoughts and beliefs, and without my Mom's hard work and smart planning I would never have had this opportunity.

But the most important thing I've learned, deals with my own personal relationship with the Lord.
I have grown up in church, a christian school, and a christian family my entire life- but this was the first time I was on my own and could find out how my faith could float. It took time for me to figure things out. I realized there is no specific plan or guide book, but the Lord is so gracious, patient, and THE most understanding teacher. :) He poured his mercy out on me all throughout my first year alone and my faith is solid and grounded. I am proud to say that and to know I figured things out, just me & the Lord.

So as I say goodbye to my freshman year, I am ecstatic to welcome a beautiful, exciting summer and a fabulous sophomore year to come.

A summer filled with all my beautiful friends from back home,
beach trips with my family, an INCREDIBLE trip to Ireland, getting to go back to my favorite daycare in the world and work with my sweet babies again, and my home sweet home with my amazing, amazing parents. :)

And lastly a year filled with a new house, a new major, new classes, new professors, new groups, new responsibilities, two new roommates, vp of sustainability, hilltopper, orientation team member, TA for the sustainability cornerstone, social council member and enjoying a fresh start and a new chance at success. :)

Thank you Lord, for all your blessings.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I'm addicted.
Coca-cola is keeping me alive.
Thank you inventors of coke, for satisfying my taste buds and caffeine cravings. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

8 inches!

Welp... I got about 8 inches of my hair cut off today but because of the way my hair was layered I wasn't able to give it to locks of love.:( I was pretty sad but I'm gonna find some other way to help out.:)

But for now... here it is folks.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

woah. busy.

Hey guys.. sorry it's been so long. My life has been school/books/exams/essays/friends/events/trips and on top of all this insane decision-making, life-changing choices during my first year of college..I am ALWAYS sick. 

Apparently my body does NOT like being in school or something about the way we're interacting. So as I'm struggling to figure out a healthy balance in every aspect of my life I'm making it. :)

But the Lord has given me so much hope through this process.
-3 weeks of school left. WOO!
-Summer is full of traveling, friends, family & laughter.
-starting some pre-nursing classes next year during a FRESH, new semester.
-Easter (my favorite holiday.) :)

AND..I'm getting my hair chopped off tomorrow for locks of love. <3
pictures to follow tomorrow. eeek!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Everyone...No exceptions.

Everyone needs compassion; a love that's never failing.

There are no exceptions. Every single person on this planet, no matter where they've been, where they are going, who they are, or what they do needs compassion.  So why can't we as a planet, as a people, as a world live to fulfill all of each others needs. We know what they need... because it's the same thing we need...

This love Jesus conquered the grave with.... why can't we all just share on this unending, never failing love? His eternal peace is the only thing that will ever be able to get us through this hard, crazy, tragic life. Let us help one another....Let us be compassionate with each other... and Let us Love one another...

because after all, Love Never Fails.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

He works for the good of those who love Him..

"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

This verse has been one of my favorite verses ever since I learned it in middle school, but it has never meant more in my life than it does right now. Lately, my spiritual battle has been learning to let go of controlling my life. I've had to lay down my hopes, plans, dreams, expectations, etc. and just learn to solely rely on what God wants for me. I'm a major control freak, so this has definitely been a challenge...but not one the Lord couldn't teach me how to do.

But I am happy to say after weeks, months, even years of struggling, the Lord has really made so much progress in this area of my walk. I feel like I have truly learned how to simply trust in Him. I am still learning how not to worry about his timing or his plans and to just be patient, but I am definitely letting go.

I've just been praying "Whatever you have planned for me is what I want.... Please just show me your will in YOUR timing." :) And Boy oh Boy has he come through. Every opportunity that has popped up that I've had interest in, I have prayed about and pursued with his blessing. I did all I could for each one, prayed for His will and left the rest up to Him.

It says in the word, "The Lord works for the good of those who love Him." And He is really doing that for me.

Recent prayers:

Theme House w/ Sara & Amy for next year: CHECK!
O-Team: CHECK!
Part-time Job in LaGrange:CHECK!
Figure out my Major: CHECK! 

Everything just seems to be falling perfectly in place with His will... :) So Don't be afraid to let go. His plan is way better than any of ours could ever be. ;)