Jesus Wept

So you know that shortest verse in the Bible...John 11:35 "Jesus wept".
Think about that for a second-it doesn't say Jesus cried, or Jesus spilled some tears. No-
He wept.
The definition of wept- to express deep sorrow for usually by shedding tears; to pour forth (tears) from the eyes; to express passion (as grief) by shedding tears.
The only reference made in the Bible that Jesus wept...
The same Guy who died for us, showed us an example of love by simply weeping.
Take that one and chew on it for a bit.
~Believer in PRTC

Ali's Rambles...

I've got lots and lots to think about. Well, more like lots to consider. But I'm working on it, and I'm working hard....I'm just really really busy.
Play practice starts tomorrow!!! YES! I'm soooo excited!
Camp dress tomorrow! (we get to wear jeans to school!) AKA, we have to pay to be normal, funny day.
My brain is in overload-I have finals this week, guitar lessons, flute lessons, play practice, church, meetings with leaders, things to fix with friends, school work in general, freaking out about grades to do, and I have to build a castle. (just kidding about that last one :-)
Life is overwhelming for now, I have my moments. I'm doing alot better though. I processed through alot with one of our youth pastors from church, and am working on my relationship with God, and trying to rebuild it. Hard stuff, but who said it was going to be easy?
That my rambling for today...
~Believer in PRTC

I'm a Skipper :) well kinda...

Today was a good day.
I skipped school :)
Yes, I know you just read that twice...
But let me assure you, it was dad approved.

So anyways, I didn't really "skip" school, I got out of it because I had to talk to some leaders plus I'm doing really well in all my classes. My Dad signed me out and said I had, "Appointments". Half true, these were both meetings that were set up in advance. They both went really well, and gave me more things to think about. Hope everyone else had a good day too :) I'm meeting with a youth leader and another girl at Concannons tomorrow so then I will get some chocolate. :D yay. Oh and just an update, I've lost 15 lbs. How cool is that?!
Someone called me "analytical Ali." Funny day.
~Believer in PRTC

New Layout

I was inspired by The Inkwellers to change my layout, plus Katie gave me a link to where I can get blog templates. I don't normally go with a lighter/white background, but I liked this one. The Title picture, or whatever, is one I took a bit ago. I like it :) Hope you do too...
Believer in PRTC

My Jumbled Opinion

Tonight church is cancelled. I don't like it when church is cancelled. But of course there isn't anything I can do about it, so I'll take it as it comes. WE would have had the Jr high students there tonight.
Church is amazing. I simply love it. I love the leaders, I love the junior high students, I love the music, I love the preaching, I love the words spoken through every voice, I love how everyone pulls together every week to see about 150-200 Jr high students come marching through the doors each week, everyone has something running through their head as they walk in. Maybe they've had a bad week; maybe they're parents are going through a divorce; Maybe they're making bad choices, or they have before and now there are consequences. No matter why the students are their, I can guarantee one thing-Every student who walks through those door has the chance to meet someone they can count on, someone they can trust. I see my church only help people week after week. They love on these students, no matter how loud and noisy they can get, they love them all.
I don't know, maybe it's just me. But this is all really cool to see.
Sorry if I'm repetitive, Ive got an hour and half to kill before I leave.
Ha, well till next time,
~Believer in PRTC

Modest is Hottest.

Here is a little poem thingy that I wrote, I hope you enjoy.

Modest is the hottest.
Certainly I'd never want to offend.
All I try to do is blend in.
But tell me, why do I look so different?

My turtle necks are all the way up to my chin,
That way if someone trys to kiss me,
I can tuck my lips in.
My skirts can never be above my ankles,
Not even a quarter of an inch above will it be!
To think, people wear them above their knees!
I will wear my hose, day after day
And if I feel like I want to be noticed,
I'll get some "nude" colored ones, or maybe gray
they shout, immodesty, so stay away!

So just to say,
I will not be immodest.
For modest is hottest.
At least for today ;)

By any means, I did not mean to offend anyone. If you find it that way, I will take it down. I was just pokin' fun at some stuff. But, if it makes you feel better I got to a school that is super strict on dress code, so some of this stuff is close to what I would have to wear.
Ta ta for now,
Believer in PRTC

The story of those brown strechy scary things....

I think my biggest accomplishment today was wearing pantyhose for 12 hours. It was rather hard though. If you've never worn a pain before, I encourage you. Go to the nearest store that sells everything, and pick yourself out a pair. Then tell me how long it takes you to put them on. It took me 20 minutes this morning. (no joke) Of course, I do give myself credit- it was 5:45 A.M. SO needless to say I fell a few times, stepped on my cats tail, about fell into the bathroom, almost cried, almost yelled, then finally I walked out with no dignity, finding that it took me 20 minutes to put on pantyhose. Sad. Day.
But I did get 2nd (booyah) for my high school photography picture. I was really happy. That's the pic on here.
I got first in Sci fair :) and got recommended to go to regionals. Coolio. But, I'm not going because our school doesn't do that.
That's pretty much it,
Believer in PRTC

Just because.

It's been way to long. I have a lot going through my head right now, and I'm really stressing. I'm just a thinkin' away right now. But I have nothing to blog about right now...strange. SO I'm writing this just because. Sorry, but till next time!
Believer in PRTC


Hi. I'm watching "No Reservations" right now. I must say, I am a very hopeless romantic. I will never admit it to your face, but I am. I love love. I feel badly for those who are hurt by love. Like my Aunt for example. My Uncle had an affair, I believe, 4 years ago. As always, my family is/was very deeply hurt. She is still hurt from it. I don't want to get into all the details, but they ended in an ugly divorce. Just know, love isn't made to hurt. I think people can abuse love, even when it means so much. Love isn't somethings that made to be misused.
On the other hand; God is Love. If we do get hurt by love, God is there and He heals our hearts. I'll never fully comprehend His love, I know it's amazing though.
Love. 1 Cr 13
~Believer in PRTC

Rambilings of Life

I haven't updated in forever, I am dearly sorry. I've been uber (I love that word haha) busy, and really stressing. Right now I have lots to memorize, lots to perfect, lots to think about, and lots to do. It's not going to let up for a while, but I will try harder to update.
God was seen through our church on Sunday. Our amazing Pastor, Matt Carter, shared part of his story. His sad, beautiful, story. I don't want you to hear my words, I want you to hear his. If you want to listen to it the link is: Then go to sermons and click the one 2/28/10 That was the one from this last Sunday. If you don't want to that's ok too, I don't mind. But it was inspiring in a way I've never been inspired before. But that is all I will say.
My days seem to be getting shorter as the hours go by. I just keep trying to think, I can do this just a few more minutes of this class and then the next and next... I am having a hard time staying happy today. It was easy when I was with people from my church who came to visit me today, but now, as my brothers gone, I'm not doing so well.
I've been abandon in promises by Storm's girlfriend.
I've been hurt by Storms, in ways I never thought would happen before all this. I think it's worse to grow away from him, because he was the closest friend I've ever had. I don't think I'll ever be able to let anyone into my heart like that again.
Why can't I get over this?
Ok, so I don't want to be all depressing. I got an awesome new neon/hot pink guitar strap for my guitar my bro bought me! It's amazing with my midnight black guitar. I had lessons today, my teachers helping me put in improv with the different scales, into songs. If that made no sense, then forget it. Ha :) Just know, it's alot of fun for guitar players.
I'll survive :)
~Believer in PRTC