We Are

We are because Christ created us. We love only because Christ loved us. We live only because Christ died for us.

Romans 15:13
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope , through the power of the Holy Ghost."



Thursday, December 23, 2010


Christmas is here and along with it comes family, food, parties, food, caroling, food, presents, the unfortunate lack of snow (at least in Jersey Shore), and did I mention the never ending amounts of food? But throughout all the fun and christams spirit we must remember what Christmas is all about. December 25th is the day that brought Christ to earth! The Son of God became man so that we could live forever. It boggles my mind that God would love us so much to do that! 
     Life at home has been a blessing. Since moving back home I have been working through the emotions of what I had gone through in the past 3 months. God has definatly been my rock and I return to Him every second for my strength to get through!
    One of the many blessings I have had was that we had our family Christmas on the 18th. It was so fun to have the whole family gathered around and just having fun! On Monday my dear friend Morgan was able to come over and we had a blast shopping and just hanging out.
      I am still looking for employment and have applied to several places. I know God is leading me to schooling in the fall possibly back at Miracle Mountain Ranch. Your prayers on that matter would be greatly appreciated! Also prayer on a vehicle as I am still looking for a nice car or the non existant truck that doesn't guzzle gas! :)
     I pray you all have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! May we all remember what the True meaning of Christmas is!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Season of Change

The season of change has hit my life again as God has called me back home to PA. What about the horse program you may ask? Well, it is still in the building process and I tried to leave them to be successful. Why did you leave is another question? Well, there was a lot going on there that I had a hard time working with and had tried to work through but it was unchangable. Only God could make the changes needed to make the program move on. I resigned on the 9th with a 10 day notice and left on the 11th due to my boss pretty much telling me to leave asap. I am now home seeking God's will to be done in where I am to go next. The plan is to get a job for the moment and then go to school in the fall.
  Throughout this whole ordeal I have been learning to stand up for what I believe in and to follow God even when people think I'm a horrible person, try to convince me otherwise, or get super angry at me. Also to just let God have my back and not to let all the things people say about me or do to me get to me and be able to just look to Jesus and say "I'm yours and I'm following you." It's not easy and I am constantly laying myself down at the cross.
   Annie, Lilly, and I are having a blast being home and getting ready for Christmas, riding, goofing off, helping in the churches Live Nativity, and being able to relax and turn our sights to the future! :) Some amazing things have happened that have solidified the fact that I was to come home was that I got a place for my horse that isn't expensive! And also my Dad has found a truck that can haul my trailer and do what I need to do with the horses and it's in my price range!!!! Praise God now all I have to do is be able to get a job to keep it lol :)
God is good and I am very happy to be home especially with Christmas almost here! Thank you for your prayers and I would appreciate if you'd pray for a job and that I would be able to get into the school I have applied for and be able to make enought money to get there!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I am Not Skilled to Understand

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

Chorus (2x's)
My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves! My Savior lives!
My Savior loves! My savior lives!

This has been my song the past few days as it has been an extremely weird, baffling, and exciting week for me. I was blessed with the gift of being able to go to Miracle Mountain Ranch's Christmas Party on Saturday. It was so much fun to be reunited with all of my Ranch family! And also meet new apprentices and get to know them!  A good friend of mine Maralynn Mulvahill was able to go with me and it was so much fun to catch up after not seeing each other for close to 2 years.
I am continually challenged to look to God instead of the things in this world as they don't last but a moment. God continually asks, "Jemi, how are you doing to handle this situation?" or "Can you still glorify me when the people around you don't and are being hard to work with?" 
There are also many decisions to make. What kind of car to get, what am I going to do after this year etc. But thankfully i don't need to know and I just have to trust the Lord.
 A couple weekends ago I was able to go with about 15 teens and 7 leaders from Young Life to
Lake Champion for their annual Fall Weekend. It was two days of intense fun with 400 teens and leaders having a blast worshiping God, having a shaving cream fight, seeing our lives flash before our eyes as we ride the 40' swing fittingly named the "Screamer". :) The teens had so much fun and it was good to see most of them connect with God, see a dream of going to a young life event fulfilled, and introduce Christ for the first time to others.
  Please keep praying for me as I am still unsure of what God is asking of me. And also for the provision of a vehicle.