Frustrated..

I just realized that yesterday’s post wasn’t published, I only saved it as a draft. I’m really frustrated.. I said I’d stick to writing every day but because I was being dumb I didn’t stick to it…
Also my cat, Richard Parker, scratched me right on the cheek today. And that really frustrated me too for some reason
But on a good note, I’ve memorized the 20 produce codes I’m supposed to for tomorrow, plus a few extra. So that’s good. I have another 5 hour training shift tomorrow and I’m just praying that I don’t have to serve real customers because I’m not feeling ready for that at all… But we’ll see what happens, I guess!
Moral of today’s post: in every day, no matter how frustrating, there is something good. If you’re going to bed in a negative mood in any way, just try to think of one good thing that happened, no matter how small or insignificant it seems. There will always be something
Be blessed!

Moving On Ain’t So Bad

Tonight I went to my youth group for the first time in quite a while, and it’s so different now. I don’t have my friends there anymore.. They’ve all moved on. Since I’m out of high school, youth just seems so strange to me. I don’t feel like I relate to them at all. Luckily my brother and his girlfriend are there, at least I have a place with them

A college and careers group is starting, and I’m just super pumped for that. I’m excited to be able to hang out with people my age, not people 4 years younger. The maturity level is just so much lower than I’m used to when I go back to youth, I’m pretty excited to get away from that. I think this group will be so good for the people my age, people who are trying to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. I’m glad that I’ll be hanging out with people who can actually relate to me and understand how I’m feeling

Plus I miss my old youth friends so badly (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) and I hope that some of them decide to come out to the group so we can reconnect. Some of them were such good friends before, and now I only see them once in a blue moon. It makes me sad, but I guess that’s just a part of growing up, isn’t it? I do hope that I get to be able to rebuild at least some of those amazing friendships I used to have, though. There are some great people that used to come to my youth group that I really look up to, and I miss having them around

I feel like I’m rambling….

But ANYWAYS. I’m looking forward to moving on from youth to the college and careers group, growing more spiritually, and also just diving into this new part of my life, which will be university in several short months, with some people around to support me who can actually understand what I’m going through

Sorry for the all over the place rambling post….. My brain feels scattered tonight

Be blessed!

Busy Week Ahead..

So I officially begin my new job with training this coming week- I’m actually really looking forward to it! I have a total of 23 hours of training this coming week, which isn’t too much, but the rest of my time is quickly filling up, too! Life in North America can be so busy and crazy, people never take time to just be. I really want to still give myself time every day to not have to do anything. Time to talk to God, worship Him. It’s such an important thing to do. If I never spend time with God, how will I know Him? Because I love Him so much, I have made Him a priority in my life. Days just go so much better if I include God, if I invite Him into every part of my life. I challenge you to do the same and see how your life changes. 

A short post today, my apologies. I want to get a good night’s sleep before my first day, and i’m already up far too late!

Be blessed 🙂

A Jantzi Wedding NEXT SUMMA

You guys I’m so super excited to tell you that my big brother, Jarris, is getting married next summer, and I couldn’t be any more excited right now! He proposed to his beautiful bride-to-be, Amanda, this afternoon, on the very spot that they will live together, raise their kids, and grow old. How romantic is that? Didn’t think he had it in him 😉

They’re planning to get married in August, and then they will live together in a mobile home on the site of their house that they will build together. This just seems like its right out of a movie!

Weddings always make me so happy (and emotional), I just love being somewhere where you can see SO much love everywhere. I’m very blessed to have two very amazing older siblings with such great relationships. They’re awesome role models to me, and I love and appreciate them, and their significant others, so very much 🙂

So this isn’t a very on-topic post today, but this news was too exciting not to dedicate a post to 🙂 Join me over the next 8 ½ months covering these two in your prayers as they lead up to their big day!

Be blessed!

MY Prince of Peace

Something that has really been comforting me lately is God’s amazing peace. I’m just so thankful that He has given us that precious gift, that when we ask for peace, He will give it to us. In the past I have really struggled with anxiety. I was not someone who was full of peace in the least, but when I learned to seek peace in my life, I was forever changed.

Peace can turn anything scary, worrisome, daunting, or seemingly impossible into something that you KNOW you can handle. For me, this has been things as small as being able to park in a busy parking lot (this causes me GREAT anxiety at times after being in a collision) to things as big as searching for a job. God’s peace has flooded my soul and is a huge reason for the smile on my face. God’s peace helps me get through every single day.

God doesn’t want us to deal with worry, he longs for us to experience his peace. He tells us this in his word: 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Other translations use words like “worries” and “cares” in place of anxiety. God wants to take every though that burdens you and hold them for you, and leave you his peace in exchange. He cares for you SO much that he SO desires to take every worry from you. How cool is that?

So if you’re in a place of despair, if you are dreading something so badly that it consumes your thoughts, cast it on your loving Daddy God. He cares for you so much and he wants to turn your anxiety into peace. Trust in Him, and trust your life into his almighty hands. He will provide for you, so accept his peace and don’t be full of worry!

Be blessed, brothers and sisters in Christ!

For God Alone

So today me and Chloe were filming a new video (which should be up in several days, stay tuned for that one), and we were talking about a part of a book I’ve read several times in the past. I love how I can still learn things even if i’ve read it before, because God was teaching me!

He wants our whole selves. He designed a life and a plan especially for us, and He wants us to trust Him. The book says that it breaks His heart when we turn from Him and do our own thing. He longs for us to dance for Him, to live every moment for Him. I’m challenged in that- to glorify Him in literally every single thing I do. I can definitely say that isn’t true for every area of my life. I don’t make a constant conscious effort to bring Him glory. I’m ashamed, but it’s an area I am working on.

I often let things get the better of me- anger, frustration, stubbornness. I can be quite a temperamental person at times. With God’s help, that has really gotten better in my life, but I am most definitely not perfect! I pray every day that God helps me be more patient, loving, and tolerant. When I strive to glorify Him every moment, those things are much easier to keep under control.

So ask Him for what you want! If you want to be more patient, ask Him! If you want to have more love for people, ask Him! 

Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

God is good ALL the time, remember that! He gives good gifts to those who love Him, and he longs to give you the desires of your heart and the riches of His kingdom! Keep pressing on and fighting the good fight, you will be rewarded for your efforts, God has promised that!

What about you? Do you make an effort to glorify Him every minute of every day? Is that something you struggle with? I’d love to hear your response to this 🙂

Be blessed! 🙂

Exciting News!

Im so excited to announce that I finally have the first video for my new YouTube channel, FlourishingInHim, all ready to go! My friend Chloe and I finally got a chance to film, and it is sitting in my Final Cut projects as I speak (type?)
Although I’m having a horrible time exporting and uploading it to YouTube! I’ve just made the transition to Final Cut and I just can’t get it to work! I will be asking my techie brother to help me tomorrow so I’m hoping by tomorrow night it will be on YouTube! As soon as it is I’ll embed it here, too, so you can all watch it!

Oh and a bit of a continuation of my post from yesterday- today I reached out to a friend I hadn’t seen or talked with since grade 8, so it’s been a long time! I just sent her a quick message, and after she replied with some kind words, she also said she hopes this will start up our friendship again, and I’m hoping it does! She’s a sweet girl, and I look forward to when our paths will cross again, hopefully in the near future 🙂

Anyways, that’s all for now!
Be blessed 🙂

Self Challenge

After a very encouraging text message from a dear friend today, I have decided to challenge myself to write a daily post on here until Christmas. I know I had said before that I’d post daily but I let it slide. But I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to be committed to this blog. So I dunno, maybe you want to join me in this journey? It will probably be a pretty big struggle to write every day but I REALLY want to do this!

The moral of today’s post, though, is to not take things as coincidences. My friend, whom I hadn’t talked to in a while, sent me a message today just saying that God had put me on his heart. And it just meant a lot that he reached out and told me that, and gave me an encouraging word. So do that to somebody- if you think of them, it isn’t a coincidence, so tell them you’re thinking of them. It goes a long way and it’ll make anyone feel loved and special!

Well there’s my rambling for today.. Now go tell someone that God loves them! Never hesitate to spread His love around 🙂

Be blessed!