Sunday, September 29, 2013

hello there

^ Ya I know not a very creative tittle but oh well =P ^

OK so I just thought I'd a post about little random things about me!
so enjoy =)
Photo 

I am addicted to blogging.
I am addicted to gum...ya...totally random I know.
I still act like a little kid sometimes.
I'm not athletic by any stretch of the imagination.
Put old basketballs on a pole and I'm gonna spray paint them for my room!! Even though its not pictured.
I am crazy.
I have crazy hair that is often annoying but I like it now because it's kind of my trademark! LOL
I love to write.
I enjoy doing pranks and joking around :)
I have small feet and hands...this is random too.
I remember the tiniest details about stuff.
I cherish memories.
I have an overactive imagination.
 
I get extremely close to people easily.
I am addicted to Ice cream and Dr.Pepper.
 
I don't like french fries.
I don't like tea...Ok I know it's weird but I HATE tea.
I love roller coasters.
I love being with kids.
 Sisters!
I'm missing someone.
I hate bugs. Mosquitoes love me! bug bites are the worse things ever!
I love Jesus.
 I think I think too much.
I love to travel the world.
I love missions work.
I'm always laughing hysterically.
I tend to exaggerate.
I love owl designed stuff.
 [owls.]  
I talk way to much some times.
I think I'm annoying some times.
I hate math.
I love learning about interesting things in History.
I love playing the piano.
I love reading.
&
I love all of my lovely followers, friends, and family who might be reading this right now =) You all are awesome!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My hero

Today I just thought I'd do a post on a person who I consider my hero. Now don't get me wrong- my ultimate hero is Jesus! But I really thought I'd do a post about this amazing man in my life =)


My hero's name is: Allen Lee Johnson. 
He is my dad.
but he's much more then just that.

He's my protector.
He's my knight in shining armour.
He's my inspiration.
He's my role model.
He's my helper.
He's my partner.
He's my friend.
He's my spiritual leader.
He is my hero.
 little girl & her dad photography
My dad is an amazing man. Those who have meet him would know what I'm talking about when I say my dad has a passion for souls. It's like something that just burns within him. Many people say that my dad's a great preacher, and by the way he preaches and talks to them they believe he is a great man of God. but many people can just put on a show, but my dad is deeper then that. but I know that my dad is a great man of God by the way he lives.
I'm with him every day, of every week, of every month, of every year. I know him better then anyone (besides my mom of course) I'm not saying he's perfect, I'm not saying he doesn't mess up. We all do. I mess up on a regular basis. But my dad is extraordinary. I love him so much and I know that I fail so many times as a daughter. My dad is my hero. He is the one who stays strong in the Lord when I feel like crumbling apart. He's always there for me. I am so thankful for the wonderful parents God has given me. I am truly beyond blessed. 
   Who is your hero? Maybe your hero is an actor, actress, singer, or sports star. But these people aren't heroes. and to be honest most of the time they are really, truly not people we should be looking up too. The real heroes are those humble, loving people who are just sold out for the Lord. My dad is seriously one of the humblest people I know. He always puts others first, and he gives God all the glory for everything.

 God is my #1 hero. People will always fail us because they are not perfect, but God is. but I believe that God puts spiritual leaders in our life to help us grow in him.
  My dad is a hero to me. He's affected my life in more ways then he knows. I look up to him and admire him probably way more then he knows because I fail to show it at times. I'm not a perfect daughter, often I feel like the worst one on earth. But even when I'm awful and in an unloving mood by parents have both still been there for me. 
  I know so many other people that I could entitle as "heroes" in my life. My mom for one. She's just so amazing too =) but I think that some of the heroes are just the ordinary people in life that sometimes go by unnoticed. Amazing people are defined by character not talent, or fame, or success. I want to be a hero. I want to be used by God like my parents have been. I want to help others through him. 
Do you have a hero? I hope your hero is God, but is there someone that he has placed in your life to help and encourage you? 



and also I'd just like to add that if you do have a hero or heroes in your life you should tell them how much they mean to you. I think that we take for granted how special some people are. Be a hero today and go tell somebody that you love that you love them. But don't only tell them you love them- show it.

 
^ this is a picture of me and my hero =)^  


and in closing as my good blogger friend would say: "be a hero"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bring the rain

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Life gets hard. Trials come. Storms toss. Winds change. Struggles strike. 
sometimes things look down and out. Sometimes things look like there is no possible way for them to become right, sometimes we get so low in life we feel like giving up. This is where the rubber meets the road so to speak. This is where we decide what we are going to do. Life isn't always easy. There is always pain...but there is also always a healer. Sometimes God has to send a little bit of rain and a little bit of storm clouds our way. Without rain, without pain, without trials, we wouldn't be who God wants us to be. Some of the most amazing people through history suffered more then we could ever imagine.

Corrie Ten boom was a great woman of faith. But even she had to face trials. She lost her loved ones, she endured pain and suffering, but she kept faith and hope in Christ. and those trials are what molded her into the woman she became.

Paul in the Bible was tortured, beaten, and eventually killed for the cause of Christ, but that's what made him one of the greatest Christians of all time. His suffering for Christ is what made him great. He chose to serve God no matter what storms came his way, and God used him in miraculous ways.

John the Baptist was imprisoned, tortured, and killed for God.

and Jesus was betrayed, beaten, mocked, and persecuted for us. He suffered more then we could ever imagine.

You see sometimes God has to send storms our way. He has to test our faith. Some of us pass the test; we come out stronger then we were before. but others give up, they loose sight of God. They don't look to what he has planned out for them. They loose faith.
We must stay strong. But true strength doesn't come from ourself! It comes from God. We must put our trust in him and he will give us the strength to overcome the storms in life. Storms will come, but to every storm there is a calm, to every trial there is a triumph, and to all the pain we might endure in life there is a healer. His name is Jesus. 

God wants us to serve him even when the rain and storms come our way. We must serve God no matter what comes our way! God sends storms to make us stronger in him.
When we are at our lowest look to the highest. God will bring us through the storms of life. He might send a little rain are way but he is in control. God will be enough for us. I've been through enough to know that he is all I need! Even when storms blow and I feel like just giving up, I know that God is stronger then even the mightiest storms in life. He will always be there for us even when we feel like he is miles away. My dad likes this song and one of the lines says " when you can't see his hand trust his heart." This means that even when we can't see God through the storms in life, it means that he is still there and that we can trust him because we know in our hearts that he will take care of us.

"Everybody wants HAPPINESS no one wants PAIN. But you can't have a RAINBOW without a little RAIN"

"So I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned  In awe of the One who gave it all  So I’ll stand, my soul Lord to You surrendered  All I am is Yours." 

"Find Beauty in Rain"

"Your storm will pass! And your trial will turn into a triumph!" 




When I first began to walk with the Lord,
I did not fully trust Him,
How He longed for me to understand that I could
So through the valley He led me, afraid as I could be,
Until I felt His loving arms embracing me

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me

How could I ever doubt my God whose hands hold the universe,
Why would I ever question His ability,
There's no place that I can go where He doesn't know,
The things that trouble me
He's always aware of where I am and what I need

I believe Him now, after all these years,
He's been so faithful; He's proven to be true,
Nevermore will I doubt or question why
'Cause I've seen Him work before, and I know what God can do

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me - See more at: http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/06/ive-been-through-enough.html#sthash.AlZnd6JO.dpuf

When I first began to walk with the Lord,
I did not fully trust Him,
How He longed for me to understand that I could
So through the valley He led me, afraid as I could be,
Until I felt His loving arms embracing me

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me

How could I ever doubt my God whose hands hold the universe,
Why would I ever question His ability,
There's no place that I can go where He doesn't know,
The things that trouble me
He's always aware of where I am and what I need

I believe Him now, after all these years,
He's been so faithful; He's proven to be true,
Nevermore will I doubt or question why
'Cause I've seen Him work before, and I know what God can do

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me - See more at: http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/06/ive-been-through-enough.html#sthash.AlZnd6JO.dpuf

When I first began to walk with the Lord,
I did not fully trust Him,
How He longed for me to understand that I could
So through the valley He led me, afraid as I could be,
Until I felt His loving arms embracing me

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me

How could I ever doubt my God whose hands hold the universe,
Why would I ever question His ability,
There's no place that I can go where He doesn't know,
The things that trouble me
He's always aware of where I am and what I need

I believe Him now, after all these years,
He's been so faithful; He's proven to be true,
Nevermore will I doubt or question why
'Cause I've seen Him work before, and I know what God can do

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me - See more at: http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/06/ive-been-through-enough.html#sthash.AlZnd6JO.dpuf

When I first began to walk with the Lord,
I did not fully trust Him,
How He longed for me to understand that I could
So through the valley He led me, afraid as I could be,
Until I felt His loving arms embracing me

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me

How could I ever doubt my God whose hands hold the universe,
Why would I ever question His ability,
There's no place that I can go where He doesn't know,
The things that trouble me
He's always aware of where I am and what I need

I believe Him now, after all these years,
He's been so faithful; He's proven to be true,
Nevermore will I doubt or question why
'Cause I've seen Him work before, and I know what God can do

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me - See more at: http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/06/ive-been-through-enough.html#sthash.AlZnd6JO.dpuf
When I first began to walk with the Lord,
I did not fully trust Him,
How He longed for me to understand that I could
So through the valley He led me, afraid as I could be,
Until I felt His loving arms embracing me

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me

How could I ever doubt my God whose hands hold the universe,
Why would I ever question His ability,
There's no place that I can go where He doesn't know,
The things that trouble me
He's always aware of where I am and what I need

I believe Him now, after all these years,
He's been so faithful; He's proven to be true,
Nevermore will I doubt or question why
'Cause I've seen Him work before, and I know what God can do

I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me
He's come through too many times
That puts my mind at ease, for good
I'll stake my very life He's gonna take care of me,
'Cause I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me - See more at: http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/06/ive-been-through-enough.html#sthash.AlZnd6JO.dpuf

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fun//Friends//Family

My BFF and her sisters and some other people came over today for my brother's birthday party =) I had so much fun and enjoyed being able to see them! Here are some pictures of us girls just goofing off!

Me and my good friend Hope =) Love this girl!



  
Yes I am very weird =P LOL

 
^ love all of these girls so much^

  

 
^ This is my gorgeous BFF Hannah! Love her so much, she is just so beautiful inside and out =) ^



can't believe my little brother turned 10! =) I thank God so much for the wonderful family he had given me!
 

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and this is a random picture that I took last week of me, my brother, our cousins, and out neighbors =) Just thought I'd post this!


Hope you all are having a GREAT day

Laughing out loud

Haha, this is great! But so true! 
Bahahahahaha, yes

This makes me laugh... 

 Yes 
Bahaha xD I think not... 
 Ease Up on the Foundation, Ladies 
The horror! 
 Scientist discovers winged spider.  

I. Am. Dying. 
   

I'm a nillionaire!!!! 
I'm a nillionaire! LOL

 Fear The Real Killer! 

Wow. That's scary! LOL; I can't believe this though =P I'm terrified of sharks.

I saw your Facebook pictures 
Ha! Ha! Yes

haha 
Bahahahahahaha

 Meanwhile in America 
Hahahahaha we r lazy.

meanwhile in America... for real. 
Oh my word! My brother would like this! LOL; he LOVES butter =P

Friday, September 20, 2013

Awards!

  
I was awarded the Liebster award from the amazing blogger friend of mine- Marissa! Thanks so much girl =)
 
 
HER QUESTIONS:
 
1. Whats your style?
 
casual and cute

2. Favorite season?
 
either winter or summer

3. Favorite childhood toy? 
 
Littlest pet shop most likely =P

4. What Disney Princess are you most like?
 
 
Hmmmmm probably Ariel, Repunzel, or Merida

5. If you could name this little girl what would you name her?

Aww! She's so cute. I'd probably name her Anna. Just because I love that name and I think it suits her....or Mandy would be cute too....

6. Favorite breed of dog
 
Samoyed

7. If you could live in one of these three houses which one would you live in?
 
Cottage by the sea
White Farmhouse surrounded by corn fields 
Brick mansion on an estate
 
White farmhouse =)

8. Dream car
 
this ones a toughy! Uhhhh either a green ford fiesta, a yellow corvette, or a mini cooper =)

9. Which one of these jobs would you pick?
Reporter 
Fashion Designer in Paris
Famous writer/painter in England
 
Totally a famous writer!!!
10.  Do you wear hats? 
 
I LOVE HATS! But no I actually don't wear them often =/ 
 
 
OK so I'm not going to nominate anyone today cause I don't really have the time today. But anyone and everyone is free to take the award! You all should be rewarded for being the world's best followers =)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Let go//balloons

 let go...
Balloons. They are such a simple thing to some people but to me they reposent something. I don't know if you all noticed but lately almost all of my designs for my blog have had pictures of balloons. Balloons are a symbol of something to me. I like it when people have a certain thing that reminds them of something true and special. Crowns used to my favorite symbol because it reminded me that I was a child of the King =) I also like anchors; they symbolize God's grace and how it is our anchor of hope. But balloons symbolize something to me that I have had trouble with lately- letting go. Yep. I love pictures of people just letting go of the balloons and letting them fly away into the big blue sky. I think that's what we should do with our burdens in life. We just need to let them go and give them to God and he will take care of them! The most amazing feeling is complete peace. You only find that in Christ. I felt more happy then I ever did before when I just gave EVERYTHING to God. I told him what I was struggling with and just gave it to him and you know what!?! He took those burdens and turned them into blessings, and gave be complete peace in him. Once we realize that we can just give your burdens to Christ we will know that he will make all things right. We just have to give him complete control instead of trying to solve things ourselves =)

So that's the reason why I often use balloons in my design =) It's kind of my symbol so to speak!  What is your symbol? what does it mean to you? I think everybody should have a "symbol" in life that reminds them about God and his love. My aunts symbol is blue birds. She loves them so much and they remind her about all the beautiful things God has created. 
So what is your symbol? I'd love to hear all about it and what it means to you =)

dream like... 
Balloons.  
Balloons 
Thank you for reading! Love you guys.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Blogging

 Keep Calm and Blog On
I love blogging! I really do. It's probably my favorite past time. I look forward to everytime I do a post, and I love being able to get to know all my lovely followers and also read their lovely blogs =) I love to write. I've seen so many people post on their blog that they have no idea what to post about but for some reason I have never had this problem! Most of the time I'll just log onto my blogger dashboard click new post with out any idea what I'll write about and then once I just look at the blank screen plenty of thoughts and inspiration fills my mind. I always have something on my mind to post about. Writing is my passion. I just love being challenged with a blank word document and just write, and write, and write. I am so glad that I got a blog and I have enjoyed my blogging journey so much! I've read so many great posts on other blogs, I've met some awesome people, and I've been able to share my writings with others.
   Thank you all for following "Daughter of the King." It means so much to me. You all have been such an encouragement to me over the past year. I can't wait to see what the future brings for us all =) Thanks again for following, reading, and sometimes commenting on my blog. You all are awesome. I hope you all have enjoyed the blogging journey as much as I have!

 Keep calm and blog!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Who's driving your car?

mountains. 

"SLOW DOWN"

Those are usually the last words someone yells in a car crash. Can you imagine it in your mind? The driver is speeding down the road not noticing the dangerous ditch coming up ahead of him. The person in the passenger seat sees the ditch. They yell; they shout out a warning. But often it's too late. 
Isn't this also kind of true about life?
Just imagine that we are on the highway of life. As Christians God should be at the steering wheel in our life, but yet we so often push him out of the drivers seat and put him in the passenger seat. This leads to crashes, flat tires, and tickets. God should be in control of our lives! But yet so often we push him into the passenger seat thinking we don't need him, and then when we get lost we just look to him for directions. But the thing is if God was in the drivers seat we wouldn't need to be looking for directions! He'd be taking us to where we needed to be.
Right now I am lost in life. Sometimes I am just so completely helpless, and I have no idea what the future holds, and then I often just start to find my own way in life. I start speeding so to speak. I start to loose focus on the directions God sends my way. I don't see the stop signs, and I just speed along looking for direction by myself. But this is wrong. This will get me no where...besides into a big mess later in my journey. If I take things into my own hands it will lead into a terrible crash in life.
What I must do is give God the steering wheel of my life. I must slow down and just give it to him. I don't know what's down the road. There might be unexpected turns, heavy traffic, deep ditches, and bad weather. But if I'd just give the wheel to God he'd direct me through everything. 
   Sometimes it's hard to give God the steering wheel, and then sometimes when we do we often complain and tell God he's "going  the wrong way." We think he's taking us somewhere we don't want to go, but he's really just steering us away from trouble. 
God's a better driver then we are. He knows what lays ahead and we don't. Maybe God is in your life, maybe your using him as a GPS to navigate yourself through life. But that's not good enough! We are only giving him partial control. We are letting him tell us what he thinks we should do, but that doesn't mean we'll always obey him. We'll sometimes take a turn and think we are taking a "shortcut" but instead we are making a terrible mistake. 
God shouldn't just be our GPS or our copilot. He should be our driver. He should have full control.

Where is God in your car of life right now? Is he the driver? The GPS? Or is he just a passenger?

GIVE GOD FULL CONTROL. GIVE HIM THE DRIVER'S SEAT!

Love this! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I'm a dreamer

I Am A Dreamer 
I am a dreamer.
Yes I am.
I don't know wht but I always have been. I've always been the girl with ideas, the girl who made up stories in her head, the girl who was always daydreaming.
I've had a lot of dreams- being a writer, being an artist, being a graphic designer, being an actress, being a missionary, being a teacher, being a world traveler... the list goes on and on.
My mind is always busy. I'm always dreaming of the future, or dreaming up story ideas for future books I plan to write. My mind is always wandering.
Some people say being a dreamer is a good thing. Some people say dreams aren't realistic. Some people say pursue your dreams.
I believe in pursuing dreams...but I also believe there are some good dreams and some bad ones. I know people who just hold on to this fantasy they have for their future so tight they forget that we need to give our futures and our dreams to God. Some dreams are good ones, but some dreams just take up way to much of our life. We need to dream to become something more then just a succesful buisness woman, or getting married, or making something amazing out of ourselves. We just need to dream of becoming who God wants us to be, but we must do more then just dream of one day giving our life to him we must take action. Why wait to give your life to God? Why wait to take action? You can serve God now. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, it doesn't matter how smart or intelligent you are. All that matters is that you have more then little fantasies about your future. That you live out your life serving God and he'll let us live out our dreams.
Dreaming isn't wrong but it can turn to were we are so focused on what we want out of life, but we should be focused more on what God wants out of our life. Are our dreams pleasing to him? And if they are why aren't we starting now to be the person he'd have us to be?

absolute truth