Mustard Seeds

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.  Matthew 13:31-32

I realized today in church that I’ll be doing some major ‘seed planting’ this year, next month, a few years, and preferably, a lifetime from now. 

Today, I was mainly fixed on the idea that next month I’ll have a new birthday. I’m getting baptized!

I turned 22 in June, but as of August I’ll be a bright, glowing, puffy – eyed newborn —- taking my first breathes of God-renewed life as a born-again, Christian. 

I’m thrilled to be taking the plunge (literally) and professing all that I have been given in life, back to the Creator of my life! 

My life-long commitment —- I’m sewing my soul with my greatest discovery, my truest friend, and my only hope. 

I’m not even there yet, and I’m feeling a mountains worth of grace-upon-grace-upon- grace. 

Look out trees…I’m’a comin’ 


thatswhatevesaid : about reaching Jesus level

“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”
Nelson Mandela

The late Nelson Mandela was an enormous impact on the world.  He was that type of person that made you wonder what the heck you were doing with your own life,

I for one, am eating a banana — it’s all about baby steps, right?

There are many like Mr. Mandela that seem to have that ‘it’ factor; the ones that unlocked their awesomeness early on in life, put it into action, and subtly sedated us with their kindness and bountiful servility (I’m talking to you, Craig Keilberger).

When it comes to Jesus, I think it’s safe to say that he takes the cake.  After all, he preformed astonishing miracles, walked on water, ministered to all, laid down his life for others (aha, humanity), and rose from the dead! Plus He  really really loves us! A fairly well-rounded guy if you ask me.

I believe there comes a time in every Christian’s life, when they ask themselves how they are going to make an impact.  What they are going to do, that will catapult them to the next step in their walk with God; the moment that they feel they are fulfilling God’s plan or living in a Christ-like way….Jesus level:

The state in which a human decides to emulate the characteristics of Jesus Christ!

This proposition has been meandering around in my mind for some time, and this year I’ve really learned a lot about myself.  My relationship with the Almighty is forming more day-by-day, and I’m starting to acquire who I am and what I want to offer.  Of course, this is all thanks to His tough-love teaching style, but I’m coming to adore what I believe God has in store for my life.

I have been urged in many ways to start ministering to other people.  This coming fall, I have a perfect opportunity to do so as I begin university! God is so good, and I’m so excited to prove how He is working in my life.


Watch out, I’m entering Jesus level.


minty ocean



thatswhatevesaid : under the influence

One of my favorite things to do is learn new words. For example,  a few months ago I stumbled across the word eunoia.  I love how it uses up all the room in your mouth, and ends, falling right off your bottom lip!

It means “beautiful thinking” or of “well mind.”

UH. Double-whammy. A stunning word with a great meaning.  **settle oh restless heart, settle.

It’s like God. You get an impression at first;  then you discover the meaning, and before you know it…you understand!

One thing I know is that I want to serve, and be a delight in the eyes of God.

Being under the influence of Him is where my soul finds richness and
desire.  I feel steady in his hand, and awake in his spirit. I want to walk like he did, feel how he felt, and see what he saw. Be a being of undeniable care and humility.

I want to use my time to be selfless.