Jesus Freak Cruise!

Last month I went on a Christian cruise with my cousin, aunt, and uncle. It was really awesome! Got to see DC Talk play live, the gang that made up the crew had also their bands like Toby Mac, the Newsboys and afew others that either wrote some songs with different members of the crew at different times in life. There was also talking sessions that happened along the trip. My cousin and I were able to make it to 2 of them, as there is so much to do and see on a crusie! endless amounts of food! and things to do!

Even got to stop at the Bahamas Nassu and Half Moon Cay, there you could do some exscrusions if you've booked ahead of time. We didn't do any as we wanted ot do our own looking around and shopping and just enjoying God's creation! It's also a holiday can certaily do what you feel like doing! Check these out for your enjoyment. 

 

Jesus Freak Cruise 2017

About the Tigger’nator!

I figure it's about time to add an about page to this site! Most sites typically have one and maybe I don't have to necessarily need to. It's been about 4 yrs ago since I started up this blog, almost the end of August 2013. It's interesting how this started. I was going through a rough time that year with some church drama and felt like things just fell apart in my life, youth group had been ripped out my hands. Not only me but my other fellow leaders had been pushed out too. We weren't able to lead youth group. 

Near the end of the summer God put this thought afew times on my mind to do some blogging. I did do some blogging back in the day of my high school years, but that was when “My Space” was cool or something through Microsoft stuff. I didn't really keep up with MySpace much, but tried with my Microsoft one then I didn't do to much with it as much later. With this one God put the thought in my mind again and at the same time my friend said something too if I was interested in blogging! That was perfect timing, he helped get me started with his website tech. skills! 

This website promotes God and to share God's love with the world whomever reads this…obviously! 🙂 hopefully God's word can be encouraging and inspiring to one another to bring you and others closer to Christ! The bible talks about encouraging one another, and when we can encourage one another through Christ everybody wins, but most of all God wins. He is the one we should always glorify! 

Afew things about the blogger, her nickname is Tigger online, hence the name the Tiggernator! I love God and have a passion to share it anyway possible! Loves doing youth group and helps lead a group of young teens at church, as well as being part of the Youth Explosion committee for an event that happens yearly in our town. yevulcan.com 

Outside of youth group I work 3 other jobs: Support worker for Special Needs alot of them  are young adults along with the odd teen and child. I also do some cleaning at an elementary school after my main job mentioned for abit. My 3rd job is an Analyst for a tech. site bcchardware.com where I’m their local photoshopper, app reviewer as well as I get to “test” and write about some techy products! My jobs are pretty fun, and sometimes busy like any job can be. 

So what does this girl do, especially for fun? All work and no play makes Tigger a dull girl! I certainly love to kick back and play some video games and some crafting. When I'm tired and played out I watch movies and some TV, I'm pretty bad for binge watching Netflix… You know how it is! Lol, I also like snapping pictures, some casual photography – I don't do it as often as I like to, but when I find an opportunity or inspiration to I give a shot! Speaking of shots I casually like to shoot targets and gophers…. Yea some of you thinking, but they so cute! Why? Because I'm helping the farmers out with pest control and it's just fun! I do spend time on the web as well, sometimes for social sometimes for research and ideas for crafting and sometimes for downtime. 

There's alot of things that I may have picked up and dropped over the years, not many things change with me, but spending time with God and spending time with family and my bestests friends that care doing whatever, chatting and laughing about whatever. Those I will never drop, time with people and God are my favorite things in the world and important to me!! 🙂 I love having a fun good time! 

Hopefully this gives you a rough idea of me in a nutshell and my blog, my posting will certainly take care of the rest to glorify God and tell about Him. I may not post everyday, but when I do get inspired I try to post up something! 
 

Manafest -Stones

Hey ya'll!

Hope life has been going great for you! A couple weeks ago was at YC saw coolbands and heard some great messages. Got to hear Manafest speak as well. I've herd him play live last year, both sessions are awesome. Even though it was 5 seconds of my day or life I got to talk to him a tiny bit, just mostly to let him know I've listened through some of his audio book, did a great job on it and to keep it up! Something like that anyway. He has afew new songs for his new album called Stones. One of his songs is called Stones and its interesting and definietly reminds me of how it says in the bible talks about casting stones at people back in bible times for punishment. Reminds me almost of when the women caught in adultry, the people were going to stone her. Jesus said about casting the first stone those who have no sin. 

Manafest isn't talking about adultry in his song, but reminds me of times when we sin and sin can mean anything that isn't of God and that who are we to point fingers at people (throw stones) when we are also sinners?  Check it out!

 

What’s In Your Box?

John 20:1-29 

This is quite a long passage as I didn't paste it here in the devotional, but click on John 20:1-29 it should take you to biblegateway.com so you can read the scripture what I'm talkng about in this devo!


As we’ve finished off the Easter month with the last supper and passover there’s more that follows. The resurrection has been an important part of history plus it might of gave some people doubts and confusion what Jesus meant in His parables or words when He will rise in 3 days or rebuild the temple. Other places in the bible when Jesus was around on earth some people tried finding all kinds of excuses to hold him back from doing what God calls Him to do. Jesus did things anyway, He’s like whatever, you can knock me down and disbelief all you want, but I will heal or help the poor whenever even if it's on the sabbath. Except when Jesus does it he does it for the Lord. He also took time for His Father, that was important that to Jesus for sure. God the Father gave Him direction, they are a team along with the Holy Spirit. The 3 together were strong that there is nothing that could hold them down under man's thumb. 

He didn’t need man’s approval to do something or what they think of Him and stuff. He relied on God to guide Him in his decisions. As humans we sometimes struggle with that. We always want to do good and do well in things, and that's ok to want to strive to do good and succeed. Just ask yourself why? And who are we doing things for? If it’s chores or tasks you do around the home/yard or work, school maybe it’s because you were asked to by your parents, teacher or boss. Maybe we don’t always want to do it, but think how helpful that is for them? 

Was going to share a song I heard on the radio on ShineFm afew months ago, but I can’t remember what it was called or who it was by. I’ve looked through my Soundhound and Shazam history and I don’t know what happened. The song had actually reminded me of something Pastor Dave had said/preached about one Sundays. It really clinged to me. What I got from the song and fits with this devo as well as what Pastor Dave had said one time is that the world tries to put Jesus in a box. They try to mold God to what they want God to be and how God should work in their life and in other people’s life and such. The rulers in Jesus time thought they could put Jesus in a box, make Him his puppet, and probably thought there’s no way Jesus could get out of the tomb. He did, Jesus proved them wrong, He showed and glorified God’s power that it was possible to overcome the grave, He showed up the enemy! It’s like those shows where the school bully challenges the new kid or the unpopular kid to a fight after school? Well Jesus owned that fight!

Pastor Dave had got these boxes he had pulled up one by one as he spoke. They were labeled, and he asked us this question. What do you or how many of you/us put theses things in a box? As you think about this question make a list on paper or in your mind of these things.

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Your pastor
  • Your leaders
  • Workers/staff
  • Peers/each other
  • Christians
  • Non-Christians
  • God
  • Jesus
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Your selves

The list goes on, how many of you been put in a box by others? I think all of us have been there at times. Whether we limit people or others limit us what we can do in life God has a greater plan for us than what others say we should do. I hate it when people tell me  “my will for God in life is this or should be this…..” that sounds nice, but I will pray on it and see where God leads me. Sometimes when I get discouraged, mad and hurt by people it’s real easy for me to go back in my box and build up my walls and have no one come in. I struggle with this lots, I’m certainly guilty of that as I’ve been there hurt by the world, as I’ve probably hurt others too! Sometimes I do care what people think of me. It’s nice when it’s good things, sometimes the enemy gets in there and stirs the pot in a mean way to make me feel bad.A good friend told me when I get in that place to pray and talk with God to help me break out of that box, tear down those walls like Jesus broke out of that Tomb! Sometimes yes we need a quiet space to think, just don’t stay in your box too long, you do need air! Nobody can be you and you can’t be like others! Be like Jesus, make those doubting Thomas’s doubt no more! 

Take your list you’ve made and tear it up, and open the box!