consuming fire

September 09 2006

Consuming fire fan into flame,
A passion for Your Name,
Spirit of God fall in this place,
Lord have Your way,
Lord have Your way with us,

Come like a rushing wind,
Clothe us with power from on high,
Now set the captives free,
Leave us abandoned to Your praise.

Lord let Your glory fall,
Lord let Your glory fall.


August 11 2006

whew summer.... COME BACK!!!!!!

My Super Sweet Sixteen

August 07 2006

well i am now finally SIXTEEN! i cant believe it! its finally here.. i have wanted this for so long! most of you know the whole deal of how i couldnt do some things untill i was for example...well i could never imagine someone going through all that voluntarily and putting themself through that..all that just for me. but i found someone who did and i am so blessed for that person and their pacience toward me. it meant so much to to see him wait it out with me and at the end say that it was all worth it. i am so blessed...and for that reason i would have to say my "Super Sweet Sixteen" was wwaayy better than any one of those kids birthdays on that t.v. show.. even if i didnt get a million dollar car or a huge party in some club somewhere.. i think i got something much greater out of MY birthday and  that means more to me than those material things! so thanks so much Ben for doing all you did for me and waiting for me too. NOW i understand where those kids are coming from when they say...

"No one will ever top this!"

oh yeah, if you guys want to know all the details with me and ben's dinner date then just call or ask me.. i would be more than happy to tell you all about it!!! : )


July 20 2006

i recently learned a lesson on God's peace and to be at ease whenever something goes wrong because all that is is God reminding us that he is in total control of the situation, and that, in turn, gives me peace...

Psalm 3:3, "But you, O Lord, are a shield around me you are my glory, the one who holds my head high."

Psalm 16:8, "I now the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me."

Psalm 91:2, "This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of saftey; he is my God, and I trust Him.

thanks ben for helping me out on that one.

what a night

July 17 2006

late night sonic run + whistles + pixie stick + energy drink +  a couple a pretty tired guys + going to the bathroom with no light other than mere's fancy "entertainment cell phone" + telling funny stories+ fiting/smooshing 4 people in the little back seat = a recipe for F-U-N!! ahh yes SPONSER RUSH! i would have to say IT one FANTASTIC night!!!!

July 06 2006

Genesis 1:1, "In the begining God created the heaven and the earth."

Genesis 1:31,"Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!"(NLT)

"I can only imagine what it will be like when i walk by your side

I can only imagine what my eyes will see when your face is before me..."

Ecclesiastes 3:11, "Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end."(NLT)

Psalm 147:5, "How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!"

my two weeks!!!

June 29 2006

hey everyone! wow it is so good to be home!! well i finally got the pictures on the computer and thought i would put some on here!!!

well camp was awesome as always...the theme of the week was "Home Makeover.. Life Edition" i was so excited to go! it was a geat opportunity to get in a place where your surrounded by God 24/7! well day before we were to leave my pastor said something that just stuck out in my head all week at camp.. "Take everything to the next level, Stay focused, Live for the Lord. Have a Bright Future...God loves you just the way you are but he refuses to keep you that way." wow this was when i totally knew i was going to get something BIG out of camp!! our speaker was Saun Sears and he just did an awesome job speaking to us, his messages were so clear and he put it into words were we could truely understand the message. it was great! some of our lessons we  learned were how to be a person of influence (1 Peter 2:9) and going down the right path in your life(Psalms 32:8) *exactly what i needed to be learning!  so the last night of camp we learned about making Godly choices and afterwords Saun says, "YOU CAN BE CONTENT WITH ANYTHING BUT ONLY TRUELY HAPPY WITH GOD." wow this is so true so many times do i put things in front of God and where he wants me to be thinking it will all make me happy when in actuality it dosent. so at that moment i made a decision to live my life 100% for God and to live out HIS plan for my life...not my own and also to have every aspect of my life to glorify God. well i would say i had an AMAZING week at camp!!

this was the band that was there! they were so good!!

just one of the songs that we sang and that got stuck in my head ALL WEEK!!!

well this is what i like to call kristens bright ideas at 2 in the morning (after curfew!) we also did a fashion show but sadly no pictures of that... : )

me getting some BIG AIR!!!!

THEN it was on to Florida!!! i had an awesome time! my mom had a business trip to Orlando and so we just decided to turn it into a family vacation!! while she was at her classes me, my dad, and josh went out and did a lot of stuff!! we went to Wet and Wild Waterpark (which  was awesome!!) then we went on a airboat ride through all these alligators and stuff... yeah u go SO fast and like alligators everywhere and there are so seatbelts... i wasnt really feelin the no seatbelt deal!! lol then we went to Universal Studios and to Island of Adventure too that was so much fun! me and josh rode all the roller coasters it was exciting!!! and we also went out to eat at some really great resturants MAN they have some great food down there!!!

that is looking off of our balcany at the hotel! i forgot to get a picture of it at night but it was so beautiful!! farther back is Disney World and at night they would shoot fireworks and we would go out there and watch their fireworks!!!

this was down at the pool!!

this was the airboat place!! they only sit down in the water like 2 or 3 inches so they could go on land too!!

this is where we started from...

that is a ALLIGATOR!!!!!! notice the camera was sideways because i was freaking out while taking this picture!!

i love this picture!!

they had wild ponys too and the guy said this baby one was only 3 days old!!

this is my FIRST EVER TASTE of CHEESECAKE!!!!! mm it was strawberry and i kinda liked it!!

then we went to Ripleys Museum and saw this guy.. hes the tallest person in the world and he is 8'4''!!! that is what it feels like standing next to BEN!! i have to say that made me smile!!!

well i guess u could say i had an AWESOME two weeks but i still missed all of you!!! i cant wait to see u guys again!!! i love ya'll!! have a GREAT day!!!!



2 weeks...

June 10 2006

Don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes
This is your life and today is all you've got now
Yeah, and today is all you'll ever have
Don't close your eyes

This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be

'this is your life' switchfoot 

well yeah so im off to camp (12-16) and then after that im off to Orlando (19-23)! well i cant lie and say im not excited but i sure will miss u guys!!

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

'homesick' mercy me

...i think this song may have a double meaning : )

im so excited for camp this year and i cant wait to go and learn new things. God had really tested me on some things here lately and going to camp i think was one of the biggest test of all. But praise the Lord im going and im so EXCITED because i just know that God has so many things there waiting for me to learn!! we are staying in dorm rooms at Bryan College. it is like 30 outside of Chatanooga (sp?) oh and this web site has the address... hmm so yeah im just throwing that out there!! j/k

so definatly have a great next 2 weeks and i will miss all of you oh so much!! remember everything that happens and be sure to tell me all about it!! have fun you guys i'll miss you!!

in christ


what a night...

June 05 2006

hey ya'll thanks so much for all the comments! your the best! well i hope everyones summer is going GREAT!!!!

well friday night me and ben along with my youth group went to a Nashville Sounds game and pretty sure we had an awesome time! that night im willing to say ranked up there with formal.. just all around AMAZING! it was just one of those night that you wont ever forget and i loved it..IT! lol


10. the ride up to nashville..u looking out the window/making me look out the window!

9. showing up all those girls on the bus with our personalized ring tone.. "whos kirsten!?"

8. "AHH the kid with the rat tail took my fly ball!!"

7. "go get a balloon!" (two seconds and a balloon later..) "what a loser, why do you have a balloon!?"

6. calling out random names in a crowd of people to see who would turn around.."im sure one of those girls names is Ashley, LETS TRY!"

5. that delicious looking hot dog.. mmm! "you can have this one".. are u sure "YES DEFIANTLY!!"

4. "look at that guys belly button!" "what, where, OHH MY GOSH!"

3. "are you getting that feeling in your stomach?!"



0. wow.. all our talks...(that kind of ties into number 1!) lol!

-1. the FIRE-works!!"OH YEAH!!"


-3. the bus ride back home...OH YEAH!!

(sorry i just couldnt keep it under ten!!)

this is the sounds field, it was the Sounds VS. the Iowa Cubs and pretty sure Sounds won 6-5 and it went into extra innings (oh yeah!)


me and ben! ahhh THE BEST!

well these are called FIREWORKS and i just love them! they were so awesome! whew.. yes just amazing! lol

well yeah so i pretty much had an awesome time! have a FANTASTIC week! i love u guys!


something to ponder...

April 22 2006

hey hey you guys! wow sorry i havent updated in a while! thanks for all the comments! they make my day!

Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day."

this is my favorite verses! this verse basically says that the way we walk as Christians should shine as bright as the sun to other people we come in contact with.

this makes me think of all the people i come in contact with throughout a normal day. the stranger i walk next to in the hall, the person i sit next to in class, the people whose lockers are around my locker, and even the kids i stand with in the lunch line.

THEN i think, "well there is a reason why God put me walking next to this person in the hall", or,"God wants me to tell something to that person i sit next to in my class",or, "maybe the girl whose locker is next to mine needs prayer about something", or even,"the guy who stand infront of me in the lunch line, maybe im put there so i can witness to him".

NOW i realize that i need to take advantage of all these oportunities that God has given. i want Gods light to shine to shine through me to the people around me...what i want is that when people see me they totally see through me and see straight to God. HE has done so much for me in my life that its wrong for me not to tell others about what HE can do in theirs. i pray that my everyday actions and my words portray a clear image of God and His love.

i hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend! i love all of you! thanks for all your advice and encouragment! your the best!



im loving this....

March 21 2006

hey you guys! thanks so much for all the comments! i love them!

well this week is going great... wonderful actually! everything just seems to be falling into place right now. im so blessed with all that God has given. wonderful friends, perfect christian boyfriend, and a great loving family. i dont know what else i could ask for. God is just so awesome!

Colossians 3:17 "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

i hope y'all have an amazing rest of the week!you guys are in my prayers!

love in Christ



March 16 2006

wow march 15,2006... what a great day! i will never forget it!

so i guess Milwaukee is doing pretty good...

ahaha ben ben ben! we have electricity between us lol! ur a pretty awesome person!

have a great day!

we might as well be...

March 13 2006

wow.. formal was so awesome! i will never forget that night! i had the most perfect night and on top of that i had the most amazingly  perfect date. i couldnt ever imagine going to formal with anyone else. i will never forget it...

its crazy when you just say hi to someone in the hall and then you start talking and then when he says just 5 little words. (you guys in the picture line know..) and then i realize i am the luckiest girl ever.

ben, thank you so much for making my night so amazing... lol i own you one! ahaha

i love making memories...

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing,
Watch you smile while you are sleeping,
While you're far away and dreaming,
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender,
I could stay lost in this moment forever,
When every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure,

I don't wanna close my eyes,
I don't wanna fall asleep,
Cause I'd miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing,
Cause even when I dream of you,
The sweetest dream would never do,
I'd still miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing.

Lying close to you,
feeling your heart beating,
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming,
Wondering if it's me you're seeing,
And then I kiss your eyes,
And thank God we're together,
I just wanna stay with you in this moment forever,
Forever and ever.

I don't wanna close my eyes,
I don't wanna fall asleep,
Cause I'd miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing,
Cause even when I dream of you,
The sweetest dream would never do,
I'd still miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing.

And I don't wanna miss one smile,
I don't wanna miss one kiss,
I just wanna be with you,
Right here with you, just like this,
Well I just wanna hold you close,
And feel your heart so close to mine,
And just stay here in this moment,
For all the rest of time
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah

I don't wanna close my eyes,
I don't wanna fall asleep,
Cause I'd miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing,
Cause even when I dream of you,
The sweetest dream would never do,
I'd still miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing.
I don't wanna close my eyes,
I don't wanna fall asleep,
Cause I'd miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing,
Cause even when I dream of you,
The sweetest dream would never do,
I'd still miss you babe,
And I don't wanna miss a thing.

Don't wanna close my eyes
Don't wanna fall asleep, yeah
I don't wanna miss a thing

this song is so perfect.


March 10 2006

wow it has been so long since i have updated! i have been soo super buisy! anyway, thanks for all the comments u guys they are great!

well im sooo excited because formal is ONE day away! i cant wait!!! all these months i have been stressing out and it is all finally falling into place! its going to be crazy fun!

ill try to update sooner and maybe even some pictures (if i can figure out how to upload them) lol HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY!! i love you guys!

kristen rena'

oh yeah i made this quiz..take it and see how well i know me! 


February 16 2006

hey u guys! thanks for all the comments and prayers... they have really helped! im so blessed to have the kind of friends that i have. i love you guys! ya'll are amazing!!!

well life is going good im alive, im healthy, i have great family and friends, and i am promised eternal life in heaven with my God.... yeah i would say things are going pretty great!

sometimes i think we just forget to stop and thank God for the things he does for us even when we never deserve any of it. if you think about it we dont even deserve our next breath of air but just like in John 3:16, God so loved the world that he gave his only begoten son, that whosoever beliveth in him should not perish but have everlasting life, he sent his only son to die for us so that we would be saved. wow i would say just to that i am blessed beyond reason! God is so amazing in all he does for us!

i heard this song today and it made me smile and gave me goosebumps at the same time. just listen to the words...

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

have you thanked God today??


February 10 2006

hey you guys! thanks so much for all the comments! sorry i havent updated in a while!

well lets see...

lots has happened! i just really feel like here lately God has been just pushing me to become closer to him more in my everyday walk. God has done so much for me and yet i show him to no one. i need to change that pronto! well im excited because i can already feel the diffrence he has made in my life and i am LOVING it! i am  s  l  o  w  l  y  learning more about paitence! i so dont like the word wait! i have learned that the hardest thing for me to do is wait but i need to just realize that God has a plan for eveyones life and we should stop trying to do everything ourselves and put more things in Gods hands. God is just so amazing the way he works.

Jeramiah 29:11-12  " For i know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and i will listen. "


February 04 2006

hey ya'll! well i just made this site so there is pretty much nothing on it but check back later, ill try to make it pretty for u guys lol!  i hope everyones weekend is going good!  i love you all!!

take it easy...