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Monday, November 16, 2015

Crazy Life: God's kind of Crazy.

Hello, dear friends! How are y'all? I am swell! So, how have y'all been enjoying life?
I have been learning so much for the past four months or so. First off, I would like to say that I love this kind of "Crazy Life" that God has seen fit to have me go through! It's been so fun and the things I have and am learning are changing my life, little by little. God's grace and patience is sooo great and having him as my teacher, has been not only enjoyable and lovely but awesome and crazy fun!
I've always been the sort of girl who likes to depend on a certain something or another and who doesn't really like change but God has changed that. He has changed me and given me a love for change. I wouldn't say my life has been dull up to this point, in fact, I would even venture to say that it has been quite the opposite. I call it God's Crazy Life. So, yes I love crazy now, and I'm getting used to being the only girl at home. God has been so good to me in teaching me lifelong lessons and shaping my personality into what He wants. I've learned that His reasons are the best, though we may not understand them. I've learned that life is so very short and it goes by so quickly. My nephew and nieces are growing way too fast! I can recall the day each of them were born like it was yesterday yet in reality it was almost five years ago, four years ago and three years ago! God has opened my eyes to this strange reality and it is very hard to grasp. I have also learned that time is short, the hours, days, months and the years get shorter as you grow older. I am nearly seventeen years of age and I feel as though life has sped up on me. Though not entirely. Somedays I feel like the days are so long! But all of this is a lesson I've learned. A very clear message that reads: Life is short so do all you can for God.  The Internet is another thing. I am quite guilty of this too: getting sucked into what other people are doing and what they are posting, where they've been, and so on. The Internet has stolen practically ALL of our time and time is money! We spend most, if not all our time on this wicked device. Yes, it is a tool but sometimes it can snatch away our time before we even notice it or even know it. God has opened my eyes to so many truths and has been showing me how I can better serve Him with my time, my efforts, my money, my talents, my dreams, my wants and in my daily life. I could not even imagine a world  or life without Him.
May God open your eyes to see His truths and plans He has for your life, and May He bless you abundantly.
His Forever Girl,
Abigail J.
"With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." ~Isaiah 26:9





Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall......

Hey, there!
So, how are you enjoying this fall weather? I am staying busy with sitting two of my neighbor's animals! This is the first month ever, that every single weekend is full for me! And I love it!
The first weekend of this month, found me and my family in Glen Rose, Tx singing, (which is a few hours away from home) the second weekend, I was busy sitting some animals down the street, then this weekend the same thing except for a different neighbor, and next weekend, I'll be doing the same animals for the same neighbor! The last weekend is my favorite one! Our family will be hosting a four-day Shindig!!!! I so can't wait! A week after that my sister will be having her second wedding! (She's already married)

God has blessed me oh, so much! It has been an exiting journey to witness the love story of my sister unfold and bloom so beautifully. How she's become a wife and lover of one man. The way she's held her heart for this very man. Every part of their story is so beautiful and you can truly see God shining brightly through them both! I really can't wait to see all what God has planned for them both! They are planning to go to Africa as missionaries which is so exiting and thrilling all in it's self!
God is so good to me all the time! This weather is soo beautiful! He has blessed me with dear friends, a loving family, awesome brother in-laws, handsome brothers, jobs, a house to live in! Everywhere I look, a blessing I behold!
The roses even came out to bid me a good morning as well as the clear blue sky and bright shining sun! These are also part of the blessings I get to cherish. :)


The wispy clouds of fall and winter are already here!







The cat's are so cool to capture! (Although they move A LOT!! :))


Although fall is here, the flowers don't seem to mind !
Hot tea. Ahhhh. My favorite part of cold weather!


My God is awesome! I love how He shows off His beauty!
I LOVE fall! I wonder what life would be like if God didn't create seasons? It would probably be really boring!!! But since that is not the case, I will thank Him for His goodness to us in making the seasons! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!!
Until next time, May God Bless you as He has me,
His forever Girl and Servant,
Abigail J.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Change: When I least expected it and its effects.

A lot has happened. Life is what it's called. Three weeks have passed since one of my sisters lived here. Being the only daughter and girl at home is strange. I don't have a sister to chat with anymore but I do have two brother in-laws and dreams of future nieces and nephews. :) I have a huge future a head of me. I have dreams upon dreams that I want to accomplish and see get finished this coming year. My whole life until now, I would wonder in my mind: "I wonder who so in so is going to marry?" Us kids would always have that conversation around our table after a breakfast or dinner. But there is one thing that we never thought about while we pondered and laughed over our futures. As we giggled over what our nieces and nephews would call us, as we mentioned names we wanted to name our kids, we never thought about the life that would take place after we left the nest. What life would be like when just Josh and I would be the only ones here. Us kids always said "Yea, when Josh and Abi are the only ones here with Mom and Dad, they'll have the whole 3000 sq ft all to themselves!" And then we'd all laugh.
I'm not grieving-although I do want to, although I miss every single day that our whole family was at home, I still love every single one of my siblings, and miss each and every one of my sisters. But one thing I'm looking forward to is the HUGE Christmas parties in the future!!! 
I've come up a bunch of notches in our family responsibilities. I've got a lot more chores and responsibilities than I ever did before and I consider that a joy. I am so excited about life! Even about chores! Before every thing changed, I would get up and think to myself : "Same old thing everyday! I gotta do the dishes, gotta do my school, do this and do that!" I was not happy about anything. That's why I had a hard time with being joyful. Well, now, I have something different to do everyday! I have a whole different life now! My dreams are easier to reach now! (I don't know why, but they are!:-)) I have a whole different look on life and my days, I anticipate. The Lord has seen fit to fit all of this in, so perfectly. His plan, it just keeps getting better. The big puzzle of life fits so beautifully together! Life happens and with it comes God's grace. It's a joy to serve Him and see what next, He has up his sleeve! ;-) 
Until next time, His girl, awaiting His next mission and lesson,
Abigail 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

LIFE: Blessings amidst Chaos, Learning Thankfulness, Gratefulness, How to be Joyful and Trusting God.

Hey there! How have you all been? I hope you all have been doing well! 
Well, first off I would like to announce something very special: MY SISTER IS ENGAGED!!!!!! At the beginning of this year she was a single girl with no idea of what was in the near future. God had a very special plan for her, and continues to show all of us who are involved, how great and awesome HE is!!! She was a single girl at the beginning of this year and now she will be a wife by the end of this year!! I can't to see what all God has planned for them both. 
Life has been so busy around here, I hardly can believe it's already September!! That means it's closer to my favorite part of the year: Christmas!! I already started listening to Christmas music! Yea, I know it's too early but I love celebrating Jesus' birth!! But I can't get over how busy and how fast the months have gone by this year. So many things have changed and are going to change within our family. First one of my older sisters, moved to TN for a few months, which we had to get used to and then right after that, my other sister got engaged! And now we're packing for a two week trip! Whew!! Time has sped up on me, things have shifted and exciting things are being planned!! But I wouldn't change a single thing if I could. God is the best planner and knows what is best! HE IS AMAZING!!!! 
Your probably wondering why I have titled this the way I have. So I'll tell you. 
We're all human. We're not perfect and never will be......that is, if we try on our own. Nobody is perfect, not even one. No one can do good, no, not one. (Psalms 14:3) So, we will always have bad and rough days. Well, these past few days we've been having some. But amidst these hard and rough days, God still blesses us and sees fit to give us a little gift of His. Maybe it's to bring our thoughts out of our daily life and to remind us why we do what we do? Yes, I think that is the reason for His doing what He does. 
We came home from an out of town singing gig and found a watermelon on the porch. Us kids were wondering who would have given it to us but Mom knew. It was from an older man we know who has been a blessing to our family for over a year and who has blessed us with so many things. He is like an angel in disguise. 
Some things God has been teaching and showing me is these: Gratitude, Thankfulness, Joyfulness and Trusting Him. It's been a great experience to learn from the Maker of all earth and the King of Kings! Trusting Him has been a hard one for me along with being joyful, thankful, and keeping my eyes on Him-ONLY. There are days when anger takes a hold of me and I can't shake it off. It's the devil getting a foot in the door and penetrating into my feelings or telling me lies that every one is against me but I have to remind myself of the Lord's grace, love and mercy. I always have to ask Him to give me strength and to give me joy and also to see me through. But sometimes the devil has a deeper hold on me and I can't seem to find the joy I asked for. I am not saying God is not reliable or faithful to me, for HE is!!! But His love and joy gets sometimes, buried beneath the lies I mistakenly believed. It's a war. And a hard one to fight. Even with God on my side, it's VERY hard and sometimes hopeless but through it all I still know that in the end God will when and He will always win. I could NOT imagine life without Him! I was thinking of it the other night and I felt so sad and depression filled my soul. My life would be a wreck and wicked things I would do! If it hadn't been for God's great LOVE, grace, compassion and pity on us human beings that is where we would all be. That's where I would be. Words can not express my feelings, admiration, gratitude and thankfulness towards him. My LORD is awesome. He is so wonderful and kind. So loving and understanding. His grace exceeds any kind of grace we know of. His love excels all love. His judgments are righteous judgements and He is so just. I LOVE Him more than anything on earth. And I WILL as long as I live and after! Forever will I praise and serve Him! 
His forever servant, 
Abigail 




Sunday, August 2, 2015

Harvest Time

Hello friends! Forgive me for not posting regularly and not writing at all!
My iPad has been out of commission because the charger broke. But now it's working fine and I have two backup chargers besides the one I bought! The Lord has been so good to me, I know not what for! 
You may think from the title and the time of year, that I'm talking about harvesting your garden. About pulling all the plants up and harvesting their fruits and getting your ground ready for next year, but actually I'm not.
 For the past few days God has been reminding of the parables of the sower and the reaper, that Jesus spoke of when He was here. But before I go on, I must tell you of something that has intrigued me to write this.....

I think it was last week, that  I had a dream. In this dream, EVERYONE knew Jesus was coming in like a few days, in a few hours, in a few minutes and in a few seconds, but we just didn't know when exactly. I was feeling so guilty for not witnessing more than I should have been. I felt so sorry, and regret filled my heart as it sank. All I wanted was to go back and tell everyone I knew and saw, about Jesus dying for their sins.  I didn't want the world to end! Not NOW anyway!!........ I felt like crying but I just couldn't. 
I believe God gave me this dream to wake me up to the reality, that sooooo many people are dying without any knowledge of what awaits them......Judgment Day. We need to be telling these people about their sins and showing them to the cross!!! He has been telling me that it's Harvest Time for us. We won't have much more time to witness and share the gospel with others, so NOW is the time we need to be sharing!


"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." ~ John 4:35-38

Please join me in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Pass out tracts, talk to people or just lay tracts around stores. Pray for those that you give tracts to. There is always something we can do. God will bless you for your faithfulness. May God Bless you and give you courage and wisdom, 
His Forever Girl, Abigail

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

To the Best Father. Ever.

Dad, thank you so much for your great wisdom. Thank you for the great many things you've taught me and for the the little things that mean so much although they were very small. I could not wish for better Father. There is no one in comparison. You are the most hard working man I have ever known. You always made sure we had enough food on the table and you worked harder and longer if we didn't. Now that all those days and weeks are gone, that you had to work six days a week, I've had so much fun with you, since you left your job to sing full time. It's been a joy, delight, and privilege to see you grow in the Lord and see how he's strengthed your faith in certain ereas. Thank you for teaching us kids the beauty of music and for teaching us the value of beautiful music. I love you, Daddy! Your the BEST Daddy that anyone could ask for. You've been such a great Dad to me. I couldn't imagine life without you!! May God continue to Bless you and may he grant you a long life.
Your forever daughter, Abigail J. L. Grubb



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Overwhelmed with blessings of Blackberries

Hey there! 
Well for the last two weeks we have been picking blackberries. We have been way beyond blessed!
God, for some odd reason has seen it fit to bless us with so many things that we don't even deserve! I cannot imagine what treasures He has stored up in heaven for us! Our family is just a tiny speck in the huge bucket of Christians serving Him. So, why should he bless us? 


I am over joyed that He has chosen us to give this special blessing, out of many others who strive to do His will everyday. His blessings our never ending! Each day brings a new reason for living our life for Him. It can be hard some days here at home, to do His will like, having a smile on and being kind to my siblings and parents. But He helps me through and holds my hand through those really rough days. I have learned to lean on Him for everything. His faithfulness is everlasting! He shows me everyday how He is stronger than anything!  I have the most wonderful teacher, friend, father, lord, God, savior, and King.  
I finally made my first jam or jelly and I have to say I'm very proud of how it came out. (And how it tastes!)  I could talk about how great and awesome my God is for centuries but time will not allow me. Only if time did not have any control over us! :/  So.... All I can do is praise Him and thank Him for all the wonderful blessings He has given to us.  

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!
May God Bless you as He has us!! 
~His Girl, Abigail J.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rain, Flooding, Flowers and Grey Skies.

Hello again! This year has been so wet and pretty that we've had a continuous spring! (Which is my favorite season) God has been blessing us way beyond any kind of measure! With rain, beautiful cool weather, flowers, life, the beautiful songs of the birds and no damage from flooding or tornadoes! He has been keeping us safe under his wings and his mighty strong hand. There is no way I could turn my back on Him!



I found it very awesome, that last year, Texas had it's worst drought in over 500 years and now God has been blessing us with all this rain!!! He is so amazing and just plain AWESOME!!!! 

I hope and pray that you will be safe in this flooding and tornado season and that God will have his way with you and that you may come to know Christ as your personal Savior as I have!!!
May He bless you, 
His forever girl, 
Abigail J. L. Grubb


Monday, May 11, 2015

Life With God is Awesome!

I Love life! Getting to travel with my family is such a blessing! Packing is so much work but the time we have together on the trip so worth it! 
I am so thankful for my wonderful family and the friends, and the people we meet on the road, that God has seen it fit to bring into my life. I am growing closer to Jesus everyday through the people He has put in my life! It is such a privilege to watch Him at work and see His gentle hand guide us through our roughest days. We won't have enough money to pay the bills or we won't have enough food and the money is running low, we're at our wits end! Then calmly and so gentle as He always is, God will provide us with just the right money or just the right amount of food! This is the life of any Christian. Ask them and they will tell you the same thing.  But what always gets me is, although I am a sinner, (Saved by His great mercy) He keeps blessing me with things I don't even deserve!! Like for instance, I won an iPad at a state convention that about 3 thousand people attended. I was so surprised! God is the best gift giver EVER! I am so thankful for my family, my friends, my beautiful sisters, handsome brothers, awesome parents, gorgeous nature and weather, God-given talent, a big house, a very awesome brother in-law, the sweetest most cutest and most adorable nephew and nieces! The list of Blessings are endless! God has blessed me so much for nothing! I love Him ever so much and even more than I have ever loved Him. I love Him more than anything in this wicked world! 
 "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee." ~ Psalm 5:11
"LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth." ~ Psalm 26:8

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Learning To Grow Up

Hello again!! I hope you all are doing well.
 There are some days when only Josh and I along with Dad and Mom are only the ones home. Yesterday was one of those dys. We had a practice. It was a little glimpse into the future of how it would be only us four in the band. It was exciting and empty all at once. It was a learning situation. 

Josh and I being the youngest, always had the older ones to look up to. They did all the talking and everything else. And now they weren't there! Well they are but.....not all the time. :) Everyday someone's going somewhere. 
I always thought that it would be all of us in the band. A great big happy family. Nope, times are changing. And for a good reason! I can't wait till all of us kids have our own lives and families! Like my older sister has! 

It's always hard to get everyone together. We've been putting a video up on our YouTube channel every Friday. It can get really hard to do that sometimes! 

Do you have a big family? Let me know in comments below. 
Until next time, 
          His Girl, 
               Abigail J. L. Grubb
"Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs" -Psalms 150:4

Listen to our band here: (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QBhj1aY0P8A)
Let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.:)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy (LATE) New Year!!!

Happy (Late) New Year! Whew!!!! I cannot believe how time can fly by so quickly!!! Well the New Year has brought many new and exciting things.Well I spent the New Year away from home with part of my family. While my sister, Faith stayed home, my other siblings, my parents and I went down South close to the boarder of Mexio. We were playing music for the Winter Texans. Many older couples that come down from the Northern cold states, spend most of the year in this warm wonderful state of Texas! We left the week of Christmas and didn't come back until late last week. It was so wonderful down there! They have fruit trees down there! They have Oranges, Grapefruits, Lemons and Tangerines! I had never picked common fruit like those off of a tree before! Now I can say I have! God has truly blessed us abundantly! More than what we deserve. Well I'm not much of a seamstress but I've been busy making a Ruffle bag I received for Christmas. 
I have been enjoying it very much! 
Well I hope God has brought you all a blessed New Year! I know he has me! May God continue to Bless you all in this new year!
His Girl, Abigail J. L. Grubb