Saturday, April 14, 2012

deep breaths.

you guys, worry and stress are simply not worth it.

i've been reading in Revelation lately and it feels like I've been hit over the head with the finite nature of the world.
someday, the earth will disappear and God will roll up the sky like a scroll. all of our worries and earthly possessions will be gone.

                                                           the only thing we will have is Jesus.
                   always stay close to him, rather than worrying about the future or the little details in life.

enjoy every second of your life. make the most you possibly can out of it. it is a beautiful, generous gift from God and far too often we belittle it by filling it with trivial worries.
                                love freely. give freely. serve freely. be joyful with out restraint.
                                                             that's what you were made for.

Friday, March 30, 2012


//A woman came up to me today. She had formerly lived in the Phillipines. 
 "I tell my daughter that she is so lucky. I didn't have much in the Phillipines. I went to school with my clothes torn. If you get sick you just stay in the corner. You just wait to die," she said in broken English.
We are so blessed. We have a home, a bed, food in the refrigerator, friends, enough money to spend on a frappuccino, access to a hospital, new clothes, and how do we respond? By complaining that the barista is moving to slowly, that our complexions aren't good enough, and that we were just slighted by so-and-so.
We are blessed. We have so much to give. 
Don't forget.

-Brianna Renee//

Monday, March 19, 2012


Happy Monday!

I've been reading in Hebrews lately and, for quite some time, it talks about how Jesus is our high priest. There was one verse that really jumped out at me:

"God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy." (Hebrews 1:9)

In this passage Jesus is the one who has been anointed, but I believe that God has anointed us with that oil, too, through His Son. I love having a tangible picture of God pouring the oil of joy over the heads of His people. God hasn't anointed you with despair, stress, frustration, anxiety, burdens, or weakness. You have been anointed with joy. 

love, Brianna

Saturday, February 11, 2012


God keeps on reminding me of the same thing over. and over. and over again. Ready? Here it is:

Christianity is not that complicated.

I know, I know, it seems like I would be able to understand that, but it's really very hard to remember. I mean, there are 66 books in the Bible and there are a lot of commands in those 66 books for us to follow. Sometimes I get caught up in all of the things I need to be doing as a Christian.
Jesus was still able to sum up the entire gospel in one word: LOVE.
The apostle Paul said this in his letter to the Corinthians: "...I am afraid that, as the serpent tempted Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ."

It is a trick of the devil to make us anxious and stressed about doing Christianity "right". But our God is a God of peace. He is not interested in making us stressed. He just wants us to lean on Him and love people. And those 66 books are all instructions on how to love. So go show the world the love and peace of Jesus Christ.    

xx, brianna

Thursday, January 26, 2012

hey y'all!

hi there!

i've wanted a blog for a while and now i (obviously) have one! this is going to be a blog of many random things and i am quite thrilled to have a place to put some of my thoughts, musings, and experiences. the title of my blog is based off of this quote:

"she made a conscious choice to trust in God, to take His word as truth, to see opportunity, and to wear His praises publicly on her lips...and she was not disappointed." --andree seu

i want to be that girl. the girl who is not afraid to let the world know that she has been redeemed. she has no shame, only joy. i want everything i say and do to point others toward the man who has loved me enough to save my life: Jesus Christ.

so that's what i'm working towards. care to join me?

love, brianna renee.