Thursday, December 29, 2011


I've been thinking, thinking, thinking... What are my wishes for the new year? 2012... Hmmm. Then I though "What about now? Why can't these things happen in less than three days?" Yeah? So I decided To make a list of (very random) things I want to do, get done, want to happen between now and next year.

1. I want it to snow!!!! Christmas is past, and it only snowed about a half of an inch! What?! It was supposed to snow 5 feet this year!!! 5 FEET!!!! Ehhh.

2. I want to get my own domain name for this blog! I am also going to make this place more interesting after reading  this little  bit of advice.

3. I want to snowboard more!!!! Snowboarding is one of those things that I just didn't really want to do, but I did. It was like jumping off of a highdive- you can't think "well lets see; I could drown, I could break my nose, I'm scared of heights"- you just have to do it without much thinking. I went into this whole snowboarding deal scared of slippery things, scared of being out of control, and scared of falling. Conquering fears is healthy, and I'm so very glad I did it!

4. I am going to graduate highschool! I've pondered this a while thinking maybe I should go another year... but really, as fun as learning is (ha) I'm ready to be done! I guess that if I want to go back and take more biology tests- I have the books!

5. Go somewhere different. I love my home, but I would really like to go somewhere different. I like to try new things, get a feel for something else. In the future I would like to go to Europe, California, Italy, somewhere in the south of the U.S., Washington D.C., Boston, New York, Hawaii... yeah I haven't been around alot...

6. Do more art! I love to paint, draw, write, color... And lately my art supplies and I have been staring at each other sadly saying "I miss you". So sad. Plus now I have this great excuse for working on artsy projects. I just kind of figured out what I want to do in life. I saw some quote somewhere that said this:

Yes! I thought. But what do I like to do? Ever since I was little I've loved art! I just can't get my hands off some kind of drawing utensil. So that's what I'm going to do. Art. 

7. Fall more in love with my creator. I'm a christian, if you didn't know. And being a christian, I love Jesus. Jesus is my first love, my savior, and my #1 reason for living. Without him I would be nothing, so I choose to look for more opportunities everyday to fall in love again.

Happy New Year Everyone! Do what you love, love what you do- and never forget the one who makes every year possible! -Sharhaiah

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I've had such a great week. Just a few highlights of my week are; going to winter camp with my church youth ministry, snowboarding for the first time (oh man), getting pinterest (yay!) the Christmas Eve service at my church ( which I got to play violin in), and of course today- which is Christmas!!!! Whoo hoo! If you would like to check out my pin boards here they are. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

 "He grew up before him like a tender shoot,and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him  He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem... But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed." -Isaiah 53:2-5

Innocent : free from guilt or sin especially through lack of knowledge of evil : blameless (Merriam Webster dictionary definition)

He was tender, He was despised, He was rejected, He was bruised, He was piereced, He is love.

The most frusterating and confusing question I can think of involving Jesus is "why?" We all have questions for God- "Why does this happen?" "Why did you do that?" " Why did you create me?" ... the list goes on and on. But most of these questions start with "why". Why did God send an innocent baby to take care of the sins of the world? The burden must have been incredible. Why didn't God send a warrior like weapon that burst through a stream of fire and lightning? Why is the whole story of Jesus so humble?

We will never ever be able to comprehend the way God thinks. If we can't even comprehend his love- his mind is beyond reach! If it was our choice we wouldn't have sent a baby, in a town that really didn't care. If it was our choice- there would be no shepards, and Jesus would probably have been born into some royal family. If it was our choice an innocent man wouldn't have died. The story wouldn't have worked- we would be dead, there would be nothing to witness about, the burden of our sins would be too much for us to handle. Imagine that.

 The birth of Jesus is amazing, stunning, and like no other story ever told or written. Jesus- conquering death, the hope of the world, our greatest love, and the purest joy. Celebrating Christmas we only get a tiny little look at what God really did to send his son. Jesus is the greatest gift we will ever recieve.ever. We have never deserved it, we never will. Nothing tops what God has given us. And what is amazing, is that this gift lives forever, is faithful, and will love us no matter what we do. Merry Christmas!  -Sharhaiah

A music video from United Generation- love this new Christmas song!