Thursday, 26 April 2012

My God Made me BEAUTIFUL

So, the dance exams are finally OVER!
Now just all the written ones to go!
and in the process I am using my revision breaks well, for example I made this:
Because my God did make me beautiful, which isnt something I always find easy to remember or believe - However it is true, he made me in his image and he is beautiful! Also, I dont believe God is capable of making something Ugly by his standards - the only standards that should matter to us!
So to anyone out there...You are beautiful, God thinks so, and if the creator of the universe thinks your beautiful and amazing then what else matters?

Saturday, 21 April 2012

A-Z of thankful things!

I have done this before, but why not do it again!
A - Antony, Afterchurch, Apples
B - Bible, Billy, Bakewell tart, Blackberry, Books, Bed, Ben and Jerries, Bacon
C - Chocolate, Coffee, Church, Claire, Charis, Clothes, Camps, Chicken, Charity shops
D - Daddy - both my earthly and heavenly one, Dance, Diet coke,
E - England, Ears
F - Family, Friends, Forgiveness, Faith, Food, Fifteen plus, fairtrade
G - Grandparents, Glasses - life would be so much harder without them! Grace, Guidance, Graze Boxes
H - Hope, health, hugs, hats, hair, healing, houses, hightops, holy spirit, Holidays
I - ice cream, identity in Christ, independance, ipads/ipods, internet
J - Jesus, Joy, Justice, Jam, Jason
K - Knowledge, Krispy Kremes,
L - Love, Language, Lemons, Lizards, Leopards, Leotards, Laura, Light Hearted
M - Mary, Mum, Money, Mokeys, M&Ms, Miranda
N - Nick, nature, Nicola, noses, noises, nail varnish
O - Oranges, Octupuses,
P - Prayer, peace, patience, pigs, parents, personalities, people, pants, pink lady apples, pottermore
Q - The Queen, Quality street chocolates
R - RACHEL, Reliability, razors - or we would all have really hairy legs,  rain
S - Sonia, Susie, Safety, Soul Survivor, Sleep, satisfaction, storms, shoes, socks, starbucks, spotify, sun
T - truth, trust, team 242, teaching, toilets, toilet roll, teeth, toothbrushes, tents, towels, TOMS
U - Underwear, Urban Warriors
V - voting
W - water, wisdom, writing, worship, Wagamamas
X - X-rays, Xylephones
Y - Youth, Youth groups, Yo-yos, Yeovil Community Church
Z - Zebras, Zoos, Zonkeys

I'm sure they are many many more, and when I think of them I shall update it!

Friday, 20 April 2012

My Lord's Prayer

A while ago, at afterchurch, the 15+ learnt about The Lords Prayer:
Matthew 6v9-13 (NIV)
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
   but deliver us from the evil one.’
or as it is put in the message (which made me and my rachel laugh quite a lot):
   Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what's best— as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You're in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You're ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Anyway, we all then wrote our own version, which I use as my prayer fairly often!

"Loving Father in Heaven,
Reveal all you are to me.
Bring your will to this earth,
let all humanity be in awe of you,
just like in heaven.
Give me the strength I need to get through each day,
forgive me when I mess stuff up,
and help me to forgive myself and others.
Help me to focus on you and not to stray from your way,
even when it is hard or hurts a lot.
Deliver me from sin and all that restricts me so I am able to fly for you.
Because everything belongs to you,
it always has and it always will!
You are amazing, yesterday, today and forever.

Try making your own!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

This week...

Life can be crazy and busy sometimes can't it?
I had my dance exam for my A-level yesterday, so this week has been crazy with rehearsals! Monday - tech, tuesday - rehearsal, wednesday - exam, thursday - ballet lesson and practice, friday - tech rehearsal and show! CRAZY HECTIC BUSY!!!/photo.php?v=10150819783978619

These are my two choreographies!

The first - called internalisation is about an internal battle which could be between good and evil, death and life, temptation and freedom. It is a group piece based on music my Philip Glass and Michael Riseman.

The second is called Journey, and isbased on Alvin Ailey's chroeographies, specifically revelation, based on spiritual beliefs and gospel music. The dance is about healing and restoration, the darkness that is before and then the joy that comes through the death of Jesus on the cross (kind of relevent seen as it's just been easter!). While creating it I also looked at many stories of healing in the bible, specifically Where in Mark 5, Jesus brings Jairus' daughter back to life...
21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing[c] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Just some Background information for those who want to know more!

The exams went really well, I was so pleased with how all the work looked on the stage and I hope the examiner liked them too! Now just the show to go and then thats the practical part of my a-level finished!

Welcome, welcome, welcome :)

Hello there!

I have been thinking about creating a blog for a while, and am still debating the usefullness of it, however, I've decided even if it is a waste of time it's a pretty good one!

Well, I am Lizzi, and this is my blog - I plan to use it to encourage and share amazing things about god, dance and life!

A little about me...
I am a Christian (if you havn't got that already) and I am currently studying at college!
I love to dance
I have amazing family and friends!
Hope you all have a blessed day