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Foreshadowing 2012

This might be one of the hardest posts that I have written. I must be so careful what I type as I know what happened when I did this post last year: Foreshadowing 2011.  Every single thing came to fruition. I have believed since about 2010 that this would be my year. I am beyond excited and a bit freaked out about what is going to happen this year. As I was praying into this year, I really wanted to make sure that when I was ‘foreshadowing’ 2012, that I was simply getting the Lord’s promises for my life in this year.

The year of radical obedience, ruthless trust and epic adventures. I am going to travel to places that I have never been & meet some of the friends that I haven’t yet met in person. I will welcome a new sister into the family in June 🙂 I will pray & fast at a level that I have not yet known. I have promises from the LORD and have no idea how they are going to come about.  There is no way that I can make those things happen, but after reading a little blog that I myself have written, I realize that absolutely nothing is impossible for the LORD. Yes, I have to go back often to read the words that my own little hands have typed. To remember what the LORD has done. We mustn’t forget.

I am going to pursue modeling/acting more and take some theater workshops soon. I am also going to work hard at my business as an Interior Stylist. I am excited to see where that leads and look forward to my online store! I really feel like the big picture is that I am to be a speaker. This freaks me out but trust that the LORD knows better than I. I will share this journey with you.  I feel like I read so many blogs of people  who are already on the ‘other side’. They have their books and they are scheduling their conferences. I know that those things don’t come over night and have always wondered what it takes to get to that place where you are doing book signings and booking your hotel for your west coast conference.

This is going to be a huge year. I can feel it. I will blog my journey and hope that you will write out your own journey. It doesn’t have to be public, but it is so wonderful to go back and be able to read where your heart was at any given place in your story. Let’s see what the LORD has. Oh, and maybe a little blasianite (black/asian/white) baby will be made 🙂

What do you feel is in store for your year that seems to be SO far out of reach that only the LORD could make it happen?

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Europe: The final chapter

We took the train from Florence to Rome. It was the most beautiful train ride. Everything looked just like a movie set. We sat across from the cutest kids who were from Rome but visiting their dad who lives in Florence. They spoke in the most beautiful Italian and did their homework the whole way home. We spent 2 days in Rome and the first day we shared with our friends Benj & Maddie. We took pictures in the streets and I got to wear my vintage red dress.We ate the best lasagna, which tasted like a bunch of angels thrown in a mixer with flour & sauce. The wine was made in house and the bread was again, like angels & flour. Delicious. Of course we had gelato & espresso..and I had the best donut of my life. We went to the Vatican, the Spanish steps, Colosseo, and a bunch of other important places that, due to my lack of history knowledge, I don’t know. My prince has a bunch of great pics on his phone and I will get those to you later. We left the country super early on New Year’s day so we watched the fireworks from our hotel. They went on for nearly an HOUR! It was beautiful as there are no firework regulations in Rome. It was like watching 30 Disney World fireworks displays all at once.

(Yes, that is us at the Pantheon)

And that was our trip!

We flew back into DC and the next morning, my husband had to fly back out to the West Coast. He will be moving here in 12days and we get the keys to our new place tomorrow!! I hope to get our home all set up before he gets here.

I am so humbled & blown away that you have read this crazy story. Your feedback has brought me to tears. I could have never written this story. Have a crazy awesome week!

~Bre Chang (hehe)

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Final 2011 post

Hey friends!

This will be my last post of the year. I leave in just a few hours for  a surprise overseas trip. AHHHHH!!

I have a feeling it is going to be magical.

I can’ t wait to post when I get back and tell you about all the wonderful little adventures that happened.

I am BEYOND thankful for this year. It has been the hardest yet most amazing year of my life. I am not the same person that I was last December and for that I am grateful. The Lord has stripped my life of the things I thought I needed and has given me HIM in its place and there is where I have found my joy & contentment. I have felt more rejection, failure, sorrow & loneliness in this year and at the same time, I have also experienced the deepest love, understood redemption a bit and have witnessed  the most crazy provision:

~I was completely out of toilet paper, prayed, and a random person showed up with a a pack of toilet paper

~I had no gas in my car, and no money to buy gas, and a friend told me to meet her at the gas station so she could fill up my tank

~On a day where I didn’t have money to buy lunch nor food in my fridge to bring, a co-worker just happened to bring extra food for me

~My rent was paid, for 8 months straight, by someone different each month

~I went to Disney World, for FREE!

~Not to mention that someone brought Bailey and I into their home…RENT FREE!

This is just a tiny little bit of the things the Lord has done. I can honestly take ZERO credit for any of this. The Lord is crazy & awesome and up to so much good for our lives. Sometime though, we have to go through some deep painful things so that we will learn to trust in the Lord & become fully dependent on Him. Let me be the first to tell you that it is not fun or easy. Not knowing where you will be living, how your baby will get fed or what on earth the Lord has for your next page is not fun. I think that is why so many people stay in their safe little stories even if they hate the story they are in. At least there is something familiar & comfortable about it, but when I read the Bible, I have yet to read where people who follow Jesus lead safe comfortable lives. Is that in your Bible?

My prayer for 2012 is that we would be willing to abandon the safe little story that we have held onto in our minds. That we would allow the Lord to write us a story that people would want to read. A story of adventure & faith & trust. That we would no longer desire the petty things of this world but that we would be desperate for the Father & His mighty Word. In this next year, decide to give it up. Allow the Lord to just rock your world and take your story to a place that you would never expect.

I can’t wait to tell you all about my trip. I will be back after the first of the year.

I am jumping into a new story and am excited to see what the first few pages have!

You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”~Psalm 30:11

~Bre

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