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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

::just do it...(no,i'm not talking about the nike sport logo)::

Dear blog readers...hello again!
Wow,so far two a row!Anyway,I am going to try to post what is on my mind and try to do it fast because I need to go spend time with God!So,what's on my mind is this...

Life is too short to waste it!I am sure many of you,if not all of you,have heard that before,but did you really listen to it...I hope you did,I really hope you did!Think about it,when is the last time you heard it said?And what have you got accomplished to FURTHER the kingdom of God since then?As Christians we are called to go out and witness to the lost,it is a mandate from God!He tells us that if someone doesn't listen to what we have to say,then go somewhere else!We have to pick up the pieces and just go...go...go.There is no time for us to think about if we should do what God has called us to do...whether it be being a missionary,a preacher,a wife and a mother,or even something in your everyday life like doing something nice for a sibling.There is no time for that,we have to just do it!We have to just do it and live each second as if it were our last!If you don't know where to start,start by surrendering your life and everything in it to God and just pray and listen to what he has to tell you,and then just do it,because we are not promised a tomorrow!The school in which I attend has lost three young ladies in car accidents in the past few years and then just last week we almost lost another one.Precious lives were taken and so many others were shattered,and it is sad to say,but in my humble opinion I don't think they were living life as if it were their last day here on Earth.Many people exist but very rarely do people actually live.Last night I was watching the all to familiar show(at least I think so) Seventh Heaven and Eric,who is a reverend,was saying that birthdays are celebrated to commemorate someone and to give them the assurance of a fresh start to the next year of their life.He said that we should live life everyday as if it were our birthday,because we do have a new start everyday and only because of Jesus Christ do we have that!Tonight,or tomorrow,or whenever you read this,I encourage you to forget about everything that has happened today,yesterday,or whenever and to start new!Go and do something for somebody that will brighten their day and let them know that they can start new too,all because of Jesus Christ!So go,and whenever you feel as though you do not know what to do or when to do it...just do it at that moment and make that moment your now.You know when life knocks you to your knees you are in just the right position to pray!Have a blessed know what I mean!
Lahni Blair

Monday, April 26, 2010

::blogging isn't always something that I pack::

Hello dear blog readers,

I am so glad to announce that I am back!No,I wasn't on a trip...but actually when I think about it I was,but maybe not in the sense that most people think a trip to be.I was on the "trip" of life...a very BUSY life!Life is a journey and sometimes things like blogging don't get packed along in the suitcase unfortunately.It's not that I don't like blogging because I love it and I love reading blogs,but when my life gets busy...lets just say there is not enough hours in a day to do all that I want to do!I really encourage you all to keep checking in on my blog because it is something that I really want to use to help you all on your journeys!Even when I am not as frequent with my blogging habits,(I will try to do better!)still check in,you never know with me...a few weeks I'll be blogging like crazy and then the next few it's like,well I am assuming you know what it's

Here is an update on how things are going in my life...well school for one.ughhhh!I am so ready for SUMMER!Only 24 and a half days of it left...thank the good Lord!I honestly would have much rather been home schooled!Now,that does not go to say that I am in disagreeance with my parents choice of publicly schooling me,I just know that one day I am without a doubt homeschooling my children!I know the Lord has me where I am for a reason and I believe that set-apart Christians can be used to reach out to the lost at public schools,just as I am doing.I also know that I have been exposed to so many things that I do not want my children to have to be exposed to.I mean,I absoulutely hate learning about evoulution!It's wrong!!!I have a pretty neat story to tell you about that topic though.Last week I was sitting in Biology and we were reading a picture book about evolution...I won't go into detail about the book because it is pointless to say the least...and why we were reading a picture book in a freshman bioloy class I cannot tell you,but I do know one thing....As I was sitting there in my desk trying to wrap my mind around all of that nonsense all of a sudden God started whispering to me and in my mind I was singing the song that goes "God you reign,God you reign,forever and ever,God you reign"!I was like YES,You do reign Lord and only You and I do not need to listen to all of this craziness!The sad thing is, my biology teacher claimed to be a Christian and said that God was made out of stardust...I don't know what bible she's reading,but it sure isn't the one I am reading....But anyways,that unit is over!Praise the Lord!I do still struggle with other things at school as well like teachers saying "Nobody knows how we got here,nobody knows if there is a God"...I am sitting there thinking.....YOU ARE WRONG,WE DO KNOW!!!School...oh how I can't wait to graduate and go to a Christian college!

Anyways,other things that have been going on in my has been time consuming lately as well!With recital coming up our dance studio gets a little crazy!Mondays,I have hip-hop from 7:30-8:30,Wednesday-dance from 4:00-5:30,Thursday-ballet,tap,jazz,hip-hop from 4:00-8:30...Friday-I am exhausted...pretty soon we'll start having weekend practices...

I am just trusting in the Lord every day because I know that He is with me and surrendering my life over to Him has been the best thing that ever happened to me!In a world of chaos...just trust in Him!I was recently on the blog i heart and saw a video about Kari Jobe and her song Healer...I encourage you to visit it and watch it and listen to the words!!!"I believe You are my healer,I believe You are all I need,I believe You're my portion,I believe You're more than enough for me,Jesus,You are all I need!"~Kari Jobe's song Healer...Well I hope you enjoyed this post,I will try to post tomorrow and more comments,let me hear from you...I have to go now and let my momma get on...
Lahni Blair

Saturday, April 24, 2010

::Quick Hello::

I just wanted to say that so you knew I was still now I have nothing to post,but check back later and hopefully I'll have something up!
Lahni Blair<3

Saturday, April 10, 2010

::10:25 PM...but worth it!::

Yes,it is 10:25 PM at the moment and I am a little tired,not to bad though,but I am posting again because it is worth it!...and because of the fact that it is the last night of staying up really late before school starts back up again until summer!YAY!I counted the days I have left and I think it is around 35 perhaps.It is going to fly by!I can't wait until summer!This post is something that I would encourage you to read and really ponder!It is my hope and prayer that you all would read all of my posts,but especially this one to this point.

So here it may be one of the lasts posts that I post for awhile since school is starting up again(I'll do my best to keep it updated at least once a week...maybe more...but no promises!There is just not enough hours in a day!lol!)...but until we cross that bridge I hope you all thouroughly enjoy this post!I just finished The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy and I so enjoyed it,it is definately a reccomendation for young women truly seeking to live a set-apart-womanhood!I am now reading Set-Apart Femininity:God's Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman and I have only read two chapters and already I am in WOW "mode"!Leslie Ludy really knows how to tell you straight foward how to live the set-apartness God desires for all of His daughters to live!Of course Leslie's talent is God given and it is not through her but God through her!Now,you all who have read my last few posts may have noticed how I say "set- apart woman","set-apartness", or something to that effect.All of your curious precious minds can come to a better understanding of what I am talking about if you read this post(this post may be on the longer side...but if you read it,I know you won't be sorry you did,at least I hope not)...I would reccomend reading the book I am now to have an even better understanding...but until then here is what God through me has to offer you...

So, what is set-apart femininity???Set-apart femininity takes place within a set-apart woman.A woman who has been crucified with Christ and it is no longer she who lives, but Christ lives in her!(see Galations 2:20)It is a woman who denies herself,takes up her cross,and follows the Lamb wherever He leads.In other words,letting go of all preoccupations with her self:her comfort,her pleasure,her agenda,her popularity,her ability to gain the world's approval,even her own dreams and desires.Her life is overtaken by the heavenly beauty of Christ and that is the only life truly worth living!Her life my include discomfort,prison,pain,or even death,but it also includes triumph,joy,peace,and fulfillment in their richest and purest forms.This and soooooo much more is what I am talking about when I say set-apart femininity.I am not done yet though for I have more to explain!

Now I am going to be straight foward just as Leslie is in her book.Most of us know about the Proverbs 31 woman and we live in the shadow of that famous standard.She cooks,she cleans,she is tired and eshausted! many people just roll their eyes at this type of woman who was in the Bible and think that we certainly aren't supposed to live daily by the message that she portrays to us.Surely we aren't supposed to feel overwhelmed by all of the standards she holds up for us.But that is absoulutely the wrong mindset!This woman not only works but she is virtuous!Virtuos here is masculine and means "strength,might,valor,and power."She valantly pushes away whatever stands in the way of God's purposes.Nothing hinders her.Her life is a living display of triumph,victory,and the glory of God.Such a misunderstanding upon so many is that the Proverbs 31 woman is harried and haggard,never having time to slow down and take care of herself.This is so not true though because it sais her clothing is fine linen and purple...strength and dignity are her clothing,and she smiles at the future(Proverbs 31:22,25 NASB).To me that doesn't sound like a stressed-out,sleep deprived,exhausted woman.But it does sound like a set-apart woman...which is exactly what she was.She truly is a set-apart woman,but the source does not lie within herself.She relies on a power wholly not her own,it comes from God alone.

With all of that being said,we are called to live the set-apart life,to live an existence that other women would never attempt.And we are NOT called to do this in our own strength...because it is impossible....ONLY God's strenght in us will cary us through!Instead of rolling our eyes at a life of being a set-apart woman of God,we are called to embrace the supernatural power of that Christ provides to equip us to live triumphant,victorious,valiant lives...lives that literally shock this world around us!

KEEP GOING....YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!!!!So yet again I am going to be straight foward.One of the most common "inner beauty" myths is that we are supposed to look within oursleves to find our true beauty.WRONG!!!!And when I say common...I don't just mean within the world...but also within many "Christian" lives as well!!!Suprised...probably not.This myth is everywhere,especially in the churches among other places as well.For example a church Bible study may tell you not to worry about what the model on the front of that magazine looks like...because you are beautiful on the inside.But they never said to stop reading the magazine.The only thing this myth is displaying is keeping self alive.It sais that we can look inward and find worth,beauty,and value with ourselves.It keeps the focus on us;on our feelings;our attributes,and our beauty.Us,us,us!When should be focused on ,HIM,HIM,HIM!!!"If a soul has any beauty, it is because Christ has endowed that soul with His own, for in ourselves we are deformed and defiled!There is no beauty in any of us but what our Lord has worked in us."It is NOT our beauty that we must discover and embrace...but HIS!!!!The secret in to becoming a set-apart woman it to forget all about oneself and become completely consumed with only one thing...Jesus Christ!

So we must embrace our unworthiness and realize that we are not deserving of God!!We must throw ourselves at His feet and repent and realize those facts of our unworthiness...But remember it is not about our worthiness.It's about His.Come to Him in all of your sin and weakness and let Him wash you clean!If you want true beauty,start by trading in all that you are for all that He is!You'll never regret such a glorious exchange!

Finally...alot of the information I have shared with you is from the book Set-Apart Femininity...just in some of my own words...So consider it a sneek peak at this book.I URGE you to get this book!There is so much more information I know that I didn't tell please get this book if you are ready to live the set-apart life!!!!
Lahni Blair
P.S.-It is now 11:46 PM.haha.LOOONG POST,but I genuinely hope it helped you on your walk with God.Let me hear your comments.I love to hear from you all!Oh yea,and I am ready to continue my life as a set-apart woman!!!Despite what the world thinks of me,I am doing this for God alone!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

::something to ponder upon::

You will understand more about these pictures once you read the whole post...but the young lady in thes pictures is Kaite Davis.Enjoy

Hello everyone,
Yet again I am posting a post...just like I said.I am going to get straight to the point...are you willing to give up everything of the world to follow Jesus Christ?Are you willing to give up everything that is comforting to you,everything familiar to you,and everything YOU dream about?I am!
If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children,his brothers and sisters-yes,even his own life-he cannot be My disciple
~Luke 14:26.Yes, you read right and it means what it sais!Right now,only at 15 years old(almost 16),I have felt a calling to be a missionary and this summer I am going to Guatemala for two weeks by myself with people I am not familiar with,a country I am not familiar with,and alot of things I am not used to...but I am obeying God and going because He told me to!We as Christians have to be willing to obey God no matter what the circumstance!I know God has an AMAZING plan for ME and for YOU!We have to give up our selfish dreams and follow HIS!

Katie Davis is a wonderful example of a set-apart Christian young women who did and still is following God instead of following her own selfish wants and desires.The following information is from Susie mag...She lives in Uganda with 13 orphan children and cares for hundreds more.She's 20,single and deeply in love with Jesus Christ.In high school she was class president,homecoming queen and an honor student.She dated the most popular guys and drove a cute car.She had supportive parents who offered to send her to college anywhere she wanted.In other words,this young woman had everthing the world says is important.She had it all.But she also loved Christ and knew He was calling her to more than an ordianary life.She wrote:
Jesus says to Nicodemus that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven,one must be born again.Check.Jesus says to another guy that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven,one must sell everything they have and give it to the poor and then COME,follow Him.Oh...I realized that I had loved and admired and worshipped Jesus without doing what He did.So I quit my life.Originally it was only supposed to be temporary,just a year before I went back to normal(USA)life and college.It wasn't possible.I had seen what life was about and I couldn't pretend I didn't know.So I quit my life again,but for good this time.I quit college,I quit my cute designer (clothes) and my little yellow convertible,I quit my boyfriend.I no longer have everything that the world says is important.BUT,I have everything I know is important.I have never been happier,and I have never been closer to the Lover of my soul and my Savior.
( is her blog,I encourage you to take a look at it!She was only 16 years old when she felt called to the missions field and that year she WENT...only at 16.

So I encourage you to pray and ask God to direct you in the way HE wants you to go!I was recently reading a book called Before You Meet Prince Charming,which I highly reccomend!There was an assignment that I encourage you to do that was in the book...So here it is:
Have some time alone with the Lord to specifically discuss with Him your dreams.Ask Him to purify your heart and direct your steps.Surrender any areas that you have been holding back for yourself.Acknowledge that you desire to do His will,rather than your own.As you surrender particular dreams,habits,activities,friendships,possessions,and plans,I'd encourage you to get out a journal and express your thoughts on paper.Write a letter to the Lord explaining your decision,yielding your will, and expressing your desire to be in complete submission to Him.Be specific in your letter as you discuss each area of struggle and lay it down at His feet.When you are tempted to "take back" areas you have previously surrendered,you can look back through your journal and be reminded of your decision and of how the Lord has worked in your heart.

I hope this post really encouraged you to deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Him.If you have any questions just let me know and I will be more than happy to answer them.Have a great day!
In Christ,
Lahni Blair

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

::just some thoughts::

Hi everyone,
I am posting a new post yet again.For awhile I wasn't posting nearly as much as I am now,and now I am posting away most chances I get to.I am sure it has something to do with the fact that I am on spring break this week and enjoying EVERY minute of it!Well,I am going to stop rambling about my blogging frequencies and get on with this post:) I am stuck on what to post about.I suppose I'll just post whatever strikes my fancy.OK,I got it...I'll start out by saying how wonderful it is to see set-apart women of God!That is why I love blogging,I get to see so many set-apart women of God who are on the same page as me,for the most part anyways<---what I mean by that is that even though we as Christians are on the same page as one another,we may not be in the same paragraph.I mean we most certainly have alot in common,but all of us have different stories to tells.I find myself constantly learning new things about God,just through the blogging world,and to me that is EXCITING!I am always being challenged to stretch my understandings of God's creativity,just through blogging,and to me that is AMAZING!The Lord is continuously convicting my heart in so many areas just through blogging,and to me that is REFRESHING!It is so encouraging to see all of these blogs and so inspiring!Euphoria overwhelms me at the sight of so many Godly blogs and how these blogs are not only transforming my life in ways,but so many other lives as well!I most definitely know that enjoy reading so many Godly blogs out there,and it is my hope that my blog will showcase the set-apartness of the young women God has called me to be.

With all of that said, I now have so many things that have come to mind that I want to share with you...I guess I had writer's block at first and now it is completely the opposite!As my mission trip to Guatemala is getting nearer,I just ask that anyone who is committed to praying for this mission trip would do so,I would genuinely appreciate it!Here are some things to be praying for:
~the people of Guatemala open up their hearts to God through us
~pray for my preparation before,during,and after the mission trip...spiritually,mentally,emotionally,and physically
~pray for the peace and comfort of God to wrap around me throughout the whole trip(I will be going with a group of strong in the Lord Christian teens that I have NEVER met before.I will be flying by myself to Florida for training and then back by myself after the mission trip.I will however be traveling with the whole group of missionaries to Guatemala,thank GOD!
~pray for all of the missionaries going on this trip and that God will just save lives and that all of us will come back NEVER THE SAME(NEVER THE SAME is the name of the missions trip that I am going on)If you are interested in this trip more you can check out,
Thank you all so much for praying for me,let me know if there is anything I can be praying about for you,I will be more than happy to do it!:)Well, I was hoping that I could get the video up on here,but I only have the link, here is a little glimpse about what my missions trip is...enjoy!

Well,there is alot of more things I want to share with you all,but I have to save some stuff for other posts,but I do want to share with you all a few more things!(I know this post is long and I am proud of you for keeping on reading it!)Well here it goes...I urge you to get SUSIE Mag!I received my first issue today and I must say it was absolutely yet again another tool used by God on my walk with Him!You can check it out at, !Let me know if you become a subscriber and what you think about the magazine,I love to hear your alls comments!

Also,another LOVELY website I go to is,,it is one of my favorite places to visit and I am sure you will like it too!You can explore all that it has to offer,or you can just visit the online magazine!It is definitely another tool that God uses in my life too!

I think right now that is all I am going to post,and I am sure your eyes are glad!Thanks so much for reading this whole post!More to come SOON,you know how it is with me lately!smile.Have a blessed day the rest of tonight and then tomorrow too!
Lahni Blair

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

::this is a little late...but enjoy!::

Well I realize that these pictures are long due...but better late than never.They are from my dance competition a couple of weeks ago and then some random ones added in there.They are in no particular order(sorry about that).But I felt like I needed some pictures enjoy! The girls got a little tired while we were at Red Robin...I guess it was all the dancing we

Well on the way back from the dance competition,I decided to fit my whole body in my pillow case...we had a fun trip much fun!

Just a random pic of me...

This is my very best friend Abby.She is absolutely a blessing in my life!She is such a set-apart young woman of God and I am so thankful for her.I love you my Abigail!!!<---my Abigail is what I call her sometimes...

We attempted the Radio City Rockettes Dominoe didn't quite your not familiar,The Rockettes are a group of dancers from New York.)

Above.We all piled up on the couch at the hotel for a picture when we got there...this lobby holds many

Above is Holly and I with the "statue of liberty" at Red
Above Becca and I
Above from left to right.Lahni(me0,Audrey,Kaitlyn,Becca,and Holly...we were sitting on this racecar thing at Red Robin
Above,we won first place at nationals!
We had a vanity to get was really neat.Sorry for the skin exposure...I was forced to wear the costume for competition:(

::Just A Thought From Me::

Hello everyone,
This week I am on spring break from school and I am thoroughly enjoying it!It has been just lovely outside!I am not as busy this week compared to a school I have been really focusing on God more and enjoying my quiet time with Him!
Right now I am reading the book The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy.It is a wonderful book!It focuses on being a set-apart young women of God in a world of young women who have been shaped by the world's standards instead of God.It really has been inspiring and encouraging and I urge you to read it,Leslie is such a great author and has so many wonderful book for set-apart young women.
In her book she put a part from Thomas Kinkade's book,Simpler Times , that really spoke to me and I hope it does for you too!It read as follows.
"(My wife and I) don't surf the Net. We don't follow CNN.In fact,we've chosen to keep television out of our house entirely.This is not because we are opposed to the medium of television,but because we are opposed to what television tends to do in our lives. In our experience, television is a thief that robs us of our time together and steals our peace.When watching TV, we are not riding our bikes or playing in the yard or having pillow fights with our girls in the living room. Instead, we are soaking up the subtle and not-so-subtle messages that we should want more,more,and more...and sacrifice our peace if necessary to obtain it...
Most of us are so accustomed to overstimulation that peace feels strange to us; it makes us nervous.Simplicity can be an acquired taste,epecially in a society that revels in complexity.But what an improvement when we finally begin to feel at home with a simpler way of life. What a surge of energy when we realize that saying no is really a way of saying yes to all we really care about...
When I learn to say a deep,passionate,yes to the things that really matter-and not to whatever gets in the way of that yes-then the peace begins to settle onto my life like golden sunlight sifting io a forest floor.And that, I find, is a peace worth fighting for.
I found this section of his story to be true for many Americans today.I myself do not struggle with it too much, but I posted it because I realize many people do.I myself do watch TV...but only for 30 minutes a week usually...that 30 minutes is spent watching 19 Kids and Counting.It is not a show that is going to hinder my relationship with the Lord, but please the Lord.The Duggar family is an amazing example of Christ Jesus!I do watch movies,and I am on the internet,and I do listen to music...but everyhting I watch and listen to that I have the power to control brings glory to my Heavenly Prince.That is just a conviction that God has placed upon my heart.The Bible sais that we should set NO evil thing before our eyes,and I believe some Christians don't take that seriously enough.It sais NO evil thing.In my life strive to do the most I can to bring glory to God,not as little as I can.This was just something to think about and I hope that it gave you some insight.I am very proud of you if you read this whole post,because it was very long:)
Lahni Blair

Sunday, April 4, 2010

::Happy Easter::

Happy Easter everyone,
I don't have time to post a long post right now because I have to get ready for church.But do know this:Out of incredible love for YOU, Jesus took the punishment YOU deserved by dying on the cross. God can now justly grant you forgiveness and eternal life. But YOU must repent(TURN from sin) and trust in Jesus to save you.Read the Bible foryourself!
Lahni Blair

Saturday, April 3, 2010

::just some thoughts::

Hello everyone,
I hope all is going wonderful with you!Yesterday was the beginning of spring break for me,and it is a much needed break!I plan on spending alot more time with God this week since I am not overwhlemed by the business of the school week!I am looking foward to this time with the Lord very much!Tommorow is Easter and I am so happy because of that!It reminds me just how AMAZING Jesus is!I am also looking foward to spending time in the sunshine this week!The last couple of days have been in the 80's!I will have many more exciting posts soon, so be sure to check back!Blessings,
Lahni Blair<3