listen & live.

hey y’all,

the past few days/weeks have been really, really hard for a whole bunch of different reasons. everything was a mess and so confusing, and to be quite honest i had started to pull away from God {not on purpose}, or become “too busy” to make time for Him. i grew weak and tiresome, desperate for Him. i knew that, even though i didn’t understand why everything was happening like it had, each part was apart of His great plan and there for a reason.

i also knew that the only way i would make it through the struggles and hardship was through Christ and with Christ. these were times, i needed to cling to Him more than ever. i didn’t how it was gonna play out, but i knew i needed to trust Him and most importantly listen to Him. so, i opened my heart and ears a little more, and searched for Him in any way i could.

last week, i grabbed my Jesus Calling devotional to prepare what i would share with my cheer squad the next day before the basketball games. it had been randomly marked to the day of September 22. i opened it up, to see what it said, which it turned out to be really good and useful. i wrote, that night, the key points i had taken from it and wanted to share with my girls. here’s what i put:


the next day, Thursday i shared that with the squad and just reading it to them really hit me again. i need to trust God and just live. everyday, those bad things that had been happening and getting me down, became more and more of the past. i needed to let them go and trust that what God had planned next was good. so, so good. i needed to live. and live now.

just when i thought i had gotten the full message of what God was trying to tell me, He proved me wrong and showed me again. the next day, Friday, i was sitting in Spanish class when my teacher announced she was switching things up that day from our normal routine. she pulled up this song that i had never heard before, showed us the lyrics and played it for us. i paid attention, but didn’t really think too deep about it. but then she started talking, telling us that she felt like God was telling her to remind not only herself, but us too, that we need to just live. and not just normally live, but be satisfied with the reality in which we get to live. and this really, really hit me. i got chills as i finally discovered what God was trying to teach and tell me. and finally,after a long, long time something made sense and i didn’t have confusion or sorrow in my heart anymore. i had hope and comfort again!

and since then, i have really really clung to this and everyday, i heal more and the puzzle comes together more. ❀ i most definitely don’t have it all figured out, no where close to that point actually, but i can full heartedly know, that this is all part of His great plan, and He is faithful and good, the ENTIRE way.

i encourage you all to first off, ask God to show/tell you whatever He has in mind, and then really listen and seek Him. Not only that, but have an open heart and trust Him. i know it’s clichΓ©, but it’s seriously true- that no one said it was going to be easy, but it will be worth it. and it will bring you so, so much closer to Christ and His love for you. The other part is that i encourage you guys to live. and i mean that, actually live. be happy and thankful for the life you have been given, and just live. don’t worry so much, and find joy in the simple things. you only get one chance, one ride and never is there time to waste. life is so precious and it can be taken away in the blink of an eye. in one second, every single thing could change, you could lose everything, and it could all be gone. the last thing you want to do is take it for granted.

thanks for reading and dealing with the more serious posts πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ much love, Davianne ❀




closing up 2015

hey there,

this past week i spent most of the days out at the farm with my grandparents. my heart will always be there, and so i try to get away from this busy, city life and relax out there, as often as i can.

the week was pretty chill, just doing stuff around the house and spending some time together, but a few main highlights were:

β€’ making these pepperjack cheese crackers πŸ˜‹ with my grandpa. he found this simple recipe in the paper, and so we decided to try it out. πŸ™‚ we twisted the recipe just a twig πŸ˜‰,and they still turned out pretty good πŸ‘Œ

β€’ one of my favorite things about being out there is the pure beauty that surrounds you. just being able to see the jaw-dropping sunrise and sunset for each day. it truly is God’s country. ❀❀ Β each day is absolutely beautiful and you can’t help but take it all in and let it refresh your soul. 😊😊

β€’ one night, i cooked up some peanut butter cookies πŸ˜‹ it was real easy, and a good treat for the end of the day πŸ‘

i came back Thursday so that way I would be back for the new year. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ† then, i spent Friday & Saturday with my friends, and now we are heading back out to the farm. my whole fam is getting together to eat our Sunday dinner and celebrate the new year together. ❀

it has been a busy week, but I’m ready to finish it off by spending time with the ones i love. πŸ’• i wouldn’t trade this life for the world, and I’m beyond thankful to get to ride it out another year. 😁 here’s to 2016, and all the lessons, adventures, and memories it will surely bring. πŸ˜œπŸ‘ŒπŸ’š

thanks for reading. much love, Davianne ❀


sunset on the farm one day. God sure is one amazing artist ❀ 


big, blue skies one day πŸ‘Œ


the crackers grandpa & i made


relaxing with soph


peanut butter crumble cookies πŸ˜‹


grandpa on oven duty πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚