Love Never Changes...

Extreme soreness set in today! Uffda... must mean i was boarding hard and right!:P lol...

This song has been jumping around in my mind today!

Your Love Never Fails

"Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails

I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There maybe pain in the night but joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage
I don't have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails

Verse 2:
The wind is strong and the water's deep
But I'm not alone in these open seas
Cause Your love never fails

The chasm is far too wide
I never thought I'd reach the other side
But Your love never fails

You make all things work together for my good"

This is an awesome song... I have been thinking about how people change and disappoint you sometimes in life. But, the Lord doesn't... because he doesn't change.

James 1:17- "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

Just thought i would share my randomness of today!

Randomly & Simply,

Devin Lillian Berglund

Thankful about where i am in my life...

I love the dictionary and the thesaurus, seriously!! And having my Mac Book Pro, gives me the tool of having the dictionary and thesaurus at my very fingertips!! :) IT has saved my life countless times in countless stories and papers.

Today was a all around good day! :) I see how thankful I am about who I am, where I am, who I know, My family and how I was raised. I am soo thankful, Grateful or as the thesaurus says... Relieved... that I am where i am!

Thankful, pretty much sums this post up... I don't know what else to say...

P.S. If this doesn't make any sense just know that I am really thankful at where I am, I am soo happy I am not with that person anymore! God is soo Good!

I have been blessed and am going to run in the rain
I am going to dance in the meadows of the mountains
listen to the echoes--
echoing in the Fjords.
I am going to waltz across the floor with my Lord.
I am thankful!





Pictures taken by me! :)

Land Down Under

Hello Everyone!

So, I am going to Australia!! I talked to the office today and she told me she was sick last week so that is why I didn't get the letter last week! So, i am going! YAY! Now i have to figure out a bunch of stuff!

So, i will write again soon, jut wanted to share that i am going to the "Land Down Under"!!

The Fewest of People...

Have you ever had second guesses about different situations in your life? It's like God places things in front of you and says "Go!" or "Do this" and you end up asking yourself why or how?
So, I find myself asking him, "WHY ME, Lord?" and i remember finding these verses a while back... only to remind me of what he says.

"For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples." Deuteronomy 7:6-7

It just amazes me; How he sees me as the fewest of people. I really like that thought, my heart breaks at that thought! He loves you all the same... it's just like tonight I was struck with burdening thoughts and this really helped, He chose me! :) Not because I am like everyone else, but because I am different! It is amazing! :)

I just think about all the time that I spend wasting doing things for myself instead of what I should be doing... For him... Because He is my Lover. The only one in my life right now!

This song has been so helpful for me in this time of my life. It is The David Crowder Band's "How He Loves Us"

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us oh,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

And we are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

That He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

Yeah, He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
(check it out!) It is beautiful!)
So, I just needed to share this... It was on my heart tonight! I need to sink into him and not into what others think of me!

Love Ya All,

Devin Berglund

P.S. I am going to be pretty busy this week with writing and packing (I need to start packing my apartment up so that I can get stuff moved back home before the end of the semester.)

I will let you all know as soon as I hear about Australia!


I took this photo this summer... I love the green against the red! :)

Loves black and white photography, adventures into the woods, letters, and hot cocoa

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

Tomorrow is Monday, that means it is a NEW week! It is just wonderful to be reminded of being a new creation!
I have been so blessed the past year and thank God for every moment of it, even if there were hard times... because I am not perfect!

Other than school and work I have been counting down the days till I will be on the beach in Jamaica for Spring Break, with my family! I really can not wait! I love what my sister said to me today when we picked my parents up. My parents were in Florida for about a week. My dad had meetings. But, anyways we were waiting for them in the car and Cassidy said, "Devin, is it kind of against nature that we live here in Minnesota/North Dakota?" And I thought about it for a second and then she said, "I mean, if we didn't have technology and stuff no one would want to live here!" I really see what she means! Don't get me wrong, I love Minnesota/North Dakota and always will- it's only that it gets cold here! I have lived here for 22 years and i am still not used to it and probably wont ever be! Against Nature... It's a neat slogan! lol...
So, it is 24 days till Jamaica.

Other than that I have been writing still! I am currently working on a book- It is for my Advanced Creative Writing Class, and I would love to get it published when i finish it. Other than that some other things popped up today- as many things do seldom pop up in my life! My Dad and Mom told me that my great aunt died earlier this month... I started thinking back to the letters I used to write her, asking about her brother [my dad's dad] (Who was my Grandpa) I never really got to know my grandpa because he died before I was born. Although, he loved to write and wrote a bunch of stuff and at home- my family has a box full of his and my grandma's love letters! I got to know him a bit through those! :) But, anyways... yes, I started writing some non-fiction stuff today and looked up some places where I could get some articles published for pay! Which would rock my socks off!! :)

Simply Me,

Devin Berglund
<3 ya all!

Picture up above was taken out at my Mom's parents house! It was beautiful this fall! :) I took this photo! :)

The Race set out before us...

I find myself blankly staring at the screen right now. Either it is that I am tired or overly relaxed and happy that it is FINALLY Friday! It will be like a Marathon before us in the coming weeks!

I have a feeling that school will be getting more hectic in the next few weeks. I am trying to figure out how I can balance all the writing, and other college life stuff with MY life and stay sane at the same time! haha!

My sister has been spending the week with me in Fargo, so we have been having a blast- Although not much sleep!

With the Olympics running in full force right now, it has inspired me to run, run, run! Literally and Figuratively! I really find that I enjoy running... A chance to just escape the moment you are in, while soaking into the music. These moments really helped me this week! It seems that it also erases my stress! Which is good! :) These also helped me this week!

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained" Philipians 3:12-16

"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." Philipians 3:20-21

Hope those help you all, in the up coming week! We just have to keep focused and run, YES... RUN after the prize!! :)

Here is my favorite one though...

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." 1 Corinthians 24-27


Devin Berglund
Be Blessed! :)


I am overly blown away by how much literature- some teachers expect you to read on top of all the other things that an English student needs to get done. I am currently reading Chaucer in my British Literature class, and i find it hard to read certain poetry and such long epic poetry--- i find it hard to continue reading. Maybe you could call it a short attention span when it comes to Olde English. I found The Canterbury Tales on SparksNotes, So, I am thankful for that- otherwise this class would be almost an alien to me. uffda! haha! But, in my American Literature class, I really enjoy the conversation and the stories and history that we read about! :)

The American history is jam-packed and full of adventure, love, and action.

Another thing that I need to work on this week is my story for Advanced Creative Writing. The story has taken off to a wonderful start/beginning... the only part is to flesh it out and get it on paper.

I write from experience taking things from my life. If not from my life, I take things from what i see around me. My family, my friends, my life, and the Earth- how amazing it was all created. Like how it is in the winter with the ice and how the frost coats the trees like a breath of warm air was whispered onto the branches and they slowly froze to a sparkling perfection. Or how in the Fall the beauty of all the colors blend into our senses with the smell of damp leaves. How sunsets, mountains, and the ocean touch the deepest part of my soul and leave me awestruck. It is amazing at all that was created and that is one thing that drives me to write... to capture it all on paper! :)

Have any of you ever seen the movie "Nim's Island"? I really love how the author in the movie has conversations with her character throughout the movie... I have always seen myself and my characters like that. Every once in awhile they spark up a conversation or say something I totally didn't expect and then the whole story takes a different route! I find it crazy... but a good crazy! :)

What are some things that you like and don't like about characters in some books that you have read? And why?


Devin Berglund

P.S. Look for the sun to set every night and look forward to the sun rising with the morning! :)

The House

Today, I was thinking about what God's will for my life is! I know his will is perfect and amazing, but I sometimes just wonder how and why he chooses the time and places in which he chooses! Because His time is perfect! :) Which, is wonderfully amazing and i am very happy that he is in control. Totally causes me to relax at the thought of where i will be in a year or two.

Earlier today I was listening to the radio and i was listening to "Big House" by Audio Adrenaline.
That song is amazing!

1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. 2In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going." John 14:1-4

Totally love that verse! It makes me think of my house that He is preparing... I know exactly what it's like. Well, at least an idea of it! On a coast line on the rocks overlooking the ocean. A perfect view of sun sets and sun rises can be seen, clear drapes hang from wooden beams. It is like a canopy in a way! haha! Guess, I can't describe it as well as I would like to!

Imagine, what do you think your house will be like, that he is preparing for you? Through out life he will guide you on the path he has set out for you, just have to continue holding his hand... I wrote this on a friends site once and had to save it because I totally love that "It's while you are on the journey that you actually find out what His will for you actually is" :

"You will know what God wants you to do! Just keep praying and God will aim ya in the right direction. Sometimes you wont know even while you are on the path... sometimes it's on the journey that you actually find out! :) I still wonder about that but then God always jumps back in and says, "Devin, trust me... take my hand and I will lead ya!"

So, yes! Just was thinking deep-like today! :) Thought I would share my thoughts! haha!!

P.S. I will find out about Australia this week!! I can't wait!! *crossing fingers*


Devin Berglund

A Valentine

Happy Hearts Day Everyone,

I hope you all have an amazing day filled with smiles, chocolates, and wonderful people! :) I have been so happy today with it being Valentine's day, I have some friends and people I know who have said that they don't like Valentine's Day, which I don't understand. I mean, even if you are single I think that you should embrace it! God has blessed ya with who you are at this moment in your life and someday there will be that wonderful someone! That's how I look at it! :)

Besides I got a beautiful sunset from the Lord as a Valentine's Day Card! :) haha! Lovely!

Be Blessed,

Devin Berglund

Weekend FINALLY!!

This is a short post, but I just wanted you all to know that my interview to study abroad in Australia- went well this morning. I hope i get accepted; have to wait till next week to find out. There are soooo many things that i want to see and do there! Traveling, writing, meeting new people and praising Jesus. I really can't wait to go to the beach! :) and just soak in the sun! It is tough when it is so cold here. There are some things that I need to start doing this coming week.

I will keep you all updated on what i hear from MSUM about Australia!

I have to go,

Love you all in Christ,

Let Him Shine On You, relax in his warm embrace this weekend!

The Heart of the Problem

Hello Everyone,

I am thinking about posting about the issues of the heart. As human beings, we tend to have heart issues.... Not only in the Natural (Heart Attacks, Coronary Diseases and other Heart Issues.) but, also in the supernatural. (Like giving heart away too easily, or not trusting people because you were burned once.)

"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws." Ezekiel 36:26-27

We aren't born with a heart issue. But, we all make choices in life that can cause us to develop a heart issue. Like when someone eats the wrong foods and doesn't exercise they are bound to have heart issues.

One day i was just relaxing and talking to God when, I saw this picture in my head.

God took my heart out of my chest and threw it over his shoulder. My first thought was, "What? that was not nice." but, before my thought had even finished, He reached into his chest and grabbed His heart and placed it in my chest. And I Thought, "Wow, that was powerful..." I have a way of even interrupting God, too. I was thinking man, that isn't from God, but then i was surprised! So, I could say that one of my heart issues is also interrupting people and not listening. Heart issues have a way of mis-leading us from what God has for us.

"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown." Matthew 13: 18-23 (emphasis was added)

So, let me ask... What are your heart issues? Do you need to cut back on certain things that feed your heart issues? Do you need to start running to strengthen your heart?

I know what mine are.

• Facebook can distract me from life
• I tend to give my heart away to fast and i have found that i need to guard it better.
• "Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23
• "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7
• Interrupting
• Not listening, as good as i should.
• "He who has ears, let him hear." Matthew 13:9 (Jesus says this a lot, guess he meant something by it! :)

This February be look at the real problem, look inside to your heart and you will find it.

Love, Devin