Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Well...I found out the other day...(of all places at my Eye Doctor) that I have low blood pressure. I don't remember the second number, but the first was 93. She said I should go to the doctor's, esp. since I have some of the symptoms, a couple being diziness, blurred vision sometimes, lack of oxygen to the lungs, exhaustion, etc.

Unlike high blood pressure symptoms, which are poorly defined and often totally absent, low blood pressure has several classic, easily recognized symptoms. The development of symptoms is considered an indicator that a patient should be evaluated to discover the cause of the low blood pressure and to rule out any underlying problems. Generally, blood pressure must fall to a fairly low value before symptoms develop.

Clincally, the value most often associated with the development of symptoms is 90/60, though this varies from person to person. Situations where the blood pressure drops rapidly, rather than exists chronically at a low level, do not require the blood pressure to drop to 90/60 before symptoms develop. Instead, changes of about 20mmHg from baseline blood pressure have been shown to cause classic low blood pressure symptoms.

Classic symptoms of low blood pressure include:
Dizziness, or feeling like you’re standing on a rocking boat (I get this!)
Changes in mental status (difficulty concentrating, confusion) or a sense of "impending doom" or anxiety
Changes in breathing patterns (fast, shallow breathing is common during an episode of low blood pressure)
Suddenly feeling cold or clammy, or a rapid onset of pale skin.

While all of these symptoms indicate that a visit to the doctor is needed, fainting or ongoing dizziness warrant an immediate visit to either your own doctor or to the emergency room.
Pray that I find out what's wrong with me if anything!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Our dear friend Warren Thompson has left us to go and be with the Lord. He wasn't very old, maybe 50 at the most. He left behind a wonderful wife and 3 teenage children. We grieve in his passing from this earth, but we rejoice in knowing that he is in heaven with HIS heavenly Father- in whose presence there is no more pain, no more sorrow or grief- but completely wholeness. Praise the Lord! Keep the family in prayer as this will get harder...but thank God that Pat and the kids are following the Lord and love the Lord with all their hearts. Continue to pray for Warren's dad who doesn't know the Lord and his brother who doesn't know the Lord either. Warren's dying wish was to see them walking with the Lord- and he prayed- even if it took him getting sick. WOOOOW.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Music Legends in my mind...

Some women that I really look up to as far as being "worship legends"(or women that I'd want to follow their footsteps) are:

Brooke Fraser, Sherri Youngward, Rita Springer and Christy Nockels.
I have been blessed by their worship, and songs they've written. Truly led by the Holy Spirit and truly devoted to living their life for Him. I hope to be like them someday :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Anthology- of a 20yr old soul

I'm starting to read a new book by Ben Courson (Jon Courson's youngest son) called Anthology of a twenty year old soul. It's a book by someone from THIS generation, and wanting to reveal something of God's heart, and ignite a multitude of hearts with a renewed passion for Him.

I've only read the first few paragraphs and already am excited...

Let me share a taste...

---"We are a new generation fated to shake the foundations of the earth. We are conduits of change destined to transmit restoration to the world. This is our era and now is our time to arise and shine. God has put a new song in our hearts, and our voices will resound. We haev a platform and we will declare amazing grace. God has put his light within us and it's brilliance will not be shrouded. We will aim for God's power. We will not be afraid."- Ben Courson, Anthology of a Twenty Year Old Soul pg 12

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mi Familia

This is my family!

First picture is of me and my wonderful Father.

Next is my dad with all of us daughters, and his granddaughter. (L-R: Jasmin, Heather, Papa, Grace, Bethany and Kissy)

This is my beautiful niece Grace Elizabeth! (at 3mos old)

Me and Grace!

My sister Jasmin and her husband Jay with Grace (1 day old)...

My mom!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Hi! My name is Bethany! Welcome to my Blog! I've never had one of these before...nor really know how to use it...so bear with me! haha...
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself...I grew up in San Jose my whole life. I've grown up in a Christian family. I have 3 sisters, one older and 2 younger- Jasmin, Heather and Christianna. My older sister Jasmin is married and has a baby girl- Grace Elizabeth, who is now 6mos old. My whole family is pretty much involved in ministry, and has been since I was a child.
My father is on staff at Calvary Chapel San Jose as the Pastor's second in command basically...my mother is a preschool teacher there. Heather is the Children's Ministry assistant, and Christianna (a.k.a Kissy) is the "Jack of all trades".
My sisters and I are all musically inclined...don't know how it happened since our parents aren't musical. My older sister sings on the worship team with her husband (worship leader at Calvary Chapel San Mateo). My younger sister Heather plays piano beautifully, and Kissy sings and plays guitar, as do I.
A little about myself- I taught myself how to play guitar when I was 18 and have been playing it since...although I probably could use a little lesson or two. ;) haha I've been singing since I was about 16. My youth pastor at the time came up to me and said that he thought I should sing on the worship team...but me being the shyest person in the church said no. He told me to pray about it and thought that it was something that God wanted me to do. Sure enough- me and God wrestled for a bit- and I knew it was what he wanted me to do. Now, here I am a "traveling" worship leader and singer/songwriter. I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that THIS is what God's called me to do. I love being in the Lord's presence and being able to take people to that same level- our God is SO worthy to be praised! He's worthy of ALL honor, ALL glory FOREVER and EVER AMEN!
Thanks for taking the time to read...next time I won't be so long, I promise. :)
God bless and may He richly bless you...