Saturday, January 31, 2009

Things that make me smile:
I-and my friends-made a cakes today-and decorated them uber pretty.
I very well could go snowboarding in five short days.
I have become close to two very precious, pretty and fun roommates :)
I met with my mentor on Friday-and we click so well. She seems so fun-yet she is for real about Jesus.
Tomorrow night promises to be pretty swell...
We watched Little Women tonight. I always wanted to be Amy-
I did my laundry today-purely out of necessity.

I can honestly say I spent way too much time on homework last semester-and way too little this semester :S

to coffee date with my mentor made me uber excited...not only did i learn about her life-and her struggles when she was a freshman-but we also went to barnes and noble and picked out a book to read together-called Having a Mary spirit in a Martha world. I'm excited-it should be good. Oh! Its her 22nd birthday today-so-happy birthday kayla :)

I've been pretty lackadaisical about the whole church thing. It just has been so sparatic-with schedule-campus church-and church hopping. Every church seems to have strengths-but then also big weaknesses-or red flags even. Tomorrow we are going back to Grace Church--which I remember liking best of all-and wanting to try it again. Hmmm...I'm going with Abby, Mary, Caitlin and Aaron-so we will see what they think of it.

I need to tone down the socializing-i just can't say no-

I should be asleep. what is my problem.

-ever and always

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So I keep a pocket sized My Utmost for His Highest in my purse. Sometimes a group of us will be sitting somewhere-and I will pull it out-and read the days passage out loud. I love reading aloud-and I like it even more if someone gets something from what I am reading. Good ol' oswald seldom lets me down-and yesterday was no exception. This little page of goodness may seem obvious-but you can never hear it enough-hence my posting it:

Look again and think
A warning which needs to be reiterated is that the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in, will choke all that God puts in. We are never free from the reurring tides of this encroachment. If it does not come on the lines of clothes and food, it will come on the line of money or lack of money; of friends or lack of friends; or on the line of difficult circumstances. It is one steady encroachment all the time, and unless we allow the Spirit of God to raise up the standard against it, these things will come in like a flood.

"Take no thought for your life,"  "Be careful about one thing only," says our Lord - "your relationship with me." Common sense shouts loud and says- "That is ABSURD. I must consider how I am going to live, I must consider how I am going to eat and drink." Jesus says you must NOT. Beware of allowing the thought that this statement is made by One who does not understand our particular circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about these things so as to make them the one concern of our life. Whenever there is competition, be sure that you put your relationship to God first.

"Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." How much evil has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little imps have been looking in and saying- Now what are you going to do next month, this summer? [the rest of your life...] "Be anxious for nothing," Jesus says. Look again and think. Keep your mind on the "much more" of your heavenly Father.

-so my favorite line is the part that says --"what kind of mean little imps..." it cracks me up :D but beyond that....the part that says friends--or lack of friends... as a reason to draw us away from God. How true is this? We can be wishing and wishing for close friends-to be accepted. We can work to achieve a position of acceptance-putting it above a relationship with God. On the other hand-having these friends-it is easy to put them on a pedestal of importance. The real deal is we should rely on God through the friendless times-and bless him even more when he provides us with such precious relationships. As usual-easier said than done.

---Today is PATHOPHYSIOLOGY day! woot... 1:45-4:15=the legit class-then from 4:30-6:30=the study session. I am going to be SO patho'd out. I can only pray this day will lead to a deeper understanding. To be honest, this class freaks me out. My understanding is sooo limited. 

notecards are calling-

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

virginia weather=bipolar...

i dislike virginia weather immensely. i mean-it's january-and it is precipitating. rain. blah. a snow day today would have been surreal, but, alas i found myself trekking through the gray misery at 7:30 this morning to learn about the old testament. the lack of excitement for this fact may seem sacrilegious, but at 7:30 am not much excites me. later in the lecture, dr. hartman said this-as to why God made woman out of adam's side:
" That the woman was made of a rib out of the side of adam; she was not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but she was taken out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved..."
i may be a bit cheezy--a bit romantic--but i like this....

in two classes today we talked about fetal development-developmental psychology and gned (when talking about the issue of abortion.) anywayz this always amazes me-the incredible complexity of every aspect of conception-implantation-and growth...crazy design...and old testament was about gods amazing design in creation. and anatomy was was about the crazy design of the cardiovasuclar system. God's intelligent and detailed design was studied in every class today...makes me think of the differences in my education if i had chosen a secular school.

homework beckons...

Monday, January 26, 2009

pros and cons...

to be honest-sara is the real reason for this blessed little blog spot. she started hers a little bit ago-which made me reminisce back to the days of daily making xanga posts-or stalking those who did. despite what i didn't like about the xanga phase of life-i miss the blogging...getting some of ones thoughts out into the world. it makes you feel more contemplative-more apart of others lives as well. hence, i have succumbed yet again to an internet site which threatens to seep more of my time...but i belive it is somewhat worthwhile- and therefore i press forward with eagerness.

today starts week three of my second semester liberty saga. i feel more like a nursing student-and less like a freshman every day. i spent 4 hours at panera bread this afternoon pouring over my pathophysiology book. i understand not much of what i am reading, and cling to my medical dictionary as if studying anther language. ironic, because i am-greek and latin are on the menu in that class-and each wednesday i realize, with regret, the opportunity i had last year to study one of those blasted languages. my senior well as laziness kept me from the committment...but, as they say, hind-sight is 20/20...

i also had my once a week evan class today-learning about salvation--which is the basis to learning about sharing ones faith. i expected to hear nothing new, but was surprised and encouraged to be proven wrong in this regard. i believe it is a good thing to again rehearse the great phenomenon on which we base our faith...again-we were let out hour and a half to be exact :) 

psychology and old testament are next on my list. i have avoided them both with stubborn dedication, yet responsibility beckons....

until next time...