Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 111

Thankful For...


I don't know if I have ever or will ever capture a photograph that perfectly illustrates the concept of wisdom...

something of age
something that shows signs of endurance
something soft and yet stern
something full life
something that portrays a past
something that listens to the softest sounds
something that effortlessly teaches

My journey through Proverbs is still in full swing
So much learned and yet to be learned

It is amazing
For the past few months, sleep has been exhausting...crazy right?
I was so worried and stressed that I didn't even desire to sleep
Proverbs has cast my worries into unknown territories
I can now sleep through a whole night of rest

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 108

Thankful for...


Thankful for the time I have been given here on earth

How long until my time on earth ends?

Have I used my time wisely these past 21 years? 

Today, I sit here writing holocost papers, knowing that I cannot fully understand how precious my time here on earth really is until it is gone

A solemn thought, but a thought that needs attention

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 107

Thankful For...


Kaitlyn's surprise shower

Almost three years ago we were randomly placed together as roommates

I have so many memories of canday throwing, late night vending machine runs, Christy and Lord of the Ring movie nights!  So many late night talks of what it means to be a godly woman and serving many blessings:)

And now we are both getting married in a few months!

Love you girl!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 105

Thankful For...


I get so much enjoyment from reading little, personal notes written by the people I love!
Therefore, I will spread my enjoyment to others:)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 104
Thankful For...


I am daily impacted by my internship, in so many ways.
Have I ever realized the extent to which God has protected me in this life?
Not just from sin, but physically as well?

Years ago, a car accident drastically changed a young girl's life
She is now mentally handicapped and soon will be a mother
She is on probation

When I worked at the YMCA in high school, there was a mentally handicapped man, JT, that would come into the Y almost every night
He was in his 40s
He walked in every night, very spunky, slammed his red gym bag on the counter and told me the same joke every night, which he found hilarious every night
I learned a few months after working at the Y that this man had not always been mentally handicapped
He irresponsibly got into a car accident one night while he was intoxicated
He was 18
I hear stories of how this man used to be before his accident...and he's completely different
I used to wonder if there would ever be room in heaven for this man...and now this girl

Will they ever fully be able to experience and comprehend the joy that I have found in the Lord?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 103

Thankful for...


What is the true essence of modesty?

Covering up our bodies to avoid lurking lusts...
Culturally proper actions and the diligent use of language...
Smearing off the make up that clogs our self-esteem...
Placing one's heart before sinful desires...

I truly cannot wait to pass on this sacred biblical principle to my own daughters

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 102

Thankful For...

My Job

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for attaining wisdom and discipline;
for understanding words of insight;
for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,
doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young-
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance-
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline

but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm

I found out today that I once again will supervise some amazing probation kids in the coming months
Oh the lessons I wish to teach this children that I have yet to learn

And thus begins my 31 days of Proverbs

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 101

Thankful For...


One aspect of Cedarville that I did not expect to gain from these past four years is thankfulness.

Through varies opportunities and classes, I realize how blessed my life is with resources, such as beautiful, clean water!
How willingly would I be to give all that I have?
Not just my clothes or home, but clean water and my freedom?

As graduation is coming up fairly soon, I still do not know where God will be taking Dylan and I
Of course I aspire to radically serve those around me

Faith can be so hard to grasp during the unknown

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 100

Thankful For...

These Ladies...The Gang

Kara's Shower
The Gang-Missing Stacy

Last weekend we all had a "shower" weekend
Miss all of these lovely Moms, Wives and Beautiful Women:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 99

Thankful For...

The Signs of Spring

It's officially loose hair, cute shoe weather

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 98

Thankful For...

Sharing Fridays with the Beauty of Nature

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.  ~John Muir

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 91

Some days are just harder to be thankful than others

God is good, even when we don't expect him to be

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 90

Thankful For...


Vacation 08'

We are extreme opposites...and extremely blessed to call each other sister

It's odd when we are both home now
We grew up in this house together
Experienced the same memories
Now, the only time we are both home is for special occasions...

Oh how I love her:)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 89

Thankful For...


Fact: I love practicing...almost anything
I love it that God created humans with the ability to learn!
Understanding how each wind of the thread goes through a predestined loop...hmm

This picture may just look like a blob of yarn, but it's my beautiful blob
I cannot wait until these blobs can become slippers and pot holders and dish towels

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 88

Thankful For...


Harry Truman

Do we heed the warnings in this book?

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

As much as I do not want to admit it, earth science has had my mind spinning this semester

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 87

Thankful For...

A Day Off

A day to Rest
A day to check items off my Checklist
A day to be with God
A day to Dream

Do you ever think about all the possibilities your life can become?
How do we know which way God will take us?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 86

Thankful For...


Kylie and I

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 84

Thankful For...


The sweet break that splits spring semester...
I have been so busy that I didn't even notice spring break was approaching until this past Monday

Aww...good time to get caught up with God:)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 82

Thankful For...


I very much wish I had a picture of my P28 group to put on this blog

P28 is a Cedarville ministry where we evangelize at other college campuses

Leading this ministry has been both stretching and enjoyable

Tonight was no exception:
The group's laugh is contagious
Their strength is wanting
Their joy, simple

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 81

Thankful For...

These Lovely Ladies

Kara's Bac. Party 07'
"The Gang"

This picture was taken right before my first semester at Cedarville
I had no idea how much my friendships back home would strengthen as a result of my moving away to college
I very much wish I could see these awesome ladies more:)