Yes, I know I’ve been gone for heck and ever, but here I am. This year is crazy. My classes continue to amaze and challenge me in new ways every single day and I barely have time to eat, much less blog. I only have one test this week thanks to fall break starting on Wednesday and even though I should be studying or typing up my journal summaries, here I am. I’m meeting some of the craziest people ever this year. Living on Main means meeting so many more people and it’s hilarious! I’ve met a lot of girls and guys with the same sense of humor as me and it makes my life knowing there’s more weirdo’s out there :)
What can I say? God is doing big things. I am doing a lot better giving things to Him this year. He’s always had my back and always will. I can’t pretend with God. I can’t tell God everything is okay cause obviously He knows I’m not okay and when I feel fine. God, do what you gotta do…cause I’m always gonna have you holding me through everything. You will work everything out to my benefit.
It is crazy that in 10 days I will be back in Lynchburg! Everyone is so excited and so am I! I get to meet tons of crazy and exciting new people who love the Lord and who want to have fun. It is gonna be a great time. My classes this year are going to be all 3 & 400 level Psyc classes so obviously I’m trying to gear up for that but overall I know the workload will be a lot no matter what the numbers are! I am excited to take my marriage & family class because I feel like God is going to teach me a lot through it and I’ve heard a lot of people say it was one of their favorite classes they could have taken at LU through the Psyc department, so I guess we will see! I expect to barely blog once I’m at school but I guess that is what FaceBook is for, right? :)
Any logical human being would think: It’s hot, my dog is filthy, I bet she would enjoy a bath. Dear logical human beings,
NO. Forget everything you thought you knew about 900 pound puppies. I’m sure it’s all wrong, just like my logic on the whole ordeal. Cocoa is the most squirmy, out of control, lover of things that weren’t made to be chewy that I’ve ever come in contact with. I like to calll it borderline psychotic, if I’m allowed to bring psychology into this. Which I am.
My mission trip starts in 2 days. We’re spending one night in NC then flying out Sunday from NC to Miami (will smith GO) then from Miami to Santo Domingo. Please pray for us that we’ll have safe flights and safe encounters with everyone down there. I’ve been to the DR before, but definitely to a different part…lol. After the DR is myrtle beach, so no, I will not be blogging for a long time. Relaxation time is needed. Deuces.
3 of my summer classes wrap up this week, which is unreal to me that 8 weeks has already come and gone of my summer. I am so excited and extremely blessed to have been able to take so many this summer but at the same time life after college for me still has a huge question marked stamped on it. No idea where God would have me, although I have a growing desire in my heart for something insane, I definitely haven’t confided in anyone about it because it seems so unattainable really. I am really proud of myself lately though, seeing as I am the world’s number one facebook addict, I deactivated it last week so I could focus more in school and do really well, so far I’ve gotten A’s on all my exams since I got rid of it lol. I definitely could have pulled out all A’s if I had done that, but I’m projected to get an A and two B’s, still not so bad for someone who stayed on facebook all day, everyday. Deactivating facebook wasn’t just about grades, it was just to test myself as well. Normally I’m on edge when I haven’t checked it and going insane…I really just want to grow more as a person and I definitely didn’t care about half the crap I read on there. Not that I am not interested in my friends, I feel like people put too much of their business on there and it’s too dramatic. I love my little quiet life, I don’t understand why others don’t feel the same.
Today we went to my aunt’s house for the 4th festivities. Food, food and more food. I ate so much food and napped, it was like Thanksgiving lol. I also got into reading a good book as well. However, with how busy this week is, I might have to save it for the planes I’ll be on next week ;] Ta ta for now!!
Well, my trip was a lot of fun. It didn’t hurt that I had my best friend there to experience it with ;]. Made me really excited for the fall semester and the fact I have been blessed with her as a roommate, that’s for sure. The city was absolutely beautiful. I could actually see myself living in a city like that. Not so small that you’re up in everyone’s business, but not so big that you’re going to kill yourself from traffic jams. The community was really cute, too! Always something going on! I really loved it, and I really love that in a month and a half, I have such amazing friends to catch up with at school. Can’t. Wait. :)
In 2 days, I’m gonna be with Tim & Kara in Ohio and I just cannot wait :) They’re both so much fun and I’ve never been to Ohio before OR driven through a lot of Kentucky so talk about an adventure to be had before I even get there! So after I get back though, I will have 5 classes at the same time until my other 3 finish up in 2 weeks. That’s gonna be a pretty hectic time for me. Lol don’t expect to see much of me in the month of July period. So many trips and relaxation planned before school starts back in August. I’ll have plenty to blog about when I return though, you guys just wait!!!!
So I started a devotional a few days ago, it’s a 90 day devotional so you guys are probably going to hear me talk about it frequently on here the more it impacts my walk. It’s Beth Moore-David. It’s a devotional focusing on getting a heart for the Lord like David had. Obviously some days of it relate to my life more than others, but overall it has been crazy and I’ve only been in it almost a week. Day before yesterday’s was about Hannah, the woman who was married to a man who had two wives. The other wife was fertile but Hannah was barren, and the other wife constantly put her down and she stopped eating when she was upset. Talk about hitting close to home (not about the infertility) but I always stop eating when I’m upset, anxious, nervous, etc. Especially when people bother me with things. It was like a slap in the face, what is honestly worth getting that upset about when God has my back just like he had Hannah’s? It really motivated me in a new way to cast my cares upon the Lord. I guess I’m the type of person that can literally hear amazing things everyday but until I see how it can be applied it’s almost like it isn’t real to me. Which is silly, you’d think I’d learn to apply it better without actually ‘needing’ it. But it’s cool I have God in any situation. I am excited to read more into this devo. I just want God to transform me through any time and season. I have complete faith in Him that He already has and will continue to do so!
What the hell did I ever do to you guys that for the past two years in the month of June (June 1, 2010 and June 16, 2011) you guys decide it’d be funner than a merry go round at Dollywood to run from a discreet area and get run over by my little rabbit AND THEN knock crap out of my car that costs money (that’s right, DOLLAR BILLS YA’LL) TO FREAKING FIX. I’ve never been interested in hunting until about 20 minutes ago. Life mission: Inflict pain on raccoons. Goodnight.
Let’s be honest. Back in May when I knew I had to go home for the summer, I knew I was excited to see my family…but I honestly expected no more than to sit in my living room all summer because I didn’t really have any friends here. The opposite has happened. I am making so many amazing friends and reconnecting with others, it’s just the best. I’m honestly finding it hard to find time to get my school done simply because I’m literally gone all day because the people are so fun we’re literally going home to sleep because when we do hang out time just flies! It’s just the biggest blessing. I’m road tripping to see my other half soon, can’t wait :) It’s gonna be the cherry on top of my amazing friend cake!!!!
This is a totally unexpected post, but I felt the need to blog (aka rant) on the parable I just read about in Luke, not because it reminds me of people I already know, but because it reminds me of a person that I know best!
The parable is from Luke 14. For those of you who are not familiar with it, you can go to www.biblegateway.com and search Luke 14:1-11. How close this hits to home! Anytime in life where I have felt proud or that I deserved so much more than someone else, that’s when life slaps me in the face that life does not owe me anything. You can be as great of a person as you want to be, walk step by step in the way of the Lord, but you’re still not worthy. You’re not worthy of heaven, you’re not worthy of anything Jesus bestowed upon you. We are in debt…and while most of us Liberty kids know the ‘debt’ thing a little too well, this is a debt we’ll never get out of. You cannot just run to God one day with all the money you have and say ‘here it is, now we’re even!’ It just isn’t gonna be like that. So who are we to think we deserve anything?? Any kind of recognition for the good deeds we do, any kind of recognition is to be given to God because without Him we are nothing. I read something awesome that someone tweeted today. He said he used to think that hell was unfair back when he was lost, but now that he’s saved, he realizes now that heaven is actually the unfair option. God never owed it to us to save our souls, look what we did to him, look what we do to him….I’ve been appalled at the lows people can go when they hurt me, say hurtful things or just do things that you’re like ‘what the heck were you thinking?’ but I normally want to avoid thinking of the hurtful things I do to God, only because I feel so bad. Here is this God, bigger than anything I can even fathom, and I break His heart, I abuse His love, dang…..that alone is enough to make me want to praise Him for sticking by me.