Wednesday, April 27, 2011

God is SO Cool!

I love it when God tells you something and then it gets confirmed over and over again, in the smallest ways, and the people bringing the confirmation don’t even know that they’re doing it. I love it!

God recently told me that my idea {of a future spouse} was incorrect. Later that week, this person inadvertently confirmed this. Then he confirmed it again. And then again! All I can do is sit and think, God, You are so cool! Thank You for telling me and then having this very person, unbeknownst to him, confirm it THREE times!!!! You love me, don’t You? And He always says YES!

On another note, I go home one week from tomorrow! And all my significant classes have been completed. I just have to study for 3, really 2, finals. One of them is SUPER easy, and if I go over the study guide maybe once, I’ll be set. It’s for World Dance; is it even possible for this class to be hard?

On yet another note, I have a confession to make. I like to walk past classrooms where my friends are seated, studiously taking notes or listening to the poor professor, and I make faces at my friends. It’s SO fun! And they can’t laugh because then the professor will get curious, and that makes it even funnier! One time I made a face, and the teacher walked into the classroom right behind me! Oops! And then I was making faces, and I think I made 3 or 4 people laugh, and right after I turned around to leave, the teacher shut the classroom door. Side note: it was the same teacher both times… and he’s leaving this college…oops. But it’s so much fun! I introduced my friend to it, and so together we went to this one classroom and made faces, and our friend who was in the class started to make faces back! In class! Aha! I love it. And so today, this friend who is now also addicted to making faces, got out of her class early and came and made a face at me! Oh, joy!!!! It made me so happy!

I know, I know… that’s SO childish. But I think that if it brings a smile to a friend’s face, and if the teacher doesn't mind {or doesn't find out!}, and the friend can still pay attention in class, and in fact gleans more from the class because she is more awake after laughing at me, then it is a good thing and should be continued. Which means that I’m not stopping, basically. Good thing tomorrow is the last day of classes!!!!!!

Well, I should study for finals. All 2.5 of them. Yep.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Quick Update

I go home in 10 days. That’s the most important update. :)

Classes are pretty much over… just a few more puny assignments and I’ll be done. I only have 3 finals, and NONE are cumulative. Score!

My roomie and I have begun packing up our room. Our walls are pretty bare, and there are 2-3 tubs lying around the room half-full of our belongings. Thank God for amazing families in our respective churches who are graciously allowing us to store stuff over the summer!

One of my very good friends is leaving for the Army tomorrow. Technically, he is with them right now, but he hasn't gone anywhere yet. Yesterday was his last day with “civilization,” and he flies to Fort Bragg tomorrow. I talked with him last weekend… he’s ready, and we all know that this is where God has him for this season, but it doesn't make the goodbyes any easier.

I’m praying for him and for my friends back home who literally were with him as long as the military allowed. I wish I could have been there, but at the same time, I’m kinda glad I wasn't… being away has sheltered me a bit from the pain of people leaving. Of course, 8 months ago, this was me causing pain by my leaving. The main difference is, I know when I’ll be done and when I can go home. My friends in the military do not have that luxury. But they are in the place that God has for them, and so I thank them for serving and I pray God’s protection around them.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I go home in 3 weeks! Thank You, Jesus for getting me this far… now just help me survive until the end!
It’s not really the end… I still have another 2 semesters. But I am completely ok with that. I love it here at school, and I love home, and although I hate saying goodbye to the place I’m leaving, I love saying hello to place at which I arrive. Augh! How will I say goodbye to my now second-home? I can’t imagine life in one year, when my family comes to see me graduate, and then I have to say goodbye to my families here. I’m dreading it, I think maybe worse than I was dreading the Sunday last August when my parents left to go back home.

I don’t know how I’m going to say goodbye to all these amazing families… thank God for Facebook and free long-distance phone calls! I can’t imagine being in Bible times… the Philippians sent Paul gifts, and it would be months before he received them, and that was their only form of communication, other than taking a year or so to go visit in person. Gosh. Now I have to go to an airport, sit on a plane for a few hours, and then I’m home. Thank You, Jesus, for technology!

Well, life update, eh? I have a test in every subject in the next two weeks = 5.

I have 2 presentations where I am a key presenter and another one where I am in charge of the report beforehand.

I have 3 papers due in the next 2 weeks; thankfully, one is basically done and one is 500 words from being done. And, amazing coordination here, the last one is due last! Haha, who would've thought.

Oh yeah, add another test. My school requires business majors to take a computer competency test for the major. We are tested in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. The first 3 I totally get; the last one = huh? But basically, I have to cram my head full of computer knowledge for a week, take the test, pass it, thereby fulfilling the requirement, and then move on and not think about it again because WE DON’T USE IT IN ANY CLASS. I know. Stupid, right? Well, cest la vi’.

My roomie and I are keeping the same room next year, and we have grand plans. right now we have our beds not bunked but as high as they will go with one half of the height…sorry, that’s confusing. Basically it’s really high. For being a non-top bunk. Yeah. Well, next year, we want to raise our beds as if they were both top bunks, and then we can have more storage space underneath our beds and more room overall. I know, I know, it’s the same room so there won’t be more room, but it will feel like it, anyway. And since we’re both going to be seniors (well, I already am, sorta), it’s not like we’ll be here too often anyway. Wink.

Well, speaking of the roomie, she is almost done working, and we will be off to dinner right after! So toodles for now! Enjoy the beginning of spring!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hello, it’s April!

Wow… I go home in one month. Praise the Lord!

I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I’m not going to London this summer. After much stress and deliberation, my parents and I believe that God is telling me to wait, and that perhaps my sis and I will go next summer. I’m totally at peace, and I’m really excited to travel with my sister. Yay!

So this past weekend, I read almost the whole book of Unplanned by Abby Johnson. I have approximately 50 pages left, and I’d love to give you my thoughts right now.

Abby joined Planned Parenthood because she believed that her work was actually reducing the number of abortions. She believed that her work was protecting women by preventing unwanted pregnancies, and that in the end we wouldn't need abortion. She and other women like her genuinely believed that they were doing the best thing they could for women facing crisis pregnancies.

Her introduction informs readers that there is compassion on both sides of the fence, and that both sides should look at the other and realize that we’re on the side we’re on because we believe we’re doing what it takes to reduce the number of abortions. She warned us that we would not find hateful people on either side of the fence, but that there are caring people on both sides.

At first, I was hesitant. Does she mean that we’re both right? If so, I’m not going to like this book. But it wasn't like that at all. Because she’s writing from the perspective of looking back, she can say what she was thinking at the time, and what she wishes she knew then.

This is an amazing story. Please look her up, and if you want, buy her book. You can borrow it from me if you know how to get a hold of me, and since I come home in one month, it might not be that hard. ;)
Enjoy April! Happy springtime!