Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Thankful Week

Well, I had a post all ready and it was about my Monday night, but then I forgot to push post, so it got erased. Oh well. :)

Monday night was such a great night. I ended up going to Panera to help some basketball girls with their math and drank a delightful cup of hot chocolate. The girls did a lot of math problems and I helped every now and again. It was fun to get to help out. I took pictures to post so they will be coming.

This week, I've been so thankful for my body, my mind and my ability to walk and talk. I have watched students with disabilities all week and the more I watch them, the more challenged I am. They are content. They really are. As I watched them with their peer helper, I was brought to tears with how often I am discontent with my lot in life. I have been so thankful this week that God made me the way he did. Able to walk and talk. And if he ever decided to take those gifts away, I only pray I'd be just as content as the students I've watched this week.

I am excited for Thanksgiving. It will be a good day of relaxation and of being with my family!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My new house

Well, after a long week, things are coming together. I LOVE MY NEW HOUSE! This morning (or was it last night) I prayed that it would be a place where many people come and feel welcomed, and see Jesus.

Pictures will come soon, but I have so enjoyed waking up and the peacefulness of a neighborhood. On Sunday I rode my bike around, and loved hearing the shouts of all the little ones playing outside. Sunday night I sat out on my deck and loved the breeze. I'm going to love fall and spring!!

My parents have been such a blessing...helping me get everything moved in and working to organize and teach me stuff about being a homeowner.

Yesterday I pulled my trash out for the very first time. WOW. I felt like a grown up.

All for now...

Friday, October 30, 2009


I am so glad its the weekend! It seemed like a week that needed to end. A week of waiting, a week of learning, a week of growing. God seems to use creative measures to show me where I fall short, reminding me that I need Him, daily.

"Show me yor ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long" ~Psalm 25:4-5

On a lighter note, my house officially became mine today! I got keys and garage door openers. I walked in to my house, took off my shoes and sort of tiptoed around the entire empty house, trying to convince myself that its really my house! WOW!!! I can't wait to see what God will do there! Tomorrow it will be painted and I am stoked!!!! :)

Finally, tomorrow is my favorite day of the whole year...for one reason extra hour of sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Glorious Day

Today, I am closing on my first house ever! The emotions are mixed. Nervous for the responsibility that will bring, but excited none the less. However, the glorious day is not because of closing on a house. It has to do with my drive into work. I left really early from Ames to drive to Ankeny...6:30. As I drove to Ankeny, I was looking at the dark sky, listening to music and worshipping my Jesus, and I saw a shooting star! Right in front of me! It was magnificent! And the cool part: God knows that star by name! He is such a personal God! If He knows the star by name, He clearly knows, understands, and cares about my worries in life. What I view as insignificant in light of eternity, He really, truly and genuinely cares about! I experienced the love of my Savior first hand today. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for knowing all, and for doing all that pleases you, and still caring deeply about me. The beauty of how that all fits together overwhelms me today.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Well, my first official post. I wish Icould say it will be full of profound words and wisdom, but the truth is, I didn't like seeing "No posts." HAHA! I don't know if there will ever be words of wisdom, but I can say it will be a time to share funny stories from school, convictions from my Lord, and anything else in between.

Today was our first worship service in our new auditorium at Cornerstone Church of Ames. It was incredible. Worshipful...oh, so worshipful. A taste of what Heaven will be like...for sure. I was reminded, again, that life is not worth living if its not for His glory. And that, that thought alone, made the whole day glorious.

Troy told us a story of how his dad used to pray (I love Tom Nesbitt) for him. He prayed that Troy would die rather than dishonor God or not bring Him glory. A beautiful prayer and a glorious thought. I adopted that prayer today.

For now, that's very first post...