Sunday, March 29, 2009

I love Sundays :)

Today is a great day mostly because it is Sunday and I love it! Even though there is a ridiculous amount of work to be done, being as I am a grad student, I still love the peace that I get on Sundays. I also really enjoy my new church. Pastor Jason has a grace about him that is daring and truthful and can share his real messages to those of us who have sinned. I really enjoyed the message of Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 that says:

1-There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2-a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3-a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4-a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5-a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6-a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to give up,
7-a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8-a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

This reading really spoke to me. Does it not describe life itself and all the struggles and joys we encounter? It is truly amazing and speaks to the timing of life's events. There is a time for everything whether we like it or not, but God does things for a reason and we have to respect Him and know that he has better plans for us.

To Bambi (may you rest in peace): I know that God has made up his mind to take you in His arms and that you will be watching down on us. It is your time to shine in his light and may we always remember the joy that you brought to our amazing friend. We all love you and will miss you! Don't worry, we will take care of her :)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Never judge a book by its cover

So I have been found to be guilty of judging a book by its cover a time or two...and today I had one of those moments of realization...guys are really teddy bears on the inside and rough dirt roads on the outside. Yes I made up that terrible metaphor (working on that) but isn't it so true! I had a talk with an old friend today who always gave off a tough man demeanor but today I found out he is one of the nicest, most considerate, and fun loving persons I have met. So why is it that men always have to give off the 'tough guy' image? Cultural Socialization...yes I know..but I think that women need to give these guys chances, because really there is such a beautiful person underneath the gravel.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

1st Blog ever!

So I have decided to start a blog and keep up with the times! I also found writing out 25 things about me (from facebook) would be a good place to start so here goes...

1. I believe the Packers are the best football team of all time!
2. Im not good at research statistics nor could I ever see myself being a quantitative researcher
3. I love love love coffee! I allow myself one starbucks a week...the rest of the time it is Folgers
4. Xbox + American Idol game= great times!
5. I love to travel...I really want to go to Ireland and Italy some day soon
6. New people moved in next to me with like 5 kids....soooo loud...makes me never want kids!
7. I love having a core group of friends that last a lifetime
8. I should be reading the book "Clinical Family Therapy" right now...but its extremely sure Damon will give me crap for that tomorrow!
9. I am from MN but I dont like the cold and I can definitely do without the snow
10. My goal in life is to work with and help cancer patients and their families...I think it would be neat to open up my own version of the Ronald McDonald house!
11. I would like to drop 30lbs or so and be more healthy...Im working on that!
12. Ryan is for sure the love of my life...he's amazing!
13. I have finally mastered the medium level of guitar excited!
14. My cohort in the MFT program here at ECU is awesome!
15. When I was little, I used to jump up and down to the song "LaBamba" ... we have it on VHS..its hilarious
16. I once had red, orange and white hair all within the matter of 3 days...I'll never dye my hair by myself again!
17. I love boogy boarding in the ocean
18. I once accidentally flashed my friend's entire family while swinging on a tree rope into a river! pretty much the most embarrassing moment in my life
19. I do not like pop
20. Im not a fan of chocolate cake, pudding, or ice cream
21. My favorite thing to do is celebrate friend's birthdays....and my own of course!
22. I miss my friends and family back home in MN....dont miss the cold though
23. I love rollercoasters
24. I love to read....Nicholaus Sparks, James Patterson, Twilight series was phenomenal
25. Keith Urban is amazing and the hottest older guy with a guitar