February 21, 2009


Wow! It has been a long time since I've blogged!
It's funny how life just slips by! Then, you don't really even know what to talk about?! I think it's phenominal what people are writing and doing with their blogs...
It's amazing being in college and finding new ways to waste time every day, and yet I've totally forgotten about blogging! lol
Well, rest assured, I'll not be forgetting you, oh blogger.com!

December 30, 2008

I <3 VBS...

I cannot wait for this summer!
I love the planning for Children's Ministry stuff: all the creative stuff and stuff to get done. I love learning to be inovative and effective, seeing what works and what doesn't. I love finding new ways to encourage learning and fun and love!
I will probably spend too much time on all of this stuff for the summer, but I love it so much that I think that's okay!
I am so thankful that God put this passion in my heart and that I get to do this for the rest of my life! :)
We'll see how it goes...being a college student/dorm liver this semester...lol

...this will be interesting!

December 25, 2008

Christmas Lessons

This Christmas season the topic that has been on my mind is the hope that Christ brings to earth.

I started reading Isaiah last week, on accident (ooooh God! ;) ) and saw quite a bit of not so fun stuff happening. Before Christ all there was, and is, is hopelessness, pain, and suffering. The way really seems clouded, no solution, only darkness. But then there is a hope. Isaiah 9 offers a solution...a Savior will be born. And he will come, as God with us?!?! God wants to help, he wants to offer hope, grace, mercy, and love! Whether in history, or in our own lives, there is only darkness but Christ brings light! He desires to bring hope and salvation.

I think we need to be more intentional about making the connection from Christmas to Easter. We celebrate Christmas in that Jesus came to earth to save us, and how did He save us? By dying on the cross as an atonement for our sins. It's all connected, one story! We don't celebrate a birthday just for the birth, we celebrate the life!

God is so good! He has blessed be abundantly this season, this year! I am so glad that I can celebrate Christmas, celebrate life, celebrate His life all year long!

Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2008

Freshman Year Fall Semester...

is over! And I cannot believe how fast it went!
Over the past few months I've...
  • learned to like milk
  • not gained the freshman 15, maybe like the freshman 5 - in a good way (lol)
  • switched roommates - had two rooms
  • danced at Olivet
  • rode the train
  • gone to Chicago (Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Lux Cafe)
  • gone to many a volleyball game and football game
  • cheered on Intermaurals
  • walked over ice
  • sweated
  • performed
  • Christmas partied
  • Birthday partied
  • and eaten a whole lot of cake!
  • expanded my musical range
  • gotten somewhat involved
  • made a boat load of friends!
  • been changed...and yet stayed the same
  • filled out a late pass (yes, only one! lol)
  • worked
  • passed all my classes
  • learned a lot about God
  • lived the Olivet traditions
  • gone home
  • eaten at every possible place to eat on campus
  • voted
  • created new ministry philosophies
  • read some great books
  • found no man (just if you were curious...)
  • etc


November 15, 2008

College + Bethany =

So what have I been up to lately?

Well today is the last home game/colorguard performance and it's FREEZING!!! It will probably snow......in other words, I'm glad it's over, but I wish it would have been over 2 weeks ago!

All the big semester papers and projects are closing in!
I can't believe it's the middle of November!
I'm soo excited for the holidays - to see family and friends and take a break!

I had an early Thanksgiving last weekend, which was amazing! Except for the fact that my dad broke his ankle...but at least I can say I was there!

I'm trying to learn sign language.

I registered for classes for next semester. I'm taking Child Development Psychology, Honors, Biblical Hermaneutics, Western Civ. and Studies in Literature (plus a Wellness Lab).

I'm putting off my J-term stuff until break.

I watched 7 episodes of The Office last night, from seasons 1 and 2 while knitting a scarf and I think I'm gonna go do some more of that....