Wednesday, September 29, 2004

It's been awhile...

As usual, I'm staying pretty busy and there have been a lot of changes in my life. First of all, I'm no longer on leadership for Crusade. Unlike some people think, this had nothing to do with Crusade and everything to do with me. I have become involved in RUF and am growing a lot. I am in no way dropping Crusade, for I still have a place for it in my heart, but I have been called elsewhere. I am in the process of joining Westminster and feel called to RUF because it is connected to Westminster. I have never in my life been so excited about getting involved in a church and I feel so blessed.

Also, Matt & I are getting married. YAY! We were originally thinking May of this year, but Matt's dad will be in Iraq, so we are going to wait. Hopefully the wedding will be in December of 2005. I am so thrilled about this. I know it's right. We have been meeting with Jeff Ferguson and he has been of such help to us. When Jeff talks about how marraige should be, I can only think of Matt. Matt is the man of my dreams. I am so blessed. We'll let you all know when we have an official date.

Let me tell you a little story. Today I was at Walgreen's standing at the counter checking out. The lady in front of me had just walked out the doors & starts screaming. This is a blood curtling scream. We didn't know what was going on. A bunch of employees ran outside to find out that this guy had stolen the lady's purse. It was 12:30 broad daylight, with tons of people around. Yet this guy got away. It was such an eye-opener to me. Even thinking about it now, my heart is pounding. I can still hear this lady's screams in my head. Pretty scary stuff. So, just be careful, you never know what's going to happen.

I guess I should go study for my history test...although I really don't want to.


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Matt & I at the Luau at the Pink Palace! Posted by Hello

Sunday, September 12, 2004

A deserving entry

This weekend has been wonderful. It has been relaxing, yet very random...

Last night I went over to the
Pink Palace for dinner. We (Joce, Devin, Kelly, Lori, & I) were all sitting around when Joce decides she wants PW's Icecream. We add on Abby & head to PW's in the back of Devin's pick-up truck (with Joce driving). After much trouble (can Joce make up her mind?) we get our icecream and are eating it when Joce decides she wants to do something random. After a bit of talking, we decide to go over to campus & slide down the fire chute behind Tillman. We get over to Tillman & climb up the chute...well, Devin, Kelly, & Joce did. Abby, Lori, & I chickened out a little ways up and went back down. Anyway, Devin, Kelly, & Joce have fun sliding down the chute, getting all dirty. I figure out the door is open to Tillman so we go inside to explore. Oh man...I didn't know Tillman was so cool! We went down to the basement & found lots of cool stuff (some of which was very tempting to steal). "Darn those morals!"~Kelly We also went up above the stage in the auditorium, which was really scary! I thought the floor was about to cave in...and those ladders are freaky! Well, we get done exploring Tillman & head back to Devin's truck. We all pile in the back and sit there for a while, having a "pow wow". Abby then decides that she wants to get on the roof of Byrnes. There is a music major, Ronny, sitting outside & he tells us that the sound room is open so we can go up to the roof. Kelly, Abby, & I decide to go for it...but we make Ronny come with us. So we go all the way to the top of Byrnes Auditorium & climb yet another scary ladder through this tiny hole in the roof! We get to the top and whoa...we're on the top of Byrnes! And let me tell you, the whole campus looks so different from up there! It was awesome! So that was our random night last night.

This morning I got up and went to Westminster. Everyone who I usually go with is either out of town or didn't come, so I ended up sitting by myself in the service. It was actually nice. Sometimes it's nice not to have distractions. Then I went to ABF & people I knew were there, so that was nice. After that, we had college luncheon. Mmmm! Tons of yummy food! We had some delicious sweet potato casserole! I really enjoyed the luncheon, b/c I sat with people I didn't know and got to meet lots of people in the church. Then this afternoon, Matt & I went to the Greek Festival in Charlotte. I've never been to a Greek Festival, so it was definitely an experience. It was pretty cool. We got to go in the Greek Orthodox Church & learn about it. They also had food, dancing, & Greek jewelry.

That leads me up to now...I'm sitting in the computer lab in Withers with Matt. He's working on his lesson plan for tomorrow. He gets to teach Math all week long to his 2nd graders!

Okay...that's enough for now. I've written enough! :)

P.S. My heart is happy!

Friday, September 10, 2004

cool verse

Just wanted to share a verse that Matt shared with me...

"His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." ~Psalm 30:5

Thank you God for showering me with your new mercies!


A lot has gone on in the past week and there are a lot of changes taking place in my life right now. While I know all these changes are for the best, it is so hard to understand them right now. Some of the most important things in my life have been taken away from me, but that leaves me to depend only on the Lord. I've hit rock bottom and the only place I can go now is up...towards my Savior.

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
~Psalm 18:2

Friday, September 03, 2004

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

I am so glad that this week is over! Praise God for getting me through it all. Hopefully things will start calming down now.

Praise the name of Jesus
Praise the name of Jesus
He's my rock
He's my fortress
He's my deliverer
In Him will I trust!