Monday, January 29, 2007

job interview!

I have a job interview on Wednesday (10 am) at Thomson Child & Family Focus in Matthews! Please be praying for me...I'm really praying this is the right job for me.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Matt & I (and his parents) are heading to Clemson for the weekend. Michael & Amy are moving into a house, so we're going to go help them. I'm looking forward to this time with them. We found out on Monday that Amy is having a boy (who will be named William Comen) so we have lots to celebrate!

I mailed in my application and essay to SUNO (Southern University at New Orleans) today...hoping it will be the start to another adventure in my life!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The word of God is living and active!

A couple weeks ago I started Beth Moore's study on Daniel with a group of ladies at church. I knew this study was going to kick me in the face after the first night. I have already been taught so many things and most of it has nothing to do with the book of Daniel. I have realized that for so long I have been living out the motions of Christianity without it having any effect at all on my heart. I go to church every Sunday, go to Bible study, pray before meals, etc...yet none of this has brought me to the place where I need and want to be. I am learning that "The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). The last two weeks have been an amazing testimony of what God can do through His Word. I look forward to reading His Word and it changing my life. And as Beth Moore is teaching us, the Word is not always about us, it's about HIM. Not everything in the Bible has to apply to us--we need to take it as it is and know why it glorifies God. I am at a point in my life where I am learning just how sovereign God is and how true He is to his word.

I am still looking for a job and trusting that God has the perfect one for me. This week I will be sending off my application for grad school at Southern University of New Orleans--that possibility truly excites me! I know God has amazing plans for me & Matt, we just have to wait and see what he has in store for us!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

how cool is this?!

Another reason why I'm dying to move to New Orleans!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

loving the new blogger

so i'm totally enjoying the new blogger where it is SO easy to change your template and have fun with it and also to add links and stuff to your blog. super cool!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

life's lessons

I have been wanting to write for about a week now but just didn't know how to put what I'm feeling into words. Well, here I am.

In the past few weeks I have learned a lot about life. I have learned that you cannot always depend on your plans. I had been told that I was going to be offered a with Lutheran Family Services (where I did my internship) and that has not worked out. A few things that have recently happened which are out of my control made the position not available. At first I was quite frustrated as I was depending on this job. I now see that God can use me in other places. I have a couple leads on job possibilities and am waiting to hear back from them. In the meantime, I am fearful. I am scared that now Matt & I will not be able to move to New Orleans next summer. It all depends on my job and if we can save up money to move. It also depends on the job I get as I would only be there until July or so. I am fearful of the unknown. I want so much to move to New Orleans and am scared that we will not be able to do so. I know if it's in God's will, it will happen, He will make it happen. That's where trust comes in. I am learning to trust Him more and more in the plans of my life. Trust is a hard thing to learn to have. God is truly stretching me and growing me in new ways.