Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
It started off with homework. Then I ran to the mall to see if I could find any underarmor because our house is SO blasted cold inside. And I not only found it, I found it on sale. I was so excited. When I got home I was bouncing around the house. It really is great stuff. :) So either I warmed up because I was wearing it or because I was bouncing, but one way or the other I was warm and happy and content.
I did some more homework (woohoo). Around 12 Jared and I came by and went back to the mall and vistited Sarah and Anna at work. Then we headed off to Greenwood DE to watch a soccer game. It was Faith Baptist's championship soccer game and I promised Matt Huntington that I would attend. So I got to see Matt and Micah play soccer. I hear the game wasn't nearly as exciting as the semi-finals game. :) But I had fun. I was wearing four layers and still cold. Crazyness.
Next we stopped at T.S. Smiths apple orchard to buy 50lbs of apples, apple cidar, and cinnomon sugar donuts. And then down the road a little ways to get Grottos pizza. It is tradition to eat as much as possible on the way back from Grottos. Man, that is good pizza.
We got home and watched part of the Georgia - Florida game, packed up the van, and headed out to the church to decoate for Reformation. I believe they had the heat on in the church and I was wearing underarmor. :( It was hot. From about this time of year until March, it seems like that will happen a lot. You will go from freezing to burning up. Maybe there should be a constant heat that every building is set on so you could plan on what you were going to wear. Anyhow, Thanks to all the people that helped decorate and set up. Mandy, Ted, Ross, Emily, Anna, and Jared. It's been fun. And to Sarah for all the great plans and doing practically all the behind the scenes work. I finished the Obstical course today they are still working on setting up the rest of it. Tomorrow looks to go well. Hopefully. God be praised.
And now I am doing homework again. I need to finish it before church tonight, so I will stop wasting time. :)
Friday, October 28, 2005
How You See the World
There's so much to be scared of
And not much to make sense of
Are you running in a circle
You can't be too careful
And you can't relate it
'Cause it's complicated
Oh you're gonna get it right some time
You're gonna get it right some time
It's how you see the world
How many times can you say
You can't believe what you learn
It's how you see the world
Don't you worry yourself
Your not gonna get hurt
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
"Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Tell the good news of His saving power from day to day. Tell of His greatness among the nations. Tell of His great works among all the people. For great is the Lord. He is to be given much praise. And He is to be honored with fear more than all gods. For all the gods of the people are false gods. But the Lord made the heavens. Honor and great power are with Him. Strength and joy are in His place.
Let the heavens be glad. Let the earth be filled with joy. And let them say among the nations, 'The Lord rules!' Let the sea thunder, and all that is in it. Let the field be happy, and all that is in it. Then the trees of the woods will sing for joy before the Lord. For He is coming to judge the earth. O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His loving-kindness lasts forever."
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I really love rain, but it is SO hard to get out of bed when it is raining.
Phillipians 1:3-7, 11 "Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of joy because you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. It is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a very special place in my heart. We have shared together the blessings of God!"
"May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation--those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ--for this will bring much glory and praise to God."
Monday, October 24, 2005
* Woke up early, drove to college park (not a bad drive at all - considering I hate driving and it was raining).
* Visited with the Engineering department. Not too bad. They offered me a scholarship and to pay for my masters if I kept my GPA above a 3.7. I think I might be able to do that. At least trying my hardest has a reward now.
* Got to visit with Rebecca Wise for a couple hours. Woohoo. She is one of the sweetest people you will meet. And she showed me around some of campus and the dorms. Not as bad as I was thinking. I might actually have fun at college.
* I woke up at 6 and couldn't sleep so I started painting for Reformation. I painted from 6:45 - 3:30. Then I took a shower and changed into my pajamas. I would have stayed in them, but Hannah and Jared came over to play Boggle and watch Batman (the disturbingly stupid 1989 version). Haha. But it was fun. I was really tired the whole evening.
* Youth Choir ( I wonder how long this will go on...)
* Jared and I went to La Tolteca for dessert with Hannah, Renee, and Patrick. Fried Ice Cream. :) With corn flakes and honey on the bottom. :D Haha.
* Then we went over to the Sheltons' and watched Patriot Games. Mrs. Shelton and Hannah gave Jared and I a chocolate foot. Rather amusing. Heh. I got a good laugh about that. So we ate our chocolate foot during the movie.
* Then Hannah, Jared, and I took a walk in the brisk weather. It was so nice to relax and not have to do schoolwork and meet up with classmates on Sunday.
* Mom and Anna got home during church last night.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
These are my wonderful sibling and I at Walmart in Winchester VA. We were hungry and stopped to get chicken strips (Walmart has some of the best chicken strips!). We took like four or five pictures and everyone is squinting in all of them. You don't get all five of us in a picture very often, so enjoy. Haha. The blue eyes are all squinting more then the brown eyes. In case you don't know (Anna -15 (until Jan 31), me - 19, Hope -9, Sarah -17 (until Nov 19), and Luke-13 (until Christmas)). I love my siblings. And I miss Anna. It is weird around the house without her. She comes back home on Sunday!!! And yes, I miss my mother too. I need some good food. :D heh.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Next we walked over to McDonalds for Ice Cream Sundays (and Hope ordered fries - she always does). The flowers on the table were real, how weird is that. Then we strolled over to Target and looked at the hats and gloves and scarves and I got to see Corie (he used to work at CFA with me - funny guy - he used to sing all the time in his really high voice). Sarah and I walked over to look for brown shoes for her, but they don't have any good ones. So we headed over to the toy department and spend quite a while over there. Time doesn't seem to exist when you are having fun, until you have to leave. Luke talked me into buying Batman Begins and while I was doing that everyone was peering in the two way mirror. The funny thing is that I am sure someone on the other side was quite amused by five faces looking in at them. :) Silly kids.
Then we walked home and I studied for three hours and went to bed. And I have an exam in my worst class today at one. Hopefully, I will be able to pull something off. I will be a lot happier once this exam is finished, no matter how I do. And I doubt I am going to do well. But understanding three out of four physics courses is fine with me (as long as I sort of understand the third). So, I am going to go study.
See all of you tonight who come to Bible Study.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
But it started off well. Some cute little kid smiled and waved to me this morning on the way to school. I had a smile stuck on my face for the rest of the morning. Funny how a smile can brighten your day.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
And now I am doing homework at SU. Well, it was a great begining to the the day. All days can't be perfect, I guess. Then heaven wouldn't be so grand. It has been so long since I have been able to relax on a Sunday. I really can't wait until Winter Break. But hey, seven weeks down, eight to go (meaning we are starting the mid-point week, woohoo). I will survive. And I will have to celebrate when I finally have a life again. :)
Well, I ended up using it becasue I thought I had the right to make Faith puns, since my name is Faith. I said, "Sarah wouldn't come up here with me today because she told me reformation was based on Sola Fida. " Haha, Faith alone.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Take a look at their last set of dances...
* I Been 'Buked
* Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
* Fix Me Jesus
* Processional/ Honor, Honor
* Wade in the Water
* I Wanna Be Ready
* Sinner Man
* The Day is Past and Gone
* You May Run On
*Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham
Good songs. This peaks my interest. I may have to toddle on down there and see this.
Anna and her boyfriend. He never has very much to say. But he dresses well.
Sarah and a group of friends she made while shopping. These pictures were taken right after we left the kitchen store after trying and retrying many samples. The kitchen store was definatly the best place at the outlets. J. Crew was pretty hot too. But the kitchen store fed us for free. We ate so many chips and different kinds of salsa and crackers and jellies, and stir fry, and lemonade. Wow. Yum!
Me driving and trying not to laugh. It was sunny and Hayley lent me her sunglasses. Aren't they great? Anna may I post that picture of you to show why I am laughing... ? Oh please! I'll let you think about it.
Me sideways. Woohoo.
These windows were really really cool.
Or at least we thought so. These are from Williamsburg when Anna, Hayley , Sarah, and I went shopping while it was raining.
I don't know if you will be able to see it without zooming in, but the placemats were made by Pimpernel (like the scarlet pimpernel). We thought that was cool.
Who thinks she is really cute here? Wait she is always cute. Haha, cute little Anna.
Walking down a road in Williamsburg. Trying to keep tabs on all these people was a challenge.
The guys in a tree they found.
Anna in the van, while I am driving. My parents never left the campsite, so if we wanted to go anywhere, I had to drive. And not only drive, but drive the van. I really don't like driving the van when it is full of eight munchkins.
It rained and rained while we were down in Williamsburg (but we still had fun and did two puzzles too). Becuase it was raining the puzzle pieces swelled and stayed stuck together. This was the worst puzzle I have ever done (rewarding, but horrible). It was a painting and all the colors blended and it was a mess. But we did it! Hooray.
Hayley playing with my camera in the van on the way back from Williamsburg. She was scared of my driving too. :)
I'm sorry to say that Anna and Emily died while visiting the graveyard at the church. People were laughing at us as we took this photo. Haha.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
I have another two exams next week, a reformation childrens party to plan and decorate for, two colleges to visit (and I have to apply and choose one of them), loads of homework, babysitting the Nyces on Friday, too many projects at work, physical theorpy, and a family to help take care of (Anna and Mom will be gone in Mississippi all week - So it is just Sarah and I doing housework).
If I make it through this semester alive and with my sanity, it will only be through the power of God. I could never do any of this myself. If I was relying on only my own strength I would have died by now. Praise be to God, who I know will bring me through. And praise be for the oppurtunites to learn how to juggle this many things.
*sings* Make me grateful, Lord, Make me grateful oh, Lord.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
"Each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me. Since I know it is all for Christ's good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
1 Corinthians 1: 25 -31
"This "foolish" plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God's weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength. Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes, or powerful, or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God. God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and he gave himself to purchase our freedom. As the Scriptures say, "The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the Lord has done."
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
In Physics it is nearly impossible to get a perfect score. Anything above an 85 is considered almost perfect. There are so many little things that you can go wrong on. Insane! *Happy Happy Happy* So Happy. Really only my Dad can really tell you how excited I am or anyone that has been in a math or physics world. Seriously, getting anything over a 85 is good and above a 90 is thrilling! Wow.
Hooray! To God be the glory.
Last night we had the Nyces over for dinner and I answered the usual school and work questions. I need to find a way to talk about something else with adults. But I really like the Nyces (maybe becuase I used to babysit their boys... who knows), so I didn't mind rambling on about school and work. Normally people get bored of hearing me talk about physics and engineering in the first two sentences. They zone out at "I'm a physics (I lose half of them there) and mechanical engineering major (and the rest all stop listening there)." They nod and smile. Haha. No, last night was fun. I wrote three letters to people that I have been meaning to write to and I haven't for a while. And I just remembered I left them on my dresser at home. Oh well, I haven't written in at least a month anyhow, what is one more day going to do?
And Dad, Sarah, Luke, and I ran last night in the rain. It was awesome! I felt so great Sunday night running (full off of all that great mexican food and thanks to Jared, fried ice cream), but last night I don't know what my problem was. I made it two miles and wanted to fall over, but thank God for my dad who pressed me on for my full three miles and in record time. My Dad is really wonderful. I love him. We get to go up to visit college park on the 21st together. I think we are stopping at Red, Hot, and Blue for some delicious catfish and sweet potato fries on the way back. Woohoo. Now that will be a grand old time. Although, I think I am driving, I really don't like driving in cities(or anywhere else for that matter). Driving Rt. 13 everyday to school is more then enough driving for me for years.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Although, I love the rain, it should not ever rain and be this dark outside on a Monday. Makes a terrible start for a week. Raining days should not be wasted on Mondays. They should strickly be held to happening on days off so that I can sleep in, read, sit around in my flannel pants and a sweatshirt, and drink coffee and hot chocolate. So rain rain go away, come again another day.
Favorite quote of Sunday (That wasn't from Jared), "If I didn't know either of you and I saw you all walking along, I would think, 'What a cute couple!' "
Three people, of whom I value their opinion, said this to me yesterday. :)
And now it is time to go back to school. Blah.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Luke kept begging me to go to Barnes and Nobles with him so we went running off through the sheets of pouring rain and crowds of people and read for a couple hours. Then dear Hayley Taylor got off work because the mall flooded (haha - glad I wasn't there) and came and we sat around and talked. We decided to do soemthing fun and Hannah, Jared, Linnea, and Hannah seemed like some fun people to call up and play games. What a blast playing the crazy sentence drawing game. I laughed so hard my face hurt. And then we watched the muppets and I laughed so hard I couldn't breath. MAN! There is always one extremely funny part and I lost it (Unless of course it is the episode with Vincent Price and he is not funny at all).
Today was adult choir and church and youth choir and now Su. Later on I have a Women's Retreat Committee meeting and youth choir again and I think that is it for the day. Maybe some Reformation planning with Sarah a little bit later on tonight.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Oh, and I should have photos from Winchester, Williamsburg, Richmond, my sling, my roses, and my Colarado Puzzle sometime this week or next week. I finally got a cd burner to transfer my pictures from my dead laptop to a working computer. Woohoo. So you can either look forward to, or dread that. Haha.
And Dad and I got to run again last night which is always a pleasure because we get to talk to whole time. I miss the conversations we used to have in the car when we rode to school together. Now I am all alone. :( Praise be to God for my parents.
(Have I said lately, that I love Delirious...?)
I need a lonely day with you, sometime.
I need to get away with you, sometime.
I've got a crowd of things going on, in my mind.
I need a lonely day with you, sometime.
Sometimes, I never get there, sometimes.
Stealing time, Am I forever.
Stealing time to be with you.
I remember love's first days,
Precious moments, we had all the time in the world.
Still You thrill me, still You heal me.
Still need a lonely day with you, sometime.
Sometimes, I never get there.
Sometimes, can I ever get there?
This time, will I ever really get there?
Thursday, October 06, 2005
"O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know! I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!"
"Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven."
I wish I was there with you too!
We'll have to go some other day. I sure it will still be fun. And we could stop at Red, Hot, and Blue on the way back! :) Woohoo.
So it was so hard to get up this morning. I stayed in bed as long as possible and stared at the back of my eyelids. But I knew sitting in bed all day wouldn't change the fact that I was here (and had to go to school) and Jared got to go to DC today (and got to take off). Man! I have always wanted to tour the White House and see the World War II Memorial (my family went without me last time - because I had school. BLASTED SCHOOL). Hey, I am complaining again. Haha. I should stop that. I really do love the place God has put me. I am just disapointed. However, on the positive side, I have been quite productive today, for not feeling like doing anything all day. Thankfully.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
So I took the girls to La Tolteca last night and Emily and Elizabeth ended up coming along too. It was a great time being girly. I think it is so fun to be the the position of oldest sibling taking out younger siblings and friends to dinner and giving them all rides. I used to hate being looked up to and copied by my siblings and their friends, now I quite enjoy it. It is stressful somedays knowing that they are watching you and waiting to see how you handle certain situations. But most of the times it is a real joy. Oh, and the CHIPS were amazing last night. Or was it the salsa.... the salsa was hot like I have never had it before. The 5 of us at 4 baskets of chips before the meal. My mouth was getting numb from the salsa by the time our meal came out. It was AWESOME! They need to always have hot salsa!!!
On a side note: My favorite of Anna's friends didn't come last night (*hug hug* to my beach/shoes sister - I miss you, Rachel). Sorry about the wrist. Hopefully you can play soccer soon! We could be hurt arm sisters too! Haha.
And I love you, Anna, but I want my soccer shorts back sometime soon! :) Heh.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
"Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. "
And I am! I really am. I blame it on it on a host of things.
Allow me list my blessings.
* My exam went well yesterday
* Physical therapy was tolerably boring.
* I got to eat dinner with my beloved family (yes all of them!!)
* I have a family to eat dinner with!
* Linnea, Rachel, Rachel, Hannah, Anna, Greg, and I went to go get Mountian Dew Icees (and milk if you are Greg) last night after their small groups.
* I have friends that won't let me not have fun.
* I have Godly friends that encourage me.
* I got to run with my father last night, which is always great because he pushes me farther. I ran three miles without stopping!!! Woohoo. And Luke almost ran the whole way with us too. Good little brother of mine. I really do think I get high of running. I feel so great afterwards.
When you're down and feeling blue, just stop and count your blessings. It makes the world a whole lot brighter. Thank God for reminding me this yesterday when I was in a rotten mood all morning. Why can't I always remember this! I guess then I wouldn't have to depend on God for my joy. Blessed by thy name.
So I am going to the Doctors for my shoulder post post-op today. That should be fun. Then I am off to take Anna and Mackenzee out to dinner at La Tolteca. I have been promising since the first day of the semester and I have had no free evenings. Heh. Man, life is busy. God be praised for the strength to continue everyday.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don’t say a thing
Old mr. webster could never define
What’s being said between your heart and mine
The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes sayin’ you’ll never leave me