Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Psalm 130 (From Depths of Woe)

1. From the depths of woe I raise to Thee
The voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me
And hear my supplication;
If Thou iniquities dost mark,
Our secret sins and misdeeds dark,

O who shall stand before Thee?

2. To wash away the crimson stain,
Grace, grace alone availeth;
Our works, alas! Are all in vain;
In much the best life faileth;
No man can glory in Thy sight,

All must alike confess Thy might,

And live alone by mercy

3. Therefore my trust is in the Lord,
And not in mine own merit;
On Him my soul shall rest, His word
Upholds my fainting spirit;
His promised mercy is my fort,
My comfort and my sweet support;

I wait for it with patience

4. What though I wait the live-long night,
And ’til the dawn appeareth,
My heart still trusteth in His might;
It doubteth not nor feareth;
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed,
Ye of the Spirit born indeed;

And wait ’til God appeareth

5. Though great our sins and sore our woes
His grace much more aboundeth;
His helping love no limit knows,
Our upmost need it soundeth.
Our Shepherd good and true is He,
Who will at last His Israel free

From all their sin and sorrow

I already sent this to Greg.
But I thought I would post it for all of you.
The sunchips were in my car, so they missed out being in the picture.
This post is dedicated to Greg and our common love for junk food.
Hey Mom, guess where I am?
Yeah, it is 1:45 in the am.

I've been in this computer lab since 4 this afternooon. Yeah, we are about to leave. So what is that, ten hours in lab. And the bad thing about it all is that I had this little headache when I came in at four, but I thought it would go away. Now it feels like someone is beating on my head with metal pans. And at the same time I am proof reading 57 pages of report (yeah, that is the final length). These people are insane!!! Next time all of us are starting earlier! I had my parts finished. Man. I thought we would be here for like four hours. I never imagined I would be here until two in the morning.

Anyhow, I just thought I would let you know that I am fine and alive. I haven't had a chance to check in with you all lately. Hope all is going well. I can't wait to see you this weekend. My head is killing me. I need to start carrying ibuprofen around with me again. Gotta go finish the last page. Mary made me a batch of cookies to bring in today and we all have been eating them since 4. I think I am going to puke them all up in a few minutes. AH! I love you all.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Updated Snow Report:

We have almost five inches of snow. It is funny because this morning they were calling for freezing rain and half and inch of ice. Then they change that to one to two inches of snow and half an inch of ice. Two hours ago the weather report said 2-4 inches of snow. We now have five inches of snow and it is still falling AND the weather now reads 4-8 inches of snow. haha.

And how cool is Mary? She and I just got back from sledding for over an hour down these hills in the golf course. It was awesome!!! heh. I mentioned I wanted to go sledding and Mary said, "hold on, let me go put my jeans on." And away we went. We tried sledding down the street, but it didn't work very well. So we went over to the golf course. haha. I love life. Mary is hilarious. How many grandmothers do you know that go sledding with you?!?
The view out my window is so pretty right now.
I just had to share it.
It has been snowing 8 am.
We have about an inch right now.
It is so beautiful.


The good thing about this is that no one will want to wait outside for seats.
So guess who is getting really sweet seats today?!?!?

Friday, February 23, 2007

I was online to send an email to one of my group members and it was taking a while to send, so I thought I would write a short entry for you all.

I took this test on Wednesday.
I didn't realized that I had this test on Wednesday until Tuesday night.
So I memorized all these steps and product features.
And I got my test back today and I had an 86.
I was very happy, since I was stressing out about it Tuesday evening. heh.
God is so good to me.

Anyhow, I was going to tell you about one of the questions on the test...
It said to name the four f's in design.
I knew that they are:

but, I added an extra one on the end, Faith.
I hoped my professor had a sense of humor.
My test came back and it said "that's funny" and the f was underlined in funny.

HA! I laughed outloud. :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dear Blogging world,

I don't think I'll be posting much in the near future, or better said, I don't think I should post much in the near future. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and it is only five weeks into the semester and I have only started one of my projects so far. I have yet to start on either of my research papers, or my fluids project, or reading my two English books. I have come to the conclusion that it isn't fun to be in charge. It is way too much work!!! I am going to be in charge of two project teams this semester. It isn't going to be fun.

Today, I came home from school today and I graded homework for three hours, then I remembered I have a quiz tomorrow and that is what I have been doing for the past hour. I also need to finish my application project for English by Thursday, our benchmarking (50 page paper) by Friday, and Vibrations homework by Monday. But, I needed to check my email, so I logged online. Then I came to my blog and I decided to inform you that if you see me blogging, you should yell at me and ask me if my schoolwork is finished. heh. I mean it.

Oh well, it isn't about me, right?

For all you GT FANS:

Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore since we are surronded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance, the race marked out for us."

Romans 15:5-6 "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement, give you the spirit of unity, unity among yourselves, as you follow Christ Jesus. So that with one heart, one heart and mouth, you may glorify the God and Father, of our Lord Jesus Christ."

U N C t h i s w e e k e n d ! !

Sunday, February 18, 2007

And MOM!!! Why didn't you remind me about today?
I wrote you a card and I was going to sent it and now it is too late.
Jared reminded me today.
I feel so horrible. I have had it marked down for weeks to write you.


I love you!
Tonight I went to the neighborhood civic association meeting at this fancy little resturant. We ate dessert and drank coffee in the patio. I imagined that I was rich and that the patio was my conservatory (this place was so neat! It had stone tile flooring and there were windows on all the sides. And it was snowing outside the entire time. So that made it even prettier!) and that I was entertaining all my guests. It was quite fun. I ate way too many good desserts and now I feel sick.

Then Mary and I went to church and it was cut short because of the snow. And I couldn't stop thinking of sledding down the big hill in front of their house. Mary and Joe live at the base of two hills. So I figured I could sled down the one hill and the other hill would stop me. But, 1) I couldn't find a sled and 2) By the time we got out of church, they had already put salt down on the roads. It was very sad. I REALLY REALLY want to go sledding. I hope it snows at least one more time while I am here. It would be so sweet!!!

This morning I went to Joshua Harris's church with Cousin Chalice and two of her friends. Grandipop indroduced me to her friends as one of his 25 grandchildren. And Chalice and I laughed at him, but her friends believed him. We didn't realize that they thought we were related until we blew our cover. haha. We could have had so much fun with that all day if we had only known. So in light of the fun, and having someone to go to church with me today, I have changed Chalice to "Cousin Chalice" on the links. Oh, and Joshua Harris took the day off and one of the other pastors preached. I was a bit disappointed. But now I have an excuse to go back. If anyone wants to go with me, you can come up and I'll take you. It is much better to go with other people. However, I think I still may go back next week. We'll see.

Ummm, the paper is coming along, not as fast as any of us would want. We have about 15 or so pages written and a lot of data still to analysis and organize and catoegize. It is going to be a lot of work. We were in the computer lab from 12:30-6 yesterday and from 1-4:30 today. So, there are three of us working on this part and that is nine hours. And three times nine is twenty-seven. So twenty seven hours so far, just in lab. I was up to one last night doing calcualations for our meeting today. We have to do this one statistical test to prove something and if the test fails, we have to do a different test, and if that test fails then we have to do yet another test. And if the tests past, then we have to do several different tests to rank the information. And it is just a lot work of Excel spreadsheet and building formulas. I think we have almost everything we need now and can start writing about our results. It is due Friday. haha. I love engineering!! I am serious about this. This is my favorite class. I don't hate this at all. It may be a bit stressful at times, but I love it. It isn't like my other three classes that seem completely pointless. *shakes head* I am sure I am learning something. Well, I have to get back to work.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Guess what was waiting for me in my inbox this morning?!?

"Congratulations! You have been awarded a ticket to the 2006 Men's Basketball game versus North Carolina on 2/25/2007."

Oh boy, am I excited!!!
I already bought my facepaint.

Friday, February 16, 2007

DANG! Joshua Harris is amazing. Listen to his latest set of sermons about Purity. Be prepared to be very uncomfortable while listening to these. I've only listened to the first one so far, but if the rest are as good as it, you should listen to them all!! I wonder if I can get the transcripts anywhere. I might have to go to church at his church this Sunday. Oh, and the way he says "only" is really funny.
She's back!!!!

Go now and name Hannah's blog!!
Jared and I are reading, The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson.
It is an amazing book.
I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes so far.

"** Men think it a shame to be ignorant of their trade, but no shame to be ignorant of God."

** But you have this saving, sanctifying knowledge flourishing in you, BLESS GOD FOR IT; this is the heavenly anointing. The most excellent objects cannot be seen in the dark, but when the light appears, then every flower shines in its native beauty. So while men are in the midnight of a natural state, the beauty of holiness is hidden from them; but when the light of the Spirit comes in a saving manner, then those truths which they slighted before appear in that glorious lustre, and transport them with wonder and love. Bless God you saints, that he has removed your spiritual cataracts and has enabled you to discern those things which by nature's spectacles you could never see.

** It is a mecy you can never be thankful enough for, that God has so enlightened you that you should not sleep the sleep of death."

And in Bible Study, back home is Salisbury, they are reading through AW Pink's The Attributes of God. It is funny how often these two books bring up the same point or compliment each other so well.

"** He can be known only as He is revealed to the heart by the Holy Spirit through the word. The God of scriptures can only be known by those to whom He makes himself known.

** Nor is God known by the intellect. God is Spirit and therefore can only be known spiritually. But fallen man is not spiritual; he is carnal. He is dead to all that is spiritual. Unless he is born again, supernaturally brought from death unto life, miraculously translated out of darkness into light he cannot see the things of God. The Holy Spirit has to shine in our hearts (not intellects) in order to give us "the knowledge of the glory of Jesus Christ". And even that spiritual knowledge is but fragmentary. The regenerate soul has to grom in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

** The Principal prarer and aim of Christians should be that we walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."

So there is what I have been reading. That and this John Piper sermon series that I will comment on later. But I have to get back to homework. I am writing a 30-50 page benchmarking report for my design class. There are five of us working on it. But still, that is a lot of writing to do.

Praise God for life!

Praise God for revealing Himself to us. He didn't need us to know He existed to be powerful and glorious. Actually, He didn't even need to create us to prove that he was faithful and good. Amazing, isn't it?!?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wow! My sister is hilarious!

We like to make fun of "Christian Romance Novels" from time to time.
Whenever Mom is reading said books, we tell her the plot before she reads it. You know the story...

A new girl comes to town. She is beautiful. No one likes her. There is a handsome man there. She doesn't like him because he offended her. She ends of getting hurt or there is a storm coming or someone dies. He helps her. They love each other. They get married.
A man just lost his wife. He is handsome. He and his two children move to a new town to escape. He stops believing in God. They have a schoolteacher. She is pretty. She thinks he is rude. He thinks she is quiet. The whole book is about them not liking each other until the last two chapters. A kid gets sick. She saves his life. They love each other. They get married. He loves God agan.
Hayley and Sarah, you have to guess what I just downloaded onto my computer.

I'll give you a few clues:

If you still haven't guessed:
rock - bird
stump - skunk
tree - bear
bush - dog

This summer girls!!!

We are going to play SUPER MUNCHER!!!
And Hayley is going to get us up the cliff because it took me three tries to do it. haha.

P.S. Oh and after the cliff, it just repeats itself and the evil doctor turns into something new each time. Disappointing.

P.P.S. I won't play it again this semester because it is too tempting to do instead of my schoolwork. I played it for about twenty minutes tonight and then killed myself and said "no more after this." What a waste of time! I can't wait until the three of us are together again.

Friday, February 09, 2007


I miss them all.

Yes, we used to march every where in a line like this. We had our own village and set of rules (and our own jail...heh...rabbit cage). We had our own houses and a banking system. We had a janitor that kept the roads cleaned and we paid him a salary. Our imaginations were alive and we could do anything. We didn't let anyone else join in our world. It was ours. They hadn't come up with it and we had. Back then it was a huge victory when we could convince our Dad's to play ball tag with us. We loved getting together and playing outside.

And then Ben grew up and we were leaderless. We tried to have Greg lead, but he wasn't old enough (or tall enough) for the responsibility. So we all had to give in and grow up too. Things must end for other things to come along. Sunsets must give way to night and then to beautiful sunrises. If we paused time, we would miss out on what followed.

But, boy I loved those old days!!!

This post goes out to all my old Indian loving childhood brothers and sisters and their parents and mine, who encouraged us to us our imaginations and loved us then and love us still!!! Thank you for making my childhood such a wonderful memory. May you always choose the bumpy road! It is more fun!

Thanks to Rachel for this photo.

I really really like this Product Development Class, where we are redesigning a feature on the De Walt impact driver. Today we did benchmarking (comparing our product to other company's products). I really like this one company that built a light into the front of there driver. It is a great feature! We tested all sorts of things today, like how many screws we could drive in before the battery died and how much they all weighed and how loud they were and where the center of mass was, etc. I really enjoyed it. My arms are sore from drilling so many screws out of the wood. So, if they are selling their products to weak little women, like me, they may want to make it ten times lighter. But then it probably wouldn't drive as well. ha ha. Anyhow, just wanted to update you all on how much I LOVE this class.

Now I have to start writing the 20 page benchmarking report. I guess since there are five of us, that means I have to write about four pages... or so. I think I'll start right after I go back to the Howard's and grade some more homework.

Can't wait for spring break!!
I miss you all.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Please Welcome Back Greg.

You can now go see his tonsils.
(Warning: Not for people with weak stomachs!!)

You can also read about Sherwell and Greg's adventures, cleaning.
When I leave for English it is about 11:55. I pass the Chapel around 12 and the bell sounds twelve times. I always think of Chariots of Fire and want to start running. Heh.

I love that movie.

dun dun dun dun dun dun,
dun dun dun dun dun,
dun dun dun dun dun dun,
dun dun dun dun dun.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It snowed!!!

It is so sparkly.
It is really pretty.

The public schools in the area cancelled school.
University of Maryland didn't cancel school.
Oh well, hooray for snow still!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I am going to post about LOVE becaues it is February.

This is my favorite yogurt (expect I like the blueberry better, but no one has pictures of blueberry online... they all like strawberry better). But I guess the red color is more lovish anyhow, even though I like blue better than red.
I bought 14 the other day and then 6 more because they were on sale. And I only have nine left. So I guess that means I have eaten 11 (really that would be ten because Jared had one of my blueberries when he came to visit).
I love this yogurt. It is my favorite yogurt.

And I love that Mom is sending me dinner tonight ( I don't think it has red in it, just lots of green and yellow and white)!!
And that my Dad and Brother are coming to the MD vs. Virginia game.
That means we get to wear... red.
I like half my professors.
I don't like either of my Tuesday and Thursday Professors.
And they are both longer classes.
My first professor of the day is just a bad teacher. I don't think I will ever learn anything from him. I need to find help somewhere. But he cancelled his office hours today. Otherwise, I would be there begging for help right now and not here blogging.
Secondly, it is miserable to walk all the way across campus to sit in a room and be bored and confused for almost two hours. My second professor of the day is just weird and he mades dumb stupid white people jokes. And he uses bad language and that always makes a professor seem much lower in my eyes. And I think he knows that I don't care for him.
I can't wait to fill out evaluations.

BUT, today Dad and Luke are going to the Viginia game with me!!! So hooray for that. It will probably make me miss home a whole lot more then I do right now. I was doing great until last night. And for some reason I couldn't stop being sad about how I am missing all my siblings lives. They are growing up without me and I don't even know what is going on. That makes me extremely sad. I miss life at my house. I just wanted someone to make noise last night while I was going to sleep. It is so hard to fall asleep to quiet. It is hard to fall asleep to noise too. But it is more comforting to fall asleep to noise. I need sibling noise!!!

Anyhow, I can't wait to see my Dad and brother. I wish all of you could come. Maybe next week. I sure hope I get to come home for the Missions's Conference. But if I have my Vibrations exam on that thursday... I don't know how that will work out. I don't understand anything in it so far and it is week three. Grrr.

Love you all.
Miss you.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

My sisters came up with this "secret symbol".
My dear blog readers seem to get a kick out of such things.
So enjoy.

(I found this written on the bathroom mirror one morning).
* I have added Mrs. Howard.

* I have added Dasha Peipon.
* And I have changed Mrs. Peipon to her new blog.

So post away.
I don't feel like updating who has posted because there is so few of you.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

This is me last night at 3:46-4 in the morning. :)
Click the picture to see it larger.
I think I might quit school to be a ebay sniper.
It is much more exciting.

If anyone in my family sees this post, PLEASE remind Luke to bring his camera on Tuesday. :)
Thank you.