Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Challenge

I challenged my Sunday School kids last week (as well as myself) and now I challenge you...

"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator." -Colossians 3:9,10

If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you have the new self. We are commanded to be "renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator". God is our creator, so how are you renewing yourself to be more like God? Do other's see Him in you? I challenge you to make a commitment to God that you are going to change in at least one area of your life to be more like the image of your creator.

Typing this out, reminds me of what I need to be doing as well. I hope you all enjoy your New Year's celebrations today and tomorrow, and that you have a safe, healthy, and God-glorifying 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas week

I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas remembering the true meaning. The last two weeks, I have been teaching here at home, and talking about the Christmas story. I have been impacted in a new way of what Jesus went through because of His love for me. God Himself loved me so much that He sent His only son, Jesus Christ, here. He didn't come down as a king, but humbled Himself to be born of a woman, in a messy way. He was not only born as a human, but was born in a cold, damp stable. I was even given better conditions then that. The thing that gets me the most though is that He knew His life was not going to be glorious, He knew from the start that His purpose in life was to die. He died for me, because He loved me--Wow! I encourage you to think through that.

Daniel picked me up from school on Friday and we started our long trip home. I am so thankful for the clear weather we had. The worst roads we had were in town before we left. We got in about 12:30 am. We had a lovely week together relaxing. We baked several cookies, and helped mom make other Christmas goodies. We were also able to make it to three of Sarah basketball games, which was especially nice for me! He surprised me with a Cricut! I have had lots of fun playing with that and trying to learn all of the amazing things it can do :) Sadly, I had to allow Daniel to go back to his family early Christmas Eve. After an eventful (no one was hurt) morning, he was getting on the road shortly after 7am. I so enjoyed his visit!

Mom and I had fun spending the day together on Christmas eve baking up a storm. I so miss the time in the kitchen while at college, so I enjoyed making a strawberry pie, homemade cranberry sauce, and a breakfast casserole.

We kept out Christmas day traditions by going to Grandpa and Grandma Hewitt's for breakfast. We had a very yummy breakfast and then a wonderful time of visiting with them. Thankful they are still here to celebrate Christmas with! About 1:30ish, we drove the quarter mile to go to Grandpa and Grandma Meigs'! We enjoyed opening gifts together, and I was excited to add to my teacher supply collection! We had an absolutely delicious lunch/dinner. After dinner we did stockings, watched Mom open her mother-daughter box (one of our favorite traditions as we try to guess each gift). We had dessert (my family loves to bake a little too much...we had five pies for seven people), and then headed for home. What a wonderful Christmas Day we had!

The 26th has always been our family day that we celebrate Christmas as an immediate family! For several years now, us kids have made breakfast for Mom and Dad. This Christmas was not an exception. We had a yummy breakfast, and then headed off to church. After church we enjoyed the lasagna Dad had made and opened gifts as a family. I would have to say the highlight of our family Christmas was the lap quilt my mom made me! It is a bright purple and teal with flannel! After evening service we watched The Ultimate Gift and opened stockings. We had an awesome day as a family!

Last night we got about 12 inches of snow, and the wind has been blowing like crazy. It has been fun to be home with Sarah and Mom and just enjoy being inside. Sarah and I carried firewood in this morning, so I expect to be inside the remainder of the day warm and cozy. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas remembering the true meaning of why we celebrate. I am home for roughly another two weeks before I go meet my niece. Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas break is coming quickly

I have officially started to pack!! Inside my cozy room with the heater on, snow falling outside, Christmas music, and thinking of home! Lord willing, I get to see Daniel and my family tomorrow--double happiness! Please be praying though for safety and the weather involved. Currently we are experiencing an intense blizzard, and Danville (where Daniel is coming from) was calling for an ice storm this morning. The snow and ice should not be falling from the skies tomorrow, but we are praying the roads are clear for safe travels home. I am over halfway through my exams, and the countdown is down to 1 day!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

exam schedule

My SPS (Secret Prayer Sister) got me this adorable mug for Christmas, and it has been a great aid to the cold weather.

We are experiencing a blizzard, and are under winter storm warning until sometime on Wednesday. For those of you who have been asking and wondering what my exam schedule is...here you have it:

Wednesday:
-10am Western Civilization
-1pm General Psychology

Thursday:
-8am College Algebra
-1pm Apologetics 1-Origins

Friday:
-10am Old Testament Survey

imperfections

My mom had chapel today at our Christian School, and was teaching on doing our best no matter what. Tuesday is the Christmas Concert, and so she was trying to drive home the idea that they need to do their best. One aspect she focused in on is that we are all different. She brought in several apples to show that we may look different but are still the same. One apple had scabs and bruises on it to which she called "visual imperfections". One girl raised her hand boldly and asked, "kind of like you?" I am still laughing about this, and hope you too can find some humor in this. Gotta love what children say...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Christmas season has arrived, and I am loving every minute of it. I brought lots of Christmas music back from break, and have enjoyed listening to it immensely. The countdown is coming to an end, as I am already past the one week mark. I can already feel the warmth of the fireplace at home, and the smell of goodness of the Christmas Season. My room here is quite festive with Christmas lights, a plate of Christmas cookies (from a dear woman at church), and peppermint pinwheel candies. Most of the time, I have my pine candle 'burning', but nothing beats the smell of a real Christmas tree mixed with pies baking. I don't think I have looked forward to Christmas this much since I was a child, and I don't really know why or what makes this one more exciting then the last, or the one before the last, but trust me, I am excited.

When I snap myself back into the reality of my life as a college student, I am thankful the Lord has gotten me thus far in the semester. I look back on several points of my semester, and have no idea how I survived, besides the fact that I serve an awesome God, and have many prayer warriors backing me up each day. This past week was one of those times, I don't know how I made it through. But God is good, and has carried me through on those eagles wings as He talks of. I have experienced the truth behind the verse that states "when I am weak, He is strong" (Becky paraphrase).

Wednesday night, I had the fun of being able to go over to the Peterson's home after church. Mr. Peterson teaches here at the school and was the staff advisor for the Mission's Conference Steering Committee. He and his family have taken the four of us students on the committee under his wing, and graciously welcomed us into their home. I had fun proclaiming the arrival of my sweet niece, and they all shared in my joy, which was much appreciated. While there, we enjoyed sweet conversation with some yummy Swedish treats (they used to be missionaries in Sweden). One of the things we had was a spiced drink that you drink in a tiny cup and put almonds and raisins in it--it was SO good! We also had some delicious Swedish cookies that reminded me a bit of a gingersnap, but they were very thin--again, very yummy! Once our bellies were full, we enjoyed sharing Christmas traditions, and I felt largely outnumbered as I was the only one who had not been on the mission field in the past. We left just in time to be back in our rooms by curfew, but what fun we all had.

Thursday was study day which means no classes. I didn't allow myself to sleep in too much, and got right to work on reading, projects, and other random assignments coming due. I worked studiously all day, and ended up having to pull late lights because of the pile of things due on Friday. My mind was so heavily into my work, that I completely forgot about devos, and after they had done all of their gift exchanging, they noticed I was missing, and sent Kelsey to come get me, haha.

I made it through Friday, which is totally a God thing. My day started with me freaking out because it was 7:19 instead of 6:00, which is what I had set my alarm for. I am proud to say I was still able to get ready in time! Several projects were handed in, and we wrapped the majority of our classes up in lecture. As soon as my classes were done, I raced back to my room to work on my Learning Center. If you don't know what a Learning Center is, let me just tell you it is a ton of work and time. Thankfully, I had the idea in my head and at about 11pm, I finished that up.

Saturday morning, I woke up and immediately got to some reading. I got to talk to my Dad on the phone for a bit, and skype with my niece. It was fun getting to see her in action. My Saturday was full, and I was thankfully able to start and finish my OT Survey notebook. My day crashed at about quarter of midnight when I was more then ready for sleep!

Today has been an interesting day weather wise. When I woke up, it was pouring rain, and at about 12:30, it started snowing. We are expected to get a bunch of snow between now and Wednesday. I was able to wrap up a few assignments, put some last minute touches on my Learning Center, and enjoy a cozy nap!

Now that you have heard about my last several days in extreme detail, let me give you a heads up about the next several days. We have classes Monday and Tuesday, but those will pretty much just be reviewing before finals. Final exams start Wednesday, and my last exam starts at 10am on Friday! The plan is for Daniel to drive up and pick me up, and then together we will head up to VT. Please be praying with us for good weather. I keep hearing rumors that we are to get a storm Thursday and Friday, but then others say it should be clear. We know the Lord has it in His hands, and are resting in that.

If there is any way I can pray for you this week, please let me know. I would be overjoyed to be able to pray for you in a specific way!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

introducing...Annette Grace Hewitt

Now, I understand I may be a bit bias, but I definitely have the most beautiful niece in the world. Annette Grace was born Wednesday afternoon at 4:34pm CST, weighing 7lbs 4oz, and 20 inches long. Look at these pics, and I know you will just have to agree that she is the most beautiful baby girl ever!
pictures come from Daniel and Tim

picture taken a little over 4 hours after birth.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

proud aunt



I am just so excited, and can't help but tell absolutely everyone in my path, that I am now a very proud aunt of a beautiful baby girl, Annette Grace. I can't wait to meet this sweet little girl. Both Mom, and baby are healthy, and all three are looking forward to some night's rest.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas decorations

This is the wing I am on. We did the theme of elves on strike.


The naughty list was the staff and faculty.





The sleigh was my contribution. I painted that thing with a teeny tiny brush. Might I say very tedious.

You can't read the mailbox "161 Andersons" to realize those small elves are Dr. and Mrs. A.


Bethany's Wing: Christmas in Gingerville!


Julianne's Wing: Christmas in Hawaii!



Thursday, December 2, 2010

story of my life

This is the story of my life this week, next week, and the following...

...staring at a computer screen trying to make sense of it...

...planning and executing a math lesson for fourth grade...

...printing projects and papers galore...

....sticky notes, which are my newfound best friend, and are all over my desk...

....but....

The countdown is 15 days!

Monday, November 29, 2010

back to school

Once again, I really don't have any energy or drive to blog. I did arrive back to school safely though, and thank you all for your prayers. We saw your prayers answered on several occasions--thank you! I trust you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! 18 days until Christmas Break!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

what are you thankful for?






I challenge you to literally take out a piece of paper and pen/pencil and make a list of the things you are thankful for...including the not-so-obvious.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

home

I am safely home- Praise the Lord. It was an eventful day on Friday trying to figure everything out. VERY long story short, my ride's vehicle 'broke', and so I found a new ride within fifteen minutes which got me to PA. Dad picked me up at 1am and we started our trip home. We safely arrived home at 8:30 am! It was so good to be home, and I was able to stay awake all day until we watched a movie Saturday night. In 60 hours, I had gotten roughly 7.5 hours of sleep total. I hope to not do that again. I wasn't able to bring home much luggage (like at all), but I am safely home with my family, and that is what matters.

Last week finished up fairly well academically, and I got everything complete. Chapel on Friday was on being thankful (obviously), but it focused more on being thankful for the difficult things. It challenged me in having to be thankful even for the ride situation that was erupting. We were given some time to write down a list of those difficult things in life we need help from the Lord to be thankful for. I am still playing that chapel through my mind and working on being thankful for EVERYTHING and at ALL TIMES.

Going to church this morning was so good. I enjoyed seeing my church family here, and got several hugs :) It was also good to be able to thank many of those who had prayed me home safely. My church here was just finishing up a three month evaluation. Today was the day when they received the "results" on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, along with several suggestions. I admire their willingness to make changes they need to, and trying their best not to get stuck in the all too common traditions.

I would blog more but quite frankly, I have no desire to be blogging while I am home. I am tired, and am enjoying this woodstove and my puppy far too much. I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving and are able to be thankful for EVERYTHING and at ALL TIMES, including the difficult things.

Friday, November 19, 2010

prayer request

So the story is, the vehicle I am supposed to be riding in today has become ill. Your prayers would be very much appreciated that the vehicle would have a miraculous healing this morning (it has an appointment at 8am) so we could be on the road as scheduled. If it isn't healed, please pray that I have a good attitude about this unfortunate situation. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The latest on Haiti


Read two posts down for specific prayer requests

Monday, November 15, 2010

encouraged by friends, church family, and the Word of God

The weather this week has been absolutely gorgeous! It has helped add to making this past week a wonderful week. Last weekend I plowed away at my homework, which freed this week up a ton! I was able to enjoy the week, and be working on this upcoming week's homework instead of cramming to finish quickly.

This weekend, I got to see the Petersons (friends from home)! What an encouragement that was to me. I dilly dallied around my room all yesterday morning (since I didn't get to sleep in due to the the truck right outside my window working on the rood), and was excited when the call came at around 12:45 that they were on campus! I quickly ran to go see them. I was able to give them a tour of campus here, and then we went out for a very yummy lunch at Chili's! After lunch, we drove over to the bridge, one of the things West Virginia is known for. We walked around and went into the visitor's center for a while. After that, Mr. Peterson insisted on driving down the windy one lane road to the bottom of the gorge. It is especially neat when you do that, because you get a while new perspective from driving under the bridge. On our way back to campus, we stopped for ice cream. All the time sharing good laughs and conversation. They were not able to stay the night, so once we got back to campus, they pretty much turned around, in order to get a few hours under their belt. I so appreciate their being willing to drive the few hours out of their way to come see me!

Later on Saturday evening I went to a birthday party of one of my friends. It was a surprise party and we had lots of fun waiting to jump out at him. One guy hid on top of the soda machine, and another guy attempted to hide in a trash can, only to find he was much too big. I am not sure how surprised Sam was, but it was still fun. Hannah, Miriam, Meg, and Emilie had made some pies early on, and we all went outside so Sam could blow out the candles (didn't want to set the fire alarms off). They started to dish a piece of pie out only to find it was much too hard, so instead everyone (minus me because I will still so full from the ice cream) grabbed a spoon and dug into the pie! The guys acted as if they hadn't eaten in weeks. I must confess it was comical, mainly because this isn't a common occurring, it was something out of the ordinary to have fun and be crazy. We hung out in the lounge for a while, with the occasional interruptions of the guys jumping onto the floor in a hog pile screaming "Men on the floor" (what is called when a man must enter the dorm, they were making fun of it). A fun time was had by all.

Yesterday was wonderful as I got to be a helper for Sunday School! I love to teach, but I must admit, it is nice to get a break once in a while, and be able to be crowd control (which isn't always any easier, haha). I love my church family down here, and love being in the Sunday morning time of corporate worship. Yesterday was no exception. We have been studying the book of Daniel, and that has challenged me in so many different ways. I so appreciate my pastor and his preaching directly from the Word of God. I do look forward to being with my church family at home though this coming weekend. Yesterday afternoon, I worked on some homework, and then took a wonderful nap. It was dreary outside (adding to the sleeping atmosphere), and I was as snug as a bug in a rug. As always, Sunday night we went to the Dingus home, where we enjoyed some delicious food, fellowship, laughs, and time in the Word of God. We got into some deep conversations concerning 'the grey areas'. What an encouragement the Dingus family has been to myself, as well as the other college students.

Today has started out well, and I am looking forward to a presentation I have this afternoon. It is for elementary education, and I am feeling very prepared (a great feeling). This week doesn't look too bad, and Friday looks especially wonderful. Friday after my last class, I will be heading home with some other students who live about two hours north of me. Praising the Lord, and rejoicing in this day the Lord has made!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cholera in Haiti

Please remember the people of Haiti. There is a large outbreak of cholera over there, and is specifically in Limbé (the area I was in). I have been corresponding with the woman who heads up the trips over there, and here are a few details/prayer requests. I apologize if these make little sense, I am not medical, and am trying to read from emails with broken english.
  • One of the young boys has AIDS. Bonnie has spent several days in the hospital with him. He has his good days and his bad days. He is on TB medications, as well as the AIDS medications. We are now specifically praying his body will respond to the medications.
  • The cholera is in the LimbĂ© River bad, and several people have died already from it.
  • There is a man with the people I worked with who does have cholera. He went to the cholera camp, went through 11 IV bags one night. He is still suffering from diarrhea, but the vomiting has stopped. As of this morning, he is supposed to be coming home today--Praise the Lord!
  • The cholera camp is FULL, and the doctors are absolutely exhausted. There are people lined up waiting for a bed.
  • A team from the states plans to leave for Tuesday. Pray for their safety, health, and ministry. They have been asked to pull a few night shifts at the cholera camp to offer the doctor's some sleep.
As the missionary from Haiti says, "The need is great right here. You will not believe what is going on. Hope this will be ok for all." Please be praying for the Haitians. These people are dear to me, and I too pray that it be okay for all, and that the Lord be glorified.

Monday, November 8, 2010

a very long update of the past several days...

The rather large leaf I found on the hike I took a week or two ago!

I can't even believe how crazy this past week was--go! go! go! I am so incredibly ready for this weekend, and then for Thanksgiving Break! The excitement about this weekend is that the Petersons from home are coming for a visit! Kylie is checking out another college down in this neck of the woods, and so they are stopping in for a visit Friday night and Saturday morning. The Lord knew I would need their visit. Just to see familiar faces from home, and to have Kylie stay with me in my room for the night is going to be such an encouragement. And after their visit, I have less than a week before I hit the road for home. 11 days from today!

Mission’s Conference was last week and was such a blessing, amongst its insane stress. Being on the steering committee was a lot of fun, but towards the last few weeks, the stress involved was unreal. I had people coming to me left and right with questions and complaints, and I felt like my head was spinning in circles. After many many hours of hard work though, it was wonderful to have the missionaries start arriving Sunday evening. Last year, I never really got to know any missionaries, and instead was a hermit, but this year I didn’t miss out. I believe I talked to all of the missionaries at least one time, and several of them, I was able to have an in depth conversation with them. What an encouragement they were to me with my future ministry hopefully, Lord willing, on the mission field. One of the highlights of this time was devotions on Tuesday night. We were short on missionary wives, so we had to take from our campus family. My wing had the privilege of having the mission’s director’s wife. I would have loved to have had a on-the-field missionary, but it is nice because I can continue to be building a relationship with her, and didn’t have to wave goodbye on Wednesday. I appreciated her transparency in both the blessings and hardships in her ministry (she, her husband, and family have been on the mission field as in full time before they came here). I had mixed feelings about it being the end of conference, but am already looking forward to next year’s…including all the hard work and stress I will be putting in before then for it!

Thursday was kind of a rough day as I was absolutely exhausted from conference. Friday was a blessing as I was able to know the weekend had arrived. I was quite nerdy Friday night and worked hard core on some homework. I finished a large project, started and finished a large project, and made good head-way on another large project. What a feeling of accomplishment though!

Saturday, I allowed myself to sleep in, which was wonderful! In the afternoon, the mission’s director and his wife opened their home up for those of us on the mission’s steering committee. That was the first time this semester I had allowed myself to completely drop my books and relax. They have a wonderful family with three children (at home, five total). She made some delicious homemade pumpkin pie (which I might add I had been craving earlier that day) with homemade whipped topping, along with Scottish Shortbread. We played games, visited, and laughed a bunch. After visiting for a while, she popped some popcorn (on the stove, a favorite of mine from home), and I got to enjoy some apple cider. Once again, something fun and festive I had not yet been able to enjoy this season. We hung around long enough they ended up feeding us dinner. We ended up being there for four and a half hours, and it was wonderful!

We are now on to a new week, and I am already ready for Friday (mainly because the Petersons are coming). Thank you for those of you who answered my plea- the presentation is done! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful autumn season, and remembering the several blessings the Lord has given us to be thankful for. Have a splendid week!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

a plea for prayers

I don't have time to give any real update--I hope to tomorrow. Prayers are very much appreciated though specifically for tomorrow in my 12:30 class, I have to do my first teaching/presentation for an education class and I am nervous beyond belief because we haven't had class in over a week (unexpected) so I feel very unprepared. My goal is to get an update on here tomorrow. Thank you!

Monday, November 1, 2010

after a long day...

I must say that after a long day of stress, being dressed up, and on my feet, it is so nice to come back to my room with dim lights, throw on comfy lounge pants, a T-shirt, put my hair in a pony tail and take out my contacts. Now bed will also feel very nice tonight!

Praising the Lord though for what He has already been doing in Mission's Conference 2010!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

my week in review

My week started out with a fun package from my Aunt Dar including a Halloween card and a bag of festive almond kisses. It was fun because I had a little candy mug on my 'coffee table' which had those peppermint wheels in them, but she sent my festive chocolates, so it is much more seasonally appropriate...thanks Aunt Dar!

Wednesday night was the Harvest Party at my church, and how cute the children were all dressed up (see a few blogs down). We had two Woody's, two fairies, Elmo, a kitty cat, ninja, and a Transformer (whatever that is, haha). They loved dressing up, and enjoyed their costumes. I had to take a few items away during the story, but once those distractions were taken away the children were much easier to talk, and they paid much better attention. They were all so excited about the party, and so after the lesson, we worked on a memory verse, ate some apples and caramel for snack (yum!), and then played a game, and played with musical instruments (fun for the children, instant headache for the teachers). They were a rowdy bunch due to the party, but I am thankful that their most calm time was during the lesson.

I only had one test this week (to which I feel I did well, but have yet to get the official results), and the rest of the week was 'slower' in the sense of studying. We had several Mission's Conference meetings, and I have been doing a bit of work related to that. I had two larger written assignments due Wednesday and Thursday and then the bulletin board due Friday. I actually really enjoyed doing the bulletin board and am mostly pleased with how it turned out.

My parents have been away all week celebrating their 25th anniversary (which was last summer), and I am so happy they have had this opportunity, but my word have I missed them. Either this week has been different, or I tend to call my mom a lot. I can't tell you how many times I reached for my phone to call mom either to tell her something or just to chat because I had a few minutes, only to remember she wouldn't be able to answer. I have found myself missing both my mom and dad a lot this week, and look forward to having them home so mom is more readily available to call. But don't get me wrong, they deserve this, and I hope they are really enjoying this vacation as a vacation and for just the two of them! So thankful for the awesome example they have set me with 25 years!

I have enjoyed a relaxing Saturday, before the craziness begins tomorrow. Tomorrow morning, I leave bright and early to head out with a bunch of other students to help with childcare at a church that is having a big celebration and would like having all of their church people to be able to attend the main service/celebration. Tomorrow evening missionaries begin to arrive for the conference, and Monday morning I attend a President's breakfast with the steering committee, president, and missionaries. This is kind of our kick-off of the conference. If you think of it, prayers would be appreciated in the following areas...
  • Safety and health of missionaries traveling
  • That all of the finishing touches would be finished in time
  • The hearts of those of us attending conference
Thank you for your prayers, and for reading about my week. I pray you are doing well and that you too were able to have an enjoyable weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mission Bulletin Board...Complete

The start of a very long project...making my cloud title.

My room has been so messy since really starting this project. Papers, butterflies, stickies and anything else you could imagine was everywhere!

It is starting to come together...

I got my little guy up there, isn't he just so cute?

After several long, hard hours, my bulletin board is complete. I am excited to see what people think of it tomorrow in class! (You can click on the picture to make it bigger)

Harvest Party!

Last night was our harvest party at church, and the kids all looked so cute dressed up! I must say I think Tracie's idea of a cluster of grapes was pretty clever. I told all of the kids that I dressed up as Miss Rebekah and they found that to be kind of funny (I don't know how to take that. Either they think I normally look funny, or they thought the idea was funny).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

foliage pictures

Another week has come and gone, but I must rejoice in that this week was a little slower. Of course now that it is Saturday night, I wish I hadn't relaxed as much, as I am overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done this week. My big event this week is doing my bulletin board for Testing and Curriculum.

At the current time, I cannot really think of what went on this week, haha. I took four exams, all of which are complete!

The big thing going on in my life is the planning of Mission's Conference 2010! I was chosen to be on the steering committee last year, and have served in trying to get everything organized for several months. Conference starts next Monday, and I can't believe it is here. I feel like there is still SO much to do, but am confident that the Lord will do a mighty work during this time. I am excited to see all of our planning come to action!

Today after studying and reading for a while, I took a walk down to the pond (to do some more reading). It was so nice to get some fresh air and soak up the warmth of the sunshine! I took a few foliage pictures--enjoy!






Thursday, October 21, 2010

the little things in life

My handy dandy white board being used to study the curses. Don't mind my little pictures--they helped me tremendously.

And now being used to study Psychology.

I got a package from the lovely, Miss Hall, and it was....

...a scarf she knitted! This is the first scarf she has ever knitted. You wouldn't know.

I personally just think this is so cozy. The chair is on loan from a friend of mine who doesn't have room for it in her room, and the coffee table is well, storage totes. The comics are compliments of my mother!

On the same day I got a package from Beek, Mom sent me an amazing Get Well/Thinking of You package complete with honey, cough drops, tea, and let's not forget the cookies her and Sophia made me that are SO good!

There are just some of the small things going on in my life that have lifted my spirits, along with your prayers! Hope you enjoy.