Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

I have been being contacted a lot in the last 24 hours asking if we are okay.  The answer is, yes!  In fact, we are doing very well!  We have been hit with snow instead of rain.  We have had a fair bit of wind, but nothing that has damaged, at least not here on campus.  We even still have our power (though it does flicker once in a while).  I am trying to use this day effectively where I have no classes (because I never do on Tuesdays), and get a lot of homework done.  At the beginning of the week I had over 750 pages to read.  Thankfully I am making great progress.  Anyways though, I wanted to post some pictures to prove that we do indeed have snow!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

200 days!

In 200 days, I get to marry my best friend!  He was up this past weekend when we celebrated a quarter of our engagement time being up.  It feels like it is going slowly, but in another sense it is flying by.  We are trying to focus on enjoying engagement and not trying to rush it so much that we let this phase of life pass us by.  Do remember that we have a wedding website (there is also a link to it at the top of the blog page).  We are continually editing and updating this, so check back often...and please sign our guestbook!  If you are planning on being able to be in attendance at the wedding, we encourage you to send us an email (drmiller2013@gmail.com) so we can be planning accordingly.  I am finding myself constantly amazed with the fact that I am getting married, and to one far more amazing then I ever could have dreamed up.  I am truly blessed beyond what words can describe.

As much as I would love to fully devote all of my attention to marriage planning, I am still a student and therefore must focus also on my academics.  As mentioned in the earlier post, Monday was a big day!  Monday is now behind me and I finished all that needed to be completed.  What a wonderful feeling to have it all behind me.  October proves to continue to be a hectic month, with it slowing down just a little bit in November, and then a little more in December.  We are currently in midterm season, so we are doing lots of studying!  I am taking a midterm exam for Classroom Management this afternoon.  This has been my favorite class thus far this semester because of its practicality.  I am overwhelmed though by the responsibility that I will have as a teacher.

Please continue to pray for my student teaching placements.  There is a possibility right now for my placement, but there are still some "ifs" in the air to get worked out first.  I am anxious, excited, and in disbelief that I am old enough to be a senior in college doing my student teaching in three months!

Also, I am working on my Fall 2012 prayer letter.  If you are interested in receiving this, please either comment on this blog post with your email address, or send me an email stating that you would like me to email you a copy.

Well folks, that all for now.  Have a lovely day living it for the Lord!

Friday, October 19, 2012

the weekend has arrived

I am so thankful that the weekend has arrived!  It has been a busy week.  A good week though because my week started with my sweet fiance being here.  We so enjoyed our few days together.  I had heard of Sandstone Falls, but was not sure where it was besides the town.  We took on the adventure and were able to find it.  It is in the middle of no where, and looks like nothing much from the road, but once you get in it, it is beautiful!  There is a boardwalk that takes you out by the falls.  We had it working for us too that we went during the autumn's peak.  It was gorgeous.  We decided to add to the memories of the day by following the GPS rather then getting out the way we came in.  It took us on a steep, windy dirt road that could be easily mistaken as a dry river bed.  We laughed and had a lot of fun together.  Sadly, he had to leave Tuesday evening for his "Monday" on Wednesday.

The rest of this week has been hectic busy with academics.  Along with academic craziness, I am house sitting for a dear couple from my church.  It has been so enjoyable to be in a real home!  I am going to try to make this weekend as worth while as possible though.  I have another crazy busy week ahead of me.  I have a lesson plan due on Monday, as well as teaching a science lesson on Monday.  I have a take-home (which means it will take MUCH longer then the three hours we would have in class) mid-term due on Monday.  Truth be told, beyond Monday, I am not overly sure what is due.  I am trying to focus on the here and now.

Thanks for checking in and taking interest in reading my posts.  I wouldn't object to your praying for me, or any phone calls or letters from you!  Have a blessed weekend.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

brother is here!

I have so enjoyed having my eldest brother here since Thursday night.  He came in for homecoming!  Visitors are always welcomed.  It has been so nice having the familiar home face here with me to spend time.  It is nice because being a senior I have been included on several of the homecoming activities.  Last night, Scott was my date to the Homecoming banquet.  Please be praying as he starts heading back home today.

(sorry about the red eye)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

you think you are going through a trial?

Most of us would say that if we are not currently going through a trial, we have at some point in our lives.  Chapel today was amazing.  I highly encourage you to listen to Mr. Ken Shiflet's message.

it's beginning to look a lot like my future!

College life is very rapidly picking up its pace.  I find myself a bit overwhelmed with all that is due this week, and in the week's to come.  I do have the comfort in knowing "somehow, it gets done".  My mind has been very active on the different things going in my life such as the projects due, observations I am doing, engagement enjoying, wedding planning, and recently an amazing time in the Word!  God has been teaching me and convicting me in so many ways.  I haven't written much on it (one factor, because of time) because I simply do not know how to put it into words.  I got up early this morning to finish my science lesson plan (there is something very unrealistic about a seven page lesson plan), and now have a busy day scheduled in order to get the most possible accomplished.  I am eagerly anticipating two visitors within the next two weeks and am trying to get my work done ahead of time, so that I can enjoy their presence.

All that to say, I am still among the living, and loving life!  Hope you all have a lovely day.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wedding Website

For those of you who are interested, Daniel and I have a wedding website.  You can find it at...http://www.mywedding.com/daniellovesrebekah!