Friday, February 29, 2008

Jumping and Leaping...

Happy Leap Day!

Today is the last day of February (duh). That means tomorrow is March, which means Julie's birthday is coming, which means Michelle's birthday is coming, which means MY birthday is coming, which means Easter (i like easter) which means God's not dead ...NO He is ALIVE :)
but before any of that, March means i am leaving the country. Flying out of Pittsburgh at 730 tomorrow morning on my way to Houston for a little bit before ending up in Costa Rica for ten days!!! I am real excited about the sunshine and getting a tan (something that would be impossible in the current snow-stormy Beaver Falls) But above all that, i am most excited to see what God has in store for our team. We are a group of girls who do not know one another very well, but are all called and willing to serve, and I know that God can and will use each of our unique gifts together in a way that is going to be spectacular.

If you think of it, please be praying for us, that we would bond well and be open to be used in the way that will bring the most glory to our Savior. Also, just for general safety and health and all that good stuff. I'm not gonna lie I'm a little nervous about this trip and do not really know why, but am trusting my life in the big, strong, capable hands of my Jesus - my Savior and my God. Lord willing I'll be back on the 10th... with stories and pictures and lots of love for all. Until then, dont let leap day end today, but press on daily; walking and leaping and praising God!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

the day after...

Valentine's Day that is.

ok, i know its actually two days after, but i chose to spend the majority of yesterday napping and recuperating from my awful test. (that would be any test in my awful class, kind of like having a math test in a math class.)
i have never been a huge fan of this particular holiday. its become way too commercialized and cheesy, and it seems like its become more of an obligation than anything else for couples, and not much more than a kick-em-while-theyre-down day for those of us who are single. That being said just for the sake of saying it, i've realized something special this year: I am Loved. and thats really what the whole day is about - a celebration of the love that we have, not a sad day spent looking for love in all the wrong places. God has put so much love in my life this year: from my family, my bestest friends, and even that random girl who shared her candy hearts with me. Life is good.
On a similar note, my roommate got engaged yesterday. Yes, the day AFTER valentines day. Kudos to you A, for daring to be different. Sure it might look like an afterthought, like you just missed the memo that the day for lovers was two days ago, but we'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you were just being different for the sake of making the occasion extra special.
On related note, the song playing in the Brig yesterday at lunch was "50 ways to leave your lover." Nothing says 'welcome to the day after valentines day' quite like that. Can't help but wonder if the radio station planned that or not.

smile. you are loved. life is good.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Chain Reaction.

it is raining. it is February. ew.

February means Valentine's Day is coming. ew.

the end of February means Spring Break. :) yay!

Spring Break means Costa Rica. :) yay!

February could be worse. I really hope that it does not get any worse, but i am choosing to focus on the :) yay!'s rather than the ew.'s

praying that God makes you aware of the :) yay!'s in your life and reduces the ew.'s.