Saturday, September 30, 2006
Later we will head over to Martin stadium for some Cougar football. We are playing USC, we are going to get squashed, beaten, and otherwise pulverized (did I miss any other good verbs???). But still, it should be a good game, with perhaps a possibility of us actually doing pretty well. USC has lost some good players and our team has gotten better.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I wrote this for my Teen Leadership class, I thought I would post it here.
I became a Christian when I was very young, I think I was about four years old. I think I did it because it was important to my family and that if I didn’t I would go to Hell. My “Christian walk” at that age was not a Christian walk, as you can imagine. It was the faith of my parents, I prayed with my Mom but when she stopped coming to pray with me at night I stopped praying. When we found out that my Dad had cancer I started praying again, praying that my Dad would get better. When he did I stopped talking to God because I didn’t really need Him anymore, or so I thought. I continued ignoring my prayer life, I was pretty much like that white washed tomb Jesus talked about. I was a church goer but there was no true relationship.
I went to summer camp for the first time in the summer before I started sixth grade, that was where I discovered that God really did want to have a relationship with me. That August in 2002 I rededicated my life to Christ, I really meant it. How have I changed since then? Christ got a hold of my life and He has been working in it ever since. Instead of only praying to God when I think I needed His help, now I pray to Him because I want to talk to Him and I know now that I always need His help.
God combines things that I face, things that I read, things I hear to challenge, convict or encourage me. God used the youth staff at my old youth group to help me to grow, He uses my family and friends as well. It’s an amazing tapestry of what He does in a person’s life, it’s so complex that I cannot understand it from where I’m standing. Someday I will understand why. A huge struggle I had was almost two years ago, when I left my youth group. These people had been my family for three years, that youth group is one of the reasons that I am who I am today. It was a very hard time for me, but God comforted me in ways that reached the hurts that no other person could have been there for me like God was and is. He was very much there for me in that time, the verse in Zephaniah 3 verse 17 is what He did for me, “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
The past year has been filled with hard trials, but through them all God has been faithful. I broke my ankle in May and had surgery, God was with me through all that. God went before me and after me, I would have been so afraid if I hadn’t been trusting that God’s plan is the best thing for me. God showed me that He supplies what we need when we need it. He will never put us in a trial that we can’t face. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Sometimes I stop and think how different my life would be if I wasn’t a Christian. I am amazed to think what I would have been if God hadn’t chosen the people that were around me. I am so thankful that He saved me, I am so thankful that He will always be working in my life. He doesn’t give up on people, He is so faithful. I think that is one of the main things that He has shown me, He is faithful to do all He has promised.
Monday, September 25, 2006
I'll give like a 10 brownie points to whoever can figure out who these girls are.
The other girl is soooo cute! But that was when she was a little nubblet, now she's a huge beast. Still as dramatic as ever. I wonder if they are related....
I was looking at some old pictures and the blond girl is SUCH a drama queen, I laugh now because there are some really embarrassing pictures. But she is such a tard and I can say that because I can.
Anyway, brownie points to whoever can guess. (Hint, if you've been reading my blog you know about all these people)
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Anyway, today I went on a chemistry field trip we went to T.G.'s lab, where my chemistry teacher works. It was interesting but I don't think I want to work in a lab. I would like to work as a nurse, maybe.
After we went through all the labs we went to the Frisko Freeze and got some lunch, we ate by a fountain. It was a lot of fun. The field trip was good, but it took a long time and I was tired of standing. One of the teacher's twin daughters almost fainted when Mrs. R. got her blood drawn. Poor Betsy, I think all the girls except for me got queasy at least once on the field trip. I only almost-faint when there is LOTS of blood, I almost-fainted at the doctor's office when I saw this lady's toes gushing and another time in driver's ed when we were watching a gory video about not driving while intoxicated. My friend Mary said I looked green.
That's all for now.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
It's been raining all day here, I don't know if that has anything to do with my ankle aching. It feels like a muscle cramp and an achey feeling. Maybe this is the pain some people were talking about. Hmm..
Oh my word. Bella is so hyper. Dad is practicing with his guitar for Awana and Bella is singing and dancing.
I've got to go now, Kristy needs her Target fix. Since she moved out to no-where and there is no Target in no-where she misses it terribly.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
I'm pretty tired right now, I got a decent amount of sleep last night but I'm still recovering from Friday night. I think I stayed up until about 4:30 in the morning. I'll probably take a nap soon, after I study for chemistry.
I was thinking about modesty about a week ago, a quote that I read said something like, "Modesty should never attract people, it should point to Jesus." It went something like that. On the drive over to Pullman my Dad said, "There's kind of a quiet beauty here." When I was little I hated seeing the hills, the hills go on for hours and it gets boring. But I could see what my Dad was talking about, the hills aren't really anything special in themselves, they are just there doing what God made them to do. As we drove I looked at the hills and it just seemed like the beauty that the hills have is just God's creation giving glory to Him.
I think modesty is like that, it just points to Jesus and what He has done to save us. Modesty is boring to some people, people who don't understand why we are modest, people who probably don't know the Savior. Just like I thought the hills were ugly when I was little, I longed for water not boring hills covered with wheat.
We should be living our lives in a way that shows our neighbors that we aren't of this world, we should be declaring God in the way we live and speak.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat."This post is most likely not making sense, but I'm really tired so that's my excuse. I'll try and get a post about my weekend up at some point. I think I'll go take a nap.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Oh and I'm thinking that if my hair was as long as that girl's hair in the picture I would strain my neck. I have thick hair.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Grandmama died yesterday with both of her children with her, the memorial service will be on Saturday. Curses, I'll be gone. I wish I could go.
Therefore, we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. II Corinthians 4:16-17
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I GOT THE HIGHEST SCORE ON THE FIRST CHEMISTRY QUIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got 50 out of 54 points, the next closet score was 44 points.
Ah, I am happy. We'll see how this holds out through the year, when we actually get to the hard stuff. I usually do well on the first quizzes. Just as long as I keep studying hard I should do fine.
Oh and AWANA was good, there are two LIT's in my group, the Pen Man and Josh. They were both in my group last year. Mr. K. did well, although I'm sure it was confusing for him. I felt so... Out of control. Last year I had free reign, but this year Mr. K. will be more involved than the guy who was the Leader last year. So I'm not the "main leader" but I already explained that.
I'm sore. My legs aren't used to all this walking, I didn't get to exercise my legs much with my ankle being busted for a couple months. Oh well, it should get better.
And that is all, for now.
Monday, September 11, 2006
School was good, I got to see my friends. There are a lot of new people there and all the younger kids are getting older, I must be one of the oldest people there. This year will probably be my last year, things are changing. One must grow up I suppose. During break between 1st and 2nd period Allie, Betsy, Molly, Katy and I had a good conversation.
Tomorrow night is the first night of Awana, I'll be "leading" a group. "Leading" is me showing a new leader how to lead, he is the "official leader" of the group but he's brand new. They have him leading the group because he is an adult, younger leaders in training listen to adults more than they do to me. Hopefully I'll be able to help him, I think he's pretty nervous about it. The first night is always hard. I "led" a group last year, because the main leader guy was gone a lot.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I just typed something about Riker, but.... I think most of you would fall off your chairs if I published it, so I'll save it for tomorrow for the people that would just laugh if they heard it. Those people being one person and that person happens to be my sister.
Barbarosa, Kristy (with the dread lock-ed hair) and myself will be embarking on a marvelous journey of looking at all the nerdy fans and laughing secretly. Of course we will be at the convention, so that kind of makes us geeky. Oh well.
I get to see Riker!!! And Troi!!! And I get to see the props!!! *dies*
I am pretty stoked but when I get there I will be TOTALLY stoked and a little fearful for my life. All those.... Devoted fans in one place. It'll be like I am in one of the Trekkie's movies, which will be quite twilight zone-ish in itself.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
As I've said before Diesel was missing, right now I'm holding a very wet beautiful cat named Diesel. John got home from work and Dad told him Diesel is gone, I had come out to "soften the blow" (I came out a little late). We heard "MEOW! MEOW! MEOOOOW!!!" So we franticly began searching around the yard, I went into the back, while John and Dad looked in the front. It was coming from John's car!!! So we got out there and someone popped the hood and there was my baby. This whole time I had been running around crying and laughing, so I was finally holding my little baby. *sighs happily*
So today Diesel got in John's engine compartment and John drove to work, which is probably about a 45 minute drive, Diesel sat in the engine for at least 10 hours today, in the hot car. Diesel could have got chopped to pieces by the fan, but he didn't.
Last night I was thinking about a devotional I had read about how David poured out the water he found, he poured it out for the Lord. In the devotional Oswald Chambers had said that to enjoy God's blessings fully we have to give them back to Him. I thought, "God if you took Diesel away I would still trust you." I said it and I meant it, I just didn't think that God would take him away the next day! Mom and I were talking about how God gives and He takes away, we enjoyed Diesel and we loved him, we got to have him for 4 weeks. 4 wonderful weeks. We talked about how God allowed us to have Diesel for that time, how we appreciate the time we got with Diesel. I prayed for my Diesel today, I prayed that wherever he was that God would protect him and that he would be safe. How God hears us!
I look at this little cat that I have on my lap and I see a cat that belongs to God, God is just giving us more time with him. Again the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord! It blew my mind today as I thought about how powerful God is, He gives us blessings and takes them away, He does this sovereignty and in love. It blows my mind how awesome God is!
You should have seen me this morning, both Mom and I were blubbering. Kristy talked to me and gently asked if I had a cold, that tells you how badly I was doing emotionally. A lesson I learned today is that I need to appreciate the blessings I have and I need to thank God for what He has given me.
Thanks for your prayers!
Diesel is missing, we don't know where he is. Hopefully he will turn up but if he doesn't it's OK, whatever happens is God's will. Although it's really sad and hard right now. I have some more thoughts about this, but I don't think I can write it here right now. This area is a little too tender. Please pray for us, my brother doesn't know yet and he will take it pretty hard. Thanks.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Parking was fun, actually parking was easy but we parked really far away. We thought that all the parking spots would have been taken.... Nope. So Mom and I walked a total of two miles today/ *groan* I was wearing Converse, not really good support in those. Oh well, but poor Mom! She is gimpy, since her hip is messed up.
Well, pretty soon after we got to the park I saw Curly, we gave each other a hug and excitedly talked about our summers. I must say, Curly is awesome, she is a dear sister in the Lord and she is SO funny. I asked her what she was going to do after highschool and she wants to be a nurse! I was like, "Me too!" We both would like to work with kids, they have less issues than adults. So if we do end up getting into the career we will be the dynamic duo of the Pediatric nursing section. Ha ha... Curly got up and walked over to see Megan, then I saw Jahothanan and I got up to say hi to him. It is really rare to see him, I think I've seen a him a total of 4 times in my whole life and this was the second time I've seen him this week! So that was funny. We got to talk a little bit more than we usually do so that was cool.
Today the Cougars are playing Auburn, they are not playing in Auburn Wa, they are playing in Alabama. Hopefully they will do well. I've heard that Auburn is really good, so we probably won't win this one. As long as we beat the Huskies (any season that we beat the Huskies is a winning season) and win most of the rest of our games I will be happy.
Don't fail me now, Alex Brink!!!
Friday, September 01, 2006
We got our fair tickets and that means that I get to see DAVID CROWDER BAND (OH MY WORD!) at the fair this year. That should be awesome, amazing and generally cool beyond all words. Excited, me? No.... =P
I am going to a Trekkie convention soon and that will be.... *interrupts self* Okay before I explain how it will be I must confess. I have seen every single episode of Star Trek except one (because it had really bad content), I have seen all the movies and I can name all the captains, their second officers, most likely their engineers and all bridge crew from every series. Which is ABSOLUTELY nerdy! But alas, I know this. I will be expressing my nerdiness with my siblings, all of them except for one who happens to be living in England. So the Trekkie convention will be in fact fun for me, no I WILL NOT dress up. I do have my limits, people. The Klingon death metal band is playing later at night, sadly (hehe...) we will not be staying for that.
So now you have my confession, now you know a bit more about me. Now please tell me in your comment, how does that feel?