Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Zumberge Series

On the weekends I spend most of time at the Zumberge library studying my life. This weekend was no different then the past weekends... I did get some stuff accomplished, but not as much as I would have liked too... Welcome to the Zumberge days.. Sighs...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Devos Bridal Show

This evening I went to the Devos Bridal Show. It was nice to get to know people in the area, but so many of these people just expect that you're rich and will drop thousands without evening blinking.. It was very interesting to me.. I was disappointed becuase I believe it did not have a lot being a bridal show. I was disappointed honestly and probably would not go again.

Candy was thrilled by all the business cards!! NOT!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

One Life to Live

This evening, I was driving, thinking so many millions of Americans leave their house daily and hundreds never return home that evening for a million different cirumstances. Medical, car accidents, plane crashes, ect. You just never know where you're going to end up.

I have a need to feel in control of my life and I feel that the most when I am driving. I blast the stero and go as fast as the speed limit allows me too. Something about listening to music and driving makes me so excited.. I can't explain. I like to get away and drive far away. I would drive as far as hawaii if it was possible... I used to love the drive from Spring Arbor to Grand Rapids. I could blast the music and think.. I love to do that...

You only get one chance to get things right. You only get one shot at this...

You only get one shot at this.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Martha Oct issue

Yesterday when I opened up the mail box, my little heart was in such delight to see Martha Stewart. I really enjoy reading. Reading is like my life. Last night I popped open the October 2008 issue and was pleasantly surprised to say that Martha and her Editors always out do themselves. This fantastic little issue had some many neat ideas for Halloween and talked about all kinds of fall things that I had not been aware of.

According to Martha, apple name or colors are not the only things that make apples distinctive, but actually they each have unique textures, as well as taste, which is a bite more obvious. Textures? That gets me I must say. I, like most Americans, did not know that apple texture is different depending on the apple. It’s just very striking to me.

Forming Truths From What we know

I know that God is in charge of the sunrise and sunset.

I know that God has his finger print on every person.

I know that God is real, his beauty can be tasted in his awesome scenery.

I know that God is in love and you can often find it in people.

I know that God is prevelant in the beauty these pictures capture.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I needed this..

by Max Lucado

The kingdom of heaven. Its citizens are drunk on wonder.

Consider the case of Sarai. She is in her golden years, but God promises her a
son. She gets excited. She visits the maternity shop and buys a few dresses. She
plans her shower and remodels her tent … but no son. She eats a few birthday
cakes and blows out a lot of candles … still no son. She goes through a decade
of wall calendars … still no son.

So Sarai decides to take matters into her own hands. (“Maybe God needs me to
take care of this one.”)

She convinces Abram that time is running out. (“Face it, Abe, you ain’t getting
any younger, either.”) She commands her maid, Hagar, to go into Abram’s tent and
see if he needs anything. (“And I mean ‘anything’!”) Hagar goes in a maid. She
comes out a mom. And the problems begin.

Hagar is haughty. Sarai is jealous. Abram is dizzy from the dilemma. And God
calls the baby boy a “wild donkey”—an appropriate name for one born out of
stubbornness and destined to kick his way into history.

It isn’t the cozy family Sarai expected. And it isn’t a topic Abram and Sarai
bring up very often at dinner.

Finally, fourteen years later, when Abram is pushing a century of years and
Sarai ninety … when Abram has stopped listening to Sarai’s advice, and Sarai has
stopped giving it … when the wallpaper in the nursery is faded and the baby
furniture is several seasons out of date … when the topic of the promised child
brings sighs and tears and long looks into a silent sky … God pays them a visit
and tells them they had better select a name for their new son.

Abram and Sarai have the same response: laughter. They laugh partly because it
is too good to happen and partly because it might. They laugh because they have
given up hope, and hope born anew is always funny before it is real.

They laugh at the lunacy of it all.

They laugh because that is what you do when someone says he can do the
impossible. They laugh a little at God, and a lot with God—for God is laughing,
too. Then, with the smile still on his face, he gets busy doing what he does
best—the unbelievable.

He changes a few things—beginning with their names. Abram, the father of one,
will now be Abraham, the father of a multitude. Sarai, the barren one, will now
be Sarah, the mother.

But their names aren’t the only things God changes. He changes their minds. He
changes their faith. He changes the number of their tax deductions. He changes
the way they define the word impossible.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I am thankful for another Day

I love Martha Stewart. Okay, maybe I don't love her, but I love what she is doing in our country. This morning I turned out Martha Stewart because she inspires me to think outside of my box and she is so educational. I always learn something new and find myself growing from the type of people she brings on the show. This morning Bill Clinton was on. I dont care if your democrat or republic, but Bill has started this Global Initative to help people from all over the world. It is really interesting project/ initative that he has started.

This website is amazing.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just Another Day in Grand Rapids

Lately, I have found myself feeling very overwhelmed with four classes. Four grad classes is a full load. I really do not have time for much else. It has literally taken me 4.5 hrs to find 30 articles and print them. Two of my classes require 40 articles= 80 articles to read, write literature reviews and proposals on the topics. I am extremely overwhelmed and I feel like Grad school is starting to become impossible. I do not know if I can have a job and do all of this....

It is a lot of work and I think people do not give me credit for it. I am frustrated a lot about all of this.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interviews, laptops and humans

So, I applied to Michaels Craft Stores today and they called me for an interview on friday. I am excited about that. .I love crafts and I think it could be a fun fit. I am just hoping they will be flexible with my schedule and not make me work my head off because I have some fun things planned for this fall that I would like to get done..

I got my Supoena from court today. I am a little nervous about testifing.. I have never done this before, but it will be for a little girl who was sexually molested by her father. I am very happy to put him away and keep her in a safe enviroment, so I am all for the support and if I can help her in anyway.. This is the best way to do it.

On another my laptop is currently on lifesupport. I believe it will not be with us much longer. I am needing a new one. I feel that prayers are necessary on this one because I do not really have the financial means to do so and I believe that God answers prayers even ones that seem materialistic.. I pray for a new laptop.... or even used.. Just one that I dont have to spend money on, but will get me through the semester.......

And finally humans.. The human race never ceases to amaze me. I am continuing to be in disbelief about how humans are so compassionate and loving..

Saturday, September 6, 2008

One Foot in Front of the Other

It has been a long time since I have posted. I promise I will update more often. These past two weeks have zipped on by. Can I say that I love college life! As much as I hate homework, i love learning and being with great thinkers... It has been wonderful working towards my Master's Degree. I am constantly challenged by the homework and the conversations that I have in class. While I am not happy about the homework load, I am actually enjoying this semester. However, I am not enjoying watching the student loans rack up!! It is sick..

I am in need of a job!! Prayers would be appreciated.. I really would like something in my field part-time or full time.. Doesnt really matter.. If I cannot find something in my field, I will settle for retail.. Sighs.. Prayers are needed.