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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Do you pray?

It’s a long day.  I shouldn’t even be posting, but I wanted to share with all of you.  Do you pray?  I believe that prayer is powerful.  I believe that it works.  Do you?
I have some friends that have posted a video on prayer that was put out by their company The Table Project.  The business plan is such a neat concept to me and I love the work that they have done so far.  You should check it out. 
I am also an international business major which means that I love to hear what’s going on in the world.  And yes, I pray for the world.  My friend passed this website on to me this week and I found it so encouraging. 
Tomorrow is the international trial for Charles Taylor, a man who in many ways ruined the country that whose people I have come to love.  I pray that justice and God’s will will be done.  History could be changed tomorrow {and today I guess}! 
Pray for our world, our country, and the people around us with me?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pretty Pretty Picture

You know how I promised pictures...well here they are {some of them}.  You know how I said I would post more and write more.  Hmmm about that... Its week 5 of the 10 week quarter system.  And that my friends means that as much as I want to write.  This week is going to be a little lite on the posts. 
I'll stop babbling...Enjoy!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunset and a Rodeo {Weekend Recap}

It’s another Monday and another week. It’s times like these that I remember how fast time goes. This is a little lighter post than some of the last month because I got to do so many fun things this weekend. I’m sorry I don’t have all the pictures to prove it, but you have a good imagination right?

This weekend was Cal Poly’s open house or Poly Royal as it has been formerly known. I purposefully didn’t sign up to man any booths, but I ended up being at school anyways so I got to enjoy the festivities.
Every open house they host the rodeo and I got to go Friday. We have had so much rain the last week so it was muddy! On Thursday night my family was in town and we went out to farmers market. It started to pour and then it hailed! Yes, I live in California. Yes, it is April…. Anyways the rodeo was lots of fun even though it was quite cold and windy. I was bundled up and I still was cold. A guy I knew was one of the steer riders. He did a great job, and was the only one that stayed on which means he got the highest score.

Saturday I went and got my first pair of “big girl” cowgirl boots {is that what I call them?}. I haven’t worn them yet, but pictures will be coming soon. I got to walk around open house with my Daddy and brother {My brother is coming to join me next year! Yay!} and then grabbed some coffee with my Daddy. It was such a nice day. My sweet friend came and spent the night at our house. It was so fun just to spend time with her. Girls night consisted of making pretzels. Yum!

I think last night ended the weekend on the right note. I had spent a lot of time studying and to preface it was a school assignment. I have to go look at the sunset multiple times this quarter and so last night was time # 1. Talk about beauty! If God cares enough to paint beautiful sunsets, then he must care an awful lot about you and me. We drove through a couple valleys in the canyons and then up onto the ridge. It is so green and lush from the recent rains. And it was the perfect lookout point. Again be looking for pictures. I may just have to do a post of pictures!

What have your recent adventures been? I’d love to read your comments!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday after Easter

I have always liked Easter, but I feel like this year was particularly special. Yesterday I got to be with my family and bask in the reality of what this day life. So as we all start Monday and a busy week, let us not forget what happened yesterday.
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
1 Corinthians 15.12-19

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Sometimes I want to skip forward in life. I long for the days of the dreams that I hold in my heart. And while the dreams aren’t wrong, the wanting is. I believe that we all have deep desires in our hearts and in our minds. This last weekend affirmed it for me as well.
I had the wonderful opportunity to go to women’s retreat with a bunch of college ladies. We girls, but we also got to business with tackling the big stuff. I went to a seminar on contentment. It was technically on contentment in singleness, but the message is still the same. We have a time that is now and a purpose for now.
We talked about the story of Rachel. If you don’t know it, Rachel was never really happy with her life. She longed for children, and that became her goal and what her life revolved around. It was her focus and her selfish desire. She even threatened that she would kill herself if she did not have a child of her own. In the end this desire was the thing that ended her life as she died in childbirth with her second son. It is so striking to me that this is a woman who was sought after not for her ability to have children but purely because at first sight her future husband delighted in her. She wanted children so badly that she went at great lengths to secure them by her own means. Not by God’s, but her own. She had a son first; a great honor and she named him Joseph which means “another one.” She wasn’t satisfied. She had a son, which was highly revered and after giving birth all she could do was say I want another. And she got her plea, with yet another son. Her son Benjamin’s name means “my sorrow.” That meaning drips with bitterness when I hear it.
I don’t want to be a Rachel. I want to be content. I want to fill my role in my life in the present. I have been placed here for a reason, right now. What greater thing can I do but take advantage of it?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hard Topics {lies}

In light of this weekend of being at Women’s retreat with a bunch of other college ladies I would love for you to visit Miss Megan. She is doing a really neat post on lies and insecurities. So go visit her for the day. This week I will be sharing a little more of my adventures through life and this last weekend {and maybe how they relate to her post}.

This is not an advertisement, just a topic I’ve been thinking about.