Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of College!

So...I finished my first day of college today at 4:45 p.m.

Yes, it was quite a relief mostly because I wanted to go home and eat!

This is how my day played out:

1. Got up at 6:30 (very early for me!). Got ready to leave for campus.

2. Left for campus around 8:00. Encountered some slight parking problems, but found a spot at the top level of East Deck 2 (approximately around 8:20). My car baked in the sun for the whole duration of the day...meaning it was an oven by the time I got back!

3. Headed out for Sanford and Moore dorms to help out with the survey booth. Asked several people directions to the buildings...all were quite helpful. Proof: I got there! :)

4. I read my Bible for about 30 minutes while I waited for Charlotte to arrive with the rest of the team.

5. Started setting up the booths around 9:15. Blocked students' path so that they would fill out the survey to win an iTunes giftcard (good for them), and we could add them to our contacts for possible outreach (good for us). They also got a FREE popsicle of their choice color or flavor. haha!

6. Left for my FIRST class at 10:45 with Stephanie Hellman keeping me from getting lost. Ran into Chad Harris and Joe Hawkins on the way. Arrived at Fretwell on time! Yes! Had my math class...funny teacher. I think I'm going to like this class. *gasp* Did I just say that I might like a math class?! Oh, yes. (Had nothing to eat.)

7. After math, I immediately set out for my next destination since I only had 15 minutes to get there! Asked a couple people how to get to the building. Got to the class in the nick of time! And I'm in Japanese class...yes, you read it right: Japanese class. The teacher has the thickest accent imaginable! I understood "study guide" and a few more words. But I did learn to say "How do you do?" and "glad to meet you" in Japanese. I'm excited! So class got over in 30 minutes! I had an hour to kill...conversed with some classmates. (Had nothing to eat.)

8. Then off to the Smith building for English. Nice teacher...but kind of crude. :( (Had nothing to eat.)

9. Then 15 minutes to get to my next class: Liberal Studies 1202 - World War 2. Good final exams in this class!!! So happy...:) (Had nothing to eat.)

10. Wow! This is getting long...please bear with me...I'm almost...done! Left campus and drove to the overcrowded Gray's Bookstore to pick up my math and Japanese books. Stood in line for 20 minutes...getting hungrier by the second.

11. Drove through much traffic, but got home safe and sound!

12. This is the most important: I FINALLY GOT TO EAT!!!!

Thanks for reading, I hope I didn't bore you to death. :)

In His Grip,

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My New Hat!

I got this great looking hat from Ross. I highly recommend shopping there for all you, my trendy friends. You can find the absolutely cutest tops and what not that are in style for way under $10 each! I shopped there and got 9 tops for $50 dollars! Good deal!

So here's my hat...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Verse of the Day!

1 Peter 2:1-10 ~ Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

As you come to him, the living Stone - rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him - you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:

"See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."

Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
"The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,"


"A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall."

They stumble because they disobey the message - which is also what they were destined for.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Retreat!! :)

The M28 Freshman/Sophmore Retreat went extremely well! Thank you, God!

It was a 2 1/2 hour drive to Cedar Mountain, and we stayed at Terra Nova Center in Hideaway Lodge. The building accomodations was complete except for the mold or allergin in it. I had an allergic reaction and almost lost my voice! :(

Anyway, we did some really fun things. On Friday afternoon, we swam in a little lake. The weeds at the bottom grossed us girls out! haha! Then we played King of the Dock. Obviously, none of the girls won. The guys really got into it! It was an hilarious game to watch! I wish I had thought of bringing my camera on the dock. As it turned out, I left my camera behind during the best times to take pictures. :( I am really disappointed in myself. I will post pictures that others took once I get them. :)

After the lake, some of us girls and the guys played two-hand touch football. That game rocked!! My team won!!!

Then we had a huge spaghetti and salad meal after which we played bloody potato. I'll have to explain that game in person.

Then we played poker using reeses pieces for "money". We stayed up 'til midnight playing!

Then Anna pulled a prank on Tim for what he did at the LT retreat. She froze one of his shoes in the a bucket of water!! The next morning he looks for his shoe and finds it in the freezer! He was initially upset, but I think he got over it. Needless to say, he did not wear his shoes on the hike!

Then we went and saw some really cool waterfalls! I got brave enough to jump one! It was soooo much fun!! Although, I felt really stupid for thinking of doing it, but I would definitely do it again!
And we also slid down some other waterfalls. Three Hispanic dudes were showing off and doing crazy things that could have gotten them seriously hurt. They were quite amusing!

Basically, that's about it. Oh, and Tyler LeVan taught from 1Peter 2:1-10. Excellent message! Just what I needed to hear for my first year in college and M28.

I'll post that Scripture passage next time. :)

In His Grip,

p.s. Sorry for not getting any pictures in. :((((((

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I am so excited about tomorrow!! I'm going to the Freshman/Sophmore Retreat!! Gonna meet all the interns, connect with all the other new M28ers, and have a BLAST!! I'm going to remember to bring my camera so that I can post pictures!!!!! :))))))

College starts in a little over a week! Ahhhh! Ok, much as it's for the best deals on textbooks is /not/ fun. Especially if the books are expensive and there are many editions of the book and if the book doesn't appear anywhere or the online stores are out of get the idea. Yeah, so...pros and cons.

Anyway...I thought I'd post since it's been a week since the last one. :(

Don't worry, I don't think I'll run out of anything to post about. :)

In His Grip,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Yes! M28 is finally starting tonight! I am soooo excited! New people to befriend and new experiences to live out.

This also means that my first year of college is right around the corner...I am excited and apprehensive at the same time. I have no idea how hard my classes are going to be, no idea if my teachers are going to be fair, no idea how fast I'm going to learn where all my classes are (hopefully learn that very quickly), some idea about how to relate to non-Christians, and no idea exactly how busy "busy" will be. :-)

Hope you understood the previous sentence. ;-)

So...I am staring into the great unknown which will eventually become a "known". Can't wait for that to happen...:-)

Anyway, God knows everything, and I trust Him to help me not only survive, but thrive in the busy environment.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Verse of the Day

Psalm 19:7-11 ~ The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.