Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Adventurous Life

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4

So I’ve decided to start blogging again. It’s been awhile--I can say that for sure. I don’t know how long I will keep it up this time, but I figured I’d give it yet another try.

My life has gone through a lot of changes since my last post. Along with reaching voting age, I graduated from high school. After being home schooled my entire life, I felt that God was leading me to go to a secular university. I’m just finishing up my freshman year (next week is finals week!). I guess time flies when you're having fun!

If you had told me just two years ago that I was going to be a Political Science major, I would have probably looked at you really funny and asked what that was. In fact that’s what most people do to me now when I tell them what I’m studying. Yep, Political Science. Oh, you’re wondering what I want to do with that? Well, honestly, I don’t know. One thing I do know is that God called me into that field and I’m following after Him. Believe me, I’ve seriously looked into transferring to a Christian college, but when I prayed about it, God said no; He wants me right where I am. In a nut shell, I’m there to be a light in the darkness, but it goes deeper than that (if you want to know more, we can get Starbucks some time ;D).

College has brought a lot of new and exciting challenges. Just in these past few months, I have accomplished some scary projects. I did the scariest thing that I’ve ever done in my life just last month. The assignment was a persuasive speech. I could have easily convinced my audience of 25 strangers that the fiddle was way better than classical violin (which it is by the way . . . jk), but I felt like I should go a little more controversial. After praying about it for a while, I decided to do my speech on Creation. Don’t get me wrong, I love public speaking, but this was so scary. My heart would not stop pounding, my hands were shaking, and I kind of forgot to breathe. To make a long story short (or boring, as one of my professors likes to say), I am still alive and I will probably do something like that again.

With as much change has taken place this past year, there is even more to come next year. I am SO excited to see what God has up His sleeve. This summer, I am going to be a camp counselor at a Christian kids camp in Seattle area. This will be the longest that I have ever been away from home in my life, but I can’t wait! When I applied to three camps last winter, I was hopeful, but I wasn’t really expecting that any of them would want me. I was offered two out of the three positions and the third would have offered me a position if I had applied earlier. I am just so thankful for God’s faithfulness. But that’s not the only big change. . .

After commuting in and out of town every day for the past nine months, I made the decision that it was time for me to get my own apartment next year. After praying for several weeks that God would provide a good roommate, there were no possibilities. I had my heart set on getting an apartment with one of my girl friends from youth group, but none of the incoming freshmen could live off-campus and all my other friends already had living arrangements. It was looking bleak and I was beginning to think that I was going to be stuck at home for another year. I love my home and my family, but my independence is beckoning me to move out!

Before I realized that freshmen had to live on campus or at home, I had asked one of my best friends, an incoming freshman, if she wanted to get an apartment with me. She was really excited about the idea, and we were both disappointed when we found out it wouldn’t work. However, after doing some research, we discovered a women’s cooperative on campus that was actually cheaper than living in an apartment. We took the plunge and signed up for a room together next semester. It’s going to be a huge change living on campus in a house with 30 other girls, but I like the idea of change. Now, I just need a job to pay for my new adventure in life. . . I’m trusting that God has it under control.

As I said, I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness. He really is true to His promises. I am trusting in Him and holding on tight to see what kind of adventures He will lead me on. Life’s too short to sit back and relax! I can do that when I’m an old fogey.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Okay, so I'm just a little bit angry right now with some people in our country. First, millions of people are foolishly voting in Barack Obama even when, as Christians, they should be against everything he stands for. Second, thousands of people (according to Facebook) are throwing away their votes by voting for Ron Paul. Yes, Ron Paul is a great guy and everything he stands for is great. I have nothing against him. Lord knows, our country could use a leader like him. But, here's the thing, liberals do not have another candidate that they want in the office; it's Obama and Obama only for them. Conservatives, however, now have two people that they're voting for. How stupid is that? Split the votes between McCain and Ron Paul and you get a landslide win for Obama. Are people even using the logic that God has given them? THINK!

I was informed yesterday that this has happened before in the 1992 election. Ross Perot, a billinaire and Reform party candidate, had enough money to advertise. So, it was basically a three party election. Guess who won? Democrat, Bill Clinton, because the conservative votes were split. If the people who had voted for Perot had voted for George H. W. Bush instead, Bush would have won. If Obama wins this election by a few thousand votes, then the Ron Paul enthusiasts will be to blame. There just are not enough people who know about Ron Paul in comparison to the people who know and are voting for Obama.

The polls will be closing in just a few short hours. So if you haven't voted yet, get out there and do it. And if you can't vote or have already, then don't forget to pray for this election.

God bless you and God bless the United States of America. That is, if we can still call them "United".

"Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25 KJV