Sunday, October 31, 2010

Well...It's About Time!

I know! I know! It has been f.o.r.e.v.e.r! I feel like so much has happened since I last blogged! I am in the middle of student teaching and my 20 consecutive solo days! I am all by myself and honestly, it has not been terribly stressful but it has been a lot of work! Loads of lesson plans and preparation for my weeks=not much time for blogging! But, I am loving it and I am halfway done!! In two weeks a good bit of craziness will be over!

I was able to have a little fun last weekend! Brett bought me Carrie Underwood/Billy Currington tickets for my birthday and finally the day came when it was time to go to the concert! It was like a birthday present almost 3 months later and it was FABULOUS! We had such a fun time!

Oh Billy....He was wonderful!

She was beautiful and talented and so entertaining! She definitely busted out some....
"How Great Thou Art" in the middle of "Jesus Take the Wheel." Best part of the night probably.
I tried to upload a few videos but blogger is being weird.

Katherine, I took a video of Billy Currington singing, "I Got A Feelin'" just for you! Remember when we were obsessed with that song? Speaking of Katherine I have to give a huge Happy Birthday!! It was on Tuesday but I just have to say it on here!!
I know we have plenty of other pictures together from wayyyyyyy long ago but this was one from the beginning of college and I thought it was funny. Crazy to think we have been friends for like 12 years!
And....look how far we've come! P.S. This was the most recent picture I have of us. Over a year ago. This is sad and needs to change soon! :) Love you!

In other news....well, not much is going on. I have been struggling through plenty and learning so much. I think that God has really used this semester to teach me about the power of prayer which is so encouraging. He has also revealed a lot of sin in my life. We have also been going to a Bible study/Discussion group on Wednesday nights. We are doing the video series, The Truth Project. It is basically a series that discuss how we can have a biblical worldview. It has been great to be with the Estis' of course and we have also met some pretty great people! I have learned so much and been so encouraged!

Lastly, I will be celebrating 2 and a half years with this boy tomorrow....and by celebrating I mean saying...."Yay. 2 1/2 years!" :) haha. Either way....I am happy to be in this sweet relationship and I love this boy with all my heart!
I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend!

Something to encourage you on your Monday....
"I see you there hanging on a tree. You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me. Now you are sitting on your heavenly throne...soon you will be coming home! You're beautiful! When we arrive at eternity's shore...where death is just a memory and tears are no more. We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring. Your bride will come together and we'll sing, You're beautiful!" -Phil Wickham

Loving this song right now. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Being Shaped...

Sorry for the lack of blogging. Can I just say that through my crazy, busy schedule, my tiredness, and the times I feel completely unfaithful to the Lord, He is so good. He always knows exactly what I need and He fulfills every single need. I am so undeserving. The past couple of weeks have been so busy and it is only about to get crazier. I begin my 20 solo days of student teaching this next week and I am so excited and slightly nervous. Not so nervous about the teaching part....just about how busy I will be. Anyways, God has really used student teaching to show me about my prayer life and how He answers prayer in His perfect timing. I am thankful that He hears me and answers me.

I have been studying through the book of Isaiah. It has been challenging and frustrating because Isaiah is a bit of a tough book to study all the way least it has been for me. But, this week as I have worked through Isaiah 6 I have been so encouraged. One of the questions that was asked in my study was....."What are the words that you are speaking saying about your heart?" (something like that) They referenced the verse that says, "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks..." This question was hard to answer. Honestly, over the past couple of weeks I have complained, whined, judgmental, torn myself down, and been discontent. It's amazing. My mouth gets me in trouble so often. Ultimately, what I say comes from the fact that I am not being fulfilled my Christ and not allowing Him to meet my needs. It has been convicting but sweet to see how God continues to mold me and teach me new things. Here is the first part of Isaiah that I have just found so encouraging.

"I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above hi were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.' At the sound of their voices the doorposts of the thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. 'Woe to me!' I cried. 'I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty!' Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, 'See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.' Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!' -Isaiah 6:1-8

Well, not much else going on. I will have a busy, busy weekend trying to prepare lesson plans and activities for the next couple of weeks. Pray for me over the next four weeks when you think about it! Hope all is well! Thanks for reading my ramblings!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekend Rambling...

Saturday night.....done with lesson plans....watching Alabama dominate. It's all good. Weekends are so nice...I mean really they are. This weekend is even better because guess who is here.....

Hello sweet girl! She is cheering on the Tide upstairs in her bed right now! It has been so nice to relax with family this weekend.

A few things I am loving right now......
1.) The weather.. It is so perfect!
2.) This book...I seriously cannot put it down!
It is so encouraging.
3.) All of the many fall decorations in our house. Thanks mom!
Seriously...I can't wait to get married one day and have my own house but my
mom makes our house so nice to come home to!
4.) Running.... Well, this is a love/hate thing but the weather makes it nice!
5.) The fact that it is OCTOBER! Mmm....

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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