My pep talk before an exam
this Friday. Bring it on, MedChem
"The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1-2
There is so much going on right now that all I can think to do is pray. I am a little overwhelmed with classes already, one of my former high school teachers and his wife are going through such a trying time right now, Cedarville lost one of it’s most influential staff members, and this is just the beginning of a long list. Tonight I am praying for guidance. Guidance for myself that God will lead me through this tough semester (I have no doubts that He will since He has brought me this far, but it is always nice to have some reassurance). Guidance for the Parsons family. That God will lead them to the good that this difficult situation has in store. Guidance for Dr. Ruby as he leaves his position at Cedarville and is off to do more wonderful things in the name of Christ. And guidance for Cedarville as a University. Things seem out of balance right now, and we are all wondering why. As frustrating as it may be not knowing answers, we do know that no matter what, God is in control. While we may not understand the reasons behind decisions being made, we know that God has a purpose for everything and I pray that we each remember that.
2012. What is there to say about 2012? Like every year, there were smiles, tears, heartbreaks, good times, bad times, great times, and awful times, but there were some moments that topped everything. I got to sing in concert with Gateway Worship, i survived structure and function, our trip to Menifee county after the tornado, Kentucky winning the NCAA championship, got to see some awesome outfits at Lexington comicon, seeing my beautiful sister grow as a woman of God and as a dancer, ELLIV 2012, BABY HANNAH WAS BORN (in case you don’t know, she is perfection.), I got accepted into pharmacy school, 4of my closest friends got engaged, Readifest, grayson trip with friends, started pharmacy school, myrtle beach trip, meeting team awesome (aka TBL group 4), white coat ceremony, pitch perfect (3 times), GMHC 2012, the wedding of Megan and Jimmy, #thingsKingsleysays, Christmas party, family picture, health screenings at Kroger with Kasandra, Zoo lights trip, drawing a picture of Gandalf on one of my finals, passing all my classes this semester with my highest college gpa, family christmas, and a trip to gatlinburg. All in all I can honestly say that this year was one of the best I have ever had. I am more than thankful for the provision of God. As I look back at what happened in 2012 and I look forward to 2013, I have decided to go against the New Years Resolutions. Resolutions are not kept. Instead, I have decided to make New Years Promises. So here they are. My New Years Promises to myself (in no particular order).
1. I will be healthier.
2. I will be the one to dictate my happiness
3. I will do well in school
4. I will show others more love
5. I will seek God more
6. I will love myself
7. I will have fun this year
8. I will enjoy the time I have being single and not worry
9. I will help others
10. I will be involved in ministries and invested in lives
11. I will be a best friend
12. I will be a good sister
13. I will live for Christ. Every day.
Here’s to you, 2013!
The professor dropped 16 questions, but still…
I just love this song. It has been out for a while now, and every time I listen to it, it just makes more sense. It is such a simple song. I mean the majority of the lyrics are “How Great is Our God”, but isn’t that how it should be? Shouldn’t the majority of our words be proclaiming just how great He is? Like I said, a simple song, but the truth that it brings is something else. I look at my life and how many times I have fallen and failed, but in all my weakness, He is still great. I have to sit sometimes and just reflect on what that means and each time I just get overwhelmed with his love and power, but I get so much comfort in knowing that such a great being wants a relationship with me and loves me despite my short-comings. HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!
“Go ahead, make my day!”
bahahahahaha…. everyday of my Summer/Christmas break