Saturday, November 20, 2010

All Things Work Together

I last wrote on the seventeenth about how I was learning to trust God more and more to leave my school, tests and everything else in His hands. It was a great reminder to myself the next day.

I had to register for my classes Wednesday. Being in class when my registration time started, the internet working way to slowly, and being on the last section of those in line to register (because I have only a few credits so far) made for a little bit of stress. All my classes were full with huge waiting lists, so I just started clicking on random classes trying to see if I could find some kind of class with spots available. I kept giving it over to the Lord, and in the end, I found a math class that was open. That was the most important thing! I am also on very small wait lists for a communications class and a English class, so hopefully I will get into one of those. I won't be able to get started on the sciences for the nursing prerequisites right away.All it really means for me is that I will have more credits toward my AA and I will have to finish up the nursing prerequisites later. It just changes how I prioritized my plans before. I know I will appreciate the system of registration later on in my game, but for now it really doesn't hurt me to learn to flex. It's also good for me to have my plans crossed so that I continually realize that 'all things work together for good to them that love God and them that are called according to His purpose.'

I have more to write, but I'll have to save it for morning. I'm completely exhausted due to a mama cat who has no milk and hungry kittens that have to be fed in the middle of the night. All things work together, right? yep, it's good character building.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Can Hardly Believe It!

 Before you read this take note: I sometimes think it's weird just writing all my day to day happenings for everyone to see, but then I think of how I would like to be able to look back later at all the years of school and family life and see all the ways that the Lord has lead me. This is why I blog. Please, if it boars you don't read it.

 My first quarter of college is almost over. I'm really excited, even though I have enjoyed school, to be finishing these classes and to start new ones soon. If I can pull through this last stretch of tests as I have so far, I think I will have an A in all my classes! I've had to work hard this quarter, but really, school is not as hard as I thought it might be. I know that God has really blessed in my schoolwork. I'm always amazed that He gives me just enough time, just enough focus, and all the help that I need in every aspect of life. I also recognize that as long as I do my very best He will continue to help me in all my studies. It's amazing! I think it is partially because of getting used to doing tests in a formal setting and this knowledge that God will continue to lead me and guide me as He's done before that has helped me learn to not stress out over every quiz and test that comes along.

So what's the homework agenda for the next week or two??
1. I have two more math tests; one is on Thursday. Then I am done. I can redo a test on the day of finals if I want to but I don't see a need to do that- at least not yet.
2. I have one more paper to write for English. Actually, it is just a revision of a previous paper that I wrote. My reading journal that I have been working on all quarter is also due soon as well as my portfolio. For English finals I have to write a whole paper in 2 hours in class. I'm definitely not a fast writer but because I know what I will have to write about already, I can start planning it out in my brain.
3. I had a medical terminology test yesterday. I have my final for that class next Monday.
4. I have piano jury coming up. I'm a little nervous about it since I haven't had much experiance playing for a judge. My piano teacher has been drilling into my head that I can choose to focus and not let the circumstances get in the way of my enjoyment of the piece. It's quite silly to be nervous about playing some long piano Ballad. Really no one will live or die because of it. It has little impact in the big picture of life, so I choose not to worry.

Besides, I'm on God's side why should I worry.

I can trust Him.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Safely through another week.... Just enjoying the beginning of the Sabbath hours. We've been having a few families over for Friday evening supper and worship. Lots of little kids! We can identify with these families though. Fellowship is more rare for large families, and we see so much in common especially with our friends that have a couple of foster kids right now.

Anyway, we have been just discussing short stories from the Bible. It's a blessing. Tonight we talked about the centurion and his servant that Jesus healed by simply speaking the word. He was one of the few people where it is recorded that Jesus commended his faith. Faith. It's so abstract, yet it is so real. Unmanufacturable, but offered to everyone that will receive.

Tomorrow, we have to go to church on the east side again. We will be so thankful when our church is finished. The day will come soon. Soon just seems so far away.

That's all for now. Vanessa