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Ten On Tuesday: Some God Talk

February 2, 2010

1. What is your favorite travel destination spot? Beaches, fun activities, and history are what gets me. My favorite vacation ever was to Kauai, Hawaii for our honeymoon, but the fact that it was my honeymoon probably elevates it to that level. A close second would be to Athens, Greece and the islands. 2. Cats vs. Dogs. Dogs by far, although I do like cats and wish we could get one. Unfortunately Cleo would probably eat it. But I think I really only like cats that cuddle and have personality like dogs do, and that kind of cat is rare. 3. Do you believe in fate? No. See question 9. 4. Do you believe in karma? No again. See question 9….
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Things To Be Thankful For

November 25, 2009

With Thanksgiving just hours away, I remembered that years ago, when I was a sophomore in college, I wrote a list of things I should be thankful for. I was going through a hard time, and I needed to do something to give myself some perspective. I carried the list around with me for years, and added to it. A lot of the items are situational and wouldn’t make sense to you, but most of them are timeless and still apply. I rummaged the list up and would like to share some of it with you. Things to be thankful for: My hopes and dreams – even the fact that I have them My voice My brothers and I turned…
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Sunday Recap

November 22, 2009

My brother and I got the pleasure of leading worship in church today. I absolutely love it when we get to do this, but I’m not always “feeling it.” Today I was. Here is our set list: “Indescribable” – in a different key and a little more laid-back than the original since we only had an acoustic guitar “With Every Breath” – one of my all-time favorites, and one my voice is perfectly suited to “Awake My Soul” – my brother sang awesome harmonies “Doxology” – a classic We got a lot of compliments which is so nice and encouraging, but not the reason we do it. I am trying to convince my brother to play with me once a…
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November 18, 2009

In my second semester of nursing school, I had my first and only panic attack. It was my first day of clinical at a new hospital. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had stayed up too late the night before. I didn’t feel extremely anxious, but my body begged to differ. I was in a patient’s room with the nurse I was following, when I began to feel slightly nauseous. Then, my heart started racing. Soon I was nearly hyperventilating and I didn’t know if I could stand up any longer. Embarrassed, I excused myself and went to the break room to sit down. It took me 30 minutes to recover. Thankfully, the episode hasn’t repeated itself…
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Fantasy, Science Fiction, Edward Cullen, and Why I Love Them

November 10, 2009

Last night David was browsing the Internet, and he (don’t ask me how) ended up on a YouTube video about the best Sith Lords. Don’t bother watching it though, because it’s just a few pictures of Dark Nihilus and Dark Revan set to four minutes of music, asking you to comment with your favorite Siths. (And we’re talking Star Wars here, just to be clear.) David was fascinated. He started reading the comments and quoting them to me. Example: Nihilus hands down. Revan had powerful control of the Force but he also had a massive military at his side for his conquests. Vader is a pawn of the Emperor and has no real control but is still strong. The rest…
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