Posts About faith

Well, There’s A Confidence Booster

April 14, 2009

So, yesterday I was feeling reeeaally blah. I felt like my head was in a fog. Maybe it was a hangover from the steak, mashed potatos, salad, and ice cream I ate for Easter lunch and the ham, scalloped potatos, bread, and strawberry shortcake I ate for Easter dinner. Whatever the reason, I was feeling oddly incompetent. I emailed David and told him, “I feel like I am about to make a mistake at any moment and get yelled at.” I didn’t, that I KNOW of, but it was a rough day nonetheless. Today my director came up to me and asked, “Have you heard of the nurse’s gala that’s coming up?” “Yes, I’ve seen the emails.” “Were you planning…
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The Future Revisited

April 7, 2009

When I first went to college, like every kid I was faced with the premature decision of what to do with my life. I was never someone who always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I changed my mind a thousand times: from photographer, to singer, to physical therapist, to philosopher, to athletic trainer, to minister. In the end I got a degree that trained me to be a youth pastor, which I didn’t want to be, and another one that trained me how to think but didn’t leave me a lot of (read: ANY) job opportunities. I guess I followed through with it because I enjoyed the classes and the professors, and like most adolescents…
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March 27, 2009

It’s Friday,¬†hallelujah, and¬†I want to take a moment to say how grateful to God I am for the way this week has gone. The biggest thing is that my husband David maybe, possibly, hopefully, is on the right track to maybe, possibly, hopefully getting his pain under control. The haziness of that statement is reflective of how I usually feel regarding this whole ordeal, but my goodness, things are looking up! Yesterday morning when I got to work I was feeling very emotional/irritated/sad for what seemed to me like no reason at all. But I think the reason was that I had to give first-time chemo to a very anxious 22-year-old boy who looks alarmingly like my little brother. It…
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silencing the enemy

January 21, 2009

Psalm 8:2 – “…You have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger…” *** For my mother’s birthday, which was yesterday, my brother and I gave her a gift that she’s been asking for since last year. We recorded a simple 6-song CD of worship songs for her. I sang, and my brother played guitar and sang a little. It was done in the course of an afternoon and evening in a makeshift studio in his roommate’s closet. When I listen to it now, I can think of a million things that we could do to make it sound better. But when I gave it to her yesterday and we started listening, her eyes filled…
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Catching Up

November 13, 2008

Hey friends! I’ve been AWOL for awhile again, so since I have the day off I figured it was a good time to let you know what’s been going on. David and I are still looking for a house to buy. I really want one in an established neighborhood with trees and an either side-entry or detached garage. And we’re looking in a certain area of town, in a certain price range, so it is proving to be a little difficult. We’re trying to be patient though, because we want to buy one we really love! In the meantime, we have moved in with a friend of the family who goes to our church. Her children are just a little…
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