v-day

I’ve never been a fan of valentine’s day. It’s not because I’ve been single for the majority of those, or an anti-romantic. It’s just the over-commercialization and stereotypes that come with the holiday. Since when is a person defined by their relationship? It seems that the closer that day gets, the more people focus on … [Read more…]

Yay reading!

This is encouraging: http://www.arts.gov/research/ReadingonRise.pdf Honor goes to parents, teachers, librarians and all those who love to read and share their encouragement with others!

witness

Miss Indiana, Katie Stam won the Miss America pageant last night. I did not see the show, only heard it, but what a witness she portrayed in her character, presentation and humbleness. Check out her talent portion of the competition: A powerful witness to what’s really important about our walk with God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZYX50WhxCo&feature=channel

epiphany

I don’t believe in coincidences…only in God’s love and care in my life. In this season of Epiphany…I am having epiphanies of my own. I know what Epiphany means in the church, but I was curious about the dictionary definition. According to merriamwebster.com, this is one of many: “…an intuitive grasp of reality through something … [Read more…]

I’m ready for 2009

I’m ready for some change.I’m ready for a new year.I’m ready for new adventures.I’m ready to set some new goals.I’m ready for whatever God is going to give me.I’m ready for 2009.

free spirit

I never considered myself a free spirit, but maybe I am more than I thought. Sometimes I just want to travel and write. No schedule, no commitments, just going where I want; visiting family, friends, and seeing the world. I suppose I can do that now, but it’s harder when you have responsibilities. I wish … [Read more…]

wonder drug

Zicam. Ever heard of it? I am calling it the wonder drug. I woke up yesterday morning all congested. My nose ran like there was no tomorrow and I just felt yucky. Then a friend told me about Zicam, and to take it on the onset of the symptoms. So I did. …And it worked! … [Read more…]

seriously?

I am conservative when it comes to certain issues too, but no communion because you voted for Obama? Where do these people get their ideas? “SC priest: No communion for Obama supportersSC Roman Catholic priest says Obama supporters shouldn’t receive Holy Communion”http://www.newsweek.com/id/168949/page/1

abandonment

I received an interesting article in my latest weekly CPYU email update that I received today. It’s about why students leave the faith after high school, but it high lights a passage written by William Wilberforce over 200 years ago. I just think it’s incredible that in 200+ years, it hasn’t changed. Young people were … [Read more…]

friends

I never thought it would be this hard to transition from college friends to real world friends. But I am a firm believer that college does not prepare you socially for the real world…Do you agree? Although, I have many friends that have established their own group on their own…why can’t I? I know it … [Read more…]