Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm awake

There's something so powerful about the phrase "wake up". It has the ability to bring consciousness from the deepest sleep. And in that case it is not always welcomed. It can confuse or frustrate us, but in the end it brings a reality to our dreamy state. Whether that reality is, "I am in my own is Sunday... and I have to get up for church" or "Yes, I am a sinner and yes, I have been given the priceless gift of mercy and grace, so why do I keep living as if I'm not alive?"

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night

(have a listen)

The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is over; the day is almost here. Romans 13:11-12

Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you. Ephesians 5:14

...he will swallow up death forever. Isaiah 25:8

For even as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it...whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he crossed over from death to life. John 5:21, 24

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm totally on the "Nice" List

The number 1 item on my Top 10 Christmas list would be (drum roll please)...

I'll get back to you on items 2-10!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CMA's... Country Music Awesomeness

No better way to spend a Wednesday night than with a friend, crafts, pedicures and the Country Music Awards. The CMA's are especially fun for me because you don't have to worry if nipples are going to be exposed or people are going to hump, I mean dance, on stage. It's good clean fun!

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are an entertaining duo,
and it's not just because I have an above averagw girl crush on her.
P.s. I've been focusing on my leg workouts more. Thanks Carrie

Miranda and her fiance Blake cleaned up!

And welcome Gwenyth P. to the CMA stage,
not bad lady, Chris Martin would be proud

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Psych Week2, Day 3

Could this get any worse you ask? Of course it can!!!

Sigh. Bring on day 4 :(

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Weekly Highs and Lows

The end of the week is near and I am at a loss for words. Thank you Jesus for a 3-day weekend.

Weekly Lows:
Psych Day 2.
Enough said.

Weekly Highs:

Crafting :)
Christmas Wreath pics coming soon...

Starbucks: Tall decaf Eggnog latte with Soy
and Hobby Lobby with Traci

Toffee covered caramel apple :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Umm, how do I begin? Okay, how about with a quote... "Mc Murphy: 'I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this'". Get where I'm going with this? That's right, I started my psych rotation today. I've never wanted to laugh and cry so hard in my entire life. I felt like an innocent bystander on a hidden television show, thrown into some crazy prank that we would all get a good chuckle at later after the jokes were set aside and the truth was revealed. Well, there were in fact cameras, but no pranks. Tomorrow is day 2 of the adventure in the cuckoo's nest and I hope God will give me more strength for what lies ahead. A career as a psych nurse is definitely not in my future, but I will continue to pray for said individuals. I cannot imagine being so delusional and out of touch with reality. Thank you Jesus I am not stricken with such awful attacks!