Sunday, April 24, 2011

** Happy Easter! **

Hope you’re all having a fantastic Easter!

Luke 24:1-12 (New Living Translation)

from BibleGateway.com

1 But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.

5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”

8 Then they remembered that he had said this. 9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. 12 However, Peter jumped up and ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened.

 

he has risen painting

He has Risen painting by kellyharrisart

cross necklace

He is Risen necklace by eagerhands

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lookie what I won! :)

Maegan over at Chesterrific had a giveaway for a phone/ipod cover from Chrissy’s etsy shop Whimsical Poppysmic. I got this cute little dude in the mail a few days later!! :)

phone cover

I love it! :) It keeps the screen on my ipod nice and clean when it’s been in my purse or backpack all day…and it’s cute!  The little birdie is super cheerful, don’t you think? :)My sister-in-law was in town when I got it in the mail, she was checking it out and all of sudden said, “OH!!!” ((and about scared me when she did haha)) “She even lined it!!!”  Yes she did! :)

inside

I love it!! :) Thanks Maegan and Chrissy!! :)

Hello Again!!

Seeing as to how it has been almost a MONTH since I've blogged...I've got a LOT to fill everyone in on.

  • So sorry it's been forever!  It's been a crazy (but good crazy) month!! :)
  • I PASSED MY COMPS! :) :)  Thank you to everyone who sent me encouraging emails, notes, and said you'd keep me in your prayers! I was super nervous, but super excited! :)
  • Non school related news: I GOT A SILHOUETTE SD! :)
  • Since I've passed my Comps, I've been working on finishing up the last of my schoolwork for the year.  All presentations, tests, papers, and abstracts are scheduled to be done by Thursday.  6 days.  In 6 days I will no longer be a student (at least for a little while). It's a strange, strange, strange thought for me. I'm still letting it sink in.
  • Speaking of not being a student, I'd like to take this time to reiterate that sometimes God has plans for us outside of what we may plan ourselves. Let me give you some proof of that... ((I’m linking up the verses))
    • Psalm 33:11 (Read all of Psalm 33...it's great!) "But the Lord's plans stand firm forever; His intentions can never be shaken."
    • Proverbs 16 (Read the entire chapter…) It starts with “We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.” (v.1)
    • Jeremiah 29:11 (God’s talking to exiles here…letting them know that He hasn’t forgotten about them) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    • Psalm 19:21 “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
    • Psalm 32:8 “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advises you and watch over you.”
  • I say all of that because all the “plans” I’ve made for myself for the next few years are turning out a little different!  I’ve had a LOT of great opportunities at my school including a student job that allows me to go to school for next to nothing, numerous research opportunities to learn outside of the classroom (and play with some great kids!), and getting to know so many wonderful people through work and school.  I had “planned” on getting a PhD from Auburn, but after talking with a professor of mine who I was planning on studying under, we’ve discovered that there just isn’t anyone around here who has the experience that I need to learn from.  I want to work with children who have been diagnosed with cancer and/or other debilitating chronic illnesses.  I’d LOVE to work with them alongside their physical therapist, providing fun activities to help reinforce the training they receive from a PT.  Teaching a modified ballet class at a hospital maybe? :)  I’ve run so many of the other possibilities of what I can do with a Master’s in Exercise Science…and I just keep coming back to that!  Well, it just so happens that a PhD program that may be what I need is starting this year at a school 15 minutes from my parents house.  I’m taking the year off to pray lots while Adam finishes up his school, and we’ll see where God puts me after that!! :)  I’m pretty excited to tell you the truth!

And, can I just go ahead and say that this necklace is great! I decided to see what was on Etsy related to those verses I added and found this. I love it! :)

psalm 32 8

You can find this and several other verse-inspired jewelry and keychains at This Word’s For You