Sunday, November 30, 2014

So Much To Be Thankful For.

I have so much to be thankful for. This last Sunday I asked the two year olds I was teaching what they were thankful for. It got me thinking about how much I have to be thankful for. Yes, my year has Not been all peaches and cream and not everything in my life is Great. But God has still given me so many things to be thankful for.
I know that I should be thankful not only at this time of year, but all year long. So, I've decided to post at the end of every month, 15 things I'm thankful for in that month. Here it goes! ;)
*Road trip with Mare and Tina.
*Safety while going to ID.
*Friends who let you stay at their house on short notice.
*Cousins!!!!!
*Encouragement from friends.
*God providing me with a job.
*Being able to be a blessing to people and show Jesus to them.
*Laughter with sisters and inside jokes. ;)
*Thanksgiving.
*Making new friends!
*Making pies with friends.
*Having a great time with long time friends.
*Wood for the fireplace.
*God's wisdom.
*God's plan for my life.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Over A Year Already?

 I can't believe its been more then a year since I went to bible school. :( I can't believe how fast school went. I feel like I just went to TX for the start of school and now its done. I miss everyone from school. Yes, everyone. ;) There was only 50 students, so you know everyone by the end of the year. I will start were I left off in my last post about school. I learned so much in just the last couple of of months of school. Spring break was coming up and I still didn't know what I was doing. The school has misstions trips that you can go on or you can go and do something else. I was thinking about going and staying with my awesome Uncle and Aunt, but didn't know if that's what God had for me. Well the trip to CO that they were planing didn't have a lot of people signed up so they weren't going to go. But a couple of us were thinking about going and we talked and decided to go. And that's how God worked it out. So during spring break I went to CO with 7 others from school. It was such a good time with everyone. We really didn't know what we were going to do, so we learned to be flexible. We were at a ranch outside of Estis Park and we knew that we would be helping them clear fallen trees from off their property.(from the flooding) The couple of days, the girls ended up cleaning cabins, lodge, and the shop. While the guys helped stack wood and cut it. We helped stack wood the last couple of days. It was a great trip and it really brought our team together. Towards the end of school I had to keep reminding myself to be diligent and not just do everything half way because its the end. My family got to come to the graduation!!! It was Great to have them there and they got to meet my friends.
            This is the card playing group. ;)
                         Family picture.
 Aunt Martha and Uncle Steve came too. ;)
My discipleship group. I love them so much!
                       My roommates!

My family drove out and on their way the ac broke! It broke while they were in AZ. So the trip home was quite memorable. ;) There were no empty seats in the van, because we picked up our cousin, who was in OK and brought her home with us. It was great!! Our van started to have more problems in UT and we thought we fixed it.... But the next day in NV we stopped at a ford dealership and ended up walking around the town while the van got fixed. We got home safely and God definitely blessed our trip and we saw Him at work.
     We visited one of our cousins in UT. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Quilt #2

I'm on my second quilt. My first was one my mom started in collage and never finished. Before I went to Bible school last fall I finished it. Now I'm making a quilt for a friend who got married. Its going quite well compared to the first one. I know quite a bit more then I did on the first one. ;) Although I had to pick out the fabric on this one and it took a while. I have till Christmas to finish it. But I think the hardest parts are done. Picking out the fabric and cutting it all out.
Here is what its going to look like. ;)
Me with my 1st quilt. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Summer

I know its fall but I'm behind and someone keeps asking for an update. ;) 
Things are changing at our house. People are getting older and moving out. Nate moved out a year ago and Marylynn was gone all summer working at a conference center. I was gone for most the summer living with two of my cousins while I drove combine. Jenel was housesitting a lot this summer and the rest of the family was busy helping with day camps and 5-day clubs. Summer for our family is not vacation and doing nothing. Summer is working doing 5-day clubs and day camps and then canning and canning. ;) This year since Marylynn and I were both gone and Jenel was working, mom didn't have much help with the canning. Although now that I'm back home I'm helping a lot with the canning. This has been quite a summer. I really enjoyed living with my cousins and driving combine. ;) God taught me quite a bit this summer and He isn't done yet. ;) I think the most important thing He taught me was that Satan doest want me to have a good strong relationship with God and will tempted me to try and not spend time with God. Since I have so much down time in the combine while driving I thought it would be a great time to memorize Gods word and talk to Him. Well I found out that its a lot harder then I thought it would be. Satan just kept on tempting me and wouldn't stop. If I could I would do my summer all over and work harder fleeing temptation and spend more time with God and memorizing His word. But I can't and so I'm working on fleeing temptation here at home which is still hard. But with God on my side He can help me do it. 
I hope y'all had a good summer! Here are a couple pictures of our summer. ;)
                         One of my kids! ;)

                  Having fun at the creek.

                My best friends wedding. ;)

Visiting Mare at the coast.

                          I Love my job!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

His Hill




I figured that since I had time I would blog. ;) Also, some people have asked me to tell them what I’ve been up to. Well, for those of you who don’t know, I’m at Bible School in TX. I’m So Thankful that I got this opportunity to come here. It has been One of the best years of my life. If you have a chance to go to a torchbearers school you should do it. (that is if God wants you to.) I will tell you a little what it’s like. We have three classes every weekday morning plus chapel. Then two night classes after dinner. We all have a duty, like right now I put away all the food after dinner. Duty’s change every three weeks. On Mon. and Tues. afternoons we have free time to do homework and whatever else we want. Wed. we have outreach. I’m in a mentoring, we go to a school nearby and help the children with homework and play with them. Thursday afternoons we have work day. The girls clean and the boys work outside. Fri. we have two afternoon classes instead of night classes. The weekends we don’t have anything most the time. (besides going to church on Sunday.) That is what it looks like. ;)

What have I learned?
The most important thing I have learned is, Christ In you! (Gal. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. ) Yes, I knew this before coming, but I didn’t get it. Its Christ living in and Through You! It’s Not your life it’s His.
Another thing I learned is that I Do worry. I never really thought I was a worrier. But God showed me that I am. It’s something I have now been working on. (Phil. 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.)

A Big thing I learned last semester and through the brake was Contentment. (Phil. 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.) I had never been away from my family ever. J Even when I went to camp I always had a sibling with me. Over the summer I wasn’t living at home, but I saw my family every Sunday. So, it was a Big adjustment to go and not have any of my family with me. I was fine the first couple of weeks and then about 4 weeks after being at school it hit me. For a week I was really wanting to go home and then I was ok for about 6 weeks off and on. Then it was one week before Thanksgiving and I wasn’t going home for Thanksgiving. From that week till I got home I wasn’t content. I thought that when I got home I would be content and everything would be good. Well, after one and half week’s home Jenel told me to stop talking so much about school. That is when I realized that I wasn’t content. By the end of brake I was content and I had learned to be content. So far this semester I have stayed content. Thanks to God. I know I only have three more months with all these wonderful students and that some of them I may not see till Heaven.


My favorite part?
Learning more about God and the Bible and getting friends for Life!
 I have a Lot more to tell you. But it will have to wait. ;)