Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The insanity never ends

So much to do and so little time! :P I guess that's my own fault though. So we have 4.5 weeks of school left and tons of assignments coming up. Next week will be absolutely insane! I'm just praying that I'll have the discipline and energy to get through the week. I'm excited about a few of our assignments, but I think I have four things due, so it'll be pretty crazy.
Besides school life has been pretty good, minus a silly cold. Saba and I went for a bike ride today which I really enjoyed! Though painful, it felt very good to get using some muscles that haven't had much exercise over the winter. I get to go home this weekend for Easter!! It should be quite enjoyable, and Lucas is coming too. I need to make sure I get some homework done...though I'm not sure how likely that is to happen. :S
Anyhow, life has been good...confusing at times, exciting at times too, and always, always busy!
Lots of love to you all. :)

Friday, March 18, 2005

Hurray for the 80's!

1984...the greatest year of the 80's...because I was born. :D lol Actually, the 80's kind of scare me. It was probably the worst decade ever for fashion and music. I'm glad that I was born in it and therefore was too young to participate fully in the styles. Tonight we had our McFormal and it was a lot of fun! We all dressed up and went for dinner and dessert at McDonalds. I found this GREAT dress at Value Village. A better word to describe it would probably be hideous. It was soo much fun though. My makeup, jewelry, hair, dress...everything was 80's-ish. We watched The Incredibles too...such a good movie! Definitely one I would like to own in the near future. I've got a bunch of reading to do tonight, so I'm gonna run. Life is crazy busy right now, and it won't slow down any until school is over at the end of April. It'll will be a rough few weeks ahead, but God is faithful and with His strength I will be able to keep pressing on.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Keeping busy

So a lot has happened over the past few weeks. I was chosen to go to the East Coast as a part of the KLBC drama team over break. It was a great trip! Although it's not always fun being crammed into a 12-seater van for hours on end, we made the most of it and enjoyed the trip out and back. We did five different performances over the weekend and we got to meet with tons of youth! I had such a great time, and it was so encouraging to see the amount of youth that were there and to talk to them and encourage them in their plans for the future. God was faithful and gave us the energy we needed to get through the week with not enough sleep, and hours on the road. I hope to go back again next year...or maybe to make a trip out there sooner! I love the people out east. They're so much friendlier than Ontarionians. My mom said I couldn't move out's too far away. Not because she cares to see me...she just doesn't want her future grandkids to live so far away. lol
When I was home over the break I was talking to my mom about evangelism (because we were taking that course) and my church. We came up with some great ideas and I'm so excited about this summer to try and put them into practice. It's going to take a lot of planning, and I'm going to need a lot of help from my church, but if we can put the time into it then it should go well. Now would be a good time for me to start praying about it.
We had our first and only overnight choir trip this weekend. It went quite well! On the Saturday night, Amy and I partnered up for billeting, and we had the craziest house ever!! I'm jealous of the boys...and the indoor pool at the place they stayed. :P Amy and I stayed in a farm house...with water stains and crumbling ceilings. They had a shed of geese, and a pet turkey somewhere around the yard. There were five children, all homeschooled. They were all in bed when we got there (including the 17 yr. old boy) and she basically sent Amy and I to bed too, telling us the kids would be excited we were there and would wake us up at 7 then next morning. :S We got a kick out of that one! We were quite glad to be out of there, even after a wonderful breakfast of porridge with flax seeds and these super healthy blueberry roll things (like cinnamon rolls...but with blueberries, and no sugar). They were very nice people though, and it was kind of them to open their house up to us, though I wouldn't want to live there.
So after 1 hour of sleep last night, and 5 hours this afternoon, I'm about ready for bed. I don't really want to do another sermon, but at least my next one won't be for a few weeks. I learned a lot after studying that passage in James though. It would be soo beneficial to study the whole Bible like that, but we always seem to be in some kind of rush and everything we do, we do half heartedly and don't put much effort into it. I'm off to bed now...just remember that in all temptations that arise, you have the choice in how you will deal with it. It can either lead to sin, or it can be used to strengthen you.

James 1: 13-15 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fullgrown, gives birth to death.