Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time Flies When You're Having Fun...

How many blogs do you read in your lifetime that start out, "Okay, so it's been a while since my last post.." So here's one more.. YES, it's been a while since I've written. But since April, my life has sped up and is just now slowing down.

April led to finals for me. I managed to make it past my final exams in my last semester of Physical Therapy Assistant school. Our last day of school was a Wednesday, the following Monday I began my 12 weeks in summer clinicals..

My first clinical was at SouthCrest Hospital in South Tulsa. It's an acute setting, a team of three to five therapists (depending on the day), and consistent hours and no holidays off. Wee! But I loved every minute of it. My CI was very enjoyable and she helped me to learn a lot. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the hospital and seemed to get along with everyone there. My six weeks went by fast. Before I knew it, I had made it through six weeks of working for free and it was time to move on to Phase Two!

My second clinical (aka Phase Two) started mid-June at an outpatient clinical setting in Sand Springs. I work with three therapists and there is another student here as well. However, she is a PT student from OU. Meaning she has to go to school for a total of 8 years for her degree. Um yeah, I don't think so. Anyhow, I am really enjoying it. My CI is amazing and I'm really getting some good practice in this outpatient setting. I'm thinking she'll pass me too. I have a week left from today.


A lot has gone on since I last blogged. Over the span of my first and part of my second clinical, I put in a lot of applications/resumes and got a few interviews. I started interviewing with St John's Medical Center (acute) in June. I guess they filled the first position and called me for a second interview for another position. During my second interview, things just didn't feel right. I didn't feel comfortable, or at home, or feel like they even wanted me there. I pretty much decided then that I wasn't going to work with them.

A week earlier, I applied for a PTA position at a pediatric clinic in South Tulsa. I don't really have any past pediatric experience, other than during a couple clinicals and the fact that one of my instructors during school really loved peds and portrayed a lot of it in our studies. They called me for an interview and I scheduled it for the same day as my interview at St Johns. When I went to interview with them, it felt right. The atmosphere was welcoming (I'll feel at home anywhere that is swarmed in Disney movies, lol), there were kids everywhere, parents were happy to have their kids there.. The interview went well and they wanted to have me back for an observation. I came in the following week and spent about 5 hours with many different therapists doing different therapies. "This place is awesome," I thought. Long story short: I came in to sign a contract the following week. I will be doing physical therapy with kids in their schools. Traveling to area schools that we have contracts with. The terms that they offered me are better than I thought I could ever get. God is REALLY blessing me.

OK, so next hurdle: WHERE AM I GOING TO LIVE? --

I have felt comfortable in Owasso for quite some time. Per monthly rates and comfort, I had decided long ago that I was going to get an apartment at The Greens in Owasso. However, when I went to put my deposit down on them yesterday, something didn't feel right. I also had one of my biggest support systems telling me NOT YET. Needless to say, I was too nervous about this feeling I was getting and told the manager I was going to need a few more days. I went home and started to budget what my expenses were going to be, and which apartment I could afford to be in. I ended up looking up another apartment complex on the other side of the highway. Turned out it was pretty much the same price per month, offered more (and nicer) ammenities, and less limitations on contract and allowances. I can get a 3rd floor 2br/2ba apartment, vaulted ceilings, balcony, huge kitchen, etc.. So I'm reserving that apartment this week. I'm pretty excited. I'll move in in September.

Church is great. We have been doing "At The Movies" in the theme of Toy Story. Each week, our campus pastor chooses a movie theme to base the message over. It's been anywhere from Nacho Libre, to The Blind Side, to Up. With Host Team, we take $1 for three of candy bars, soda, and popcorn. It has been going great, and everyone seems to enjoy it (except for the coffee/tea drinkers). My role as Host Team Coach (leading the entire Host Team) has been a little overwhelming at this stage in my life so I withdrew my responsibilities and am now just a member of the Host Team, every other weekend, and giving more when I can. That way I will have more time for Cora on Sundays, and more time for studying for my board exam.

Now that the update is over, the real cool meaningful stuff can start next blog. My life is slowing down enough (and patient loads are not what they were), so I'll be able to blog more often. Supposedly. And maybe with a bit of humor. *smile*

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Darned if I do, and...

Alright, well NOT doing this today with so much on my mind has been a distraction, so I may as well take 30 minutes and get it over with! ;-)

Firstly, I want to start off with my own personal opinion on Shutter Island, solely because I said I would. In a nutshell, I was let down! I think going into the situation knowing the plot and knowing what was going to happen took a lot of pressure off the story-line and put it on the acting. Don't get me wrong, the acting was superb for the most part (Leo annoys me for some reason). I think the great acting saved the movie from being a total flop in my book. It's like you could tell that the movie was based off of a book. It's like the producers/directors were stressed because they had to stick to a storyline and couldn't ad-lib some of their own stuff. I think if they were allowed to deviate off of the storyline just a little that the movie would have flowed just a bit better. I still LOVE the book and suggest it to anyone who has or has not seen the movie. (Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane) I'll stray from giving away any spoilers because this movie has GREAT twists and turns. I give it a 4/5. Not bad.

Okay, onto church :-D I love talking about my church. You know, this is the only church that I have gone to that I look forward to attending every week due to the GREAT messages that P. Craig gives. I haven't had one message be a let-down (I did miss the financial margin message several weeks ago, only one I have missed).

Pastor Craig started with the story of Abram and Sarai (later known as Abraham and Sarah) beginning in Genesis 12 of the Old Testament. The Lord calls on Abram to basically drop everything and trust in His plan for his life. Says that He is going to give Abram lots of children and "make [him] into a great nation." --- So! Abram has this promise from the Lord, that He will provide if Abram trusts him wholeheartedly and sets out on this journey to a place that Abram didn't even know where it was. What trust! Abram grabbed his wife, Sarai, and they took off on only the trust of the Lord. This is where things get interesting...

We Fall Victim to Fear. Because of a severe famine, Abram leaves the land the Lord had chosen for him and goes to Egypt. But before entering Egypt, Abram tells Sarai to pretend that she is his sister so that the people of Egypt will not kill him so they can have her. Instead, with Sarai as his "sister", Abram will "be treated well for [her] sake" and they won't kill him. First mistake. Instead of trusting God to his safety, Abram became fearful and attempted to fool the Egyptians by having his wife deny her marriage to him. The Pharaoh ended up taking Sarai as his wife, found out about her and Abram's lie, got angry and sent Abram and Sarai away from the lands.

We Get Ahead of God. Further down the road, Sarai and Abram are still upset that they haven't had any kids yet. The Lord promised them offspring (back in chapter 1). Sarai gets this crazy idea to have Abram sleep with her maidservant, Hagar, in order to have children. "The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her." (Gen 16:1-2) Second mistake! Sarai stepped in front of the plan and the will of God and tried to control her and Abram's destiny. She was tired of waiting on the Lord, so she took control. Wrong decision. Sarai and Hagar ended up hating each other and when Hagar had decided to run away from Sarai, the Lord told her to return and submit to Sarai and he would make her decendents many. Sarai had a boy and named him Ishmael. Ishmael was a "wild donkey of a man" and "he [lived] in hostility towards all his brothers." (Gen 16:12)

We Don't Believe God Will Do It For Us. Fast forward. Abraham (formerly Abram) is 99 years old and Sarah (formerly Sarai) is 90 years old. Sarah had still not borne any children. God comes to Abraham and tells him that He will give him a son by Sarah. Abraham found this amusing. "Abraham fell facedown and he laughed to himself, 'Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?'" (Gen 17:17) God assures Abraham that his son will be born of Sarah and he will name him Issac. Days later when God and Abraham are again speaking of Sarah having a son, Sarah was sneakily listening in. She finds this amusing too! "...Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, 'After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?' Then the Lord said to Abraham, 'Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?' Is anything too hard for the Lord?" (Gen 18:12-14) Well, in Genesis Chapter 21, Sarah gave birth to her first son, Issac. Just as the Lord has promised.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's what it all boils down to. "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" -- For us believers, the answer is obviously NO! The Lord is the Alpha, Omega, Beginning and End.. All-knowing, All-loving, Merciful, Great.. Like Carr and Carr, he "Knows What To Do." Our Problem is WAITING on the Lord for his answers and TRUSTING that He will provide. Waiting for him to open those doors for us. Trusting that, in us giving him control of situations, He will make the right decisions. It's all in God's timing.

Today's message (as well as every single other of Craig's messages) really spoke to me. I currently am going through something pretty monumental for me. I'm coming up to the end of my schooling and my life is getting ready to change drastically. I am nearly 25 years old and I have never lived on my own. Sure, I've been married. But I depended on him to make the sole paycheck, I lived in his house... I've never done it all my own. After graduation, after my 12 weeks of clinicals, and after I pass my board exam, That's It. I'm a "grown-up". I'll be buying my first house on my own; I will be purchasing my first car on my own; I will be entering a new career, and Cora and I will be entering a new life together. Free. HUGE step. I have been trying to control the outcome of it. You know, figuring out where I'm going to work, where Cora is going to attend school, where I am going to live, and to be honest it's been Stressing me OUT! Craig's message this morning helped me realize what I am doing. That I am stepping in front of God's plan and blessings for my life. And if I'm not careful and I make the decisions and don't let God work, I'll get myself into situations and predicaments I don't want to be in.

My life is FULL of instances where I have made wrong decisions and suffered the consequences of them because I wasn't letting God work and I was "taking control" of my life (so I thought). But THANKFULLY, He still had me. He always does. And He has gotten me back on track once again and I continue to thank Him for the peace and mercy he has been giving me.

There's a poem that I learned a long time ago that relates to this message. Maybe it'll be useful for someone like it has been numerous times for me:

Broken Toys (Let Go and Let God)
As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because He is my friend.

But instead of leaving Him
In peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
In ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and cried,
"How can you be so slow?!"
"My child," He said, "What could I do?"
"You never did let go."

Aaahhhhhhh.. I feel better now. Off to study for my Rehab exam tomorrow...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Oatmeal makes me sleeeeepy..

What is it about warm food that makes you want to hibernate for fifteen years? I had a lot of productive things to do today. Such as: complete the clinic papers I haven't gotten done that were supposed to be done after each clinic. First one was almost three weeks ago? LOL... Jeez, when something doesn't have an immediate due date, that's like a free pass to "I don't care, I'll do it later." .. That's normal though, right? haha. So, needless to say, I'm sitting here blogging instead of doing clinical paperwork. And my head is bobbing and my eyes are closing a bit so I think I might just have to let this couch take over for nap time!

My couches have magical powers. Not only are they the most comfortable things in the world, they are molded to my butt I think. Also, the arms of the chairs are magnificently padded and just at the right height that I can be sitting straight up, lean over and my head will be resting comfortably on them. My favorite is the short love seat. Being 5'2" and a tiny girl, I can fit virtually anywhere anyways, but there's something narcoleptic about being crammed up tight on a love seat. Then! -- give me my white goose down pillows?! Drool city................ Last thing: my blanket. I have this blanket that's like sheep's wool on one side and suede leather on the other, and the perfect heaviness to it. It's the most amazing thing I've ever owned. Once I'm under it, it's over for me. Needless to say, I think I'll stick close to my buddy, Diet Mt Dew, and keep my head in an upright and locked position. :D

I'll be going to see Shutter Island tonight. I'm rather excited about it. I flew to Minnesota last November for a hunt and, because of the "long" flight, decided to pick up a book at the airport. I saw a small paperback with an ominous looking prison on the front with big RED letters "SHUTTER ISLAND"... At least I think they were red. Anyways, I read the summary. "Mental hospital, crazy prisoner escapes, rangers investigate, danger, conspiracy..." Sounds good!! I've only finished like three or four grown-up books in my whole lifetime and this was one of them. LOVED IT! Even though I know the plot, the twists & turns, and the ending, I am SO excited to see it. To see those characters come to life! I had just finished the book a couple days prior when I saw the first preview. You can imagine my excitement in December! lol .. So maybe I'll blog about it after I watch tonight..

Okay, well I'm going to find some archived Ghost Hunters on Netflix online and do some much-needed, far-overdue homework. ;)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Baby it's not cold outside...

So I woke up at the appropriate 5:30 time this morning and realized that I may not have class. SNOOZE! Now it's 9:30 and I'm getting ready to jump in the shower to get to class by 11:30. I'll probably be late, LOL.. Wouldn't surprise me.

I want to wish LINDSEY a WONDERFUL Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! I hope your day with family went well!! Missed you at group last night.

We had a couple come in last night and talk for group. They were in their mid-20s it looked like and had been married for about 3 years. Still newlyweds if you ask me, but I think my opinion is biased. However! They have the marriage that follows a lot of the guidelines that I am wanting for my next one. Church together, volunteer together, Bible study together, pray together... More and more I am assured not to lower my standards where my future relationship is concerned. Even last night, one of the first things that they spoke of was standards. They asked this question, "What values are important to you?" One of my answers was "volunteerism". I am active in volunteering at my church, and I want to be with someone who loves to give himself to others. They also asked, "What do you want your future relationship to look like?" -- Meaning, how do you want things to function? Do you want to be actively involved with your spouse? Do you want to share housework? Do you want to stay home and have him work? Well, having all these wishes, one needs to embrace them and not settle for less.

Like I said, I have been married before so I have experiences that basically all the other people in my Lifegroup don't have. I know what NOT to do. I am the perfect example of what NOT to do (thankfully most of these people are in their 20s and 30s so they won't make the mistake that I made). However, on the positive side, as time has passed and I have tallied up these relationship experiences and lessons, I have concocted quite the "wish list"of my future spouse. Sometimes I want to settle for less because, yes, I get lonely. I get bored. I just want someone to run around with. But I know myself and I know my feelings and I know that I fall in love too easily. The next person I fall in love with, I want it to be HIM. The guy, you know? I have 100% faith in God that he already has this guy picked out for me. That it's going to be perfect beyond anything I could ever imagine. There isn't going to be any need for me to settle for less, or to compromise my personal or Spiritual values to be with someone. It's going to be the easiest thing I've ever done.

Over the last year, I've been reading a book called When God Writes Your Love Story, about giving God the control to write the story of your love- and dating-life. It's a great book and has really opened up new thoughts to me. Like keeping yourself pure for your future husband. Looking at yourself every moment of the day and thinking, "Is this really going to benefit my future relationship?" Also, praying for him, even though you don't know him. A girl in my Lifegroup even talked about writing letters to him, all the while not knowing who he is going to be or when you are going to meet him. I don't know if I'll go as far as that, but I like the principle of treating him like he's definitely someone who is going to be someday, without a doubt.

Well I have satisfied the Blogging Bug. I have 45 minutes to get ready for class :-)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I realize more and more how God is blessing me!

It's true... God is blessing me left and right lately. And I'm just waiting for satan to rear his ugly head because I know that because of my place right now with God that I'm extremely vulnerable to satan's attack! I pray for strength :-))) And I pray for discretion!! Strength, wisdom, peace... I love how I feel right now.

You might think, "WOW! What made Amanda so positive today?" It wouldn't happen to be that SHE COMPLETELY ACED HER REHAB CHECKOUT, WOULD IT?! lol. No, it's not totally that. But I did :-D And it helps to give me the confidence to put my mind to studying and not to goofing off. The closer I get to the end (THE END being graduation, board exams, buying a house!!), the more I realize how IMPORTANT the next several months are to me. In September, I will be able to breathe more easily. Once I pass those boards. I graduate in May (that means no school ever again, hopefully), I start my 12-week summer clinicals just a few days later, and in August/September I sit for my boards. Nervous? UH YEAH! Of course!!! But I have faith that I got this far because I know what I'm doing. And that I can do it!

Am I a straight A student? Well - no... I have had a fair mixture of A's and B's, and I claim one C for second semester and one C for third semester. And I'll take it! Considering I'm in school full-time, I am a single mother with a 4½ year old daughter who is with me almost every waking (and slumbering) moment that I'm not in school, I have hobbies (my hunting and my archery take up a lot of time), and I have friends... Through my life, I have learned to balance my obligations and my sanity. I have to release my "obligations" every once and a while to pay attention to myself, therefore sparing my sanity for one more day. It's the only way I can do things now :-) I do for myself, I do for Cora, and that's the end of it.

I have my Lifegroup tomorrow night. An e-mail was sent out saying that we are starting our new series tomorrow night. We are having guests come in and speak each week. This week, I think, is a married couple. Our Lifechurch (Sunday) message for the next 4 weeks is "Once Upon A Marriage: Valuable lessons from Biblical couples.."

"There’s nothing quite like a juicy love story...the romance, the intrigue, and maybe a little scandal. We’re digging in to some of the greatest biblical marriages to see what we can learn. Travel back in time with us for Once Upon a Marriage."

I really enjoyed Sunday's message, based on the ideas of "The Controlling Wife" and the "Passive Husband". Everyone can think of someone that applies to that stereotype, of course. I was married from the age of 18 to the age of 22. Young marriage is nothing I ever encourage, but at the time I "knew what I was doing". I look back now and think, "WHAT in the WORLD were you thinking?!?!" My marriage could have seriously benefited from But maybe we were too far past help. I know that this message is going to bless a lot of marriages.

I was listening to KFAQ Talk Radio 1170AM the other day (I am an avid listener when driving, and I drive a lot) and they were discussing a new bill that makes it harder to get a divorce. State Representative Mark McCullough debates that the government needs to get involved and make it more difficult to get married. I have formed an opinion about this amongst the debates surrounding this bill.

"House Bill 2279 says a court shall not grant a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility if there are living minor children in the marriage, the parties have been married 10 years or longer, or if either party files a written objection to the divorce."

"McCullough's measure would require all marriage license applicants to receive at least eight hours of counseling and for parents of minor children to attend counseling before getting a divorce.

"I don't think it's unreasonable for couples to spend one day preparing for the most important decision of their lives," McCullough said.

McCullough's bill also includes a covenant marriage component. Covenant marriage, now legal in Louisiana, Arkansas and Arizona, involves extensive prenuptial counseling and limits grounds for divorce.

Kern's bill would bar divorces on grounds of incompatibility for couples married 10 years or more, that have minor children or if either party objects."

As a Child Of Divorce (my parents split when I was about 12) and a young-adult divorcee, I of course have strong opinions. My parents were married for nearly 17 years and the relationship deteriorated for the last 5-7 years of the marriage and ended in infidelity. My marriage lasted for 4 years and ended due to a mixture of things, I think. The lifestyle I had as a married woman was not the one that I desired for myself, or for my daughter. My ex and his family drank and partied a lot, and with my family history of alcoholism, I knew that environment was not the best for me. I didn't get married for love; I got married for opportunity (I realized this after falling in love for the first time more than a year after I left my ex-husband). The future I was destined to have when I was married was that of a very low-income, unmotivated, ambition-free life. My core, my soul, the ME trapped deep inside me, screamed out to me, crying to be free. Our dissolution of marriage was based on the grounds of "Incompatibility". We attended a lot of Christian marriage counseling which, yes, unearthed some of the deep issues, but I felt only made things worse. Could the marriage have been saved? Maybe -- I never put anything past God. But it was a long shot. And I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that God has given me a second chance in life. That I have my real shot now.

TO GET BACK ON TRACK: Yes!!! I support the bill to make it harder to get married. My ex and I sat through about an hour or two of Christian PRE-marriage counseling (the stuff you're supposed to take if you want your marriage license to be cheaper) if I remember correctly. (I don't remember a second of it) I don't think we really took it seriously because "we knew what we were doing". WRONG! If the government would have had more strings attached to the process of getting a marriage license, such as proof of many hours of counseling, classes, etc., it may have changed my situation. It may have prevented me from getting married at the young age of 18 to a man whom was 7 years older than I and whom I'd only MET 12 months earlier! Would I change it now? NO WAY! The lessons I have learned are INVALUABLE. And the beautiful princess daughter I have is my reason for waking up and breathing every day. But I know there are lots of others in the shoes I used to wear, that are in much harder situations. And I think marriage is just not the answer.

OMGoodness!! Sorry for the spiel... I get passionate sometimes. It's very unpredictable :-)

I'm going to watch a movie.....

Monday, February 15, 2010

Green is my favorite color

Just realized that my homepage is just about over-run with green. I like it though; makes me feel happy :-)

Today had its pros and cons. First pro: It's over! Yay! Well, maybe not so much over, but at least the educational part of it is.. Okay, so maybe that's not true either. I still have a checkoff to study for tomorrow. But when that's over! --- Wait.. no... I still have a rehab exam the following Monday. But when that's over, I can... No.. No.. Then I have a few projects to start for other classes. Then after that comes the 2-week clinical rotation 3! I have to admit, I am really not looking forward to this one. Confidence? Maybe. But I just think that I'm ready to get the heck outta' dodge and move on.

Con.. One of my closest friends was fired from his job. I am not involved so I cannot say whether or not it was a "fair" firing. However, I know that he has given a lot of his life to this company. And the way they handled it, by a simple conference phone call, no warning... That's just not right. I told him to stay strong, that this is the way the devil gets you down. Right when you are at your peak of good feelings, he comes in, sideswipes you and then speeds away laughing. I understand that when you're not affected by a situation like this, it's easy to say, "Get your head in your Bible and out of anger.." I just hope he does.

Trying to figure out what I want out of this weekend. I hope the weather is going to be above 40.. (amazing that I have set my standards so low! lol)

Had a few deer walk through the backyard and water at the pond. It's nice to see them. I'm sure they've been wondering why in the heck the feeder hasn't been running to its full potential. Well, it's expensive to keep up something like that! Haha. I shove about $50/month into that thing to keep it running during rut and late-season to monitor on my game camera and see who's out there. It's good to see their faces again.

I have a checkout tomorrow. It's basically over the rehab process of a certain patient. For example, with a total hip replacement patient, you first guide them through their hip precautions and then proceed, step by step, to get them up, out of bed, and ambulatory. I'm a bit nervous. Especially after the 70 I made on today's exam. I guess I should be thankful! Haha. Blogging late last night wasn't quite studying.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What an odd attraction.

So. I've got this little person sitting on one shoulder. "Blog...." she says... "Blog! It's good for the Sprit!" (well, I may not be completely there at 10:39 PM after three shots of energy elixir, so that may not be what she said, but...)

Needless to say, I love to write. And I love it even better when I type because it seems like the thoughts just come straight out my fingers. In fact, most times I require a filter because thoughts come out before I am able to process them ;-)

Last night, I went to the Caravan (informally dubbed "The 'Van") with some people from my Lifegroup. I walk in completely apprehensive. I haven't been to the Caravan since I was barely legal to get in. You know, back in the day when you had your ID ready to show about a half hour in advance because you were SO proud to actually be able to prove your age! Yeah, well.. Valentine's weekend, the 'Van is packed with people: people of every age, every style.. I saw a man in his 70s "dancing" on stage by himself (if that's what you label that hideous pelvic-thrust-move he was doing).. I saw a guy with a mohawk dancing with his girl-of-the-night in tight leather (her, not him)... I'm a people-watcher, so this works out just fine for me. I get off a few good laughs, all around enjoying the evening. I get to dance and I haven't danced in years. It's funny, something I'm so apprehensive about turns out to be a BLAST. Just like riding a bike :-)

Bedtime at 2:30AM, up at 7:30AM for church.

About a month ago, I started going to Lifechurch with my (then-) boyfriend. I previously had reservations about the place because of its size. I had previously been to large churches and loathed the disconnected'ness of it. Was I wrong. As soon as I walked in, I could feel the warmth of Lifechurch. Smiles everywhere, people greeting me and asking me how my week was. At the end of the first service, I was signing up to volunteer with the Host Team. During my next few visits there, the place grew more comfortable. To make a long and meaningless story short, I was now attending as a single girl, and very thankful for that. Lifechurch holds my focus. Pastor Craig's sermons are very intriguing. My attention is never lost and there is never a dull moment. I thank God for the opportunity to visit Lifechurch, for my new church family accepting me like they did, and for every door He has opened for me. With Host Team, I get a chance to do what I love best: interact with people! To engage in conversation with complete strangers. To make someone smile. And maybe to make someone feel welcome on their first visit, the same way someone likewise made me feel on my first visit.

I have also joined a Lifegroup. I can't tell you how good it feels to be involved with a group of Christians my age. To hear people my age talking about how God has been touching their lives and guiding them spiritually. To participate in Bible studies, and game nights.. I recently closed the door on some old friendships of mine. God opened a new one for me. I am excited to see the opportunities I have here. I know that I have a lot to contribute, and I know that I am going to be able to grow spiritually in ways that I never have.

I can feel God working in my life. Every day it seems, I begin to feel better. With every Sunday and every Wednesday that goes by, I feel stronger. I get recharged with the Holy Spirit! I am confident. Confident that he is working in my life every second I am breathing. I am so excited to see what he has for me. I know that the more of my life I let Him have, the more amazing things become!

Something exciting is going to happen for me... :-))))

I have an exam tomorrow in Therapeutic Exercise II. I'm not ready for it, but I will be praying for recall ;-) I think I might just be too tired. I have to get some sleep to make up for the 5 hours I got this morning. My mind isn't focusing right now. Studying now is pretty futile.

And that's why I'm blogging ;-)

Sweet Dreams!