Tuesday, August 30, 2011


This semester I have GREAT classes! I love all my professors, my classes(except for Biology Lecture and Lab bleh!), and the people in them! They are wonderful! As of right now I feel like I'll be able to handle it all with work and friends on top of homework and studying. I love my Acts professor, she is precious:) My New Testament professor is witty and funny! My PE professor is BEYOND AMAZING!!! My math teacher is wonderful:) And I love my Comm professor so much I didn't want to drop the class. Sorry it's only a short report but I am off to my Senate meeting! My plan is to blog about and post pictures of my new room soon:)
Loves to you!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Magical Biola :)

I stinkin love Biola. One of the coolest things to me is the community. One of the most amazing things to see is people praying together. I have heard stories of friend who are injured and random students they don’t even know will walk up to them and ask to pray for their hurt foot, leg, knee, etc. Today I saw two guys praying with a student who had a knee brace on. It appeared that they didn’t know her but wanted to pray for her healing. It was a really cool thing to see. Another thing I love to see/hear on campus is students talking about God and how He is working in their lives. I’d be willing to say 9 out of 10 conversations you overhear are about God and what He is doing in the lives of our student body. Such a great thing! Man I love Biola and all it is. 
There is just something magical about this place.

Yellow Brick Road

As I was sitting on my couch just now an image popped into my head. I pictured Dorthy (from the Wizard of Oz) looking for something. She is sent down the yellow brick road in search of what her heart wants most. Along the way she meets many people who impact her life, some positively and some negatively. She comes across some obstacles and people who are working against her and trying to distract her and keep her from reaching where she is headed. Once Dorthy overcomes the hardships and has her new trusty friends with her, she reaches the Emerald City. The Emerald City is even prettier than she imagined. When she meets the Wizard, he grants her wish and fulfills the desires of her heart, to be home.
Aren't we all a little like Dorthy? Aren't we all traveling down a road in search of our heart's desire? And at the end of the road is a beautiful place that exceeds all our expectations? And the Wizard like God? He's the person we are in search of on our entire journey looking for Him to fulfill the desires of our hearts, longing to meet Him face to face. The Emerald City is like heaven, a beautiful and magical land where peace, joy, love, and happiness dwell. We are on a road, on our way to the City and along the way we meet people who take the journey with us, who need us to help them get there and we need them. Sometimes there are forces working against us but we overcome those obstacles and are able to get where were are going. In the end we come face to face with the One who is capable of far more than we can ever imagine.
Not sure if this all makes sense, but when it popped into my head this afternoon, it was a pretty cool things to picture:)

Lifestyle Choice

In our lives, we can make a lot of choices. Good choices, not so good choices. wise choices, not the wisest of choices. One day last year, I remember a speaker coming to Chapel who said that we have a choice. Being a Christian is a choice. But it’s not a choice to dress one way or another, it’s not a choice to do something or not to do something, it’s more than a choice to go to church on Sundays and pray before meals, it’s a LIFESTYLE CHOICE. I don’t remember who the the speaker was, when they came, or what they spoke on, but the one thing that stuck out to me was that they said being Christian is a lifestyle choice. Last night on my run I was thinking. I actually thought about a lot of things. But one thing I thought of and that I really want to constantly remind myself of is that’s I’m not Christian. I am a follow of Christ. There are so many denominations and different beliefs and rituals that I feel like people care more about how they do things or what other people think about their religion than they care about their own relationship with Son of God. I admit, sometimes I am guilty of this! But when people ask me if I’m Christian, I want to respond, I’m a follow of Christ. Some people go through a season in their life where they can’t go to church because they don’t have the means to do so. Does that mean they aren’t Christians? Are they bad Christians? No. As long as they continue to pursue a personal relationship with God and are living the way He has called us to live, they are still followers of Christ. Not one of us is better than the next man because we go to church, or we volunteer at VBS, or we read our Bibles everyday or we are a good pray-er..we are all sinners. We all need the blood of Jesus and God is the only one who can pass judgement on anyone. Who are we to think that we have any authority to do that? Sometimes we get caught up in the world and how it tells us we should go about life. Funny thing..we are not from this world! We do not belong here! Why should we live according to it’s rules? We were meant rest on the shores of Eternity with our Heavenly Father. While we are here living on this Earth, we need to keep our eyes fixed on the One who gives us life and is preparing a path for us. Now that I’ve rambled on and on about a bunch of stuff, the bottom line is, this life we lead is lifestyle choice. What kind of choice are you going to make?

Saturday, August 20, 2011


This week for lunch on Thursday, Victoria took us to sushi! Normally it'd be something I wouldn't try but I LOVED IT!! This summer I tried a lot of new foods and I can't honestly say I don't like it unless I try it so I did and I actually liked it! It will only be a special occasion kind of thing for me probably but it was a cool new experience with my fellow interns:) A lot of people are surprised I liked it/tried it but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

New Printer

So my printer broke and when mom and dad came to visit me today they got me a new printer. It was the same one as before so I'm still able to use the ink I had from the last one. It was really nice to see them this weekend because lots of memories of move in have been flooding my mind from last year. It was really nice to just see my parents in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of Opening Weekend. I love them:) Thanks for my new printer  mom and dad!

Moving In

I FINALLY finished unpacking on Thursday!! I had boxes every where for the first few days I was here and it drove me nuts. It took me forever for some reason. I really like my room this year! I have a delightful couch and little coffee table and my roommate Holly is bringing curtains when she moves in tomorrow!! I've had my own room for a week but I can't wait for her to get here tomorrow!!!
Yesterday I helped students move in for two hours and I just LOOOOOOVED seeing people moving in for the first time! It warmed my heart:) It's kind of weird how much you can tell about a person by the way they packed or the things they packed or how much they brought! Everyone is starting to to settle in and parents said goodbye tonight. I went around meeting some girls on my floor and I LOVE THEM ALLLLLLL! It's going to be a great year:)

Palm Springs

On Tuesday and Wednesday for work, we went to Palm Springs to work at the Faculty Conference. It was so much fun! We helped put together conference packets for 300 people and registration for all the full time professors and their families! I really enjoyed seeing my teachers with their kids and spouses. It was a unique opportunity that not every student gets. While in Palm Springs, we had some adventures of our own when we weren't working. That included getting locked out of our room!!! I accidentally demagnetized the room key with my name tag. Late at night(well not too late..like 10ish) we were all in our PJs and had gone down to Victoria's room. When we get back we realized that we had a problem. We went to the front desk and the guy demanded our ID. Obviously we didn't have it because it was locked in our room. They called Victoria and they wouldn't let her vouch for us. It was so ridiculous and he finally le t us verify the address on the reservation but he was kind of jerky to us. He told us to put the key in wrong. It was a hilarious experience and we took pictures once we got back in the room. Man I just love my job and the girls I work with!!!! God is so good:)

New Job

I. STINKIN. LOVE. MY. JOB. I started my new internship on Monday at 10am. We started by doing a little bit of prep work for the Faculty Conference then went into a little of training for the year. We learned about different paperwork and account codes and such. Victoria took us to lunch at Islands on Monday. Much to our surprise, lunch was free! The restaurant was giving everyone free food! We were so shocked!! I got delicious veggie tacos:) 4:30pm came very quickly and the day was over! I was very nervous but it went so well and I loved it! It was fun wearing my new work clothes too:) It's going to be such a great year!!! I work with such wonderful people and love what I do! Plus I got a super cool, very official looking nametag to wear to events:)

Macbook Pro

So I have recently made a GREAT purchase! I got a Macbook Pro at the end of the summer before I left for school. I. ABSOLUTELY. LOVE. IT. Gosh it is so fun and wonderful and fast and great! I thought I would have trouble switching from my PC but it has been such a wonderful transition:) I had a beloved Toshiba for three and half years and it was GREAT. I wanted to upgrade to a Mac because they are really fun and a lot of people at school and work have them and it would just make things easier for that. Dad was not too hot on the idea of a Mac but he still admits it's pretty cool;) I just love that! I still have my Toshiba because I'm not completely ready to let it go. It was so good to me the last few years and was with me for my first year of Biola! It will take some time to part with it. But for now I am absolutely LOOOOOOVING my Macbook Pro. I have an adorable vinyl decal, shell, and case for it!