Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Caroling

 I love this time of year.  I think people in general are all just a little bit happier.  I think part of the reason people are jolly around this time, is for the simple reason that they are thinking of others.  Everyone is hustling about trying to buy that perfect gift for that special someone.  People are purposely setting aside those few extra coins or dollar bills to give to the man standing outside of the grocery store ringing the bell.  People are simply pushing self aside and thinking primarily of others.  
 This year, a few of my friends and I were able to go Christmas Caroling.  I just love caroling!  I love watching the faces of the people as they open the door to be greeted by the singing of the traditional favorite Christmas hymns such as:  Silent Night, Noel, Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and Oh Come All Ye Faithful.
 After singing a couple songs to the people we presented the family with a candy cane and a simple Christmas gospel tract.  
 I don't know if caroling really makes a difference.  I don't know if anyone actually reads the tract.  I can't even been sure if anyone was really encouraged or uplifted by our singing.  But, I do know that by caroling my friends and I headed home a little more joyful.
You see, I believe that giving to others and living for others makes you truly happy.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Reads from this semester

This semester I was required to read several books.  Here were some of my favorites...
This book was inspiring.  Although the book started our rather slow by the middle of the book I was anxiously turning each page.  Through this book I was reminded that God makes no mistakes.  As I read of the many terrible tragedies that came into the life of Adoniram Judson, I was tempted to feel bad for Judson and wonder why God allowed so many trials into his life.  Yet, as I read on, I saw how God worked everything for good.  God truly has a plan in everything He does.  At the end of Judson's life he looked back and was able to say, "No regrets."  I decided that was what I wanted.  Some day when I come to the end of my life, I long to be able to say, "No regrets."  However, if I desire to say that in my last days, today I must live my life to the glory of God.

This book is one that have been wanting to read for some time.  I know what you are thinking...who would want to read a book with a picture of pig on the cover?  But trust me, it was actually really good.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, and learned a lot from it.  If you are interested in Government it is a must read for sure. 

Now this book is AMAZING!!! It is probably my favorite book (as of right now.)  It is absolutely eye opening!  I could go on and on about this book.  However, I won't because I know I could never do this book justice.  I learned so much from this book and I would like to encourage each and every Christian to read this book.  I promise that you will not only enjoy the book but also learn many important lessons.  You will truly walk away from the book with a different view on many aspects of life. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What have I been up to???

It seems like I have not written forever!  But I think I have a good enough excuse.  I have been pretty busy...
Let me tell you all that I have been up to the last several weeks...
The Christmas Lights Activity
 My group
 The Girls

 Girl's Dorm Christmas Party
 The electricity went out before the party even began, but we still had a great time eating, talking, and playing games.  

 Now, the interesting part...on the way back from the Dorm Party....
I was driving one of my friends home... Well let me explain...the weather was bad, real bad.  I mean I could hardly see anything in front of me.  Well let me just get to the point...I went into a ditch...

 No, it wasn't that bad, but it did look something like this...
I wanted to take  pictures so bad, but I just couldn't bring myself to be snapping pictures while 4 men furiously worked to get my car out of the ditch.  And did I mention I went into a ditch on the school property... Embarrassing!!!
Now, the school year is coming to an end.  Tomorrow I will take my last final...
All this to say, starting next week I will be back to my normal blogging self.