Thursday, September 29, 2011

The love of God

I was challenged by a woman who came to our dorm Tuesday night and led our devotions.  She was talking about finding Jesus as our best friend.  The thing that I loved the most about her challenge was reminding us that we can think of Jesus as walking right beside us.  She talked about how sometimes when she's driving or doing something by herself and she sees something funny, she'll say, 'That's funny that you put that in my path.'  She always keeps Jesus in her communication because He really is her best friend and she wants to spend time with Him throughout the day, not just during a set aside time for devotions.
I want to claim Jesus as my best friend every day of my life.  I want to think of Him as walking by my side every moment, so I can tell Him about the funny things, or look to Him during the frightening moments.
I also have been learning about the loving-kindness of God, constantly.  The ammount of truths I'm learning about His loving-kindness is so cool to me because it was something I prayed for, asking God to teach me more about.
This is a great quote from the book "Lies Women Believe" that I hope will encourage anyone who reads this.  "Put together all the tenderest love you know of, the deepest you have ever felt, and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you, and heap upon it all the love of all the loving human hearts in the world, and then multiply it by infinity and you will begin, perhaps to have some faint glimpse of what the love of God is."
May you find God's love in your life today.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Race for the Cure (race race for the cure)

Well!  I have already been up and ran a race today!  Today I ran the race for the cure in Scranton, PA.  I have never ran a race before and did not really know what to expect.  This is one of the only Saturdays this fall that a soccer game isn't scheduled so I decided it might be nice to do.  When I had to get up at 6:30 I thought twice about it.  A bunch of girls in my dorm and my fiance all ran it though which was really nice! 

I ended up REALLY enjoying it!  Gavin and I ran it together and kept up a pretty good pace.  There was a sort of adrenaline going for most of it because it was my first race and the whole idea of it was really neat.  I thought of how many people cancer touches when we were running because there were so many people there and this is just one race of so so many all across America!  It was really neat to be a part of it, and support the people in my life who have had or have cancer. 

The race wasn't that bad.  I really hate running and as I've said before, it's one of my least favorite parts about playinig soccer.  This morning was really neat for me though because the run I was going on had a purpose which made it so much more enjoyable and it went by really quickly.  Gavin and I got a time of 27.45 which isn't amazing but our goal was just to beat 30 together. 

I hope sometime I can run in another race like this.  I now understand why people like running these races so much.  One of my favorite and most random parts of it was before the race, there were all these free things being given away and little activity things.  There was one station that had a huge painting of pink, red, white and blue ribbons.  People could just go up and paint on it.  It was really cool that they just let anyone come up and add to it.  I painted a blue ribbon because the lady in charge asked me to since it touches men too.  Then everyone who painted signed their name on the back.  It would be neat to see the finished painting sometime. 

Anyways... for everyone that I've told how much I hate running... I still basically do, but being a part of the race for the cure today was really neat and I had a blast doing it! =)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Craft Corner

Today is SUCH a rainy, cold day.  It is a perfect day for a nap, so inbetween classes I am planning on taking a quick one. It's funny how much time I spend planning when I can take a nap.  The minute I wake up in the morning for our team runs I start thinking, 'Ok, when is the soonest I'll be able to go back to sleep today.
Anyways, I wanted to post about my newest craft creation.  I made a tee shirt headband!  Finally!  It had been on my list of things I really wanted to do for  awhile and I carved out some time on Saturday to do it.  I LOVE making crafts.  Someday I want to have a craft corner in my house with lots of things to just pick up and create.  I have a whole list of things that I want to make this year including other tee shirt creations, a decorative dry-erase board, and a tee shirt blanket.  (I seem to be into re-purposing alot of tee shirts these days).  Alot of these ideas I have found online from stumbleupon and pinterest. 

Here is the headband I just made:
It only took me about 45 minutes and that was while trying to figure out how to make it and get the hot glue gun going.  Next time I make one should take even less time.  I'm very excited about it, and am planning on making some more for some of my friends now!

for anyone who may be interested in trying to make one here are the tee shirt headband steps: