Nothing's Too BIG for God

So I have been on somewhat of a workout kick. Now that I can actually work out again, I am trying to get back into the routine of going regularly. Most times, Kristin and I go together. Today, though, she had to study so I decided to venture off to the gym by myself. I am trying to build back up my length of my cardio workout. I can't last as long as I used to any more. Hah. Today, I decided I would try running. Not such a good idea...you see, evidently you need leg strength to run. My poor little leg just isn't up to the challenge just yet. I think I'll stick with the elliptical and walking for now.
I have decided that I am WAY too emotional for my own good. I can seriously cry at the drop of a hat. One of my tasks at work is to look through the "Children's Ministry" magazines and find articles that I think the women I work for would like. Great task for me since I LOVE magazines! So today I am reading through the magazines when I come across an article about this family who's unborn child was diagnosed with a fatal disease. The mother had to give birth to her, knowing that she would only live for a couple of hours after being born. Sooo sad. I started crying right there in the office, good thing I was the only one there. I don't even know what I would do if I was ever put in that situation. It would require an incredible faith that's for sure.
My mom and I have had several conversations about faith and being able to deal with incredible situations that you would have thought you would never have the strength for. It brings a quote to my mind, "If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it". It really IS true. Humans have an incredible ability to handle whatever situations they are faced with, you have no other option. For instance, during the worst of my pain with my leg, I never once thought I can't handle this pain anymore. I just handled it because I had to, there was never any other choice. It brings me a lot of confidence now, knowing that no matter what difficulties I may face in life, God will always meet me there and help me through it. Nothing is too BIG for our God. NOTHING!



I figured I would post while I am waiting to go into PT. I want to begin by saying that I am loving Beth Moore's blog right now. I have this need to know what other people's lives are like, and I just love reading her blog everyday. It's incredibly encouraging.
It's really unfair that right now while it is gloomy and depressing in Fayetteville, AR my wonderful boyfriend is in Cozumel, Mexico soaking up the sun. Not fair I tell you! This has been the world's longest week. I am so ready for Sunday to get here so I can see Brad, do his laundry :), and send him on his way for his last week of camp! Horray!!! This long Summer is almost over
Although I have not particularly enjoyed being apart from Brad for so long, I can see God's purpose in all of it. Isn't it nice when you can see WHY God does things?

- I have become more independent. Let's just say that I used to not be the most independent person in the world, and while I am sure to return to some of my old ways once Brad is back in town (who likes pumping their own gas?) I have also grown a lot and am more assure of myself and my abilities. I have also restored so amazing friendships!

-Speaking of friendships, I have been blessed with the greatest girl friends this summer and have had some amazing conversations and just fun times with them! I am also so glad that I have had the chance to grow even closer to hopefully my future "sisters".

-Quiet times in the mornings have become a necessity. I used to always be envious of girls who could wake up early in the morning to spend some quality time with the Lord. Now I am one of those girls! I can definitely tell a difference in my day when it starts with God!

- I have been able to walk away from some other relationships that were present in my life that were not really that good for me.

- I have a job that I absolutely love!! And work with some wonderful women! That's an answered prayer!


It's been a While...

So it's been a LONG time since I have posted! Lets just say I got back into the swing of things pretty quick and my summer has been incredibly B-U-S-Y! I began the summer by moving into my new apartment at the Links. I love love love it! It is so cute and I love living out here with so many friends just a walk down the road. Not to mention, I'm a lot closer to Brad now which is always good :) I took 6 hours of Summer classes first session, and now I am in another 6 hours this session. This year is going to be really tough, but I'm graduating in MAY!!! I couldn't be more excited! I wasn't real thrilled about the whole idea of having to graduate a semester late, so many conversations and a little change in majors, and now I only have a year left and will "hopefully" start my masters program this next summer. I can't believe how fast these past years have gone by! So scary that soon I will no longer be considered a "college student". I finally got off of my crutches Mid-June! It was a great day!! I am still in Physical Therapy 2 days a week and am slowly getting better and more capable of doing things by myself. Walking is hard work! haha. I just had another doctor's appointment last week and he said that everything looks good but he wants me in therapy for another 3 months. Looks like my fall semester just got a little bit busier. As the Summer is winding down, I am so happy that Brad only has 2 weeks left of camp. Now don't get me wrong, I am so glad he went to camp as a counselor this summer, but I miss him so much when he is gone! I am also ready to have my man back at home to do "man things" for me. I told him the other day I already had him a list going... haha He was real thrilled about that. I am doing a Bible study right now called "Me, Myself and Lies" .. Seriously every girl should do this study. I am learning so much from it! Well, I'm gonna go now, I have some spanish flash cards to make!