Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Dancin' in the moonlight"

The lunar Eclipse just as expected was beautiful. I had a perfect view right from my porch. Though I do have to say that this one wasn't quite as cool as the last one, it was none the less spectacular.
That added with a little Mad Red tea (with cinnamon I might add) and some graham crackers for breakfast. I have to say it was a pretty great morning. I think the only thing that would have made it even more perfect is a Chai tea latte from Starbucks. Yea that would have done it.

After the moon was completely eclipsed it disappeared, so i just spent the rest of the time taking pictures of myself! Imagine that! I will post those later. For now i think i will be heading back to bed still have a couple hours 'for my day starts!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dah da dah

I made Sun Tea today...oh will that be sweetness to my lips this afternoon....It's still cooling off in the fridge. It'll me worth the wait.
Mom is making gumbo today. Well it a gumboesque concoction. Though it promises to be very tasty none the less. I started another book today...it's my third one since I have been home. It has been nice to be able to do almost nothing but read all day....most of the time. Though i have to say i am really ready to get back to a job.

Monday, August 20, 2007

"You are loved by God and have his full backing"

This is a word that God gave my friend Brendon and I just wanted to share it with everyone:

As a priest of God in Jesus Christ, I have the authority to speak blessing over people. Just as Isaac blessed his sons, so do I have the authority to bless sons and daughters of God in Jesus Christ.

There is life (and death) in the power of my tongue.
A soft answer will turn away wrath.
I may speak a word in due season and it will be good.
Blessings (and cursing) proceed out of my mouth.

I declare that you are a son/daughter of God in Jesus Christ. God knew you before you were born, before the world began, before the very foundation of the world. While you were being formed in your mothers’ womb, God saw and knew you.

You have been begotten by the Gospel. You are a new creature in Jesus Christ. Your sins are forgiven, your record erased and the old man is dead. You are born again of the Spirit and Water, you have the Word of God growing in your heart and you have the mind of Christ.

You are accepted in the beloved, part of a fully functioning body unified by His presence and the love shed abroad in your heart. You are looked over by a great cloud of witnesses, you are loved by God and you have His full backing. He will never leave you or forsake you, as you stand in battle, He will fight for you. He, Jesus Christ, is the same yesterday, today and forever, He will be with you until the end.

God has anointed you to do what He has called you do to do and be who He has called you to be. You are blessed with every spiritual blessing and have all things that pertain to life and godliness. You have unction from the Holy One and know all things. You ask, believing in your heart and you receive. As you hear and obey the Word of God, you are like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and when the storm came, and the wind blew the house stood strong. As you speak the truth in love, you will grow.

You have been given the ministry of reconciliation and are an able minister of the New Testament. Just like me, you are a King and Priest in the Kingdom of our God. You are a Priest in the order of Melchizidec, ministering in Peace, Righteousness and the power of an endless life.

Through your knowledge of Jesus Christ, you have eternal, everlasting and abundant life. You will not partake of the second death; you will not taste the victory of death or the sting of the grave. You will be raised up in the last days and enter into the glory of the Promise Land, the Heavenly City called Jerusalem, the Mother of us all.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Boredom is Bliss? **This is my 100th post!**

Learn 50 things about your friends, and let them learn 50 things about you!

1. Do you like cheese?

2. Have you ever smoked heroin?

3. Do you own a bicycle?
Not right now

4. What did you do tonight?
I went to bible study then came home and talked to Brendon

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
It just depends Most of the time i like them

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
"Santa Baby" Eartha Kitt

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

9. Can you do push ups?
sure, but how many? that's the question

10. Is your bathroom clean?

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
My great grandmother's seed pearl Necklace and my grandmothers diamond ring

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite (preferred) sex?
Sorry i don't lure

14. Do you have friends?

15. Do you miss someone?

16. Middle name?

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
* I wish there was something i could do for Brendon
* Stark is good
* Geez my feet are cold

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought.
* White Zinfandel
* Electricity
* Part of my car

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
*Hot tea

20. Current worry:
Not really anything :)

21. Current hate?

22. Favorite place to be in your city/town?
Driving on the back roads

23. How did you bring in the New Year?
With most of my extended family in Columbia

24. Where would you like to go?
Anywhere over seas

25. Are you hungry?
No am full....good fried chicken

26. What made you laugh last?
I think it was something Sean said

27. Do you own slippers?
Yes but i never wear them

28. What shirt are you wearing?
A pastel green one

29. Do you burn or tan?

30. Favorite color?

31. Would you be a pirate?
Nope....unless that is the theme at SMCC next year and i go back :)

32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
David Cassidy :)

33. What did you have for lunch?

34. Name someone who has changed your life.

35. What's in your pocket right now?
Hair clips

36. Something you can't wait for?
Get a Job

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
I had some with "The Lion King" stuff on it

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Broke my arm when i was like 4

39. What is your biggest pet peeve?

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?

41. Who is your loudest friend?

42. who is your quietest friend?

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
not that I am aware of

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
No because there is not such thing as a "shooting star" :) Anyways i just go straight to the source

45. What is your favorite movie?
The Little Mermaid

46. What is your favorite candy?

47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding?
"When did you fall in Love with me" -- Chris Rice
"I feel Fine" James Taylor

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
"Ain't no sunshine" --Bill Withers.....haha

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night?

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
I meant to get up earlier than this.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

"This is hard to explain. "

What is this? Like my 4th post in less than a week...i better slow down.

Well I have spent the better part of the week sorting through a lot of stuff. Emotional Spiritual and physical. Leaving camp affected me differently that i thought it would. I knew it would be sad and bittersweet leaving, but I didn't think it would take me this long to finally sort through everything. Like i said the other day I just felt so out of place and very confused. I have felt really mopey all week and even going out with friends, i tried pushing it aside, but it just wouldn't leave me alone. I finally realized that, the valley that i feel like God is leading me into, I have been treating it like God is exiling me or something.
Yesterday i felt God really telling me that. So, I pulled myself together and had God help me change my attitude. This is something that God is using to bring me closer to Him, it's not just something to do. He has a purpose and a plan.
I have been teaching my campers all summer that God will never leave you and you can always trust him to do what is best for you even though you may not see what he is doing. Now it is time for me to put that into practice. I can say i believe it but now i am going to walk it out!
I hope some of this makes sense...I'm just really writing to get stuff out. I'm still nervous about what God has for me next but I am also excited and intrigued. Students it's time to crack open the books and sharpen your pencils because we got a test today.

Just don't check me for grammar on this one.

aawww shucks guys......

Thank you everyone that wrote me notes this summer. They were very encouraging and usually came at the perfect moment, which is thanks to you know who!

I Just finished putting them all in my rememberance book. It took some maneuvering but I got them all in there.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

give me a break

David Letterman couldn't possibly get any dum.......ok i was wrong!

Good night



I Have an Interview tomorrow with Parkway Behavioral Health @ 12:00. If i get the job I will be working with kids that have behavioral problems in school and they need a one-on-one. I'm not sure if this is where God wants me yet.
I do have another job pending as a receptionist at East Middle School. I think that I would enjoy doing either one I just really want to be where God wants me.

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Hey you the kid is back"

Hey everyone!

Been a long time since I've seen this blog! I never was able to get on and write updates about the summer. Time just didn't allow.

Wow what an incredible summer...oh and how is flew by! I still feel like is should be the middle but it's the end.
God did a lot of cool stuff out there this year with the campers. There were some rough spots but overall I had a pretty terrific summer. The girls i had were so much fun and I wouldn't have traded any of them. I grew up a lot this summer, made some pretty fantastic new friends, and found courage and boldness in places I didn't know were there.
I have to say I have a few new favorite people to add to my list. Out of all the new people i met this summer though, 2 of them really captured my heart. Delee Hall and Doug Waugh, these 2 people are two of the most amazing people I know and I admire them both for their leadership and endurance this summer. I don't know if either of you will read this but I am proud to call you guys friends. I am so happy that God brought you back the camp this summer even though I know it was really tough sometimes to stay.
I know this sounds for like a farewell speech but I just had to get that out. Saying goodbye to my new friends was one of the hardest things I've ever done even though most of them live pretty close by...with the exception of Doug and well I would never wish they he wasn't born in Scotland since that gives me an excuse to go there, I just wish it didn't cost your first born child to get there, but I will eventually.

"So, what are you doing now that you are back Kristen?" I'm glad you asked! Not that it's just that exciting or anything but i could use some prayer. I had been planning to go to school this semester but as of now i won't be able get the Pell grant money in time and i don't have the money to pay for my classes. I am still praying that something will come through with school. As far as a job goes i have looked around and from what I can see Going back to Goody's will be my most secure choice but i have not made any decisions.

I was talking to Nicki earlier today and I have felt so out of place since getting home this past weekend. I feel so unsure about my future right now and what is ahead. Actually, I have been on a mountain top for sometime now, and I get the feeling that God has a valley for me coming up if I'm not already in it. It's a weird feeling, knowing that this is a valley that God is leading me through. I've never been through a valley that was not of my own making. I don't know what He's got up his sleeve. I get the notion that he his going to teach me how to be a Joshua...a leader and someone that will not compromise not matter what.

So anyways, this week i have just been unpacking and sorting through everything trying to get back to normal life. I have to say it's been pretty boring going from have Kids around me 24/7 and not stop activities to coming home to silence. Though i have really gotten into my house work and getting every thing fresh, clean and organized.

Well for now I think I will sign off. Au revior!