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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Forgotten things...

I was visiting with a friend the other night about being single, and about not being single and where the balance is of looking forward to the time in our lives when we have someone but not letting it take over our conversations and thoughts. Anyway, later on that night, as I was mulling over the conversation, the Lord brought to mind some habits that I have gotten out of the habit of doing.

Such as:
  • Instead of daydreaming about having a man, spend that time more wisely and pray for my man. Wherever he is...
  • Every time I start thinking about how ready I am to move into the next phase of life, write down 2 things that I am thankful for today and one goal that I need to work on, then really work on that goal. My current goal is budgeting better and the 2 things I am thankful for in my life today are: being able to stay up till 2 talking to my brother and not having to live alone when it storms.
  • Instead of complaining that all of my "local" friends are married and I am the only single one, call, text, write or email one of my married friends and encourage them in their marriage. Cause it ain't always a bed of roses... =)
Those are a few of the habits I need to get back into again. I know that I will be blessed and I pray that I can also bless those around me by not focusing on me so much.

School stuff......

Ok, so here is my catch up post! I really need to stop getting so behind....

First things first: School... I started having coaching calls again. After going on my own for so long it is sure nice to have Amy to talk to again! I sure did miss her!

I have one more CLEP to take and I will be a Junior! I am soo excited! If all goes according to plan I am hoping to actually go to NJ and graduate with my "Class". It would be sooo fun if it works out!

As of now I have completed:

03-10-2009 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
03-25-2009 History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
04-16-2009 History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
05-12-2009 American Government (Failed. Have to retake in November)
06-02-2009 Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
07-14-2009 Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
08-04-2009 Social Science and History
Intro to Sociology
Intro to Psychology
Educational Psychology
Human Growth and Development
Natural Science ( Failed by one stupid point!)
English Comp with Essay (I stressed so bad about this one and yet I received my highest test score yet!)
English Lit.
American Lit is in progress. And so is Algebra.....I remember why I hated math so much...
Making for a grand total of: uhh lots of credits! =) *don't really want to count'em up..*

We are having a CollegePlus! Camp-out in Texas!!! Oh! I am so excited to get to meet all these dear friends that I have made and come to love! It is going to be sooo much fun! It is going to be in October and we will probably be having it at our 120 acre farm!
I realized the other day that I am going to miss my single years. Crazy huh!? But it is not that I will miss being "single". No, it is that I will miss this time when it is just me and the Lord.

A few weeks ago I was reading 1 Corinthians and got to chapter 7, verse 34.

It reads: "There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband."

I started thinking about my job as a single woman and how much I need to be using this time of my life to fully and completely serve God. Not that I won't serve Him as a married woman, but when you are married your focus changes a bit. It made me sad to think of time that I have unintentionally (and I admit, intentionally) wasted. Time spend daydreaming when I should have been praying. Time spend reading wedding magazines when I should have been reading my Bible.

But I was also excited that its not to late to try again. I don't know the timing of the Lords will. I could be single for another 4 years or 4 months but either way I want to spend it caring for the things of the Lord differently then I have been. I just wish I knew for sure what that means for my life, but I know that he will (and is) continue to show me. At least I know where to start...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Praise the Lord! It is still raining! Slow and steady, drop by drop, cool and quenching. I am thankful for rain today.