Oct 25, 2009

Sunday =)

I know what you all are thinking. "Alicia comes up with the most original titles!" Haha! Or more likely; the exact opposite. Lol! Anyways, today was great! I went to Grace Church & it was a message I really needed to hear. Pastor Kimbrough was preaching out of James about being a doer of the Word & not just a hearer. It is SO easy in a Bible college to become apathetic to the Word. I mean, yes, I am learning more & more about the scripture every day. The teaching here is phenomenal, the chapel services are super challenging & I can honestly say I've never loved the Bible as much as I do now. But at the same time, we are saturated with it. Which is a good thing, but it is very easy to just be satisfied with that; being in the Word & learning about it, but not applying what we've learned in to our own lives. So it was a really great sermon! Then afterwards we have a discussion group, which was also a blessing.

After church, we headed out to lunch. It was me, Rachel,(a girl I grew up with from my home church)Melissa, & Mandie, (who are both friends from school) in one vehicle. Then we met the Kimbrough boys at Taco Bell. Luke & Ethan both go to school at Northland as well, & their younger brother Jared is still in high school, but he's still pretty cool. They're all really funny, so we had a great time. They also have an older son named Caleb, but he is in Australia doing the study abroad program.

All in all a very fun day! But now I need to go practice & finish my music theory home work. I spent almost all day yesterday staring at this computer screen because I had to write a 10 page paper :p Not fun!! But that is almost finished, so I'm just leaving the rest for tomorrow =)I hope you all had a great Sunday!! And have a wonderful week =)

Oct 21, 2009

Spirit Week Pics ((finally!!))

Ok, ok. I admit it; I'm terrible at posting things when I say I will. So here's some of the pics from Spirit Week that I was going to put up ages ago. Lol! I do have a good excuse though. This week has been NUTS!!! Anyways, have fun browsing =)

Ashlee & I on Roman Day

Fighting over the bread they threw into the stands. Lol!

Our Chancellor (Doc O) judged the 'best toga' contest.

Yeah togas! Haha!

Some of my other gorgeous friends.

Classic films day. On the left-hand side is Hannah as Princess Lea in Star Wars. Next is Jacqueline from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Then Emilee & Ashlee weren't quite sure what movie they fit into. They still looked cute though! Lol!

Here we have our nuns. Haha!!

Little kid day!! Krystle said she used to be a tomboy. I was always just plain goofy.

Hahaha!I love Rachel's face here. She's on the far right. They all look so great!!

Jacqueline & I.

Emilee, myself, & Ashlee at the Northland v.s. Maranatha soccer game. It was so much fun!! But VERY cold. =)

It was such a fun week! I wish I had time to put up some more pics. There are a few more over on facebook if you feel like checking those out =) Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful day!!

Oct 14, 2009

Toga, toga, toga!

Haha! So that title really doesn't have much to do with the post, but its fun to chant, so that is my reasoning. Anyways!

It has been a busy couple of weeks! I am taking 17 credits, plus voice lessons & piano practice (which equals 13 hours of required practice each week). So I basically have no life. Lol! Just kidding. There is always time for fun here at Northland. Actually this whole week has been a blast. Its SPIRIT WEEK!! Woo-hoo! So we have different themes for each day: Monday was Classic Rome (thus the togas =). Tuesday was classic movie characters. Today is Kid Day! (Yay for not matching & wearing pigtails!). Tomorrow is Classic Northland day. Our instructions for today was to wear whatever we wore as kiddos, such as scrunchies, animal backpacks, & whatever else we used to think was 'all that & a bag of chips.' It was a ton of fun! Although yesterday had the best costumes. We had one guy walking around in a legit Darth Vader costume (complete with the theme music playing from speakers on his shoulder pads!) Lol. Sadly, I forgot my camera, so no pictures =(

Tomorrow, we are either supposed to wear old-school Northland tees, or we can dress up as our favorite professor. So there should be some interesting looking students wandering around campus tomorrow.

Friday is our day of rest. No classes! Yay! I love the majority of my classes, but sometimes you just need a 'catch-up' day. I will be heading home on Thursday night, so I'm super excited to see all of my family & friends.

Well, I better run down to the practice halls now. I'll put pics up from Spirit Week in my next post =) Thanks for stopping by! <3 you all!

Oct 1, 2009

Got Frustration? It may be God's chisel!

So college is going great. There are amazing professors, the student body as a whole seems driven to serve the Lord. I'm learning alot, & also meeting some really great friends. So why am I frustrated? It's simple: I am a silly human. Lol!

Ok, so it is a little bit more complicated than that, but I'm not going to go into detail. God is definitely challenging me in some specific areas of my life. Extremely specific areas, & I didn't really recognize the significance of the way He is challenging me, until I started thinking about it.

Psalm 37:4 says: Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

My desire is for God to change me to be more like Him. I compare myself to others. There are areas of pride, doubt, fear. I see myself as 'junk' sometimes. I'm sure you all have been there. But God is 'chiseling' away all of these un-Christlike characteristics. Let me tell you though, it has been downrite painful at times. There have been days where I just want to throw in the towel & stop trying to 'Grow in Grace.' That is my pride & my flesh, fighting against the Holy Spirit. But I am excited to see what God is making me into, & what He is preparing me for. The Lord disciplines those that He loves. I found this video & I thought it was such a great example of our inner-struggle against God's discipline.
Love you all!!