Mar 14, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day!!

Well hello there blogging buddies! I hope that you are all having a wonderful Lord's day today. Let me tell you, it has been one crazy week, but soooo wonderful! Last weekend I was really struggling with the Lord. Honestly, there was an area of my future that I really didn't want to let go of. I wanted to be in control & give God directions on how my life should go. Silly, huh? Well anyways, the Lord in his goodness gave me a very good friend to talk to & it turns out she was going through the exact same thing. We talked for about 3 hours last Sunday & agreed to pray for each other every time we thought about it. Well, very long story short, the Lord has given both of us victory in that particular struggle this week. He used both my devotions & two specific chapel messages this week to get a hold of my heart & my will, & I finally have peace. I've given my worries over to God, & I've never felt better. Isn't God good? So that was a great way to start out the week. There is no way to explain the joy & peace God gives when you finally submit your will to His. Well, the rest of the week went without a least not any that I can remember. It is all kind of a blur. Lol! Yesterday morning one of my friends made breakfast for me & a couple of other girls; it was delicious! Then I went out for pizza with my roomies, which was also delicious. It was also one of my guy friend's birthday yesterday, so a group of us got together to celebrate. We ate cupcakes & ice cream, & then we played red robin...btw, have I ever mentioned how terrible I am at ping-pong? Hahaha! Oh well, it was a great time anyways =)

This next week looks pretty insane, so if you think of it, I would definitely appreciate prayer. I've started studying Creole, which is a really cool language, but a bit confusing at times & also time consuming. I'm just praying for comprehension & patience right now. Lol. Tomorrow I have 2 assignments due, & also a piano performance. Tuesday I have homework & a quiz. Then Thursday I have a transcription due (transcriptions are a piece of music that you listen to & then notate what you hear...not my forte. Lol.) I also have two midterms, a piano lesson  & 500 pages of reading due that day. Then Friday is the big one; the research paper that I have been working on all semester is due. I only have one thing to say about that: AHHHH!!!! I am so nervous. But hopefully it will go ok =) Then I get to go home for Spring Break!!! Yay! I can't believe how fast this semester is going. It is craziness. I am looking forward to summer, but I'm going to miss all of my college friends SO much. A lot of them are pretty much family now. But I'm excited about the opportunities that God has given me. Speaking of which, I have a VERY exciting announcement to make. Well, I really want to tell you all, but it is not 100% official yet, so you have to wait. But I can't wait, so I'm going to start dropping hints.Actually, I already gave you one earlier in this post, can you spot it?  I think there are maybe 3 people who I have told, so those of you that know, you aren't allowed to say anything =) Haha. Anyways, I want to thank you all for stopping by for this quick wrap-up of my week. Hope you are all doing well & that the weather by you is as beautiful as it has been here. Oh, P.S. It was 60 degrees out Wisconsin! It was amazing. I love sunshine! It was such a blessing to be able to do homework outside. Alright, I'm serious this time, that's all for now. Hahaha! See ya later =)

Here's your first hint:

"By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." ~1 John 3:16-18


  1. ooooohhhh, ooooohhhhh, I know what it is!!!!! :) Love ya!

  2. Wow, I totally forgot that I had a blog for a couple of weeks, so I'm just reading this. I can't wait to talk with you!!! And I think that I know, but maybe not.... =)

  3. Haha! That's awesome Steph. I know! Life has been a bit crazy lately, blogging gets put on the back burner. Lol. I can't wait to catch up with you either! I am so excited to share everything that has been going on & hear all about your life. I miss you sooooo much!

    And Amber, of course you know what it is! How could I keep something like this from my sister? Haha. Love you!!