Saturday, May 8, 2010

So Blessed

I was just sitting here thinking how much the Lord has blessed me lately. I'm almost done with school; I have 1 english pace to go and I'm done. I just got a job at Walgreens, which is a really good place to start out as a first job! I have't started yet, but I'm sure I'll really enjoy it.
I am blessed to be healthy, and not handicapped, able to get up out of bed in the morning and praise Him with my mouth. To be able to get down on my knees (and be able to get up again), and pray.
I'm thankful to have a family who loves me and supports me and who know the Lord.
I'm thankful to know the Lord myself, and to know I can go to Him anytime with my problems and issues, or even, just to talk to Him. I know I don't do that often enough, really, none of us do. We get so caught up in our situations that we often forget that telling God about our problems and praying about them is only a small part of prayer. But too often it's all of our prayer! It's sad. I say Jesus is my best friend, but I'm not a very good friend to Him if I only take and never give. Have you ever had a "friendship" like that? Have you ever had a friend that constantly took but never gave anything in return? I know I have. And I never could really get close to that friend. I often say and plead with God that I really want to get closer to Him. But what if He's looking down at me, and thinking, "Now what will I get out of it? I've seen how you are, you take but never give."
Now I know I'm looking at this from a human point of view. I know God is full of mercy and grace, and He so often blesses us so much even though we don't deserve it! But, what are we doing to bless the Lord Himself? I think He deserves it, don't you? Isn't He worthy of more praise than we could ever give Him?
I think this is something I'm going to be meditating on. What can I do to bless the Lord?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What in the world?!?!?!?!

I'm sure that's what all the neighbors were thinking when they saw this!

Believe it or not, I put those out there for a specific reason, but.....the wind never cooperates with me, so this is what I got.
But, here is the question, what were they out there for? Anyone wanna guess?

Got a better idea now? Nope?!?!

So for my graduation speech, I figured out how far my paces would reach if I laid them from end to end.

Just a sneak peek for my speech! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Job hunting is a full time job

Can I get a witness?
But seriously! Mom and I just spent all morning and afternoon looking for a job. I have 2 paces to go before I'm completely done with school, so I can have a full time job. I found out today that a whole lot of places are hiring! So now I have a stack of applications and a ton of places online I'm doing applications for. So here are the places I went to and applied or will apply online.

Hobby Lobby
Old Navy
Famous Footwear
Payless Shoestore
JcPenny Outlet
Burlington Coat Factory
Little Cesaers
GNC Health
Office Max

OK, so I'm really sure I can't remember them all! I went so many places they're all running together!
Now I'm not complaining. I really enjoyed getting out and talking to people today, even though I do have sore feet. There were a lot of really nice people. I found out once you get out and do it once, it's a lot easier the second, third, and fourth time, and so on.

SO, if any of you out there are thinking about getting out and looking for a job, DO IT! Right now a lot of places are hiring because of summer coming up soon and all! And take time to actually go to the store! People will most likely remember you when they see your app that way. That's especially helpful if its all online, like a lot of it is now days.
So happy job hunting, folks! I was telling Mom earlier that I hope this is all worth it, and I have a sneaking suspision that it will, once I have a paycheck coming in! :)