Friday, April 22, 2011


   Last week I received a conditional acceptance letter to Kentucky Mountain Bible College (KMBC). It is conditional because the test scores for the ACT that I took are not in yet and they will be the deciding factor in the matter. I talked to admissions yesterday and got some questions answered and some new information. It is all coming together step by step! Its a little bittersweet. Lord willing I hope to leave here sometime after the week of July the 10th. I plan to make stops in Quinter and then head up to White Pines in Wisconsin for a few days and then see family in Indiana and Ohio as well. New student orientation begins on August 17th so I need to be there on the 16th. It seems like even though there is a lot of waiting right now, things are starting to roll a little faster!

’Tis midnight, and on Olive’s brow
The star is dimmed that lately shone;
’Tis midnight, in the garden now
The suffering Savior prays alone.
’Tis midnight, and from all removed
Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears
E’en the disciple whom He loved
Heeds not his Master’s grief and tears.
’Tis midnight, and for others’ guilt
The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood;
Yet He Who hath in anguish knelt
Is not forsaken by His God.
’Tis midnight, and from ether plains
Is borne the song that angels know;
Unheard by mortals are the strains
That sweetly soothe the Savior’s woe.

 As Easter draws near I am humbled once again at the price that was paid for my freedom. It is a little bit overwhelming to think that He died for me! I am so thankful for His sacrifice!
 One mother sat her 10 yr. old down and explained Easter to her like this: Picture some sin that you are disciplined by your parents for and the heavy burdened feeling you have before you ask for forgiveness. Then picture all the sins of the whole world. All the stealing and bad stuff, Jesus died on the cross so that everyone who has already died, everyone who is alive right now, and everyone who will be born in days to come could be free from that feeling.The little girl burst into tears and cried for along time. I heard this to: Usually when someone kills a king they are condemned to death. I killed my King and He promised me eternal life.
 I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Its off to work for me and the same tomorrow night. 
 I am thankful that Sunday is coming! God bless you all! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Welcome To My Journey

 Greetings fellow travelers! I first must say that this whole blogging thing is quite new to me and I can guarantee it will be quite sporadic. I hope that this blog will be an encouragement to all who lay eyes on it.
  Last summer I started college at Columbia Basin College. After much paperwork and testing and all the hoops one must go through to begin a journey like this I started prerequisites for a nursing program in June. I am now in my 4th quarter and Lord willing this July I will transfer to Kentucky Mountain Bible College in Vancleve Kentucky. Right now I have been "conditionally" accepted and we are waiting on the results of the ACT test I took on April the 9th.
 This is a big step! Lots of pros and unfortunately some cons. The biggest being that I will have to leave the people I have learned to know and love here in Washington for the past six years. We have laughed and cried, shared joys and fears, we grown and mourned together a bond like this is hard to leave, but life must go on and God is good all the time. So trusting Him to lead the way I will say good-bye for now to these dear souls and hope to see them all again if not here on Heavens shining shores!
 I am excited to be able to be closer to my family. Its has been six years since moved away from home and while don't regret it in the least it has been hard to be so far away! I will be about 3 hours away from them in Kentucky and am looking forward to being able to spend weekends with them every now and then as well as breaks from school.
 I am in awe of Gods provisions in the last year. Many of the steps that have needed to take place have been much smoother than I thought they would be. Many questions have been answered and I feel His leading is very clear. Stepping out in faith has never been a strong point of mine. I am one who likes to know exactly what is going to happen when and where and how and why. This journey has taken me out of my box and made me vulnerable to all the things that don't go the way I think they should. 
 I am exceedingly grateful for all the prayers and emotional support as well.
 Now I must go and be on time to my next class! Hope you all have a terrific day!  
  God bless you all!