Graduation Pictures

I will miss all of the good times and great friends at Southern. Please keep in touch and God bless. A post about my plans now will come soon.


One Week!!!

I guess it's pretty crazy that I'm actually going to post something, but I decided it was time.
Graduation is only a week away!! I am so excited and scared! LOL
God has a plan for my life...He just hasn't made it clear to me yet. At this point I could literally end up moving anywhere in the country. There are places that I would prefer, but it all depends on finding a job.
My family is coming for grad. It will be so nice to see them! I haven't seen my mom and sisters since January and my dad since December. (My dad was away at an art show when I was home in January.) There are so many things I want to show them and places I want to take them. Sadly they will only be here for the weekend and I don't know how much time we will have.
The thought of leaving all of my dear friends is so hard. I don't want to imagine it. Thank you all for being my brothers and sisters in Christ! I will never forget the good times, the hikes, Bible studies, prayer time, retreats, Ultimate Frisbee!!! Oh, and certainly Hymnsing is included in that list. What a blessing that has been to me. A perfect way to bring in the Sabbath.
God has blessed me and my time here at school the past four years. I have grown through my experiences learning so many valuable things. Thank you all and may God bless you as our journeys separate us.


Has it really been that long?!!

Time certainly flies when school and life are in full swing! I can't believe how long it has been since my last post.
With Thanksgiving break quickly, and thankfully, approaching I stop to think how much has happened in these last few months. The hot days of summer have ended and I am currently enjoying some of the fall colors on the other side of my window.
I was truly blessed this morning by visiting North River. The last time I was there was last year and the attendance has drastically increased. Sabbath school was insightful and church was a blessing as well. Jon Tillay spoke on finishing the race that God has set for us. It was a great reminder with everything going on at this time.
It was great seeing everyone! Oh, how I've missed fellowship and friends!
Thank you to everyone who made today such a rejuvenating experience. And thank God for His blessings! Enjoy the fall brilliance and have a great Thanksgiving break!!!


An Update

I can't believe just how long it has been since I updated this. There is no way to write down everything that has happened. So, I will just give a brief description of most of the things I've been up to. First, let me fill you in on my internship at Hatch Show Print in Nashville. What an amazing experience. The people were great, the work was tons of fun, and the knowledge I gained is invaluable! Those of you who are reading this and don't know what I did at Hatch, allow me to give you an idea: Hatch is known for prints, not just any prints, but mainly posters. These posters are created entirely by hand. I learned how to use a letterpress. I set type, mixed my inks, and hand-cranked the press! It was so much fun to see how they use to print everything before computers took over the industry. There are several posters I designed that have been added to my portfolio. :) After my internship I took the next two weeks and headed home. Yes, I drove all 21 hours...straight through.... well, with the exception of a half hour nap. No, I won't be driving a length like that again without stopping for the night. lol It was so wonderful being home. A span of about two to three months had accord since my last visit with my family. It was a nice reunion. I got to help around the house and with the gardens. Back on Southern's campus I am already into my last year here. It's going to be hard, but I can do it by the grace of God. The last great development in my life (that I would have mentioned first if I had put these things in order of importance) is that I am dating! His name is Jere and he is the most wonderful man I have ever met. I believe that God has blessed us both with this relationship. :) I will write more when I have the chance. God bless!!



Happy Sabbath everyone!
The last two weeks have been filled with travel and adventure. God is working in my life and showing me that even the worst of times seem to work out.
As some of you know my older sister graduated last weekend from LLU. Because of that I have traveled across country twice in the past ten days. Two days of driving and two days of flying....it's amazing how quickly time flies with so much travel. The three days I managed to have at home were very nice. The rest of the time was with family in Loma Linda. I haven't been out there to see the family since before I started college. It was nice seeing everyone and catching up on what's happening.
God gave me a lot of time for thinking during all the travel and I had needed that time. It is so important to truly take time to just think and talk to God. It relieves my soul and clears my head. This last semester of school was a challenge because I took to much upon myself. God helped me through it anyway and blessed my efforts. What a wonderful God He is! I hope that you are all well and rejoicing in the Lord today. God bless. :)


Fine Feathered Friends

Some of the guests that I get to see daily around here and give a little something to eat.