Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Savior

Lord, how can I live for you today?
How can I show my love for you today?
How can I serve others today?
And how can I help someone today?

Father, may I live today to glorify you?
May I show my heart to you?
May I serve others today so they see you?
And may I help someone to walk the pathway to you?

Master, can I live for you tomorrow?
Can I love you more tomorrow?
Can I serve others greatly tomorrow?
And can I help someone in a wonderous way tomorrow?

Sheperd, In what way can I live for you now?
In what way can I love you now?
In what way can I serve someone now?
And in what way can I help someone now?

My God, you showed me the way I must live always!
You showed me how I must love you always!
You showed me how I must serve someone always!
And you showed me how I must help someone always!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I gave blood yesterday, and ended up passing out afterwards. I was so out of it the whole day, and i was light-headed the whole day. So i called Deanna to sub in for me and she said that she would {which i am ever so thankful for her doing that for me}. I was in bed by 9:10 and was half asleep when my roomies came into the room. I had left the smaller lights on and had the over-head light off. when they came in, they didn't know that i was in bed. So they turned the light on and was a bit loud- then they saw that i was in bed and wasn't sure if they should wake me up or not. Stephanie came in and told them that i wasn't doing so well and that they should try to keep it down for me {awwws}. I am glad that i was able to sleep {a good 9-10 hours}. I have more pink in me today than i had yesterday. But i am going to take it easy today too. Maybe just to some of my reading for my classes. i am trying to find a sub for tonight- that way i won't have to push myself too hard.

Alicia, a girl in one of my classes.. also a friend who is just an inch taller than i am, has been taking lots of pictures {something like the pic shown}.. So i kinda got into doing that a bit. found out a how to make it go black-n-white.. i rather like it. :D.. The pic is in the lobby area of the library. {where i work at nights... also when i had tooken the pic..} Pretty nifty i say! what do you think? I even have a pic of TP if you wanna see it.. hahahahahaha.. don't ask me why i took a pic of TP,, but i did. :D Anyways----- Have a lovely and a wonderful day!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I've been reading in Psalms and Proverbs lately. I can't help but wonder how Great my God truly is. He created all there is on earth and even all there is not on earth. It is such an amazing story to read how God cares for us, with each verse that i read.

I still have a hard time getting the fact that He loves me into my mind. What is love? and Why does He love a sinner like me? The answer is within the Word of God.

God is love. Love is being there for someone and showing them the love through action. God showed His love by sending us His Son for our sins. He loves a sinner like me, because He cares so much about us. {tell you the truth, i am not srue how to answer this.. because He created us and gave us a soul. Why us? Why not the ants or the monkies? Why does He care more about us then His other creations?} But He loves me for me, and He wants me to worship Him and give Him my all. And that is all that i can do, is to be where He wants me to be, go where He wants me to go, and to give Him the praise. I need to stay in His Words daily and need to go to Him with anything and everything.

I have a friend here who grew up in a public school, and blieved in the Big-Bang. She came to know the Lord and saw that she needed Him. She has grown so much since {didn't know her before she was saved, but from the stories i hear from her- proves that she has grown so much} then and is on Fire for God. It is truly a blessing to be in Theology class with her, as the teacher brings in some Greek words and she knows them. It astonishes me how much one can grow in Him and know so much just by getting involved. I do try to get involved, but it is hard when i can't understand something and am not sure how to ask in a way so i can get an answer that i will understand, and it frusterates me ever so.... but i can't do anything about it, so i sometimes just tends to forget about it or just not worry about it.

This past week, we had Missions Converence. Someone {who frought in the Vietnam War} talked one day on having a prayerful life, and how we are going into war and need to pray for those that we can talk to. Rather it be someone in the woods or someone next door. A few weeks ago, a huge group of college kids and a few staff members went to State St. and talked with many unsaved souls. 6 people came to know the Lord as their Savior. What a blessing that is. To know that i have a new brother/sister in Christ somewhere. :D God is ever so good, and He is working in many people to give out the Good News. Now, i just need to do that too... O' How shy i can be around people i do not know- yet i tend to be more outgoing when i am around someone i know or when i know that that person isn't going to harm me. {like working with someone for a while, then open up to them a bit as time goes by..}

So that is a little update on this past week and whatnots!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

A beautiful Sunset- can't beat that! God is ever so good to us. I often can't understand why He would love us so much to send His son for our sins. Also, why would He let us see this {differently each time} all the time?

Esther is sitting there with the violin on her own, because the others where in the choir.

I made Jolene a flower for the Fall Fest. She sure does have a great friend----well, date at the time!

Joelene and I before Fall Fest started. Not too shappy i say! Stephen took the picture for us, as he was super nervous about something. He had flowers for Debrah, very sweet i think.

Another Sunset. Yup, i sure do love looking at sunsets. :D last week we saw a rainbow. I have a pic on my phone, but not sure how to add it to the computer.. o-wells. It sure was beautiful too.

Katie doing check-ins. I use to work with her on nights.. mega nifty!!


Me! What else to say but BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deanna cleaning... FINALLY!!!!

Dr. Clemons and his wife. He use to be the pastor for my church back home.. back when i was a tiny thing.

Pastor Marriott {at the end} there. It was a surprise to have seen him this week.

And thats that! enjoy!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Buddy, reading his Bible before chapel! During the Retro day!
Jason on the phone- Crazzie guy! Normal day!

Mary and I! Blue and Gold day!
Jessica! On Home State day!

John and his Lil sis Tina! on Service day -aka- Red White n Blue day!

Some Dude who preached this week. He use to do drugs and a guy came to him telling him about Christ. He soon came to know Christ as his Savior a few years later. His testimonie was great, and he was fun to listen to! This picture, he just got done throwing two books out into the crowd. :D

Dr. Jackson before class started. He didn't had a way aroung to get there, so he hoped over the tables..haha.. too bad i didn't have it on video! it sure was funnie to watch him do that.

The guys! Aaron, Buddy, Geo. What crazzie guys they are! On Service day!

Jolene and I! Blue n Gold day!

Kersten {left}, Deanna {right}! on blue n gold day!

Ali on top there.. Crazzie!!! yeah for blue n gold day!
two random guys standing there before chapel started. The guy on the right ended up beating some random person {a friend of his i am sure and was only playing around i am sure}! On service day!
two other random guys on service day!.. Crazzie!
Dan on service day trying to look manly! haha

Willie and some guy acting out on service day!
Stephanie, Kelly, and some other girl on retro day! O MY!!!!

Dave {middle} and two random guys

Monday, October 01, 2007

Today was a very lovely and beautiful day. 1st it was a bit rainy- but not too much to get soaked. I woked up to my phone going off {man, i love it when i wake up to it--rather than my alarm} then, i got ready and wrote out my paper thing for Spirit week {today's is Home State}.. so i wrote on a paper "DET. MICHIGAN Lets Go Red Wings!" and had on a red-n-white t-shirt on. :D {YAY! DETROIT!!!}. I went to my classes, which were all okies. I had to laugh at Ali tho, because she and a friend of hers was carrying around a corn-stock HAHAHAHAHAHA {being that they are from IOWA}. I got a pic of Ali and I {but not with the Corn-stock or of my shirt..o-wells.. will add it when i get the chance to put it onto the computer!} Then, Lunch was good- Got to eat with Mary, Jolene and Rebecca {also a girl name Katie came and ate with us... Katie Potter!! yeah, there's alot of Potters around.} Anyways, it was great being able to talk with Mary and Rebecca. They are two silly girls. Like Mary and I would lean in towards each other and make it look like we are telling each other a secret about Rebecca.. or whatnots.. :D great fun! Then i checked my email and did my blog thing {which the computer was going ever so slow.. I would type and it would writ eit onto the screen-but 2 lines behind what i was typing. hahahahahaha}. Then as i was about to leave, Mr. McKee saw me and stoped me saying that my timecard is off. So i went to his office with him real fast and then got that fixed {Time machine didn't clock me out on Thursday nor clocked me in on Friday, so i would've gotten 25 hrs pay... as if i had worked 25 hours.... KILLER!!} But he was busy with other things too, so i wasn't able to just stick around and ask him questions. O-wells, it's not that important anymore anyways. I really could care less about it now, because Jason sees that i am a good worker after-all.

So off to the dorms i was. before i made it to the dorm, Ruthanna's dad called asking if i would want that red car of theirs.. so i said yeah! SO MEGA COOLS. So Jolene and I are going to share the cost and take care of it and drive it around town. I am excited about that. Maybe if we can fix the one problem with it {something to do with the oil and the anti-freeze thing.. i dunnos} then maybe Jolene and i can take a road-trip. besides, having a car will help me get better with my driving, and being that i do have a licence {YEAHS!... which should be on it way here now} I would be able to drive it whenever.. this is just too cools!

Then i went and told Jolene and she was shocked about it. then Becca came over {to Weeks, being that is where Jolene works and that is Becca's Dorm} and told us about this guy that they knew back home. He was in jail {for something.. but he was unsaved}.. and Becca's dad {the pastor} would go to the jail and counsel this guy and give him the Gospel. So the guy got out of jail and when we got out a week later he came to know the Lord. Now he is changing his lifestyle around for Him and his girlfriend is starting to go to church to. God is ever so good! Praise be to Him on High!!! He answers prayers in strange ways at times!


Lord, You helped me up when i was falling

You gave me life and a reason to live

You sent me loved ones and friends

When i sin against you, you forgave me

Lord, You know me like no other

You held me when I was down

You gave me someone to care for

When i'm sad, you sent someone my way

Lord, you are the One i give my praises to

You are whom i give thanks for this life of mine

You are my joy and my strength

When i'm alone, I can still give praises to you

Lord, you hear my cries in the night

You answer my prayers with tenderness

You know my heart, and yet you still love me

When i'm down, you are the One to give me hugs
-Dayna Aug-31-07'

What a blessing it to know that God is there with you always and that you can go to him and He will hear you and answer you with love and tenderness. He will not beat you over the head and tell you that you are stupid, even tho you are at times, but he will give you the hugs and the encouragment that you need. I am very glad that i can go to him and that i can call out His name and know that He will help me. even if i am falling, He will help me up. When i am hit with a test or with an issue, He is there to help me through it and even if i was to fail the test- he is there to show me the right way.

Sometimes i may fail a test and by failing the test i learn alot more than when i didn't fail that test. Sometimes i need to prove to myself that i am not a failure and that i can do all things Through Him who strengthest me and my day. I've finished my paper, and i learned that He is all powerful and all mighty. He is bigger than anything in the world and he careth for them a whole lot- so why wouldn't He care for me too?! So it is a blessing to know that he is there for me and that I can work with His strength and pass that same test or the next test!