Saturday, July 24, 2010

is there a purpose in everything?

i got home this evening from work, kicked off my shoes, and then my dog peed in them.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

shameless endorsments

i have been working so much lately that i have time for little else, but i have discovered a few things around the web (and in the real world) that deserve a shout-out.

1. i found out that my friend sara is in Asia. Random, huh? pray for her!

2. i am big into financial responsibility and such. My brother showed me this awesome website that helps you budget and pay off your debt. (just don't pay attention to the credit card ads). And its free, and we all know how much i love free stuff.

3. i have been podcasting sermons from Bethel church in california for a couple years now, but i just discovered that you can watch the worship online also. Maybe this is old news, but i was pretty excited when i found out. i have been turning it on while doing other things like cleaning, writing blogs, etc. good stuff.

4. i am a sucker for good customer service. Seriously. i will travel great distances and pay more money if i know that you are going to work for my best interest. Yesterday i took my 3+ year old macbook (read: outdated) to the apple store sans appointment with the idea that they could help me put all the things i need onto my computer without having to buy a new one. this super nice guy spent like 20 minutes with me coaching me through all the things i need to do. turns out i just need a software update and some new RAM and he sent me a link to a website where i can get it cheap. So instead of a $1,000+ new computer i am only spending $80 to make mine good as new. and i feel more computer savvy. i mean if you had told me two days ago that i would be ordering RAM online and that i actually would know what it is, i would not have believed you. So, all that being said, if you need apple help, go to the apple store in perimeter (and ask for kyle, you won't be sorry)

5. Covenant Care is a great organization that supports women in unexpected pregnancies. They help them make important decisions about the life of their child and match them with adoptive parents if that is what they choose. Covenant Care is having a fund-raising drive right now. They are finding a greater need now amongst decreased giving. I encourage you to prayerfully consider donating to this great cause.

6. My baby sister is in Guatemala this week. please pray for her and check out what they are doing HERE.

i think that is all the advertising that i have for right now. Sorry my posts are few and far between, there is not much going on unless you want to hear about dog poop and custom framing.

Monday, July 12, 2010

this is karen

so, the other day, my mom and i were headed to racetrac to get our free icee refills, of course, and she asks me if i want a snickers ice cream bar. the answer to that is yes. as she is digging change out of her car she mentions that she thinks they cost 1.79. i turn to look at her.

"and why do you know that?" i ask

"shut up" is the reply.

so the next day, my mom calls me on her way home from work and she says:

"i'm going to hell."

wait, what?

so this is the story i get:

"you know i have a thing for snickers ice cream bars. well today i was really looking forward to rewarding myself with one and as i bit into it a song came on the radio that was all about how Jesus is our reward and what we look forward to, and i was relating it to my snickers ice cream bar...

i'm going to hell."

remind me to turn down her future offers of ice cream

work and play

ok, so i haven't been blogging, but you will have to excuse me because i have graduate school to pay for people and i have been super busy.

one of my jobs stealthily increased my hours and before i knew it, i was working a ridiculous amount each week. This week for example, i am pushing fifty hours. ouch. and they wanted me to take some more! tomorrow will be day nine worked in a row before i finally have a day off and start over again. hopefully i will make it through tomorrow though because i will be working fourteen hours! i have never done that before. yikes.

but thankfully, it has not been all work and no play. i credit the Lord with having the fourth off and i got to spend time with a bunch of my newlywed friends, swimming, eating, and watching half of the fireworks in Atlanta. (literally half because we positioned ourselves right behind a building.)

also, partly for my own sanity and partly as an aid for my spiritual life, i have been drawing and studying Hebrew in my free time. in addition to reading my Calvin and Hobbes and Get Fuzzy comic books.

that is, when i am not napping or going to bed while it is still light outside.

i can only motivate myself with the fact that this is only temporary.

it is only temporary, right?

(repeat: "i'm going to school, i'm going to school, i'm going to school...")


you can't see it, but i am doing a happy dance right now.

why, you may ask?

well let me tell you.

i got a scholarship for school. and i am taking four classes this fall.

my heart is about to burst.

i don't have all the money for the classes, but i know who does!

"For as many are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us." 2 Corinthians 1:20

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