Monday, August 31, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookie Debacle!!!!

I should leave the peanut butter cookie cooking to me sister-in-law (Ellen). I put these in the over for the least amount of time it told me to thinking they would need longer and they were burnt to a crisp. I don't think the pictures do it justice because the bottoms were black....Ok, my dear sister are the peanut butter cookie maker in this family!! :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

OTS 5100- Hybrid

Amanda and I started our Hybrid class last night. It did take 2 hours to download each of our lectures, but it was worth it. Now i am sitting in the library and as I sit and look back over my notes. Studying for our class next week I am reminded how much I love the Old Testament. As many of my post have been I wanted to share a quote from class.

Augustine- “The New Testament is in the Old concealed; the Old Testament is in the new revealed.”

Its amazing what history can teach us. The New Testament would make no since without the Old. We must take the time to study. And in that case I need to get back to it myself!

Serving the Servant,

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Folllowing Dreams/Taking a Path

Sunday at church our pastor started the sermon by saying, "Direction not intention, determines destination." When JD said this I thought, "well duh, this will be an easy sermon to listen to." It is funny because it is usually those that convict the most. When I think that it will not have as much of an application to me as someone else, I am usually convicted. haha!! JD went on to talk about how you might have dreams and you might want to be at a certain place in 5 or 10 years but unless you take the steps to get to that place you will not end up there. He mentioned college students...if you want to have a Christian home someday but you are dating a non-christian you are not taking the steps to get to where you want to be in the future. At this point I was thinking ok, *check* I married a godly man and I wanted a Christian home. but then he went on to talk about how it is our everyday decisions that determine our long-term. As I was pondering that I realized that so many times I do look too far into the future and yearn for when I will be a mom and Derek and I are where we will plant our lives. I cant wait to go on the mission field. I cant wait for that time and I let the daily decisions go the to side and I push through each day to get to a greater thing (future). My day to day here at seminary in class, working is just as important as when I am on the mission field with my husband, it is just as important as when I am a mom and Derek and I are in the place where God has us to plant our lives and serve him. I realized how convicting this sermon really is to my life now. I let the days go by and simply do my job because it brings in the money we need to live not because I am making daily decisions that effect my life years from now. So, all that to say, I was truly convicted this morning and realized I need to dedicate every day of my life to the Lord and think of everyday as a mission field even if I do work on SEBTS campus. I am still working for the Lord and his glory. I still need to take heed and make sure every step I take each day is working toward following what God wants me to do. JD said something that came from Martin Luther, There are only two days on my calendar that make a difference. THIS day and THAT day. This day that he is living in and judgement day. Those are the only days that matter. I am not guaranteed the future so I need to leave each day for the Lord, each step I take matters now and in my future. Why am I living for the future. How silly is that!! :) It is amazing what God teaches and it is so amazing to learn from such a great God.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

iHeart Faces Giveaway!!

iHeart Faces is giving away a lens for a SLR camera (Nikon or Cannon). Blogging about this will get me one more entry to try and win this lens! As many of you know I bought a Cannon Xsi in January just to have a nice camera and I have LOVED photography!!! I have shot pictures for a few people but I have only the original lens that came with the camera so I would love something a little different with a better zoom and other neat features!! :) I am really hoping to win this lens!! :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

1 Year Anniversary!!!

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary in a beautiful cabin in Boone. Thanks to Linda (my co-worker) we were able to have a place to stay for Free!!! It was so great!! I told Derek that since we did not have to pay to stay in a hotel I did not want to cook! I wanted a break from cleaning and cooking! So, we budgeted enough money for us to be able to go out every meal! It was amazing and i am so blessed to have a husband that would allow me to have a vacation from cooking and cleaning and everyday life! it was GREAT!!!! :) We went hiking and through caverns and walked through downtown Boone. We watched a movie every night and I (Amanda) could not stay up any later than 11:00pm. I was so tired by that point I could not keep my eyes open any longer!! haha!! (I'm getting old). :) We are getting internet on Wednesday and I will post pictures then and I will also post pictures of the new townhouse (for those of you wondering). :) What a GREAT 1 year! I am so glad to be married to Derek George! What an amazing man. I cannot say how wonderful this past year has been!!! :)