Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tale as old as time...

I promised a report on my thoughts of the play, so here ya go!
Sunday night I attended "Beauty and the Beast" at the Gammage theatre with some friends. It was my first time getting to see the Gammage (which was quite stunning!), and my first time in a long time seeing a professional production. Suffice to say, I was very pleased! The scenery, costumes, acting, singing, live orchestra - EVERYTHING was beautiful!
We shared a lot of laughs and had a great time.

Being on a practically non-existent, college-student budget, we got the cheapest tickets available ($27), which ended us up in the highest seats available (what a drop!). It was pretty crazy! And even though the actors much resembled ants to us, the show still ROCKED. I can't imagine what it must have been like for the front-row seaters. Still, we had a view that a lot of other people didn't get, which really made me appreciate all the choreography, scene placement, and scene changes. They did great! I would definitely go see another show there if anything comes up that I think I would enjoy.

Outside Temp: 78°F
Countdown till end of school: 46 days! (I'm going to make it!)

Verse of the Day:
Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:9

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Life

I could hardly believe it when September was coming to an end, and now we're already halfway through October! Time is really flying by, but I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing... In fact, I'm rather glad of it, because with each day that ends I'm just that much closer to graduating! FREEDOM IS CALLING MY NAME!

To the right is an image that basically depicts my life right now. I'm taking 5 classes to finish up my two-year degree, working at chick-fil-a (which rocks), keeping personal time with the Lord a top priority, and also trying to throw in a little fitness (in the form of weights, jogging, and biking).

I keep myself on a pretty tight schedule, but I've actually found this to be my most stress-free semester yet! Which seems
weird because my course load is the biggest its ever been, and I added a job on top of it! But it just goes to show that the joy of the Lord truly can be our strength if we choose it, and I believe that as I've gotten deeper in my relationship with God, He's matured me in so many ways, and given me more ability to cope with the demands of life. I still have my struggles - not denying that - but even amidst them I now have this peace that I really hadn't experienced before. It's wonderful!

Aside from school and work I DO still have a personal life too, believe it or not. I enjoy spending what free time I have with friends and family, even if it is brief. Our college bible study group is having a get-together this friday night to watch "How to Train Your Dragon," play games, and go to a christian concert in town, which I'm definitely looking forward to.

Also, I'm VERY excited to be going to see the "Beauty and the Beast" play at ASU with a friend on Sunday night.
It's been so long since I've seen a live production, and Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite stories! I'll be sure to report my thoughts on it after we go.

Something else I'm excited about is the prospect of transferring to Calvary Chapel Bible college next year (fall) to get my bachelors in
Biblical Studies. I still haven't applied yet, but the more I look into it and pray about it, the more it seems like this may be where the Lord wants me next year. I'll be honest, I don't really want to leave home...but I can also see how it would be a good experience and maybe just what I need to do. Not to mention there are TWO chick-fil-a's within 10 minutes of the college campus. Coincidence? I think not.

Outside Temp: 65°F
Countdown to end of semester: 52 days!

Verse of the Day:
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1