Friday, October 31, 2008

Sometimes silence is the best one can offer.
Please pray for the Wyand family in the loss of their youngest daughter Fahris. I met this courageous family almost a year ago to this date. Their daughter has impacted many and her legacy will live on in the memories of many. She was a wonderful little girl and today all I can bring to you is silence.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Change is all around us in this season-
Right now we have constant change of the trees the color of the leaves are changing at a rapid pace and falling to the ground after a few days of experiencing the change. I am amazed every fall looking around and seeing all of the trees like a beautiful painting.
Change is in our economy how we're going to deal with the future and what is yet to come.
Our president is changing in just a few weeks...
The weather is changing although I am wondering where the brisk fall weather is. Not too cold just not as warm as it has been the past few days!
Change is in the whole entire government and the way we have lived our lives in comparison to those who have lived before us.
In this time of change we have very little that is constant and only one thing we can rely on and I am starting to realize the only thing is God.
Even when we hit rock bottom and don't really know what to do or are left scrambling for whatever we can get- It's all in result of some sort of change.

Experience change. Observe it. And try not to be bitter.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the Belly of the Beasts by Friday!

Hey Book group and others!

This week we're going to move on to chapter 12 which is in the belly of the beasts. How do you guys like the book so far? What are your thoughts of papa? Is this what you expected would happen? How have you viewed God up to this point and is this book opening your mind and broadening what you see for eternal life? Just some thoughts... I think personally the book has really opened me up to be more accepting of different thoughts and how it looks because we will never really know, it's really interesting to read and see what Mack is experiencing. What are your thoughts?

Monday I went on a college visit to Roberts Wesleyan college. At first by going I wasn't sure of the campus and how I would like things after visiting the school all I can say is wow! It was not what I expected at all and I am filling out another application. They have an awesome psych program and I am really interested in what they have to offer. They seemed really open about things and the tour was amazing. Although I didn't think the tours really had that much weight on the school I realized how much the tour I took at Houghton was lacking. Although the tour at Roberts was lead by an admissions counselor and the one at Houghton was lead by a student and I think that also plays a huge role. Both schools have very unique things to offer a student and the ratio's are both 14:1. I think I will be back at Roberts to see the classroom setting and what the classes are like. So far it is ranked highly in my book and if you're thinking about majoring in psych I would definitely check out this campus!

This very thrilling process of going through the college search is very interesting and challenging. I am excited to be able to start a new chapter in my life but nervous of all of the change yet to come. Last night I got home from school so tired I went to bed at 5 waking up later to just head back to bed a few hours later. During the time I was awake I realized I have so much work to be done and so little time to complete it! There is a Lyme Walk meeting to be planned for this Friday, college application to be filled out and scholarships to apply for. Let alone catching up with my classes at school because I missed four days of school last week. I am hoping to have the final draft of my book done or pretty near done by December. So for all of you who love my blog, I am hoping to complete a book with work from the blog by next year.

This all is such a crazy experience and you only get to be a senior once. I have heard from so many people that senior year was their favorite and I guess their comments don't leave me guessing why! I am starting to really love it too. Although it is so intense and there is so much work to be done it's just one year off from starting something completely different and life changing.

If you would like to come to the Lyme Walk meeting and be part of this years planning committee it's this Friday at 6:30 at the Big Flats Community Center. For more information about the Lyme Walk, or to get on our e-mailing list about upcoming events and latest news... Please e-mail us at and we will get back to you.

Have an awesome week and I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend!


P.S. This week I would like to ask you to pray for the Wyand family. I haven't talked to them in a very long time but- like me Fahris is also starting back to school after being out for a very long time. She is a young lady full of spunk and fight. I am really glad that I got to meet their family and I would just ask if you have a few moments to find her blog (it's listed under the other journeys on the left hand side of this page.) This families journey of faith and courage is really inspirational and I know after leaving the hospital it can be very difficult to remember that you're still in people's prayers and thoughts. So if you could just pray for their family that would be awesome. Thanks!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Today I just wanted to write- I have so much to be entirely thankful for. This past week has been insane and I have been really under the weather with a bug and just not feeling up to par. I have been laying in bed with a fever and stuff and I am just really excited for what the future holds for me.

Thinking back to last year I held onto dreams of going to school and being an active part of my senior year. I just wanted to do some reflection of then and now and I am really actually proud of how far I have come and what has happened because it's honestly a huge step from where I was to where I am now.

Last year I was struggling to imagine going to school... Now I am slowly getting back into the swing of things and I have been seizure free through many of my colds and now infection that I have!

Six O'clock might have been dinner time for some but was IV time for me... Now I haven't been on a constant IV in months and I am off many of my medications!

College was a distant word and seemed impossible... College is now a main focus and I am applying for scholarships and have sent in my application!

Walking seemed to be a chore if not impossible without assistance... Now I am walking without any assistance and getting stronger.

Things then didn't seem so bad and now I am confident in everything that I am getting though. Today I am really encouraged that even though right now I am having a hard time staying in school and getting good grades because I have been so sick I do believe that things aren't impossible and I am excited to be able to do as much as I have been able to do because last year a lot of these things seemed impossible.

This song hit me hard and made me realize there is no such thing as a point of no improvement and I am very proud to say God is still and always will be in the miracle business!

Am I at the point of no improvement?
What are the deaths I still dwell in?
I try to excel but I feel no movement
Can I be free of this unreleasable sin

Never underestimate my Jesus
your tellin me that there's no hope
Im tellin you your wrong
Never underestimate my Jesus
when the world around you crumbles
He will be strong he will be strong

I throw up my hands
oh the impossibilities
Frustrated and tired
Where do I go from here?
Now Im searchin' for
The confidence I lost so willingly
Overcoming these obstacles
Is overcoming my fears


I think I can't
I think I can't
but I think you can
I think you can
gather my inefficiencies and
place them in your hands
place them in your hands
place them in your hands.


You will be strong (3x)

Have a wonderful day! I hope you all are doing well and continue to have a great week! I am going to try to keep this updated as much as possible since I continue to get encouraged to keep the blog going. I am also excited to get school work rolling as well. Although I am feeling crummy inside I am starting to feel more and more motivated to do good on the inside!

Wishing good health to those who read this,


Saturday, October 4, 2008


Although things have been hectic I am settling into going to school and enjoying most every day of the week! I have been having a hard time keeping up with the pace of school but things are finally starting to pan out. I have been making work up since what seems forever. I keep catching nasty colds and having bouts of illness throughout everything. Although hopefully this will just boost my immune system for later on. Like going off to college! As I have looked back on previous comments and posts and I got a very thought provoking comment- from someone who I shall keep their identity unknown. They left their e-mail to have me respond back as to why all of their comments had been deleted. Now their comment has laid heavy on my heart for days and it has been awhile since I have posted mainly trying to decide how to approach this comment. Now upon deleting comments I usually read them and try to grasp their comment and I feel if anyone else is wondering why their comment has been deleted look at the below list of things that could be included as to why your comment did not stay posted on the page:

1. If your tone of your comment is rude, hurtful, or putting down in any way to either me or others.
2. The comment has personal information included in it such as a telephone number, e-mail address or screen name.

I feel that the comments I have removed have been removed for a personal reason and I don't feel it needs further discussion. It is my blog and I will add or remove information as I see put.

Health wise I have been getting better I feel. I have been off antibiotics for a week now and feel about the same I will be going on some supplements as of next week but the amount of medications I take will be considerably lower. I can only give praise to God for my health slowly being returned. I am very confident about going away to college next year and the stepping blocks of becoming a normal teen once again!

Book club! I want to hear your opinions! I know I didn't update but I was hoping if you didn't talk to me you would continue on to chapters 5&6 we will now move on to chapter 10 this week. If getting to that point is difficult to anyone please let me know! I want to hear from all of you though! If you're interested in reading another similar book and if you have any suggestions for the next book. I personally would like to read another Christian based book. If anyone has a book that they couldn't put down or one they have heard fantastic reviews about please let me know so I can consider it. I hope to hear what you all think and if you would like, let's all guess the future of what will happen next and the moments in the shack! I hope you enjoy the book and are keeping up!

Have a fantastic week and Happy reading!

Also- hope you all are staying HEALTHY during this horrible flu and cold season!