Thursday, September 29, 2005

Time Management and Emotional Health

What is time management? Is it mean squeezing every useful minute until it has been exhausted of is it just recognizing that I have a moment so why don't I do something with it? That is what I am doing now I have 5 minutes before I have to go to class and I thought I would put out a hello and this weeks lesson.

If you are not sure where you stand with someone, ask. When you ask all the emotions and time you have been dedicating to dreaming or dreading about that person are freed up. I promise that this was the best thing I could do for my emotional health this week. Try it and tell me how you feel after:)

Monday, September 19, 2005

Loving enough to let go

For those of you who may not know this I love to be in control. I like to know where I am going, how I am getting there, how long it is going to take and if I am going to be required to stop at every bathroom and point of interest along the way. God being so kind and gracious let's me know somethings like I am going to be in nursing school for the next three years and then it's a surprise. (I had to wait two years to get this direction in life, I think I wore him out with asking, ha ha). The hardest thing he asks me to do is to embrace hurting people, build them up with his love and insight and then let them go on to impact others. These people are friends whom I love, but can not keep. I am at a point with one of my newer friends that I can either continue to use the gifts God has given me or I can just not risk anything and continue on having a pleasant shallow friendship. I know that I shall choose to risk, but it doesn't make it any easier. I am glad to be trusted and safe. For two years God trained me through Tim and Darcy and SAI how to be a safe, loving, loved and engaged person. Thanks I know that was the path that God had me on. I'm diving in!
p.s. does anyone know how I can add your blogs to my list?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's all the Craze!

MSN messenger it's all the craze. People talking through computers, better or worse then a telephone. Well if you have people with whom you can chat for hours MSN is perfect because it keeps your phone free for roommates. Can you get addicted to MSN yes. First it is all innocent you just check to see if a friend is online, then you think oh I will just leave it on for a little in case someone wants to contact me. Then it goes into full blown obsession, you are checking it every two minutes while you are working and you think you here the little ding so you race back, but no it was just your dinger in your donger. Yep this is my confession, I made it a bit of an idol, but it is under better control now. I think it helps that I am over my eyeballs in readings and assignments. Do I hate MSN? Not on your life I get to develop and sustain friendships all over the world with just a click of a button. Spiritual application> Spend time with the G-man. I actually think he is the one dinging in my donger cause I keep getting distracted. OK so not really applicable to the story, but who said I always had to be serious and super inciteful. Blessings to you all!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

On the road again...just kidding

Well though I am home and loving it I find my mind and heart wondering to the people and places I came to love and/or tolerate. I can honestly say I do not hate anyone, but boy my heart gets roughed up and worn out by some people. Permit me to ponder points of perplexity and profoundness. Fact I am 26 years old, single, a nursing student (hee,hee,hee) and I live with four amazing roommates. I love how we laugh together and have become such great friends. What do I attribute this to? God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. We all think about moving out when life gets messy, but then we think a) do I really want to move back in with my parents, b) where can I go that will be cheaper than this? c) I am only a ten minute walk from school and 7 if I actually walk fast or d) what is it in my pride that is making me think about moving out and how do I have to deal with it? Just this week we had a nice little discussion about food ownership, and cleaning. These are the things women argue about! So we were talking and then we discovered the real issue, it was that we feel selfish when we would label our food, but if we didn't label it we would get angry/frustrated if it wasn't there when we were looking for it. We discussed in length if this was actually selfish or not. The conclusion was no. We find more freedom in things being labelled because than we can ask the owner of the food if we can have some and they have the opportunity to practice their saying yes or no skills. If the person says yes, but really wanted to say no, it ain't my fault and that is a whole different issue. I think this is how God works. He has all sorts of wonderful things stored up for us and all we have to do is ask. Sometimes I think he takes a long time to make up his mind, but then when you get what you were asking for it is that much sweeter. I am so glad that God has given me roommates with whom I argue and disagree with, so that I can become a better communicator and lover of people's differences. Blessings to you all.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

I'm Home Yayyyy!

I have returned from the far corners of the land. My friends are all watching the riders play the Bombers, so I am just stooing into say hello and returning to the game now. GO RIDERS!!