Galatians 2:20a
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not i, but Christ liveth in me:
My Life Verse

Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What's your favorite:

Pair of shoes? All my flats=)

Jacket?My turquoise aeropostale one

Scarf? Brown one

Way to do your hair? Curly=)

TV show? none

Actor? William Moseley=)

Actor over 50? IDk?

Actress? Idk?

Actress younger than 20? idk

Animal? I don't really have one

Age to be? 21

Shampoo brand? Garnier Fructis

Toothpaste? Crest

Place to buy clothes? Aeropostale and Cato

Place to buy cheap stuff? Dollar Tree

Place to get ice cream? Sonic

Store to buy groceries? Kroger

Childhood memory? Cruise 2010 if that can be counted as childhood=)

College? VSCC

Grade? High school graduate:)

Class in high school? none!

Favorite Singer? Michael Buble

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Countdown...7 Days!


I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!!!=)
Only 7 days=)

What Children Believe


♪♫"Saturday Morning at a tree house meeting
in our backyard
Over Kool-Aid and crackers
You could hear through the laughter
just how smart they are
With Crayons they wrote down the things they believed
Oh the wisdom in first grade philosophy

Love Lasts forever
Mom and Daddies stay together,
cheaters never win
and a promise is something you keep
Its bad to lie,
but it's ok to cry
Dreams never die
and Faith is all you need
Ain't it crazy what children believe"♪♫

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Day

Hey Hey!

Boy was today a LOOOONG one! But it was very profitable=)

I had classes from 8:00am till 12:10pm...with a TEST in Art Appreciation. I think I aced it=)=) But we shall see soon.

Here is one of the pieces we had to know about...lol


This piece is titled "Fountain" by Marcel Dunchamp. He submitted it to an exhibition that had advertised that no piece of art would be turned away. He was truly testing the definition of "Art" lol.

After classes I met up with some friends to work on my Economics quizzes...yay? We all officially decided we now hate Econ! Then I attended my first Success Networking Team (SNT) meeting. It is basically a group where we get together in a very organized manner and set goals, make commitments, and help each other achieve both. (attendance to these meetings is required for my membership in the National Society of Leadership and Success(NSLS))

Then I got the COOLEST THING on the way home=)=)

A CHALK HOLDER!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Lol except for mine is an awesome turquoise=)

Then when I got home i cleaned my room nearly spotless! And cleaned out an entire laundry basket worth of clothes out of my closet to get rid of. (now i have hangers! lol)

So that has been my day without most of the boring details=)
(well without details in general...there were details that weren't boring too;) lol


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Things I can Relate to!

  1. Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.

Intriguing Thought for the Day

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex???

That's right=)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Random Thought of the Day

I think Calories are Airborne! Just think...when you walk into a restaurant and smell the wonderful aromas of your favorite foods...what do you think you are smelling? Well I bet part of it has caloric value. Whatta ya think? Agree? Disagree? Why? lol

Friday, September 24, 2010

True or Just Sounds Good?

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you are afraid"
-Franklin P. Jones

Random Thought of the Day

I think birds can communicate telepathically...because when they are flying they all can completely change directions in sync with out making a sound....what do you guys think?? Agree? disagree? Why?

Odd

1. Are you wearing braces? Nope, never have

2. What kind of cell phone do you have? rumor 2

3. What color is your purse/wallet? turquoise and brown

5. Do you hug teachers often? Never

6. What is your birthday? 9.2.91

7. What is your favorite name for a girl? Adelaide

8. For a boy? Kyle

9. What is your favorite movie? Chronicles of Narnia!

10. What color shirt are you wearing right now? PINK!

11. Who is your favorite celebrity? Hmmm...don't have a favorite (kailyn will say Damian=)

12. Look back at #10. Did you have to look to see what color shirt you were wearing? Yes=/ lol

13. What is your favorite subject in school? Volleyball!

14. What is your favorite teacher's name? (last only, or initials) Dretchen

15. What is your dream career? Ethical Computer Hacker!

16. Do you like to volunteer? Depends on what i'm volunteering for

17. Are you active in a church/youth group? YES=)

18. What is your favorite number? 7

19. What is your favorite fruit? PEACHES!!!! (lololol)

20. What is your favorite store? CATO=)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I took out a bunch so ignore the missing numbers

YES or NO

Only two rules-- and you MUST follow them:

1. You can only say Yes or No.
2. You aren't allowed to explain anything unless someone comments and asks.

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2. Painted your room? yes

4. Drove a car? yes

5. Danced in front of your mirror? yes

6. Have a crush? yes

9. Gotten in a car with people you just met? yes

10. Been in a fist fight? yes

20. Seen someone die? no

21. Been on a plane? yes

22. Kissed a picture? yes

23. Slept in until 3? yes

24. Love someone or miss someone right now? yes

25. Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by? yes

26. Made a snow angel? yes

27. Played dress up? yes

28. Cheated while playing a game? yes

29. Been lonely? yes

30. Fallen asleep at work/school? yes

31. Yelled at a friend? yes

32. Felt an earthquake? no

33. Touched a snake? yes

34. Ran a red light? yes

35. Been suspended from school? no

36. Had detention? no

37. Been in a car accident? yes

38. Hated the way you look? yes

39. Witnessed a crime? yes

41. Been lost? yes

42. Been to the opposite side of the country? yes

43. Felt like dying? yes

47. Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? yes

48. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? yes

49. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? yes

51. Sang in the shower? yes

53. Had a dream that you married someone? yes

54. Glued your hand to something? yes

55. Got your tongue stuck to a pole? no

57. Been a cheerleader? yes

58. Sat on a roof top? yes

59. Didn't take a shower for a week? no

60. Too scared to watch scary movies alone? yes

61. Played chicken? yes

62. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? no

65. Been easily amused? yes

69. Forgotten someone's name? yes

74. Played a prank on someone? YES

75. Gone to a late night movie? yes

77. Failed a class? no

78. Choked on something ur not supposed to eat? yes

79. Played an instrument for more than 10 hours? yes

82. Thrown strange objects? yes

83. Felt like killing someone? yes

84. Felt like running away? yes

85. Have you ever ran away? no

89. Made a parent cry? yes

90. Cried over someone? yes

93. Had/Have a dog? yes

95. Own an instrument? yes

96. Been in a band/group? yes

97. Drank 25 sodas in a day?no

98. Broken a CD? yes

99. Shot a gun? yes

100. Had feelings for one of your best/good friends? yes

Excerpt from "The Unattainable Goal" By me=) (VERY ROUGH DRAFT!)


...Another way I can relate to Gilgamesh is his mission for a goal. Gilgamesh has a goal of finding eternal life, which is what would have satisfied him. Not only can I relate to this part of the epic, but also most people can relate. We all live life pressing toward a goal. Whether it is graduating high school, graduating college, getting married, owning a house or car, we all have things we desire to satisfy us. Without these goals to press toward what good would life be living? If every day were the same, with no hope of achieving something or changing some circumstance, life would be monotonous and worthless.

But what makes this story relate to me personally is how I feel about one certain goal I would like to attain in my life, though it not my priority. Just like Gilgamesh’s desire for eternal life was unattainable, my specific goal, also, is unattainable. This goal is to be stress free and happy. But as we all know, it is impossible to live stress free. Trials and tribulations will always come. But even if they do not, there are always stressful things such as school and work that will wear on the mind as well.

However, although eternal life was unattainable for Gilgamesh, I have accomplished his goal. Not in the sense that my physical body will live forever, but rather when it does pass on my spirit will live eternally in heaven with the one true God. Gilgamesh was going about his goal the wrong way. He was attempting to seek out his own salvation when it was not within his power to save himself. Though I cannot live a life free of stress and consistently full of happiness, I can look forward to my eternal life in heaven that will be free of pain, tears, sorrow and stress. Therefore, like Gilgamesh’s goal, my goal maybe described as unattainable, however that is only in this lifetime.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

hmmmm?

When's the last time you ran?
At volleyball class this morning

Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
Yes, around the bottoms because they are too long

What are you dreading right now?
School tomorrow and the rest of the semester

Do you celebrate 420?
What is that?

Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
Nope...6 or 7

If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would ya'll do?
watch tv...play a board game

Have you ever been on your school's track team?
we don't have a track team.

Did you copy and paste this survey?
of courrrse.

Do you eat raw cookie dough?
Yes <3

Have you ever kicked a vending machine?
yes lol.

Don't you hate it when the radio ruins good songs by playing them over and over?
no! i love it=)

Do you watch Trading Spaces?
have before

How do you eat oreos?
dipped in milk=)

Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone?
yes

Are you cocky?
maybe

Could you live without a computer?
i could, but i wouldn't wanna lol.

Do you wear your shoes in the house?
To my room

Who or what sleeps with you?
my squishy

At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real?
WHAT!!! Santa isn't real!?!?!

How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house?
9?

What do you do when you're sad?
listen to music to take my mind off it

Who would you call first if you won the lottery?
prob kailyn lol

Last time you saw your best friend?
About 2 hours ago=)

Are you in high school?
Nope

What jewelry are you wearing?
2 rings and earrings

Is anyone on your bad side now?
do i have a bad side;)

What's the first thing you do when you get online?
facebooook...duh (:

Do you watch Grey's Anatomy?
nope

How do most people spell your name?
Rachel

Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?
if i had a bf i would gladly wear his jacket=)

Where do you work?
Chefs market, SH preschool

What are you doing tomorrow?
School, church

Favorite name for a girl?
Ansley

Favorite name for a boy?
idk

Will you keep your last name when you get married?
No

When was the last time you left your house?
tonight for karate

Do you return your cart?
usually but i soo didn't tonight=)

Do you have a dishwasher?
i do.

What noise do you hear?
lollipop via lizzy

Would you survive in prison?
yeah...but it'd be hard im sure lol.

Who is the youngest in your family?
me=)

If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would most likey overpack?
Elizabee!

Do you know anyone with the same name as you?
YES

What's the last thing you purchased?
rice milk..boo

Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you?
Sometimes

What brand are your pants right now?
KD Elite (my gi pants=)

Ever been to Georgia (the state)?
yeppers

What irritates you most on the internet?
Gossip

What brand is your digital camera?
broken!

Do you watch movies with your parents?
yeah! thts family time=)

What song best describes your life right now?
I just haven't met you yet!

Do you own expensive perfume/cologne?
Not rly

Are you taking college classes right now?
Yes 6 of them!

Do you like sushi?
its not half bad=)

Do you get your hair cut every month?
no.

Do you go online everyday?
yes, several times daily=)

I Have Been Blessed!!!!

THE ROOM

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room.
There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to
catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was.
This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.
A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at." Some
were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents.
Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth.
Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.
When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I have watched", I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.
When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content.
I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it
and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.
Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.
And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.
And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this
room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.
No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw
a sorrow deeper than my own.
He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again.
He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.
Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name
of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side.

He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished." I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.
- Brian Moore