August 5, 2010 is only 19 days or less than 3 weeks away. I cant believe it's soo close. This summer has been a blast and great and its almost all over. I will admit, im ready to quit making decisions, moving and packing. Im just ready to be married and all settled in. Unfortunately this means that school will me starting soon. Im excited because that means only 2 semesters left but sad because i only have 2 semesters left. It will be a bittersweet time. SO, my next month looks like this....
July 30 and 31-Move out of current apartment
July 31-August 4- Home and finals wedding prep
August 5- WEDDING
August 6-12 - BEACH
August 12-14 - Move into new apartment
August 18-Classes Start
And in between all of that, I have to finish packing, finish Bridesmaid gifts, swap wedding gifts, finish programs and sleep....
Im just sooo excited. Im ready for August 15 when I am married and all moved in. Then I will be ready to relax!
Life is wonderful!
I get to marry my Best Friend in about 5 months! It will be a simple, small beach wedding and then a big reception in Birmingham 2 weeks later. I cant wait!
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas break. Mine has been wonderful so far!!
Taken from Gary Henry's WordPoints
When the Lord began to explain to His disciples that He was going to be crucified, Peter objected. Based on Peter’s concept of what needed to happen for the kingdom to be established, the death of the King didn’t seem like a very good idea. But rather than gently correct Peter’s erroneous concept, the Lord strongly rebuked him: “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Why such a strong rebuke? It is an indication, I believe, of how easy it is to deceive ourselves about God’s purposes. Like Peter, we need to be careful. When we “plan” for things to happen in a certain way, is the driving force truly God’s will? Might not the demand for “orderliness” really be coming from elsewhere?
In our personal lives, there is nothing wrong with dreaming, nor is there anything wrong with planning and preparing. But we should not hold on to our expectations with too tight a grip — God may have other plans, plans which seem messy and inconvenient compared to ours. The wonderful thing is that many of the greatest blessings in our lives come out of situations in which it seems that our own plans have been frustrated. This is true even when we first obey the gospel. As C. S. Lewis said, “Every story of conversion is the story of a blessed defeat.” That being so, we should not be surprised that, after our conversion, God graciously vetoes our “legislation” from time to time. So, yes, we need to plan . . . but we also need to yield gladly when God has other plans.
“God’s order comes in the haphazard, and never according to our scheming and planning. God takes great delight in breaking up our programs” (Oswald Chambers).
I get wordpoints as a daily email. I got this email last week and it was perfect timing. The past 2 years it was like i could never get a break or good news regarding school. It was always so negative. After all my hard work I finally got that break. Then you know what...something else happened that got me down. It seemed like my plans were slipping away. After much reassurance and prayer and telling myself everything was going to be better, I do finally feel better. I just wanted to share this with you.
Weekends always end to early these days. I always enjoy them...sleeping late, football, spending time with friends. Ugh, one more week then a much needed break!!
One more CS Lewis Quote....
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
I guess its time for an update.
Ive had such a wonderful summer I havent really thought about updating. This summer has included parties, beach, work and relaxing. The next 10 days are going to be the busiest yet. My to do list:
-Party Friday night
-leave for Bham Tuesday
-Wedding prep till Thursday
-Lynsey and Clints wedding on Friday!
Its alot to fit into 10 days but im really excited. This whole summer i was afraid i would get to this point and be really upset at the thought of moving and all but, im not. Im going to have great new roommates, i will miss lynsey though. And even though lynsey is getting married, as i keep reminding my dad, shes not moving oversees. I know it will be a change, but its all going to work out.
I am only registered for 3 hours for the fall. Should this stress me out? Yes... Does it? Not yet. Once again, it will all work out.
I guess thats it for now.
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint,
I will change my expression, and smile.