January 13, 2010


last night i made some of my guy friends dinner... we had mac-n-cheese with hot dogs cut up in it and green beans--a childhood favorite.  it was really nice to get out of my mini apartment and hang out with them... while i was there i told them about my absolutely not stressful day and how great it was.  they ended up being great guys to vent to.  they helped me realize that it wasn't that much work, i just needed to focus on God and He alone would help me get through each day! one of my friends j even had my shakespeare professor last semester and said he was hard but a great teacher and that he learned a lot.  so i slept well last night with no nightmares about school!

today was busy so i didn't exactly have the time to even think of stressing about class.  i did finally purchase my books which i will pick up tomorrow.  once i get cracking on my reading this weekend, i will feel better to have some things crossed off my homework list.

other than that i have realized that there really is no reason to stress over things you can't control.

i am also working on setting boundaries.  my pastor spoke about it the other weekend during the first section of a series he is calling "Resolutions" in spirits of the double digit year. i am working on learning how to say "no" more often to ensure that my days are meaningful and led by Christ.
i know that sounds hypocritical because i was talking about how i need to get cracking on my school work...but last semester i really learned the value of time with Christ.
I am doing this group through young life called BRU Crew (Bible Readers United...we felt cool when we made up the name hah!) we spend an hour a week together reading the Bible.  We started at Genesis 1 and are reading all the way through it in 9 months.  Hard, but honestly it has been well worth it. this group forces me to spend time alone with God on a regular basis on a personal level.

i'm not going to lie, i am a little behind because i wasn't a very responsible reader over break. but i am sure that i am more stressed about the reading than Jesus is.... last semester the time i spent with God really made me reevaluate my priorities.  for some reason it all clicked.  i was able to balance all my school work and everything else and it paid off.  so even though i was super stressed the other day and called it my "challenge" and thought it would be impossible to do great,  forget what i said.

i know i will be able to because i am focusing on Him and He alone gives me the strength to get through my days.  So by focusing on Him daily, all the craziness of class and school work fall right into place.

"...do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34


  1. Easier said than done, but yes focusing on Jesus will definitely lead to a more peaceful stress free life.
    Good luck with your bible reading and classes!

  2. I love this post. I love that you are putting so much focus on God and I really admire you for having a bible group to read through it. I also know how are that can be but you are doing great.

    Keep pushing forward and I know you will be even more blessed. x

  3. i loved this post! and i love the scripture! seriously, thank you for sharing this! and i am glad you found my blog so that i could find yours! i am excited to start following!!

  4. I could go to town an that dinner. Serious comfort food! How wonderful that you were able to achieve a sense of balance. : )

  5. Girrrl...as my friend Joslyn says, "that'll preach!" I've been having a lot of those same revelations lately. My church is doing a period of fasting and praying to kick off the new year, and setting my priorities right is one thing the Lord is really impressing upon me. Primarily, this one: Matthwe 6:33 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

    Have a great weekend lady! {and I'm glad you and Preston were able to hang out, it's the simple things really that make a great day}

  6. great post. this is one of my favorite verses ever. definitely something i need to constantly remind myself being a type A personality myself.

    just wanted to pop over and say hello, and say thanks for following my little blog. i'm glad you introduced yourself. i feel like i never really get to know my new followers because so many people just never comment, so i'm glad you did.

    hope you're having a lovely weekend!