Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I received an email from a dear friend from our Swaziland trip. Doug is a wonderful man of God, who towards the end of the trip started calling me Molly (apparently I resemble the 80s star... I hear it all. the. time.) Anyway... On our loooong plane ride home, he passed around a journal for us to write down our thoughts about our trip. Reading everyone's words, and re-reading my own, brought me to tears. I want to share mine with you:
Just when you think God has pushed you to your limit, He pushes a little bit more.
Running around, getting your dress muddy, and sweating off the little make-up you have on can be/is FUN! You don’t realize how much joy is missing in your life until you experience a wave of it all at once. (and then, you don’t want to give it up)
Rival schools do not prevent fast friends.
Age really is just a number.
“Ugliness” can have majestic beauty
Doing away with the thought “I don’t want to shake/hold hands for fear of germs” increases relationships beyond a superficial level…even if you only spend 10 minutes with a person.
…You won’t get sick with this much Germ-X on the trip
Christians don’t always have to talk about “Christian things”
You can spend a lifetime with an acquaintance or spend 10 days forming a deep-connection. I’ll take the latter
Pre-conceived notions and quick judgments are usually horribly inaccurate
God had a specific role for each of us on this trip.
I have 22+ new friends because of this trip
A big part of my heart was left in Swaziland.
I NEED to go back
I miss brushing my teeth w/o a water bottle
Happy Wednesday! xoxo, E
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I Relay for Those Who Think "It Won't Happen to Me"
I'm NOT invincible
Cancer doesn't discriminate
It doesn't care if you're young or old
It doesn't always let you know it's there
Be Smart. Talk to your doctor.
Do your part. Educate yourself about the symptoms.
Be active in Staying Well.
I've beat Melanoma three times. And I'll continue to Fight.
Anyway, our ceremony wasn't until 3:00am. I worked on my capstone until about 12:45am, then I went out to the quad to spend time with some folks. After we finished the ceremony at like 3:30am, I went to Taco Bell (awful, I know, but it was so yummy), and I've been working on my capstone ever since. I think I'll be up for maybe another hour, then I'm putting my phone on SILENT and going to sleep. I really hope I don't get called into work tonight! :(