Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Things We Say - In Text Messages

Me: What do you think about playing drinking games with soda at youth group?

Pete: I am fine with drinking games at youth group as long as they're drinking games that are not already associated with alcohol.

(I found this hilarious. Daz did not. Such is life...)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Snow Day!

(February 22, 2010)

Outside my window... it is cold, and there is snow...about 6 inches.

I am thinking... that even though the end is near I still have a lot of work of to do to get there.
I am thankful for... Good friends. The ones that understand you well, no matter what mood or how long it has been since you've talked.

From the kitchen... Caf lunches Tuesday - Thursday: it is nice to not be burdened by getting them together myself; I bought ground beef today with the intention of making cheeseburgers. I also bought frozen fish sticks for my Friday lunches :-).

I am wearing... Jeans and a Youth Group T-Shirt (High Five For Jesus) - it's Tie-Dye.

I am creating... more lesson plans and study guides for my Theology comps. The former has gotten somewhat boring, and the latter is quite the endeavor.

I am going... to bed as soon as I get more work done. Then back to school tomorrow!

I am reading... the teacher's edition of the text books for each subject in 3rd grade. My theology notes and text books for 4 classes. For Lent: The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life by Michael Dubruiel - so far, this has been a great Lenten devotional.

I am hoping... that my future is bright and filled with God's blessings and love.

I am hearing... my roommate choosing her teaching outfit for tomorrow.  That voice inside of me that still hasn't quite calmed down.

Around the apartment...We had a visitor all weekend who got snowed in yesterday.  She was able to leave today. Right now it is nice to have things slowly returning to "normal."

One of my favorite things... talking with theology professors. Talking about theology in general really. Dialogue with people who have more knowledge more specifically. (It's something I don't get enough of these days being "Miss. Hunter" and all...)

A few plans for the rest of the week: I know that I saw peace around here somewhere...I must find it again...and quickly (that's an adverb you know - modifying the verb "find" by telling me how)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Things We Say - Ash Wednesday Version

To Set the Scene: Since I'm student teaching at a Lutheran School, I participated in their Ash Wednesday service. Thus, I received what I spent the day calling "Lutheran Ashes."

Daz: Nice ashes.

Me: They're Lutheran Ashes.

Daz: I can tell.

Me: How?

Abby: They're shouting "sola scriptura"

Monday, February 15, 2010


(February 15, 2010) - President's Day - No School!

Outside my window... it's sunny. I can see blue in the sky, cold people briskly walking to class, snow flurrying around, and banner blowing in the wind.

I am thinking... I never intended for these Daybook entries to become my only blog posts. Also, Lent is fast approaching and I am not even the least bit prepared.
I am thankful for... Safe travels. Even though my weekend home ended up being not-so-great, I arrived and returned safely.

From the kitchen... I plan on asking the Caf to make lunches for me to take to school. Dinner in the apartment is easier than preparing lunches to take to school.

I am wearing... PJ's! ...still...

I am creating... a way to get myself out of an emotional disaster...

I am going... no where in particular. I plan to enjoy having a day to be on campus, so I will venture out into the cold soon.

I am reading... the teacher's edition of the text books for each subject in 3rd grade.  For Lent, I'm considering reading The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life by Michael Dubruiel

I am hoping... that I can really learn to have hope. Hope seemed to be a theme in my prayer yesterday. There are many things in my life that are changing; they are uncertain and not at all happy. I have no control, and I should not. However, I should always have hope, never losing sight of eternity.

I am hearing... silence. And an anxious and unhappy voice inside of me that is struggling to be calm enough to encounter my Savior.

Around the apartment... I'm not entirely sure. I was home all weekend, and last night I did very little. I have a bit of unpacking remaining, and that always present chore list needs attention and updating.

One of my favorite things... staying up late, talking with a roommate.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Student teaching. Mailing resumes. Lent.

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Monday, February 8, 2010


(February 8, 2010) - First Official Day of Full-Time Student Teaching

Outside my window... darkness has fully set-in. It is very, very cold.

I am thinking... about this quote about Maria Goretti:

"Some extol her for being willing to die rather than to commit sin. She is rightly praised for her love for purity and chastity. But many people overlook the fact that she didn't have to die to preserve her purity. The soul of a woman who is raped is not with sin. She has done nothing wrong. It is the one who violates her who incurs the guilt of mortal sin. She died with her assailant's soul in mind. The fact that she thought of his soul is what makes her sacrifice so unique. She knew that his eternal soul was worth more than her earthly life. It is unimaginable charity." -Jason Evert
I am thankful for... The Sign of the Cross. Beginning and ending a prayer any other way just isn't right.

From the kitchen... I made some spaghetti last night for me to take to lunch this week. Today at lunch, it tastes nothing like my mom's, and I'm not looking forward to it for tomorrow.  I was blessed to have dinner with good and holy people who graciously opened their home to me tonight. It was delicious, and the company was so, so good.

I am wearing... Jeans and T-shirt and a hoodie. However, to school this morning I wore gray dress pants, a warm black sweater, and black flats.

I am creating... the first of many, many lesson plans.

I am going... to school! Today. Then tomorrow. Then the next day. Then the day after that... you get the picture.

I am reading... eh.

I am hoping... that I'm able to get into a nice, peaceful, and holy routine.

I am hearing... laughter. But right now, I'm so tired and uncomfortable that it is kind of annoying.

Around the apartment... lots of business and a bit of tension...

One of my favorite things... time with children.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Student teaching.

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Monday, February 1, 2010


(February 1, 2010)

Outside my window... its cloudy and cold, but slightly warmer temperatures are coming mid-week.

I am thinking... that God has a lot to reveal to me still, and that even though it hurts to not know now, I'm unworthy of even His silence.

I am thankful for...One perfect day. Even though part of its perfection was based on an illusion that I know is not real, it was still a gift.  Even though I haven't recovered from the emotions that came as a result of it all, it was still a gift. Even though I refused to go to bed for as long as I could because I didn't want to let go, yet time did not stop, it was still a gift. And I am grateful.

From the kitchen... sometime today I will cook chicken that should last me for a large part of this week.  On Friday I received a wonderful care package filled with many goodies, from my mom.

I am wearing... PJ's still.  This is my last week of classes that don't start until 1:00, and I plan to enjoy my bed as much as possible in these remaining days.

I am creating... a Classroom Management Plan and cover letters

I am going... to class and back with probably a few more stops along the way.

I am reading... In the School of the Holy Spirit and Love and Logic (still).  I found finally found my missing In Conversation with God book, so perhaps that will be part of my list at some point this week.

I am hoping... to have a heart of faith, because that is what Jesus wants from me.

I am hearing... the sounds of two fans blowing in the room (my roommate is still sleeping) and the occasional sound beyond the door indicating that the other roommates are up and moving.

Around the apartment... somehow we got behind on dishes, but today we will catch up. So far, none of us has completed our weekly chore from last week.  Perhaps those will happen today...

One of my favorite things... praise and worship adoration that sets the environment for a night with Jesus I will always cherish.

A few plans for the rest of the week: last week's craziness began on Sunday and didn't end until last night.  I have yet to really think about this week.

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