Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Good Things in Life Sometimes Come In Small Packages

Right, now...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! There's a spider on my wall!!!

Must....kill it......!!!

*Sits back down and gains composure* Okay, I'm back.

Anyways, I was about to say that right now I am enjoying some chips and guacamole dip from a friend down the hall, Katie Diganno. Gotta appreciate those kind friends who share their food.

Awww man, I'm on my last chip. Well, they were good while they lasted.

I guess I will get ready for bed now.

(I hate the "getting ready for bed" process, always have. I like doing things at night. I feel I get more accomplished. And having to settle down, put things away, brush teeth, iron, etc. is just annoying. But then once I'm in bed I don't ever want to get up...)

Good night everyone. Have a Happy Getting Ready For Bed.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Ultimate Source of Beauty

As I sat outside this evening working on some homework, I couldn't help but take in the breathtaking beauty of my surroundings. You may be thinking, "GBS campus, Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati....beautiful!?!" However, this is not at all what I was thinking about, for it goes much deeper than that.

Today in the 21st century we must reach far into our immediate perception of the world to grasp its true beauty, the beauty of God's creation: the emerging colors of yellow and orange, the faint rustle of wind through the trees, the soft rainfall of leaves, the hazy light of dusk slowly descending as the sound of crickets begin to chirp.

THIS is true beauty in all its fullness.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Joy of Friendship

This post is dedicated to my dear friends that I have made since being at GBS.

Heather is one of my most wonderful friends! I've learned that she is a great friend to talk to about the difficult things I'm facing in life.

Charity is Heather's younger sister. This is her first year at GBS and ever since she got here we've hit it off great!

I love going out with Brandon and Heather. They are such supportive friends.

I've known Tiffany since Freshman year. She's a great friend to talk to.

Melissa and I just started becoming friends this year and it has been so much fun hanging with her and talking with her!

Leanna and Cheryl are sisters, and I've known them since my freshman year. They are really fun friends to have around!

Brittany is another friend that I'm getting to know better this year. If you ever need a good laugh she's definitely the friend to be with. (I don't mean that in a bad way Brittany! :)

Seth, Isaac and Sam are more friends that I've gotten to know better since school started this year. They are such jolly chaps to have around and make life much more fun and interesting.

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

I must thank all of you for taking me in as one of your friends. I count each and every one of you a blessing from the Lord.

(Well, this is everybody I can think of. I'm sorry if I've missed anybody!!! Please forgive me!)

The Battle Lines Are Drawn....Drawn Straight to Jesus

It's easy to trust God with our complacent, easy going, satisfactory lives. But how about in the hard times, when things couldn't possibly get any worse; when all of a sudden our circumstances become even more strange, painful and confusing?!?

It seems that I'm there. I would have called it a testing time, but Mr. Profitt pointed out to me that he likes to call them trusting times. God isn't testing me, He's trusting me...trusting me to trust Him.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Okay, because I don't know how to put the link to my Picasa Web Album anywhere noticeable, it is under Favorite Links at the top.

Check it out to view the pictures from this past week at Tiffany's house.

No Power = No School

Wow, a lot has happened since I last blogged. Where to start, where to start?!?

I'll start with last Sunday...

Sunday started out as a fairly nice day, sunny and slightly breezy. By the early afternoon the wind blew SO immodestly strong. (Immodestly strong means too strong for girls to be outside...if you know what I mean.) (Is immodestly even a word?) Due to this strong wind the power ended up going out...at GBS, all over Cincinnati and farther out into Ohio as well. After a series of many interesting and unfortunate events, we were told Monday that we probably wouldn't have power for the next 3-5 days. At 1:30 PM Monday afternoon President Avery called a town meeting and told us that we might as well all go home. And for those of us who live too far from home, to find a place to stay with a friend. So my good friend Tiffany invited me to stay with her, along with Melissa, Leanna, Cheryl, Sam, Isaac and Seth.

So Monday afternoon all eight of us headed to Tiffany's for a stay that turned into a very fun week.

I'll try to figure out a way to post the many pictures that were taken thoughout the week.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


* My muscles are sore (from exercising in the mornings now).
* I need some quarters.
* We had a fire drill tonight.
* Someone over by UC thought Heather and I were twins, or at least sisters.
* I had some yummy nachos from the snack bar.
* I need a new key ring.
* One bad thing about my room at the end of the hall is that the aroma from the kitchen wafts up through my windows...and it's not always pleasant.
* I have some awesome friends!
* This one is funny, a Freshman emailed me today at work and addressed the email as so: "Dear Mrs. Walsworth," I laughed so hard!
* Then another Freshman came into my office to take care of the trash and asked if I wanted to be called Miss Walsworth. Talk about respect! That's what I'm talkin' about.
* Liz always has very good smelling soaps in the ladies restroom in the library. Right now she has Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint. It's supposed to be energizing.
* I am craving my grandma's apple pie. She makes the most delicious apple pie in the entire world!
* Fall is nearing. (That's a duh!)
* I love Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!
* My bed is very comfy, and I think I will get in it now to sleep.

Note: These were just very random thoughts and experiences I've had throughout my day. There is no real point to this blog, so please do not hurt yourself trying to figure it out.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Schedules! Goals! Success?

Because I hated the way I was always tired and rushing around with never having any free time last semester, I decided that I was going to create a schedule and set some goals for myself this semester.

Things I Have to Fit Into My Schedule:
* 30 min. of devotions
* Hours of homework
* 30 min. of exercise
* 30 min. prayer meeting on Monday nights in the girls dorm
* Possibly volleyball intramurals on Tuesday nights (30 min. a game I think)
* 1 hr. 15 min. D-Groups on Wednesday nights
* 8 hrs. of sleep

I hope to have the schedule well established within the next couple weeks. I have to experiment for awhile to see what works for me.

Here are my goals in a schedule:
* I hope to be able to get most of my weeks worth of homework done on Fridays and Saturdays. (I am going to leave either a Friday night or a Saturday night open for recreation with friends.)
* During the week wake up at 6:00 AM for 30 min. of exercise
* Be back in room by 5:30-6:00 PM to work on any homework that wasn't finished over the weekend.
* Stop at 9:00 PM to do 30 min. of devotions
* Get to bed by 10:00 PM!!!! (Mondays and Tuesdays will be later depending on when the prayer meeting ends and what time slot the volleyball games are scheduled for.

I know that to some people this schedule sounds impossible, but I'm pretty confident that as long as I remain diligent it can happen. And I know that the Lord will help me. We'll see how things are going in a couple weeks from now!

My Faith Is In Him

I just read an amazing verse while having my devotions tonight, "And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith." Genesis 15:6

The story of Abraham has been so inspiring to me recently. It is such a wonderful display of faith. Abraham trusted God when He told him to leave his native country, even though he didn't know where he was going. Abraham believed God when He said that his descendants would be as many as the stars. Abraham trusted and obeyed God when he was told to sacrifice his son Isaac, whom he loved with all his heart. In these circumstances Abraham didn't know what the outcome would be. And I'm sure he most certainly did not understand why the Lord would have him sacrifice his son through whom his promised descendants would come. But through all of the uncertainty and confusion Abraham put his faith in God, and for that God considered him righteous.

I pray that every day my faith would grow stronger and stronger, and that I would become more righteous and Christ-like. Ironically, I am slowly beginning to see how God is building my faith as He blindly leads me by the hand. I love this relationship that I'm in with my precious Savior. The peace in my heart is something that I will never compromise for anything in the world.