Friday, May 14, 2010

all done!

I have finished my Junior year of college! I was so blessed with being able to do pseo my Senior year of High School.
Yesterday I moved home from school. Really I do not know how I made it through the week. This years finals have been the worst that I have ever experienced. There were many late nights and early mornings this past week. It was the Lord that got me through this week. I literally was sick two nights in a row because of lack of sleep and no time of rest. Moving out was really bitter-sweet. I will miss my lovely blue hall ladies this summer. The Lord has blessed me with such sweet friends. Next year I will be living with my current roommate, Terra and a friend of a blue hallmate, Jennifer. It will be exciting to go back to school this fall. I already miss everyone. Next year I will be an orientation leader, so I will be moving in a few weeks early. Here is a highlight of this year :)

The Blue Hall group:

This was a dance that my hall did for KnuHa day. It was so much fun and probably one of my favorite things that I did this past year. Our hall bonded a lot through this dance, especially since we all got together to practice every week, sometimes more than once a week.

Here are a few of my favorite art projects that I did this year:
This was a project that I did for my design concepts class. All of us in the class had to make an inflatable for our final. Since I am more of a 2D artist, I struggled with working with 3D projects, yet was actually one of my favorite projects of the year. Also, one of my favorite classes. My professor, Monica, is probably my favorite art professor at nwc.

This was my final project for my sculpture class. These two pictures are of buttons. For our final we could make whatever type of sculpture that we wanted. My idea of buttons came from a sculpture artist named Tara Donovan. I loved her button sculptures and really wanted to make one of my own. Before starting this project, I wasn't sure how I would like the colors and was contemplating spray painting the buttons after I finished gluing them together. After finishing this sculpture I really loved how the colors looked together. Wacky, yet really cool.

This is a drawing I did of my roommate, Christine. My intention of drawing this picture was to submit it in the "Food in the Door" at the MIA. Unfortunately I did not get to submit it because there was too many entries when I went to bring it. Even though I did not get to submit it, I still love it and am happy that I got to draw Christine.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

joy in worship

Today was our last praise chapel here at Northwestern. The Lord has constantly been reminding me that when I worship, it is not about me or how I feel, but it is by giving Him praise. He deserves the praise, not any of us. Thinking about chapel this morning, I know that my God was smiling down at His children worshiping and praising His name. This brings me joy in my heart, knowing that our God Almighty cherishes our worship.
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name. Psalm 86:9

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

updates about me

A week from Thursday I will be moving out of my dorm and heading home. I'm not sure how to feel. I'm really excited, but also sad about leaving all these people here at Northwestern that I have grown so close to. Of course, it will be really stressful with so much to do in so little time. I have been constantly reminding myself not to worry. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34 I have noticed that a lot of people are worrying way too much during this time. I'm guilty of it too. Every time that I worry about something and it passes, I wonder why I made it out to be such a big deal. It will especially be hard to be intentional about spending time with people. It will be hard leaving here. Especially since my roommates Terra, Christine and I will not all be roommates together next year (terra and I are still rooming together.) We have only a week and a half left of living with each other. I have grown to love and care for both of these girls throughout this school year.

The Lord has been so good to me. He has led me to South Carolina this summer to strengthen my relationship with Him. I will be going with around 100ish students from a ministry called Campus Outreach. The Summer Training Project is designed to help students grow in their walk with God. I will be working a full time job while at project, along with Bible studies, evangelism training, ministry training, and different types of activities during the week. I'm am super excited, but also nervous with what God will be revealing to me there. It will be hard being away from home for two months, but I know that the Lord has led me there and that His will is so much better than what I have in mind for my life.

This year I have learned much about myself. The Lord has convicted me with how selfish I really am. It has been hard to recognize this, but also great that because I see this in my life, I can work on being less selfish. It has definitely been a great experience noticing this in my life and being able to share it with other people. My roommates see this firsthand. The Lord put's us in these situations to help us grow. The book of James has taught me that my trials give me joy because they will eventually help me to become mature.

Spiritually I have grown a tremendous amount these past few months. The Lord has been revealing himself to me in a whole new way. I think it was around March that my thirst for his word actually started to rise to a whole new level. Since then my relationship with Him has been so sweet! I have learned how to really talk with God on a more personal and intimate level.

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