Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I am not quite an RN just yet but...

I have a job!!!! I will be working at the VA in the ICU!!
God is faithful, I worry and stress and plan, but he has a plan I just need to relax!
now I need to graduate and pass the NCLEX

Monday, April 25, 2011

Song to the tune of the above song.

Friday, Friday satan thought he won Friday.
Jesus was crucified on the cross,
the world was dark, the people were lost.
Friday, Friday Jesus died on Friday.
He was mocked and abused,
they called Him king of the Jews.
Sunday, Sunday satan cried on Sunday.
The stone was rolled away
and Jesus saved the day.
Sunday, Sunday Jesus rose on Sunday
His scars were made clear,
the disciples lost their fear.
Friday, Friday can't forget Friday.
Without the dark and despair,
can't understand the hope and repair.
on Sunday, Sunday Hope is here on Sunday.

Wrote in church on Easter

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seder Dinner

I attended a Seder Dinner at church last night, the Host was a Jewish man who now has faith in Jesus, he walked us through the events of the passover dinner, and also the symbolism that points to Jesus.

Passover is a religious ceremony instituted by the God to memorialize the time when He delivered the descendants of Abraham out of slavery in Egypt. The word Seder refers to order, the order of events in which Jews remember their delivery out of Egypt.

On Passover, no leavened bread is to be eaten. Leavening represents sin, just as the leavening puffs up the bread, sin puffs us up. So, a week before Passover all leavened bread is removed from the house, symbolic of cleansing the body of sin.

On the table there are 3 peices of unleavened bread, or Matzah. They are stored in a 3 section container as pictured below.

This 3 section container represents the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To begin the ceremony, the man of the house removes the matzah from the middle section and breaks it in half, he wraps one half in a white cloth and hides it to be found later.  but the part we participated in began with a piece of unleavened bread
Next they eat parsely dipped in salt water to symbolize tears of the egyptians, onions or bitter root to symbolize the bitter feelings, horse radish on matzah to cause pain and symbolize the cleansing of sin, sweet apples in between two peices of matzah to symbolize the deliverence from the egyptians, and egg dipped in salt water. 
Then the children are sent to find the hiddent peice of matzah, and the kid who finds it is given a reward.
The matzah itself represents Jesus, it has stripes to symbolize the whip marks, it is peirced as Jesus was on the cross, and it is bruised just as jesus was. The act of breaking the bread and burying it in cloth represents jesus being broken and buried. Later it is brought back just as Jesus rose again.

I didnt explain the ceremony completely, but I found it amazing to see how God is so intelligent and thoughtful in all that he does. It breaks my heart that the Jewish people missed the coming of the messiah and are still waiting for Him to come. We prayed that their eyes would be opened to the precious gift that has already been given to them.

If you are interested in learning more this video is the same as the dinner I attended,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Real life!

Is this real life? quoted from the ever popular "david after the dentist" on you tube...

Anyways, today was a major reality check for me and many of my nursing friends. UMC, the largest, local hospital finally posted new grad positions. We didnt expect them to be posted until the very end of April, so this was very surprising. Thankfully I had my resume and cover letter ready...I applied to many of the jobs and now I just have to wait until May to see if I get interviews and hopefully a job offer!

I have applied to new grad programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida, all back up plans...but I havent heard back from any of them. I applied to the VA hospital, TMC, and Banner in Phoenix, so now I just wait and leave the results up to God. Its hard to accept this but I have done all I can do for now and HAVE to wait.

In funner (yes funner is a word in my world) news! I am going to cali this weekend for a CRU retreat! I am going to be interning with Campus Crusade for Christ at UofA next year and couldnt be more excited!! I am going to be doing more of the operations type work yeaya! I felt like God really put it on my heart this last December to use my free time to intern with CRU, I want to do missions full time in the future, hopefully overseas, using my medical skills to help those in need,  and I think God wants me to start now, even if its just a little part of my time.

Ps. Jimmy and Dad my loyal readers haha Thanks for being so encouraging! Love you!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Water water everywhere but not in our house

What did I do today...
Shut off the water to our entire house because of a crazy shower that wouldnt stop running.
Rebelliously did yoga with my shoes on, despite comments that no shoes would be easier.
Camped out at mcdonalds since our water was off.
Applied to a new grad program in florida
Got inducted into Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society
Bought dietcoke at safeway because I knew where their bathroom was
Compared stories with the roomies about the closest businesses with nicest bathrooms
Scouted out a potential house
Had a shower party(turn on the water...everyone showers...turn the water back off)
wrote in my blog....
the end

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

You are crying because....

This quote has been going through my head since I read it a few days ago

"If satan can use our everyday experiences, both big and small to cripple our true identity then he renders God's people totally ineffective for the kingdom of Christ"

Its so true, I have been super overwhelmed this past week or two and it effects every aspect of my life from roomate relationships to family relationships to general interactions with strangers! I get so caught up on worldly stressors and lose focus of the fact that I am on earth solely to proclaim the good news that Jesus died for the sins of the world!

So how do I stop letting small worries take over my entire life and cause me to react to life rather than proactively live life! Well in my bible study Lysa talked about taking lies you believe and replacing them with Biblical truth! That totally makes sense! I can either choose to wallow in self pitty and stress or I can ask God to show me the truth in a situation.

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Psalm 119:37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
That is all, next time I cry over something stupid, or worry about something other than someones salvation feel free to quote scripture until I stop being stubborn and give up worrying!