Sep 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

Today has been very strange in the Arborshire. Some thoughts of the day included:

"I wish I was one of the fairies from Sleeping Beauty. Then I would be able to make the bed by using my wand!"

"You know it's a dull day when you get excited about using new soap"

"Don't you hate it when you can only breath out of one nostril?"

"I don't even have time to die!!"

"I do dishes when I don't feel like doing homework" (dirty dishes don't last long in our room...)

Also, the fire alarm went off and I was in my pajamas... and it was raining outside! haha, oh well, at least this year I wasn't in the shower!

Oh Monday, how thankful I am that you are almost over...

Sep 20, 2010


My beautiful roommates and myself. We brought Emily food while she was working and took a few photos :)
I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends who are willing to put up with me! We have a ton of fun together and are constantly laughing.
It's going to be a great year

Basket Case

One of my best friends (and roommates), Mandie gave the rest of us a jar of random quotes. Some from Disney movies, wise individuals, etc. They are really funny and there's always something connected that we need to hear. So I pull one out whenever I am feeling blue and/or don't want to do homework.

The quote for tonight: "Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case."

I laughed. Yes, I've heard it before, but sometimes it tickles just right—especially when you need to hear it! It is going to be crazy around here, and it's always easier when I remember that I'm not the only one who has dealt with stress, or had to jump into God's arms in order to make it through. I'm not exactly a 'basket case' (no official tears yet), and while I do have a lot of projects to do, at least I don't have to lead an entire nation across the desert!

Props Moses, you are braver than I.

Sep 13, 2010

The Artist's Prayer

I stole this from my professor, who apparently stole it from Joan Larsen (2008).

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the artistic abilities you have given me. The vein of creativity in me has sometimes been wide as a river, and other times as narrow as a thread.
With your divine guidance, I ask that you would open my mind and heart to the creativity you planted in me from before I was born.
May my art work be an inspiration to others, but more importantly, always be honoring to you.

I just might have to add this to my morning rutine. My artistic abilities have always been extremely important to me—and losing them, or not being 'good enough', one of my greatest fears. But as I learned last year (and continue to learn), it is when I finally give over my gifts and talents that God can really use them and further my growth.
Creativity has always been my weakness. Sometimes I wonder if I even have creativity as wide as the thread that Larsen claimed was so narrow... I've found myself praying something similar to the second line many times, though hardly as well said. That will always be a struggle for me, but a positive attitude, constant prayer and hard work will go a long way :)
Here's to an awesome semester of growth!