Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
She is trying
But the canyon's ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She's another two years older
And she's three more steps behind
Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even knows she's going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?
She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home
She is searching
For a hero to ride in
To ride in and save the day
And in walks her prince charming
And he knows just what to say
Momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away
If judgement looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Can't see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her
He is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
Friday, February 19, 2010
1. High heels or boots? Heels for sure! Although I much prefer flip flops!!
2. What time did you get up this morning? I actually got to sleep in til 7! It was wonderful!
3. What was the last film you saw? "Finding Nemo"
4. What is your name? Hannah
5. What is your favorite TV show? I don't really watch TV
6. What do you usually have for breakfast? I'm not a big breakfast person
7. What is your middle name's initial? E
8. What food do you dislike? I'm not a huge fan of sushi...or anything with a lot of cheese, or fried food.
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Umm...I don't have a certain CD...I usually listen to the radio or a play list.
10. What did you do tonight? It's not tonight yet...but I'm gonna be working...
11. Favorite Clothing? Hoodies!!!
12. Anywhere in the world on vacation? Israel
13. Are you an organized person? Sometimes. I wish I was more organized than I actually am.
14. Where would you retire to? In a cabin in the middle of no where!
15 What was your most recent memorable birthday? I don't remember. Each year is memorable in its own way.
16. What are you going to do when you finish this? A homework assignment, probably chat with friends, maybe take a nap, then go to work...
17. What is your Birthstone? Peridot
18. Person you expect to read this first? Probably Kyle since he gets emails about my blog...
19. When is your birthday? August 27
20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night!!!
21. What is your favorite shoe style? Flip-flops...but bare feet are the best!!!
22. Do you own any animals? No, but I want a cat!
23. Any news you'd like to share? I just found out that I'm considered a Junior!! WOO HOO!!
24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Lots of things, mainly an astronaut, a nurse, a teacher, a pianist...
25. What is your favorite flower? Pink tulips
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? March 12!
28. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink
29. How is the weather right now? It's been REALLY cold, but today it's actually pretty warm!!
30. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Kyle I think...
31. Favorite drink? Coffee
32. Favorite restaurant? Subway and Buckheads. Steak 'n Shake and Cheddars are good too! :D
33. Hair color? Brown
36. Chocolate or vanilla? vanilla
37. Coffee or tea? COFFEE!!!
38. Wish you were still young? Sometimes
39. Do you want your friends to comment on this? Sure!
40. When was the last time you cried? Ummm...within the last month...I don't remember when exactly.
41. What is under your bed? Shoes, books...whatever was out this morning, I just shoved it under there.
42 . What did you do last night? Went to a basketball game!
43. What are you afraid of? Life in general! :P
44. Salty or sweet? Hmm...depends.
45. Best quality you have? You'd better have my friends answer that one!
46. How many years at your current job? At LEE's about 5 months...McAlister's about 2 weeks!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Twas battered and scared, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.
"What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
"Who'll start bidding for me?
A dollar, a dollar - now who"ll make it two _
Two dollars, and who"ll make it three?
"Three dollars once, three dollars twice,
Going for three". . . but no!
From the room far back a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;
Then wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening up the strings,
He played a melody,pure and sweet,
As sweet as an angel sings.
The music ceased and the auctioneer
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said: "What am I bidden for the old violin?"
And he held it up with the bow;
"A thousand dollars - and who'll make it two?
Two thousand - and who'll make it three?
Three thousand once, three thousand twice
And going - and gone," said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
"We do not quite understand -
What changed its worth?" The man replied:
"The touch of the masters hand."
And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and torn with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd.
Much like the old violin.
A "mess of pottage," a glass of wine,
A game and he travels on,
He's going once, and going twice -
He's going - and almost gone!
But the MASTER comes, and the foolish crowd,
Never can quite understand,
The worth of a soul, and the change that's wrought
By the touch of the MASTER'S hand.
~Myra B. Welch
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last night I had made brownies for class, and had meant to get milk at Walmart, but I had forgotten to get it. I was planning on stopping at a gas station, but with the backup I simply decided to stop at a Save-A-Lot since their milk would probably be a lot cheaper. I was hoping that by the time I got out of the store order would have returned to the streets. As I was checking out I saw through the window that traffic was just as bad, so I asked the cashier what was going on. He said that the bridge was closed because someone was trying to jump off of it! I was like, "Wow, ok...ummm...I'm not going to make it to my internship." I called the teacher and told him what was going on and he was fine with me not coming...so now I'm stuck with brownies and milk that I don't need!
Anyways, I started thinking about why this person was jumping off the bridge. Well, not necessarily why he was jumping, but why he chose to attempt to kill himself by jumping and why he got caught. I think there could be several reasons behind this particular choice of suicide attempts.
First of all, and probably the most likely was that he was wanting to just get attention. He honestly wasn't going to jump but everyone wants their 10 seconds of fame, and he got it, but in the process managed to inconvenience a lot of people.
Another reason could be that he was to the point of suicide, but didn't really want to commit suicide. What he really wanted was someone to talk him out of killing himself. Because honestly, if he really wanted to jump the bridge, all he had to do was pull off to the side, get out of the car and jump before anyone had time to really notice or do anything about it.
The final reason that I could come up with is that he was going to jump, but as soon and he got out of his car and got to the edge of the bridge the fear of actually taking the plunge scared the life out of him (no pun intended).
The moral of the story is first of all, don't commit suicide. Secondly, if you need help, it's not that hard to find...if nothing else go to a church because there are a lot of them out there and most will help people with needs. And finally, if you want to get famous, PLEASE don't do it in a way that's going to inconvenience a LOT of people.
I know this was a really random blog post, but I had to get it out of my system!
Monday, February 15, 2010
It was the same night Isaac went to Beersheba. Do you think this revelation from God was an accident? Do you think the time of it was an accident? Do you believe it could have happened any other night as well as this one? If so, you are grievously mistaken. Why did it come to Isaac the night he reached Beersheba? Because that was the night he reached rest. In his old land he had been tormented. There had been a whole series of petty quarrels over the ownership of insignificant wells. There is nothing like little worries, particularly when there are many of them. Because of these little worries, even after the strife was over, the place help bad memories for Isaac. Therefore he was determined to leave and seek a change of scenery. He pitched his tent far away from the place of his former strife. That very night the revelation came. God spoke to him when there was no inner storm. He could not speak to Isaac when his mind was troubled. God's voice demands the silence of the soul. Only in the quiet of the spirit could Isaac hear the garments of his God brush by him. His still night became his shining night.
My soul, have you pondered these words: "Be still, and know" (Psalm 46:10)? In the hour of distress, you cannot hear the answer to your prayers. How often has the answer seemed to come much later! The heart heard no reply during the moment of its crying, its thunder, its earthquake, and its fire. But once the crying stopped, once the stillness came, once your hand refrained from knocking on the iron gate, and once concern for other lives broke through the tragedy of your own life, the long awaited reply appeared. You must rest, O soul, to receive your heart's desire. Slow the beating of your heart over the concerns for your personal care. Place the storm of your individual troubles on God's altar of everyday trials, and the same night, the Lord will appear to you. His rainbow will extend across the subsiding flood, and in yours stillness you will hear the everlasting music.
By: George Matheson taken from: Streams in the Dessert complied by L.B. Cowman
Friday, February 12, 2010
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." (Romans 11:29) It was like, BAM! There was my answer. When I was in high school I knew that God had called me to teach, so why was I now questioning what God had called me to do? He wasn't going to take it back just because I had made some mistakes, He still has a plan for me. So I thought I would take a minute to share my calling with everyone because I don't think I have ever written it out.
I got saved when I was 15. Prior to my Salvation I had wanted to be a concert pianist. I had some pretty big dreams and goals. My parents knew all along that it wasn't what God wanted me to do, but at that time in my life I really didn't care, I wanted to be a pianist, no matter what. Soon after I got saved mom asked me if I had surrendered not only my heart, but also my plans to Christ. It was one of those "OUCH" moments. I really started thinking about that, I still had a huge desire to be a performer, but was that what God wanted for me, or did He have something better? Sometime that Spring, I really don't remember when or what the circumstances were, but I finally said, "Ok God, whatever You want for me, that's what I want to be." Throughout my life people had said that I would make a great teacher...mainly because I loved people, I've always been good at explaining things, and I've never had any problem getting up in front of people that I don't know (or do know) and talking. It was about this time that I had really started to enjoy both science and history. I began to lean more and more towards teaching. That year I had Mrs. Ericson as my Biology teacher, and I remember thinking, ''WOW! I want to be just like her someday!" She was and still is my hero in teaching. She impacted my life in so many ways that I don't think it's possible to write them all out.
Another reason I feel God has called me to teach is so that I can reach out and help teens who are just as lost and confused as I was before I got saved. Without giving my entire testimony (perhaps one day I will) I'll just say that I had grown up in a Christian home, made several professions of faith, but yet I never truly understood that Christ had died for ME. The other thing was that I had seen so much hypocrisy in church that I wanted nothing to do with it. This is probably the biggest reason for wanting to teach, I want to help teens see that God isn't that way at all, that He desires to have a real and living relationship with each and every person on an individual basis, and most importantly, He loves them beyond their wildest imaginations, and He wants to call them His child. I want them to see that no matter what may be in their past, that God still has a plan that He wants to implement in their lives.
"When a man finds the will of the Lord for his life, there always seems to be an evident relationship between talents, or gifts, or preparation the Lord has given him." ~Nate Saint
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
If any of you want to do it feel free...it is a lot of fun!! :)
Monday, February 8, 2010
When a customer comes in they walk up to the counter and order what they want and then sit down. That's where my job starts. I deliver the food, which is an interesting job because I have no idea where these people are sitting! They are given a number, but sometimes I walk all around the restaurant trying to find the correct number. Let's just say I get my exercise that way!
The second part of my job is refills and making sure people have everything that they need. I have to pay pretty close attention to peoples drink situations and if people have empty plates and stuff I take them away. It's a lot like being a waitress, which was what I really wanted to do originally.
Finally, I buss the tables once people leave. Clearing dishes, wiping down tables, sweeping floors, etc.
I really like this job, I think it's because I'm doing a LOT of interaction with people, which is what I enjoy doing anyways! :)
The negatives to my job are: I'm constantly on my feet which is fine for the first hour or two, but after that I start hurting. Today we were really busy and after my shift I got into my car and it was like, "Ahhh!!! Relief!"
The other HUGE negative is that a lot of times people leave tips, and we aren't allowed to keep them! THAT STINKS! One table left me a $5 tip, but could I keep it? NO! ARG!
So there are some positives and negatives, but overall I think I will like the job! Everyone seems to like me, and so far I like everyone too!! :)
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.