Monday, August 30, 2004

Monday...What a Day...

Today has been one of those days that I can't seem to concentrate well. Why is that? Well...I suppose I have a lot on my mind.... Plus I know that I need to get more sleep! So I am just going to write a little bit of stuff down on this here blog. Be will be confusing...cause I can't make sense of it all how should you expect to!!! hehe ;)

Have you ever just been so curious about how something might work out...whether or not your thinking that it could is accurate....what might be affected if it did...oh-and whether or not it is really worth thinking about because you don't know if it would/will ever happen/work out the way you would neither.....haha

I'm also concerned about a friend...worried about that person, but that person doesn't go to school with me anymore, so I don't see that person very often, but I have found out some things that concern me...I need to do something to help...but I am just not sure what that is exactly.... I need to pray that God will direct me in a way to approach the situation...a way that will help, not do more harm....

I'm also getting the feeling that another friend is upset with me...or at least...I dunno...I don't feel like she wants to be around me...and that has me a little distracted too. I don't think I did anything...and it's probably just a miscommunication...but it is bothering me a little.

Kickball starts today. Fun. Beth told me that I get to start. I'm a little nervous....I didn't feel too well today...but hopefully it will go well and Delta will win...cause yes, it is just kickball, but yes, it does count towards the SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR award...we've won this several years in a row now...not thinkin we want to end that streak...anyway...I've got Great Books in just a few minutes...sooo...I guess I should be going..(we got out of Computer early)...that's definitely enough of my babble for now...later

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Just a Lazy Sunday Afternoon...

Well I got up this morning...went to church...went out to eat with Chad, Craig, Barry, and Addison. We had usual...then I went to my room and I have been decorating my binders! Haha..I'm such a dork!! I am about to do some studying!! (at some point of time before church...)

After church tonight is the Zeta/Tri-Alpha Mixer...going to check that out...I need to come up with a costume for me....for the Delta/Epsilon Mixer Tuesday...hmm....must get that together....

Well I am out for now...
(Aunt Honei, sorry there is nothing really funny on these...all of the funny stuff can not be blogged...hehe)

Havin a Blast

So I know I haven't written much...but I've been busy...getting in late ;) and being sleepy...I mean...I need sleep...haha...which is what I am about to do. Happy memories!!!! And that is all I have to say!! As for now...goodnight! :)

Saturday, August 28, 2004


Yeah...what's the laugh for? Oh nothing...just remember the funny fun I had this weekend. Good times....good times...and that is all that I have to say about that. ;)

Today was good. Biology lab...lunch in the cafe...3 hour nap...dinner in the out in the party...goodnight!!

Tomorrow is LAUNDRY day at Stephanie's apartment!! YAY!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2004

The Good Days Just Keep On Comin.....

It was another wonderful day...Mondays and Wednesdays are my favorite class days for sure! PLUS, I have really been enjoying the company of my friends...yep yep yep...I've got me some good ones.... I have been blessed with the chance to get to spend some more time than usual with some of them..and yes...I like it!!! Good talks, good times, good...lunch...good fun stuff. Yay>.... one not so good thing...I need to get more sleep!! For real! SO...this will conclude today's entry...ya'll have a good night...and I am going to get some sleep!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The Funniest Lunch EVER

It started off as any normal lunch day in the cafe (well...not exactly.. ;), but basically)...we were all just sittin around the table...eating...well, everyone pretty much gets done with their meal, but some of us decide that we aren't ready to leave yet...soooo...we decide to see how many different people we can have sit with us...FUNNY make a long story short...Chad and I ended up being the only ones to stick it out, and we ate with 21 people total!! haha, we were in the cafe for nearly 2 hours...good fun.....This lunch will go down in history as the funniest lunch of a lifetime.....good times....

I actually have a lot more I could write about...BUT, I need to get more I am going to actually go to bed after I read a few more pages in my book...goodnight

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Classes went surprisingly well...

Yeah...I couldn't believe it either...EVEN Biology was good. I have developed some good study habits for in the classroom...(Ok--2 things about that statement--1. It made me sound like such a nerd!! 2. It's about time I learn some good study habits...wouldn't you think?? hehe) Well, that class really was good...I am going to have to work REALLY hard and pay attention EVERY day..but I can do it. No big. Computer Apps was actually good too. I really like my teacher. She is interesting and really nice, so I think that that is going to be a good class! Again, becasue I am so computer illiterate (Miller would agree...) I am going to have to work hard in that class...but I think I am already catching on...

Great Books...ahhh...a paragraph of it's own...I was prepared today...I had read, I had a question, I was active in the discussion..I was impressed with myself. For real.
I really like the book we are a weird way...It's kinda like a blog from a long time ago (well and from a REALLY intelligent man...anyway)
It had many though provoking ideas that I found related to me and my current mindset on certain situations...might get all philosophical on ya'll, but not tonight....I'll save that one for later. me some funny converstation I am in right

Monday, August 23, 2004

A Very Nice Sunday Indeed....

Woke up this ready for church...had a clumsy morning...knocked over Katie's jewelry box and then dropped my Bible in the road (papers went everywhere-I later cleaned out my Bible)...but then I got to church and it was all good.

After church, Ashley, Michelle, Craig, Chad, Clay, Kristen, and I went to LaBamba to eat. We had so much fun...sat in there forever talking and goofing off...good times, good times! :)
When we got back to school, I went in my room with every intention to read all my stuff for my classes...did I? HA not a chance...I fell asleep and didn't wake up till it was time to get ready for church. Good nap though!!!

Church was good and afterwards the college group had a devo...we played some fun ice-breakers and had a nice lesson, and then ate pizza...sat around forever after that! Good stuff. Seriously, this one devo had a significant impact on how I feel about attending University. It really helped me feel connected...I feel like it is my home now know...hangin out at the church building...I know it may sound a little silly, but I hadn't really found a place in Montgomery that made me feel like I belong there...I always have felt like a visitor...but I really think that this year I will be able to be more involved and have the fellowship aspect of church that I have been missing...and I don't think that this could have come at a better time. God works things out for us, and He definitely has been helping me get through some difficult times...and this one devo really did help me!

Oh---and one more really good thing!! You know that reading I needed to do this afternoon...after the devo I came in the room, sat down, and read all 55 pages of Great Books that I needed to read! YAY!! This really is quite an accomplishment for me..and I'm gonna keep it up!!! hehe...well, enough for now...goodnite

Saturday, August 21, 2004

This Weekend....

Well, Kimberly, Matt's girlfriend, got here last night..she is staying in my room this weekend, so we are all having a lot of fun. It's been kinda rainy today, yesterday it was too. Ashley, Carie, Katie and I were going to go to the cool amplitheater and watch Grease outside last night, but it rained-really hard- so we went shopping instead. I am officially on SHOPPING PROBATION!! hehe...I got some really cute stuff and it was all on I am happy with my purchases...but my bank account isn't smiling right now...anyways...I have put myself on extreme probation until my job starts and money begins to flow in my direction once more. That may be a while...oh well...

Tonight is the Biscuits game...if it doesn't get rained out...hopefully that won't be the gets kinda long sometimes at those games...but if you are with friends, then it's really fun! :)

Oh-another happy thought- tomorrow morning I am wearing a skirt that I bought last night...I am so excited because it is a couple sizes smaller than I am used to buying...good good good stuff I tell you!!! anyway...enough about clothes..there just isn't much to write today cause not much has been happening...but that's cool, I do need to do some reading for class so got to get to that.

Friday, August 20, 2004

It's Friday!!!--haha--wait--I still had a class!!

Yep... Just call me spoiled...last year ruined Friday classes were extra day of fun and extra day home (for those weekends that I choose to take a roadtrip)..those days are gone for this semster...I have--- a Biology Lab.

But it really isn't going to be that bad and I am just going to have to work really hard..I can do it--I had better do it that is. might think that this would cause my day to start off badly...but it didn't. I have had a pretty good day!!

I went to Goodwill and bought a bookshelf for my dorm...I am obsessed with it! It is really neat!! Full of stuff already- of course.

I really don't have much to say, but I wanted to go ahead and write something so that my mommy wouldn't be too worried about me. :) Love my fam!!!!
Well, I'm sure I will have more to say soon, but in the mean time-

Smile-have a great day-and keep your chin up!! :)

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Getting to the heart of the matter...

Well...It's me again. Things got a little rough for me last night...Our lesson in church was about the struggles we face, the struggles Jesus faced, how he dealt with them, and how we can deal with things in the same way.
Jesus overcame his struggles because:
1. He had God on His side.
2. He knew who His friends were.
3. He prayed.

When I was thinking about all the things that I had been struggling with over the past 3 or 4 months...I realized that I have been trying so hard to overcome these things, let go of them and give them to God...and I realized that I have grown in my faith...but I have been missing one MAJOR thing. I have not been talking to God about it all. Now I have prayed about this stuff...but regretfully...I haven't been praying's like I think about praying about it...and I say, "Well, all we can do is pray." But seriously...I have not been doing that enough. Here's the really sad thing....I've written more in here-in this very blog- then I have prayed to God. That changes right now. I can not survive spiritually if I don't communicate, make contact, with my one source of true life.

I am not going to be able to solve any problems by myself...I don't need to even try to...and you know what...I am handing it all over to God. And I know that I will still struggle with these things, because I am human, but I now understand fully that I have been turning in circles trying to find the answers...and now...I'm just going to take hold of my Daddy's hand and let God guide me...cause He knows what's going on...and...well...I don't have a from now on..I'm leaving it all up to Him.

(by the way...some good encouragement would make me feel sooo good, cause there is only so much that you can do to encourage yourself....and prayers...that would be great! thanks!)

Monday, August 16, 2004

Deep in thought....., here I am, sitting at my very deep in thought...I am just going to start typing right now...

Satan can be so sneaky in his methods....he can bring back all my frustrations from this summer in just one phone call, and one comment....and all of my confidence in certain confidence in God...just starts to spiral downwards...BUT, thankfully, through these trying times, I have grown in my faith and in my confidence in the Lord. And when my faith starts to doesn't get too far. I am confident that God will take care of the situation at Central. My family is in God's hands, and regardless of what happens...that will never change!!!! ANd it brings so much joy to my heart to be able to say that with undimming assurance!!!! PRAISE THE LORD! That's all I have to say!

As far as other situations....He's got those in His hands too, and what He wants for me, will happen, and that's all I need to know, and that's what I have to keep reminding myself. Well, once again, my girls have come through, and I am going out with them to get my mind off of the things that are trying to discourage me....until you all!

Sunday, August 15, 2004

My roomie is here!!!!

YAY!!!! I got up this morning and got ready REALLY fast and then MY ROOMIE got here!! I was really excited. We moved in all here it organized...and then we all went to WalMart...tons of fun!! haha, then was the Cracker Barrel lunch! Yum! Well, not too much happened today other than that. I did go to a movie and fall asleep tonight...I think i am too tired to think, so I will just have to write more later when I have a functuning brain...
Church is tomorrow!! Yay! Not sure where I am going yet...we'll see....anyway..goodnight

Friday, August 13, 2004

Welp, freshman now have their experience...

Yes...freshman experience is over...good times...good times....We finished up at the Faulkner Dinner Theater..Hello was a good play...kinda long, but I enjoyed it! (I was especially excited about the fact that I wore a pretty black dress that I finally fit in!! Yay me!! really is an exciting thing...) Anyway....we had a great devotional that followed...
Tonight was the last night of the week and we had skit night. It was fun....VERY LONG...some skits hurt my head because they had me so confused, but there were some that were really funny!!!! Now I am waiting for Ashley and everyone to call me...they went to the Biscuits game so when they get back I will have something to do that is more exciting than being on this computer....anyways... :)
Freshman Experience was a lot of fun, but I am glad that I can do anything for 2 days with my friends now....well, classes start on Wednesday...but 2 good days of fun!! yay!!!
Tomorrow Brittany- my new roommate moves in!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!! CAN NOT WAIT!!! :) however, the room is a mess so I had better clean up!!! um...I had better go do that now...

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

What I am Looking for in a Guy.....

Due to current converstations I have had..I have decided to write out a list of qualities that I want in a guy....characteristics of the type relationship I am looking for....

Well the #1 priority of my relationship would have to be God. That is what I want in a future that is what I would need to establish early in a dating relationship. I want to date someone that will pray with with me...encourage me...someone that would help me grow, not hinder me... and I in return want to do the same for this person..I want to encourage him and build him up....

I want this person to love God more than he could ever love me...because that's the only way that unconditional love could exist. I want this person to care about others...go out of his way to help people...I want him to be able to make me feel safe and taken care of, but at the same time...I want to be needed...I want him to need me to help him too.

I know that this person will have faults, and I want someone who would be patient with me when I mess up, and I in return would be patient with him...

I don't want a typical Faulkner "rush into the most serious relationship you can as soon as you can" type relationship. I will want things to go slowly...I will want to grow with this person, and this can't and shouldn't happen over night...or within a short week or two..because usually things that sprout up that quickly, are quick to wilt or fall. It is those things that take their time growing...take time to build strong roots...that stand through storms...

and in whatever relationship that comes my way in the future..there will be storms...and I will want to be with someone that will be strong enough to remain standing...

and in whatever relationship that comes my way in the future..there will be some really fun times...and I will want to be with someone that will be able to be silly and have fun with me.

.....these are just a few things that came to mind as I was thinking on this matter tonight...this is what I want...and I surely do not expect it anytime soon...who knows really...but I am not going to worry about it, that's for sure....

Monday, August 09, 2004

A good Sunday!

So, this morning I slept a little ready in about 35 minutes and wasn't late for bible class, yes, I am the master...haha, jk....anyway. After church I went to Wings with a bunch of people for was pretty exciting because I got to see people I hadn't seen in forever!!! Jon Gentry and Stephanie were there, it was great to see them!! OH--plus, I had never eaten there before, so I enjoyed the new experience...yes, I know that I am a dork!! ha

Went to the Biscuits baseball game tonight with the freshman experience stuff!! They played the Chattanooga Lookouts, pretty ironic considering when I was at home and I went to see the Lookouts for the 1st time, they were playing the Biscuits...craziness I tell you!

Well, I've been soooo tired all day so I need some sleep!! HA HA!! :) goodnight!!

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Love me some Freshman Experience!!!

Yeah, so today all the freshman moved in and I helped move them in...kinda tired...oh well. My group is full of some really fun people! Tonight the groups were given $150 to spend however. My group went to WalMart PLUS we had enough to go to Sonic afterwards...FUN!!! With my portion of the money, I bought the 13 going on 30 DVD!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! I love this job!! ;)

More fun to come later I am sure, for now, I am done talking....

Friday, August 06, 2004

Here I Am

Well, this was quite the eventful day!!! I got up really really early this morning, planning on leaving at the bright and early hour of 6am....well, it didn't happen quite like that....unfortuantely, we didn't leave till 9....and I was still completely exhausted...

So Karissa rides with me in my car...and I, of course have stuff piled sky high in my car, so that I can not see worth a flip. Yeah...I realized really soon, when almost side-swiping a car, that I kinda need to be extra careful when watching my blind spots!!...haha

Get to Faulkner, and finally get my room! Thrilled because I liked the spot that my room was in... my wonderful pal Miller came to help me get everything moved in....and he set up my computer for me...well, for the most part at least!!! It was several hours later that we were made aware of the REAL reason the internet wasn't working....good times...good times... :)

A combo of: helping the suitemates move in...unpacking my stuff....crazy tennis/baseball fun... my first experience at Moes (yes, the 3 of us ate for just 3 joke!!)... dorm room shopping fun...oh, and how could I forget...the construction of my lamp!!! YAY!!!

Thought for the day:
The inner side of every cloud
Is bright and shining;
Therefore I turn my clouds about
And always wear them inside out,
To show the lining.
~Ellen Thornycroft Fowler Felkin~

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Today is the Big Day!!

Well, I am about to finish loading up the car...I am on my way back to school!!!! The moment I have been waiting for since....well...since I got in the car to come home for the summer.... but for some reason, I am a little hesitant. I KNOW!!!! What is wrong with me!?!?!?! It's crazy for sure....but it really does make since.

First of all, I am so excited about getting to be with my friends again, however, I am a little nervous about how things are going to go in some situations....I know it's going to be good, but that is just one MINOR concern on my mind right now....

Secondly, I am really going to miss being with my family---Yes Mom, take your hand, and gently lift your jaw up to it's normal position---It has been nice to be able to spend time with them, and they have really been my friends this summer, because I didn't have ANY in Cleveland. Love em for it too!!! (even though I often complained...)

Thirdly, and the reason I think I am most hesitant to leave, is Central. I love my church family so much!!! I have been a part of that family for a good 13 years...and now my family is facing some really hard times. We are in search for a pulpit minister AND a youth minister. I hate that I am not going to be there throughout this whole process, because I want to help. My prayers will be with Central....and the youth group...and all the adults...everyone...because I'm telling you, it's been a hard summer, and I can't imagine having to deal with all that for much longer. I pray that we will all encourage one another, because it is getting hard to avoid Satan's trap of discouragement...but together, we can do it!! Fellowship among Christian brethren...God's unique design...a way for us to build one another up...Let's follow the plan and help each other!!!
I'm also scared that once we get our new ministers, I won't have the same, close relationship that I have had with James and Scott. I won't be there...I won't have the chance for them to really know me...but this too I must not worry about...Faith....something that I have really had to learn to rely on this summer... God is in control, He knows what's best, and He's going to make it happen for me. And that's really all I need to know.

I pray that God will help me let go of all these things, and help me to have another fabulous year at Faulkner...and you know what, I know it will be! I have a Father, and I have the faith. I have a Savior, who gives me strength. I have Joy, because I have Jesus. And that will NEVER change!

Well then, I guess I had better get off this computer and get going.... : )

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

"Patience is a virtue"

....that's what my mom told me last night when I was getting ready to leave for a cookout. "It's a big storm out there Jenna, just wait it out..." I was already late, and I did not feel like being later. "Mom, it's just rain, it's not going to hurt me or anything?!?!" Well, my mom didn't agree. I sat there for a minute, and then I looked at her, with one of those expressions that say--"This is really stupid, can you please let me grow up?!?!?"
As usual, her response was, "Ask your father." So I turned, and looked at my dad...and just as I expected, he replied, "Go on, have fun, be careful.." Score, 10 points for the Dad!! He always is the voice of reason in these type situations...

So I get in the car.... and I don't get more than 5 streets down the road, and the rain starts falling harder...and faster...and the next thing I knew...huge chunks of ice begin beating down on me and my nice, new, not-so-clean vehicle. I couldn't see a thing!!! So I pulled over at the gas out the cell, and called my mom....

I could SEE it in her voice....arms crossed, head shaking..."I told you so." With an exasperated sigh I replied, "I know..." She continued, "Now Jenna, what does the Bible say?? What is a virtue???" "Patience Mom... Patience is a virtue."

And that is my lesson for the day. Patience is a virtue. And it is a good thing to practice in EVERY aspect of my life. I mean, if I rush into something...before the storm of it all is over...well, I'm pretty much going to get stuck in all the HAIL!!!

(Ashley, I hope you enjoy the hidden meaning of this one!! ;)

so how about this....

If you want to
I can save you
I can take you
Away from here
So lonely inside
So busy out there
And all you wanted was somebody who cares...

All you wanted was somebody who cares
If you need me you know I'll be there

Monday, August 02, 2004

What a glorious day that will be!!!

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, not crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."
Revelation 21:4

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affiction, which is but for a moments, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."
2 Corinthians 4:16-17

I thank my Lord for the gift that was given to me that I may have this promise. I thank my Lord that I have friends that can encourage me, and that I, in return, can encourage them. I am thankful that I can learn from the things that I have to go through, and that my God can make good come from it!! I love how God takes care of me...for example, this youth rally, and my friends being here, came just when I was about to not have to strenght to keep standing...they helped build me back up just by being there!! And that is just ONE example of how God takes care of me!! and that makes me happy!!! :)

Sunday, August 01, 2004

The Best Weekend of the Entire Summer!!!

This weekend really was the best!!! Ashley got here Thursday night...bless her heart, her 3 1/2 hour drive turned into a 6 1/2 hour drive due to the MISdirections of MapQuest. But she got here safely so that's all that matters! We had so much fun hangin out that night...laughing all night while on the phone with another one of our fun friends!! Surprisingly enough..we didn't get much sleep.

The next morning I had to go to work, but after that, Ashley and I had ourselves some fun at Applebees, the park, Goodwill, and the purse/jewelry warehouse store...tons of fun I tell you!
And then....was the youth rally!!! SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!! The lesson was great that night, and then our boys got there to perform...Cornerstone!! Yay--oh yeah, it was Cornerstone and their manager for the weekend, Miller! haha Anyways....the youth rally was fun that night! Then everyone went to the house for some real fun times! We watched Serendipity, ate some (apparently gross) popcorn and just hung out till...umm...well, let's just say it was late, and that night I got less sleep than the night before!!

The next day was more happy youth rally!!! 2 more awesome lessons brought to us by Lonnie Jones!! Another wonderful Cornerstone performance...Ahh such a good happy fun wonderful youth rally! They are always great, but I think it made it even better having my friends there!! After lunch Ashley and I went to the library to help with the summer reading program party, it was actually really fun, we had been dreading it...but it wasn't bad at all. Then we went to the Family Cookout at the Nesbitt's...that was fun, *hey Rach--we gotta talk about that friend of yours!!! ;)* It was really sad when we left the cookout, cause the boys had to drive home that night...sigh...but we made the best of it by having a crazy fun drive home---OH YEAH--- with one exception...if you really want to know...ask me why I am the biggest idiot in the world, I really should not be allowed to drive... anyways...

Ashley had to leave before church this morning...and I hated seeing her go, but I'll see her in less than 2 weeks!! yay!!! Love her!!! SOOOO much!! One of my best friends right there.
You a way, I am kinda glad that all my friends had to go home before church, because this morning was really emotional. Our youth minister has taken a job in Orlando, and this morning was really hard cause he is right this minute, on his way there...He's been my youth minister since I was in 7th grade....and it was just a really hard morning...I would have been embarressed because I cried all morning. Scott (the youth minister) leads singing too, so when he started that first song this morning...well, that's when the tears started leaking out of my eyes, and then when they had the special thing at the end of the service for him...yeah...I cried a lot...luckily I was prepared and I had brought in some napkins (couldn't find tissues...) I know that with Scott gone, things are going to be a lot different, but it is better for Scott, and God has a plan for us...I'm just going to have to not worry about it and put it in God's hands...just like what I need to do with everything else...I trust Him...and I know that He'll take care of me.

Anyway...I am very excited about getting back to Faulkner Thursday!!!!! What a wonderful way to spend my last weekend at home...with my friends!!! I couldn't have asked for anything better!! yay!!!