Friday, July 29, 2016

Milking Sugar

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” -Anne of Green Gables
My friend, Brittany, was able to come over and we had a great time. We drank tea, milked the cow, made chocolate ice cream, and watched Anne of Green Gables.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Soon to be your newest EMT

      This summer I've been busy taking classes at Daytona State College. I only have about three more weeks until I graduate from EMT school! Once I finish the class I will be eligible to sit for the state exam to be an officially certified emergency medical technician. This semester long journey has been full of surprises. One thing is that I never thought I would love it this much!
      I admit I was a bit shaken at first with the language and behavior of most of those I go to class with. As a girl who's been sheltered her entire life, it was a bit shocking to hear profanity readily used in everyday conversation. To be honest even now I struggle to follow Christ's example. When you are surrounded, it infiltrates your mind. My faithfulness is paying off though. My classmates notice that I am different. They notice I don't curse or drink or make inappropriate remarks. I see so much potential with lifestyle witnessing! I feel that I can be that light that is so much needed in this very dark field of work.
     As for the actual content of the classes, I am absolutely in awe of the amazing things God has equipped the human body to do. It has so many emergency mechanisms that will save your life! For example, if your leg is severed off, your blood vessels will constrict in an attempt to slow/stop the hemorrhaging.
     Lecture and lab are both interesting but I definitely like lab better. And to go further, my favorite part of lab is definitely patient assessment.  Basically, patient assessment is where everything you learn comes together. The knowledge you gain in lecture and the skills you learn in lab all come into play in a patient scenario. It's like a huge mystery you have to figure out to save someone's life.
      I love that no matter how small you think the task you're doing is, such as helping up an elderly lady who slipped and fell, you are their hero for that moment. It is important to them. I pray that the Lord would help me and use me to do what He will.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Break it Down

      Lately, I've been so concerned about the big picture. I feel as if I face many decisions that will affect the rest of my life. Today, my Baptist history teacher imparted a bit of his wisdom to the class before we started.
He said, "Do everyday what God wants you to do that day."
He told us to break it down even more. What does He want me to do this hour? I know this has been told to me for a long while now, but I think it just hit me. Follow God in all things small and the larger things will fall in place.
      The Lord has been doing wonderful things here at Crown. He's worked in my life so much and I can never thank Him enough for leading me here. Everyday He reveals something new that I hadn't seen or realized before. It's just absolutely amazing! Being in this Christian atmosphere has helped me to grow and strengthen my faith in God. I am so thankful for the many friends who encourage me day by day.
      By the way, these random picture's are just small details that I found outside of the dorm. Everything God has made is so intricate and beautiful. I hope I never lose my awe of the small things in life.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. -Psalm 103:1

How precious also are thy thoughts un
to 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.
      -Psalm 139:17,18