What’s there to do in Jersey???

Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while… practically a month really… I have been busy with school and getting everything prepared for my upcoming India trip at the end of July… As I have just a few minutes before my class starts I was wondering what there is to do in Jersey????

Should I take a ferry and go here?
Should I take a ferry and go here?

See, As it stands I will have TWO massive layovers in Jersey and I don’t want to be confined to the airport the whole time… I would actually love to explore my surroundings and maybe even get a decent hotel room…. any suggestions? I love food (the greasier the better), and museums too!!! I saw something about the Liberty State Park with ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty… is that any good? I’ve always wanted to go to the Statue of Liberty!! Are there any areas I should avoid? Should I just forget about Jersey and take a train someplace else?  Thoughts? Suggestions? I’m all ears!!!

Picture courtesy of William Warby

Make A Note Monday: Take Me In…

It’s been a while… a couple of weeks of silence… I have been busy trying to stay on top of all of my 19 credit hours, internship, wife, and coaching obligations and duties. Needless to say blogging is low on my priority list but my husband told me I needed to post again… so here I am…

Although I am busy I am not too busy to have God stop me in my tracks to worship him! That’s exactly what happened when I heard this song about a week or so ago (I have been singing the chorus ever since)! It’s such a beautiful song about God’s love for us and is a great picture of the gospel and once I heard it I was just in awe of His goodness and every time I hear it I am sent into a state of adoration and pure worship for what He has done for all of us! So with that here is the song I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 TAKE ME IN…

Make A Note Monday: It’s Almost Over

For many of us in school the semester is almost over and there will be nothing short of glorious about taking that last final and turning in that last paper that separate us from winter vacation goodness. I am so excited for it I am actually a bit depressed that we have to go back after such a wonderful long Thanksgiving break (I had a whole five days off)!! As this semester comes to an end I too realize that this year is almost over and with that all of the dreams I thought were going to come true for me in 2013.

I wanted to do something great for my mother’s 50th birthday, I thought we’d be having a baby by now, and I thought we’d have a little more debt paid off among other things… but this year has flown by and I have done some great things like going on two public relations tours, making the dean’s list, starting an online bible study group, going to North Carolina for some spiritual training, getting to know my husband better, and making new friends.

So I guess what I am trying to say is just because things didn’t turn out the way you thought they would this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t pursue those dreams, goals, or ideas next year AND it doesn’t mean that you can’t finish out this year as strong as ever. So be encouraged and know that as long as you are breathing you have a chance to check something else off of your to-do list.

Make A Note Monday: God Knows Best

I am writing to you all to let you know that God knows what’s best for you and warms you up to change. It may come in subtle hints but He really does take the time to tell you something before it happens in order to prepare you especially if it’s something you are not looking forward to. How do I know? It happened to me on more than one occasion but most recently this past weekend. See, It all started a few months back, I was talking to some of my friends about how tired I was of school and how I really didn’t want to go to grad school. I had actually been pleading with Jesus and asking him not to make me go to grad school…

On Friday He sent a friend to tell me that He didn’t forget about the desires that I have (I want to be a mom, like now) and that he has heard my prayers on the matter. I was encouraged. Then on Saturday He had someone else tell me that there was more education in my future… I totally lost it and threw a tantrum and everything; in fact I really wanted to pull a Brittany Spears a la shaved head and umbrella and just start smashing things!! Why on earth would He do this to me?? He knows how much I don’t want to go and how much more I want to be a mom… and now I have to go! I was quite embarrassed about how I reacted but there was nothing I could do about it…

I know what you may be thinking, Well do you really have to go? Did you really hear from God? The answer is YES! Yes I have to go because He has everything under control and He ultimately knows what’s best for me and Yes I really did hear from God (way earlier than Saturday) it was just confirmed that I was indeed hearing right by a second person. When I gave my life to Christ and said I would serve Him, I chose to obey Him even when I may not want to and so here I am tired, a bit stressed out, and overwhelmed with trying to finish my undergraduate degree making plans to go to grad school shortly after I graduate… why, because God knows best.