Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Ant and the Contact Lens

Hey everybody, my mom sent me this story and I just loved it!

Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens . 'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.'




She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.'

She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.'

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?'

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!



The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, 'Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it' s awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You.'


I think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will.'

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him....I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)

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'You Gave Me A Mountain'

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Election '08

As you all know the election is coming up in a few weeks. Crazy times!!!! I hope everyone registered to vote. I really wish I could, but lucky me, I'll be four months too young. YAY, not. I know it's really hard to stay informed on all the issues and everything, especially with all the backbiting going on between Obama and McCain. Just keeping up with the various debates and appearances is time consuming.
My friend of mine runs a political blog in his free time about the election. He's very thorough and he knows what he's talking about. (even for a dropout lol) You should all really go check it out!

And I'm saying this especially to embarrass him right now because he made a crack at my job and I might have to include embarrassing trek pictures in the near future. lol So please check out his blog @ www.conservativeteenager.com and leave TONS of comments. ; )

Austin this is for you:
I think this is sufficient press and media. Here's my advertising, now where's my money? jk lol. I think I have sufficiently embarassed you now. But let me know if I really do need to include pictures so I can call around, k?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mutual

So on Wednesday for mutual we had a fifties Sock Hop with all the guys and the girls.  We played crazy games and some people came and taught us how to swing dance.  It was tons of fun.  

After they served refreshments Collin wanted to try a lift he learned with me.  I let him try it.  He wasn't too bad after a few tries.  On the third try, he had me straight up in the air but he started to lose his balance and took a step back.  Consequently, he ended up falling and dropping me on my face.  Now I have bruises all over my legs. lol  And now he wants to try it out at the next stake dance on Saturday.
I guess we'll see.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My First Blog!!!!

Hey Everybody,

I noticed everyone in the family is blogging now so I thought I would join the trend. And since I'll be leaving next year, I figured I would start now.

So, I'm starting the second quarter of my senior year. Graduation isn't too far off. Scary I know. Now I'm hitting the college trail. I checked out NAU last week. I'm thinking I might be a future lumberjack. Let's hope.

All the applications are pouring in and the scholarships are stacking up. I'm just hoping I did well on my SATs and that I can get enough money stashed up for school. This is such a crazy stressful process. But I'm SO excited to move out and move up. (just don't let my mom hear that)