Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's been quite a while since I've posted on here, I know. But a quick update. I've moved on from Answers in Genesis. I had a great time, I miss everyone, but I know it was time for me to move on. I'm now staying with my parents for a time. Still looking for a job; nothing has turned up yet, but I know God will lead when He sees fit. Also, I am working on my driver's license (Yes, I know; about time!). But I didn't really have time until now. So that's underway.
For those of you who have wondered, yes, I am looking into adoption. And, no, it's not for finding new parents (Chris). I've had this on my heart for a few years now, and I can finally make a move towards fulfilling my dream. I just pray that this is of God, and not of myself. I know single parenting is difficult (not that I've experienced it myself yet :-)), but I'm moving on faith that this is of God, and that He will fulfill my dream as He sees fit. Just like Jeremy Camp's song, Walk By Faith:

Will I believe you when you say
Your hand will guide my every way
Will I receive the words You say
Every moment of every day

Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me

Help me to rid my endless fears
You've been so faithful for all my years
With the one breath You make me new
Your grace covers all I do

Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me

I pray that this is God's will. I appreciate your prayers as He guides me.

I will admit, it has been difficult adjusting to smaller surroundings here at home. But God is gracious, my family is wonderful, and I'm glad I made this move. I'm looking for friends in this area that I can get to know and spend time with.

I'm sorry that I haven't kept in better touch with you all during the summer. I'll work at it during my time at home.

My life hasn't always been what everyone thinks. I've struggled a lot over the summer, even with working in a Christian organization alongside fellow believers. God has not always come first in my life, and I could feel a hunger and thirsting for what I once had. I am SO thankful that He has not given up on me. My life is not what it should be, but I know all is not lost. I'm going through a cleansing process. Flushing out that which should not be and getting the 'vitamins and minerals' of what I need most. Jesus is all I need.

When the day is done
And there's no one else around
While I'm lying here in bed
You're in my heart, You're in my head
You're all I need, You're all I need
There are a million voices
Calling out my name
But You're the One I want to hear
So make the others disappear

You are all I need when I'm surrounded
You are all I need if I'm by myself
You fill me when I'm empty
There is nothing else
You're all I need

When the morning comes
And Your mercy is renewed
There's a fire in my bones
I'm not afraid to go alone
You're all I need
You're all I need
The sun on my face
I hear You whisper loud
You're still the God that opens seas
Every flower, even me
You're all I need
You're all I need

I'm drawn to everything that You do
Nothing compares with You

Bethany Dillon

This is my prayer.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Dancing Pillsbury Doughboy
50 Fun Things to Do at Wal-Mart

1. Take shopping carts for the express purpose of filling them and stranding them at strategic locations.

2. Ride those little electronic cars at the front of the store.

3. Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten-minute intervals throughout the day.

4. Start playing Calvinball; see how many people you can get to join.

5. Contaminate the entire auto department by sampling all the spray air fresheners.

6. Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift-wrap.

7. Leave cryptic messages on the typewriters.

8. Re-dress the mannequins as you see fit.

9. When there are people behind you, walk really slowly, especially in thin aisles.

10. Walk up to an employee and tell him in an official tone, "I think we've got a code 3 in housewares," and see what happens.

11. Turn all the radios to polka stations; then turn them off and turn the volume up to full blast.

12. Play with the automatic doors.

13. Walk up to complete strangers and say, "Hi. I haven't seen you in so long." etc. See if they play along.

14. While walking through the clothing department, ask yourself loud enough for all to hear, "Who buys this junk anyway?!"

15. Repeat #14 in the jewelry department.

16. Ride a display bicycle through the store; claim you aretaking it for a test drive.

17. Follow people through the aisles, staying about 5 feet behind them. Do this until they leave the store.

18. Play soccer with a group of friends, using the entire store as your playing field.

19. As the cashier runs your purchase over the scanner, look mesmerized and say, "Wow, magic!"

20. Take off your shoes and tell them you want to return it and when they say you didn't buy it there say "Hmmmm....I thought the customer was always right!"

21. Move "Caution : Wet Floor" signs to carpeted areas.

22. Set up a tent in the camping department; tell others you will only invite them in if they bring pillows from Bed and Bath.

23. Test the fishing rods and see what you can catch from otheraisles.

24. Ask other customers if they have any Grey Poupon.

25. Drape a blanket around your shoulders and run around saying,"I'm Batman. Come Robin, to the Batcave."

26. Teepee as much of the store as possible.

27. Randomly throw things over into neighboring aisles.

28. Play with the calculators so that they all spell "hello"upside down.

29. When someone asks you if you need help, begin to cry and say, "Why won't you people just leave me alone?"

30. When 2 or 3 people are walking ahead of you, run between them yelling "Red Rover."

31. Make up nonsense products and ask employees if there are any in stock. (i.e.: Shnerples)

32. Take up an entire aisle in toys by setting up a full-scale battle with G.I. Joe vs. X-men.

33. Take bets on the battle from above.

34. Test the brushes and combs in cosmetics.

35. While handling guns in the hunting department, suddenly ask the clerk where the anti-depressants are. Act as spastic aspossible.

36. Hold indoor shopping cart races.

37. Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from Mission Impossible.

38. Attempt to fit into very large gym bags.

39. Attempt to fit others into very large gym bags.

40. Say things like, "Would you be so kind as to direct me to your Twinkies."

41. Set up a "Valet Parking" sign in front of the store.

42. Two words: Marco Polo.

43. Leave Cheerios in lawn and garden, pillows in the pet section, etc.

44. "Re-alphabetize" the CD's.

45. In the auto department, practice your Madonna look with various funnels.

46. When someone steps away from his or her cart to look at something, quickly make off with it without saying a word.

47. Relax in the patio furniture until you get kicked out.

48. When an announcement comes over the loudspeaker, drop to your knees and scream, "No, no, its those voices again."

49. Pay off layaways 50 cents at a time.

50. Drag a lounge chair over to the magazines and relax. Go to the food court, buy a drink, and explain that you don't get out much and ask if they can put a little umbrella in it.


Attempt to do all of the above in the same visit, without getting kicked out.