Sunday, January 23, 2011

A few teen books that I want to read this year

Decided to add the few teen books I wanted to read this year to my blog, to see if I can actually read them during the course of the year.
Teen fiction to read 2011 just a few
Real Live Boyfriends E. Lockhart  Jan 25 2011
Double Take: A Novel  Melody Carlson
Prom and Prejudice Elizabeth Eulberg (Hardcover)  Jan 26 2011
Beastly   Alex Flinn  Feb 12, 2011
The Lost Crown Sarah Miller
Little Women & Me Lauren Baratz Logsted
According to Jane Marilyn Brant
Beauty Robin McKinley
I was Jane Austen’s Best Friend Cora Harrison
Jane April Lindner   2/9/2011
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares Rachel Cohn

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Christian fiction to read this year (2011)

William Carmichael
Lisa Harris
The Damascus Way Davis Bunn & Janette Oke
by Abby Johnson

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Favorite Quotes

What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~Eleanor Powell
I guess sometimes you can meet the right person when you least expect it. Love is Monumental, Annalisa Daughety
I guess sometimes the right guy can make you forget you ever thought you had a type
Love is Monumental  Annalisa Daughety

From way up here, it's crystal clear that now I'm in a whole new world with you.
-- Aladdin

There may be something there that wasn't there before.
-- Beauty and the Beast

Much deeper than snow...
The strongest love we'll know we'll ever know.
-- Beauty and the Best, Enchanted Christmas

Hope is the greatest of the gifts we'll receive.
-- Beauty and the Best, Enchanted Christmas

If you must love someone, may I suggest you love yourself!
-- Beauty and the Best, Enchanted Christmas

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.  ~Corrie Ten Boom,
A nurse will always give us hope,
an angel with a stethoscope.
~Carrie Latet
Nurses are the heart of healthcare.  ~Donna Wilk Cardillo
Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit?  It is one of the Fine Arts:  I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.  ~Florence Nightingale

Caring is the essence of nursing.  ~Jean Watson

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.  ~Mother Teresa
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, January 10, 2011

Random thoughts of a not so random life

Life does not always go the way we think it should especially when we are the ones who miss up our lives.  This happens when we rush ahead of God’s plan for our lives. His timing is always best. Even when we think it should have happened by now. God’s timing is not our timing. His timing is always happens when it is suppose to not before or after we think it should be.  I know that God’s plan for me is so much better than my “plans” for me could ever be. I just have to stand on God’s promises and remember Jeremiah 29:11, as well as Psalms 37:4-5.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Goals for the coming year

It’s a New Year, and unlike most people I am not going to make any New Year’s resolutions. If I do not make any resolutions there is no way that I can break them. It seems that every year that I made Resolution’s I’ve ended up breaking them before the end of January. Instead I am going to set goals for myself this year.  Unlike most people I am not going to say that I am going to read the Bible thru in a year. Instead I am making the goal to dive deeper into the word, by studying if I have to verse by verse to understand it. I’ve learned in my life group class at church that the best way to study for me is verse by verse, because there is some much that you can even get out of one verse. Each time you read you gain something different.
With my reading through the Bible I am going to do it a little different than what any one would expect, but I feel that this is what will work for me. At least I hope.  I plan to read one book of the Old Testament then a Book of the New Testament.  It is going to be a wonderful adventure this year and the years to come as I continue grow as I grow as a Christian.
My other goals this is to continue to work towards becoming a nurse. The path of my education journey has not been easy, but it has been worth it. This is because I know that becoming a nurse is what I am meant to be. I also want to continue to put God first, my family second, then my friends and finally myself last.
It is not about me, but about Him. To God be the glory.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Learning and Trusting God

I am slowly learning to let go and let God. He knows what is best for me, even if I don't, or don't want to see it.  Each season in my life especailly the ones in which I am in a storm, God is using to prepare me for my purpose in life. I just have to wait, It's His timing not my. His plan for my life is so much better for me than my plans could ever be. If I try to do it my way it always fails.
"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, and plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.  God wants the best for His Childern, but He never promised it would be easy, just worth it to follow Him.