Thursday, February 25, 2010

I need to go shopping...

So that I can get a suit for my group interview a week from Monday!!!

Thanks for praying :) Please continue to pray with me that this job would be a good part-time job for me!

Friday, February 19, 2010



This weekend is going to be amazing :) I'm looking forward to gathering with the Sunland region to talk about the Good News of Christ.

Please be praying for us... 64 students and staff head down from Long Beach State this afternoon to join the rest of our region in Pine Valley, CA. We have close to 300 in total... California, Arizona, Hawaii and I think even Utah? Pray for safe traveling and great conversations in the car & planes :)

Last year, we saw two women from Arizona State make decisions to give their lives to Christ. Would you be praying that others would come to know Jesus this weekend? Pray for God to do great things in the lives of my friends from Long Beach. Oh! I'm also excited for the gospel choir that is happening Saturday night. Seriously, I'm really happy to see us exploring many different ways people praise and worship the Lord. Also, I hear its supposed to be cold and rainy (per usual of Pine Valley this time of year), so will you be praying for all of our health as we experience a really great weekend?

Thanks for reading. Thanks for praying. :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

a little update...

So I went to the temp agency today and now I am waiting to hear back about any jobs available. Pending two tests on Word and Excel, I should be hearing about jobs as soon as they come in. I'm still attempting to remain encouraged, although waiting is incredibly challenging.

Meanwhile, I just applied for an after school program coordinator position... it's for a non-profit and meets the qualifications I've been looking for in a job. This was actually really exciting to apply for. So, I'm continuing to pray and learning a healthy lesson in waiting.

On another note... The Truth Conference is this weekend and I'm really looking forward to it! Some great new friends of mine from Long Beach will be there and I'm sooooo soooo soooo glad they decided to come with us :)

I'll keep you posted as I know more. Thanks for praying. I seriously appreciate all of the support.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Census update

So I took the census test on Friday... here's what I know so far:

  • A score of 10 out of 28 is "passing" and allows the applicant consideration to be hired by the Census bureau.
  • I scored 23 out of 28
  • In the state of Ohio, a score of 7 is "passing" and a score of 22 clears the applicant to be hired for any position within the census.. I have no idea if a higher score is needed in the state of California
  • I may only be considered for the enumerator position... those whom actually go door to door collecting info for the census
  • Pending a background check... I won't know if I will be called for another 2 weeks at least...
  • Also, this job is completely temporary... ranging anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks.
I'm still viciously on the job hunt. Tomorrow I go in for a meeting with a temp agency. Maybe this will return something fruitful... please continue to pray!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tomorrow @ 1pm I will be taking the employment test for the census bureau....

Prayers appreciated!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I was brought to tears and experienced a sweet time of worship on Friday afternoon. It all was spurred from watching one of baby tv shows.. the ones where they follow the expectant parents from 3 weeks prior to right after the birth of the child. Yeah, I know that sounds weird... but God seriously works in ways I don't understand.

I watched two episodes... both showed mothers who were experiencing "High Risk" pregnancies. One mother was giving birth to triplets. I watched as a team of doctors had to act quickly to bring each little life into the world and rush them into the NICU for treatment. The second mother had gone through two miscarriages before her current pregnancy and was being watched weekly by her doctors. There was so much anticipation and great fear in both of these women.

I started to think about how high of a risk my mom's pregnancy was with me. She was living with a disease called Lupus which is auto-immune and wrecks havoc on the body... also making pregnancy extremely complicated. I don't know many details, but I do know that my mother was in and out of the hospital quite frequently treating her disease and making sure that the both of us were doing well. In the end, I was born around 6 weeks early, weighing in at 2lbs 11oz. I was 16 inches long and spent my first few weeks on this earth in an incubator. Eventually, my mother lost her battle with Lupus when I was just over 2 years old... she was 32.

This is when God brought to mind how He has had His hand on me since conception. This disease could have prevented my life. But God saw fit to let me live. He spared my life...twice. He sent His Son as my sacrifice and He brought me into this world. I wept at this thought and rejoiced for being alive. So many days of my life have been wasted and taken for granted. I've even cursed God for the days when things haven't gone according to my will. Life is precious, and mine almost didn't exist.

I've resolved to be thankful for each day.

...Living Pure

Sunday Nights at 8:30... me and ten amazing women from Long Beach State will be learning what it looks like to choose purity in mind, speech and relationships so that we may honor God throughout all aspects of life.

Tonight was the first night, and it was so great! I love these women and I'm STOKED for what God is going to be doing this semester. For the next few weeks we are looking at purity & speech. So please be praying for us!


Monday, February 1, 2010

There I was, 21 years old, fresh out of college and starting my first career. I sat through funding school completely unable to control emotion. My faith was being tested as I was desperately attempting to cling to the word of God and the truths He promises. Tears fled from my eyes as I pondered what it would look like to conquer the daunting task of raising a year's budget in 4 short weeks.

I went home that summer and experienced a very B*I*G God do some very incredible things... full-funding in 3 weeks, safe travel to a new home ACROSS the country and the start of an amazing work in my heart.

Now that I'm applying for a part-time job to supplement some funding, those same anxious feelings that displayed themselves so freely upon my face 21 year old face, have returned.

I'm asking for your prayers. Not just for the provision of a job but more specifically, for my walk with the Lord. Pray that this is a season that draws me inexplicably closer to God. Pray for His word to be food to my soul and the very thing that sustains me. Pray that I would claim His truth instead of the lies that I'm so prone to believing. Please, ask me on how I'm faithfully walking with God during this season.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7

Thank you for being in this with me.