Monday, January 11, 2010

Blizzard of December 2009, Part 1

Pictures from our first snowstorm. Since the snow all blends in, it is difficult to see just how tall these drifts were. Some were at least ten feet tall.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Let it Snow!!!

Our third snow storm of the winter hit during the first full week of January 2010. Although, we didn't get much more snow, once the wind started blowing the roads quickly drifted shut. Drifts like these are why I was snowed out of my home from Wednesday to Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Contra Mundum

Tomorrow, I will begin my fourth semester at Peru State College. As I look back over my experiences thus far, I praise God for having used my time at college to strengthen my love for Him.

Because I believe God has called me to be involved with various activities this next semester, I am only taking twelve credit hours.

Introduction to Special Education
Introduction to Art
Art Exploration
Teaching Music in Elementary and Middle School

Outside of school, God willing, I will be helping with the local FCA group, attending Omaha Bible Church, taking and practicing piano, working ten hours a week at American National, working a couple hours a week as a secretary, and babysitting.

While I may have a busy schedule, I have already started praying that God would bring opportunities for me to minister to my classmates. If God brings opportunities as He did last semster, as I believe He will, I know I will often be forced to stand alone for my Savior. Though such a choice may bring trials, I will choose to live a life contra mundum, rather than a life as an enemy of God's (James 4:4).

Certainly I am looking forward to this next semester with a little bit of anxiousness; yet, at the same time, God has bestowed upon me a gracious amount of peace & joy.