Saturday, August 30, 2008

Healing and Settling

So the first week of classes are over! It's going to be a busy semester but my classes are going to be really good and interesting. I'm taking this class over death education I know your thinking that's gross and depressing and yeah it will be at times but I'm looking forward to it.I mean everyone has to deal with death it's a part of life so might as well learn the right way to cope with it. I'm sure I'll bring that class up again. I have to get in the swing of things and finish getting my place settled in. It may take some time because I have no space in this little hole, so it always looks kinda messy :( but I will have pictures soon! oh yea so this is how ghetto my place is... Every time I would get out of the shower the stupid fire alarm would go off!! this happened for awhile and only when I took a shower...I mean I know I'm hot but come on people, they should control the fire alarm to realize the difference between me and a fire.haha They fixed though so it's all good.

Not much else going on here in Abilene.Oh I had Karen and her room mate Emily over for dinner last night. I thought they would like a home cooked meal and a break from the bean. It was fun we caught up and hung out for the night. Ryan and Taylor came over later for dessert and Armenian coffee.

The sermon I've been listening to is about healing broken hearts it's really good.Right now he's talking about finding beauty in ashes. That really got to me. Every thing you've been through God will turn around and make them beautiful! Turning all the hurt, brokenness and pain in our lives into beauty! Which sounds really good! He says he will give us double the joy for our troubles our "ashes" I still have a hard time with this I think I need to trust in god a little more because I don't really see the beauty in my ashes just yet. I haven't finished listening to this series yet so once I'm finished I'll have a few more things to say.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Love and Abilene

Where to start...Camp Imani went really well. It was the first year Kathy was kind of the lone director and we had a total of 5 churches involved! They all did a GREAT Job! I want to say this was the best year of Imani so far....and not just because I was there.haha but really We had about 300 people this year. I know the teens that went really enjoyed it because they became really close with each other. That just made it so worth it! churches mingling, kids getting closer .yay! happy day! One of the only pictures of me at camp was the sloppy joe eating contest...I almost won! like really really close! because I actually ate it! unlike Sevahn and Seelva they just smeared it on their faces and mine!mmmm DELISH!

After camp I had 3 days to finish packing and head to Abilene!!! and I had 3 suspicious moles removed so we shall see what the results are. Trying to move in with stitches in the worst places is not a good idea. Thank the Lord for Ryan he helped me move in my 3rd floor itty pitty apartment with a smile on his face!
Once I finish unpacking and make it look amazing I will post pictures! My roommate Whitney is really sweet.She is getting married in December so she is busy with wedding preparations. She has a dog his named Dobby he is a hoot! I like having him around,he reminds me of Raki!

Classes start Monday I'm looking forward to school and at the same time I'm dreading it. I think once things start up it will be better. Right now I'm just trying to get back into normal-ness after a busy and stressful summer.

One thing I forgot was my Bible! I'm pretty bummed...I have another one but I left my main Bible the one that I have marked up and wrote in, with sticky notes all up in it. I guess I can just mark up this one too! I'm listening to these sermons that are pretty good. This guys name is Duane Sheriff he has a ministry where he does these sermons and gives CDs away. Justin graciously gave me a ton of these CDs. I have around 50 hours of sermons that I'm going to listen to. So get ready for some insight...good and bad I'm sure.

The first one I'm listening to is about Love. I think love is one of the most simple and at the same time most complicated words ever! In his sermon he said someone who really loves you doesn't give you or show you what you want but what you NEED.That is real love, that really does make sense if you think about it. For example God's love is something I will never full understand because at times he allows things to happen that I just don't understand why....but because he REALLY loves me he will let me go through things that will bring me closer to him and that I need to make me grow as a person.That does sound a little selfish but I'll take what I can get. This love isn't that fuzzy warm crap this is the real stuff. Lucky me I have people in my life that really love me! In a loving way they can snap me out of my funk and they are there for me and, I thank you...those of you who show me this real love!

Love is something that I still have trouble understanding but slowly I'm getting it.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Here we are my last week of work/summer....We've been getting ready for Camp Imani all week and recovering from sweet pea. Oh man I am ready for this camp to start!!! It's the biggest year we have had to date, over 300 people will be involved.I will definitely have a camp post with pictures if I can figure out how to post them.

So we were supposed to have this massive hurricane right what was it called Eduardo....dude what a pansy. I was super excited! I love bad weather, lightening thunder storms the whole sha-bang. So I was totally psyched and what do we get. Like sprinkling rain and that's it! LAME! I especially like how everyone was making a big deal out of the whole thing and nothing happened.

Now for my favorite part of the blog! I've been reading James the past 2 days. I have to say I think it may be my favorite book in the Bible! It basically tells us how to be good Christians. how we should like going through trials because that brings us closer to God and makes us stronger! We should listen and do! Not just listen and say yeah that's a great idea...but actually do it. I have really been trying to do better with that. I could go on and basically blog about the entire book in my own words maybe another day,but I do want to focus on one verse

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and keep ones self from from being polluted by the world.
James 1:27

I've always had a passion to adopt a bunch of kids as many as God wants me to have. With this verse woo I know it's what God wants! In my opinion that verse sums up what God wants from us. I think I can do that...It gets me all excited and pumped about becoming a nurse and starting whatever God has planned for me.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Beginning

So here I am starting my first blog with blogger. I had a xanga but come on xanga is so old school. I'm going to leave it so I can go back and look at those posts but I will be using this for my primary blogging use. I'm hoping I will keep this updated because lets face it everyone wants to know what I am doing....I am after all an Armenian to Remember. HA!

Where to begin? It's August already!! oh snap! I've been home in Sugar Land all summer interning for Kathy again this summer. That is always fun! I love working with the kids it gives me such joy when they run down the hallway screaming my name SONEEG or Miss.Soneeeeeg I get so many hugs of the butt or jabs in the stomach from their heads but it is worth it. VBS went well it was over David a man after God's own heart....That gets me thinking I want to be a woman after God's own heart. I need to get working on that.

We put together a day camp this year for the ages of 3-2nd grade. Kathy was like so you can put together Sweet Pea Day camp right?? I was like sure....So I was the director of sweet peas first official year.....AHHH scary a little. 6 hours a day for 5 days with 63 kids. I had a lot of help from Julie so thank you JULIE!!! and Kathy was like you got this girl....haha The week of sweet pea was crazy!!! yesterday was the last day. I have never been so stressed in my life! Everyone was coming to me with questions and crap since I am the one in charge. I think it went well for the most part.Everyone kept telling me what a great job I did but I don't know I think they were just being nice. As long as the kids had fun I'm happy. Now it's crunch time for camp Imani!!! we are leaving for that Aug 9th. So that's what I've been up to in my work world. FUN stuff let me tell you! But seriously I love this job getting paid to hang out with kids and love on them and be goofy....the best job ever!

Alrighty now I'm excited about this blog. Now on a more spiritual note. This summer has been a big growing closer to God time for me, thanks to an amazing friend of mine who I've been talking to A LOT over this summer.....This person is such a blessing! I thank God for bringing him into my life when he did! So this entry is long enough I will continue this later....I will leave you with a verse that has been on my mind and getting me through this last week.

O God, you are my God earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you in a dry weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1