Josh Mallory tried to kill me!
12:36 AM | Author: Misty
OK, not really. But he is the only person ever to get me in a car wreck, hear me scream and hear me curse all in the same 30 seconds.

We are OK (mostly), his car is a little worse for the wear, and he has to pick up the report sometime next week. We got rear-ended (rather violently) turning into Chris's driveway on our way to watch Lost. I'm going to be a bit sore in the morning, I think.
So, yeah, fall break was a very good thing.

I was supposed to work, but I ended up spending much more time taking care of a few things that had been neglected for too long. I scrubbed the nasty floor in the bathroom at home. I dusted all the nastiness off the entertainment center. I cleaned mirrors and sinks and dishes and coffee table. And I took my car in for a check-up; it was only five months overdue. I also had some fun hang-out time with Ashley and Benji, and I was able to breathe. I just kind of decided Thursday morning that I was going to do things for those two days that were not related to school or work, because school and work seem to have taken over my entire life this semester. It's interesting to see how Satan attacks; I have been really making big strides in my relationship with Christ, and I have had awesome time in the Word lately. I'm actually making Him a priority. So Satan sees that and tries to wear me down in other areas of my life. Well, it's not going to work! I actually ended up dropping one of my classes; I decided recently that I'm changing my major to marriage and family therapy, so this class wasn't going to count for anything anyway. I think that will help out tremendously. But other than that, I need to start demonstrating some discipline in other areas of my life (work, school), and that will help prevent some of the burn-out I am feeling.

Anyway, this week is going to be a good one, I think. We're having a fellowship at church tomorrow night for the worship team. I think I might be having coffee with Anneliese on Thursday? I need to check my Facebook, because I can't remember... Friday I will go to my clinical placement at CrossingPoints, and then my dad is coming into town Saturday for Homecoming!

Yep, a good week!
Life in a nutshell
10:47 AM | Author: Misty
Not sure I can sum it up in a few words, but here is my attempt.

My life of late has been ... interesting, to say the least. I guess the biggest thing that many of you may or may not know is that I decided to leave Lighthouse, the church I have been attending for a little over a year. A lot of factors played into my decision, but the most important ones were that I was not growing spiritually there and that God told me it was time to move on. I prayed about this for several months and had actually come close to making this decision a couple of months ago but felt like it wasn't quite time yet. I started praying and thinking about it again a few weeks ago, and God just showed me scripture after scripture confirming the decision to leave. So I knew it was time. I made a choice that I was going to run after God (really, I told him that) rather than staying in a place where I was completely comfortable and completely not growing closer to him. And things have been amazing since I trusted him with that decision. These past few weeks, my quiet times have been so much more consistent and much better quality. I've been studying Isaiah, and it's soooooo good. I've been going to Vineyard with Ashley (my roommate) and Benji, and I love it. I really think that's probably where God wants me; I haven't made an absolute decision yet, but I'm definitely leaning toward Vineyard. The worship there is very sincere, and they do a lot of community outreach that actually meets the needs of people without shoving God down their throats. So, yeah, that's been a huge things in my life recently.

Other than that, I have been busy with school and work. I'm debating changing my major to marriage and family therapy, or possibly getting a dual master's. I have a meeting on Friday to find out how feasible changing would be. I've just pretty much decided that I don't really like to teach. I like the education coursework, but I don't want to have to get up in front of a bunch of students every day and know what I am talking about. I like the one on one or small group stuff a lot better. So that's another decision that I am praying about! Please be in prayer for me!

Everything else is great. The roommates are good. My cats are good. And coffee... coffee is very good. Sorry, I had Starbucks this morning, so it's fresh on the brain. Anyway... that's it. Peace out, home cheese.