Monday, January 29, 2007

News; Maybe... Secret; no...

Well if you have been reading my blog over the past few weeks, you have probably noticed that I have been praying on some questions that have come my way. I seem to have finally got the nerve to talk about one of those 'questions'.

It seems that the Lord has allowed me and a young lady to take a liking to each other and we have managed to become good friends. The amazing fact is that our friendship has really grown in a rather short period of time. Much prayer has been one of my daily activities here lately to make sure this 'friendship' is growing as He would allow. It will be interesting to see the Lord's hand to lead me as I search his will... and as things continue to progress as the months move along. At this point, only time will show what the Lord will have in the future. In the mean time, I continue to enjoy our visits that are really becoming a blessing and a learning curve on my personal communication skills that so badly seem to need refining. I do ask your prayers as I continue to seek the Lord's will in this matter.

In other, not so revealing news.... Fairbanks is experiencing yet another blistering hot day. With temperatures in the 30s, and a dreaded use of 'freezing rain' in the forecast, this week will surely prove to be very interesting. I would love to send these temps down to some needy friends in NC (Amber Stevens) *laugh* but I haven't been able to figure out how to shift the winds. So I suppose we will all have to suffer our own weather. Oh well, such is life!
Still no word on employment... but I have just finished yet another application, this time for a shipping/receiving agent. I will drop off the application tomorrow morning and wait for results. Hurry up and wait... that is the name of the game!

Well that seems to be all for now...
Keep your head up... and a smile plastered on your face...

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Ok so I can't seem to come up with a title... or some smart comment. Probably because I kind of feel out of sorts tonight. Well let me start out with what happened yesterday..

Nothing of real significance happened really. I got to help my friends work on the house in rather warm weather. The temps were as high as 28F! rather tropical for the end of January. Almost all of the outdoor work was completed by the time we left for dinner. After we quit working, I came back to North Pole only to meet up with my parents and head off to see 'a Night at the Museum'. With some Big names in the cast, the movie was already intriguing. Soon the excitement revealed it-self. Everything from cave men trying to light a fire, Atilla the Hun running ramped amongst the museum halls and a rather unique skeleton of T-Rex stalking the newly employed night guard to..... play fetch? Many more funny antics, creative scenes, and unique storyline kept me rater interested in the movie. Oh, I should mention that the big names includes Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Roonie, and even Robin Williams! After the movie was over, a fight broke out between me and my brother as to who would own the DVD first. I suppose time will tell! After getting home, I soon settled in to a good conversation with a friend. Not much else happened from then on.

Today began earlier than I anticipated when I received a phone call from another friend wanting me to pass on the word that he was finally headed back to Alaska. After taking notes of what I needed to pass on to the members of the church, I decided that sleeping in was not about to happen. I then set out to get ready to make the trip to CHSR (Chena Hot springs Road) and help my friends on the house again. After another long day of work, my friends are another step closer to moving in! They will be pleasantly surprised when they get back in town.

Well that is all I am willing to babble about on the blog... maybe more later.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

What has happend over the past few days???

That is the question at hand. I am rather sure I have not missed anything important but the little things that have been happening seem to have out me in a good mood. Class on Monday went better than I anticipated, Tuesday was unpredictable, Wednesday was progressive and today is still up in the air. Yesterday was good mostly because I was able to do a snow plow job to my liking... and it looked nice! That is an accomplishment for this year... as short as it is. On top of that, I managed to finish the homework I was not to enthused about. By last night, my mood was the best it has been in some time. A lot of things had been weighing on my mind and was beginning to wear me down. The Lord has been blessing me with ways to let the stress go and it has helped. It is really amazing to see how the Lord is blessing, and I am sure tonight's church service will be no exception.

Ok, so you may be wondering... Did he get a job yet? Sadly, the answer is still no. No real prospects have really 'jumped' out at me, but I have applied for 2 more jobs this morning. We will see where those lead, be it employment, or a continued search. Cool! A read receipt finally, there might be some progress yet! That helps to brighten my day already!! Seems like the real trial is to see how long I stick with the search... There have already been setbacks on unemployment insurance.... and only 1 confirmed response about not getting a job... and more trials most likely on the way! I am truly interested in what the Lord may toss in my direction. There have been so many blessings over the past week I can't name them all...

Well, I probably should get back to studying... One can only study for so long before frying their brain!
Have a great day!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Time of trials....

That is what seems to be my ongoing theme here lately. As you have noticed, there have been a lot of things weighing on my mind. Many questions unanswered (as of yet), many questions lingering and resurfacing. Questions about jobs and certain friendships... Have been on the forefront of my daily thoughts. What does the Lord want for me... What is he wanting me to do next? So many questions.... So many... *sigh*. Does not help that it seems that a cold may be running me down physically. Lack of rest, lack of sleep,... lack of answers... Sure makes faith waver. Keep me in prayers as I seek the Lord in these things.

On a more upbeat note, Sunday services went well. After services, several youth in the church went to have a 'game night' with a young couple from the church. The fellowship was great, and the food was good! We all set down to a friendly game of Monopoly. After there were 4 out of 8 players remaining... rules became rather vague. With 'corporate' mergers taking place.. things got interesting. In the end, I did not win. Never won that game anyhow.

Well that is all for now.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

What do you do with your quiet time?

That is a question I should ponder more often. It seems I fail to use the many quiet times to my advantage. Today at least, I decided to use the quiet time to speak with the Lord on some things I have been thinking about over the past few days. It is amazing how the Lord creates these moments to speak to Him and I fail to use them. Even though no answers came, I certainty felt that the questions I had for Him would be answered... eventually. It seems that many questions have been generated over the last few months, everything from friends... work... and other things. I suppose I will continue to wait and see what he has for me. This year is sure to be interesting and that thought is only 20 days into the new year!
Well that is all for now... will post more later.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

It it rather funny how.....

The Lord seems to prepare us for certain sermons? Please don't get me wrong... all sermons have their purpose, but some hit the heart harder than others. Take for example the sermon from tonight. Trials...The blessing from God. Trials may not be fun, nor can you smile through them... but they all have a purpose and not all trials are because you sinned. Trials can be to help you grow... mature...learn.... and show you the proper direction for your life. At the time of the trial, we may not know the reason... be it at all or even years later. Such seems to be my case. I still ask for continued prayer on my job search. It seems that either I have not found the proper job, the Lord has something else in mind, or he is testing me to see how I will handle potential stress I may face in the future. I won't say that the trial has been discouraging, but it does seem to have me out of sorts. After this evenings message, it seems that I am being prepared for things to come. I have prayed for some things to come to pass this year, and I am tending to pray that these trials may bring to pass what I have prayed about. It is hard to tell specifically of the things I have prayed about since I don't get to private on the blog.
I ask you to keep me in prayer as I search God's will of things to come over the next few months...

Well that is all the thoughts I am willing to share for now..

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The popular topic of.......

You guess it... school. Today is the firs day of the semester and I am joining the thousand other students as we attempt to further our education. Once again, I am cheating by only taking 2 courses...

Resuming the post:

OK I just found out that one of my courses has been canceled. At least I found out before I went to class. As for my time I spent killing at the Wood-center... Well lets just say I caught up with some friends and we had a good time visiting. I guess I will only be taking 1 course this semester.

In other news, yet another job application was submitted to a local company. This warehouse seems like it may be a promising job. I even know one of the current employees. I keep looking but still can not seem to determine what I am supposed to apply for.

Well that is all of nothing for now.

Friday, January 12, 2007

News Flash!

Ok not really. Got your attention though. I have been feeling rather vocal today and decided to drop an email to some of my friends I haven't been in touch with :(.. No particular reason... just seem to be poor at emails. Well, even though some may consider it bad news, I did not get a job I applied for. Reason given had to do with not knowing electronic theory well enough for the job. It is kind of a blessing to not be getting the job. Between seasonal work... and LONG----- summers, I was not really looking forward to the job. At least the Lord made it quite clear that I was not supposed to have the job. So on that note... To the Classifieds! Ok, so there is not much up my alley yet, but I will find something!

In boring news, I am doing rather well considering I am operating on about 6 hours of sleep. Between playing PC games to an 'ungodly' hour, then chatting with a friend, my night was rather short. The good news is I will have a chance for a nap later today (I hope!).

Well I should think up more interesting posts. Seems like my hits are down... and that must mean I am boring you, or just to dull :) Thats what I get for living a 'normal' life I suppose.

Ok, ran out of things to say, so I will say noting at all.
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Another day... another......????

Well, I will admit that I have nothing to say... at all. Today has been rather average except for this morning when Mom and I helped push a state trooper out of the snow bank. The poor guy just did not want to do a 3-point turn like he should have. What a way to embarrass yourself than to do something painfully stupid like that. Oh well, we got his car out of the bank and he went on his way.

Well in other boring news... My job search is still yielding no results. There have been several jobs I have applied for but no word as of yet. Oh well.

I seem to be using to many 'oh well' s in my post.. Maybe I should listen to some Spike Jones...

Catch you later!

Monday, January 08, 2007

When the going gets tough.....

Alaskans dig in.... and thaw out. The local forecast has finally reached that magical temperature of -50F for this evening. Dig out the parkas folks... and make sure your vehicle is plugged in. Even though the temp is going to fall like a rock, It will always warm up. It has been -30F all day and the temp is now falling with the sun. at noon, -30F... and now at 3:30pm, -35F.
Well today was rather uneventful. I made an effort to apply for some jobs, and only applied for one. The other I was going to look at is closed for inventory so I will have to apply at a later date. The other job....well lets just say I had a sinking feeling as I was filling out the application. It slowly became obvious that I most likely won't get that position. My past work history seems to over qualify me for most jobs I keep looking at. Oh well, I will just keep looking..
Other than that, not much else. Seems like the blog world has gotten rather quiet. I have noticed that there have been numerous visits but a lack of comments. Please feel free to just say hello...

Drop me a line, just say hello.... I look forward to hearing from you all.
Until later.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


And the things it may bring. But will it really bring? What does the Lord have in store for particularly... me? Last year brought on many changes to my life, and a few things are not nearly as stable as they were at this time last year. This past fall has also turned my world upside down. Everything from the change hermit tendencies, a new group of friends (and a wonderful group), a new Church, and several other things. It is really annoying having to wait for things to come but I am sure the Lord has a reason. Until then, I pray for patience so I won't pull my hair out over current things I am worried about. As it is, it is a miracle I even keep my blog going. I have had some deep thought floating about my head and still can not come to share them online. Maybe there is some hope I may share a few of those thoughts with some of my close friends. There again time will tell.

Well I should go for now... Seems like a lack of thoughtful things to say is part of my normal day here lately.

I pray the Lord blesses you in the year to come.

Monday, January 01, 2007

First 07 post....

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
Visited North Carolina.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Kept about half. Pretty good, considering what they were.
No, did not keep em' for they were never made....

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
None :(

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
Uh... many things. Apart from things I don't want to say: The ability to be more open... I suppose

7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I suppose that Sept 2,06 A good friend got married, and I visited her state...

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Buying a sporty car...

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not sure....

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Thankfully, no.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A plane ticket.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
(my friend could not have said it better....)
"Rodgers Baptist Church. All the local people connected with Rodgers & its mission. My professors', for being so kind. My University friends'."

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Some of the people I thought were friends.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Plane ticket/vacation. Car, and various repairs....

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My vacation.

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
I'll have to think on that one.....

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier. The lord has really blessed this fall..
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner.
iii. richer or poorer? eh. neither I guess...

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Hiking, going out with friends, spending time with friends..

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
I could say being a hermit.... but this fall has changed that...

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Er... I spent Christmas at my parents.

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?

23. How many one-night stands?
None... not my thing....

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Uh.... is? MASH (All 11 seasons) MacGiver.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate has not gotten me anyhwere, so I flat out haven't hated anyone no matter how hard the hurt...

26. What was the best book you read?
The Bible (just havent read it all through..... Yet.)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get?
A new car.... a Ford Escort ZX2!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Of the year eh... I suppose the Transporter 1 and 2

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 22, and I did nothing since nobody really noticed but my parents...

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Can't really say... I would not know since I have not experinced said event...

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Wear it as if you were going to church....

34. What kept you sane?
The moments of Insanity brought to me by Spike Jones Music.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Gov. Palin, for the break in traidition of the Inaguration

37. Who did you miss?
My frineds from my former church, My friends in NC.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Sorry, can't pick just one....

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
How and when to take a stand..

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Can't seem to find the proper song....

Well I figured I would share this.... I will post tommrow.