Thursday, August 30, 2007

It Is Well With My Soul....

The other day I heard some one express their well being by saying:
"It is well with my soul"

Later thinking about it, that is a perfect way for Christians to respond to situations both good and bad. As long as we have peace with God, everything is well!

Right now, Mom is in Little Rock with her mom. Grandma Medley was taken to the hospital( in ICU) last Wednesday after having problems with her dialysis, this included trouble breathing and vomiting. For a few days things weren't going so well, her lungs were filled with fluid, but they were able to clear that out. Mom went up to Arkansas on Tuesday and will be coming back on Saturday. Grandma is doing better, but will continue to be in the hospital. Please pray for healing for grandma and strength for my grandpa, mother, and Aunt Cheryl.

Also please lift up my friend Kari's great-grandmother, she is having trouble with her heart and is in ICU right now. Please pray for healing for her great-grandmother and strength for her family, especially her mom, Mrs. Perez.

I started my classes this week! It's been different( in a good way!), waking up and heading off to school....of course its only twice a week, but it's still a big change. This morning was really weird. I drove myself to school and so far I haven't really driven by myself that far( 30 minutes). It was nice just being in the suburban alone with my choice of music! :c)
Cy-Fair is a really pretty campus and they have an awesome coffee shop!
I think I'm enjoying Spanish the most, the teacher is awesome. Although she gives lots of work, she makes it interesting. In English, we're now working through an essay about the politics of "Red" and "Blue" States, I'm really enjoying the passage! We have a paper coming up in a couple of weeks, so I think I'll end up writing my paper on that essay.

I've been on an Jane Austen kick lately, reading through Persuasion, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and some various Jane Austen era Fan-Fiction, this past week. :c) I watched Sense and Sensibility last week and this week Persuasion! And it's been decided Mr. Knightly is my favorite Austen Hero and Elizabeth Bennet and Anne Eliot, my favorite Heroines.

It's almost Friday! Have a fabulous weekend!

Love, Adrienne Renea

Submit to God and be at peace with him;
in this way prosperity will come to you.

-Job 22:21

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Signs of Summer

Because I need to update soo are some pictures until my next "real" update!

Sarah and I in San Antonio

The Alamo!

Party at my house!!!

Games and Food!!

Slip 'n Slide at Jessica's Party!

continues in the next post...

Signs of Summer....Part 2

More Pictures....
Jessica's Par-Tay
Dance, Dance Revolution!!

Now..Leslie's 18th Birthday!!!!

At the movies to see "Becoming Jane"

Leslie and Leah!

Jessica(smile!) and Kari!

Fun..Fun summer!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Fusion '07 Photos!!

Fusion '07!

It was Amazzzzing!! With a capital "A"!!

We( Pam, Melissa, Kamyl, Kiana, Allyson, and I) drove up to Waco in a cool white van that we nickname "Gertie". It was a quick drive considering the vastness of Texas!

We reached Baylor and as soon as we walk into the door we are greeted with smiling faces, introductions, and offers of help with luggage. Speaking of luggage...there was lots! :c)

The first night, we heard a wonderful message from Mr. Steve Shank on the unfathomable love of God. Wow, that message was amazing! Definitely my favorite, I look forward to listening to it again!

The next morning we heard again from Mr. Shank on The "Agape" Love that believers show to each other. I was especially convicted about my relationships with my siblings.

Uh, then there was lunch....*gulp*...lunch...let's say the food wasn't much to talk about. I did enjoy their french fries and coffee!

After lunch we ventured across campus, ok maybe not all the way across, but it sure felt like it......anyway, we walked across the pretty Baylor campus to watch the 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Our team placed second! Woot!

Saturday night we heard a message from Mr. Cabiness about thirsting for God. Every sermon, God was showing me some sin or revealing more of His greatness to me!

The next morning, I got to work in the children's ministry. I was surprised how much fun it was hanging out with those kids! I always had fun in the children's ministry and there are some awesome adults who plan everything! We had lunch and sadly had to gather all our belongs from the dorm, then it was back on the road.........

I was so blessed by every session and every friendship I made. Thank you Pam and Melissa for getting us there!! And to the Van Essens for letting us borrow their van!

Love, Adrienne Renea

Oh happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day, happy day
I'll never be the same
Forever I am changed

-Tim Hughes