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!


Melissa said...

Hey girl, glad your classes are off to a good start. I just watched Sense and Sensibility too. And I agree, my two favorite Austen books are P&P and Persuasion. I've never read Northanger Abbey (but I think I saw the there a movie?)I'm in Seattle visiting my sis and uber cute nephew (and my brother is on his way in from the airport). I would blog about it, but i forgot my camera cables. Oops! Oh well. Have an awesome weekend!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I love Jane Austen. :-) Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Persuasion are my favorites. I love Mr. Knightly!! *grin*

-Madame Zebra I

J-Wall said...

I know this post is forever old, but what a great way to express our well-being! When we are at peace with God, how can things not be well with our soul? :) Love that hymn.

You Jane Austen freak, you.