Saturday, May 30, 2009

Church Hopper Extraordinaire

I just want to find a contemporary church with meaningful sermons from taken from the bible and good worship, where I can connect with other Christians who are around my age and in the same stage of life!!! It's a shame that I'm striking out trying to find that. I'm sick of church hopping!

I've had some crazy church hopping experiences...there was the time I visited a church just to watch the preacher teach the congregation how to cook a delicious meal of chicken or the time when the pastor of the church pelted the congregation with packages of skittles. I want to go to a church that's not ridiculous!! Like the good ole days when churches weren't trying to impress you with showing food!! lol. Also I want a church that isn't so big that i'm just another number!!

If you would have asked me or anyone who knew me when I was younger if I thought I'd be a church hopper or almost completely a non-church go-er when I became an adult I would have laughed!

I grew up as a pastors kid, assuming the daddy's little princess role in our church and eating it up! I loved the church I grew up in...and I still love it! I will most likely get married in that church. Unfortunately we didn't stay at that church or in that area past age 11. Due to even more unfortunate circumstances, after I was about 17 my dad never really had a steady church he was pastoring. Now that he does interim pastor work (he comes in and works as the pastor until they get a permanent guy to come), the churches he is at are always very far away from our house. So here I am living at home again (at least for the summer) as a college graduate, in a city I never really connected with, having few friends here, and all I want is a place to connect!!

I am soooo over the suburbs...cities are fun, but I really love small towns and the community feeling that comes with them.

So I guess I'll just stay home tomorrow...maybe watch a sermon online or something. I don't have a great attitude about find a church either lol...I'm just frustrated that I'm not already connected in one with lots of wonderful friends and a serious boyfriend...haha...I dunno...It's just funny how life doesn't turn out at all how you imagined it when you were 10 years old.

But I'm sure it's all part of God's master plan...just feeling a lil blue and wondering what's next for me now that college is over and life is wide open...or narrow and closed (depending on how you look at it :P)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mars Hill College Alumni!

Hello, from the Mars Hill College graduate!

I graduated with a degree in Biology on May 9th.
The week after graduation I went to Merritt Island, FL to visit my Aunt and Uncle with Kristina (my roommate from college). I took Kristina to disney for the first time! We had lots of fun. I also got to meet some fellow upcoming disney college program participants.
The week after that (last week) I subbed every day at the daycare that my mom works at. It was really fun, though I'm glad I have this week to chill out now.
On saturday was my graduation reception. It was great! I'm glad so many people were able to come to it.

I am going to do the Disney College Program on August 12th. Until then I'm just chilling out at home, learning to cook, reorganizing my life, and looking for summer work.

Tonight I cooked my first meal of the summer, chicken tetrazzini. It turned out pretty well, I definitely ate WAYY too much of it. I'm stuffed.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


How the heck did I get to this point? I'm graduating from college a week from today.

All the speculating and dreaming I've done about being out of school is finally becoming a reality. I feel as though my future out of the education system will be so much free-er. I can use my free time how I want to use it. I can do what I want to do. I think what I've disliked most about this last semester and all of my time in school is that I have been a slave to my work...even when I'm not in class. I've had to spend my time learning things I don't really care about. When I get out I'll be able to relax at night and my free time will be my own again! I can spend that time indulging in the things that I love...I feel like lately my personality has been suspended because I haven't been able to do "Jenny" things ...only homework.

I am pretty darn excited about having time to read the Chronicles of Narnia again...I've been stuck in time inside of the Horse and His Boy for months! I gotta get through that book so I can find out how it all ends up (don't tell me!!!).