(My blog is not letting me add pictures, but I am in the process to fix this. Enjoy just words for now.)
Hey guys. 😀
I hope you’re having a good day as you read this. I know y’all want an update on my life. I have been meaning to for a while now, but it’s hard for me to get on my computer, sit down and actually write one in complete form. A lot of my time right now is dedicated to school and work. Anyway, it is way overdue for a blog post on an update of my life. The last couple blog posts have been from a while ago and just essays I wrote for my English classes, with some edits here and there for my blog. That being said, I am pretty happy with my work and I hope you all have gleaned something beneficial from them.
I’m thankful that God‘s helped me to better express myself through writing. I hope this little update is encouragement you all no matter where you are in life. I have been learning to trust in God more and hope that you all will be able to try to trust in God too, because that’s what I’ve been learning since my last update and something that I’ll continue learning for the rest my life.
So, how am I? I am ok, alright, making it, working through life, figuring things out or trying to at least, trying to work through my emotions in the correct and Biblical way, etc. So yeah, I am alright. God is good. I am just trying to make sense of my life and glorify God in the process.
Yes, God has been so good. I am not saying God has been so good because everything is “okay” in my life right now and everything smooth. I am saying God is and has been so good, because He has gotten me through everything in life. I have been through a lot of confusion the last year, a lot of pain, a lot of “I don’t know how to explain it” emotions. In some ways I didn’t react in the right ways, but through it all I realized more and more that God has a plan. I had plans too, but God knew better. We don’t know the future. We may think that something will happen, but we don’t know and we need to glorify God through everything and anything life or humans throws at us.
My family has been pretty good as well. I think we are all just taking life a day at a time and trying to be content through everything that comes our way. It has been tough but totally worth it. Like I wrote before… God is good. God is good indeed.
Samuel and I are doing great! Our relationship has been and continues to be hard work. I love him and he loves me too. More importantly, we love God FIRST. With Christ as the center, we have been working through life and figuring things out. It has been good, it has been challenging, and it has been a blessing. I am going to be writing a separate blog post specifically about us, so be on the look out for that. 🙂
My dog Thunder has been great. He is kinda a big part of my life, as funny as that sounds. He has come to love the vet, which he has gone to so much this spring/ summer. He is always by my side and is my “cuddle-buddy”. :o)
At the moment our farm animals are doing well too. *Oink* With winter coming up they are all getting their winter coats and feathers. We will have to do some animal culling this winter and coming spring. It has been a while since we have had farm fresh meat, so that is something I am looking forward to! I will miss my pig when we cull her. I like my pork too, so all good. She is way over her butcher date, so we are just wasting grain to feed her. I am very excited about having fresh lard again, so either way I am gonna be happy.
This spring we went down south a visited some amazing people, most from the FCC (Free Church Continuing). I also finally got to meet Samuel’s brother, Caleb, after 12 years!! As well as his beautiful wife Adrianne and two precious children.
This summer was filled with normal weedwhacking, mowing, and whatnot. We also visited relatives on my mother’s side and another friend in the Pittsburgh area. It was nice to meet up with everyone and enjoy our time with everyone.
I am trying to go through a Bible plan in a year type thing, which I am not as consistent with as I should be. Usually it gives a chapter or so in the Old Testament, a Psalm or Romans or something, and a chapter or so in the New Testament. I like the style of this plan and am still at it. Do you follow an Scripture reading plan or do you just go straight through?
I have been going through a couple books myself, but have a problem with sticking to a book actually finishing it from cover to cover. There are just so many good books out there! I can’t just read them one at a time right?! 😛
I am about finished with my fall classes at HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College). I am so ready for these classes to be over really. I am exhausted. This semester I am taking Sociology and Human Biology. I’ve been doing pretty good in school. I have had a rough start my sociology class, but I am studying a lot better now and trying to get better grades and learn. My biology class has been fun and I’ve been doing pretty good on that. Although I definitely know I have to really work on my studying skills of my time management. I enjoy college. But college is also very exhausting and some days I don’t even want to think about school. That being said I also know that this opportunity is a blessing from God and I have to take it as such. My family supporting me in what I am learning and wanting me to learn better and trusting God has been great. I am learning different subjects in school and I’m also learning to trust in God.
I hear from so many people that Sociology is easy. Umm, let me paint you a picture, okay? So, 3 Exams and 1 paper. No homework. No extra credit. Participation doesn’t get you any extra credit either. Nothing. Only 4 grades for the whole class. Suddenly Sociology doesn’t seem easy anymore does it? That being said, Sociology I have come to enjoy. I am putting a lot of study and effort in understanding the concepts and applying them to possible scenarios. It has not been easy, but I am trying. Biology I have really been enjoying. It is kinda tough, but I really enjoy how and why the body works the way it does!
I starting vlogging (video blogging) once in a while. I really enjoy it, but am not used to it yet and really need to upload more consistently. I just use my phone to do the video at the moment, which I am pretty happy with right now.
I haven’t used my Canon camera in a while and still have pictures from our May visit down south visit to edit. The families have been super patient with me. Thank you all; you know who you are! ♥️ 😉 After that trip it seemed like life got crazy and Samuel and I started talk again; yay!! I plan to get my Canon out more once this semester is over and have some fun, as well as edit the pictures and send them to the families. Y’all… they are coming!
Housecleaning is going to be going really well and I am so so blessed to be housecleaning with my best friend. And I know there will be a day that I’m going to miss it; I’m going to miss being with my best friend every time I clean a home. After I’ve five years I sometimes take this opportunity for granted. But, I love her to pieces. She probably will never see this post because she pretty much never goes online and doesn’t have any social media, but that’s ok. If she only knew how much I loved her and how much I want a godly man to come in her life. She’s awesome and she’s amazing. Lisa, I love you girl!
I also have been doing some babysitting from friends and from word-of-mouth. I love children I love helping mothers with their children and it is something that I know that God has brought to my heart. Obviously, mainly for my own children one day. I pray that I’ll be good wife and mother one day. 🙂 God is been so good.
Hopefully, I will post more on this blog soon. I know that people have been wondering how I am doing, how Samuel and I are doing, and just generally updates. And I appreciate everyone caring, praying, thinking about me, and everything.
Hopefully I’ll be posting more soon. Maybe some photography, maybe some updates, maybe some recipes, we shall see. What kind of things do you like to read about it see?
In any case, you’ll be seeing more posts on this blog from now on. It’s long overdue for this post, so I hope this post will be a blessing to you all.
This month and next month I’ll be doing a lot of studying, getting ready for finals and all that fun stuff. I’ll still try to make some time to breathe and enjoy myself, writing a blog post or so for you. I love writing loving. I have a passion for writing and I need to express that and to do so more.
Thanks for reading all this! If you have any questions or comments feel free to comment down below. I’d love to also know how you are doing, if you don’t mind sharing. I love to interact with you all.
God bless you all… and don’t forget…
God. Is. Good. Always. ♥️