good times

 

 

This semester has been really hard. I’ve been working on my practicum for my masters in counseling. Practicum is a part time internship  for 20 hrs a  week.  And we also have to have so many hours of individual counseling and group counseling and they have to be taped so we can turn them into our professors and they can give us feedback. So that’s been difficult, because the site that i”m working at, doens’t allow audio or video taping.

so I’m trying to figure that out. Plus I’m goign to class  2 nights a week.  Plus I work as the secretary of SGA on the lakeland USF campus 20 hours a week. Plus I’m tutoring for 3 hours a week. Plus trying to take care of our pets and do laundry. 

and we had to put my cat to sleep Monday night beause his health just kept deteriorating. That was sad. I didn’t realize how hard that was going to be. I didn’t realize that he’s around me all the time.  For example, every morning when I would get out of the shower, he would be right outside the door waiting to see me. Or when I would get ready in the moring He would hop up on the toilet and watch me get ready. Whenever i would watch TV on teh couch he would hop up in my lap and go to sleep. Whenever I washed the dishes he would sit right by my feet. I just never realized how much he was around until now. It’s sad. I really miss him. I’ve had him since 7th grade. But I’m glad that he’s not suffering anymore.

 

I heard this song on the radio the other day and I just burst into tears, it was so encouraging and it was like God understood my struggles and how hard everything is right now and He cares. It’s by the Sidewalk Prophets, I’ts called “the words I would say”.

 

 

Three in the morning,
And I’m still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I’d say,
If we were face to face,
I’d tell you just what you mean to me,
I’d tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the LORD and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why your here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I’ve already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Be strong in the LORD and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why your here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the Father,

Be strong in the LORD and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why your here,
Take your time and pray,
Thank God for each day,
His love will find a way,
These are the words I would say

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October 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm 3 comments

Ben Stein

my friend sent this to me in an e-mail! it’s freakin awesome! Go Ben Stein!

 

Remarks from CBS Sunday Morning – Ben Stein
 
  I Only hope we find GOD again before it is too late ! !
 
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday  Morning  Commentary..

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish.  And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.  I don’t feel threatened.  I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me.  I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it.  It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu .  If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him?  I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina)..  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.  She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.  The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.  And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW…’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.
 
If not, then just discard it… no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in. 

 

My Best Regards,  Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

September 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

best freakin commercial ever

do you remember this commercial?

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=582112

July 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

More beautiful You-Jonny Diaz

This song is amazing! It perfectly describes the pressure girls face to look a certain way and it’s a great reminder that God loves us exactly the way we are imperfections and all and that one day we will meet a guy who sees us that way and loves us that way too!

1.  More Beautiful You

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way
But her hair isn’t straight her body isn’t fake
And she’s always felt overweight

Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see
That beauty is within your heart
And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Little girl twenty-one the things that you’ve already done
Anything to get ahead
And you say you’ve got a man but he’s got another plan
Only wants what you will do instead

Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come
You starve yourself to play the part
But I can promise you there’s a man whose love is true
And he’ll treat you like the jewel you are

So turn around you’re not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It’s not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who’s strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth
And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl

http://www.jonnydiaz.com/?page_id=5

June 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

Craig Ferguson is the Man!

We found this show by accident, we were just flipping one night and now we are totally addicted! His all over the place humor and exhubrant energy are intoxicating!

My favorite part of the show is that he does crazy monologues sometimes with puppets or songs, sometimes he’ll get random actors (that aren’t even guests on the show that night) to make a cameo in the monologue. It’s just fantastic.

But this has to be my favorite so far. Here is craig and two other guys singing a song! It has a couple of cuss words in it, but they are pixelated out. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAvpSdfYAlI

 

I’m not sophisticated enough to actually post the video in the blog, so you’ll have to click on the link. LOL

June 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm 2 comments

GRRRRRR

I really don’t like inconsiderate rude people! I mean what the crap is their problem? Why do they think they can just walk all over everybody and do whatever the crap they want, but then they expect everyone else to make accomodations for them? It just upsets me because it seems like they get to do whatever they want and they get away with it! Why? They don’t deserve it!

I’m just so sick of getting treated like the bad guy when I’m just trying to get things done, or when I’m actually shocked at their behavior. It IS A BIG DEAL! 

(long sigh)

rant over.   Do you deal with rude people where you work? How do you deal with it? how_rude

March 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm 1 comment

St. Patty’s Day

So…did everyone have a good St. Patty’s Day?  Anyone drink green beer?

 

I didn’t do a whole lot:

I worked…and went to walmart, taco bell, and went home and watched The Mentalist and House and went to sleep. Good times! lol

But I did wear Green, I wasn’t getting pinched. I still have nightmares  from being pinched when I was a kid. lol  I wore a green shirt, green eyeshadow (yeah I said it) and a huge green and gold USF football necklace with a big USF logo on it. I was big pimpin with my bling! Yeah, yeah!

 usf-beads1

 

What did you do?

March 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

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