Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday Randoms

I love reading this weekly blog post on other people's blogs, so I thought I'd go ahead and...well, steal it. I always read them on this blog here, and have seen it on others, but I am not confident as to who started it. So without further ado, I present to you: Thursday Randoms.

Ema and I took a roommate picture the other day for our RS, and it turned out so stinkin' cute! See for yourself:

Between living in a small room, living with Ema, and the kind of schedule I have made for myself, I am becoming a clean freak. If you know me, you know that this is weird, as my room at home is usually quite messy. My dorm room is just the opposite. Aside from my desk, I almost always have everything put away, bed made, shoes in the closet, etc. It's odd and I don't even think I know who I am anymore! Just kidding. I like it. Don't believe me? Want to see evidence? Here is my closet:

I am in search of a new camera. I had been planning to start using my sister's old camera, which is pretty nice, and I did for awhile, but now the battery is broken somehow. I put in fully charged batteries, it turns on and takes a few pictures, then dies. So I am sort of looking into getting it repaired, and at the same time, searching for a better one to save up for or ask for for Christmas. This will be awesome for blogging purposes especially!

I am looking for a job. I originally said I would not do that this semester, but as I've gotten into my classes and schedule more, I've decided to start applying to a few nannying jobs. I'm looking for some that are just 2-3 times a week for a few hours. In fact, i have a phone interview with a mom in a half hour. Nannying is a great job opportunity here, because the rate of pay is so high. I thought I was making plenty back at home, but it's even a few dollars more an hour here, which is a huge plus.

Upcoming Posts (and by upcoming, I mean that there is a big chance that you will see these posts in the next year... haha)---
Dorm Room Tour
"What are you learning at that fancy Bible school, anyway?" Part II 
Roommate Tag 
Chicago Adventures Thus Far

Cheesy face and love,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Quotables: The Shorter Life of D.L. Moody

I had to read this book for orientation, and though it was long, I really enjoyed it! I thought I would hare some of my favorite pieces and quotes with you guys. Some are obviously quotes from Sir Moody himself; others are by the authors, Paul D. Moody and A.P. Fitt.

"Some day you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don't you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; gone out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body like unto His own glorious body. I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever."

"I didn't know what this was going to cost me. I was disqualified for business; it had become distasteful to me. I had got a taste of another world, and cared no more for making money. For some days after, the greatest struggle of my life took place. Should I give up business and give myself wholly to Christian work, or should I not? God helped me to decide aright, and I have never regretted my choice. Oh, the luxury of leading some one out of the darkness of this world into the glorious light and liberty of the gospel!"

(Writing a letter to a family member) "I wish you would talk to Warren about his soul. Tell him that you will pray for him daily, and God will answer your prayers. Tell him not to play cards, for it leads to gambling, and gambling leads to hell."

"Mr. Moody learned, in dealing with the dying, how dangerous it is to delay in the matter of eternal salvation, and hence his faculty of prompt personal dealing with the unsaved was developed. He learned precious truths as to the comforts of the gospel, the readiness of God to hear and answer prayer, and the value of His promises."

""Bristol," he wrote to his mother, "is where George Muller's great orphan schools are. He has 1,150 children in his house, but never asks a man for a cent of money to support them. He calls on God, and God sends the money to him. It is wonderful to see what God can do with a man of prayer.""

"Don't be afraid to borrow or lend Bibles," he used to say. "Some time ago a man wanted to take my Bible home to get a few things out of it; and when it came back I found this note in it:

'Jesus only:

The light of heaven is the face of Jesus
The joy of heaven is the presence of Jesus
The melody of heaven is the name of Jesus
The harmony of heaven is the praise of Jesus

The theme of heaven is the work of Jesus
The employment of heaven is the service of Jesus

The duration of heaven is the eternity of Jesus

The fullness of heaven is Jesus Himself.'"

Hope you enjoyed!