Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcome Back

I am so glad to finally have a chance to do some blogging. I have been wanting to share my trip to Juarez with y'all. It was amazing. Life has just been so busy. I am graduating in May with my Masters in Counseling. I am in my last internships and it is very intense. Tomorrow will be my first day off since New Years holiday. So as you can imagine I am exhausted. (But surprisingly not as bad as I figured I would be at this time.) I am work and actually really busy doing so fun creative things so I am just going to leave you with a few pictures from Mexico for now.

From 2010-01-21 Mission Trip 2010
Me and some of the little boys at the festival. They were so cute. They all wanted their picture taken.

From 2010-01-21 Mission Trip 2010
She just crawled up in my lap, gave me a big hug, and kissed me on the check. We played for a while. Even though we couldn't understand each other.

I have tons more. But like I said I am really busy. I hope all of you are great. I've missed y'all. I am in the process of catching up what is going on with y'all too. Happy Friday!


Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm Back

I'm back from Juarez. It was amazing. I have some amazing stories to tell you and pictures to share. God did awesome things. He touched hearts and changed lives. Mine included.

It may take me a few days to catch up and get back into the blog world. I have missed you all so much. I have around 350 entries to read so it may take me a while. Hope you have a great week and we will talk soon.

Xoxo, Cary
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm Out of Here!!!!

The time has come. I leave for Mexico on Thursday.  I am so excited. For those of you that don't know. I am going to Juarez, Mexico from Thursday to Sunday for a mission trip. It is my first mission trip as an adult, and my first mission trip out of the country. I have to say it again--I am so excited. I am going with a team to deliver over 3000 shoe boxes filled with goodies to the children of Juarez. The shoeboxes were collected as part of Operation Christmas Child through Franklin Graham's ministry Samaritan's Purse. I am expecting God to do great things during this trip--for me and others. On the next couple of days, in preparation, I am going to be taking a break from blogging and social networking sights. I need the time to focus and get with God. I want to be emotionally and spiritually ready to do the work of our Savior. I will miss your blogs. I promise pictures next week. Please keep me in your prayers. Have a great week and weekend.

Until the whole world hears,


Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Lovely Bones

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The Lovely Bones
By:  Alice Sebold

I don’t really know what to say about this book. I don’t think I hated it, but I sure didn’t love it. The idea or subject matter is amazing. The book is about a young girl that was murdered. She is telling the story from heaven. The synopsis says she is trying to help her family figure out her murder, but I don’t think that the story line for that was developed well enough. There was also too much time jumping for me. It would go from heaven present, Earth present, Earth past; then it would jump from character x’s present to character y’s past. Sometimes I found myself confused. The first half of the book was slow. When I got half way it started to build and catch my attention. I would read and read waiting for the wow moment and the interest momentum would just fade. I was definitely disappointed in the ending. Mainly because it ended completely different from how I thought it would end. The ending brought to light a story theme that I had missed through the book. Looking back maybe it was evident, but I thought it was lacking. I won’t tell you not to read it, because like I said I didn’t hate it. You may find the magic I missed. I don’t know anything about the author. I think that she may be on the verge of being great. Even though I was not happy with the ending, I think I will see the movie, because I like to see how the transformation happens. I think book to screen is a cool art. I'll let you know what I think. 

The Lovely Bones movie Pictures, Images and Photos

Have you read the book? If so, what did you think? If you do read it please let me know your take. This is all my opinion, and it is by no means a professional one. I am just a girl that likes to read. I thought it would be fun to share my read with you. 

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm Loving it!!!!

I wanted to share 5 things that I am loving at this moment....

From Drop Box

I just tried this and it makes your lips fill like 

From Drop Box
Chick-fil-a Chicken Salad Sandwich is 
wonderful!!!! It is very filling and only 7 points on Weight Watchers. 
Get it with a fruit cup and you have yourself a great lunch.

From Drop Box
Do you hate not brushing your teeth after 
lunch? I do. Wisp are perfect. No water 
needed and there is even a tooth pick on one end. It gets rid of lunch funk and leaves your mouth fresh and clean.

From Drop Box
I love kindle on my phone and pc. When ever I want a book I just download it. No going 
to the store, and it goes where ever I do. 
It is great for a girl that likes instant

From Drop Box
I never watched a whole lot os Sex In The City on HBO. I saw some episodes, but it was a 
little racy for me. Don't get me wrong I love the
stories. I could just do with out all the graphic sex scenes. Well a friend of mine talked me 
into a SITC marathon, and I was hooked. 
So I have been watching the edited version on TBS.

So what are you into right now?

**Side note: I am thinking about doing this 
post like once a month. Cause what I love 
changes so often, and I love hearing what 
you are into. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Penny Saved is Thrown Away

Penny coin Pictures, Images and Photos
Have you ever felt that pennies were so insignificant that they could be thrown away? I just saw someone throw a handful of pennies into the garbage can. I mean I understand walking over them lying on the ground, but throwing them away? Really? I know that in the small scheme of things pennies are pretty much worthless. When you look at the big picture a penny can do a lot.

When I saw a form of money being thrown away I realized just how much we take things for granted. We have so much and so many have nothing. I thought of children all around the world and even in our own back yards that have nothing.

Pennies may not mean much to you but to someone they could mean supper, medication, and life. There are so many things that we could do with the pennies that have found their way into wasteland.

Would you let your pennies make a difference or become waste?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Typing Therapy

I feel like typing. I am not really sure why. I am tired and my eyes are getting heavier as I type, but I still have the urge to type. I don't really have anything to say. I know there are some feelings that I should probably get out. Some stress that I should get off my chest, but like I said I am tired and it would be exhausting to dig all of that out now. Because once I dig it out I can't just leave it laying around I have to do something with it. I have to sort through it and put it away. But I really don't have time for that now. I could be doing school work, reading, or better yet…sleeping. But I feel like typing. So I type away. I type on and on about nothing. I type what no one will want to read and what no one will understand. I don't accomplish anything with my randomness, yet I still type. One would think that I would feel better if I would use this typing energy to work out some of my current frustration, but I just want to type. It feels good for my fingers to hit the keys, for words to come from my brain to my fingers to the key board to the keys. It feels good to not really be thinking as I type. The words are just coming on their on. It feels good. As random as this typing is to you, for me it is helping. I feel a release. I feel better now just because I typed it out.   

New Year's Resolution

For I resolved to know nothing ......
 except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 
1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV)

I haven't subscribed to New Year's Resolutions in a long time. Mainly because I know I will not keep them, and I refuse to purposely set myself for failure. I am usually the type of person that usually resist self change until it is too painful or inconvenient to stay the same. (That would be something to work on for a resolution.) I do take time on my birthday to reflect over the past year and make goals for my next year. I guess my New Year resolution comes on May 10th. I admire people that can make a resolution and keep it. I pray for self disciple all the time. This year I will make a daily resolution to build a stronger relationship with my Savior Jesus and know nothing outside of Him. 

I hope 2010 brings you health, happiness, and shows birth to your biggest dreams. 

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! I hope each one of you has a fabulous year. I have been busy with friends. One of which is mending from a broken heart. I plan on posting about the new years and what wonderful things are yet to come real soon. Have a great weekend.

Xoxo, Cary
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