Busy, busy, busy, ouch!

I wanted to post here and apologize for my absence on my blog. I try to recruit readers through a giveaway, and then it seems like I fell off the face of the Earth! Well I'm back and I will be posting more frequently.

Here is my excuse (not that you guys are really upset with me, right?): First of all, I rushed a sorority and was filled up to the tip top of my head with homework and events. The good news, however, is that I got in! I'm officially a member of Gamma Phi Beta!

Secondly, I got injured and have had a slow time recovering. Last week, and outlet in my room shocked me and burned the wall while I was unplugging a lamp. I placed a work order through my residential advisor and an electrician came, looked at it, and cleared if for use. Well, two days later I went to unplug my phone charger and POP! There was a huge flash of light and a buzzing noise, my hand got stuck to the wall, and my bed got completely burned. The rescue squad came and took me to the hospital I got a pretty good electrical burn and a good little execution. I will be okay, but the pain medications and treatment have left me really groggy lately....and I may or may not be a TAD scared to use electronics.

On top of all of that...I've had 6 tests within the last week and a half. Ugh.

Any how, I am back now! I am currently sitting outside of my class and getting ready to go in, but I can't wait to write to you guys and let you know about my Gamma Phi Beta experience so far!

CSN Stores Giveaway Winner

Well the CSN giveaway has ended, and I'd like to congratulate Dana for winning $15 for CSN stores!

Thank you to all of you who participated! Your advice for my apartment and bibles versus have been really inspirational to me.

If you only stopped in for the giveaway, well, I hope you stick around!

Prayers and Pancakes

February 6th is the last day to enter!
I haven't posted in awhile, and while my first reaction is to apologize to you, the truth is that I'm genuinely upset. Writing is a release for me and I could have relieved a lot of stress in doing so. My excuse? College and the flu. Yuck. I will apologize,however, for not responding to all of your guys' emails. I promise to catch up on that this weekend.

Out of all the numerous things that happened over the last couple of days, I wanted to write about an event that I went to on Sunday for my Campus Outreach group. Please understand that it is hard for me to write about this. The experience was overwhelming, and I can't exactly grasp how I felt about it. I just wanted to share it with you.

The title was pretty catchy: "Prayers and Pancakes." I assumed it would be casual prayer and then a group dinner consisting of pancakes, naturally, right? It was much more intense than I expected it to be, and quite frankly, I wasn't prepared.

Everybody sat down in a circle and bowed to pray. One of the leaders, Chip, started off by asking us to pray to God to forgive our sins for 2 minutes in silence. "Alright, I got this down," I thought. After those two minutes were up, he asked us to continue to close our eyes and bow our head, but to confess our sins out loud. Panic attack slowly crept in. Slowly, one by one, people around the circle started to recall their sins. They were all much more philosophical and spiritual than my trivial confessions were, and I instantly felt an overwhelming amount of grief.

I wasn't the only one. As I peeked up (which yes, I felt guilty about doing), people were wiping tears from their eyes and sniffling their noses. We continued to do this with prayers for other Christian groups, other countries, etc.

The atmosphere made me start to cry as well. The amount of love and desire for God overwhelmed the room and made me realize how much work still needs to be done for me.

God, please forgive, for I have doubted you and your love for me. Thank you for staying with me when praises cease. Bless me with the ability to live through your word.