Monday, August 26, 2013

Silly Problems :)

First off, let me say - if you send me cards or letters, I LOVE receiving them! It thrills me to go to my mailbox and not just receive the next bill to be paid. Let me also say, this is such a seemingly silly problem (and it is) that I probably am silly for posting this blog. ;) So, without further stalling my question is this: What do you do with old cards or letters you have received? Do you bother storing them? Trash them after reading?

Normally, when I receive birthday cards I feel too guilty to just read & toss. I usually have them, until I can no longer stand them being in my way (I am a major purger, just ask my hubby) OR until they have something spilled on them, or they get torn accidentally. Christmas cards I enjoy for the season, then I toss them - except for the Christmas letters from our extended family, it is good to look back on what was going on in life at that time.

However, I still have all my graduation cards & our wedding cards - I am not sure why. I guess because the are huge markers of life changes. I still get amused when I go through them, and I see where four different families sent/gave us the same wedding card, or smile at the kind thoughts or letters we were sent, or the picture my sister drew of us.

Do you do anything creative with old cards? What is your policy with old cards?

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to comment. :D

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Master's MIS Class

I know the school year is right around the corner for most High School and College Students and I just wanted to write a note of encouragement to start off the school year. I just completed my 8th class for my MBA program and I have to tell you it was very difficult during the first 3 weeks of class. I didn’t know what the professor wanted for homework questions and had a break down during the third week and was ready to quit the class. I knew I wasn’t a quitter, but I didn’t think there was any way I could pass this class and I was right.

On my own, there wasn’t going to be any way that I could pass this class and when I was driving in the car in my third week, I prayed to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and ask him to give me the strength and wisdom and no matter what the outcome of the class, I was going to give him all the glory for it. During the hard, bad, and good times he will always get the credit first. Philippians 4:13 states “I can do all things through Christ who give me strength. This was the one verse that was coming to my mind as I was driving in the car.

Another verse that also came to mind was Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” These two verses really helped me that day. Today, I found out what my final grade was and I was so happy that God gave me the strength and wisdom to earn a 98.23% for my overall grade. I praise the Lord so much because 8 weeks ago I was ready to give up, and today he allowed me to earn a great grade.

As you head back to school, or continue school, I want to encourage you all cry out to Jesus for strength and wisdom when times get rough, or when things are good. He is always there for you and will give you the strength and wisdom if you ask for it. Also I would encourage you to give God the glory for whatever happens in your life and in this upcoming school year. 

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