Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Senior Trip (In Florida, Fine Arts)

These are the pictures from the Fine Arts Production, The Pirates of Penzance. We had a lot of, it was so funny, we got to go the first night, and had great front row seats...well actually we were a little father back, but we still got to see the faces and expressions.

Katie, Scott, and me in the Dale Horton Auditorium

Me and Katie with our flowers and dresses

Scott and Nathan Wass, who played the main character of Frederick

Katie and Jacob Riverdal who played the Sergeant of Police

Me and Jacob

Katie and my flowers from Scott

Mom, Scott, amd me, first day in Florida with him. We flew in the night before, but got in pretty late due to a mix-up at the car rental place. He got to come to the Campus House though, so we were able to see him the night.

Pictures From My Senior Trip (Going To Florida)

Hey all, as some of you know, I just got back from my senior trip with Katie. We went to Florida to visit my brother for Thanksgiving, and the trip was a lot of fun. Here's a bunch of pictures to prove it! Here are some pictures from the airports. We started the trip in Pittsburgh International Airport, flew into Atlanta, Georgia, then on to Pensacola, Florida.

Me and mom, mom goofing off!

Katie and Mrs. Flory in Pittsburgh

Somewhere en route to Georgia

In Atlanta airport, Katie posing with a stuffed...something or other!
Mrs. Flory showing off her wild side in Georgia.

Well, I'm going to be posting more pictures, so look for them! Next in the series, arriving and the Fine Arts Production. (aka, the play, Pirates of Penzance)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

New Blog

Hey there!
I know I haven't written for a while, but I have been trying to get up a new blog for teens and others as well. So, whoever wrote anonymously, I have been writing, just not here. Anyway, go check out my new blog. It's www.bethanysbibleblog.blogspot.com Hope to see you were there! Leave your comments and ideas, I would appreciate the input.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

So Much Has Changed

Well, the camps have come and gone, and I cannot believe how much has changed in my life. Many of you, who know me personally, who have known me for any length of time, know that I plan on going to college for a degree in nursing. but at a camp way out in the middle of no where, I found that's not what God wants in my life.

Ever since I was small, I have wanted be a nurse, I have made plans for pursuing that, I have planned on going to college, I picked the college, all of it has been me. I told everyone I was going down to Pensacola Christian College to study Nursing, but ever since then, I've been having doubts. I kept praying and asking God to show me if that really was His will, but it just felt like my prayers were bouncing off the ceiling. There had been some things between us, but one night at camp, I got rid of those things, or purposed to get rid of them, and then I asked again.

And this time I got through and then and there, I found God's will. He came through loud and clear, and I knew what I wasn't supposed to do.

A lot of people have asked me, "So now what are you going to do?" I have to tell them I don't know yet, as for now, I am content knowing what I'm NOT supposed to do.

It's not that I am afraid of change, or of going to a college far away from everything I love, or that I'll be giving four years of my life to something, I'm not afraid of anything. Anything but getting out of God's will. Even after I told some people about my decision, they told me that I should go, just go. But the book of Ruth in the Bible kept coming to my mind. How Elimelech and Naomi took their two boys down to Moab, out of God's will. There, both Naomi's husband and her sons died in a strange land. What would have happened to me if I go down to Florida, against His will? It may not be death, but who knows. I'm not taking the chance.

It's not that I'll never, ever be going to college, it's just that right now I don't feel it's God's will. So until He gives me the Go-ahead, I'll just stay where I am.

I may have disappointed some people, and I may have shocked some, but let it be known that I am not here to cater to any one's will or what THEY want me to do.

Right after I had gotten saved, I told my parents that I thought the Lord might use me to be a preacher's wife. But I had gotten so caught up in doing my own thing, that I lost sight of that. And recently, I have been praying more and more about that. We were at a camp meeting and a preacher asked how many of us girls thought that we might someday be used of God as preacher's wives, and I stood up. I don't know for sure, but if I am to be used of God that way, I want to be ready.

Please, all of you who read this, please pray that I would have God's hand upon me.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Finally writing again!

This is me just laying around
OK! Well, things have certainly picked up the pace around here. We now have one less person in the house as Scott is down in Florida for his summer work program. He starts his first semester in the fall. As of right now, Paul is in Washington helping some friends of ours at a vacation Bible school and mom is leaving Monday to go out there too.
This past Tuesday, I celebrated my 17th birthday, and let me tell you, I am TOO YOUNG to be that old!!! Hahaha! Just kidding really. Things have been busy, I've had to babysit, clean, pick strawberries, type up some paperwork, ect.,ect. But at least now maybe things will settle down. See ya!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Back again

Hello, sorry I haven't written in a while. Things have been a bit busy here.

In February, our family, minus my dad, went on a week trip to Chicago for our cousin's wedding. At the left is The Cloud Gate, but most affectionately call it "The Bean" as it resembles a kidney bean. We had a lot of fun sightseeing, meeting my other two aunts, and just hanging out with friends there. It was a very relaxing week, but I was glad to get home because I got sick on the airplane home.

Now, in March, we are getting ready for Scott's graduation with his best friend Joe. It's just around the corner, and it's still hard to believe these guys are old enough to graduate!! And it's even more scary to think that next year I will be graduating!

This week has been a little hard for me because of the death of one of my friends. His name was Bobby Short, he died on the 20th of a heart attack, he was 44. I always remember him coming to our church every now and then, and he would always say Hi. When he talked, it wasn't always easy to understand him, he had Downs Syndrome, but he was always smiling. We went skating for Abraham's birthday, and he got out there on the floor in his sneakers and was walking around with his arms out like he was flying. Now, he's with Jesus. But we're gonna miss him. "See you soon, Bobby."

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The picture

This picture was taken at my house on a Sunday when Katie came over. We had a lot of fun, looking at crazy videos on the computer and just talking. Then, since I had just gotten a new camera, we decided to go outside and take pictures. IT WAS COLD!!! But anyway, Scott came out with us and agreed to be our photographer. So we got a whole bunch of funny pictures along with a few serious ones...but not many. This is one of the more serious ones.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Yahoo! 360° - My Page - Share Y! Photos

Yahoo! 360° - My Page - Share Y! Photos

Hey guys, you all can go here and view the pictures. I think you'll find some of them are from skating and sledding. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Let Me

Let me live for You, O Lord,
Every day of every year.
Show Your Will to me,
Let me shed for others all my tears.

Let me show Your love
To others all around.
Let me be the mirror
That reflects the love I've found.

Let me stand for You
Wherever I stay.
Let me find grace
In Your eyes. O Lord, I pray.

Let me pray to You,
Every day, every week,
Let me see Your face,
For that is what I truly seek.

Let me praise You
From now until the end.
Let me thank You,
My Saviour and friend.

Let me fly with You
On that great rapture day,
With all the saints
Forever in Heaven I'll stay.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

My Sister

When the sun is darkened by a rain-filled cloud,
I can run to you, my sister, I'll be fine.
When argument from the past still echo loud,
Then I'll cry on your shoulder and clear my mind.

You are my sister, the only one I have,
There'll never be another, none quite like you.
On my burning wounds, you are my soothing salve.
You can make me laugh like no one else can do.

We can sit and talk together all day long,
And stay up 'til the wee hours of the night.
If we stay together, nothing can go wrong,
There's no contention on who's wrong or who's right.

My sister, for everything you say and do,
My friend, with all my heart, I am thanking you.

( to my sister, Teresa)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


The flame dances on it's wick,
Dances to some silent music.
No pounding beat or tune,
No rhythm or rhyme,
Just - silence.

The shadow dances on the wall,
Dances to some silent music.
No words to sing or remember,
No right steps or wrong,
Just - silence.

Light dances in your eye,
Dances with some silent mirth.
No boundaries to restrict or hinder,
No sad or solemn time,
Just - silence.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Patience Is A Virtue (I think)

I have always heard it said that patience is a virtue, but in today's world it has become harder and harder to maintain that virtue. Although I am not a mother, I can sympathize with what they have to go through on a daily basis. Yesterday I had the job of babysitting four kids over at my pastor's house and, let me tell you, it was a chore and a half. At the end of the day, I had an enormous headache and a gash on my head from one of the kids dropping a candlestick on it. I also was pretty tired, but I felt like I actually accomplished things that day. Someone asked me what I did all day, I said "I played all day, what do you think I did? Work??"

I guess God gives a mother special abilities to multi-task all day long, because, my pastor's wife was there most of the time, and it was still a handful keeping them in line. Do you how many games of Skip-Bo it takes to be sick of cards for a while? Or how many piggy-back rides for your back to start screaming for a rest? Or how many fights to be broken up until your throat cries for a drink of water?

Over all, I think it went well, and the kids weren't all THAT bad, but I was glad to get into my own bed and sleeping soundly. No one woke me up in the middle of the night, no one wanted a "dink" of juice, no one fighting over who did what. Just...silence.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Road (After The Yellow Lines)

Take a right, here at the crossroads,
Let's take a detour, take a back road.
Let's take the road, winding around the hills,
Past the trees where the songbird sweetly trills.
Let's follow the road, past all the traffic signs,
Let's ride the road after the yellow lines.

Let's take a joy-ride on the old road,
Forget the fast pace on the high road.
Take a look at the scenes going past us,
No one on our back, waiting to pass us.
Let's follow the road beyond the phone lines,
Let's take the road after the yellow lines.

Let's ride past all the houses and barns,
Take a closer look at all the rural charms.
The cornfields rush to meet us, void of crop,
See the trees, silos peeking over top.
Let's follow the road, follow the tree lines,
Let's cruise the road after the yellow lines.

The road that's less traveled, with more to see,
The road paved with gravel, that's the road for me.
Slow it down, and take in all the beauty,
Although it's longer, it's worth it to me.
You can have your city streets with all the lines,
I'll take the road that's after the yellow lines.