Sunday, February 28

God is Eternal

Thank God that he is eternal and that his love is forever and he will not let us done and is the one thing that we can count on no matter what else. Praise him!

I know this life I lead will pass away
Along with every other earthly thing
So I will set my heart on a higher plain
Where my treasure lies with You

And in this marriage of our hearts
There is no death do us part
For You are eternal
And I am eternally Yours

And I could never lose Your love to sickness
Oh I could never lose You to divorce
And there's no concept of abandonment
For I am safe within Your arms

And in this marriage of our hearts
There is no death do us part
For You are eternal
And I am eternally Yours
Oh I am eternally Yours
I am eternally Yours
Find More lyrics at

(No abandonment)
(Safe within Your arms)

I never had enough until I found You
I never knew love until I met You
I never had enough until I found You
And now I have everything

And in this marriage of our hearts
There is no death do us part
For You are eternal
And I am eternally Yours
And I am eternally Yours
Oh I am eternally Yours

I could never lose You
No I will never lose You
I could never lose You

And this life will pass away
But You will never change
Oh this life will pass away
Oh but You will never change

Let's learn some Vietnamese today

Today's word for the day is Xà phòng which means soap in Vietnamese. So next time you are in Vitnam washing your hands be sure to use the Xà phòng.

Today's Quote

"You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action." - Anthony Robbins

As I like to say don't just think it, get off the couch and do it!

Saturday, February 27

Memory Score

Today you get to learn about my memory skills.... I got a 74 out of 100 which was surprisingly high and I am excited, maybe now I can find my keys! Hehe my results were as follows for the most part very self explanatory....enjoy!

Your results indicate that you have very little difficulty remembering things. When it comes to absorbing information or recalling details, it appears as though you have quite a few sponge-like qualities. Keep in mind however, that like many cognitive functions, memory does tend to deteriorate with age. The good news is that there are a number of techniques that can be used to improve memory recall, including mnemonic devices (e.g. using a rhyme to recall State capitals), or making visual associations (e.g. remembering your client Scarlet Jones’ name by picturing her driving a red car). Of course, writing things down couldn’t hurt either! Although factors such as fatigue, stress or poor diet can play a role in poor recall, other, more serious causes of forgetfulness include tumors, medication side effects, Depression, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Quote for Today

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide

Friday, February 26

My name in Arabic

Today's word for the day is كريستا which of course means Krista! Send lots of lov'n to كريستا

Gyno Visit

So I have been very blessed, as I have never been to a gynecologist, until today that is, nor had I had the pleasure of receiving a breast exam or, the favorite, a papsmere. Yes I now I was very fortunate to have gone so long without one after all I am nearing 22. So how did I go so long? Well I avoid doctors and I don't have sex out pretty well for me I think. Why now? Well when you health insurance is given an expiration date and you figure that might not be a bad thing to try before I have to pay a million dollars for it you will do a lot of stupid things. So yeah my mom signed me up to go to the gyno.

As with most people on there first visit I was really nervous and afraid of what they were going to do but mostly embarrassed. For those of you that don't know me and I am really shy and do not let anyone see me in my underwear let and especially not naked. Ewwww! Even two years with my housemates hasn't changed that for me. So yeah I was really terrified and really uncomfortable going. On top of that it was getting uncomfortably close to that time of the month if you know what I mean and can you imagine? Ewww why did my mom set it up for that time? I was so worried but this morning came and some how my trusted friend was being a little slow and I was so glad for it. So I go in fill out a million forms like usually and then go in get all the normal things done and it doesn't see so bad. I mean the nurse even subtracted weight for me (4 pounds!) so I was feeling very good. Then I was reminded yet again of the most awkward part of all of this and that is that the Gyno is actually my mom's friend who goes to our church and is my facebook friend. For some reason undressing to a complete stranger seemed so much more appealing to me. Like what if something is wrong with me I don't want her to know or think of me naked everytime I see here in church now. Or worse what if something down there is no more and then she is convinced that I am a liar and a non-virgin. Great this is just great now all my mom's friends are going to know my issues. Not to mention awkward I mean she knows me and I am going to have to see her after this.

So I was really not looking forward to her coming in as I took off everything with the one exception of my mis-matched shocks, as least she would not have to see my feet and I could keep my newly broken toe hidden. Then I uncovered a wonderful surprise, my friend my late friend had arrived! Oh boy oh boy I was so excited, not. Panicked I found some tissues and whipped up all I could hoping that it would just stop and this would be quick. She then came in and was of course very friendly asking about how I was doing in college and about this and that. Great I could not just pretend to be anybody she new me and yeah you can only imagine how awkard it was when I had to slip out of the gown and she began the rather intensive breast examination. Nothing like what I had pictured it to me, it was so much more revealing and so much more awkward and so much more feeling and hands on. Let me just tell you that the horror stories you hear are in fact true and actually a lot better then the reality of the pervasiveness of this exam. So yeah I was through-ally embarrassed and really uncomfortable. But worst of all I was terrified of what was next, the breast thing was taking so long and I was sure I was bleeding now so what is she going to think how gross is that going to be should I stop her? I was so worried, and had no idea of what to do. Then came the answer to my prayers.

She left the room to get something to stick up there, fun I know but it gave me the chance to clean myself up before she did that. When she came back she brought a friend to help her. Great just want I need another person to show off my stuff to. more awkward but I just wanted to be done to get out of there and to got home. And I must say that yes the horror stories of pap-smears are also true and that they are in fact as bad as they sound and for me even worse than I thought. It hurt and it was not fun and it was so awkward and invasive. Yes I recognize the need for these yearly visits and I think that finding out if there are issues is really good to do, but it is not fun.

Quote for Today

Today's Quote for today is from my mother.... So we went out Shopping today at the mall since they had yet another snow day today and when we were looking at a sweatshirt as you see to the left, she felt it as can be expected and then in disgust said, " Who would what that when you could where a bunny!"

Made me laugh so I thought I would share.

Thursday, February 25

Going to the Dentist

Hey so I went to the dentist today for what may very well be the last time in a long time as I will no longer be covered under my parents for a long time. I rarely go anyways, they are always so surprised that I haven't been in years and they know to just tell me to come in at least once every couple years since they know they is no chance to get me to following the 6 month cleaning rule. But yeah I went half cause I figured I should before my insurance was out but mostly cause I chipped my tooth after running into the metal door frame in Paine. Yeah not the smartest thing to do and my dentist prohibited me from doing it any not fair. But yeah so I went in and they must have stuck like four million things in my mouth between saws and glues and air and water and cleared and polish and who knows what but next thing you know my tooth was back as before just like that. I was amazing at how they did that and so fast. I guess that shows how rarely I go to dentist the technology is so much better now. So that was amazing and I as so happy, but then came the cleaning that they force me into since it has been so long and then the X-rays, and the cancer screening.
It seems like they had to use everything they had on me just cause they wanted to show it off and I admit it was fancy and neat but I don't think it is worth the ca-gillion dollars it will cost. The one thing I love in going to the dentist is that nice clean feeling you get after words and then milkshake....SHAMROCK shake you get at McDonald's afterwords if you are good, and the of course the prizes and new toothbrush that you would get although I notice there are no longer prizes... I guess I am too old for that so now all I get is more X-rays and a nice cancer screening... Oh Stickers and rings and dinosaurs sound so much better oh to be a kid again. I have also noticed a lot of other not so fun things as I have grown up. Now it seems that when they clean that really means poke and poke and dig at your gums and teeth until you bleed like crazy and then yell at you for not flossing. Is it just me or doesn't it make since that you would bleed if someone is digging and poking around with sharp metal things in your mouth?? Also what is with the rinsing every two seconds? I rise so much and usually all that comes out is blood and then I get to the part where you actually want to rise the polishing part and then there is no more rise left! So sad I guess I was supposed to be taking very small rises those first 20 million times. Woops. So yeah those are my pet peeves with the dentist. But as I sit here with a nice new smooth front tooth and that clean feeling sipping my Shamrock shake I can't complain too much now can I ?

Emotional IQ

So I told you I would be posting more about my results on the test at So here you go today's test was not as interesting or inspiring as the last one but I figured it was still worth a post and still pretty accurate although I am not so found of admitting these results hehe. But yeah this test was to test my emotional IQ which consisted of 2 parts; a self-report portion and an ability portion. The test assesses your capacity to recognize your own emotions and those of others; understand how best to motivate yourself; become close to others; and manage your own feelings and those of others. Emotional intelligence contributes a great deal to your potential in life. A poor emotional intelligence can hold a brilliant individual back from achieving his or her goals, while a good EIQ can help someone who might otherwise struggle achieve success in life.

My results were then as follows....

For the self report component I scored a 101 which as in the 53 percentile so just about dead average. According to my self-report answers, my emotional intelligence no was extremely good. I would like to attribute this to the low-self esteem issues as discussed yesterday that I clearly have not overcome just yet. People who score like me ,feel that their ability to understand and deal with their own emotions and those of others is just barely acceptable. Emotionally intelligent people have an easy time overcoming difficulties in their lives and they are generally able to control their moods. I will admit I do certainly have emo tenancies and as many can attest I have mood swings a lot. It's easy for emotionally intelligent people to motivate themselves to overcome obstacles and reach their goals. In addition, they find social interactions to be quite easy and fulfilling, for several reasons. They are comfortable allowing themselves to get close with others, and feel comfortable being vulnerable enough to establish intimacy. Again this alludes to my inability to score well on this as I am usually quiet uncomfortable around others and have a hard time opening up to people. They (those with high scores on this test) also report having an easy time offering support to others; likely due to an empathetic nature and a solid ability to offer advice. Perhaps by working on your problem areas, you can become more confident in dealing with your own emotions and those of others.

As a result of this test I really feel like there is once again for a lot for me to improve on and I think the first of which is to do as I posted yesterday and start building my self-confidence and self-worth as I feel this will help a lot in not feeling so bad about myself and knowing that I do have things to offer others in conversations for example. So I am excited for that and glad to be reminded yet again of my weakness as I now know even more things I can start working on.

For the second portion of the test where they actually assessed my ability to assess emotions particularly the emotions of other people I actually did surprisingly well with in the top 90 percentile. So I think that this really shows again how hard I can be on myself and helps me see that I am really good at interpreting others emotions, and usually am pretty accurate about things like that. As I always like to say you can't try to hide things with me I will see it one way or another. This reminded me of a presentation I recently hear in my senior seminar class about distinguishing facial and body language to determine the emotion a person is experience. As universally certain faces and gestures indicate and have been linked to specific emotions. As a big fan of smiley faces in texts and on aim I would certainly agree for instance :-( is sad, :-D is really happy, :-* is kissy, :-P is just being silly etc.

Quote for today

"A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, "Where is God?" The Christian answered, "Where is He not?"" -Aaron Arrowsmitn

Here is to seeing God all over today....even a mist the vast snow cover :-) Praise God!

Wednesday, February 24

A look into my self-esteem or lack there of

So for my Drugs and Behavior class we have to participate in this Journal Program that is particularly focused on our beliefs and attitudes about alcohol and other drugs/ substances. Since I am really conservative on these issues and cause I am so naive having no experience with any of this a part from a sip here and there and one drink I had the journal is rather boring for a lot of the time and I don't think it is going to help the research much but every once in a while there will be a particularly relevant topic. link or article that they share that will really resonate and actually informing me a great deal. Also they have had several quizzes. And you know my I am a sucker for personal quizzes that will tell me who I am so I thought I would share one with you. There is actually a website full of fun psychology quizzes they shared at and I will most likely end up passing all my results on here for you to see in time. But for now I thought I would share my results of self-esteem.

For me self-esteem has always been one of my down faults I am very hard on myself and am string for perfection and demand perfection and we all now I am far from perfection so this doesn't work. Eventually I realize how low my self esteem was and it made me feel like all the much more of a failure as I couldn't even like myself. I was convinced I was the worst person in the world and yeah not a good time. And still my self esteem is really low... and not all that much better due to circumstances right now but I found my results to actually be a lot higher than I would have expect. Yes I still have low self-esteem but I got a 48%. I find that very positive, could have been a lot lower. My positivity made me think all the more convincingly that maybe I am not helpless and so did the description I received as follows...

Your results indicate that your opinion of yourself is generally positive, but your sense of self-worth isn\'t as strong as it could be. You sometimes put yourself down, falling victim to your own self-depreciating statements. An unstable sense of self-worth can result from a wide range of factors: perhaps you\'ve recently gone through a particularly difficult period in your life, or you didn\'t get the support you needed from others when you were growing up. The important thing however, is not to figure out who/what is to blame; it is to recognize that it\'s now up to you to boost your self-image. There are certain attitudes and beliefs that have been found to contribute to and \"feed\" a negative self-image, and you appear to have some of them. Examples would be believing that you don\'t deserve to be loved or respected, believing that you\'re not good enough for someone, and focusing only on your perceived faults rather than good qualities. While you may not necessarily f! eel all of these things all of the time, there may be a few that are ingrained in your mindset to the point that they are surely affecting your life. You may not even realize it, but these beliefs can discourage you from pursuing your goals, cause you unnecessary stress, and even become self-fulfilling prophecies. A slight change in mindset could really make a difference in your life.

I found these results very positive and I think I am really glad they wrote it like this particularly for all of us with low-self-esteem. But seriously it recognized the obvious that I am too hard on myself and that I think destructive thoughts and that I am often convinced that no one likes me and that I am the biggest loser on the face of the planet. But what this does as well as says how this is not always the case for one and for tow it does not have to be this way there is hope. I can learn to find worth in myself and that there is something there I just mask it out with lies. I feel that recognizing some of the thoughts I feel and learning to dismiss them and learning to see the good and the accomplishments in me that I can learn to work on this and stop myself from falling for Satan's trap.

There was another article that this Journal shared with us that mentioned how many people with low self-esteem may often "fake it until them make it" Where they will act as if they have high self-esteem to mask there low self-esteem. The interesting part of this is that people who do this are far more likely to actually develop higher self-esteem simply by faking it. So I think it is time I stopped living in hopelessness thinking I am nothing. I am somebody and I am special I am God's daughter and if he loved me enough to die for me then I am certainly worth living for! I am Krista and I am something else, now I am going to live it and stop crushing and putting down myself, for I was created to do something wonderful and amazing so now I am not going to stand in the way of doing this great thing any longer. Watch out world here comes Krista in full swing!!!

I also wanted to share with you some tips for improving self esteem from . Hopefully this can help me and anyone else out there that is or has tended to struggle with low-self-esteem.

1. Become aware of and change your negative self-talk. Learn to recognize the self-limiting, self-deprecating things you say to yourself and how to dispute those beliefs and replace them with positive, reassuring statements about yourself. Don’t indulge yourself in self-criticism.

2. Stop comparing yourself to others. There will always be people who are smarter, taller, shorter, thinner, heavier, cuter, more handsome, richer, have better jobs, make better grades, . . . have more of whatever than you do. If you play the comparison game, you’re sure to discourage yourself because you will consistently run into people to whom you’ll feel inadequate. So stop comparing yourself to others – it only hurts you.

3. Make decisions that are in alignment with your values. Behaving in ways that are counter to your own values leads to feelings of guilt, shame and discouragement. Know what is of value to you and honor those principles, regardless of what the crowd does.

4. Focus on your strengths. Make a list of at least 10 of your positive qualities and review your list often. Are you honest? Kind? Generous? Helpful? Creative? Resilient? Focusing on “what is” rather than “what’s not” will change your mood and give you’re the energy and encouragement to persevere.

5. Start your day on a positive note. Ask yourself how you want your day to go before you get out of bed. Imagine it unfolding that way and fill yourself with anticipation that you will be able to create your day the way you want. The attitude you carry into any activity greatly impacts the outcome, so create positive experiences in your life by anticipating that they will be positive.

6. Practice gratitude. Ask yourself “What am I happy about in my life?” “What am I proud of?” What am I grateful for?” “What good is happening in my life right now?” The answers to these questions can be the simple things in life: a beautiful day, enough food to eat, the love of someone close to you, the freedom to go to school to better your life, the loyalty of a pet, the comfort of your bed. There are millions of small things to be grateful for and remembering to recognize these will change the way you see yourself and your life.

7. Make a list of your past accomplishments. These don't have to be monumental successes. They can be anything of which you’re proud, such as graduating from high school, attending college, receiving a promotion, doing well on a test, attending to the day-to-day necessities of life, etc. Read your list often and allow yourself to experience a sense of accomplishments with each item, feeling the joy and satisfaction that came with the initial experience.

8. Take good care of yourself. On a physical level, this means eating healthily, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, learning to relax or perhaps, getting an occasional massage. It also means not overindulging in any one area that would cause negative consequences. On an emotional level, it might mean avoiding negative people and giving yourself the encouragement and support you need.

9. Cultivate a social life. Isolation can lead to loneliness, apathy, and depression so make an effort to include other people in your life. Invite friends out or to your home– don’t wait for them to call you. Become a volunteer with an organization you value – giving to others always takes our minds off ourselves.

10. Don’t take life so seriously. Have fun while maintaining a healthy balance between meeting responsibilities and doing the things you love. Life is too short to focus only on the serious aspects.

We need each other

This song just really speaks into my life right now it is by Sanctus Real and really just highlights how we were designed to be communal and how we need community, friendships and relationships in our life as God created us for that purpose.

I think I caught a glimpse of
Life without friends
Bitter, empty, hollow, dark and lonely
We never meant to hurt each other
So Can’t we trust again
And take it as a chance
To keep on growing

I don’t know why it doesn’t come easy
But I know that we could be happy
If we’d only learn to love

Oh oh we need each other
So what’s the fighting for
Oh oh we need each other
Please don’t close the door
Oh oh we need each other
Through all the highs and lows
Oh oh we need each other
‘Coz no one’s meant to live alone

Life revolves around the need
Of having someone
Causing every complicated feeling
Oh and I don’t want to loose you
And there is nothing wrong with
Telling me what you need
To keep our love strong

It’s just a part of being a family
Taking the good with the bad and the ugly
If we could only learn to love

Oh oh we need each other
So what’s the fighting for
Oh oh we need each other
Please don’t close the door
Oh oh we need each other
Through all the highs and lows
Oh oh we need each other
‘Coz I don’t want to be alone

Oh Oh we need each other
Fathers and Mothers
Oh oh we need each other
All your sisters and brothers
Oh oh we need each other
We need friends and lovers
Oh Oh we need each other

Well I need you
You need me
‘Coz that’s the way
It’s meant to be
I need you
We need each other
I don’t want to be alone

Well I need you
You need me
‘Coz that’s the way
It’s meant to be
I need you
We need each other
I don’t want to be alone

Word for the day

Today's for for the day is Koira which is Finnish for dog. Have you walked your Koira today?

Quote for Today

"Better by far you should forget and smile, Than that you should remember and be sad." - Christina Rossetti

For ones my forgetfulness comes in handy.

Tuesday, February 23

Quote of the day

"What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are." -Edgar Z. Friedenberg

Word for the day

Today's work for the day is the Thi word ตั๋ว which means ticket. Be careful where you park or you might get a ตั๋ว.

Monday, February 22

USA Wins

So the great day has come at last as the United States beats Canada in the winter Olympics at Hockey!! I am so proud to be American a the moment so I thought I would rub it in a bit.

Both teams are likely to advance out of group play anyway, so I’ll save the theatrics for a medal-round matchup, but it was good to see a win on our side for once.

Friday, February 19

Quote for Today

"Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculations." - Joseph Addison

Thursday, February 18

Quote for Today

"If you tell a lie, don't believe it deceives only the other person." - Unknown

Tuesday, February 16

Lent- the plan

So I have been thinking a lot about lent this year, and really feel like I should actually participate it has always been one of those things I sorta thought about and said I would do next time, and then next time rolled around and well it never happened. But I decided to change that this year. However unlike most people I will not be giving up chocolate, sweets, deserts, coffee, or anything food related. Not that those are necessarily bad things to give up. It is just that to me it doesn't seem like me depriving myself of any kind of food particularly ones I don't like all that much to begin with is really going to being me closer to God or help or help me repent and do soul searching which believe it or not is the original intended meaning of lent. Yes, giving up our favorite foods is very much a tradition of this time and I appreciate that tradition and sacrifice I just wanted to give up something more meaningful that would actually requirement to repent and soul-search.

As I was trying to decide what to give up I felt a different pull/ desire to start more consistently doing my devos and spending time in the word and pray with God daily. Something I regrettably do not get to every day. So I came up with an idea this year for lent I will give up my mornings of sleeping in and hinting snooze. In my opinion far more of a sacrifice that giving up something like coffee or chocolate. But yes I have decided to do what all those highly spiritual people you hear have done where they get up and start the day off praying and reading the bible.... I have always waited till the end of the day, but now I am going to get up early and give God the day right from the begging when I will wish I am asleep. I know this won't be easy particularly as the nights get longer with school. But I have decided I will give this up and hopefully start this habit of giving God my day and starting my day off right.

For those of you that donno what Lent is here is a little background. Lent is a Christian tradition, that occurs the forty days leading up until easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. By observing the forty days of Lent, the individual Christian imitates Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days. All churches that have a continuous history extending before AD 1500 observe Lent. The ancient church that wrote, collected, canonized, and propagated the New Testament also observed Lent, believing it to be a commandment from the apostles.

So keep in touch as I commit to giving up 30 minutes of snooze each morning for 40 days... I will be posting my progress and some reflections as I go if you are interested in reading.

Quote for Today

"True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing."

- Leanna L. Bartram

Monday, February 15

Quote for Today

"It's not what is happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny." - Anthony Robbins

Saturday, February 13

Today's Quote

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

- Mahatma Gandhi

I found today's quote to be particularly valuable to but into practice.... so I am living!

Some Sign language for today

Today's word for the day is in asl and means cereal. In order to make this sign follow the picture... So placing your right index finger - palm down - at the right corner of your mouth. Then while moving your hand to the left corner of your mouth, change the handshape into an "x." Alternate between the letter "x" and your straight index finger a couple of times. The movement is from right to left.

Now we can go eat breakfast hooray!!!

Friday, February 12

Lets learn some Bulgarian today!

Todays word for today is "напрежение" in Bulgarian which means stress.

I sure have a lot of напрежение in my life right now. Funny though how it looks kinda like Happy , and stress has never made me happy.

Quote for today

"Spend a moment writing someone today, and bring a little pleasure to a dear one far away."

I do love letters....hint hint....

Wednesday, February 10

A nap like no other

So as many of you know I am not a napper (person that likes/ takes naps). However, yesterday was a particularly long and tiring day, and I haven't really gotten much sleep. Consistently, upon going to the bathroom, to pee nonetheless I colapsed while peeing and too my all time record nap of 25 minutes! Thought I would share you this Krista tid bit and perhaps it will make you feel a little bit better about your life, or at least make you smile. :-)

Word for the day

Today's word for the day is indonesian "turun salju" which it is I doubt it is doing there but it sure is coming down here!

Tuesday, February 9

Quote for Today

"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." - Dale Carnegie

So what are you waiting for??? You only have one life so get up, go out and live it!

Quote for Today

"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." - Dale Carnegie

So what are you waiting for??? You only have one life so get up, go out and live it!

Monday, February 8

Word for the day

So I figured I would add to your knowledge by providing a new vocab word from a different language every day in addition to your quote of the day, hope you enjoy.

Today's work is swahili "NINAKUPENDA" which means "miss you love" ....Happy learning.

Quote for Today

"It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer." Albert Einstein

So hang in there, don't give up... you can figure out the unthinkable if you only wait long enough.

Sunday, February 7

Lets see how good you would be at DNA anlysis.

Can you find a five-letter word below? Let me know if you get it and I will see if you are right.


The Saints win Superbowl 44!!! Congrats!

Funny T-Shirt

Found this T-shirt rather funny, yes that does reveal my how much of a nerd I am but I thought I would share it anyways.

Urban Dictionary

So Today I have been having a lot of fun on Urban Dictionary and thought I would share the fun with anyone that hasn't discovered it yet. Simply go to and type in any word you want and it will give you definitions for it which many of which are very funny. I find this to be particularly fun to use by tying in people's first names. Some are actually true and insightful others just funny.

Quote for Today- Sucess

Today's quote is "Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out." Robert Collier

I found this very true, and also good inspiration for us all we can all make small efforts, so there is hope. Even if it looks like a task is way to big we need to just take it day by day small task by small task and they will all add up.


So I have to say that it is so not fair that my cousins and Virgina have had 10 times as much snow as I have here in Upstate Ny. What kind of Global Warming is this? Now all the snow falls in the south and we are left with a dusting at most. Just thought I would share ....

Friday, February 5

Quote for Today

So today's quote was given to me by a friend which is as follows: "Get up and go. Take a chance and be strong, or you can spend your whole life holding on. Don't look back, just go. Take a breath and move along"

I think these are very good words to live by, so often are we so comfortable or so scared to try something to give up what we might have to so that we can move on and grow and live life. Life is too short and time is too few for us to just do nothing new ... it is time we take a deep breath and start to face our hardships and start moving that way we can get to the good stuff.

Who am I: Part 2

Hey so guess what I have been doing again??? Yup more of these days I might just figure myself out who knows, or maybe if I do enough you can figure that out for me.

So for this next test I was ranked in a category they entitled "Counselors"

This category was represented as having an exceptionally strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others, and find great personal fulfillment interacting with people, nurturing their personal development, guiding them to realize their human potential. Although they are happy working at jobs (such as writing) that require solitude and close attention, Counselors do quite well with individuals or groups of people, provided that the personal interactions are not superficial, and that they find some quiet, private time every now and then to recharge their batteries. Counselors are both kind and positive in their handling of others; they are great listeners and seem naturally interested in helping people with their personal problems. Not usually visible leaders, Counselors prefer to work intensely with those close to them, especially on a one-to-one basis, quietly exerting their influence behind the scenes.

So I definitely would have to agree on this part, I am a really good listener, not such a great talker but I can certainly make up for that in listening. The only part that isn't me is the liking to write. Which I say I hate and yet here I am writing this all out to you. So maybe I do like to write just mostly only in the form of blogs and not in the form of papers. College must condition me to hate writing and anything that says other wise I now dismiss right away. On the other hand I totally agree with the statement about me seeing fulfillment in interacting with people and guiding them, I really do see great fulfillment in that. I also love hearing about peoples problems oddly enough I really like being there for people and just being there to hear them. I rarely can offer any help or insight but I do genuinely long to hear them out and try to understand.

The profile then continued saying Counselors are scarce, little more than one percent of the population, and can be hard to get to know, since they tend not to share their innermost thoughts or their powerful emotional reactions except with their loved ones. They are highly private people, with an unusually rich, complicated inner life. Friends or colleagues who have known them for years may find sides emerging which come as a surprise. Not that Counselors are flighty or scattered; they value their integrity a great deal, but they have mysterious, intricately woven personalities which sometimes puzzle even them.

Totally agree with not sharing my thoughts part, I am prolly one of the scarcest persons ever although in time I have and hope to continue to improve on that one. And I certainly do have a rich and complicated inner life I haven’t been able to reveal too much of it to you but trust me on this on that one is certainly right on. Sorry if I surprise you but I am pretty sure that will prolly happen no one has gotten to know me and not be shocked at times….this includes myself. Totally agree with everything here…. Lol maybe I should be a counselor or something if that has any correlation with this personality.

Continuing again, Counselors tend to work effectively in organizations. They value staff harmony and make every effort to help an organization run smoothly and pleasantly. They understand and use human systems creatively, and are good at consulting and cooperating with others. As employees or employers, Counselors are concerned with people’s feelings and are able to act as a barometer of the feelings within the organization.

I like things running smoothly, I donno about my abilities in these areas but I am deff very concern of ppl’s feelings and stuff.

Blessed with vivid imaginations, Counselors are often seen as the most poetical of all the types, and in fact they use a lot of poetic imagery in their everyday language. Their great talent for language-both written and spoken-is usually directed toward communicating with people in a personalized way. Counselors are highly intuitive and can recognize another’s emotions or intentions – good or evil – even before that person is aware of them. Counselors themselves can seldom tell how they came to read others’ feelings so keenly. This extreme sensitivity to others could very well be the basis of the Counselor’s remarkable ability to experience a whole array of psychic phenomena.

Poetic? I donno about that one might be where this one breaks done, language is also not one of my talents. I am pretty intuitive and I have experienced that, even when the other person didn’t know like today I just sinced my friend was hurting Jso I gave her a hug and was like how are you? She was like ah good? And then she just looked at me and starting balling, and was like really I was fine nothing was really wrong and she was just upset. I can’t explain it but I think you have experienced similar things I can just since things in people sometimes.

Chisel Away

This is an amazing video that you should all watch. It really speaks at what I am going through right now and what I feel we are all called to do as Christians and that is we are to give God the chisel and turn everything over to God let go of everything. God do whatever it takes to make me what you want me to be, your master piece. Yes it will be tough, but I am God's master piece and so are you. Now it is time for us to give God back the chisel back to God.

Quote for the day- Living life

"Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards."

- Soren Kierkegaard

So true indeed.... we are blind blind as we press on but as we go we soon realize what was happening... only now I am able to understand my middle school years and why I went through all I did. So keep this in mind as you go through whatever you may be going through it will all make since latter and yes it is for you better as long as you have God in control.

Thursday, February 4



Smile today, It is sometimes really hard for me to put things in perspective and truly rest in God knowing that he is smarter than I that he is doing what needs to be done in all aspects of my life. He is so so much greater than I in every way and yet he chooses to be with me he chooses to be with you to aid you in everything if only you let him… He will never leave you he is with you no matter how distant he may seem. And one day his presence will forever be magnified to us and I just can’t wait till that day…but as for now I am just going to keep on smiling knowing what a marvelous God he is, despite my understanding and how as time passes by it is getting ever closer to the day that I can see him smile.

How far are you, how close am I
I know your words are true and I don’t feel them inside
Still I believe you’ll never leave
So where are you now

You’re all I have, You’re all I know
Your breath is breathing in my soul
Still I am gasping, aching, asking
Where are you now

Cause I just wanna be with You
I just want this waiting to be over
I just want to be with You
And it helps to know the Day is getting closer

Every minute takes an hour
Every inch feels like a mile
Til I won’t have to imagine
And I finally get to see You smile

My journey’s here, but my heart is There
So I dream and wait, and keep the faith, while You prepare
Our destiny, til You come back for me
Oh, please make it soon!

Cause I just wanna be with You
I just want this waiting to be over
I just want to be with You

And it helps to know the Day is getting closer

Every minute takes an hour
Every inch feels like a mile
Til I won’t have to imagine
And I finally get to see You smile

I just wanna be with You
I just want this waiting to be over
I just want to be with You
And it helps to know the Day is getting closer

I just wanna be with You
I just want this waiting to be over
I just want to be with You
And it helps to know the Day is getting closer

Every minute takes an hour
Every inch feel like a mile
Til I won’t have to imagine
And I finally get to see You

Every minute takes an hour
Every inch feel like a mile
Til I won’t have to imagine
And I finally get to see You smile

Wednesday, February 3


So I have come to learn that the best way to succeed and grow in life is to fail and fail miserably.... It is only in doing so that we really ever learn.... or it is at least when I learn and when I learn my best. So my failure of a life is right know my greatest asset. Wow I am going to be one successful woman!

100 Random things about me.

1. My family is crazy, I am crazy, like seriously psychologically insane, we all pretty much have some sort of disorder and we are all wacky but at the same time we are all really fun certainly top grade entertainment.

2. I spend hours and hours online doing nothing productive, facebooking, blogging and doing random searches.

3. I have had two cars first a gold 1997 Saturn that I totaled about a month after I got it then it overheated about a year and 3 months after that, now I have a Honda Civic 2000.

4. I love pranks…funny ones not seriously harmful ones….both doing them and I can always appreciate a good one when someone pulls one on me. (But beware I will get you back 100 fold)

5. I was single till I was 19 never even held hands.

6. I used to be really depressed and sad all the time but then I gave everything to God (of course this was a 4 year process) and now I can’t imagine feeling unhappy, yes I get sad but I haven’t not been happy in a long time

7. Giving three wishes (apart from the obvious wishing for more wishes) I would wish that I would be able to always be as strong in my faith as I am right now, for economic security, and lastly I would wish for a happy future to come

8. I love kids and I want some someday…not sure on the details would nice to have 3-4 maybe but any would be amazing to have.

9. I have never been drunk, and haven't had any alcohol since I turned 21.

10. I came to Christ when I was really little decided to commit my life to him when I was 8 at a heaven and hell play and was baptized when I was 19.

11. I moved 6 times in grade school between 3 school districts and never moved buildings while in the same school district.

12. I used to be strictly a sneakers person but I have recently started liking flip-flops in the summer time anyways but I deff prefer comfort to style – not that style is bad or anything.

13. I am high on life high on Jesus and it is one high that will last as long as you let it….as I am recently discovering.

14. I am not a make-up person not like some ppl I do wear it sometimes now but not too much and I am not fussy with things like that… will only put it on in private I am really embarrassed making myself up in any way around ppl.

15. I don’t do most all drinks, nothing hot, not too much a fan of soda or most juices so mostly I stick to the water and then my recent addiction Diet Mountain Dew!!

16. I have been on a few plans but on three trips to Florida on my 8th birthday (turned 8 on the plane !!! hehe) California when I was 16 and then to Guyana when I was 18 and then to Bolivia in 2008.

17. I was in the newspaper when I was four, for pouring a glass of milk at my preschool.

18. When I am bored you will find me watching lots of T.V. shows playing on facebook or laying around doing absolutely nothing when I am too lazy to even get my laptop.

19. I like mints over gum, they dispose of themselves

20. Until my 20th Birthday I hadn't owned a dress since I was 7.

21. I like jeans …though I am trying to branch out a bit.

22. Weekends are the best…depends on what my schedule is or what I am doing on what my favorite day of the week is but prolly is most likely Sunday.

23. I have been asked out 7 times only said yes once though and never really said no directly to the others.

24. I try not to swear but on rare occasion I have before regrettably so but usually when I am by myself.

25. I am much more of a dog lover than a cat person though I like cat too just not as much as I love dogs.

26. Since I haven’t really done too much remarkable with my life at this point I consider my greatest achievement just to be the person I have become and how much I have been able to open up and how far I have come in my walk with God.

26. I love road trips one day I would like to just go out on a road trip particularly out west just to explore and see the countryside.

27. I was conceived July 1st 1987, which was a Friday.

28. I really like random trivia facts…just for fun, I don’t remember to many of them and will more than likely never use them but I enjoy reading them and learning weird, random facts.

29. I had to learn how to drive on stick with my 2nd grade Sunday school teacher cause my parents were too afraid consequently it too me 20 months after I had my permit but I passed the first time despite jumping the curve while parallel parking.

30. I love Disney movies always have and always will.

31. Actually I love all movies really and watch them all the time…. mostly all kinds depending though my least favorite genres would have to be Horror, and action.

32. I am really easy going and it takes a lot to really get at me but when you do stay clear.

33. I really like random things and I am sometimes really random consequently usually it is just for the sake of being random other times it is just me. Like taking surveys and questions things for example I love it. Good way to waste my time.

34. I donno if I believe in soul mates per say, but I hope there is one for me.

35. I am technically republican as in that is what I am registered as but I am deff more moderate in my political beliefs.

36. I haven’t ever broken any bones.

37. The only surgeries I have had were tubes in my ears when I was little and a whole mess of teeth junk.

38. I had two sets of baby teeth, unfortunately most of the second set stayed in, requiring me to get them pulled or surgically removed.

39. I peed my pants during the Iowa’s in 2nd grade.

40. I used to be absolutely terrified of the phone, talking on it that is, to anybody.

41. I refused to have Birthday parties cause I was to afraid to invite ppl, and would have a fit … I mean I temper tantrum (ending in me threatening to kill myself) when my mom would force me to invite my friends. ( this was even in 10/ 11th grade)

42. Pepsi over coke though soda makes me sick….diet mountain dew…is the way to go

43. I love traveling wither it is down the street to another state or across the world I love it and want to do more of it.

45. I have pulled lots of all nighters the worst of which involved 119 tums…hehe though that was a fun time minus me hurting Holly

46. I like night time, I hate mornings…. daytime falls some where in between depending on what I am doing.

47. My favorite flavor in candy and things is prolly lime, I am pretty sure that just started from me likening green which I derived from mine and my grandma goon’s eyes being green.

48. My favorite number is 8 sometimes 88 and has been since I was 8 cause I loved that year, I flew and I became a big sister not to mention a lot of other things.

49. I cried for the first year of my life cause of my ear infections and I was allergic to the formula…and afterwords I hardly said boo until recently that is.

50. “Google it ” that is my answer for just about everything I am to tired or to lazy to figure out

51. I wish I was better at forming and maintaining friendships, wish I could open up more with ppl

52. Houghton College is basically one of the most amazing places on earth and we all know that isn’t because of the climate.

53. I love the Ocean and the beach…but my favorite part is digging in the sand.

54. I love rides and roller coasters.

55. I met my ex-fiance on facebook of all places.

56. I have the most amazing puppy in the world Sadie, a ridge back who isn’t quite a puppy any more.

57. I like eggs sunny side up

58. Gasoline stinks I hate the smell of it, spilled it all over the place once when I got in a fight with my brother when I was like 9

59. Electricity was certainly the greatest invention

60. I don’t like chocolate at all, minus white chocolate.

61. I am usually a really good guesser

62. I am really self conscious and really easy to get to cave in.

63. I hardly ever eat breakfast and when I do I nearly always regret it.

64. I would really like to go suba diving sometime.

65. I like to be challenged always have since 4th grade… it is what prevents me from beings so lazy and really gets me motivated.

66. I would choose love over money any day, after all there are somethings money can’t by, and those are the things that really matter.

67. I don’t think I hate anyone I know at one point I really felt I hated my mom but that is only person I can ever really say I hated other than myself of course.

68. I have lived in 2 homes , and then the dorms and townhouses here .

69. Favorite candy would have to be recies pieces, carmal creams, payday candy bars and skittles

70. I dislike English always have, prolly since I can’t read to well, can’t spell anything and have the worst grammar in the world.

71. anything I commit to I do well on, the problem is I rarely commit to things.

72. I hate puking, I avoid it at all costs.

73. I like science and math and psychology, mainly cause I am good at them but they are also really interesting and I can apply them to everything.

74. I was suppose to be born on April fools day but came 4 days late and weighted 7.8 and was 21” long.

75. Spring is my favorite season but there are things I love and dislike about all of them.

76. I have never had any cavities or braces.

77. I have worn glasses since 2nd grade when I bet my best friend melissa that I would fail both the eye exam and ear exam at the nurses office and did (turns out I had spit wads in my ears)

78. I got first place in bible quizzing in 8th grade

79. My Favorite teachers were Mrs. Klinger, Mrs. Dutcher, Doc Watson, and Prof Stegan.

80. I am a Daddy’s girl through and through …even though I have started to become more like my mom in personality I will always be a Daddy’s girl.

81. I called my Grandma “goon” cause I couldn’t say grandma and it stuck

82. All my family members have birthmarks I was blessed with a huge blob on my upper right inner thigh and a could on my arms, while my little sister got all the cool shaped ones.

83. I was able to predict the date my sister was born and won a contest my mom had for her 3rd grade class.

84. I am one of those odd ones that have always wanted to be younger, when I was eight I wrote my paper about how old I would like to be forever as being 0, I eventually moved up to 2 then to 8 and I think I am stuck on 23 now…even though I am not there and sometimes I wish I could go back to younger ….if it was forever I would want to have some responsibility….guess I have finally grown up hehe.

85. I am prolly one of the lest coordinated people you will ever meet I once tripped up the stairs 37 times in one day…not my best day.

86. I once got a 4 out of a 100 on a math test that I studied for and answered all the questions to and then retook it and got a 12.

87. I was so bad at spelling when I was younger that the only time I remember doing remotely well was in third grade at this one school that my mom kick me out of right after the test that I got a 105 on ….granted our bonus word was pot but still it was exciting.

88. In middle school I was commonly refereed to and pick on as “fly girl” cause my fly was undone during a Spanish class one day.

89. I have never really known my neighbors, like I don’t think I could point them out if I saw them even, apart form college life you know.

90. For all that I can remember I have lived on top of a hill.

91. I was born in Charlotte, NC.

92. I love to laugh love to smile consequently I do it just about all the time.

93. I have always loved veggies over over things exp sweets…. i would much done on the carrots while everyone is digging into cake.

94. I like onions raw and whole with lots of salt….I can eat them just like apples, and even when I was little I would wear the rings on my arm like braceletts.

95. I like walking over driving and stairs over elevators….unless there are more than 6 flights then I will opt for an elevator.

96. I am more of a pen person….pencils never work for me and the witting fades too quickly.

97. I love stargazing and watching thunderstorms as well as sunsets and sunrises…. they are just wonderful to marvel at.

98. I like outhouse books…hehehe

99. I usually walk really fast when I am alone and really slow when I am with ppl.

100. I have SO MUCH Work to do.

Improving life with DMHO

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Quote for Today

I stole today's quote from an old Chinese Proverb that says "Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going." So if you don't like where you are headed turn around, I know that is much easier said then done

Tuesday, February 2

Quote for Today

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment. Ralph Marston

I found this so true today, I wish I didn't love being right so much it might make doing this a whole lot easier.

Monday, February 1

Who am I?

So "Who am I?" is one of those odd thought provoking questions that has consumed much of my life. Along with my favorite right now which is what do I want to be when I grow up? But who I am remains in many ways still somewhat of a mystery to me as I feel that I am still only exposed to part of me as I am still growing and still have so much to learn and I never really figured out who I am yet. I mean yeah I could list a lot of things I am. For instance I am a child of God, I am a christian, I am a senior Biochemistry and Psychology double major at Houghton college, I am a friend, I am a student manager, I am a follower, I am a sister, a daughter, granddaughter, animal lover, and the list goes on. I could also give you a much longer list of who I am not I am not an English major, a coffee drinker, chocolate eater, atheist, mechanic, perfectionist, etc. But somehow all this knowledge has never been able to quench my desire to know who I am to my entirety or what on earth was I put here for what is my purpose.

Out of this great insecurity, desire, quest or whatever you want to call it I have been putting off all my classwork to yes fill out more surveys that claim to give some insight as to who I am and what my skill set might imply I should become and I thought I would share them with you for laughs and for confirmation or possibly insight as I continue on somewhat of a never ending minor identity crisis.

My results were as follows....
You have strong distraction needs. Distraction entails Pleasure, Joking and Change. Those who score high on these needs are happy-go-lucky and fun seeking, but also careless. Since pleasure is their predominant quest, they don’t believe that life should be taken too seriously. To them, every day should be a holiday. They much prefer play to work and consider weekends and vacation time as the ultimate rewards. They are funny and enjoy laughing at their own practical jokes and clownish shows, especially at parties where they can entertain cheerful guests. These individuals need to break monotony by switching to new activities, such as weekend escapades or stimulating trips that will bring them new sensations and a change of scenery. They enjoy living one day at a time without bothering about tomorrow. They need fun, laughter and distraction.

And so far I am in agreement, although I have to admit that as much as I love being fun-loving and the joy that this attitude has had in my life as well as its ability to get me through so really rough spots, this is perhaps one of my greatest flaws as well. I say this as it is so easy for me to not take somethings as seriously as I ought to or not have the tendency to run off and explore the world when I have things I need to do here. I know life isn’t a game, so this is a balance I have learned that life is to be joyous and lived to the fullest but there is also an important role for work and responsibility that need not be forgotten. So although this may indeed me characteristic of me and who I am it fails to see the growth and balance I have learned and worked at to balance out my nature and better serve God.

For the next personality survey of the day I was found as follows
You have a strong passion and attraction to the aesthetic qualities of life; you greatly appreciate the beauty around you, whether in the form of nature’s masterpieces or man-made designs. We often forget that beauty can be found beyond what we see on the runway at a fashion show or on TV. By taking the time to explore the beauty in the world around you, you will develop a greater appreciation for the simple splendors in nature or the different facets of human creativity that we often take for granted!

This I do find quite characteristic of the Krista that God has made me to be, I really do like the simple things and just looking at a blue sky or the trees or the squirrel passing by or the toddler screaming across campus, or gazing up at the stars on a clear night or the sunsets! It is in those moments I am am able to really see beauty and see God, often in the smallest, perhaps even meaninless things to most people. That is where I see the details and know that God exist and know that, because he cares about all the tiniest details, he didn’t need to but did just so I could enjoy them. He made colors he made sunshine he made beauty in everything and it just never stops amazing me no matter how busy I get something little with come about and I will be reminded of his love and his beauty. I don’t need a deep profound insight all I need is a really pretty cloud or a rainbow and I have my theological fix for a while. It is also not the big things in life that really matter to me –usually but the little ones. Even how I fall in love with a friend, it is not because of how outrageously attractive they are or how sweet and sensitive they may be, but rather in the little things that they may never even know. Like the way they sit with me and make me laugh after a bad day or just smile as I pass them. That is what I love just having little things to admire …not the million dollar mansion but the little side window to glaze out at the beautiful creation of God.

More insight will soon follow ....

Quote for Today

So right now in my life I have been stripped of all my certainty and my future is wide open left for God to shape and I have had to realize the hard way that he is the one in charge not me and I have had to give him his rightful place in my life... So I found this quote rather insightful and thought I would share it with you all.

"We should give God the same place in our hearts that He holds in the universe."

So let us all work on doing that....for some like me it is a constant battle....