Thursday, May 29, 2008


So I started my third and final 8 week clinical rotation this week. It's so weird starting a new setting, where I'm expected to know everything, yet nothing! :) In so many ways, I know that this is where God has called me in my life right now, but everyday I just keep wondering exactly where I'm supposed to be serving. This current rotation is in home health. I love it! It's definitely something I can see myself doing. It's so amazing to be doing something to help someone become just a little more independent. I mean we take so many things for granted such as going to the bathroom, or getting dressed without someone in the room doing it for us - having privacy! But this job helps them do those things again for themselves. It's great. For example, helping an older person come up with a way to become more independent just so he can go out to dinner, or practicing a way to get up off the floor in case he falls when no one else is there. It challenges your creativity, strength, everything. I love it. I'm nervous about finishing school, because then I have to decide exactly what area I want to work in (hospital, home health, schools, etc). It's such an opportunity to help my patients become independent, but it is also an amazing way to reach out to those in this new community for Christ. I'll have interactions with people that no one else will have. I can't wait to interact with them, meet new people, and share life in a whole new way. Who knows, maybe they'll come to church. So, if you think of it, you can pray for the right place for me to work! - Bekah

Monday, May 26, 2008

Here's to new beginings

So I've been thinking... when you move to a new area you have an opportunity to kinda "start over" on life a little bit. Everything's new ya know? Little things like having to find a new place to get your hair cut or even trying to find new places to eat. And of course, don't get me wrong, I am totally going to miss my great friends, family and church. But my sense of adventure is kicking in as I think about all the things I'd like to change about myself or habits... a new start on life. Not like I'm depressed about my life or anything but isn't it great when God hands you a chance to start over. For instance I've been thinking, I'd like to work out more and make more time for practicing my instruments and writing songs and spending more time with God. But then the thought hit me... If I'm not starting that stuff now, I'm probably not going do it out there; just because I'm in a new place doesn't mean that I change on the inside. BUT on the other hand- why wait to start out there? God tells us in scripture that his mercies are new EVERYDAY. So here's to a new begining on life... today. Archie

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No Boundaries

This morning, I went for a run (last thing I wanted to do!). I usually listen to my ipod while I run to keep my mind off the huffing and puffing I have to do in order to finish, and listen to some kind of music that pumps me up. Today, I picked the new Hillsong United cd - I heart Revolution. It's a great compilation cd that is so inspiring, not great for running. I don't know what made me keep listening to it, but I just did. I got to a song, an old song, that moved me so much. The song was an accapella version of Nothing But the Blood. In the middle of the song the worship leader takes a break and stated something so amazing, "The Lord rewards those who earnestly and diligently seek Him". Not that I didn't know this already, but it was so amazing to me as I was running. I felt like I could keep running forever, the wind blowing in my face as I looked up in the sky and realized that we can use every moment to earnestly and diligently seek after Him. That every time I seek after Him, He chooses to reward me with His presence. That even as I was struggling to fill my lungs with air (ha) I desired to be closer to God. As we make this journey, I know that we can't do it on our own. There are so many unknowns, so many challenges, and things we need faith on, but it is incredible to know that the Lord will reward me for seeking after Him, relying on Him, and choosing to put our faith in Him. It also showed me that there are absolutely no rules to where we choose to seek Him. I was almost drawn to my knees with these realizations and this time of worship. He is such an amazing God!

Monday, May 5, 2008


Selling a house is kind of a personal thing. I've never had to do it before, but I can't say it's an experience I like. We bought a sign, put it in the yard for anyone who drives by to see a phone number and call at any hour they please. Often, they call and are in the driveway, wanting to bombard into the house to see it at that moment. We learned quickly, the house must be prepared at all times :). It's such an odd feeling when someone comes in your home, looks around in every nook and cranny - opens doors, in closets, up/down, all around - just to come out and say they didn't like it or it doesn't suit them. It makes you think; well, it was just fine for us - what's wrong with us?? Now, I know I shouldn't take it personal, but it's kind of hard not to. You just want to tell people that this is the home you have loved and made unique for you, this is the place we shared meals with friends, laughs over tables. We played games with family, opened gifts for each other and decorated our tree. We snuggled to watch movies on our couch, and read by the fire sipping hot chocolate on a cold Sunday afternoon. We listened to the rain on a summer afternoon pouring down the windows, and chased our dog around the yard. It holds so many memories and is very important to us! You just want to say please don't say it's not good enough, because it's been a haven for us!