Friday, April 30, 2010

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Be joyful always;
pray continually;
give thanks in
all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

God is always faithful.
He is always God.
He is constantly bestowing his blessings.
How do we not have a reason to be joyful?

Picture of the Day: Just another reason to be thankful.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DONE! (Almost)

In celebration of the completion of my last written/in-class exam here is my fun blog post! (I still have my Studio Production essay questions, but I'm on the home stretch!)

Here are some photos I took from Monday. It rained. A LOT. There was a sudden down pour. We played outside. :] Oh the joys of living in the Regent Commons.
Gabrielle, Ashley, Tommy, Nyckole, and I.
This is my "I'm wet and covered in leaves but happy" face.

Tim, Gabe, Nyckole, and I.

These are my friends. They like the rain.

The group of rainy people.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I have somewhere to live!

Today Chelsea and I went to the apartment complex we plan to live in over the summer and squared everything away! We are living in a one bedroom townhouse. It will be amazing! It's close to Wawa! We sign the lease on Friday and start moving in Friday/Saturday. My wonderful friend Micah will be helping us with his pickup truck on Saturday, so moving in will be so much easier!

I love this new experience. Finding this place is something I did on my own, separate from my parents. I am paying for this apartment. I am signing the lease. I am moving on my own. My parents did not talk to anyone or plan anything concerning this housing arrangement. It was all me and Chuck. I am excited. I am an adult.

Picture of the Day: My future (in a week) awesome roommate!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Like strawberries in the summertime...

Christen's Summer Goals:
- Visit five states I have never been to.
- Learn to play tennis so I can play on the Regent tennis team next year.
- Make progress on last summer's "learn to play guitar" goal.
- Shoot a movie. Perhaps on film?
- Stay in shape.
- Have as much fun as possible
- Walk everywhere
- Do some art projects

Christen's Summer Plans:
- Work full time in Undergrad Student Services
- Road trip to Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas
- RA Training!
- Go to the Beach
- Eric Deal's wedding!
- Venture back to New Jersey now and then
- Live with Chuck (aka Chelsea Lord)
- Not take classes

Pictures from last summer...

Strawberry picking

Volley ball in the rain!

Virginia Beach

Me, Olivia, and Claire enjoying the summer weather!

The girls at Starbucks!

A sand dollar found in the Chesapeake Bay

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Am I ready for this?

This week Jordan, Derrick, and I are shooting for our final projects. Jordan is directing. Derrick and I are taking turns DPing and cam oping. To be honest, I don't know how prepared I am. The boys seem so sure of everything they're doing. I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around how to get coverage of these scenes. Both Jordan and Derrick are so creative with shots. I typed the shot list! I'm good at that! I'm good with organization, with setting up basic shots. But when it comes to thinking outside the box with shots, the axis, and equipment, I just don't think I'm there yet.

Sigh... I'm just praying for grace and that I'll get the help I need to successfully pull this off.

Just needed a quick vent moment. :]

Picture of the Day: Once upon a time I was a producer...

Monday, April 19, 2010

What's going down...

Today has been an introverted day. It's been one of those days where I just want to sit and be alone. Where I could just be with the Lord all day. Sadly, the stress of "hell week" as it's called in the film world has taken over. My stress levels are quite high, but I took some time today to hit up Lake James and dive into Scripture.

And while I shoullld be doing producer things, shot list stuff, and my SWOT report, I have been researching speaking in tongues and baptism in the Holy Spirit. I've just come across some things that have really intrigued me, things I had not been taught in Sunday School back at home.

It's funny, I've been in church all my life but it's only been the past year or so that I've observed anyone speak in tongues. I'm trying to learn and read up on it; I'd like to really understand it all.

This learning experience is... interesting. It shows that even though I have been active in my faith for years, there is still so much I don't know about God, His gifts, His Son.

My goal is to prayerfully learn. To allow God to truly teach rather than my random Wikipedia searches :].


Photo of the Day: St. Patrick's Cathedral

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Secret Alien Mission.

Friday, April 2, 2010
9:45 p.m.- depart from Regent University
Jordan and Nic
Megan and Christen

Saturday, April 3, 2010
12:00 a.m.- get crazy during the drive
Christen wearing the traveling clip.
Jordan being a Benny.

4:15 a.m.- arrive in New Jersey

8:15 a.m.- head to New York City
Times Square from the car.

10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.- Galavant through the city
A cool church we saw!

The group on the subway.

Christen, Nic, and Jordan modeling with the M n M backpacks.

Jordan and freedom.

Jordan, Christen, and Nic's signatures in the St. Patrick's Cathedral guest book.

Christen and Megan in Barbie land!

The boys chillin' in Central Park.

Nic and Christen on Broadway!

Nic invading couple time.

Sunday, April 5, 2010
2:00 p.m. -Easter dinner
The delicious food my mother made.

My dad asking Jordan about his tire again...

4:30 p.m. - Road trip back to Virginia Beach
Nic with an organic pear sticker on his shirt.

Beautiful sky!

Nic carrying Jordan?

11:30 p.m.- Arrive at Regent, watch Jaws/ go to sleep.

Road trip= success!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

10 Things About Christen?!

1. I ate a daffodil today. They may be poisonous...
2. My favorite animal is the elephant.
3. If there was an ostrich running around campus, I would skip class to chase it.
4. My favorite movie is Everything is Illuminated with Elijah Wood.
5. I've swam in the Regent "poop pond" (the one by the Commons). Twice.
6. I have been told that my hugs are amazing.
7. I am goofy footed.
8. I am scared of butterflies and getting lice.
9. I text using my left pointer finger and my right thumb.
10. I longboard to class.

Yup, that's me.