Friday, October 29, 2010

Romans 8:28

This was my train of thought today…

-Looking at my scarves, I said “Hey, that one! I wore that to my RA interview.”
-In my RA interview I said I wanted to work with freshman girls. I wanted the opportunity to make college SO fun for them.
-When I opened my RA acceptance letter, I was assigned to upperclassmen girls. This seemed a bit more challenging to me.
-Now, almost 3 months into the school year, I realized that the Lord totally knew what He was doing in placing me on the third floor.

As this chain of events passed through my head, I instantly thought. “God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

In being on the upperclassmen hall, I can be a real part of the wing. I can relate to the crazy schedule of being a junior or senior, I can understand roommate problems because I’ve been through it. I have a place of belonging because I too, am just like my girls. If I were in the freshmen hall, I do not doubt I would succeed, but I can see that I would be lonely, the lone upperclassmen on the hall. God has placed me in the exact spot He has called me to be for His purpose; the place that I will be able to best put my skills to work.

Pretty cool how things work out :].

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Psalm 86:11

"Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I can see it in you...

I can think of… seven people who I have really seen grow spiritually lately. It is the coolest thing to watch. I mean, naturally there are people like my parents or youth pastors who you can just see God in, but recently I have noticed a whole bunch of people step it up a notch.

Christ just shines through them. I am inspired daily by the way these people live their lives for the Lord, trust Him, obey Him, and seek Him first. It’s incredible. I am so thankful to have them in my life because they are ALWAYS influencing me. Most of these people don’t even know that they have kept me accountable, encouraged me, or provided a word for my life just by being their normal God seeking selves.

They are the kind of people that I see and just say “Wow. God is just IN them.”

It’s cool. I’m diggin’ it.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Christen's Day in the Life

Okay. Let’s take a second to recognize how awesome and nice God is. Ready? Break.

So. I have been praying about a new topic/script for my Producer’s Unit class because my other script was dumb and I hated it. Thanks to twitter, I found out that Dunkin Donuts is holding a video contest! I am entering it. This is an outline of the past 35ish hours.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010:
10:00A- Log on to Twitter, learn about contest.
10:01A- Freak out and try to figure out how I can actually shoot this.
12:45P- Finish the first draft of the script.
2:00P- E-mail professor for approval of the project.
3:00P- Professor confirmation!
6:00P- Talk to some friends about crewing.
9:00P- Locked script complete.
9:15P- Meeting with Director.
10:20P- Spoke with potential Production Designer.
10:30P- Receive offer to use the Canon T2i
10:30:01P- Accept offer to use the Canon T2i.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010:
10:00A- Sort of pay attention in class, but really focus on producing this thing.
11:00A- Film stage reserved for shooting.
11:10A- Cam op selected, crew set, scripts and info sent to crew.
11:15A- Equipment reservation forms sent.
12:15P- Talked with Dunkin Donuts Assistant Manager who gave me info about getting supplies for the shoot.
12:44P- Post blog and leave to try and focus on work.