Friday, March 13, 2009

I lift up my eyes to the hills...

School has taken over my life recently! Winter quarter is almost over, Praise Him! But with my busy schedule I have completely neglected my journal and my blog. So, I am simply remedying that...

At the beginning of the school year, the Lord gave me this promise about me being able to trust Him in His goodness. He said the reminder of that promise would be every time I see the mountains. This is so special, because I have to go over the 520 bridge every day which has one of the best views of the Olympics and the Cascades. Also, at school there is a long stretch across campus called Rainier Vista - the view of the mountain is breathtaking. 

So, the Lord explained to me about the mountains and that they would be a sign. He also gave me a verse, Psalm 24:

"I lift up my eyes to the hills - from where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth."

So, the mountains were beginning to mean a lot to me. But I was sadly disappointed when I realized that I can rarely see the mountains. They always seem to be covered up in fog and clouds - at least, until THIS week.

This week may have been too cold, but it was gorgeous!!! Every morning the mountains greeted me in brilliancy! It stirred my spirit and soul and filled me with hope. 

I fell in love with the mountains!

It has been incredible! But the Lord added more meaning this week...

I have always known my name meant "Watchful One." I appreciate how unique my name is and am so grateful to my parents for it! But this week, my mom and I were talking and she said, "Samara, I looked up the meaning of your name again and discovered something. The literal Hebrew meaning is 'Mountain Watcher.'" 

Woah! Shaaabbaaaaa!

After explaining about the mountains and the promise, she and I were both left in shock... 

I love the MOUNTAINS!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I cut my hair!!!

It's all gone! I whacked my hair. It hasn't really been this short since I was two years old! 

This is a little exhilarating -- a little strange! But above all, it is FUN. 
Craziness - it's just totally not there! 

So far no regrets - just shock! 

I'm going to stop rambling now... Haha - it's just SO different!!!