Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Work of My Hands

So, what have I been doing lately? Well, let's see...I just finished up my take home exam for my communication disorders class (don't think I did it very well) a little while ago. I now have left to write just one exam, and that is on 2 Samuel. I am not too worried about this exam though, as I am doing pretty well in the class.

I have my interview for the Bachelor of Education program; that is coming up on April 24th (this coming Monday), and I've been doing some praying for it. I'm not really sure what to expect even though I have talked to some of the students in the program already and they have given me some examples of questions they have asked in the past. These types of questions are the ones I hate - they make you think! What is your greatest and weakest quality/characteristic; if you could change one thing about the school system what would it be; what makes you think you would be a good teacher...those kind of questions just make chills run up and down my spine!

Next, is graduation. That is on May 6. I am excited to graduate, yet nervous. The last four years have, in general, gone by fairly quickly. It scares me that student loan debt is great and that I will only be adding more to it in the next two years and when I get out, I am sure my monthly payment is going to be high. However, I can't worry about that. I feel the Lord has called me to be a teacher, and He will provide for me and help me to be able to pay off the debt.

I've also called into work today (technically now that it's past midnight it was yesterday that I called) and let them know when I am available to come back for the summer. I didn't get to speak with the supervisor I normally do, but this one said she will leave a message with the manager and they will get back to me. She said she thinks they will probably need me (people going on vacations and such), but the question is when (they might not need me until vacations start, which is usually the beginning of June). I am not worried about this though, so that is good.

Now, to get to the title of my post...the work of my hands (since my blog is titled Confirm the Work of Our Hands) - I thought I could use a little confirmation, or give some confirmation that my hands have indeed been working (oh great, by putting this in my blog I can just imagine the kind of things people will type into their search engines to get this!). Anyway, I have been doing a lot of knitting - some for me (a couple pairs of socks) and most for others (things I will probably put on/under the mitten tree at church next Christmas). If you are interested - ok stop rolling your eyes - you can check out my knitting blog (Kitten Yarns & Crafts) and scroll down to see pictures of the items I've been making. Feel free to leave a comment on the blog there and let me know what you think, or that you were there.

I also finally got around to writing another short story for the weekly writers challenge over at Faith Writers. I didn't place this week, though it did end up 10th overall in the intermediate level. If you would like to check it out, click this link and have a read. Let me know what you think in the comment section here on my blog (don't think you can leave one there unless you are a member).

Anyway, I am off to bed for it is late. Thankfully, I can sleep in - at least until my nephew gets here around 9:30 or 10:00!

Have a Christ filled day/night!


Anonymous said...

i love to learn how to knit. i want to make myself a cap ( is that how you call it?) and a top. i've seen samples and i thought it'll be cool if i can make one. the work of your hands are great!

procyon said...

Your blog is very well done. And the visual at the top is smashing. I too am a serious Christian and my blogs are deep and powerful. Why dont you check one at and give me your opinion/advice?

I shall be grateful.

Sincerely, Procyon

Jezreel said...

Heya Shelley! Looks like everythings running smoothly for ya! Glad to hear it! (Oh, and I've had people come across my blog by doing some pretty particular searches too!)

Haha, the letter code at the bottom is fwakboy - don't know why that's so funny to me, but it is!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Shelley, no kidding, you graduate already, wow! Good for you...what a happy time after 4 years of hard work. That must be a very good feeling and a wonderful accomplishment!

Bill Scott, Sr. said...

I hate taking

Kristi said...

God, please help Shelley on Monday with her interview. Help her to radiate joy in the knowledge she has acquired through her education! In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Procyon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and having a look. Will be grateful if you could read a couple of poems in my blogs and give me your comments on them.
Yes, there are a string of seven blogs [seven sisters, so to speak]!


Bonnie Calhoun said...

I'm still praying for you...and with God's grace you will get through all of these tests...and get more work at the job...and pay off your loans....And be a teacher! :-)

bill Scott said...


When I was in Bible college, I took a church history class and learned about how all the apostles died. I can't remeber the name of the books that I had received the information from, but I can research it if you want me to. I will be going on vacation (leaving tomorrow) and will be mia for a week. but if you want me find wher ehte source is I can let you look it up for you.

Jayleigh said...

Congrats on the inverview and on graduation. It's so ... nerve wracking... interviews... but you will be fine because of all the prayers lifted up for you. **hugs**

The story you wrote is excellent. I had goosebumps; the imagery was superb!

Take care sweet friend.

Paul said...

Hi Shelley,

Just spent about forty-five minutes here catching up with your blog.

Actually listening to it. I have a have a program called Natural Reader and it reads the text, so I can sit back and relax :-)

I have been throughly blessed as I caught up with your posts. It is good to be back into the swing of things again.

Be blessed my friend. You continue to be in my prayers.

Writing for the King,


Ruth said...

yea, my first time eating lamb was at church too. a couple times a bunch of us did our best to "recreate" passover and celebrate the deliverance of the children of Israel, as well as our own deliverance through Christ's death on the cross. good stuff!! (plus the food... hehe)

Annette Burkett said...

Knitting is definitely a God-given talent. I never could figure it out even though I tried several times. I LOVE the socks!

I hope everything goes well with your interview. That's one thing I don't miss is having to go to those! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

In His Love,

Jennifer said...

"oh great, by putting this in my blog I can just imagine the kind of things people will type into their search engines to get this!)."

Girl, you crack me up! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! That is so exciting.