Lindy Cowart (*Note: Lindy was a member of the Student Blogger Staff from August 2009-April 2010.* )
Judson College - Freshman
Blows out 19 candles on February 28th, 2010
I've blogged almost my whole life- off and on.
I ride horses now - excitment.
I strongly believe in God and what the Bible tells us.
Not the average "party" Freshman by any means.
You should keep coming back! :D
Guess who is now an ambassador? That's right, me! I have always been fascinated with them and their knowledge of Judson. I still remember my first ambassador. She was Ashley Glass, but she graduated right before I came to Judson. They just look so regal with their crimson jackets, black skirts and shoes.
In order to be an ambassador you must fill out a sheet of information and survey questions like, why do you like Judson? Or,what things do you participate in here at Judson? It's actually quite simple to answer, as long as you truly love Mother Judson.
Then, you have an interview with someone from student life, the president or vice-president, and the sponsor. I woke up Monday knowing that my interview was at 10:30 a.m. and, I have got to tell you, that I was beyond nervous. What questions were they going to ask me? Would I respond quickly enough? What scenario would I have to think through?
I went back to my dorm after math class and quickly got dressed in my pre-planned business attire. I walked over there determined to be at least a few minutes early. People wished me good luck. I got to the conference room with a fellow classmate still in there. I was 6 minutes early anyway. My nerves kept going through the roof and I had to struggle to keep my mind off of it. My friend Megan was who was in there and she soon came out, but I had to still wait. Oh my goodness. When will this be over? After a few centuries, Anita Smith (the ambassador president) popped her head out and grinned at me. I love Anita! I followed her in and found my seat in front of three very familiar faces. (I love my Judson!!) Susie Allison (student life), Anita Smith and Katie Patterson (ambassador sponsor) were smiling at me. My nerves immediately eased and I felt at home with them there just talking about Judson and who I was. Anita went over the rules and guidelines of being an ambassador and what it means. Katie asked me if I had time for it and what it meant to me. (It means the world to me!) I answered truly and as best I could and when they were done they dismissed me. Wow. That wasn't too bad!
I waited days to see if I had made it through the deliberation period. Well, the day came and I got a letter in my mailbox saying I made it! Wow, after all that worrying. So that was my best event so far this semester. Maybe I will get to take my future little sister on a tour.
My goal this year is to read the whole New Testament in my Bible. I decided to do this after coming to two conclusions:
1. You must actually DO in order to get started.
2. To get closer to Christ I am going to have to read my Bible and pray.
Just like if you want to loose weight, you have to get to that point where you have got to just get started. Just go and get on that treadmill, go for that jog or do those crunches. After a while you start to feel great and you will want to do it. It will become routine. I feel so wonderful and full of hope these days because I am so much closer with Him now. I used to be that way, but it slacked up when I got so busy with school.
Seriously, now I kind of realized and remembered that I am wasting so much of my life. I have no purpose outside of God’s will and I really was not focusing on it. Sure, you can be saved through Christ, but you have to have that relationship for Him to know you. Does that not make sense, now? My reoccurring fear was Him telling me,“I never knew you.” Well, yeah he wouldn’t if I didn’t work at it. A relationship with the Father should be like your relationship with your best friend. If you don’t call and chat with them then you will loose touch very quickly. I know because I have done that and had it happen to me, but this is one that I never want to loose and no one should.
I am taking New Testament this semester so I can kind of get the book knowledge and the real Word at the same time. It’s pretty great.
I’m looking forward to finding some verses I can put up on my wall, too, for encouragement. Have any suggestions? Pleas pray for me that I will continue my mission. I'm praying for you all and let me know if you have anything I could pray for you about. God Bless!
Can you all tell that I baked cookies? Some of the "best" according to the boyfriend's co-worker. Don't worry, I didn't use the funky icing after I did that! They are still "the best". Anyway, I want to take this time to tell you all that my first semester of my freshman year at the wonderful Judson College is gone and over. That means I only have three years and a semester left! I am definitely not excited. However, I am excited to find out about some more traditions. My big, fellow blogger Ryan, was chatting up her excitement when I walked in on them in the hallway. It's driving me nuts. Maybe with all this my "dislike" (as some people say) of surprises will be cured.
Not that I dislike them. I'm just a very practical person who likes to be prepared.
I did make some pretty great grades, too! Hooray. However, I must also chalk it up to having such AMAZING professors who really care about it. I am so thankful to be going to a small school where people know my name and I am not just a number. I know who is good in the math department and can seek help when needed. ha ha
You know what else is about to be over? This year! Can you believe it? I remember it like yesterday when I was in my church celebrating it with people I loved. I graduated from high school only a little over 7 months ago. It is definitely a strange feeling. At this point last year I did not want to return to school, now I can't wait. That is a wonderful feeling.
This semester I’ll be on the equestrian team. To give them needed points in their competitions that is. I hope they do not mind me not officially trying out in the beginning of the year like they did. Mrs. Jennifer says that that is what we have been doing all this semester basically. Well, either way it turns out, I will try hard! I am so anxious about it, but I don’t want to pass up an opportunity to try something new.
I just can't stop thinking about what my youth minister went over the Sunday before Christmas (my head pastor was on vacation with his family).
We had heard it all before in my youth group from the previous year. What am I talking about? Did you all know that, on the lower end, it would only cost $10 billion to fix the worlds water crisis for a year? Everyone gets to have clean water. In the entire world. Wow, that seems like a lot! No, not really. Considering that the U.S. in 2005 spent over $281 BILLION (I couldn't find a more recent figure, but something tells me it was extravagant). That is so amazing that in a time when everyone says, "It's about Jesus!" We are really just about, "Here is your present!" We are totally not concerned the way we need to be. It makes me sick the way it is celebrated now. From being a time of repentance and reflection it has, over a long period of time, become what it is now.
You guys, 5,000 children die a day from drinking unclean water. I'm sure that if the prophets were called forth and saw how the church is now then they would be speechless. So what can you do about it? You can go here. It’s an organization that, with about $10,000, can build a fresh water tower in an area that needs it. Oh, and just in case you’re bored, I would do some research on Lottie Moon and their cut backs on missionaries for 2010. Do not hold me to this, but I think that they were lacking around $9 million to complete their needs to give payment to these missionaries. That a lot of money? How can we, as a church, raise that much? You guys, last year in 2008 the Southern Baptists' (who are the ones supporting Lottie Moon) tithing count was $11.1 BILLION. That, my friends, is pocket change now, huh?