Wednesday, May 16, 2007

As He always does, God has been working out and working on each of my stressors about this big move. Monday night I heard a great message from an old friend and mentor Moses Caesar about worry. He gave us practical steps that enable us to give things to the Lord, trust Him with our future, and live fully in the present...not letting Satan rob us of the peace Christ died to afford us.

And sure enough, the next day I was able to register for both my major exams (law and board exam) to become a pharmacist on days when I'll be in town (which aren't many in June). I've been packaing stuff up, throwing stuff out, and slowly but surely getting organized for this trek. I'm still very excited. The woman called yesterday to inform me that I officially had an apartment waiting on me when I get up there.

As for the road trip, Donna and Leela, two of my closest friends and fellow pharmacy students, have been gracious enough to volunteer to make the trek cross-country with me. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that will be 35 hours in a car. We're excited about our adventure.

HOWEVER, I would like some audience participation: Give me some ideas for what we should do in the car.

5 comments:

will said...

right now, all i can think of are things NOT to do in the car. while your mind may be wandering on that topic, let me strongly urge the driver to NOT sleep in the car.

Anonymous said...

video camera...we have to come up with something to look for in every state (like perhaps the most stereotypical person from that state)...that's bad, but it came to mind...take pictures and put them on your blog about your cross country trek!!!!
or you could always resort to the lisence plate game...but that's normal...
~Natalie

Brooke Oftedahl said...

Books on tape/cd are EXCELLENT! I find that they put me right into a groove and i get so entertained that sometimes i don't even want to stop for breaks! After driving back and forth from NC to VT i've listened to a bunch, and most recently really like James Patterson's "The Honeymoon". It was very suspenseful! Also, sermons on tape/cd are good too. You could download free ones off iTunes if you have it. Ok, and my FAVORITE radio program to listen to comes on Saturday mornings at 10am EST. It's called "Car Talk" and it's based out of Boston. They are two guys that have a show out of Harvard Square and people call in with car problems they need advice about. These brothers know their stuff, but they are WICKED funny. It's on NPR, but you can usually find it on a local station that you're driving through. Check it out, they are HILARIOUS. Hope these ideas help! :-)

Jeff Lash said...

Mullet hunting is a great road trip activity. While Annie and I were traveling to Michigan a few months back I found a sweet mullet in KY. I like the sermon idea. I have been tearing through sermons recently. Ergun Caner has some very interesting podcasts on iTunes on Sects and Cults. They are good. Movies are good on laptops for non-drivers, sucky for the driver. And no road trip is complete without a huge bag of barbecue sunflower seeds. I guess you're all set now.

Anonymous said...

Lauren -

You know what I'm thinking. The funniest noise game, a la Adam, Lauren, & Buckle : )