Tuesday, December 8, 2009


These past few weeks have been a whirlwind--Thanksgiving, essays, research papers, tests, church choir practices, and tying up the last of the semester's loose ends have consumed my life! Though my heart is heavy as I prepare to take the next step in my life, my time in Waco and at Baylor has been richly blessed as I have grown, matured, and begun to see just a little of the Lord's plan for my life revealed.

Though I know full well the Lord has a pure and perfect plan, that doesn't mean I've accepted this change gracefully. :) As I was driving home for Thanksgiving, I definitely took a little time to express to the Lord my not-so-happy attitude in preparing to move from this place I have grown to love. However, as I drove up Highway 6, I was struck by the beautiful, changing trees--evidence of the fall season making its way in.

I was quickly reminded of the beautiful words found in Ecclesiastes:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

The seasons these trees endure is quite like the seasons of life. Though I have no idea where I will be in the next few months, I do know it is time for this season of my life to come to an end. I am confident the Lord is using this time to prune me and help me grow--even if that means my life must change--and soon enough, I know I will be able to see the evidence of this as I continue to strive towards becoming the woman God wants me to be.

On another note...
Thanksgiving was a joyous time in the Wright household consisting of shopping extravanganzas, coffee shop concerts, a home makeover, some good down time, and of course--the infamous Thanksmas (well, Mom prefers Christgiving). I've included a few pictures from the week for your viewing pleasure including, but not limited to, our shopping trip to C-City documented by finding dad's cattle brand on a wall, Syd and A's mayonnaise hair-treatment, mom and jo's tile cleaning attempt, the new guest room, the coffee shop concert featuring Syd, and some. :)

Back in Waco, I got to meet SANTA! :) Here's a pic of me and my small group girl, Erin. Erin has been an incredible blessing to my life over the past few years. I met her at Kamp Kanakuk while I was a counselor the past few summers and have had the privilege of getting to hang out with her ever since through the K-Life ministry in Waco. She's a freshman at Waco High.

I pray each of you is experiencing a blessed holiday season filled with lots of love, laughter, family, and a constant attitude of gratitude for the sacrifice our Heavenly Father made on our behalf!

Blessings on each of you and your families!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Considering it pure joy...

Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverence must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

Meet Brynne.

Brynne is the sweet little girl of my cousin Maggie. I'm sure most of you know the situation with Baby Brynne, but for those who don't--Brynne is sick, and no doctor seems to be able to provide any answers. They took her to Cook's last week and just got the test results back, with no answers.

The Lord has HUGE plans for Brynne, and I can't wait for those plans to be revealed. But, this post is a humble cry asking you all to pray for this precious child of God. She's on a feeding tube 20 hours a day, and PRAISE GOD she's gained a lot of weight since they started her on it. But, trusting the Lord to do a mighty work, I ask you to pray for sweet Brynne's healing, wisdom for the doctors she is seeing, and peace, understanding, and perserverance for Craig, Maggie, and her big brother, Koda.

The Lord is faithful and the Great Physician, and we trust in his timing.

ALSO, meet Baby Maci!

Maci Glynn Louder is the newest addition to the Norman clan, and I can't WAIT to meet her! She was born yesterday to my cousin Abby and her husband Jantzen!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Am I really doing this?

So--eventhough I swore I would NEVER, never...NEVER have a blog, here I am. Oh boy...

But, here's the deal. I read everyone else's all the time. And, I'm constantly getting messages and e-mails asking how things are going, what the next step is in life, etc. So, why not?! Plus, I mean, it IS 2009. My professor told me today to catch up on the technology. So what if I can't use touch phone?! Anyway, I'm humbling myself and creating a blog. ha. Happyyyyy readingggg!!!

So, for the basics... and some:
1. I graduate in exactly 4 months and 2 days. For most, this is exciting but...
2. I'm not good with change.
3. I am applying for law school right now: Baylor, University of Houston, Creighton, Tech, St. Mary's, Texas Wesleyan, and SMU. Surely ONE of them will accept me.
4. In the meantime, I'm waiting to hear back on some internships I've applied for in the Spring. I'll either be in Plano, St. Louis, D.C., Virginia, Lubbock or Snyder. Hmmm...
5. I'm terrified and confused about what next semester holds, but I'm taking the Lord at his word and trusting that he will do "immeasurably more than anything we ask or imagine!"
6. T-8 days=THANKSMAS! wooooo!!!! :)
7. Maci Glynn entered the world today! Yay, Abby and Jantz!! So ready to meet this precious angel.

WELL, that's all I've got for now. We'll see how good I am at this. :)


Now to him who is able to do IMMEASUREABLY more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be GLORY in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout ALL generations, FOREVER and EVER! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21