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  1. Thanks! :D I haven't been on much because I'm just getting back from my summer missionary internship and a week at Glorieta for Collegiate Week!

  2. I remember when I used to post so many things in here! This is a poem I turned in for my Creative Writing class. I'll post it. Tell me what you think, and then I'll give more information on what it's about. The Israel of Iridescence By Samantha C. Spring 2012 An unforgiving absence of color takes hold of the rooms. Those that reside within the house feel no love, no fear or hatred, feel nothing, for everything passionate has been robbed by the empty, consuming tyrant black. Various shades of red— crimson, blood, periwinkle pink— throw themselves against the cold, hardwood floor, where they paint and warm all in their path, proclaiming it all to be their land. Relentless red is not to be reckoned with. Everything in the room is marked by translucent reds. Everything in the room a new creation, although only the color has been altered. Yellows attempt to break into a store, that has been heavily guarded with wooden panels, with bricks, with old, black, empty crates to keep merry trespassers out. There are no cracks, not even under the door through which yellows can squeeze in. Yellows, defeated but not discouraged, dance around the street, dance around the trees, and light the neighborhood. All the western hemisphere is yellow’s land, today. A tin roof rests against the side of an aging trailer in a nearby lot, where hues of violet ease their way in through broken windows, sliding over the smooth, tiled floor, up along the countertops, the chairs, and the creaking beds. Purples creep into the red upholstered furniture, and there, they rest, until black breaks down the doors, and the succession of power must switch hands once more.
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    Morning Person or Night Owl?

    My guess is that the majority of you guys will answer with Night Owl. Everyone says I'm such a morning person that it should be a sin. I absolutely love waking up, taking a nice shower, cooking breakfast, fixing coffee, listening to Hillsong on Pandora, having Quiet Time, sending random people good morning texts and encouragement for their day. That's my perfect morning.
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    Jeans? Dress Pants?

    I always considered blue jeans, worn with the proper blouse, to be considered dress pants. According to my dress code for my ministry work this summer, they are not. What are your thoughts? Clearly torn up jeans aren't dressy. But what about nice jeans? When worn with nice, dress shirts?
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    I would really, really appreciate it if you guys would be in prayer about financial provision for my summer mission trip. It's not that I've been irresponsible and waited until the last money to raise funds; I was actually informed about it very recently. I need to raise about $800 more in the next two weeks. I, personally, have $0.87 in my bank account. Everyone keeps saying that time is against me, but God is for me. God is greater than time. He's greater than money. I fully trust that since He has called me to do this, He will take care of and provide. I keep thinking about how God's strength is shown in our weakness, and His wisdom is seen in our foolishness. I feel like this is a desperate situation so that He can show how great He is! Please just keep me in prayer! Thanks, I love you! Be blessed! Sam.
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    Jeans? Dress Pants?

    Haha, I'm definitely more of a dress/skirt kind of girl! But I was told not to bring just dresses. Well, the only pants I own are jeans, pajama pants, and sweats. Thank God for the extra money raised... xD
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    Nah, God is so GREAT!
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    Well, if I've done the math correctly, none. I should have enough, plus some money to go toward personal expenses for the trip. Such as dress pants. Who knew jeans weren't considered dress pants. ^.^
  9. Some of you may remember, some may not. I've always had issues with my family. I'm really struggling right now. I used to be a very depressed, negative girl. Since I've started college, left home, and grown closer to God, I'm the total opposite-until I come home, that is. My younger brother's behavior is quite trying, I admit, and he really tests my parents' patience and nerves. It seems like there is always screaming, frustration, just so much negativity in this house, and it's killing me. Literally. I find myself so much more cheerful, joyous, social, just everything positive when I stay away. Which tears me up. I want to be a part of a family. I honestly feel like I don't have one. And in the few brief moments where we get along and we come together, I wouldn't trade mine for the world. But it hurts me so much more than it helps me. Especially my mother. Her negativity is really getting to me. She even admits that she takes everything out on me. Luckily, in 13 days I leave for summer missions, and I won't be around. When I go back to school, I'm going to come home less on the weekends. I feel closer to them the further I am. I just don't know how I feel or anything. It hurts because I want so badly to belong to a functioning family. To be a part of something. And I know while sometimes I may overreact, other distant family members see it, friends see it, it's not the "average" family. I have no real relationship, and it's killing me. I feel like I'm mentally, emotionally, and to an extent, spiritually scarred because of this. Any advice?
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    You guys, thanks so, so much for the prayers!!! The grand total (after I threw in $0.66) from this weekend? $500.00!
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    Here is a link to my blog about my summer mission trip. In the first post (the one all the way at the bottom) you'll find a description of the trip. The second post, "Fundraising, Day 1: Matt teaches Matt, is how today went. The third post is simply pictures and whatnot. Thanks so, so much for the prayers, you guys! If I did the math right, I have about $200 left to raise! And there's still the sale continued tomorrow! http://beautifulfeet2012.tumblr.com/
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    Honey, I'm Home

    It has been entirely too long since I have been on here. Hopefully, some of you guys remember me. Chances are, most of you don't, so I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Samantha, Sam, Sammy, whatever you wish to call me. I am now 18 years old, and I switched my major from art to English this semester. I work on campus as a writing consultant, and I've fallen in love with working with international students. Ask me anything you'd like to know. I'm an open book!
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    Just another update and request for prayer. I have six days left to raise $488.00. The yard/bake sale is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday. I've started collected through PayPal as well. I know that God will provide according to His will. I've been in tight spots financially most of last semester, and He always, always proved to be faithful. I especially find myself believing that He will most definitely take care of His children when they step out in obedience. And yet, I'm finding myself so often the past few days praying, "Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief."
  14. Okay, you guys. I'm totally and completely a happy-go-lucky, early bird, and I simply thrive off of wishing people good morning. I thought it'd be nice to have a place for other people like myself to wish the lovely folks here on CTF a spectacularly splendid morning and day! That being said: Don't be discouraged today. No matter what it is you go through, pleasant or not, the Lord your God is right there with you. You aren't in this alone. Ever. So smile, beautiful, and be joyous. The King of Kings has a purpose for you.
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    The Good Morning Thread

    _1c933448-2653-4254-bd56-75ed1f73d7c7.jpg] I just wanted to wish you a good morning, even though its actually 2:58PM as I type this.
  16. Our local paper's headline once read something about "pubic funds." Or something like that. For the first time ever, we actually had all of the kids at the high school picking up a paper... Haha
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    The Good Morning Thread

    Good morning, beautiful! Smile! Last night may not have been the greatest, but you know what? Today's a new day! Forget about it. Don't even stop to think about the things you aren't happy about. Will it matter a year from now? Nah. Get up and do something great! =)
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    I have $588.00 left to raise. I'm about half way through. It's so awesome to watch how active and at work the Lord is! In other news, ten days left until my summer as a servant begins! =)
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    Please pray for dad who shot his daughter by accident

    That's terrible! I am most definitely praying that God will use this as an opportunity to pour out His love and forgiveness and peace and comfort into this man and his family's life. I can't imagine having to deal with that. I'll also be praying for South Africa and those living there! That's such a scary thought!
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    Funds for Summer Missions

    Just an update. I've collected a total of $410.00 through my church. I'm $688.00 short. I still have the yard/bake/art/coffee sale at the end of this week. I also have a few more people who want to give, I'm just not sure of the amounts yet. Thanks for the prayers!
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    Picture Post

    I know that. You know that. But does Bryce know that? 20! So many years! Stop it!
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    The Good Morning Thread

    It hasn't quite been such a "Good Morning" kind of day the past few days. I've been SO busy, and sleep has finally taken hold of me! I fall asleep at odd times because I simply can't go any more! I slept from 6pm-8pm yesterday and was up all night. I slept from 12noon-1pm today. I hate waking up the past few mornings. Ahhhh. Lol. Kind of late, but it's morning somewhere! Good morning beautifuls!
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    Knoxville man is a daddy 30 times over

    ^Love this. Absolutely.
  24. Then email me! It's been forever!

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    Picture Post

    I took a picture of my Korean friend taking a picture of Switchfoot. Cool thing is to zoom in, on the camera, instead of the functions in English, you can see all of the Korean symbols! Also, the second picture is me with Bryce Avary from the Rocket Summer. So inspirational.
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