Tuesday, September 30, 2008


October 2, 2008 :: 8pm

[FREE Food......................................................
Worship&Word ..............................................Relationships
..........................................................Hanging out! ]

Starting THIS Thursday, October 2nd we are kicking off our Function Night for all BSU/College students! We DO have ASBSU Status and are affiliated with Capital Christian Center, in Meridian, ID.
Our vision is to see hundreds of College students radical for the kingdom of God, discovering and effectivly FUNCTIONing in their purpose and just having a ton of fun "Doing Life Together"! Or as one student on campus put it "Good, Sober fun!"

I'm SOOO excited about Function this year! Not only is it just alot of fun, it is so amazing to meet together with Students; creating relationships and really working together to reach our campus!

We are meeting every First Thursday of the month, at 8pm at the Biblical Studies Center on Broadway and Belmont. If you need more information, directions, etc, contact me at 888-1060!

President/Function BSU
888-1060 ext 286


Saturday, September 27, 2008


It has finally happened! Stephanie, my roomy, has joined the blogging world!

Go read her blog HERE!


The very first test

This morning was a school morning as usual. Yes, check your google calendar, it is Saturday. I, in my brilliance, enrolled in a Saturday Philosophy class from 8am-11am. While I really enjoy school, the Saturday thing seems to be throwing off my groove. Granted it is my ONLY class at BSU this semester, so I can't complain. However, I decided that it's actually HARDER only having one class because during my week I'm thinking more about work, church, etc than my "one class." Then there is the fact that a Saturday class ALMOST eliminates any "weekend study," because after class is over at 11am, I either accidentally fall asleep again or head to work, or ok I just don't feel like doing the homework right away; and Sunday study is even more so like pulling my own teeth. All those things I need to get over; this is fact.

TODAY was my very first test as a college girl. Philosophy 101. Aquinas, Anselm, Pascal, Hume, Perry and Leibniz put me to the test. I gladly accept this challenge because so much of their thought has shaped culture's view about God. OoOh how I'd like to talk to these Philosophers face to face :)

Anyways, I kind of like test days. Outta there in an hour flat rather than 3. It IS always a crazy thought that an hour of my time (after HOURS of reading and studing) effects SO much of my grade. Hmm, I feel a spiritual analogy coming on...

Here's to test days!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

[ kenwilde.com ]

This is important for everyone. You can follow this information to kenwilde.com . There is some really divine direction on what to pray for our nation.

[ "Dear Pastor, Leader and Prayer Partner,
As we see this crisis in the economy of our nation there is a great need for concerted prayer and the calling of leaders to a time of prayer and fasting. We are in Washington, D.C. with a prayer team and today we met with a Senator who is on the Banking Committee. He proceeded to inform us of the details of the crisis that we are now in and its ramifications. Last Thursday we were hours away from a total collapse in our economy, which was barely averted by taking some steps to bolster the mutual fund accounts. This Senator has been in coordination with his committee and with the Treasury Secretary, the Federal Reserve President, and with the President in attempting to come up with a plan that will bring our economy back to solvency. This is a serious and major concern for all of us because it affects all of us. I think that this is no less a threat than the attack by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Once again it is time for Christians and Americans to humble themselves and pray that God would hear from heaven and heal our land.
I felt the Lord speak to me that it is time to call for Sacred Assemblies to be held across the nation and that we in concerted effort cry out to God in humility and repentance to heal our land. It is also time for a Benjamin Franklin moment. As you probably recall during the Constitutional Convention he spoke these words:
"All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?"
We are now at a moment in time at which we need someone to stand up once again and call our leaders to a time of prayer and repentance and acknowledgment that we surely cannot survive unless God himself intervenes.
With all of the crises facing our nation it appears that a "Perfect Storm" of spiritual darkness and plots is brewing in the atmosphere that surrounds our country. Think of it! The phrase perfect storm originates from the 1997 book The Perfect Storm which refers to the simultaneous occurrence of weather events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the storm resulting of their chance combination. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature, so that even a slight change in any one event contributing to the perfect storm would lessen its overall impact. If you take even a brief look at the various events in today's headlines you begin to see that we are on the brink of a spiritual perfect storm. The recent terrible hurricanes earlier this fall that ravaged the gulf coast give us a glimpse in the natural of the raw destructive power of storms. It was declared on many newscasts by reporters and governmental officials that our gulf coast infrastructure cannot take much more of this! We must gather our spiritual meteorologists, reporters, aid workers, appointed officials, and financial resources and prepare to push back, offer aid, and strengthen the spiritual infrastructure to withstand the chaos that threatens to swirl around us.
Take a look at today's headlines from several fronts and look at the context for this weather forecast.
The economic storm:
John McCain halts presidential campaign for economy crisis talks
U.N. Head: "Global Financial Crisis Threatens Fight Against Poverty
Bush: "Our entire economy is in danger"
The storm of evil plots:
Iran's Ahmadinejad Addresses United Nations, Declares 'American Empire' Reaching 'End of Road'
EU Warns Iran Nearing Ability to Arm Nuclear Warhead
North Korea Removes Seals From Nuke Plant, Bars Inspectors
Russia arrived with it's Navy in Venezuela for exercises today
Looking at all of these Perfect Storm parts there is no doubt that we are in perilous times.
During these difficult times I have been comforted with a scripture out of Psalms:
I would have been without hope if I had not believed that I would see the lovingkindness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong. Let your heart be strong. Yes, wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14, NLV)
Today we are meeting with more Senators and Congressmen. Would you please pray that God will give us favor and that they would have the courage to call for a time of prayer and repentance in which all leaders would join them.
These are critical times—the time to pray is now. Please join us in prayer and call your people to a season of prayer until we see breakthrough for our nation.
Prayer Points:
1. Pray for a spirit of humility and repentance among our leaders.
2. Pray for an answer to this economic crisis.
3. Pray for favor for Pastor Ken and the team when meeting with Congressional leaders.
4. Pray that Congressional leaders would catch the need for "Solemn Assembly" Prayer at this moment.
5. Pray that Christians would understand the signs of the times and begin to activate prayer at a new level.
6. Pray for wisdom for our President, Congressional Leaders, and Financial Leaders.
7. Pray that God would hear our prayers and heal our land as we humble ourselves in repentance before Him.
Later today we will have added information and reports on www.kenwilde.com.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from it and would be interested in praying.
Thank you for your concern and prayers.

Pastor Ken Wilde
National Prayer Center
Washington, D.C." ]


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Stephanie ["the first shall be last"]

Next is my other roomie Stephanie. (She doesn't have a blog YET, but she WILL!)


Stephanie is an ENFJ which stands for "Extroverted/Intuitive/Feeling/Judging" :: Otherwise called an "Idealist Teacher"

To describe her in a few phrases::
"They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage"

"are global learners. They see the big picture. The focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many have tremendous entrepreneurial ability."

"know and appreciate people"

"feel closely connected with those around them, and thus show a sincere interest in the joys and problems of their employees, colleagues, students, clients, and loved ones."

Famous People with Stephanie's personality::
David, King of Israel
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
Michael Jordan, NBA basketball player
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Matthew McConaughey (The Wedding Planner)

Stephanie's personality doesn't list any fictional characters! While we were both kind of sad; I told her this is because there is no fictional comparison to her genuine, sparkling personality!!!! I think we can all agree on that one!


Keila [aka Ariel with a silly switch]

::: To continue my adventure of personalities, we turn our attention to my good friend Keila. (Keiks, Ke-Ke, Keiks-a-nation, Keik-a-licous, Keikers, or as my 2 year old friend Eden would call her, "Meagan") :::

Keila is a "ENFP" which according to the Jung Typology Test stands for :: "Extroverted/Intuitive/Feeling/Perceiving" :: Otherwise called "an Idealist Champion"

Here are some hard hitting quotes :)
"They are outgoing, fun, and genuinely like people. they are warm, affectionate, and disconcertingly spontaneous."

"have what some call a "silly switch." They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become CAPTAIN WILDCHILD, the scourge of the swimming pool, ticklers par excellence."

"are pleasant, easygoing, and usually fun to work with. They come up with great ideas, and are a major asset in brainstorming sessions."

Famous People with Keila's personality::
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Theodor "Dr." Seuss Geisel (The Cat in the Hat)
James Dobson ("Focus on the Family")
Dave Thomas, owner of Wendy's hamburger chain
Regis Philbin

Fictional Characters with Keila's personality::
Ariel (The Little Mermaid), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Steve Irkle

I find much joy in her fictional characters. Mainly because she has been referring to me as "Rabbit" (who I never liked, even as a child) :) So, feel free to give her a "WHAT up Fresssh Prince."


Ps. This is all in fun. I love Keiks :) check out her BLOG and her recent "love letter" to her car!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

[ Rabbit?! ]

::: Today I learned some interesting things about some of my friends...an even myself! It has been a quiet day at the office... Umm, I mean, we were researching our personalities to better understand how efficiently to work together!!!! :) A few of us took a personality test and here are a few things I learned about myself. I can't help but laugh at this :::
TYPE- ESFJ (Extraverted/Sensing/Feeling/Judging) "Guardian/Provider"::
"enjoy being in charge. They see problems clearly and delegate easily, work hard and play with zest."

"wear their hearts on their sleeves"

"As caretakers, sense danger all around--germs within, the elements without, unscrupulous malefactors, insidious character flaws."

Famous People with my personality::
Desi Arnaz ("Ricky Ricardo")
Don Knotts ("Barney Fife")
Sally Struthers (All in the Family)
Mary Tyler Moore
Dixie Carter (Designing Women)

Fictional Characters with my personality::
Donald Duck, Rabbit (from Winnie the Pooh), and Monica (from Friends).

NOW, before the isidious name calling begins. Take a look at a few of my friends and their personality results... :)

and if you want to take this personality test in the meantime you can do it HERE. (Click on Jung Typology Test).


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"I am worth the life of Jesus"

"I am worth the life of Jesus"
a statement powerful enough to bring a man to tears
true enough to make the son-of-man weep

[ Position-> Perspective->Perception->Behavior ]
Last night at my Effective Communications class our Professor had us repeat "I am worth the life of Jesus", twice. We were talking about value and commitment and love and understanding our value as a speaker. Since this class has an emphasis on preaching we fortunately have the liberty of discussing this idea from a spiritual angle.

After repeating that phrase twice, he asked how that idea affects us. One of my classmates, Justin, was brought to tears. Such a simple idea yet so powerful! I was thinking about the significance of this moment in a class of 6 people felt called to preach. If we aren't ourselves positioned to understand and perceive our value, we cannot effectively communicate to a generation so broken and searching for value.

//"You won't and CAN'T behave in a way that you do not perceive"//

It all goes back to the cross. Jesus stamped you with irrevocable value when he gave His life for you. We MUST understand our position in Christ. It affects our perspective, our perception, and our behavior. I imagine Christ's heart breaking when one of His kids refutes their value. I also imagine his overwhelming joy when they have a moment much like Justin did last night.

Just a simple thought for you today...Do you recognize and realize and understand that YOU are worth the life of Christ? It's not a theory or even just a nice thought; it was proven and illustrated on the cross.



The mornings are cold,
The sun stays in bed longer and goes to bed earlier.

[i actually had to turn the heater on in the car this morning!]

Fall is coming! Not quite upon us, but well on it's way. While I really am saddened that the hot summer days are almost gone and was disheartened this morning at 7am when my alarm went off and it was still dark outside, I DID find simple joy in one of my 2 favorite fall/winter drinks. Grande Caramel Apple Spice. I had forgotten all about it until Monday night! The cold weather literally triggered my memory and I got all excited...
There's just something about this drink makes me love fall and cold mornings/afternoons/nights. It just says "Fall!"

Ok so maybe I jumped the gun a little since the temperature still reaches 80 degrees this week, but I couldn't resist. Steph and I grabbed a Caramel Apple Spice on our way to night class.... MmMmmm!

[the first caramel apple spice of the season!] You should try one!!!//meg

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

[ terrifically alive ... filled with deep joy ]

Sometimes I like to let the Bible just speak all on it's own... This is one of my all time favorite verses.

"Companions as we are in this work with you, we beg you, please don't squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us. God reminds us,

'I heard your call in the nick of time;
The day you needed me, I was there to help.'

Well, now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped. Don't put it off; don't frustrate God's work by showing up late, throwing a question mark over everything we're doing. Our work as God's servants gets validated—or not—in the details.

People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we're beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we're telling the truth, and when God's showing his power; when we're doing our best setting things right; when we're praised, and when we're blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all" 2 Corinthians 6:1-10(MSG).