A little about a lot

Friday, September 24, 2004


I woke up an hour early this morning so I could get to work an hour early and get off work an hour early.
The alarm clock started playing music right in the middle of a dream I was having, although I don't remember what it was about.
I woke up — my room was dark — and looked at the clock.
Surely, the music I was listening to couldn't be my alarm - surely it was just part of the dream.
I threw my covers off, jumped out of bed, hit the snooze button and was back in bed.
"Good morning, God," I thought, closing my eyes for seven more minutes of sleep.
"Good morning, Edie," He said, seven minutes later when the alarm went off again and I woke up to such a beautiful sight.
The sun was just thinking about coming up and instead of the orangish red color I'm used to seeing, it was more of a white light shining through some of the darkness of night that was still hanging on.
I got up, showered, listened to my music, got ready, hugged my mom and told her I loved her and was out in the freshness of the morning.
It was cold and silent and beautiful. It was almost "strict."
Not the warm, flowing feeling like when you get in a sun-warmed car after eating lunch after church - cold, silent - strict.
As I drove, the sun came up, but it still wasn't orange - it was the white light through the clouds over the fog that was coming of small ponds.
It was amazing. God is so different all the time - even in His glory.
What a great birthday present.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Prayer Request

Calling all prayer warriors... I need help.

I am at a crossroads in my life, and I need some direction. I don't want it to come from anyone but God, so I have a request for you all.

Please pray for me. Please pray that God would overwhelm me with direction. ;) I just need to know which direction he wants me to take with my life right now. I've been praying and he's laid some big decisions on my heart and I just don't know what to do.

I love you all!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I love my friends

Anna Detrich, I love you.

Today, I received flowers and a 12-pack of my favorite, DR. PEPPER, from my friend Anna. The note said "Happy Tuesday."
What a blessing!

Today at lunch I was reading in 1 Corinthians. The only thing I had really read from that book before was chapter 13 - the love chapter. And after reading the first 12 chapters, today I was finally to that chapter, which might be my favorite in the whole Bible.

You've all heard of it - it tells you what love is not, and explains that love is the most important thing we have.

Chapter 12 talks about spiritual gifts, such as prophesy, speaking in tongues, discernment, etc., but Chapter 13 says that love is more important than all of these. Sometimes I wonder if I have a spiritual gift, and today God told me I did. I love, and I love deep, and I am loved deep by people like Anna.

And that is God at work in my life.

P.S. Anna- I can't find your e-mail address. :( what is it? Mine is edie@ksu.edu

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

long weekend

My weekend started last Thursday.

Well, not really. I went to Iowa City for an interview Thursday and Friday and then flew to Chicago to spend the labor day weekend with Steve and Stacy. But, now that I'm back at work, I realize that I haven't been at work for almost a week and it's a bit difficult to get back into the swing of things, especially since no sources are calling me back. :(

Iowa City went OK. There were somethings about the paper that I found less than impressive, and I'm pretty sure there are some things about me that they found less-than-impressive, so...we'll see.

I'm no really expecting a job offer, but the interview process was a great experience and I actually really liked the newsroom environment they had there - so that was fun.

It was great to see Steve and Stacy. We had a great, laid back weekend. Steve hurt his neck Monday, so that day wasn't as laid back for him, but I think he was going to go to the chiropractor today, so hopefully he's better.

I got to see Aunt Sharalyn and Uncle Jack and all the kids while I was there as they were celebrating Uncle Jack's bday. It was really great to hang out in a really relaxed setting with all those people. I had fun.

I was glad to get back home though, and sleep in my own bed. Last night was gorgeous- there were stars everywhere and this morning was even prettier. It's a gorgeous gorgeous day out and i wish I wasn't stuck at my computer. It would be a good day to wash your car, read a book in the sun, plant some flowers or work in the yard. It's just gorgeous. A football game would be good today. :)

Today i am working on a story about cutting horses (There is a competition in salina) and a story about a fair for senior citizens. I'm trying to get ahold of some other people for stories i"ve been wanting to do for a few weeks, and it's just not working. ohhh well. I'll keep trying.

that's it for now.
love you all-

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Back to the blog

Yeah..it's been a while.

Lots has happened.

I found out that the Journal was not going to be able to create a position for me. I had told everyone that I was trying not to get my hopes up, but that I would still probably be devastated if I couldn't stay here. Both statements were untrue.

I did have my hopes up, but I'm not devastated. The most difficult part is leaving a newsroom full of people I've grown quite fond of.

That's not true either....The most difficult part is leaving my family. The other day I was watching Par make me a sandwich and started crying. I almost start crying when I think about not being able to see him whenever I want. I don't know why it's leaving Par specifically that seems to strike at the very depth of my heart, but it does. I could say I would miss everyone the same - but that's not true. I'll miss Par the most.

I think it's because I usually don't talk to him on the phone. We communicate when we SEE each other. I guess I'll have to get better at phone conversations. Everyone else I have had converstations with over the phone or on e-mail, so it doesn't seem like I'm LOSING them as much....
I dunno.

Tomorrow I'm going to Iowa City to interview at a paper there. I don't know what my chances are. It seems like a pretty good paper, so I'm hoping it works out - but if it doesn't, something else will. Then Saturday through Monday I'm headed to CHICAGO to see Steve and Stacy. I'm way way way excited. :) It's gonna be a blast.

Right now I'm bored, bored, bored. I have two stories for which I've tried to get ahold of several sources with no progress. I know that EVERYONE is going to start calling me back right around 5 p.m. and it's going to SUCK. :) Oh well...

Last night I went running in Salina - it was nice to run outside, but I couldn't figure out how far a mile was and almost killed myself because I thought I hadn't reached a mile yet and in actually had run over a mile. I ended up running three...I usually run one. My body is mad at me today. :)

I think I'm gonna do it again tonight though - this time I know how far a mile is.

That's it for me. Adios peeps.

Love- eeds