You're Looking at a College Student!

It has been ages since I wrote. Possibly eons. My apologies for not checking in at least a little. Once again life has been busy. I am fairly certain I'm not the only one. It seems like everyone's life is pretty busy right now. So, now that you forgive me (I hope) would you like to hear some major news?

I am starting school on Monday. School! As in college. Yes, I am 39. And, yes I just revealed my age again. I've wanted to go to college for years so this is not a new desire. However, I surprised myself by actually going for it. I am going to be studying to be a Medical Assistant. That may shock some of you that know me face to face. I am squeamish with needles and blood. It's true. But, I've decided I am going to put myself out there and DO it instead of just thinking about it for the rest of my life.

I've had lots of medical professionals in my life that sucked. Just being honest here peeps. I've also had lots that were warm and kind. I want to be the second kind of medical assistant. I'm asking for your thoughts and your prayers though because I am truly nervous about it all. Why? Because I tend to doubt my abilities. Because I've never been to college. Because, ahem, I graduated over 20 years ago. 

So, I might be crazy but I am crazy nervous and crazy excited for this new adventure. Keep reminding me of this as I face College Mathematics and Speech. Oh, and phlebotomy but let's not talk about that yet. I'll take it as it comes because, folks, I can do ALL things through Him who gives me strength.

You're looking at a college student!

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Becky Dougherty said...

That's great, Julie! Best of luck!! :)

Amy's Avenue Blog! said...

Yah! You will be so so so good in this field!

Steve Finnell said...


Is the Bible the accurate word God or are the opinions of men the absolute truth?

According to the average of May 2005, May 2006, May 2002 Gallup Polls state that 40% of protestants and 45% of other Christians believe that the Bible is the actual word of God, to be taken literally. If that is a fact, then at least 55% who claim to be Christians do not believe the Bible is God's accurate word.

If those claiming to be Christian do not trust the Bible, then who or what do they trust? They are left with the opinions of men.

JOHN MacArthur Quote:
In Acts 2:38, Peter appears to link forgiveness of sins to baptism. But there are several plausible interpretations of this verse that do not connect forgiveness of sin with baptism. It is possible to translate the Greek preposition eis—”because of,” or “on the basis of,” instead of “for.” It is used in that sense in Matthew 3:11; 12:41; and Luke 11:32.

There is not one English translation of the the Bible that translates "for" of Acts 2:38 as "because of" or "on the basis of".

Max Lucado Quote:

3) “What of the ones who die before they have a chance? What if I entrust my soul to Christ and before I can tell anyone or arrange to be baptized, a swarm of killer bees attacks me and I die?”
The answer to this question is found in the character of God. Would a God of love reject an honest heart? No way. Would a God of mercy and kindness condemn any seeking soul? Absolutely not. Having called you and died for you would he cast you away because of a curious sequence of events? Inconceivable. Is it possible for an unbaptized believer to be saved? Yes, definitely. Should every believer be baptized? Yes, definitely.

Jesus Quote:

Mark 16:15-16 ...preach the gospel to ever creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)

Realizing that 55% of those who claim to be Christian do not believe the Bible is God's word, it is no shock that men reject the clear teaching of Scripture.

Belief and water baptism are essential to salvation regardless of man-made doctrine.

Men are not baptized in water because they are already saved. Water baptism is in order to be saved.

What could more illogical, than to believe the Bible is not the accurate word of God, and then believe without question, preachers, priests, Bible commentaries, church creed books and other extra-Biblical writings?


Twisted Cinderella said...

That is wonderful! I am so happy for you!