I love all things medical

Love All. Please One.

Something I’ve been thinking about lately is people pleasing. I’ve long known that I naturally have a people pleasing personality. I just really, really like to make others happy. That in and of itself isn’t a bad quality. When it competes with doing God’s will, it then becomes a problem.

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Doing the right thing in God’s eyes often means upsetting someone. Saying no to someone or something in order to say yes to God often means upsetting someone. Pleasing God instead of people often means upsetting someone.

The thing is, as a Christian, I am called to love others. There is a distinct difference between people pleasing and loving, though.

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I am to love all, but I am only to please One. The One I am to please is God. Period. Thank goodness for that! Imagine if we had to please God and man. That would be exhausting. I know this because I try to do it all the time.

When I find myself upset at not being able to please everyone, or sad that someone is mad at me for doing the right thing in God’s eyes, I have to stop and remind myself that I am to love all, but please One.

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When I feel that familiar tug of people pleasing that leaves me feeling anxious and weary, I take a moment to remember Who I am to please. That allows me to love those around me, and helps me recognize my priorities and goal in life.

There is so much freedom in that.

Pondering nursing and children

Seek the Lord while he may be found; 
   call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6

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How sweet is my little sister?!… I found this in my backpack this morning before school.

Pretty much made my day! It is times like these, when I find sweet notes from my little sister, that I can truly appreciate living at home 🙂

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Man oh man, school is BUSY.

I am actually learning some really cool things in microbiology though!! I love learning about Scrapie, Bovine Spongifrom Encephalopathy (“Mad Cow Disease”), parasites, Ring Worm, Tape Worm, etc! I find anything medical to be VERY interesting and… okay i’ll admit it.. I like to watch video’s of surgeries on You Tube. They just look so cool! Mostly all of my classmates in Microbio are nursing students and it kind of makes me want to get into nursing but I don’t know if I would be good at it or if I would enjoy it.

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Other than keeping up with school work, i’ve generally had a smile on my face lately. I’m getting my lactose intolerance perscription tonight! Hopefully I can have ICE CREAM and not get ILL! That would make my life! I just want to go to a diner right now and eat a big ice cream sundae with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and bananas 🙂

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Some recent eats:

Pumpkin pancakes

Cappuccino

 Luna bar while driving

Mint soy latte with extra espresso 🙂

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Other ramblings: I can’t wait to have kids one day. I love playing with the toddlers/babies in the church nursery!

My mom sent me this the other day and I was cracking up….!

Okay, i’m off to study economics!