Guys – this weekend has been so amazing.  I was able to attend a TEC retreat and left the weekend with an amazing group of friends and a second family.  I can’t tell you all the details since every TEC is supposed to be participated in and not anticipated about, but I can tell you that it is SO worth it.

It was such a beautiful way to prepare for college – which starts in exactly six days.  I am a mixture of excitement and sheer terror, which makes for pretty sporadic blog posts.  Sorry about that guys!  

Isn’t it amazing how God brings you exactly what you need when you need it?  There are no coincidences since everything is perfectly placed in His plan for you.  You are given the gifts, talents and characteristics that you possess for a reason.  Everyday, God brings people into your life who are going to help you get close to Him.  He loves you SO much and has an incredibly deep desire to spend the rest of eternity with you.  You are the face He saw as He was dying on the cross, and yours were the sins He carried up to Calvary.  He’s waiting with open arms, ready to run out and rescue you from your sin.  You only have to say the word.

What an amazing love our God has for us.  Christ loves you – now go tell others!

On another note – we have our winners for the giveaway!  Kimberly, you’ve won the “To Save A Life” DVD.  Hannah – you’ve won the “King and Country” CD.  I sent an e-mail to the contact information that you provided, so check out your inbox.

Have a wonderful rest of your Tuesday night guys!

God bless each and every one of you,

Chloe M. 

This morning at Mass, Father gave
an excellent homily on how we don’t
really know God….a.k.a., watch for it
in a future post.

I have to fill out a questionnaire for one
of the organizations I’m getting involved with on campus.
You answer ten questions and they match
you with a upperclassman  mentor.  Some of
the questions are ridiculous.  “What is
your favorite place on earth?”  The moon.
Seriously, I put that down

In case you missed it, my blog anniversary
giveaway is under way!  Here is the link to
it, click if you want to win some goodies!

Getting super excited for the first
day of classes…countdown: seventeen days.
I go to pick up the last two books I need
in a week.  Twice this week I’ve stopped
to sit down and realized life is going by
way to fast.  How did I go from twelve years
old and wishing I could just grow up
to eighteen years old and wishing I could be
twelve again?

In Steubenville, the acronym
“ACTS” was given to help us in daily
prayer.  You basically go through
adoration, contrition, thanksgiving
and supplication.  It’s been really helpful
in my prayer life….it’s nice to have structure
versus me sitting down, getting bored and
spending my prayer time asking God for
stuff I “need”

I’ve been making pillowcase
dresses for Miss Sofie.  I bought
enough material and supplies to make
one dress and it cost me $12.00.  The
next day, the items to make the dress
went on sale, so I bought enough to
make three more dresses.  I don’t know
what is harder…deciding on what colors
to make the dresses in or finding the time to
make them!  I’ll post some pictures
when I get done with all four of them.
It may be in December.

This blog post about NFP and
getting married is amazing.  Keep
Jackie and Bobbie in your prayers…
their wedding day is eight days away!  

God bless,
Chloe M. 

Blog Birthday Giveaway!

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived – the blog birthday giveaway!  Roll down to the widget on the blog in this post to participate.  Also, I picked out a lot of stuff when I went shopping for this blog giveaway….I couldn’t put it all in one giveaway, so keep a close eye on the blog.  I’ll be having some more giveaway soon!

The first item you can win is the movie “To Save a Life.”  It’s an excellent movie about how the loss of one life can impact those around you.  It is rated PG-13, and a review can be found here. I greatly enjoyed the movie – it’s an excellent movie.  Yet it wasn’t made to be a “Christian” movie, it was made to reach out to those who are struggling with everyday issues and can relate.  It deals with a lot of serious issues: drinking, drugs, immorality, language, and suicide.   It does an amazing job of applying Christ to those situations though – and shows that all actions (good or bad) have consequences.

The second item you can win is the CD “Crave” by the band For King & Country.  The CD features the band’s best hits so far in their musical career: “Proof of Your Love,” “Busted Heart,” and “Middle of Your Heart.”  The band consists of two brothers, Joel and Luke. You may not know much about them, but I bet you know some things about their big sister, Rebecca St. James!  They are Australian  their voices are excellent and their message is solid.  

So there it is!  The giveaway will be open for two weeks, and there will be two winners (each person gets one item.) 

Best of luck and I look forward to hearing from you all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway// bless,

Chloe M.