Faith in my Friday and Saying Goodbye to the BSM

Yay for Friday! Today is a special day for me because it marks the end of my first semester of student teaching! Just one more semester and then I can graduate in December! πŸ™‚ I have been at a teaching conference all day, which is why I am just now getting the chance to write.

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I absolutely love Faith in my Friday. Thanks so much Melissa for continuing to host it on In my most recent Faith in my Friday postΒ I wrote about how much my faith has grown since Ryan and I have got engaged because I have had to put all of my trust in God’s plan and let go of my own. As Ryan and I get closer to getting married, our faith in God is also having to grow stronger. Let me explain.

We get married in 1 month and 4 days. We do not know what city we should live in. We aren’t sure what city we should be looking to live in. We do not have a house to live in, or even a prospective house to live in.

That is scary to think about when we know we need a place to live fairly soon. We have been praying and asking God to show us where He wants us and what He wants us to do. However, right now, God is just telling us to be patient. I know God has an amazing plan, and He will reveal it to us on His own timing. And let’s be honest, His timing will be the best possible time.

Faith in God's Timing

In the next month God is going to show us a lot and we will get the answers to the questions we have had for so long. God always answers His people!

Today Ryan’s sister-in-law, Krystal, text us both with this bible verse:

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

This was exactly what we needed to hear from God! Krystal told us that she was praying for us and that the Lord would make Himself clear to us in housing, jobs, and finishing school, so that He would receive all of the glory and honor!

God speaks to people in many different ways, and I think one way is through other people. God definitely spoke to Ryan and I today through Krystal. I am so thankful for the family and friends in our lives that God has blessed us with. The Lord is determining our steps for us, and whenever Ryan and I finally figure out what God wants for us, He will get all of the glory and praise!


Yesterday I did this awesome workout from fitncookies.

fitncookies trainer tuesday 2

I was a sweaty mess after this workout, and I loved it! As I was looking at Heather’s workouts I found another one I wanted to do, so I did this one today.

Fitncookies Burpees, arms and abs workout

I hate/love burpees. So hard, but such a good workout! Both of these workouts wore me out! I love trying out new workouts from my fellow blogging friends! Thanks Heather!

Saying Goodbye to the BSM

Last night was a sweet and sad night. While we have been in college Ryan and I have been very involved with our school’s Baptist Student Ministry (BSM). This ministry holds a very special place in my heart for many reasons. I have had so much fun being involved in it throughout college, I have met most of my friends through the BSM, and most importantly, this is where I first met Ryan my freshman year of college.

Last night was the spring banquet, and our last event with the BSM. 😦 I don’t even know if I should put a sad face at the end of that sentence because I know it is good we are moving on because everyone has to graduate and go on to that next step of their life, but it is still sad. We had a blast though, and it was nice to have one last big party with our friends!

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In case you can’t tell from this picture, I am blessed with an awesome group of friends whom I love very much!

Every BSM banquet has a theme, and this year’s theme was western. (Ryan and I didn’t dress for the theme, but decided to dress up instead. πŸ™‚ )

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Here is Marlee, my maid of honor, roping. I thought this picture was so cute and had to post it. πŸ™‚

The banquet was held at a cowboy church, so it everything fit the theme perfectly. And of course we had barbecue for dinner! Here is the table full of food!

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I enjoyed some brisket with barbecue sauce, a baked potato topped with some cheese, baked beans, and salad. Plus, since I knew we wouldn’t really be having the healthiest dinner ever, I ate an apple right before we left for the banquet.

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Why did I take this picture? I’m not really sure except I thought it might turn out cute. Most definitely did not, but I still decided to share it with y’all. πŸ™‚

Tip for everyone out there, anytime I’m going to a party or a banquet where I know there won’t really be healthy options to eat, I try to have something healthy before I go. That way, I won’t be quite as hungry and won’t have to fill up on so much junk food at the party. Away from that side note, back to the banquet!

Some awards were given out and all of the graduating seniors gave some words of wisdom to everyone else. Even though I am not graduating until December, I was considered as a senior since I won’t be a part of the BSM anymore.

Of course last night called for lots of pictures!

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I love these girls!

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Ryan and I with our wonderful BSM director, Joe.

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I love all of these girls and the fun times we always have.

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Is my fiance the most handsome man ever or what? πŸ™‚

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And of course needed a bride, groom, and maid of honor picture. πŸ™‚

The BSM has been so good to Ryan and I during college, and I am so thankful for the friendships and relationships I have made. For anyone who is in college, I highly suggest finding some type of group or organization to be involved in. It really does make your college experience so much better!


Has God ever spoke to you through someone in your life?Β 

Do you find it hard to have faith in God’s plan at times?

Were you involved in any type of organization in college?



  1. This is the first of many times I am sure when God is going to give you opportunities to wait and trust him! I admitted that I struggles with patience, and boy did God ever show me how He is in control! I am sure things will work out for the best if you continue to trust Him! This next year will probably bring some of the biggest changes of your life- get ready for the adventure πŸ™‚

    1. I know you are right about so many things Catie. I am sure there will be numerous times in the future when God tests my patience and makes me just trust in Him as I wait. I am ready for this fun adventure God has in store for me! πŸ™‚

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