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The First Week

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Wow! What a crazy week. I feel like I've done a lot since school started. I've had a taste of all my classes, three of which are business and two of which are electives. I think I'm going to enjoy them all. This semester is going to take some effort and time, but I'm OK with that. I've also been meeting with professors about applying to study abroad (more on that later). Tomorrow will start this first day of work for this semester. I'm excited about getting back into the Writing Center and tutoring students.

In addition to school related activities, BCM had it's welcome week activities this past week. As a part of the leadership team, I was there to help set up and take down for events, meet new and returning students, and serve all who came. It was a blast! I enjoy seeing old friends and making new oens. I'm excited for tonight: our first Tuesday night meeting of the year with dinner and worship.

This week has been full of it's ups and downs. There…

My Life in a Minivan

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Talk about a crazy couple of days. Since I've been back from vacation, I've done everything from move my youngest sister into her dorm to start my first day of classes.

On Saturday, my oldest sister and I packed up and headed to college to help freshmen move into their dorms. We spent most of the day toting containers up stairs as freshmen got settled in. Then we got our own keys and headed over to unload. We had filled the back of our parents minivan with an apartment's worth of stuff (minus furniture). I commented that it was my life in a minivan. Pretty much. With the help of some good friends, we managed to get unloaded in a few trips. It's taken a few days but it's mostly unpacked and decorated. It'll be our cozy little home for the semester.

On Sunday, I celebrated my birthday with some of my closest friends. And today (Tuesday) classes started back. That was my week in a nutshell. A lot happened, and there is still much to come this week. Baptist Collegi…

The God of the Mountains

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On Monday, my family and I took one of our "squeeze it in, last minute" vacations. We headed up to the Great Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg to spend a few days together before my sisters and I head back to college. We spent time shopping, playing in a mountain creek, and driving through the mountains.

I love the mountains. The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, are my favorite place to vacation. I adore watching clouds roll across the Blue Ridge Mountains or standing on the Blue Ridge Parkway on a clear day and watching the mountains melt into each other in a blue haze. I also enjoy the name-sake mist that cloaks the sides of the Great Smokies on most days.

Why do I like these mountains so much? That's hard to put into words. When I look up at the mountains, I see the majesty and power of a mighty God. Have you ever thought about the fact that the God who created the mountains, the God who created all the things I enjoy about t…

He Knows

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It's that time of year: back to school. Those three words fill many students (and teachers) with dread while some parents get excited.

I never really understood going "back to school" until I reached college. I was homeschooled and our schedule didn't include a lengthy summer break. Instead, we took a few extra weeks off during November and December as my family prepared for our annual Open House. We would bake and cook all types of goodies. We also took small vacations a few times during the year. Normally, it was a few days here and a few days there. My Dad is a pastor, so we worked those vacations in whenever we could.

Now that I'm in college, I understand the meaning of those words a little better. Thankfully, they don't fill me with dread. I'm actually a bit excited. I haven't seen most of my friends from school all summer. It will be nice to exchange stories about our summers and see each other regularly once again.

However, I'd be remiss if…

Seeking Eagerly

Time for the first blog. Let me be honest: I find this particular post a bit awkward. I introduce myself. I tell you why I'm blogging. I might even tell you why I chose to name my blog "Seeking Eagerly". This isn't going to be the world's coolest blog post; let's get down to it so we can get to blogging.

I'm Elizabeth. Or Liz. Or Lizzie. I answer to all. Though only certain people have the privilege of using the last one. I could tell you a lot of random things about myself, but I won't go into detail. If you want to know about me and who I am, then keep reading. You'll learn. Here are the basics: I'm a college student who is seeking God and His will for the future. Sometimes I do that well; other times, not so much.

Why am I blogging? Well, life is about to change for me (more on that later) and I want to keep people updated on all of my adventures. But more than that I want to be able to share where God is taking me and what He is teaching m…