Thursday, October 29, 2009

SAT Scores Are In!!!

Yes, I finally can sleep at night! :) I didn't sleep at all last night, because I kept dreaming that my score was going to be to low to get an academic scholarship to get into Franciscan. I was woken up to my mom crawling onto my bed to wake me up and saying, "Today is the day! I have your computer up, the collegeboard website up, all you have to do is enter your password." I love my mommy. :) Anyway, I threw on my robe, with heart pounding, and hurried down to my laptop. I put in my username and password, and behold! My long awaited scores.

Now, I'm going to share my scores with all of you, not because I want to brag or show off, but because I know they wouldn't have been possible without all of your prayers, and I want to thank you all by letting you in on them. To be sure, they aren't spectacular, but I'm proud of them all the same.

So...*drumroll* total score was a 1490.

I got an 8 on my Essay, which I am very glad about because I thought I was going to flunk that one. The way it works is that there are two graders and there score have to be the same (and the individual score ranges from 1-6 and then you add the two scores). So, that means that I got two 4's. Praise you Jesus Christ!

Thank you again everyone. I truly believe that your prayers got me this score. Love you all!


P.S. By the way, do you like my new profile picture? :P

Monday, October 26, 2009

Here is an update on my boring life:

1) My family has been participating in the 40 Days for Life, and every Sunday we get together with some other families and pray for an hour outside an abortion clinic. After that, we head over to either our house or one of the other family’s homes – we take turns – and play soccer or kickball, board or card games, eat dinner, and visit. So our past Sundays have been filled with prayer, games, and good wholesome time spent together as Catholic families should. Our last Sunday of this will be November 1st.

2) My grandma is arriving from California on the 31st (We haven’t seen her for over a year and a half), and will stay with us for the holidays. However, I will not be able to go with the family to pick her up from the airport, due to the fact that I am working that day.

3) My manager told me that Halloween is the one day of the year that we don’t have to wear our uniforms (*parties* nasssty uniforms precious!) in other words, we can dress up. So I am going as a (modest) gypsy. I put together a costume, but now I have to work up the courage to wear it. I don’t want to be the only one wearing a full costume, you know?

4) My sister and I are going to be attending a vocation discernment retreat on November 7-8 with the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor. I have never been there, so I am looking forward to it.

5) I am going to visit the Franciscan University of Steubenville from the 16-17 of November, and I am thoroughly looking forward to that. :D

6) I am struggling to complete an essay, that has to be recorded as well, for a scholarship, and it has to be turned in by November 1st. First place is $30,000, and it is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars. This scholarship could be my ticket into FUS, so if you could please pray that I can get this turned in on time, I would appreciate it.

7) I don’t believe there is anything else that needs to be mentioned, so now that you know about the past and upcoming events in my life so far, I can rest easy that I won’t have to update for a while. ;) God bless you all!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Church Humor

With all the bad news that surrounds us every day I thought everyone could use some good, wholesome humor. Enjoy :)

The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, 'My Mommy looked back once while she was driving,' he announced triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'

A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?'
A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'

A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?' 'No,' replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'

A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?' One child blurted out, 'Aces!'

Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. 'Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.' 'Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?' his mother asked. 'Well, no, Mom.. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!'

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know.'
(And isn't he right?)

The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why. 'Well, Honey,' he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.' With the brutal honesty of kids, she asked 'How come He doesn't answer it?'

During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, 'Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?' Tommy answered, soberly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!'

A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night.
'Yes, sir,' the boy replied.
'And, do you always say them in the morning, too?' the pastor asked.
'No sir,' the boy replied. 'I ain't scared in the day time.'

When my daughter,Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, 'And all girls.' This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, 'Kelli, why do you always add
the part about all girls?' Her response, 'Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying 'All Men'!'

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
'Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer..' said his mother.
'I don't need to,' the boy replied.
'Of course, you do,' his mother insisted.
'We always say a prayer before eating at our house.'
'That's at our house,' Johnny explained. 'But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook!'

A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your mother says your
prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?'
The little boy replied sadly, 'Thank God he's in bed!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I survived the SAT!!!

Details later, but I get my results on the 29th of this month. Thank you all for the prayers!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update and thank you

Hello everyone. Thank you all so much for your many encouraging words, prayers, and tips. I really appreciate them. Keep up the prayers, the test is Saturday at 7:45 AM.

Here is cheerful update: I took a practice, timed SAT test yesterday from the SAT book my mom bought to help me prepare (and it is really good), and guess what I scored? I scored a 1510! You only need 1000 to get into FUS, and 1200 to get a academic scholarship. Isn't God good? :) It really gave more confidence to take the real SAT.

Thank you all again from your helpful comments!

P.S. Tini/Justine - Hannah considers you her friend. ;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I did it!

At long last, and after much dreaming and writing, I have submitted my application to the Franciscan University of Steubenville! Now all that is left to do is have Seton send them my school transcripts, and send them my SAT scores.

Speaking of my SAT, could I ask for everyone’s prayers? I am scheduled to take the SAT on October 10th and I am really nervous about it. You see, I took the PSAT in 2006 and I did below average; mostly because I was only half way through Algebra at the time, and hadn’t had any Geometry yet. Since then I have done Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, but I am only at the beginning of Geometry = Nervousness. I think I’ll do pretty well on the reading and writing portions; although, the 25 minute essay scares the heck out of me.

So, if everyone could please pray that I get a good enough score to get into FUS, I would really appreciate it. Also, if you have any tips on taking the test please leave a comment and let me know! Thanks.