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CF letter 2014

Hey blog readers! Below is my annual CF letter. I hope that you will read it and maybe pass it along to a friend or two. As said in the letter, I will be attending the CF Walk in Austin this year, so anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome!!
Dear friends and family,
I hope you all are having a wonderful 2014 so far. I always love hearing about what is going on in your lives, whether I hear from you on a regular basis or just occasionally. I am so thankful for your presence in my life! Since my last letter, I have had my fair share of ups and downs. In May, I completed my sophomore year of college at Baylor University, still going strong with a 4.0 GPA. Over the summer, I had the privilege of working for Baylor’s reading and speech camp, called Camp Success, as a reading specialist. I learned so much while working Camp Success and truly loved my job helping kids improve their reading and writing skills. On the downside, over the summer I was also on IV antibiotics for a total of…

"Why Profanity Matters"

Using profane language has become commonplace in society today. You hear it everywhere--including places like church or small group. Why? Why is cussing no longer seen as a problem to Christians? Why is our language no longer carefully considered before we open our mouths to speak? I've learned a lot about language and word choice in speech path and linguistics. Trust me, the words you use determine a lot about the way people think about you and their opinions of you. If you're a Christian, everything you say and do should reflect Christ. Do you really think using profanity is the best reflection of Jesus Christ to the world? Think about it. 
Why Profanity Matters by Alex McFarland Magic Mountain, an amusement park in Southern California, is known for a roller coaster named X. Coincidentally, I was there to speak at a youth event when I overheard an X-rated conversation—between churched teens no less. It prompted me to address the issue from stage. I asked, "How many of you…

The Cross

Below is an article about the crucifiction. I've always known that crucifiction is a horrific way to die, but this puts it in a whole new perspective. Jesus died this way...for me?! Wow. Jesus' love for all of humanity is absolutely astounding. The Anatomical And Physiological Details Of Death By Crucifixion By Dr. C. Truman Davis A Physician Analyzes the Crucifixion. From New Wine Magazine, April 1982. Originally published in Arizona Medicine, March 1965, Arizona Medical Association.

Crucifixion was invented by the Persians in 300 BC, and perfected by the Romans in 100 BC.
1. It is the most painful death ever invented by man and is where we get our term "excruciating."
2. It was reserved primarily for the most vicious of male criminals. Jesus refused the anaesthetic wine which was offered to Him by the Roman soldiers because of His promise in Matthew 26: 29, "But I say to you, I will not drink …

Insight from a cyster

The post below was written by a fellow cyster, and I loved her insight into this topic. I hope you enjoy it and maybe learn a thing or two more about CF!
No, thank you, I don't want your cough drop. Being offered cough drops on a fairly regular basis from random people is probably an experience I have in common with many other CFers.  In high school, (since I'm 99% sure menthol-laced cough drops were illegal on school premises) friends and classmates would occasionally offer me peppermints or hard candies to suck on for my throat (usually accompanied by some sympathetic comment of "wow, you STILL have that cough, huh?").  In college, while working at the front desk of my dorm, a sweet foreign exchange student gentlemen from Singapore brought me a bag of cough drops and some un-identifiable asian "cold medicine" tablets that he swore made ANY cold/allergies/illness go away within 24 hours and was convinced I must need them.…

Traveling abroad

In May, I will be going on a mission trip with my church to the UK. I'm so excited to be a part of this mission team!! I know that God is going to work in and through us for His glory. However, I can't say I'm not nervous about taking care of all my health stuff while I'm over there. This will be my first international trip without my parents and first time to fly with all my medical equipment by myself. Even when my band flew to Seattle in high school, my mom was a chaperone and helped me check baggage, go through security and lug all my equipment around. This time, I'll have to manage all of that on my own (of course, the other team members will be with me, but I'll be the only one intricately connected to my CF and who actually knows what all I have to bring with me on the trip). On top of that, when we went to Europe for my make a wish trip, my Vest and compressor "burned up" due tonthe voltage difference, even though we used the power converter l…