Saturday, November 24, 2007


I just wanted to let you know that I am doing well. I am trying to hoist
up my GPA--not that it is low. It seems that my Physical Fitness and
Biology classes will cause me to fall shy of my goal. I am also losing my
momentum, wanting to cash in the semester early. Pray that I will have
the wherewithal to finish the semester strongly.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Some things that I am thankful for:

1. Mom and Dad - just being there for me to talk to, seek counsel from,
and for encouragement.
2. Justin and Ethan and all my friends back home - I miss everybody.
3. New friends - they'll do until I get home.
4. Good grades
5. Christmas Music - I'm listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas theme
right now.
6. Gummy Bears
7. Three more weeks until Christmas break!
8. God.

Friday, October 12, 2007

They are coming for me

Finally, another update.

The Midterms are coming! The Midterms are coming!

I need to get with the program. Life is good. I call Mom and Dad every
day. My thoughts have no flow.

We had a blood drive this week. I went last night to donate, but was
turned away due to the time that my family spent in Italy and other parts
of Europe. When the lady apologized as she informed me that I could not
donate, I put on a sad face a quietly rejoiced on my way out. I had
genuinely wanted to donate but that big needle going into that vulnerable
spot on my arm-- I was more scared than I had thought possible. I did
stay behind to support my friends who were donating.

I have to run two miles in twelve minutes on Monday for my physical
fitness class. My current time is fifteen minutes. I'm going to have to
pray myself through Monday's run. God has definitely been guiding me,
pushing me, and holding me through these days. And, I love my mom and

Fine Arts is tomorrow. Fine Arts is a regular formal music event here at
PCC. The Sao Paulo Youth Orchestra is performing this time.

I must go now and eat dinner, after which it is imperative that I welcome
the weekend with some recreation.

By the way, I do get your comments on here emailed to me.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

First two weeks in the books

These past two weeks have been blurs of activity in a pool of eternity.
Fast and forever at the same time. I wish I could scroll through my
journal and skim detailed entrys on these days, but my journal is looking
skimpy and stripey lately: Bold headlines, followed by thin stripes of
single-sentence summaries of each day.
I flew in to Pensacola the Saturday before last, and from Saturday to
Wednesday I was mostly alone, getting settled, registering for classes, or
working. By Thursday, I had gotten to know a few people and settled in
and classes began. My classes are: World History, English and
Composition, Speech, Biology, New Testament, and Physical Fitness. I have
some great teachers. My history teacher is awesome - captivating. My
english teacher was forgiving when I was late for class, both times. Mr.
Pirkle, my biology professor, is a humorous old man and he integrates the
Bible into our studies a lot. As far as physical fitness goes... my
muscles have been killing me.
I definitely see how God has been carrying me through these past days:
finishing homework assignments, settling into college, making good
friends, etc. When I get some time, I want to introduce you to some of my
college friends.

More details in the future. Thank you for all of your prayers.

K. Todd

P.S. Flying into Pensacola, I came through some awesome clouds. The scene
was Majestic. Truly awesome. I prayed that God would seal it in my
memory. To me that scene was a gift from God. As I have scrambled
through my days here, sometimes wondering how I am going to live up to
what God requires of me, the clouds have been a constant witness that my
God is with me.

"Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters: Who maketh the clouds
His chariot: Who walketh upon the wings of the wind..." Psalm 104:3

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

African Todd

Well, friends here's me turning 20 in my African outfit.  I actually did enjoy it.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Indiana State Capitol

Here are some pictures of our state capitol building. Enjoy.

In front of the capitol facing Soldiers Monument (I'm not sure what this monument is in the foreground)

The Senate Chamber

Governor Daniels and Me