New Song...

As I was driving to Grant at 6:15 this morning (I know...it's a Saturday....but we were hosting a speech meet today), a new song that I had never heard before came on the radio. The radio host played a short interview clip with this young woman and I was captivated by her response. She mentioned that many times, as believers, we are wrapped up in trying to be perfect. In reality, we are flawed human beings....we can't be perfect. We need to embrace what we are in Christ. I heard this song three times today...once on the way to Grant, once on the way home from Grant, and once at church this evening! I figured that was a sign that I should look up the lyrics and try to find an audio clip of the song...so if you're interested, check out this link. I believe this is her website....it has the song lyrics and an audio clip....enjoy!



I Still Believe

Driving to school this morning, I began thinking about everything going on in my life right now. To be quite frank, I became pretty flustered and depressed. I won't go into detail, but I have a few things that are very heavy on my heart right now and have been for quite some time. Whenever I think about these things I tend to get pretty upset and I can't understand why things are going the way they are going.

So as I was contemplating and getting upset, this song came on the radio. It is called "I Still Believe" and it is by Jeremy Camp. Now, I am a person who easily identifies with song lyrics, poems, literature, etc. So this song really helped put things into perspective for me...that no matter what I am going through (good or bad), it is God's will. I have a tough time when things don't go my way :) Anyway....I have a class right now, but feel free to read the lyrics. Have a beautiful day!
Scattered words and empty thoughts
Seem to pour from my heart
I've never felt so torn before
Seems I don't know where to start
But its now that I feel your grace fall like rain
From every fingertip washing away my pain

I still believe in your faithfulness
I still believe in your truth
I still believe in your holy word
Even when I don't see, I still believe

Though the questions still fog up my mind
With promises I still seem to bear
Even when answers slowly unwind
It's my heart I see you prepare
But its now, that I feel, your grace fall like rain
From every fingertip washing away my pain

I still believe in your faithfulness
I still believe in your truth
I still believe in your holy word
Even when I don't see, I still believe

Well the only place I can go is into your arms
Where I throw to you my feeble prayers well in brokenness
I can see that this was your will for me
Help me to know that you are near

I still believe in your faithfulness
I still believe in your truth
I still believe in your holy word
Even when I don't see, I still believe



Nate left for Doane Honor Choir early this morning and was gone today. But, before he left, he found this cool program for Macs called iChat. It allows you to connect onto a messenger type thing and you can add people to your buddy lists and such. Wow...that was a poor description! Anyway, Nate and I had a 20 minute video chat tonight....this is a photo from our chat :)
Neat program, eh?

Well, hope everyone is doing well! Have a great week!



Today Nate and I both decided to spend time at our schools. I was having sort of a rough day...I had a headache and was feeling tired and overwhelmed with all I needed to get accomplished before the start of the new semester. But when I got home this evening, there were beautiful flowers on the table with a sweet little card that said:

Just because I love you and I was thinking of what a blessing ou are to my life! Hope you enjoy them!

Now, we are not a "gift-y" couple...we have only bought each other a few gifts, we like to give each other cards and spend quality time together...so this was a huge surprise. Nate is an extremely patient man who is so loving and caring...I am lucky to call him my husband!

The Nebesniaks Visit Ogallala!

Deni watching Nate get another gutter ball!
Nate and Pat beginning the framing.

When we got home from our Christmas travels, Amy, Pat, Denelle, and Miles came to Ogallala to get a taste of small town living. They came up on the 28th and left yesterday...so we got to spend some good time with them.

Sunday: Nebsniaks arrived...Miles freaked out because we have wood floors...his worst nightmare!
Monday: Pat and Nate began working on our basement. Amy, Denelle, and I visited the local hotspots: Pamida and Safeway...Denelle concluded that Safeways bathrooms are not acceptable! Haha....I agree :) We all took a trip to visit Ole's in Paxton. Deni got to see all of the animals while Nate had a burger drenched in chili (gross).
Tuesday: Pat and Nate continued their efforts on the basement while Amy and I work on school stuff...not much to do in a small town during the day (we had already visted Pamida and Safeway!) :) When evening came, we decided to try our hand at bowling. It is a very retro bowling alley and we were the only ones there for a long time...I think Nate bowled his worst game ever...Deni beat him!
Wednesday: Nate and Pat finished their work on the basement...the framing is now completed and the lights are hung! We then headed to Grant to visit a puppy farm! We saw many beautiful dogs, including Saint Bernards. We took a tour of my school and ate some local cuisine at Benchwarmers. We then came home to nap and prepare for our ballin' New Years Eve party. New Years Eve brought tons of fun with the card game Canasta, party favors, and 4 bags of candy.
Thursday: Nebesniaks head back to Lincoln-land...Miles is ready to be on carpet!

Thanks for visiting us and for helping us with our basement!

The end of our Christmas travels...

Well, we ended the holiday season with a trip Grand Island and St. Paul to celebrate Christmas with Nate's family. Unfortunately, I have no photos. But, we did spend Christmas morning with Nate's family...we got to GI in time to go to church. After church, we had our usual Christmas brunch...Nate's fave: biscuits and gravy! We then changed into our pajamas (again, a usual!) to open Christmas gifts. On Christmas night, we ate a delicious meal with more of Nate's family. On the day after Christmas we headed to St. Paul to spend time with the Jepson side of Nate's family. As always, it was a hoot! We played endless games of bingo, enjoyed a visit from Santa, and then played a couple games of LCR where we lost both games to Amy and Pat!

All in all, it was a beautiful Christmas. Spending time with family and friends is our favorite thing to do and though we enjoy living out in the boondocks, we do wish we could see them more. I am so thankful for our family!