Tuesday, January 14, 2014

And All These Little Things

Yes. Okay. Maybe I should be reading my book on fossil legends and writing a paper on it right now instead of writing this blog.  But guess what? I a wonderful procrastinator.  

So I just wanted to share how wonderful my day has been.

I went to classes as usual, but then after my final class of the day I hurried off to the gym to run on the track. Can I run well? Nope. I'm working on that.

After that I got all cleaned up and went to the BCM on my campus. (BCM stands for Baptist Collegiate Ministries) I listened to the fascinating lesson on God's power and then I auditioned for a role in the dinner theater production that the BCM will be having. I have no idea if I'll get a part, but just auditioning made me so happy because it brought back fun memories of my high school's dramas that I was in. 

And lastly, I went to the cafeteria with a friend and ate a wonderful sandwich and a yummy yummy brownie. (It's the little things y'all.)

Okay so yeah, I really liked my day. Nothing major happened, but like I said above, it's the little things.

Happy Tuesday!

(So this is what my walk to class looked like at 8am today.)


Friday, January 10, 2014

Oh How He Loves Us


"Oh God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands." (Psalm 63:1-4, ESV)

Have you ever been running on a really hot dry day and not carried your water with you? Your throat and mouth become so dry and your strength begins to drain as dehydration sets in; all you can think about is getting to water before you pass out. 

I rediscovered this underlined passage in my Bible last night, and it really hit me in the face.  It's just so beautiful to me, and a powerful wake up call. 

Think about it, this passage is basically telling us as Christians we need to seek God as if we are thirsting to death.  He is our water; He is our strength.  We need to constantly be striving for God.  We must continuously work to become closer and closer to Him.

In this passage, David writes that God's love is greater than life.  How completely and breathtakingly beautiful is that?  God's love is greater than the mountains; than the sunset on the beach; it's greater than this whole earth. It's greater than life.  I don't know about you, but that just makes me smile.  

God's love is greater than life, and we have His love.  He loves us!

God's love is kinda like that glass of ice cold water you finally get to on the hot day after running.  It pierces your dry throat and revives the strength you didn't have before.  When you are weak and straining to remain standing, God's love saves.

What really hit me in the face about this passage was that I really haven't been working hard to become closer to God.  I kinda put God on the back burner last semester, and it showed.  I was miserable.  (Now, not to say you can't go through hard times as a Christian and while seeking God. But Philippians 4:11-13, Paul tells that in whatever situation we face, no matter despondency or prosper, we can get through it with God.  We can find contentment in God; He is our strength.)

So yeah, I'm not perfect. Totes obvi. I constantly forget to put God first in every situation.  But I'm working on it.  I'm just so grateful for his unconditional love.

I hope that this passage makes you as happy as it made me.  :) 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Picture Day 3


I took this on my way home sometime over the summer. (The clouds were gorgeous that day!)  I cannot wait to go home for Christmas break and spend holiday time with my family!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Picture Day 2



So this is my adorable younger sister on her birthday this past year, hence the cake and candles.  Abigail and I used to fight all the time, but we get along a little better now ;) We recently saw Catching Fire together and oh my goodness what a great movie!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Picture Day


Ahhh I have a blog! Did I forget about this blog? Yes, yes I did. 

So I've decided to do this things where at least 3 times a week I'm going to post a picture.
The picture could be funny, serious, of people, of landscapes, something with a really neat story behind it, or something light-hearted.

I by far am no expert at photography, but I love taking pictures and I have tons of them, so I think this should be fun!




This is a photo of some of my team in Ireland.  We became great friends over the trip and got to have so many adventures with each other! In this picture we're in a very old Irish church and doing our "where's the roof" faces. Please note mine and Kelsey's wonderfully colorful pants.

Happy Monday!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

And You Can Tell Everybody This is Your Song

Okay. Okay.  I've been terrible lately about keeping up with this blog challenge.  Truth is, college is very very time consuming.  And now that I'm in a sorority, there's even more stuff to do! Not that I'm not enjoying it, it just doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging!

I was super bummed that I missed the blog challenge of "favorite playlist at the moment," so I'm going to tell ya a few songs that I'm really enjoying right now!

1. Joy of Nothing by Foy Vance (His new album was just released--called Joy of Nothing-- and it's soo good! He was Ed Sheeran's supporting act when I saw him back in January, and like Ed Sheeran, he's very good live.)

2. Royals by Lorde

3. Keep on Walking acoustic by Passenger

4. Swallowed in the Sea by Coldplay

5. Everything Has Changed remix by Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran

6. Wake Me Up by Avicii

7. Fix You by Coldplay

8. Flight of the Crow by Passenger (feat. a lot of different people)

9. Atlas by Coldplay

10. Hello My Old Heart by The Oh Hello's


So obviously I'm on a Coldplay kick.  And most of these songs aren't even new, but they're good. :) 

I'm discovering how wonderful music is now that I'm in college and everything is getting pretty crazy.  It's just makes me happy!

Happy Monday! Hope you have a great week!




Friday, September 6, 2013

And Then That Word Grew Louder and Louder

Hey Everyone :)

Okay so today has been so wonderful.  This week had some rough spots, but for the most part it was great, and I am so excited about what's coming up! 

I'm participating in the sorority recruitment at my college and today was the first official day of rush! It was so much fun! And might I say, I'm officially exhausted. If the standing in the hot sun didn't wear me out enough, the smiling sure did! :D It was great and I made soooo many friends.

Aren't we so cute?!





Anyway, back to the blog challenge.


Favorite Quotes and Bible Verses
(Please note: any Bible verses I quote are being quoted from the ESV)

Bible Verses:

  • "For I am certain that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." --Romans 8:38-39
  • Psalm 28
  • "But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received form the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." --Acts 20:24
  • "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go." --Joshua 1:9
  •  "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." --Jeremiah 29:11
  • I pretty much love every single Psalm
I could just list and list Bible verses all day :)

Quotes:

  • "Be a true heart not a follower." --Ed Sheeran
  • "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." --St. Catherine of Sienna 
  • "Hold on to what you believe in the light, when the darkness has robbed you of all your sight." --Mumford & Sons
  • "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
  • "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." --Corrie ten Boom
  • "Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible." --Corrie ten Boom
  • "Get over your hill and see what you find there with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair." --Mumford & Sons
  • "Smart is sexy." --Ashton Kutchar
Okay well those are just some of my favorite quotes and verses.

What's one of your favorite quotes and/or Bible verse? Leave a comment below! I'd love to hear them :) 

I hope you all have a great weekend!!