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!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Consume Me Like a Fire 'Cause I Just Want Something Beautiful

Hey everyone. :)

I hope today is going well for you! I'm just going to be honest, it started out as a very rough day for me, but it got better as the day progressed. I'm glad to be in my quiet dorm now though.

Today's topic of the blog challenge I'm doing with my best friend is to write my favorite and least favorite things about myself.
  
So here we gooooo....


Least Favorite/Stuff I Hate About Myself

  • overanalyze pretty much EVERYTHING.  I guess it can come in handy in very rare situations, like if I needed to deeply think through something important, but for the most part it's just annoying.
  • I'm super shy which does not help when meeting new people.  I'm trying so hard to overcome this.
  • I am an introvert(which I suppose has to do with the above fact) and so I would much rather just hide in my room or find some quiet place at the library to chill than be around a bunch of loud people.  I really hate this because I don't want to be a cave hermit.  So I'm trying to push myself to be more out there.
  • I can't sing work a flip, and I've aways wanted to be able to. It just seems like it would be a lot of fun.
  • Oh and I'm not even the slightest bit athletic.  Seriously, it's embarrassing.

Things I Like About Myself

  • I love to have fun with my friends and family, and I think I'm friendly :)
  • I'm pretty compassionate and I like helping people
  • I like that I'm artistic/creative. art=my happy spot.
  • I'm a Christian and I'm very happy about that because I LOVE Jesus and don't even want to imagine what my life would be like without Him.
  • I'm pretty good at solving problems (like life problems, not math problems.  Math scares me.)

Weelllllll those are some of the things I hate and like about myself.  Yeah, I'm not perfect, and I realize that every single day.  No one is perfect. But Jesus loves us anyway!  That's just amazing to me.

I wasn't really excited about this blog prompt.  Talking about myself and being personal freaks me out (introvert probs).  But that's one of the good things about this challenge! It's pushing me out of my comfort zone! So yay :)

Hope you all had a good day! :)  We're almost to the weekend! Sort of!  Hang it there!! 


Monday, September 2, 2013

And We Danced All Night to the Best Song EVER

Hey Everyone!!

So today Victoria and I are blogging about our weekends as a part of the blog challenge.

This weekend was just kinda chill for me.  But I'm not complaining, I really needed some fun relaxing time after this crazy week!

Friday I slept in til about 1pm.  Crazy, right? I didn't have any classes that day, thank goodness, but I did miss eating lunch with my friends which made me sad.  I think for a while they thought I was dead somewhere or something... Oops.

But the day got so much better!! That evening I went with some friends to eat at a fun local restaurant that has really weird and yummy food, and then we went to see a movie.  What movie?  THIS IS US.  Yes, we went to go see the One Direction movie, and it was wonderful.  Ha.




(I don't own this picture.  Obviously.)

 Not only did the boys make it just a wonderful movie to look at, but it was actually super funny and entertaining.  Highly recommend it ;)

Saturday I pretty much did absolutely NOTHING.  My roommate was out of down for the weekend so I had the whole dorm to myself.  I walked to the library with the hopes of getting some Starbucks, but Starbucks was closed, so I ended up just going in and writing.  That was really cool because I usually don't take time to just sit and write.

After that I came back to my dorm and was a very good college student and I did all of my homework.  Ha.  Just kidding.  I watched wayyyyyy more episodes of Pretty Little Liars than I would care to mention.  My roommate got me addicted to it!

Sunday I went to church and then met my family for lunch.  I hadn't seen them in a week so that was nice.  And then I came back to my dorm and then I went to a Bible study that evening.

My best friend, Victoria, spent the night after that because our plan was to wake up extremely early and go kayaking with a group of people.  But there was a flash flood warning so kayaking didn't happen.  Instead, I went home, did laundry and ate dinner with my family. Then came back to my dorm and did homework.  Livin' it up.

Well that was my weekend!! And all in all it was very happy :)  I hope you had a great Labor Day!!

(And by the way I've been playing around with the look of my blog.  So if you thought it looked different, it does.  You aren't crazy, about that at least..)