Monday, November 30, 2009

let love be without hypocrisy

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

philippians 2:1-11

Sunday, November 29, 2009

photo schmoto

im starting another blog. well kind of. let me rephrase that. im embarking on a new journey. i am now commited to taking a picture everyday for the month of december. check it out. follow it. enjoy it. la la la!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

excuses, excuses.

okay okay okay. i know i havent blogged in like 5493652003044520603601360936 years (maybe that's an exaggeration) and i could come up with a million excuses for that, but to put it simply....i've felt uninteresting. it seems like the discontentment bug has not left me. gah! especially when i read certain other blogs, i get jealous and day dreamy. which is no bueno. so what have i been up to? well, homework is always a given. growing relationships. decorating my room. spending more time in my room. making a christmas present. thinking about the future. you know, the usual. yesterday i decorated my window with tea bags and coffee filters.
here's a shot of them at night.

and the finished product.
so i know the shot is blurry, but o well. and trust me, it looks better in real life. at least i think so. and its a cheap way to decorate. i've been drinking lots of tea lately, and the red and white string that Modern Pastry ties their pastry boxes with added an extra festive touch. thank you Modern Pastry. oh and here's a little taste of the christmas present i mentioned up there. obviously i can't spill all the details...she may be reading!
'twas swonderful talking with you again. and i promise more posts soon. and i especially promise a post when it snows!

p.s. any hints as to how i make my pictures bigger and more beautiful on this here blogspot?

Friday, November 6, 2009


these people came to visit me. i might cry as i write this. but yes, i was absolutely wonderful! considering that the only taste of home i would have had til christmas was skype, this was an absolutely perfectly pleasant sort-of surprise to have.
it's sort of bittersweet. as i said before, it was absolutely wonderful having them here, but i miss them so much already. and having them here makes me miss home and such so much more. but that's ok. because i know that Jesus is with me. and He has a plan for me. and He punches Satan right in the kneecaps (according to brian). so i'm good....until i have another moment of unfaithfulness.
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