Sunday, January 31, 2010

one thing

all of life comes down to one thing:

and that's to know You, Oh Jesus, and to make You known.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

trail mix

happy saturday morning!

p.s. im angry. scribefire won't let me post my last entry =[. i'll try, try again though.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

late night rendezvous

yep. with peanut butter. and apples. and tea.

its been going on for about a week now. i don't know how it started, but i just can't help it. i've been craving peanut butter, and now that i have a stash of granny smith chillin' in the fridge (no pun intended), it's become a late night ritual.
yesterday, i made a peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread and it was good....until i threw some apple slices on it. then it was absolutely amazing.

and to make it even better, tea has been accompanying us. i prefer chamomile. it compliments the apple and peanut butter perfectly. 

i have a couple prayer requests. could you spare a few?
1) i've been recommended for an RA position at my school next year. it's something that i've been thinking about for a long time, and praying about for a very short time. applications are due soon so i just need a little extra wisdom and guidance this next month.
2) "when the LORD closes a door, He always opens a window." ever heard that phrase? well, at the moment im not really sure how biblical that is (not that its not. i just cant think of any verses as of now), but i just witnessed this in my own life recently. see, over break my mother had been praying that i would find a job for this semester, and God was faithful and provided a temporary position at my schools bookstore. well, that job is over now and i was kind of anxious about finding something new. so while praying (without expectancy might i add. shame on me) God was faithful yet again, and plopped a regular babysitting job right in my lap. it couldn't have been more perfect. and the children couldn't be any more wonderful. actually, its quite silly the way it all worked out. i used to work at a local church the first and third thurs. of every month as a child care provider for a group of mothers who met for a bible study, and i fell in love with this beautiful, joyful girl. i used to pray that her mother would ask me to babysit every time she came to pick her up. well that job ended months ago and no babysitting request. well to my surprise, her mother is my new employer and i get to take care of that delightful little girl and her darling brother and sister every week! so if you could just pray for wisdom with these children. that our time together would be safe and fun, and that i will be myself and be a good babysitter. i always get nervous. oh and one of the children is only 5 months old, know...pray for the whole bottle feeding, diaper changing, burping, napping stuff....thanks =]

peanut butter.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


it's something that i've been asking for lately. in particular, wisdom in my relationships. i want so desperately to be an encouragement to my friends. to show them my love, and Christ's love. thats what i've been journaling about so profusely.
and it's funny, because i've been writing about it so much but rarely doing anything about it.

so today, when i was reading through cryn's blog (which is so uplifting. one of my favorite things. she is just so wonderful. go read her blog!), i almost missed this chapter that was so incredibly neccessary. let me share it with you:

My son, if you receive my word,
And treasure my commands within you,
So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment ,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the LORD
And find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
He guards the paths of justice,
And preserves the way of His saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice,
Equity and every good path.
When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep you, [...]
Proverbs 2:1-11

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

not my favorite.

have you ever had marzipan?

i think it's disgusting. fun. but disgusting.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

i like blogging.

mmm yes i do.

its as if im writing a letter. which i love doing.
and now that i feel so at peace, it seems the perfect way to tell you all how wonderful i feel.
God is so good. did you know that? i forget i woke up to the pleasantness of snow falling outside my window. how wonderful is that? absolutely wonderful.
then i read titus three. what an encouragement.

and yesterday. oh! what a wonderful day! i drank blooming tea with my roommate, and hung tea bags from my window again.

there are just so many things to be thankful for.
like the fact that i have amazing friends who love Jesus.
thank you guys.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

i love the winter sun

i love home. i love california. i've never been able to say that before. but it is so simple now. i love california.

while being home and having nothing to do but spend time talking with my Jesus, taking photos, and being with beautiful people, i've made a list of things to do in the summer, since it will be similar to this break.

1) get a job.

2) spend nearly every possible free moment at 32 st. (with Bible and journal in tow, of course.)

3) become friends with my sewing machine.

4) read read read read read.

5) get out my old, photo-class camera, load some film, and snap away.

6) see some good music live.

7) try to live cheap.

8) ride my bike at least four times a week.

9) walk my dogs.

10) not sit in the house.

so far, i think its a pretty good list. you guys will hold me accountable. come summer, if there are no posts regarding any of the aforementioned, feel free to complain and annoy me about it until i get off my butt and do it.

seriously. im counting on you to hold me accountable.

till next time, read Hosea. it will blow your mind how much the Creator loves you.