Friday, February 26, 2010

le weather

we had a little bit of excitement last night....

and these arent the greatest pictures, but they'll do.

we had a power outage yesterday due to 80 mph winds and lots of rain and hail.

a door to the chapel was blown off (hence the sign) along with a tree falling into the library, and a telephone pole falling in the middle of the street.
we were near evacuation but the power came back again around 8ish. so all is well.
but for a moment...all hell broke loose on Gordon college.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Psalm 62:1, 5-8, 11&12

"Truly my soul silently waits for God;
from Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved....

My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.

God has spoken once,
Twice i have heard this:
That power belongs to God.
Also to You, O LORD, belongs mercy;
For You render to each one according to his work."

It's been an emotional few days. But yesterday i felt the sunshine, and today the weather is british. and I have been reminded of the LORD and of His power, and I've been learning to glorify Him.
Power is His, my friends.
So trust Him.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

vanilla london

one of the most wonderful things in the world is waking up to snow falling.
that happened yesterday.
and its extra wonderful to wake up and see what mother nature has done after a night of snowfall.

i wish i had pictures of that.

but don't fret!

my lovely jo and i went for a quick walk around the school.
we talked and i snapped a few photos.

i hope its okay that im posting your pictures jo dear....

isn't she a beaut?

i was going to show you pictures of the campus in the snow, but she's just too pretty.

Jo is my blessing here at school [among many]. i couldn't ask for a more beloved, encouraging sister in Christ. go read her blog and you'll see what i mean.
she is a prime example of a beautiful girl.

also...isnt family just the most wonderful thing? so encouraged byt my mother and sister today. oh ho i love and miss them.

also learning to like cottage cheese again. and i want to like eggplants. any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

things i hate

1)trying to study for a greek test that i will fail.
2) people who don't text you back for hours (if at all) in a conversation that they started [not the people themselves...just their actions]
3) being envious of other people
4) not having my own [good] camera to love
5)being afraid
7)struggles that haunt forever
8)being down for no particular reason
9)hair that needs cutting
10)my family living on the other side of the country

these things. i hate.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

the globes

Gordon Globes.

Friends, how i love thee.

happy day of LOVE!!

i LOVE valentines day! i don't care what anyone says. i think it's a wonderful thing...celebrating love.
there are so many wonderful loves in the world. so many wonderful loves to celebrate.

in fact, i think i may post about love for a whole week. people i love. books i love. tea's i love. shoes i love.

yes. love. love will be celebrated here.
for now, here are my valentines of this year. my first college-budget valentines.

i think they turned out okay.

and quite possibly my absolute favorite of the bunch.....

have a happy love day! and don't see it as a hassle. or an excuse. celebrate all types of love! not just the romantic kind.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

please, mother nature

i may regret saying this, but i want a blizzard.
we've barely had any snow in the past few weeks and seeing all the pictures of the d.c. blizzard makes me a little jealous.

plus, i have a major greek test on friday, so i wouldn't mind if class was cancelled.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

about being myself,

I've always had a hard time with that. especially around new people. and people i really admire. i wish i didn't. but i'm learning alot about it. about how to be me. and how to enjoy it.

that's why i like taking photos.

i can't escape myself when i do.
no matter what angle i take it from, or where my light source is, it's always my picture. always me taking it. i'm trying to explain what i's like my photos always have a sense of me in them....does that make sense? i think every photographer has it. a certain style that just comes through every one of their photos.

and it's funny, because it's not something you can change. at least, that i can change.
and it's wonderful. i feel me when i have the camera in my hands. maybe because its something to both hide behind yet show myself to the world through. i don't know.

but the camera makes me so.....inescapably me. 

let us pause in life's pleasures

"He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


and i don't mean the kind you're probably thinking. i mean the nosy kind. the kind that has to know everyone's business.

i think the internet has made me into a know-it-all. and i hate it.

i deactivated my facebook the other day because of this. and for other various reasons, but this played a big hand in it. i've grown accustomed to feeding this itching desire to know what's happening in people's lives 24-7. people i don't really even care about. and i hate it.

it creates so many bad characteristics. i become prideful. i become envious. i become a stalker. well not exactly a stalker, but maybe a little creepy. and i hate it.

you know what i've realized though? that i still have this itching desire to be a know-it-all. ok so i don't get on facebook, but i've realized that im now seeking out a million other ways to be involved in other people's lives via internet. why is that? and why do i have the desire for people to still be a part of mine? i feel like with every new status update or new album creation it's like i'm screaming out "LOOK AT ME. DO YOU SEE THAT I'M HERE? DO I LOOK INTERESTING BECAUSE I CAN MAKE UP A WITTY PHRASE OR TAKE A COOL PICTURE? LOOK AT ME!!!" how sad is that? it's pathetic. absolutely pathetic. and i hate it.

maybe blogspot isn't the place to express these sort of insecurities, but i felt i needed to share. and to look on the brightest side of things, many lessons are being learned, and healthy habits being formed. it's truly amazing what God can show you about yourself and about Himself when you dispel idols from your life.

Oh! please don't take this as a condemning sort of blog. i don't think everyone should deactivate their facebooks or other social networking sites becuase i don't think everyone used it in the same way i did. and i don't think social networking sites are of the devil and i don;t think you're going to burn in hell for using them. i know that people use them for wonderfully positive things like keeping on touch with family, reconnecting with old friends, and raising awareness about issues and events and the like, i just wish that that is why i was using them. i was partially, but i've just seen the issues they've created in my own heart and so i think the best decision is to step away for awhile. i'll still be blogging though. to post verses i find encouraging and fun pictures i want to share with the people i love back home. please know that i miss you all dearly!
congratulations on reading this whole post. sorry that i could not make it more exciting with pictures and he like, but i think that would be semi-inappropriate :P but really....what kind of pictures do you add to a post like this? haha

'til next time, read one of the four gospels. listen to Jesus' words and remember all the wonderful things He did. Hooray!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

ps. 55:22

"Cast your burden on the LORD,

and He shall sustain you;

He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

it's a promise.