If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Saturday, April 30, 2011

lately,

The weather has been like this...


[insert Mary weeping here]


but today, the sky looks like this


[screen shot... trippy]


which is a good thing,
because I plan on spending a lot of time outside.

[more on that later]




This morning I am:

wearing a suede fringe vest
[it's ok to be jealous, you can borrow it]

wondering why I didn't make my bed before taking these pictures
[I hope you forgive me, this is my natural habitat]

and reading this:

If anyone would come after me, 
he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me...
what good is it for a man to gain the whole world, 
yet forfeit his soul?
Or what can a man exchange for his soul?
Mark 8: 34, 36-37

and eating buttery grits with a fried egg.
[fried in the microwave, but I guess you guys didn't need to know that.]


Enjoy your Saturday!
xoxo


Friday, April 29, 2011

Today, I am

 grateful for my boyfriend, 


[even when he looks like a deer in the headlights]


enjoying the sky,



and loving this picture.
[we took it to show our personalities- greg =stoic and mary = emotional]
mostly though, I'm just wondering how my mouth can even get like that...

Funny though. 


Today:

Discerning Triune relations from the book of John,
reading Kafka's Metamorphosis
[love],
baking brownies for my girls,
writing on Pyromania,
and reflecting on this verse:

All my longings lie open to you Lord,
my sighing is not hidden from you...
Come quickly to help me, Oh Lord my Savior.

Psalm 38: 9, 22


Happy Friday!

xoxo


Thursday, April 28, 2011

this is what my face looks like


1. because I have 2 weeks to write 80 pages, give or take.
[and i don't see Greg for two weeks]
2. because the cafeteria stresses me out and I mostly eat dried fruit all day.
3. because I felt like a hippie yesterday, and loved it.
4. because Greg sent me a picture of the little Chinese boy he's sponsoring.
[legit the cutest thing I've ever seen.]



I like:



that my hair is getting long.



my bracelets.


our post-easter sugar filled centerpiece.


my dried fruit [told ya'll]. 


I wasn't kidding when I said 80 pages,
so I'm gonna try and get started on that craziness. 



school is good, school is good, school is good, school is good.

[just trying to remember]


xoxo

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

scheduling...

is getting harder and harder. 
I mean, really, teachers??? This is getting ridiculous.

Sometimes you just have to blow of some steam...



can't you just see the real fury in my eyes?
[also- this picture is us in a nutshell. it's ok to be scared.]

Some happy pictures from the weekend...







My butt got wet for this one, but it was worth it.
Only Greg saw me walking around like I had just wet my pants, 
so that's good.




Light!


[what a novel idea!]




Love, love, love spending time with Grace. 
[this picture has been cropped due to our paleness]

also- I love spending time with my little brother as well,
but the odds that he would take a bikini picture with me were slim. 



Barbie nails. 

[mmmmm. glitter.]


so much writing, so much planning, so much work to do today.

To remember in all the craziness:

We adore the Father, as also his Son, and the Holy Spirit, 
the Holy Trinity in one Essence,
crying with the Seraphim:
Holy, holy, holy art thou , O Lord.
Now, and ever, and unto ages of ages. 
Amen.

Gregory Nazianzen
[329-390 AD]


My life is a part of that.
So awesome.


xoxo

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

here...

is what I painted for easter:




and here is what I'm enjoying now,
[while writing papers of course]
new found coffee place. 
Yum.





I'm starting to think that all I need is a good playlist
and then I feel like I'm in a movie
and the papers fly by. 



Hope ya'll are having an equally cinematic day. 
xoxo.

Monday, April 25, 2011

what a shame!

I took so many fun pictures this weekend...

and left my cord at Gregory's house. 

Oh no. 



 So here are some older pictures that I love.



Greg, 
You are handsome, considerate, loving,
you let me dress you
[that's nice],
affectionate, unbelievably smart,
committed to Jesus and his church,
and willing to answer approximately a million questions from me 
every. single. time 
we're together. 
Also- you take good pictures.
[patiently]

Thank you.



Summer-time & Sand,
I miss you.
I wore a bathing suit in my back yard yesterday,
and that was nice,
but I'd love it if you could convince the weather to be more consistent. 
I wanna be slathering on the SPF daily.




So grateful for:

Jesus' victory,

time with my sister,

nails that make me smile,


verses that remind me who I am

for we know that since Christ was raised from the dead,
he cannot die again,
death no longer has mastery over him.
The death he died, he died to sin once and for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God
in Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:8-11



leftovers,
[a wrap from salad works...yes]

getting papers finished,


and hearing about my blog friends' Easters.
[This whole following blog business is feeling more and more like keeping up with friends.]

I love it.



And he who sits on the throne said,
"Behold, I am making all things new."
Revelation 2:15


xoxo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

love.


adventurous hair, buying flowers for easter service tomorrow with the boy,
feathers in your hair,
and anything that glitters. 



other happy things:
pineapple this morning,
rainboots that keep my feet SO warm and dry,
a surprise manicure!
And this-
[been on my mind lately]



If we are faithless, 
he will remain faithful,
for He cannot disown himself.

2 Timothy 2:13



[oh and my nails look like Barbie, in a good way]


xoxo.

Friday, April 22, 2011

yes.

Greg and I went to Chic-fil-A yesterday. 
[I think I might have an unhealthy love for that place.]
Grace and I watched my little brother play lacrosse.
[He's like... a man. So weird.]
And there were bagels and freshly made coffee this morning when I woke up. 
[Heaven? Is that you?]

But more importantly...


I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David,
and he will tend them;
He will tend them and be their shepherd. 
I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them.
I the Lord have spoken.

Ezekiel 34:23-24





Since the children (us!) have flesh and blood,
he too shared in their humanity, 
so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-
that is, the devil-
and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Hebrews 2:14-15


So... yeah... that's the best. 



Added awesomeness- 
Getting to hang out with my brother and sister again,
[last night James wanted to watch Say Yes to the Dress-
 who knows what will happen today?!]
Being on track with finishing schoolwork on time,
Bananas that look like they grew to a normal size before being plucked of the trees,
[PBU cafeteria- take note]
and laundry machines that work
[personal favorite- because I was running out of underwear].




It's a very good Friday.


xoxo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

today...









I leave this apartment,
[approximately 8 loads of laundry in hand]
go back to New Jersey,
and see a girl I haven't seen in 4 months.





I cannot wait to see my sister Grace's beautiful face today. 

P.S. The weather is nice. 

This rocks. 


Hope ya'll have an equally exciting day. 

xoxo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

uh oh....


...if that heel doesn't look attached at all,
that's because it's not.

In the middle of class, I crossed my legs, only to find the heel of my shoe dangling. 
Sad. 
Although, I did get to go barefoot for a while. 
Anyone wanna let me borrow your superglue? For the love of awesome shoes?


Anyways...
I painted Greg and I's masks for formal
[it's a masquerade this year]
last night, and I love how they turned out. 
I had big [read:complicated] plans for mine, but then the glitter went on and...
I couldn't stop. 
I wanted to run around the room throwing that stuff everywhere.
I'm seriously considering quitting school,
buying glitter,
and running around all day just throwing it places. 

Bad idea? 
[or awesome?]




 Pictures I like: 


My roommate's notebook. 

Fruit stickers galore. 



Our ghetto sink. 



Favorite bag. 


Nightgown. 
[love this thing]




The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Colossians 1: 15-20


In him all things hold together, thank goodness.
It's like... a really good thing that I'm not the one holding my life together. 
Because it would be a ridiculous mess. 
[a bigger mess than breaking your shoes,
falling down the stairs in an unrelated incident this morning,
drinking milk thinking it was juice and almost choking,
forgetting people's names daily,
and falling asleep on the couches in the library] 
Can I get an amen to me not being left to my own devices?

Amen. 




xoxo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

these days


I'm most likely to be found on the couch,
With Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground,
Melville's Billy Budd,
or some combination of Whitman/Wordsworth/Thoreau,
scribbling furiously in a notebook,
trying to obtain some knowledge of how these men saw the world.



And while I love the reading,
and I love the thinking,
I wish it didn't involve such a daunting number of papers. 

But here's my thought-
when I talked to a professor after class 
about Renaissance lit and it's connection to our Trinitarian theology,
he said, "Wow, you guys are exposed to so much!"
And I know that if I wasn't permitted these novels and great works,
if I was told I wouldn't be able to glean anything from them
or if they weren't available to me in my language or because of some other reason,
I would be thrilled to get my hands on them. 

It's true that there's a lot on my plate,
and I'm not trying to minimize my stress..it's been a tough few weeks.
But it's also true that this is worthwhile,
and other people don't get these opportunities. 



On a lighter note, 
now that I've conquered the illusive half-up half down messy braid,
these hairstyles are on my list.
My hair to-do list. 
They're cool, and anything that inspires me to do more 
than just throwing my hair up on top of my head 
[see above pictures of my stunning hair today]
is probably a good thing. 


Love!