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

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

oh hey, unrelated picture

Yet, for us there is but one God, the Father,
from whom are all things and we exist for him;
and one Lord, Jesus Christ,
by whom are all things,
and we exist through him.
1 Corinthians 8:6

Today after being so busy and so stressed
feeling sick
and like I had absolutely no time,
I finally opened the Bible.

Who do I exist for?
Who do I exist through?

The one true God is my purpose,
Jesus Christ is my source.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

my camera

has no batteries.
so for now,
here is my face, and alyssa's face
reacting to:

glee loading super slowly on her computer

an anonymous roommate's booty shaking

and happy fall weather.

things are good. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

...it's morning.

the mug in the above pictures is from cafe du monde.
all the way down in new orleans,
which I love.
it's a thoughtful gift from some thoughtful friends.

things that are ridiculous:
that last picture
my hair 
[haven't washed it since sunday- new record]
Abby and I dancing in blankets around our apartment
[i know you haven't seen it...just trust me]

things that are beautiful:
conversations with adorable new friends in unexpected places
this fall weather we're having
[had to control myself not to put on 97 sweaters and a pair of corduroys]
weddings of friends who are so excited they might burst
the Lord reminding me I'm where I need to be
and this:

he who believes in Me, 
as the scriptures said, 
"from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water" 

john 7:38

...that's me! that's me!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

up in the air

i have a major desire to travel right now.

might be the loads of work that I have to get done.

or the rain outside.

but there are good things going on here,
even if it does include me exhausted,
my desk a mess,
and drinking more coffee than I ever have before
right now.


prep for this large and in charge res life event
[feeling better and better about it]

looking at my new "milk and cookies cookbook"

paying bills
[and praying my way through it]

having a sush sesh with some of my favorite people
[sush sesh= going to sushi]

and attempting to live this:

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me. 
The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

this is...

This picture finds us doing what we do best.
[coffee drinking and munching on snacks]

Love her. 

making an inspiration board for an upcoming event
pricing things for the same event
[less glamorous]
doing lots of homework
[still less glamorous]
and wanting this kind of wisdom:

the wisdom that comes from heaven is
first of all pure; then peace loving,
considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit,
impartial and sincere. 
peacemakers who sow in peace
raise a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:17-18


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

good gifts

[friends to write to]
[one last beach weekend ]
[an apartment i really feel at home in]
[and interesting and beautiful things all around me]

Don't be deceived my dear brothers,
every good and perfect gift is from above, 
coming down from the father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
He chose us to give us birth through the word of truth
that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.

James 1:16-18

[truly interesting discussion today in class-mitochondrial eve, who knew?]
[working out with a beautiful friend]
[checking things off a check list]
[and glorious weather]

off to enjoy it all!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

beautiful things

this semester is full of firsts.

starting grad class
starting a neuro-psychology honors project
first time roommates
first time co-workers
first time in a long time i'm not playing any sports.

there's excitement and anxiety and sometimes pain
that comes with all of this newness.
but in general, i've got a good kind of butterflies.

yummy dinner
playing psychologist with new friends
[if you don't know how to play, ask me/find a portkey to my apartment to play with me]
hilarious youtube videos til late
[my roommates and i are snl junkies]

getting a senior picture taken
[most awkward/ridiculous moments of my life]
honors colloquium
[intimidating/awesome/had great cookies]
homework/reading/loving my life and roommates

hope your life is giving you butterflies in a good way too!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

rainy days

...sometimes give me a headache.
[most times]

but they are also excellent days for:

interesting classes
[had my first class with our provost today]

cuddling up with Jane Austen
[finishing Northanger Abbey today]

writing letters to my best friend

vanilla chai tea

making dinner for my apartment building
on the menu:
thai pork and vegetable curry
butter cream and dark chocolate cake
and getting to know each other better 

and doing homework for my New testament class, which is a pleasure.

We've been going through Acts. 
Basically, I am of the opinion that it should be made into a super high budget movie.

I want to know these men and women. 

Nice to know that one day, I will. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

all brand new.

new year, blank slate.
this year is a notebook ready to be filled.

that's the best feeling.