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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


[massive maze-like installation at a gallery in Chelsea]

sometimes I feel lost.
like all my decisions contribute to a downward spiral.
like entropy and chaos,
formed by the smallest decisions,
are gaining momentum
in an irrevocable way.

This morning felt a little like that,
and then I read:

Do not be afraid;
I am the first and the last,
and the living one;
and I was dead, and behold 
I am alive forever more,
and I have the keys of death and of hell.
Revelation 1:17-18

and that literally had me breathing a sigh of relief.


reading, reading, reading

vanilla tea

putting some old school CD's on my computer
[that's right...I'm looking at you B.Spears]

and maybe painting?

Friday, November 25, 2011

still thankful

sitting in my brother's bed 
reading up on autism spectrum neurobiology
still thankful today for:

-my sister and brother
-pumpkin pie
-Gregory and all his ridiculousness
-hot coffee and eggs for breakfast
-good friends in Philadelphia,
New Orleans, Colorado, and more
-and the life I have in Jesus. 

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ombre nails?

i mean... i tried.


seeing sister and brother
hugs all around!

happy tuesday all!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

pictures from

gallery hopping yesterday in Chelsea.

I think my favorite picture is the one of the eyes- the lens cover didn't fully open.
Sometimes my ghetto camera works out well.


praised Jesus with friends at their church

drank pumpkin spice coffee

grad exam

brain damage reading

and packing for thanksgiving break.

have a lovely day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

my friends know me well

1. as we speak my roommate is in our room with me silent
because she knows i'm working on a to-do list
that would frighten anyone. 

2. i've been getting a lot of comments about my tattoo lately
this morning, a guy behind me reached out to touch it
pet peeve- it's on the back of my neck! 
(come on, people! it's a little surprising when you just touch it!)
and my friend Marjorie said- "don't do it."
the girl has my back. 

giving me hope today:

who is the one who overcomes the world, 
but he who believes that Jesus is the son of God?
1 John 5:4

deep breaths, I'm going to conquer this to-do list.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

library day

[a favorite bracelet]
[ikea makes batteries look stylin]

...by the way, that last picture makes our closet look organized.
it is definitely not.


i'll be in the library,
working on papers and research and exams
and emails and....

hopefully it will be very productive. 

here we go.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 pictures

1. I wrote a list of all the things that have to get done before I go home for 
Thanksgiving break. 
It's long. 
The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze,
and your strength will equal your days.
Deuteronomy 33:25

2. Favorite shoes. 

3. Prized possession- My mom's old bible. 
Her college roommate gave it to her in 1978. 
And I get to use it in school and in life, to worship and love and adore 
the same God. 

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, November 11, 2011


[pumpkin bread with baked apples and cream cheese icing]

[braids on my head]

[green cords, navy sweater, new navy j. crew ballet flats]

[spaghetti dinner and french vanilla tea]


I'm going to bake some cookies, 
read a book, have lunch with one of my favorite professors,
and catch up on grad papers...

and then Greg is coming! 
Not sure what the plan is for the afternoon,
but I'm excited. 

this struck me this morning
[probably because I'm going to a financial seminar with Greg this weekend...fun.]

Keep your life free from the love of money,
and be content with what you have, for he has said,
"I will never leave you nor forsake you."
So we can confidently say,
"The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear; what can man do to me?"

Hebrews 13:5-6

have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I don't know what it is...

not sure what it is about today,
but nothing looks better to me than my bed.


reading research on neurotheology

[if i ever get out of bed]

making dinner with a long lost friend

bible study tonight

the word of God is living and active.
sharper than any double edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow,
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Monday, November 7, 2011

please excuse this

long series of pictures of greg and I coloring at my apartment.

I just love him.
[and dinosaurs]

Thursday, November 3, 2011


[my hair today-frizzy]
[moving my spring/summer stuff out of the rotation]
[little reminder I wrote on my hand the other day]
[there is still snow on the ground. what?!? get out of here.]

For class this week, we studied 1&2 Timothy and Titus. 
I love this:

I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed.
2 Timothy 1:12

and this:

that we may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
Titus 2:10

I love that I know my God,
that I know my purpose is in him,
and that my life can bring glory to him
and adorn the gospel of grace.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


God has not given us a spirit of timidity,
but of power and love and discipline.  
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
or of me, His prisoner; 
but join with me in suffering for the gospel 
according to the power of God.
2 Timothy 1:7-8

...all these pretty colors.

It's absolutely gorgeous today.

I have to read A Christmas Carol
for a paper due tomorrow,
and it's just making me want to string up lights,
make some hot cocoa,
and sing Mariah  Carey's All I want for Christmas is You. 

Must. Write. Paper.
Must. Refrain. From Singing Mariah.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November!

Happy, happy November all!

Here is a trustworthy saying:
If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
if we endure, 
we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
he will also disown us;
If we are faithless,
he remains faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.

2 Timothy 2:11-13

pumpkin-cranberry cookies, bible study, and homework today!