Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Sitting in an arena surrounded by people.
Loud cheering erupting every few seconds to a minute.
A person sits, solemnly thinking.
Pondering death and the meaning of life.
The need to read Ecclesiastes is realized.

I am feeling the pain of friends today.  Their hearts are breaking on different levels and for different reasons.  I cannot fix it, but I can ask why.  I am praying for them and hurting with them.  I know God is in control, but I don't see the good.

However, amidst this day when many people's hearts are breaking, and mine is breaking for them, I did single out three little snippets of joy (these simply stood out):

I stumbled upon H&M in the mall...completely unexpected and I had just been thinking about it.
I sat next to Bavarian Germans at the Magic game
I was able to give away my noisemaker to a little boy who, I am sure, enjoyed it far more than I did.

On top of those blessings, I have had a wonderful few days in Florida with Daddy, Pennisu, and Michael.  I am blessed with a wonderful family.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Missing All Things Wintery and German

It's true.  I'm one of those people who become more emotional the later it gets.
There is every possibility that tomorrow morning I will wonder why I was so emotional.
Yet, in this case...there is every possibility I won't.

I was just overcome with how much I miss Germany.

To be more specific, I miss the snow, our jugendherberge, my eight, fellow Ambexers, Kelley and her cozy house, and just Germany.  I want to be there so much.

How lovely to watch the snow float by the window on the outside while I am cozy on the inside.

Oh, I miss it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An Ant or a Tree

I am sitting at the local coffee shop while enjoying a rainy, overcast afternoon and writing a paper.  This paper is my far overdue exegetical Psalms paper.  I am "exegeting" Psalm 8.  This psalm is amazing.  It shows the psalmist questioning why God would do so much for His creation, humans, and why He would give us authority.

While reading this and thinking about what attributes of God are shown in this psalm I am struck with a thought that I have had throughout my life, I am so thankful God chose to make me me, a human being, and not an ant or a tree.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It Was the Best of Days and the Worst of Days

Before I re-enter the wonderful world of homework I would like to pause and think.  Think about England and that if I were there good, loose-leaf tea and biscuits would be plentiful.

Next, I would like to say, I am about to have my first sip of instant coffee.  Yes, yes, I know who my father is...but I don't brew coffee and this was all that was available to me!  (Courtesy of my dear, wonderful RA).

Also, today has been one of those days where it would be nice to just go back to bed and either restart or just sleep it off. 

Senioritis is a kicker.

But, I am blessed with friends who love and encourage me (and sometimes wallow with me ; ) )

Because the mountains in the fall make my heart happy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Little Brother is 16!!!

Sixteen years.
Thinking about that number seems so long, yet, so close, yet, so in between.
I remember thinking that my brother hadn't been around that long when he was three, four, and five (approx).
Now he has been around 16 years.
I still remember the night he was born.
I was at Kae Lacy's making blackberry syrup.  I remember Daddy coming to get me.
I remember being taken to the hospital and trying to see the nurse give him a bath.
I remember holding him.
Well, as the years passed we would fight and I was always told, "One day he will be bigger than you..."
That day came a few years ago.

Happy Birthday, Michael!
I love you, my little brother!

Isn't he just the cutest?

He's still pretty cute ; )

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When I Should Be Studying...

What I should be/am doing: Theology
What I want to be doing: Watching Christy and/or White Christmas.

Obsession of my weekend (last weekend)

One of my favorite movies EVER!

Fall weather arrived tonight.
We'll see how permanent.


Thanksgiving Break anyone?

Cannot wait for Thanksgiving Break (it's not even the food, just the time to rest!)

Landon Pigg.
Love my new CD : )


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

High and Low

I battle discontentment.
Constantly I say, "I miss..." or "I wish...."
Last night while walking around campus I kept thinking to myself how ready I am to leave this campus.  I want scenery, woods, beauty, and a new place.
I want to blame this on my constant moving as a child.
That's not fair, though.
I just have this desire to keep seeing new places.
That could partially be due to my family.
I have a pretty international family and many have traveled a good bit.
I want to travel soooo many places!
But, for now I am at CIU and I need to finish my education.
Then I can start exploring : )

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