Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
You are the source of life
I can't be left behind
No one else will do
I will take hold of You
My heart is yours for life
I need your hand in mine
No one else will do
I put my trust in you
I need You Jesus
I've come to realize that I'm a goal person. I like to create goals for myself. They aren't bad things....they're actually fairly normal for the society we live in. Things like "Make good grades", "Finish college...in four years", "Get a job", "Get married", "Have kids", "Adopt cute Asian babies"....these aren't inherently bad goals. They're actually pretty good. I'm pretty sure my parents would like me to finish college in four years. And I mean...jobs are good. And marriage and kids aren't too bad either.
But, I've come to realize that maybe my plans aren't God's plans. Maybe he has something so much bigger planned...but I'm going to miss out on it. And it is breaking me inside. I like the idea of getting married right out of college. I had it all planned out....time frame and everything. I like being called pretty. Relationships are comfortable. I over analyze everything. But then...God has a way of making his way into my life. And putting his plans in my life....and well....his plans don't always correspond with mine the way I would like them to. It's a scary thought....but what if I'm not called to be a Mom? I can't imagine that scenario. I've always wanted to be a stay at home Mom...and I dream of the day that I have a kid running up to me calling me Mommy. But, what if that isn't in my near (10 years out) future? What if God is calling me to go serve him...uninhibited? Maybe I need to stop planning my life around my three (now two) year timeline. Maybe....I need to stop seeking praise from the world...and instead praise my creator.
In the end....it's not going to matter if I finish college in 4 years. Or really...if I finish at all. Jesus could come back tomorrow...and I need to know that I'm doing everything I can to serve him....faithfully, not halfheartedly. The things that were my dreams....they don't matter. I can't let anything get in the way. I can't let my plans get in the way of God's plans....they are so much better...I know it.
There are tough decisions in my future. I honestly don't know what I want to do with my life. Or rather, what God wants me to do with his life. I'm being called to serve. I'm listening to God for guidance on that one. And those other plans? I definitely hear a loud voice on that one. Those plans need to make way for God. I need to trust him to take care of everything...and not take things into my own hands. The world tells me I need to hurry up and grow up....but, I think I need to leave room for God in the equation.
By the way. There's this book. Called Radical. Changed my life. My viewpoint. Showed me...I'm not who I thought I was. I'm called to a higher purpose. There's something more....something better. Something radical.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
So, for those of you who didn’t know, today is Father’s Day. If you haven’t done anything by now, you might want to hurry up, because the day is almost over.
Here’s where it all began. I’m the little one. :)
I’m thinking this is on an Easter Sunday. All I know is that there’s pictures out there of Mom in a dress that matches mine and Daddy’s tie is coordinated. I’m guessing that was back when we were one of those families. You know the ones.
I also feel inclined to mention that Daddy is the fun one. :) He let me sit on tables. Come on…you know that was probably unsafe.
This is from when we were in the process of moving to Alabama. I think. Honestly, I don’t remember that far back.
Um. Yeah. So my Daddy’s the greatest. :)
After about seven years, there was an addition to the family. That went/goes by the name of Max. I’m still not convinced that that was a good decision. I think my imaginary friend was a little less annoying. :)
And then, about four years later, along came Desmond. I just had to throw this picture in. It makes me laugh. :)
And here we are today. Yes, it looks slightly different than the first. But, that’s a good thing right? I don’t think (okay, I know. There’s genetics involved) that I would be the person I am today without my Daddy. And for that…I am thankful. :)
Friday, June 18, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
This post is going to be more than a little random. I apologize in advance. It just took me a week to upload pictures from my phone to my computer. You know how that works, right?
Last Monday (Memorial Day), I went to a Braves game with the family. We drove over to ATL with some friends and had fun watching some baseball. Below, you can see the Chacos at the ballpark. Since Mom and I take Chaco pictures everywhere we go (by the way- I now have a Chaco tan for the first time EVER. I’m super excited. I just don’t tan. I burn.).
After the game (which the Braves won, by the way!) we saw the Beach Boys. And I’m going to be completely honest and tell you they aren’t as good as they used to be. We left after about the first minute and a half. Because they we LIP SYNCING. I mean, come on. I know that people like Hannah Montana lip sync, but I thought the BB were a little more respectable. But, I guess they are like a hundred years old. Probably can’t sing anymore. :(
After we left the concert that wasn’t meant to be, we went to the Varsity. Because when you’re in Atlanta, you have to eat at the Varsity. That’s just how it goes.
And that was Memorial Day.
I posted about some other events that have happened this week already on this blog, so I won’t be a repeater. But, I did go shopping today at Target and found this cute dress. Every time I walked by this dress in the past, I would say “That’s a cute dress”. I mean, it’s pink and has flowers on it. But, I never tried it on. Because it was in the girls section. And I thought it would be too small. But, today I stopped and looked at it. It has an elastic waist, and a large definitely fit me! (Um..yay!) So, it’s super cute and cheaper. And I thought the dress was too cute, so I wanted to blog about it. I also found two headbands in the dollar bin at Target and found a pair of $14 jeans at Banana Republic, so I would say that today was successful shopping day. Not bad for only an hour of shopping! :)
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Those people think that the ozone layer is causing the glaciers to melt. And when the aforementioned glaciers melt, it will flood the Earth. Or something like that. It’s been a semester since I took Astronomy/Biology and we discussed that stuff.
Well. I found a flaw to that plan. You see, I was reading the Bible.
And in Genesis 9:11, the LORD (he’s a pretty powerful person. And believable source. Even if he doesn’t have his doctorate) says, “Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will the floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
So. Therefore, since I believe in the Bible, I believe that God won’t flood the Earth. Because he is a God that remembers his promises. And since I believe God won’t flood the Earth, I don’t believe that all the glaciers will melt and flood the Earth.
Reason 777 not to believe in global warming. :)