Friday, September 30, 2011

tgif. but really.

Tomorrow is going to be the greatest day of my life. but also sad. because it's the last time I'll see David Crowder in concert. but happy because i get to see him one last time and get to see Chris August, Gungor, and John Mark Mcmillan, too. and we're eating at in 'n out burger, which better live up to expectations. I seriously have been waiting for this day since i bought my ticket in april. Yeah, I hopped on that bus real quick because I knew it'd sell out.
bahhh. I can't wait. Also, i've really been stressing about study abroad stuff and school, so this is gonna be bombin' to get away for a bit and get out of waco. satisfy a little bit of my wanderlust.
Well, this was going to be a whole lot more interesting and such, but i got distracted trying to finish my application for Edinburgh and I'm getting hungry so I need to go make dinner before the Island Party tonight! Whoooo. Party weekend.

Friday, September 23, 2011

wake on up from your slumber

well let's see. this afternoon has been crazyyy. I got out of my Social Work class and came back to our apartment to get ready to go to Goodwill to try and find Baylor shirts me and my roomies could cut to tank tops and 3 Spoons for noms. So we were unsuccessful finding Baylor gear but we found loaf pans so we could make pumpkin bread!! YES. Then we went to 3 Spoons, saw Petco and decided we'd take a visit there to just look around at the cute animals. We ended up getting 2 shrimpy shrimps, 2 zebra danios[which I affectionately named Fred and George], and 3 neon tetras. Too legit to quit. & we bought a coffee maker for their fish bowl. =) yay!
However, it's now been literally two hours since we bought said fish and we're down to 1 fish[George] and the shrimp. Sad day. We're blaming Waco's water. At least that stuff doesn't kill me when I drink it. =/ Oh, and more randomness...we are cooking pizza now and the pizza pan is curling?! this is not okay.
The best parts of my day so far though have been...NEEDTOBREATHE The Reckoning cd came in the mail for me today!! YAY! and one of my classes was cancelled and the pumpkin bread deliciousness. soooo yummy.
UPDATE: All fish are dead. =( cheers to the freakin' weekend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

story of my life.

things i should be doing:
reading english homework
starting to read novel for history
reading neuroscience
writing reaction paper for marriage&the family
application for University of Edinburgh
then filling out my course equivalency form
 emailing department heads
planning my social work essay
writing/researching sw essay
working out

things i would rather be doing:
this.
napping
reading The Help
watching my TV shows
getting a massage
eating cookies
pretending it's friday
jamming to music
mindless activities


one step at a time. i'm going to take a shower. it's the middle of the afternoon. nbd. cleanliness is important and it's something i'm not going to want to do later tonight after dwelling place. maybe it will wash away my lack of productivity so i can get things accomplished before dwelling place. holler at me. how is september almost over?!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

run to the battle.

world mandate.

i feel like i can't adequately describe how amazing it was.

how challenging, uplifting, convicting, loving, comforting, powerful, peaceful, passionate.

it was one of those weekends that when it's over, it's hard to go back to normalcy. i just want continuous Jesus time all the time. Granted, I can probably work on that so my life is more like that, so there you go. So many powerful words spoken, prayers said, and songs sung.

I feel so blessed to have been able to go [Thank you Kelly!]. Now, I'm feeling that feeling I feel like I always get after awesome events such as this. It could also be a case of the Sunday blahs. Regardless, I'm feeling like I need to do something, but I can't figure out what. I've had a desire to go adventure and travel and get out of Waco/Texas lately and this whole missions conference thing only made me want to go and be Jesus to the least of these in unreached parts of the world. Shoot, that kind of sounds like 'oh it only made me want to do this, nbd.' but really, if I could, I'd go to Ukraine; I'd go to Scotland right now and make friends with cool accents and love 'em to Jesus right now too. Good thing I get to travel there next semester. Praise Jesus. I need to get outta this world. ha.
I'm going to upload a video I took of worship last night, which really doesn't do it justice, but believe me when I say, Jesus was present and He was loving it and everyone was loving it too. The Ferrell Center was shaking. Oh yeah, which reminds me...WE GOT RAIN!!! At the start of the session, maybe midway into the first worship set..I don't really remember..but a guy came on stage and was like "I got a word from God that He's going to bring rain to fill our thirsty hearts and this thirsty ground" or something like that and then he put his raincoat on as a prophetic action. And not even kidding, like 2 minutes later there was a little thunder and it rained!! We sang "Let it Rain" by..um someone. and we sang "Our God is an Awesome God" which is so old school but fabulous and it was great. The video is of a song called..well actually I'm not sure what it's called but the worship leader for World Mandate/Antioch..John Mark Gulley is crazy awesome and writes his own songs which are some of the best worship songs ever. I didn't record my favorite part of the song but here's what I can remember of the lyrics..aka the chorus and bridgeish.

Hallelujah, our God is here and now, every nation and every knee will bow. Our king Jesus is coming in victory.
He is coming. He is coming soon. The Messiah. He is coming to rule. All peoples, every nation. He's releasing revelation, He's coming.
video

Friday, September 16, 2011

weaksauce.

that's kind of a pun and i just thought of that off the top of my head. shoot. i'm awesome. and home alone. and wanted to make taco shells. but i couldn't get the salsa jar open. totes lame. guess i'll save that for a later date. i made the split decision to make the italian blend pasta my mom sent me instead because the water for the jumbo shells started boiling and i didn't want to cook those since i wasn't making the shells tonight anymore. so it smells like spices and yumminess now.
world mandate starts tonight. that's this annual[sort of? they didn't have it last year...] missions conference that antioch puts on. Apparently it's like the best thing ever. I don't doubt it. I just don't feel up to it this weekend so here's to praying I won't let my attitude get in the way of experiencing Jesus. AMEN. okay. I think my pasta's done so I have to go. maybe i'll get some pushups in after dinner before I get picked up so I can open the salsa tomorrow for dinner. haha well, i might be busy world mandating tomorrow at dinner time. i honestly don't really know. ehh.
over and out girl scout.

Friday, September 9, 2011

foul ball. [aka no catch up].

ha. trying to be clever with that post title...i need to write to catch y'all up on life in the big Tex. But currently I'm feeling crappy and kind of annoyed so yeah. Sorry, the catching up will have to wait. here's a quicky letter post.

Dear Painting, You are probably one of my favorite things to do. I wish I'd paint more. So relaxing. I could paint a whole wall and love it. Seriously.

Dear Roommates, You know who you are. and you know what you need to do. or rather, not do. I know you'll laugh at this, but I'm for real. I can always not take care of crickets when they show up late at night and y'all are screaming. It's a good thing I still like y'all enough. =)

Dear Reading, I used to think I enjoyed you. I mean I still do, just not academically. If you'd lighten your load in all my classes, I'd probably enjoy them a lot more. Although, the reading for English and History hasn't been bad. It's the Neuroscience and Social Work that's getting me.

my first canvas painting!