Friday, December 07, 2007
That is how this week has been. With two major projects and a whoppin cumulative chem test in front of me, my eyes are tired and my brain is no longer producing anything intelligent.
I made 27 mini loaves of pumpkin bread for other studying tummies around me, but then realized that I am a studying tummy, who is making my bread?
The only good thing is that instead of gaining marriage weight, it seems that all my hours of sedentary typing away and pumpkin-loafing has left me smaller than when I walked to class and had to move myself around campus. Maybe I have lost all muscle mass I once owned, it was so little. Or maybe I have sweat off pounds by sitting motionless in the Florida heat. Either way, I am ready to let my couch be a couch and my bed be my bed. Goodnight.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I like to call the design . . . twirly
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Here are some of the pics. These women are from my campus, UF.
And this is a our big group. The faces are so little, but look how joyous everyone looks. You can tell they were all just at a sweet retreat.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
amid my frustration over my clothes I ran across this youtube video from a guy visiting his compassion child.
makes me forget about my clothes . . .
The crazy reality that I am learning about more and more from some of my classes is the fact that slavery still exists in large amounts. 80% of slaves are women and 50% are children. Watching this video caused me to be so thankful for compassion among the various orgs that seek to bring hope and a future to these precious people.
I guess anyone who has not considered it could consider sponsoring a child now. John and I have been sponsoring a boy named Biplob from Bangladesh and who even knows if it has bettered his chances from not being sold into slavery by someone who needs to make some more money.
I have been reading Not For Sale and I am hardly far into it but I have been devastated by the reality and prominence of slavery today. Please join me in allowing God to soften our hearts toward His precious ones. I am pouting for a good reason now.
Some loon has taken some, but not all of our things from the dryer. Who knows why someone would take underwear, older towels and my beloved wear-under-everything tank tops? I have a big pout on my face. Give me back my clothes!
Friday, October 05, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A simple thought is invading my life. It is easy for me to think that I am sinless, or even to avoid dealing with sin that I know is very real. But 1 John says that I am "decieved" if I claim to be sinless. But even more, it states that sin can cloud my relationship with God. And since claiming the Beloved as mine and accepting freedom from the power of sin, I have neglected the continued reality of sin when it comes to the intimacy I experience with Christ. I was breathless when I realized that when I try to turn from sin, it is only so that I dont look bad, I dont want to have that on my track record. It has little to do with wanting to be closer to the Almighty. Instead of running away from sin because it means being even closer to the heartbeat of God, I run away to be more fashionable, sin doesn't look good on me. Its not my color. Sin has become unfashionable to me so I discard it, but not for the beauty of the Lord. It seems my heart needs a makeover, and the new fashion statement: dust. Can I get close enough to Jesus to be covered in His dust? All I know is that my heart longs to be near Him.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
we spent our last days in colorado celebrating our great friends and family members David and Pamela, the newest Teten family. we had an incredible time with them and all the people that came to support their wedded union. we love Dave and Pammie. thanks for getting married.
so here we are in gainesville, and I am wearily sitting on our couch trying to stay cool. we spent our day helping freshman move into their dorms on campus. and I had the privilege of seeing two of my favorite gator girls also, Brittney and Nikki. somehow they got even cuter and greater over the summer. I cannot wait to dive into life again with some women who make my life here so vibrant. I also cannot wait to share some stories of our adventures here in the gator nation, year II.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
It seems goes well with the basketball shorts and new balance tennis shoes.