Saturday, February 28, 2009

Caffeine, Ah.

This is what it has come to.

Friday, February 27, 2009

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

"These are the times that try men's souls... tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." -Thomas Paine, The Crisis  

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." -1 Cor 9:24

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Its Hard Being Good.

Sometimes I just get tired of being the one to have a good attitude; of making the best of things; of being positive; of forgiving whether or not someone is sorry; or rising above my circumstance; of doing because I know I should; of being humble. It is hard to [try to] be good all the time. Not that I am in any sort of position to say I am, or that I am doing all of those things, but I like to think I am striving for greatness and attempting to be the best that I can.

I guess it reminds me of the idea of pursuing holiness and trying to be more like Jesus in all we do and say. We obviously will never achieve perfection, but because we are called to strive for such we keep trying [and keep failing].

In other news, apparently boys don’t like poofs (as in bangs) and capri pants (better known to some as “flood pants”). I guess I can understand the poof thing, at least on my part, although I would say some girls can pull it off nicely. I, however, only pull my bangs back as an attempt to disguise the otherwise obvious fact that I did not shower, typically displayed by the very attractive ponytail and stringy bangs. Capri pants on the other hand, what? They are great for Fall and Spring, when the summer nights start to cool off and the winter ice starts to melt away…perfect when its too hot for jeans but too cold for shorts! Eh, boys, whatever. I should probably just shave all my hair off and wear pants all the time… or I could just shower more.

Senior Integration update--- 11 steps down, 38 to go! Due in 6 days. Crunch time is coming…

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." (1 Peter 1:13-16)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Welcome Back to the Blog World!

Ok ok ok, I have been desperately wanting to start a blog and since I obviously don't have the time (hello, Senior Integration), I figured today was a perfect day to do it!

I'm not sure how good at this blogging thing I'll be, but I mean, no one has to read it if they don't want, and for that matter, I was like, the best Xanga-er on the planet, so hopefully I can get into this as well.

These days, time is my enemy, and sleep isn't near as refreshing as it should be. I feel like all I do is work, read, go to class, work on my paper, work, read, etc. I hope real life one day will be less stressful, or at least somewhat pleasantly stressful. Despite all the stuff my days are filled with though, life is so good and I love so much of what is going on around me. God is still doing great things, I am still learning a LOT, I still laugh so much, and (PTL) I can finally see the (very faint) light at the end of the undergraduate collegiate tunnel! (3 more semesters...including Student Teaching!)

Ok well, off to the library for the next week of my life! (Ugh)

"He must become greater, I must become less." -Jn 25:30