Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Confession: I really love Pintrest. Then again, what female between the ages of 13 and 83 doesn't??  It's safe to say that 3/4 of the time I'm on my computer, Pintrest is open in a tab somewhere. And I'm not complaining about it.

But a few months ago, I found something on Pintrest that I really liked. And that was a "grateful"/ I changed mine to "thankful" book, if you will. Every day for a year, you write down something you were thankful for that specific day, and when the year is over, you go back and read all your entries. Thus, you end up with 365 things! I tried to hold out, but realized I wasn't going to make it a year without going back and reading them all. Heck, I barely made it a  month....

So here are highlights of  just a few things I was thankful for this first month of 2012:

Jan. 4th - $5.00 Copper Cellar Burger Night. (Being the poor college kid that I am, this day of the week is always a treat. Especially when you get to go with your best friend.)
Jan. 7th - Christine's YoungLife girls. (It was SO fun being at Windy Gap with them and just hearing about what Jesus is doing in their lives.)
Jan. 9th - My grandparents being in Knoxville (This was the first time I'd seen them since Thanksgiving = a month too long. After watching my mom take care of them and love on them so well for a week, I realized I'd be thankful if someday I'm half the person she is.)
Jan 10th - The Price's, our CAK team family, and the way they are always so wonderful to us. (Welcome into the world Baby Roman -he's their newest, cutest addition! I loved holding you in my arms all night.)
Jan. 14th - Extreme Makeover Home Edition. (It was so so cool that EMHE came to Knoxville, and that we got to be a part of the experience in helping a family get a new home. Welcome home Watson family! Move. That. Bus.)
Jan. 17th  -  Not getting Teach For America. (This was really a blessing in disguise. And although I have absolutely NO clue what I'm doing after May, I'm thankful for where the Lord's placed me right now.)
Jan. 20th - Team Overnighttttts!!! (Like I've mentioned before, I love my YoungLife team . A whole whole lot. And getting to spend the weekend with them in a cabin on the lake was just perfect.)
Jan. 25th - small group being back. (I love my small group/ Mrs. Beth and had missed them over break.)
Jan. 28th - all I wrote was "Logan Thress." Haha love you Log. Happy St. Patrisss Day!
Jan. 31st - And today I'm thankful for friendships. Jesus has blessed me with a lot of really great ones. And that makes me happy :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sex . Marriage . & Fairytales .

You've probably seen his video "Why I Hate Religion, But I Love Jesus", and if you haven't you should watch it. But I just found this video a few minutes ago on Facebook and have watched it at least 3 times already. It's amazing how so much truth can be spoken through someone in just 4 minutes...

p.s. If you need a good laugh this morning, check out Chelc's blog. True Life: We have a mockingbird living in the front lawn of Red Saile that needs to be taken care of. We are now accepting applications for prospective hunters. B.Y.O.B.B.G. (Bring Your Own B.B. Gun)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm only human.

Jesus Calling was so great today. And it made me realize this....

Sometimes I forget it's alright to be human. To feel. To mess up. To be broken. I forget that life's not meant to be what my idea of "perfect" is.  I forget that blessings come in times of trial. That it's okay to be weak. That it's okay to let others see the woundedness within me.

"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ's power may rest on me. This is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." - 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"I am most careful with you."

Sometimes when things don't turn out the way I think they should, a voice creeps inside my head and tells me lies that I'm not good enough.

Thank goodness for the even softer, yet more powerful voice, that whispers to me this:
"So be content with who you are, and don't put on airs. My strong hand is on you; I'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before Me; I am most careful with you." 1 Peter 5: 6-7 (The Message)