I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.– Susan Sontag
The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on...– Malhavoc430 // Reddit (via mattchew03)
Starting up my Tumblr again!
I’ve been trying to make some decisions about my future, namely whether or not I want/need to go to seminary this August. I’ve been accepted (I think) to the three schools I applied for, which is encouraging. But, like most people, I struggle with how I’m supposed to know exactly what God’s plan for me is. I pray and try to concentrate on listening for an answer, but I...
I haven’t wanted to blog about the whole Rob Bell/Universalism hullabaloo until I read his book and actually had an opinion, but I have been really frustrated about all the mean-spirited bickering and condemning that has been going on in Christian circles in response to this. My friend Jonathan (check out his blog, jbvenable.wordpress.com) sent me the link to this article in...
During my kids’ worship service on the first Sunday of Advent, I was having a conversation with the kids about the first Christmas. Many of them did not know that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday, but I wasn’t really surprised. Many of their parents are regular churchgoers, and I have no doubt that they have taught their children the basic bible stories like that of the Nativity;...
It’s my last thankful bloggy blog! I didn’t finish the whole month of November; I stopped the day after Thanksgiving because everything got crazy. Being intentional about giving thanks this month was a huge blessing for me. It opened my eyes to all the wonderful things and people that God has given me, and I hope I won’t forget that lesson anytime soon. So here’s my last...
I get to cross off two things on my thirty before thirty list! See the whole list here. #18 is Laugh so hard I cry (I needed at least one easy one). It was easier that I thought. At the young adult small group that I attend, my super-talented friends wrote a song called “Christmas Beans,” and I recorded it on my camera. Well, I tried to record it. They were so funny with their cutesy...
November 15: I’m so thankful for the rain that makes things grow, even though it also makes me sleepy! November 16: I’m thankful that I have so many things to be thankful for that I can’t even pick one! Later on November 16… Wait never mind. Today I’m thankful for peppermint mochas! Mmmm! November 17: I am thankful for my wonderful Alpha group that I get to see...
This month I am taking part in “Give Thanks in November” on Facebook and Twitter. Every day I post something that I am thankful for. They have been pretty random so far. I am going to post them on my blog at the end of each week so that I can save them for posterity. Because you know when a status goes beyond the “older posts” horizon, it’s lost forever in the depths...
This seriously made my week! My friends wrote this song and we recorded it. I laughed so hard when we were recording it that I had to give the camera to someone else so everyone wouldn’t get tickled! So here it is, my new favorite Christmas song, sung by Leah Kathryn Mills and Karl Bowdle! Blooper reel coming soon!
Today is my 25th birthday, and although I love birthdays, I’m freaking out a little bit! I’m halfway through my twenties; I’ve lived through a fourth of a century! I think I’m having a quarter-life crisis. I’ve seen and done some pretty awesome things in my 25 years, but I feel like there are a million more things I want to do before I get too old! So for my birthday...
I watched some of Ellen DeGeneres’ old stand-up comedy tonight instead of watching the first half of the Auburn game. Don’t judge me (or do, it’s ok). One of her jokes was about how we have been trained by society to think that we all have some sort of disorder like ADD when we are, in her opinion, really just too lazy to pay attention (I would tell you the exact joke, but to be...
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I spent most of my night watching YouTube videos. I was trying to quell the shouting inside me, to calm my heart’s anxiety. If I can just make myself giggle at a stupid movie preview, I won’t have to think about all the things I don’t understand. If I can watch cute guys smirking at the camera every time they tell a joke, I don’t have to wonder if I’ll ever find...
Jesus will relate to you in ways that are unique to you. He knows your past; He...– Richard Blackaby
Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live...– Frederick Buechner
I just read a sermon by John Wesley that tells about the difference between an “almost Christian” and an “altogether Christian.” You can read it too, here, or you can just read my summary. Well, really you don’t have to do either, but it might be interesting so what do you have to lose? According to Wesley, almost Christians have some things in common. I’m...
“Gratitude is the sign of a changed heart.” That was the thought for the day on today’s Upper Room devotional. We talk about being grateful fairly often in the church - not just at Thanksgiving. We talk about being thankful in the face of adversity and when things are going right, when we are lonely and when we are happier than we have ever been. But most of the time, when we...
Most of the time we are known for what we r against, & I’m tired of...– @RickWarren
Ms. Wormwood, I’m a fierce advocate of the separation of church and state....– Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
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The 25 Laziest Cities In America →
BAHAHA Tuscaloosa’s #1! :D I shouldn’t laugh; my precious Alabama has 3 of the 25.
New Glee cast member! →
And he’s super cute! This makes me even more excited for the new season!
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This site makes me cry almost as much as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. And that’s saying something.
Huntsville Broadway Theatre League →
Pretty excited about getting season tickets! Or maybe just Pick 3. I think it’ll be my birthday present!
rachelsparkman asked: What do I do here?
These, then, are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all...– I’m reading this now, and it’s soooo hard! C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via claysad)