Now that I finally have a functional camera I’ve got a few projects to post. Though we’re probably not as pinterest-obsessed as the average girl, we do like crafts at this house. May I present: The map. (we eventually figured out how to hang it!) The thankful tree. …our favorite branch. :) Some lovely finds at the Scrap Exchange. . The dresser turned wine cabinet. ...
Returning with a map predicament. HELP.
I think I forgot I had a blog for the past couple months. Kind of like how I forgot about the second piercings in my ears for half a year. Don’t worry, they didn’t close up. I’m reviving the blog with a cry for help, something I typically find entirely and irrationally too difficult to do. Let me bring you up to speed with a little story inspired by Laura Numeroff… If...
music to my ears.
I’m definitely not the biggest music junkie out there. I’m not up to date with the latest bands, and I hate country music which makes me quite the outcast here in good ‘ole North Cackalacky. Unlike my sister, I don’t have the voice of an angel. I can, however, appreciate a good melody and legit lyrics. Not to be cheesy but it’s funny the connection between music and...
ode to the soybean
During the Daniel Fast I discovered a new appreciation for the soybean. Not only is it North Carolina’s top cash crop (yes, I paid attention in 4th grade history class), but it is one of the most versatile foods I’ve ever met. I had already become quite well acquainted with soymilk (Silk light vanilla & chocolate are my go-to “milk” options these days), but that is...
As You have been to me, so I will be to others.– JD Greear http://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/gospel/
food for consumption (as opposed to for thought).
As promised, some of the recipes that have been born out of the Daniel Fast. Hopefully I can include photos later, but right now the device isn’t working that transfers photos to my laptop and my camera currently looks like this… Main Dishes 1) Vegetable Casserole with Couscous Need: broccoli, sliced squash (or zucchini), raw spinach, tofu, tomato sauce, whole wheat couscous,...
When I made up my mind And my heart along with that To live not for myself...– [getting into you. relient k. still one of my favorites.]
do it like daniel.
My roommates and I are spending September partaking in something called the Daniel Fast, and so I thought I would chronicle a little of that experience on here. The fast involves abstaining from everything except fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, based on a couple passages in the book of Daniel, for 21 days. First… (“Isn’t it funny how we’re all so...
day in the life.
When discussing my upcoming camping plans...
Dad: I could lend you a little revolver just to have with you.
Me: Dad... I wouldn't even know what to do with that!
Dad: It's like a camera. Just point and shoot.
(p.s. ^not sure what the little face thing is about... just wanted to try out the "chat" post option on here.)
No children under 6 admitted after 6pm for “R” Rated film titles.– Saw this notice while looking up showtimes at Southpoint for Lion King 3D (!!). I’m sorry… what?? Didn’t realize there were so many 5-year-olds trying to see ‘R’ rated movies late at night. Of course it’s perfectly fine if they want to watch them at noon…
That’s often what we’re asking for when we pray to know the will of...– K. DeYoung
love through me.
One thing I have learned. You cannot force people to care, and you certainly can’t force people to love. I often wonder if I’d even know how to love if I didn’t know Jesus, because honestly I’m atrocious at loving when I try to do it out of my own strength. I get tired and discouraged and I want to quit… because it is HARD to love others when they don’t...
uganda summer 2011 blog. leaving in T-1 day! →
Acquaint yourself M&S's latest... →
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Any song with “Home” in the title is gonna be a keeper.
redeeming ambition. →
a must-see/listen message from JD Greear. it’s a little lengthy, but only 1/2 the length of an episode of the bachelorette… i think you can make the time. :)
sincerely, emily post.
If you aren’t familiar with Emily Post, you are obviously a manner-less dunce (here is where I remind you that sometimes I write tongue-in-cheek, and sometimes I don’t). But seriously, according to the surprisingly accurate Wikipedia, “her name has become synonymous with proper etiquette and...
Tale as old as time... pursuing beauty.
“You make everything lovely” said the Dove chocolate wrapper to the girl. And so the girl left trying to discern, amidst the media’s barrage and societal chattering, what exactly it is about her that is “lovely”… what is it that makes her beautiful? I know I’ve written about this before, but I feel like it is a topic girls always have and will battle...
Spring cleaning of a different sort
Today was a day of much-needed rest. The past month has been packed with work and travel, hitting up Atlanta, Asheville, and Boston on three consecutive weekends. The trips were each incredible, with people I truly care about, and I am so grateful to have the means and opportunity to do things like that. However, travel wears on you. That, combined with a difficult past five days of work, resulted...
When I don’t make sense, even to myself, You understand me. Though I fail repeatedly, You never do. I am uncertain, You are unwavering. I can do nothing on my own. You don’t need me… but still You pursue me. You call me Child. You use me in spite of myself. When I am broken, You are a solid rock and You call me beautiful. While my perspective is so very limited, You know all, see...
I am doing now what I will do for all eternity. I am blessing God, praising Him,...– Brother Lawrence
dare you to fail.
I’ve had conversations with numerous friends lately about what it is that is keeping us from making decisions, from committing, from moving forward. Partly, we’re at a time in life when vagrant, noncommittal behavior is accepted, almost expected in our culture. On top of that, the economy and job market are not exactly in their glory days. But mostly, it boils down to fear. It may be...
learning to hope.
“Each morning that greets me is full of hope Not because I am successful at what I am doing, Or because the people near me appreciate me, Or because my circumstances are easy, But because God is my hope, and he is my Father. To look at the morning any other way Is to believe a lie. To live in hope is to live in truth; To live in truth is to bring Him glory; To bring God glory in my daily living...
I'm afraid to admit...
I had a recent revelation. So I thought I’d share it on here… I’m pretty sure that’s what blogs are for. I’ve claimed before that I’m not afraid of much. I think I’ve verbalized that in a previous post, in fact. But the thing is, I’m lying when I say that. I’m afraid to admit that I am actually afraid. Now, it is true that while I...
Aren’t you, like me, hoping that some person, thing or event will come...– Henri JM Nouwen
Dear Edinborough Commons, I hate your stinkin’ guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes. Love, Amy Yesterday I left my apartment to go see a movie. I didn’t get very far. Why? you ask. My car was no where to be found. I walked that parking lot up and down, searching like Liam Neeson in Taken. I racked my brain to think of any aspiring Ashton Kutcher I might know...