taste of San Diego


Julian, CA


Trader Joe's

sand between
my toes

california rolls
with avocado.

Ruby's on the pier


Kit Carson

ISLAND'S restaurant

any mexican


avocado trees
avocado orchards

avocado and salt.
eat with a spoon.
so delightful.

laura and ragan

and Mrs. Bunmi

having more freckles...
more natural hair high lights

Amvets and
other thrift stores

rice crispy's

bon fires

beach bon fires

grand ave.
old cars. summer friday nights.

Easter service at the ocean

mexican food


emmanuel faith
community church

mexican food

wearing flip flops
in the rain,
even though its soo cold
[well, our idea of cold]

east valley parkway

ross dress for less


sea port village


mexican food


renata, miles, brittany, kati, hayley

the zoo

the wild animal park

san pasqual valley


mexican food



la jolla
the seals

mexican food

long walks
on the beach
[sounds cheezy.
but true]

to be cont.


always learning

to rest in Him.
He is more than I need.
His grace
His love
His strength

is more than I need.


photography by Christopher Tran


ode to friday morning

6:00 a.m. wake up sleepy head
6:33 a.m. talk with Jesus

7:03 a.m. Shipley's Donuts w/ Gina and Patti
7:50 a.m. "ghetto HEB" for clear glue
8:09 a.m. sculpting class
9:40 a.m. walk to the science building
9:45 a.m. work in pre-nursing office


God hears

Psalm 141:2 (NIV)
"May my prayer be set
before you
like incense; may the
lifting up of my hands
be like the evening sacrifice."
Revelation 5:8 (NIV)
"And when he had taken it,
the four living creatures
and the twenty-four elders fell down
before the Lamb.
Each one had a harp and they were
holding golden bowls full of incense,
which are the prayers
of the saints."


a heads up

i'm getting dreads. on friday. the 27th. March. 5 pm.

its raining today.

My Soul Longs for You
by Misty Edwards

"My soul longs for You my soul longs for you
Nothin' else will do nothin' else will do

My soul longs for You my soul longs for you
Nothin' else will do nothin' else will do...

I believe You will come like the rain...

You'll come like the rain

So let it rain let it rain let it rain let it rain...
Hallelujah Hallelujah You'll make all things new"


*close eyes*

Dear Lord,
may i walk on the narrow road,
may You strengthen me to make wise decisions,
may You purify me through the fire and cleanse me
of all unrighteousness
may my speech and actions reflect Christ and His love,

may i seek after Your kingdom, the choice pearls, the treasure hidden in a field, knowing
that you are the bread of life, and our living water.

help me to drop all of my nets, and lay down my life, help me to lose everything.
for when i am empty, You fill me.
for being good, kind, and generous.
thank you that your will is good, and i can trust in it.

may my eyes be opened to see all that You are
may my ears be opened to hear the Holy Spirit as i go about my day
help me to obey Your voice.
help me to hear Your whisper.
i love you.

in Jesus' precious and wonderful name, throught the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


the body of Christ

de-vo-tion [di-voh-shuhn]

  1. profound dedication; consecration.
  2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
  3. an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc.: the devotion of one's wealth and time to scientific advancement.
  4. Often, devotions. Ecclesiastical. religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.


zeal. ardor. love.

Acts 2:42-47 (NIV)

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."


my spring break missions trip to tx/mx border

Goob [claire gubernator] and I in the bus on the way to our outreaches...

Me, Leslie, and Leigh Anne

my pink shoes...

watching how...

in peoples' lives

Teaching children about the God who is in their heart

I have seen Him heal the sick and
bring peace joy light
into what was once lonely, dark, and

praise be to God, for He is GOOD


i miss home...

...and could really go for a
burger and a milk shake on Oceanside Pier.

God's promise for Mc Allen, TX

He wants His presence known.
Isaiah 64: 1-3
"Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before


shark finning

excerpt from my essay:

"Slaughtering sharks through shark finning, fishermen across the globe gain unwanted attention for the past few decades. Why notice this process? Fishermen catch the shark, as it is hanging from a pulley, cut off its fins, and toss its body back into the sea to decay. Avoiding any extra weight on the ships, the men leave the shark, unable to move, carry out any function, or in short, survive. The sharks die because of starvation or suffocation. This inhumane event is the product of the shark fin delicacy of East Asian culture. Shark populations are diminishing at an alarming rate due to high demand of shark fin in Eastern Asia. Fishermen are damaging marine ecosystems as many species of sharks come closer and closer to extinction. To break the high demand for shark fin in East Asia, especially China, mung bean extract should be used to create vegetarian shark fin products, mainly soup. Organizations against over fishing and shark finning processes should grow within Asian universities and colleges to spread awareness to the youth. In order to put a stop to shark finning, it should not only be banned by the United States, European countries, and South Africa, but by all people groups."

educate yourselves. Spread awareness.



nothin better than watching one's favorite movie

in the middle of the day,

one with such political power
and beautiful cinematography,

hence its name: bella