God's purposes: To Love and Be Loved

John 15:9 "Just as the Father has loved Me,
I have also loved you; abide in My love."

He created us,
He is captivated by us,
He wants us to respond.

1 John 3:1 "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!"

eternal love.

If we can be secure in His love,
which is more than enough for us,
than we can in turn love and serve others,
because we aren't relying on
broken, imperfect people to fill us with love.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you,
And therefore He waits on high to have
compassion on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
How blessed are all those who long for Him."

o how I do not grasp His love,
rely on it,
let Him lavish His gentle, kind, holy love
or respond as much as I should.

friends! how great is His love!


ode to friday

sorrow may last for the night,
but there will be joy in the morning.

positive thoughts.. none. because

nothing worthy to be posted other than the fact that right now I'm sorta really angry about being here and not there

that right now I'm doing well in school, but I don't like my actual school {clock tower that looks like it's out of Hook [which is kinda cool. but ghetto] and cigarette buds all over the grass and concrete}

that those who I put my trust in-can fail and disappoint. but
I am His and He is mine.

that God has given me a great community in my small group, and yet i can feel so alone and ungrateful.

Dear Lord, please help me to reflect Your glory in whatever I do, even if they seem to be stupid and small things
Lord, please give me a peace about being at Palomar College
Lord, please bless my parents for their support and love
Lord, thank you that you want to reveal Yourself and speak truth and life. Thank You that I can see You and be carried in Your strong arms.

Heavenly Father, THANK YOU for being such a beautiful God. Amen.


finding a lot of purpose

also means overcommitting oneself

I think I should focus on investing in the EFCC college group more than anything

and Natalie and my girls' small group is going fabulously!
tight nit crew

I have been busy with quizzes n tests. pretty exhausting week...

Jeanne {the woman I work for} has given me more hours to work on the weekend.
+more income ...but
-less time to rest, which I already have so little of

Please pray that I'd be content given any circumstance,
for wisdom on how to spend my limited energies,
and for the small group

how is your week? whats new?


thoughts and prayers

extended to families
who are broken,
who are hurting,
whose lives were greatly and directly
impacted by 9/11

Lord, I thank you that you
are the all comforter.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
"Praise be to God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
of compassion and the God of all
who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those
in any trouble with the comfort we
ourselves have received from God."



God's purpose, His love,
new classes, riding public transportation every day, new school,
loneliness on campus,
new/wonderful college girls' small group
while leading with another Natalie,
college missions group,
Blessing Our World's Servant's meeting,
junior high/high school bible study
while leading with the wise and amazing Mrs. Peters,
care taking of the fun, wild, lively, but blind, Jeanne Jennay on the weekends,
AND. AND. and. and.

learning to serve my family on a daily basis,
encourage my sister through her engagement,

be at peace. be still.
in strength. in boldness.
in grace. in joy. & in sorrow. in hope.
in darkness. in obstacles.
in forgiveness. in the fire.
simply...in LIFE.
because God, the living water, the bread of life,
promises life.

He is beautiful. Amen.


i almost

thought it was going to rain this morning!

other things that i love/miss are found here.


life is good

{my parents in San Diego Harbor. aren't they so cute?}

my parents get back from hawaii tomorrow.
i am doing well...

school is great.
lots of reading to catch up on. lots.

heard the Baylor Bears actually won a football game
whoopie! congrats guys!!

work was fun. cooked Jeanne some spaghetti n
squash for dinner.

went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's...
i'm home!
going to watch a movie, read more from my
cultural anthropology book, take notes, and try to relax.
how are yall doing? how's school? work?