listen to the song

"Dance Anthem of the 80s"
by Regina Spektor

it's awesome
and been on my mind for a few days...

today i felt lizard-like.
lying in the sun on random
benches/concrete sections of campus
all day long.

was able to play some
frisbee, soccer, and sand volleyball

went to dinner with
Meredith and Sunny,
which was incredibly fun.

saw an Easter play at church.
pretty powerful.
about the prodigal son.

overall good day.


i love mornings

woke up before the sun.

holding onto the promise
that today is ordained by God
and that he has divine appointments for me
and he wants me to abide in His love
mm. can't wait to see what's in store.


10 things that make me terribly happy:

1. new freckles
2. dancing at a wedding reception
3. quoting movies
4. beach bonfires/camping
5. in n out burger
6. hanging out with david hinckley & david poe
7. home-made dough & pizza
8. dad's bbq of chicken/carnitas/fish
9. hiking
10. chewable vitamin-C


strange and awesome weekend...

deep wounds came up that i've
had for years & years.
they were hard to face
but it was so refreshing to
experience a touch of God's grace
in those areas.


got pretty sun burnt yesterday
after studying
in the strong, TX sun.


nerd alert.
while eating with some of my
good guy friends,
they noticed that i had
some to-do notes on my hand.

i have good penmanship.

i explained that my
writing looks whimsical
because i used to be obsessed
with the Lord of the Rings in
eighth grade and decided
to write more like Elvish...

yep. i was embarrassed.


2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)

"Now the Lord is the Spirit,
and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is freedom."

saw this verse on my friend's arm.
so i thought i'd memorize too!


fun BBQ at Cameroon Park
playing soccer and frisbee.
makes me feel like a college student.
i love it.

now off to study
for a Spanish exam...


today consists of 3 exams.

art history; mass communications; american literature
{taken first 2 thus far}

this morning was overwhelming.
i wasn't stressed,
just exhausted.
hit a psychological wall-
couldn't possibly study any more.

BUT God has been saying to me
over and over the past 2 days:

"I delight in you."

which i cannot fathom.
it's just too wonderful.

i'd rather be secure in the
identity He gives me
than place my value in my grades


i hate being needy.

no one wants to vomit their
weaknesses on other people


i've been in a spiritual
"phunk" if you will,
for about a week.

after finding it
exhausting to force
the promises of God
and spiritual truths
that i know,
into my heart,

God has finally reached me.

He has given me joy,
and a renewed Spirit
that gives me hope.

yah, problems just don't
go away

but God is never changing
and He will always be
my mine
and I his.


never caught

sickness for so long.
keep getting new symptoms
& then holding onto them for a
week or so.

symptom of the week? cough.

no worries. it's small.


this week of class hit me hard,
pretty exhausted


house-sitting this weekend


lots of art projects to work on, too


thinkin about how
i strive and strive for
other people's
affection and love,
when i truly long
for security within the



love of God.


the goal today

place God's wisdom
above my own.

know His thoughts and heart
instead of my own.



and drawing class were
incredibly enjoyable today
i was just filled God's peace

spanish class was aight.

i miss the Hinckley family.

been wondering about what
i'm doing for the summer...

... mm Baylor in Madrid?
yes please.
but i'll probably end up
in Chile or Argentina
with Baylor in a few semesters

lookin forward to some
CA sun n' love

thankful that Waco TX
is experiencing some
beautiful weather


been thinkin about

Philipians 2:1-4 {NIV}
"If you have any encouragement
from being united with Christ,
if any comfort from his love,
if any fellowship with the Spirit,
if any tenderness or compassion,
then make my joy complete,
by being like-minded,
being one in spirit and purpose.
Do nothing out of selfish
ambition or vain conceit,
but consider others better than
Each of you should look not
only to your interests,
but also to the interests of others."


Psalm 119:23-24 {NIV}

"Search me O God and know my heart
Test me and know my anxious thoughts
See if there is any offensive way in me
and lead me in the way everlasting"

been on my mind lately...

highlights of spring break

=things i'm incredibly
grateful for

some may sound really weird...

.the day that David & i
cleaned the gutters and skylights
on the roof

.sitting on the roof at night
while David smoked his pipe

.new favorite movie:
Stranger Than Fiction

.others i like:
Whip It & Shawshank Redemption

.after attempting
many "pulls" i can do a
pull-up again finally

.finger tip push ups!

.David's sister
was an amazing cook!
our last morning there,
she made us
German Apple Pancakes
+ fresh berries and whipped cream

.David's guitar skills

.hanging out with his mom
while she did paper work

.i'm most thankful for
getting to be a part of
such a beautiful family


pretty much all alone.

my friends have left
{or will leave
tomorrow morning}
for spring break 2
Haiti, Costa Rica, and Edinburg, TX

i leave for San Angelo

til then i should...

1. deep clean my room

2. do my three loads of laundry
{that means i need to find $6
worth of quarters some how

3. read my Bible more

4. rest! {i'm sick, again.

5. ...i'm
going to stop making a list
and go clean my room...
*as Ryan Paulson would say