slowly but surely

it's 3:15 a.m.
listening to Kate Nash's
over and over and over

painted my toenails red-
can you believe it?!
been quite a few months
since they've had
any color- or pizzaz

finishing my art
booklet is going

but surely.

i'm enjoying staying up
although i have to
work at 7 a.m.


gotta love the end of school years

.walked barefoot around campus all day
yesterday. just cause it felt like summer

.done with all boring home work yesss!

.finals next week, but Baylor gives us
2 "dead" days to study for them

.all i have due is a quaint
drawing booklet i'm painting
with ink and water

.summer plans...
taking aerobics class,
full time {40 hours} job
taking care of Jeanne
through California's
In Home Support Services,
beach bonfires
with EFCC college group


..learn to sew clothes
..weekly gym routine
..expand art portfolio

can't wait to come home
and hear about how God
is moving in Escondido



good times

abbey treated me to starbucks
after our classes

wonderful conversation about life.

staff photo-shoot today

...art book on Reeves paper
must be started tonight
{at least the layout of the compostions}
so Erica, Maria and I may
have an "art party"

tomorrow. AH!
helping man the booth
selling Elisa's photography


Dia Del Oso

{Day of the *Baylor* Bear}
no school today. holla!


.many many bands

it was depressing/pleasant
to stand by myself and enjoy
the hard rock
beaneath the light rain droplets
--with about 20 other people
cause no one wanted to
be out in the gloom
--can't blame 'em

.wallie ball later in the evening;
i was a spectactor,
which was, you guessed it, depressing;
then i played with Meredith, Steven and Elisa
after the tournaments were over

.came back to the heart of campus for
colbie caillat

finally ran into friends
like Goob, Christine, Gina,
Bret, Claire, Erica, etc.
-nice surprises.

but the music was too chillax
and she wasn't a good performer,
so i'm back in my room.

wish my heart wasn't so heavy.



gonna be honest

i'm not doing too hot.

one of my residents told me
to see a counselor on campus.
cause they're free.

but i'm reminded that i'd rather
talk with the
Great Counselor ... God.


like a crazymonkey

i took at nap on friday night
@ 5 p.m.

only to wake up 8 hours later
@ 1 a.m.

wide awake. thinking "danggit"

fell back asleep
@ 3:30ish

only to wake up,
get ready
by 7:30 a.m.

after some much needed time
with the Lord,
i plan to walk to the library

study some art history,
do some Spanish extra credit,
then work on my
monochromatic drawing...


ode to friday

Shipley's for a kolache with
Gina, Manda, & Patti


studying for a Spanish vocabulary quiz
means writing the terms on my chalk board
over and over


Sunny's encouragement:

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 {NIV}
"We always thank God for all of you,
mentioning you in our prayers.
We continually remember
before our God and Father
your work produced by faith,
your labor prompted by love,
and your endurance inspired by hope
in our Lord Jesus Christ."


1 Corinthians 1:4-9
"I always thank God for you
because of his grace given you
in Christ Jesus.
For in him
you have been enriched in every way
—in all your speaking
and in all your knowledge—
because our testimony
about Christ was confirmed in you.
Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift
as you eagerly wait
for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.

He will keep you strong to the end,
so that you will be blameless
on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God, who has called you into fellowship
with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful."


words o words

i have not found my words
to be salty and full of grace.
grr. Lord, please help me.
my speech has not honored you lately.


the weekend holds Spring Premiere!
which means that other
community leaders and i will
be giving multiple tours
of Kokernot on Saturday


i am ridiculously excited
to be coming home to CA
& to be visiting David after finals
in a few weeks

ah! yay!


a little bit of salt goes a long way

Colossians 4: 6 {NIV}
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Matthew 13:5 {NIV}
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”

Psalm 141: 3-4 {NIV}
“Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.”

lesson I learned in third grade that has stuck with me for years and years:

1. Draw a picture using Popsicle sticks and toothpaste.
2. Now try to put your toothpaste mess back into the tube.
3. Words are like the toothpaste, once they are said, you cannot take them back.

Lord, I want my words to be salty and full of grace.


1 Peter 5:10-11 {NIV}

"And the God of all grace,
who called you
to His eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered a little while,
and make you STRONG
To Him be the power
for ever and ever.

Jesus wants to personally restore us.



I am experiencing the
joy of the Lord!



in Christ alone

my hope is found.

He is my light, my strength, my song.

This Cornerstone, this solid ground.

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace.

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease.

My Comforter, my All in All.

Here in the love of Christ I stand.


do not be anxious about anything

but by prayer and petition with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding
will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus

Philippians 4:6-7 {NIV}

do not be anxious about anything

do not be anxious about anything

God's peace will guart my heart and mind.