Yesterday I finished readingRadicalby David Platt for the first time. The book has changed my life beyond what I expected. Before I even began to read it, God has really laid these subjects on my heart. I really think that God used this book to confirm and reinforce what I had been learning from His Word. More than anything, I want to continue to seek God, glorify Him, and grow in His fullness. I...
i carry your heart by e.e. cummings
i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has...
Jung Typology Test →
I’m such a nerd for psychology and personality tests. These were my results! I think it’s pretty accurate :)
I wrote this for a staff handbook my old high school newspaper adviser is putting together this summer: Being part of a newspaper staff has helped mold me into the person I am today. While I walked in with dreams of being a writer, the idea of walking up to a complete stranger to bombard them with questions was intimidating. I didn’t know where to begin. By the time I finished my first year on...
Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts Analysis →
I always think these things are super cool :)
life as of late
It’s been a while since I’ve made a legitimate post. Usually I’ve covered this little blog with pictures I deemed worthy from Instagram (I’m so lame, haha) or things that I’ve reblogged from somewhere else. But nothing of real substance for a while. Whoops. Ok, so I’m not that sorry. Sometimes life just happens and more important things come up. So many things...
Here’s something that’s been put on my heart lately. TIGHT WADS. I understand the importance of being frugal and responsible with finances and resources. Trust me, I know. It’s a constant struggle for me. I have to consciously fight off being tempted by materialism and money. I always want more and more stuff. But then I remind myself that all that “stuff” is...
God always chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. He...– Revolutions in World Missions by K.P. Yohannan
Almost four years ago, Austin Ussery went home to be with God. It totally broke me. I had been friends with him since the fourth grade. We went to different junior highs, so when we got to high school, I was so excited to get to catch up with him again. But I thought I was so busy. I had a new job, I had a new car, I was on newspaper staff… So when I saw him in the hall one day, I...
I am so thankful for my parents. They help me out in more ways than they realize. Most recently, I haven’t been so responsible with my finances. I realized today when I was trying to work out a budget that I totally missed a pay period. I log my own hours with my work study, and I just totally missed a pay period. Hopefully I still get paid for those weeks I forgot to log, but I really...
I love my family.
Reading Erasing Hell while surrounded by hundreds of potentially lost people in line for a football game is a sobering and humbling experience. This morning I have learned that hell is more real than I could ever imagine. It really breaks my heart.
So yesterday was day #4 of training. I failed to work out Wednesday, but I made sure to do my intervals. I’m starting to feel really good because at the end of my running interval, I don’t feel like I’m about to die. That’s a good sign, right? Also, I weighed myself at my parents’ house and according to their scale, I’ve lost five pounds! It’s probably...
Third day of running. I’m starting to think I’m ready for a challenge.This is getting easier and feels way more manageable than a couple days ago. Despite the sore muscles, it’s worth it to be doing something good not only for my body, but for other girls, too. I’m staying focused on the cause. I’ve made a sign for myself on my dresser that has this verse on it: ...
Today was my second day of training for the half-marathon! So the plan for today was to walk an easy 30 minutes. However, I decided to challenge myself… I went and did elliptical! Only for 30 minutes, but it was still kinda hard for me because I’m so out of shape. And I’m really sore from yesterday (even though I didn’t really do anything except walk most of the time)....
Training Day Numero Uno
So I decided to start training for a half marathon in March in Dallas to fight sex trafficking in India. And for those of you who don’t know me- I absolutely suck at anything that requires physical movement. Especially activities that are sporty and athletic. I trip over air, people. Needless to say, I’m pretty nervous about this. I haven’t ran any long distance races since I...