Monday, January 31, 2011

Harvard Sailing Team - Boys Will Be Girls

Harvard Sailing Team. I'm not saying that all of their videos are downright hilarious
- but to me, this is definitely one of them!

If you're a guy and you're thinking to yourself, "Wow...I wonder if that's what girls really talk about. Do they really digest huge gulps of air on the way to work and call that breakfast?
Do they really use LMAO and OMG in a complete sentence?"

The answer is 'NO'. Of course we don't swallow air for breakfast so we don't have to eat anything! And come on now....if I had a boyfriend pay me little, tiny compliments every five seconds on the second,
I'd be so annoyed after only 24 hours!
And hellooooo....we don't always like to wear our fall coat because it often ruins the look of the outfit.

Yes, we tend to ask a lot of questions sometimes. And unless you're an animal hater (there's one in every crowd),
we cry when our pets die. Fact.

Friday, January 21, 2011

This time_

At the beginning of this year (2011), I made the decision to read through the Bible in a year. Yes, I know it may sound a bit challenging to some of you and, to be honest, I thought the exact same thing. Oh, who am I kidding? I still think it is. I've never been the type of person that could consistently do one thing for long periods of time.

Case and point - "quite times". When I start out, I'm going strong! I'm hardcore, I'm getting into it....I'm unstoppable! And then I skip out on a day because I was at work, or it was family time, or I was at Orange Leaf with a friend. No matter how many times I try to remain consistent, my failure never fails! Oh the irony....

It shouldn't surprise me though, when the same pattern pops up, yet again! Only this time, it's destroying the confidence I have in my capability of doing this reading plan faithfully and consistently. I've missed one, two...ok ok, it's more like a week and a half of reading days!

I know, I know, I know. There's no need to remind me that it's only January 21. I'm not even one month into it and I'm already feeling like an epic failure! I'm setting myself up for another 'loser moment'.

Then, I got to thinking about how seriously this reading plan effects my relationship with God. The Bible are His exact words! They're one of the most precious things in life that He, Himself, gave to us! For the soul purpose of knowing Him. Knowing Him! But not just knowing Him, but knowing how to be like Him and how to better reflect Him in our lives. Each time I miss out on reading from His Word, I miss out on precious time to know all of that. I miss out on knowing Him. I'm missing it for what again? Ice cream at Orange Leaf, a movie, an afternoon of shopping with money I don't even have (don't even try to justify any of these excuses! You and I both know ways around this).

Here's a reality check for ya - nothing matters. Yup, now you're listening. NOTHING MATTERS - except Him. If He is the only thing that matters, then why do I constantly push Him farther and farther down on my priority list?? Instead of faithfully spending time with Him, I faithfully choose not to. Just typing this to you reminds me again how big of a jerk I feel.

So from now on, I will (once again) try my hardest to make it my number one priority. And I'll keep you updated! I'm excited to see what He has in store for me this year. And if there's one thing I've learned about Him, it's going to be one heck of a ride!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm covered

How do I completely surrender something over to God and feel entirely at peace afterwards??

How do I change my thought process to one that can just live in the moment without thinking of all the possibilities?

I try to remember that God's got His own plan for me. I certainly don't want something if it's not in accordance with His will, but I have no idea what His will is!

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, January 1, 2011


2010 has come to a close.
I remember last year at midnight - we were all gathered in the kitchen and it had just turned 12:00 a.m. so we wished each other a Happy New Year. Then it got quiet and my sister broke the silence by asking, "So...what do we do now?" Of all the things she could have said, and she asks the question 'what do we do now?' It's funny though, because that sort of became the theme of 2010. Nearly all year long, we kept asking that question, in nearly every area of our lives.

When 2011 came around at 12:00 a.m., we did something a little different. Instead of just wishing each other a Happy New Year and then starting to gab about our resolutions that (let's face it) we all know were bound to fail, we took a moment, stopped and prayed for the year that is to come. I prayed that I would be more in tune with Him than ever, that He would show me what He wants for me, and that I would continue to place every ounce of my faith and trust in Him.

So bloggers, if you're reading this, just know that I wish you a Happy New Year! I'm hoping and praying that the Lord will bless and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you.