Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Quiet

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me
-Psalms 131:2

During the past two weeks it seems like my days have been mad chaos. I have been waking up at 7 or earlier every morning, and staying up until midnight or later to finish homework or finish up a project. I am constantly going and going and going! But this weekend I have had some large amounts of time to myself, time that I have been able to sllllooowww down.

I honestly was not looking forward to this weekend, a lot of people went out of town and I wasn't going to have much to do. But what an immense blessing it has been to have some time to myself, it was BEYOND needed. I was able to spend a good chunk of time in the word which always makes me feel 100x better :) But now I have a confession to make. I enjoyed the silence, I enjoyed the alone time. I enjoyed going to be early and sleeping in late. I enjoyed the nothingness. Now don't get me wrong, I didn't just veg out all weekend, I did a lot of homework and a lot of quality time with God and I did spend some time with some sweet friends; But it was the change in pace that was refreshing. .

This is what was on my heart right now, I know, not super exciting, but it was important for me to realize that there is joy found in the nothingness of life.

So here is to slowing down and having less chaos and more quiet.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Life is Precious

I was reminded this week through a series of things how precious life is. We have all been blessed with a rich life, and we need to not take that for granted.

This bible verse has come to me several times already this week, so I am going to share it with you-

"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away"
- James 4:14 NASB

This is a short post, I know. But be grateful for the life you are given and take care of yourself.

And PLEASE, if you get a moment pray for a sweet siggie sister of mine. Her name is Jocelyn Groves, and she found out two nights ago that she had a tumor in-between her heart and lungs. The removed the tumor today and it was not attached to anything (PRAISE THE LORD). She has a long road of recovery before her. Put her on prayer lists at your church, pray for her in your quiet time, pray for her every moment you get. She is such an immense blessing on everyone she comes in contact with.

Humbled before HIM.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Instead of making resolutions I am going to recap? Sound good?


  • I visited my first national park (Joshua Park)
  • I was horribly obsessed with the show Secret life of the American teenager
  • Was able to give blood for the first time


  • My Niece Kathryn was Born!
  • Started Playing Farmville… how embarrassing.
  • Visited College station for the first time


  • Saw Taylor Swift in Concert with my Best friend in the whole world.
  • My one year anniversary of having my spleen out
  • Planned to go to Atlantas for Spring break but went to Miami for dinner.. and then flew back to Texas.


  • Had my first encouter with Siggies. What an immense blessing that turned out to be.
  • Went to Carslbad NM for the first time ever.
  • I had my very first surprise birthday party!
  • Got my sewing machine!
  • Took 2 online classses...

  • May wasn’t that exciting


  • Took Chemistry, it owned me. My life, my soul and my time
  • Saw Wicked!


  • got a little craft crazy J
  • Started my diet.
  • This is a before picture:
  • Went to California! (dad and I at Knotts Berry Farm)


  • Returned to School
  • Did an unfortunate amount of crafting


  • I had lost 40 pounds by this point
  • Began a long journey of rushing

  • Became a Squig J


  • Lets just say: pledging. Anatomy and microbiology.

  • I also become a SIGGIE during October!

November: Some how I have NO pictures for November. FAIL.

  • Lots of dress up…… lots…
  • BFF crew came to visit from Cstat
  • Started diet again


  • Finished semester. Amen.

  • Christmas.
  • Visiting California.

slightly uneventful, but all in all it was an incredible year.

2010… you have been full of memories. Thank you.