Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday morning findings

Everything can change when you pay attention to what God is doing in your life instead of paying attention to what He hasn't done.
So last night I went to Harvest Renewal because my dad told me there would be 3 men there from South Africa talking who have a church down there where a ton of supernatural stuff is going on like raising people from the dead. They really just have the power of God in them and child-like faith. God spoke a lot to me through them. I always get impatient during worship if I'm not feeling God and then one of the men got up and started talking about "waiting on the Lord" like it says to do in the Bible. He said "When God said 'wait on the Lord', that's not some strange translation. He meant wait. It's in our human nature to try and control the Holy Spirit." and this is sort of a concept I never considered. Too often I just give up and say ok God, you're not gonna do anything so peace out, you know?
They were funny guys and I really liked them. They said some other things that touched me but I can't remember them at the moment... then they did prayer after. I realized that it's really only a mutual love for Jesus Christ that can bring you weeping into the arms of a stranger. I hate crying in front of people. I really do. It makes me feel insecure and weak. But something about getting prayed for and having the Holy Spirit come over me just makes me cry like a baby. I think I'm a very emotional person inside. They wanted to pray for healing in people and so I opened up about some stuff. It was weird spilling the beans on traumatic things that had happened in my past. Especially to someone I had never met and having them pray with me. I think it was good for me though. I don't regret it. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

If you saw Inception this summer

and you're interested in diving deeper into the plot, click this link. It will blow your mind. If you haven't seen it...definitely don't click this. But go see it. It's at The Byrd right now. Adieu <3
here here here!!

recent photos

 pumpkin bread :)

 view from my bedroom window after the garbage truck engulfed in flames

Sweeney Todd and Ms. Lovett killing their butterfly.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Some employees from Free People are reading this book called The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I really want to read it and they've been blogging different quotes from it. I love this one:
‎"The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful."
 Bon weekend!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Funny story.

My mom pulled this coat out that I wore in elementary school and I put it on, trying to convince her that it still fit (joking). When I put my hands in the pockets, I found this note from 4th or 5th grade:
The outside says 3 different things --
"Don't let Lorraine see this" 
(I went to elementary school with her, I have noo idea why I specifically didn't want her to see this note)
DO NOT READ THIS NOTE OUT LOUD! 
and 
To: Brennan. From: Elsbeth
(my crush)

"Do you like me? because everybody is saying that you do and I want to know the truth from you. don't say anything out loud, just write it on the paper and give it back to me."
I DIED. hahahahaha. so elementary school. There's no answer on the paper so I probably never got the courage to give it to him. But I seriously don't remember writing this. It made my night though.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Whew

Ok...I got a 75 on the dreaded Anthropology midterm. That's still a C on the college grading scale (maybe even a C+?) Not proud of it, but it could be worse! As long as I didn't fail an exam that scared the sh*t out of me, I'm good.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

cooookies

So these are the Halloween cookies that I made the other day. They were cute :)


Boo. Meow.
They were yum yum. The ghost ones had cinnamon and the kitties had orange sprinkles.
On another note: Richmond, you're a tease. A TEASE! one minute the sun is out, and then it's a downpour. Ooo weee oo.

Things things things

I have too many things.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

patter about this and that.

   Anthropology sends you a postcard to tell you that you didn't get the job. How sweet of them. Ha, I mean...I knew you had to be 18 but went to the interview anyway. Oooh well. I'll probably be on the hunt for a small cafĂ© or bakery to find my employment in. My parents are supportive in my needs, but I was born independent and that's just where I'm comfortable. Supporting myself. I'll end up where I'm supposed to be, but hopefully it's in the near future. Yesterday Austin asked me how my school year was going so far, and I hadn't really thought about it up until that point. It's going well! I didn't think I would be able to balance everything like I have. Getting schooled by 3 sources and still hanging at church 3 days a week (not to mention capital ale every Monday ;) Trust me, it's not by my own strength.
   One thing I AM having a hard time balancing out is books to read. So I started reading the Bible from the beginning because I've never read the whole thing. My Bible reading has been sporadic and random; there's a ton of stuff I haven't read. Especially Old Testament. And when people say "you know in the story of ____ where he ____etc."...I want to know that story and find it relatable. Another motive is the fact that I never truly feel close to Jesus. It's so up and down to where it doesn't even seem like there's a point to the ups. I don't like that feeling. And I guess keeping up with the Bible [which I don't normally do] is a good way to keep out of a "spiritual funk," Soooo there is that and then I'm also trying to get through the Narnia series just because novels are sort of my first love but I also want to stay committed to this Bible reading. I'm on Prince Caspian and I want to get through it and then finish Voyage of the Dawn Treader before the movie comes out this winter! Geek alert. Friends who like to read: any suggestions on finding time to stick with your Bible aaand a wonderful novel? Maybe this is something really simple and I'm just a terrible multi-tasker. Such is life.
Tati and I were talking about books the other day when we hung out and we both sort of have dreams about having a big library one day. Ahh wouldn't that be the best? I like to think so :) We went downtown to Diversity Thrift to scope out some vintage furniture for her new place. We picked out an ivory chair that was verrry pretty. And then about 6 or 7 books. Let me tell you...if you're looking for some antiques this place is amazing. They had this huge wooden armoir for $200. And then this gorgeous vanity that came with a tall rustic dresser and side table all for extremely cheap. Go check it out. I need a desk and I told my mom that we're definitely going there. It's perfect.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I found more pictures of Mcgill.. :)

via google earth.
Oh good Lord. I wouldn't mind living here at all.
 Sorry there's so many, I just got excited

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oh, the height and depth of mercy.
Oh, the length and breadth of love.
Oh, the fullness of redemption.

Happy October!

This weekend was great :) A bunch of kids from college came home. Friday night I went to Kathryn's house with some people and we put in Iron Man 2..which actually turned into us talking the whole time. And by that I mean me shaking my head at Destry's douchebag-ness towards poor Julie hahah and hearing all the boys comment on Scarlet Johansson's hot bod. Saturday I went out to lunch with them (Kathryn Elizabeth Alex Julie Connor Colin Sissy Jesse) at Chipotle. Later I went to Lauren's house and cried laughing after 10 minutes of making up raps for her bunny and dancing around. Then we stopped by sweet frog to see everyone mentioned above and headed over to Taylor Moore's house...later joined by Luke. It was so cold and wonderful. We layed in his cul-de-sac, got yelled at by Mrs. Moore for it, played with Chloe, poncho life, etc. then I dropped Lauren off at home and my night was over. I love this weather!! aaahh. OH, and Jamal is engaged!!!! No big deal!!