Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh hey there!

Man oh man.. I have not posted on my blog in a while. I find myself saying this a lot, but hey it's true! It's hard enough for me to even crank out a paper for school.

SO yeah i'm a junior! No big deal! So much has happened, but that's life. Let me try and sum it up.....

The end of summer was the most bittersweet thing ever. I left a discipleship program in Tennessee that changed my life in more ways than you could imagine. I made life long friends that I can now cry over just thinking about or by looking at pictures. yikes.

I've started up for my third year at the wonderful and constantly changing CNU! It still freaks me out being a junior/ upperclassman. Actually let me state it correctly, I'm almost done with the first semester of my junior which means im about to start the second semester which then in turn means that IM ALMOST A SENIOR AHAHHAHAEHFASKDF. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Hmm what else? Oh yes I went to the Amazing 10/10/10 Katelyn James and Michael Alsop wedding. Love those two...and the wedding blew my mind. Good start for my first wedding. Trucking along, this has also been my first year leading WYLDLIFE and also being a worship singer at INTERVARSITY. as if im not busy enough with my school work i've decided to be involved with all this ministry! (help me jesus!) and it's all wonderful and I wouldn't trade any of it for the world, i'm soo busy but growing and learning so much at the same time. So that's it!! that's my fall so far. I just went to a reunion for my summer Discipleship program and it was great to see old friends and meet new ones..and i am even more convinced that I want to live in Tennessee for some portion of my life, I love that place.

currently i'm procrastinating a spanish lit paper. papers are the death of me..and I dread them far above anything else, noticeable in my procrastination of them. so I gotta go! hittin' up the library for a few hours then bed time!

love yall (or anyone for that matter who cares enough to read this blogpost about my life)


"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.."
-1 Peter 1:8

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Well. I'll say it. I don't want to leave Tennesee! My time here has been amazing and looking ahead and realizing that we only have 2 weeks and 2 days left makes me cry. Not really, but then it sounds more dramatic. I definitely will not miss working at Dollywood's Splash Country, let me just say that ha. Standing in my food shop serving grilled chicken and tortillas and working the cash register has been rough. Trying to keep up a cheery, servant attitude amongst complaining guests is very hard to do. But I've loved meeting other kids from different Christian groups from around the country who are also working at Dollywood doing similar programs as me, such as the Navigators and Campus Outreach. It's cool to see God working around the world even though it should be obvious that He does that! For my friends here at D Focus it's gonna be hard. There's something about gathering for 10 weeks and doing the same bible study, all having difficult jobs, and living together that makes you just bond so quickly. We sometimes share our testimonies with one another and when you do that you have to be really vulnerable! And being vulnerable with one another allows for another level of friendship, I feel. So in 2 weeks and 2 days i'll be back in Virignia, leaving this lovely land of rednecks, touristy attractions, smokey mountains and Dollywood. Here's to working my a off and making money, having good times with friends, and growing with Jeezus.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wake Up

So it's summer and It's been a while since the last blog post. And since that time in the middle of April I have completed my second year in College. It's a weird feeling. One neither of excitement nor anticipation, but more a feeling of reflection and contemplation. A lot of my good friends are leaving the school I love so much and it's my time to be the upperclassmen that some look up to [hopefully]. It's my time to create that community we all love so much and just be there. I hate being sentimental and melancholy, but those things just come, they do.

So for my summer I'm doing something i've never even come close to doing ever before. I'll be going to Tennessee for 2 1/2 months, working at the Dollywood theme park, and in my free time i'll be in bible studies, hanging with other kids from around the country, and going through a discipleship program. Sounds like fun, eh? I hope so. Frankly I don't want to go. I'm comfortable doing nothing around the house, and hanging out with friends occasionally, making a leisure trip to Richmond or Fredericksburg or someplace of the like. I'm going to miss everyone so much. So, i've looked at the situation and then looked at who I am. I love to travel (so, so much] and it seems i've forgotten this! It'll just be another opportunity for that right? Of course it will--and probably so much more. I really do want to be excited about what's to come, i do! So I hope that maybe some prayer will be thrown my way, from whomever, i'll take it.

Alright I have to go cut the grass now, sorry for the ramblings but I hope you've enjoyed them nonetheless.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Head Full of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise

Do you ever find yourself not wanting to leave the current situation you're in? Right now at the end of my sophomore year I find that I am feeling like that. The situations you're in, the AMAZING people who you are around, the things that are going on. You just love it all and you don't want it to change, but it will, for the better or for the worst.

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!"

-Ecclesiastes 4:9,10

So I figure that yes, this is a short post, but I like that..short and sweet. I just wanted it to be a slight shout out to old friendships, new ones, and constantly changing ones. God is good and has put us in these situations and has placed these people in our lives for a reason, nothing is meaningless. I just want to persistently remember this and cherish my time with who and what we've been blessed with.

Sorry I'm kind of being sentimental but it's the end of the year and well, that just happens when we all part. OH and the title of the post is the name of one of my favorite songs by the Avett Brothers. I suggest you all go listen to it now!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blessed, simple as that.

Sometimes I take for granted all the blessings I have. I was in the elevator the other day and I overheard the two other people I was riding with complaining about never receiving a single "care package" from their parents, in really annoying voices to add. I guess a care package includes like a ton of snacks and some other stuff like needed toiletries all put in a box and sent in through the mail room, i've never gotten one before either. I had just recently gotten back from a missions trip in Newark, New Jersey and I could not help but think of how each kid there had sooo little! It made me so mad to be surrounded by people who were so spoiled and UGH! I really couldn't take it. I wanted to lash out and rebuke them and just put them in their place!

Then I thought to myself for a second. That's me. I do that too.

I find that in this day and age (haha that sounds funny) we as students, friends, family members etcetera..complain so much. This should be something that is forbidden in most places of the United States!! Not really cause I'm all for freedom of speech, but considering how lavish our lives are..well i think you can get my point. I really just want to constantly remember how much God has blessed me with, how much he takes into consideration the simple plans that I have and the petty ideas that float around in my brain. Cause He loves you and me.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." - James 1:17

Peace and love,


Monday, March 15, 2010

Big Week

I'm not so sure why I decided to start up a blog. I have a hard enough time as it is just writing papers for school! And now I want to start writing for fun. Ahh we'll see how this goes.

So this will probably one of the biggest weeks ever of my sophomore year! There isn't even much academic stuff going, it's just a lot of well, other stuff. Today, in about and hour i'll find out if i'm going to know where i'll be living for next year. Casa Nueva is a house right down the road from the CNU InterVarsity house and I know some of the guys who live there this year. But, it's an off campus house so basically we (the other guys I want to live with and myself) have to get our name(s) on the title so we can pay the rent for the next year. I truly want to live in a house and just provide a spot for people to hang out in if they so choose. And it's a lot cheaper than many other places CNU has to offer. SO that is currently in my thoughts.

Another thing i've been thinking a lot about is what Christian organization i'll be involved in next year. This year i've done a lot with CNU's InterVarsity. Being on C-team we help plan events for our "IV" chapter. I applied for leadership again with IV but I have also been checking out YoungLife. YoungLife is a similar christian organization, but the leaders there go out into local high schools, public and private, and build life long relationships with teens and teach them about Jesus. I'm really torn about what I want to do. Maybe I should just do neither?! Who knows. Hopefully God will show me something. I pray He does.

Finally, one subject that is also floating around my mind is studying abroad next year. As if finding out where i'll be living next year isn't dificult enough, I might be in another country! Agh! I went on a 2 week study abroad at the beginning of last summer (it wasn't nearly long enough) but I had so much fun and I learned a lot and I knew travel was something I want to be doing frequently. One of the professors who also went on that trip has been contacting me a lot recently and urging me to study abroad. You see, I know i'd like to do but I'd had missing time here with all of my friends. I know it's kind of a lame reason but i really do cherish the community i've been blessed with. There's so much bouncing around in my head right now it's ridiculous.

Do I really trust God to provide for me? Maybe He'll let me slip in some way or another so that I can rely on Him even more. I've got tons to think on. prayer would be greatly appreciated :)

So here's to my first blog post ever!