Monday, November 17, 2008

I love countdowns...

I love seeing the number of days that I have left to something exciting in my life. Here's a list of my current favorites:

Trip to NYC!!!!!!! - 3 days
Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday besides my birthday)- 10 days
My 25th Birthday- 23 days
Last day of school for the semester- 32 days
Vacation to Mexico with my parents- 33 days
Christmas- 38 days!
Barrett's wedding!- 46 days!
Trip to North Africa with 10 AMAZING women- 73 days

Ok, that's all for now!!!!

What a great weekend I had. I got to meet the team I'm serving with this coming Jan/February. I got to watch Texas get another win this season, Hook'em!! I got to hang out with some old friends, and new friends on Saturday night and eat some delicious food. I got to get up at the crack of dawn to serve the children of the austin stone through kidstuff! I got to worship a God that I love bringing praise to. I got to eat a great dinner with my wonderful roommate, Laurin. I got to rest and enjoy all that the Lord has blessed me with. Here's to a great weekend... and a great week to come.

over and out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Guanajuato, Mexico

These are my roots! I'm going to spend 10 awesome days there this Christmas break with my parents! VIVA MEXICO!!!!!!!! I'm actually from Texas, but this is where my parents are from. It's always nice to go back there. They feel very at home there... as they should.

I love it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Some great things going on...

1. I've gotten a TON of rest the past five or so days. The Lord is faithful to provide rest. I just gotta keep remembering this. I gotta slow down.
2. I got to put up my friend, Paik's, Christmas tree last Thursday!!! I love Christmas! i can't wait to get our tree up! We have the perfect window!
3. I got to celebrate my dear friend, Summer's 25th Birthday on Friday night! Yay cheese and wine, and catchphrase!!!!
4. I got to cheer on my HORNS in person on Saturday! It was so great to be back at the DKR stadium and sing Texas Fight about 50 times! And afterwards got to eat a delcious hamburger at my favorite on campus spot, Player's!
5. My parents came in town and bought me some stuff for my trip to NYC!!!!! :)
6. And the last, probabaly most EXCITING THING OF MY LIFE, is that I'm going here in JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Message me and I'll tell you why I'm going there and what I'll be doing. I'm so excited.

Christ is faithful to provide for His children. I'm blessed.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm tired.

I wish I had something exciting to write about, but I just don't. I'm actually really tired. I feel like this semester has been one of the longest of my life. (yes, I still think in semesters). I've also realized that I have only taken one day off this entire year (Sept 16th, school holiday) to do nothing. Every other day I've taken off has been spent traveling some place, or have had stuff going on in Austin. I think that since it's November... my body is tired. I need to make more time for myself, because most of time is always spent with others, and while I love it, I think it's taking a toll on many parts of my life. The past couple of weeks I've been SO SO drained. To the point of pure exhaustion. I can't really seem to shake it either. It's been a long week, and all I want to do is sleep with no interruption, and wake up in the morning with nothing to do. I hope that day comes soon, but it doesn't look too promising as I feel like the rest of the year is pretty planned out.

I'm not asking you to feel sorry for me. I guess I'm asking for you to pray that I would be able to rest in Christ. That I would be able to lay my burdens at His feet each day. That despite me being so tired, that I would wake up each morning for the sake of HIS gospel.

He is all I need.
This picture brings me a lot of peace :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God is on the Throne.

I don't typically share my political views or opinions with most people. I was a government major in college, and most people would never even guess that. I'm not into discussing politics, but I do enjoy reading and being informed on them. So, I've decided to express some of my opinions on my blog.... because it's mine and I have that right :) If you disagree, that's ok.

I'm disappointed in last night's election. But let's face it, I'm not the only one. I think about half of America is disappointed right now. But the same would have been the case if McCain would have pulled out the victory. It's heart breaking to know how un-unified America is right now. I almost wish that whoever won would have been by a bigger margin. Just as many people wanted him in office as didn't. That's disappointing my friends.

In the book of Romans Paul talks about submitting to authorities. Romans 13:1, says, Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. I think it would be easy to twist this verse around to not have to "submit" to Obama. The bottom line is that I truly believe that God is the one in control of this universe. I know that He is sovereign over all, and will be sovereign to live out his plan in my life despite who my president is. One of the things that I dislike about Obama is his use of the word "Hope". I don't like that it's on his picture everywhere I turn around. In my opinion it seems as though he thinks his reign in office is the hope for the world, and I couldn't disagree more with that. I'm need a President, not a savior.

I'm nervous about the radical liberal policies that he's proposed. I'm nervous about his stance and support of partial birth abortions. If you're a Christian who supports Obama, I'd be curious to hear what you think about that stance. I don't like his stance on heatlh care, "The Obama-Biden plan provides affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing healthcare system, and uses existing providers, doctors and plans to implement the plan." I think a universal health care system would greatly diminish the great quality of health care our country has. What do you think about his proposed Tax Increases?The bottom line is that this list could go on and on, but I'll stop there.

I'm not happy with the outcome of this election. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to agree with his stance on most issues. But, he's my authority and I'll respect the fact that he's America's president. I know that it's him who has the toughest job in America the next four years. I'm going to sit back and see what all he can "change!" But I'll never, and will repeat never, put my hope for the world in him. Christ is the ruler over all.

Over and out.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween....?

My favorite part of Halloween is the candy. Let's just be honest here. I got some M&M's and Hersey's but only winded up having one trick-or-treater. I'm sure there were others, but Lynn and I decided we were pretty hungry right around prime time trick-or-treating... Oops! Where did we go? Well a place that Lynn says she could eat at "8 times a week". Leah Gibson would agree I bet.
This place is delicious and I've recently discovered the greatness that is there "Big as Yo Face Burrito", however I get half and it's plenty. If you haven't tried one... get it! So that was the start of our Halloween night. What did we do next? Did we go home and watch scary movies and scream? Absolutely not. We got in the spirit of our next favorite Holiday.... CHRISTMAS! We're going to New York in 19 days and what better way to get geared up for it? Watch Christmas movies that take place in NY!

I love love love this movie. I watched it for the first time a couple of years ago with Candace, and have enjoyed it ever since. One of my favorite things Candace and I did in NY last May was actually go to the restaurant and have a dessert. It was delicious! Lynn promised me we could go back :) I love this movie! Up next was my one of my favorite all time movies as well. Lynn and I can quote every line and decided that if anyone else were watching it with us they would probably be very annoyed.

"Bye buddy, hope you find your dad." "You stink, you smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa." "And then... we'll snuggle." "Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?" "And I love you, I love you, I lovvvvvve you!" "What's a Christmas gram I want one!" "Does it have sugar in it? then YES!" - Hahaha... I could go on and on.

So, that was my Happy Halloween. I wouldn't change a thing about it :) The only thing missing was both of our favorite candy... Mint M&M's. They will be on the shelves soon enough though!

Be sure to watch Texas WRECH stupid texas tech tonight. HOOK'EM HORNS!!!!!!!!