Monday, March 30, 2009

NYC pictures...

Alice's Tea Cup. If you are in NYC any time soon, GO EAT BREAKFAST HERE. best tea/scones I've ever had!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Us hanging out in the City!

In The Heights

I went to the D.R. (sorta), I went to Washington Heights and ate a traditonal Dominican meal and it was fantastic.

Juniors Cheesecake. Yes please.

.... we are not "tourists". So we have no pictures of the Statue of Liberty, The Wall Street Bull, Rockefeller Center, etc. Hahah :) I love New York City.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I am Wholly Yours.

I am Wholly His, my friends.

So here I am, all of me
Finally everything
Wholly, wholly, wholly
I am wholly, wholly, wholly
I am wholly, wholly, wholly Yours

I caught the end of this song today as I sped over to my FAVORITE sandwich place, Foodheads, to have lunch with one of my dear friends Skipper. I've talked before about how God speaks to me a lot through lyrics in songs, and music in general. I love having alone time and seriously just sitting and listening to worship music on my ipod. It's honestly one of my greatest pastimes despite how freaking busy my life seems to be! Spring break was awesome, but when I got home it was very much go, go, go, and Monday morning I woke up and was SICK! I had to stay home from work I couldn't even get out of bed. How pathetic is that? I literally slept till 2 that afternoon. So a week of rest wasn't exactly the case for my spring break even though it was super fun!!! I loved NYC (how can anyone not honestly?) I love that city a ton! We honestly didn't do any touristy things, but instead ate some places in "Hells Kitchen" which is the area of the city we stayed in (W. 45th street by 8th avenue) and saw one really awesome show, In The Heights,. Anyway! it was a really great time. My friend Jaclyn and I named our trip "Laugh Fest 2009". It was a great, great, time and I'm so thankful I got to spend some time with an old friend who's so hilarious and fun!

Anyway! This has been a crazy/busy week! I wish I could elaborate more, but it's just been sort of a whirlwind! I'm really really excited for this weekend! Tonight I get to hang out with my EGYPT people, and tomorrow I don't have too much lined up. But I'm excited about that! On Sunday my family is coming in for the day! yay!

Here's to the weekend... live it up.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Learning to say no....

I'm going to vent for a second because this is my blog, and I want to.

I need to learn to say "no" whenever someone asks me to do something that I don't really want to do. I wind up saying "yes" to anything, and then it stresses me out to the extreme because I don't really want to do it! AHHHHHHHHH. I don't love people through acts of service. It drains me. It's not like I'm twiddling my thumbs all day, and don't have a 40 hour a week stressful job, and about 15 commitments outside of that, on top of meeting with my small group girls weekly for lunches, disciplining someone, keeping up with phi lamb stuff, etc. There are not enough hours in the day for me at times (often). I want to slow down, but I don't even know where to start! :(

the end.

spring break: t- 6 days away. AND I get to go to my favorite CITY! woo hoo.

How bad is it that I'm most looking forward to relaxing in one of the busiest cities in the U.S.? I'm just looking forward to not answering 50 emails, 50 text messages, returning calls, etc. I'm so ready for a freakin break!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Reign In Us

We've been singing a song at church for the past couple of weeks, Reign In Us, and I can't seem to ever get to lyrics out of my head. The Lord speaks through me a lot through music, especially when the lyrics speak SO much truth into my life! Since returning from Egypt a few weeks ago, I've been constantly in prayer for what the Lord desires for my life, and these lyrics are close to what I've been praying for. My one desire for my life is that Christ would reign in my life all the days of my life. I want to offer my life as a living sacrifice for that very purpose. I've had a lot of thoughts these past few weeks about my future, thoughts that make me just want to pray, thoughts that are scary, thoughts that can be stressful, thoughts that keep me up at night, thoughts that get me pumped, thoughts of things I never even dreamed of for my life. I know that Christ desires more than the ordinary for my life. I'm sorting through what that's supposed to look like. I can't pray to go somewhere, and I can't pray to stay here, all I can pray is for the Lord's will. I am willing and ready to go all in God's timing. I can rest in the fact that I know the Lord has complete control over my life. He is the King that reigns, and I'm just a girl trying to follow His will. Join me in prayer!

Reign In Us - Starfield

You thought of us before the world began to breathe
You knew our names before we came to be
You saw the very day we'd fall away from you
And how desperately we need to be redeemed

Lord Jesus come lead us
We're desperate for your touch

Oh Great and Mighty One with one desire we come
That you would reign that you would reign in us
We're offering up our lives a living sacrifice
That you would reign that you would reign in us

Spirit of the Living God fall fresh again
Come search our hearts and purify our lives
We need your perfect love
We need your discipline
We're lost unless you guide us with your light

We cry out
For your love to refine us cry out
For your love to define us cry out
For your mercy to keep us blameless until you return

So reign please reign in us
Come purify our hearts we need your touch
Come cleanse us like a flood and send us out
So the world may know you reign you reign in us