Insecurity. Loneliness. Anxiety. Inadequacy. All of these things have been surfacing in my life, and I don’t understand why. God has been so good to me this semester, as always. I have had a light load, gotten to know some pretty amazing people, spread the Gospel, grown in my relationship with Him… I have a roommate that loves me so very much, a family that supports me in my...
Haiku Character Study- Gollum
bookhaiku: Consumed by the ring He dwelled in the dank and dark Until Baggins came Perfect.
Haiku Character Study - Dobby
bookhaiku: Freedom from a sock Faithful to the very end Here lies a free elf
Haiku Character Study - Albus Dumbledore
bookhaiku: Man of great stature Grand but flawed, in the end he Wished for more than socks
Believing in the God who fashioned all the beauty she admires in nature, she...
I Don't Know a Thing
This is something I have realized in the recent weeks. I think I know, and then I come to the understanding that I have no idea. I have always been a control freak, and it drives me insane when I can’t know, but in some aspects of my life, I just can’t. I can know what I am going to get at the cafeteria or the coffee shop (assuming they have it) and even what shoes I am going to...
Until then...: Dare I Say It? →
February 14th, 2-14, Single’s Awareness Day… That’s right. Today is THE day. The day of lloovvee. Valentine’s Day. My entire life I have dreaded today. From the time the cute boy sitting across form me wouldn’t let me borrow his heart cookie cutter in the first grade before the class valentine’s… It’s that time of year again! I’m sharing this post because it’s amazing...
The "Art" of Growing Up
For the first time in my life, I have a dream. God has been doing quite a number on me since my return from Myanmar in November. I hit the ground running, and didn’t really give myself time to think or consider what my next step is going to be in life. I am on the brink of turning 23 years old, and it is time to make some choices. College has been fun, and I have learned a lot, but not...
Newtown and Tragedy
John 9:3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” I read this verse and feel chills rush down my spine. My thoughts have been like a pendulum swinging these last few days over the shooting in Connecticut. I have no public opinion on the situation on gun control or bullying in schools or whether or not...
Water Into Wine, video →
Okay, so here’s the song that goes with the previous post.
Water Into Wine
I guess I thought that it’d be easy, ‘cause people always speak of peace. And now I’m picking up the pieces left of me, ‘cause I can see that it was You breaking me. -Chris August, “Water into Wine” Well, I’m back. It has been just over two weeks since my feet have hit American soil, and I hit the ground running. Between making up classwork, writing...
marktheshark: Was going through my phone’s voice...
For the Birds...
26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you,even Solomon in all...
Tonight, I was invited to a small group meeting by some customers at the shoppe. In the middle of nowhere, I sat in a circle with about 15 40-70 year olds and listened to a lady share her story of redemption through the blood of Jesus. As I looked across the room, tears filled my eyes. This little tribe of older wiser adults that have lived full gritty lives and me, a selfish 20-something...
Trust is dirty.
1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; 2 my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56 I want God to be enough for me. I want to trust Him. But I don’t. And today, a...
Remember remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!
Romans 8:28 from Da Jesus Book
Us guys know dis too: God make everyting come out all good fo da peopo dat get love an aloha fo him. Befo time, God wen go make plan wat he goin do fo dem, an he wen tell um awready, “Come wit me! Be my guys!” (Fo Da Rome Peopo 8:28)
Katie DeCillo: Through Painted Deserts. →
kdecillo: Life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath: I’ll tell you how the sun rose A ribbon at a…
I am a terrible movie watcher. I used to be the Shusher. I have become the Shushed.
I wouldn’t consider myself a very eloquent writer. I love words, especially big ones that make people give me a puzzled look when I use them. But lately, as God writes my story, I realize I want to give Him credit where credit is due. I want to write my life story down. All of it. It might take a lifetime, and it might be sloppy and scattered, but I’m okay with that. If anything...
I have tattoo fever……again. This very nice paycheck I’m getting Friday doesn’t help… Someone hold me accountable. Ayyyayay
What a mighty God we serve.
You know what is amazing? I can be praising God, arms lifted high, tears streaming and shouting Psalms and every single thing in my life could be going exactly as I want it to… But somehow in recognizing my own fallen nature… In the moments just after I fail Him and I give in to my flesh… Those times are when I feel like I’m truly worshipping my Savior and King. And in...
”You gotta remember what you are, cuz we’re just humans.– Scarlet Payne (via dearscarlet)
But what we suffer from to-day is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has...– G.K. Chesterton (via spencerharmon)
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:13-15 ESV)
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. -2Pet1:3-4
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another...– Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (via spencerharmon)
I Hate Papercuts.
But today, it was worth it. As I slid my thumb across an envelope addressed to me I felt the edge of the flap slice through my knuckle… Pushing the agonizing pain aside, I pulled the piece of neatly folded paper out and began to read… “Dear Kacie, it is my privilege to inform you…” I stopped there. I’m in!! I got my Boyce letter and I am officially in!...
Is it Christmas yet?
Am I missing the stars?
Adam Young has an awesome blog that I catch every once and a while and this one was pretty incredible. He is finishing up the book Desiring God by John Piper, and this is sort of a reflection on an excerpt he read. Thought I’d share :) If you have questions about Christian Hedonism… That’s another blog post for another time… haha. It’s heavy stuff, but...
Me: What’s the difference between a poltergeist and a regular old demon or ghost? Granny: The poltergeist pretty much wreaks havoc on the place. It just makes a huge mess and destroys everything. Papaw: From what I saw earlier, there is probably one in your bedroom.
Consider the sin that lurks in your heart, add to that your lack of concern to...– JT Humston
The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. The harder we lean, the stronger we grow...– J.I. Packer