Sunday, January 25, 2009

I love Bloom, my church. It's honest and deep and so good.

Sun & Snow.

There has been sun and snow in the last week... This is why I love Colorado.

I love free sample days at Whole Foods, amazing movies that make me want to go to India, tea, coffee, gray skies, blue skies, sleeping, yoga (yogalates!), inspirational classes, Bloom (worship, people, the series), green dresses, scarves, him, roommates, candles, pier 1 75% off sales, CBC friends, missing Uganda, 18 degree weather, being a part of history this week... and so much more.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


My StrengthsQuest results were:


Has anyone ever taken this before? What were your top five strengths?

"Shall We Dance"

I watched "Shall We Dance", the movie with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, once last semester and once over break (with David's mom). It's not that I love the movie, though it is interesting, it's just that one quote struck me and has stuck with me these past few weeks.

We need a witness to our lives. In a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'."

I like that. I know that's not all of it, by any means, but I like the way it's said, and what it makes me think and realize. I believe that there is much more to it, more that people strive towards and ways in which to glorify God. But it makes me think.

I went to a retreat in the mountains this weekend... And that is part of the reason I love living in Colorado. The mountains are so beautiful. I love the crisp air, the endless trees and snow on the ground and hills and valleys and everything. I love breathing up there. I wish we had had more time, less time in meetings and more time to just be in the air, but I'll take what I can get.

I get to take StrengthsQuest today for my Senior Seminar class. I keep hearing about it, and it has made me quite curious. I'll post my findings later.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I just want to be better about being intentional with people. That's what this semester needs to be, as I have a bit more free time than last semester. I realize that I feel pulled in different directions all the time... but there are relationships that are really important to me that I want to make time for. Especially roommates and girl friends. So starting this weekend, I'm going to be purposeful about pursuing those friendships. I won't let my insecurities get in the way!

Retreat this weekend... and another in three weeks.

House church every other week... So much fun. I love getting involved in things and in people's lives outside of the CCU bubble.

I paid off one of my loans today... Pretty exciting. It feels good to be a responsible adult.

I'm nervous about my living situation and job after graduation...

Sunday, January 4, 2009