Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night." ~ Job 35:10
"The strength of the vessel can be demonstrated only by the hurricane, and the power of the Gospel can be fully shown only when the believer is subjected to some fiery trial.
If the Father would make manifest the fact that "He giveth sons in the night," He must first make it night." W. Trotter
Monday, January 11, 2010
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked God for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need for God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but
everything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken
prayers were answered.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.
Friday, January 01, 2010
Friday, July 31, 2009
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:15 a.m., then wished it was Saturday
2. How do you like your steak? Medium-Rare.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Awesomeness
4. What is your favorite TV show? Gilmore Girls, Chuck, The Office, or How I Met Your Mother.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Europe, but have all my family and friends there and the mentality of Texans… is that possible?
6. What did you have for breakfast? I actually had a jalapeno sausage kolache, diet coke, and coffee.
8. What foods do you dislike? Hmm, it’s a texture thing: oysters, mayonnaise, and mushrooms.
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Anywhere with good friends and good food. (basically, too many to name)
10. Favorite dressing? I like to change it up, but ranch is always a go-to dressing for me.
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Toyota Corolla Sport.
12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and sweatshirt or long-sleeve shirt. Nothing is better!
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? New York, Seattle, Hawaii, Turkey, Israel, Greece, and South Africa.
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? It depends on my mood. Lately, half empty.
15. Where would you want to retire? Close to friends, family, and ministry.
16. Favorite time of day? Evening, nighttime.
17. Where were you born? Galveston, Texas.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football. No Doubt.
19. Bird watcher? Never went “bird watching” but appreciates interesting birds.
20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night person! Not a nice person in the morning.
21. Do you have pets? My mom stole my dog, so no. (and she didn’t steal it, she just acquiesced her when I went overseas and our other dogs got attached and my mom fell in love).
22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Nope.
23. What did you want to be when you were little? Astronaut.
24. What is your best childhood memory? Ohh… so many.
25. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog Person. Don’t like cats.
26. Are you married? Not yet.
27. Always wear your seat belt? Absolutely.
28. Been in a car accident? Yes, fender bender in 2003 in Galveston.
29. Any pet peeves? People who jingle change in their pockets, eat with their mouths open, keep their turn signal on for a long time after they change lanes or turn (how can’t they hear the clicking), people who talk really loud on their phones while they are waiting in a checkout line, and there are more, but I’ll stop with that.
30. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Cheese.
31. Favorite Flower? Either Roses or something random.
32. Favorite ice cream? Cookies N Cream, Peppermint, or just swirl soft-serve.
33. Favorite fast food restaurant? Chic-Fil-A.
34. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Zero.
35. From whom did you get your last email? Mom.
36. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Target.
37. Do anything spontaneous lately? I tend to start singing Broadway musical tunes a few times a day.
38. Like your job? No comment
39. What was your favorite vacation? Cruise with the Family to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico.
40. Last person you went out to dinner with? Donna for some wings and beer. Yummy.
41. What are you listening to right now? Guster.
42. What is your favorite color? Black.
43. How many tattoos do you have? None right now… working on it.
44. How many are you tagging for this quiz? None.
45. What time did you finish this quiz? 9:37 a.m. Back to work…..
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Here is a great quote that I did not write, but really enjoyed and is a good challenge right now to me... as I am trying to figure out a "dream" or "visions" or "calling" or whatever cliche word you want to use.. i'm trying to figure this out...
"Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. Chase the lion!"
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This quote speaks to me right now. I am at a very much "in between" time. Not quite sure of where God is leading. All I know is that He's preparing and refining me for something. I'm going to a Beth Moore study called "Believing God" and she said that "God gives us depth before He gives us breath to move forward."
I really liked that. There are so many images and cliches that come to mind: gotta deepen the roots, before bearing real big heavy fruit.. etc... But I'm in one of those seasons right now.
"No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.
Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
I will write more later, but wanted to update my blog at least once this month before April begins.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
But what about the gloominess makes me want to blog? Even though I shouldn't because I am at work and I don't have any of my pictures because they are on my computer at my apartment? and it isn't the most glorifying thing to do anyways? But why is that?
Oh well, you'll at least get a little snipit and I will upload some of my Christmas pics to my blog, to keep my loyal few updated.
I had a great Christmas in Galveston county. Enjoyed sleeping in and spending time with the crazy Wilsons! Went waaaay too fast, but was rejuvenating. New Years consisted of hanging with my bible study at a house (because I hate driving on NYE) and having some good wine, Wii tennis, trivial pursuit, and good company. And ringing in the new year with new friends (and I'm not going to comment on what I was doing on the stroke of midnight). I'm excited to see what God is going to do in 2009!
I will post some pictures soon.
I hope all of you had a blessed time with our Savior this past month and pray we all seek Him more during 2009.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
First, I broke up with my boyfriend on Thursday night. sucks, but it's aight.. not an amazing way to start my bday weekend.
I got into my office on Friday morning and found this from my boss:
So, I thought that was fun. Friday went pretty freakin slow. Didn't do anything on Friday night b/c the plans I had had, was with the bf, and no bf no mo, so just waited for trick-or-treaters, but didn't get any. But that's ok... because....
I went to College Station on saturday for the game!! Whoop! My friend Ty got my tickets (on the student side) to the A&M v Colorado game, and since I am scared that we were going to lose the rest of the games this season, I was pleasantly suprised to win 24-17; however, the Ags are NOT playing well. We played one really good quarter (3rd) but other than that, it was pretty annoying. It's been 4 years since I sat on the student side (when I was a student) and it was my first game this year. Even though our team isn't the grandest right now, still gotta enjoy aggie football!!
Sunday was my birthday. Wasn't amazing. But that's ok. Year 26 hear me roar!
PS- like the new layout?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
take a look:
yes, i'm sure it is tooo much cheese, but it was still amazing...
Yes, it was great. And of course, i prefer it with a good Cabernet, versus a yucky ale like my comrades were drinking. but we all enjoyed the soup and sinus clearing all the same...
there is no great dinner without cleanup. i don't like pictures of me, but i do love laughing, so here you go... a little of both..
I'm sure I'm sticking out my tongue for a great reason, or non at all.. it's just how I roll..
Thank you Lelo for a great recipe. It was amazing. You are such a blessing. And another blessing is a woman whom is in need of a mental health day.. no.. hour.. no minute... yes, Tyne.. i pray for a mental health minute for you!
Have a great Thursday. I think I have stuck out my tongue to all of yall at one time or another!
*update: I absolutely did NOT wake up early this morning and had my annual coffee porch time. My bed was wayyyy too warm and comfy!
I haven't been sleeping well (I know, shocker!). So this morning when I woke up, I was dreading the day. And everyone knows I'm not a morning person (unless morning starts at 10), so mornings are not the best part of my day. I was contemplating calling in to have a mental health day (because everyone who knows me understands my mental health needs). I decided to be a responsible adult (it happens every once in a while) and I got my lazy butt out of bed and dressed all corporate and got on the road. My commute is anywhere from 30 minutes to 80 minutes (depending on how stupid drivers are being). So.. not so much fun.
I'm driving around DFW airport (my daily route) and all of a sudden I look to my left and see this:
The pictures aren't great because they are from my iphone, but still.. look at that rainbow. It is suppose to rain today, but this gorgeous full (coudln't fit it all in the frame as i'm driving 70 mph) rainbow. Wow! The sign of God's provision and covenant with man! I was completely humbled and in awe of His creation and His provision.
Then a few minutes later, I glance over and see something more:
Again, not the best picture in the world and these pictures don't give it justice, but it's a DOUBLE RAINBOW! Not only does He provide, but He provides abundantly!
"When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
Just my story for the day. Humbled by His Might and Creation! We serve a great Creator.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Break pride to pieces and scatter it to the winds,
Annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness,
Implant in me true lowliness of spirit,
Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,
Open in me a fount of penitential tears,
Break me, then bind me up;
Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling for my God;
Then can the Father take up his abode in me,
Then can the blessed Jesus come with healing in his touch,
Then can the Holy Spirit descend in sanctifying grace;
O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,
inhabit me, a temple consecrated to they glory.
When thou art present, evil cannot abide;
In thy fellowship is fullness of joy,
Beneath they smile is peace of conscience,
By thy side no fears disturb,
no apprehensions banish rest of mind,
With thee my heart shall bloom with fragrance;
Make me meet, through repentance,
for thine dwelling.
Nothing exceeds thy power,
Nothing is too great for thee to do,
Nothing too good for thee to give.
Infinite is thy might, boundless thy love,
limitless thy grace, glorious thy saving name.
Let angels sing for
Satan's captives released,
blind eyes opened,
broken hearts bound up,
the despondent cheered,
the self-righteous stripped,
the formalist driven from a refuge of lies,
the ignorant enlightened,
and saints built up in their holy faith.
I ask great things of a great God.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
And.... may i present.. AGENT ORANGE:
Agent Orange is already dead... a few days in the Texas heat.. He will be missed....
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
After trying to move to the DFW area for quite a while, God has blessed me with a job in north Dallas area. I'll be working near the Galleria as a Legal Assistant for a small law firm. I'm excited about moving and starting a new job and having friends and fellowship that I already have up there and new ones I will make.
I did find this picture from a Pet Cremation place in DFW.... yeah.. if you need info on that, just let me know.
So, as of August 2nd, I'll be a non-Houstonian. Finally!
More to come...
Thursday, May 29, 2008
What is your favorite TV show?
The Office, Grey's Anatomy, and Gilmore Girls
What food do you crave?
Chips, salsa, and queso (i could eat this everyday and be happy)!
Where did you go on your last vacation?
Cruise to Jamiace, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel
How many pets do you have, what are they and what are their names?
3 mutts from the SPCA- Cassidy (13 year old Black lab/greyhound mix), Angel (7 y-o Novia Scottia Duck Tolling Terrier mix[random i know, look it up]) and Daylee (3 year old Harrier/retreiver mix)
What is your favorite order at Starbucks?
matters on the mood, lately cuz it's getting hot I order a Iced Venti No Water No sweetener Half Green tea half passion tea... and yes, i have to say it a few times, but it's amazing with 2 splenda!
How many Bibles do you have?
What was your favorite childhood toy?
hmm.. teddy rupskin
If you could be a crayon, what color would you be?
oohhh... black, grey, red, or a complex blue
If you could have one superhuman ability, what would it be?
to fly and/or teleportation
Where were you born?
What do you do with your other hand while you’re brushing your teeth?
try to clean the rest of the sink
Who would you most like to have dinner with - living or dead?
Jesus, Martin Luther, my grandfather, or Reagan
What’s your favorite season of the year? Why?
late autumn/early winter- cold fronts, bustin out the fun winter clothes, sweatshirts!, changing colors, the crisp air, and spending time outdoors without sweating.
What song did you dance to at your wedding?
umm.. doesn't apply..
If you were in a talent show, what would be your talent?
attempt to remember my ol' piano days.. or just do something to make people laugh
Would you amputate a body part for $100 million dollars tax free?
maybe... possibly.. it would never happen, so i won't ponder this question for too long
What is your favorite ride at the amusement park?
anything that gives me a rush... fast, going upside down, sudden drops, and makes me scream!
Describe yourself in 3 words
sarcastic, unique, and jovial
Who will play you in a movie of your life?
norah jones.. cuz i think she could act if she tried and that's the only celeb who people have said i look like in any way or form
What is your favorite appliance in your house?
toaster oven (just got one and never used it before and never knew the joy of one)
Aight.. that's it.. any more questions? leave them in the comments..
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Ok, I am being lazy. School has me moving pretty quickly these days and doesn't allow me to have much time to relax. But I will try to blog more often.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The Aggies first game is against Montana State on Saturday at 6 (can't watch it because I'm going to the Incubus concert, but will be TiVOing it!)!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
So, I'm living in a cute apartment in Seabrook, which is on the north side of Clear Lake, which is on the south side of Houston, which is in Texas, America, etc. Other than having a stupid cat named Jack whom I am not a big fan 0f, not just Jack, but cats in freakin general, my apartment is really fun.
I am starting grad school at U of H in the fall, pursuing my double masters in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration. I am really excited about it, not only for the educational and academic future, but getting more and more in debt in the next few years! Whoop! :)
I'm working as a Pipeline Analyst at an Engineering firm, which is a lot of gibberish that I can't explain to normal folks like you. I'm not assuming you're not smart, I didn't know anything regarding what I do until I started and it was a rude awakening. Anyways, I will be working full-time and going to grad school full time starting August 20th, so it'll be a challenge and I will basically have no social life, but hey, what's new?
That's a lil update for you. And you, how are you doing?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
And me trying to smile. :)
And four weeks later. (No, i'm not a squirrel, those are my cheeks).
Moral of the story: i heart motorcycles (when i wear a helmet).
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Monday, June 05, 2006
Here is the single crew at Longship, our fav pub. There are five (5) nationalities between 8 of us (and 3 Texans)!
This is me kicking butt at pool!! It's a little different in UK (hence the color of the pool balls), but it's still fun!
Friday, May 12, 2006
Here are Rachel (my flatmate) and I. See how nice and angelic and sweet I look.. Two seconds later, here we are:
I'm a Fightin Texas Aggie, what can I say? I guess that is why they call her the "nice blonde British Rachel" and I'm the "other Texas Rachel"
Last weekend, I went to Farne Island, which is a Bird Sanctuary with over 200,000 birds nest and mate.. pretty pictures..
These are puffins.. super cute little birds.. look like superman when they fly
These are some cute grey seals we saw on Farne Islands. There were some really cute pups, and there were a ton surrounding our boat (in a good way) and they were adorable..
This picture is taken from our boat. This is Bamburgh (pronounced Bramburough) Castle, one of the most beautiful in the Northumbria Coast. This castle was believed
to be the original site of Lancelot's castle of Joyous Garde, being built in the 5th or 6th century. It has been used as a stronghold, capital, fort, castle, and much more throughout the last 1500 years. It is absolutely magnificient.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Oh how I miss my Aggieland, let my count the ways! The longer I stay in England, the more I see it is somewhat overrated and I miss my Texas. England has many amazing attributes, but there is nothing like hanging out at Research Park, or going to a Fighting Texas Aggie Football Game (whoop!), reading at Sweet Eugene's, going and hanging out at Fox & the Hound on Thursday nights, or just driving around with friends at night!
This is a picture of our infamous football game after 9/11. Can you see me? I'm on the 2nd Deck in the white!