whatever comes to my mind
Wednesday, October 20 at 12:04 PM

i got waved down by a cop in front of the anderson county fair. apparently i wasn't abiding by the 10 mph speed limit posted on the tiny signs that you can't see in the dark. it was funny.

we're going to see dave barnes next week. i am much excited.

i saw garden state. well worth the $5 i spent on the ticket. good flick.

right now i'm eating one of those chocolate wafer bar things that i used to eat a lot as a kid. michelle (love her!) brought it to me yesterday. remember those things? the ones that you are probably supposed to bite down into and eat like a normal person...but it's so much more fun to take the wafers apart and eat them one layer at a time. it's the small things.

i've been listening to the first worship circle CD quite a bit lately...and pretty much all day today. i really love it. there is just something so real and honest about it. maybe that has something to do with the fact that it is basically scripture put to music? yeah, that's gotta be it. i seriously dig the whole feel of the CD.

i think we are all blessed with a select few people who really seem to get us. we feel totally comfortable around them...things are just easy. sometimes you need to talk...and they know. many times it's best to just sit in silence or hang out without really saying much of anything...and that's ok. it doesn't feel weird. i am so grateful for the few people in my life who have made me feel that sort of love and acceptance.

thought this would be a really short post...oh, well.

thoughts on love
Friday, October 15 at 12:30 PM

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to be sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one--not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safely in the casket or the coffin of your selfishness. But, in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, unredeemable. The only place outside heaven where you can be safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.” C. S. Lewis

there is so much to say about this quote. so much...that i think it's best to say nothing.

useless bits of random information...
Tuesday, October 12 at 7:55 AM

jonny mcd went to school with a girl named tequila. enough said.

karl has a new haircolor. it is what's for awesome. wish i had some extra $ to do the same thing.

that is all. carry on.

karl and i at fido's in nashvegas. shua is the one behind the lens.  Posted by Hello

karl, suz, erin, and myself during the charleston trip. Posted by Hello

ladies night a while back... Posted by Hello

fun times with tara leigh and karl in nashvegas. Posted by Hello

i have great friends.
Monday, October 11 at 4:29 PM

seriously. really great friends. some that i have known for years. others that i am just getting to know. i am truly grateful.

this past weekend was full of quality time spent with awesome people. friday night was wild and crazy. me, karl, and jonny looked through old yearbooks and laughed. and laughed. and laughed. and we also had some stimulating conversation. fun times. saturday consisted of a dave ramsey seminar (wow, it kicked my tail...i've got a lot of work to do in the finance department. but that's not the point) and dinner with juju, susan, and charmaine. more good convo, more laughter. sunday was a full day at new spring, of course. i love my church. not because it's cool and relevant and all that stuff (although it is)...just because God is working through it. so good. sunday night also gave me a chance to hang out and chat with some incredible peeps. it was nice to get to know tyler and rachel a little better. and i already know lili pretty well (considering i live with her and all), but i always love spending time with her.

friendship is not always about fun times and laughter. sometimes it is hard, and it might hurt. but it's so worth it.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6

the people we love the most and pour ourselves into are obviously going to be the ones who can hurt us the deepest. loving someone makes you vulnerable. but the wounds from our friends can be trusted, because we know their hearts.

thanks friends.

i'm such a bad person...
Wednesday, October 6 at 12:00 PM

at least in the blogging sense. i am disgusted with myself...okay, not really. but i wouldn't read my blog if i were you. still, i'm glad that you do.

life is good.

i feel like i've been in this weird funk for the last little while. one of those that you know you're in, but you don't know exactly how to get out. that was me. and i would find myself explaining it...saying things like, "i know a lot of this is just my perception," or "i'm probably being hypersensitive/reading into things/feeling sorry for myself/blah blah blah." but wow, it was hard to come to the point where i didn't believe the lies anymore. where i could get past whatever i thought was wrong.

but i think i experienced some extremely vital truths in this whole process.
1. i am human. naturally, i am totally selfish. selfishness brings misery. the degree to which i base my life around my feelings, thoughts, and wants is the same degree to which it falls apart.
2. the Enemy is good. so good. he knows how to make me feel completely unloved and unworthy. and it's usually in very small ways. but those small ways wreak major havoc.
3. Jesus Christ is the only one who truly satisfies. such a simple statement...one that i've heard hundreds of times. yet, i still try to find satisfaction elsewhere. i don't wanna do that anymore. i just want to know Him.

life is good. thank you Jesus.

cuteness. Posted by Hello