Thursday, September 28 at 4:08 PM

i haven't been to a clemson game in a long time. and even when i did go...i never really tailgated and all. but we got hooked up with some tickets for saturday and we're doing it up right...i'm pumped.

i'm also hanging in clemson tonite with my favorite ladies. possibly seeing the girls play soccer (if the weather permits)...maybe watching some office.

it's almost like i'm back in college. okay, not really at all. but whatever.

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Wednesday, September 27 at 2:03 PM

tonite. shane and shane. au.

woohoo. color me excited.

Monday, September 25 at 12:45 PM

yesterday...oh my goodness. i don't really know what to say about it. words can't do it justice.

what i do know is that God is MUCH bigger than i ever give Him credit for...and i've gotten to see Him do really amazing things...yet, He continually blows my mind.

214 new brothers and sisters in Christ. 214 lives changed for eternity. 214 reasons we do what we do every day at newspring.

more later...

Friday, September 22 at 11:12 PM

nora is here for the weekend.

i'm basically planning to spoil her completely for the next day and a half.


i'm sure pictures will be forthcoming...if you care.

Wednesday, September 13 at 11:55 AM

so, we no longer have internet at the house...and soon we'll only have 3 tv channels. the decision came after realizing just how much time i was wasting every day doing nothing...seriously, nothing. okay, not always nothing. but usually nothing. at the very least, i was doing nothing productive. nothing that mattered. nothing that drew me closer to Jesus. not only was all that spare time not deepening my relationship with the only One who matters, i was allowing it to rob me of precious time in the Word and in prayer. totally ridiculous.

it was wierd at first. i'd gotten so used to checking im, blogs, myspace, etc. every morning first thing and every evening last thing...it felt odd not to do just that anymore. and i have to admit, that first night (when i wasn't sure if they'd cut it off yet or not), i tried to get online one last time. no go. and it was like that gentle voice reminder saying "i told you what to do. you were obedient. now let it go." okay, okay. got it.

funny, it's only been 2 days since i had the internet connection discontinued. and yet, even in that short amount of time, it's like there are 4 more hours in every day. amazing. it's so nice to wake up in the morning and look to Jesus instead of my pretty little mac. to wonder what He'll show me that day instead of what i might read on some stranger's blog. to invest time in the people around me instead of a face i see on a myspace profile (granted, most of these profiles belong to friends...but you get what i'm saying).

anyway...that's just where i am right now. everyone's different and this is certainly not a call for all "good people" to boycott the internet. wow...definitely not. i mean, i still use it every day at work. such an amazing tool. i'm just glad that i realized my need to simplify things. cutting out all the stuff that was overtaking my time has made me feel more connected than i have in a while.

sidenote--i've gotten to see some really great music live lately...dave barnes. lee and the crew. and there's more to come...kt tunstall. shane and shane. mutemath. saweeeeeeet. one of the many things that makes my spare time feel meaningful and significant. ooohhhh oooohhhh...and go get john mayer's new cd. seriously. i just love his music more all the time. yes.

Thursday, September 7 at 1:50 AM

why it's 2:49am and i'm still awake. but i'd like to go ahead and apologize to tugboat for not making it to spin class. it starts in approximately 3 hours and even if i went to bed right now, as i type, that would just be ludicrous. please don't hate me.

that's all. (other than life being amazing...truly.)