guard it.
Tuesday, February 27 at 5:41 PM

this post made me stop and think today.

i like it when that happens.

the phrase "guarding your heart" gets thrown around a lot in single-ville...but it's refreshing to see it applied in a totally new way.

Thursday, February 22 at 5:06 PM

i haven't really said much lately, huh? yeah, i know. i do think of things to say...but the combination of no (working) computer at home right now and life just being generally busy has not lent itself to the blogging. meh.

here's some random for jooooo:
*march 27th. mark it. matt wertz, jon mclaughlin, and stephen kellogg @ the visulite in charlotte. woo. this little booty's gonna be there. someway. somehow.
*so, you know my puter's dead. i thought my ipod was dead too. it was sadness there for a few days. then it magically sprang back to life. on the 3rd day? i'm not sure...but it might have been. hokay.
*i have decided that i definitely have the greatest roomie in the known world. i'm sorry if you are someone's roomie and you're thinking i must be mistaken. i am not. lili is just pure awesome. you should know her. you would agree.
*american idol is the only (current) show i watch on television. think what you must of's true. i mean, really, the dude from g-vegas sang a freakin' mutemath song the other night. goodness. and a few of the ladies straight laid it down last night. simon is my hero. carry on.
*life is good. really good. i know amazing people. i have incredible friends. jesus is real to me.
*i need to travel somewhere fantastic really soon. seriously. just see some beauty and enjoy breathing. note to self--must save money and make it happen.
*i think that's all for now. if you read this far, you must really love me or you must be super bored. i'm fine with either one.

"i'll make bar-b-q..."
Monday, February 19 at 10:25 AM

a little late, but still awesome. i needed some davey goodness this morning...thought you might too.

out of the way.
Thursday, February 15 at 1:26 PM

i've been asking the Lord for a while to show me how to really trust Him. not to just say that i trust Him...i don't want to just pay lip service to something that isn't completely true of me. you know the line that can seem so cliche--"i'm just going to trust the Lord on this one"--i've found myself praying that i could say that about everything and truly, honestly mean it.

but more importantly, i've longed to be at the place where trusting Him with every single area of my life is joyful. where it doesn't feel like i'm necessarily sacrificing what i want for what He wants...i just want what He wants for me. you know what i mean?

well...i'm certainly not saying that i've got this trust thing all figured out. i have no doubt that life will have it's fair share of moments where i question Him, wonder what the heck He is doing, and just generally want what i want. but i must say that He has apparently done some major work on my heart in this area.

and i don't think i would be at this point if i hadn't had to go through the process of genuinely giving up something that means a ton to me. total surrender. and can i just tell you? it feels incredible. the peace that i feel about it has come as a bit of a surprise, i have to He performed some major surgery on me while i wasn't even paying attention. and i really am down with whatever He brings out of it all. i want what He wants. i want the best for the people i love. i don't want my hopes/dreams/feelings to get in the way of what He's up to.

all of that to say...answered prayers come in all shapes and sizes. and sometimes--maybe most times--they don't come in the shape or size or way that we envision. He loves to surprise His kids. now that's good stuff.

(and now i'm off to karl's early b-day surprise extravaganza. it's going to be the greatest thing ever. for reals. pics to come i'm sure.)

three things to do.

love never gives up.
love cares more for others than for self.
love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
love doesn't strut,
doesn't have a swelled head,
doesn't force itself on others,
isn't always "me first,"
doesn't fly off the handle,
doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
doesn't revel when others grovel,
takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
puts up with anything,
trusts God always,
always looks for the best,
never looks back,
but keeps going to the end.

we don't yet see things clearly. we're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. but it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! we'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

but for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

--1 cor. 13

from me to you. (in the db voice, if you know what i mean and can hear it in your head. if not, carry on.)
Monday, February 5 at 4:36 PM

i think i've been keeping something from you. but not on purpose, so don't get upset. actually--technically--i guess i've been keeping two things from you.

so...check 'em out. be encouraged. be challenged. be changed.

i know i have been.

love in the key of longbrake. read today's called rhythm. especially good.

to write with light.

i feel better now that that's out in the open.

this week...
Sunday, February 4 at 9:20 PM

promises to be action-packed and awesome. and to that i say...bring it.

good times with special people, hopefully a resurrection of tuesday nights with the ladies, first wednesday, john mayer!, perhaps another show, and other goodness that i don't even know of yet i'm sure.

thank you, jesus, for friends. new friends. old friends. all of 'em. i am truly blessed.

oh and btw, my super duper little mac is sick. boooooo. so there may not be too much posting here for the next short while. but i'm gonna try. for reals.

(jt is sitting right beside me as i type this post. he really puts the periods on my sentences. hehe. that one's just for you, tanner.)

this is interesting.
Thursday, February 1 at 9:44 PM

so, let me just go ahead and say that i enjoy nickelback. they're not my favoritest band (or style) in the world, but i can appreciate and dig on a lot of their music. far away is actually a song that i really, really name one.

that said...i have to share this with you. i found the link randomly, and i have no idea about any other content on the site itself...but here you go.

love it. hate it. it's interesting.

and now my work is done.