Thursday, January 27, 2011

What I'm Reading

Charlotte's Web
By E.B. White
This is the second book I've been reading for Children's Literature. I know that it is a classic, but I never read it as a child.

Mrs. Dalloway
By Virgina Woolf
When I started reading this book I had absolutely no idea what was going on. It's hard to follow because not only does this novel span the length of one day, but the whole thing is stream of consciousness. I got the hang of it by the second half and after discussing it in class I became a fan. So I recommend it! As you can see, this documentation took place during the first half of my reading.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fill Up My Love Cup

I have been back in school for two weeks and I already feel exhausted. I feel really... empty; like everything that I'm doing is for nothing.

I know exactly what's missing. And I know exactly what to do to get it back. But I have to wonder when I let it slip away? And why do I let it happen time after time after time?

I don't feel like my world is shaking, I feel like it's melting into a great blob of nothingness (yes, I realize how ridiculously existentialist that sounds). What I mean is if I'm not maintaing my relationship with the One who fills that empty feeling every time I ask, then what am I doing? I am comfortable in my Christian college taking my Christian based classes, going to church and following the rules but days, even weeks, go by without me telling a single person what God has done in my life. Me and God need to have some words.

I hate screwing up on no ones account but my own. I hate drifting from God. But I am SO thankful for His love that keeps drawing me back.

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38,39

"God has bound our hearts to Him by unnumbered tokens in heaven and earth."
Steps to Christ p. 7

So here is to a God that never gives up on our simple beings. May He "grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and lenght and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:16-19

Dear God, fill up my love cup.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One Memorable Day

"Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. "
-Great Expectations

Friday, January 7, 2011

What I'm Reading

This semester my booklist is HUGE. I'm still deciding if this is good or bad. So far, so good. This is what I'm reading:
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
This is what I'm not reading, but can't wait to read:
Autobiography of Mark Twain.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


After writing my last post I realized that I did, in fact, do something noteworthy in the month of September. I attended my boyfriends cousins wedding on Labor Day weekend. I think it is safe to say that this wedding was probably the most detailed and beautiful (in a country fair sort of way)wedding I have attended. Here's just a few pictures:

The Ceremony:
The Wedding Party:
Sam & I:
I still can't get over the detail and creativity of this wedding. It was non-traditional in the best ways and traditional in the important ways. I really wish I had some pictures to share of the reception because it was also amazing... and now I'm happy that I didn't go a whole month without a single significant event. Weddings are highly significant if you ask me.