I secretly...
... want to move back in with my parents.
... don't like studying business.
... want to marry a scientist or a pastor... or a pastor scientist!

I not so secretly...
... have been studying Russian.
... can't wait to go back home to West Virginia!

I proudly...
... fell in love with ultimate frisbee.
... will be attending the final Resolved conference this weekend!

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest :) 

Resolved has been one of the best experiences in my Christian life.  So much wisdom is poured down our throats, soothing our souls, filling our spirits, cleansing our minds, encouraging our hearts, and changing our passions.  This is The.Last.One. and I'm sad.  But God will continue to bless young adult Christians through other means, I'm sure. He always does His will and we can rest in that.  Sorry I'm random and short today, but that's kind of normal.  This post is totally off the cuff, unlike my normal ponder-for-hours-before-posting ordeal. I just wanted to encourage you to do one of two things:

A - Come to Resolved!  Day passes are available but coming for the whole weekend would be most beneficial.  You can register here.
B - If you can't come, livestream!  Here at work, it's fun to walk around the building during Resolved and Shepherd's conference because it's almost like surround sound; everyone has the livestream up and blasting!

See ya!


Dependence on God

A friend sent this to me a while back. It has been of great benefit and I thought I'd pass it on.

Acts 17:28 - For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’
Romans 11:36 - For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen
Colossians 1:16 - For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him.

Dependence on God is our actual state but not our natural perception.

Are you aware of your dependence on God?
No: Ignorant rebellion - Get educated!
Yes: continue...

Do you yield your will to His and trust His plan?
No: Willful rebellion - Repent!
Yes: continue...

What is your attitude toward this yielding?
Negative: Willful rebellion - Re-examine your surrender
Neutral: Negative outlook in disguise - Re-examine surrender
Positive: Correct Christian mindset - Continue to trust in God!



So many people have labeled my actions as 'creepy' the past few weeks. Now I'm really concerned. Do I scare away strangers? Is this why I'm single? Can I change? Is Facebook to blame or is it just the way I am?

Do you think I'm creepy?

In other news, I just bought two frisbees. One is regulation, the other is 10g heavier because it has LED lights in it for nighttime games!! I'm VERY excited. I've been playing ultimate frisbee for a few weeks now and have gotten multiple bruises, lacerations, and bent back fingernails. It's all fun and games til I get hurt, then it's WAR! Hahaha I do really enjoy the game. It's a great workout and fellowship with the folks of my Bible study. If you wanna join us, let me know and I'll tell you when and where!

Off to bed because of a big day tomorrow: church and Disneyland!



I am constantly reminded of all the little things in life that make me happy and I've been making a list. The first time I heard of a "thank you list" was in my Bible class with Mrs Duron in 9th grade (I think it was 9th grade...). It was November (of course) and she had us make lists of 20 things we could thank God for. We all had the general stuff: Family, Bible, salvation, life. But then we had to get creative. One of the first things on my list? A hairbrush. Because that's one thing I wouldn't want to live without and I think everyone I interact with would agree. So I continue to make Thank God I Have ___ lists, lose them, and recreate them. But in the past week, God has given me many reminders of all the little graces in my life that He bestows with kindness and I don't even realize it! I have not one, but TWO hairbrushes! I have a steady job! I have running water! And I have friends that put up with my weirdnesses. I encourage you to make your own list of things you're thankful for, pray in gratefulness, lose the list, and start over again. It's a lesson in dependence on God's sovereignty and being thankful children.
Here's some things from my current list, to help you get started:

Bow ties
The moon
Bridget's laugh
Flannel shirts
Walks in Awesometown
Colorful fingernail polish
Friendship bracelets
The tears of a groom
Holding Hands with a child
Daddy hugs
Being prayed for on the spot
Awkward moments
Mike's weird face
Jesse points
Chocolate chip pancakes on my birthday
Green eyes
Macro photography
Skewered food