i'm quite excited - i get off work in less than 2 hours!
this is good for many reasons.

one, i am freezing!! i'm wearing my jacket (very much against the dress code), and i still have goosebumps all up my arms and i think on my legs too!

two, i have so much homework to do! my procrastination is back full force this semester (it sounds like a disease or something). i think it's a combination of having extremely boring, unchallenging classes, and senioritis. it's my last semester, and i'm so ready to be done!!! i just need to keep reminding myself that i have to pass these classes in order to graduate..... hopefully that'll put some motivation in my blood!

three, instead of actually doing homework, i'll be drinking a cup of coffee with a good friend that i haven't seen in a while. so much better than reading about psychology!


new CD

David Crowder: Remedy
get it. it's worth it.

as always, very different from his previous stuff.
but still annointed.
simply put: he's still got it!


on to a little more significant of things....
i know, i know - coffee is important.i wouldn't be as happy of a person without it i suppose - you could call it self-medication.
anyway. that more important thing i mentioned.

i love my new church!
keep in mind though - Trinity really needs our prayers; it sounds like they're going through a really rough time right now.
Matt and i were talking last night - we're glad that we're at Waypoint. and we're glad that our decision to leave Trinity had nothing to do with what's happening right now! we left with the blessing of our elders and pastors - saying, "go, plant a church and be blessed!"

Waypoint: it's simpler. it's more personal. there's community. i know almost everyone's name!
the vision, in very short terms, is stated as "living life up, in, and out".

up - in relationship with the Father in every aspect of life.
in - community with other believers. serving one another. loving each other.
out - reaching out to the community at large. relationship with those who don't know Him. loving them. serving them.

the name itself gets me excited: Waypoint.
(wā'point') n. - A point on a journey or route where a traveler can stop or change course.

it's exciting to be a part of something new. something different.
wait and see what the Lord will do...

mmmm... coffee..

i have a new favorite place.
okay, so it's not so new.
it's been a favorite for a long time now. it's just on my mind because i went last night, and as always, had a wonderful experience!

and don't tell all my friends at the Sbux right by my apartment - they'd be hearbroken.
if only there were one closer to where i live.
i may never go to Sbux again!
their coffee is better. the atmosphere is more cozy. and they have a trivia question of the day - come on!!

and their motto - "Life is short. Stay awake for it."

(sorry, Stephie... )


Your will, not mine.

what does it look like if He's at the center?
would i look different? talk different? spend my time and energy differently?
would i care about the things i care so much about now?
if He were the center, and everything that was not centered around Him were burned away, what would be left? what would survive the fire?
not my grades. not my clothes. not the books i've read or how clean my kitchen is.

i want to make time for the important.
i want the unimportant to take a backseat - a lot of it, for all i care, can jump out onto the street!
but how do you find out what's truly important?

is it spending more time with Him, asking Him what's on His heart?
i think that's the answer.

i'm so physical by nature - it's hard that i can't actually see, or hear, or touch Him.
i hear His voice - i hear it all the time. but it's easy to drown out.

am i a hopeless case? or does He have good purposes for my life?
i know the answer to that question - it's all through His Word.

but will i miss His purposes because i'm distracted? because i'm looking for something more tangible?

i want to bring His Kingdom NOW. not tomorrow. not after i finish school. not after we start a family. not after i feel like my life is making a difference.
i want to live in His purpose today. and everyday. even when it feels like all i accomplish is sitting at a desk, taking and giving money, or doing homework.
He has a purpose in everything.

sometimes, i wish i could see it just a little more clearly...