Wait for the Lord,

be strong and take heart

and wait for the Lord

Psalm 27:14

I make plans. I conjure up ideas in my head about what I want to do today, tomorrow, five years from now. I am flexible, yes, but I still make plans and roll with the changes as they come.  I play out the what-if game in my head and toy with all sorts of ideas.  Yet, right now, I find myself in a place that takes me out of my comfort zone.  I am learning to wait.  I am learning to let go of my plans to seek Him.  I am waiting for guidance. I am digging deep and holding His hand.  I am learning to love the uncertainty. I am learning to trust all over again. I am terrified yet my heart is happy.  I am taking a step out onto the water. I am ready for a little excitement, adventure, and risk.

16 (Random) Things

So, I got tagged on facebook, but I’m more of a “blogger” than a “write notes on facebook” so I’m going to cheat and do this on here.  Let’s see where this takes us…

Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a note with 16 random things, shortcomings, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose 16 people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

  1. I will only buy something if it fits the ever changing definition of “happy.”  For example, I found the most amazing shoes at Ron Jon Surf Shop and let me tell you they were the epitome of happy.  Comfy, leather, green and white flowers. 
  2. I will have 4 bookshelves in my room at home when I leave for South Africa.
  3. I trust easily.  I will give people the full benefit of the doubt whenever possible.  Yet, I struggle with trusting God in many things.
  4. I will show you every possible angle and not let you generalize about things. This may drive you nuts…
  5. I gave up drinking pop/soda.  I last drank pop probably in fall 2007.  The only kinds I crave are Orange Soda and Root Beer–in the form of Root Beer floats.  Occasionally others, but not as much as those two.
  6. White chocolate is my downfall.  I love it. I could eat it all the time.  Lindt White chocolate truffles especially.  
  7. I get attached to things and am bit possessive.  For example, I’m in love with my bike and am already sad to be leaving it.  I also get attached to books and get all sentimental and can’t bear to think of giving them away.
  8. I could walk on the beach for hours and hours, miles and miles, and not get bored.
  9. I am a pen clicker.  Give me a click-y pen and I will click.
  10. I made a goal to take/pick a picture a day for this next year.  In the end, I want to make a sweet collage.  So far, so good.
  11. I prefer small silverware.  Small spoons, forks, knives.  Especially at Coldstone when you can use the “sample” spoon.
  12. Toast with peanut butter and honey is one of my favorite snacks.
  13. I love cake. Better than sex cake, strawberry cake, white cake, funfetti cake, everything.  Though, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate frosting.
  14. I like to play songs on repeat.  “Turn it Up” by Aaron lines has 237 plays on iTunes, which is not counting all the other plays on CDs and my iPod.
  15. I used to collect quotes. All sorts. I would post them all over my room.  I did the same with fortunes from fortune cookies.
  16. I leave for South Africa “next” week.

Yikes, do I really have to pick 16 people?  Nah, 16 is way too many people to tag in a blog.  Facebook, sure. Here, nope.  But, I will say thank-you, Sarah for tagging me on facebook!  Hope you enjoy my random list and I hope you’re doing well across the ocean!

6 Places I Want To Be

Here are the first 6 that came to mind:

  1. 1. Curled up with a book and a boy (only the right one 😉 ) and tons of down comforters and pillows 
    2. Mountains
    3. Running or walking in the forest by a lake
    4. On my deck at home with the sunrise or the stars
    5. With my friends who are far away or will be
    6. On a beach or dock by water


    Thanks for the inspiration, Mandy!

Airports and Runways

I love the airport!  I love flying.  I love the bustle, all the people, and wondering where they all get to go.  The groups of sports teams leaving for somewhere.  The college kids flying home.  The businessmen on their blackberrys and laptops.  The little kids running around with cute little dora or spiderman backpacks.  Here’s a fun little post/video if you’re looking for some airport loving.  But, most of all, I love the airport pick-up.  Classic and perfect.  Especially when someone you really want to see is picking you up!  All that to say, I’m going to the airport today.  Sadly, I’m not leaving and it’s not a boy I’m picking up, but that’s okay.  I’m still excited 🙂


p.s. A certain movie is coming out soon and I’m SUPER excited about it…..more to come in the next post!

I feel like I’m still learning how to trust

Yesterday turned into an awesome intellectual, artsy night! I went to the senior art show at Bethel and then listened to part of Bethel choir’s coming home concert. I forgot how much I get blown away by amazing singers. This reminded me that I miss standing by a boy in church that sings ridiculously well. Actually, I like standing by any good singer! Also, the piano and violin served as excellent counterpoints to the singing. The art show included some pottery, which made me happy and some other interesting pieces.


After those two events, I went to the Jeremy Messersmith, Chris Koza, and Wars of 1812 concert at the Varsity last night…love it! Somehow I had never been to a concert there before…I’ve been missing out big time! I fell in love with the big comfy couches and chairs that line the side. I only wish there had been more! Though, I dressed completely wrong. Sad day! I wanted spring a bit too much and opted for a skirt. My legs paid for my mistake and froze all night! I wish the concert had been earlier, but I suppose I can stop being lame for one night and stay up until 2:00am! Other than those minor unhappy things, I had a fabulous time with good company. I had only listened to the groups a little bit before so that made for a fun time. Plus, I liked all of them! I am in love with Chris Koza’s song “Adjust.” I’m totally ready to go to his CD release party! The more concerts I add to my “Hello 2008” list, the more I think that I aimed way to low with hoping to go to one!

Now I’m off to house hunt! Wish me luck…it’s proving harder than I previously thought!