What is your process for Bible study? It's so easy...
Lately I: 1) read/pray through a Psalm a day and a Proverbs a day 2) From there, I read a day out of either Chamber’s “My Utmost for HIs Highest” or Spurgeon’s “Day and Night” (I usually choose on a whim, to be honest) and study the passages mentioned in these devotionals to some sort of depth with the use of various commentaries and Strong’s...
Why I love my roommate #002
Stephanie: Want to know something exciting?
Stephanie: Sleeping until seven am...is sleeping in.
Me: Story of my life.
Stephanie: story of *our* lives
Me: I'm glad we're roommates.
aced my music theory quiz, had a wonderful time at campus crusade, sang in the lovely Meng Hall with my concert choir comrades that I love and adore, bought a poetry book and Steinbeck’s one and only political satire that I’ve been searching for (and hardcover nonetheless!) from the book sale center, had a yogurt date with my lovely roommate, aced my math exam, and I’m topping it all off with a...
I’m like Goldilocks except: 1) I’m definitely a brunette 2) my curly locks are more like frizzy tangles 3) my “just right” porridge has turned out to have an infestation of mold in it (metaphorically speaking…my oatmeal this morning was actually great) On a slightly related note, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in...
ways to win my heart #001
diz ees cyoot
Everybody ready? Starting at measure six - we’re taking it at tempo de...– Dr. Laura Harrison
Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed– Proverbs 27:5
I really should be sleeping right now. Too bad my nerves over tomorrow’s music theory quiz are making me so restless. Really, I need to find a way not to freak out about it so much. Perhaps all my time worrying over my intellectual incompetencies could be better spent in actually sharpening my mind and *effectively* studying. Not that my studying isn’t effective…I just feel like...
Finally finished East of Eden and still haven’t come off of my novel high - very easily the best novel I’ve ever read. One of the gems I’m still mulling over (as there will be many more to come): Lee said, “Mr Hamilton, you’re going away and you’re not coming back. You do not intend to live very much longer.” “That’s true, Lee. How did...
WOW, Nathan. wow. I’m pretty sure the one in Hebrew was my favorite XP Do the same thing with “Little April Shower” from Bambi - there are at least 7 different languages you can find it in, and every single one uses a different choir with a completely different timbre and a different way of saying “drip drop” - totally fascinating. Ask me anything
Passion without focus can lead you astray.– Bill Campbell (via rxbxccxv)
Do you realize that the more people you date, the more names you hate?– Staci Butler
I love my home, because its safe. And because I can go to hoedowns at colonial farms on the weekends ^.^ And because I can have a meltdown in the hallway and my dogs will come lick away my tears and no-one insists that I tell them why.
You're as strong as God makes you, and when you've...
You’re so right, Nathan. It’s easy to forget that we have access to God’s strength through the Holy Spirit - thank you for the reminder :) As a side note, if you seriously just referenced Dragonball Z assuming I would understand…well…I’m not quite sure how to react. o.0 Ask me anything
Marilyn- the awesomest, most coolest, funniest...
LOL. Seriously, Chris, if you don’t stop flattering me my head isn’t going to fit through a normal doorway anymore. But thank you for the sentiment :P If it helps at all, according to urbandictionary.com I’m cooler than the ice in your freezer. Doesn’t get more official than that. >:) Ask me anything
Alright, now let’s get to inversions. Now this is the cool part. Well -...– Dr. Walicki (music theory professor)
The fullerton arboretum is very quickly becoming one of my favorite places on earth :)
Marilyn, you definitely have the insight. I think...
Hehe “the insight” makes it seem like a magical entity…like “the force” >:D But jokes aside, Nathan, I take that compliment very seriously and it means a lot coming from someone of such uncommon wisdom. Thank you. The funny thing is that I have so many friends and even members of my family that have asked me questions or listened to my perspectives on...
is there anyone that you currently have a crush on...
Yes and yes This was actually a really difficult question to answer, for a couple of reasons. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t want to be someone who gives their affections too freely or foolishly, and its a bit of a necessary precursor for a guy to pursue me before I’ll let my heart breach the line between crush/initial attraction and true affection. At least, that’s...
Perhaps the best conversationalist in the world is the man who helps others to...– Lee (East of Eden)
Stephanie: Hey, when's your birthday?
Me: January 7th. But I'm willing to accept gifts year round.
Music theory hertz mai brain.
you have a knack for articulation & your writings...
You’re so kind! I enjoy writing and I often joke about writing a “novel” some day, but I’m not sure if I have enough insight worthy enough to fill an entire book - haha! I wouldn’t want to write any sort of “self-help” Christian book or anything - God knows there’s enough of those out there, and people still have as many issues as they did before...
What 4 attributes are on that DO NOT DATE list?
1. They have to love and be committed to the Lord far more than anything else in their life and far more than they could ever love me. I have to see this in the way they live, speak, and love. 2. They have to be stable or working toward stability: mentally, physically, financially. Obviously no one is perfect and this is really subjective to whatever point in our lives we’re at, but I...
what are your thoughts on marriage? (:
Oh boy. Well, I certainly can’t claim the thoughts and perspectives that I have on marriage as original or my own, but rather a culmination of what I believe the scriptures lay out as purpose of marriage, as well as the loving and wonderful example that my parents have set for me. Ultimately, marriage is a picture of Christ’s love for the church. I like to think that, ideally, two people get...
@Jeffrey - That looks really intriguing. Do you have a copy I could borrow perhaps? If not I’ll do amazon X)
I desire money, not for my own selfish greed - I would be happy with a single...– http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=431493677927 (via fwoosh)
Dr. Baker #001
My private voice instructor is a goddess. Perhaps the pagan reference is sacrilegious, but the best description I have after that is fairy godmother. I’ve talked with so many people who don’t like their private instructors and dread their applied lessons, but somehow I was blessed with a woman who is not only incredibly hilarious and talented and a great teacher, but who understands...
You know you're tired when _________.
I easily hit a C below middle C in my morning warm-ups. I’m naturally a high mezzo soprano.
J: I think I'm going to donate my plasma.
J: Apparently you can early up to 200 dollars in one month if you donate twice a week.
B: You know Bob used to go in for experiments. They used him to try out new medications and treatments. Once he earned 4,000 dollars in four months.
J: I don't know if I could do that, sounds kind of risky.
B: Once he met a guy who was trying to break the world record for most spinal taps.
We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending...– East of Eden
Why I love Promise: Reason #000567843
P: Why don't you ever reply to my text messages?
M: I hate texting. It's one of the most perturbing annoyances in my life right now.
M: I hate everything about it! I hate the clicking, I hate the sound my phone makes when I get a text message, I hate trying to think of a witty response to the inconsequential inquiries or comments people send me. You know?
P: uh huh
M: And do you know what I really hate about text messaging?
M: I hate how accessible it makes me. I hate that everyone knows that at any hour of any day they can send me anything they want and I'll receive it. I hate it when people have something they want to say to me or something they wish to express and they can't just find me and tell me or give me a call or send me a GOSH DARN LETTER for goodness sakes.
M: I hate being in contact with my entire network of friends 24/7. I hate that when I see people there's nothing to talk about because we've already been debriefed on anything worthwhile in micro-messages via our phones. And I hate getting messages at every gosh-awful hour of the night
M: And what I hate the most about text messaging is that I don't hate it at all! I text all the time! I miss out on the people that are around me and the world around me because my fingers and eyes are glued to this social microcosm. I hate that I enjoy receiving text messages and texting back and having conversations this way.
M: That's it. I don't hate text messaging. I love text messaging. I hate the idea of text messaging. And I hate that I love text messaging.
M: ....does that make sense?
I view true romantic love as the capacity to completely value someone else’s holistic being and joy above your own: to steadfastly adhere to everlastingly abide within that ability. I wonder if I could ever be that selfless.
Me: I feel really bloated. I think its because I just drank a glass of milk.
J: Oh please. Lets not talk about how I'm now having twins.
J: I mean, I've always had a food baby but this is getting ridiculous.
In the long run, you hit only what you aim at: Therefore aim high.– Walden
Googling yourself is fun
The first things I found were kind of disturbing, actually. BUT - I did find one of my family trees! (My dad’s side - My mom’s side is probably more interesting. Yay Pocahontas!) But nonetheless, an interesting thing to note is that this is the side of my family that the first ever straw-dispenser was invented (you can still buy them online here...
Seriously regressed today. Is consistency too much to ask of myself? Probably. I don’t know what I would do without Christ as my constant. Praise God His mercies are new each day. Lord knows I need it.
Project Pretty Pretty Butterflies: Day 003
I can’t seem to get the photo off my phone just yet…but… the first chrysalis is forming. XD
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance...– C.S. Lewis
@fwoosh It was :( (traumatic, that is). I fell off my bike after the hit and got a little bruised, but nothing too serious. The bunny kind of hobbled/scampered away into a nearby bush so I have no idea what became of it…it can’t have been good though. I still feel horrible. *sigh*
Just ran over a bunny on my bike. Not sure what to do with myself.
Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, ...– Isaiah 40:26
Project Pretty Pretty Butterflies: Day 001
THE MONARCHS ARE COMING! THE MONARCHS ARE COMING! Just kidding - they’re Painted Lady Caterpillars. Not much for the eyes now, but in a couple weeks…! XD Apparently the kit was supposed to come with five caterpillars, but it appears as if we only have four (which makes dividing them a lot easier: two for me and two for Stephanie) and the remains of one of them. It kind of...
There’s a difference between knowing reality in your mind and successfully convincing your heart of that same truth. I’m having an incredibly rough day.