Monday, November 26


Well, Thanksgiving break is done and I have a feeling I'm not going to easily find peace, tranquility and harmony. What with only 3 weeks left of my first semester of college, I need to start studying for finals... and that's just crazy.
I'm not entirely sure where the time has gone, and sadly to say, I haven't recorded it much through this ole' blog like I should have. I'm hoping {still} to get back into the routine of blogging regularly... about what, I'm not entirely sure. But I'll get there. I'm sure of that much. 

Anyways, even though Thanksgiving is over with and all the Christmas festivities are beginning I'll share a little of what I'm thankful for:

  • Bethel College. I always knew I wanted to come here, and was worried that my exceedingly high expectations would not be met... Well, I'm excited to say that they were definitely met. I've had the most amazing time learning, and not only learning about my faith and my music. But learning who I am, and how to interact and love people better than I ever have before. 
  • One the same note as before: My suite mates. Rebecca and Brittany. I'm so thankful to have them in my life, to be able to share so many firsts with them. I'm so grateful that they accept me for who I am, and push me on towards being the best I can be. For allowing me to open up without feeling like a complete squirrel, and for just being two of the best friends I've ever had. 
  • Home. As much as I love being at Bethel, I'm so thankful that I have a home to go back to when I'm tired and ready to be around familiar faces. And not just any home, but my home. Where I can be me, and know that everyone loves me even when I go to see Breaking Dawn without them. 
  • And where would a post of thankfulness be without Hunter? I'm so thankful that this boy has been willing to stick by me, even when I'm far away and hard to stick by. When I have my crazy breakdowns, and when I'm really mad at him for not talking to me enough. He loves me anyways. I love him. And that's something to be thankful for. 
  • My God. I don't think I've always been someone to be thankful for God, and sometimes I'm still one of the most awful people in the world and go days without thinking Godly things. But I'm learning, and I'm thankful that He allows me to learn, and doesn't expect me to be perfect all the time. Because I'd definitely fail that exam. 

Monday, November 12

My Heart Will Sing No Other Name

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I have to go to chapel along with all of my other classes for the day. It's actually required for all students, but you do get to have 9 skips {or personal days} throughout the semester if need be. For the most part I enjoy it, but my very favorite days are the all worships days. This Friday was a worship chapel. While singing with 2,000 other college age people I was hit by so many things. One thing in particular:
That so many people my age are missing out. People who have tried churches, but only tried those ones where even playing the piano is a stretch. Churches where if there were drums inside the church it would practically be considered a sin. There's nothing wrong with these churches, but it doesn't exactly cater to the people my age. As I was singing Forever Reign I just was amazed knowing how much some people are missing when they're worshipping. That they don't even realize some of the songs that I have been singing for months of my life, and it's hindering their ability to reach out to God. Because of the worship style chose at the one church they've ever tried it's making them think that God is this stuffy old man, when that's not the case at all. 

May you listen and take it in. May you become full and whole knowing that God will forever reign. 

Monday, November 5

Loving Him Was Red

I love me some red lips. 
They give me this fierceness courage and power that makes me want to defeat the whole entire world. 

Friday, November 2

Fall {in} Love

For all the freshman {and transfers} who attend Bethel you go through this thing called FYE your first semester. What is FYE {otherwise known as Block} you ask? Two days a week you have two classes with the same people from 9:30 until 2:00. Not only do you have class with these people, you also get to know them as friends because you're with them for such a long period of time. Yesterday was a field trip for Block where we went to Potato Creek Park, basically a nature preserve. It was really cold, and we hiked, and just so you know Converse are not the ideal hiking shoes. It was nice. It reminded me of home. 
A few weeks back was fall break and the fall colors were in full swing. I took these pictures and as I was out walking yesterday it reminded me of them. I miss home. In a few short{ish} weeks I will be home again, but in the meantime: I miss it. I miss my dirt roads and my woods. I miss my kitty, and I miss my Hunter. Oh, to be home again.