We found this in an elementary school parking lot! How fitting lol.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
These two little boys practically made my day! lol.
Go Yellow Knight! He lost in the first round :(. He threw me a flower though lol.
Cool to watch. I want to go to a real show of this.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Little Miss Photogenic! I L.O.V.E. my family!
Awe Pony :).This poor horse :(. It makes me angry! Tavern on the Green. One of the cab drivers totally posed and I missed it! Audrey and Dad climed the rocks so...
Libby did too! :)
A freakin 5 story Abercrombie! Disgusting!!!I <3 Lacoste!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Yet again it is pretty boring around here so Garrett, Jess and I decided to take a little tour of main street. There wasn't much to see! Probably about 5 antique stores though, I thought they looked cute but the other two thought they smelled bad so we didn't go in. We found a pet store so we decided to check it out. They had so many different kinds of fish food and only goldfish, so we were confused until we found that the whole basement was full of every kind of fresh fish you could imagine!!! I think Garrett had to come back and get some lol.
Me, Jess, Pheobe, and Garrett.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
From 6-9:20 at night I have my math class :(. I found out that both Collin and Garrett are in that class so it shouldn't be too terrible but its so late! Until we actually got to class and the teacher talks about a hundred mph and hardly gives us any homework! Glorious!!! We got out of there by like 7:45. Now thats what I'm talking about. And the homework assignment sheet for the whole semester is less than what we would do in a week. Yeah be jealous!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Anyway. After class I met up with Drew Toucher from Breakpoint Community Church to see what the church was like a little bit and get a tour. Its pretty tiny but it seems like a real family so I'm excited to get to be there when people are there. Things are pretty chill and slow around here at campus. Hopefully classes pick up or something because I can't handle this much free time lol.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
We all made it on time! We sat in the USEF building and listened to all the professors tell us all the rules and all that jazz. Once that was finished we had were to either fix our schedules or go on a tour of the barn. I had to check and see if one of my classes was at the barn, and it is so I should no problem with getting to everything! Then we had lunch at the barn till about noon then we headed back to school to sign up for Community Plunge.
A while later Garrett came up and wanted to see if I needed anything from Target, so I decided to catch a ride with him to grab a few polos since that is all we are supposed to ride in. I got three polos and Garrett got some hangers then we stopped at the Starbucks inside the Target!
Later Garrett and I decided that instead of doing some kind of workout we would do the hip hop class. HAHAHA! It wasn't pretty. We drug Jess with us and we tried. Jess left about halfway through the class, but we stuck it out. Slowly an audience grew and I think a video or two are out there in cyber space now :/. Oh well it was funish.
Showers and straight to bed because tomorrow is the first day of classes! I have Practical Horse Management at 8:30 at the barn and thats it. It could get rough.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
A: I'm not sure. What would running from the world look like? I need an example.
Q: What is something you consider worth fighting for?
A: Freedom. My dreams and beliefs. Love. Family.
Q: How is the Church veiwed in your world?
A: Stangnant. Like its just something people do because it makes them look like better people. I'm missing seeing passion. I am a passionate person and I need to be in that environment.
Q: If it is veiwed as irrelevent and withdrawn, what can you do to change that?
A: Well I will be attending a new Church and I plan on steam rolling my way in there with the passion I have for God and hope all works out.
I got my own laptop today and I'm super excited to be using it right now! I have already been on it a lot. The past two days have been filled with orientation, so many meetings and parties! I'm already tired. Tomorrow there is a picture scavenger hunt and ice cream from cold stone. It should be fun.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
~ You don't have to be in Church to see God
You can see him in the eyes of those who love him
*They will know we are Christians by our love*
Chapter #4 -
~ Rather than accumulating stuff for oneself, followers of Jesus abandon everything, trusting in God alone for providence.
Ah! Argh this is one of those things I know I have to do but don't know where the balance is
~When the poor meet the rich, riches will have no meaning. And when the rich meet the poor, we will see poverty no more.
Chapter #5 -
~ Preach the gospel always. And when necessary, use words.
~ We aren't all called to give up everything, we are called to respond. Now I've been somewhere stuck in the middle, I can't give up everything, so I need to find the balance.
~ What the world really needs is not more churches, but a Church.
Friday, August 21, 2009
When we finally got to Sandusky, Ohio it was another late night, meaning I got pretty hyper. My new jacket provided great fun! ;)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
While in the Mall of America Audrey wanted to stop into Barnes & Noble to look for a book she had been wanting. While she was looking around I went in search of a good book, and I stumbled across this one.
After reading the first page I was hooked! So I figured that in order to get the most out of my reading I should take some notes. So I'll go chapter by chapter.
Chapter #1 -
~Who is Jesus? Is He just something we attend? or someone who is real and personal?
~"Jesus Wrecked My Life" wow the way he describes this can totally make sense to me. It is so much easier to live your life without being held accountable to anything, and once you know you are held to that knowledge.
~"I wanted to see passion." This is all I want to see out of a Church too! I truly long for that.
Chapter #2 -
~What are you willing to do for those God loves?
~Matthew 25:40 "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
~The Church is wherever two or more are gathered in His name.
I completely reccomend this book to everyone! And it goes so great with my devotional book. The true revolution is to no longer act the part but fully have it flowing through your every move.
A: College and my career field are definitely a mission field! I will no longer be in a comfortable environment where I am surrounded by Christians. In order to find Christian fellowship I have to go out and make it my own. And by doing this I will also be a Christian in all other areas of my life, hence making everywhere I go my mission field.
Q: What are some examples of ways that you can be in the world but not of the world in those places where you "do life"?
A: One way I can think of to be in the world but not of it is at the barn. When I think about horse shows I've been to I associate with them swearing, drinking, and unagreeable morals. It doesn't have to be that. I won't be that.
Q: Have there been times that you realized that you have been both in the world and of it?
A: There are times when material objects make me feel of the world. Right now I'm on that adventure to finding what is truly important.
Q: If a judge and jury were sent to your home, workplace, or neighborhood and put you on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
A: I would say yes. I think I live my life in a way that Christian would cross a person's mind.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We've been driving for quite a while and now the Garmin is taking us through every back road imagineable! Hopefully we get to Chigago soon! My legs are falling asleep. The back seat of my car was not made for long legs.
We are staying in the same hotel for two nights! That is really exciting, I can't wait to stay in the same place two nights in a row!