Thursday, April 30, 2009

the years go by, but it is still true

"Why me? Why this privileged position?" -me

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

clay's right

looking for the "less stupider" version

Sunday, April 26, 2009

duh comes to mind

"It's as if He really does guide our steps" - Laura

tired. very tired.

"When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Nietzsche

i guess we can find truth in unexpected places...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

birthdays and such

"I'm not going to invite you to my birthday party." - michelle


how did you find me here?


Nothing in my hand I bring,
simply to the cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
foul, I to the fountain fly;
wash me, Savior, or I die.

Friday, April 24, 2009


And at the end of my days
When your throne fills my view
I will sing of Your mercies anew

- Mark Altrogge & Bob Kauflin

Thursday, April 23, 2009

one of those days

there are days when we don't ask those questions.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

miss fix-it

“All of life’s problems can be solved with two things—duct tape and WD40. If it moves and it shouldn’t, you need duct tape. And if it doesn’t move and it should, you need WD40.”—Unknown (through the mouth of my mother)

no progress here

"We been doing pretty good. We might just as well keep doing it like we have been."

Monday, April 20, 2009

puffy cloud

some days i wish i had a great big puffy cloud that i could escape in.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

no use

'I could tell you my adventures — beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly: 'but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.'

wisdom for children

Oh that I were
Where I would be,
Then would I be
Where I am not;
But where I am
There I must be,
And where I would be
I cannot.

fun with magnetic poetry

"Mary, where are we going to put the drunk?" - Innocent Elsa


"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

sun on my back

i don't know if 70 has ever felt so good...

Friday, April 17, 2009

what it is

annoying but not debilitating

Thursday, April 16, 2009

shocked and inspired

"If it all gets too much and they lock me up, I want a great big strait-jacket with spots on it. A pink one... and a big zip on the back so I can escape," said Susan Boyle.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

a little cheer

did winter finally end?

is it really spring today/ thawing out my heart/ promising the sun and a brand new start/is it really gonna rain/ giving us new life/ making everything alright/ is it really spring today sweet solace/ no one even knows i’m here/ if i hide inside these blankets, could i disappear/ ah angels, they whisper in my ear “better days are almost here”

-katy kinard


"Everything must die to rise again."


"Is there an upgrade that I missed?" - Stephanie referring to herself

Monday, April 13, 2009

irreplaceable words

"pictures may be worth a thousand words, but there's still something irreplaceable about the words themselves" - mike (another word-lover)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009


my ears long for music. my heart longs for Christ.

sitting outside starbucks

"Wow! Those are cool pens!" says girl while ogling my pens.
"What makes them cool?" says puzzled boy as he tries to understand her fascination.

Friday, April 10, 2009

these wonders i confess

Upon the cross of Jesus mine eyes at times can see
The very dying form of One who suffered there for me.
And from my smitten heart, with tears, these wonders i confess
The wonder of His glorious love, and my unworthiness.

- Elizabeth C. Clephane

Thursday, April 9, 2009


is the moon as big and beautiful there as it is here?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


i'm not a fan of this me. she hasn't been around in eight or nine months, and i can't say i've missed her.

favorite thing number twenty

iced hazelnut lattes

Monday, April 6, 2009

it's so quiet around here

michelle: need me to come yell around your house for you?
cause i got pretty good at doing that when the boys left and things got too quiet

an observation

even good things can be an idol.

shooting at great things

my sister-in-law introduced me to the fine world of bubble shooter this past year. i play it when my brain needs some time to chill out and think. this mindless game gives me something to do as i work through the endless thoughts that accumulate in my head. i seem to be getting better at the game, and i'm not sure if this is a good thing or not. i usually rejoice in achievement; however, i wonder if the improvement i am making is more of a testament to my increased skill or the multitude of hours i have spent thinking while playing bubble shooter. in any case, i think i may have discovered something. i think the key may be to give up good shots in order to find and create great ones. sounds like a book that has been hitting the top ten lists in business circles. also, sounds like a good principle for life. i wonder how many times i grasp at good things when the Lord is calling me to look for the great ones.

no music

"silence is loud." - michelle

Sunday, April 5, 2009


i see a car that looks like yours, and i wonder how you are doing...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

finals week

Two giggling girls with way too much energy and far too many pages to study pranced through the newly fallen snow. North Hall's lawn was like a fresh canvas. Just over fifty windows had clear views of the area making it a prime location to share a message with the college community. While howling with laughter, these students plotted trying to conjure up the perfect message. With all of the rebellion they could muster, four feet began to plod through the blanket of snow leaving an imprint for all to see.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

just thinking

"Jewel, we don't always have to figure everything out."