Thursday, December 19, 2013

listography- favorite things you own

I've always been a list-making aficionado. To-do lists, favorite name lists, books i want to read lists, etc. I just love the sensation of having a fully crossed of to-do list- almost too much!! I think I was 13 or 14 and on vacation in Lake Placid an amazing vacation hot spot in Upstate New York about 2 hours from me and i got My Listography, a super cute list making biography at one of my favorite mom and pop book stores. It has super cool and creative writing/listing prompts. I re-did my book shelf a week ago and rediscovered some things I wrote as a beyond quirky 13 year old. I though I would use some of the prompts from the book as blog posts. 

List your favorite things things you own:
- My passport
- childhood pictures, pictures from africa, pictures with my parents and girlfriends
- my africa pendant (I think its from here or at least looks the exact same)
- my bibles with notes and markings 
- my journals
- my feel good/ memory box- probably for another post but i have an old train case with all sorts of cards and notes from friends and fam, silly pics, and mementos 
- a journal my mom gave to me last christmas with all sorts of details about her life in it
- my iPhone, of course
- my laptop
- my camera- a nikon d60

any of the Listography books would make great Christmas gifts you can find them on Amazon for super cheap but its aways best to support your local book store. toodles!! 

a full plate.

i don't know what the purpose of this post is- sorta just a ramble-y journal, i suppose. i'm about to have a massive plate next week for quite a bit. i have a 2 1/2 week intersession thats 3 credits, yum. and the new year and working 2 jobs, and going full time to college ( i have da besst schedule ever though i crammed everything into pretty much 2 days and one night class holla), writing a children's book (thats a slooow process though), speaking to local churches about adoption and orphan care, home work and studying (my FAVORITE), serving in youth ministry, learning new trades, and starting my dream job that helps others. oy! it might be just a bit hectic but i can do all things through christ who gives me strength. hallelujah! i'm pretty motivated and going to have to learn to manage my time like a boss like neva before. as i always say God's got my back. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

tis' the season for EXCESS

it been a bit of a wild ride this year. i've seen and feeling big things, beautiful things and life changing things. ive traveled pretty far and and hauled my booty in school. i was all sorts of poverty, the poor in spirit, the field of the fatherless, the born into poverty, the cyclical poverty, inner city poverty and homelessness. i know there is a bible with that i choose to live my life by that has 20,000 verses in in about the poor, the orphan, the widow and the sojourner and there is something i have to do to aid them in their distress. ive been a follower of jesus for about 6 or 7 years now last year, believe it or not was nearly the first year i finally understood it, A THRILL OF HOPE A WEARY WORLD REJOICES, it brought utmost joy to people who needed a savior, a king simply born just to die, it was an unusual birth and a humble beginning. americans spend on average 700 billion dollars on christmas shopping. we are exchanging legal tender for things that will rust and ruin. where is the actual birthday boy's gift?! how to you get the savior of the world a birthday gift? you buy something that defends the cause that breaks his heart. i don't know if ill make this a tradition or something but all gifts this year will be a cause i strongly believe in and will help defend and support the 153 million orphans, a financial donation to the children's home i worked at a few months ago. this year give him a gift, a fragrant offering. this christmas is all about small blessings and giving to charities that need the support no excess of here.