Monday, September 27, 2010

chance encounters

Some people are able to compartmentalize,
while others are unable to do so,
for the most part.

It always has amazed me how everyone deals with difficult things in their lives a certain way...
some people shut out anyone and everyone,
some people embrace new people while shutting out the old,
some people ignore whatever the issue is and continue on with their life as if nothing ever happened,
some people grieve for a long time,
some people grieve for a brief time,
but eventually, they all have to let go (hopefully) and move on with life at some point.

That seems like a tricky thing to me,
actually letting go of whatever it is they are holding inside.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What a summer it has been...

I never imagined my last summer of being a "college student" would go by so quickly! Summer school, which at the time crept by so slowly, seems like only a small fraction of the summer. With only 2 and a half weeks left of summer, I am looking forward to vacations with family in Colorado and Virginia. Then it's back to the crazy, whirlwind of a life known as school.

I've enjoyed spending my summer with friends, family, my sweet boyfriend and his family, new friends and of course, the best dog in the world, Happy. I am so blessed to have such beautiful beings in my life and am happy to have spent this time with them !

I think God has been preparing me this summer for the last year of school that is ahead of me. While daunting, it is beginning to seem more like a transition into my next phase in life and less like the most difficult and demanding year of college so far! I hope I can keep that mentality throughout this next year.. :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Out with the old...

I spent my evening going through ALL of my clothes, shoes, scarves and belts and removing the things I no longer wear. It may not sound like a hard job, but let me tell you, it is.

As I was rummaging through my old clothes and picking out the things I don't wear, I began to come across several items that I realized I literally wore ONE time. That's it. Perfectly new, and I had the materialistic audacity to wear it ONCE.. And it wasn't just one thing! It was several things, dresses, shirts...I was just completely overcome with guilt! I'm embarrassed by my pretentiousness.

Perhaps whoever ends up with these clothes I bring to the consignment shop and thrift store will be more appreciative for the things they own.

As I was reading in 1 John tonight, I came across this passage..

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions--is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:15-17

I was immediately even more convicted of my careless and greedy heart.

So I am taking these words and hiding them in my heart so that I am no longer indulging in the fleeting things of this world. I am ridding myself of my old mindset and taking in the mind of a humble and obedient servant to God.