Thursday, March 26, 2009

Einstein was a smart dude...

"Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase mongers, however artful. No one can
dispose of Christianity with a bon mot."

~Albert Einstein
[*bon mot- a clever remark or witticism]

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

fake boyfriends...

I will start this post off by saying...

Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?

{I think the actual saying was
"Why do tomorrow what you can do today."}

Oh well.

My version is probably not the best one to live by. I know I should strive to be more productive these days, but since Spring Break, it's awfully hard to get any work done around here. All my friends agree. The truth is, I can think of one million more things I would rather be doing than schoolwork. Namely, spending time with my beautiful friends in our [last] semester of college.

That brings me to this post. I should be finishing a paper. However, it's more much more fun to blog about .... fake boyfriends.

Fake boyfriends? Yes. Never heard of a fake boyfriend? I'm not surprised. Now, the word 'fake' does not imply that he does not exist, or is fictitious. 'Fake' simply refers to the fact that he is not really your boyfriend. In essence, you two are really just friends with chemistry...and lots of it.

Ever had one? ...I did once, for a week. It was fun and silly and adventurous and non-committal. You are judging me right now :)

Get a fake boyfriend for one week. Do fun, silly, adventurous things with him. Tell me how it goes. I bet you'll have fun.

After all, fake boyfriends are much easier than real ones...right?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Let Your Light Shine

The Calmer of the sea
Here in this room with me
So gently welcoming
The weakest things in me
You are the light over
The door of my heart
What pain You spared me from
How could I know it all?
Oh wonderful love, You died for me
The power of Your life is in me
Father, let Your light shine down on me
Father, let Your light shine down on me
No matter what the day or night may bring
Father, let Your light shine down on me
Oh Jesus, You became what was my deepest shame
That at Your very name
My calloused heart would change
How could You, perfect One
Love me, when I have done nothing that's worthy of
My freedom You have won
-Bethany Dillon


[Spring Break 2009]

7 best friends.
Early morning prayer on the balcony.
Yoga / Pilates.
The beach.
Bocce ball.
6 unexpected friendships.
Basking in the sun.

For all these reasons and so many more, SB2K9 marks one of the best weeks I've ever had in America. Thus, making it all the more difficult to come back to school. I love Baylor. I love my life here. I am so immeasurably blessed. However, school = responsibility. School = reality.

Reality and responsibility are two things I don't care for too much, especially after spending a care-free week on the beach where I enjoyed/savored/embraced every precious moment with incredible people.

I miss SB2K9. But, a dear friend who was on this great adventure with me reminded me that we can't return to Narnia... even if we did, it wouldn't be the same. God gave us this precious time with each other, making beautiful memories we will always cherish. For that, we are so grateful. Now, we must look forward...expectantly and with great joy for all that lies ahead of us.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

'The Bachelor'...or should I say 'The Jerk'?

I am now embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I spent two precious hours of every Monday night watching this season of The Bachelor.

Please tell me others of you watched it as well. It might make me feel less foolish.

Well, if you did watch this season and better yet, if you watched the season can probably imagine just why I am so disgusted at the fact that I willingly gave up valuable time to watch this poor excuse of a man for a whole season.

Jason ends up breaking Melissa's heart and crushing her spirits, all on NATIONAL TELEVISION. Then, only minutes later, he is making-out with his ex, also on National TV. What's worse? I,, I was one of the sick 15.5 million people who watched every minute of it with unwavering attention. What is wrong with us, America?

Okay, I know these people willingly chose to be on reality TV. They even knew there was a huge chance their hearts could get crushed. I also willingly chose to watch this trash. But honestly, what kind of time are we living in when people want their 15 minutes of fame so badly and they have truly convinced themselves they will find their "soul mate" on a reality dating show? Whoa...

Well, here's to reality TV and the 21st century ;)