Thursday, December 23, 2010


I read this today and smiled. I think that Archbishop, Oscar Romero, was onto something when he wrote this... pictures of my trip to Virginia/the District to come later!

This is what we are about:
We plant seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects beyond our capabilities.

We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders,
ministers, not messiahs.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Someone mentioned this week that my blog portrays my life as perfect.

To clarify: that's far from the truth.

I enjoy writing about the highlights of my life on this lovely little blog, and I tend to keep the lowlights in my journal.

So, in case you were wondering... I am far from perfection. Well, truth be told, perfection isn't even something I strive for anymore. When you're covered by the blood of perfection, it transforms you. It can't help but change you.

The Lord is up to something. And I have a hunch that it is bigger than I or Briauna or Amanda could even imagine. He's on the move and He's coming. Do you know Him? Are you following Him? He's the only treasure that will ever treasure you back and he's worth more than life.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Done :)

For weeks now, it seemed as if the end was near, but never in sight. This morning, I tell you the truth, my Senior 1 semester is officially over :)

The semester didn't end, however, before a little adventure... down to Tucson for the ASU vs UofA game!

Mike and Adrienne.

We boarded the bus on the eve of our largest final in the history of Nursing School, and studied-ish most of the way there :)

Gold was grossly out-numbered. *Note the cluster of Gold in the section across the field :)

I kind of like them. Nope, that's a lie. I like them a lot.

Ahh! End of the 4th quater and we were TIED! The game went into double overtime! && we won :) with a blocked field goal nonetheless!

Mike definitely taught me about offsides and false start!

We finally made it home; 2 hours later than we were anticipating, slept for 5 hours... and then showed up for our 100 question-combination-final!

After moving out of the Macs, taking a nap, and a shower... I celebrated my new-found freedom with these lovely people :)

5 couples from church + Ben and Jesse and I :) we all got together, and cooked dinner and shared a meal together... and laughs, and drinks, and games and good times too.

I adore her.

Davide and Mallory hosted the dinner... and kicked butt in cards ;)

I kind of love her. And so does he.

Soo yummy. Yay for married/engaged/dating friends who are cool enough to include us :) Can't wait for our Bible-study to start!

Mmk, off to clean and organize and hopefully hike!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Much to be thankful for.

For Thanksgiving lunch at Del Taco.

For Kevin's giggles and mom's playfulness.

For unexpected photo opportunities involving breakfast burritos.

For little babies. And how they remind me to be vulnerable and have child-like faith.

For girls that know how to have fun and for apple pie carmel apples.

For Grammy's generosity and Taylor's warm heart.

For my soundboard and seasoned wisdom.

For spontaneous dance parties on the beach :)

Get low...

Come and get high...

For health and the ability to be active and pain-free.

For a someone who understands me - most of the time.

And who can be weird with me...

For animals. They make life chipper.

For baby cousins that erp on you.

And for places like this that serve as fun studying venues! First final is tomorrow... Community Health, here I come! ;)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am thankful this day because...

My life and my salvation is in you.

The richness of your love will always be enough.

In your presence I am made whole.

I have found rest in the one who saves.

Forever your love endures.

I wish this day and all my days...

To know the ways of your heart

To all who read this, happy thanksgiving. I hope you know how fortunate you are. The mere fact that you're capable of reading this, with the use of a computer, implies that you are in the top 7% of the richest people in the world. America is blessed. Out of your thankfulness, may you give generously to those less fortunate.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wamp. wamp.

This is my feeble attempt at avoiding my studies.

($6,000.00 a semester will officially buy you coloring time with paper plates!)

(They make me smile :) A LOT. I will surely miss them after May!)

(Homecoming weekend!)

(Float building + parade + sitting in the student section = one exhausting weekend!)

(Love much? I think so. :)

(Special birthday breakfast with a special girl!)

(October = Wedding month!)

(special time with the English fam! Impromptu sleep over much?)

(Another wedding! Tis the season to be married...)

(Rudy's for breakfast with the fam)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Where am I going? I have not a clue.

What is in store for my future? Hmmm. Can't really answer that either.

What do I desire?

-I want my heart to be used for His people. Broken daily, only to be mended by my Creator in the night.

-I want to be poor, to be intentional in living a simple life. I do not wish to accumulate meaningless things in this world.

-I want to see the Spirit of the living God richly cultivated in the lives of those around me.

-I want my hands to be used to catch the souls of man.

-I wish to be frugal in my own life and generous in the lives of others.

-I want to be hungry, yet full of the Spirit all the days of my life.

-I want my feet to be used to deliver the gospel of peace.

-I want my hands to foster healing and my words to house encouragement. I want my smile to be used to warm even the coldest of hearts.

-I want my lips to abound with the fullness He offers. He fulfills. Like nothing in this whole world, He satiates that which your soul intrinsically desires.

-I want to lay down my desires for the sake of seeing His will for my life manifest.

-I want to be faithful, even in the face of persecution.

-I want to be BOLD. Bold, from the spirit of the living God dwelling in me. So bold that the spirit of fear has no reign in my life.

-I want to leave every comfort for the sake of sharing the love and hope of Jesus with those who do not know Him.

-I want to be steadfast in prayer and full of thanksgiving.

-I want to eat His words daily.

-I want to lose my life, that I may find it.

-I want to be sold out, wholly consumed with the blood and love and life of Jesus. Abiding in His grace, empowered by His spirit, moved to a state of perpetual worship, I want to be desperate for His presence. I want to share His story, His liberating pursuit for the hearts of people.

People get ready, Jesus is coming.