Wednesday, June 23, 2010

loving my day off.

it's like one of those freaking out-of-my-mind happy days... hahaa

..or maybe i've just drunk way too much coffee ^_^

i got a hair perm last week. kind of wish i spent my $90 on something more useful.. like a car wash.. but in any case, i'm a girl and this is what we do. although i dID find out that i spend significantly less on hair than my male friend.

check this out: $12 every 3 weeks = $208 a year!!! whoahohoooo

haha sorry. didn't mean to throw you under the bus jack >_<

anyways, i asked the lady at the salon to give me fobby asian hair. what came out is neither fobby, nor asian, nor curly. it kinda looks like i just woke up from hibernation. plus, this mess of hair is very prone to absorbing bits of random junk that happens to fall in its path. the worst part is, even if i wanted to donate my hair now, i'm not sure that anyone would accept the crispy-friedness that has resulted from the peptide-bond breakage treatment. on the plus side.. i just might be able to grow dreads now. how cool would that be!??!? ^_<

just thought i'd share.

this weather makes me want to rock out to colbie callait.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

how much more?

there is none like you
no one else can touch my heart like you do...

the other night i got to witness the craziness that is the final game of the NBA finals. oh my dearies. the combination of mixed drinks and beers, 2-screen projectors and multiple plasmas surrounding the restaurant, and die-hard laker/celtics fans made for quite an event. with every dunk or missed shot, the entire crowd would either burst into cheers or boos.

most amazing was that last few seconds of the game and the eruption of celebration that ensued. wooow people were chanting, screaming, clapping... i didn't watch much of the game but i definitely felt the excitement and a slight compulsion to cheer also >_< (oreo.. coud've also been my insanely delicious sushi roll)

but sitting behind all the commotion, i could only think how different this place would look if the 9 out of 10 people who say that their faith is very important in their life, showed that much excitement for our King as they do for a basketball game. okay.. not just a basketball game.. but you get what i'm saying ^_<

we sing "no one else can touch my heart like you do"... more than kobe, more than KG... this morning me and brenda were talking about how much we lovelovelove water slides and roller coasters. i'm really hoping to get a few discounted tickets to go rollercoastering this weekend jUst to hear brenda scream.... either that or tix to raging waters (!!!!) anyways, that same thought continued to swell in my mind -- how much higher would i raise my voice, my hands for the one who created me? the one who's captured my heart like no one / nothing else.

= ]

things i love today:

- frozen yogurt with graham cracker crumbs, strawberries and cheesecake pieces
- kari jobe on repeat
- great coworkers
- a chance to rap with someone on the clock
- my pregnant sister

what excites you??

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

..need to be out the door in 15

[insert pretty picture]

but the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
james 3:17

what a great prayer to pray as a woman! (or guy, i guess..) i love that it's first pure. because when you are truly pure in heart and mind, everything else should come naturally. it's kind of like the commandment to love. once you figure out love, the rest is gravy.

the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet, and whatever commandments there may be, are summed up in this one rule: love your neighbor as yourself.
romans 13:9

..the only problem is, to love and to be pure.. these are probably the hardest of them all.

father, i pray that you impress these truths on our hearts today. help us to understand the love that first comes from you so that we may go and love those around us, not by our own strength, but by the overflowing compassion that comes from you. help us to no longer live for ourselves but for you and the people you've placed around us. ^_^

off to work!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

i want

even more than anything else going on in my life.. god i pray for a heart that is always as close to you as you are to me.

Do you ever have a sense of what's going to happen before it happens? Do you ever have a word of counsel or encouragement come to mind that carries an authority beyond your natural ability? If so, do you think that maybe God had a hand in it?

The truth is that God does communicate with His people. Typically, and most trustworthily, through Scripture. But also through the wise counsel of godly mentors. And sometimes in mysterious ways that Scripture describes as prophetic.

I'm not freaked out by that term. It's commonly discussed throughout the Old Testament, but also in New Testament. To me, it simply means that you've spent enough time "fellowshipping" with the Lord through reading Scripture and practicing prayer that you've become more tuned into discerning His "still, small voice." And over time, your perception of His voice becomes more precise.

I'm grateful that we've been invited to enjoy intimate relationship with the Lord. And part of that relationship includes supernatural communication, something that's at times prophetic, something that's admittedly beyond our understanding.

~Ted Slater, Boundless Line