Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

I have recently become a fan of blogs. There are several blogs that I love to read. The first thing I do when I get to work in the morning is check the blogs. They aren't famous bloggers or anything, just friends that I enjoy to observe or people that I feel are friends now that I've been reading their blog for a while. In fact, most of them don't even know that I read their blogs. Yes, I'm a blurker. But sometimes when they don't update often, I'm disappointed. I'm like "Geeze, why won't they write a new post already?!" I get pretty impatient. And that is the very reason why I have been hesitant to start a blog. I don't want to disappoint people. Ha! This seems humorous to me for some reason.

However, since I haven't shared this blog with anyone yet, I guess I don't have to feel bad about disappointing anyone yet!

It's Halloween and we're going to a Costume/Pumpkin Carving Party with our Sunday School Class tonight. So the goal for the day is to come up with some awesome costumes and get a great pumpkin. Weston is flying right now, but I have this grand idea in my head that when he comes home, we'll go out in search of the perfect pumpkin and it will be a fun, beautiful, romantic, and picture worthy adventure. Weston usually doesn't feel the same way about these things, so we'll see how it goes. As for costumes, I think we're going to go as nerds. Cowboy and Indian is our second choice. I'll post pictures of the final outcome!

Tomorrow is November and I couldn't be more excited. October has been one of the craziest months! I feel like I was going non-stop and I have been eagerly awaiting November. Along with a SLIGHT break in the schedule, November means Thanksgiving and family and Christmas! Like everyone else in the world, I LOVE this time of year. It seems like the older I get, the more I get into the spirit of the season. I really want to do Christmas cards this year. Weston has always said that he doesn't want to do Christmas cards, but I think it would be sooo cute to get a good picture of us with Oliver, design a cute card, and send it to friends and family! Oliver always puts a smile on people's faces.
Exhibit A:

How could you not love this?

Well I'm going to finish my Candycane Lane Tea (ok, so maybe I'm getting in the spirit a little early?) and get ready for the day. Be blessed!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Whew, this week has been a crazy one! It's Homecoming week at ETBU and it has been a week of stress, anxiety, excitement, frustration, overwhelming, accomplishment... I've experienced it all in one week! However it will all come together on Saturday, I'll see wonderful friends, my family will be here, and it will be fun! That's what I'm looking forward to.

I've recently been having this conversation with myself about passion. I used to think I had a passion for certain things at various times throughout my life but now I feel like I am passionless. It seems like I am just going through life- working and enjoying little bits of time with friends and family when I'm not working. It's like this never ending cycle of monotony. And I sit back and look at that and think, where is my passion? Do I just find something to do and make that my passion? Or do I force myself to be passionate about something I'm already doing? It seems like God would just place something on my heart to make me feel passionate about but instead, I feel like He is just sitting back watching me, waiting to see what I'll do without His prompting. So what do I do? I don't know.

I see my friend who is passionate about missions, so she is working for a missions sending organization and through her work, the gospel is being spread throughout the world. Her passion is evident.

I see my friend who is passionate about international students, so she has devoted a year of her life to living in Hawaii and pouring into international college students. Lives are being changed, people are coming to Christ and will go back and impact many more people for Him. Her passion is evident.

I see my friend who is an extremely gifted photographer, who also has a heart for helping and getting to know those less fortunate throughout the world. She constantly travels, capturing their smiling faces and telling their stories when they cannot. Money is being raised, people are praying, and lives are being saved. Her passion is evident.

I see my friends who are passionate about the students on this campus, who have devoted their time to praying, mentoring, teaching, and leading. Students are becoming more passionate about their Lord because their passion is contagious. Their passion is evident.

I read the blog of the young girl whose passion led her to Uganda to adopt 13 young girls and care for thousands more. Her story is incredible and the Lord is using her in ways you would never imagine. Her passion is evident.

I find myself looking at these people and being jealous of their passion. What do I do about? I am seeking the Lord on this one.