Tuesday, June 29, 2010

sow in tears

i am not one to blast people with verses in order for them to get the picture, but this is once again a post for my own benefit. why? because this reminder will bring truth and growth through an uneasy time. thank you stephanie.

1When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
2Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
3The LORD has done great things for us;
we are glad.
4Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
like streams in the Negeb!
5 Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
6He who goes out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.

-psalm 126

Monday, June 28, 2010

baby baby baby

I think, therefore, that for those who are pulled away from their familiar surroundings and brought into a strange land where they feel again like babies, the LORD offers a unique chance not only for personal conversion but also for authentic ministry. — Henri Nouwen

what do i have to say to in response to this?

ummmm goo goo ga ga? give me my pacifier, cuz this baby named Meagan Leigh is brand new to this world of Columbia, SC and everything that it has to offer. and lets be honest with each other, it isn't easy. it is not comfortable. it is lonely. but yet i know for certain that there will be release from the baby world and into maturity. all i have to do is believe and have faith that patience will bring life and it will be a perfect surprise for this wee little heart of mine.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

a dreamers optimism

at the start of my new life - aka out of college and into reality, i have been given the advice to dream as big as i can & to ask "whats next"? with this in mind, i'm now off to start looking for a future. yes, going back to school is a step which means the GRE, the resume writing, the CV, the transcripts, the applications, etc. etc. but before that i want to give my time to someone else. even after heartbreak and set backs, there is a true desire to keep from being stagnant. some may think that this optimism is silly or not realistic. but aren't the people who are crazy enough to believe in the ability to find new dreams the ones who we see making all the difference?

i am committed to continue searching, dreaming, and asking what is next.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

words to the self. words to my peers.

a foreword before reading- these posts are usually to myself so that i can grow as i think and live out my life. but i offer them to the public so that they can think, too. thats all.

all these opinions, ideas, actions and mindsets floating above our young heads just makes me laugh. we are so young and yet so bold in our words about "the world" and "the future". we are all guilty of speaking without thinking.

obviously our world (in my case, America) is in this middle place of change. maybe we could even put us in the awkward Tween ages. the American Dream is slowly fading and this new age of independence is arising. while even though this transition is in fact occurring, the American Dream is still flailing about trying to grab any young person into its grasp and pleading with them to follow the "work hard to get the house with the picket fence" mentality. the youth are in a shift and we can clearly see that! people are marrying later in life. we are traveling to new places in the world. we're speaking up for what we see as an injustice. the perfect middle class lifestyle has lost its luster. and you know what? that is ok!! that is good!! change is good and we should welcome this into our lives.

through this time, i love seeing the various lifestyle routes people take. maybe you are a do-er. maybe you are a thinker. maybe your life is intertwined into the electronic world. maybe you need to get away from everything and go live on a self-sustainable farm. whatever it is, go do it. but please, i beg you - be gentle in your mindset or opinions that place bold statements that cover lifestyles which may not be your own. we are all trying to figure it out. we are all young. immature. inexperienced. rookies.

go out and speak life into what you think to be true. go boldly into the world that lures you into truth and challenge. but please, please, please - let us be gentle with the ones who may live differently.as a young generation we have many many challenges ahead of us. yes we are somewhat cynical and definitely critical, but this does not mean we need to give the stink eye to our fellow man.

question. ponder. spend time investing your thoughts into what can grow into something legitimate. but please also ask your heart soul and mind for a balance.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

never take yourself too seriously

it was brought to my attention that my posts seem to contain topics of conflict & battle inside my heart and mind - even soul. then i realized that my blog is entitled "frivolous & fun". i sat and pondered that. i kind of laugh.

i find that even though my usual demeanor in social settings is silly, i still take the time to analyze & question whats going on around me. but, for shits and giggles lets take a moment and read some jokes.

Q: what did one volcano say to the other?
A: I lava you!

Q: what do you call a pig that knows karate?
A: a pork chop

Q: why did the stoplight turn red?
A: you would too if you had to change in the middle of the street!

:):):):):):) hehehe.

also. did you know that there is a website that uploads pictures of bunnies every day? oh,you didnt???? here you go: http://dailybunny.org

AND here is a funny video (in my opinion):