Wednesday, February 25, 2009


These are quotes from the book "When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy" by John Piper. I love this book, even though I've only read the first two chapters. I definitely recommend it. :)

"Pursuing joy in God is a way of honoring God."

"Only God can make the depraved heart desire God."

"Salvation is the awakening of a new taste for God, or it is nothing."

"Christ is to be cherished, not just chosen."

"When all the supports of human life and earthly happiness are taken away, God will be our delight, our joy. This experience is humanly impossible. No ordinary person can speak in truth like this. If God alone is enough to support joy when all else is lost, it is a miracle of grace."

Monday, February 23, 2009

one more car

Anna or I really need to buy our own car so our mom won't have to drive us everywhere. Like, today Anna has one car at CPCC, so we only have one car at home. Mom has to drive Wes and Christianne to the dentist, come home and take me to work, then come home and drive Wes to CPCC, and later pick me up at work. It would really help if we had one more car......

Friday, February 20, 2009

a few random ramblings

Yesterday at ASL class, we learned about the structure of ASL sentences. They are signed in the object-subject-verb order, instead of the subject-verb-object order of English. And to say something in past tense, you sign "finished" before you sign the verb in the sentence. It's a little bit confusing, but it's neat. I really love learning another language. :)

Today at work someone in drive-thru wanted a hot brownie. Well, we keep our brownies in the fridge and we don't have a microwave, so, I had to tell him, "Sorry we can't do that." It was pretty amusing, 'cause as soon as he heard that he said, "Never mind," and drove away.

Sorry if those two ^ were boring...

I had an easier time talking at M28 care group this Wednesday, 'cause we split into guys' group and girls' group. I don't really like talking with a big group of guys and girls. When it's a small group or just girls, I feel more comfortable. I need to work on that.

So many people I know have colds right now. I don't like it when others are sick. :(

I like mochas. That's the only way I'll drink coffee. It's so good!

I need to go to Wal-mart.

Rekindle is in sixteen days! Oh my gosh!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saturday and Sunday

The play on Saturday was really good! Becca said it was better than the movie, because the play focused more on the whole high school rather than just the two main characters. If you're not doing anything this weekend, I suggest you go see the play. :)

Sunday was fun. After church, Anna and I got together with some other people from Mission28 to discuss the message from last week. It was good. Then at care group we talked about the same message. That was cool, getting to talk about the same one twice in one day. We came to the conclusion that our church is a loving, learning church. Everyone loves each other and cares for each other, and we really love learning from God's Word. Do you think that's true of our church?

Random thought of the day:
I love homemade stuff, like pizza and English muffins. Yum!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

3 totally different subjects

I didn't have much fun at work yesterday, but that's my fault. I was on headset, but I really wanted to be up front, because they were doing something different. For Valentine's Day, we had a special dinner like a fancy sit-down restaurant, and everyone up front was dressed up being waiters and waitresses. I was discontent with my assigned job of doing drive-thru the whole night. I should have been happy for the people who got to work up front, and concentrated on serving the customers in drive-thru. But instead, I dwelt on the fact I wasn't doing what I wanted to do. My thoughts came out in my words, and I complained to all my co-workers. At the time it felt good to talk, but when I got home I felt awful for it. I really should have kept my mouth shut.

I don't know if any of my co-workers read this blog, but if you do, know that I'm sorry for complaining. I really am.


On another note, I went on a feild trip on Thursday. My sign language class went to Target and signed to each other about the people and clothes there. It was so fun! :)

Tonight I'm going to see the play High School Musical at CPCC. I haven't seen the movies yet, so this will be my first time hearing the story. It should be fun!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Lately I've been struck by the beauty of God's creation. In particular, the full moon and sunsets.

I tried to capture the gorgeous full moon, but it didn't work so well....

The sunset turned out a little better.

I'm so thankful God made His creation so beautiful for us to enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

can't think of a title!

I was bored on Thursday, so I took a bunch of pictures of myself. :)


Oh my....

Say what??
My attempt to look creepy....

Angry face:
Using the fireworks setting:

Trying a different hairdo:

And I just had to take one of Christianne.


Life is good. I still love my job, though I'm getting tired of doing the drive-thru every day. It seems like I'm not a part of things when I'm in drive-thru, 'cause I'm stuck in one corner. I don't really like that. And also, I would like to be able to help the few deaf customers who come regularly, since I know some sign language. But I can't do that when I'm in drive-thru. Oh well, I should just be grateful that I have a job at all.

My ASL class at CPCC is great. I really love it. Sign language is such a beautiful language. :)

Guess that's all for now. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Last night at M28 care group, we discussed chapter 4 in the book Worldliness. It was really good.

"Coveting is replacing our delight in God with joy in stuff... It's choosing earthly trinkets over eternal treasure. Covetousness chains the heart to things that are passing away. When we seek happiness in stuff, we find that no amount of it makes us happy."

I think it's sad how quickly I can go from being excited about a new purchase to being discontent with what I have and wanting something else. The things of this world really do not satisfy. But there is One who does satisfy.

"If covetousness chains the heart to what's passing away, the gospel is the key that frees the heart to seek what never passes away. Covetousness may be powerful, but it's no match for a benevolent Savior."

"If you measure your riches through what Christ did at Calvary - God's wrath appeased, your sin atoned, your soul redeemed - you're immediately transformed into the richest of the rich. Grace moved Christ to become poor so we could become wealthy. When the gospel gets big, covetousness becomes weak. Fill your affections with the cross of Christ and you will find no room for sin."

"The Son of Man is to be cherished above all because He came to reconcile sinners to God through His atoning sacrifice, to deliver us out of bondage into eternal life with Him, and to display His glorious reign through a people of His own possession. To value Him and celebrate His worth is not just important, it's the whole point."

How can I value possessions above my Savior? He brings me so much more joy than the things of this earth! Really, as long as I have Christ, nothing else matters. He is all I need!

I hope this post made sense. I was kind of jumping around a lot. Sorry if it's confusing.

Monday, February 2, 2009


If only it were the Panthers...