1. Tomorrow should be a rather satisfying day. After I work for a couple hours, a friend from Charleston is meeting me in Dallas forMexican and Snowballs!
Not only is the Mexican food in Dallas the bomb-dig-itty, there is a totally sketched out gas station that has New Orleans Snowballs.
All you need to understand is that they're the greatest treat, a God given gift, and one of my most favorite things in the entire world. Another time, another post.
2. I'm jacking a guitar from my good friend, Lauren, for the summer while I'm in Dallas. I'm finally going to get serious and maybe make some progress on this instrument.
3. I've gone Flexetarian!
Sounds silly...I know. But, since I went to school I really stopped eating a lot of meat (unless it involved one of my 8 Chick-fil-A runs a week) so I've decided to put some method to my madness. I read this book and it's been pretty good! I'm eating small amounts of meat for about 1-4 meals a week and I love it!
4. These super yogurt shops are everywhere in Dallas. They are the greatest things! They're mega-trendy, self-serve, and they have the tastiest flavors (like coconut and Red Velvet cupcake!) and it's fat-free. You just fill up a cup with whatever you want, top it off with fun treats, and weigh it! It's only 30 cents an ounce. Charleston...we need these!!!!
It follows the stories of 5 extraordinary women; Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each of their stories are so different but equally challenging and includes their most scandalous and their most blessed moments. Francine Rivers tells the biblical stories from a fictional view point with characters and events that she believes would have fit into the historical setting.
I would suggest any woman to read this book.If you've ever felt unworthy, unusable, broken, inexperienced, unequipped, or any other feeling that may cause you to think you're not able to be used by God, these women will change your perspective. I mean, if Rahab can idol worship and be with just about every man within the walls Jericho and still marry a blessed Jew and be in the lineage of Christ, God can do wonders and use you too. Oh, speaking of Christ, if you ever wondered how Mary felt raising the Son of God (quite a task to be given I imagine), just get ready. I wept quite a few times.
I was reminded of some incredible things about faith in God through the lives of these women. There's nothing I can do that can change God's love for me, there's nothing he can't overcome, and by faith I am made strong. God has called me to do some pretty big things in life, as I'm sure he has done for you. I've been called to serve children through teaching, and teach all of God's children of all ages through missions and ministry. This is a scary thing to think about especially when I feel unequipped or unprepared or especially unworthy of being a part of God's plan. But if these girls had it going on, then I think I do too.
I would love it if any of you have a book that you've read recently,
if you would Book Club too!
I'm always looking for great reads. Let me know whats out there!
I always enjoy my time in the airport (not so much the planes).
I've discovered that if you're lucky enough to find a people cart and walk behind it,
it acts as a "people plow", shoveling people to the side creating
a clear path so you can easily zip to your gate which has
most likely changed the other end of the concourse by the time you get there anyways.
I dub thee "most efficient way to maneuver through the Atlanta airport".
Sky Mall magazine is also one of my favorite things about flying.
I think my favorite product I have discovered is
The Only Video Recording Sunglasses
"These are the glasses with a built-in video camera that allow you
to discreetly record all you see"
Translation: "These glasses allow you to creep on anyone. They are specifically designed by our technicians to assure that you efficiently look the part!"
So, here I am:
I'll be in Dallas for the next 3 months working with
College and Singles at First Baptist Dallas.
I'm fully expecting to see God do amazing works in the life of his people, including me, in Dallas. This is my first opportunity to work in ministry with college students and I can't wait to see what God has in store.
I also have the incredible opportunity to go here:
I am going on my last choir tour (probably ever) to Italy in June.
There are a lot of gifts that God has given me, but nothing brings pleasure and
makes my soul cry out like music.
It is my outlet, my praise, and a passion.
We have the opportunity to sing in cathedrals and churches throughout northern Italy, combine with other choirs from around the world,
and show the love of Christ through our words and our gifts.
While I miss the beaches of Charleston, and the crazy antics of my friends, and probably won't get to feel the crisp air of the mountains this summer,
God has some big plans for me.
And some big plans for his ministry, and opportunities to see old friends and make new ones.
To make memories with family.Hop around the country, and the globe.