Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bloomington, foggy nights, and photographs.

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." -Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

I am blessed. I have an amazing family (who I miss very much at this moment), amazing friends (who I also miss), an amazing wing, and amazing roomie, and amazing neighbors. I could go on and on about how amazing everyone in my life is. This past weekend I was blessed to be able to go home with my neighbor, Laura, to spend the weekend at her house with her family.

I love relaxing, and this weekend was definitely one of relaxation, reading, and quality time. Laura and I are alike in many ways, so it was great to be able to talk to her on the two hour ride from Taylor to B-town. Quality time is one of my top love languages and I love listening to others. I could sit for hours, soaking in what people around me are saying. I feel as much a part of the conversation when I am listening as when I am talking.

Bloomington feels like home to me. It is a mix of Ann Arbor (because of U of M and the one way streets) and other cities near me. The atmosphere at Laura's house made me feel completely comfortable.

I love photography. I love cheesy sayings. I think I might actually be addicted to looking at typography and photography sites. So here are three for the week which I appreciate:

By Lindsay S Images
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 Be Yourself © jamieklimes
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Complete change of topic...

I have a new book to review! So far, so good. I figured I wanted to read a good teen fiction book, and what better author to read than Jenny B. Jones? I hope the novel turns out to be a good one. So, save the date. Feb. 1, 2011. Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones.

"Tell God you are ready to be offered, and God will prove Himself to be all you ever dreamed He would be." -Oswald Chambers

God has been teaching me a lot since I have been back at school. I have been reading Save the Date and when God writes your love story by Eric and Leslie Ludy. Before I started reading this book, God had already been teaching me about relationships. I have thought I have been ready for a relationship for months now. I was waiting for God's perfect timing to place the perfect guy in my life. But, I never thought about why God would want me to have a relationship. God wants me to put Him first in my everyday life before He places someone else in it. I have spent too much time making every aspect of a future relationship about me. I now know my future relationship(s), especially with my future spouse, are supposed to be Christ-centered. My purpose for a relationship should be to glorify God, not for personal gain. Until recently, I did not realize how my brain was not focused on God as much as it should be. I thought I was maturing and soon enough God would allow me to fall in love with the perfect guy. I had no idea how wrong I was. I have to fall in love with God before I can fall in love with any guy, no matter how great he may be. I am very excited I have made this leap of faith and I am falling in love with my Creator more and more every day.

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