Friday, October 31, 2008

Hurry up November 4th!

So I'm usually not one for politics, but this election I have been keeping up with it pretty well. But I must say I am for sure tired of hearing elecetion schmolitics and all its bells and whistles. I'm ready for Tuesday to come and go. We will have a new president. God will still be God and life will go on. here is a good little tidbit if you will from one of my favorite people, John Piper...

"Let Christians keep on buying while this age lasts. Christianity is not withdrawal from business. We are involved, but as though not involved. Business simply does not have the weight in our hearts that it has for many. All our getting and all our having in this world is getting and having things that are not ultimately important. Our car, our house, our books, our computers, our heirlooms—we possess them with a loose grip. If they are taken away, we say that in a sense we did not have them. We are not here to possess. We are here to lay up treasures in heaven.

This world matters. But it is not ultimate. It is the stage for living in such a way to show that this world is not our God, but that Christ is our God. It is the stage for using the world to show that Christ is more precious than the world.

So it is with voting. We do not withdraw. We are involved—but as if not involved. Politics does not have ultimate weight for us. It is one more stage for acting out the truth that Christ, and not politics, is supreme. "

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Thought

I almost forgot!

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One Word


I am about to take a test on this book. I cannot wait until Dec 9 when I am DONE with this semester! Hallelujah.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Things That Make Your Heart Go Mmmmm

This morning when I walked outside it was about 40 degrees. I stood, took in a deep breath, and immediately smiled. My heart went Mmm. You know what I mean...when your heart warms due to something that either brings back a good memory or just is something that you love. I thought I would compile a list...leaving our Spiritual things because that list could go on forever, of things that make my heart go Mmm. Throw me a shout out with some of those things that make your heart warm and your spirit joyful.

In no real order:
+Pumpkin Spice Latte's
+The song Holy is the Lord by Chris Tomlin
+The first cold morning of the season
+Chai Tea Latte's
+Touching down in a different country
+A fire, a blanket, coffee and a book
+Pumkin Patches
+Changing leaves
+Cranberry Sauce (wierd one I know)
+The movie- A Christmas Story
+Bryant Park in NYC
+Panera tomato soup
+Shutter sound

I could probably go on forever. Random post I know...but think about it :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Thursday Thought

Well today's "thought" comes from the sweet Christy Nockles.

I listened to her breakout session from Thirsty 07 today. God's timing is so good.

Here are some sentence snippets that I got from it.
Food for thought I suppose.

+Psalm 37:4- God does not promise to give us what we desire, but to give us desires, new ones, His desires.

+He gives us dreams and desires and wants us to experience these. He does not wish to dangle them in front of our faces and never give them to us.

+It is so much more rewarding and exciting when you let God make your dreams and desires realities.

+God has given us a cause. He will promote it. Our job?- to hide this cause behind a door oh humility

+Psalm 139- does this not show us that we can trust God with our desires and longings.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So today something happened. One of those things where you ask yourself... did that just happen. I am parking at UAB. I here a loud noise but think nothing of it... they are doing metal welding in the art building... so i drive round for a bit, park and get out of my car. I go to cross the street where I normally do and there it was. No way. My heart sank. A girl had tried to do a U-Turn out of her parking spot and had not seen the approaching motorcycle. He ran smack into the side of her, flipped his bike over and slid under her car. SHe had to get out of her passenger side becasue the bike was up against her driver door. She was bawling never the less and I have never seen a quicker herd of police, ambulances, fire trucks, etc. They quickly pulled him out from inder then car, where i forgot to say his head was resting on the tire, rolled him over, put him on the stretcher, and crove him off... in like 3 minutes. Crazy fast. He was not conscious or moving so I am not sure if he is okay. Poor girl. She was so so so upset.

So that was a crazy moment in my day. Yikes. Praying he is okay.

and a girl just got hit in the head with an acorn. Good grief.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tune Tuesday

Flippin amazing

A Moment in My Mind

So I have a test in 2 hours... my brain is going crazy.
I am sitting here in the lobby of Heritage Hall.
Am I studying...nope...well sorta..
Am I people watching...most definitely.

Every person that passes a 1 sentence comment runs through my head.

I thought I'd write them down.
All completely spontaneous.

Here is a moment in my mind.

Denim on denim...rock it girl.
I used to have that backpack.
that is way too many bags for one person.
whoa baby that sweater is tied way high on your waste.
flip flops???? its 40 degrees outside!
Oh I love that Vera pattern.
He's happy.
I would like some jeans like that.
She must be important...she has a lot of keys.
whoa. too many stripes. are we in jail?
I haven't had a powerade in years.
I used to have clasds with her... i think.
Heck if I know how many sides a hexagon has... sorry sir.
His legs must be freezing.
and his.
and hers.
I really want some Toms.
Yes! Black pants....chocolate brown shirt....tucked it.
girl? boy? girl? boy. yep boy.
That guys has a raccoon on his lie.
hmmm... she has her key wallet snapped to the collar of her vest. I'm cool with that.
I think Walabees ( i can't spell that)...are back in.
from a long ways away the professor in that classroom looks like Partick Demspey.I don't hate it.
sunglasses inside.... i guess it is bright in here.
I would hate to be a criminal justice much did he weigh based on his footprint? no thanks.
I bet that shirt glows in the dark.
I like wearing scrubs.
One word. Belt.
I'm glad my hair is growing.
Poor girl... i walked with a limp for a week too. Not fun.
What a nice lady. With her coke.
mmmmm bop.

The End.

Monday, October 20, 2008

out of office

So I have decided to impose upon myself a facebook hiatus. Sometimes you just need one. I am not what I would call an obsessed in getting lost in the FB world for hours, however I find myself having frequent 5 minutes visits...too frequent. So for a while I will now devote this time to something a little more meaningful, The Great Divorce perhaps? we will see. I just want to be careful not to fall in the cultural norm of spending hours of my days on the internet, watching t.v. or anythign of the sort. I just see as exercising my brain, if you will.

Anyhow if you have or plan to FB me...I will not least for a week or so....I am not ignoring you... I will be back eventually.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Do I have a personality? Thoughts from Clive

So I have been does happen believe it or not....

Who am I? Now this will not be cliche and I am not having a self identity crisis. Just some thoughts sparked by my favorite, C.S. Lewis.

I was talking to Heather the other day about how much I have truly begun to find myself since God turned my life 180 a few years ago. I was trying to explain... and not doing a good job of it at all... for those of you who know me this will not come as a shock bc we all know i have expression problems.

I finished Mere Christianity yesterday and Clive did an awesome job of summarizing what I was trying to express. God has really sparked a fire in my heart about this subject... excited to see where He will take it.

He was saying that the more we get "ourselves" out of the way, and begin to search for Him, the more truly "us" we become. When we look too much at "ourselves" we get los in a sea of our desires, our wishes, our goals, and our ambitions and often trick ourselves into thinking they are God's. You won't find yourself if you are looking for it within yourself. It is when we give our selves up to His personality that we begin to have a personality of our own. You won't find yourself until you find yourself looking for Him. Give up on trying to "find yourself" and start seeking the One who made you and you will, in return, find yourself. He says that those who bother so much with being original will never be original, but those who say what they mean, no matter how much it has been said, will always find originality. Good thoughts eh?

So in this time of transition for me, as I get ready for something big ( I feel it coming)...I will vow to spend less time thinking about me and trying to "find myself" and what "I" want to do and in return I will seek Him and who He calls me to be. In that I will truly find who I am.

I will say what I mean and mean what I say.
I am not defined by this world.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Let it snow??

Premautre?.... I think not!

Fall Fall Fall.... I hope

Well it is like 65 degrees outside today... and raining! I think fall may have actually arrived here in the SouthEast... I'm not getting my hopes up however...but Sir James (aka James Spann) said that it is going to be like 70 alllllll week long!

He does lie often though... not on purpose... he is just not God... kinda hard to predict the weather when you don't create it.

I love this time of year. With all my heart. It's my favorite.

This song just came on my iTunes (on shuffle). It is country...which I have come to not like very much....Brad Paisley, "She's Everything". Can I get a woop woop for old school. Makes me think of high school. I just changed it... couldn't handle it anymore.Ah Colbie Calliat thats better.

I am painting a picture of dead tree in the sunshine... sounds awesome eh? You'll see when I'm done... its not so bad.

I love Peyton Kirk.... check out her blog... she's so genuine... a rare catch... fella's better hurry... this ones not going to be single long!

back to painting.

Peace yo.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The S word... you heard me

There it is... the most hated word of many women today. "We are not inferior, we are equal!" they preach. Cool I agree. And so does God. But He also gives us, as women of the Lord, a command that many christian women I know choose to ignore.


We wrapped up our two week hiatus from studying John last week by talking about marriage (pt. 2). Our text was 1 Peter of my favorite passages.

Now mind you I do realize that I am not married, so I do not even claim to know about this subject, but just a thought from the perspective of someone who does hope to be married someday and is tuning my heart based on the commands of God in regards to my role in this future endeavor.

Women are called to submit to their husbands. Period. Just as the husbands submit to God (less their prayers be hindered). This doesn't mean that you become a slave or somehow become unequal. It also doesn't mean you submit when you feel like it or when you feel like you and your hubby agree. I can't even pretend to know what it will be like to totally disagree with my husband and "know" I am right! what a challenge. But nevertheless, God in His infinite wisdom, says even then, submit. Man life is hard sometimes. But how much this must please God. And it makes me sad that I can recall recent conversations with women in the church who say they do not "practice the 'S' word" in their home. Praise Him for His sweet grace.

Peter also tells us (women) to not look for our adornment MERELY from outward things. ( I love the word merely here bc Peter isn't telling us not to care what we look like, God wired us to want to be beautiful for a reason! PTL). But the problem occurs when we begin to look for identity based on outward appearances and things verses the beauty of a gentle (power under control) and quiet spirit. I am convicted often abotu how much time I spend on the outter verses the inner.... for example I often allow more time to "get ready" in the am than I do to sit at the feet of the Lord and talk to Him. Not okay. I should never allow myself to spend more time on my outward appearance than I do working on my soul. just can't. How can I expect to face a fallen world if I don't come face to face with God first. hmm.

Anyways this has been on my heart so I wrote about it. Like I said I am not pretending to know about the marriage/submission part. Just some thought.

Be encouraged.
His grace is enough.

Thursday Thought

Preach the gospel and if necessary use words.
-St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rich. Hallelujah!

Today in staff meeting Harry lead us in prayer through Ephesians. Ephesians is the book where Paul emphasizes how rich we are in Christ. A concept I've heard all of my life, but don't really sit and reflect on so much. Last night, Heather and I sat and talked a bit about how it seems like recently it seems like there have been a lot of people trying so hard to not be "stereotypical" and in return they just form their own stereotype. I confessed quickly that I sometimes fall into that and come 6 months ago I probably would have been completely placed in that category. God has been molding my heart and reshaping my view on who I am so much in the past two years. I used to find my identity in what people thought about me. Now I have by no means mastered the art of finding my identity in Christ, I don't think any of us will ever get there, but He is teaching me daily that I am not defined by the world and its scale.

What a treasure chest of riches. I am quickly convicted of how much I do not live like I have been given this amazing treasure. I believe I often have a shallow view of who God is and what He has done for me. I am so rich, and often I spend so much time being discouraged or complacent. Now by no means am I suggesting that we fake it. I hate that. Be real, but realize what you have if you are a child of God. That will change your attitude whether you like it or not. We have all we could ever need and/or want. Through Christ we have boldness to approach the very throne of God.

Experiencing God? I think Paul tells us how to in Ephesians 3:17&18. ..."being rooted and grounded in love,...may be able to comprehend...the breadth, length, height, and depth, and to know the love of Christ...". By loving we know God. Cool thought.

I am a terrible lover. Terrible. I need to spend more time asking God to show me how to love. For according to John, that is how the world knows who we are. I have nothing to bring to the table. I realize that more and more everyday. I am rich though! Hallelujah.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Well it is Tuesday. That means lots of thoughts from me. Why you ask? Well T and TH I am in class straight from 11-315. Boo indeed. I usually don't go to the middle class, physical anthro. The poor professor is this cute little old man, but he is a terrible teacher. I do better teaching myself. But he got clever and now doesn't put the notes online anymore so I decided it would probably be to my advantage to go. I haven't been since September 16th! I know I am a terrible student. Anyways I tend to blog a lot on these days because I am, quite frankly, bored out of my mind.

But I have been thinking a lot about desires lately. and life. You know... what comes after college...I guess this is a normal thought considering I graduate in 6 months. I blogged about this a little bit last week... I was super discouraged at the time. God has encouraged me so much since then. Nothing in particular, he just changed my heart about it like only He can. I'm sure you know what I mean. I now have a sense of joy and wonder about it as opposed to anxiety. I have made myself a little nervous though I must say. Once again my stupid brain is going a little nuts over not a huge issue, but I still worry.

Desires. I have been asking myself a lot lately, am I chasing my desires or His? I think at times we can trick ourselves into thinking that we are chasing Him when in reality we are chasing our dreams. My plead has been that He will change my desires into His desires. I know I need to have more faith in this request. He says if we ask according to His will, in the name of Jesus, He will provide. I pray His will be done everyday, I know it is His will for His children to desire what He desires, so why am i worried? Well it comes to the fact that the two main desires I have right now, seem so out of reach. I know, and I fully believe, that God can move mountains, but when it comes to my desires for the near future, after learning all the logistics, it just doesn't seem possible. But yet, these desires aren't moving.

This morning I prayed it again. Begging God to strip me of all my selfish ambitions. Then I opened His sweet Word to Psalm 20. Right there. Bam! Verse 4: "May He grant you your heart's desire..." Okay Lord. Okay. Ahhhh.

What to do? I need more faith that God will be faithful to readjust my desires to become His. So these days I cannot seem to bring myself to pray that God will help me reach my desires (even though I'm most likely going to need to pursue some of them in the near future). I can only seem to beg that He will make my desires His. I need to be patient too. Not try to open door but sit back and seek the Kingdom and watch the doors fly open. I know He is faithful. Now its time for me to be. Waiting. A discipline I must learn.

Tune Tuesday

Oh Tune Tuesday. God has been encouraging me so much lately. I thought of this song today. It just puts into word exactly whats in my heart... enjoy.

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand

Than to be the king of a vast domain,
Or be held in sin’s dread sway;
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;
I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;
I’d rather be true to His holy name
He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;
He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

Monday, October 13, 2008

Latte anyone?

So I have to admit I am a pretty regular Starbucks visitor. I have calmed down a bit though considering I am about to drop about 4 grand on a new camera, but I do have a new favorite drink. Now I must say I will always love my usual grande no water Chai latte but for those days when I want a little coffee I now resort to my two new favorites:

1. Triple Grande non-fat no whip cinnamon hazlenut latte
1. Triple Grande non-fat two pump caramel two pump toffeenut latte

Best part?

BOTH under 200 calories... hallelujah.
I took this at one of my favorite bux... 5 pts. downtown Birmingham. Always an adventure.

Sweet Tea=up too late and publishing

Well I did it. I drank sweet tea at 9 o'clock tonight. I could not help it. It was so good. But now I am suffering from a very tired body and a very awake brain. Tonight was Adoration. It went well I thought. Often times I get worried that we try to hard to put on a good "production" as opposed to leading people in worship.... not just talking about SMI or Adoration but in general. As part of being in a worship leader role there is added responsibility to help lead people to the cross... and often times is can become very easy to think you actually have done something worth noting... ya know? But anyways all that to say that tonight I really felt the presence of God in the room.
Jarrod talked a little more tonight about his previous topic, the glory of God.
You grow up hearing countless sermons on God's glory, but often times I feel like we still maintain such a shallow view of who God is. All in all I think if we really took the time to seek a higher view of God a lot would change in our daily lives... at least I know the times when God convicts me the most about me is when I am running the hardest towards Him.
But I won't go on to long about such things... seeing as how I could probably types for hours and never do the topic justice... and I have to be at church at 830.

Oh and cool news... one of my photos is being published in an Anthology of Best Photography of 2008. Pretty cool eh? This is the photo:
This is probably my favorite I've ever taken. Without being cliche I have to say it was such a cool moment of worship too. I mean it paints such a picture. The white, American woman, who never worries about if she will have enough to eat hands the poor, naked, Hispanic child, who probably never goes a day without worrying about if he will eat today, a piece of food. God is such a good giver. This photos title is "The Gift"
It reminds me of just how much God has taken care of me.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Site

So the new site is here!

Check it out:

and and just a side note....macs are amazing

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Thursday Thoughy

So today is a better day for me. I'm just in a funk. It happens. We move on. Hello life.

Today's Thursday thought comes from one of my favorites, Jonathan Edwards.

Short I know, but some days our brains can only handle so much.


“Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.”
-Jonathan Edwards

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


The Lord is so good to me. Why am I discouraged? It's just me being dumb I know...but today the discouragement weighed heavy on me from the time I got up. Just one of those days...ever have one of those?

Anyways God has been so gracious to me lately in the fact that I have not thought too much about May (aka when I graduate college and enter the "real world"). I am often plagued with such thoughts, especially last year but as the time draws closer for me to graduate God has poured on the grace oh so much more and really calmed my heart about it.

"Well whats your major?... that should give you a clue as to what to do". I'm so glad you asked.
My major is Anthropology. I'm sure I just lost about 1/3 of you to another tab on your screen frantically looking up the word anthropology. It is the "study of man". Cool eh?...riiiight. I got the tap on the forehead if you will from God in January of my sophomore year that said, "Hey, your not going to major in nursing anymore, your life is no longer on your terms, but Mine and not for you but for Me." I was totally cool with that. In all seriousness that was up until now the coolest moment in my life, it's just amazing to experience the presence of God so much that you leave a completely different person. But anyways after that day I was left perplexed and stranded with no major. So I went to class as planned as a nursing major until I could figure out what to do. I quickly dropped all of my nursing classes as God confirmed, this is not for me. I did hoever keep one Anthropology class because I loved it. So when I transferred to UAB I still had no clue what I wanted to do other than I knew I was going to do something in the ministry, serving God. Thats broad I realized so I complimented the broadness of my future with a broad like degree, the study of man.

Skipping ahead through a few semesters of boringness we come to it. Now. My senior year. I have found that I have learned little to nothing about the real world. I know God had me in this major and at a public school for a reason (I have had so many opportunities to talk about God things with lost people) but now I'm kinda like okay now what. There is not a snigle ambition I can tangibly hold onto that I can say "thats what I want to pursue". I love photography and I have been given a gift and passion for it, but I feel like I will never be good enough to make it in that industry, it just doesn't feel feasible. And I love the ministry, but God has not burdened my heart for something feasible in that realm either. I am very blessed to have a good job now, and I will have that once I graduate as well but it is not what I want to do with life.

So all that to say I am discouraged today. Satan did a good job of whispering the lies today. I know I need not believe them, and I still have a God given faith that He will lead me and open doors for me. I know come May that I will look back at this time and think, "idiot, why did you worry". But as much as I know the truth the lies often times can weigh heavy on your heart. So thats where I stand tonight.

I have one ambition, the fame of God, but how that will become a reality in the near future. uncertain.

with a heavy heart,

What the part!

So my hair has decided to freak out... and for those of you who know me this shouldn't come as a shock!
it decided...all on it's part on the other side of my head now. I cannot get it to go back!
Thankfull I usually pull the front part up anyways.
Oh hair.
Thankful for it.
but wouldn't it be cool if no one had ever had hair. How much easier life would be

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New FB Photo Page

So I feel professional (ha).
I got an official Facebook page.
Check it out and join!!

Facebook: Rachel Jones Photography

here is the direct link:

Tune Tuesday

Brooke Fraser is one of my favorite artist out there today. She has such a great ministry especially to non believers who for some reason love her songs, most of which are about God. This is one of my favorite songs by here. It is called Shadowfeet. Check it out. The video is really cool.

Walking,stumbling on these shadowfeet
toward home,a land that i've never seen
I am changing: less and less asleep
made of different stuff than when i began
and i have sensed it all along
fast approaching is the day

when the world has fallen out from under me
I'll be found in you, still standing
when the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you

Theres distraction buzzing in my head
saying in the shadows it's easier to stay
but I've heard rumours of true reality
whispers of a well-lit way

You make all things new

When the world has fallen out from under me
I'll be found in you, still standing
Every fear and accusation under my feet
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Photo Blog

Oh and I got a new photography blog!!!

Woo-Hoo!! Check it out

new photos up from my latest shoot this past week....i had amazing models!! check them out Here.

Oh Monday

Unlike most people I really don't hate Mondays. I was thinking about that this morning as I woke up. I like starting a new week. The weekend are fun don't get me wrong... i love a good Saturday with nothing to do, but I think I like the busyness of the work week. Granted I have an awesome job and I am still in school my work weeks have a good range of variety so boredom is rare but each day has a different element to it.
Here is my typical week right now:

Monday: Work till 11; class 12-115; study/read at downtown starbucks till 4; class 4-645; study night
Tuesday: No work in the a.m.; class 11-315; work (aka go buy grocery's for college group then get the cooking started); Bible Study
Wednesday: Staff meeting 930-12; work till 3:00 class 4-645; whatever that night
Thursday: early work morning; class 11-1215; lunch with everyone at UAB at 1230; class 2-315; back to work till 530; then usually hanging out with people or finishing up the weeks homework that night
Friday: no class! errand running/time to read/laundry hour in the a.m. then work 1-5

I just love the week! As much as I don't like school right now I've been convicted about how i need to be more thankful bc after all these are my last 2 semesters of this phase of my life, it adds variety to my life, i always have something to do ( as much as I hate homework) and I'm sure once the full-time work world hits I'll miss being on a college campus everyday.

It really is such a mission field.
For instance today a group of my advanced cultural anthropological theory (yikes i know) classmates were making fun of the "creationist" in dr. wheatly's 102 class... i was like "oh thatd be me"
the conversation didn't really go any farther but nevertheless I am faced daily with situations like this. I hope when I am in the real world I get to have opportunities like this.

I also remembered today how much i love to travel. I hope that works its way into my life as well.

God is so good. Enjoy the beautiful day!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

October Weekend at the Lake

So this weekend me and my girls got a little R&R time at the lake. It was so nice to just have a day to relax. The best part.... the stars Friday night. I am a sucker for stars. I love love love them. And these were awesome. We were out in the middle of nowhere and it was so clear...clear enough to see the milky way. Awesome!
Here are some pics from our fun weekend. Some of which are my attempts to take pictures of stars:

Friday, October 3, 2008

long time no hurt

I must say that it has been quite a while since I have had a major injury. I used to get them all the time seeing as how I played some sort of sport or cheered 365 days a year but since being in college and not really playing organized sports everyday I have been void of any sprains, breaks, etc.

Then it happened. yesterday. downtown. Morris Ave. train tracks.

Kristin and I went to shoot some photos and found this awesome train track. So we climbed up the ramp and proceeded to walk down the platform on the track until, to our dismay, we trun to see a train coming... too late to walk back to the ramp...the only way down you ask?


Not too far (prob about 10 feet) but nevertheless, when I landed I thought man that was farther than I planned on, and my foot kind of hurts.

No big deal thugh, I thought I had just bruised the bottom of my foot. So kristin and I keep walking around and I start to think wow this really hurts.

Went to Bible Study and after sitting for an hour I realized I could barely walk. Got home, heather got me some ice, I lay on my bed for a bit and did some editing, then decided to go to the bathroom then head to bed. Oh man. To my shock I couldn't walk at all. No weight could be placed on my poor, now very large and slightly purple foot.

Soultion. Revisit the early years...and crawl. yes I crawled to the bathroom and then back to bed. I felt rediculous. But I couldn't really do much else.

Today it is better, but driving was a major challenge. Can't really walk so normal either. But I did not want to go to the doc for him to say oh yep bruised it, take some advil. No way Jose'. If it still hurts Monday then a trip to the doctor may be necessary. until then. You may call me hobble.

Could be way worse.
Small kink in the grand scheme of things.
An adventure if you will.
Oh the things we take for granted.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


So if you read my blog from today entitled "where's the camera" you will find quite an amusing story about a he is:

The Thursday Thought

From my favorite... C.S. Lewis

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of — throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.

Where's the camera?

So today has just been one of those days where I feel like... i might just be in a movie... or either on one of those candid camera shows...

This morning I was siting on the porch reading and I look up and I though... oh my word... the zoo has been attacked... there were all kinds of critters and crawly creatures everywhere! I sit out there every morning and I have never seen so many squirrels, birds, bugs, chipmunks, and other random creatures in my entire life. I felt like I was in Dr. Doolittle... except I had no idea what they were thinking.... but I'm pretty sure I can predict what one particular bird said...

As I look around at all the creatures I look to my left.... mind you I am on a screened in porch... and I see a Robin flying my way.... then it happened.... bam! Right into the screen... how can you not see that? I luaghed out loud though as the bird retreated to the closest tree branch... shook his head... probably saying to himself...idiot.

Then I proceed on to class after a quick visit with my sweet from KRiley at Seattle Drip Coffee Shop... and as i drive round and round amongst the cars... i have my windows down mind you because it feels amazing outside.....I am passed by a cowboy... no lie... complete with jeans, large belt buckle, white button up shirt, cowboy hat, and.... the best part.... a nap sack. 
I mean really... walking though the parkign deck at UAB?? how funny is that.

It's been one of those days... I'm sure more will happen. God has a sense of humor. No doubt.