Friday, July 29, 2011

it's not that complicated

i don't mean to beat a dead horse,
(which, by the way, is a weird idium)
but i can't get over this article.

where have we gone wrong, american church?
where did we begin to read into scirpture more than need be?
when did we stop trusting our Creator?

i used to be so eager to go,
to participate in the task that the Lord has entrusted us with.

but over the past few months, i forgotten this longing
and have ignored the blatant call of Jesus to go.

forgive me, Most High, for forgetting Your call.
forgive me for allowing this world and its desires 
to sway and distract me.
forgive me for forgetting the lost that surround me.
give me eager hands and feet once again,
renew this sense of purpose and urgency, Gracious Lord.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

take me out to the ball game

today was an all american day at the ball park.


summer day,

some of the best pitching ever,

and some legit catching.

add some great pitching from the real beard man,

and the fake beard man pitching mediocre like.
all in all, a great day!

(minus the loss)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

my mama

this is my mom.

she's pretty amazing.
i know i have a tendency to exaggerate,
but i'm not in this instance.

she's amazing.

she gives abundantly
she cares deeply
she loves fiercely.
most importantly, she serves God with faithfulness and excellence,
not just out of obedience, but out of love.

#bestmotherever is too pithy a statement.

i hope i can be as cool as her when i grow up.

Monday, July 11, 2011

July: 10 on 10

happy 10th!
i can't believe it's the 10th of july.
can we please slow this summer down?

well, today started out with a wake up call at 0633
(that's 6:33am for you lay-folks).
i can't remember the last time i had to wake up that early.

*no picture. just imagine me really, really sleepy*

next, some coffee and time in the Scriptures.

then, i did something i've wanted to do for weeks, neigh, months!
i got on my bike and met up with this crazy chica.
then we headed off to sunnybrae where we meet for church.
all in all, good times.
yes, we match. not planned.

once we arrived, kim made the astute observation that no one had signed up to bring food.
this can only mean one thing: TRADER JOE'S RUN!
we hopped into the tucker-mobile with my sis and emily.
we bought and feast, but it was almost gone by the time service started. 
i love worshipping at this lil' church.
"keep it simple,"
that's our motto.

once i got home, my sister made some lunch.
she wasn't thrilled with me taking a picture, but oh well.

while we ate lunch and watched harry potter.
even though some people are haters
we are excited to watch the series before the new one comes out.

well, i worked tonight, so it was time for a nap.
i like to sleep in this dark corner of our living room.
it's like a nest. a comfortable nest.

on my way out of our building, i found this little gem.
too good not to share:

i headed to no-longer-chipotle sunday.
i got a thai salad and black tea (w/light ice, of course).
the rest of the crew spent time deliberating over where to eat.
always a good time.

well, i had to leave early since i worked sunday night,
but don't worry, i got the hook ups with the caffiene
and caught up on the giants game on my way.

hope you enjoyed this rendition of 10 on 10!
until next month...

Friday, July 8, 2011

not promoting weight loss

last year, i decided it was time to lose some weight for reals. 
so over the next six-ish months, i worked hard and lost 22lbs.

the came the next six-ish months, and i gained it back. 


well, it's time to get back on the weight-loss wagon.

things i'm doing to promote weight loss:
*started logging food again through
i'm a fan. (mostly cause it's free)

*at least 30min of cardio a week. 

*eating fruits, veggies, and healthy protein when i work nights.

*cutting back on my starbucks intake 
(specifically drinks that have milk in it)

wow, this is a good enough start there. 
in the words of dr. leo marvin, baby steps.

welp, away we go!