Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hey Texas,

Hey Texas,
I'll be there soon!
Love, Lindsey

I am so excited and blessed to be able to get away for a weekend in Texas. I know that my mom and I are going to have a fabulous time getting to talk, laugh and catch up with old girl friends.

You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the girl y'all!

Monday, February 22, 2010

No Tea?!

Don't fast. from Living Water International on Vimeo.

I can take 40 days without tea, Starbucks, soda. I can't take the fact that children are dieing everyday because they don't have clean water to drink. We are so blessed, go and be a blessing.




Saturday, February 20, 2010

Throwing Up My Heart

I know what you are thinking...what a kinda gross, and slightly weird name for a blog post.

Well, unfortunately, they are the only words I could think of to describe what I'm feeling. For some essays I am writing, I have to write about some deep stuff. For example, my relationship with Christ, my dreams, my life goals. A lot of great stuff.

BUT, It is going to be so hard to get all all this information onto paper. Maybe not so, so hard. But hard enough to make your head hurt a little bit. I just have so many thoughts and words swirling around, I do not know where to start. I totally hear my English teacher's voice in the back of my head telling me to start with some mind mapping and an outline. He he

I have so many things that I would like to write about; things that are on my heart. The only way I can put it is that I wish I could simply throw my heart onto the pages. Wouldn't that be cool? Easier for me at least. Hmmm...

Don't Really Have a Name For This Post...

It's been a fun week. I've been on a break from school which is nice, but I have stayed busy with family, friends and a good amount of homework to keep me grounded. : )

My parents have been on a cruise this week to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary (which is actually this August) and my grandparents came to hang out with us. I worked on my own little (BIG) home improvement project painting my bathroom cabinets white. They used to be an ugly wood finish. But now they are "shabby chic" because I lovingly distressed them with my handy dandy electric sander. I don't know much about home improvement, but I do have a not-so-secret love for the electric sander. I have found him quite useful in finishing off some of my craft projects. I wish I had before and afters, but I don't.

I got to have tea this week with some lovely ladies. Some of my favorite people. We drank lots and lots of tea and we laughed...a lot. Our waitress seriously came to bug us 10500 times, but we would just smile and say that we were fine and we would back to laughing outrageously. It was probably a good thing that we were some of the only people at the tea room. Or, come to think of it, they may have all left because of us. Hm...

I can't believe it is already the weekend and that the break will be over on Monday. I've got to crack down on my school work life. I have always been a self-taught, self-disciplined girl, but sometimes things get a little crazy and you realize that you have been putting off some things for a while. Yeah, I'm saying it. I've been guilty of procrastinating this week. Bummer. So, I'm spending the weekend studying for a CLEP test, taking a math test, doing a study guide for economics, preparing to lead a book study Tuesday morning, oh and writing three essays for a scholarship application that is due next week. Woo hoo!

At least I did have some good times this week. It was fun while it lasted.

Y'all have a great weekend! Blessings!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guess Who?

Guess who I met yesterday?

My boy TobyMac!!!

Oh, he is my favorite.

Me and my siblings are on a school break this week, and so what better things do we have to do other than stand in line for two hours in order to meet our favorite musician? The answer to that is not very much. We had nothing to lose, so we went to the Christian bookstore super early and waited and waited.

We were about 12th in line, so we were sitting indoors, unlike these loyal fans who had to stand out in the cold...

Good thing I had my new favorite game, "Bananagrams," in my purse! We played for awhile and listended to TobyMac's new album on our iPods. My brother went outside just in time to snap a picture of Toby arriving. Peace!

So yeah, the wait was totally worth it becasue I got to meet Toby. I don't even remember all I said to him, I do know that I got 3 knuckle punches and an autograph! From TobyMac! For reals! I was freaking out.

I love TobyMac and his heart for God! Buy his album! It's the best.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wow God...

Major "Wow, God" moment this morning!
It started to snow a little (just a little) but the snow flake were so magnificent! God is an awesome creator! I did not get any pictures this morning, but there was a similar snow here in GA while I was on my cruise and this is a picture that my sister took. Check it out...

God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.

He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,'
and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
- Job 37:5-6

Absolutely stunning. These are the real deal in snowflake land! I was seriously jealous when I got home from my trip because I have never seen a legitimate snowflake. I hardly believed that they existed! Well, I got to see some with my own eyes this morning and I am praising God! He is such a huge God and yet he "hand makes" these tiny little masterpieces. Can you say "wow?" I know...pretty amazing.

Another sighting in my yard this morning included some sweet little birds. Bless their hearts, it is so cold and their little feathers were all fluffed up. They looked so cute. I saw a red cardinal and also a pretty mama robin. I need to put some bird seed out so that I can see the little friends more often. I am reminded of my little buddy "Stubby." Remember him? It is so comforting to know that God cares for even the birds. He loves us so much and he provides for our every need!

I thought that this verse was absolutely beautiful...

Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
-Psalm 84:3

I am so blessed.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our God is Greater - Chris Tomlin

Water you turned into wine
opened the eyes of the blind
there's no one like you
none like you
Into the darkness you shine
out of the ashes we rise
there is no one like you
none like you

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is Healer
Awesome in power
Our God
Our God

Into the darkness you shine
out of the ashes we rise
there is no one like you
none like you

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is Healer
Awesome in power
Our God
Our God

and if our God is for us
then who could ever stop us
and if our God is with us
then what could stand against

*Don't forget, the Passion Band's newest album is coming out on March 9th!*

Sunday, February 14, 2010

No Greater Love

I am filled with an all-consuming, overwhelming love for my savior! There is no greater love than the love he displayed on the cross. For me and for you. There is no greater, no more powerful love than that.

I am reminded today of the huge contrast in love and TRUE love. So, what's the difference? See for yourself...

love=comes naturally, is emotional, is a temporary pleasure, based on feelings, because of_____, fails, falling in and out

TRUE love=is learned over time, a choice, is precious, a decision, in spite of_____, never fails, constant

See the contrast? Thank you Lord for your example of that TRUE love.

On my Valentine playlist...

No Greater Love - Steven Curtis Chapman
True Love - Phil Wickham
Love is Here - Tenth Avenue North
Beloved - Tenth Avenue North
Love - Emily Hunt
Break Open the Sky - TobyMac
Your Love is a Song - Switchfoot
How He Loves - David Crowder Band
Divine Romance - Phil Wickham
A Mighty Fortress - Corri Moon