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I would like to think we are all much improved nowadays :)

Love this!! We should’ve stood in the same positions. Haha

Awwww my girls!! <3 Circa 2008 or 2009? Can’t believe we met at ages 18/19!!

And I agree, Britt, we have aged well hahahaha.

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“Lord I Come” By Billy Funk

All I want to do is dwell in Your presence
Drink from the well that never runs dry
All I want to see is the light of Your glory
Just one glimpse, just one drink
And my soul is satisfied

Haven’t heard this song since undergrad, but was reminded of it when praying for a friend. Such a beautiful song. I remember God using it to minister to me senior year. And it turns out I wasn’t even singing it right! Haha. Such good times.

Lord, You’ve been so faithful!!

All-Star

All-Star

Ran into a photo from back in the day. It was a picture of core team my junior year: the six of us college kids and PDub. I remember PDub affectionately calling us the “All-Star” team that year.

I can’t help but feel a strange pang of nostalgia mixed with sadness, looking at that picture, everyone dressed up, arms draped around one another, smiling ear-to-ear.

We really were the “All-Stars” of the church, or so it would have appeared. We were the most “holy” people. The ones who were always there, went early, stayed late. We were supposed to be the leaders of the college kids. Our lives were meant to reach out and challenge those around us to run hard after Christ.

I guess it just shows that appearances mean so very little.

Within one year, sin would destroy our happy little team. Things done in darkness would be brought to light. And God would sort out the wheat from the tares.

Sin destroys everything, my friends. This is why God takes sin so seriously. It truly is FOR OUR BENEFIT.

Sins of idolatry, pride, selfishness… they would rip apart those relationships captured once by a picture.

But there is healing. And there is redemption. And there is hope. Because God is good and gracious to us. But it’s hard to imagine things ever being like they were back then.

So what is this sadness and nostalgia? Sadness because I long for what we had back then? No… sweet as it was at the time, I praise and thank God for where I am today! Rather sadness because I simply recognize how my own sins helped destroy things that God meant to be beautiful.

Thankful this day that He is the Redeemer who makes all things new!

And that as He is beginning a smattering of new endeavors (exciting ones at that!) in my life, He is putting on my lips a new song of praise!

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day.
-Psalm 96:1-2

May my Lifesong sing to You in every season, day after day, in joy and in pain.

He is worthy, my friends.

Soli Deo Gloria
to God alone be the glory

Listening to: Humanity by Tim Be Told (Thank you, friend, for the music. And thank you, other friend, for the chance to see them live. Such a Christ-centered concert, such an AMAZING voice… even more so live! Support Tim Be Told!!)
Amaaazing.

Amaaazing.

I miss things like Kairos. And playing Assassins. And living so close to all of my bestest friends.

Things like small group. And women’s group. AACF. And serving.

Potlucks. Class events. Planning events. Semis.

Ugly dancing. Music videos. Trying to be “g.” Correction. BEING “g.”

Is it really all down-hill from here? Can’t be.

There’s gotta be more.

There IS more.

But man. There is nothing like undergrad at UCSD. (:

Thanking God for an amazing four years.

And moving on to more amazing things. <3

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MISSING THESE TWO. &then some.

But God is good. Slowly finding/building community in LA. Meeting new people, deepening relationships, reconnecting with old friends… and on top of that I’ve seen AACF ppl pretty much every week this past month hehe.

God is so gracious to me! I, who so took for granted my SD community.

“You know that moment when you’re surrounded by good friends and a great dinner and some bottles of apple cider?

That moment is really a holy, deep thing.

It really is. Story and laughter. A room full of people you’re very much in love with and just get to laugh and exaggerate old stories and eat great food.

It’s not just the stomach that gets filled, but it’s the soul as well. The soul drinks so much in.”

-One of the AACF sisters, a missionary in Taiwan (Hope it’s okay I shared this!)

Blessed so much with community. I am so undeserving. <3

Watching: Adam (Interesting movie expounding on Asperger’s. Haven’t finished it yet. Kinda sad so far…)