Archive for July 2010

God Already Knows.

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I'm currently reading "On Being a Servant of God" by Warren Wiersbe. This book has been incredible from page one! It's funny how God shows me the same things over and over and over, but since I don't get it [Praise the Lord He doesn't give up on us!] He shows me yet again through something completely unrelated.


This book is about ministry, about having a servant's heart, but God taught me a little something about trust. My repeated issue in life is trusting God completely with my future—particularly in the area of relationships. I try to plan everything out. I, along with a million other single girls, am constantly on the lookout for "the one." Any prospective immediately becomes an emotional target. Problem? Definitely. Where is God in this picture? How can I be waiting for God's best if I am trying to find the right person on my own?

Wiersbe writes about the miracle where Jesus fed the five thousand: "The disciples were trying to be manufacturers. They thought that it was their responsibility to come up with the money or the food or some clever way to solve the problem. But all the while, 'He Himself knew what He would do' (John 6:6)."

God knows what He is going to do with me. He knows who the right person for me is. I don't need to figure it out on my own. God already knows.

Sandisk Stupidity.

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Seriously, Sandisk?



That huuuuuge box and that huuuuuge envelope just for a tiny memory stick?!

You've got to be kidding me. That is the epitome of stupid.

Dilemma.

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24 inch suitcase.

Rainboots.
Nikon.
3 lenses.
Holga.
Food.
Netbook.

Aaaaand all my clothes and regular stuff.

How do I fit it all?! Should I even take my Holga to England?

WOOO!

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This time next week, I will be on a plane over the Atlantic Ocean.

I hope I get a window seat. I hope I get a window seat. I hope I get a window seat.

I am SO SO SO excited to go to England once again. I can't wait to see all my lovely British friends oh so soon! [Special shoutout to Becca goes here! :)]

This is my favorite time of year—first Jr. High Summer Camp, then Creationfest! Can life get any better than this?!

Isaiah 41:12-13 MSG

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"When you go out looking for your old adversaries
you wont find them—
Not a trace of your old enemies,
not even a memory.
That's right. Because I, your GOD,
have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go.
I'm telling you, 'Don't panic.
I'm right here to help you.'"

<3

Stood Up.

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I never thought it would happen to me.

The plan was for me to get my hair cut in Orange County at 2:30. Problem is, I knew I'd probably be done by 3:30 and I don't need to be at church til 6:30. So what was I to do with three hours of nothing? Coincidentally, my friend (whom I hadn't seen for four years til just recently) had an interview scheduled in Orange County. It was one of those oh-my-gosh-we-haven't-seen-each-other-for-years-and-now-it's-convenient-for-us-to-hang-out moments. So we planned it. After my hair cut and after his interview, we were going to hang out.

I sat in Starbuck's by myself on my netbook, patiently sipping my black tea lemonade while facebooking and playing bejeweled. I texted my friend but received no reply. I thought maybe the interview had dragged longer than he thought. The clock ticked and tocked.

Six o'clock came. I gathered my things and headed out the door.

I never heard from my friend. He stood me up.

Severe Grace.

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"You can never out grace a God who sent his son to the cross for you.

You will never have a reaction to a situation or a sin or a person or an issue that is more loving than God. Your reaction will never, ever outweigh God’s. But don’t get that twisted, God is not soft on sin.

In fact, his wrath for sin is demonstrated best in the severity of his grace.

We don’t get casual grace. We don’t get easy grace. We don’t get cheap or soft grace.

We get severe grace. We get unyielding grace. We get Christ on the cross with nails in his hands and blood on his body grace. We get severe grace."


-excerpt from Jon Acuff's "Stuff Christians Like" blog. http://stuffchristianslike.net/2010/07/too-much-grace/

One of Life's Questions.

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Does it reeeeally save that much effort to type "txt" instead of "text?"

I am dying to know.

Business Cards!

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My business cards arrived in the mail today! 
I feel so official! 
(They even match my new&improved website: www.eliiizabeth.com!)


Jobs, anyone?

...and of course, here's a digital copy:

Arboretum Photoshoots.

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Jen and I have a goal...to do a photoshoot at the Arboretum every season.
Right now, we are only missing Spring, but that doesn't mean we couldn't redo summer!

Here's a couple for you to feast on :)