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Behold God's majesty!

Stay snow, stay.


Why is it so not cold?! All the snow is gonna melt off the mountains THREE DAYS BEFORE CAMP!!!! I hope there is some left for us.

Please, oh please, God, make it cold!

One Million Can. Do Something Now.

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I have been really into the fightFOCA campaign lately. Actually, anything that has to do with going against our nation's stance on abortion. The new recent thing is the Red Envelope Campaign. Check out my previous blog on the topic.

But I am realizing more and more, while our efforts to convert our nation to becoming anti-abortion are important, we need to be more globally minded as well. 

The Passion Conferences have been very good at getting the word out about the many issues going on throughout the world. And they are definitely reaping what they are sowing! 

They have a new campaign going on right now. Well, it's not really a new one, just a collaboration of all the old ones. It's called One Million Can. And from their million dollar goal, they have already raised $514,008.82! Praise the Lord!

Join the effort and make an impact for the kingdom!

The Never-Ending Staircase.


I discovered this exciting blog today. Well, I guess that doesn't say much for my discovery skills since it was today's "blog of note."

Anyways, in the post from this past Sunday, it talks about the Underground Station on the Picadilly Line in London...the crazy one that had the never-ending staircase. The one I almost died on. I mean, c'mon, how many people get to say they almost died in London?! It was kinda amusing actually. There is a sign that warns you before you decide to take the stairs. Something about it being hard on people's health and how they recommend you take the elevator. Well, my group decided to take the stairs. I was already worn out from walking about 4 miles and as I was going up the stairs, I felt like I was going to pass out. The feeling I hate most. Maggie said my eyes even rolled back into my head. Creepy!

Well, even though I almost died in England (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration), I really want to go back again this year! I'm hoping and praying that God opens up that door again! 

Colds, ID Cards, and Double Doors.


Today is filled with interestingness. Yes, I know that is not a word.

First, I caught a cold. Why is that interesting, might you ask? Well, because I had told myself I wasn't going to. I have super strong immunity and can fight off anything! Uhh, guess not. 

Next, some more interestingness that I will not explain any further. Enjoy the curiosity!

Then, I lost my ID card. I seriously had a goal of having the same one all four years. Guess not! Unless it miraculously shows up sometime later today. I sure hope so. I don't want to pay for another one. It's so lame though cuz I had it during lunch at the caf! I must have left it there when I left for class. I realized during class and went straight back to the caf afterwards. But it was gone. They even checked the back to see if I left it on my tray. No luck. 

On a different note, double doors make me angry. I don't know why this is SUCH a big deal to me, but it really is. It is extreeeeemely annoying to me when I walk up to double doors, pull the one on the left, discover it is locked, and end up having to use the right one. Am I the only person who faces this problem on a continuous basis? Grr! You would think this is a problem that only lefties face, but apparently when you always hold things in your right hand, you face life as a lefty. Oh, woe is me!

Red Envelope Campaign.

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This is major. If enough people come together and do this, it would bring maaaaaajor awareness to politicians about our stance against abortion. Please please PLEASE check this out. And if you feel so led (and I strongly hope you do) send a red envelope to President Obama.


Here is a way to let our new president hear our pro-life voices. It's a simple concept: just buy (or make out of construction paper) a red envelope, seal it up (yes, empty), address it to the president, and add this note on the back of the envelope: "This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception."

You may wonder, "What good will this do?" No one but God can answer that, but the campaign reminds me of the "launcher" tactic used by William Wilberforce and others as they fought against slavery in the British Empire. It's a simple, peaceful way of drawing attention to an evil that needs to be changed. President Obama, as Chuck Colson noted in this BreakPoint commentary, is confused on this issue: he rightly believes that God does not support taking innocent life, yet he is staunchly pro-abortion.

Here's the address:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20550

Pessimistic? I think not.


I have a theory. Pessimism is more entertaining than optimism.

I promise, I'm not honestly a pessimist. I just appear that way in my blogs for the sake of humor. The real problem in this case is my obsession over blog comments. They excite me--they fill me with joy!  Too bad the good, beneficial optimistic blogs never get any comments. 

On a different note, I am trying to culture myself. I want to be well-versed. I want to know what all the big words in the dictionary mean. It all started yesterday. And it has become an obsession. (I am realizing I have way too many obsessions.) "Crestfallen" is now a regular word in my vocabulary...well, as regular as pessimism goes anyways. 

Crestfallen in the Cottage.


Mariah and I walked into the caf and read the sign to see what was being served for dinner. 

"YES! Flautas!"

We walk in and confidently head over to the Mexican food station. 

"Those are not flautas," Mariah disappointedly pointed out as we stared in sadness at the taquitos. 

Seriously, I have no ounce of anything hispanic in me and I know the difference between flautas and taquitos. Apparently the caf does not.

(I worked really hard on the title of this blog. Appreciate it. I was going for a "Sleepless in Seattle" theme. Nothing synonymous with "sad" started with the letter R to go with Riverside. I figured "cottage" will do. After all, I do live in one.)



People always say, "My life is flashing before my eyes!"

Well, I have a revision for that line. My life has already flashed before my eyes!

Seriously, where has the time gone?! I find it ridiculous that there are only 77 more days of school! (There's the countdown for you, CBU students!) Honestly, most people look forward to school finishing, but I am not looking forward to it. It's just like a sad reiteration that I am getting old. What makes it worse is that I have no idea what I am gonna do with the rest of my life!

Oh well! Here's to my completely unknown future! Thankfully, God knows!

As Raul Ries so often says, "Praise the Lord for the Lord!"

Shopping in the Rain.


Rain puts me in a shopping mood. I don't know why.

I just came back from Target. I bought crazy socks. I seriously drove to Walmart (which was a disappointment) and then Target in the rain just because I wanted crazy socks. Who does that?! I even dragged my roommate along. But she was a good sport =]

I am satisfied. 3 pairs of crazy knee high socks. This one is my favorite of them.


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I am 9 days away from my blogiversary. Yay! Happy blogging to me!

To celebrate, I am going to share a polaroid of a...


Perfect way to celebrate, I know.

(Can you tell I just really wanted to share that pic? lol.)



Oh my gosh! Phil Wickham is absolutely hilarious! This video is epic!

Today's Nugget - Wednesday, February 4th.


Definition of Faith:

A conviction that He can and a hope that He will.

-Max Lucado

I think he said it well =]

Human Calendar.


Check out the human calender to the right! ---------->

It's boss! 

(Shortest blog ever? Maybe.)

I always wonder...

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I just wrote out a whole blog and deleted it. That was a wise choice, I think. The blog may have angered a few people. 

I always wonder, do people want to hear (or in this case, read) things that make them angry because they enjoy induced argumentation? Or would they rather only hear those things that display the "let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" mentality? 

Today's Nugget - Sunday, February 1st.

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"Don't live for God...Live your life because God."

-Mike Donehey
(lead singer of the band Tenth Avenue North)