Friday, April 22, 2011
"We must build our faith not on fading lights but on the Light that never fails. When important individuals go away we are sad, until we see that they are meant to go, so that only one thing is left for us to do— to look into the face of God for ourselves." -Oswald Chambers.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
i'm sitting in the cozy pub downstairs from my flat right now. it's called the bon accord which translated means good fellowship...i know. it couldn't be more charming. but i'm here to work on my papers and soon as i walked in, i realized that there's a semi-cup game between the celtics (local glasgow football team) and aberdeen. this is serious business. i was a little worried that it'd be too loud to work on my paper but literally you can hear my computer keys typing in here...i'm realizing that getting rowdy and yelling at the screen is something that us amateurs in america do. in scotland, among the older scots, you can hear a pin drop when they watch football...because they mean business.
in other scottish adventure news...i asked the lovely lady at the bar what the soup of the day is and i thought she said "peter pan soup." i then proceeded to ask her if the peter pan soup is vegetarian and she responded...."no. PEA & HAM soup."
this is a dear man we came across in our adventures in stirling. dapper, no?
Monday, April 11, 2011
::::I used to live in a heartbeat city,
I swear I'd fall in love every minute on the street.
You might be walking around the corner
and our eyes might meet.
Where you been darling darling? Where you been darling darling?
Where you been darling darling, we've been holding this moment for you::::
photo taken in berlin.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
today was such a good day. i've felt kind of weird about celebrating my birthday away from home. birthdays always make me feel kind of funny. the idea of celebrating yourself seems silly but back home it's always justified to myself as a celebration of the amazing people i've found myself blessed to be surrounded with, which is definitely worthy of a celebration. so the thought of celebrating it far far away from them took the charm out of it for me. so i planned a trip to iceland for myself as a time to be with God and to focus on all the amazing things to be thankful for. but i realized that it might not be the best time for me to go to iceland so i had to cancel my trip, which was a really difficult decision. but then these people happened. all of a sudden i find myself surrounded by these people whose lives and stories i want to know everything about. within a couple of short months they've grown quite deeply into my life. i already think about how i want to be sure that i'm keeping in touch with them in five years. already we have 1,273,652 inside jokes together. and already i am tremendously thankful for the people that they are and that they're playing a part in who i'm becoming. we headed out to stirling for a day trip today and packed a picnic! we peeked around in the lovely little town and eventually settled in the grassy knoll in front of the castle for a couple hours of picnicking and hilarious banter. all i kept thinking was how this was the best birthday present ever...these people...my home away from home.