Sunday, May 23, 2010

So sry ill brb…

Realizing my own stupidity is a very useful talent, if I let it be. Like, I know I'm an idiot for sitting here now for an hour waiting for something to happen online, when clearly I'm the only one to be stupid enough to be struggling to stay awake to be online. For some reason, the college mindset of "later is always better" doesn't seem to be leaving. In all honesty, I sing tomorrow morning, then Sunday school, then the church service, then lunch with the family plus one, then loading up my desktop to download the Zune program using Troyer's internet, etc. So wisdom would say "Go to bed."

But who said I was ever wise.

In effort to actually say something constructive and worthwhile in this blog of mine, so that I don't look back and say, "that was a waste of time to read," I shall now discuss texting.

Just recently, the cell phone plan that I am on was upgraded to unlimited texting. Texting isn't a new concept for me, I've had it before, but how time erases the frustration that was experienced during that time of having texting. One of my main frustrations is that there are no voice inflections through texting. It's bad enough that when you are on the phone you can't read each other's faces, texting just takes away one more mode of communication. Basically you are voluntarily handicapping yourself in your conversation. One word used the wrong way or spelled the wrong way can send a COMPLETELY different meaning than what was intended. So texting is fun, texting is handy, and texting has it's time and place, but, to quote Brandon, "Don't let texting make you forget that sometimes it's just easier to call."

So there is that.

Maybe I should try a dose of that wisdom and go to bed. Alright, you've talked me into it.

Goodnight

~Bri

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Reading Project

So, as I was trying to say last time. This summer I've decided to have a list of reading material so I have some direction of how to spend my time when I'm not working. My list currently consists of this:

Chronicles of Narnia
In His Steps
The Small Woman
More Than a Carpenter
Case for a Christ
Pursuit of Holiness
Thorn in My Heart
Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible
Jesus Freaks I and II
Just Walk Across the Room
Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ
The Treasure Principle
The Pilgrim's Progress
A Wrinkle in Time series
Secret Keeper
Jaci Velasquez – A Heavenly Place
A Young Women's Call to Prayer
The Passion of Jesus Christ
The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind
Memorize This
Crazy Love
Are You Datable?
Lies Young Women Believe
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Respectable Sins
Battling Unbelief
The Name
Why Believe?
In The Secret Place with God

This is not a complete list, and there is no specific order I'm reading them in, whatever I feel like I read. I just need to make sure that I don't lose track of the fact that I'm reading. There are so many great resources I have at my fingertips being here at home with my dad and right next to the church. I don't want to waste this opportunity I have.

I've started the list with Crazy Love…and all I have to say is WOW!

I must though, vent a little. This is my personal blog. In it are my person thoughts on life. I am aspiring to not drag a bunch of personal pains or stories into my commentary on these books. So, here I must talk a bit. In chapter 2 of Crazy Love, Chan tells a story about Brooke Bronkowski, a young lady who was a diehard Christ follower who was in a car accident before she was even out of high school. I am trying to not drag up unnecessary feelings and events that God has comforted me in. I must though say that I couldn't read that story without thinking about my friend Josh. He was so ready to do whatever the Lord asked him to do. And yet, the Lord took him; why, I ask. I know that it must be used for good, but I still feel as any human after feeling the loss of someone so young like nothing about it make sense.

Onward we head…

Tuesday, May 11, 2010