4.11.14 - Letter to myself

Never stop giving thanks to God. Even when it’s hard to love, LOVE. Even when it’s hard to obey, OBEY. Even if you feel hurt, misunderstood, or confused… fight to keep your heart full of thanksgiving so that there would be no room for the enemy’s lies. Break loose of his foothold, stand firm and hold onto your blessings. Keep your mind strong. Strive to serve those around you sacrificially, especially your sisters. Do it without having expectations for anything in return. Love them unconditionally, and continue to strengthen that muscle of giving.

watch fireworks with me!

watch fireworks with me!

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Earlier this school year, there was a period of time where I really wasn’t sure anymore about why I chose to be a Primary Education major. I guess it’s easy to feel disconnected with the idea of working with children when you’re barely getting any hands-on experience teaching.

But this semester, I had the opportunity to work with my student for one of my classes. These past 11 weeks have reminded me of how much I love teaching. I’m actually really sad that today will be the last time we meet… :’(

I’m gonna miss working with students… and I think that’s why I reallyyy want to start up a a private tutoring service of some sort this summer… I’m still stumped on who I could possibly ask though.

It’s days like this that I really miss El Porvenir. I hope I don’t regret my decision of not going :/ Why is it that I’m not going? I don’t particularly have anything going on during that time… I know that coming up with the money is possible if I start fundraising now… but… I just don’t know. Yet, every week, I put about 50% of my tips into my yellow missions folder, although I don’t know where or when I’d be going.

"You don’t understand now what I am doing, but later you will."

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Still my favorite

Still my favorite

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Something I’m really looking forward to in the summer is walking along the seashore with my bare feet… with the warm water sloshing against my ankles…

Why do I like water so much?

That would be a dream come true :)

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Emma Watson and her brother Alex Watson at the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallwos Part 1' premiere in New York.

I didn’t know Emma Watson had a brother…who looks exactly like her O_O

Emma Watson and her brother Alex Watson at the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallwos Part 1' premiere in New York.

I didn’t know Emma Watson had a brother…
who looks exactly like her O_O


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"The holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him."

— C. S. Lewis  (via godmoves)

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4.1.14 - Thoughts on Summer

-I’ve finally made the decision that I will not be going on missions with 4cm this summer. I am sad that I won’t be returning to El Porvenir, and it’s a little strange not having any concrete plans to actively work towards… but I’m also really looking forward to everything I hope to do here in East Lansing.

-God has been very clear in this… that he is asking me to make myself more available. Not only time-wise, but also in a relational sense with others around me.

-I want to love East Lansing more. I want to love the people here more and get more involved at my church.

-Riverview is what I would identify as my home church. I really want to take this Summer as an opportunity to get involved. Joining a life group sounds like a great place to start, and I’ll actually have the time to do it too.

-Community In-reach is something that has been pressing on my heart.

-Thinking about evangelizing lately… and the ways that I feel God has been moving my heart towards. Sharing the Gospel in the more implicit ways, through the way we live our daily lives, is probably one of the most beautiful and most difficult things we as Christians are called to do. But it’s something that I am striving for. I think I’ll expand upon my thoughts on this another day.

-Getting into the habit of working out is getting easier/more challenging both at the same time. I need workout buddies! :)

-Figuring out my Summer class situation is a tiny bit stressful.

-I really want a breakfast sandwich… with toasted bread, a sunny side up egg, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, and some greens… mm! My mouth is watering.

-I want to explore the little restaurants in downtown Lansing like Soup Spoon… and find a coffee shop that serves lattes with pretty designs on them

-I think rather than working at CK’s all throughout the week (oh boy I can’t even imagine…), I really want to tutor kids again. Preferably elementary school students in whatever subject matter… I miss it, and working with Sharon for my child-study this semester has reminded me of how much I enjoy it. The hard part would be where I would find students to work with. Any suggestions? 

-Tutoring people in painting has always been an idea I’ve entertained my mind with. Preferably high schoolers/college students. If I had the opportunity to, I’d take it in a heartbeat. Again though, where would I find people who’d be interested…

-The availability of this upcoming summer seems so foreign to me… I’ve always had a crazy busy/stacked 4 months of break. It also brings me so much excitement!


3.25.14 - C’mon now brothas

As a waitress, I usually serve several couples throughout the night. I guess this didn’t really upset me until I started thinking about it right now haha…

I can’t tell you how many guys I’ve seen who are glued to their phones while they’re with their dates. Maybe I’m just old fashioned but I certainly don’t believe that manners should be treated like they’re outdated.

And maybe it also has to do with my pet peeve of people pulling out their phones while you’re talking with them (unless it’s important or if they communicate that to me by saying “hold on just a sec” or sth).

But back to my original point… c’mon now brothas, treat your girls with respect and put the phones away…

Otherwise I’ll spit in your food… hoho!


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Well this is absolutely precious, isn’t it!

Well this is absolutely precious, isn’t it!

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I am so thankful to my friends who have shown me so much love and generosity. Because in turn, they’ve taught me how to love and give generously too.

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Yesterday at work, this really old couple (like… really old - transparent skin, snow white hair, and 90 degree angled backs) hobbled their way in and I seated them at a booth. They were so sweet hehe.

When I asked the grandpa if he was ready to order, he replied in a shaky voice, “Oh I think it might take me awhile… maybe even a long time…” but as he was speaking, his wife interrupted him saying “How ‘bout General Tso’s chicken?”. And he replies “ooh, that sounds perfect dear!”

Hahaha… it might not make sense the way I wrote it. But it was so adorable to see how delighted this old man was about his wife of however many years. He was grinning ear to ear and his nose was turning rosy.

And his wife’s expression was just like “mhm.”