Wednesday, June 23, 2010

List Post

So I realized something shocking....I haven't yet made lists of my summer books and movies. *le gasp* (why yes that was a French sounding gasp)

As far as movies go my list at the beginning of the summer was:
1. Iron Man 2 I really love RDJ as Tony Stark. It was a solid sequel and a good transition into the Avengers.
2. Robin Hood Wasn't what I expected. It was good, though a little slow. Russell Crow and Ridley Scott are always a good combination.
3. Toy Story 3 LOVED!
4. The Good, The Bad, and the Weird A Korean remake of the Clint Eastwood classic that I saw a trailer for last year and saw it was coming to Ragtag this summer. After seeing "Korean" most should know why I want to see it.
5. Despicable Me It looks good though it may be a slowly cliche-ing genre (guy gets stuck with children).
6. Inception Even when I didn't know what it was about I wanted to see it.
7. Salt Angelina Jolie in action roles are my favorite. Why would I miss this one?
8. Get Low Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Sissy Spacek, and Robert Duvall in one movie that's equal parts myth and truth? Yes Please.
9. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World One look and I knew it was my kind of movie.

Books that I'm reading (all in progress):
1. Les Misérables This will take awhile.
2. Faith is Not a Feeling Borrowed it during the school year. I'm excited to dive into it.
3. The book of John I am motivated to finish it! It's hard when I'm studying it chapter by chapter.
4. The book of Psalms Ha...we'll see. A Psalm every other day, rotating with a chapter of John.
And when I finish #2:
5. The Signature of Jesus I borrowed this from my dad Freshman year of college. As a Senior, I should probably finish it.

So there are my lists! Yay! Gives me something to gage numerically how my summer went :P


My Scott Pilgrim avatar...lol. I had fun with this.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Apathy

So this week I have been feeling apathetic. I know it's only Tuesday but still. I just feel tired...tired of work, tired of feeling bored, tired of sitting, tired of standing, tired of the routine I've built for myself. I think part of it is that next week is Cornerstone Festival and in my mind's eye that meant everything will be made better, which is false. Sure it will be fun for the five days I'll be there but it will not bring me perfect joy.
So I turned to God. Unfortunately he had become part of routine. Read bible. Write in journal. Repeat. But today was different. Today while being anxious to do SOMETHING I read through all my blog posts, it clicked.
Today I read Psalm 65 which in essence says to praise. Praise God for the summer heat. Praise God for a final co-op. Praise God for a healthy family, loving friends, for the wide gaps of time I have at my disposal. As I finished writing I sighed heavily and looked around. I wasn't tired. I was joyful. Apathy was a choice and I had changed my mind.
I looked back at a journal entry I earlier in the month. It revolved around Psalm 62 which says:
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

I keep repeating this. Apathy is a choice and in not choosing it and choosing God I can have true joy.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Inspiration

I'm starting my third week into my final co-op. I cannot tell you how freaking exciting that is! My last co-op...(insert sigh of relief). My first week was tough. My second was better as I got to know the people I was with better and today was even better as they realize I do know as much as I told them I did.
But God has blessed me with exactly what I wanted for this summer.
1. A co-op. Check.
2. Go to my friend Justin's wedding. Check.
3. Go to my brother's graduation. Check.
4. Go to Cornerstone Festival. Half check...I'm scheduled to go.
But I still need to focus on the spiritual things I wanted to accomplish.
1. Growth in my relationship with Christ.
2. Join a bible study. Going to try a women's one at my home church on Wednesday.
3. Finish John.
4. Be a light to my workplace which is much darker than it appeared on first glance.
So God's blessed me and still challenging me.
And with this I've had a lot of summer inspiration some of it being music so I finally put together my summer playlist. So here it is for you beautiful people. It's poppy, fun, and keeps me in a upbeat mood as I work and live life this summer.



PS It was my half birthday today. I'm 6 months closer to being officially old. (22, for those of you not in college = old)