Wednesday, April 25, 2012

april showers (part 2)

Last time I wrote about the rain showers, and the blessing showers, but I forgot to write about the best April shower yet!  Drumroll please...Saturday night's meteor shower.

Just like I said that we would, all the brothers and sisters dressed up Saturday night, went to dinner, and crashed DG Parent's Weekend to dance the night away.  After that, we changed clothes, met back up at the Brick House, collectively dominated a half gallon of Cookies and Cream ice cream, and headed out to a dark place to look at the stars.  It was really cold, and we were really tired, but it was really beautiful.

Brothers.  Sisters.  Blankets.  Half silence, half singing, even though I think we'd all admit our voices were sounding pretty rough that night.  And the best and brightest shooting stars you've ever seen, many that left a trail in the pitch black sky.  It didn't matter if we were having a conversation, singing a hymn, laughing, or laying there in silence.  As soon as we would see one, everyone would scream.  It's so amazing!  You can't help it.

You can't look at that kind of starry sky, filled with meteors flying across it, and not be instantly reminded of how small you are, and how wonderful that is.  You can't look at that and not worship.  Probably why the spontaneous singing of How Great Thou Art happened, along with various other songs.  We didn't really know how to respond, laying there all together on the dock staring at the beauty.  Singing seemed like a good idea.  So someone started and the rest of us just sort of went for it.  

This is the first time I had ever experienced a meteor shower, but it definitely won't be the last.  I'm waking up in the middle of the night for these things for the rest of my life!  You should absolutely do the same.  The cold and the tired is worth it.  Very much so.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

april showers

The other day I tweeted that I wanted it to rain.


My wish became the weather's command, and it has been rainy for a good part of the week. Especially last night. We were all in the Grove for the spring concert and it was semi-raining, and then all of a sudden the sky fell out. I'm talking total downpour. It was awesome/cold/hilarious/a good memory.

Speaking of good memories, not only has April been showering rain but it has been showering blessings. The Lord is so good and has truly given me and my friends abundant life like we could never imagine. The time we have left together in person is slipping away so quickly, but we have been learning how to enjoy it without living in fear - how to be intentional with the time we have left and soak up every last moment of joy and togetherness while still reaching others with the Good News for the time we have left. It really has been so beautiful.

We are in for another fun night together starting in about an hour or so. This weekend is DG Parent's Weekend, but, since none of our parents are in town, we thought we would bring our brothers instead! Dinner at SoulShine and another night of dancing - the dancing seems to be a pretty consistent thing this spring.

Before I go, I've got an awesome blog for you to check out and share. I got to meet a new friend, Kyle Reschke, this week when he came to speak to Ole Miss Wesley. Kyle is from Haiti, is absolutely on fire for the Lord, and is making a serious difference in the lives of both Haitians and everyone else he encounters. Check out his website to partner in prayer and support of his ministry, and be encouraged to live your own great adventure!

Enjoy your weekend, and stay dry - from the rain, but not from the spring blessings and fun. Let those rain down all day and all night long.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

today and everyday

in the morning when I rise

in the morning when I rise

in the morning when I rise

give me Jesus

give me Jesus

give me Jesus

you can have all this world

but give me Jesus

Thursday, April 5, 2012

number eight

They did it!!! Number 1 in the nation to bring home the 8th banner. Victory is so, so sweet.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

word of the day

{ joy } - noun

1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation
2. a source of cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety
4. a state of happiness or felicity

Otherwise known as:

Thursday: Bouré, Formal, Brick House after-party

Friday: hide and seek, Rebel baseball, Frisbee in the football stadium, ice cream sundaes

Saturday: more Rebel baseball, UK Final Four victory, geocaching attempt, quality brother-sister time

Sunday: Bluegrass music at the Orchard, picnic at Rowan Oak, Rebel baseball win to win the series, more quality brother-sister time, Anthony Davis winning the Naismith, rest

Spring weekends can't get much better than this.
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