Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Introducing: The Belmont Crew...

Hey Ya'll! :-P
Since I can't bring my new friends up there for you to meet, I figured I'd introduce you online...oh, technology. Anyway, these are the people here at Belmont that I've become the closest friends to so far. They are awesome and it's pretty hilarious how inseperable we can be sometimes! Lemme introduce you:

This is Cait:




and Zac:

It's been so much fun getting to know them and hearing what God's done in their lives so far. And such an enormous blessing to be able to have a hilarious time with people that aren't interested in getting involved in stupid stuff!

I wish you all could meet them for real--and maybe one day you will! It's definitely a God thing that the six of us became friends--I only have a class with one of them!!

Well, that's all for now...it's time to say goodnight!

All My Love,

Monday, August 21, 2006

YA'LL :)

So here I am on my roommate's (Janelle--who says hi) computer (still waitin on my MacBook Pro ;) ) down in Nashville and it's been a pretty good time! I can't say it wasn't hard to say bye to my family 'cause I loooooooove them soooooooooooooooooo much!!! :-D hahaha but I love meeting all these new people and hearing about where everyones from! So, yeah. I was so excited to get online finally 'cause I wanted to check up on all of your lives! I miss you guys!!! Come down and visit whenever you want :)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

"Shut Up And Go Be a Man of God"

Wow, I was looking at my friends myspace picture and one of her friend's default name is Shutup and Go be a Man of God !! Haha, can't say I wasn't amused...! lol

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

[Love Lead Me On, Faith Keep Me Strong.]

Matthew 9:28b

"...and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this?
They said unto him, Yea, Lord."

Yes Lord, I believe You can do this. :)

On another note, I came across this blog from Captivating Studios and it was so encouraging--check it out!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Sinking of My Heart.

For the past 5 months I have been praying for this friend of mine...my heart's so painful and broken for him. Why him of all people??? I guess it's because I would be a lot like him if it wasn't for Jesus Christ in my life.

I have 4 full days left till I move out to Tennessee and I guess I'm just left wondering...where's he gonna go from here? My guess is he'll remain the same. Same job, same searching; same chasing after temporary highs.

It feels like I'm grasping thread and it's slipping through my grip faster and faster.

But I have this letter for him. A letter telling him all about the One that's changed my whole life! And I'm dying[!!] to give it to him...but circumstances just haven't let me. (_My last resort is to mail it, but I want to hand it to him myself._) His life won't have to be the same if he just knew!! I'm at the point where I tell God I don't know what to pray or how to feel about this 'cause I just don't know anything anymore!!

::Sigh:: I just had to let this out somewhere.

Monday, August 07, 2006

"Don't get emotional...just praise God."

The above concept jumped to the surface of my brain yesterday night as I was getting ready for praise & worship practice. I know that God is worthy of my praise regardless of what I'm feeling. My mind was battling to stay fixed on Christ, but He immediately brought focus the moment I began singing.

It felt so good to sing like that again. :)

I had taken some time off from the worship band this summer and having the chance to come back to it made me wonder why I ever stopped! I can pretend like I don't know why, but really, I do. I got so lost in my own world for a lot of reasons--mostly, selfishness and pride silently penetrated my lifestyle. Finally, I gave it up to God after He challenged all my plans.

You see, at church that morning I reconnected with an old friend and she unexpectedly asked me this question:
"Hey Sarah, you want to go to Uganda with me?"
My mind was shaken though I tried not to reveal my initial impression. I told her it did interest me but, more than anything, I have to pray about it first and figure what God's got planned.
Back to the band practice last night--it was my good friend Lee's last night playing guitar because he's leaving tomorrow for San Diego to work with the organization promoting the cause for the Invisible Children. He and I have been through a lot together and seeing the drastic choice he is making challenged me even more.
I've started questioning my plans/ideas of what I should be doing. All I know is that I was not meant to live an ordinary life.
((Needless to say the worship music was amazing last night!! God's spirit was MOVING!!!!))

Friday, August 04, 2006

"Clothes don't always work, food makes you fat, but shoes--shoes always fit."

I have to say, this summer has been chock full of shopping it's disgusting. Lately shoes have been "the fetish" and today my sister and I went over to DSW--the best shoe place in the world--and got an AMAAAZING deal on 2 pairs of shoes, and 2 pairs of socks...

Wanna know how much it cost us?

...............drum roll please...............................

75 cents!!

Yep, that's right, 75 cents for a pair of Franco Sarto ($85) shoes, Nina ($70) shoes, Anne Klein ($6) socks, and Steve Madden ($8) socks!! Haha, not that name brand socks really matter!! lol But heck, if it only costs less than 20 cents a pair, why not!?

Don't ya love great deals??

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I saw this picture on DJ's old website and fell in love with the substance of this quote. Just reading it was so reassuring, powerful and encouraging for the standards that I have presently and am choosing to raise for my future that's quickly closing in! Thanks DJ!! I hope you all are blessed by this :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A New Member of the Family...

I finally pushed myself to submit to accepting this wonderful violin from Natalie Barlow on Friday. If this makes sense, I'm a really bad gift reciever! It's hard for me to accept things from people without rightfully paying for it myself. The Barlows are certainly training me to submit!! THANK YOU NATALIE!!!

On Saturday, I went to Venetian Night and it was a blast! We didn't have the best view of the boats but the firework show afterward definitely made up for it! Afterward, we just hung out in Millenium Park playing soccer and throwing the frisbee around. Oh, how I love summer... :)

Sunday we had a black-out for two hours!! But I'm so thankful for it. It really pushed my family and I to just be together instead of sitting in front of the computer or TV. My sis, dad and I pulled out our guitars, opened the piano and sang while my brother messed around on the violin. It was quality, what can I say? ;)

And if you've read Sarah Barlow's blog today you've seen this picture from our trip downtown. What a relaxing, beautiful day! The only sad part was leaving behind my 17" MacBook Pro at the Mac Store. :'( One day it will be mine!!