Archive for February, 2011

February 20, 2011

a snippet of my sunday

I’ve always loved Sundays-there is just something so refreshing about them! It may be that it is in some ways the end of a hectic week, yet the beginning of a new, unwritten one. My family always goes to church together¬†on Sunday…at least up until this year. Now that I’m in college, my dad has said that I am able to attend church at other places. but that’s a story for later. Usually I’m still at our church, either working at the nursery counter or singing/playing for the worship team. Today I was pleasently surprised to discover I had to do neither! And even more surprised was I when I got a text yesterday from my friend Jessica, saying that she was home from college this weekend! So, I quickly made up my mind to go to her church with her family (who, I might add, is basically my second fam.)

It was really wonderful to go somewhere different for a change and just be able to enjoy the service. I never realized how much work church can be until you have a part “behind the scenes,” so to speak. The message was wonderful and I was able to catch up with my old small group leader (I went to youth group junior/senior year at this other church) as well as some other friends.

And of course, whilst catching up with Jessa, we just had to take some photos. Here’s one of the best ones! (; (sorry about the cruddy quality…I didn’t want to lug my ‘big’ camera around, so I took my point&shoot instead.)

February 13, 2011

february love.

february. the month of love, of pink hearts and red flowers. of glittery valentines and plush kissing bears. some people love it, other hate it.

this post actually doesn’t have much to do with Valentine’s Day–but it does have to do with what I’m loving this month…and that is… fasting facebook! It’s been so much easier than I thought it would, and I’d definitely recommend it. Whether it’s for a week or month or even 3 days, it’s good to take a step back and get a fresh perspective. ¬†It’s amazing to realize that I’m not constantly checking for new notifications on my iPod touch or refreshing the newsfeed, although I do admit I miss being in the loop and knowing what is going on in the lives of those I don’t otherwise talk to daily, or ever for that matter! I’ve also been able to do some more deep talking with friends via the phone or email. I even reconnected with a good friend from my younger years and had a really lovely phone chat (which probably would not have happened had I been on facebook instead of skype at 11 pm!)

I’ve also been able to dig deeper into my Bible and prayer life with God, and strengthen my relationship with Him little by little. January was already amazing spiritually, and February has definitely not disappointed! It’s definitely not because I’m not on facebook or anything, but that does help to re-evaluate the more important aspects of my life.

So, here is me saying: God, I love You! Thank you for being my perfect valentine. For showing me more and more who You are and what true love is, and how to go about showing it in my daily life. You are there to hold me up when times are tough, and to share in my joy when times are wonderful. Your love is perfect. (:

and to all you out there, real or cyber friends or even unknown friends!, may you begin to know this Love, the One who wants to be YOUR valentine. When others let you down, He won’t. And maybe, if you take a step back from the fast paced, micro-analyzing, perfect-wanna-be’s…you’ll discover the only One who has always been there for you, who will ALWAYS love you for who you are.

love,

amelia (: