Friday, December 28, 2007


i am writing poems.

who wants to see?

Friday, December 21, 2007


Originally uploaded by jarujav
my cute youth group!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


oh life. it's so fun, isn't it? i feel almost giddily happy right now, with a tiny little titch of crabbiness. sounds contradictory, but i'm just telling you how things go. :-)

atlanta, for those of you who care, was great and difficult and hard ... my class is about "thinking theologically," and as we did our meta-thinking, i re-realized how much i love the Word of God. it got me thinking whether i should be in a theological studies program as opposed to the youth min leadership one i was in. being the lovely OCD-sufferer i am, i thought about it a LOT while in atlanta.

i've prayed about it and talked with people about it, and i've decided not to continue with the youth min leadership program. note: this does NOT mean that i don't want to do youth ministry! in fact, i imagine that i'll probably be "in" youth min til i grow senile. but i don't necessarily want to learn "tools" of the trade. i will likely never be a standard "youth pastor" at a church.

so, now what? i don't know. theological studies? they have it at NWC. writing? that's what i feel passionate about, but i don't know ...

part of me just wishes there were more TIME. i would love to have extra time to focus on God, Scripture, people, and learning. 24 hours, wow. please pray that GOD will show me what direction to go.

on a sidenote, i feel like i'm growing up. still crazy, just growing up.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

oh, snow.

it's heeeeeere ...

i pretty much hate cold weather; i don't like bad roads and getting the bottom of my jeans wet. i don't like having to start my car 20 minutes before i leave somewhere.

so why was i feeling so happy tonight as i drove home sloooowly, pleased as punch to be a minnesotan?


Sunday, December 02, 2007


why do i go through spurts where i never blog and times when i do everyday?