“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did NOT fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. -Matthew 7:24-27”—(via carashin)
If you're gonna break up with someone, at least be man enough to tell her face-to-face, you prick. She's a human being with feelings and a heart, not some collectible action figure you can toss aside when you're tired of playing with them.
My dad and I were talking about the Harry Potter movies and books and he realized something. He said it was ironic how everyone thought before there were going to be seven movies, but there ended up being eight. Just like the pieces of Voldemorts soul. There were supposed to be seven, but there ended up being eight...
Getting to know people better. I was really glad that I could be up here in Berkeley to get to hang out with all my peeps.
Living in my apartment. Sometimes it was tough having to cook for myself when I REALLY didn’t want to, but overall it was a good learning experience.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2… and POTTERMORE!!!
Seeing Cameron Mitchell quit on the Glee Project. OK, I know Oxygen is a woman’s channel… but yeah, I know this sounds bad, but it really isn’t. He stood up for his Christian beliefs and knew what lines God didn’t want him to cross (ie. kissing someone who wasn’t his girlfriend), and so he chose to leave the show, even rather than staying with a promise from the director that they would respect his values; he witnessed to SO many people and touched their hearts in an unimaginably powerful way, and I praise God for it :)
Doing well on both my midterms… only by the grace of God hahahaha.
Finding out that my music arrangement is going to be used for one of Cal Band’s halftime shows! Gah so cool.
Getting to explore the Bay Area a bit better (the Deyoung museum, learning how to use the bus system to get everywhere, finding out that Shattuck doesn’t actually run straight, etc.).
Having my family visit me TWICE. I guess they DO miss me :)
Becoming coffee-dependent >.>
Eating ice cream for dinner two nights in a row (I wasn’t sure if this was a high or low, but it was pretty unhealthy so it’s a low).
Finding out that Chipotle got rid of their free-drinks deal… smh.
Not getting into Pottermore sooner.
Wow, I’ve been doing this for 30 days… I am such a loser. Kthxbye :)
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 87 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered in daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and pull it out but it won’t matter how many times you say “I’m sorry”, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is just as bad as a physical one".
Thank you. For everything. For living a perfect, sinless life, only to die the most horrible and humiliating death imaginable. Thank you for taking my sins upon yourself (which, I can imagine, is no small task) and sacrificing yourself on the cross to wash me clean and make me righteous in God’s eyes. Thank you for being who you are. You rock my socks :)