I had my cinematography final today. Normally I don’t have class on Wednesday, but since we don’t have any finals on Friday and this is just a Friday class, we had to come up with another time to have our final. So we chose to do it this morning at 8:30. I’m done with school though for the semester!! I don’t have a final in campus 3 cause our project is basically our grade. I’ll probably get an A cause she said that since our group is doing such a big project we’ll probably all get A’s.
Tonight was the last “real” Awakening of the semester. Next week we’re just going to do something chill cause everyone will just be getting out of school and it will be so close to Christmas and statistically no one comes that night. So we won’t do big worship or anything. We went all out with Christmas songs and everything tonight. We have been for a few weeks and doing Christmas messages and games. I like it.
Gah, look at this baby! She is so pitiful. She still can’t move. Obviously. She won’t be able to walk for awhile. We have to hold her for everything. Bathroom duties, eating, moving around… I gave up my whole day to hold her and take care of her.
Today is actually my sweet baby Chrissie’s birthday. She is 9 I believe. She got a special treat for dinner.
I am really frustrated because tonight at church I discovered that all my money had been stolen. And I’m pretty sure it happened at church, cause I have my purse at all times with me everywhere else I go except church. I went in to get money to give to the offering and every dollar I had was gone. I’m sure I had more than $30. I don’t know the exact amount, but I know it was more than $30. Probably more than $50. Cause I’m sure I had a $20 in there and maybe some $1’s, then I just put $30 in there that Spencer gave me for gas after the Bristol trip. I put that cash in there like Monday. And I ALWAYS have cash with me. Always. I’m positive I had all that money in there, and it is all gone. That is so frustrating cause I have no idea what happened to it or who took it and no one will fess up. I trust these people, or I thought I could anyway. And then they go behind my back and do this. It is so annoying. Like have some manners, kids.
I slept in this morning. Got a good sleep in. I’m so happy I don’t have classes on Wednesdays. I did clean some today. My dad told me not to clean because it is my birthday. But I have to clean when I get the urge to. Sometimes I just feel like the upstairs is really gross and needs vacuuming or whatever so I have to clean it.
My sisters painted my car last night. The rain washed it off today unfortunately before I could really drive around. Oh well. It was cute and I took pictures of it. Allie also woke me up with an air horn before she left for school. I just rolled over and went back to sleep, haha! She also surprised me with a card she made on Sunday at church and had everyone sign. She also had them write one thing that describes me. It was really nice and I love it so much.
I find it amazing how many people write on your Facebook wall for your birthday! My goodness!
At church tonight we had a guest come in, this guy Jacob knows, that paints while he gives kind of a sermon. It was so awesome! The painting was amazing, and it was so cool watching him do it. He did this painting and then he turned the lights out and and a black light on the painting and Jesus’ face was there (as you can see from the picture I posted)! It is so awesome. I really enjoyed that.
I joked a lot today about how it was my 21st birthday and I celebrated by going to church. Haha! Party hard! (My parents did however give me champagne later this evening after Ean left)
After church we went home and Ean came with us. We had a delicious dinner of baked potatoes, my favorite food. We also had some steak and chicken. But I really just ate the potato. I haven’t had much of an appetite with this cold, which sucks. The potato was extra delicious though. I always love a good baked potato.
After we ate we opened presents. Ean got me a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who and the new Florence and the Machine CD. I opened those at church cause he couldn’t wait. I got a gift card to Red Robin, a Christmas Tea book with all these recipes and things to read, an Adele record (like legit record for my record player), a polka-dot robe that matches my room, Tinkerbell shower gel, necklace from Urban Outfitters, velvet dress from Urban Outfitters, tan shoes from Urban Outfitters, yellow sweater from Urban Outfitters, a hat from Urban Outfitters, a really cute white peacoat, candles, diamond earrings, and they wrapped up my first baby toy. I mean, that was just so darn cute. They found it while cleaning out the garage the other day and decided to clean it and wrap it up. Oh my silly parents.
We had cake after that. I love cake. It was a cute Tinkerbell cake. We also had birthday cake ice cream, which I love.
And then after Ean left my parents gave me a bit of champagne. Which I already mentioned.
I am so tired of everything! Today was so ughhhhhhhhhhh. It was all church really. You know, we practice and practice every week and we sound just perfectly FINE in practice. Then when we go to play in performance, IT SUCKS!!! It happens every freaking week! I don’t understand! I’m so tired of it. And every week I just brush it off. I brush it off! But I’m so frustrated to breaking point now because we’ve been playing together for two years and we should be BETTER THAN THIS!!! I wouldn’t mind it so much except for the fact that the youth are sooooo judgmental. They aren’t going to say it to our faces, but behind our backs they talk to each other about how much we suck. And this week has just taken me over the edge. I’m so tired of this that I just want to quit. I love playing in the band. I love it so much. I love playing my bass guitar. I love MUSIC!!! But I am so frustrated I can’t stand it.
Other than that my day was alright. My family went out to eat at our favorite Mexican place after church. I didn’t want to be there. I just wanted to go home and get away from people and just be alone. I just want to scream. I’m so frustrated.
And another preview of our costumes! I worked on them again today. Not a lot though because we had church tonight and I cleaned a lot today. But I am nearly finished. I just have to do the rest tomorrow and I’ll be done. Thank goodness! The end is near! They are looking fabulous. I’m so excited!
Church tonight was great. We didn’t have a “series” lesson. It was just a lesson. It was about the armor of God. I thought it was an amazing sermon, of course I say that every week. But it isn’t a lie! You should check out Jacob’s website jacobhaywood.net and listen to his sermons.
We did this song tonight in the Awakening. It was really awesome. I think we did it well! Austin played drums this week. He is really good at playing songs he doesn’t really know. He is able to feel music which is a skill I think we all need to work on.
I am glad I don’t have class on Wednesdays. So I got to have another day of Fall Break! I made those yummy nachos again haha. Man they are delicious!
I worked on the costumes a lot today. I needed to more, but I did as much as I could. I did a little bit of cleaning today as well.
The Awakening was really good tonight. We talked about drugs. One of the adult members of our church that has been coming to the Awakening named Brooke gave her testimony. She used to be really bad involved with drugs. Like it was BAD. Her testimony was sooo beautiful and amazing. We are so blessed to have her in our lives!
My family went out to eat after at our favorite Mexican place. I wanted to go work on the costumes, but I was hungry, haha.
Today has just been like whatever. Honestly I didn’t do much today.
The message of church was great tonight. It was about sex. I loved it. It was such a fantastic sermon. I wish I could just take you all to church with me!
I would love to write more but I’m just in a ticked off mood because people at my church act like they’re honestly in preschool still. These people I honestly don’t understand why they act the way they do. What part of their brains says it is alright to behave in the manner they behave in? And then try and tell me I’M in the wrong? I can’t go into detail because they all like to pry in my life and who knows if they already read my blogs, but I honestly expect so much more of all them, especially the college kids, and they act so much less. I don’t think they realize how little they act. And then they will sit there on their high horse and be all like “well she’s so immature because she yells at us blah blah blah” well if they weren’t idiots, I wouldn’t yell! I mean normally idiotic behavior results in yelling. I’m just saying. It’s not like I’m like “oh what they did was totally cool and awesome but I feel like yelling and throwing a fit anyway because it is random and COOL of me to do!” Um, no. They have obviously done something really stupid. And they will be all “well only YOU think it is stupid…” but let’s ask any adult and see what they think, okay? Okay. Let’s grow up, kids.
Read the Bible in a year
Today would be 1 Corinthians 1-4. I have read all this before! In Sunday School! Several weeks ago! I’m sooo behind on my read the Bible in a year :(
I cleaned for a little bit today. Not as much as I should have. And I watched four episodes of Doctor Who. I started series 6! I’m almost caught up! I watched the first four in the series- the impossible astronaut ones (super interesting), that one with the pirates, and the one where the TARDIS turns into a woman, The Doctor’s Wife or whatever haha.
I went in to church early-ish so we could practice. The Awakening was awesome tonight. We played two of my favorite songs one of which was the song I posted for today. It is Hold Me by Jamie Grace ft. Toby Mac. The other song I really love is called The Earth is Yours by Gungor. We did awesome on both of the songs and I was so excited to play them. The lesson tonight was on the taboo topic of homosexuality. It was so good!! Jacob did an amazing job and I wish everyone in the world could hear it! It was so fantastic. The series we’re in right now is called taboo topics because they are topics that everybody talks about all the time but no one really wants to talk about what the Bible says about it. But I thought tonight’s lesson was fabulous. And Jacob will have it online eventually hopefully.
Tonight my family all went out to eat at our Mexican restaurant. One of my dad’s customers or whoever he was, I’m not sure haha, was there eating with us as well as my aunt Kellie and uncle Charles. So that was fun.
I didn’t watch any Doctor Who today. Sad, sad. I’m really sad that I’m nearing the end of Tennant though. I’m not ready!
Today I got some homework done. Joy of my life. Not really. Then I went to church. I had to be at church really early cause we didn’t get to practice on Sunday so we practiced at 4 tonight.
Church tonight was great. We are starting a series on Taboo Topics- stuff everyone talks about but no one wants to talk about in church. Tonight’s was on media. It was very interesting! We kinda talked about this a few weeks ago in college Bible study, that one week that Ean joined us. But tonight we just talked about how we often let media consume our lives more than it should. We often let media define us. We listen to music that has lyrics that degrade women, we watch television shows that are full of sex, and we play video games that are loaded with violence. We spend more time with media than we do with God. We spend more time watching TV, listening to degrading music, going to movies, getting on the computer, texting, etc, than we do studying the Bible or even just going to church! The media in our lives starts to define who we are. It has more control over us than God does. And that is really sad.
I was only able to finish the Titanic Christmas special of Doctor Who today. That’s it. I didn’t have time to watch any other episodes. Boo.
I cleaned like crazy today. Which was good!
Church was great tonight. We did this song Again by Flyleaf. We sounded awesome!! Like seriously. We did this song really well. I was proud. Tonight’s sermon was the last in the “God is…” series and we talked about “God is… in love with you.” It was fabulous!
My family went out to eat tonight at the Mexican restaurant. Amanda went with us. It was good. I usually get a salad when I’m there because I don’t like Mexican food that much, especially that late at night (we don’t eat till like 9 usually) but tonight I got a chicken and spinach tamale and it was really good. Allie went to Barnes & Noble and found the Doctor Who magazine for me. Yes!! I’m such a DORK! :)
I am just so tired today. And I won’t get to get good sleep till Sunday night. Unless I can get to bed early one of these days. Which I won’t. I never do. But that’s okay.
I FORGOT TO WRITE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER YESTERDAY!!!
I finished Series 2 of Doctor Who :’( :’( :’( I cried like a baby. I watched just those two episodes yesterday. The Army of Ghosts and Doomsday. Holy Moly. Seriously. I was sobbing.
I started Series 3 today. Well I watched the Christmas special anyway. That was pretty good. So I guess I’ll technically start it tomorrow. If I have time.
Tonight at church was good. I had to be there super early so we could practice. We ended up not doing Hey Soul Sister… of course… but WHATEVER. We’ll “do it next week” (right) so we’ll just see about that. Apparently it has “suggestive lyrics” so we have to just “seriously think about it.” My mom listens to that song. If my mom listens to it, it doesn’t have suggestive lyrics. Just gonna throw that one out in the wind.
But yeah, church was good. We are still on the “God is…” series. Remember my video from last week? Yeah, still that! We talked about how “God is… Invisible” tonight. We bear his image! If people can’t physically see God, then there has to be some way for them to SEE him. Because a lot of people have to see to believe. So…. God created us in his image right? WELL…. How is anyone in the world going to know/see God unless they see him through us?! Bingo! Point of the lesson. Think about it!
My family went out to eat tonight at our Mexican restaurant. It was in celebration of my mom and my aunts birthdays that were in August and July respectively. We all went out together. Fun stuff. We are always out LATE when we go there though cause my parents like to party there. Fun. I guess.
Read the Bible in a year
Today would be 1 Chronicles 6.
*Oh hey, ps, in the picture, that is my underdress. I have two dresses on, yes. One is an underdress so you don’t see through my top dress. Just in case you were wondering it was something else. It isn’t.
So I made this video. It is for the series we’re doing on Wednesday nights now “God Is…”
Today… I’m almost embarrassed to admit what I did today… but today I watched the last 3 episodes of season 1 of Doctor Who and then the Christmas Special between season 1 and 2. I watched the three episodes and then part of the Christmas Special before church then I finished the Christmas special as soon as I got home and finished dinner. I did homework today too of course. But after I watched some Doctor Who. And in between episodes. Cause the on website I can only watch so many of them before each different player won’t let me watch any more. Each one only lets me watch 72 minutes on them before it cuts off and says I have to wait an hour or so before I can watch more videos on their player. And there are only so many different players. And some of them cut out after 30 minutes and say I’ve watched 72 minutes, which I so haven’t. But whatever. So I have to deal with that problem sometimes.
Church tonight was good. I didn’t play because we didn’t have band practice on Sunday night so we didn’t do full band. Ean and Jacob got together and practiced so they both played and acoustic set. We were late for church and my sisters tried to blame it on me even though when I was trying to leave they were the ones sitting down in the hearth room holding Snickers saying “Come on! Let’s all sing Happy Birthday to Snickers! Happy Birthday to you… Wait Hollie isn’t singing, start over. Happy Birthday to you… Hollie still isn’t singing, start over… Happy- Hollie sing!! Start over…” for like ten minutes. Yeah, it was Snickers’ first birthday today. She is our little chihuahua. I was going to leave at 5:45 but ended up leaving a little after 6 because of that and also cause I also had to take the dogs outside (since my mom NEVER does and they hadn’t been out since this morning…) and Snickers decided to run away, then Mela ran away after I got Snickers back, THEN Chrissie ran away once I got Mela back. And the girls just sat there and watched me chase the dogs all through the neighbors’ yards. But it was still my fault we were late for church tonight and they told everyone it was because of me.
Church was good, as always. The “God Is…” series is going to be really cool! Tonight we focused on creation. Like how God created the universe so particular and everything. It was just phenomenal. I can’t wait till Jacob gets the sermon online so I can share it with others!
Read the Bible in a year
Today I read Jeremiah 11. Again, shoulda read more.
I don’t really have a picture for today, so I stole this from Allie’s facebook. This is Allie driving Lacie’s car. It is absolutely scary because when I think about it, Allie really can get her permit in a few months…. NO!!! I’m so old!
I don’t have class on Wednesdays so I watched another episode of Doctor Who today. I also got some things done. I should have read but I didn’t :(
Church tonight was great. The sermon was titled “I will… Go.” It was a good one focusing on spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Evangelism is a really good thing and I think we need to be reminded of it. I think it is so easy to forget, I don’t know why of course, but it definitely is. People are so caught up in themselves that they forget to tell others about Jesus. You could really save someone by telling them the good news!
I spent more time than necessary on the computer to day. Goodness. Post one thing that offends people and you end up answering to them all day! I don’t mind it though. Sure I really don’t like to be called ignorant and such, but I guess when people feel attacked, the worst comes out. I really don’t care because I’m standing up for God. That is the greatest feeling in the world, to stand up for God. I don’t care, everyone can attack me all they want. I’ll never stop standing up for God.
Tonight at church was absolutely AMAZING. We did a worship focus cause the title was “I will… worship.” The band played the entire time. We played seven songs. In between Jacob or Ean or somebody would talk or pray, or we’d have a short little video play that kinda made everyone just stop and think a bit about worship. It was really powerful and amazing. My favorite part was when we played “How He Loves” Jacob blindfolded everyone and everyone scattered out in the sanctuary and he told them to just really put themselves into the worship. It was just them and God. They couldn’t see anyone, and no one could see them. We turned out all the lights and everything. It was just so powerful and after that everyone was SO into the worship. It was INCREDIBLE. Tonight was just so moving. I wish we could do this again, seriously. And I wish this could happen in Sunday morning worship because it was so powerful.
Hopefully I can keep up with this! I'm gonna try and do a little update each day of this year. I'm hoping to have a great year and I hope to share it with you! I'll try to add pictures every day to make it more fun. I've also been challenged this year to read the entire bible in a year so what I plan to do is TRY and keep up with it and I'll share what I'm supposed to be reading each day with you all... maybe you can hold me accountable! I also don't just take pictures of myself for this like most "365" things do. I want to be different. Most of the pictures will have something of mine in it though. You'll see a piece of me in each one.