Wednesday, August 20, 2008


the 14th of august meant moving day. and, somewhere around 5pm on that very day i became another year older. my friend bethany says 25 sounds like the perfect age. i agree. i'm convinced that this year is going to be good. i see potential in so many things and in so many people around me. my thoughts and prayers are full of anticipation. God is at work, and i'm consistently reminding myself to look for His glory on the journey and not just at the end of an answered prayer. after all, an answered prayer doesn't mean God is finished. in fact, an answer to prayer is usually just the beginning.

1 Corinthians 2:9
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

the same power that conquered the grave lives in me. -- hillsong

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

the complete idiot's guide.

a few days ago, on a whim and because i was feeling exceedingly uncomfortable about the idea of going back to school, i bought the complete idiot's guide to english literature. as august 25th approaches, i find myself becoming anxious about graduate school. it has been mere months since i was in a classroom; however, it has been three years since i was the student.

i have this reoccurring fear that i'm going to be asked to recite all of beowulf in front of a class of my peers, while wearing a sign that says "i taught high school english." to english majors (excluding those going into education), teaching is the worst thing one can do with an english degree. many (including professors) view it as a waste of talent. why teach english when you can be english? write something, edit something... be english.

i just want to be rene.

until i figure out what all that entails, i'll be the "idiot" catching up on her thoreau.