Friday, October 29, 2004

If You say go,
we will go
If You say wait,
we will wait
If You say step out on the water
and they say it cant be done
We'll fix our eyes on You
and we will come

Your ways are higher than our ways
And the plans that You have made
are good and true
If You call us to the fire
You will not withdraw Your hand
We'll gaze into the flames
and look for You

very nice song.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

so when you are eating a sandwich, it usually tastes better if you take the little papers off the cheese. yesterday i was sitting here, eating a really good sandwich, then i took a bite that tasted kinda weird, and i was like eww that tastes kinda weird, and its hard to chew. and i chewed and chewed and thought, this is disgusting. then i saw the paper sticking out of my sandwich. gross. so just a tip for ya.

my fam came down this weekend. whoop! we enjoyed a little koppe bridge and JCody's bbq and the fightin texas aggie football game. that wasnt the way i'd thought the game would go, but wow what a fun time. i really didnt think we deserved to win, the way we played, but i sure am glad that we did. the weather was blah though, i mean seriously its been in the high 80s here in C.S. all week. is it almost november or are we stuck in september some how?

"i sure hoped it would rain. this shirt needs to be washed." -mark at the football game.

in fact, all the guys were definitely wearing their swim suits w/ their maroon out shirts, just in case it happened to rain.

sunday night i stayed up all nite working on a computer program. mark is my new hero for staying up most of the nite helping me with it. too bad the program specifications had fatal errors in them. which we discovered when we went to class. ohh the frustration. but its cool, i've got it pretty much up and running, and hey, gotta keep perspective on this stuff. i do believe thats the first time i've ever stayed up all nite for the purpose of school work. usually, if i'm up all nite its because i'm out having fun, and if i have hw due, i just forget it. i need my sleep.

so yah, yesterday is pretty much a blur b/c i was so sleep deprived. in fact, hahahaha i tripped going up the stairs in wehner. yep. hahaha. smoothness.

yikes, i gotta go to anthropology class and watch some movie there.

Friday, October 22, 2004

ya, i definitely got this email today:

We are back home this weekend for the first time in three weeks, and our team is still talking about the last home game when you caused Kansas State some problems that helped us win. I have a simple request -please come back and do it again.I’m told that there’s room for a few thousand more up there across from our bench. We’ve never won against Colorado at Kyle Field in two tries, and after them we have two of our ranked Big 12 South rivals coming to town, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. You will be a great help to us by cramming into the stands and yelling with even more volume than K-State experienced.The coaching staff, the players, and I are sincerely grateful for and proud of having over 23,000 students at our home games--more than any place else in college football--standing, yelling and, we hope, kissing often, from start to finish. “The Home of the 12th Man” at Kyle Field is crunk. (I try to learn from players...)
Gig ‘em!Coach Fran


Thursday, October 21, 2004

there's something in me that longs to be different
while the rest cries out to be the same.

i dont know what its like
to care about just one thing
to hear a small voice
in a crowd thats roaring
to turn from all that draws me
and live for the One who calls me
suddenly everything i noticed
didnt seem all that big
all the loves i'd been pursuing
faded away into just this
to seek You, to find You
to hide myself
and show You

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

so a lot has been going on since my previous post. i ended up going to west texas for the weekend, marking my 3rd friday in a row of skipping classes. i would seek to make it a month of classless fridays, but alas, i have 2 tests this friday, so i suppose i will attend. my brother & his fiancee had a couple wedding showers on saturday, that i went to, and so that was yay fun, and i did some bridesmaid duties, because, i am, of course, a good bridesmaid like that. friday & saturday i got to see some good friends from midland, which rocked. gotta love that place. and, wow, the aggies kicked osu in an amazing game. the only thing that made that game more amazing was that i was eating ROSAS during the middle of it (whoop!) and that i was watching it with some people that are perhaps my favorite people in the world.

on the way home from midland, we had a little blow out near big spring, about 30 miles into our trip. it being a sunday afternoon, of course most places were closed. thankfully the walmart was open, but of course there was a 2 hr wait, naturally. we ended up buying a tire there, and taking it down to a truck place to be put on, and hopefully saved some time in there somewhere. we ended up getting back late. perhaps it was these circumstances though, that led us to develop an exciting fun new hobby. ladies & gentlemen, let me introduce you to texas roadside assistance, if you are not familiar. the number is on the back of your drivers license, and oh is it fun. we saw a poor man (or a rich man, i'm not sure) walking along the road, we think his car had broken down. we didnt stop, because it was dark, and that would be dangerous. besides, we had no physical room in the car for him. BUT we did our civil duty, and called texas roadside assistance, who sent a state trooper to go see if this man needed some help. and we felt very good about ourselves. bree then spent the rest of the trip looking for more things to call in. yes, a truly exciting hobby if you are ever driving on the road and are bored. i believe the number is 1-800-525-5555.

lets see. i heard a lot of funny quotes this weekend. but i didnt write most of them down, sadly. however, i have some from some classes and a few from this weekend, that i will share. i hope that you enjoy them and have a great evening. and GO ASTROS, that game last nite was incredible. and i got a new cell phone. finally. yay for me. i am no longer self conscious about my cell phone that takes two hands to hold up to my ear. just kidding. but do yall remember those things? most of you know that i'm also a little self conscious about my major. well, on monday i decided to indulge in a chic-fil-a sandwich rather than my usual brownbag lunch (and yes, i do indeed pack my lunch in a brown bag, naturally) and as i was walking through that building on west campus where the lunch place is located, i happened to notice a girl reading a book entitled 'pictoral anatomy of cats'. and suddenly i didnt feel so badly about my major after all.

"today is your final day before other words, your test is on tuesday." -bryant

"we have a lot to go through, so we need to go like.....a hellican. haha." --bryant

"nevertheless, they all died." --bryant

"usually you buy your first wife. that gives you prestige. then you just steal the rest of them" --bryant

"imagine an alien from another planet who lands on earth after a nuclear holocaust has destroyed all life but has left undamaged terrestrial libraries and archives." --the opening statements of ch 4 of my anthropology textbook (what?!?! i refuse to imagine this situation because it is absurd)

"i meant to bring the 5 dollars i found in my pants." --bree

"i was prematurely exiting the function. i dont know what i was thinking." --will (a little info humor for ya)

"anyway, back to the point....i forgot what the point was. o yeah. the class doesnt speak much so i was comparing yall to mutes." --mike hnatt

"its kinda like what you were saying....what were you saying?"--reutzel

"sharon? i think if she said she was impregnated by the Holy Spirit people would believe her." --matt (uhh, yeah, thanks matt)

"yeah, any time we were in trouble we had to stand up and hold our instruments overhead, so of course the flutes were like eh, and the tubas were like ugggh." --bree, remembering old band days

"she tells me 'you're the best person i know'.....and thats pretty sad."

"alrite, alrite. i forget its the class that is mute." --hnatt

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

so i had the "bright" idea to change up the look and feel of my blog. in doing so, i managed to lose all the comments posted and also my little counter down at the bottom. i'm sad. from now on i will seek to satisfy my craving for change in other avenues, not this blog.

two things happened today. 1 being i went to class, the other being i wrote down a few quotes (!). so here they are:

"even today Roman numerals are viewed as sexy. try putting on them your wedding invitations and everyone will think, wow this person must be very important. they will have to go look it up in the dictionary to know what you are talking about." --bryant. (i dont think i'll pass this on to my brother and his fiancee, tempted as i am)

"he [leonardo pisano fibonacci] is best known today for his famous Fibonacci sequence (f1=f2=1, fn+1=fn+fn-1), he developed it to explain how rabbits multiply, but now it is most used to predict things in finance." --from bryant's power point slides (what kind of sickos make up junk like this?!?)

"you know the story, leave a couple rabbits, come back in a few years and you have a million of them. if you dont believe it, ask the Australians." --bryant

yep, so that was my exciting anthropology class today. in other news.....

i ordered new eyeglasses today.....
i applied to be a substitute teacher in Bryan ISD, haha "teacher sharon"...
anyone who's read 'The Great Divorce' by C.S. Lewis, shoot me an IM...
group projects are annoying. i'm stuck with 3 of them this semester...
a&m creeped into the polls. HA to you doubters...
i still havent gotten my stinkin new student ID card...
i did, however, get my new license plates...
note: if anyone ever rips your license plate off, just go by your county tax office, the same place you register your car at, take in your license plate that is hopefully left, fork over $6.30 and voila, you will receive new plates. do not however, think you can pay with a Visa or Mastercard check card b/c this is unacceptable. you will have to get cash out of the atm, and unless you bank with First American Bank, you will be charged $1.75. consider this a public service announcement
ezekiel 16 is a way cool chapter, you should check it out...
(v24---does God approve of nose rings?!?!! :-) )

You say You can do more than I imagine
and my dreams are pretty big
All I've ever hoped for
and everything I need
is found in losing me.
Its time to take the test and see
just where my faith is taking me.
I'll follow though I cant see with my eyes,
I know its Your hand thats leading me.

"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." --Psalm 19.10

Sunday, October 10, 2004

so i had another incredible weekend. eveyln and i participated in an outreach survey deal with the church on friday nite, and wow what a craazy deal. we met some interesting characters and dealt with some frustration, and overall things turned out alrite i think.

my family was here for yesterday and today and i had a blast with them. i hadnt seen them all semester, so thats quite a long time. my extended fam was in town to, we were having a baby shower for my aunt. a 6hr baby shower. yep, us josefys, we now how to throw a kickin party, let me just tell ya.

a song thats really been on my heart this weekend is 'o praise him' by david crowder. the first verse talks about:
turn your ear to heaven and hear
the noise inside
the sound of angels awe
the sound of angels songs
and all this for a King
we could join and sing
all to Christ the King

and the second verse talks about:
turn your gaze
to heaven and raise
a joyous noise
the sound of salvation come
the sound of rescued ones
and all this for a King
angels join to sing
all for Christ our King

and theres other parts, talking praising the Lord because He's holy.

turns out one of my friends from midland, her dad got killed in a car wreck yesterday. when i found out last nite, i was really crushed with just the pain she must be going through. and listening to my friend who was with her when it happened, just share the difficulty of walking through that with someone. its not something i understand, and hope that i never have to understand. but in the midst of that, and knowing the hope and peace that will prevail in their family because of Christ, i was struck with the thought that her dad is in heaven now. in one moment he was with us, longing to join in with the angels. and now he's there, singing with them, experiencing the presence of the Lord on a level we can only long for until the day that He takes us to Himself as well. and that is the sweet hope we have in Christ that makes it worth getting up tomorrow, and every day after that, striving to live a life that pleases Him, until we too join that massive multitude around the throne of God.

Revelation 7......
after this i looked up and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the the throne, and to the Lamb"....
these are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes...

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

a special treat: a sampling of quotes from days gone by. a top 10 of sorts.

10. "I cant believe I look like Michael Jackson." --kara

9. "Concept testing is where you test the concept."--conant

8. "Don't call yourself stupid, just pressurized." --mrs. p

7. "See, I've heard this multiple times, and I still think its funny. Thats funny." --sara

6. "Everyone says be who you are. I say thats crap! I say if you like him better than you like yourself, then be him. Be who you want to be." --travis e.

5. "wait, whats that white thing in the middle of the sand??"--evelyn, at the astros game
"huh? .......that's second base." -me
"i thought they would run all the way around near the wall."--evelyn
"thats really far"-me
"well they ARE professionals." -evelyn

4. "yeah, yeah, omnipresence is Him being everywhere at once, omniscient is where He is all knowing, omnipotence is where He is all powerful, and omish is where you make wooden furniture." --chris hoover

3. "Dude. Its a joke. Laugh. Blow snot out your nose. " --sara

2. "Lets focus on this chapter, fully, yet exclusively." --conant

1. "Have we gotten anything done yet? Why start now?" --mrs. p

mrs. p's quote wins b/c it sums up my ideology very well. what does ideology mean? i'm not sure, but it sounded right.

a random quote for you to end this evening:
'one of the hardest things in the world is to watch the one you love, love someone else.'

i thought that i understood that on a certain level. but sometimes, i wonder, if God feels that way about me. hmm.
an account of my evening:

5pm: fully intending to write computer program that was originally due today and is now due on wednesday, that i havent started on, up at the WCL beginning at 8pm

7:30pm: accepted invite to free dinner at JCody's with my bro and co. hope to go to WCL at about 9.

9:30pm: just getting back to my brothers apt. figure i will make it to the WCL about 10:30pm.

Midnite: yeah, i never made it to the WCL. o well.

hmm. yes, i heard a couple funny quotes tonite:

at JCodys, TONITE, bear in mind that today was monday.

Mark: i think i will go home and take a shower.
Matt: yeah, i had a great shower before we left.
Mark: yeah, i did too.....saturday nite.

a random comment: 'well her apology didnt change her personality"

coming soon....a "best of..." quote post.

Monday, October 04, 2004

so i had a really good weekend. friday night i went with the business honors association down to houston. we got a really cool tour of minute maid park and watched the astros game. fun game, and i'm glad they clinched a playoff spot today, even if i couldnt keep my eyes open past the 4th inning. but friday's game rocked and it was a fun trip down to houston, my fourth time down there since school started, believe it or not. once to help bree find her wedding dress, once for an awesome jeremy camp concert, once to lead worship, and then to the astros game. phew.

saturday i went to the a&m game, which was awesome time. we had incredible seats too, south 30yd line, row 4 on 2nd deck. beautifulness. i was so excited we won! my throat hurts really bad today though.

some interesting quotes:

(i dont have any quotes from class on friday because, well, i'll let you guess why.)

"wait, whats that white thing in the middle of the sand??"--evelyn, at the astros game
"huh? .......that's second base." -me
"i thought they would run all the way around near the wall."--evelyn
"thats really far"-me
"well they ARE professionals." -evelyn

"I studied by the pool today, it was awesome. Whenever I was about to fall asleep I just jumped up and went swimming." -evelyn

Evelyn totally rocks my world!! I've never met a brazilian i liked better. :)

--Paul, in Philippians 1:20-21
"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed but now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain."

**The opposite of shame is honor. For most of us, if we feel shame, the opposite would be that we would feel honored.
**But Biblically, the opposite of feeling shame would not be that we would feel honored, but that Christ would be honored.
**What you love determines what you feel shame about.

--Christine Hoover, teaching on magnifying Christ through pain and death

"Perhaps your greatest problem is not that you don't know the will of God, but that you are unwilling to do it." --Pastor Tim Owens