Tuesday, November 16, 2010

whoa man...

struggle: well, the semester is at the beginning of the end. school is picking up speed, and getting really tough. i'm really struggling in one of my classes right now, which is hard for me considering i'm a slight perfectionist. but through all of the struggle, i'm learning.

my prayer for the past few months has been that God would teach me to be humble. well, He has. i'm definitely learning humbleness through what i'm going through right now. i'm learning that you don't necessarily have to be the smartest person in your class, and you definitely shouldn't think that you are! i'm learning that there are more important things in life than that of how good a grade you receive, and that sometimes no matter how hard you study for a test, or how well prepared you are, sometimes you just don't reach your personal goal. i'm realizing that the expectations i have for myself aren't always the best, or what God has planned for me.

so i just want to encourage everyone that no matter how bad a grade is, (and i can tell you, mine wasn't too pretty), God doesn't define us by that. He looks at our hearts, and if they reflect what they should (being humble and willing to serve God), then that is what really matters. a simple letter on a paper or point average at the end of the semester is not going to matter in the end. just remember that if you do your very best in a way that will glorify God, nothing else matters. :)

uncertainty: so i visited Berry College this past weekend. the campus itself was BEAUTIFUL. 26 thousand acres of bike, and hiking trails, gorgeous lakes and tons of woods. pretty ideal to me. the best part, you ask? waking up to 50+ deer grazing in the huge fields, just outside your window. :)

i pretty much fell in love with the campus, yet i have NO idea what college i'll end up at, so i'm trying not to get too attached, but i am definitely going to keep Berry in my top ten. :) my future, like most everyone else's, is very uncertain right now......i have absolutely no idea where i'll be this time next year. but hey, i'm not going to stress over it. it's in good hands. :) anyways, enough of my blah blah blah, one more thing, and then some photos from my weekend. enjoy! :)

comforting respite: He's got it. guaranteed.

mom and Lillie 

the color was still so stunning, in november!?

dorms......aka castles.

some deer. :)

swan lake.....


yes, yet another chaco commercial. in november too, it's great. :)

this verse doesn't really relate to this post, but i read it today and it's a favorite.

"Do all things without grumbling or questioning,  that you may be blameless an innocent children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world."
Philippians 2:14-15


  1. Wow!! Great color and I loved the mill wheel shot!! Enjoy your last year in High School! I know you will end up in the right spot! As Buckaroo Banzai once said, "no matter where you go, there you are!" :)
    Uncle Dave

  2. love love love! p.s. no matter where you go to college, i will come visit. :) ...and embarrass you in front of your friends. it's my job of course.

  3. Megan: Wherever I go to college, YES, you are coming to embarrass me EVERYDAY! Love you seester. :)

  4. Oh my -- this is your last year for highschool?! I thought you had at least one more year :) Beautiful blog post :) I love you and miss you tons!

  5. Thanks Abby! And yes, this is my last year. Crazy I know! I miss you so super much!

  6. Your pictures are incredibly beautiful and what you said reminds me so much of some of the things I always struggle with! You have it right - at the end of the day, the letters on your transcript have zero to compare with giving glory to God in what you are doing. And Laney, from what I can see, you are doing just that. :) It's such an encouragement to me to see how beautifully you are walking with Him! And yep, God's got it under control.

    Happy Thanksgiving, and I love you!!