Posted by: Christi | May 6, 2010

The light at the end of the tunnel…

Hello all!

It has certainly been a long time since I have blogged…life gets crazy at times…

well let me reflect on the past year…

My parents have been coming to church with me at Vintage for over a year now.  I cannot explain to you guys just how much better my family life has been.  I feel like life is better all around;  I am happy here at UNCG, I have met many people who desire to live a Christ-like life, my family is in a much happier place than any other time in my life, and God has been blessing me in ways I never thought possible.

Their have been some happy days, some sad days, but all joyful.

During this past year, two of my friends went to see home to see our Father in Heaven, Terry Turner, and Marcus George.  Both of them lived lives worthy of being spoken highly of.   They gave of themselves, and always did what they could to help someone else.  Much love.

Jason and Kelley Tegen gave birth to their first child, what a wonderful blessing!  I can’t wait to meet him!

Anyway-

School has been fabulous.  Being an RA at UNCG has been trying at times, because believe me, you never expect some of the things that have happened to happen.  I have been a counselor, an emergency responder, a conflict resolver, a last minute hair stylist, an academic advisor, a best friend, a taxi, and a personal life coach.  Working with internationals has been one of the most amazing things I have ever done.  I have met some people who, since being a part of my life, have changed me forever.  I now have a place to stay on every continent except Antartica…but I am ok with that ;oP

I really miss my SWU friends…been a LONG time since I have traveled back that way…

Well guys…tis time for me to head into work, so I will hopefully take some time for myself and start posting again!  Let me know if there is any thing you guys are curious about.

OH ..

PS:  I am talking to a really amazing guy right now…more details to follow, and if you want to know more feel free to call me!

Cheers-

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Posted by: Christi | June 19, 2009

Why I love being Asian

Today, my mom promptly asked me when I was graduating and I told her that I was unsure of that at the moment. She followed that up with “You going get Bastards or Masters degree?

Heaven help me I about died laughing!!! Thought you guys might like to enjoy the funny things my mom says so I will start posting them :o)

❤ Christi

Posted by: Christi | June 15, 2009

Reflections

Wow- 
Has it really been since May that I posted?  It is truly sad, I know, and quite honestly I don’t know if anyone actually reads this anyway. 

Today was a day of thinking;  thoughts of God, life, love, and the future.

I used to hear God speak to my heart….yeah yeah, I know it sounds crazy…but He did.  And this past year, I find that He has grown quiet because I have slowly tread farther and farther from Him.  Now I am not pursuing some crazy lifestyle, but I have become too busy.  I have put MY dreams, MY wants, and MY desires above the desires that God has for my life.  I too often look at the past year and a half, and I see a lot of disappointment, poor decisions, and pain, but with this backward facing look I also see growth, wisdom attained, and lessons learned.  I have turned away many things out of fear for losing my independence.  I felt like I was no longer vulnerable if I controlled my destiny, my decisions. 

 The old saying “Hindsight is 20-20” has never been clearer, and I chuckle at the sheer truth of that statement.

Starting today, I am turning over a new leaf.  I am handing back the reigns to the Hands that should have had them all along.  My love and desire to please God with my life finally outweighs my love and desire for my independence.  Submission.  I learn this from my mother, who daily submits to my father, NOT out of demand, but out of love and respect.  This lesson I think will make me a better child, sister, and one day wife and mother.

Always-
Christi

Posted by: Christi | May 11, 2009

Start at the very beginning, whats your name?
Christi

Do you know anyone who is pregnant?
too many

Whats one thing you realized today?
All nighters are not for me!

Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?
that would be a very grand NO

What make-up do you have on right now?
mascara

What should you be doing right now?
Sleeping…not this

Whats bothering you right now?
for right now im good =]

What are you excited about?
Summer. and the beachhhhh!

Have you ever thought about getting your nose pierced?
heck to the no

Has anybody ever given you butterflies?
Yes

Do you think you’d make a good parent?
I sure hope so :o)

Can you honestly say that you are a good person?
I try…

When did you last see your parents?
8 hours ago

What are you currently listening to?
Rob Pattinson

When was the last time you were on a plane?
2005 – Corrie Johnson’s Wedding in Maine

Would you ever take someone back if they cheated on you?
Only if I felt God unmistakenly telling me to

Would you consider adoption?
I would adopt if my future husband agreed to it as well

Do you have a bad habit?
That should be plural for habits….

Is there something that reminds you of someone every time you see/hear it?
Yes yes …

Who is the last person you spent money on?
Mom…it was Mama-San Day

Would you date someone taller than you?
Yes please….not going for the shorter men….

What are you looking forward to in the next 4 days?
Moving into my new apt….done with school for the summer

Do you like meeting new people?
Why yes i do.

Whats something you really want right now?
Constancy

Do you sometimes use your music player to help you fall asleep?
Only on nights my brain won’t shut up

Was New Years enjoyable?
Heck yes….playing Life til 3 am was awesome! haha

What time did you go to sleep last night?
3:45 AM

What did you do last night?
Hung out with Allen and Rachel Hinshaw

What time did you wake up this morning?
7:30 am

Do you fix the spaces on surveys?
Haha yessirrrr.

Have any interesting conversations lately?
A few :oP

Do you believe in perfect?
absolutely not.

Would you change yourself for the person you love?
i wouldnt change myself for anyone, if they cant love me for me then i dont need them.

Have you done bad things with your parents near by?
Ummm…other than the occasional cuss word?

Do you think best friends can be replaced?
Replaced no, because if they are your best friend, you shouldn’t have to replace them.  They should put in an effort as much as is given…

What is your favorite color?
Lime green and purple and pink – you can find all these colors in Gerber Daisies :o)

Posted by: Christi | May 7, 2009

Craziness

Hi all-

Sorry for my extreeeeeemely long absence from my blog!  This weekend was one such a refreshing one for my love tank.  I got to hang out with Cody and Kindel-very-soon-to-be-Thomas :o) , Tyrome, Hannah C, and many of the other loves of my life.

Anyways- 

This week has gotten off to a great start :o)    I just found out that if I don’t totally bomb my art history exam, that I will most likely make a “B” in the class!!!  That made me SO stinkin’ happy.  This semester is going to be about 2 A’s and 5 B’s hahaha….I am a failure  :oP  My mom will be mad for about a week lol…

My life lately has me feeling like I am a hamster on a running wheel.  Running, running, running, yet not getting very far……or very skinny lol…that is pretty much why I haven’t posted lately;  I haven’t really felt like there was much anyone would want to read about, but I have come to the conclusion that i am going write regardless if anyone reads or not.  It is so therapeutic for me to write what I am feeling on my digital paper  :o)

Well…it is about 12:15 so I am gonna finish up my studying and head to bed!  Gotta nanny in the am….I’ll post more about that later too!

Bonne Nuit mon amis!
.:Christi:.

Posted by: Christi | April 13, 2009

Beauty in Writing

ok…so I stumbled upon this amazing poem on Brent Watt’s facebook page.  It is a poem that this man wrote his wife for their wedding day.  If you can make it through the entire thing, you will certainly be amazed by the words of this poem as I was. 

The God whom we have loved, and in
Whom we have lived, and who has been
Our Rock these twenty-two good years
With you, now bids us, with sweet tears,
To let you go: “A man shall leave
His father and his mother, cleave
Henceforth unto his wife, and be
One unashaméd flesh and free.”
This is the word of God today,
And we are happy to obey.
For God has given you a bride
Who answers every prayer we’ve cried
For over twenty years, our claim
For you, before we knew her name.

And now you ask that I should write
A poem – a risky thing, in light
Of what you know: that I am more
The preacher than the poet or
The artist. I am honored by
Your bravery, and I comply.
I do not grudge these sweet confines
Of rhyming pairs and metered lines.
They are old friends. They like it when
I bid them help me once again
To gather feelings into form
And keep them durable and warm.

And so we met in recent days,
And made the flood of love and praise
And counsel from a father’s heart
To flow within the banks of art.
Here is a portion of the stream,
My son: a sermon poem. It’s theme:
A double rule of love that shocks;
A doctrine in a paradox:

If you now aim your wife to bless,
Then love her more and love her less.

If in the coming years, by some
Strange providence of God, you come
To have the riches of this age,
And, painless, stride across the stage
Beside your wife, be sure in health
To love her, love her more than wealth.

And if your life is woven in
A hundred friendships, and you spin
A festal fabric out of all
Your sweet affections, great and small,
Be sure, no matter how it rends,
To love her, love her more than friends.

And if there comes a point when you
Are tired, and pity whispers, “Do
Yourself a favor. Come, be free;
Embrace the comforts here with me.”
Know this! Your wife surpasses these:
So love her, love her, more than ease.

And when your marriage bed is pure,
And there is not the slightest lure
Of lust for any but your wife,
And all is ecstasy in life,
A secret all of this protects:
Go love her, love her, more than sex.

And if your taste becomes refined,
And you are moved by what the mind
Of man can make, and dazzled by
His craft, remember that the “why”
Of all this work is in the heart;
So love her, love her more than art.

And if your own should someday be
The craft that critics all agree
Is worthy of a great esteem,
And sales exceed your wildest dream,
Beware the dangers of a name.
And love her, love her more than fame.

And if, to your surprise, not mine,
God calls you by some strange design
To risk your life for some great cause,
Let neither fear nor love give pause,
And when you face the gate of death,
Then love her, love her more than breath.

Yes, love her, love her, more than life;
O, love the woman called your wife.
Go love her as your earthly best.

Beyond this venture not. But, lest
Your love become a fool’s facade,
Be sure to love her less than God.

It is not wise or kind to call
An idol by sweet names, and fall,
As in humility, before
A likeness of your God. Adore
Above your best beloved on earth
The God alone who gives her worth.
And she will know in second place
That your great love is also grace,
And that your high affections now
Are flowing freely from a vow
Beneath these promises, first made
To you by God. Nor will they fade
For being rooted by the stream
Of Heaven’s Joy, which you esteem
And cherish more than breath and life,
That you may give it to your wife.

The greatest gift you give your wife
Is loving God above her life.
And thus I bid you now to bless:
Go love her more by loving less.

Posted by: Christi | April 6, 2009

will post soon!

Hey everyone-

I am soooo stinkin’ sorry I haven’t updated at ALL…..I have been SOOOOO busy with work and school…..so right now Twitter is the best way to keep up with the minor stuff….I will write soon!

Always-

Christi

Posted by: Christi | March 5, 2009

ABC’s of Me

ABC’s of me

A
– Age: 21
– Annoyance: when people aren’t considerate of how loud they are when you are sleeping
– Animal: dolphin

B
– Beer: NO THANK YOU
– Birthday: May 21st
– Bestest Friend(s): Kindel, Violet, Kelly, Katherine, Sarah, Jessica
– Body Part on opposite sex: eyes & smile
– Blind or Deaf: If I HAD to choose…it would be blind…because I have seen a lot…and music is a must for me!
– Best weather: about 80 + degrees, Hot enough to get a tan!
– Been in Love: not yet
– Been on stage?: yes
– Believe in Magic: no
– Believe in Santa: no

C
– Candy: Snickers
– Color: Pink and brown
– Chocolate/Vanilla: Chocolate!
– Chinese/Mexican Food: Food lol
– Cake or pie: Cake
– Continent to visit: Australia/Korea
– Cheese: Swiss

D
– Day or Night: Day
– Dancing in the rain: is necessary

E
– Eyes:  Brown w/ green rings
– Everyone’s got: a bellybutton
– Ever failed a class?:  not yet

F
– First thoughts waking up: Where’s the snooze button
– Food: Korean!

G
– Greatest Fear: inability to do what I dream
– Goals: become an MD, raise a family
– Gum: Trident White
– Get along with your parent(s)?: 99% of the time

H
– Hair Color: Brown
– Height: 5′ 10″
– Happy: for the most part
– Holiday: Thanksgiving
– How do you want to die: Happy

I
– Ice Cream: Just about any kind
– Instrument: guitar

J
– Jewelry: Earrings
– Job: presently, Nannying
K
– Kids: one day
– Kickboxing or karate: Neither…Tae Kwon Do
– Keep a journal?: yes

L
– Love: often
– Letter: N
– Laughed so hard you cried: once daily

M
– Milk flavor: Milk
– Movies: Pride & Prejudice, Phantom of the Opera, Gladiator
– Motion sickness?: Yes!
– McD’s or BK: NO!!!!
-Music: just about any of it…

N
– Number: 3
– Noodles: Peanut Noodles Yum :o)

O
– One wish: That my parents can retire happily

P
– Pepsi/Coke: Coke
– Perfect Pizza: Stuffed Crust from Pizza Hut…with lots o veggies
– Piercings: my ears

Q
– Quail: my brother hunts them

R
– Reason to cry: a good one
– Reality T.V.:   No thank you
– Regrets: I live with no regrets
– Radio Station: 107.5 KZL
– Ring size: 10  geez…

S
– Song: Shoreline
– Shoe size: 10
– Salad Dressing: Raspberry Vinagrette
– Sushi: YES YES YES!
– Skinny dipped?: no
– In the shower?: I always get fussed at for taking long showers
– Strawberries/Blueberries: strawberries…raspberries are amazing too!

T
– Tattoos?:  They look good on other people
– Time for bed: Never early enough
– Thunderstorms: LOVE to sleep during them…and watch them if they have  lightning :o)

U
– Unpredictable: VERY

V
– Vacation spot(s): Anywhere there is sun and sand….

W
– Weakness: people who has conversational skills
– Wine: its ok…don’t really have a taste for it
– Which one of your friends acts the most like you: I think I am a one of a kind
– Worst feeling: having to go to the bathroom with no bathroom around …. haha…. Kelly
– Wanted to be a model: not a chance….
– Worst Weather?: any day it isn’t sunny

X
– X-Rays: my teeth

Y
-Year it is now: 2009
-Yellow: is pretty

Z
– Zoo animal: Polar Bear

Posted by: Christi | March 4, 2009

The truth about you…

1. You just received too much change. What is the most that you would feel obligated to come clean about it..if at all?

I would return even one penny if I received too much, and if i find money on the street, my mom taught me that it does not belong to us, so we try to find the owner or donate it to a church or to some organization.

2. What is the last present you regifted?

I usually do not regift, but I regifted a gift card I got at christmas to my mom :oP

3. You’re puking your guts up from the flu and are delirious, who do you call to take care of you?

Rachel/Kindel

4. It is 4am, you’re at Waffle House (or any 24 hour diner like establishment) after a night of drinking. What did you just order?

Hmmm, I loooooove their pancakes…but I order those EVERY TIME!
5. You were just handed $2500 and must spend it going away for the weekend. Where are you going and are you going to ask anyone to come along?

I would go to the great beachy state of Florida, and Kindel, Cody, Rachel, Allen, Sarah Moore, Tyrome, Sarah Wald, and Sanchez would be coming with :o)  (and of course the lovely Kelly Maney…sorry Kelly)

6. Who shared your first ever romantic kiss and do you know where that person is now?

I haven’t ever had this experience yet…… :oP

I tag Kindel, Cody, Brady, and Kelly

Posted by: Christi | March 4, 2009

Restarting my bloooog!

ok….so I have decided that now that I am in a new place in life, I am going to restart my blog! 

I have missed it terribly-

and I hope you all will welcome me back to the blogging community!!  :o)

 

Love always-

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