Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Milky Way and a Downpour

Listening To: Mona Lisa by the All-American Rejects

Sometimes, life doesn't go the way I want it to, God doesn't work the way I want Him to, and things feel really, really lame. It's life. It happens. It isn't fun sometimes.

That's kind of how things have been going lately, and quite frankly, it sucks. It isn't how I envisioned this semester at all, but it's one of those things where I can't do anything in the world to change it. (Trust me, that's incredibly frustrating for me and I have the random urge to just scream sometimes. It haven't done that yet, but if I do...I apologize in advance. :) Haha.) At the same time, though, God has been so amazing to me. I can honestly say that I trust Him 100%--completely, wholeheartedly, no question. He has done so many little things lately that just reassure me of His love and His faithfulness. I've seen 3 rainbows, a gorgeous sunset, the Milky Way, and a shooting star--all in less than a week (and I've desperately needed some reassurance from Him this week). Not only that, but I was feeling especially bad today, and He sends a HUGE downpour. I haven't seen rain that hard in a long time. I ended up randomly getting to play in it, and I could not stop smiling. It made me unbelievably happy, and somehow, I could just sense that it was from God. As small and insignificant as it seems, things like that are always the things that mean the most to me.

I just wanted to share that. I love the little things God does for me. Regardless of what happens in my life, I will trust Him--always.

P.S. I'm okay, and life isn't horrible or anything. It's just that some aspects of it aren't going so great right now, and they tend to overshadow at times. Overall, life is still good. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Saltwater Room

Sometimes, I get a little obsessive about a certain song (and/or band), and I'll put it on repeat for hours on end, just because I can't stop listening. It's happened with "Dark Blue" by Jack's Mannequin, "Unsaid" by The Fray, "Come On, Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson (though I can't let myself listen to that one anymore, for various reasons...which sometimes makes me sad, because I do love that song), and who knows how many others. Well, my current obsession is "The Saltwater Room" by Owl City.

Oh my gosh. So good.

Fortunately, my roommate loves it, too, so she doesn't mind my listening habits too much. But for real--that guy is awesome. I'm not usually one to listen to electronica-type stuff that much, but dang. I can't stop listening to them (or him. Whatever. It's technically a solo project, but it sounds weird to refer to it as a singular thing). The girl's voice makes the song even better, and I love guy/girl harmony in general. Also, I think the lyrics are pretty wonderful.

Owl City's Myspace: