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Monday, April 26, 2010

Mantra #4

This week is going to fly by, because I am so busy again.  Final exams are all going to be over soon, and I can't wait!  My head has been in the books like crazy.  Once Wednesday hits, I will never again have to deal with this guy:

I believe that God is going to fill me up, even though I feel empty.  

I'm addicted to Train's "Hey Soul Sister"... Is that cheesy?  Am I the only one?  I can't get enough of it!

I wish that I had time to read a book that is for entertainment and not education.  The next one on my list is Julie and Julia.

I'm jealous of my old self with super-long hair.  I go back and forth, but today I miss it.

Soundtrack/Mantra for the week: 
If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people's sins,
If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness
your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go. 
I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, strong bones.
(from Isaiah--The Message)

My friend Chelsie did her own Mantra today!  Check her out!


  1. i'm loving that very same song!!! hope all the exams go well! i know you'll do fantastic! God will strengthen you!

  2. Did you see Julie and Julia as a movie??! I never did, but it sounds like it would be great as a book (maybe more than a movie?). Anyway, good luck with finals so you can get to the fun books!

    Also, I'm a fan of the short hair. Both are, of course, lovely. But the short hair just seems to really suit you!

  3. I love that song! I didn't like it at first, but now I can't stop listening to it... It's one of those songs that make you want to get up and dance.

    I've been meaning to read Julie and Julia... the movie was great, and I'm sure the book is, too!

    Good luck with all your exams!! Mine are coming up in a couple weeks, so I feel your pain. God bless!

  4. I am obsessed with that song too! The whole album is great. Julie and Julia is such a good book and I'm sure you will love it. Good luck with exams!

  5. Sarah! I was playing that song the other day, and the baby starting kicking like crazy... So over the past week, I keep playing it to see what will happen. Every time it comes on, there is TONS of kicking! I guess my baby loves that song too :)

  6. I believe the best way for Him to fill you up is by pouring yourself out. Encourage someone, give to someone, help someone. Good luck on your finals and if you ever need any tips on fun reads I know a few. :)

  7. Great mantra Sarah Ann! Btw. my middle name is Sarah :-) and my favorite books growing up were Anne of Green Gables so I've always loved that name too. Coincidence? Hope your finals go well - almost there! I know the feeling of desperately wanting to read something that was NOT assigned to you! lol - Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day, ~Kristin

  8. No, you are not the only one LOVING 'Hey Soul Sister' :) I am obsessed with this song!

  9. Good luck with your finals! I, too am addicted to Hey, Soul Sister. I made my boyfriend listen to it like 4 times in the car yesterday. Haha. Love your long hair but you're beautiful either way! :) Happy Monday!

  10. good luck on exams! i'm in the same boat and i am just so ready for it to be done. for right now, at least.

    i just love the verse.

  11. I love the song Soul Sister too! So don't feel bad. :)

  12. I'm always listening to that song too...even though it's always on the radio! Good luck with finals!

  13. Just stumbled upon your blog... I don't know why it took me this long!?
    I love it :)
    Good luck with finals... it will be so nice to have that done and over with. And we have that song on repeat around these parts - my son knows all the lyrics!! lol

    Have a great week!

  14. best wishes for finals!

    my husband is in finals season (done on Thursday, thank you Jesus), and my prayer for him is that the work he does on the finals would glorify God no matter what the end result. I pray the same for you!

    and i love that version of the bible verse! sounds so poetic yet simple. thanks for sharing. i hope i "glow in the darkness". :)

  15. Good skill with your exams--yuck...

  16. I've had "Hey Soul Sister" running through my head for days now! No, that's not cheezy! :)

    I LOVED the "Julie & Julia" movie but haven't read the book yet... fun fun!

  17. love soul sister too! i actually won a radio contest to go have lunch with them..but it was the day before Easter and i was going to my parents & had to give the ticket away :(

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  18. haha, the funny thing is i've had my hair short for a while now, but i've decided to grow it out!! and i completely do the same,i look through old photos and look at how long my hair was; your hair is gorgeous btw. haha good luck on exams xoxo

  19. Shakespeare will never TRULY be out of your life! He practically invented every idiom ever. But I can understand wanting to be done with the class--my Shakespeare class was super boring!

  20. i always look at old pictures and want long/short hair. as soon as i cut it i want it long..as soon as its long i want it short. currently in the wanting it long phase (and have been for almost a year!)

  21. I didn't even know Julie & Julia was a book, I'm going to have to read it now!

  22. I love Train! That song is so catchy:)

  23. Amen with the filling up! I need Him to feel me up too everyday. Good luck with finals, they are so close! Keep on trekking :)

  24. Hey cutie pie! This was such a fun post, I love it so much! Hey Soul Sista is constantly on repeat on my iTunes list, what a happy song. Speaking of happy! Come on over babe, I've got an award for you!! XOX Mwah!

  25. I am happy to say that I was super lucky to just stumble upon your beautiful blog! I feel like this post is my life right now, too. I know full well what you mean about finals, I am a little bit of a CRAZY person right now! And that is all very well due to my Shakespeare class too-- I love him, but I am over my head in Shakespeare..!!!

    Good luck, girl! And keep resting assured in the Lord and His mighty provision! :]

    Love, Kalie

  26. oh, I love, love, love the soundtrack! Amazingly refreshing words.

  27. i am TOTALLY addicted to trains "hey soul sister". don't even worry about it. also! you are so dang cute!

    love TIF


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