Snapshots: “Choo Choo!”

A week ago today I went on a little adventure…I rode the train for the first time! 

For privacy purposes I won’t say where I went, but I will say I started out on a regular city bus in my area before hitting an underground train and then the Metrolink train at union station in downtown Los Angeles! 

Here are some snapshots I took from my Thursday afternoon ride!


Bus pass 

North Hollywood

Looking down at this reminded me of the first and second Spider-Man movies (2002, 2004). If you’ve seen them you know why I say that. 

Headed to union station and the metro rail quickly filled up with people. I felt like I was on an underground Disneyland ride 

Metrolink ticket purchased and verified. Awaiting the train’s arrival before boarding. I didn’t realize there were so many different trains for so many different locations around Los Angeles

The seat next to me was vacant for the first few stops, but eventually people started taking a seat beside me and before long I was at my destination! 

It was scary at first and dark out by the time I got off, but I kept my trust in God and he helped me get to my destination safely! 


Snapshots: NBA is back!! 

After months of waiting, the NBA season finally started on Wednesday.

Here is a snapshot look inside my Wednesday evening at home watching the Spurs vs the Thunder and the Timberwolves go against my favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers! 

Popcorn. I normally don’t have snacks when I watch basketball, but it was different this time. 

It had been such a long wait. So happy that the season is finally here! 

Snacking on popcorn must be accompanied by water. A month ago I had a kidney stone as a result of eating chips and not drinking enough water. Heed my warning–drink lots of water! Especially if you are eating chips or popcorn. 

Go Lakers! 

Go Spurs! 

Fall inspired

Perhaps I am changing my mind. Summer had always been my favorite season, but lately I’ve taken a greater liking to autumn. 

Where I’m from in Los Angeles, California, fall can feel a bit like an extended summer because the temperature doesn’t actually start to cool down until mid-October or later, but there is always a sense of change in the air. 

Fall, for me, is a fresh start at a whole new year to try to do the right thing in loving God and loving people as I’m called to do. 

It isn’t just a brand new school year, but an opportunity to use the end of the calendar year to make a new start.

With this season I have gained much inspiration. Check out a few new quotes and images inspiring me this season over on my tumblr blog (I’ll link it down below). 

“He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A few things I’ve been enjoying so far this season:

Doctor Who 

The last few episodes have been so incredibly funny

I don’t watch a lot of tv anymore. There are times when I can keep the tv off for days or for up to two weeks simply because I am not interested in most of what is on these days. Binging on a show is not my cup of tea anymore…however, I do like to sip tea while watching the new episodes of Doctor Who on Saturday nights when they air on BBC America.

Currently reading. 

Got it for free on iBooks so I read it from my phone. I watched a biography on George Muller and thought I should read his journals. Truly encouraging. 

Well, there you have it. Thank you for reading. I hope you are all enjoying this season and pray that God would make known to you all that He is:

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-19‬ ‭NKJV


BBC America 


A look into my world lately. I appreciate your prayers and am thankful for each and every one of you. I know I’ve been complaining a lot recently in the midst of trials. It is something I need to work on. 

You have all been so kind to me through it all, bearing with me as I have neglected to post anything that wasn’t a complaint. I felt I owed you all something new and refreshing to read, so I decided I would start a series on here called snapshots and show pictures that reveal a bit of the positive things going on in my world. 

God Bless you all for being so kind to me. 

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall! It was in the low 70s today. 


My rabbit got neutered late last month and took it like a champ! He had a successful recovery and is now doing very well. I’m still not used to how calm he is as is expected of neutered rabbits or the fact that he no longer lives at my house, but I’ve been having a much better attitude about it. He didn’t squirm and move around when I had him lie next to me in my sister’s room when I visited them…he stayed still and kept wanting to be petted. He may be more calm now, but he is needier than ever when he wants attention! 

Got a new box of black tea from Target recently with 100 tea bags inside

More snapshots to come soon! 

Thank you all again for your continued support and prayers. 

Would you pray for a Grad Student? (Part three)-Why me? 

I can’t get into all the specifics now because I’m still processing everything, but basically I found out about something that is not my fault, but could still keep me from graduating on time.I feel that everything I do is attacked. 

Problems arise when I make a transition in my life. Every little thing and something goes wrong. 

I understand suffering, but I feel this has been too much and wonder, “why me?”

Please help me. 

I want to obey Him and know what his will is.

I really need a job. Been out of work for almost nine months (also not my fault). 

And I need peace.


Please pray for me 

God bless 

“Humble me”-be prepared 

“God, humble me.”

“I want to be just like the proverbs 31 woman!” 

Two weeks later I sit here typing up this blog post feeling so small. So humbled and so in love with God. 

I’ll tell you now….it wasn’t easy and I still have much to grow in. 

I knew these kinds of prayers were big things to ask of God, so why did I expect not to see my life complicated? Why did I take my eyes off Him and start thinking anxiously when things were taken from me and I felt lonely? 

Prayers of this nature are not for the faint of heart. 

Will I still love God if He takes things away from me? 

Am I holding on to idols? 

Is my attention focused on God or my desires? 

These prayers literally broke me. But what a wonderful thing that is! 

The Lord is near to those who have a broken and contrite heart! (See Psalm 51:17 and Psalm 34:18)
I struggled to understand why so many people were moving forward with life–getting jobs, living the “adult” life and doing things on their own—and God didn’t seem to want me to go beyond the borders of my rough neighborhood and leave my parents’ house even though He knew I was having a hard time.  When my plans to move out and move on fell through I was crushed. 

But that’s where the problem started. That was MY plan, not God’s.

Would I still love Him if he took that possibility away from me? 

If you are a Christian you have likely heard it said over and over again–“God will work it out for good. Trust Him.” (See Romans 8:28)

It is said so often it almost goes right through us and we nod our heads so the person talking would know we understand. 

But do we really understand? 

For me, I stood for as long as I could, but it didn’t take long for me to look at my crumbling world and tremble. 

But He is faithful even when I am not. (See 2 Timothy 2:13)

Through my difficulties He showed me the work He was doing through me. It wasn’t going to be easy, yet He would not let me fall. 

It was a very tough two weeks. God is good. He worked so much in my life in those two weeks praying those prayers and I didn’t realize until the end of it that I was growing so much. I messed up at times, sure. I got upset and didn’t react in the best ways all the time. I’ve got much to grow in, but I can confidently say I have indeed grown a lot in two weeks simply getting on my knees every morning and praying, “Lord, humble me.” 
Will you pray that God would humble YOU?

Sorry I’ve been away…

I’ve been so busy with school and so much has been going on I haven’t had much time for blogging. 

I had a break down about two weeks ago because my sister took my rabbit to live at her house where the environment is better and he’s closer to the vet. 

She’s only 15 minutes away, but you gotta understand that at the time I felt she was taking away something I cared so much for and brought me so much joy in the midst of stress and loneliness. There was no warning. She just came by and took him away. I couldn’t sleep that night  and my sadness turned to anger which I let out on my dad the following morning. 

Also had been feeling sad about some issues in my social life. Being away from people I care about and doing my classes online gets very lonely. 

Due to the amount of emotional pain I felt, I decided to take a break and see some friends last weekend. While that would ultimately mean having to catch up on school work (and maybe have to pull an all-nighter) upon coming home, I felt it was the best thing for me to do.

Friends and I watched War Room. If you haven’t seen it, check your local movie theater for show times and go see it! I was so inspired by it I have really changed my prayer life. Prayer is so important and my friends know I pray for them daily. It is just so much more important to me. It can’t be something I just do once or twice a day- one time in the morning and one time before bed at night. It has to be something I do throughout the day–with my heart, on my knees, led by the Holy Spirit. 
God is so patient with me. Things fall apart in my life and I worry and cry, but He always shows me at the end of it all that everything was going to turn out for good anyway…so why worry? 

This is still something I am working on. Please pray for me, friends. 
Thank you for your patience with me. 

God Bless you all.