Tuesday, July 06, 2010

hello world

I am contemplating that possibility of becoming a blogger again. My time on the internet was most recently taken up by Lost (yes, it's okay, you can laugh at me!), but now Lost is over. I almost always have school work to be doing, but I love to procrastinate. Plus, it always feels good to write. I just recently joined twitter (follow me-@ lcglassford), and there have been a few times where my thoughts were to long for the tiny amount of space you are given per tweet. SO we shall see how loyal I can be to this blog. For now that is all- I must go read 40 pages of Thoreau's Walden before class tomorrow morning!

-Christy G

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God…

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy…

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the imposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.


Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, DC—October 3, 1863

Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Life

This is the last scene of the third episode of LOST...I love it. The conversation between Jack and Kate is so great. "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life" (Rom 6:4).

What I love most is how the Truth of the Gospel surfaces all over the place in this show. There is a very strong theme of Redemption weaved throughout the plot. Whether the writers intended it or not. LOST is chalked full Christian themes. Just another reason to love this show. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bleeding Love

What's my new favorite tv show?? That would be So You Think You Can Dance!!! How the heck have I missed out on this show the past few summers? Not quite sure, BUT watch this dance...it's awesome!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Long Time No Talk

Once again, I find myself sitting in front of my beloved Mac with my fingers itching to write. I must give this shout out to Apple simply because I got this Mac (my first) for my birthday last year, and it has yet to disappoint. I will always and forevermore be prejudiced when it comes to the great battle between a Mac and a PC. 

I'm slightly embarrassed that I have not written in six months. What, with my beloved tv show LOST and the demands of my English and History classes, there simply was no time for leisure writing. I was writing like a maniac for this class and that one, but now with a break I find that I am missing it.

My break. Yes, at the last minute my summer plans changed. Who knew it would cost $1400 for just one summer class! So, yet again, I find myself in Montgomery for the summer. 

There's not too much to do here, but I am finding ways to entertain myself. Of course, I applied for several jobs, but let's face it: no one wants to hire someone for just three months at the moment, and there are several other people out there interviewing who actually need the money. So, I'm working at my dad's office a couple of days a week. 

I have committed myself to reading this summer. I am going to be a reading fiend. I'm trying to tackle all the greats that are still on my list. I also want to read all the books that I might teach one day to high-schoolers. Confession: I am a huge dork. My current reading list has, I kid you not, 60 books on it. One day I may post it. There are just SO MANY wonderful books out there.

That's all for now. I hope this post finds all you bloggers happy and well. I guess only time will tell if I post again anytime soon :)


Saturday, January 03, 2009

can't wait!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

good stuff

We were created for the purpose of giving Christ's invisible character a glimpse of visibility.

Lord, many have run this difficult race faithfully. I want to be among them. Therefore since I am surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, help me throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and help me run with perseverance the race marked out for me.

Help me fix my eyes on You, Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, who for the joy set before You endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will You, my God, rejoice over me at Your appearing.

-from Beth Moore's Praying God's Word Day by Day