It's been a while...

So when I first posted at college I mentioned that I was not sure if my post would become more or less frequent. Well, now I know it is the latter. I have been so incredibly busy, but somehow I have found the time to post right now. I went home last weekend for the first time since I've been away. Let me just say, I couldn't help but indulge myself on several native-to-North Carolina foods. Biscuitville and Cook-Out are included in that list and boy, have I missed them. I got to see my dogs and my amazing horse.

Last Thursday was Kappa's first function of the year, Buffett Bash! It was so much fun, below are some pictures. My dress is Free People and my shoes are Sam Edelman.
Me and Maggie!
Kappa Sisters!

We finally got our pictures from Blowing Rock! Below: Hardy and me; Me, my mom, and Olivia at the Blowing Rock Gala

The Lord has been truly reaching out to me lately. I have joined several Bible studies and am attending Crusade regularly. I am so thankful for all the love He continues to show me.

"From one man He made every nation of men; that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us."
Acts 17:26-27
This verse reassures me that though I am in a new place where I may feel alone at times, God is always, ALWAYS with me. He is never far away from any of us.


Class Look

This is an example of what I wear to class when I am not planning on working out or have just worked out. 
Michael Stars tank; scarf from Ephesus; Seven for All Mankind shorts; Sam Edelman motorcycle boots
I have yet to take some quality pictures of Erin's and my room. Plus, it isn't exactly in photo-ready condition. But I will post some soon!

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."
Matthew 5:8
So many things in this world block our hearts. They dirty up and contaminate our purity. We are lead to believe they can give us happiness, but in the end only those who resist worldly temptations will see God. 

Oh yeah, and please check out this look. This is a picture from one of The Satorialist's posts. The woman on the right, in particular. Love it. 

P.S. Life of Jenks=Amazing


The Feeling of Feeling

Wow, it has been quite a while since my last post. Life has been crazier than ever. There is a very little amount of down-time in college. And when I am blessed with a break in the chaos I am sleeping. Last weekend I competed in a horse show in Greensboro, NC. I finally got to see my wonderful horse after three weeks of dreadful separation. Below is a picture of us. Man, I missed him. 

He is so photogenic. Is it strange for me to envy my horse?

Last Thursday was the USC vs. Southern Miss. game. Unfortunately I did not get a ticket, but I went to see Eat, Pray, Love with my Bid Day Buddy, Maggie. Below is what I wore to the movie. I am loving the multi-brooch look. The jacked is from B.P. at Nordstrom. The shirt is Ella Moss. The jeggings are CJ. And my shoes are Sam Edelman. The top two brooches are vintage, one being my mother's, the other my late grandmother. And the Dalmatian is from Mykonos. 
Oh, and I didn't get a ticket for the Georgia game, either. I am so upset. Currently I am refreshing the TicketReturn page over and over again in an attempt to find an available ticket. Please, wish me luck. 
So, my thoughts on Eat, Pray, Love: 
A great, heartwarming movie that makes one smile. However, I cannot help but wonder if Elizabeth Gilbert is truly happy after all the experiences mentioned in her book. Now, I should probably read the book before I begin my expressing of opinions, but I did a little research on this intriguing woman. I visited her website just now and it turns out there was a TED video featuring her. I listened to all 19 minutes of it, and she doesn't quite seem like the woman Julia Roberts portrayed. She is so intelligent. Her words seem to run together in a beautiful melody. She is smooth and attention grabbing. But I feel she isn't quite as sure of who she is as one might think after seeing this film. Based on her TED video, she might just be a little unstable. She is constantly searching for something reliable on which to base her life. Maybe she hasn't reached Christ, yet? I do not know, but I just hope that this movie doesn't inspire people to search in the wrong places to find themselves. The TED video is quite enlightening, though, and I suggest you to watch it. 

So I finished Hosea and now I am going to read all four gospels in order. I just began Matthew, but yesterday one of my daily devotional groups on Facebook sent me this verse:

"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you." ~1 Peter 4:12-14

I love this. It makes all the experiences and overwhelming feelings of college worthwhile. 

My recently added: Dave Barnes, Avett Brothers (finally, they were selling the album on amazon for 5 dollars!), and Trevor Hall