I don’t know how I’m going to fundraise all that I need to before the end of the year… Help.
When my best friend and I are on the dance floor
Lord, you will have to be our teacher because the dignity has been drained out...– a written prayer
We know he was a man because, once doomed, he begged for reprieve. See him...– Mary Karr
Free food stories
Once I got a summer job by attending a conference on environmental engineering and social responsibility, hosted by my university’s engineering and business schools. My friend, who was active in the engineering honors fraternity, invited me, and I went, mostly because I was interested in the topic (as an environmental sustainability/policy student), but it was partly because I was...
Reviewing old xanga posts as I launch my new blog, cletomyheart.com — What I’m looking for is where I was emotionally, spiritually, mentally as I transitioned from one life stage to the next (namely graduating and moving to a new city, Cleveland) It’s almost like reading someone else’s life - I always forget how much has happened! It seems that the threads of “not...
Christianity is a relationship. Just like any other relationship, it’s built on...– Unka Glen Fitzjerrell on episode 52 of the Say that podcast. Get it Free on iTunes or our website (misisonusa.com/bridgebox)
things i like right now
quatrefoil and the symbolic and spiritual meanings flaxseed, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds in a crunchy kashi or oatmeal mixture gilded objects
Relax! You'll be more productive →
this is why practicing sabbath is such a precious discipline! sadly, my schedule has been going through upheaval lately, and consistency is a struggle. there is always more to do. a few years ago, i was in a danger zone with my poor sleep hygiene and lack of a consistent lifestyle. thanks to lots of people in my community, i’ve committed to getting 8 hours of sleep a day, consistent prayer...
article about DJ Chuang, his ideas on asian... →
via julie park Chuang said traditional Asian American churches are especially inhospitable to painful personal problems because many Asian cultures prize a veneer of stoic hard work and moral respectability. “I want to bring churches into a place to deal more honestly with the real person,” Chuang said.
Principled pluralism requires that the university encourage communities with...– -Greg Jao, from this article: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/december-web-only/why-we-fight-for-campus-access.html?start=2
Will somebody make me a root vegetable pot pie filled with rutabaga and beets?
Journey of Freedom: Alice's post for Sandals FIT →
Perhaps this isn’t a story shared by all, and maybe the roots of eating disorders differ for many, but I think this blog journaling Alice’s freedom from anorexia is worth the read. She is a friend from high school who is currently on staff with The Navigators. I’m thankful for her honesty. “I decided to submit my journey of freedom from anorexia, exercise bulimia, and...
Top 10 Personal Highlights from Urbana
9. A Student Generation That Inspires Me (and many others). Typically, a Live 58 filmevent sees a 7-8% response rate, but our afternoon film showing at Urbana saw a 65% response rate, of students committing to specific actions to address global poverty. “There’s something amazing about the group of students at THIS Urbana,” was a phrase echoed by many exhibiting organizations as they interacted...
When I don't know how to end a conversation
whatshouldwecallme: So I’m just like,
I feel so supported and touched by all the encouragement that James and I have gotten since our engagement. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get to this point in our relationship, and the emphatic words of support have helped us to see the greater vision of who we could be—not just as two individuals coming together, but a future unit that lives for a greater purpose. I am deeply...
First Filipino American InterVarsity leadership... →
first evaaaa leadership institute conference, July 28-31, 2013 near SF.
Barack Obama Being Adorable with Adorable Children
alexleo: (Source of images)
CLE to my heart
A blog about how Cleveland won me over
In the first chapter of the book, Bilbo Baggins is relaxing at his home and blowing smoke rings as he enjoys his pipe. He is completely unprepared for the arrival of the wizard Gandalf: “Very pretty”‘ said Gandalf. “‘But I have no time to blow smoke-rings this morning. I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” “‘I should...
When my friends & I try to be productive on the...
This Conference Is Not About You →
thisenddown: You’ll have a great time at Urbana… but it’s actually not about you.
12 indicators that leadership is lacking
I wait for someone to tell me what to do rather than taking the initiative myself. I spend too much time talking about how things should be different I blame the context, surroundings, or other people for my current situation I am more concerned about being cool or accepted than doing the right thing. I seek consensus rather than casting vision for a preferable future. I am not taking any...
Anthony Bourdain: BLUTARSKI: ZERO POINT ZERO →
dlayphoto: Cleveland loves you too, Tony. anthonybourdain: As our final episode of NO RESERVATIONS approaches, I’ve been asked to write a top ten list of personal favorites. That’s hard to do. It’s been a mixed bag—and deliberately so. Travel and food shows necessarily tell more or less the same story: somebody goes someplace, eats and drinks a lot of…
Cause you told me that I would find a hole, Within the fragile substance of my...– “Roll Away Your Stone” - Mumford and Sons
Koinonia InterVarsity: prayer gathering @6:30pm... →
kivcwru: Speaking of prayer, if you remember KIV during your prayers, please pray for the following: Attending/volunteering at Taste of Asia this coming Friday for our witness and building up/starting new relationships for the AAA Exec team, especially regarding their stress levels this week and also…
Summertime is over! →
Belated blog posting
I grew up in a world, [a] very New Jersey, American, Dominican, immigrant,...– On how Junot Diaz was taught to view women - NPR - Fidelity in Fiction: Junot Diaz Deconstructs a Cheater
Thick Dumpling Skin: National Voter Registration... →
thickdumplingskin: You are powerful. Did you know that? Your thoughts, your voice, and most importantly, your action, is powerful beyond anything that you’ve ever imagined. If you are eligible to vote, register to do so today because at the end of the day, we all need to be held accountable for the kind of world…
weekend in cleveland
…mostly. I spend the first half of the weekend in Oberlin, staying overnight with a friend’s parents. I got to attend my first Large Group as an Oberlin staff, as well as my first all-leadership meeting with OCF. It was a beautiful day to walk around the campus. Had cowhaus, the gourmet ice cream shop in Oberlin (cantaloupe habanero? It was good, but it was also a stretch.) Grabbed...