It has always been my aim, and it is my prayer, to have no plans with regard to myself, well assured as I am, that the place where the Savior sees meet to place me must ever be the best place for me. ~ R.M.M’Cheyenne
Hiya. So you’re wondering who’s running this fancyish lil’shindig.
I am a twenty-something college senior studying Computer Science on the East Coast. My major has led me through several existential crises, sleepless nights, and dreams about lines of code. Currently I am looking forward to graduation and the return of Jesus with about equal angst. As the youngest child in a family of 7, I grew up with 4 sets of parents and have the expected repercussions of over-parenting, including the ability to listen to 10 people talking at once and an affinity for anything breathing that doesn’t scold.
My hobbies include making plans to workout, mastering the art of vending machines, and exploring New England’s quintessential charm. My digestive track exiled coffee from my gut’s vicinity a long time ago but I occasionally get away with a hipster cup of coffee to stay “authentic, current, and relevant”. #isthisahashtag #orapoundsign #whataretheseevenfor
Despite my best efforts, the invitation to the cool club never arrived in my mailbox so I hobble along best as I can in my orthopedic shoes. If you can keep up with my grandma shuffle, I’d love for you to look around at some of the stuff I write in my room..ahem I mean in a swanky Starbucks with my beanie and cool aviators. #thuglifechooseme #thankfullyJesusgotherefirst
Early in my life, I met Jesus. Boy oh boy I liked him then. And today, I love him. A lot. Most people think I’m a little obsessive because I talk about him all the time and he’s influenced every single aspect of my life. But life with Him is amazing. He loves me more than I love him or ever could love him (but I’m competitive so I’ll keep trying.)
So what is this blog about? I’m a simple soul with a hyperactive brain in a broken world. I process life here. And mostly I talk about how faithful and good God is. So that you all know and that I remember. Let me tell you a little story:
When all the nation (Israel) had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’” Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe. And Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”
The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know,‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”
–Joshua 4:1-7, 19-24
So this is my pile of stones (which is why this blog is called mypileofsto… you get it ;) ) for remembrance. Ultimately this blog is dedicated to learning, remembering, proclaiming, and testifying the mercy, power, and greatness of God, with an occasional splash of humor and personal life story. Be blessed!