You are my hiding place, you preserve me from trouble, you surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12
there is no place like home. don't forget your prayers.
as i walked into our church building today, i had one of the happiest moments of my life! i know growing up that i’ve complained a lot about my little town and expressed how eager i was to get out of town but now i realize how wrong i was! there is no place in the world i would rather be than chipley, florida with my extended family and my church family! for all of you who think i've had a deprived childhood because i grew up in a tiny town without a mall or a movie theater or fancy things you are so wrong because i have never felt so much love in one place in my life and that is so more immensely precious than any material things! there is no place like home (in chipley, florida)!
just some thoughts
don't forget your prayers
warning- do not read if you have a weak stomach.
my first speech is tomorrow! it's really bad timing too, since the campus is swarming with people who want to talk, there are lectures to go to and my parents are here and everything. anywho, it's not a bad one. it's a narrative and the ONLY story i thought was worth telling was one about something me and my sister did to my brother when we were really little. he was getting on our nerves one afternoon in the car so we somehow convinced him to put a sour candy up his nose (cause apprently that stings). well he went a little far and actually got it stuck up his nose. needless to say, my sister and i got in big trouble. but no worries, while he was in the emergency room ready to get it taken out, it oooozed out in some purple snot. in the end everyone thought it was funny and no one got hurt!
ahh little brothers.
anyways i hope my class finds that amusing. i sure do!
lindy lou acuff signing off- don't forget your prayers!
Welp, I'm back in Tampa after a lovely break! I got to go into hibernation for a little while, which is always nice (but pathetic), hang out with my family who I love dearly (even though my little brother has found new ways of testing my patience for his amusement), and spend a wonderful(!) few days at the Varson house, with which its inhabitants
I am very fond of! That's about it- and the presents. I feel like this Christmas season has caused a large step in my quest for maturity. Unlike previous years in which I would be excited for weeks about Christmas day simply because of the presents, I found Christmas morning sneaking up on me without the usual excitment because I was preoccupied with the simple joy of being with my family (even though I don't show it very well) and the anxiousness to see the others that were away from me. I think I really understand the true meaning of the Christmas season now and sadly enough, it took me 19 years to realize this.
So anyways, what I was gonna say before I had that epiphany is I'm back in Tampa, and I have speech (the class). I will tell you a fact about me that you might not know- Giving a speech is in my top 10 biggest fears. I would rather have all my wisdom teeth taken out 73 times than to give one speech. So if any of you see me around campus looking petrified or nauseas, I'm probably about to give a speech and I'm probably OK. I'm not exaggerating at all.
This is Lindy Lou Acuff signing off! Don't forget your prayers!
P.S. I know my daddy checks up on me every once in a while by looking at my blogs even though he doesn't have one so I just wanted to say I know what you're doing and I LOVE YOU!