Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brag Day

Thursday Post
I would like to brag about the city of Denton.  Anthony and I have really enjoyed living in Denton together over the last few years.  We have made it our own home town and have no plans on moving.  Here are a couple reasons why I love the Denton town square:
(I love other parts of Denton, too, but once I got started I realized I could list quite a few things just on the square alone.)
1.)  The Opera House Bookstore--if you are looking for someplace interesting to kill some time or if you are looking for cheap books, this is the place.  The layout of the building is super old and fun, too.  The other day, Anthony and I were walking around and we found new room!  That doesn't sound too amazing, but we have walked this store several of times before and missed this part.

2.)  The Abbey Inn--Service isn't always stellar here, so don't come when you are starving because you will die of starvation before your food arrives.  I love to get their Aesthetic Burger.  It comes with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and I add onion twizlers.  Mmmm...yum!

3.)  The Community Theater--cheap tickets and entertaining shows!  Who doesn't want to support the local arts?  This building has super col architecture, too!  It is small enough that you feel right up close to the action.

4.)  Free Events in the Square--The grassy area around the courthouse is the perfect place to enjoy live music and hang out with friends.  My friend, Alexa, and I went to the afternoon concert yesterday.  I was a little worried that it would be killer hot, but surprisingly under the shade tree with a little breeze, it was quite enjoyable.

5.)  Jupiter House--I put this one on here for Anthony's sake.  He loves this place.  I, however, can never order a drink that matches what I want in my head.  Maybe I am too picky.  I do enjoy the people that Jupiter House attracts though.  There is such a wide range of personalities that show up.  Definitely a great people-watcher place!

What is your favorite place on the square and why?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

You are a schmuck!

Growing up, I, of course, longed for the return of Christ, but under my conditions, of course. For example, in high school, I vividly remember telling my small group leader that the one thing that I needed to do before Christ comes back is get married.  Marriage is great and wonderful, and I don't mean to diminish it by any of the following things that I say.  Marriage is, however, a relationship between two sinners, making it difficult in the sense that we are constantly trying to put to death the desires of our flesh and constantly asking (or should be asking) forgiveness when we fall short.  (Which is like all the time!  We are such selfish creatures!)

Recently, God has been helping me develop a more mature mindset when it comes to the return of Christ. Better yet, He has been making me more aware of the sinful nature of man and this world.  The other night, Anthony was telling me all about this crazy news story that have been happening.  The man eating the other man's face off in Florida, the woman in Highland Park getting arrested for distributing child pornography, the gay Canadian porn star that chopped up someone's body and mailed it to different places, and the man on the balcony who chopped off his wife's head.  WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?!?  (Btw he told me this right before I went to sleep.  I do not recommend him telling good night stories!)  

These stories seem so bizarre.  I was just overcome with the depravity of man and the stronghold that sin has in our world.  I prayed that night, "Come, Lord Jesus, Come!"  And this was the first time that I prayed it with no reservations or conditions.