“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.”—Paulo Coelho (via thresca)
Woke up early Saturday to catch a bus going to congress and 5th. About an hour into the bus ride, stops started picking up more ACL goers (many with 3 day wrist bands…I’m slightly envious) and random people who needed to go places. When we saw Congress and 10th, we decided to hop off the bus, since it was getting crowded and walking there would probably be faster.
GUADALUPE AND 4th, and on a bus off to ACL. We caught a few songs from The Antlers and decided to eat a bit before the next act. I WAS SO EXCITED FOR YOUNG AND THE GIANT. And and AND right as they got on stage, a nice HUGE raincloud covered the skies and within seconds of some fat rain droplets, it poured, and the crowd, the lead singer, and everyone was going crazy for the few seconds of some heavy rainfall.
We sat near the AMD stage and looked over to the Honda stage for City and Colour, AND WHEN IRON AND WINE CAME ON, I was very happy :] He didn’t have silly scraggily hair this time, but it was still good none the less.
We had to haul ass to get over to the stage where Skrillex was setting up, and a huge crowd had gotten there, we got to push and shove a bit closer, but a lot of angry moms were pushing us back because they didn’t want to be near all the cigarettes. Took another break with food, AC, more food and tea, and headed towards the stage where Stevie Wonder was going to play at…probably 20 ish minutes later, he finally appears (HE HAD A BIGGER CROWD THEN KANYE WEST.) And we probably sang a little bit with everyone before we started heading out towards AMD to see My Morning Jacket and run towards the buses.
OVERALL: Cullen really likes the vibe of Austin and my parents seem to like him a TON! :] And I will now photo spam you when I have the energy to, but alas, my eyes call for some closing.
“My Sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”—
The Spirit has moved me and I am awake. Although the change that I need to endure will be slow and laborious, I finally got the answer I needed to hear. Thank you for your prayers, you guys have no idea how much it means to me <3
God has been so good to me, even when I’ve been a terrible person.
can I ask you to take a few seconds to pray for me? I’m having a weirdly overwhelming time with everything right now. I’ll spare you the details because I’ll cry if I have to explain my pathetic-ness to you. But please? Just simple prayer that God will just take control of everything and for me to just trust Him. Yup.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2 Corinthians 9:8-12
I’m incredibly blessed with so many things, and it’d be selfish of me to hoard it all to myself, so therefore, I try my best each and every day to do something for others. I am blessed so I can be a blessing to others. I just want to share to you all the love that I feel from Him.