Monday, March 30, 2009

What Tea Can Inspire...

I am sick.

But as of right now I am sitting in sweatpants and a sweatshirt and I am drinking a lovely hot lemon zinger tea. I love tea when I am sick. I mean i like it all the time, but there is something about it when i am sick. I got home tonight from a demanding twelve hour day and all i wanted was medication and tea. The soothing scent and the smooth feeling of warmth flow down my sore and achy throat. The feeling of the warm cup against my cold fingertips. Every sip takes me to a place in my imagination where there are no sicknesses and no silly colds. It guides me through smiles and laughter and thinking happy thoughts. A land where I lie in a most comfortable spot on my most favorite green field that i have fantasized in the deepest part of my mind. I am sitting in the perfect combination of sunlight, warmth, and a cool crisp breeze that flows from the nearby ocean beach. The breeze smells of salt as it crawls up my free nose. I am sitting on a soft blanket with books that have taken up one corner and a picnic in the center. My friends surround me and I laugh with them in my joy of my talking picture called imagination. There is music being played and made and we are carefree and laughter is our fuel. This day is endless and it is lovely.

I wish someday to go to that place in my imagination. To find that perfect moment where the oceans meet the land and the day is devoted to reading and writing; laughing and crying; playing and talking; living and breathing; praising and worshiping. I would want so dearly to be spontaneous and jump into a moving vehicle that is headed to the wet called the Atlantic ocean. I want for a day to pack a picnic, gather my friends and leave. To drive with our hands soaring out the windows, grasping for the invisible that sweeps over our skin. For the day, we do nothing but be free with each other. When night falls we surround ourselves with the light of candles and lie starring at the starry night sky. And when the morning hours awake, we pack up and head back dreaming of the next perfect day.

Oh how i wish.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Silent While Waiting.

Tonight He spoke to me.

Through pictures and voices, through smiles and tears, through devastation and hope. I watched the video and began to weep and at first i tried to hide the tears that streamed down my face but then later i released them from the cage of my eyelids.

God put me in the most perfect place tonight. I usually sit in the midst of friends at youth group. But tonight was different. I came to Youth Group late tonight because we were just arriving back from a three hour long trip. So tonight i sat on the other side from my friends and my usual station, so i wouldn't disturb them. But because of that, i wasn't worrying about who was sitting to my left, my right, my north, my south, east, west...i didn't care. So i gave myself to His plan and works, and not caring about what "they" thought.

The video...actually i cant audibly tell you my thought process during the video...i cant even tell you my thought process right now! All i know and all i can say is that
I cant just sit around while people are in pain and suffering over the entire face of this earth and they don't even know there is a hope, i have found that hope whilst enduring pain and i need for others to know that hope!

My life was going in one direction...and now, now i don't know where it is going. I have stopped to listen to the whisper of his voice that towers over the screams of this world.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rise and Shine

This morning i awoke to the apt staring back at me; happy feeling! But this morning wasn't an easy wake up slowly to the sound of the fan blowing. I awoke to an Indie Pup jumping onto my face and licking me all over. Which was quite adorable...even though it was a shock at first. But the morning just kept progressing from there... Next Whitney left to go get some Cinnamon Rolls; they are cooking as i type. Yummy! After Whitney left Indie came and shnuggled up next to me...sooo adorable. And right after that Catherine went into the music room and started playing the piano! This is a great morning!

Lets see how the Lord blesses the rest of my day,


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Summery Thursdays in March.

Photo by Jessica Ray.

So today is a good day!

Today is Thursday. Which on the scale of Days of the Week is about a 7 usually. Because you all know Monday is the worst day...because it is Monday. Tuesday is the second worst day because you still have 3 days to go until the weekend...basically there is still no light at the end of the tunnel. Wednesdays are awesome because you are half way through the week and for me i have church! Thursday are good, not great because you still aren't there yet but still good. And then there is Friday...which is just awesome because it is Friday.

But this Thursday is great because it is a Summery Day!

Like right now... I am sitting at the computer desk with the big windows completely open, a puppy sleeping at my feet, ripped jeans...t-shirt...flip flops, Shane & Shane and The Weepies, I received a very lovely message when i arrived home, rehearsal in a bit, hanging with Beth and Hg tonight which will be loads of fun, and tomorrow is Friday!

Today is a 9...very possibly a 10, we will see how it turns out!

Christ Reigns! ahahaha...does that make anyone else just giddy with happiness and excitement,

Monday, March 16, 2009

From Planning to Product

The Project Concert was last Saturday. All the planning and setting up paid off. It went great...better than great! The entire day i was anxious and nervous and excited. And as it arrived we scrambled to get things finished.

I have to say...i adore being a techie/assistant! Im serious! Some just dont like to be "ordered around" all the time but i like being given a task from someone. I love helping! And then add working with cables/cords/mics/lights/sound/computers/music...etc. just makes it all the better! And that was all i did on Saturday was helped and i was perfectly fine with that...actually i enjoyed it thoroughly! That is why i would love to work with a band or a youth conference somewhere.

If i worked for Jess and the band for the rest of my life...awesome [actually a little bit more than awesome, but just a little...hehe] but if i am working with someone else, i am perfectly fine with that! As long as i am praising God every moment of my day...i will be perfectly content.

And now Jess is leaving on Thursday to go and record part of her album in Texas!! ahh! I am soo excited for her! Her album will be coming out in roughly 2 months and there will be a bid CD release! I just think this is the start of something big for her! I am praying that God will use this album and Jess to reach many hearts and bring them to Christ! I know He can do it easily, but i am praying and hoping and asking; but it is His will ultimately!

I dont know if i will get to see Jess before she leaves in a couple days but i will hold onto that hug we shared after the show on was like the hug i got after my baptism...but possibly even better! I love her. I'll admit it, i look up to Jess like crazy and follow her around like a little puppy and Dan and Dustin can crack jokes as much as they want. hehe.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Speak O Lord.

Come. Sit beside me.

Hi my name is Stephanie Lauren Drummond and You know everything about me. Sit and hold me tight. Tell me about Yourself. I know very little about You but i want to know everything. Open my heart to what You are about to tell me. Tell about your glory and forgiveness; your love and mercy; your loyalty and grace. Tell me these things and i shall run, i shall run and speak of what you said, i shall run and tell of your story, i shall run and do your will. Tell me, remind me, keep me focused on You!

Almighty One, I Am, Yeshua, Holy Father...Lord God.

Father tell me about yourself,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Good Nights Are Made Of.

Tonight was a good night!

Cell Group girls at Stone Wolf. I love my girls.
Baby Mama with Beth sometime SOON!! I would really enjoy hanging with her!
Began a letter to a little birdy!
Planning, Planning, and more Planning =]
An idea that made her happy with me...yay!
and sweatpants...=]]!!

The Project Concert in 3 days! Be there! It's going to be radical!
Saturday March 14th, 2009 North Ridge Church Raleigh,NC.

Im going to sleep with wonderful dreams tonight,

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I silence only lasted a week.

I just experienced a day of

Anxiety, waiting, watching, washing my hands, walking, exhaustion, laughter, potential of crying [but i didnt], starbies, starbucks ice cream, watching a basketball game in a cafeteria, my 2nd parents taking good care of us, attempting to sleep [ hospitals need to be more comfy], walks to unauthorized areas, hating the choice of wearing a dress to church this morning, a long lunch out in the courtyard trying to forget where we were, pictures being taken because i had to make it fun in some way, Coke, Twix, vending machines, phone calls, texts, questions, answers, amazing friends, amazing family, and a swollen but okay Daddy.

A day that started with Desert Song and O Church Arise and ended with being so exhausted i think i could cry.

Seeing no end to the tunnel of things to do...and The Project Concert is next Saturday!! Ahh! When i am going to help with that?!?!? I need more time!

This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain

I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it's way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be empited again
The seed I've recieved I will sow

With all of it in His soft and caring hands,

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pressing Pause.

At one point I wrote with passion, I wrote because i wanted to write. But now its just another check on the To Do List. Do my homework, email this person, get prepared for rehearsal, write another blog post...and so on and so forth.

So i might take a break for a while and just get away. Probably not long but just a few weeks or so. If God leads me to write again sooner or later than that i will but i dont just want to write here just because, and as an eloquent writer and friend once wrote in the same high school years of her young life,

"...I could write down all that which fill my thoughts at this time, but in that, i would be devoting the rest of my night and my early morning to a keyboard, screen, and a few people seeking entertainment. So i think i'll pass."

So for the next couple of weeks, I think i'll pass.

Goodbye for now,

Monday, March 2, 2009


The Lord Jesus Christ Reigns.

Wow, why haven't I been living like that sentence means everything? Lately I have gotten into this grove of living my own life or just getting caught up in worldly things. Not really bad things, just things of this world. But He reigns and He lives and He is all of me. My life is His and I need to live everyday worshiping Him, because He is all that matters. He is spectacular isnt He? Wow i just want to worship Him right now! Ahhh this is a great feeling.

~His Daughter.

Snow with 70 degrees later in the Week.

My Snow Day Was Filled With:

  • Waking to white capped trees and a fluffy ground.
  • Sleeping
  • Snow Walks
  • Indie adoring the snow
  • Lightly misted with snow every few hours
  • Waking up to Whitta [ happy whit =) ]
  • Jessie spending the day with us =]
  • Homemade Hot Chocolate
  • Movie with a big pallet on the floor.
  • Chili
  • Cookies
  • Giggling at Jess...for most of the day for various reasons. =]
  • Kinda reminiscent of the good-ol-days...last year haha.
  • Saying Goodbye to the girls =[
  • Getting yet another college letter.
  • and now loving the idea of a two hour delay tomorrow.

And guess what...its going to be in the 70s on Saturday! Yay.

Thanks God for this most pleasant day,