Monday, December 31, 2007
These last several months have been nothing like what we expected, or could've dreamed would happen: surgery, fire damage, unexpected family visits, a wedding, etc. What a crazy year we've had! Now that Christmas is over and the decorations have come down, we're looking forward to what this next year holds, and how the Lord will use us in the coming year.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
- So many friends, especially the guys I work with and those in Tapestry (HUGE blessing!)
- Growth outside my comfort zone (still trying to see this as a blessing, but I know it must be)
- Our house is still standing
- My car is paid off (FINALLY!)
- Visits with family
- Thanksgiving (need I say more???)
- Falling leaves/ Autumnal color on the trees (also, finally)
- Bebo Norman's Christmas CD (Born To Die, especially)
- I still have my hearing and my sight, despite David Crowder's best to take them both away!
- 11 years ago today was my first date with my husband- Happy Date Anniversary, CC! I love you!
- and the list goes on...
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
This year? No standing at the door! No stand-out kids that make you want to keep them; no especially polite ones-- in fact I got several who stood there waiting for more! AND-- no running out of candy! So now we have leftover candy-- not a good thing.
Here's hoping next year will be better. The nice thing is it's now over, and Thanksgiving is literally around the corner! Woohoo!
It's the most wonderful time.... of the yearrrrrrr!!!! (that's me singing, in case you couldn't tell)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I leave you with this excerpt to leave you thinking--
In Moses' day, the way you honored and respected whatever gods you followed was by making carvings or sculptures of them and then bowing down to what you had made. These were gods you could get your mind around. Moses is confronting people with an entirely new concept of what the true God is like. He is claiming that no statue or carving could ever capture this God, because this God has no shape or form.
This was a revolutionary idea in the history of religion.
You are a holding a book in your hands. It has shape and volume and weight and all the stuff that makes it a thing.
It has thingness.
This book has edges and boundaries that define it as a finite thing. It is a book and nothing else.
But the writers of the Bible go to great lengths to describe God as a being with no edges or boundaries or limits. God has no thingness because there's no end to God.
Or as the question goes in the book of Job: "Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?"
It makes sense, then, in a strange sort of way, that when Moses asks God for His name, God replies, "I am."
Doesn't really clear things up, does it?
Moses is looking for a being he can wrap his mind around. Is this the god of water or power or soil or fertility? All the other gods made sense; you could understand them - who they were and what they did and what they stood for. But this God is different. Mysterious. Unfathomable.
The name's origins come from the verb to be, so some read it as "I will be who I will be."
Others suggest it should be read like this: "I always have been, I am, and I always will be."
Perhaps this is God's way of saying, "If your goal is to figure me out and totally understand me, it's not going to happen. Even my name is more than you can comprehend."
Later Moses says to God, "Now show me your glory."
Which is our way of saying, "I need more. I need something I can see. Something tangible."
God's response? He tells Moses to go stand on a rock, because He's going to pass by. He explains to Moses that no one can see Him and live, so He'll cover Moses with His hand (God's hand?) as He passes by, and then He says, "I will remove my hand and you will see my back."
The ancient rabbis had all sorts of things to say about this passage, but one of the most fascinating things they picked up on is the part about God's back. They argued that in the original Hebrew language, the word back should be understood as a euphemism for "where I just was."
It is as if God is saying, "The best you're going to do, the most you are capable of, is seeing where I... just... was."
That's the closest you are going to get.
If there is a divine being who made everything, including us, what would our experiences with this being look like? The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God. We are dealing with somebody we made up. And if we made him up, then we are in control. And so in passage after passage, we find God reminding people that He is beyond and bigger and more.
Friday, October 26, 2007
My life is marked by bold and audacious statements. So itâ€™s fitting that I should start with this one. â€œI have undeniable proof that God exists and that Heâ€™s still in the business of miracles.â€ Pretty bold and audacious donâ€™t you think? Well, hereâ€™s the proof.
When I was five years old, I was sitting in our basement with my mom and baby brother. There was a tornado warning and where I lived, if a tornado is coming the sky turns green. Let me assure you, the sky was a pale shade of green that day. My older brother and dad were at church and I was worried about them.
In retrospect, I believe that that was the first time I truly contemplated death. Are my dad and brother safe? Are we safe? What if a tornado comes? Those are the questions I remember running through my five year old mind. At that point I just started crying. My mom asked me why I was crying. I responded that I didnâ€™t know.
Are you scared? No. Are you hungry? No. Are you tired? No. Do you want to ask Jesus in your heart? Yes.
Whoa! Whereâ€™d that come from? That is what my mom really asked me, completely out of the blue. (Sounds pretty miraculous to me by the way.)
I believe that at that moment, God was calling out to me. I realized that I could die. I wanted to be sure I was going to heaven. More than that, I realized for the first time that I didnâ€™t want to go through life alone. I knew I had done bad things and that I would in the future, but I knew that God loved me and would forgive me. I wanted Him to be with me forever. So on that day the God of the universe stepped into my life and took up residence in my heart. (Again, pretty miraculous.)
Well, for about the next 10 years I grew up. That process included God. I didnâ€™t get into trouble much. I wasnâ€™t a bad kid. God saved me from a lot of hardships and heartaches that result from disobedience and rebellion as a child. However, while God was important, He wasnâ€™t the most important thing. I didnâ€™t really understand what it meant for God to be on the throne of my life.
The summer before my eighth grade year my dad announced to us that we would be moving. I wasnâ€™t too happy about that. I had family and friends that I loved where I was and didnâ€™t want to leave. Of course we moved anyway. A week later, I fell and broke both my arms. Two days after that I started a new school where I knew absolutely no one. As if that wasnâ€™t hard enough, a few months later my grandma died and it hit me pretty hard.
I had no friends. I hated my school, my church, the city I lived in, and pretty much everything about my life. I remember crying myself to sleep at night asking God, â€œWhy? Why? Why?â€. My belief and faith in God was not challenged, but my trust was. This is where the next bold and audacious statement comes in. I stated to myself this: â€œthe God and Creator of the universe is not trustworthy.â€ (Now thatâ€™s bold and audacious.)
Well, letâ€™s just say that God decided to show me otherwise. You see, God is the epitome of the bold and audacious so if a statement is to be made, it will be made by Him.
My sophomore year in high school I found out that I had nerve damage to my left eye that caused a little blurry vision for me. Well, that in and of itself isnâ€™t really a big deal. The big deal is what caused that nerve damage. I was diagnosed with a tumor on my pituitary gland. It had been pressing on my optic nerve and causing that damage. The doctors said the tumor was most likely not cancerous, but that it would have to be removed with surgery.
As soon as I received the news I began to be overwhelmed. I believe that at that moment I had a crucial decision to make. I could cling to my doubts about God, or I could hope beyond hope that God really was who He said He is.
I chose to trust God.
I told God that this was too much for me to bear alone and that I needed Him. (Kinda reminiscent of a prayer I prayed as a five year old, huh?) I told Him that I had to take all of my worries and lay them at His feet. The moment I did that, Godâ€™s peace entered my heart. And trust me, itâ€™s as good as they say it is.
You see as I went through several months of MRIâ€™s, surgery, needles, hospital stays, and radiation treatments I experienced peace. I have never in my life been more peaceful and content. When you fully trust God with your life even the hardest of times are filled with joy and contentment.
Three miraculous healings occurred during this time. Not only did my eyesight in the damaged eye improve, but the radiation treatments actually shrunk what remained of my tumor after surgery - both of which the doctors said were impossible. Most importantly, my trust in God was healed. I started to understand what it meant to place God higher than anything else and began to see my need for God to be in control of my life. I made yet another bold and audacious statement: â€œIn the midst of utter chaos, fear, doubt, pain, and grief, God can give you a peace and let you be joyful, and content.â€
My life really started to blossom. I had friends, I loved my youth group at church, school was great. Most importantly I was growing in my relationship with God. I was learning what it meant to walk with God. What it meant to seek God in earnest.
I was also learning academically. I was learning that I was talented with computers. I was learning that I could make a lot of money at that. I was learning that surely God gave me those talents so that I could live financially secure and not have to worry about money. Basically I was learning to make another one of those bold and audacious statements: â€œI know what God gifted me at, why He gifted me at it, what He wants me to do with it, where He wants me to do it, and there is no chance that He wants me to do anything else. It all makes sense to me.â€
A couple years ago when I was sharing this most marvelous statement with someone at a college retreat, little did I know that half an hour later God would replace that statement with one of His own. When a lady got up to talk, little did she know that God would use her to speak directly to the depths of my soul. The statement that struck deep was this: â€œWhat would the disciples have missed if they would have stayed with their nets?â€ (Ok, I know itâ€™s a question, but itâ€™s rhetorical so itâ€™s close enough to a statement.)
You see the disciples were great at what they did. They were great fishermen, or tax collectors, or doctors, etc. . Not only did God gift them at it, but they excelled at it. In the end, God had some things COMPLETELY different in store for those 12 men, things that werenâ€™t necessarily what God had gifted them at.
I realized that in my own life, just because God has gifted me at something, doesnâ€™t necessarily mean that thatâ€™s the end of the story. I do believe that God has gifted us for reasons and that He wants us to use those gifts. Iâ€™m not saying that we should ignore our giftings. Iâ€™m saying that we should be open to whatever God has for us. That may mean that we have to leave our nets behind. We may have to leave what weâ€™re comfortable with. We may have to do things we never thought we would be able to do. The point is that we have to go where God leads.
For me this statement has changed the way I live my life. I really started to question what I was doing and most importantly why. I took some time to see if I was where God really wanted me to be. I feel that I was doing what he wanted, but my whole attitude and motives have changed.
In response to Godâ€™s challenge, I took a bold step and spent a summer in the country of Bosnia. That required putting down my nets and following God elsewhere. It was an amazing summer. I fell in love with missions and that part of the world. I donâ€™t know if God is calling me there, but I do know that I am open and willing to go if He chooses to. I would not have been 4 years ago. (That is a miracle.)
One final miracle. When I began to become aware of the other sex, I looked at myself and all I saw was someone who wasnâ€™t good looking, who wasnâ€™t funny enough, who wasnâ€™t really desirable. I always wondered if Iâ€™d find someone for me.
However, when I was a senior in high school I went out on a date with the prettiest girl I had ever known. She was kind, gentle, sweet, and beautiful. I couldnâ€™t believe that someone like that would have the slightest interest in dating someone like me. I thought that she must be crazy. Little did I know that she would be the person I will spend the rest of my life with. Miracles happen.
Iâ€™ll end with the statement I began with: â€œI have undeniable proof that God exists and that Heâ€™s still in the business of miracles.â€ You see the proof is me. The miracle is my life. When the world and even Christians say that God doesnâ€™t really do miracles anymore, we forget to look around us. We donâ€™t see all the miracles sitting next to us in church, at home, and anywhere else there are those whoâ€™s lives have been radically, no MIRACULOUSLY, changed by God.
Often times we need look no further than the reflection in the mirrorâ€¦
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
My all-time favorite part of the Bible is Philippians 4:4-9. I can still remember the first time I read these verses, what a revelation it was to me to discover how applicable this truth was to my daily life. Each and every time I've read this passage since, I have always received something unique to my current situation at the time.
For the past month or two though, verse 5 in particular has stuck in my mind. For years I've struggled with the whole concept of being gentle. Anyone who knows me can tell you I can be loud, not very tactful (more often than not), and the list goes on in that gentleness has never been the first word (or any word) I would ever use to describe myself. I've never been one of those demure girly-girls that are so put together it makes you wonder if they ever disobeyed. I was always the girl outside climbing the trees and jumping in the puddles, and running faster than the boys to beat them in the games we played. Gentleness, in case you haven't guessed it yet, was not me.
I've also been wondering lately why this verse says the Lord is 'near' and not 'here.' There's a worship song that does this exact same thing, and I've always sung it wrong on purpose, because in my mind, I'd rather God be here than nearby (and to me, He is-- here that is, not just nearby).
I say all this because I haven't got it all figured out yet, but I'd love your input. What do you think this verse is all about? CC wonders if maybe it says the Lord is near because it is referring to the Second Coming. I say it's plausible, but I'm not totally convinced. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Poor Dr. David couldn't even touch the horrid tooth it was in so much misery. He declared to one and all that an emergency root canal must be performed STAT! Well, after two unsuccessful numbings he brought out the big gun, and boy do I mean the big gun! It had a separate scary name and everything! Sadly, it still didn't do such a hot job of numbing, but at least we all made it through to the other side alive.
I am happy to report that though I'm still pretty miserable (and numb everywhere but in that one tooth), I seem to be doing much better than I was this morning! Yay! Thanks again to Dr. David for saving the day!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
And some of you ladies will also appreciate the fact that he looks exactly like Tim McGraw (to the point that it's hard not to say Dr. Tim!). Never fear though guys, CC says his wife Dr. Susan, the other dentist there, looks like Ashley Judd. She's amazing as well, though somehow I have always seen Dr. David and CC has always seen Dr. Susan. Hmm.
Anyway, they're awesome! Their staff is great too. They all know me by name, and are super sweet people. So today, I thank the good Lord for sending me Dr. David and his awesome team. Woohoo! (And that's not the painkillers talking either...)
Friday, September 28, 2007
A fun day playing catch-up with Fall:
*Shopping for pumpkins and other Fall veggies at the Farmers' Market
*Buying Fall clothes (in a smaller size no less!)
*Yummy salad for lunch
*Planning a fun lunch date with Mere for next week
*A fun date night with CC tonight
*Decorating the house for Fall
*Shopping for flowers
*Checking the mail and finding money in there
Who could ask for anything more?
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Now we get to just enjoy being together again this weekend. Fun and Fall are just around the corner...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Also, a big happy birthday to Joshua and Timothy!
Saturday, September 01, 2007
The offers of help have been overwhelming (in a good way) and I just wanted to say thank-you to everyone who has shown their love and support of CC and me lately. We greatly appreciate you all. (We're looking forward to all the soup! Haha!)
Monday, August 27, 2007
I was recently introduced to a new artist on iTunes, if anyone is interested. His name is David Wilcox and he's incredible. My iPod has been stuck on repeating his music for the last few weeks! I'm not a stalker yet, but I think people are beginning to wonder... (Just kidding!) I highly recommend you check him out. I like his songs because they're just about life, not the wild and crazy stuff that's out there now that has no resemblance to my life. I think that's pretty cool. Anyway, if you check him out, let me know what you think!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I mentioned this to my Husband last night, as we passed yet another wrecked car. His response? "I don't think He's trying to teach me anything more than that I need to be thankful for His protection of me." I think I'm glad my husband is the leader of this home and not me.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
- Early mornings before work spent with CC
- Depending on the Lord more to see me through my weaknesses
- Time spent with friends
- Compliments for having lost weight
- Conversations with family
- So much laughter
- Plans for the Fall, my absolute favorite time of the year
- Fun days spent at the lakes
- Awesome times of worship
- And so much more!
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This is a fun bit of the craziness that's been going on since last week-- our friends had their baby (so cute and beautiful!)! The photo here is the quilt I made for her. Thankfully I finished and was able to give it to her parents just in time for her to be born! Whew!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
- an ice cream date after a great dinner at the deli
- good talks with CC
- a good workout of which I'm still sore
- a busy workweek that's made me feel appreciated and needed
- great worship time with God
- seeing how the Lord provides and answers prayer
- laughter (lots of it)
- fabulous friends
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I'm also excited because I get to go back to work on Tuesday! Yippee! I know I seem odd to well, probably everyone for other reasons; but I probably seem especially weird because I'm so excited to get back to work. That's because I so love my job! I am always gone for what feels like such a long time, that I can't wait to get back! So yay! It's gonna be a great week, I think...
Saturday, May 26, 2007
We've not only had a great anniversary this year, but a fantastic vacation. Hubby said the other day that he's more than ready to return to work next week, which always tells me if a vacation has been sucessful or not (if Husband is relaxed enough to jump back into work). I declare this one an unequivocable success! Yay!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
For the few who may not know, five years ago last week, I graduated college. Five years ago this week, I got married. It seems like a lifetime ago. CC and I have been together in some form or fashion, for over ten years. We've essentially grown up together, and grown together during that time.
Looking back, it's good to say we're not the same people we were five years ago, or even ten years ago. The Lord is continually growing us into His image, which is ultimately what I hope to be- a reflection of Him. I hope to be able to say the same again in five more years-- that I'm closer to being who He desires me to be.
Happy anniversary, CC!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
We're still going to have lots of fun this week though! We'll make it to church tomorrow after all (hopefully, if we're feeling up to it), and we have lots of things around town we're hoping to do this week. Let the fun (and feeling better) begin!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Now, I realize that like everyone else, I am aging and growing up. However, lately I've had the above situation happen to me, it seems, almost everywhere I go. The above situation wouldn't have been a big deal except that I was with Husband and Jennifer (two very cute, young, 20-something adults who do not at all look like older parents). No children were anywhere in sight of this salesman; yet he immediately targeted me as the mom of the group, when in fact I'm younger than both of the people I was with!
I'm beginning to get a complex because this is happening to me so much. How old do I look, exactly, that this keeps occurring?
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Better yet, for his birthday I got a present-- my first official Barefoot Contessa cookbook! Yes I know, it's weird for me to get a present, but we were in a celebratory mood, and her cookbook was right there (across town, where we drove to buy it, but still...).
Many of the recipes I make are Ina Garten's (She's fabulous and everyone should love and adore her!), including this cupcake. I'm super stoked to be going through her cookbook now and there's already tons I want to get crackin' on. Keep an eye out for updates to the Manna site! (I know I keep saying this, but I really do mean it!)
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Well, with his birthday right around the corner, I have several surprises up my sleeve. He got the first one last night and promises me he hadn't figured it out first. Then he tried to guess the others, and he thinks he's guessed one of them. I'm not saying either way, but I think I might actually have a chance to get over at least one surprise on him this year! Here's hoping anyway! :-D
Monday, April 16, 2007
- Christy and Dr. Neil MacNeill
- Yellow tulips like the ones from our wedding day
- New restaurants to try
- Shopping for new clothes and other fun things
- Our romantic moonlight stroll around the mall at 10:00pm
- Solving problems during the church services yesterday
- Finally getting the laundry completely done
- Fried zucchini!
- Planning his birthday extravaganza
Friday, April 13, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
I'm trying to get a different doctor, and there is a consult first before the procedure, but how frustrating! I'm still trying to forget the first time, and now to have to go through it again; well this must be a test of my faith. We'll just have to see what happens, I think. At least this time Hubby will be able to take me (no offense to Toby).
In other news, the Good Friday service was rockin' AWESOME and the Easter service was great as well! The guys as always did a terrific job, and it was fun to help get things ready last week in preparation for it all.
Four days to go...
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Miss Fred (yes she had a boy's name) was my all-time favorite dog ever. She was the best; because she was smart and obedient, but would only ask for love and attention when she knew she didn't have you share you with the other pets. (See the smartness?) She had a beautiful black coat and big brown expressive eyes that seemed to always ask how you were doing.
There is another dog I know with a similar beautiful black coat and brown expressive eyes. Sometimes I have to look twice just to see... but then of course I remember, there's no other dog like Fred.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
My entire life, I have hated the name 'Sue.' I can't explain why I have such deep disdain for this name, to the point I literally cringe when I hear it, but I do. Also my entire life, people (who clearly don't realize or don't know me well) have tried to shorten my name to this one. While I love nicknames and don't mind a shorter version of my name, 'Sue' is not the one I go for.
Lately, I've been called this awful name a lot more frequently than normal, which is frustrating to me. The problem now is that my aunt! called me 'Sue' twice this weekend! My own aunt who knows better! Clearly her brain cells are rotting away and those are the first to go. I called her on it both times (since she is smart and knows better), but I'm getting very concerned for her well-being. ;-)
Friday, March 30, 2007
We were trying to find the cheapest airline tickets possible, on a certain airline with only one layover at certain times of the day. It was getting pretty ridiculous because I realized that depending on which flight you selected, the return flight options would change, so you might lose the option you'd already decided you wanted. Very confusing. I had to get help from someone who knew the rules of the game, and then it got fun.
We ended up winning, by getting what we wanted in the end; and since the price that originally went up at the end, dropped back down after we bought the tickets, it was even better!
Let's just say that I hope I remember the rules when we buy our tickets for our visit to see Mom and Dad later this year!
We were trying to find the cheapest airline tickets possible, on a certain airline with only one layover at certain times of the day. It was getting pretty ridiculous because I realized that depending on which flight you selected, the return flight options would change, so you might lose the option you'd already decided you wanted. Very confusing. I had to get help from someone who knew the rules of the game, and then it got fun. We ended up winning, by getting what we wanted in the end; and since the price that originally went up at the end, dropped back down after we bought the tickets, it was even better!
Let's just say that I hope I remember the rules when we buy our tickets for our visit to see Mom and Dad later this year!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Well, the Evening of the Arts is over. It was so great! If you missed it, you missed out. I feel like any event we put effort into, because we're doing it for the Lord, is done with excellence, and each event seems to be even more excellent than the last. The event this past weekend was so incredible people are already asking when the next one will be. I want to know if we can recover from this one first!
This was the first event I helped with beyond how I normally help in my day to day job. I love my job, but this seemed so much more fulfilling: to actually, physically help this event come together was pretty cool. We were all exhausted by the end of the night (or morning?), but it was so worth it!
I can't wait to be at work tomorrow just to go over it with the guys, who always do such an amazing job, but went above and beyond this time, just like always. This time I just got to see it firsthand.
God is so great, isn't He? We had so many people come out and experience how the Lord loves creativity and expression and the arts, and has given those gifts to us. How boring life would be without these things...
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Rigoletto is an old opera and the story is probably what the story of Beauty & the Beast is based on (they're very similar). The version of Rigoletto I like is made by this Christian company that likes to make clean, wholesome movies for kids and families to watch together (The version I like is a musical and not an opera.). Everybody should see this movie. It's great!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Our church is having an Evening of the Arts to showcase the talent God has given to our church community (dance, music, songwriting, poetry, photography, etc.).
My husband has been invited to show several pieces at this upcoming event, so we've been busy for the past couple weeks getting them ready. The first three (the main three) are ready to go as of now, and we have several more to work on throughout this week. We're really excited about this event, and Hubby showing his work, because we think it's really cool (and I think he's amazing!)!
I'm extra excited because all the work we're showing for the event is being framed to go on our walls in our house, so now it feels like a home because there are pictures on our walls! Yay!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
(And for the record, my house is clean and roach-free!)
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Jonah went out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine. But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the vine so that it withered. When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, 'It would be better for me to die than to live.'
But God said to Jonah, 'Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?'
'I do,' he said. 'I am angry enough to die.'
But the LORD said, 'You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?'"
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I keep being reminded that God's got a plan for me and He's in control of it, so that's nice and very comforting. Don't forget that goes for you too. :-)
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Well, his response to me was "Have you updated your blog lately?" I was shocked! I always thought that though I don't necessarily update daily, I updated pretty regularly. You'll have to let me know what you think. Do I update enough? Do you want more? Do you want less?
As to the matter of Husband's answer, here you go Honey! An update just for you! (LOL :-))
Saturday, January 13, 2007
When people ask me about it in conversation, many don't understand how you can be married to your best friend, but, lately especially, it's been even more evident that I am. We have so much in common: likes, dislikes, interests, hobbies, methods to doing things. But not even all that- I genuinely like this man I'm married to. Yes, I love him too, but above and beyond all that; he's a really great and special guy, and I like him, which means I like spending time with him and being around him.
Now that is a good place to be in a marriage.