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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Only me

After four calls over the course of three weeks, I finally heard back today about the results of my allergy test. I am apparently extremely allergic to two different types of molds and cockroaches. Yes, cockroaches. I will find out more after my appointment Thursday morning, but in the meantime I've got a can of Raid in my back pocket, just in case.

(And for the record, my house is clean and roach-free!)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Focusing on the positive


  • Good test results

  • God's words to me via my husband

  • Love and peace

  • Great photography

  • Lemons

  • Laughter (the migraine-inducing kind)

  • A great boss

  • A clean house

  • Family and friends

  • Hobbies

  • An empty laundry basket

  • A weekday off together with my husband

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jonah 4

"But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the LORD, 'O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.'But the LORD replied, 'Have you any right to be angry?'

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?'"

(NIV)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Things I don't like...


  • Being called Sue.

  • Having my personal space invaded.

  • When people judge me based on my looks or weight.

  • Insensitivity and rudeness.

  • When people assume they know me because we met when I was six.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

A great reminder

What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name.

Revelation 3:7b-8

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In honor of my valentine...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
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

Monday, February 12, 2007