Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Life is good right now. Blessing abound, if you only focus on them. Some things I am thankful for:
* CC is home safely from his work conference (He was gone almost a week!)
*Gabe is home safely from his third deployment
*Dinner with family tonight
*Hand & Foot until 1:30am, followed by Hand & Foot until 2:30am!!!
*Awesome friends who are family to us
*Financial blessings during a difficult economic time
*A really great church
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
- It is beginning to FEEL like Fall!
- Candy corn is sooo addictive!
- A truly relaxing day for me
- Successful shopping-- what could be better than that?!
- High school football, especially when we won (You're out of the pocket!!!!!)
- Being with fun people
- Dessert and reconnecting
- Cherry cough syrup that we HAD to drink, since it was $8! (it's the principle)
- An overall truly fun and special date night
- Looking forward to the next one!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I know many people (single, divorced, and married) who struggle with marital issues. Why have our society add to it, which seems to encourage the unhappiness?! What about those of us who are happily married and quite content? Why can't our society encourage happily married people?! Argh...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I had given up on my meal (it tasted weird, but I was hungry and ate about half) and went to consolidate my basket with the empty bread basket when I lifted off the tissue paper (that sits between your food and the basket) to find an unsual and unwanted present.
There was an old cigar butt in my basket! Gross was an understatement! It was so nasty that not even the manager had words. Fortunately, she was thoroughly disgusted and embarassed and ate the cost of our meal (CC's too). Needless to say, I think I've officially given up on this restaurant, despite the kind manager, Katee. Poor Katee. Ugh.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Well, the short version of the saga is that the one I wanted (black 16G) was all but promised and in my hands TWICE! To my chagrin, I left empty-handed, and the manager gave me expedited shipping and a free car charger with my order-- that's how close I was to having it! Big SIGH...
All this to say, I sure hope it comes in tomorrow!
Friday, July 04, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Highlights from our vacation:
- Visiting Dave & Merrill (and Bear!)
- Nashville in general is a place we love
- 32 types of Coca-Cola from all over the world (N-A-S-T-Y! for most of them)
- NOT the prime rib, but the winking pepper was funny!
- The road trips we take tend to be some of God's best handiwork (and the most beautiful)
- Movies, movies, and more movies
- Amazing times of worship
- Cracker Barrel
- Wii Fit
- My mysterious allergic reaction resulting in some 'Angelina Jolie' lips
- Susan Day-- whatever I wanted us to do
- CC Day-- whatever CC wanted us to do
- I finally got to the downtown Summer farmers' market-- yay!
- Fun times with friends
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Speaking of which, Congrats to the Johnsons!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I was reading 1 Samuel yesterday and this verse stayed with me. I tend to forget what a blessing I can be to the Lord. I so often think of how He blesses me and how grateful I am for the way He ministers to me (through the Word, other Christians, etc.), that I rarely stop to realize exactly how much of a joy and blessing I am to Him. How cool is that?!
Of course, it makes me take stock of my thoughts and behaviors to realize I could definitely be more of a blessing than I probably am (to be more Christ-like, in other words). How humbling is that?!
Just some thoughts to think about...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
The nice thing is when I got home, encouraging things took place: guitar hero came today, a friend is turning two next month and we got an adorable invite to the party, and two of my favorite magazines came today. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
It's interesting to me that after Chapel, being heard is a common frustration I am hearing from my friends and family, repeatedly. How much easier would life be, in general, if you felt heard and listened to? What a great thing then that Jesus is always listening to us, no matter if it's 3 in the afternoon, or 3 in the morning. And- here's the part I like- we ALWAYS have His undivided attention. How important we are to Him that we receive His undivided attention anytime we want it! I don't even feel that way all the time towards my husband- and that's me wanting to hear his great work stories! Anyway, I'm just thinking... the next time I don't feel heard, I hope I remember there's always Someone willing to listen, no matter what.
Friday, March 07, 2008
It's also a great song for where we are now, with eyes on the Lord and then each other. It's been interesting to me to think about what we thought then that life would be like now, versus what it actually is now. I don't know if that makes sense, but though I thought life would be good, my life is so much better than what I could ever have imagined. The blessings are innumerable to me, and I praise the Lord for this life I have.
He's brought me to a wonderful place and I am truly grateful. I have a lovely home, a job and people I work with that I absolutely adore, great Godly friends, and I am still married to my best friend who I love more each day.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The bummer right now is that it feels like I'm living at the church, or soon will be. This of course really means that I am not able to connect and stay in touch with everyone I would like to. I think about these people, and pray for them, which is well and good; but it's hard when there's no time to spend with your loved ones, much less write a quick email or note to let them know they're on your mind.
So to everyone I say-- love you, miss you, thinking about you, and I can't wait to catch up! Just bear with me!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
If you are more experienced with snow where you grew up, you may think my excitement is an overreaction, but I assure you, it's not. We so rarely get snow, I was beginning to think there would never be the chance for snow again (what with global warming and all that stuff)! When it's September and the temperature is still over 100 degrees, you don't hold out much hope for snow during the wintertime.
I hope this explains my excitement, as I sit here dreaming about snow cream and Frosty, with the windows wide open, just waiting for the first flake to fall...
Friday, January 18, 2008
However, I've been rereading my Lori Wick books recently, and one thing that one of her characters says has really been sticking with me. This character is angry with the people and situations around her, and someone points out to her that she's not really angry with these people or situations; she's angry with God. Since He's in control of everything and everyone, even when He's not pleased with what's going on, He's still taking care of her. I don't know if I'm explaining this well, but the point is she was mad at God at the root of the issue because He was allowing these things and people to get to her. So she had to confess that anger and deal with it.
Now clearly since I think these people who've caused us this problem are a bunch of idiots, I've got a lot left to learn. At least I was reminded of this lesson last night. I need to handle my anger correctly and focus on the blessings in the situation and not just the problem.