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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to my favorite person in the whole world, and my best friend! I love you more each day. I hope your day oozes with awesome!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Discouragement schmiscouragement

I'll not lie... today was quite the discouraging day-- poor JP got bashed around a bit, a friend's son is in the hospital, and today is trying to be rainy (a good thing typically, but this is just depressing). JP and I figured out that the stupid devil is trying to bring us down and turn us in the wrong direction. I'm glad he figured that out for us so we can stand against it.

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

Say what?

Last week at Chapel we learned how to be better listeners and to be more encouraging to others, especially our coworkers. I almost skipped due to the massive amount of work to be done, but I ended up being really happy I was there. It's a great reminder of where our hearts need to be in relationship to other people, Christians and unbelievers alike.

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.