Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Yep I know you could simply close it after the fact and open a new tab. I guess everything requires at least a little bit of discipline.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- My eyebrows are fixin' to take over my forehead
- Last night I finished my midnight deadline at 12:05
- Which I then undid... and redid and resubmitted by 8:30 AM because I am a stinking perfectionist!
- If you don't like embarrassing then don't hang around me. Seriously.
- I forgot to feed my brother and instead let him eat marshmallows and cookies.
- This morning I hid my alarm clock/cell phone while half asleep. I still have no clue where it is.
- I judge others.
- I have no clean clothes for tomorrow. Maybe I'll wear a wetsuit.
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths."
Sunday, March 27, 2011
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Do you still believe that verse when things don't go your way? Sometimes I have difficulty still believing that when I'm having a rough day or when my dreams are put off yet again. But then I was thinking about what that really means for a believer. God has already given me goodness and mercy in the gift of His Son dying on the cross for me. Will Jesus ever leave me? Heck no! So if He's never leaving me (like He promised in Hebrews 13:5) goodness and mercy really will follow me all the days of my life. Well, what about this verse:
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD,
thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
2 Corinthians 12:9
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go
--Tenth Avenue North
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
"And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight..."
-It Is Well with My SoulYesterday at lunch I was talking with some coworkers about the end times. One mentioned a student who said his pastor was talking about the end times a lot now because of the current world events. (Think: Typical unrest in the Middle East and Japan's tsunami and earthquake) Of course most people are terrified of the end of the word. They think of it as the end of everything that is wonderful. Most people are quick to say "But I have __________ yet."
C.S. Lewis says"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."Wow. I am too easily pleased. I am accustomed to this world. I'm used to pain, sorrow, and fear. Even worse: sometimes I think this is as good as it gets. Whatever this world has to offer us, even its best, is just a small fraction of what Heaven can offer. On Earth because of our sin, we're not living the way God intended for us to live.
How quickly I forget that anytime I want, I can communicate with the almighty God of this universe. I get distracted. I start thinking this world is it. But it isn't. As a Christian I live for a much higher reason. I live to have fellowship with God, to worship Him, honor Him, glorify Him. I exist for Him.
One day there won't be a barrier. I will see God. Having conversations with Him where I can audibly hear Him will be normal. I won't be tempted. I won't be stressed, worried, or confused. It will be all about Him.
But won't we run out of things to do or conservation pieces? I used to think that. I used to be worried that I would get tired of singing Holy, holy, holy day in and day out. Now I know better. I cannot fathom ever getting bored at doing the job I was created to do. God is God and I am not. Right now I know but a small fraction of what He is like. I cannot wait to get to know more about Him and to see Him.
I want to know Him more and more. I want to desire nothing but Him and His glory. I guess you could say God got a hold of my heart. I pray that He gets a hold of yours too.
Come soon Lord Jesus.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Free to Be Me - Francesca Battistelli
Think about the last thing you prayed about- were you devoted to your desire or to God? Was your determination to get some gift of the Spirit for yourself or to get to God?
When you have a right-standing relationship with God, you have a life of freedom, liberty and delight; you are God's will.
I know my relationship with God isn't right when I feel enslaved to the desire to please. I know it is right whenever I am delighting in God. So here's to feeling free. May I fix my eyes on God so I will always remember it isn't about me.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Isaiah 41:10 (New King James Version)
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
1. Find out what your daily caloric intake should be. http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx
This website is full of great information. Before someone introduced me to this website I thought everyone needed 2,000 calories irregardless of height, weight, and activity level. Now I realize how silly that was.
2. Use a smaller serving dish.
While I was in college my family bought new dishes. We compared them to our old dishes and noticed how much larger the dishes were. When I eat now I try to use the side serving plates so I won't over eat. I also do this with ice cream. When I was a teenager I would eat a whole bowl, now I use a tea cup or something else small.
3. Don't eat out of the bag!
Pour a serving size into a plate or bowl otherwise you won't know how much you're eating.
4. Always read the nutritional value.
A lot of the time you will be shocked at what the portion size really is. In some boxes that appear to be single serving you will notice that it is really a serving for two or three.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I'm so glad I took the time. If I had all of that on my mind, I would desperately want to share the burden with someone. I would also want to know that someone is praying for me as well.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
- Run around in a certain path. I run around our bottom floor "circle."
- Hop around on one foot, then switch.
- Walk backwards.
- Do jumping jacks.
- Have stairs? Climb 'em!
- Do sit ups.
- Jump rope.
- Have fun with it!
Monday, March 7, 2011
I have a tendency to forget why I'm here. Life is so short I need to remember what my life purpose is. Of course my main life purpose is to glorify God. This is the main one that I forget. I exist to reflect Him, which I so often fall very short of doing. I also believe that in doing things I enjoy I will bring glory to Him. With that being said here is my list of goals. I wrote these up the other day so that I can focus on what I need to do in order to meet my life goals.
· Career -
I want to become a professional house flipper. I want to be able to invest in real estate.
· Financial -I want to earn enough to become financially secure.
· Education -
I need to acquire knowledge regarding websites, home ownership, and living well.
· Family -
I want to be a loving wife. I don't want to nag, I want to encourage and respect. I want to be a mother. I will be a good parent by putting my children first. I will show them that God is more important than anything else in the word. I want to be seen as generous, loving, kind, and patient, yet brave enough to stand up for myself and those I love.
· Artistic -I want to improve on my cooking skills.
· Attitude -
I self-defeat and am often afraid of even trying. Sometimes I am not very persistent. I tend to learn towards what is safe. I am often too timid around people I don’t know.
· Physical -
I want to run, successfully and consistently.
· Pleasure -
I want to travel.
· Public Service -
I want to encourage others to take care of their bodies and “live their best life now.” I want to carpe diem and cause others to do the same.
Spiritually- I want to know and follow after God. I want to cause others to pursue a closer relationship with Him.
I have each of these further broken down into with a date to have them met by. This list of goals, along with the questions I answered to get them, came from http://www.mindtools.com/page6.html.