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Friday, November 28, 2008


There is a choice... everyday, in fact. Being *thankful* is a choice. Therefore, I choose to thankful.

I really do have so much to be thankful for, I just have to take a moment to stop. To stop and be overwhelmed by the abundance of blessing!
I will not be so caught up in the "not-haves" that I remain blind to the many, many "haves".

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Thanks to Mrs. Mk, I finally found a good Christian review of the Twilight book series ( By: Stephanie Myers). If you haven't heard of the books or the movie you, either :

a) are over 30
b) don't have any teenage daughters
c) live under a rock

*Laughing* The Twilight books and a certain character in them, named "Edward", seem to be sweeping all young women completely off their feet. :P

I encourage you to read this review... I'm not saying that you 'shouldn't' read the books, just sayin' that maybe a little research should be involved before you do so. Don't be taken in by the popularity ( like I almost did!) without a little discernment!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Questions asked. Answers given. But do I always tell the truth? Earlier this evening I was asked if I was feeling hopeful or discouraged about my life. My answer was that it depends on the day...or wait, maybe I should say it depends on the moment. Sometimes I feel so very up and down - and I hate it. Why can't I stay on an even plane? Why not remain hopeful and joyful in the place God has me? One day I will be praising Him, glad for every moment. The next day I would do almost anything to see that smile from someone. But what has it to do with how I feel? Feelings are only feelings, and this is truth:

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Whhadya think? Possible insanity?

-9 hours of sleep since Tuesday Night
-18 hours of work
-4 hours of exercise
- Countless cups of coffee
-An extreme amount of vitamin C

-Getting my niece and 2 nephews all to myself?
TOTALLY worth it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre. My fictional heroine. Just when her dreams and her longings were being fulfilled, a secret was revealed that caused every happy and joyful aspect of her life to be crushed. She could have turned her back on morality and purity and gone where her heart led. She could have followed her fleshly passions and done what the world would have deemed as 'right'. But instead she did what was noble and right and true - and suffered - for a time. She suffered for 4 years... while keeping busy, serving those around her. Then God did what he has promised to do.... He blessed his righteous daughter with all that she desired.

Jane to Mr. Rochester:
"'Oh comply!' it said, 'Think of his misery, think of his danger--look at his state when left alone...Who in the world cares for you? or who will be injured by what you do?'...Still indomitable was the reply--'I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. I will keep the law given by God, sanctioned by man. I will hold to the principles received by me when I was sane, and not mad--as I am now. Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour, stringent are they; inviolate they shall be...with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count its throbs. Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot!'" Chapter 27, pg. 279

Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Psalms 37:4 - 6
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte'

Saturday, November 15, 2008

For old times sake...

Just an evening of baking, whiffs of vanilla candlight, and Josh Groban ....




Friday, November 14, 2008

One Magnificent Reality

REALITY. Hurt, pain, disappointment, those are just some of the words that come when I think of reality. Reality and crushed dreams... synonymous. Reality is hard. Everyday we are faced with it... what is the reality(ies) in your life that grips your heart and squeezes it unrelentlessly?

Yesterday, as I was alone, (but not really alone!) just me, my thoughts and God, I was convicted that I needed to change how I was living. I needed to change how I thought of reality. Yeah, most realities are hard and and they can seem to keep us from our joy in the LORD. But as a girl saved by God's grace I will choose to live in this reality: God's abounding love.

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus died to save sinners - of whom I am the worst. But for the very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
~1 Timothy 1:14-17

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Car <3

I am thankful...
for my car...

and I am ashamed at how dreadfully I missed her while she was getting repaired...

as a warning...

never, never, enjoy any possesions as much as I enjoy my car!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just for Fun

Where is your mobile phone? Pocket

Your hair colour? Brown

Your mother? Quiet

Your father? (my) Hero

Your favourite thing? Being an Aunt

Your dream last night? None

Your dream goal? Wife

The room you're in? Cluttered

Your hobby (hobbies)? Running

Your fear? Aloneness

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Paris

Where were you last night? Sister's

What you're not? Perfect

One of your wish-list items? Tinted-Windows ( on my car)

Where you grew up?Paradise

The last thing you did? Planned

What are you wearing? 'G' Necklace

Your TV? Off

Your pet? Non-existent

Your computer? Frustrating

Can't live without? Bible

Your mood? Hopeful

Missing someone? (OMG) YES!

Your car? Clean

Something you're not wearing? Lipstick

Favourite shop? J & J Coffee CO.

Your summer? Wonderful/Horrible

Love someone? JESUS

Love/Hate Relationship? Running

Current addiction? Facebook

Your favourite colour? Black

When is the last time you laughed? Sunday

When is the last time you cried? October 22nd, 2008

I tag Joni, Amy, Mrs. MK, Gracy or Gayle, Katie and Rene! Just use one word to answer the questions! LOL, try to use only one word, anyway! Oh, and if you read this blog... consider yourself tagged, then tell me if you did the quiz in my comments.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Just like a kid on Christmas and the BeAuTY of storms.

Aren't we all just like a kid and Christmas? Doesn't everyone remember that Christmas night, after all the excitement, and gifts, and glorious food, thinking why can't Christmas be everyday? I'm pretty sure we all have had those thoughts at least once in our childhood. As you get older you realize why that can't be possible. Christmas would no longer be fun if it was everyday... there wouldn't be anymore squeals of delight because it would be the same ol'.

But aren't will still wanting 'Christmas' everyday? Okay, maybe not literally Christmas, but how about blessings in general? Don't we just stomp our little feet and feel cheated when things don't go exactly the way we think they should go? Don't we all want everyday, every season of life to be full of happiness the way we think of happiness?... money in abundance, being loved by that special someone, health, a fun and enjoyable job... the list could go on. We think that's what we want. We think that these times in our lives, where nothing seems to be going the way we had planned, we think it stinks. Or that God somehow forgot about us.

Let's think on this just a moment. If everyday and every season of our lives included those "happy" times, those times of blessing where everything went just as we planned, would we still consider them blessings? Or would they just slip into mundane nothingness? Into the everyday just like those dishes.

Storms are a part of life. I am declaring right now that storms must happen in order for us to see the beauty of the sunshine!
Right here, right now in the midst of the storm I am saying thank you, Father! Thank you for this storm. I don't know why this storm is happening but I am trusting you for the outcome... because I know that with YOU, Father God, it will be more WoNDerOus than I could ever expect!

God is NOT too busy and he does NOT forget us. He knows exactly what he is doing! So I am challenging YOU, thank God for the storm.