Tuesday, November 29
Thursday, November 24
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
President Abraham Lincoln
1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Tuesday, November 22
Monday, November 21
They're all very original. :D
2. I broke down and went to this - and I had a good time (though there's a whole history as to why I hate to admit it.)
3. and I prepared for a major decision in 9 or 21 months, depending on circumstances. Though vague, you can feel free to pray that I'll have wisdom in this matter.
Friday, November 18
Thursday, November 17
Which reminds me - This Pride and Prejudice hasn't intrigued me ("That preview makes it look like it's about a meddlesome aunt." ~DMM)
But this, I'm thinking I'd even pay full price for.
And I Can't Wait. for this.
Wednesday, November 16
As in I-just-went-on-a-run-with-my-coworker/friend-and-have-a-nice-case-of-hat-hair
what-was-I-thinking?" casual. Of course, to counteract my too-large sweatshirt, icky face and old adidas warmups, he was all put together in his business casual "I'm-6-foot-5-and-need-my-shirts-taken-in-because-I'm-THAT-tall-and-svelt."
Don't forget the last time I ran into him (almost literally) It was in walmart on a Saturday. No shower.
Yes, I have a gift.
Tuesday, November 15
"Too many times, what I really want from the church is my own little wish dream. I want friends for my sake, not Christ's. What I need to desire is not others, not even the church (at least not as an end). I need to desire God."You just nailed my nature, Christian.
and the gospel:
Fortunately, God's grace doesn't leave us to ourselves. It shatters us with a life full of hardship and dissappointments - it will not let us find rest anywhere but in God.
Read his post here.
Monday, November 14
Seven things to do before I die:
1. Go to Austria
2. Learn to make my grandma's stewed chicken recipe
3. Have as good a relationship (or better) with LSG as Madre and her sister’s friendship.
4. Immediately trust God fully in a moment of confusion or fear
5. Learn web design
6. Own a German Shephard
7. Be the coolest aunt ever
Seven things I cannot do:
1. Give up pasta or bread
2. Ignore my mother’s advice
3. Hide what I’m thinking
4. Sit quietly at a basketball game
5. Like raw onions
6. Coffee without cream
7. Stay angry
Because I can't fill in "Seven things that attract me to Hubby"
Seven things that attract me to a guy (not necessarily in this order):
2. Wisdom/Loving God
3. Good humor and wit
4. Looking me in the eye (Confidence)
5. Chuckling at my passionate rants (not taking me too seriously)
6. Creativity (Artist, musician, etc).
Seven things I say most often:
1. Love ya
2. Pookie-Boo!/Hey Buddy!/Hi Sweetie! (or joyfully exclaiming another nickname of one of my siblings or friends)
3. For all intents and purposes.
4. Dear. Goodness.
5. Holy Crap!
6. If my head weren’t (wasn’t?) screwed on…
Seven books I love:
1. Valley of Vision
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3. A Time to Kill/The Testament (Grisham)
4. The Peacemaker
5. Gone with the Wind
7. Back in my younger years, Jeanette Oke and Little House on the Prairie books
Seven movies you watch over and over again:
1. Swing Time (or any Astaire/Rogers flick)
2. French Kiss/How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days/ 13 going on 30 (typical chick flicks)
3. Office Space
4. “In this White House” West Wing episode. (Ok, it’s not a movie, but Ainsley makes her debut, and verbally whips Rob Lowe’s Sam into shape!)
6. An Affair to Remember
7. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Seasons 1-3.
Seven people I want to join in, too:
1. Little Shoe Girl
2. Divine Miss M
3. My Other Brain
(Originally there was also “7 celebrity crushes.” Hm. Rob Lowe, Harrison Ford, Cary Grant and Hugh Jackman top the list. The problem with celebrity crushes is that these people aren’t “real” and they're just as sinful as the next person...)
Sunday, November 13
I never liked it.
Madre and I were just discussing that. How there are passages of scripture you memorize, and you know you SHOULD like it, but it just doesn't hit home. (Madre really likes Psalm 19, and doesn't share my apathy toward it.)
Now, Scripture that just blows me over? Romans 8:24-27. Psalm 25. Psalm 3. Love 'em. And there are also verses I've memorized when I was young, the ones I look back on, and I at least go "Yeah, that really did meet me where I needed it, back then."
Psalm 19? Well, I love verse 14, but other than that, the whole bridegroom thing just makes me go "huh."
Now that I've admitted that, I'll eat my words in about 3 months. It's generally the way my life goes. :D
Saturday, November 12
Thursday, November 10
Wednesday, November 9
Burn for you - TobyMac
Brave - Nichole Nordeman
I can't do this - Plumb
Rain Down - Delirious?
More to Life - Stacie Orrico
The space inbetween us - Building 429
Walk by faith - Jeremy Camp
Unnoticed - Plumb
Holy - Nichole Nordeman
Leaving ninety nine - Audio Adrenaline
Undignified - Matt Redman
Take me away - Sarah Kelly
Release the Deep - Telecast
This Man - Jeremy Camp
The Way - Telecast
We Live - Superchic[k]
(and a for a little humor)
Taylor, the Latte Boy - Kristen Chenoweth
What if - Jadon Lavik
All I want to do - Ginny Owens
Word of God Speak - Kristen Chenoweth
Held - Natalie Grant
Strong Enough - Stacie Orrico
My Offering - Nichole Nordeman
Legacy - Nichole Nordeman
Broken World - Across the sky
Be Still My Soul - Ginny Owens
Healed -Nichole Nordeman
Nice Naïve and beautiful - Plumb
beauty from pain - Superchic[k]
Tuesday, November 8
Sunday, November 6
It's been (about) a year of posting thoughts, and for the last few weeks I've been working on my template - very bored with the old one. So, welcome to the second year of thoughts - Random, funny and (mostly) otherwise.
The only sad part is that the comments posted to the old template have been lost. :( I think I've downloaded them somewhere, but according to haloscan, I have to cut and copy them into the proper places. We'll see if I get bored enough to do that.
And just know I'm glad that you're reading this. And not just for my ego's sake...
Oh, and no. I'm not above using puppies for the "awwww!" factor.
Saturday, November 5
I went to oversee a nearby event for work with no internet access (to speak of). The best part was the 2 hours in the car on the way back with my mentor and biblical counselor. Its just the tiniest bit creepy how she can uncover things in my heart that I've never thought about, and yet make absolute sense. I feel a bit free-er after talking with her. I guess that makes for a great biblical counselor.
I'll get some stories ready for you, but in the meantime, here's a real life quote.
Ains: "So I was in Walmart, looking for pajamas, talking to my mom on the phone."
Co-worker "You are not one of those people who talks on the phone all the time in stores because they're afraid of being alone, are you?"
"No. I'm afraid of being bored."