Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Weekend in Missouri

While Trevor was in LA attending Celebration 4 ( see his blog for details), I was in Missouri hanging out with the rest of the fam. Here are some really cute pics of the nieces. The first of one is of Emily Grace when I took her to McDonald's on Friday.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Random Useless Facts

Since my last few posts have been so dark and introspective(maybe I've been reading too much Dark Tower) here's one of those cutesy
all about me surveys(: Please comment and participate!

1) What is your current ring tone? for specific callers?

Well for most callers, Rain Song by Day of Fire (good song); for Trevor, Super Mario Bros(per his request), Greins, Blue Monday; Pringles, I want to know what love is; Emily, Questions by Jack Johnson; Work/Unity, Welcome to the Jungle (I think this is hilarious, "Its gonna make you bleed!') If you want another one let me know for now this is all the ring tones I can afford!

2) What's for dinner tonight?

Hamburger helper with beans. I'm neither creative or ambitious tonight. However I had turkey burgers for lunch. Mmmm juicy.

3) What song do you have in your head now?

Its a toss up between David Crowder's B Collison verson of I Saw the Light (Bluegrass
Style) or I Want to Know What Love Is

4) What is something I gets me excited?
SNOWCONES!! I have only had one so far this year.

5)Favorite snowcone flavor?

Probably Wedding Cake or Strawberry Cheesecake, I also like Blue Coconut

6) What is the last book you read?
Dark Tower VI: Wolves of the Calla Over 700 pages!

7) Favorite verse
Lately John 14:15 Look it up, yeah I haven't memorized it but I DO know what it says(:

8) Current Bathsoap?
Bath and Body Works Spearmint Eucalyptus Stress Relief

9) What do you plan to do tonight?
Eat dinner, watch at least one movie (rented Children of Men), I don't know what else

10) Favorite Yoga Position?
Hmm the Corpse Pose comes to mind(:

11) Current drink of choice?

Dr Pepper with Pure Sugar Cane Sugar!

12)Favorite Scrubs episode?
so hard to choose, probably My Monster, My Hero, or the one with Micheal J Fox and the rooftop toilet

That's all folks!

I'm a stranger in this land.....

Last week was not the most peaceful week so I took an opportunity to learn about peace.
1) Peace is active. Psalms 34:14 says to "pursue peace."
2) Peace goes hand and hand with strength (The Lord gives strength to his people. the lord blesses his people with peace.")
3) Peace requires walking straight, righteousness. (Ps 37:31)
4) The person who loves the "law" or the Word of God has peace. Ps 119:165
5) Peace is an aspect of a person. Ps 120:7 talks about a man OF peace.
6) Jesus is our peace. Micah 5:5 "He will be their peace."
7) Peace is not of this world. Only Jesus can give us peace. John 14:15
"Peace I leave you, My Peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled."

I have been struggling with people "of this world" hating me. But Jesus told me I should be suprised. The world hates and longs for the peace I have in Christ at the same time. I must hold my tongue much. I pray that at some point I would have encouragement from where I work, which can be a very dark place for me. I have very little. People have bad attitudes and bad things are happening to people. I must SPEND TIME WITH JESUS to keep that my peace strong. I can't let someone else's bad attitude become my own. I long to share my light and peace but sometimes I feel like I am shining a little penlight in a huge dark room. I pray God will make that light enough. Even when I fail...