Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Psalm 32

Read this before work. Re read it while at work. Praying it to get through my crazy day.

1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD "—and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.
7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
9 Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.
11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

Boys who can shave

Esther sent me this article to read this morning.

It is in a response to an article I actually read last week here:

Brut honesty. I like it. And the guys can't even get mad saying the author just hates men, he is a man. He is a Godly man. Thoughts??

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday night.

Tonight was interesting. 
The "plan" was to go to the last "nights in the park" for Liberti  
And then Sarah T,
and I were going to go to my new house and put up blackout curtains so that I could sleep past 6am. I told Sarah this would probably only take up 20 minutes of her time. This was at around 8:30p.  However, we had no idea what we were in for. I think both of our personalities are impulsive do-er type personalities.  We just do. But what we do not do is....we do not take time to measure or get ladders or get packs of 12 nails (I bought the 10 pack, we needed 12 nails). Instead, we go headstrong into what we think will be a victorious task.  When we succeed at things, we succeed BIG and when we jump in and things don't work out...we fail, badly. Tonight was one of those nights. two hours and two bowls of ice cream later we ended up with a curtain too short, and two curtains that (I kid you not) are TACKED up to the corners. Tacked with thumb tacks tacked...this task took up approximately 2 minutes, could have saved us so much time.

After this, we decided it was probably a good time to actually start talking and praying like we had planned....I asked if it was okay if I started working on the new earring/necklace rack I got on etsy! I was so excited. Little did she know that she would be sucked into helping me with that as well...we did not think this through either. We put on all the earrings as we sat and talked and Sarah looked at me and said, you know, we needed to put this up on the wall before we put the earrings on. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but you must know how many earrings I have....please see below...

Needless to say Sarah did not leave until after midnight. Thanks Sarah :)

As we talked and prayed in between losing our minds and banging our heads against the walls. We discussed our bible study from last night about Eternity and Heaven. This topic has been frequenting my mind because of recently finishing "the shack"  This book totally rocked my world and put a new perspective on my thoughts and challenged my old thoughts and gave me new thoughts to mull over and really think about. There was one part at the end that the Holy Spirit tells the main character, Mack.

"...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again."

I am not normally into cheesy, corny, cliche? Maybe it was because this was at the end after I had spent an emotional night finishing the book and investing in the characters (the characters being God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit). It made me want to ask God questions! But more than that it made me appreciate understanding how the Trinity works in my life and how important it is in everything that I do, everything I do matters because the Kingdom is now and not yet.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So you think you can dance?

When you spend more than half your life dancing....you just can't shake it out of your system. In fact, more often than not, I am dancing. So I am spending my sick day in bed watching so you think you can dance in between naps.

The two posts below are my two FAVORITE. Beautiful breathtaking contemporary duets.  If I could perform again, I would do these two dances.

Robert & Kathryn.mp4

Kent & Loren - Collide

Monday, August 16, 2010

Your Available Balance: $2.12

Ahh the pleasures and joys of being an adult.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Milas day dreams

The most creative idea ever.......


Here are some of my favorites....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saw this on the news this morning...


Makes my heart hurt for those men who thought they were getting their lives together.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

they say...

They say old habits die hard...and in my ripe old age of 24, I am beginning to think whoever said that was on to something.  As sinful, stupid humans we will never be perfect, we will never always make the right choice 100% of the time, and we will always be learning and growing from our mistakes, hopefully leaning towards maturity and growth (this comes easier to some than for others). But is is easy to read the words "humans are sinful and not perfect" and think, I deserve grace from others, no one is perfect.  But today I realized how much I expect grace from others for my shortcomings but will be quick to notice a flaw in you.  During lunch today, a friend and I talked about how the things that bother you most about other people are most likely what you hate about yourself.  So I began to rack my brain to think about who annoys me and why.  This is not a fun exercise.  And while I think it is good and necessary to evaluate the speck in others/plank in your own eye philosophy, be prepared for being disappointed in yourself.  I know I was.

Thank God for grace, literally.