This mornings song is one that encourages me every time I hear it. Natalie Grant has an amazing way of singing songs with lyrics that cut right to my heart. I have a feeling we will be hearing from her often on Sundays. Without further ado here she is:
So the other day I was given a very unkind chewing out via phone from someone I had never met. I didn't take it personally, it wasn't my fault afterall. I just happened to be the person who answered the phone. In the course of the colorful diatribe, there was a phrase used that I had never heard before. Well I was telling someone about it, as the situation necessitated and mentioned the phrase. Well, apparently I should have looked it up in Urban Dictionary. (Please keep in mind that this is not a very family friendly website and is not really suitable for children, if it is even suitable for adults.) Fortunately the person I was telling knows me and knows how naive I really am and didn't get offended. I was however rather embarrassed... Lesson learned: look it up before you repeat it!
Have you heard Miranda Lambert's song "The House That Built Me"? (If you haven't, watch it below.) I relate to this song so much, there is a deep part of me that longs to return to the house in which I grew up. It isn't as simple as visiting my parents, we moved when I was twelve. There is something in me that longs to see and touch the house where I was a child. To sit in the kitchen and remember the memories. To see if our treehouse is still standing. To search out old friends. I once saw a show on TV when Christina Aguilera visited the house where she grew up. A stranger was living there, a nice stranger who let her into the house. Ever since then I've had this fantasy that I would go to the house that we lived in and knock on the door. There would a lady home who was from the south and she would give us sweet tea and show us around. I bet the living room would no longer be coral and my bedroom wouldn't be a sunny shade of yellow, but it would still be…
I'm skipping Merry Mary Monday today, because I am so excited to tell you about my weekend. (Thanks, A!) I went to the RC Cola and Moon Pie festival over the weekend. It was so much fun! We missed the parade because it ran late, due to an accident at the start of the parade. We got great seats for the coronation of the RC Cola King and Moon Pie Queen (local newspersons) by Mrs. USA and Mrs. Tennessee. The RC Colas and Moon Pies were delicious. There were lots of adorable antique shops and cute little gift shops. I absolutely loved the festival. I recommend that if you are anywhere close enough to attend this awesome summer festival that you should next year. The festival is held every year in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. What did you do over the weekend?
When I was in college some friend and I (though mostly my friends) decided that we should do a themed weekly movie night and spend a semester watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. (Why, yes I did just have to Google his last name.) It was a blast. The best was that the movie night just kept getting bigger and by Christmas we had a big party to watch Jingle all the Way. Last weekend there appeared to be nothing exciting on TV so I decided to watch part of the MTV Movie Awards and got to see Reese Witherspoon accept her big award. (This is not family friendly viewing.) I had heard about her acceptance speech and had already meant to look it up for myself anyway. (There was also the first preview for Twilight: Breaking Dawn, but anyway.) At some point in the show there was a montage of Reese's movies and I realized how few I had actually seen, so I decided to watch as many as I could over the summer. I added them to Netflix last night and chances are good I won't watch all of th…
The song I want to share with you today is one that helps me recenter my life when I get overwhelmed. This song has a way of snapping me out of the "woe is me" mindset in which I often find myself. This song is about hope in Christ and the power it has to transform our lives. My favorite line is, "When this world has broken me down, Your love sets me free."
Last night I had to go the grocery store. I was paying with cash and the total involved 71 cents. The very wonderful and nice cashier reached into his pocket and found 71 cents. I thought that was so wonderful and really made my day. I don't know that anyone has ever done that for me before. Has someone done something out of the ordinary for you lately? Tell me all about it.
I've been really busy lately, but I wanted to post one of my favorites photos of me and Mary! This was last year, on our way home from the vet. Pop Rocks snapped this photo on his phone (at a red light, of course). It is currently the background on my phone and makes me smile to see it! I hope you all have a wonderful week. I will try to post a few times, if things slow down a bit around here.
I’ve had a lot of scatter thoughts on my mind lately, but nothing has seemed to make it here. So I thought I would put all of it together for a post... Here goes!
Its been a short work, which has been nice. I can’t seem to figure out what day it is though. Everyday feels like it should be some other day.
I’m super excited about going on vacation eventually. I already started making packing lists. This could be good (i.e. we manage to take everything we need) or bad (i.e. we take way too much). Either way it feels good to be prepared.
On Sunday I sobbed my way through watched the movie “Letters to God” about a little boy with cancer. It made me really think about the way I am using God’s love to change the world and am I. It was also a really good reminder that you are never to young or to old to fall in love with Jesus.
Wednesday was a night off from church. It was very enjoyable to go home and chill out. I had originally planned to go to the gym, but decided to take a rea…