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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Checking In

How is everyone today? Did you have a great weekend? I spent most of the the weekend relaxing, instead of cleaning. I will get it done this week! (At least thats the plan.) I don't have much to say as I have been super busy with work, relaxing, couponing and chilling with my Min Pin! 

I will mention that I am so appreciative of all of my readers. It means so much to me that you want to know what is going on in my life. Your comments and encouragements mean the world to me. Thanks for being in my life!

Do you have anything exciting going on this week?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Its Been One of Those

It truly has been one those weeks. The kind that make you slam your fist into the mattress cry out in anger and frustration cry those loud ugly sobs throw up your hands and surrender. Somehow though, these lyrics come to mind:

So thank you Jesus!
Even when you see us just as we are
Fragile and frail and so far 
from who we want to be
So thank you Jesus!
Even when the pieces are broken and small
Dreams shatter and scatter like the wind
So thank you even then.


I'm not putting these words here, because that is where I have been living. I'm putting them here because its where I need to be living. And, quite honestly, I've been rather far away from that lately. Some other lyrics that have come to mind this week are

Down in the valley, dying of thirst
Now down in the valley, it seems I'm at my worst.
But my consolation is that you baptized the Earth
I'm down in the valley and the valleys fill first.


Here's hoping this valley fills soon! I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm planning on it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

He's an On-time God

I haven’t written in awhile. Our family’s schedule changed again and it has made it more difficult to write. It has not been impossible, I’ve just been too scattered and in need of a respite.

I’ve been in the middle of different things in my life and they have been good. I’ve been spending lots of time with lots of really amazing friends. Its been what my soul has needed.

I don’t have much to say to day, except to say that God is so faithful. It seems like over and over again I cry out to Him about certain issues in my life. Most of which are outside of my control and all the more daunting. I always seem to hear Him tell me that He has it under control. Its his and I don’t need to cry fret agonize worry about it. I seem to keep a tight grip on these things. One of these things has been taken care of - not on my time, but on His time. I am basking in the joy of being taken care of by my Father.

He is a good good good good God!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer of Reese: Wildflower

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I watched the movie Wildflower over the weekend. Its a great movie from 1991. In it Reese Witherspoon and William McNamara play a brother and sister who befriend a neighbor girl (Patricia Arquette) that suffers from epilepsy and is hard of hearing. They help the girl to get treatment and freedom from her mean stepfather who locks her in a shed. 

It was a very moving and sweet movie. Reese did a great job as she was still a very young actor. Watching this (especially having just watched The Man in the Moon made it easy to see why Reese has become the star that she is. Her talent is exceptional. I love to see her using her true Southern accent as well. 

IMDB tells me that this movie was originally made for TV so it isn't as widely known as some of Reese's other work. I really enjoyed it. It is fairly family friendly with only one questionable scene and medium violence from the mean stepfather. Overall I think preteen and up kids could watch it, though I don't see anyone appreciating it until they are a bit older.

Also a quick update: this project most likely will not be going as planned. Netflix recently changed their policy and you can now either get streaming movies or movies by mail with our plan. We had to choose one or pay double the amount. We chose the movie streaming, consequently I won't have as much access to the movies as I thought when I started. I do still have some older ones to watch, which are a lot of fun anyway. Plus I own at least one and others are on TV.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

That Kind of Friend

So I'm pretty sure that a motorcycle hauling a coffin passed me in traffic yesterday. There wasn't another explanation for the motorcycle pulling a custom made trailer with a person sized box on it. It made me grin.

It also got me thinking... what kind of person is it that gets pulled around on a motorcycle while in their coffin. I think that it must be someone pretty spectacular. Maybe a love that you dreamed about seeing the country with and they left before you could. That buddy that you schemed up the most epic road trip with. Or maybe its just that best friend you couldn't bear to part with yet. 

What kind of person is that you can't bear to part with? How do I become that person. I've been thinking about it and I think its the kind of person that has the fruits of the spirit in their life. If I was a more loving, more joyful, more peaceful, more patient, more kind, more good, more faithful, more gentle, and more self-controlled person, wouldn't you want me always with you? Its time for me to put these things to work in my life in a deeper more poignant way.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday's Song 8.7.11

I heard Building 429 in concert a couple years ago and they were really great. This song is one that has stuck with me since I heard the lead singer tell about a mom coming to him after a concert and telling him about her little boy. This song is fantastic!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lately

Sorry I have been a bit MIA this week... I've been super busy. Pop Rocks and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary Monday. Tuesday I babysat for the most precious little boy. Wednesday was church and Thursday night I didn't even get a chance to chill out before bed. Friday was a busy evening. I promise to try and be much more interesting next week... emphasis on try :). 

I should have a Summer of Reese update sometime next week. What's been going on with you?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Confession

I have a confession. I struggle with being judgmental. Its not something I do conscientiously, but its there in the back of my mind. I let what I think of people get in the way of who they really are. It gets in the way of loving them. It gets in the way of showing them Jesus. I'm sorry to those I've judged. I truly am. I hope you can forgive, I am no better than you. I want to show you Jesus.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Three Years

Three years ago today, this happened:




Happy three years, Pop Rocks! I love you!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Merry Mary Monday: 8.1.11

One year ago today...

We met her.

We brought her home. 

We introduced her to her Mimi & Pa.

We let her sleep with us for the first time. (We had a house guest.)

We first smelled that breath.

We fell in love!