Friday, February 25, 2005

every once in awhile I think I'll share with you some of my current favorite things....

1. Organic Style Magazine
2. Dansko Shoes & Sandels
3. our new Kitchen Aide Mixer
4. No Compromise (the Keith Green story)
Yikees, as I write this list I am hearing really loud thunder!! WOAH!!
Anyways......
5. Lentil soup
6. Richard Swift's double album (The Novelist & Walking without effort)


and there you have it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

today feels like a jonah day.
I mostly just feel bummed out.

Friday, February 11, 2005

I wish they would come out with all the seasons of Dharma & Greg on DVD.

I like that show.
It kinda reminds me of Justin and I. Sorta.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ash Wednesday was yesterday, and so begins the season of Lent.

I have decided that this year for Lent I will be giving up ANY SORT of popping zits. Which means that even if I have a gross white head that is getting ready to take up my entire face, I will work hard to resist the temptation to scratch it or pop it.

I decided this was a good idea because part of why I pop my zits is because people would look at you funny if you showed up somewhere with a HUGE white head on your face. I am hoping that giving up the zit popping will in some small way help me to identify with suffering. It of course is not suffering in the grand scheme of things but it does feel a tad embarrassing, and I do know folks will be looking at me oddly.

And so it begins............

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

This morning I didn't have to go into work until noon, so I had the majority of the morning to hang around the house. I spent a lot of that time reading the Word. It was really great.

I spent the time in Matthew 13 reading and working to understand the different parables that relate to "the kingdom of heaven being like..........." It was great time. I feel like I gained some new insights into Jesus' parables which were important for me. Understanding better Jesus' descriptions of what the kingdom of heaven is like helped me to connect it to "on earth as it is in heaven." Also, really cool to spend time thinking about.

I appreciate God's Word. I love when I have time to dig into it. I hope that as I go about my day today, I will continue to think on these things.

My friends Kim and Paul Karus, had a baby son, McKay Henry Karus on February 3rd. McKay is very very sick and the doctors have been encouraging Paul and Kim to say their goodbyes. I believe at this point they are going to TRY and do a surgery that could help McKay but there are a lot of other obstacles in the way.

Please if you think of it, pray for the Karus Family. Thanks!

Have a great day today!!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

My eyes are burning like crazy today. And I have been sneezing. ALLERGIES!!!!! Man, I really hate them.

Justin and I have been trying to walk everyday at Balboa Park. It is such a beautiful walk and we have been having a lot of fun doing it together! I am thankful that we live right across the street.

So, for the wedding I got a Kitchen Aid.....this thing is AMAZING!!! I have already cooked two batches of Chocolate Chip Cookies which have been really yummy and last night I used the Kitchen Aid to cook Mashed potatoes, which were yummy as well. I like this machine and I look forward to using it a lot.

Hmmm.....what else is going on?? Justin is still looking for a job, lately he has been feeling majorly discouraged. You could pray for him if you think of it. For patience and courage to hear God and to go where he sends.

After you get married, (and I have only gotten married once but I spoken with a few other women about this) it seems like you go through a little bit of a down time. A time where you feel sad, but for no real reason. Maybe it is because being married is kinda overwhelming, all of a sudden you share a bed, live with a guy, and no longer live with your girl friends. Maybe it's also because it's a death in a way, Death to life alone, death to making decisions that only effect you. It takes some adjusting I've experienced. Also I think for months before the wedding all you are doing is planning this WEDDING and then it's over and back to "real life." That may play into it. Anyways, I am glad that I am married and mixed with these feelings of sadness there has been a lot of laughs and fun times.

So, yeah...........ta ta for now. Have a great day!!