Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Jan at Bold and Free and Melanie at Monday through Sunday both tagged me for this meme.
1) Link to the person who tagged me.
2) Mention the rules.
3) Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself.
4) Tag six other blogger´s by linking to them.
5) Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged.
1. Frequently phrases or words will remind me of song lyrics, so I just bust right out into song. My girl told me this is one of the things she loves about me. She doesn't like it in public, though. Not at all.
2. I cannot be still when there is music playing. Not in the house, not in the car, not in the store, not anywhere I are.
3. I like to make up goofy rhymes at the drop of a hat. I also make up my own song lyrics to get a point across.
4. I can stay in the house for days and not care one bit. And most of the time it will be quiet - you know, if the kids aren't here.
5. When I concentrate I poke my tongue out. Sometimes it flickers about making me look like a lizard.
6. I see dead people.
Ok, ok. I don't really see dead people. But that was quirky of me to say so, wasn't it?
Now, I am to tag 6 people.
1. Michelle - she seems pretty quirky to me.
2. Mom - I know she's quirky.
3. Susan - who probably won't do it because she doesn't do memes much. She's quirky that way.
4. Lauri - she's got twin quirks.
5. Kathy - I'd like to know her quirks.
6. Bet - because she hasn't posted in too long.
Monday, July 28, 2008
I petted a horse today! It was in the school parking lot. Just hanging out. It was in a trailer, so it didn't have much choice. I will call it a her, since it sounds better than it and I couldn't really tell because of the trailer and all.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Another devotional by Elisabeth Elliot. I found this one very convicting and thought provoking. It is from A Lamp for my Feet.
A Devious Repentance
Recently I committed a sin of what seemed to me unpardonable thoughtlessness. For days I wanted to kick myself around the block. What is the matter with me? I thought. How could I have acted so? "Fret not thyself because of evildoers" came to mind. In this case the evildoer was myself, and I was fretting. My fretting, I discovered, was a subtle kind of pride. "I'm really not that sort of person," I was saying. I did not want to be thought of as that sort of person. I was very sorry for what I had done, not primarily because I had failed someone I loved, but because my reputation would be smudged. When my reputation becomes my chief concern, my repentance has a hollow ring. No wonder Satan is called the deceiver. He has a thousand tricks, and we fall for them.
Lord, I confess my sin of thoughtlessness and my sin of pride. I pray for a more loving and a purer heart, for Jesus' sake.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
I read a Dean Koontz novel for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I had hesitated. I know a lot of people who love his stuff. But I'm not really into suspense. I don't go for scary stuff or supernatural stuff. Not because it scares me. I just don't go there.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Whos Gonna Drive You Home - The Cars
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Ok, so it was in the children's section? So its supposed to be in a little girl's room? So? I love it! Now, when I get my writing tiara, just look at how pretty and sparkly I'll be with my pretty, sparkly desk!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Right now I am at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs. A group of us from the Words for the Journey writing group came here to... write. So I'm blogging. But I have to tell you what I'm up to. Its my duty.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
As of July 1st, we've lived here one year. One year and we are still trying to find a church.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Some things to think about from A Lamp for my Feet by Elisabeth Elliot.
The Hope of Holiness
The "openness" that is often praised among Christians as a sign of true humility may sometimes be an oblique effort to prove that there is no such thing as a saint after all, and that those who believe that it is possible in the twentieth century to live a holy life are only deceiving themselves. When we enjoy listening to some Christian confess his weaknesses and failures, we may be eager only to convince ourselves that we are not so bad after all. We sit on the edge of our chairs waiting to grasp at an excuse for continuing to do what we have made up our minds long ago to do anyway. The Lord is ready to forgive sin at any moment and to make strong servants out of the worst of us. But we must believe it; we must come to Him in faith for forgiveness and deliverance and then go out to do the work He has given us to do.
"Charity rejoiceth not in iniquity" (1 Cor 13:6 AV). Let us be willing to call iniquity what is really iniquity, rather than to call it weakness, temperament, failure, hangups, or to fall back on the tired excuse, "It's just the way I am."
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me. (Ps 51:10 AV)
Friday, July 18, 2008
I haven't done a Friday's Feast in a long time. And since there isn't one up for today, I'm just going to do a bunch of them. Because I figure you guys like nothing more than to hear all about me. *"Let's talk about me. Let's talk about my. Let's talk about me - oh my oh my." Or something like that.
When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed? Five weeks ago
Name one thing you miss about being a child. Irresponsibility
Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil. Butter
If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why? Spanish because it would be the most useful.
Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…a 47 year old mother of teenagers with some best selling books on the market and to be much healthier and wiser.
What is the weather like today where you live? It is around 86 degrees with a mild breeze and low humidity. Well, there is some humidity or smoke or something because I can't see Denver or the mountains. It is very lovely today.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how career-minded are you? 2
What type of window coverings do you have in your home? Blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.? Curtains. We don't have any blinds at all. A couple of windows are bare.
Name something that instantly cheers you up. A prat fall. Something funny. A hug.
How many times do you hit the snooze button on a typical morning? 3
If you could live on another continent for 1 year, which one would you choose? Easy! The UK. Is that a continent? Well, thats my answer anyway!
Which browser do you use to surf the Internet? Safari
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you know about the history of your country? 7 - how do I know because I don't know what I don't know...
Finish this sentence: Love is…a many splendored thing
Have you ever been in or near a tornado? No, I have not. But I have been through recent damage by one.
Do you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist? Optimist. Oh, I can see the dark side, but I choose to believe the bright side.
What is your favorite color of ink to write with? Red
How often do you get a manicure or pedicure? Do you do them yourself or go to a salon and pay for them? every few months or so. A salon.
Have you ever won anything online? If so, what was it? Yes, books.
In which room in your house do you keep your home computer? It is supposed to be the dining room, but we don't have a table in here. We have the kids' computer and mine in here.
When you drink soda/pop/coke, do you prefer to drink it from the bottle, a can, or after pouring it into a cup? I love it in a glass full of ice. Not a nasty paper or plastic cup. A glass. And then the water condenses on the outside. That's awesome.
What television show are you willing to stay up late to watch? Well, I like to stay up late, so any show that I like, I guess. Monk being my favorite.
Name one person, place, or thing you think of as brilliant. I had some salad the other day and the plastic container it came in was made out of corn. So then it wasn't plastic I guess, was it? What was it? It was brilliant. It didn't taste like corn.
Would you be willing to work 4 10-hour days instead of 5 8-hour days in order to save gas? I don't know if I'd do it to save gas. I'd do it to have an extra day off. I used to work 3 twelve hour shifts. That's too much though. Didn't like it at all.
If you were a superhero, what would you call yourself? Supergoof.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thirteen of my least favorite things. Well, maybe not my least, least. Its hard to do that without getting gross and I'm not going to get gross.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I keep telling myself that. But it is not the truth. I really, really would like to be perfect. It seriously distresses me that there are imperfections in me. Seriously.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
|You Are Barbeque Sauce|
You are both skillful and competitive. You enjoy mastering hard tasks.
You appreciate complexity more than simplicity.
Your taste in food tends to lean toward interesting flavors.
You appreciate exotic spice combinations. You tend to like cutting edge, fusion cuisine.
You get along with all personalities from a distance. Except salsa personalities, who always seem to annoy you.
You Are 60% Yankee, 40% Dixie
You're a pretty even split of Yankee and Dixie. You've probably traveled around a lot in your life.
Your Personality at 35,000 Says...
Deep down, you prefer spending time alone to spending time with others. You enjoy thinking more than talking.
You are not too sure what your place in the world is yet. You often feel invisible in a crowd.
Your gift is having a way with words. You know how to express yourself well.
You are inspired by what is possible. Real life is often too ordinary for you.
You are happy as long as you are given some personal space. It's important for you to have your own private life.
Monday, July 14, 2008
We saw WALL-E yesterday.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Stop trying to compete with others. Give yourself to God and then be who you are without regard to what others think. Reduce your interests to a few. Don't try to know what will be of no service to you. Avoid the digest type of mind. Learn to pray inwardly every moment. Practice candor, childlike honesty, humility. Pray for a single eye. Read less, but more of what is important to your inner life. Call home your roving thoughts. Gaze on Christ with the eyes of your soul. Practice spiritual concentration.
--A. W. Tozer.
Friday, July 11, 2008
May as well finish out the week on theme, right?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Perspective. If we can ask God to help us see people the way He does, we will love them better.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
One of the things I've learned about love is that it is an action, not a feeling. Oh sure, sometimes we feel it. Sometimes it almost hurts because we feel it so strongly. But those feelings are very inconsistent. Fleeting.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The Bible says people will know we are Christians by our love. Not by what we do, or don't do. Not because we go to church every week. Not because we don't drink or because we don't use bad language. Not because we teach Sunday School.