Wednesday, September 23, 2009

An apple a day does not keep the doctor away.

I miss my dad. I think I always will, until I see him again in heaven. Grieving is such a difficult thing. Someone told me once that they believed losing someone was so difficult because we were not created to experience death. And if you think back to Genesis, that is absolutely true. Death was a part of the curse.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
Genesis 2:16-17

At least heaven is going to rock!

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Revelation 21:1-4


Friday, September 18, 2009

Move over Martha!

Today I finished making a set of sheets for my son's bed. I also went to the grocery store and saved $29.82 with coupons. I'm so domestic. If only I enjoyed cleaning.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It goes great with toe jam!

Last week we went to the Zoo and went on an Elephant Excursion. We got to go into the elephant enclosure and do lots of fun stuff.

  • We got to pet the elephants' trunks.
  • The elephants greeted us by smelling our feet. There was one lady that was wearing sandals that they especially liked. I'm convinced she used peanut butter as a moisturizer.
  • The elephants threw footballs and kicked soccer balls to us.
  • One of the elephants picked up a penny with its trunk and gave it to my husband and son. If you look closely you can see that the penny is pinched, not suctioned in the trunk.
  • They also did some tricks.
Fun was had by all!

Photos courtesy of momma.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Deep Thoughts by Crookedtoes

This is day 3 on facebook and I'm proud to say that I'm not being petty, envious, or nosey. Score one for me!

I don't have any interesting or quirky stories so today's post will be the thoughts that were in the forefront of my mind today.

1. Mom's bday. Happy Birthday to Momma.

2. Giraffe's aren't very fuzzy. Instead of fur it's more like horse hide. (Saw one up close at the zoo today)

3. Why are non-Christians so hostile when posting about Christianity on the internet?

4. Patrick Swayze died today. TIME OUT (opens iTunes window to listen to NKOTB, Dirty Dancing, it has a Swayze/Baby reference, bobs head)

5. Money sucks. The love of money IS the root of all evil.

6. What's the deal with prayer? (This is one I've been contemplating a lot and I am interested in others' opinions. I'll save the details for another post it would take too long for this one.)

7. I wish the stink in the kitchen could magically disappear.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Help... I can't get up.

So I think today's topic is Christ. I know, pretty heavy for second day back, huh? Nonetheless, here I am being transparent. I am a Christian. By the world's standard I guess I am a "good Christian." I tithe, go to church, go to other church group thingies during the week, and am a good person (far from perfect but good.)
By biblical standards I suck. Well Paul talked about not doing what he wants to do and hating what he does. So I guess I'm in good company. I pray daily but my soul's desire is to be in constant conversation with God. I lose my patience too quickly. Self-discipline...what a joke, where do I begin? I spend too much money on things and not enough on feeding hungry people or providing for orphans and widows. Blahbedeeblah, I could go on all day about where I'm lacking, but truthfully, what I want..what I need... is simply more time sitting at His feet, looking into His face.
I think we (Christians) will never be "where we want to be" in our relationship with God until we are in heaven. We live in a fallen world and we live in fallen bodies. That won't keep me from pursuing Him though.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rose colored glasses are transparent, right?

Ok, so a couple of posts ago I talked about my arch nemesis, facebook. I have stayed away from facebook for a long time. I'm pretty proud of it because you can reactivate your account at anytime. I know this because I did that a couple of times to get an email address and then closed my account again. Anywho, I'm going to reactivate and practice restraint. I am also going to be transparent.
I think facebook is stressful because I write about the good stuff... because I want to look as good as all the other people... who post only the good stuff.
Also, I'm going to start blogging again. Most of the time when I'm not blogging it's because I feel like no one would be interested in my day-to-day going-ons. So if your going to follow my blog be prepared to be bored sometimes....

....and be forced to look at gratuitous pics of my lovey.