Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Well after the second game tonight I said to one of the girls that I am not sure how it is that we keep winning. There was four of us and six of them and we were playing pretty poorly most of the time. Bad passes left and right, and stupid mistakes all around. Don't get me wrong. It was a blast and we were all having fun but it didn't feel like we should have been winning.
As I was driving home I was thinking about this some more and I realized that there have been so many times in my life where I don' t understand how things are working out for good. I am "hopelessly flawed" and make plenty of mistakes. I am always being too blunt or not saying enough and yet God still finds a way to use me for good. I'm on the "winning" side because of Him. In fact
the only reason anything good happens in my life is because of Him.
This even came up in a conversation with a friend over the weekend where she was explaining how a girl at work had been asking her about what she did over the weekend and the only thing should could ever think to share was what had happened at church the day before. Well this friend has begun to ask questions about her church and my friend knowing that her church was pretty old fashioned and not very interesting (you had to work to take something home from the sermon because it was so dry some times but very truth bearing) was basically trying to convince her that this particular church wasn't something she might like. She didn't want to deter her from seeking God and going to church but she didn't want the experience of church to be something that she couldn't get anything out of either. Well despite all of her warnings the girl went with my friend to church and they began some deep conversations and eventually she became a Christian.
God works through us even when we feel like all we can do is mess things up.
Look at the Old Testament with Abraham, Jacob, and Moses. Look at the New Testament too with all of the unlikely disciples that Jesus reached out to and taught to be his closest companions and missionaries of the Gospel. They were a band of misfits.
All I can say is that I am glad He is looking out for me.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Just popping in to say Hi and let you know that I'm still alive. Life has not really been so busy that I couldn't be on here but priorities have shifted some. I do enjoy hearing about what's going on in others lives and being ab le to share bits and pieces of myself on here but I've been trying to be much more intentional about sharing life face to face with people. I don't know if I could completely give up showing off fun pictures like this though!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This was from the flight I took to pick up Joy and Gus. We had a lot of fun at the airport and in the plane with only a few minutes toward the end of the flight where they were both a little grumpy and possibly in pain because of the shifting in air pressure. That always gets me too. I fell asleep in the airplane on the way to Texas and woke up in a ton of pain because I hadn't yawned or done anything to let my ears pop and there was a ton of pressure built up.
The only hitch was that on my way through security the machines I had to go through indicated that I might have explosives. The only thing I had on/with me at all was Gus and I while I know for a fact he can be explosive I don't think it was the kind they were talking about.
It was so nice to have the whole crew up here (Symph and Caleb too) for mom's birthday and just at all. I didn't realize just how much I missed having them around. It will be nice when they move back in February to this area.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I absolutley love having flowers any time of year and am truly grateful for the gift of them from my students. The bulbs were given to me by one of my students for Christmas. I immediately put them in a pot and set them under the kitchen sink. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to add water or not so I didn't and forgot about it for a while. About a month later I saw that they were starting to sprout some so I pulled them out to get some sun and a few weeks later this is what I'm blessed with.
I think they're called paper whites but I'm really not sure.
This next picture is my coffee table covered with many of the events of the week.
- the boogy boo mask that Joy loves to play and was left there by her earlier this week.
- bean bags I've been making for my students (our old ones were getting pretty dirty).
- valentine's in the works for my students (involving chocolate).
- and a book that I definitely didn't stay up too late to read because I was enjoying the reading of it so much :) (especially since it was reading I didn't have to do!).
- oh and a mug of crayons and pencils that Joy was using to color (fortunately on paper and not the cover of a new book!).
That's all. Have a wonderful weekend!