Yums!

 

I ate this today. The picture is misleading. It was about the size of my face. Red Velvet. Holler.

I ate this today. The picture is misleading. It was about the size of my face. Red Velvet. Holler.

Published in: on January 30, 2009 at 4:03 am  Comments (1)  

Psalm 62

My Soul Waits for God Alone

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

 For God alone  my soul  waits in silence;
   from him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
   my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. How long will all of you attack a man
   to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
   They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
   but inwardly they curse. 
                         Selah

 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
   for my hope is from him.
 He only is my rock and my salvation,
   my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
   my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

 Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;
   God is a refuge for us. 
                         Selah

 Those of low estate are but a breath;
   those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
   they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no trust in extortion;
   set no vain hopes on robbery;
   if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

 Once God has spoken;
   twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
 and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man
   according to his work.

Published in: on January 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm  Comments (1)  

The Most Random Christmas Gift Ever

I can’t believe I haven’t already shared this little gem with you. My brother got me a hat for Christmas. Not just any hat. This hat has been worn. It is dirty. And it has a signature on it. This hat was worn by this guy:

Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5

Now, there was a time in my life that I was obsessed with hair. Some would say that time is the present, but I believe I’ve sort of moved on. I had categories for hair. My favorite category: important hair. This was hair that said, “Hey, look at my hair. I’m totally in a band.” or “Why yes, I AM someone important. Just look at my hair!” I greatly enjoyed viewing such hair. This guy right here has some great important hair. It is lovely.

Not only does he possess important hair, he also wears important hats from time to time. I myself, am not a hat wearer. My head is very large and in charge and I also have very thick hair. This is not good for wearing hats. However, that does not prevent me from enjoy the wide variety of hats that are out there. I just do not wear these hats into public areas. Example:

p7280013That’s a nice hat. I also have blonde hair. And I should point out that I am not photogenic. But all the more fun for taking ridiculous pictures. It is with all of this information in mind that I present to you the most random Christmas gift ever. My brother bought Soul Glow Activatur’s hat off of eBay for me. Yes. Random. Very, very random. And very random is the hat in and of itself. 

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Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm  Comments (1)  

A Stream of Thoughts

  • Sweet Tea from Zaxby’s is better than Sweet Tea from McDonald’s. 
  • Starbucks is not only addicting, it also works as a mood stabilizer.
  • There is nothing like angry girl music. Kelly Clarkson. That’s what I’m talking about.
  • I have a phobia of organization. It must be so. 
  • I’m in love with all things Hello Kitty and Diamonds. If you want to buy these things for me, please do so. I will not stop you.
  • I tell myself everyday that I’m going to accomplish X,Y,Z and very rarely do I ever get to Z. I think I might be lazy.
  • I want to have a slumber party so bad that I’m tempted to have one by myself, even though I’m pretty sure it’s impossible.
  • I’ve been listening to the same four songs on repeat for the past two hours. 

Well, that was fun and random. It’s really just me procrastinating yet again. But this is somewhat productive. By making this odd list I’ve realized just how unproductive I am and I will now proceed to the post office to at least accomplish something for the day. 

I’ve been putting up a lot of pictures lately so why spoil the fun? Here is a nice one of the sky from a few nights ago. Sights like this are like a breath of fresh air. Ahhhh. And everything is okay. Breathtaking beauty, creation, God is so big. He knows. And He is in control. Amen and Amen.

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Published in: on January 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm  Comments (1)  

Rufus Costello

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How much cuter could he be? He even smiles!

Published in: on January 19, 2009 at 12:57 am  Leave a Comment  

A Cloudy & Overcast Heart

 

 

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I took this picture in Reno, Nevada almost three years ago. The sun was starting to come through the clouds. It was a glorious sight to see and a moment I remember on days like today. When it seems like I’m forever going to be stuck in the clouds, the sun starts to emerge. The warmth pours out. Patience and contentment are the things  I have been learning. A difficult lesson. Praise God for He is still working on me.

  Better is one day in your courts 
       than a thousand elsewhere; 
       I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God 
       than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

       For the LORD God is a sun and shield; 
       the LORD bestows favor and honor; 
       no good thing does he withhold 
       from those whose walk is blameless.

       O LORD Almighty, 
       blessed is the man who trusts in you.

Psalm 84:10-12

Published in: on January 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm  Comments (1)  

Super Pup

Let it be known. Rufus is the best puppy ever. Hands down. The best.

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He loves those green stick things. He’ll just sit around with them hanging out of the side of his mouth, like a cigar. I love him!

Published in: on January 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm  Comments (2)  

Taking Your Own Advice

It’s really easy to write it. It’s something entirely different to live it. I can write and write and write about how God is first, no matter what. But unless I live that way, the words on paper (or the computer screen) mean nothing. 

When the time comes that I must choose whom to please, I admit that I hesitate. I want to do what I think is in my best interest. HA! What a joke. Like little ol’ me really knows what’s best. I don’t think so. I’m always messing things up. Sometimes I get frustrated at myself over what salad dressing I’ve chosen, so what makes me think I am capable of handling the big stuff?

This week has been about letting go. It’s not like I am in control anyway, but my mind tends to think so. I am learning to fully trust in the Lord. That means trusting when I feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath me, when all this time I thought 1+1=3 and it turns out that 1+1=2 (yes, the answer is obvious, but sometimes you can be blind to the truth). I must trust when I can’t see the next step in front of me, when it feels like I’ll always be stuck in this hurt. 

I firmly believe that in all things, God knows. Nothing is a surprise to Him. Nothing is out of His control. He will do as He pleases, when He pleases. Praise God for  He said, “as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

Always trust the Lord God Almighty. He is more than faithful.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
       and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him, 
       and he will make your paths straight.

-Proverbs 3:5-6

Published in: on January 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

He is Mighty

The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; 
     the LORD is robed in majesty
     and is armed with strength. 
The world is firmly established;
     it cannot be moved.
Your throne was established long ago;
     you are from all eternity.

The seas have lifted up, O LORD,
     the seas have lifted up their voice;
     the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
     mightier than the breakers of the sea —
     the LORD on high is mighty.

Your statues stand firm;
     holiness adorns your house
     for endless days, O LORD.

-Psalm 93

Published in: on January 9, 2009 at 8:16 am  Comments (1)  

Keeping Your Mouth Shut

I’m learning this lesson more and more every day. I used to think I had a problem with showing emotion. I tend to keep a lot of things inside, which isn’t always the best thing to do. You can’t hold it all in. Sometimes the tears and the frustrations need to come out or you will go insane.

I’ve reached the point now where I’m having to learn to quiet my emotions. I am not always successful at this and I end up getting myself into ridiculous arguments with my loved ones because I’ve overreacted and let my emotions control me. In the moment it always seems like I’m right and shouldn’t back down, but later I realize just how crazy I’m being. I think it’s probably a girl thing, this tendency to let your emotions control you. We know that this is just insane. Emotions are often wrong and can’t be trusted alone as a way of reasoning through a situation. So, I’ve been learning how to keep my mouth shut.

If I keep my mouth shut and let my crazy girl emotions pass on by, I find that when I do feel sane again I can approach the situation like a reasonable person. There are a lot of songs and movies that send the message of “listen to your heart.” I personally don’t want to listen to my heart. My heart has some bad stuff going on in it that often works against me rather than for me. I’d rather approach a problem with a clear head, seek after God’s will, look to His Word, spend time in prayer, and go from there. Sure, it would be much easier to jump to a conclusion based on what my heart is feeling, but the end result is hardly ever  good.

I’ve learned that when I do keep my mouth shut and tell my emo-ness to take a hike, the anxiety subsides and I realize just how stupid I am being. Seriously, so much drama can be avoided by the simple realization of “I’m being a total girl right now and I need to punch my emotions in the face.” Being a girl is not a problem, but the overbearing, overwhelming emotions that come with being a girl are a problem.

Step one: Shut my mouth.

Step two: Pray.

Step three: Realize how silly I am and be thankful that I kept my mouth shut.

Published in: on January 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm  Comments (1)