Thursday, February 12, 2009

January 2008... I mean Feb. 2009!

I feel that time just keeps on moving and passing me by! I really cannot get over how quickly the year is going. Is anyone else still writing 2008 at the ends of dates? To make matters worse, apprently in my brain I still think it is January. So I have rewritten many a check, because apparently my brain thinks that it is still January 2008!!

I am really looking forward to a lazy weekend this weekend. Kyle is working and I only have one big project for Saturday: Attempting to make my first Cheesecake. It is Snickers and for our small group. So we will see how that turns out.

This week we have had an amazing marriage conference at church. I really appreciate how forward our speakers were (Lynn and Jerry Jones) with very direct, concrete, step based things to apply to your marriage. I know we can't incorporate them all, but hey- we are going to try to go on a walk together today. :) Also, we are two months away from our anniversary to we are going to try their goal suggestion.
Marriage Goals (Yearly evaluation):
What did we accomplish this year?
What are my top 6 goals for this year?
Then you are to swap papers, read each others goals and create your goals as a couple.

So here's the point: Now I have 2 months to decide my big 6 for the coming year (2009-2010), when I am still stuck in January 2008. This could be tough!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Busywork, mostly

The Message- Ecc. 3: 9-13, 14-15
But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I've had a good look at what God has given us to do-busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time-but he's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to...I've decided there is nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That's it-- eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It's God's gift. 
I've also concluded that whatever God does, that's the way it's going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God's done it and that's it. That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear. 
Whatever was, is. 
Whatever will be, is. 
That's how it always is with God. 

Over the past several weeks, I have spent a lot of time questioning my "plans" in life. While I think I have great plans, I wonder if these are the plans God has for my life and I wonder if I am choosing the way that I will be able to "simply worship in holy fear" to the best of my ability. 

I have recently realized that in my feeble attempts to figure out God's plan for my life, I spend much time missing the great life that I am living. I know the Lord has amazing, wonderful things in store for me and I find myself so excited about these things that I often miss the opportunities I have right now to enjoy the great life I have... 

So here it goes, the point: I really want to strive to have a good time and get the most out of my life now instead of waiting around for the future. I mean, if in the Bible it lists eating, drinking and making the most of your job as God's gift, think of all the REALLY wonderful gifts out there for me right now!! 

Sunday, February 1, 2009

25 Random Facts About Me

Okay- It is all over Facebook. I finally gave in: 
  1. I have a major obsession with organizing things. If it could be a career path, I would major in it. 
  2. Each year when July rolls around, I count down the days until I can order new Franklin Covey planner pages. 
  3. My college roommates are amazing. I can't imagine surviving the past 5 years without them. 
  4. On my wedding day, I fell through the attic  ceiling into my mom's bedroom. I was looking for my passport for our cruise while a close friend was looking through our apartment. She found it, I screamed, jumped up and down in the crawlspace and BAM. 
  5. I went on a Construction mission trip to Bolivia in high school and to get there we traveled: 2 hour drive, 12 hour flight, 2 hour drive, 12 hour TRAIN ride, 5 hour drive. It was insane. 
  6. The movie Gremlins scarred me for life. 
  7. I have a knack for  musical instruments. I figure them out quite easily. 
  8. I married my high school sweet heart. We will be together 8 years in April. 
  9. In 5th grade I was a crossing guard for school. I allowed the elderly lady who supervised me to call me "Meyh-dee" all year. See # 13. 
  10. I am slightly competitive. Those who know me may think it is more than slight. 
  11. I love researching how to lose weight, get in shape etc. but am not the best at following through. 
  12. In 4th grade I carried around Barbra Streisand's autobiography everyday in my backpack until I finished it. She is amazing. 
  13. I try to avoid confrontation at all costs. 
  14. In first grade I was isolated from the class on a daily basis and put behind a screen. (Can they still do that???) 
  15. I picture myself as the mother of just boys one day, and loving it. 
  16. Nosebleeds disturb me greatly. 
  17. Converse College had a tremendous impact on who I am today. 
  18. I get by each day because of God's Grace and Love for me. 
  19. I love singing in groups, not a fan of singing alone. 
  20. My eyes are my favorite feature. 
  21. I love Braves baseball, but according to my husband "my favorites are chosen because of their names, their wives names and other hobbies, nothing to do with BASEBALL." 
  22. I read REALLY fast. 
  23. My one  big bad crazy thing I did in my life? Belly button pierced. Still is. 
  24. I love LOST. Maybe a little too much. 
  25. Even at the age of 23, going through my thoughts, I still found myself stopping and wondering what people would think of me. 

Rolling Along...

Life just keeps moving along. I can't believe how fast the school year has passed. It seems like a just started my new job, we just bought our home and still feels like we have been married just weeks. Life is wonderful, God has blessed us tremendously in so many ways and I feel so fortunate each day to call myself His child. 

We had a concert last night with the kids at Twichell auditorium that was fun. It was a quick easy thing, since we weren't the main event, it was relatively stress free! 

The weather outside is beautiful today, the laundry and other chores could not be finished quickly enough to get out!! I enjoyed a nice walk with our puppy Mac. She is getting so big and still isn't a fan of the leash, but we are working on it. I am looking forward to my upcoming weekend in Charleston for my music conference and then coming home to the marriage workshop at Central. 

Trying (yet again) to get back into the blogging. Maybe I will be successful this time!