hearts stars and horsehoes, clovers and blue moons, drops of gold and rainbows, and me red balloons.
i love anchors.
who doesnt love a nice triabl tat
reduce reuse recycle!
who doesnt love a nice triabl tat
I start Micrcoeconomics class tomorrow. 8-10:30.
Im pumped that it gets me awake before noon. I am not pumped about the class.
I also work tomorrow. Both jobs. Its totally cool though. Not a biggie. lol.
I just kind of feel sick to my stomach.
What a great day! I am just overall happy and satisfied and content. How blessed I am. I didnt even have any sort of high hopes for this day at all, just planning to hang out, maybe nap, which would have been great too, but things turn an exciting turn for the amazing.
Chimene came down from B-t MA and I grabbed breakfast with her and Vivien and some other friends. Practicum reunion. Was great to see them again. Then I went over to the McKays house and was going to help them puppysit a 9 month old beagle named Gunther. But Melissa, our friend Rachel, and I ended up taking Silas, the cutest kid in the world, along with the dog, over to Lincoln Woods. Its a beautiful naturey park with a huge lake, hiking trails, walking paths, beaches, docks, rocks, awesomeness, and its located only minutes away from Providence. Why have I not known about this place before? Darn it. Im in love with it though. So we played in the sand on the beach a bit and then took a walk to the other side of the lake. Gunther kept eating goose poop, it was funny.
We stopped at 7/11 after and got slurpees or whatever they are called. It was 80 degrees out today. Much needed. Then I just hung out with Melissa and Silas for a bit, working on children's church stuff for tomorrow morning (and watching thomas the tank engine movies!!). Kevin, Vega, and Isaac joined us for a delicious dinner of pizza (yum hawaiian pizza)! Then I watched an Elmo movie with Silas and Gunther, which was all about how to jump, and how to raise your hand in class. It was amazing.
Now Im just hanging out. I dug up enough quarters to do laundry. Which is exciting.
So maybe this day doesnt sound like a delight to you. But it surely was to me. Being in the out doors, playing with a cute kid and puppy, having some great woman friends, eating some great pizza, serving the local church body, dang.. cant beat it. Nope. not at all.Silas and Gunther
So, being all crazy and such, I decided to make some Guacamole! Yum! This morning I went grocery shopping with Melissa at Trader Joes! The most amazing place in the world. They sell these guacamole kits for mad cheap that come with avacados, tomatoes, garlic, lime, and hot peppers. You just meticulously craft it to your taste.
Well! After meticulously crafting it to my taste, aka putting everything in a bowl and mushing it together (without reading any instructions..) I would say it came out pretty dandy for a first time attempt. I love it. Although something is still just a tad awry, and after reading some recipes online, I decided I might add some more tomatos, and a tadbit more lime juice. I might get a little crazy and add some cottage cheese as well and mushing it into a little smoother consistency.
If you have the interest, please check out THIS link for a tasty recipe.
All while taming the cat of doom. He knocked over a full water glass on the table and continued to lap it up furiously. Then I remembered that I hadnt given him any water in a while. oops.
Ok, sweet dreams. (hopefully for me too!)
"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best
use of the time, because the days are evil."
the most awkward video ever.
Yes it is 4:50am right now. And yes I am eating cheerios. I am sitting on my bed right now, not really that tired, which is kind of disappointing. I might be spelling everything wrong right now, which is ok.
Understand that friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle,
because the older you get,
the more you need the people who knew you
when you were young.
So this problem of sin. Its terrible. It plagues us all. Dont even pretend it doesnt.
But just as its got you wrapped up by the neck, ready to dive in again, out of sheer habbit or weakness.... Trapped against a corner...
Its God for the win. He hears our silent prayer. He sees us crying out for help. He gives us an escape route. Always.
We just have to choose it.
And He knows that we can't do it on our own.
Get behind me Satan. you freaking beast of death..
Its God for the win.
Sundays always put things back in focus. During the week I am guilty of loosing track of time, and I usually dont see everyone from the congregation on a regular basis. But on Sundays especially I am always humbled and encouraged by my local church body. Week after week, I see how close knit and loving we are towards each other. Not perfect, and not without some knicks and bruises, but thats ok, as the Gospel is preached and we look past our own imperfections towards the wonderful cross and how amazing it is that God loves us.
I see Christ's love in the church when Cheryl brings food to the McKays, when the kids learn about new attributes of God and seem to understand it during childrens church, when someone new comes and everyone flocks around trying to learn about them as much as possible, when people with terrible voices belt out the deep choruses with a passion for their Redeemer not caring what others think. I see Christ's love in the church when we pray for each other's ministries as a body, when Kevin and Isaac walk me home at night so I am safe, when we look into the community and see how we can help, when we show up for church early just to hang out and see how others are doing, and when Tiffany gave me side tables and ice cube trays because she knew I was looking for more furniture and had extra.
I see the body of Christ as such a beautiful entity. Nurturing, growing, loving. We are a bunch of broken and messed up people who almost have nothing in common. People from California, New York, Kansas, Idaho. Students, unemployed, mechanics, doctors, stay at home moms, retirees. Ages ranging from 2 to 75. Rich, poor, fatherless, adopted, Asian, Indian, Latino, European. Yet we come together in rejoicing for what our God has done, and we look out for each other, pointing each other towards truth.
What a blessing. I am blessed.
Not just Sunday's, but everyday.
Question: Where do you see Christ's love in your local church?
1. You have not talked to them in over a five years, and have no desire to talk to them in the next five years. (unless its family. haha) Delete.
2. If you were to walk by them on the street and not even know it was them. Delete.
3. If you randomly added them because they were from your hometown and went to your college but you never really became friends. Delete
4. If you met them at orientation for college, but never actually became friends with them at college. Delete.
5. If you worked with them at one point, but when you walk into that establishment, they do not even acknowledge your existence. Delete.
6. If you were interested in dating them but now you know that you will NEVER date them and havent talked to them in over a month. Delete.
7. You dont know them, dont remember adding them and they are from Japan or Uzbekastan. Delete.
8. You went to elementary school, middle school, and highschool with them, but havent talked to them since 3rd grade. Delete.
9. You met them a few times through other friends, but now you arent friends with those other friends, and will never see each other again. Delete.
10. People that you generally dont care about but want the latest gossip from. Thats not cool. Delete.
Stay Tuned for "People You Should Be Friends with on Facebook (add them while you can)"
"Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a
town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"— yet you do not know
what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for
a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills,
we will live and do this or that." As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All
such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do
it, for him it is sin." James 4:13-17
As for life. Hmm. Nothing much new. Im finally fully utilizing my summer meal plan. Thats cool. work is pretty off the hook today. I dont know. Nothing really to update, so I wont! Peace out.