Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Raindrops in a Barrel

[The picture is not mine, I found it on the internet.]


I ate a soapy chocolate bar last night. It made me smile, and made my tongue curl in weird shapes.... then my brother and I drove home.

[Following a conversation about journals]

"Time is weird to think about. The past, present, future."

"What past?"

"Oh, any past, personal past, history past. Just past. 'Cuase, you wouldn't think a day would make a difference. But there are three hundred sixty-five days in a year. A lot can happen in a year. But then again, a year doesn't make much difference in the grand scheme of things.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Have I Learned To Be Content?

Philippians 4:11 - Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I was thinking about this today, sometimes I think I have learned to be content and sometimes not.

Some things I worry about: My future, how I look, our country, my brother; who, when, or even if, I am going to be married. Will I be a good wife, a good mother? Does my worrying mean I doubt God? Sometimes I am not content with my family, or myself even. I wish I was better.

But then again, here are some things I do not worry about: My future, how I look, our country, my brother; who, when, or even if, I am going to be married. Will I be a good wife, a good mother? I know that I do not doubt God. I am content with my family and could wish for no different, I am content with myself, and I do the best I can.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

One Day, I Was Born



One day, I was born. Soon after I made my first trip to church. Ever since then, like a faithful hen laying its one egg everyday, I've returned nearly every week - only missing a few Sundays because of sickness. In addition to that for many years we came to Wednesday night church as well. Ever since I was baby I was surrounded by a Christian environment. My life was saturated with it. Christian parents, Christian family, Christian friends, Christian music, Christian books, Christian summer camps, Christian movies; reading and understanding the King James Version of the Bible is second nature to me, I have a Christian thought pattern, I see through the eyes of one redeemed by Christ.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I Am Going To Miss....

So I haven't said much since announcing our move. Things have been busy here at home. Packing, cleaning, sorting, paperwork, occasional waves of amazement and overwhelment, packing, working, worrying about how many books we can take, and oh, did I mention packing? Let me clarify, almost every possible thing is out of the bag and only some things are in, what is in, we are not sure if it is going to stay in. Packing.