Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yesterday I got a late start getting ready to go to work. It's not that I had to look great for work (I babysit, clean, and cook for a family in my town), but I knew that I would be going to church later on and I don't have much time between work and church to fix any huge hair or wardrobe problems. So I thought, "Ok hair, I'm going to spray this curling stuff on you and use the diffuser a little bit, and see how it goes..." That's a gamble because my hair is naturally curly but it can take some coaxing to be curly in a pretty, manageable way. It turned out good enough (I thought), so I pinned up a few pieces and let it ride. Apparently that's a rockin' good look for me, because I got three or four compliments on it that night! It's funny sometimes how when I think I've got a good look going, no one comments. Then when I feel sort of haphazard, everyone thinks I look great! Maybe my idea of what looks good needs to be revised. Funny thing about hair. How come when I'm just playing around with it, it does really cool stuff...then when I'm under the gun getting ready for something and I really need to look nice, my hair does NOT cooperate. I'm thinking of hiring a personal hair stylist...when I suddenly get rich. Which, you know, could be soon I guess. :-) Hope you have a good hair day today! *** By the way - the above photo is from when my hair was a lot shorter, right after a haircut, and doing that cool thing that it does when I don't really need it to look nice...sigh. ;)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wonderful Things

"Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law." Psalm 119:18 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I really love this verse. It reminds me that I can ask God for fresh fire, for refreshing. It reminds me that He is the well that I am invited to draw from. When I feel dry, I can seek Him and He will answer!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm Thankful

How grateful I am to God! I'm excited to know that He is working in me and teaching me, and being so patient with me as I slowly grasp all that He is. I'm seeing that He's my source for strength...for everything, really. He's so good, and He's always faithful! "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:1-5

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Heart Full

...I begin to believe more and more strongly that it is not that we need God to show us something "new", but that we need to seek God for His truth and life to sink deeply into our hearts and become immeasurably precious to us. If His word seems stale, seek Him for refreshing and revelation. If the journey seems impossible and long (which it is on our own strength) seek His strength and peace. It's all of Him and from Him. Glory to Jesus.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hello There

Over a week and nary a post. You have been sitting on the edge of your seat with bated breath, I know...;-)I guess I just haven't felt like rolling my thoughts out into visible form lately. I am going to wrap up this post quite abruptly - but I'll dig through my stash of favorite quotes so you've got something to ponder until we meet again... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." -Dale Carnegie

Monday, May 10, 2010

A blessed hunger, a fearful contentment

Can you imagine what would happen if only the actual sensation of hunger was removed but our bodies still functioned in the same way? We would walk around feeling satisfied with our bellies, while our bodies wasted away for lack of food. At some point, we'd die. If our hunger for Christ fades, do we walk around with blind, numbed hearts, while our inward person is withering and dying? Sometimes I find myself wishing that certain things would not bother my conscience. If such a wish were granted it would put me into a terrible place of spiritual numbness. To walk through life without the ability to be moved by God and conscience -- to not even be able to see that something is dreadfully wrong with my heart towards the Lord... Lord, keep me ever hungry for You.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Little Bit of Sun

Those days when you feel like you cannot get your chin up over the bar. When the little raincloud spatters drops onto whatever you are doing. When there’s not relief in the normal things that cheer you up. Yeah, it’s been one of those days. --------------------------------------------- Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. Psalm 43:5

Saturday, May 1, 2010

These are a few photos I took last summer. I have posted some of them previously with my text postings, but I wanted to go ahead and put them up for their own sakes. Enjoy :)