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Archive for February, 2009

Just Plain Dumb

I lead the “college age” Bible study at my church. Last week, we started the ten-week r12 True Spirituality Bible study by Chip Ingram.

We’ll be doing the second study on Sunday afternoon. I watched it today to prepare for Sunday, and all I could think of was this song:

Chip Ingram spoke on the first few verses of Romans 12, where we are told to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to the Lord. He also spoke on Jesus’ parable where He compared the Kingdom of Heaven to the man who found a pearl of great price in a field, and sold everything he had to buy it. Chip gave two examples of this parable in a modern-day setting where people sold everything they had for 1)an estate containing guns and gold coins from the Civil War and 2)a painting no one knew was really a Picasso original. He asked if anyone felt remorse for those people…”Oh, it’s so sad they had to sell their houses and cars!” Um…no. They’re filthy rich now! It’s the same concept when we give everything we have/are for Christ. It’s just plain dumb not to!

Anyway, that session was really encouraging to me, and I hope it goes well on Sunday.

I’m off to get dressed (I know – it’s the middle of the afternoon and I’m still in my pajamas! Isn’t that terrible?! If it’s any consolation, I knit while I was working on the Bible study.) and pick up Dad at the airport. I also need to put together some meatloaf quick so that I can pop it in the oven when we get back, and I have to run a fun errand on the way to the airport.

It’s nice to post text again. I’m out of practice.

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My Day

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Sarah was visiting me this week, and while we were talking last night, I finally figured out why I haven’t been posting on my blog. It made my eyes a little wet when I finally figured it out, mostly because it doesn’t affect just my blog, it affects my relationships with my friends, too.

Relationships are a give-and-take type of thing, emotionally. Especially since I’m a girl, that emotional part is pretty important. You know, sharing of thoughts and feelings – those sorts of things. Well, for the last six or seven months, my thoughts and feelings have mostly revolved around a certain someone who shall be nameless. Ha -like I can keep that nameless. In the last few weeks, that has only increased more. This, of course, is a wonderful thing, and I am happier than I have ever been in my life.

Problem: My blog has always been filled with my thoughts and emotions, and I honestly feel kind of “annoying” posting about all of that. Most of my friends are single, and I have been in that state up until recently, and I know how annoying it is when suddenly all people talk about is “the guy.” I always promised myself that I would NOT be one of those people. However, when that is where a good share of my thoughts and emotions are, what do I post about?

Soloosh: Photos?

Ha. Just kidding. I don’t have a soloosh. That was just an explanation.

Anyway, I may or may not start posting more of my thoughts and emotions on my blog, but feel free to ignore them completely if I do.

I did want to post some photos from Sarah’s visit, though. We had a great time relaxing, talking, shopping (our consignment shop had a $1 sale on their white and tan tags), and eating. We ate a lot, actually. Oh, and we sewed coasters.

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Well, I thought I’d be original and actually post something!

In January, I went to Phoenix, Arizona to visit my grandma for nine days. We had a wonderful time enjoying beautiful weather, the Botanical Gardens, the craft sale in Grandma’s trailer park, and visiting with other residents.

The craft sale building
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I bought an embroidery pattern for tea towels from this lady.
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Grandma and I got a new shower curtain, towels, and a bath mat for her bathroom. Here is the “before” photo.
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“After”
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Park entertainment – Ken Shepski crooning to the ladies
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Part of the blown glass exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Scottsdale (yes, I drove there – are you proud?)
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Grandma posing
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Me posing
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Cacti on the mountain
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Grandma and I posing together
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Rose
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Great Uncle Leal, Grandma, and Beverly
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Ridiculous prices at the fruit and vegetable market – those strawberries were only ninety-nine cents!
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There were multiple birds in the Phoenix airport. It was so funny.
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Sunday Morning

Praise Him in the morning
For tall and lofty trees
And praise Him in the evening
For children on their knees
Oh and praise Him in the noon day
For gentle birds that sing
Oh praise Him all ye people
Praise the King

And praise Him for a peaceful porch
And rocking chairs that sway
Praise Him for the rolling hills
Where children laugh and play
Oh and praise Him for the wandering soul
That never lost their way
Oh praise Him all ye people
Praise the King

Chorus:
Praise the King
Praise the King
Let it ring
Praise the King
Praise the King
Praise the King
Let it ring
Praise the King

And praise Him for the blood that fell
And bloomed a rose that day
And praise Him that He suffered through the guilt, the grief, the shame
Oh and praise Him that His tender love will still forgive today
Oh praise Him all ye people praise the King

(chorus)

-Praise the King
by Cindy Morgan

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