Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
It is dead week here at Walla Walla University - and it be honest I feel anything but dead. I watched a great talk this morning about finding what you love. About living a life that is intentional and full of my passion. I very well agree - and I think its about time I start.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
By Max Lucado
Galations 5: 22
IT’S QUIET. It’s early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.
In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.
For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose. And so I choose.
I choose love . . .
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.
I choose joy . . .
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical . . . the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
I choose peace . . .
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.
I choose patience . . .
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.
I choose kindness . . .
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I choose goodness . . .
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.
I choose faithfulness . . .
Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.
I choose gentleness . . .
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
I choose self-control . . .
I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
From When God Whispers Your Name
Copyright (Thomas Nelson, 1994) Max Lucado
Friday, September 23, 2011
I am in love, I must admit it. I truly adore fall. I just cannot wait to curl up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa from the Patisserie -- Crawl under my down comforter and nest for the cool, long nights --
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I am dying to meet USHA. To give her a hug and just hangout with her. The world is full of so many wonderful people. People full of inspiration, determination and hope. I have been fretting about finals, tests, and my dreams. This video was just what I needed to remind me how vast life is--how big the world is--and how truly amazing people are. watch this video its amazing.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
God is so good. I say this because I feel it, I have seen it, and I believe it. But I wonder if I could say it, if I had was the one who just lost a brother, my boyfriend, or best friend.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Someone I love has been hurting a whole lot. Hurting to her very soul. Being in love is risky--and there seems to be nothing more painful than a broken heart.
- sleeping until you are no longer tired--and waking up to the sound of nothing\
- clean, soft, new sheets
- sunshine outside my window
- morning stretching
- knowing that in just 5 short days I will be enjoying a three-day-weekend!
- some bible time
- laying in bed, cuddled under a comforter--appreciating the little things in life.
- Vintage Valentines to send to my loves
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Life is a great big canvas you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Today looks like a sort-of gloomy day. I am determined to have nothing less then a splendid, joy filled day.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The tree outside my window is a big pine tree--when I look out side I can see it dance. The branches sway this way and that--twisting and turning with every breath of wind. The sky is a hazy blue and I can almost just feel the cold swirling around just beyond the windowpane.
I aspire I could be like that great tree outside my window--just simply a tree--dancing to whatever breath of fresh air blows my way--lending shade on a hot day and shelter on a cold night.
Beverly Waid It is soooo cold in Bangladesh!!! We are putting layers of clothes on our chidlren!! They look fat!!! children and older people are dying because of the cold. I pray this does not last so long!!! We have our little heaters for the children and we use them for class time, too! Maybe it helps a little bit! Please pray this cold will go very soon.....it's the humidity that makes it soooo cold!!!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
My grammie is coming with me. awwww I just cannot wait to throw on my celor kamis, jump in the back of that old banged up pick-up truck and bounce the 8 hours down the dirt road back to bliss!
September you cannot come fast enough!
But today i will force myself to enjoy the little things in life and savor all that I am blessed with here--for I am abundently blessed.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Wishing you all a lovely New Year. Here is something I received in a forward from my Dadeo--Something to ponder:Something To Think AboutImagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.
However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.
The first set of rules would be: Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.
The second set of rules:The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, It's over, the game is over ! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right? Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?
ACTUALLY This GAME is REALITY! Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it.
The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!
Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.Yesterday is forever gone.
Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time...WITHOUT WARNING. SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.Think about that, and always think of this:
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. So take care of yourself, beHappy, LoveDeeply and enjoy life!
Here's wishing y'all a wonderfully beautiful day.