April 28, 2009


Had one of those days...I'm about to use the only metaphor for the type of breaking point I hit today, when all things come to a head: "Like when a really painful and irritatingly obvious skin imperfection finally makes its appearance on the skin in, forming a white head." That's what my day felt like today. I waltzed into the gym with a grudge against every machine I saw. Nothing seemed the least bit welcoming or kind. I've had bad days at the gym or workouts I could have loved more, but today the mirror and the scale seemed to dislike me. I had a terrible workout, but my trainer reassured me that I'm beautiful......just as I know my heavenly father feels.

I wish I could force the mirror to agree!

April 22, 2009

Treasures in Heaven

With all the controversy over Miss Cali's stance on legalizing same-sex marriage, there was much talk on the radio today. While listening to K-Love this morning, the hostess said something that stuck in my mind:

"Miss California is a Christian and was quoted as saying that she "is glad she was able to step out in faith, to be examined for what she believes." Although she didn't get the Miss USA crown, she will always have a crown in heaven, worth more than any pageant award. She said in an interview with Matt Lauer:
it's not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct."

On another note...Perez Hilton's Interview drove me nuts! He said she gave the worst answer in pageant history and would have walked up an torn the crown right off her head had she won.........who's intolerant now? Ask an open-ended opinion question, and someone will give you their opinion.

April 20, 2009

Flash Forward

Just when I found my footing a patch of ice creeps onto the road. After a financial blessing arises, so does a load of bills and a previously unknown school bill, that amount to a significant and hefty sum. But JP and I have had a new vow to one another that we came across in our devotions:

"Be faithful in the small and God will be faithful in the big."

Dear Lord,
I thank you for your provision....AHEAD of TIME, because you are God that doesn't operate by our clock and sundial.

April 14, 2009

Momma I'm a Big Girl Now

There are several landmark moments in one's life when you catch yourself saying, "wow...I really am growing up." The humorous detail about this quote is that we often find ourselves repeating the quip throughout several decades in our life span. I decided to mark 10 moments in my life where I remember feeling, "all grown up" (whether they left a smile or frown remnants on my face):

1. I became the chaperone on my brother's first ride upon Dumbo's back in Disney World (I was10!- quite embarrassing)
2. After church one Easter, my sisters brought to my mother's attention that it was time I begin using an encouraging form of protection against underarm sweat
3. The day my monthly friend came to town for the first time....I knew "it must be a big deal" when my mom began calling the entire female clan of our extended family
4. When in fifth grade I was given my first razor to attack the Italian hair growing on my legs!
5. When I was able keep a food log on our refrigerator (I was 10) (a day's log once included the following: chips, 2 McDonald's cheeseburgers for Hot Lunch at school, and ice cream sandwich, a bologna sandwich....need I finish?)
6. The day I had to move MYSELF into my dorm room....I knew I was past the college newbie phase that freshman and sophomore year brought.
7. When my parents gave their approval to a handsome boy who brought over roses and asked me to homecoming
8. The day I was allowed to buy my first formal dance dress (freshman year). (of course straps were added to the strapless attire- and a flannel was donated by my father)
9 I had my own phone hooked up in my room (it was not my own phone line, but I'll never forget that Clueless phone with voice changer....which I used for much pranking. I remember calling Grandma Bea and telling her, in a man's voice, we had her mail hostage.)
10. The days following saying "I DO," when I received my first loan repayment bill and had to find my own means of insurance!

What moments in your life made you feel all grown up?

April 12, 2009


We had a wonderful first Easter together with our families. We made to an early church service, brunch with JP's family, time with his dad's family, and then dessert and games with my family. We even gave each other easter baskets and hid them in our apartment.

It is obviously not about candy, baskets....or even family!


Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Holy, holy is He
Sing a new song to Him Who sits on Heaven's mercy seat

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything, and I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be
To You, the only wise King

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything, and I will adore You

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name
Jesus, Your Name is power, breath and living water, such a marvelous mys- tery

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything, and I will adore You