Jun 20, 2006
This is the verse our pastor used in his sermon last Sunday. This is the verse that has been running through my head ever since.
First of all, the authority that God's voice alone has is astounding. If He speaks it, it is so. Plain and simple. The power of God speaks so loudly in this verse when he tells a girl whom everyone else thought was dead to rise up. That, is power.
Then, the second part of the verse says that she immediately got up. She didn't wait, no one questioned if it was really a prayer being answered, there was just action. A prayer, an answer, an action. Pretty concise really.
And so, I have been thinking about this throughout the week. I have been thinking of God's might and power. I have been thinking of my lack of faith and doubt when those things I pray for begin to unfold. "Is this what I am supposed to do? Is this really for you?" It is as if I am shocked everytime God answers a prayer. Isn't that what He said he would do? Not like a genie in a bottle type of thing, but in a loving, caring, mighty, and just kind of way. Or maybe my own pride leaves me to believe my own prayers are just that strong, that they can shake the world up....as if God needs my help at all. Does God desire us to come to him, to pray? Of course. But, the humbling thought is that the will of God's heart will be done with or without me.
There is so much to learn about this God I serve. This week, I'm learning about what a warrior He is, mighty, powerful, glorious, and always victorious.
What a mighty God I serve. I leave you with this, when God says to get up and go, don't question it, just GO!
This is me with Peggy and Carolyn, two of the coolest women I know. They are both loads of fun to be around, and both have a wonderfully adventurous spirit.
I thought my blog page needed some beauty added, they're just the ones to add beauty to this page!
Jun 13, 2006
"Sky falls, you feel likeIt's a beautiful dayDon't let it get away"
You see the beauty in life, especially in ordinary everyday moments.And if you're feeling down, even that seems a little beautiful too.
This is the type of rocker I am:
You Are a Glam Rocker!
You put the "show" in rock show with your larger than life self.
No doubt, you are all about making good music...But what really gets you going is having an over the top show.Glitter, costumes, and wild hair are your thing - with some rock thrown in!
Now if only I had any musical giftings to see this come to fruition....
My Career Type:
Your Career Type: Artistic
You are expressive, original, and independent. Your talents lie in your artistic abilities: creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art.
You would make an excellent:Actor - Art Teacher - Book Editor Clothes Designer - Comedian - Composer Dancer - DJ - Graphic DesignerIllustrator - Musician - Sculptor
The worst career options for your are conventional careers, like bank teller or secretary.
I am not so sure about this one, except with the worst careers for me. That is true, any job that remains sitting for long periods of time is definitely NOT for me!
What time of day I am:
You Are Sunrise
You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward. Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts. All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.
The day after my family left, I headed to Destin, FL with the rest of the women's servant team from church. There is nothing like 16 women freed from family and work responsibilities, cut loose in a beautiful environment to make me laugh for three straight days. The beach was beautiful, though the woman wearing the WHITE bikini deciding to take a dip in the ocean and therefore revealing way to much of herself to all of us was not beautiful, and the time relaxing.
Let's revisit the white bikini issue for a moment. For the sake of all humanity, please do not purchase a white bathing suit unless your sole intent is to sunbathe. Do not even consider taking a dip in the water while wearing your white suit, it will become a tasteless article of clothing that will reveal more of oneself than needed, especially to strangers.
Even on the long drive to and from Destin, my time with those women was good for my soul. They make my heart happy and my spirit glad. I was even serenaded by the "old girls" I rode home with. I was the youngest by at least 10 years, if not more, and almost fell out laughing as they harmonized, off key, to Peter Paul and Mary songs. It was a hoot. I will post some pictures later on of the trip, for your viewing pleasure.
Now I'm counting down the days until June 30th when Andy and I leave for NC to spend time with his ENTIRE family. It will be the first time, in about 6 or 7 years, that his entire family has been together. His mom, all six siblings and their spouses, and all 15 grandkids. Woo-hoo, let the fun begin!