Archive for 12/22/2008

love

Posted: 12/22/2008 in learning, life, spiritual growth

something has hit home again for me. 

we are called to love the unlovable. 

at first thought, i think of the homeless, the bath-less, the ones not smelling like bath and body works… ya know what i’m thinking of. 

but that’s just surface deep. it’s easy to love the above, because, well admit it, we don’t come in contact with these people very often or at all. 

i’m called to love the one(s) in my life that i find “testy” (challenges my every motive, takes every word i say and twists it, is defensive at every move, won’t look me in the eye, the one who finds me to be their testy, the one that wants to be my friend and over compensates until i want to ring their neck), i think we can all instantly think of a “testy” or two in our life. this is what loving really is. 

 it doesn’t matter how much my tithe check is, or how many hours i volunteered this week or how many meals i cooked for you while you were sick… those things are easy for me.

this is the love that will tell you if i am a christian or not. if i am loving the unlovable this intrigues you and makes you curious why i love the way i love. 

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protection

Posted: 12/22/2008 in pictures, spiritual growth

sometimes we don’t see God protecting us. i can’t wait to get to heaven and be able to look back and see the big picture – all the times he intervened and i didn’t even notice… 

this is just too cool not to share! i hope this glorified God in some WAY cool way! 🙂 

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Look at the picture above, and you can see where this driver 

broke through the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert, 

where people are standing on the road, pointing. 

 

The pick-up was traveling about 75 mph, from right to left, 

when it crashed through the guardrail. 

 

It flipped end-over-end, bounced off and across the culvert outlet, 

and landed right-side-up on the left side of the culvert, 

facing the opposite direction from which the driver was traveling. 

 

The 22-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger 

were unhurt, except for minor cuts and bruises.

 

Just outside Flagstaff , AZ on U.S. Hwy 100. 

 

Now, look at the second picture below . . . 

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consumed

Posted: 12/22/2008 in life

i sit down to blog.

all i can think about –

the creamed corn i’m about to make. 

the extra crispy chicken and

garlic butter potatoes 

in the oven right now. 

is it supper time yet?! 

i’m so glad i’m to the point where work is not so consuming (and jan 30th i will be done!) and i feel like the house is kinda under control and cooking is an option! now i need to focus on breakfast and lunch so i can feel this consumed by food at those times in the days too!

what are you having for supper?

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