Friday, January 26, 2007

Ok...I got tagged...

I've been tagged by my friend, Joy...I'll fill it out, and whoever wants to can fill it out too...but I'm not gunna be tagging anyone. :)

A= Available~ "nope, not at all."
B= Best Friend~ my hubby
C= Cake or pie~cake
D= Drink of choice~dr. pepper (though i'm trying to quit...)
E= Essential item you use everyday~ my computer (sadly!)
F= Favorite color~ blue
G= Gummy bears or worms~ both! :)
H= Hometown~ Poteka
I= Indulgences~ chocolate!
J= January or February~ February-it's so short, so it feels like the semester is going faster
K= Kids and Names~ 3 two boys and a girl...still some question about the names...
L= Life is incomplete without?~ Jesus! What's the purpose without Him?
M= Marriage date~ March 19th 2005
N= Number of siblings~ 1...or 15!
O= Oranges or apples~ I don't mind either as long as someone else prepares them for me!
P= Phobias or Fears~ spiders, roaches, snakes, name it!
Q= Favorite Quote~ Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus...
R= Reason to smile~ Christ died to pay for my sins so that I can spend eternity with Him in heaven. (I'll steal this from Joy..I bet she doesn't mind.)
S= Season~ Summer, I hate being cold
T= Tag 3 or 4 people
U= Unknown fact about me~ I have a HUGE HEAD!
V= Vegetable you don't like~ peas...I like snow peas, but canned peas are awful.
W= Worst habit~ speaking without thinking
X= X-rays~ just teeth...what a boring life I lead!
Y= Your favorite food~ Spin Dip! (With chips and salsa, of course!)
Z= Zodiac Sign~ Pisces

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Last Fling...

Micah and I were so blessed to be able to make a trip to Hutch to visit A&M before school started up again. It was sooooo very nice. We got there Friday night, and M had a wonderfully delicious dinner waiting for of many wonderful meals to come while we were there! Thanks!

We had to cut our time short and leave in the early evening of Saturday, but we had a great time anyway! We got to do so many fun things...
story time with the pictures Micah and I took on our trips
a movie
playing in the snow
It was great! We really miss them, but enjoyed the time and really felt rested when returning to school on Monday.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Two events in my life always cause great conviction: the start of a new year, and the start of a new semester.

So here I am, 2 weeks into a new year, and a week away from a new semester, and I find myself double-ly (I have no idea how to spell that word...when it doubt, go with how it sounds in my head!) convicted, if that's possible.

Where has all my time gone? Do I have anything to show for it? Am I being a good steward of my time? I am constantly reminding myself that I need to be a good steward of the money the Lord has blessed Micah and I with...and I'm getting better at it with much work....but do I use my time like God would have me use my time?

I've been reading A Purpose Driven Life with a couple women in our church. I swore to myself I would never read was such a fad for so many years! But, I'm getting lots out of it.

One thing, which I've known before, but it's good to realize again is...What am I here for?

I am here to bring God glory. That's it.

Those 7 words make it seem so why do I have such a hard time with it?

Purpose lists the 5 ways we bring God glory:
1. We bring God glory by worshiping Him.
2. We bring God glory by loving other believers.
3. We bring God glory by becoming like Christ.
4. We bring God glory by serving others with our gifts.
5. We bring God glory by telling others about Him.

I'm still on Purpose #1, worshiping Him. I even need to re-read this section. But, one thing that's really stuck out to me, is how weak my devotions are. I usually do them at night, even though several very wise women in our church have suggested I do them in the morning. I'm NOT a morning person. Usually I have 8am classes, so it's all I can do wake up by 7:15 so that I can start my 30 minute walk to school. But, that's no excuse. I need the time BEFORE I start my day...I need to be meditating on His word...I need to jumpstart my day with thoughts of Him, so that I can be thinking about God, and praying to God through out my whole day.

So, this semester I don't have class until 11am every day. This is time that I know was given to me so that I can establish a routine. A routine that I will hopefully continue into the semesters with 8am classes. We shall see.

Hopefully this semester, I'll use this blog not only to keep track of the things I've accomplished every day, but also to reflect on what the Lord has taught me through sometimes continual prayer and meditating on His word.

Pray for me. :)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

An Encouraging Day

Today was such a gift from the Lord. (Every day is, but today I was smart enough to realize it!) I was wakened by a phone call this morning at 7:30am, getting asked to run the sound system this morning. Of course, I said yes...I have no problem wanting to serve others. Though, lots of times, even though I like helping, I get discouraged, b/c it's hard for me to worship when I'm "working". (Hard to focus on two things at once.) Though, I'm learning that even the act of service is worship, and so maybe that's what made today so much better.
I was able to truly praise our Savior today during the songs...something that I have a hard time doing while up in the sound booth.
But, more surprising, I was able to get something out of the service! There are so many distractions up there, it's hard to learn...but I sure learned a lot today! Maybe after I have some more time to meditate on it, I'll write something about it.
Anyway, then after church, we got to hang out and have lunch with J&A and the kiddos. That's always nice...I like that sunday ritual.
After that, Micah got to take a nice long nap, and I got several things done around the house, including starting on my coupon clipping, and working on a workable spreadsheet to keep track of our budget.
Then we went bowling. We normally do that with my parents every Sunday evening, but they're on their way to Hawaii right now, so we bowled with my sister-in-law and a friend of the family instead. Which means, I got to hold my niece Hannah almost the whole time. It was great!
Then, after bowling, Micah and I went to pick out a couple of movies, and I ran into the mom of an old friend from highschool. My friend is has a 4 year old little girl, and one on the way. You could pray for her, her mom says she's having a real difficult pregnancy and having to see specialists. They think the baby might have downs. My friends name is Heather, in case it helps you pray!

Now I need to go because my hubby and I are going to watch a movie before bed. I love it! God is so good!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

I like this Fly Lady thing...

I'm feeling inspired once again. That trip to Chicago was really good for me. It gave me the break I needed...and also helped me to see how good routines are for me! I get so much done when I stick to them. I'm in a really productive mode right now, so I should go, but I just wanted to share how good it feels to FLY!

Friday, January 12, 2007

So, here I am, sitting with my hubby at the coffee shop while he studies. We've been here for about an hour, and I have plenty of things to be working on (last year's goals, this year's goals, preparing 2007's agenda, reading my textbooks...) but instead, I've been reading blogs. BLAH.

That's ok...1:30 starts a new hour ( my head, ok?!) so I'm going to be WAY productive for a while!