Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tomorrow is my birthday and the pressure is on to outdo last year. The kids are excited, I'm excited. I think I've come up with a winner. We will celebrate Survivor style. More pictures after the challenges. I think we'll skip Tribal Council. I'm not allowed to vote anyone off. Too bad.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Not much difference, huh? After almost hyperventilating at the salon, we decided to only take off about 1/4" from the length and add layers. The bottom picture is with layers and what my hair looks like when it dries naturally. Taking off some of the weight has allowed the waves to curl up. Nice and easy! I like it from the back. The front is another story. One I'm not going to tell...or show.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Eucharistia - an active grateful language to God as an act of worship
Eucharistia in Action
Jesus had been talking to large groups of people but as the sun went down and it began to get dark, the disciples told Jesus to send the crowds away so they could get food. Jesus responded, "They don't have to go anywhere. You feed them." The disciples were a bit incredulous because they only had five loaves of bread and two fish...not even enough to feed themselves. Jesus probably sighed and said, "Bring what you have to me." He picked up the basket of food and thanked His Father for it. He didn't complain that there wasn't enough. He didn't remind God that there were A LOT of people waiting to eat, He didn't make suggestions. He simply said, "Thank you."
This is the part I love:
"He gave them [the food] to the disciples and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of pieces that were left over."
When Jesus spoke the language of eucharistea, God responded by not only satisfying, His blessings overflowed. It makes me once again look at the language I speak. It stirs in my heart the desire to speak eucharistea fluently, something I will only be able to do with practice.
Practice is hard. I must hammer out the rusty nails and replace with new. Still hanging on to that analogy. Actively speaking gratitude is worship that is right and pleasing to my Lord. Hebrews 12:28 says, "Be thankful and so worship God acceptably."
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I received the contract for Miho today, as well as her phone number and the promise of a first payment tomorrow. I still am not believing she will be with me until I have her in my possession. Her plane arrives at 8:35 Sunday morning. Of course, JP has to work a double shift so that leaves me alone with her. Anyway, the bedroom is almost done. Whether or not Miho ends up occupying it, it is ready for our next overnight guest. I really like it. I might hang out there and tell Miho she can have my room. It is really soft and cozy. I hope she's a nice girl.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We are working our way through the Art Periods in history. Our current project is Greek vases. The kids are enjoying it and have created/painted some pretty clever designs. Can you tell which one is struggling? Which one drives me to crave Prozac on a daily basis?