Sunday, November 07, 2010
i have quite an eclectic group of "favorites" for movies, so i shall just list them as i think of them!
The Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition
Pride and Prejudice - the version where Colin Firth plays Mr. Darcy
Sweet Home Alabama
The Original Star Wars ( IV, V, VI)
You've Got Mail
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Singing in the Rain
Beauty and the Beast
Ocean's 11, 12, and 13
Sound of Music
Love Comes Softly
Loves Enduring Promise
oh man,... i know there are lots more , i just cant think right now! i may come back for a second post and call it Day 7.1. . . =)
Saturday, November 06, 2010
You see, i am a HUGE nature fan! There is so many AMAZING things in this world that i have not seen, and then there are things that i have seen that leave me dumbfounded.
God is so creative and it is a delight to journey through life discovering more about Him through creation along the way!
Friday, November 05, 2010
ML is the next in line, and i wish there were word to describe us when we are together! =) At 16, we are just starting to have more of that friendship, as apposed to "im older you have to listen to me" relationship. i guess that has to be there some, but its been awesome getting to know and grow with her, really over the last year or so. As God has led her on some trips, and lessons learned we have been able to talk more about things that i went through, and encourage each other with where we are headed! She has such a zeal for life, that for the most part, will always make me smile! Whether singing off-key really loud, or making jingles off the top of her head, ML is ready for what comes her way.
The Bean! Man, where to begin? i was not quite 16 when mom had B, and i thought it was A-Mazing to have another little sister! She was a "surprise blessing" that i cant imagine our lives without! When she was little, mom would sometimes let me rock her on our porch swing, and that is where she would take her morning nap. A kids with me saying that i raised her mostly, (its no wonder shes crazy sometimes!) Mom and the other girls would work outside when we lived in the country and i would run the house and take care of B. i did have a hand in taking care of her, but i wasnt like a parent. . . no, i am too much of a spoiler when it comes to B, well any of my sisters/family! We are still growing though, and i look forward to seeing where God will lead Bean and me!
i have written now about my parents and my siblings- and one thing i have not mentioned enough, is how much i love them! i wouldnt trade them for anything! There are times i feel as though i dont deserve them, or get along with them, but thats my family. Supportive and there for each other, just the way God designed it! i will, and have, fought people who take advantage of or hurt my family. i dont like that, and take it personally, sometimes to a fault. But God is still working in me, and these guys love me through all the construction! =)
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Thank you for your relationship toward each other, the example it is to us girls. How one should be modeled and lived out, as well as your relationship as a couple to Christ. Thank you for never putting us kids before each of you. We are a blessing, not your life. Thank you for investing yourselves in us, our interests and likes. For putting up with my crazy phases of life and weird, "where did that come from" moments. Thank you for laughing around the table and the hugs after a rough day. The prayers where we are gone away, and the texts when we are coming back. Thanks for being over-protective, controlling and manipulative! i love you both dearly and pray my husband and i can be as strong as ya'll and as encouraging to other people! Love you! Love Shellz/Fuzzy
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
i had to do some thinking on this one.
Love can take on several different meanings. For instance-
"i love M&M's"
"i love that pant- its such a cute pant"
"i love my family"
"i love sunsets"
i love a lot of things, so what did i love first?
As i thought, lyrics to an old Newsboys song kept circulating my head-
'Take me back to the first love i ever knew!'
But how could i find what that meant for me and my personal life. i found this- you see
there is really only one way that i could ever love, and that is...
"We love because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19)
The only reason i am capable of showing love, is because the Creator of love, LOVES ME!
Christ is my first love.
Christ is my only love.
Christ will always be my love.
People will let me down. But Christ won't.
Circumstances will be like a rollercoaster. But Christ won't.
Situations will be confusing. But Christ isn't.
Tomorrow is unknown and scary. Christ isn't.
From the moment God formed Adam from dust, eternity lied in His hands.
Breathing life into his nostrils, God knew what man was capable of, and what he would choose.
As He opened Adam's eyes to the world He created, God loved Him- and knew the price it would take to keep the relationship between Creator and created, open.
Hundreds of years later, it was love that sent Jesus to Earth.
Love that had Him grow into a man, stripped of glory and power.
Love that showed God's awesome design of a right relationship.
Love that drew sin out like poison, exposing light to the darkest of hearts.
Love that led Him to the cross, taking every single thing i will ever do- even though i was only a thought in the Father's hand.
Love that forsake Jesus hanging there- marred, stained, beaten, and now SIN
Love that couldn't keep Jesus down- and
Love that conquered death for all time!
This love i cant grasp. i am left dumbfounded. Unworthy, and yet made right.
Because of His great love for me, i am able to love.
So it is on HIM i stake my claim to "First Love"
It is HE i love, from now forth and forever. . .
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
It all started with the verse in Proverbs, describing the Virtuous Wife....
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." (vs. 10)
i have shared before the longing and desire to be a wife and mom. To work along side my husband in a way to further giving glory to God.
Over the years, my mom has worked with me, training me to become the kind of wife not only he will one day need, but one the Bible says i should be.
The second half of Proverbs 31 describes the traits of this kind of helpmeet, and it has for several years been my goal to learn different attributes listed.
Because it talks about the WIFE of excellence, i am not there yet, im still in training so to speak. Like a diamond that has yet been chiseled and refined, it is called "in the rough" So i put the two together-
i will someday be a wife, hopefully one of excellence and worth more than rubies, but while im waiting, i am in the rough. . .
so i am a Ruby in the Rough. . .