Thursday, February 16, 2006

I sometimes wonder...

I hear quite often - that for everything, there is a reason. We read in Scripture that a generation goes, a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down and hastens to the place where it rises, the wind blows to the south and goes around to the north, around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns...and yet there is nothing new under the sun.

The events in my life that are passing before my eyes today, have happened before. It is human nature to attach ourselves to something which we hold dear, and then comes the sorrow of goodbye. Perhaps it is death that separates us from loved ones for the time being, perhaps it is a move, but whichever it might be, to say good-bye is never fun. The tears and the pain are hard to bear.

And even though they be hard to bear, God knows our sufferings. He remembers our feeble frame, He remembers that we are but dust. He is compassionate...He is merciful...He is love. His strength will carry us where our flesh will not. He will not test us beyond what we are able. He will be there to hold our hand and lift us up when we fall. His hand will be there to guide us when we think we cannot go on. He will be the one to hold us over the hot flames as He removes the dross from our nature. He will, because He is.

I sometimes wonder...

The pains and toils in this life must surely be here to give us a greater appreciation for what is to come.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Yesterday, the repair men came over to fix our ceiling. The were at it all day, keeping us from being home, so we brought the children over to the office to have tea, do crafts, and watch Leave it to Beaver. It was a long and tiring day as we cleaned out the war room, which (for those of you who know what room I am talking about) will be turned into a library very soon. Anyway, we cleared off all of the desks and we are now tearing out all of the nice plaster and sheet rock that some of our friends help put up (I do believe that Nathan was on this job...sorry, 'twas unsatisfactory...;-)).

Anyroad, the repair men have our kitchen completely blocked off with plastic and tape, so we cannot get in unless we go through the back door, but then all of our appliances are also covered in plastic and tape. So, we are being forced to eat out now. What a drag. ;-)

We have a busy week or two ahead of us. Today, my friend Brandon celebrates his 16th birthday. Tomorrow is Wednesday, and for those of you who have worked with me know what kind of a day Wednesday is. ;-) The next day is Thursday when the repair guys should be done with the kitchen, and then comes Friday, February the 10th. On this day we have our Valentine event. Sorry for those who didn't reserve earlier...we are booked. :( Oops, I suppose I should be excited...:). We have some event on Saturday, but I'm not sure what it is, and then we have church on Sunday. The next week holds four birthdays and a party at the store, church again on Sunday. The next week, my parents are leaving for MS. Sooooo, all in all, we will be pretty busy. Is is just me, or does anyone else out there have such a crazy life?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

7 Things I Would Like to do Before I Die:

1. Live all the days of my life.
2. Get married and have lots and lots of sweet blessed chubbie babies.
3. Travel extensively to many places in the world
4. Scuba-dive
5. Hot-air balloon around the world
6. Sail around the world
7. Explore in a submarine

7 Things I cannot do very well:

1. Sight read music
2. Play wind instruments
3. Not be picky about certain things
4. Avoid conversation
5. Sleep in
6. Not be sarcastic
7. Be the person to make the final decision

7 Top favorite movies:

1. The Village
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Henry V
4. Master and Commander
5. The Quiet Man
6. Shakleton
7. The Moonstone

7 Things that I say often:

1. Whale! (It is kind of like a drawn out "well" said in a squeaky voice...don't ask questions...)
2. Anyroad...
3. All that rot
4. Oh Bother!
5. Scrumdidaleedumpcious
6. Fabulicious
7. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean, know what I mean?

7 things that I would like in a husband:

1. Is God-fearing
2. A strong leader
3. Has a good sense of humor
4. Loves to practice hospitality
5. Likes to travel
6. Is sociable
7. And last but not least...enjoys a good milkshake

7 of my favorite books/authors (not listed in order of favorites...these are just SOME of my favorites):

1. The Bible
2. The Great Christian Revolution
3. Alexander Dumas
4. Robert Louis Stevenson
5. Julies Verne
6. George MacDonald
7. A Journey of Souls

7 people that I tag to write their 7x7's:

1. Caleb (my Caleb)
2. Rebecca Serven
3. Merisha
4. Robin
5. Sarah DeLurantey
6. Alice V.
7. Caleb Goforth

Thar you have, that wasn't too hard! :)