Monday, January 26, 2009

Words on the Wall

I think that's what Jana calls it?

Wesley: "Mom, I want to go to Disney tomorrow."
Me: "We aren't going until it's warm out honey."
Wesley: "You need to ask God to make it warm."
Me: "It doesn't work like that honey."
Wesley: "Yes, it does Mommy...you can talk to God in your head...just ask him to make it warm outside tomorrow...that's all."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Life at the end of your rope

This morning I read this:

"Jesus seemed to think backward about everything. "You are blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule." Every New Testament writer echoes Jesus' words. All of them tell us that we can rejoice in our most difficult moments because Jesus will be working things out in those seasons that we would never let him touch when all is well. He didn't tell us to rejoice for the bad times, but in them because he would convert our pain into his glory. The truth is we only grow in trust at moments of extremity. If we can do it ourselves, we will! If we're sure we can fix things we won't listen for him. If we have enough money, time, energy, talent--or know others who do--we'll try that first.

If our freedom to trust God hinges on our ability to get everything right then we are back to trusting ourselves."

Something to think about today...

Taken from "He Loves Me! Learning to live in the Father's Affection" by Wayne Jacobsen pg 168

Monday, January 12, 2009

The great Rolando and Governor BloJ

This is my home state...I'm so proud! It gives and it keeps on giving!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Civic Literacy Test

This is just for fun. I posted it mostly for Jen cause I know she loves history, government and politics more than I do... I scored a 78.79% tell me how you did.

http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Quote that has me thinking...

"I learned a lot that night. For example, that part of being the magician's assistant means coming face-to-face with illusion. That invisibility is really just knotting your body in a certain way and letting the black curtain fall over you. That people don't vanish into thin air; that when you can't find someone, it's because you've been misdirected to look elsewhere."

Taken from "Vanishing Acts" by Jodi Picoult

Friday, January 02, 2009