Monday, March 29, 2010

He is stronger

There is Love
That came for us
Humbled to a sinner’s cross
You broke my shame and sinfulness
You rose again victorious

Faithfulness none can deny
Through the storm
And through the fire
There is truth that sets me free
Jesus Christ who lives in me

You are stronger
You are stronger
Sin is broken
You have saved me
It is written
Christ is risen
Jesus You are Lord of all

No beginning and no end
You’re my hope and my defence
You came to seek and save the lost
You paid it all upon the cross

So let Your Name be lifted higher
Be lifted higher
Be lifted higher

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

hi there, ole' bloggy friends-o-mine.

I am feeling rather chippa' this evening. Probably because I had one of the LONGGGESST days at work today and I am glad to be out of the office. I don't know why today felt particularly long. But enough complaining.

Can I just talk about my bedroom for a minute. My safe place... my dwelling... it is a MESS. I think I am actually sleeping worse because of how messy it is. (Maybe this is why I had a bad day at work? Oh right... no complaining!) Anyways, any time I go to clean my room, I get distracted. Usually I can clean/organize my room quickly and efficiently. And then 2010 began. Eh, not so much. What is wrong with me? I think I'm becoming distracted by little things going on in my life... my future, frustrations, things that are uncertain. And then there's also things like the Olympics (curling, anyone?) and DUKE basketball. Those haven't helped either.

Oh but these past few weeks haven't been a COMPLETE failure... below is a list of some things I have done.
- made my first Craigslist sale (and no one was killed, +2 points!)
- watched (too much) of The Bachelor
- found two window panels from Pier 1 for $10 (steal!)
- found the best homemade salad combo
- figured out what the LOUD alarm noise in my car was (it's the small victories, people)
- saw this dear one
- worked at least 160 hours
- remade an old Goodwill frame into a fun, new chalkboard (random, yes)
- gotten information about volunteering for a local charity
- ran a 5k in 32 degree weather (my arches still hurt)
- began leading a Bible study on the Power of a Praying Woman
- celebrated Valentine's Day by playing Just Dance for Wii (everyone, BUY THIS GAME!)
- watched this good movie
- almost completed my 2009 taxes

That list makes me feel a little bit better about these last few weeks. Sometimes, you just have to remind yourself of the small things in life.

And then there are stories like this, which really put into perspective how much curtains, movies, and projects don't really matter at all.

"Whatever happens, he says, is God's will, and God has his reasons."