Archive | March, 2010

irony at it’s best

22 Mar

i’m a fan of irony….so when i heard about this website

http://icelandwantstobeyourfriend.com/

and saw this news report

all on the same day…it made me chuckle.

lessons from songs #7

21 Mar

sunday mornings have been rough in my neck of the woods the past few weeks. i work at a church so sunday is “gameday”. I lead and sometimes teach children’s worship so every week there is a new game, a new story or something to plan and organize. i often feel like i am flying by the seat of my pants. this morning was no different.

i was struggling with my pride this morning and just did not feel like i was in the right frame of mind to lead anyone – especially little kids – in worship. On this particular morning we were talking about the Christ’s crucifixion. i was sitting there listening to this story that i have heard so many times. Once the story was over we sang “At the Cross.” I’ve heard this song probably every easter i’ve been alive but as the Lord has does so often He spoke to me through this song. the chorus really pierced my heart this morning.

  1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed
    And did my Sov’reign die?
    Would He devote that sacred head
    For such a worm as I?

    • Refrain:
      At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
      And the burden of my heart rolled away,
      It was there by faith I received my sight,
      And now I am happy all the day!
  2. Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
    And bathed in its own blood—
    While the firm mark of wrath divine,
    His soul in anguish stood.
  3. Was it for crimes that I had done
    He groaned upon the tree?
    Amazing pity! grace unknown!
    And love beyond degree!
  4. Well might the sun in darkness hide
    And shut his glories in,
    When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
    For man the creature’s sin.
  5. Thus might I hide my blushing face
    While His dear cross appears,
    Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
    And melt my eyes to tears.
  6. But drops of grief can ne’er repay
    The debt of love I owe:
    Here, Lord, I give myself away,
    ’Tis all that I can do.
The line “where the burden of my heart rolled away” really moved me. i was frustrated and my heart was heavy. i didn’t like what had taken place earlier that morning and didn’t like what my heart was feeling. But at the cross i can come, at the cross, AMAZING PITY, GRACE UNKNOWN, LOVE BEYOND DEGREE! It’s overwhelming that a worm such as I can come and be forgiven of my pride, of my sin, of my rebellion. forgiven. justified.
Thus might I hide my blushing face, While His dear cross appears, Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, And melt my eyes to tears.
Lord dissolve my heart in thankfulness everyday so i may see your AMAZING GRACE for me and show that grace to others.

specs

16 Mar

life has been crazy busy over the past weeks but in the midst of it all i got new glasses. i’ve been waiting a while to make the leap. here they are…

they are are a similar shape to my old ones but a different color and have some more detail.  i really like them.

the day after i ordered my new specs i stumbled upon this site called warbyparker.com it’s a really cool sight where they let you try on a bunch of different frames before you make your purchase. AND frames and all are under $150. quite cheaper then going to a lenscrafters or other optometrists.  also for every pair purchased they give a pair away to someone in need. pretty sweet.

anyway…i can now see a lot better and have a updated look.

growing up global

8 Mar

i stumbled upon a book today as i was perusing my twitter feed while eating my lunch. it’s called “growing up global“. It’s a book that gives parents easy ways to expand their kid’s horizons to different cultures and helping them to be at home among worlds.  As you can imagine this struck my fancy and i intend on purchasing it for my library.

I don’t have kids but i myself have grown up having the pleasure and privilege of being exposed to many different cultures. i have so many awesome memories of traveling to thailand, singapore, malaysia, new zealand and even growing up in australia.  i cherish that part of my childhood. even now as an “adult” (i still don’t feel like one) i’ve been able to experience spain, panama and many other places. i hope if the Lord grants me children that they too will have the same opportunities that i had to see the world.

here is a little promo video for the video. i’ll let you know how it is.

friends

1 Mar

i remember the night so well. it was august of 2001. i was starting college in a city i’d never lived in in a country i didn’t really connect with. i was forced to go to this dance by my RA that i didn’t really want to go to. so i was standing around not really knowing what to do when one of the girls from my hall who i barely knew came up to me and asked me if i wanted to come hang out with her and some friends. i said yes but inside i was screaming get me the heck out of this place!…that’s how it all started. there were six of us.

i am so thankful for my friends from college. i don’t think i would have made it through without them. they loved me just the way i was (a confused, culture-shocked girl) and still love me just the way i am now (still confused and slightly less culture-shocked).

We all stay in pretty good touch even though we all span 3 (soon to be 4) states across the southeast but we don’t see each other nearly enough in my opinion. so i was really excited when we planned a little reunion this weekend. we laughed a lot, acted goofy like we did back in college and saw some atlanta sites. i had so much fun and it wasn’t nearly long enough. here are some pictures…unfortunately the only group picture we took was the one they took at the world of coke which i had to gank off of their website…that’s why it’s so small.

thanks for a great weekend ladies!