Thursday, September 28, 2006

Living for who?

I was driving to work this morning, going over in my head the things that I had to do today and thinking about all the things I wanted to do not just today but in the very near future and with my life. It was then that it struck me how much I have been concerned lately with all that I want to do and hadn't been asking God for it and been trying to figure it out on my own.
It reminded me of the sermon I heard 2 weeks ago from a visiting Gray Friars student, Chris Morris, who spoke on prayer and asking God for things. It was like God just said to me "What are you worrying for? Just ask me."
So I did. And now, I can't tell you how much better I feel. Sure, I'll still be planning and dreaming but that gentle reminder to be always planning with "Lord if it's Your will" at the front of all my plans and dreams, not just some of the time, was what I needed.
God is good and has better things for me than I can plan or dream about.

"A man's heart plans his way but the LORD directs his steps"
~Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mathematics by Osmosis

After spending about an hour going over three pages in my math book, it finally started to make sense. Math is not my favoritest subject in the world. I'm thinking that maybe if I just stare at them long enough, the concepts will gradually absorb into my brain.

Whaddya think?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Technological advances

I used to think that I hated technology. Well maybe hated is too strong a word. Had a severe dislike would be more accurate. Now I wonder if perhaps my dislike has merely stemmed from the fact that I'm more technologically challenged than most. (Mechanically - not that bad but technologically -yes) I've never been that good on a computer. Sure I can type, but I don't know how a modem works and I don't understand the difference between DSL and dial-up (except that one is faster than the other), I used to think the monitor WAS the computer (of course that was quiet a few years ago), I am completely HTML illiterate, and the difference between RAM and a Megabyte or Gigabyte or a Hugebyte or whatever it is, is completely lost on me. I've been trying for months to figure out my blog template so that I can post pictures and actually set up links to other people's sites.I don't know the difference between an Ipod and an MP3 player and I've just recently figured out all the buttons on our DVD remote but still don't know how the receiver works or how to set the surround sound on. I don't even think I know the meaning of the word "streaming" even though I hear it all the time. I realize that I am probably shaming myself by admitting all of this but then I realize it's good for one to be humbled every now and then. I have to tell myself that contrary to what I think and what others may think about me, I don't know everything. My proficiencies lay elsewhere. Such as reading and more domestic types of skills, English and Grammar (to a degree).
But as I sit here with my dad's laptop, I am convinced once again that technological advances are good and that I probably can figure it out....Eventually. I think I need to get one of these things. But that of course will have to take it's place, along with everything else that could possibly be useful in my life, on it's place in my priority totem pole. There are other things that I'm trying to pay for at the moment: school and a car and its insurance to start with.
So, I guess what I'm saying is I do like technology and so far it's been used for my good and no doubt I will be learning more as time goes by. (BTW - I've tried to read "HTML for Dummies" and it made no sense. Kind of like math - it's like trying to speak to a Chinese person without a translator.) I can do it it will just take a lot of time. However, if any of you feel the pull of your heartstrings at the sight of my pathetic ignorance, or view this post as a feeble plea for help and feel compelled to step forward and assist your fellow man (or woman in this case) in a step toward greater knowledge and help give her a better edge in this quickly evolving and highly competitive technological world, by no means will I turn you away or spurn your help! :-) Please don't take this as me feeling sorry for myself and "Oh, I wish someone would help me!" kind of statement. I mean more to poke fun at myself than anything. Personally, I find it rather funny when people look at me with that "you don't know what THAT is?" kind of look on their face. Then I smile and pay close attention as they so kindly explain it to me. :-)
Call me stupid, call me blonde (wait a sec, I am!) but hey! that's me! ;-)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Fall is coming!

I love September! The leaves start changing their colors, the wind is blowing, the warm sweaters and jackets are coming out, and the sky! The sky is that beautiful blue color that only happens when the season is changing. My mom and I call it the September Blue. Very original, but we've both agreed that that blue is never in the sky at any other time than September. It's my favorite - nothing can beat it. :-)

I leave tomorrow at 11:10pm for Cinncinnati, Ohio for a week. My family is there already (has been for a week) and I'm looking forward immensely to seeing them and spending time with them. Farewell to all and I'll see you in a week!

"Further Up and Further In!"

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Once upon a time...

A little boy looked out his window and saw a big black pig. He ran to his mother shouting "Mama! Mama! There's a big black pig outside!" His mother looked outside and said "No son, that's not a pig that's just a big black dog. Now you go upstairs and talk to Jesus about it."
So the little boy went upstairs and came down a little bit later.
His mother asked him "Did you talk to Jesus about it?"
"Yes Mama, and Jesus said that when He saw it , He said He thought it was a pig too."