Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oooops! I think I missed something!

For those of you sitting on the edge of your seat to see what happens next in my exciting life, I want to assure you that I certainly did get married back in July. It is hard to believe it has been nearly 2 months since then. I will try to get some pictures up soon as proof that I really am now a wife to an absolutely amazing husband!

So, thought of the day: when you give advice to others, you should be expecting to hear it come back to you when you are not living by it either. Basically, try not to give others advice then reject it when it returns to you.

Will try to be back a little more often. I will try to keep you informed of the big things in my life, but I don't see anything ahead right now.

Adios, my faithful followers,

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just a thought...

I was thinking this morning while I was getting read for work about the words to a song. The song refers to when things go wrong and says that God will make them right. Well, I think that is actually the wrong view. Nothing ever happens beyond God's control. Therefore, things can't really go wrong. God uses EVERYTHING for the good of those who love Him and for the accomplishment of His purposes. So, I guess that just helps me to sit back and remember His sovereignty when things got the way I didn't want or expect them to.

Anyway, those were just a few random thoughts.

As the day gets closer, I am increasingly excited about being the helper and wife of an amazing man whom God has chosen for me to marry and be a lifelong help.

Until my brain rattles again and a (blog) post pops out,

Friday, June 27, 2008

Good morning

When I woke up this morning, I started out feeling in a bit of a bad mood. Why? Could be many reasons; could be no reason. Well, it kind of followed me through the morning. The drive to work was nice and quite and very enjoyable. Then, when I entered the office, I could see something sitting on my desk.

I was curious and checked it out right away. It was a little bird and a magnet with a card from one of my coworkers. She told me that she appreciated all of the little and [few] big things I do around the office. It was nice to hear that my work makes a difference. = )

Anyway, that was a nice little "pick me up" that made me smile. God used that to brighten my day.

Not much to say today, just wanted to share this.

Until next time,

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Only 39 days!!!!

There are only 39 days until my wedding to Tim! 39 days, that is one less than the oft occuring 40 day periods in the Bible, it is 3 bakers dozens days, and it is just not that far away! I am looking forward to this day so much.

All of the details have been extremely overwhelming at times, but they are pulling together, and it will be a beautiful, wonderful day. I'm sure there will be mishaps and things won't go quite as planned or expected, but that is okay. What is important about the day is that Tim and I are making the commitment to enter the sacred commitment of marriage.

Many of our family and friends will join us, while there will also been many missing. They may miss our wedding, but we look forward to sharing with them our marriage.

As the day creeps closer, I want so much to keep God and His plan and purpose at the front of all and before all of the wedding plans. Love for God, then love for Tim, then love for all of those that God has so kindly placed in my life...these things come first. Flowers and lights and dresses and tulle will all be little embelishments on the day that will help make it pretty and make it feel special as it should. (Although sometimes I think of them as necessary evils.) Regardless or including all of the details, I am getting very excited. Although I have deliberated over some of the details way too much, the day will reflect Tim and me and our desires and who we are.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan this day and have our crazy moments.

Counting down....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My list

I suppose you must be getting really tired of me posting so much! Argh! How annoying. Well, I plan on keeping it up unless something drastically changes my plans.

Here is my list of great things for today:

1. push up and sit ups (but not too many)
2. on-line books (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
3. kind customers
4. adorable little kids...who might just be accelerated readers
5. a mom who is willing to spend quite a bit of time helping me with wedding invitations

and I can't stop there today

6. a delicious dinner ready when I return home from work

and extremely amazingly
7. a family to welcome me when I come in

and one more.
8. the promise of a new family who will be welcoming me and for me to welcome in a month and a half = )

Thanks for keeping up with me...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

5 especially good things

So, I remebered a neat idea that I got from my amazing roommate. I am trying to make a list every day of 5 things that I am especially thankful for. Sometimes it is hard to come up with them, but more often than that, I say "No, I really really like this thing, but can I put it on my list. There are so many things to be thankful for that I don't know if that one should be one of the top five." It is a fun exercise.

Speaking of exercise, here is my list right now (in no specific order):

Tae bo
graduated friends who still take a moment to say "hi"
A sister I can say "hi" to! (And who says "hi" back!!)
pumpernickel bread that makes pickle less tuna salad still taste really good
getting up kind of early and not having to go to work until later in the morning.

I really want to make this list longer. This is fun!

Hope you can find as many things as I can for your list.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oh my goodness!! Oops!

Wow! I have been extremely delinquent! It is hard to believe that it is nearly June, and I have not posted since January!! My way bad! I will endeavor to keep up much better.

Hmmm. Let's see...what has happened since I last posted? I think I remember something...

It seems to me that something very special happened on February 10th...something I was expecting but was a surprise to most people I know. Tim asked me to marry him! I emphatically said "yes!" We enjoyed sharing the news with family and friends and have since (and before then) received much support from our friends, families, and church families. So, now in much less time than that which has passed since my last post, Tim and I will be married! (I'm very excited if you can't tell.)

The rest of the semester finished up well too. God has been teaching me many lessons and blessed me deeply by close friends in Him. Many things didn't turn out the way I wanted them to, but I see that God is working things out according to His plan...and it is much better for me than the way I would have chosen.

What I am currently thinking on is words. The words we say and the words we don't say can cause much harm or good. I am trying to be careful about what I say now, apologize when I say something bad, and make amends for the things that have gone unsaid in the past. We don't have yesterday anymore to fix, but we have today, and God is eagerly waiting for us to ask Him for help.

Something else has occurred to me. Thinking of God's amazing redemption and freedom and singing about it in songs doesn't usually connect with my least not as it should. God's act of rescuing us from sin frees us not only from the punishment and from the sins we struggle with but also from our natural tendencies. Some struggles seem to be handed down from generation to generation, and some even seem to stem from our personalities. God is much more powerful than those. He has freed us from sin ultimately and from Satan. Ourselves are not more powerful nor harder to conquer than sin and death!! He reigns, and He reigns over me. That is not to say that He will give us victory as we would like. He holds the victory in His hand. He has that power and will work together all things for His purposes.

So, now I am busy working this summer and making wedding decisions and arrangements. Keeps me busy...sometimes too busy. Now is the time I seek God, to love those around me, and to prepare for my marriage to Tim. May God reign in every moment.

So, thank you for seeing if I am still here...feel free to remind me when I haven't posted.

Until next time

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wishing you a truly good day

While writing an e-mail today I realized what I really want to say when I tell someone I hope they have a good day. Here it is...

I hope you are having a good day even if not so good things are coming your way! (I find wishing someone a good day difficult because I don't really mean that I hope their day goes exactly has they would choose, for I find that the best of days have in them the elements which could make the worst of days, but they become the best days when I run to God and praise Him instead.) I don't usually make such random statements, but this is what occurred to me when I wanted to wish you one of the best days.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Check, Check, Check....

Here they come, off my list...

Wow, it is Saturday afternoon, and I have been doing homework for a really long time. On the bright side, I have done my laundry, my dynamics homework, my materials engineering homework, and reviewed my notes from those classes. (Last night I did my differential equations homework and wrote a computer science program as well.) I have also had a few conversations with people who are important to me...and whom I often neglect.

You reading this, yes you, I'm sorry I have neglected you as well. Sometimes school is so frustrating. It is where I am supposed to be right now, but I just want to invest you people, in my relationship with you. (Yes, I am an engineering major.)

One of my profs said the other day that due to the nature of school, a student's life is out of balance. It should be that way. We are so focused on learning and working hard to learn during these years. How out of balance should life be? I don't want my life at my balance point (well, yes I do). Really, I want my priorities and the actions which reveal them to be the same as God's priorities for my life.

I think I will take a couple of minutes break or start in on my speech reading. Then, when that is done, I just have materials, CS1, and dynamics reading left. What do I need to do? All of this is what I want to do. What should I do? Where do I draw the line and say "good job, you are done."

When it comes to the end of my life, I just hope and want to work towards being able to hear from my wonderful Father and Savior, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Let me please You, Lord. Not myself or other people. Just You.