Monday, March 23, 2009

Hopefully back for the rest of Lent...

Well, I have missed about eight days total now I think. I am hoping that with Reading Week in swing, I can get back to this blogging promise. For today, I have a story to share with you.

I know someone who went to church yesterday to a denomination that I won't name. This person was handed a "sin test" when they walked into the sanctuary. They scored high.
And now that person called me today and was feeling bad about themselves.

Today, I am in prayer for those who are feeling terrible about who they are because of what the church tells them. And I am thinking about how we define "sin" and the effects of those definitions.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Fun One....


Pick Your Artist: The Beatles

Are you male or female: "She's a Woman"

Describe yourself: "Help!"

How do you feel about yourself: "Helter Skelter"

Describe where you currently live: "Octopus's Garden"

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: "We All Live in a Yellow Submarine"

Your best friend is: "Here Comes the Sun"

Your favorite color is: "Strawberry Fields Forever"

You know that: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

What's the weather like: "Good Day Sunshine"

If your life was a tv show, what would it be called: "All you Need is Love"

What is life to you: "Blackbird"

What is the best advice you have to give: "Let It Be"

If you could change your name, what would it be: "Penny Lane"

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!
***I know I have missed some days of my Lenten Blogging Promise and have been pretty shallow lately...Reading Week needs to be here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What's on my mind...

I do believe in love. I do believe in love. I do believe in love.

I don't believe in spending a lot of money for one day in your entire life...
I don't believe in helping people feel like they have to look a certain way...
I don't believe that the reception is the most important part...
I don't believe that the state should decide who gets to participate...
I don't believe that the license from the state should have a Bible Verse on it...
I don't believe that a person is born to complete another one that is incomplete...

I do believe in love. I do believe in love. I do believe in love.

I do.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Prayer for my Friends...

I missed two days. I was aware but we finally hit "that time" in the semester this past week, or at least I did. Hopefully, I can keep blogging through Lent every day like I had planned even though school and church are becoming increasingly crazy...

This past week I have had friends experience the whole spectrum of human emotion. There has been joy, relief, fear, anger, sadness, gratitude, hopefulness and I am sure there are so many more. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I am prayerful for all of you and wanted to share a prayer that I wrote down sometime on Monday and have been praying ever since, every day and will continue to pray.

Dear Creator God,
I pray right now for all of my friends. Sometimes things happen that we do not understand, sometimes we do not even care to understand, God, hold all of my friends near to your heart today. Help them realize that you cry with them and you are ever-present in their sorrows. Today, God it is my prayer that new opportunities arise and your gift of creativity and imagination are used. I give you thanks for the happy things that have happened and for obstacles that are no longer there.
God, we are all over the place with what we are experiencing and feeling. Be present with us in your good grace and help us feel your calming presence.
I thank you for my friends, each and every one of them. Bring them peace.
In the name of Christ we pray and continue to seek...Amen.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just thought this was kind of fun...

What was the number one song on the day you were born????

Go here and find out...

On October 13th, 1984 the number one song was "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder. Find out and let the blogging world know. :)

(I realize that my posts have been light-hearted this week. There are some things brewing in my mind that I will share when my week slows down a bit.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This kept me smiling today...

In the midst of LOTS of stress, I just kept thinking about a little Australian accent, saying..."There's a Roo in my Room!"

Kangaroo intruder terrorizes Aussie sleeping family

Mon Mar 9, 9:36 am ET

CANBERRA (Reuters) – An Australian couple thought they were being attacked by an intruder when a kangaroo crashed through their bedroom window and started jumping on them.

"My initial thought, when I was half awake, was it's a lunatic ninja coming through the window. It seems about as likely as a kangaroo breaking in," Beat Ettlin told local media on Monday.

The three metre (9 feet) kangaroo smashed through the window in Ettlin's Canberra home on Sunday night.

While Ettlin and his wife and young daughter took refuge under the blankets, the injured kangaroo jumped on top of them, gouging holes in the furniture and smearing blood all over the walls, said the Australian Associated Press.

The next thing Ettlin heard was his 10-year-old son Leighton screaming from his bed: "There's a 'roo in my room!'"

Ettlin, a 42-year-old chef, wrestled the bleeding kangaroo, got it into a headlock and dragged it out the front door. The kangaroo disappeared into bushes.

(Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Dean Yates)

hehehehehehehehhehehehehehehehehehehehhehehehehehehe, :)
Enjoy! Em
PS---I AM glad that no one was too badly harmed, including the kangaroo. ;)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sabbath as a Way of Life...

Sabbath is not just a day to me. It used to be. It is becoming a way of life.
What are your thoughts about how Sabbath should be observed?
Short post tonight, because well...I am calling it a night. Sabbath and all. :)