See ya April 7th

Hi all.  I just made a real snap decison to give up my blog and all blogging activities for Lent.  It is so crazy of me, but I know I spend way too much time doing it and I want to use that time instead to deepen my relationship with Christ.  It is going to be so hard for me!  What am I going to do without all of you???  Oh well, it is important enough for me to do it.  I’ll see you all in April!!  Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday (3-19), my anniversary (4-3), Good Friday and Easter until then.  OK, how am I not going to blog about all those things???  Have I lost my mind??? 🙂  Take care all!

 

Amy

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See ya April 7th

Hi all.  I just made a real snap decison to give up my blog and all blogging activities for Lent.  It is so crazy of me, but I know I spend way too much time doing it and I want to use that time instead to deepen my relationship with Christ.  It is going to be so hard for me!  What am I going to do without all of you???  Oh well, it is important enough for me to do it.  I’ll see you all in April!!  Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday (3-19), my anniversary (4-3), Good Friday and Easter until then.  OK, how am I not going to blog about all those things???  Have I lost my mind??? 🙂  Take care all!

 

Amy

Tulips Teach Too!

Last night, as we were sitting down to dinner, I noticed that my tulips are starting to wilt. It made me a little sad as they had brought in spring, if only for a few days. Something else I noticed, is that they were all leaning to one side. I thought that was so curious and so I questioned Michael, “Why do you think they are all leaning to one side?” At the same moment a bell went off in my head and we both said, “The sunlight.” They were going toward the light, of course. They will never be “alive” again as their stems have been cut, but they are desperately trying to hold on but if for another day.

Isn’t it funny how when God wants to teach you something he will put things in your view that make you refocus?

I couldn’t help but be reminded of my need to go towards the light. How I need to desperately be reaching for it, no matter what the cost. Like the tulips, I know that light means life. Albeit a different kind of light, the light of the world, Jesus, but light all the same. It reminds me of my daily need for a bible study, which I’ve been so slacking on lately, and deep communion with God in prayer. That light means life to me.

I think I’ll go do that bible study now…

Tulips Teach Too!

Last night, as we were sitting down to dinner, I noticed that my tulips are starting to wilt. It made me a little sad as they had brought in spring, if only for a few days. Something else I noticed, is that they were all leaning to one side. I thought that was so curious and so I questioned Mr. Right, “Why do you think they are all leaning to one side?” At the same moment a bell went off in my head and we both said, “The sunlight.” They were going toward the light, of course. They will never be “alive” again as their stems have been cut, but they are desperately trying to hold on but if for another day.

Isn’t it funny how when God wants to teach you something he will put things in your view that make you refocus?

I couldn’t help but be reminded of my need to go towards the light. How I need to desperately be reaching for it, no matter what the cost. Like the tulips, I know that light means life. Albeit a different kind of light, the light of the world, Jesus, but light all the same. It reminds me of my daily need for a bible study, which I’ve been so slacking on lately, and deep communion with God in prayer. That light means life to me.

I think I’ll go do that bible study now…

Monday Meme 41 : 2006-04-02 : Spring Forward

1. List 3 things you like about spring:

1. Warmer temperatures

2. My toes not freezing

3. The snow melting

(do you sense a theme?)

2. List 3 things you hate about spring:

1. Allergies

2. My birthday, I’m getting older people!

3. Rain

3. Do you set your clocks forward in the spring? Do you think it is a good idea?

yes and yes

4. Do you have allergies in the spring? Do you take any allergies medications?

yes and yes. It aggravates my asthma so I usually wind up having a few trips to Dr. Gemma

5. What are you looking forward to the most this spring?

My tulips coming back in full force!

I was the 5,022th person to take this week’s Monday Meme!

Finally, some relief!

I was just looking at the weather report and it seems as though we are going to get a break from the craziness. All this week highs are going to be above the freezing point. Yup, it’s true, and I couldn’t be happier. I think I got frostbite last night on my toesies. Also, it means some of this snow will dissipitate. (Well, there’s a 10 cent meteorological term if I’ve ever heard one! Hope I used it right.)

We had a pretty good weekend. Friday night we had pizza and went shopping at Wal-Mart. Yes, I know, we are pretty exciting that way. 🙂

Saturday we spent the day baking cookies for a youth event that night. We made sugar, peanut butter and chocolate chip. That was a whole lot of cookies going on. Of course, most of them didn’t get eaten, so guess where they are sitting now? Yes, half are in my belly, half are on the kitchen counter. Michael needs to take those to work for goodness sake!

So we went to the youth event, it was a Valentine type thing but meaning love for God. It was a really nice event and the kids seemed to enjoy it, so that is good. We go to a really small church in a tiny community where there are other small churches, so the churches have banded together for youth events so there will be more than 2 or 3 at each one. It’s been a great thing and about 25 kids were there.

Sunday we went to church and then Michael took Lilla over to his parents house for the day. Yes, that meant 6 whole hours of free time for me. Holy cow, it was great! I relaxed, took a bath, watched an episode of House on DVD, played with my blog (of course!) and cleaned. It was so nice just to have that time. I’m thankful Michael gave it to me.

So that is about the tall and short of it. Today I need to drop books off at the library, get an oil change and other errands like that. Hope you all have a good President’s Day!

Monday Meme 41 : 2006-04-02 : Spring Forward 1. L…

Monday Meme 41 : 2006-04-02 : Spring Forward

1. List 3 things you like about spring:

1. Warmer temperatures

2. My toes not freezing

3. The snow melting

(do you sense a theme?)

2. List 3 things you hate about spring:

1. Allergies

2. My birthday, I’m getting older people!

3. Rain

3. Do you set your clocks forward in the spring? Do you think it is a good idea?

yes and yes

4. Do you have allergies in the spring? Do you take any allergies medications?

yes and yes. It aggravates my asthma so I usually wind up having a few trips to the Dr.

5. What are you looking forward to the most this spring?

My tulips coming back in full force!

I was the 5,022th person to take this week’s Monday Meme!

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