Jan 26, 2010

To whom shall we go?

Last night I was doing my Bible reading in Luke 22.  Jesus had told Peter that he would deny him three times.  Peter, of course, had said that he would never deny the Lord.  As we know, Peter did deny Jesus.

{"And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, '“Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.'”
Luke 22:60: But Peter said, “'Man, I do not know what you are talking about.' And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
Luke 22:61: And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.”
Luke 22:62: And he went out and wept bitterly."}

The part of verse 61 that says, "And the Lord turned and looked at Peter" always makes me stop and think.  It makes me imagine how I would feel if I were Peter...if I had just denied the Lord, not even once, but three times.  Then remembering what Christ told me - turning to look at Jesus...and seeing him simply look back at me.  How ashamed I would be.  Just as Peter was - he went out and wept bitterly.  Just those two verses are so powerful to me.  It makes me imagine the scene in my head every single time.  But the same thing happens to us.  We need to fully realize that God sees all we do.  God is looking at us, seeing everything we do when we do right or wrong.  When we're doing something wrong, He is there, looking at us.  We just can't look back at Him and see Him doing it.  How would we feel if we could see God seeing us when we do wrong?  We should always try to do right and live holy lives.  I think it's possible for us to sometimes forget the seriousness of sin, and forget that God is watching everything we do.

In the past few days, I've heard of and seen that many people, people who I used to be good friends with, and people I used to know, leave the Church.  It has made me so sad.  They're leaving the Church when they should have been deeply , firmly grounded in it.  Please, please, we must do everything we can to help people like this, ones I know, and ones that you know, to come back to the Church.  And if you think you see someone you know beginning to possibly falter, {maybe it's just some attitudes, dress, actions,   whatever it is...} speak to them about it.  Because my friends, it is so much better to say something now, than to have remained silent, and later wonder if there was something you could have done.


"After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.  So Jesus said to the Twelve, '“Do you want to go away as well?'  Simon Peter answered him,' “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.'"
~John 6:66-68~ 



Jan 21, 2010

Blog attack, run for your life!

What, a post two days in a row?  What could it mean?  It means that I'm having a blog attack. {Blog attack = having an incredibly strong urge to make a post even though you have nothing to talk about}

Hold onto your hat...

Julia and I watched part of Emma yesterday.  {I won't mention the fact that just a few days ago I watched it, then watched it again the day after.  I hadn't watched it in a really long time...}  What a great movie!  And to believe that I didn't like it the first time I watched it.  {I think it was because we watched it a couple Christmases ago and the power was out, so we were running our generator and couldn't hear what was going on.  Not good for a movie that depends on you actually hearing what the actors are saying to understand it.}  You have to look past Emma's hair though...most of the time it's pulled so tight you can hardly tell where her forehead ends and her hair begins.  Hideous hairstyle aside, I love that movie.  One of my favorite quotes from it is, "Is it possible that he met her while doing charitable work in a mental infirmary?" So great!

While I'm on the subject...
{Disclaimer: These movies are definitely girl only movies.  Their wardrobe leaves much to be desired.}

I love Sense and Sensibility.  
-Elinor reminds me so much of Julia.  And the Colonel is so endearing that you can kind of forget how old he is and actually be happy that he marries Marianne.  There's a quote I love in this movie, but I can't think of it right at the moment.

Pride and Prejudice.  
-Once again, Jane reminds me so much of Jewels.  We have fun laughing at how gross Mr. Collins is every time we watch it.  The mother and two youngest girls are...very annoying.  Oh well.  Favorite quote from this movie? "Do these compliments arise from the impulse of the moment, or are they result of previous study?"  Haha!

On to other things...

For some reason, for the past week, I've been extremely clumsy.  {Don't laugh}  I have no idea why I've been hit with it so hard.  Nerves?  Probably.  Stress?  Probably that too.  Who knows.  But I have.  Normally, I'm not a clumsy person {really!}, but in the space of one day I dropped serving spoons, the dishtowel, and practically threw the toothbrush across the room while I was brushing my teeth, and worst of all, while I was "complaining" to Jewels about how clumsy I've been {while taking a clip out of my hair to get ready to brush it}, I dropped my clip.  To top it all off I dropped the brush while I was brushing my hair.  The next day - ok, it's a new day...it'll be great!  Yes, well.  Making macaroni and cheese...I know how to cook noodles, I 've done it a million times.  But suffering temporary insanity, I put the water, oil, salt and noodles in all at the same time and start to cook them.  Arg!  I can't believe I put the noodles in before the water was boiling.  {Thankfully, they weren't a huge gloopy mess - they turned out good}  Theeeeeen, I'm trying to light the stove, so I get a matchbox, open it upside down, and proceed to have matched dumped all over the floor.  Nice.  Why?!  This reign of clumsiness must end!!!!!    *determination*

We got a christmas package from our Nanna today!  We don't know what's in it because Dad hasn't brought it home yet, but weee'll seee!  

Tomorrow we're going to the snake park with Lee.  See all the poisonous snakes, etc., hold a cute garden snake, maybe ride the camels.  :)

{This post is longer than I anticipated}

~The end :)

Jan 20, 2010

Oh, Wednesday

I'm writing a new post (Yes, I just typed "pot"), not because I have anything to say, but because I just felt like writing something down.

First of all, I have this in a really cute font, you just can't see it.  Well, you could if you have the font downloaded on your computer.  (By the way, you should download it {it's really fast and easy, so there's no excuses :)} so you can see it too!  You can download it here - http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/pea-karlee/...be sure and let me know if you download it!!).

We've all just been hanging out and doing random things.  Lee and Julia have spent alot of their time giving each other loving looks.  {Aww}  Julia got a wedding dress ordered, and found a bouquet she likes.  She even decided on the color of the bridesmaid dresses.  Green! {What else would it have been?}  The exact shade is yet to be determined.  We don't know the style and type of dress yet either, but hey, We've got the color!

Today being Wednesday, we don't have alot of time to get things done.  Speaking of which, I'm making homemade macaroni and cheese for lunch, that I have to get started in about...5 minutes.  Yikes!

*scurries off to start boiling noodles*

Jan 12, 2010

Lee + Julia = Love

Yes, it's true.  My dear, sweet sister is getting married!


She is always such a wonderful example to me ~ An example of patience, obedience, kindness, godliness,  faithfulness...the list goes on.


What an amazing sister and friend.  Preparing herself for the future, yet being patient and trusting in God at the same time.

Julia.  The greatest friend sister anyone could ask for.  Challenging me to try to be a better person and christian, one who would snuggle me close and play with dolls and tell me stories at night because I saw the Grinch's shadow on our bedroom wall, one who would brush and braid my hair...


Lee.  I couldn't ask for a better brother in law to be!  How glad and thankful I am that Jewels has you!  So godly, kind and caring.

Congratulations Lee and Julia!



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