Thursday, April 27, 2006

The way I see - from the side of a Starbucks Coffee Cup

"You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. Focusing on yourself will never reveal your purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny."

-- Dr. Rick Warren
Author of The Purpose-Driven Life.

I thought that it was pretty awesome that Starbucks put a quote like this one their cups. And I had nothing else to say. Haha.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Guess who was waiting for me at work?!?
I'll give you a clue, he was holding two mango gelatis.

Thank you.
I do so LOVE to be surpirsed.
Aren't surpises grand!?!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Friday Night was the coffee house.
It was three and a half hours of entertainment.
I should have brough a camera, but I didn't. But I think other people did. So maybe they will post pictures. Otherwise, you will just have to imagine that you are there.

And in case you wanted to hear Jared sing. Sorry that I have to link you to a site and then to the link. It won't let me direct link it to my blog. Enjoy. :)

Jared Shelton - Elijah Rock

* Go to the Link
* Click on "Listen to the Song"
* It will open in Windows Media Player

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Luke has been asking for a while for our family to do this. And I think it is a great a idea, especially since I rarely watch TV.

TV Free Week begins tomorrow
at my house.

Join in if you want.

If you dare...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Sarah Meadows has posted again.

I really like this post.
It is great to sit and be happy.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Quantum is cancelled.
Can I hear a woohoo?!?

Monday, April 17, 2006

John 21:25
"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written. "

Sarah pointed this verse out to me yesterday during Sunday School.
I really like my sister.
She has a way of finding verses that have never stuck out to me before, but when she points them out, I wonder why I never saw them before.

Thank you, Sarah.
This last week has been insufferably long.

I feel like I lived two million years.
And I really didn't do anything this weekend.

Have you ever had a week like that?

ps. The Easter Party at the Huntingtons was very enjoyable and relaxing. Thanks for the invite Mrs. Huntington. I love coming to your house! Woohoo.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Yep, Jared picked up our tickets, he was walked through where to stand, we sat around for a while and waited, given a mic, he sang the National Anthem, people clapped, and we walked out to go to Bible Study.
Next time he sings maybe we will stay for the game. Haha. It was quite a rush. And I wasn't even singing. But I did get to go out on the field and take picture of him singing with the shorebird's photographer. How much fun is that?!? I wish I had known how to use Hannah's camera a little better. But if you want to see photos go to Hannah's blog. w00t. I think the picture of him on the scoreboard is pretty nifty. Woohoo.

That Jared Shelton sure can sing.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

O say, can you see?

Guess who is singing at the Shorebirds tonight and on another night with fireworks?!?

2 timothy 2:5
Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
Happy Birthday, Anna and Jeanne!

It seems like so long ago that I was going to your 18th birthday party, but it also almost seems like yesterday.
Time is a funny thing.

Happy more time on this earth.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Praise to the Lord, Who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praises - newsboys.

Tears have fallen water beads
Wipe the floor with my regrets
In the crevice tiny seeds
Spring to life from
Pardoned debts

And all I have is, all I have
Praises on my tongue
From my heart
For our God who became flesh
For us all
Unto You
I will sing my praises
Sing forever

In the quiet I lament
Every nail, my sin did buy
And I wonder why You spent
Lavish blood on such as I

When all I have is, all I have
Praises on my tongue
From my heart
For our God who became flesh
For us all
Unto You
I will ever sing my praises
I will sing forever

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
To sing aloud
Sing aloud
Oh, to the glory of my God and King
To sing aloud
Sing aloud
I was remembering back to when I had surgery and I was too sick, from the morphine and other random drugs, to eat anything, but a package of goldfish, Mrs. Taylors cheese soup (without the cabbage), and six full sized Mr. Goodbars. Strong pain killers always make me upset to my stomach and I can't wait to get off of them and just take ibuprofen.

I started out this post to say how much I loved Mr. Goodbars. Other than dark chocolate and kit kats, and twix... they are one of my favorite candies.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

This is some really cool bridge I found.

The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a cable-stayed road bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux in collaboration with British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, with one pier's summit at 341 metres (1,118 ft)—slightly higher than the Eiffel Tower and only 40 m (132 ft) shorter than the Empire State Building. It was formally opened on 14 December 2004 and opened to traffic on 16 December 2004.

And this is the picture of me after I helped paint ceilings at the Townsends back on September 27. Woohoo. What fun.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Happy Birthday, Hannah.
I can't believe another year has gone by.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I don't know how many of you read the Communique at church. I confess I don't always read it. I stopped reading it once I stopped writing for it. But this month my attention was directed to an article by Meg Meiners one of our Church's missionaries. She is on the Missions Field (if I remember correctly) with the McBrides, in Tanzania. Anyhow, the article said she had a blog, . Read the entry called, "My heart the idol factory" if you decide to go there. Wow.

So I check it out and followed a few other blogs to this other blog and found this picture on the side. It was next to some instructions on how to make sandals out of old tires. What an interesting idea. I think this is very creative.
Glory be.
After four weeks of waiting, I have finally been welcomed into the Clark School of Engineering at University of Maryland.
WOW, I am excited.

The moral of this story is, if you want something done, you have to call and bug people until they finally grow tired of you and do what you want, just to get rid of you. Haha.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Happy Birthday, Jamie.
Is this 21?

Monday, April 03, 2006

This post is in memory of Jamie Peipon and Noah Hall.
It is old happy memory day.
This memory is brought to you by Tom Brown's Rookie League. Playing soccer in the cage or playing world cup after writing club, oh what fun.
I have to quote Jamie Peipon here, "THE DELMAR!!!" Let's do it again.
This post is dedicated to Sarah and Hayley.
To the many hours of fun that we had as kids (we didn't spend that much time on the computer, but when we did, it was always fun trying to figure out how we were going to take turns. I think Hayley and I stole most of Sarah's turns. Haha.) I found this today and it made me smile.

Woohoo Ace and Spud! please stick in disk four. AH we can't find disk four. *finds and sticks in disk four* please put in disk seven... hahaHUNT HUNT HUNT!!!

I looked for Word Muncher... but I couldn't find anything. These made me smile and think of you all. Miss you.

2 Corinthians 1

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:
2Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The God of All Comfort

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
6If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
7And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
8We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.

9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves
but on God, who raises the dead.
10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us.
On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
Don't Let Your Heart Be Hardened
as recorded on This Means War!
Don't let your heart be hardened - don't let your love grow cold
May it always stay so childlike - may it never grow too old
Don't let your heart be hardened - may you always know the cure
Keep it broken before Jesus, keep it thankful, meek, and pure
May it always feel compassion - may it beat as one with God's
May it never be contrary - may it never be at odds
May it always be forgiving - may it never know conceit
May it always be encouraged - may it never know defeat
May your heart be always open - never satisfied with right
May your heat be filled with courage and strengthened with all might

** Psalm 95:7-8
"For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand
Today, if you would hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Hebrews 3:13
"But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.