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Monday, January 31, 2005
1.My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE."If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION."You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC." Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mo ther taught me MORE LOGIC"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT."Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an ."
7. My mother taught me IRONY."Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS."Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM."Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER."This room of yours l ooks as if a tornado went through it."
12 My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY."If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE."I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION."Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY."There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION."Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING."You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.."If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP."Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOR."When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ."If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS."You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS."Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM."When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE."One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"
I love my mother, even if she DOES say almost all of those things!! :-D
I also love the Lord's Day. It's so refreshing and I love being able to start my week off with worshiping God. It is also so nice to have one day to rest!
Do you agree with this?
These three things are only lawful on the Sabbath:
3. Acts of mercy
4. Acts of necessity
I guess fellowship would be included, but it's easy to say a lot of things are "fellowship" which might not be appropriate for the Lord's Day.
One thing I've been thinking about it using the computer on Sundays. I'm allowed to, but it's something that I do all the rest of the week. I think it might be more honoring to God to take His Day off to do something like spending time with Him or resting. It's something for me to think about that I just though I'd share. ;-)
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Sunday, January 30, 2005
Just a little bit ago, Mary Hovee had already left, and Allen called from outside and asked if someone could come help him with his snowman. So Mary and I bundeled up a bit, got on these HUGE boots of my brothers, and went out to help him. When we finished, we had about an 8 foot tall snowman. Literally!! We added oranges for eyes and a parsnip (sp?) for a nose. My dad took some pictures, so hopefully I can put them on here sometime.
A little bit later today, Maria and I are going to the Mystery Theater. Fun stuff!! Also, I really need to find out the date for the "Little Women" play because several people want to go to it. We've got our hearts set on a few people definitely coming to watch... ;-)
Hmm...sorry this is a pretty boring post...not much to talk about when you post every single day! :-P Oh well, it's still fun. Hope you all have a great weekend and a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow! Shine for Him! :-D
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its
saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer
good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by
men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot
be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a
bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light
to everyone in the house."
Song of the post~Telescope Eyes by Eisley
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Saturday, January 29, 2005
Well, tonight should be fun! First I am going to part of the Congregational Meeting then after Pastor Keddie's presentation, I am leaving with the two Mary's and my siblings to go to GCA homecoming! After that the Mary's (haha that sounds pretty funny! ;-)) are spending the night and tomorrow I might get to go to Mystery Theater at Northside. So that's my fun-filled weekend!
Hmm...I don't have anything "profound" to put on here, so this is all for today. I must say I'm a little disapointed in the guys *ahem* participation in the contest. Haha, no I'm just joking. Just had to give you a hard time. ;-) The contest has been pretty fun so far...
Ohh and since Luke Hovee doesn't read my blog, I want to 'complain' about something he said today! (Those awful Hovee's...haha just kidding, I love 'em most of the time!) And don't ask how this even came up..I don't remember!! :-P It was some time after class when I could TALK again (Mrs. Ray ban me from speaking for part of the class...grr. heh)
Me: Oh yeah? Well my grandpa says I'm beautiful!
Luke: Woah...is his eye sight fading or something?
And I'm keeping the song for now. It reminds me of the 'concert' we had yesterday on the picnic tables! So, people who heard us in the writing class, how did our singing sound!? hehehe. :-D
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Friday, January 28, 2005
Let's see, what other interesting, exciting, fun things can I post about? Hmm...let me ponder for a moment.........
Well I guess I could say that I think it's really neat how the Bible mentions over and over how love is one of the greatest powers anyone can have. Not only in 1 Corinthians 13, but all over the rest of the Bible! Such as the verses that say, "Perfect love casts out all fear", "Love covers a multitude of sins" etc etc. And I absolutely love the 1 Corinthians definition of true love and how Paul explains so well (of course he did it well...he was inspired by God!! :-)) the absolute necessity of love! Anyways...just a few thoughts I came up with while comtemplating life last night. That's another really cool thing to do before you drift off to sleep...heh.
Oh also, I've agreed to post David's beautiful line(s) for those who won't...I mean can't ;-) come and see the play.
First some background - Meg is at a party for her rich friend and some other rich gi'rls have been giving her a hard time about being poor...
MEG: I don't have to listen to this!
(Just in the nick of time, LAURIE has stepped upon the vultures. With a quick, handsome smile, he rescues her.)
LAURIE: You certianly don't, Meg. Do I detect a damsel in distress? (all the ladies gasp, first and mutter "Mr. Laurence!") No, I'm Theodore. But my friends call me Laurie. So that means that every one of you can just call me...Theodore. Why? Because you're not my friends. I don't recall anyone blowing the horn to signal the start of hunting season!
SALLIE GARDINER: Oh, Mr. Laurence. You're so amusing! (LAURIE takes MEG's arm and helps to lead her out.)
LAURIE: And you're not! Princess Margaret. Your carriage awaits!
Are those not the best lines ever!?
Song of the post~Look What You've Done by Jet
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Thursday, January 27, 2005
School glorious school...I better get back to it. Did anyone else have any other opinions on my last post? As you can probably tell, I just rambled as usual. But at least I posted!!
One verse to leave with you...
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not
boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record
of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with
the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always perseveres. Love never fails.
--1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Song of the post~Pain by Jimmy Eat World
I loved that last one I had on her, but it annoys me the Greenday feels the need to put in a certian word in their songs. Don't you ha'te it when there's a really good band/song, but it has one tiny little word or phrase which makes you not want to play the song?? *sigh* at least that's how it is for me. Or some music videos...ok ok enough 'ranting' about that. :-(
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Maybe a better question was do gi'rls ALWAYS have to have a reason for crying/being upset? Before I read everyone's comments, I was thinking a definite no. Haven't you ever seen "Shannondoah"? Well, in the movie, a father is talking to his future son-in-law. He is sort of giving him advice on having a wife. The father tells the man that sometimes gi'rls will just be crying and if you ask them what's wrong, they don't really know. So you just need to love 'em and hug 'em a little. God created women with very sensitive emotions. Sometimes they just feel the urge to cry and let it all out. Nathan made a good point when he said, "Sometimes when it is a build up of a lot of small reasons then it seems completely unreasonable, but it is still initiated by a 'something.' " But I'm glad he added at the end, "That is logical reasoning, but then again, I have four brothers and no sisters so I really have no reason to base this logic on." I also appreciated Rachel's point about gi'rls maybe not always being quite so 'logical' and that if it's just 'hormones' than it really IS a reason in a way. I can't say I'm an expert on this subject, (even though I AM a gi'rl! ;-)) but from my own personal experience and what I've heard from others, gi'rls don't always have one specific reason for crying. It could be a build up of many small things, it could be one big thing, or it could really be nothing at all. I think in that sense, sometimes we, gi'rls, try to think of a reason why we might be upset and blame our emotions on a certian circumstance. But, at least for me, sometimes there is no logical explanation for feeling like crying. So maybe I'm one of those 'insane' people who walks around bursting into tears (which I really don't...I'm kidding. ;-)). Guys, just be aware (for future wives, daughters, or even mothers and sisters now) that women are made a lot differently emotionally and if you're ever in a circumstance where you find a crying/upset gi'rl, the first thing is not to ask what the problem is! If it's someone close to you who'd you feel comfortable doing it to, give her a hug or just be a 'shoulder to cry on'. I think that's the best thing ma'les can do sometimes. And I'm not trying to tell you to be 'gi'rly'...you can be sensitive and still be manly! ;-)
Well...this turned out to be a lot more complicated and long than I expected. I enjoyed it, though. I'm also really enjoing Nathan's contest! Not only are people, obviously, updating more often, they are checking out other blogs more often, too! It's so nice to know that you'll always find something new to read even if it's just a couple sentences long! So definite props for Nathan for coming up with the idea!! :-D
Song of the post~Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Greenday
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005
"As a rule, man's a fool.
When it's hot, he wants it cool.
When it's cool, he wants it hot.
Always wanting what it's not."
"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss it, you'll land amoung the stars."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
At least GCA players are good sports! Check it out - http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/210985-1348-016.html.
I'll write a post concerning my poll later...this is just a quick one to keep me in the contest. ;-) I think I'll keep the music for now, too. Thanks again for all the comments!!! :-D
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Sunday, January 23, 2005
loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For
everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the
lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does -
comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and
its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God
--1 John 2:15-17
Wow, that's an awesome verse! It's so hard to live it, though. But that's no excuse for not striving with your whole heart to serve God and do His will. Just something to think about...
Also, Jeremiah had a very interesing post on his blog. I said I might write something about it...but now I'm thinking I'll save some of it for another day. I do have a poll I want to post, though!
Last night at Cafe Cubini was rather fun. I washed dishes all night which really wasn't bad at all. I enjoyed the high powered sprayer!! It made me feel 'powerful'. Haha. Although, the dish-washers sorta had to work longer than anyone else. But hey, I'm not complaining! I actually liked my job! The only down-side was getting all wet, having wrinkly fingers afterwards, and standing the whole time. I also learned that Ellen is a perfectionist...hehe.
Well, looks like there might be a possibility that we won't go to Elkhart today due to a snow storm there. Pastor McCracken (sp?) said, "Don't ki'll yourself trying to get here!" I guess only God knows right now what will happen! I really need to work on trusting Him with ALL my heart to work ALL things out for good to those who love Him...
Song of the post~Remember to Breath by Dashboard Confessional
MAKE A WISH AND KISS YOUR KNEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, January 22, 2005
*sigh* I had all these things to post about, but now I forget them all! :-P Well yesterday in Biology we had a Creation vs. Evolution debate. I was on the Evolution side. Apparently last year the Evolutionists won, but this year the Creationists did. Oh well, we had fun...at least I did!! :-D
This weekend we are, yet again, skipping the Fellowship lunch at SS and going to Elkhart. I really wanted to stay, but my dad said I couldn't. Oh and my dad is letting me do this 12 CDs for the price of one thing on th internet. That excites me!! Also, I borrowed "The Beautiful Letdown" from Mary Ray and I really like their songs! I knew that Switchfoot was "considered" Christian, but I never really knew that their songs had a lot of refrences to God and such in them. I really like their songs and it's cool to listen closely to the lyrics and hear the things they put in there.
AND I HATE ORANGE HAIR!!!!!!!!!
Correction: I hate MY orange hair! See, our water-softener (sp?) is broken so the rust from our hard water gets in my hair when I take a shower and STAYS there! This results in VERY orange hair replacing my once lovely (haha) blonde hair! How awful is that!? But my mom got this stuff to take it out so hopefully that will work...but it will prolly just come back until we can get our water-softener fixed. I'm sure you all care about the state of my hair, that's why I choose to share this with you! ;-)
Well, I better get-a-movin' on finding something productive to do...so this is all for today! And a lil "heads-up"...I won't be able to update at least on Sunday and possibly tomorrow because we are going to Elkhart. I know I know...you'll all prolly die. hehe.
Song of the post~Under the Table and Dreaming by Dave Matthews Band
(this isn't the actual song...just wanted to see what people said...it's kinda scary! haha.)
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Friday, January 21, 2005
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Thursday, January 20, 2005
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Saturday, January 15, 2005
I've been thinking about the discussion of Cafe Cubini on Nathan (www.thenathanreport.blogspot.com) and Katie's (www.princessinwriting.blogspot.com) blogs. And I have a question - is it really worth getting so upset and risking hurting friends or the ski trip or anything over some cardboard decorations? We may still disagree, but for here and now we have to all just accept what has been planned. Maybe soem of us will even change some things next year - who knows? But I, for one, plan on working hard and having fun on Monday, Friday, and Saturday...no matter how much or 'not enough' decorations there are. It will help absolutely nothing to have a negative attitude about this year's plans anymore. Let's all just be happy and helpful and have a good time!! :-)
God has really been showing me a lot of things I really need to be reminded of in this book I'm reading - "When God Writes Your Love Story" as well as from His Word. The other night I read a chapter about family. Now, my mom ALWAYS tells my siblings and I "If you can get along with your siblings, you can get along with anyone!" Thing is, it's prolly pretty true. Someone once told the author of the book that "You're only as holy as you are in your home". That really hit me hard. It also talked about how we expect perfection from our family more than anyone else. He gave the example of someone stepping on your foot. Now if someone you knew or didn't know did it, no matter how much it hurt, you'd probably just grunt out "That's ok...don't worry about it" or something like that. Now if your brother or sister did it...what would be YOUR reaction? I know what mine would be. And it wouldn't be a nice one 99% of the time. So that's just something I really struggle with and am going to try to work on. I encourage you all to do the same, although you may not struggle with it as much as I do. :-)
My parents are going to Kansas tomorrow through Monday so Chris and Val Moore are staying with us kids. That should interesting...and I'll have time to practice loving my dear siblings while my parents are gone! But...eh...pray for the Moores. hehe.
Scott Porter let Allen borrow a bunch of his CDs and Allen has let me listen to a few of them. One of them I've never heard before was the band Starlight Run. The first time I listened to a couple of their songs, I wasn't that thrilled with them. But then I listened to the CD again and I really liked the songs! I listened to it 2 times in a row! :-D It's very good and I recommend it to anyone and everyone! And thank you, Scott! :-D
Song of the post~Diginity and Control by Straylight Run
This is the only one I could find of theirs. And it was live. :-) Enjoy!!
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Sunday, January 09, 2005
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On to bigger and brighter things...we watched "Ransom" with Mel Gibson last night. I actually watched it twice (once with Allen and Zachary and once with the rest of the family). It's a good movie. A little depressing maybe, but overall really good.
Also, I am reading a book I got from Winter Conference called "When God Writes Your Love Story". It is incredibly helpful and I would definitely reccomend it to any guy or gi'rl. I'm not done with it yet so I won't give a full "review" right now. ;-) But I have to say one thing I've learned so far is to not try to fit God into your life. Even just a short quiet time at the beginning or end of the day isn't enough. You (speaking mostly to myself here!) have to let Him be the very CENTER of your life!! Just something to think about...
Let's see...what else to post...ohh yeah! The other day I was really hit pretty hard with something Pastor York said at Winter Conference. He gave us a list of ten things we could do to be "against the world" (By the way, has anyone seen my notes from that?? I lost them somehow!). One of them was "If it doesn't bring glory to God, it won't bring joy to you." At first I thought, well there are sinful things I do that I enjoy! (sadly...don't take that the wrong way, it's true of everyone, I know.) Well, even though I kinda knew it already, it struck me that he wasn't talking about happiness for a short time. He was talking about true, lasting joy. That will never come from things that don't please God. I know, as I'm sure you all do, from experience. It's so easy to say, but hard to really strive to glorify Him in ALL I do. I get so easily frusterated with myself, but I know that God is a forgiving God and by His grace, I can truely glorify Him with my life.
Well that's enough rambling from me for now. My family is watching "King Author" right now. I guess it's not really my 'type' of movie. Don't ask me what is. Hehe.
Oh and thanks for all the comments on my last post! :-D
Song of the post~This is Your Life by Switchfoot
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Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Also...I am always the victim. And for some reason, especially at the Ray's house! Ellen says I should just expect to get -barded some way or another when I go to the Ray's. I know many of you were there or have already heard about it, but I'm going to tell it again for the sake of the search for some sympthy for Mary and me!!
Yesterday the Rays had a Lord of the Rings party. We watched all three extended versions - aka 12 hours of movies. And who could POSSIBLY sit through all of that silently? NOT ME! I mean, common, that's not healthy! And besides, I'm convinced that the movies wouldn't have been the same without my commentary. Anyways, I guess people sort of got annoyed because it started out with all the gi'rls upstairs and all the guys downstairs (we were oh so good at senchronizing the movies upstairs and down!). Then after the first half of the Fellowship, Cathy and I moved downstairs. That resulted in a couple guys moving upstairs. Then more gi'rls came down and by the beginning of the third movie, most of the gi'rls were down stairs and over half of the guys were upstairs. Annnyyywwaayyss...Mary, Grace, and I were ly discussing the characters clothes/attitudes etc when suddenly, without warning, we were soaked with cold water by my cold, heartless brother! Only to find out that Mrs. Ray had given permission for him to do it! I guess that was our warning because the next time we talked, the same thing happened! By the third glass, we were getting pretty scared, not to mention totally soaked! We tried to escape, but there was no where to turn in the crowded basement. I leaped over to the computer, only to be dragged to the other side of the room by my neck and soaked again! After that, Mary and I used the only weapon we had left - our own syliva. (Grace had been picked up by this time.) Hannah, who was blocking our path upstairs, gagged at that and let us go upstairs. (Wow this whole thing sounds really immature...but I guess you kinda had to be there...) So Mary and I armed ourselves with shampoo bottles filled with water and slowly made our way to the main floor to finish the movie there. As soon as it was over, we tried to find Zachary, but the other guys were helping him escape. So we waited outside (they locked us out!) on the front porch only to be surprised by a bucket of water from above us! Several guys, and I must say gi'rls, as well, had gotten the bright idea to go in someone's upstairs bedroom, open the window, and pour water on us from there! Oh so much more happened after that, but it would take too long to explain and like I said before, you almost just had to be there. I went home around 11 totally drenched. But I have one thing to say to our "enemies": Watch your back because someday somewhere, we WILL get you all back! Just you wait.
Well, we start school tomorrow. That should be exciting. Only one more semester till Summer!!! I can't wait! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Make God your priority this new year...I know I am going to strive to do that. Have a great day!
Song of the post~The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
I was introdced to this band by the Porters!! :-D (I had heard some of their songs before, though.)
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