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Monday, May 28, 2007
After Maria and I got the brilliant idea to re-arrange our room to provide more space for us threesome, Dad decided to bring out his carpenter skills and fix our space problem to a much greater degree.
After seeing the great amount of effort it took me to get up into my very high bunk, Dad took pity and built the ladders today. Now, if only we could raise the ceiling a couple inches so I could actually sit up in bed...
C O U N T D O W N :
11 more sleeps until Dixon's Creek Youth Camp
17 more sleeps until we fly to America
Charity | 7:15 pmComments-[ comments.]
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Julia is nothing less than amazing. If I were feeling really creative, I'd try to write another poem in attempts to capsulize her grandness. Maybe next time.
Julia, you make the world laugh. In a good way.
And you're a good friend.
etc. etc. etc.
p.s. Just to clarify: my previous post was not in any way trying to point to myself or any other specific person. It was just a simple prose. The world has lost the precious meaning of love. That is all.
Charity | 4:09 pmComments-[ comments.]
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Love can't wait.
Whatever happened to "love is patient" (1 Corinthians 13:4)?
Listen to your heart.
Whatever happened to "the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" (Jeremiah 17:9)?
Don't hold back.
Whatever happened to "do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases" (Song of Solomon 3:5)?
All's fair in love.
Whatever happened to "love does no harm to a neighbor..." (Romans 13:10)?
Love when you feel like it.
Whatever happened to "love never fails..." (1 Corinthians 13:8)?
Charity | 10:17 pmComments-[ comments.]
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
[.:because it is important:.]
"And let us not grow weary doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
--1 Corinthians 15:58
"Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him."
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil."
--1 Peter 3:15-17
Never stop shining in this world where we don't belong. For while there may be discouragement, there is also promise. Hope in that promise...and never stop hoping.
Charity | 9:43 pmComments-[ comments.]
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Let's face it. There are just some lovely things in life. Long division of polynomials probably is not one of them...though I have to admit I kind of like it. However, there is a whole, huge, heaping list of other lifeful things to choose from.
Today I'm going to have to go with basketball. Okay, you may all laugh hysterically at this time. Ahem. Now that we're over that... I LOVE WATCHING BASKETBALL! ESPECIALLY WHEN MY BROTHERS PLAY! PRIMARILY WHEN MY BROTHERS PLAY! MOSTLY ONLY WHEN MY BROTHERS PLAY! I am pretty sure a basketball court brings back more life memories for me than almost anything else (the smell of chlorine falling closely behind). Honestly, such good memories! Well, at least fun memories. Now.
Of course, you all are painfully aware of my total lack of any athletic skills whatsoever (which I choose to blame firstly on my father for never putting me in sports, secondly on my mother because she said I could blame her, and thirdly on my own lazy self). However, I so enjoy the opportunity to watch people I know run around and sweat their little heads off. The next best thing, of course, is embarrassing them, myself, and everyone around me by cheering somewhat rediculously (minus the little skirt and pom poms. I'm over that.). So tonight, I had a huge wave of memories sweep over me upon entering the lovely little basketball court for Benji's game. Homeschooling Bulldogs! GCA Cougars! Benji's little Sixers and Celtics! Ah, the joy. I am excited. Tonight, I saw myself in this little nine-year-old girl skipping down the sidelines whilst dribbling. (Um, that'd be her skipping/dribbling. Not me. Just so we're clear.) Tamara and I sat on the floor outside the top of the court, laughing and otherwise reminiscing over the past loveliness of basketball in our lives. Maybe we're Hoosiers. Maybe we're just crazy. Yeah...that's probably it.
Subway is fairly worthy of lovified mention, as well. Hehehe, Benji asked for a 7-foot long sub today. Almost as classic as when I went to Subway at Ivy Tech with Flo and she asked for a 3-inch.
I am almost regretful to change my ever-loveful song on here. I do love it. But I think its replacement is pretty amazing, itself. A capella Jimmy Eat World. Can it get better? (Hey, all you people who passionately protested against this song, I still LOVE it, and it's been like 2 years since I've put it on here. So there.)
And I LOVE going to sleep at night. Though, Odysseys and giggles with my sisters before we're quite ready to reach that point are at least 11 times better.
song of the post ~ "For Me This is Heaven" as sung by The Ransom Notes
Charity | 10:32 pmComments-[ comments.]
Friday, May 04, 2007
The lyrics are ultimately not yours to decide. Nor is the musical format to be arranged by your hands. Each note, each tone, is yours to discover -- pre-written for you in a far more perfect and beautiful way than anyone could attempt. Anyone, that is, besides the Creator of music.
The Ultimate Musician, Who in grace directs the music of your life, does so with an unfathomable sovereignty. Though harsh and dark notes may come, soft and sweet ones are promised to follow. The accidentals -- which are, of course, no "accident" -- add to the ever-flowing melody in a way which may be at first unclear. The complex harmonies are not to be overlooked, for in carefully playing through them, rich and rewarding music is found.
Your task is not to look ahead; you are called, instead, to give full attention the current music being made.
The Composer is ever-ready to help you when you start to stumble your way through; when you begin to falter, He oversees and guides. Sing with confidence, knowing that is it not yours to bring a solo.
Life is a song. Sing it for Him.
Charity | 6:20 pmComments-[ comments.]