Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I am thankful.

Not for circumstances, but for the One Who has given me reason to be thankful. Because He has given me joy. Not happiness. Happiness is dependent upon circumstances. Joy is unchanging, from within.

Now, when I say "within", I'm not talking about the humanistic, self-realization, man is his own god kind of within.

Without Jesus, you can't have joy. He gives you the very reason for living, for getting up in the morning, serving your family, loving on those unlovable, and being moved to act on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves.

If I was simply moved by my emotions, then my happiness would depend upon if everything in my life was in order. My life should revolve around the strength of my life, Jesus.

That's what I'm striving for. And I'm so very thankful He's with me every step of the way.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Constistency is Key.

I think I have discovered something I already knew deep down.

I am not consistent.

Thus, the entire reason for this post.

All two of my readers can attest to this fact, if they've been trying (with complete frustration, more than likely) to follow my blog.

All 4 entries of it. (See, I can't constistently type the word or the number. See previous sentence.)

Over the course of a year and a half.

I think I'm a bit of a free spirit, much like my daughter, pictured above.

I am, ahem, trying to resolve this issue in my blogging life. It's just that I get so caught up with what life is bringing, that I forget to pass any of it on to the cyber community. By the time I remember, it's way way way past my bedtime.

I will try to do better, I promise.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Long time, no post.

I really must apologize to the 10 (maybe that many) readers of my blog. As you can see, it's been a little while between blog posts.
Of course, much has happened. I've been working with XMC (that's our church's Master's Commission program) every week, and leading worship, painting, teaching voice and piano lessons, running around after my children (and husband makes 3), cooking, yada, yada, yada.
My life is full. I am extremely blessed. I don't say that in a religious or off-handed manner. Like when someone asks you how you're doing, and you say in the habitual cheerleader churchgoing response, "I'm BLESSED!!"
I am fully aware of what I deserve. And what I don't.
Everything in my life right now proves the grace of God. I don't deserve any of it.
He loves me. Jesus truly loves me. With no strings attached.
(Also, I finally re-joined the Bible study group with Ma Belle and our book is "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. I had my students in XMC read it and write a report on it this year. If you haven't had the chance to be blown away by this page turner, read it.)
I'm back and trying to keep this up. Thanks for reading.