Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Humility the Hard Way

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My devotion this morning was on the Prodigal Son.  I always felt like I related to the Prodigal's brother more...the one who stayed.  But then I realized that I was totally wrong.  It doesn't matter what sin you commit, or how "big" the world thinks it is...when we walk down that path of whatever sin, we a being like the Prodigal and walking away from a loving father.  What's interesting is the freedom the loving Father gives the son, the son is like "gimme all the money, and see ya later!" And the Father gives it (probably knowing exactly what will happen) The son was humbled...big time!
So maybe that's the point, God allows us to think we know what we're doing, we say things like "hey can I handle this one?" Or "I know what I'm doing!" and He lets us go...and when we come back we are humbled in our hearts...that's why the son got a party, because he learned a good lesson the hard way.  Thank you Lord for always taking me back!

Luke 15:11-24 (N L T)

Parable of the Lost Son
 11 To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
 13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. 14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. 15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16 The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything.
 17 “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’
 20 “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.[a]
 22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ground Rules...

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I was wondering if you ladies have ground rules when your husband is away for like a business trip or a church overnight thing etc?  I recently discovered that there's a few things my husband and I should have worked out before he went away for a tournament with his volleyball team...let me know what works for you all, thanks!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Parade

Hello everyone! My movie selection this week is in honor of Easter.  It's called Easter Parade, starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.  This is a musical made in 1948 based around a New York tradition going back to the 1880's where men and women would get on their best clothes and hats and take a walk on Easter Morning.  That in it self doesn't make a really great movie so there's a love story and great song and dance routines too.  My favorite part of this movie are the clothes and hats...and of course Judy Garland who is one of my favorite actresses from the 1940's.  It's really fun, I wish that I could be apart of the Parade because I really look good in hats (if I do say so myself) California has no "hat traditions." Happy Easter Week (be sure to eat your peeps!)

Hey have you heard?

Psalm 105:1-5 (NLT)

 1 Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
      Let the whole world know what he has done.
 2 Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.
      Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
 3 Exult in his holy name;
      rejoice, you who worship the Lord.
 4 Search for the Lord and for his strength;
      continually seek him.
 5 Remember the wonders he has performed,
      his miracles, and the rulings he has given,

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 I wish that I was bolder in proclaiming the excellence of God! Do you know what I mean?  I can talk about things I really like to strangers, like make-up, tv shows, clothes etc.  But I have something in my life whose Amazingness (new word) tops all of that in every way possible, but I don't talk about it much.  That's not good...He has done amazing things in my life and in the lives of all of His followers.  I want to be more excited about God and the things He is doing AND TELL PEOPLE! Happy Monday, I hope you're all excited!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Comfort of Sin, Or the sin of Comfort

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(sometimes God does not allow is to plant roots today)

 Last night my husband and I went to a church in our new town where a small Bible study was taking place with guys and gals of our same age (early to late 20's).  This Bible study was lead by my husband's good friend who is a pastor at this church.  During his talk he asked us to ponder the sins we struggle with that are "more acceptable" in the Church world.  You know what I mean, everyone would be up in arms if they saw a Christian man cheating on his wife but do we blink an eye when we hear Christian's being judgmental?

So it got me thinking about my sins and I think a big one that God is totally trying to prune away from me is comfort.  I've kind of mentioned this before but I just got married last November, and moved with my husband to a new town, away from my family and the place that I have lived my whole life.  This means NEW everything.  I get overwhelmed when I think about it, most times I function pretty good, meeting a group of new people all the time, but some times it breaks me down.  It's so strange functioning in an environment where no one knows me, my past anything.  Like I have no credibility, people's opinions are based on my appearance (and that is the worst! Because no one thinks that a young gal is as wise or knowledgeable as I am)

Getting back to my sin...I told my husband that my sin, I feel is seeking comfort in other places but in Christ.  Right now it is almost impossible to do that...nothing is comfortable but being at home with my husband, or going home to be with my family.  But I long for the comfort of the things that are no longer mine to take comfort my old church family and where I used to live etc.  I know that God is working hard on me to get me to take comfort in Him...I don't know why this is apart of my Christian journey but God always has a purpose.

Sometimes sin can show up in seemingly innocent places...What are you a little too comfortable with? (you don't have to answer that...just to your self maybe) Praying for you!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Life Changed a Little Bit

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Yesterday my life changed a little bit.  As some of you know I've been looking for a job and having a really hard time.  The nation's jobs seem to be drying up fast, and California is struggling big time! I have LOVED being home for my first few months of marriage! But yesterday I started my new job.  It's  a part-time job in retail. I was talking to the other girl they hired with me and her story was similar to mine, in fact she had her Bachelor's degree too, and here we were doing the same jobs we've been doing since we were 16. (totally not complaining, just saying it's amazing that the economy can wipe out your education!)
But I'm happy to have this job and I know it's where I'm supposed to be for now.  But I came home last night a little sad that my life has changed.  A new phase has begun...and I'm always always unprepared for that. Like a switch is going to happen that I'm fully aware of, and then it comes and I'm like blindsided.  Does that happen to any of you?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Who is to Blame?

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 I like to post about my devotions, it keeps accountable.  This morning I was reading in the first chapter of Job.  Where servant after servant comes up to Job telling him one horrible thing after another, all involving either Job's possessions or family.  The news was that they were all gone.  Imagine everything everything you own plus everyone you love is gone...

Job falls to his knees when he hears these words and praises God.  What?! How could you do that?

Job 1:20-22

 20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said,
   “I came naked from my mother’s womb,
      and I will be naked when I leave.
   The Lord gave me what I had,
      and the Lord has taken it away.
   Praise the name of the Lord!”
 22 In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.

In all of this Job did not sin by blaming God.  Sometimes it's hard not to blame God, I am so guilty of that sin.  But my sister reminded me, as we were talking about her baby who is due soon, that this baby is God's and He has complete control over what will happen.  That's a brave statement for a mother to make knowing full well that that could mean anything.  God has complete control over our lives, whether we like it or not,  And He has a plan and a purpose for everything!  I think that is the wisdom that Job had, he knew that God is sovereign and has a plan...and that's why he could praise God when everything had been taken.

(I used a picture of a river because rivers cut through land and make a permanent presence like God does in our lives)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What do you smell like?

2 Corinthians 2:14-17 (NLT)

Ministers of the New Covenant
 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.
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These were the verses in my devotional today.  I chuckled as I was reading it a little thinking to myself "what do I smell like?" Think about a believer you know that when you come into contact with them it's like a breath of fresh air.  But I can imagine those same people can get under the skin of non-believers, because of the same hope and joy they have in their lives.  I hope that I am like a breath of fresh air to the believer that I come into contact with but right now I don't feel like I am because I am in a completely new environment and it takes me a while to open up.  However, there are sweet older ladies who come up to me every week and hug me and say they are praying for me and they "smell sweet to me." Are there believers in your life that you can "smell sweet" to? I hope that God reviles that person to you this week...I'll be praying for that this week! 

The Quiet Man

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So this weekend it hit me that I knew a totally awesome movie to watch for St. Patrick's Day and I didn't even think about it till it was too late! So I'm posting it this week in hopes that you'll give it a try anyways! So my Movie selection this week is called The Quiet Man.  This is my first John Wayne movie to post, my dad loves John Wayne movies and I have seen a lot of them and have come to like almost all of them as well.  The Quiet Man, based on a short story by Maurice Walsh, is about an American ex-boxer who comes to Ireland to live.  He meets a fiery red-head, played by one of my very favorite female actors Maureen O'Hara, and trouble ensues.  I love this movie because it has so much to do with male/female relationships and gender roles.  It's very beautiful looking and is funny and touching! It's is wonderful, enjoy! 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Faith by Obedience

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So my husband and I like to listen to pod-casts from the Pastors at Northcoast Church, in Vista California. They are doing a new series on faith.  This week we listened to one entitled Faith or Folly? by Pastor Chris Brown.  It was so interesting...great faith is not taking risks, blind leaps, etc.  Think about all the Bible stories where you see the character doing something strange but you say "wow what faith" that person is doing it because GOD SAYS TO.  Faith comes into play when you OBEY God's commands...did Peter walk on water without Jesus sticking out his hand?  No. Should we "get out of the boat' simply because we believe that that's what faith is-taking a risk, or because God is commanding you to do that? It takes great faith to obey God!

This honestly has cleared up so much of the struggles I've been having with "leaps of faith."

(if you click on Northcoast Church it should take you to their site where you can listen to the sermon if you'd like)


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"Prayer should become as natural as breathing"
I just read this quote from my devotional this morning, I don't know who wrote it.  I just kept saying it over and over in my head.  To make this possible it must take great discipline and lots of practice.  I wish that this was true for me.  There are so many un-knowns going on in the lives of my husband and I.  It's not that I need to know the answers right away but there's one big thing that we need direction on and I know that prayer is going to help us get that.  I don't know,  prayer is just intriguing to me right now...I want to be better at it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Spring has sprung at my house...
Happy first day of spring!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful Food

My mom was not the cook in our house growing up.  She mostly left it up to my dad, which meant lots of yummy BBQ and other simple things.  So I didn't learn to cook in the most conventional way, through my mom.  Also I didn't really have much of an interest in cooking until almost 2 years ago.  I was in art school getting sick of my creative outlets getting judged day in and day out.  So I turned my creative efforts to cooking and found great joy in the process.  Needless to say I LOVE to cook!  And I want you to know how simple it can be if you know Flavor Profiles. You already know a lot of flavor profiles in your head....things that taste yummy peanut-butter and apples etc.  Here is a really simple recipe that I made when I was learning about flavor profiles... It take 5 ingredients (besides salt and pepper) really! It's that easy!

First you're going to lay out some foil on a baking sheet. Fold up the edges a little bit to make a tiny rim.  Then wash your grape tomatoes and put them on the foil along with some cloves of garlic.  Drizzle pretty generously with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and season with lots of salt and pepper.  Pop that into the oven at 350 for 20-30 mins (extra time is not going to hurt anything, I did 20 and my garlic wasn't as soft as I wanted it)

As that is cooking start the water boiling for the pasta...that is pretty self explanatory but remember to Salt the water. It's the only time you can flavor the pasta...and it makes a huge difference.  Then when the time on your tomatoes is getting near the half way point go ahead and chop your basil.

Take your basil leaves and place them one on top of the other and then roll like a cigar.  Then cut into little strips.  You don't want to bake the basil because it doesn't need it and the flavor won't be the same.

When your pasta is done so can everything else be done too.  Put your pasta in a bowl and then pick up the foil (carefully, because you want all the oil and everything) and pour it on top of the pasta.  Put your basil in and mix together and you're done it's so so easy and so so good!  

Recap of the Ingredients: (so easy, and we went all organic)
Grape tomatoes
Garlic cloves
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Please give it a try!


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Every morning I get up before my husband (who is NOT a morning person) and I read blogs and do a little devotional.  But the past 2 mornings I've been hearing a new sound out side my open window.  Geese!
Last year or so I think I was watching a travel show about the French country-side and they visited a farm where they had lots of geese...I don't know what it is about them but I just love them.  I don't know if I ever want to come in contact with one because they can be mean but I like the way they look.  Any ways I told my mom I wanted one (cause I'm random like that, and I believe that all animals will be like they are in cartoons in heaven one I'm compiling a list of animals I want)  ANYWAYS so I told her I wanted one and the next day I woke up to the sound a huge flock of geese flying north.  I figured it was a valentine from God, that he heard me and delights in the silly things I now every time I hear them I think of my heavenly Father who loves me! Good morning!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Whelp...I'm very excited Easter is coming! It's my second favorite Holiday (my first favorite is Christmas Eve) I love that it's a day when we Christ followers can stop and celebrate the fact that we have a Risen Savior! I don't know how it will be at my new church but at my old church Easter Sunday was simply electric with excitement and joy (I will miss being there on that day!) But my husband is preaching the sunrise service which will be really nice!
I love getting a new dress for Easter, this year I got a white ruffly dress that's on it's way to me now.  (American Eagle Outfitters, has great dresses this year!)  And I usually have a rockin' tan by then but I can't because my husband won't let me use the tanning bed anymore (hopefully I can wear him down by next year.)  Also after church we get to head back down to be with my family (hopefully my dad will BBQ something good!)
And we can never forget the peeps! They are my favorite candy in the whole world! Easter...I can't wait!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Hey everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish, nor do I have any traditions for this day but I like it just the same! I hope you're wearing green! Do any of you have traditions for this day? Let me know!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Granny Smith Helps Out...

My new grocery product is Granny Smith Apples.  I've never been much of a fan of how these green beauty's taste...sour is not my favorite flavor type.  But my husband and I love home-made apple sauce and Granny Smiths are great for it.  Apple sauce really easy I'll never buy apple sauce from the jar again!  Also they are just the most beautiful color! I like to buy them and leave them out in my kitchen to make it look more "homey."  I had the most peaceful day marketing today...I got a lot of fresh produce! Thank you Lord for the spring!

p.s. just in case you've never made apple sauce and want to know how here's how I do it...

For two people I use:
3 medium sized Granny Smith Apples
skin and cut in cubes, put the cubes in a medium sized pot with enough water to coat the bottom and maybe a little more to help the apples get started but not too much water.  Cover the pot and bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium.  Check it every so often and stir then add in either brown or white sugar to taste (I think I use a table spoon) and a shake in some cinnamon to taste as well.  Your apples will start to fall apart and then you just stir it up and serve it. Easy Peasy!
(sorry I'm not much on measuring things)


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Today's movie selection is a result of this beautiful weather we've been having in California.  I don't know about you but there are movies I like to watch when it's gloomy and some I like to watch when it's sunny etc.  This week's movie is called Pollyanna. It's a 1960 Disney movie, starring Hayley Mills. This is a story about a young orphan girl who goes to live with her rich Aunt and turns the town around with her kindness.

One of my favorite things about this movie is that Pollyanna was raised to believe that she was never too young to make positive changes.  She challenges adults and then the whole town to be better to each other.  I was also raised with that mentality (which sometimes gets me into trouble because I always want to be vocal and stand up for what's right, but sometimes the timing is wrong) It's a beautiful movie and it has one of my favorite quotes in it...
"When you look for the bad in man-kind expecting to find surely will."

Look for the good, and Enjoy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wild Rumpus...

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Last night my husband and I had a lovely dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, where I was served a giant meal that could feed 4! (it was so good and I plan on enjoying more tonight) Then we watched Where the Wild Things Are. Strange movie...last week my mom said that it had a lot of life lessons throughout the movie.  I was looking for them but honestly, I think only until the movie was over could I pick out the symbolism.  I think the movie was very well done (very artsy) but super unpredictable.  If you have seen it, what do you think? I suppose it's a kid movie but I was pretty deep....I don't know?

Friday, March 12, 2010

A New Identity...

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Throughout my life I can remember certain characters I relate to that I've either read about or seen in a movie etc.  For example, when I was dating I really related to Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, because she knew what she was looking for in a man and stood up for herself.  (I can't say I was always perfect with that but when I had to I would get in to some verbal sparring that even Elizabeth would have been proud of.) Or when I was needing to get away I felt like Jo March from Little Women, who so desperately needed to chart her own path in life. Jo went to New York, I went to London.

But I think after you get married there is a period of time where you are trying to figure out your new identity.  At our wedding reception a dear friend was talking to me, at the very end of the night before we left, and just looked me in the eye and said that this will be an interesting time for me.  She said that right after she got married she went through a hard time, figuring out her new identity.  I didn't know what to expect but I'm so glad she shared that with me because I feel that way too.

So many things have changed, and I am so very happy with my husband, but then now who am I? I had 24 years of figuring out single Meg.  Married Meg?  Hmmm.  I still don't have a very clear answer about who I am now but I am thankful that God has been bringing me near so He can shape me.  But funny enough I have been watching Leave it to Beaver recently.   And I find myself relating to June Cleaver.  She is what I want to be, a house-wife, and she does it so well.  She is a sweet and gentle presence in her home.  She is very feminine and content at home.  I can't wait to start that part of my life when kids come and I can stay at home all the time, but we're just getting started!  (and I'm still on my journey figuring out ole' Married Meg)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cloudy Days

Cloudy days remind me of the 1980's even though I was born in 1985, and so my sister would say that I don't qualify to be a 80's kid. And I agree with that, I'm an 80's baby.  Anyways cloudy days remind me of that time, and I have a hankering to do a few things:
I want to go on a picnic, I want to wear corduroy pants and a flashy knitted sweater (rainbow inspired is a must).  I'd bring a friend along...which in those days would mean some sort of a muppet friend.  And I want to lay on a blanket spread out across the grass and watch the clouds change shapes.   Cloudy days...

Strange Creatures

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Today my husband came home from work to have lunch...I made him lunch but he was still hungry so he made himself an egg.  When he was done I looked into the kitchen (saw the mess he made in 5 mins.) and claimed "you just dropped by to make my life harder." (I said with a smile) And he said completely straight face, very sincerely...."I cleaned up most of it!" I said ok, kissed him goodbye and he left.

Then I went into the kitchen and saw that "cleaning up most of it" means putting some of it in the sink.  Thanks for the help baby!  He's so lucky he's so loved...this is true for many husbands I'm sure.


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In honor of the Oscars I decided to do a little research and look at which one of my favorite movies had previously won "Best Picture." Happily, lots of my favorite movies have won "Best Picture" or at least have been nominated for it! So now that you all are assured that I have good taste I will announce my pick for this week! Gigi!

This is my first musical, (which I was holding back let me tell you I love musicals) Also it's my first color.  I wanted to wait for a while to do color films but I saw the Gigi won in's very "spring-timey" and I love it! This film stars Leslie Caron as a turn of the century- young Parisian girl who is struggling with the idea of growing up...she is taking lessons on "the art of being a woman" how to dress how to eat, make conversation etc.  But she is bored by it all...but then one day....

I'll let you watch it for yourselves! Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Alice and Wahh?!

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Ok ok so I remember like 2 years ago sitting in my art classes at school and everyone was chattering about Tim Burton making an Alice in Wonderland.  I thought it would be more like the original Disney cartoon but before I went to see the new one I found out that this was not the case.  Thankfully I was prepared and went it open minded...I thought it was good but for different reasons than I would usually like a movie.  I won't give away anything because I know many of you have yet to see it BUT if you love fashion go see it!

Jesus the Shepherd

Luke 15:1-7 (N L T)

Luke 15

Parable of the Lost Sheep
 1 Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. 2 This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!
 3 So Jesus told them this story: 4 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. 6 When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!

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These were the verses in my daily devotional today...There was a time when I will admit I would have read these verses and thought...wait considering that I would be among the 99 who haven't strayed that makes me mad that I don't make God as happy as the 1.  I would struggle with the passages like this and the prodigal son, because they messed up and then got a party?!

Thankfully God has changed my heart or broke it (which is probably what really happened.) Now I feel confident in God's love for me and He has given me more compassion for the lost...because it's not about me or them, it's that some one new has finally found God and can now glorify Him in their own lives! I also must note that this is a beautiful picture of Christ as a patiently he pursues the lost little sheep (just one) to bring him or her home....that's comforting!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Vine

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I've recently been dwelling on certain verses in the Bible from John 15.  It's talks about Jesus being the true vine and that God is our master gardener.  These are some of my favorite and most comforting verses in the Bible...

John 15
The Vine and the Branches
 1"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  5"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

You know God has us in His hands, if we remain (other translations say "abide" which I love that word.)  If we abide in Christ that we will produce great fruit, but apart from Him we can do nothing.  This encourages me that although there are going to be times of painful pruning, it's only because later I will be more fruitful.

Thank you for the promise you've given us here! Thank you for working so diligently in our lives to produce the best fruit for your kingdom!
In Jesus' name,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's not easy being green...

I am a major PMSer.  I can always tell when my aunt flo is coming soon by the fact that I'm super hungry all the time and my fuse which is usually long...becomes super short.  So because I am a newlywed my husband and I have had to set down some rules about this time of the month.
1) I have to let him know why I'm biting his head off, changing my clothes every 10 seconds etc.
2) He is not allowed to say that I am "just PMSing"  oh no no no.
3) The only thing he is allowed to say is "It's not easy being green." (a song that yes Kermit the Frog sang because he was sad about being a frog) I think it's fitting...

So my husband coaches a high school volleyball team...and today they had their first game and I went to support my hubs.  At first it was fine...then as kids kept piling in all around me I felt my "greenness" growing.  There is nothing like obnoxious high school boys to send you in to a tizzy!  But I held it together and the boys won and it was really good!  I pray that I won't always be this way...I feel your pain Kermit!

Father's Little Dividend

I just got done watching this movie selection for this week called Father's Little Dividend. It stars Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor.  The story should be familiar to you all because there was a remake of these films (the first one being Father of the Bride) done in the 1990's.  But this was the original follow up to the 1950's Father of the Bride where the daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) has a baby. I have always liked Father's Little Dividend better than Father of the Bride...I don't know why they are both good but this one makes me laugh out loud whereas the latter is just sweet.
There's so many parts of this movie I connect to. One being that Spencer Tracy (who plays the father) has always reminded me of my dad.  My dad is very funny and kind and a peacemaker.  Spencer is all of this in this weeks movie as well (although my dad likes babies more than he does.) Another reason, being a newlywed, I relate to the young couples struggles and up and down emotions.  It's very fun. Enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Going Greek

I've made a fantastic new discovery...Greek yogurt! I guess I like regular yogurt ok, but I don't like it enough to buy it and eat it for the week.  However I've been hearing a lot about Greek yogurt and wanted to give it a try.  Greek Yogurt is thicker and richer than regular yogurt and it has lower sugar content and more protein.  AND if you like cheesecake...mmm it tastes like cheesecake.  Oh so good! I happened to buy The Greek God's Yogurt brand in honey flavor.  I went ahead and threw in some blackberries that I bought frozen and thawed them out and put them in.  It's fantastic, I'll never go back to regular yogurt again!