Saturday, December 30, 2006

This Really Happened

I actually overheard the following conversation this morning.

Person A: Let's go to Target this morning.
Person B: Good. We need milk. Kroger has a grocery section correct?
Person A: Kroger is a grocery store. I'm pretty sure they have a grocery section.
Person B: I meant Target has a grocery section.

It was way funny. Wish you could have been there.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tacky Light Tour - Success!

Thank you to all who participated in the first annual Tacky Light Tour. It was a small group, but distinguished. Definitely the cream of the crop. I will post a picture or two soon so come back to view the lovely sights we saw. I may even get brave a do a slide-show on my MySpace page. Ohhhh..... the thought. If so, I'll post a link to that as well.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Quote On Waiting

In reference to my post on waiting dated December 20, 2006, I read the following quote and thought I would share with all of my blog followers:

The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.

** This is my 100th post....I'll celebrate with a more exciting number. Check back to see what that number will be. **

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

"...I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

A Savior born for me. WOW! May you not cease to remember the true reason why we celebrate today.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Tacky Christmas Lights Tour

What: A tour of the tackiest Christmas lights we could find in the Maryville area. We'll be going back to A's house after the fun for hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, and a few laughs at the good memories we will have just made

When: Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 6:30 PM

Where: Meet at the Target parking lot

Why: Why not!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Waiting is so hard. And it is so hard to pray when you are waiting. You keep praying and praying and waiting and waiting, but it seems as if nothing ever happens. (And I'm not talking about praying for patience: that is a bear in and of itself.) I have really thought a lot lately about what it means to wait on God. To wait on Him to reveal Himself and not to take things into my hands. It's so hard. By nature I want to take charge. Or at least dictate to someone how to do something. I can't very well tell God what to do. He just sits up there and laughs at me when I do. And rolls His eyes all the while thinking, "My dear child, I have your best plans right here in front of Me if you will just sit back and wait. Don't rush into anything or take rash measures. Continues to seek Me and in My time I will reveal my ultimate plan which is bigger and better than any Earthly plan you could ever dream." I know this, yet I am not fond of the waiting.

My small group is doing the Experiencing God study this semester. In day 5 it says the following:

In waiting you are shifting the responsiblity of the outcome to God -- where it belongs! (Can I get an "Amen!" ) *

Then when God gives you specific guidance, He will do through you more in days and weeks than you could ever accomplish in years of labor. Waiting on is always worth the wait. His timing and His ways are always right. You must depend on Him to guide you in His way and in His timing to accomplish His purpose. **

This is so true. I can try and try and try to figure out His plan for my life, but all of my efforts to figure it out before He is ready to reveal His plan are just wasted years of my life I could have spent studying more about Him and praying for His will for my life as well as for my church, friends, family, etc. Sometimes as a human I feel so stupid, but then He comes to me and comforts me with His words and I realize it's ok. He is still waiting on me.

* Words in parenthesis are mind.
** Experiencing God, Henry T. Blackaby & Claude V. King, 1990

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

How Was Your Day?

Monday, December 18, 2006

Seasons of Love

One of my favorite songs is "Seasons of Love" from the musical RENT. The lyrics read:

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?

When you read the number 525,600 it seems so large, yet living this time it seems to go by so fast. So many things happen over the course of all these minutes. I pray as you reflect back over the minutes of the past year that you will see how far you have come and how much you have grown. I pray God has opened doors for you in ways you never imagined. I pray that you have a testimony to share of how He has grown you this year. And mostly, I pray that in the next 525,600 minutes that you will continue to seek Him and grow in ways you can't imagine. I pray you will make the adjustments that He asks so that you can go with Him into His perfect will for your life. This is also my prayer for myself. That He will have complete control and that when He opens doors and shows me the way He wants me to go, that I will be willing to make the adjustments needed in my life to go.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ode to H

My roommate, H, turns 27 on Monday so everyone who knows her, please call/email/text her on Monday to say "Happy Birthday!" But please remind her that I am still 11 months old than her, so as her elder she should not talk back to me. So, Happy Early Birthday, H. I'm so glad we are friends and that you get to hear me do my best rendition of whatever song is on the radio each and every morning.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

7 Months

I learned this morning that I will be let go from my job effective 08/01. The most awesome part is that I have a complete peace about the whole thing. My God is bigger than any company could dream of being. He has prepared a path for me that is perfect and most importantly from Him. Thank you to everyone who has lifted me up in your prayers during this time of the unknown. I love you all!

Friday, December 08, 2006

And My Fate Is...

First and foremost in the hands of our almight Lord. Secondly, I will find out from my current employer if I will be part of the retained organization or if I will be replaced by an outsource vendor. This takes place at 8:45 AM on Wednesday, December 13. Now, every cloud has a silver lining. Since I am 99% confident that my job is being replaced, I have found that silver lining. I get the rest of the day off! We have to come into work and work up until our appointment. Then we get to take the rest of the day off. Since I don't usually go to work until 8:30 AM, I'll pretty much get a free vacation day! So, my sub-team is going to breakfast at Pete's (I'll miss that place) and then I'm getting a manicure. I'm pretty sure a nap will be included for the afternoon.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I Worked Hard Today

LOST is Moving

Yes, you've read it correctly. LOST is moving to 10:00 PM when it returns from its hiatus. So much for knowing what happens. I could barely stay awake through the 9:00 PM timeslot.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I'm an A

My favorite cousin J had to write a paper about me for one of her college courses. And guess what!?!?!?! She got an A. Who would have thought my twenty-something years would be so interesting and entertaining. But then again, the professor could have given her an A because she felt sorry for having such a dull cousin. I may never know the real reason, but a paper written about me receive the grade of an A. That's the coolest thing I've heard in weeks!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Let's Say Thanks

I was investigating a fraudulent email the other day. You know, the kind that says something bad will happen if you don't put your name on this list or such and such household cleaner will cause major harm to you and the people who live in a 10 mile radius of your house. So, I was on the Snopes website and was looking through their top 15ish or so most requested inquiries and I ran across this true website. It's You can go to this website and create a postcard which will then be printed by the Xerox(r) corporation and put in packages that go to the U.S. troops stationed overseas. The cool thing is that all of the designs were created by children! So, take some time and do this. It doesn't cost you anything monetarily and it will greatly brighten the day of someone who is far away doing their part to give you and I the freedom we so love and cherish.