Archive for January, 2009

Okay, let me explain…

Why I deactivated my Facebook.

 

1. I wasn’t getting any homework done because every time I turned on the computer I went to facebook.

 

2. I wasn’t planning my wedding because every time I turned on the computer I went to facebook.

 

3.  I was actually spending about 2 hours a day on facebook.

 

4.  At work, I would choose facebook over homework (I’m a work/study…allowed to do homework)

 

5. I had some comments from people on my wall/via messaging that I didn’t appreciate.

 

6. I wasted too much time with no reward except being able to be nosy.

 

So…

 

I’m back here.  What’s the difference?

 

1.  I’m only on long enough to make a post and read anyone’s blog that I find interesting/enlightening/educational.

 

2. I find interesting things to blog about which means I’m using the computer for more reasons besides nosiness.

 

3.  My family (since most of them don’t have facebook) have a way of knowing what’s going on.

 

4. I have found so much time to do homework/be with Brent/plan the wedding/etc.

 

Perhaps after this semester, and closer to when the wedding is over I will be back on facebook.  When I actually have time to waste.  This is a personal decision, and I do not look down on anyone who has a facebook, or a blog, or both.  I just need more time for me, Brent, school, work, wedding, etc.

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Scripture reading for wedding…check!

I know that eeevvvveeerrryyyyoooonnneeee chooses I Corinthians 13 as their passage for the scripture reading for their wedding.  But, I memorized this in Bible quizzing at church (sure, call me a dork), and I am in love with it.  I found this version…”The Message” and while I choose to read NIV (New International Version) during study, I find this version of I Corinthians simply wonderful.  Now I just need someone to read it 🙂

 

1 Corinthians 13

The Way of Love

 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

   Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
   Love doesn’t strut,
   Doesn’t have a swelled head,
   Doesn’t force itself on others,
   Isn’t always “me first,”
   Doesn’t fly off the handle,
   Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end.

 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

 

:)…my favorite part…”We are bankrupt without love.”

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What I Think Today…

I think some people are put in your life to show you how to act.

I think some people are put in your life to show you how not to act.

I think that weddings are overated.

I think that a cake for a wedding should not cost $500.

I think that finding a hair in chicken soup sucks.

I think that people need to act their age.

I think  know that I am marrying the most amazing man ever.

I think that God will reward patience.

I think that water with no ice is bad.

I think that everyone should think before they speak.

I think that text messaging should be illegal.

I think that organic food should be cheaper.

I think that wedding music is difficult to pick out.

I think that my mom is my best friend.

I think that snow is beautiful.

I think that snow on top of snow is unnecessary.

I think that when you’re ready, you’ll know.  And if you donn’t know, then you’re not ready.

I think that my job is amazing.

I think that God is to be praised in all circumstances.

I think that trying to please people only works out to your disadvantage.

I think that some professors just don’t get it.

I think that everyone should get a snuggie…if you call right now you can get two for the price of one.

I think that Liana Bumstead is amazing.

I think my wedding band is prettier than anything.

I think that Sierra Mist (with tons of ice) is the best drink ever.

I think know that I am in love with my fiancee.

I think I should stop using so many post-it’s.

I think that life would be less complicated without technology.

I think life would be more difficult without technology.

I think that I will faint when I get a job that allows me “vacation time”.

I think I need to watch more movies.

I think I should try harder at my school work.

I think that Ohio should sell Ketchup chips.

I think that I need a vacation…

I think that smiley faces are amazing.

I think that wine is fine.

I think that tennis shoes should be free.

I think I ate too fast.

I think I will try again tomorrow.

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What do I do next?

In the past week, I’ve had nearly everything in my life crumble to the ground.  So I wait, and seek God’s guidance, because I don’t know what else to do………

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Jesus bring the rain…

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Oh The Glory Of It All

Sometimes, when I’m spending time with God, I like to read lyrics to songs.  Usually, I do songs I don’t know because then I’m more in tune with focusing on the words instead of the tune.  But today, I’m in love with God more because of this song by the David Crowder Band…

 

Oh The Glory Of It All

At the start
he was there, he was there
In the end,
he’ll be there, he’ll be there
And After all our hands have wrought
He forgives

Oh the Glory of it all is:
he came here
For the rescue of us all
that we may live
for the glory of it all
for the glory of it all

All is lost
find him there, find him there
After night
Dawn is there, Dawn is there

After all falls apart
he repairs he repairs

Oh the Glory of it all is:
he came here
for the rescue of us all
that we may live
for the glory of it all

oh he is here
for redemption from the fall
that we may live
for the glory of it all
oh the glory of it all
the glory of it all
oh the glory of it all

After night
comes the light
dawn is here
dawn is here
it’s a new day
it’s a new day
everything will change
things will never be the same
we will never be the same
we will never be the same
we will never be the same
we will never be the same

Oh, The glory of it all is
you came here
for the rescue of us all
that we may live
for the glory of it all

Oh you are here
with redemption for us all
that we may live
for the glory of it all
for the glory of it all
oh the glory of it all

 

I’m in an emotional mood today…and this song brings tears to my eyes…the beauty of it.  Think about it, “after all falls apart, he repairs, he repairs…” & We will never be the same!

 

I’m just in awe…

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Anxiety?

So I don’t know about anyone else, but lately I’ve been having this weird stressed-out, odd mood kind of thing.  Like, I really don’t have THAT much to be stressed out about, or do I??  I love being busy, it’s what keeps me sane.  But lately, I’ve been anxious and haven’t been able to sleep.  My legs feel tingly and I have to constantly be moving.  Also, my mind literally runs at a million-miles/second.  I’m nervous about everything (like my mom called me last night and I was like omg what happened?, and it ended up that she was just calling to say she loves me).  I don’t feel guilty about anything, and I know I’m right with God.  But what the heck is going on?

 

Maybe this will help – I’m going to make a list of everything I have done and yet to do for the wedding.  If anyone has any advice, please feel free to comment.

 

Done:

 

Church

Wedding Coordinators

Wedding Decorator

Photographer

Dress

Bridesmaids dresses

Church Reception Coordinator

Reception Hall

Caterer

Linens

Centerpieces

Choice of Honeymoon Location

 

Not Done:

 

Pastor

Music for ceremony

Flowers

Someone to do my hair

Food for Church Reception

Minor Decorations for church reception

Minor Decorations for hall reception

Bubbles

Aisle Runner

 

Left to do before big-day:

Minor things like GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE

Marriage counseling

Find a place to live (working on)

Find a job

Not pull my hair out

 

On top of all this I am planning a 10-year alumni event for my high school (a friend is planning with me, which is a tremendous help), I’m in my cousins wedding, trying not to be bridezilla, and trying to find enough time to visit family & be with Brent.

 

I think that for the first time in my life, I have anxiety.  It’s not fun.  I am worried. 

I will be memorizing this verse…

Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

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Holy Cow – for Jamie

So yea, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged.  Honestly, I took my Christmas break all to myself and did as much relaxing as I could.  So, I put blogging on the back burner.  Jamie, a sweet friend from class (check out her sight it’s great…on my blogroll), said “how can we keep up with you if you don’t blog?”  My apologies…  🙂

 

Here’s what’s happened in the past month in a nutshell…

Knee surgery cancelled – stupid insurance

Had a friend offer to take our wedding pics as a gift to us – praise the Lord

Registered for and started my last semester of school!

Started going back to church

Chose the place for our honeymoon – Marco Island, FL baby!

Tried pork tenderloins – yuck!

Started reading a memoir called “Persian Girls” – so far so good

Discovered an organic bakery in Toledo, Organic Bliss – AMAZING!

Possibly found an apartement to move into when we get married – 🙂

Got a raise at work

Am taking a water aerobics class – wahoo!

Made a gazillion cookies – and ate too many of them

Fell more in love with The Office

Gave up pop – lasted about a week 😦

Went to a surprise birthday party

Kissed Brent at midnight on January 1st 🙂

Taught Nina “stay”

Made two snow angels – so much fun

Had an amazing Christmas with family & friends

Slept in until noon twice over Christmas break

Bought the dresses for my bridesmaids!

and……

Learned that with marriage come a personal back scratcher!  🙂

 

Here are some pics of break…

 

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