February 27, 2006
It was the kind of Monday that makes you want to…well…I couldn’t figure out what. And, not surprising, too much sugar in the form of food items with no visible expiration date didn’t help. I debated not going to Jazzercise tonight. (This is exactly why I teach; I have to go. Tonight I didn’t have to teach.)
I felt gross. I felt tired from a long day. I felt like being a biblical sloth.
I must say I love my feelings. I’m a big fan. But my present-minded feelings seem often like a gigantic Yubba-Bubba bubble, eclipsing the sun of truth.
I decided to be a grown up and go, knowing I’d be glad I did. And, like other times, I was. Chocolate side cramp and all.
And it hit me that this is what life living by faith feels like. It chooses based on fact, not feeling. Just like God wants me to live by faith in every other area of life, He wants me to look to Him (and not myself) for strength.
It’s a lovely day when my feelings are in sync with truth. But on the days they aren’t…I’ll workout by faith.
February 23, 2006
Our Global Media & Communications team took a pit stop today on the way to lunch to celebrate Matt’s birthday. Our non-cardboard team, left to right: Matt, me, Judy, Gabe, Jason.
February 23, 2006
I walked out of the house and was taken aback by this display of God’s beauty and creativity! Sadly, I tend to kill all plants…so I enjoy them (usually at a distance to ensure they stay alive) as my green-thumbed roommates water and nurture them.
My grandma would be appalled that I’d have to ask, but…do you know what kind of plant this is?
February 22, 2006
ANNUAL NEOLOGISM CONTEST
ne·ol·o·gism= A new word, expression, or usage.
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
The winners are:
- Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
- Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
- Abdicate (v), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
- Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
- Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
- Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
February 15, 2006
- For me to remember who God is (and stand in awe) and who I am (and be thankful) and tell others.
- For me to not rely on my own strength to work—it’s so easy to slip in that! Instead, I want to walk by faith in all I do.
- For our Wed. night Purpose-Driven Life Bible study with neighbors (7 weeks beginning tonight!)
Got the big OK from Campus Crusade people at headquarters and from Jazzercise to begin teaching classes for staff women (for FREE!) after work 2 days a week, beginning March 6th! I called Elizabeth, our district manager today. I thought it’d be a huge deal to ask her if it was even an option to offer free classes because Jazzercise (corporate) makes their money by receiving 20% from instructors’ sales. I was almost speechless (almost 🙂 when she replied, “You’re a franchise owner and you can do whatever you want. You can offer free classes.” It’s so clear to me that God continues to open doors and I keep walking through them.