Thursday, December 18, 2008

Goodness gracious!

IS really the middle of December already? It must be. Finals are over, and I passed all my classes. My train was four hours late at Devils Lake on account of the blizzard. My dad woke up at 3:30 to pick me up, but we didn't get home until the afternoon. Poor daddy! :-/
Well I'm back into the swing of things back here. i love being home. I have a kitchen again! I've been making some Christmas goodies and I actually sort of enjoy doing dishes. Weird I know. Hopefully I can make carmel rolls soon (my favorite thing to bake! ...and eat :). I think I might have to hook up the ethernet to my computer, because the keyboard here at home has at least half of the letters missing. And I like the assurance of knowing that I am
pressing the right key! :)
Oh, I got a haircut. Quite short. I'll have to post pictures soon. Its seems like I always get my hair cut short around Christmas. I don't plan these things, they just happen. lol

Well, I just thought I'd give ya'll an update if anyone is still left out there in cyberspace waiting for this terrible blogger to communicate with her audience.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Since this past Easter I feel like God has been asking to give me trials. So I have prayed about it off and on. Not thinking too much about it. Just one of those things that you store in the back of your mind. So right now I am wondering if I just can't handle it or maybe the trials will slowly come.
Typically, I am quite joyful, but lately it seems like school has just been dragging me down. It could just be because I get to go home on Sunday for a month of Christmas break, but anyway, sorry that was a a tangent. :) Like I was saying... I really want God to break me of my pride, strip away all my comforts. This is really scary typing this because if I actually pray for this it could come true in the next hour. I want to be broken until I can depend solely on Him. I want to tell Him that He can take away this part from my life. Who am I to say what He can or cannot do?!!

Now you would think that after all this I am saying I would be digging into the Bible fervently. But truth be told, I haven't been diligent in my Bible reading as of late. Which is sad, because it should be a favorite thing to do in my day. If I can spend who knows how long on facebook, why can't I spend 30 minutes with just God. Why does that half-hour seem so long?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

How is your perspective?

When a mother saw a thunderstorm forming in mid-afternoon, she worried about her seven-year-old daughter who would be walking the three blocks from school to home. Deciding to meet her, the mother saw her walking nonchalantly along, stopping to smile whenever lightning flashed. Seeing her mother, the little girl ran to her, explaining happily, "All the way home, God's been taking my picture!" Fear is often caused by our perspective.

Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.

~Elisabeth Elliot

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The weekend

Well I am finally posting pictures from Brian and Nicole's wedding. Its mostly just pictures. So enjoy! :)

Brian even helped jess with her nails. Aw, how sweet! [smile]

Mom ironing one of the bridesmaid's dresses before the wedding


Final preparations before wedding


Simply sweet

Thursday, November 13, 2008


It's been a while since I posted huh? Well I've been doing lots of stuff. (Aside from homework :) Last weekend, I went cosmic bowling with friends, and went to IHOP for "breakfast." We got back around 3 in the am. And then (after Brittany, Ben, and I watched a movie) I went to bed for about four hours. Because on Saturday Brittany and I went into Chicago with some friends to see the Symphony. Anything else? Hm, I made a "painting" out of m&ms. :) That was fun, but really hard not to eat. :) Well I should probably get going, I have to finish writing a 7-10 page paper before mom and Paul come next weekend. =)

Cosmic Bowling, so much fun!
(but terrible for taking pictures, lots of editing required :)

Me and my awesome roomies.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

2 years

It's been two years since my first post in the blogging world. Thus, a new post. Now, I know that there are many who don't comment. So could you please leave a comment. It doesn't really hurt. Just click on the witty remarks button, write a message, and sign your name (and click anonymous, etc.). It isn't brain surgery I promise. And since this is my 2nd blogiversary, I would like to know where ya'll are from. And if you aren't comfortable sharing that info, could you share an intereresting fact about yourself, where your blog is, how many socks you own, or all of the above? :)

For example:

Megan Erbele
Lehr, ND
I am wearing my painting pants.
In my drawer, two unmatched socks. I need to do laundry. :)

Thank you to the few you faithfully comment (and to those who will :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Perfect quietness

Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is for me to have no trouble; never to be fretted or vexed or irritated or sore or disappointed. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me.

It is to be at rest when nobody praises me and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and be at peace as in a deep sea of calmness when all around is trouble. It is the fruit of the Lord Jesus Christ's redemptive work on Calvary's cross, manifested in those of His own who are definitely subject to the Holy Spirit.

::Andrew Murray::

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Isn't it ironic? headcoverings seem so odd, yet half a century ago, women didn't go anywhere without a hat. jeans are the only thing to wear, yet it hasn't been that long that women have been wearing them. modesty is something some Christians don't think about even though God calls us to "dress modestly, with decency and propriety."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am: tagged again

I know: my mom is coming to Illinois next month
I want: it to be next month, or the next (Christmas break :)
I have: to work on my 7-10 page research paper
I wish: it was finished
I hate: eating raw onions
I miss: my family
I fear: angry bulls
I feel: tired. Yesterday, I made apple pies for a couple hours and then got to go in a corn maze. Fun, but a long day!
I hear: Rebecca typing a research paper on her laptop
I smell: with my nose
I crave: always chocolate!
I search: for growth in Christ
I wonder: what kind of “big-girl” job I’ll have in the real world a couple years down the road.
I regret: not always leaving time in my day to read my Bible.
I love: my Savior
I ache: after playing wii bowling
I care: about people
I always: um, um, yeah,… forget
I am not: in Italy
I believe: God is amazing
I dance: not at Judson. Besides it not being allowed, I have no rhythm (I’m basically as white as you can get :)
I sing: not always on-key, but I try :)
I cry: after watching the Passion of the Christ
I don't always: talk this muchb about myself. At least I hope not!
I fight: waking up in the morning
I write: this blog post
I never: eat squid
I listen: with both ears, but I still might not hear you.
I need: to write more of my paperI can usually be found: in studio
I win: victory over death through Christ!
I lose: everything.
I confuse: easily
I am happy about: my salvation
I imagine: what my future will be like

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chicago pixels

I spent two hours outside the Art Institute on Saturday. Here is a portion of what I saw.

A sculpture in a park nearby.

A midday nap.

This picture just fell into place. The pipe, the newspaper. I love it.

Fast-paced life of the city.

Performing for survival.

And that isn't even half of all the sights I saw. A policeman riding a horse. A student studying in the park. A bicycle for two people. The traffic. The brakes screeching. The photographs inside the museum. Kids. More homeless, more teenagers performing for money. So many sights, so many sounds.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday Mom! I love and miss you ever so much! I really wish I could be with you today, to help celebrate this momentous occasion! (Her new age ends in a zero :) Thank you or being such a great mom and the wonderful encourager that you are!


Will you join me in wishing my mom a most excellent birthday?

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Calvin and Hobbes

[click to enlarge]

How are you working?

If he was ever tempted to cut corners, He did not yield to the temptation. He did nothing sloppily. He worked carefully, thoroughly, dependably, promptly, faithfully.

::Elisabeth Elliot::

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I've been tagged..

Da rules:

Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I want to have a lot of kids after I get married.

2. I can not swim.

3. I love lemon pudding.

4. For quite some time I wanted to continue the Seven Brides for Seven Brides tradition of naming kids where they left off. (Alphabetical bible names)

5. For my typography class, I am doing a human rights poster.

6. My semester is going to be crazy next year. I'll have five studios and history of art II. (Mondays and Wednesdays I'll go from 9 in the morning to 9 at night :P)

7. My brother and I tried to sell lemonade at the end of our road (Note: we live on a highway where an approximate number of three cars per hour come whizzing by at 65 mph) We didn't sell any, but later my grandma took sympathy on us and gave us some money. :)

I tag...

Suzanne at Perfect in Love, Noelle at Noelle's Blog, Linda at Linda's Thoughts, Ginger at Pieces of My Heart, Amanda at A Touch of Grace and Stepheny at Stepheny's Blog.

I made another blog...

for Prairie Bible Camp. I thought it would be kind of nice to have more info about it so people could read about it (yes that would be you Noelle :).

Friday, September 26, 2008

A new model

I choose joy

I choose joy... I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical... the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
::Max Lucado::

Monday, September 22, 2008


Revelation 3:16, "So because you are lukewarm-- neither hot or cold-- I am about to spit you out of my mouth."

Is it really possible to be lukewarm?! He has done so much for us. He DIED for us. He didn't have to do that, he CHOSE to do that!! I have an amazing God. Sin has lost it's power. Satan is defeated. I suppose we can become lukewarm because even though Satan is defeated, he is still here on the earth, trying to discourage us.

Give me the love that leads the way, The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire, Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God. :::Amy Carmichael:::

Well, I have been feeling 'lukewarm' as of late. Well at my small group last night, I shared this and asked for prayer, for a renewed thirst in my spiritual walk with God. We started prayer by laying hands on one of the girls, and eventually we went around to the rest and laid our hands on them and prayed for them individually. What a blessing it was!! It was so encouraging to hear those girls, my dear friends, speak edifying words for each other. We four girls only prayed probably 15-30 minutes, but it really lifted my spirits. I ask that you'd pray for me. It seems hard to "find" time for God. He should truly be my main focus and desire, first and foremost.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Random thoughts and musings

Well it's good to know that all my friends haven't died or contracted some rare disease that disables them from communicating with me through cyberspace.

Yesterday I was in Chicago for a field trip. We went to the Art Institute. That was fun. The few times that I do go into Chicago, I am always surprised at the homeless on the street. It is a totally different world than back home. It's funny how a couple dollars seems to make their day. I mean if I found a dollar or two on the street, I'm sure it wouldn't have a huge impact on my day.

Well I should get back to homework. I have to work on my ten page research paper for History of Art...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Have all my commentators fallen off the face of the earth? I've noticed as of late that my comments have been dwindling in size. According to my archives, I once had a whopping 14 comments (granted that was my blogiversary) for one post. It makes me oh-so happy when i get comments, so unless you want me to become sad, I suggest you leave a comment. I won't force you to do it now. I'll give you a week in which to do it. Thank you for your time.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Can people see your gratitude?

Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.

:::Mother Teresa:::

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Here I am!

I thought I'd update on my blog since it has been awhile. School is okay. Not too crazy yet. I do have a 7-10 page research paper on Greek architecture due in November. That ought to be fun. I'm preety sure everyon ein my math class did horribly on the quiz today.

However, on a lighter note, I'm loving my photography class. It's pretty awesome so far. And upper Room was tonight. And my small group with Joy is going to be amazing. Oh, I started last week, fasting and praying on Saturdays around noon. It is really hard and I didn't think I could do it, but I'm going to try to keep it up.

Do you like my new signature?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Compared to you

Compared to you, O God, I am just scum.
The vast wonders you have created are endless.
Yet, you tell me to come.
Come into your presence.

Compared to your love, I am pitiful.
I do not deserve it in the least.
I can't even begin to comprehend how you love so easily.
I fall to my knees in amazement. I lift my hands to you.

You could toss me aside, but you love me unconditionally.
When I am scum, you beautify me.
You cleanse me.
You love me.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Empty Me

Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
I've seen just enough of the quick buys of the best lies
To know how prodigals can be drawn away.
I know how I can stray
And how fast my heart could change.
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
Cause everything is a lesser thing
Compared to you, compared to you.
Cause everything is a lesser thing
compared to you. So, I surrender all!
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me so I can be Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
Oh, filled with you.
Empty me.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook-- Week 4

For Today…August 25th, 2008

Outside my Window…it's dark.

I am thinking…I better not miss my mandatory dorm meeting tonight.

I am thankful for…Shanon and this awesome computer she got me.

I am wearing…a jean skirt, t-shirt and my feet.

My hair is... in a flipthrough (cool ponytail)

I am reading… Let me be a woman. And I am starting Exodus. I finished Genesis recently (finally! :)

I am hoping…I get enough sleep this semester.

I am hearing…my CD player.

Around the house…are my family, minus me. :'(

One of my favorite things…seeing all my friends again!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… getting though the first week of school.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

Here is where I will spend my next days, weeks, and months of my life and energy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

So I'm back.

I finally got my wireless hooked up here at Judson. (Thank you Cate!!!) I still don't have pictures from my d80 on my wonderful NEW computer yet (I can see the whole screen!). I was experimenting with lighting when I was still at home. I'll have to try to post those pictures soon.We had floor escapades tonight (getting to know ya kind of stuff) and last night we watched a movie 'under the stars.' The cafeteria was so loud tonight!! They were spontaneous screams as people recognized each other. Rather amusing, if not irritating after a while. I'm going to get my photography stuff tomorrow for my class. And apparently one section of painting has to get a ton of supplies. So I wonder if I will be needing to do that too... :-/ On Tuesday I'm really going to dive into school. I start class at 8, and am in studio until 11. Then math 1-2:15. And painting 6:30-9:30. Soooo, we'll see how that goes. :) But I'll have Upper Room, so I'll probably get a chance to breathe. Well, that's the update for now. Hope I don't go crazy before I see all of you again....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook-- Week 3

For Today…August 18th, 2008

Outside my Window…the beautiful blue sky, not even a cloud.

I am thinking…I should start on the dishes.

I am thankful for…my mom. She is amazing!

From the kitchen…nothing right now. But I might make some brownies later (and probably supper too...)

I am wearing…a jean skirt, t-shirt and my feet.

My hair is... very curly because I curled it in socks the other night and pulled back in a banana clip.

I am reading…[sigh] I have been so bad at reading. I'm still reading Let me be a woman. One quote I remember, "A man is a man, not a woman. And a woman is a woman. It is one of the simple facts that is not so simple to remember." [smile]

I am hoping…to get into my chores for the day. Laundry, dishes, cooking and who knows what else! (Sometimes I get in a cleaning mood, which mom calls my frenzy, and I clean everything in sight)

I am hearing…the air conditioner. It tends to be quieter when Scott is out in the field. :)

Around the house…I REALLY need to do the dishes.

One of my favorite things…long emails from friends.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… finishing all of my packing before school, cleaning at camp tomorrow for the renewal, playing with my new camera, doing my laundry on Thursday (so all of my stuff is clean for last-minute packing), saying goodbye to everyone and getting settled in at Judson. [sigh]

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

it was Kendra's 21st birthday on Saturday. Happy late birthday Kendra! I hope you had a fun birthday, and I really hope I get to see you soon!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm in love.

It is official. I am in love. [sigh] Deeply and madly. When did this happen you ask? 5:41pm

The name of my obsession? Nikon d80. Doesn't it even sound beautiful? Oh it is. Playing with every feature of the 80 thrills me even more. There are so many more ISO options than on my d40x. I have hardly explored 1/10 of the options on it.

Did I mention I'm in love? I don't know if I'll post tons of pictures in the near future or just be so deliriously happy that I'm in my own little world. Probably both. :)

Oh, Nikon d80, where art thou?!

It has been exactly one month since the Geek Squad took my beloved camera away from me. I am just sitting here anxiously awaiting for my d80 to come today. I've only posted eleven pictures in one month. I think if I go too much longer, I will start to disintegrate into thin air. That UPS man really needs to hurry!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook-- Week 2

For Today…August 11th, 2008

Outside my Window…I see the cloudy sky and green grass from the recent rain.

I am thinking…that it is so hard to wait for my camera. Sound familiar? Well we went to BestBuy and they had to order it. There were only two left for the states of Minneapolis and North Dakota. Phew! So I'm thankful that it should be here on Friday (finally!).

I am thankful for… ^[see above]^

From the kitchen… not much. We were gone today.

I am wearing…a teal shirt and a white khaki skirt.

I am reading… Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot.

I am hoping… I can go to Susan's house tomorrow.

Around the house… it is mostly quiet.

One of my favorite things… getting new clothes for really good prices. Not my best deal but today, I got an $80 jacket for 18.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…maybe Susan's house tomorrow, babysitting on Wednesday, housework etc the rest of the week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you

Babies are cute.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


I think I might quite possibly becoming a grown-up. And I have proof:

  • I'm not aways the one entertaining the little kids.
  • I have grown-up talks with actual grown-ups.
  • I do things without being told (well, most of the time)
  • I know kids, and they have no clue who I am
  • Naps are now considered a blessing
  • I have to actually think what I want for Christmas
  • I would rather talk than play a game
  • I don't get toys in my cereal box anymore
  • I sometimes watch the news... because I actaully want to know what is going on in the world

Yes, I'm on my way to becoming an adult.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

My accomplishments

well, for today, anyway.

I cleaned two bathrooms, did dishes, laundry, cleaned the fridge and, drum roll please... made two homemade batches of rolls-- 1 1/2 dozen carmel, 1/2 dozen cinnamon. They are so good!! [I have a plate here, that I'm trying to scratch all of the carmel off]

Side note: homemade dough is one of the best thigns to eat in the world!

Wish I had a scratch and sniff picture to show all of you, but not only do I not have a camera, but one 9 x13 pan is almost completely gone-- and there are only four people eating them! Today I got a memory card in the mail, now if I only had camera to put it in. And yes, I just ended my sentence with a preposition. I need to go back to school. Yikes, a little more than two weeks and mom and I wil be leaving!

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Simple Woman Daybook

I tried to post this yesterday, but for some reason pictures were not loading.

For Today…August 4th, 2008
Outside my Window…I see the sun setting in my frontyard
I am thinking…that it is so hard to wait for my camera. My d40x couldn't get reapired because of a part not made anymore. So I get to pick out a new one. I'm getting a d80. But first Mom and I have to find a time to go to Bismarck. (And my teeth, or lack thereof, are doing splendidly for those of you who care :)
I am thankful for…the fact that my mom and I got all of my grandma's stuff in boxes (it took five hours).
From the kitchen… cheeseburgers. I can actually eat most foods now!
I am wearing…a blue shirt (shocker, I know!), a jean skirt and a blue watch.
I am reading…techically this blog post. Otherwise, (aside from the Bible) Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot.
I am hoping… I can get more books read this summer and my lap blanket that I'm crocheting done.
Around the house… my mom is talking on the phone and I can hear Scott screaming, or just making his usual noises (its hard to tell)
One of my favorite things… reading the Bible with my brother Andrew. Last night I fell asleep with him after prayers. :)
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…cleaning for a lady in town tomorrow, babysitting on Wednesday, decorating the rec room on Thursday, a movie at camp on Saturday and church on Sunday! (By the way, we got a new pastor, and he is AWESOME!)
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

I am so blessed to get to live in the country! =)

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Happy birthday Andrew! You are 13 this year!! You are a teenager and I just can't believe it. I'll definitely miss all your funny quips and comments. And I'll miss reading the Bible and praying with you at night.

Random facts about Andrew
  • He's my model-- on this computer alone I have about 260 pictures of him.
  • Abbot and Costello is his latest obsession. Quite often you can hear him giggling from his room.
  • He just loves to help me dry dishes ;)
  • Today, I discovered the vacuum cleaner in his room, so he must like cleaning too!
  • I love him (even if he is a mischieveous red-head :)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

My Story

Over at the Feelin' Feminine site, Miss Jocelyn wanted us to share our story/thoughts about femininity and modesty. You can click HERE to read it and look at her other posts, etc. Or just scroll down to just read the article.

I used to be more of, shall we say, a tomboy. I absolutely hated to wear skirts. I was so happy that the only place I had to wear them was at church. However, my last two or three years of high school, I liked dressing up and being more ‘girly.’ But as I met people who demonstrated-and as I read about- femininity and modesty, the more I became interested in it. It has really been within the last year (maybe two) that I started wearing skirts on a regular basis. I’ve read a lot of articles on the web about femininity and modesty.
Elisabeth Elliot’s books have really influenced my thinking too. I’ve also gotten interested in the idea of courtship. I am determined to wait for my future husband. And waiting does not mean just lying around the house. I am *preparing* for my future husband. Or maybe God is preparing me for a life of singleness. Only He knows.
I’ve definitely got mixed comments when I dress in skirts as opposed to jeans. Some people think it is just weird (one person asked if I was trying to look like a teacher…?), but others say that they wish they would wear skirts more often and say they’re proud of me for wearing them.

We should not have to worry about our clothing every minute of the day. Who needs the headache of remembering not to bend over too low, for fear of exposing our chest? Or making sure that the pair of jeans being worn isn’t too much of a low rise? That’s why I like shoes. Even when you’re barefoot, no one ever thinks, “Oh dear, she isn’t even wearing a shoe!! She’s revealing her foot!!!!” :)

I have to be careful not to judge others, though. It is very easy to look at someone immodestly dressed, and think “how could they wear that?!” Matthew 7:2-3: “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” Besides that, modesty is more than how we dress. It’s also about how we think and what we say. I really need to work on how I think and act. When someone tells me to do something, sometimes I’ll forget, and that, my friends, is called disobedience. I’m trying to live for my Lord and Savior while still on this earth. That sometimes means giving up some of the things and desires that I want.

Psalm 37:3-4
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou
shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.

I am determined to be feminine while waiting for my future Prince Charming. I desire to pursue Him and what He wants me to do.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A beginning

This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important, because I'm exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss; good, not evil; success, not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

We are truly amazing

Have you ever really thought about yourself as a Creation from the Maker of the Universe? We are so amazing. God could have made us without the world-renowned thumb. But He gave it to us. He didn't have to give us skin that stretches when we move our hands. And when we scrape ourself, He didn't have to make sure that more skin will eventually grow in its place. Think about how long our bodies last compared to the latest in technology (granted we sometimes do have an occasional upgrade)! Right now I have four holes in my mouth, but eventually I'll probably forget that they're even there. God didn't have to even give us skin, he could have just made us skeletons and we never would have known the difference, but He cares so much for us. And what did we do to deserve it? Absolutely nothing.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:13-16


Now that's amazing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Happenings

Lots of things have been happening lately. We had the new flooring put in the rec room. There's been eye appointments, cleaning, camping, a BBQ at Erbele's-- Shanon and Gabe won a cookout for 50 people and was made as a sort of welcome to the neighborhood party. The boys and I have been painting the sheep barn. Not terribly exciting, but it's something. Tomorrow I am getting my wisdom teeth out. The sad thing is that I really like apples, and I just realized last night with the help of my dear mother, that I won't be able to eat them for a couple days! But on Saturday is a movie at Prairie Bible Camp, Facing the Giants, so I can go to that. Hopefully I don't look like a chipmunk.
I recently got some books in the mail. Three Elisabeth Elliot books-- Let Me Be a Woman, Passion and Purity, and Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity. And a VOM book, Called to Die. I'm also expecting two Joshua Harris books-- I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl: Hello Courtship. Along with some other books in my personal library that I need to get reading. And I've only got a month left of summer!!