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

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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 :).