Friday, September 29, 2006


At this very moment I am sipping a chai tea (which just happens to be my favorite hot beverage) and I am listening to one of the greatest singers that ever lived--Ella Fitzgerald. And I had to stop. How often do I let little moments like this in life pass me by without taking the time to soak it all up and to give thanks for the small things I enjoy so much. The small things like Ella and chai.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Exploding Heads

I'm sick. It started with a sore throat and then my nose started running. The other day, the pressure in my head got so bad, it made me dizzy to stand up. Here's the strange thing...I am sure this is just a coincidence...but my sister who lives practically on the other side of the country (in Indiana) is experiencing the EXACT same symptoms as me. I don't know, maybe it's some sort of sibling connection we have....but I always thought that was only with twins.

What's the worst "sick" experience you've ever had?

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Minty Fresh

Apparently I have good dental hygiene. (I went to the dentist today). It seems like when you're young...all growing up...the dentist tells you to FLOSS, FLOSS, FLOSS. Then why was my dentist so impressed when I told her that I floss everyday? Beats of the many mysteries of life.

Do you floss?

Any good dentist stories?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

My Verse for the Day

Lamentations 3:22-26
"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Philosophizing, Friends, and Fondue

It's finally happened.

No longer will I be given the kids menu at the Olive Garden. No longer will I be mistaken for a highschooler with the church group. No longer can I blame the alarm clock for the mornings I wake up late. No longer can I flip and run and wrestle and not feel sore the next day. No longer can I eat 3 desserts in one day without feeling guilty.

That's right. I'm old. Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 26. But I'll tell you one thing--it was honestly the best birthday I've ever had. I am not joking. More than ever before I see and appreciate God's lavish grace in my life.

I went to dinner with several friends and I felt so blessed to be surrounded by people who love the Lord and who care about me and my walk with Him. So many encouraging brothers and sisters in Christ that I am so thankful for and that I don't deserve to call my friends. God is so good!

Maybe birthdays aren't so bad. I can get used to one dessert a day. :o)