Friday, April 27, 2007

thankful thursday.... on friday

but hey, it's my first. tanya started it yesterday, and i like it so thought i'd give it a go.

what am i thankful for today?

i am thankful for dear friends who, no matter how difficult their life is, take the time to have you a part of their life, and make your life all the richer.

i am thankful for fresh air, clean surroundings, and ikea.

i am thankful for a toilet that flushes *and* somehow manages to not sound like i have an imaginary roommate who's tinkling all day long!

i am thankful for a mom who i love very much, and i miss very much, and i look forward to seeing again, one day, in the great beyond......

i am thankful that there are some things that i don't understand.... like just what 'the great beyond' means, or where that phrase comes from.... and not knowing everything brings humility.

i am thankful for the slow but sure taking down of my harp from the willow tree.....

i am thankful that this life is but a vapour.... it makes all things endurable.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ok, here's an update!

hey there y'all. wow, it's been almost a month since my last post! i don't know why i haven't wanted to come online, but i just didn't. i don't even really want to be on it anymore today. i have enough going on in the 3-D realm, y'know?


so i am finished moving out of the other place. doing lots of laundry. ordered a bunch of ikea furniture and got rid of my musty furniture (a moldy house is an expensive mistake).

and it came in today! it's hanging out at the couriors until i can pick it up.

perfect timing, cuz i just got my furniture out two days ago! got some cleaning done, too. it's all good.

it's all good. :)

Outcast, Adopted.

THIS BLOG IS IN NEED OF AN OVERHAUL. there are posts from years back i would not be able to post in good conscience now. i plan to overhaul the blog, and either delete or add a disclaimer to those posts. but that is gonna take time....

The Radical Summons: "
Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp and bear the reproach He endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come." Hebrews 13:13.

"The Spirit never loosens where the Word binds; the Spirit never justifies where the Word condemns; the Spirit never approves where the Word disapproves; the Spirit never blesses where the Word curses." —Thomas Brooks

‎"God receives none but those who are forsaken, restores health to none but those who are sick, gives sight to none but the blind, and life to none but the dead. He does not give saintliness to any but sinners, nor wisdom to any but fools. In short: He has mercy on none but the wretched and gives grace to none but those who are in disgrace. Therefore no arrogant saint, or just or wise man can be material for God, neither can he do the work of God, but he remains confined within his own work and makes of himself a fictitious, ostensible, false, and deceitful saint, that is, a hypocrite." --Martin Luther (W.A. 1.183ff)

i will not let You go: "Jacob's sense of his total debility and utter defeat is now the secret of his power with his friendly Vanquisher. God can overthrow all the prowess of the self-reliant, but He cannot resist the earnest entreaty of the helpless." --Albert Barnes

i will not let You go: "Jacob's determination did not flow from his strength, it flowed from his weakness." --Charles Leiter