Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So please (pretty please) “follow me” one last time, to meet my new baby.
She's kind of a weird one, but I think you'll grow to like her eventually. Same mama as the previous two.
(I surely do hope that the lady who said she'd read about me picking my toes is still around.)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have been asked multiple times about a reading list. Which books, devotionals, studies, etc., have helped to shape my world-view and inform my theology?
Perhaps because I have so little time or energy to actually read these days, it was fun to compile this extremely partial list for a reader who asked me for some suggestions. When I say it is partial, I mean it is probably about 1% of what I'd like to recommend. I'm west coast now, without most of my books. The next time I'm in Georgia, I want to make a more complete formal "census."
(...which will appear on the new blog!)
Yes, it's still coming. It's almost ready.
But this week it has seemed as if all the evil forces in the universe are trying to prevent its completion.
Soooo...if anyone 'feels an urging' to pray for me, a tiny prayer request might be for the gift of time. And peace. And vision. And direction. And guidance. And peace. And....
Hey, I know you've got other things to do.
In the meantime...
Here's a place to start, if you've never done much reading on faith or theology:
I'd love to hear YOUR suggestions....maybe you can help jog my old memory cells. Which readings have meant the most to you? Been responsible for the most spiritual growth?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
“Times of refreshing come from the Lord.”*
(* Acts 3:19)
Friday, May 7, 2010
(This is long, but worth the read...)
“…I was 20 years old and starting my Junior year of college. I had spent the previous summer in Panama City Beach, Florida on a Summer Beach Project. This was set up through a campus ministry known as Campus Outreach. We were in discipleship groups. We studied a particular book of the Bible. We were shown how to have a quiet time, how to share our faith, etc. It was a very intense time of learning and growing. At the beginning of the summer, a girl asked me if I wanted to meet with her. I knew that one-on-one time with her would be a blessing, so we sat down and talked. I cannot even remember what was said. By the end of our conversation, she confronted me. She was a recovered anorexic, and could see struggles within me that I, myself, had not yet identified.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
For instance, I've been fiddling around with trying to make the font size and spacing consistent on the previous blog. I had to put it up "as is" yesterday because of time constraint.
Anyway, the 'preview' will look normal , but then it will be screwed up again by the time I hit "publish."
For my 50th birthday, a friend gave me a cute little book about what NOT to do after the half-century mark. One of them was something like "I will NOT allow gadgets to get the best of me!"
We helped each other with that when I was home. I taught her how to do one new thing on her Mac, and she returned the favor. We were jubilant because, a.) We didn't have to pay the Geek Squad a hundred dollars for two measly questions, and b.) We didn't have to endure the eye-rolling and loud sighing of our college-age children.
WE CAN BEAT THE SYSTEM!!!
Old ladies of the Internet, UNITE!
Any tips are welcome.
Thanks, the Management
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
"...If you have capacity for another earthquake story, here is mine.
...My husband and I are about Katherine's age, and we are newlyweds (been married for a little over 2 years.) Our first year of marriage, I had a cancerous tumor taken out of my salivary gland. This was followed by radiation for 6 weeks. The experience was devastating. I had my surgery right around the time that Katherine had her stroke. I definitely hadn't expected my first year of marriage to look like this!
Shortly after I finished radiation, I took on a very stressful job (I had just gotten my Master's degree right around the time of my surgery). This job stressed me to the point of giving me chronic digestive issues. I still have them, and have faith that the Lord will heal me of the daily pain and discomfort that I am facing. Thankfully, the cancer is in remission, praise the Lord! :) My prognosis looks good, and in the autumn, my husband and I plan on trying for children.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
It's a privilege to introduce you to two more of my new Survivor sisters...