Thursday, March 22, 2012

Eighty Degrees in March

When it is nearly 80 degrees in March, you kinda can't just pass up an opportunity to be outside. Like I might have mentioned in my last post, I LOVE the outdoors. LOVE being anywhere there is water. Lake or ocean, or even a pond, I'm happy. After work, I thought it would be a nice restful idea to just take a drive and find a sandy area to throw down a blanket and relax with my husband. It was the best idea :) Of course....I forgot my camera, so I was left with only Iphone pictures. But to make up for it, we ended the afternoon with a tasty supper.. ice cream :-D

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Finding Beauty

After four or so months of winter its nice to finally be outside enjoying the warmth. On a day like today, I couldn't pass up the beach. There's something about the ocean that just screams how great our God is. It's one if His many creations that never cease to awe me.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Oh, how it's been too long since my last post.  I have to admit that I havent felt the need, the urge, the attraction to blog. It's like I've been waiting for something special to come along, something truly meaningful. Or just until my emotions stir up too wildly to hold back. For this post, however, it is merely random thoughts :P.

First of all, I've been realizing more and more the lack of moral intelligence and ingenuity. Maybe it's because I work with a wide variety of people and deal with numerous customers on a daily basis and can easily observe their behaviors. I must repeat this question in my head a bajillion times in a single 8.5 hour shift...."why would they do that?". If there is no good outcome out to any certain action, I fail to understand the point of it. Which leads me to my second random thought...

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise" -Ephesians 5:15. This passage (5:15-17) has been the theme to this day. Chapter 5 was the assignment we gave to our youth group to complete (and thoroughly study) in a week. I know it had stuck with husband too when I saw he posted it on Facebook. And after work I went for my quick speed walking (since I was still too sore from yesterday's run) and had streamed Mark Driscoll's sermon Filled With Wisdom & the Spirit. He covered the whole chapter very well but it was what he had to say about this particular passage that convicted me. So you can understand, here is the passage...

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

-Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)

Wisdom is putting knowledge to practice. Most people would agree that living wisely would be the right idea, yet they don't choose to live that way. How you use your time, what you choose to commit to over all, how hard you work, how you spend your money, the people you associate yourself with, how you behave around others.... All of these you have a choice as to whether you live wisely or unwisely. "Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is." Key point: HIS will, not yours.

Making the most of every opportunity....

I can't think of how many times I might have missed some opportunity because of some selfish (unwise) thing that was hindering me. I grieve those missed moments. That wasted time, that opportunity I will never gain back.

Third thought...

Therefore, do not be foolish.

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