Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Who doesn't love a basket full of fried goodness drowned in malt vinegar? We all got the cod special (except for Veg Head Mel who had just chips) - half portion of fish with chips. I highly highly highly reccommend.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
In celebration of her birthday, we had a great time this weekend hanging out with friends, playing with her son and niece, cooking out (Mike's onions and peppers with the swamp dust on them were great!) and playing the Wii. If you haven't played the cow racing game, you sure should try it!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELLY!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
I see Your power in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
It's all proclaiming who You are
You're beautiful, You're beautiful
I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are sitting on Your heavenly throne
Soon we will be coming home
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
When we arrive at eternity's shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we'll sing
You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
So, I thought I would get a little personal with this post. Time to get some deep conversation going, ya'll. Do share your grain of sense.
Today, I was thinking about Valentine's Day and listening to co-workers talk about their plans. And, I started thinking about how I would not be getting any flowers from anyone special (for the upteempth year in a row) and having a bit of a pity party for myself.
So, that led me to this past summer. I heard Dee Brestin speak about living passionately for Jesus Christ. She spoke about the Shulammite in the Song of Solomon and how her story is a metaphor for our relationship with Jesus. In the beginning, you're in what she called the first love stage. You're on cloud nine. You want to spend all of your time with Him and you want to hear His voice. Then, you move into the wilderness love stage. You realize life is hard. You realize that there are things in your life that aren't the way you want them and that God can fix those things. But He doesn't and you may doubt His love for you. Like the Shulammite in chapter two, we hide in the cliffs and don't want to step out on faith and follow God. Then, in chapter four, the Shulammite agrees to go. God is the same way with us. He will continue to ask us to follow Him. And, when we learn to trust Him no matter what. When we learn to press into Jesus when things are tough and life doesn't make sense, that's when we will draw closer to Him and that's when we will enter into the invincible love stage.
I was thinking about the Shulammite and my relationship with Jesus and how I'm still in the wilderness stage/tinkering into the invincible love stage. I wonder why things in my life are the way they are. I wonder how much longer I'm going to have to say "no, not right now" when asked if there's anyone special in my life. I wonder why certain things didn't turn out certain ways. And, I've come to realize that it is time for me to press harder into Jesus when I have these uncertainties about what's going on and to know that His will is sovereign. It's time to hold on to His promise in Jeremiah - "For I know the plans that I have for you..." It's time to walk by faith and move into that invincible love stage.
So, it's my prayer this Valentine's Day that my relationship with Him continues to grow and that we hit the invincible love stage. I praise Him that I can be assured that unlike the relationships we may have on Earth, His love will never falter. There will be ups and there will be downs. There will be good times and there will be bad. There will be laughter and there will be tears. But, in the end, it's all for His glory and in the end, He will always send flowers.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
An excerpt from an email my friend Chad sent out:
Ladies and Gents today is the day we have been waiting for all season. It’s time to put aside the distractions and concentrate on THE game.
Remember only this – We are Carolina.As you settle in to watch tonight's game, no matter where you are, keep in mind that still, as ever, we are but a few that make up many. We are a small part of Tar Heel Nation and we're all in this thing together. We're bound to our brothers and sisters across these many miles by that which outsiders simply do not understand: a deep, profound, fiery, spitting hatred of all things dook and an unwavering love of Tar Heel Basketball.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I owe a big SHOUT OUT to Brantley, Kara and Dave for their instruction and patience (i.e. Kara was totally calm when I broke down and cried). Now, if only lifting my left arm wouldn't cause me to wince in pain. Here's to Ibuprofen!
Just as a side note: I was super jealous of the super cool snowboarder girls that were in the lift line beside me wearing their super cute snowboarder girl outfits and doing their super awesome snowboarder moves. If I was a super cool snowboarder girl, I would totally rock this jacket from Roxy. This jacket makes me despise the cold weather a little bit less.
Monday, February 4, 2008
But, then there are those few beacons of light. Those ads that are creative, ingenious and basically, down right super awesome.
Without further ado, here are my Top 5 for 2008:
1. E*Trade Banking Baby
2. E*Trade Trading Baby
3. Tide Talking Stain
4. Budweiser Rocky
5. Diet Pepsi Max