Friday, May 27, 2011

Is it possible? will I actually blog this summer? Doubt it, but I would like to try to. I'm a horrible blogger and inept at using words and having thoughts. I am currently in my house where I have been for the past 2 weeks (besides some excursions out in the world of Northern Virginia) because my gas light came on yesterday and I don't have enough money to buy gas. Hard life. My puppy is gnawing on my big toe, he is three but maybe he decided to start teething. Or is becoming rabid. Hard to say. I'm currently lounging on my couch with sunshine pouring down on me from all the windows in my family room listening to David Crowder Band and reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I started this book early April and then got busy with school and life and not studying for final exams. This book is changing my life. It is so good! She is so poetic and wise. She was trying to figure out the meaning of life to the full and how to acheive it and realized that to have full abundant life you need to live in a posture of gratitude.

Eucharistos εὐχάριστος - mindful of favours, grateful, thankful

So she was challenged to make a list of 1,000 things she was grateful for. She wrote the list and it's really neat to see the things she ended up being grateful for. Beautiful rainbow reflections on soap bubbles, washing warm eggs, warm cookies, moonlight on pillows, long prayers, chocolate on her sons upper lip. Gifts that God graciously lavishes upon us that we never even notice. As I have been reading this book I wrote down things in the moment I was thankful for-Scout sitting on my cold toes, Matthew and I rocking on his front porch telling the bees we loved them so they didn't sting us, Mama walking in the door and smiling when she saw me, sitting in Sam's bed crying with him. This book is making me more aware, making me live in that posture of being mindful of favors, grateful, and thankful. I'm only halfway through but it is so good and I'm savoring every word of it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lord you are true. You above all else are true. "hannah stop calling yourself an idiot you're not an idiot think about what is true and right. you are loved." take every thought obedient to Christ.

i think life is a little hard right now. i have felt more materialistic than i maybe ever have. pretty much daily i am buying something, or ...