Saturday, June 27, 2009

Some Sabbath Inspiration..

"Then Jesus came to restore in man the image of his Maker. None but Christ can fashion anew the character that has been ruined by sin. He came to expel the demons that had controlled the will. He came to lift us up from the dust, to reshape the marred character after the pattern of His divine character, and to make it beautiful with His own glory."

E.G.W. Desire of Ages p.37, 38

One of my favorites. A beautiful reminder of His gift, and of my desire to be reshaped.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Favorite Quote:

"To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others."
- Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Love is unconditional, it does not boast, it is not easily angered. Learning to love is the lesson of a lifetime. Just when we think we have all the love in our hearts we would ever need, someone comes along to test our theory, our patience, our very balance. I liken love to a plant: You water a plant to make it grow, and you must ask for God to "water" your heart with love so you may cultivate it. It must be tried and stretched and practiced. It grows. It must be shown and given and recieved. It grows.

When we do not feel it growing, when we feel like our love is enough, that is the very instant in which our love is subject to loss.

Don't let love become an endangered species. We have enough of those already.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One of Those Days...

Curiosity killed the cat? If you aren't curious... do you live forever? I think not. In fact, I believe that it is our inner curiosity that begs us to learn how to gain eternal life... It is the "uncurious" who do not live. This was just a random thought I just had, yet I don't have the brain power at this hour to run with it. I'm tired. I'm cranky, and I want my bed. Why I'm not already settled in my cold room inside that warm sleeping back with my blanket wrapped around me I have only one excuse: I'm a slave to communication.

It's one of my majors in college, it's something I do. Communication is engrained in my very soul. I call my parents, I call my friends, I write, I sing, I wave my arms, I make faces... I communicate. And often times it keeps me from getting to bed. About this I am not exuberant. But first I will make a list of events that happened to me today:

1. Got my first bug bite of the summer. Yeah, don't be too jealous... I don't even wear bug spray.

2. Learned the names of all the girls in 2 cabins... aka... 24 names! And they are as precious as pie!

3. A bug crawled up my leg and I thought it was a spider. That was just gross.

4. Fell up a hill today... and even rolled... haven't fallen in a long time... don't plan to for a long time... only two people saw... I think. haha... at least it gave ME something to laugh about!

5. And my personal favorite (NOT!) I got stung for the very first time EVER in my life... by a WASP! On my California waving finger on my left hand... on the knuckle... Hurt like the dickens. DOWN WITH WASPS!

6. My actual favorite: It was implied by my mum that she has doubts about me ever committing to a relationship... aka... wonders if I will ever get married... lol... ok... so that's not what she said... but I ran with it. And though that's not entirely the case, I will admit I loathe making mistakes, and apparently God is working on building up the patience of the man, cause it's gonna take a lot of his patience to woo me. But I shall expound on these things tomorrow.

As for now... Bon nuit, Buenas Noches, Tai jaa and Good night.

Monday, June 22, 2009

So I've been busy

Writing has been on the back burner for a while in my life... It's something I rather enjoy, but I tried the super-woman thing and I just couldn't fit every caprice-related event into my schedule. Some things had to go.

I'm back in the saddle.
(speaking of saddles I should make an effort to actually get on a real one... afterall there's a bunch of em right down the road. I AM at camp afterall. I will make a note of this)

Honestly, I have heaps to write, and will very, v. soon. However, my time is short and my bed is calling... more like yelling my name, so I will end this with a vow to commence my blogging and a few verses, afterall, it is adverture week here at camp;I will expound upon my thoughts later:

"And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3

"At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children....Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 18:25,28-30