Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Pardon me for yelling. I'm just trying to keep warm.
That's without the windchill.
-50+ with the windchill, since the wind is blowing at over 20 mph steadily.
I am staying inside and drinking lots of coffee.
Friday, January 25, 2008
I'm looking forward to 3 hours in the car with nothing to do but catch up on a bit of reading!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The upholding of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court
I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. ~Proverbs 28:13
Here is the way of mercy for a guilty and repenting sinner. He must cease from the habit of covering sin.
This is attempted
- by falsehood, which denies sin;
- by hypocrisy, which conceals it;
- by boasting, which justifies it;
- and by loud profession, which tries to make amends for it.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
But I am part of the "re-covery group" at church. We're working on the theater renovation, and our part is the refreshing of the seating. Head over to the Minot Building blog for a brief update and some photos.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Despite my treatment of the Lord as my personal "genie-in-a-bottle", He did answer my prayer...just not in the way that I expected, or wanted.
The song "Jesus Bring the Rain" by MercyMe was playing when I turned the car back on. This is NOT the song I want to hear. Here's the chorus:
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain
So I can't sing along, because right now it's a total lie. I don't want "anything" that brings Him glory. Right now I want a little relief. I want the $5000 a week for life from Publisher's Clearing House. I want a foot massage. I want a vacation at the beach.
Whiny self-introspection over. I'll try to have a better word of encouragement tomorrow. Of course, blogs that are always happy-happy-nice-nice bore me to death.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Hey, everyone else is doing a retrospective of favorite posts from 2007! I just want to be part of the gang...peer pressure has gotten the better of me! Here they are: enjoy reading (and re-reading).
North Dakota Beauty (a reminder I need in mid-winter!)
I'm With the Band (back from last March, when I was very cool for a fleeting moment)
The Food Fairies (hi neighbors)
Housekeeping 101 (because I needed a gentle reminder myself)
And with that, I will go to work.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
First, a thanks to the Lord for what Has given us, and second, a slightly more cynical look from Mr. Mark Twain.
We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
~John Greenleaf Whittier
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.