Thursday, August 24, 2006


The introvert in me is tired. I know you're all shocked, but yes... the introvert side of me, does exist. The past week or two have not been good for me emotionally. So many things have happened in my life that have truly made me doubt where God was headed with my life. Not major things, but some things that I haven't ever had to deal with before. Some things were just the icing on the cake, but made my emotions run high.

One thing that has really helped me has been the nightly devotionals with a friend of mine. They've gotten me in the Word and they've gotten me to pray every day. Since we've been doing this, I've experienced little blessings brought to me by the people that God has placed in my life. My faith as a grain of mustard seed, is slowly growing...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Take me out to the ball game!!

Ok ... how long did you think I could go without blogging about my favorite sport ever?? :) This week I had the WONDERFUL opportunity of watching my favorite team play in person. It would have been even better to watch them play at home...but beggars can't be choosers.

There are so many great things related to baseball. I have yet to see a bad baseball movie; my favorite of all time is Field of Dreams. The movie "Fever Pitch" has so many great quotes about baseball that are so true. How many things do you care about today that you cared about 5 years ago? 10? I didn't even care about baseball 10 years ago, but the point is that it's one of those things you carry with you. Some of my favorite memories of mine, take place in ballparks. Whether it's sitting with my parents watching my brothers play; or whether it's sitting with a group of friends in front of the tv... Baseball IS America's past time. Not as much as it used to be, but there's just something about it. The atmosphere of shouting fans, the smells... man. There's just nothing like it. :)

...Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks....

Yeah. Life is good. :)

Me at Wrigley Field

Friday, August 04, 2006

A Brief Pause...

"We'll take a brief pause for station identification." Yup, it's the top of the hour and you hear this phrase....

If only I would do the same thing with God. If only during the day, when the little things come up, could I pause and identify with God. Pray for even the smallest details of my day, like what am I going to have for lunch?

Phil 4:6 says to not worry about anything, always giving thanks. This verse has always been a favorite of mine because I've identified with it quite a bit. Worrying is something that I've always done. One of things I just can't shake. Everyone has their areas that they aren't totally "free" from. The things that you just can't give completely and totally to God. I have several, thus where my worrying comes in.

If I would take brief pauses and talk to God, putting him in the driver's seat... things would no doubt be different. I've pondered where to take this thought, but really I can't. You can only say it so many ways....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


The word "whatever" used to be my favorite phrase. I would say it constantly! People were always questioning the term and it's meaning. There's no need to question it; it means whatever you want it to mean... literally.

I happened upon Phil 4:8 one day... "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

Wow. WHATEVER to that! Sometimes this is easier said than done. Ok, a lot of times! I TRY to think about whatever.... but trying isn't good enough. There are so many times when my thoughts have wondered to things that are not right, lovely, and certainly not admirable. This is something I have really been praying about; that my thoughts and actions speak... whatever. Whatever HE wants me to think and speak. Not what I want. So simple, yet so hard...