My view of an imperfect but wonderful life

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today is Saturday!

Saturdays are wonderful! Especially if you have NOTHING to do, which ends up being rare here at IBC. So, I have some things that need to be done, I can procrastinate one more day, especially since it is beautiful out, and the nothingness of the day is summoning me!

Loved this poem when I was younger, and thought I may as well share it, so you can enjoy it too!

by Shel Silverstein
'I cannot go to school today, '
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
'I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more-that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut-my eyes are blue-
It might be Instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke-
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is-what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is...Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vanishing Blogger is Back

Hello to any of those who still care about this blog!! It has been too long since I have posted anything. I have some drafts saved, but I never finished any of the posts, so I just gave it up for awhile. Then I realized, how much I missed it. How much it was a part of me to be able to write and to know that others were reading what was just me thinking out loud.

There has been so much going on, so I won't bore you with all the details, but I will say... God is good! I just got back from a wonderful road trip to California. Unfortunately I didn't get to see very many people while I was there (even my own church family!). I mainly spent time showing my friends from IBC around. I was NOT ready to leave, not just cuz I knew it was going to be a LOOOOONNG drive back, but because I forgot how much I missed everyone.

When I got back "home" (Indianapolis home) I began to realize how much I had to do, and that I should have used that free week to do it all! But too late, now I just have to focus a little more than I have been! We have about 3 weeks until Music Fest, so I will definitely be super busy with a lot of different things, including practices. Along with this I have some decisions that I really need to make concerning, WHAT I AM GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE! I never have been this confused on what is coming next, I have always known exactly what I am going to do... This is where the saying "If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans" comes in. I hear you laughing, Lord!

Needless to say, I became overwhelmed so fast. Then I started a slight moping session, and even called Mom to complain to her about ME. She is always encouraging :). But as soon as I hung up, I went to THE Encourager, and opened my bible, and found these verses
Psalm 18:30-33
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places

Isn't that such a beautiful thing to know? That no matter what happens, God knows what He is doing, and He will strengthen and help, as long as you can trust Him enough to give it all to Him.

Just thought I would bring you up to date on me!! Until next time..