Jan. 31, 2009

The Power of Forgiveness

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10 things that I love & that you don't already know about Mark...

1. Every single morning he kisses me good-bye & says 'Be strong in your God today!' (i'm usually incoherent)
2. He llloooovveeesss minimalist classical music (the kind that sounds like angels with very little music). It makes me feel like I'm married to such a cultured guy.
3. He randomly asks me questions like 'What is your favorite thing about God?' or 'What is your favorite redemption movie?'
4. He loves to watch me while I'm reading. I just finished 'When crickets cry' and I was weeping like crazy. I look up and he's just watching me, smiling.
5. He loves me & my body...exactly how I am.
6. He is crazy, funny & random .
7. He loves to dance with me. We slow dance alot together. At home.
8. He wore matching hoodies with me when we announced our engagement, so we could be like my parents when they first got engaged. (we wore blue & they wore green)
9. He always wants to share his revelations with me. Sometimes, they are so beyond me, but I love that he wants to experience it with me.
10. He oozes compassion. I tend to be quite the emotional basket case. I can fly off the handle or fall to pieces at a drop of a hat. He doesn't lose his cool or get uncomfortable with my emotions. He wraps his arms around me, presses his lips against my temple (this must be some trick) and will gently talk to me, sing (yes he sings. 'You are my wholeness' is always the song. It speaks to me like no other song.) or pray for me.

I love him so much!

Jan. 30, 2009


Lately I've been thinking of my age. I'm not sure why. Maybe because Mark & my Mom celebrate birthdays this month, but I suddenly feel old. Ok, I'm not trying to make those in their 30's, 40's & up feel awful, but I really do feel this way. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel at 28, but I don't think this is it.

I came before the camcorder , DNA fingerprinting & the artificial heart.

I was born before Thriller & Liposuction & Nintendo

I'm older than Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Lee, Jake Gyllenhall & Ryan Gosling.

Maybe because I'm not a mom yet, and my physical body feels like time is running out. Or because I'm on the road to fit, but not there yet.
I'm not sure why, but this is me, at 28, feeling 45. :(

Jan. 27, 2009


I cannot contain myself!!! I am finally getting a camera! It has been too long without one! I was praying that God would provide a great deal for me! And he did! A friend of mine sent me a message on facebook asking if I was interested in buying her old camera kit (she is just upgrading hers) and would sell it all to me for $800! Its in perfect condition!!!!! I am so excited!!!!!

This is what I'm getting:

Nikon D70 with 18-70 mm lens

55-200 mm lens


And I will slowly start buying these things to add to my kit:

SB 800 flash

50mm lens

70-300mm lens

Lowepro Photo Trekker AW II Camera Backpack

Jan. 26, 2009


These are the quotes that can be found on our Fridge & Bathroom Mirror...

'You stir man to take pleasure in praising You. For you have made us for Yourself & man is restless until he is resting in Your arms.' St. Francis of Assisi

'Love is loving the unlovely or it is no virtue at all'- G.K. Chesterton

'The interior journey of man from the wilds of sin into the enjoyed presence of God is beautiful. Ransomed men no longer need to pause in fear to the Holy of Holies. God wills that we should push on into His presence & live our whole lives there.'- A.W. Tozer

'Art is a reflection of God's creativity, evidence that we are made in His image'- Francis Schaeffer