Jul. 28, 2009

Trials

I was reading my friends status the other day on facebook and it said,

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks that others throw at him"

It reminded me of this quote from Mother Teresa:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.


I
f you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.


If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.


James 1:2- "Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way." (The Message)


We are on a journey, constantly learning, usually through pain, how to become more like Jesus.
I don't want to be one who tries to get out of trials prematurely. I want to face them , head on, believing they are for my sake!

DOULA COURSE!!!!

Well, my incredible aunt, who is a doula & midwives assistant, has worked her magic and is hosting the doula course in PG, and I'm so excited! Usually its on the lower mainland or Victoria, so this is an incredible opportunity! It will be held in November, and my aunt said the best thing I could do would be to read this first:

No problem, its only 474 pages...eek! I need to kick into student mode!!

Jul. 26, 2009

Retail Therapy

What better way to send the blues away than 'window shopping' online! The last couple days have been blue-sy, so tonight I 'shopped' around and this is the treasure I found:

Marc Jacobs Leather Tiered Hilary Satchel
on bluefly.com

but if I had that kind of money, I probably wouldn't be blue...lol!