Sunday, November 22, 2009

something I learned

this week i went to birmingham with a friend. it gave us time to talk about what we watch on television etc. what i realized is that i watch an entirely different set of shows from the rest of america.

there are two reasons that people watch movies or television.... to escape or to learn something. there are no real shows that allow escape right now... i don't want to watch greys anatomy or scrubs or anything else that shows people to be selfish and stupid. that means i don't watch most sitcoms or other stuff. i don't watch news very much because the sarcastic tones and eye rolling make me crazy.

i guess i have become a reader so i can think about the stuff i am bringing into my brain.

what kind of person does this make me?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

what a crazy kind of day

today the sun shone and i got a good review... but i find that i am still unsatisfied and uneasy. God show me how to be satisfied... to be truly thankful.... to be really kind to those around me not to just SEEM like i am kind. let me be someone who truly prays for others.

this is going to be interesting. i know You have something for me LORD. i hope i am enough.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

veterans day thoughts

i have watched all of the twitter honoring veterans today..... i have no problem with that... it brings tears to my eyes when i think of the sacrifices of those who have served on foreign battlegrounds..... just one thing

what about the wives and mothers and children they left behind? what about those who had to live with the alcoholics of world war 2 or deal with the post traumatic stress symptoms of every war? there is no day to honor them.

i honor them.... i honor myself.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My life is average

this week if found a website called "my life is average." it is a wonderful slice of life kind of site. it is linked to a site called "my life is great." the funny thing is that the average stories are much more engaging and wonderful than the great ones. i wonder if it is because of that daily stuff that we overcome to see the silliness.

that has to be a lesson for life.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Answer to my own question

Today I ran across an article that spent too many paragraphs to say "don't by a book on becoming good at something just do it." There are two things I want to focus on in my life right now... I want to write and draw.

Here is my blog which may be a bastardized form of writing but is still a part of the aim. It is about practicing daily. I have my drawing pad and pencils... basic drawing supplies. (I have put away the more advanced tools for a while.)

I read a quote today that said we are educated beyond our obedience. That is true. God has called me to be disciplined. Let me be obedient first.

God is good all the time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Do I praise other people's children?

Ok, I missed a blog day but I was sick ok?

I sat near a mom with two children in a waiting room this week. The children were good and were talking to one another. The little boy was about 4 and kept humming the tune to the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies. It was so sweet. His mother finally told the two children to hush. As I left I told her that I had enjoyed listening to them (especially the humming). She acted totally shocked.

It really said something to me about the fact that parents are always sensitive to the disapproval of others and more often experience it. We need to be just as ready to praise well-behaved children as we are to show our disapproval when they are little monsters.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

how committed can i be?

evidently this is national blog post month. do i have the commitment to add a post every day for a month? recently i have learned alot about the nature of commitment. i want to make a difference... in myself and for others. this is the first day of a new life.