Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I review lots of stuff, from books to movies to podcasts.  Here is a list of the reviews I have done.

Here there be Dragons

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Harry Potter: The Halfblood Prince
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Golden Compass
Since you went away

I should be Writing

Last Blood

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paths to Christ

Every person has their own unique story of how God has called to them and how they came to Christ.  Each person starts with their own specific set of circumstances which make each story different, and when god calls each individual it is in their own specific situation.  

Some people come to Christ at a young age and remain faithful threw out there lives.  for some Christ visits them in dreams.  Some people have scars from the things they tried before answering the call of God.  others heard and followed immediately.  Some people know the exact date and hour of the conversion for others no one part of their journey can be called the turning point.  God works in all kinds of ways and not everyone gets a Damascus moment, not everyone has their heart feel strangely warm, not everyone hears a voice that says 'pick up and read'.  But God called each one who comes to Christ in the way that he knew they would understand him best, and that is kind of cool.  God created us each different, and he has a plan to call out to each person according to the things that make them unique in the world. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday 3-24

1. Lisa
2. things coming together in the house
3. The Magical mystical powers of hot baths and midol

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Simple Women's Daybook 1

FOR TODAY: March 21 2011
You can find more daybooks at Simple woman's daybook

Outside my window: It is late so there isn't much to see. 

I am thinking: it is  good thing that i got more hours at work, the only problem is that I now have more hours at work. 

I am thankful for: Friends and the fun times we have. 

From the Kitchen: Lately Greg and i have been having fun experimenting with a cook book we got for our wedding called the Flavor bible.  our latest was East Indian chicken

I am wearing: Jeans and my Forget bing a princess I want to be a vampire slayer shirt. 

I am creating: my first sweater, it seems to be going well. 

I am going: to bed soon, after I shower. 

I am reading: the Simarilion, though I haven't had a lot of time for reading Lately. 

I am hoping: that I will be able to sleep tonight, had a bad case of not sleeping lately. 

I am hearing: The refrigerator.  

Around the house: blankets

One of my favorite things: quiet nights at home. 

Sadly no picture this week, I will share more next week to make up for it. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday 3-10

1. Hot baths
2. Buffalo wild wings for Shrove Tuesday (tastie)
3.Husbands who cook

When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need. Ps. 138:3

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Dryer Saga

Greg and I have recently moved into a nice little duplex. We have been slowly unpacking, slowly getting rid of boxes, Slowly acquiring furniture, and slowly making this little house a home.  And in that process there have been hilarities.

The most impressive is the Saga of the Dryer. We bought a washer used and were very happy about how much money we saved but then it took a bit longer for us to find a dryer.  because we couldn't really wait for one to turn up used, Greg went and got a new one.  He made sure to get the narrowest one they had for a reasonable price.

Now this is where the fun comes in, the delivery boys came and as they were hooking up the dryer they looked at the duct work that it was supposed to connect to and said, "huh, we've never seen one like that." so they left the house without hooking it up.  we duct taped it for the time being so we could use it.  So the next week we do a Lowes run to try and get all the right parts.  We didn't get the right parts and we found out that the dryer did not want to fit into the closet. So The dryer continued to live in the middle of the kitchen and was duct taped to the duct.

The next week end our land lords come because there were a couple of things that needed to be fixed.  They explained that the duct outlet that we had does not use the hose but butts up to the dryer's output.  As for getting the dryer into the closet he sugested that we get some friends and pick the dryer up and set it down inside.  I was not convinced that it would work.

Another week passed, our kitchen was taken over by the dryer, for weeks it had been sitting in the middle of the kitchen frustrating me.  that saturday was My friend's baby shower and she asked about the dryer.  She is a good friend and the wife of our paster.  I told her all the frustration of it not being in the closet and she volunteered her husband and another member of the church to come over and fix it Sunday after church.

After church three guys come over and situate themselves to pick the dryer up and put it into the closet.  The smallest got the job of being in the little tiny space between the wall of the closet and the water heater.  We joked about whether or not he would be able to get out, or if he would get smashed.  He promised not to haunt us and our pastor assured us that if anything happened he would be sure to preform a requiem just in case.

Well they man-handled it around and finely it slipped into the space, about a half foot of the ground.  But, it was in the closet.  All that was left was for our almost ghost to get out.  He jumped up on the dryer and SLAM the dryer was now on the floor and our friend was freed.

Writing it out like this it is not nearly as funny as it seemed at the time, but went I look at our laundry closet and the scratches of paint it is good to know that I am in a community of friends who are willing to come over and help us force a large appliance into submission.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thankful Thursday

"I bow before your holy temple as I worship.  I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name." Ps 138: 2

1. My wonderful church family who helped Greg and I finally get the Dryer into the closet (more on that soon)
2. Time spent with friends.
3. Food and fellowship
4. that some how everything is beginning to find its rhythm.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Podcast Sugestion

I have started listening to podcasts while at work.  One that is quickly becoming one of my favorites is, I Should be Writing.  On this show Mur Lafferty talks about the ups and downs of writing professionally.  She gives encouragement to those who are struggling to keep on keeping on, and gives that kick in the pants that is always helpful. Seriously sense listening to her show when ever I know I should be writing he voice and the theme song to her podcast run through my head.  She also interviews successful writers for advice on how to break into the business and some general advise.

her show includes two specials, Good cop/Bad cop, in which she and a friend answer questions Mur being the good cop who is all encouraging and her friend Matt is the bad cop who basically tells everyone they should just give up now because they suck.  I don't think I would ever send a question to this part of the podcast but it is really entertaining.  and by entertaining I mean hilarious. the second special is new and called Bootstraps in which her friend Christopher shares a short thought on his own journey as he is travailing it.    this part is all encouragement to get over those obstacles that writers come across as they are trying to get a piece finished and published. 

All in all I really like this podcast and recommend it to all my friends who are trying to become writers.