Saturday, January 24, 2009

A New Year, A New President - what will God do next

Since the inauguration I have been numb to politics. It is an amazing thing that we now have a black president (can I say that?). I am in awe over that whole issue and how far this country has come. But I am very opposed to what he stands for and already he has made changes that have caused me to cry:

I am avoiding the news because I feared exactly what he has already done and will continue to do. I am simply praying for mercy for him and our country, for our children and generations to come. It all just breaks my heart and yet I see on facebook and other blogs how so many people are "thankful" and "happy" about our new president. I wanted to share an article by John Piper regarding this same issue. What he wrote is exactly my sentiments. Here you go, it's not a long read and if the link does not work the article is at entitled, "The President, the Passengers and the Patience of God":

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Once again a no brainer...sort of:

FOR TODAY January 8, 2009...

Outside my window...The racket of the roofers next door is echoing through the neighborhood. Although our insurance and roofer guy said we don't need a roof, hmmmmmmm....

I am might be the reason why my back wakes up sore every single day despite the brand new mattress in our bed. I hate to give it up because it feels so good to stretch and bend but my journey with yoga may soon come to an end. More on this later...

I am thankful daughter, she woke up looking much better than when she went to bed last night.

From the a sparkling clean sink yet no thoughts on what is for dinner, I have thoughts but I can't seem to find the thing I'm looking for at any of the stores nearby. Now I don't know what I will do because I used to count on those organic (healthy) boxed meals to get me through the week.

I am wearing...a robe and pj's.

I am creating...a painting, still working on the same one I started last summer...some day soon though!

I am try a step class today, hopefully I won't get killed falling off of the step because I haven't been in so long. On second thought, maybe I'll just hit the treadmill or go for a walk on this beautiful sunny day.

I am reading...I'm in the middle of books, actually a confession...I'm reading "The Confessions of a Shopaholic". That's funny, a confession about a confession! I like those kinds of novels because it's the heavy ones that I need a break from every now and then. I'm also still reading the book on fear, almost done and I do feel like God has grown me in that area, rather He has given me freedom from it. (He is so good!)

I am hoping...that going to my high school reunion next year won't be a big waste of time.

I am hearing...the clock tick, a dog bark and hammers on tiles nearby.

Around the Christmas decorations are still looking back at me and I really need to finish up putting them up.

One of my favorite things...a quiet house on mornings like this, no immediate agenda's, no last minute errands, just me, God and this big and quiet house...aaaaahh.

A few plans for the rest of the week: To find a hormonal specialist and make an appointment, to take Colin to his ortho appt., to continue to help Brian with his last run in with poison ivy and I've got to call my sister, I am so bad about that now and for no good reason. To go to a very good friend of mines birthday party on Saturday, Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!