Monthly Archives: January 2011

Just do it.

I think my life would be easier if I obeyed Jesus more, but recently I’ve gotten myself into a bad trap of “I can’t do this..” or “but what if he..” or “i need to get..”

Here’s the deal—JUST DO IT.
I read this article

Just Do It’ Attitude Works With Exercise http://ow.ly/3K7uq

I tell myself JUST GET IT DONE NOW.

That’s how i can get up at 5AM to get things done and that’s how i go to the gym daily — it’s bad on the way in but once i get there i can do it. It’s all about just rolling out of bed and getting there.

So my new plan is to use this attitude with everything i need to do that i do not want to do.

1.) with flossing.
2.) with reading the Word daily even when i’m tired. once i open it up, i’m always glad i did!
3.) with exercise.
4.) with not wasting time or spending thoughts places i shouldnt. (just dont do it).
5.) with doing acts of kindness and praying for others.

all of them are really, ‘once i start doing it it’s really awesome’—except flossing. but that one is still necessary!

this is my new plan–here’s hoping it works. No “well i did it yesterday’ or ‘i’m too sleepy’. If I’m sleepy, it’s cause i didnt plan well the day before!

you get the idea–
what are your just do its?
nike!

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Breaking up is hard to do

Today I listened to Pierre’s UNPLUG sermon on the potter, located at: http://www.vimeo.com/19171880 .

i listened to it, so I could not watch ‘lauren’ as she crafted a pot. For me and my level of attention that can be given at once, that was probably best :D.

Based on what i gathered from the message, there’s two options for people:

1.) Get on the potter’s wheel and know you are gonna get pounded, spun around and worked on for one of heck of a ride
2.) Be hard and unpliable and unmoldable. Don’t get on the wheel at all.

I’ll take #1. Just sometimes it hurts to not know the Master’s vision or final plans, and to be smooshed and rolled up and started all over again–this week I had a lot of bad news, but who knows, next week might be good news instead!

Plus, honestly, with God, there’s always good news because I can come to Him. With him it’s always yes and amen. I dont even know exactly what that means but I love it because My heavenly Father is one to give awesome gifts to his kids. If He’s withholding something from me now, I can be sure it’s for my own good. In THAT, there is peace.

http://www.vimeo.com/18708724 <–i actually liked this sermon better. But tell me what you think of the two.

Breaking up the clay when it gets hard, nasty and not what it should be is hard to do–not for the potter, who knows what He is doing, but for the clay–owwch—definitely doesn't feel good at the time of His kneading and pressing and pulling and breaking it up just to roll it up again and make something new.

But

  • something new.
  • That’s the whole point! How awesome is NEW?

    (ok and if you made it this far, you should listen to the song: had to link it, can’t help it–calma calma down do be doo down down).

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    This is a good prayer to pray for those you care about deeply :).

    Mt 21:21…………Father, I come before You in prayer and in faith.
    Rom 13:11……..Your Word says that now is the time for all to awaken from sleep,
    Rom 13:11………For our salvation is nearer now than we first believed.
    Col 1:13………….Lord, deliver my loved ones from the power of darkness,
    Rom 13:12………and cause them to put on the armor of light.
    Rom 13:14………Help them in their daily walk to put on the Lord Jesus Christ
    Rom 13:13………and to avoid the lusts and idolatry of life.
    Ps 119:37……….Cause them to turn their eyes away from worthless things,
    2Tim 2:26……….to come to their senses, and escape the snare of the devil.
    Rom 13:13………Deliver them from immorality, strife, and envy,
    Heb 10:22……….and draw them near to You, Father, with a true heart.
    Mt 5:6……………Create in them a hunger and thirst for You and Your righteousness,
    Ps 119:37………and revive them in Your ways.
    Col 1:9…………..I ask that You fill them with the knowledge of Your will
    Col 1:9…………..in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
    Col 1:10…………that they might have a walk worthy of You, Lord,
    Col 1:10…………fully pleasing You, being fruitful in every good work,
    Col 1:10…………and increasing in the knowledge of You,
    Col 1:11…………strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power.
    Rom 8:30……….Bring them into the calling that You have predestined for them;
    1Chr 28:9……….help them to serve You with a loyal heart and with a willing mind,
    Ps 32:8………….and instruct them in the way they should go.
    Jas 1:22…………Let them be doers of the Word and not hearers only,
    Ps 119:97………meditating in Your Word day and night.
    Ps 112:6………..Establish their heart, so they will never be shaken,
    1Cor 10:13……..and show them a way of escape with every temptation.
    Rom 13:8……….Let them owe no man anything except their love.
    1Jn 3:18………..A love that is in deed and truth, not just in word and speech.
    Ps 110:3……….Let them be volunteers serving You in the time of Your power.
    Mt 6:33…………Seeking first Your kingdom so that they will reap abundant blessings.
    Prov 3:9………..I pray that they will honor You with their possessions
    Prov 3:9………..and with the firstfruits of their increase;
    Ps 111:1……….Praising the Lord with their whole heart in the assembly
    Ps 111:1……….of the upright and in the congregation,
    Mic 6:8…………walking humbly with You Lord, being determined to act justly,
    Ps 112:4……….loving mercy and righteousness,
    Ps 112:4……….being gracious and full of compassion.

    needing to learn to do this one daily–so important.
    http://www.prayingscriptures.com .

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    New Year’s 2011

    I didn’t wanna forget my wonderful New Year’s Eve was, so I’m posting it on my blog — (journals sometimes get lost methinks).

    Dad and I got breakfast at “the early american” in quincy, and spent up the rest of this year’s flex account for my medical debit card thing (work benefits). I got 53 bucks worth of ibprofen and band aids and cough drops.

    We walked at castle island. brief. lovely.

    We hugged goodbye.

    Brandon came. We walked to the ice skating rink and paid 2 bucks for an hour of fun. Then we went to Ula and got a popover and nutella and coffees.
    We talked a lot about TEFL and missions organizations, etc.

    We went home and had lunch, then I took a walk and he met me to get jeans at goodwill in Roxbury.

    We chilled at his place, so he could get stuff done while I did nothing (had slept 3 hours the night before). Unos, T, Boston Common Ice Sculptures, T to (almost the river before we caught ourselves), the Blue Line (niice) –> Aquarium. As we walked along the wharf deciding it was gonna be crazy to see the fireworks and get home, a man handed us free tickets to a cruise 🙂 — we stumbled in awe onto a big boat, found seats on top of the anchor holder thing and set off. Then we called family to freak out and watched the fireworks over the water in front of the skyline.

    Only bad part was getting home, but it was better than I’d expected. Cept I had to be dragged. Was a disaster of no-sleepin-ness. Lots of drunk folks.

    Yikes.

    Anyways thanks, wordpress for letting me not forget stuff. Never go down please. Must find a way to back it up if possible.

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