Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
|You Have A Type B+ Personality|
You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.
While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
The frog spoke up again and said: "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week." The man took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
The frog then cried out: "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want." Again the man took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked: "What is the matter ? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The man replied, "Look I'm a software engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool."
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YOU MIGHT BE AN ENGINEER IF...
You have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
You know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
You chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force".
You've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.
It is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.
You frequently whistle the theme song to "MacGyver".
You know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
You think in "math".
You hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.
You have a pet named after a scientist.
You laugh at jokes about mathematicians.
You can translate English into Binary.
You can't remember what's behind the door in the engineering building which says "Exit".
You have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.
You are completely addicted to caffeine.
You avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.
You consider ANY non-engineering course "easy".
When your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
The "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
You'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.
The blinking 12:00 on someone's VCR draws you in like a tractor beam to fix it.
You bring a computer manual / technical journal as vacation reading.
The salesperson at Circuit City can't answer any of your questions.
You can't help eavesdropping in computer stores... and correcting the salesperson.
You go on the rides at Disneyland and sit backwards to see how they do the special effects.
You have a habit of destroying things in order to see how they work.
You haven't bought any new underwear or socks for yourself since you got married.
You spent more on your calculator than on your wedding ring.
You think that when people around you yawn, it's because they didn't get enough sleep.
You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon
You've ever calculated how much you make per second.
Your favorite James Bond character is "Q," the guy who makes the gadgets.
You understood more than five of these jokes.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
When it comes to having misplaced priorities, I'm definitely guilty! Much of the time, my goal in parenting is simply to have well-behaved children - not for some higher, godly purpose, but for my own peace and quiet. My life is so much simpler and more enjoyable when the kiddos obey me without arguing and when they get along with each other. As a result, I'm quick to correct them, sometimes in anger, when my comfort is disturbed, without considering how I'm modeling God to them...
It's vital that we step away from the pandemonium of parenting from time to time and remind ourselves of the true goal - to have kids who are drawing an accurate picture of God in their hearts and learning how to relate to Him as their creator each day.
Modeling God to our kids is a tall order, In fact, I would be the first to admit that my representation of God is imperfect. But that's the nature of a reflection. It's backward in a mirror, upside-down in a spoon, blurry in a window, and always one-dimensional. Though we should strive to be godly, we can never perfectly reflect God. Instead, our goal should be to ensure that our reflection of God draws our children closer to Him - and that it makes them long to touch the real thing.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I go about the afternoon. The kids had been playing quietly, so I thought I'd take a few minutes to write a note to a friend. I had made the card over the weekend, so just needed a couple minutes to jot a few sentences. But Mommy starting a new activity was evidently quite exciting.
"Can I help?"
"Can I have this?"
"Why are you writing a letter?"
"Can I make a letter, too?"
"I'm still hungry!!"
I finally just lost it, and was yelling like a maniac.
"Leave me alone! I just need to finish this!"
and in my head, finished the line: "... so I can encourage this mom."
Definitely a wake-up call. Something about a plank in my own eye... Time to take some deep breaths, pull out my Bible, and remember what this job is all about.
And just so show God's graciousness - and sense of humor - when I got the mail around 4:00 I had received a lovely card from another friend. It was much appreciated!!
Monday, August 20, 2007
We had a very nice weekend, although it was a bit chilly. I just have to share another gem, straight from our little boy on Saturday night. He was sitting next to me on the couch, and he asked if we could play cars. He then handed me a purple one, and told me it was the pretty one. I thanked him, and he then showed me the yellow truck that he was going to play with.
"Mommy, this one is cool. Yours can't be cool 'cuz you're old."
Thanks, kid :)
Friday, August 17, 2007
If you give a mom a muffin,
She'll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She'll pour herself some.
Her three-year-old will spill the coffee.
She'll wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She'll remember she has to do laundry.
After she puts a load in the washer,
She'll trip over a toy car and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She'll look for her cookbook.
(101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger)
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
She will look for her checkbook.
The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
When she picks up the two-year-old, she will detect a foul odor.
While she is changing the diaper, the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some.
And chances are,
If she has a cup of coffee,
Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I don't even know where to start...
Or perhaps we could try this approach:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (II Chronicles 7:14)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
- Daughter threw toys, so was in time-out. Her time had just ended, and I was talking to her about her behavior. Suddenly, I heard the blender! Our son stole my container of yogurt (sitting on the counter, as I was trying to eat my breakfast!) and two clementines to make his own smoothie. Creative, yes. Tasty, no. Really should have peeled the clementines first. (And I can't believe he figured out how to turn on the blender! It's a two step process, so I thought I was safe. Guess I won't be leaving that plugged in anymore)
- Son had set up an elaborate train layout in the living room, and was very unhappy that it was time to put it away. As we were discussing this, our daughter meandered to the kitchen table. Now earlier in the afternoon, our neighbor brought over some Scotch bonnet peppers for my hubby. Little girl managed to split them open, and when I realized what was going on I yelled, "No!" Well, this led to crying. Which led to eye rubbing. Which led to approximately one hour of scream crying.
Man, I'm hoping today is nice and dull!!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:8, 12, 26-31
Last week, a stamping friend (who also happens to be a missionary in Indonesia) posted a card with the saying: "Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last." Good little saying, right? Well, she added the coment that as missionaries they usually change the phrase to "IN Christ." What a great change! I know that I often tell myself that I'm doing the "right" thing, but whose power am I leaning on?
Lord, help me to lean on you. I burn out very quickly when I do things under my own power. Whatever the task - organizing the kitchen, disciplining the kids, or preparing a lesson - remind me that I need to do it IN YOU. Keep me humble, and mindful of where true strength is found.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
On the other hand, it kind of reminds me of Christians. Yes, we are transformed when we accept God's amazing gift, but we're still grey, just a shadow of what we were truly created to be. Can't wait to see the colorized, fully restored version when we get to heaven!!