Saturday, December 11, 2010

a brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams

"After a girl is grown, her little brothers - now her protectors - seem like big brothers."
This week, I made a discovery. Consider the following:
  • James Bond
  • Jason Bourne
  • Justin Bieber
  • Jack Black
  • Jimmy Blanshan
You're a pretty big deal.

But I like you for more than your name. I like you because...
  1. You make the best beef jerky east and west of the Nile River.
  2. You're a good sharer.
  3. You can beat me up.
  4. You're down to earth which keeps me from flying off the handle.
  5. You're incredibly wise and gentlemanly.
I can think of a ton more but you' blushing.

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 13, 2010 - I'm not going to take winter for granted

Just because it's not Spring doesn't mean there isn't a sun
Just because it's not green doesn't mean there isn't life
Just because there isn't rain doesn't mean we can't be new
Just because the world is gray doesn't mean there isn't light
Just because it isn't warm doesn't give me reason to be cold

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb. 9, 2010 - So much not to do

I am not...

  • Sleeping

  • Studying for my OT exam

  • Doing chapter summaries

  • Cleaning my room

  • Making a sweet baby gift

  • Researching for my spring break trip

I am...

  • Blogging
Yay for me.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Feb. 6, 2010 - Bluebird

Sing sweet my very own bluebird
Sing my worries away
I may be a sparrow but you've got my hand
And trouble doesn't matter anyway
If you'll be the Mary, I'll be Martha
You'll sit with Jesus all you can
I'll let my ideals tear me away
But I'll learn from you once again
Watch for the terrible stone in the your path
I'll try and push it away
You'll brush off your tears and step over
And I'll follow you someday
The sun will set but rise again
Life thinks its nothing but a game
We must twirl and whirl in this crazy world
Look fast - it will never be the same
I don't know what it's like to be strong
But I know what it is - it's in you
It comes out in the joy of the songs that you sing
It comes from the One who makes new

Friday, February 5, 2010

Every day is Thanksgiving

Today I'm especially grateful for...
  • Heart to hearts
  • Sleeping in
  • Asiago Cheese bagels
  • Quiet libraries
  • Cheerful friends
  • Almost spring weather
  • Grocery lists
  • Finding surprises in my mailbox
  • A sweet truck that makes running errands fun

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just being...

Sing sweet nightingale...

But not too loudly.

Because I am going to bed.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Today's lesson...

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
-Martha Washington 1759

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. Philippians 4:11

I'm still learning