I suppose it’s been a while since I’ve done any posting on here… and I miss you all!
I do have a semi-reasonable excuse for why I have been negligent of keeping up my tumblr recently though… I’m kind of in the middle of being promoted to owner at my current job! I have been working with this company for a little less than 4 months now, and they want to promote me to run my own branch of the company by January 2015, so I’m doing some pretty intense training right now at work!!! Becoming an owner isn’t exactly easy… and because I’m working so hard for this opportunity, a lot of pleasure things and hobbies in my life have been tossed to the back burner, things like spending quality time with friends and being able to blog and write devotionals here on tumblr.
I’ve decided I no longer want to neglect blogging, though! Although it does take time out of my day, I want to make time for it in my schedule, just as I want to make time to spend with friends, family, and time in God’s Word. Therefore, I am going to make an effort to post on here every week now, if not a lengthy post, at least a simple Bible verse or encouraging note… and lots of AY related pictures and things. :)
I look forward to getting to know you ALL OVER AGAIN! :)
Ladies and Gentlemen, today is a day for mourning and remembering.
I was inspired by a friend to write this post, and yes, it’s exactly what it says it is: a list about my man (or at least the one I someday hope God sends my way). It’s not an extensive list, really… (Ok, that’s kind of not true…) but these are a few things that need to be true about him (as well as the last few being things that I hope to be true about him). So without further ado, THIS is my man - his qualities, attributes, quirks, and morals:
In Love With My Saviour - This guy has got to be completely and madly in love with Jesus. If he’s not wholeheartedly devoted to Christ, how can he be wholeheartedly devoted to me?
Positive Attitude - I don’t enjoy being around people who have stinky attitudes. My man has got to have a positive outlook on life… even when things go terribly wrong, it’s really gonna be ok! God cares about us too much to leave us alone in our difficult situations.
Good Relationship With Family - If he doesn’t care about the family he was born into, why would he care about the family that he chooses (me) and creates (his children)? Also, his family should have a good relationship with him. I pray that his parents are together and still in love after many years of marriage. I want his parents’ marriage to be an example to him of what marriage should look like.
Respectful - Man, he had BETTER respect those around him! And that’s all I have to say about that… no, it isn’t. Actually, here are my real thoughts: I will know if he is respectful right away by the way he treats me. If he cares about me, he is a good guy. If he cares about me and could care less what my body looks like, he is a great guy. And if he cares about me enough to want to protect me and my integrity, showing respect and wanting to preserve my purity (without me asking him to) for our future life together after marriage, there is no way I’m gonna pass him up!
Humble - Proud, stuck-up, arrogant people are jerks. And my husband will not be a jerk. Therefore, humility is a must.
Healthy - Non-smoker. End of story. Also, if he drinks, he cannot be ‘given to wine’ as the Bible puts it in 1 Timothy 3 (‘given to wine’ meaning excessively drinking or drinking to the point of be intoxicated). Note: I am not of age to drink. I have never tasted wine or any type of alcohol. And I’m not sure that I want to taste it. But I don’t think drinking itself is evil. Drunkeness, however, is evil, and I will not tolerate it.
Handsome - Ok, so I don’t mean to sound vain at all, but I do like good looking guys. I’m just naturally attracted to them. That’s the way God created females! So it would be nice if I was physically attracted to my future hubby, y’know? ;)
Spontaneous - I like spontaneity. It’s important to have it to keep life from getting dull. That being said, I would love for my guy to have a spontaneous streak in him, one that drops everything and says (without my suggesting it!), “Let’s go to Chuck E. Cheese’s, just you and me, baby!” or “We’re going on a romantic date tonight, honey… don’t worry about the kids, I already called the sitter.”
Kid-Friendly - Nah, I don’t mean that he has to be non-toxic and organic (lol!)… I’m talking about my guy liking children! I want him to be able to hold a baby and truly see the miracle in his arms… I want him to be cool enough to get down on the ground and play with Barbies and Polly Pockets with a little girl… I want him to enjoy throwing a baseball or kicking a football with a young boy… and I want him to desire children of his own. Mature enough to realize that children are a precious gift, but humble enough to enjoy playing with them like he’s a child himself.
Intellectual - but NOT one who makes others feel like idiots. Of course I want him to be smart! But rattling off useless facts is NOT the answer to everything (nor is it the way to this girl’s heart).
Romantic - Yep, I’m one of them. I like getting flowers for no reason. I like having my hand held. I like going for walks on the beach and picking up seashells together. I desire to be kissed in the pouring rain. I want to dance with my husband, and I don’t even care how bad he is at it, as long as he’s willing to do it for me.
Mild-Tempered - I say this mainly because I don’t wish to marry some who swears like a sailor. Yeah, I realize most people these days don’t care what comes out of their mouths, but I do. I don’t wanna be around someone who uses colorful language like a two-year-old uses the words ‘no!’ and ‘mine!’ Ok, so I’m a little old-fashioned… but proudly so. My parents NEVER swear. I never even heard a swear word until I started work at the age of 16. And I don’t swear. I feel it is completely ridiculous and unnecessary.
Honestly, if he knows Christ, then pretty much everything else on this list should fall right into place. I’m not worried about it. God knows my every want and need, and I have faith that He has the perfect guy out there for me… maybe he just took a wrong turn, got lost, and is too stubborn to ask for directions. :)
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Hello, I wanted to request prayer for my little sister. She's a very social person, and lately she's been depressed and kept to herself. She's getting help, and I've talked to her several times, but I can see how worried my dad is - and how anti-social she has become. If you girls could pray for peace and God's intervention, that would mean the world!
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
I’ve been in your sister’s place before. I’m not a very social person, I’m quite an introvert, but there was a time in my life that I was depressed. I was sick, and I never seemed to be getting better. I wanted the pain to just go away. I didn’t understand why everything had to happen to me, or why I couldn’t just be ‘normal’. But I can tell you that God never gives up on us, and that He is always guiding our lives. Everyone has times when they feel down or depressed. Everyone needs encouragement.
My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 ”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I remember reading these words over and over - and just praying and asking God for strength. And He gave it.
Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. –George Mueller
Jesus will give you and your sister peace. Just trust in Him, and remind your sister how much He and you love her.
If you could just be praying for my university. I go to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, and last night/early this morning a police officer shot and killed a male student who was on a female hall—which is strange b/c we have a no opposite sex on policy on…
I told you I’d update you as soon as possible. It’s a lot to try to sum up, so I’ll just leave with the news link which is 100% accurate.
Please be praying for the family of Josh, and the family of the officer who had to take his life.
Thank you so much for those who have been praying.
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With a starry brush, paint the dusk venetian blue,
Because in the evening hush, you’ll never believe the view.
And when the leaves return and their whisperings fill the night,
They’ll freeze and burn where fire and ice collide.
Can you feel a silk embrace in the satin air?
If we dissolve without a trace, will the real world even care?
Downy feathers kiss your face and flutter everywhere.
Reality is a lovely place but I wouldn’t want to live there.
What is the real world? What is reality? All throughout All Things Bright And Beautiful, Adam plays with the relationship between reality and the world. In Galaxies, there’s an interesting twist on the theme of leaving the physical world and entering eternity. But this song is a bit different. It’s about treasuring a world that you cannot see or fully realize yet, and valuing eternity more than life here and now.
Please pray for a couple in our church, Loretta and Lloyd King. Loretta has been battling cancer and when Lloyd was taking her to her appointment Wednesday, he fell and hit his head. He was admitted to the ICU as a precaution. They didn’t think there were any lasting effects besides a bump on the…