Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Northern Repairs


I dun went n' ripped a gall durn hole in m' duffle bag.

Doncha fret, I patched 'er up right.

Th' Northern Way!

Jus' wait till all them Tarantonians see me! Look out, Taranna, I'm a' coming!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Picture Survey

Google survey - type your answers into google and choose the appropriate picture. It's fun!
Your age on your next birthday:

Your middle name:

The last thing you ate:

Trait you most dislike about yourself:

Last thing you purchased:

Most useful thing in your house:

What is your last name?

What makes you happy?

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

What is your first memory of?

What got you through your darkest hour?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

35 Life Goals

Life Goals, a.k.a. Must-Dos:

1. Get married
2. Have children
3. Go skydiving
4. Fall madly in love
5. Get hair done in cornrows on a beach
6. Do missions work
7. Go in a hot air balloon
8. Write a book of poetry
9. See my friends get married
10. Eat an orange fresh off the tree
11. Learn to play an instrument
12. Sleep overnight in an igloo
13. Shave head, just to see what it feels like, and donate hair to cancer patients
14. Stay pure until marriage
15. Live to an old age
16. Always have a real Christmas tree
17. Never be filthy rich
18. Dance in a fountain
19. Try all exotic foods once
20. Kiss someone in the rain
21. Spend a day at the spa
22. Try on the most expensive dresses at the fanciest store
23. Stand in the middle of the Sahara Desert with nothing but sand for miles
24. Ride a unicycle
25. Swim in the ocean
26. Knit a blanket
27. Learn to waterski slalom
28. Learn a different language
29. Grow own vegetables
30. Love to the fullest
31. Crowd surf
32. Scuba dive in Australia
33. Have massive flower gardens
34. Be a good friend
35. Honour God in all I do.

Most of these were written down last year, with some new additions.

What are your life goals? Leave a comment!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Let us Be

We bow our hearts, we bend our knees
O Spirit come make us humble
We turn our eyes from evil things
O Lord we cast down our idols

Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts us not lift our souls to another

O God let us be a generation that seeks
That seeks your face O God of Jacob
O God let us be a generation that seeks
That seeks your face O God of Jacob

We sang this at praise & worship on Tuesday, and I must say, it is one of my up-and-coming favourite songs.

I think it's interesting to note, it's not "let me be a person that seeks your face", but "let us be a generation". It's not all about us as individuals - we need to seek out others to invite into glory with us.

As the beginning of the project video for North Africa states: "What is the greatest crime in the desert? Finding water and keeping silent." - Arab proverb. We have found the water.

Well, I've just finished my application for Summer Staff at ABK. I hope that I will have that goal in mind, should I be chosen to serve there this summer - to share the gospel to all who have ears to hear or eyes to see.

Study time now - there will be no going anywhere this summer if I don't pass my classes *gulp*

The Key

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13

When I read this in my devotion time this morning, it hit me like a train full of bricks. All this time, I've had the strength to resist what my evil nature desires - I just didn't want to.

I can stand under my temptation because of Him. I can lift this heavy weight? YES!!! I've struggled so long and hard with this sin of mine, when all this time He knew I could avoid it.

It's awesome. It's amazing. What a gift!

Well, I'll leave you with that. I think I need to clean the fish bowl, it's looking a little murky. Poor Clementine!