Sunday, December 31, 2006

Closing Out 2006

So much has happened this past year. Many changes in my life. I have kept most of my resolutions. This would be the first time! Because of that, one big thing has changed for me. I now have no fear of maneuvering a car! hahaha. And I have a nice little card to prove it.

My home life has changed drastically. For the better. We have decided to make another change, moving, which we are all excited about. In our home, moving is a big deal. We are creatures of habit, and therefore do not like our routine to change, let alone our address! But we have decided it is time.

This year flew by like no other. It seems like we have doubled on everything this year, holidays, birthdays, ect... This year could have gone a little slower. But time is speeding by us. Pretty soon there will be none left.

I noticed that this year, I have felt and been so busy. So much happening.

I have grown drastically in my own eyes.... Physically! YEP! Ugh! Spiritually. I feel like I have taken a big step in that area. I feel like I can hear God's voice easier, see things better, deal with things the right way. I have all the same problems present themselves, but they don't seem the same since I handle them differently. It has been a good year. Thank you God!

So Happy New Year to the world. To those that are needing a new start, to those that have changes to make this 2007, to the many people that have hit tragedy this year, to those that have had a year of happiness, to the lost, to the redeemed, to the sick, to the dying, to the hurt, to the broken, to the happy, to the fulfilled, to the president, to the homeless, to our troops, to Iraq, to every country, Good and Bad, to mankind, with all our faults and failures. Make it prosperous, changing New Year 2007.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Belated Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas... A few days late.

I had a wonderful Christmas. Nothing wanting.

The weekend was busy, busy, busy, with last minute shopping. But it was well worth it. Everyone had a great Christmas.

I am hoping this holiday week will be very slow here at work. I look forward to another day off on Monday! that will be nice. And then after that, I am hoping, God willing, that I will be able to make a change for my future. For the better.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

10 thoughts

December's 10 things that are going through this head of mine....

1. I am tired

2. I wish it was 4:59 on Friday afternoon!

3. What am I going to buy the people left on my Christmas list??

4. Our my bosses going to ever give me a Christmas bonus?

5. I want to go look at a house...

6. I wish I was shopping with my Dad at South Coast Plaza

7. I can't wait until the kids program is over this evening so I can get some rest.

8. 2007 doesn't look odd.... even though were closer to 2010.. now that's odd.

9. Do I look like I am busy working while I am writing this list?

10. I hope my bosses don't see this blog! hahahahahaha! This thought went through my mind several times!

oh goodness, one more for the road

11. I am "hahahaha" ing in my head at myself. Little does everyone know, I am very entertaining... to myself that is.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Through Our Eyes

These past couple weeks have been all about the nativity for me. We are putting together a program for our kids department and my class is doing a still picture of the nativity. One of my girls will be singing "What child is this?". That must have been a question in their minds as they looked on at Baby Jesus. Thinking "How could this child be the savior, this little bundle?".

Hopefully we will be painting a picture in someones mind. Bringing this true story to life that was born thousands of years ago.

I was telling my class on Thursday, that we should rejoice even more than the angels did on that night. They were rejoicing for mankind, because a saviour had come to bring peace and goodwill. The Angels were rejoicing for us.

It seems that this season 2006 the true meaning of Christmas has come alive to me more than any other year. When I think about the cost that He paid. Living this life I am living, yet with every heartache, temptation, pain that each person in this world carries. I am thankful for Him being born, living my life thousands of years before I was born, giving His blood for me and saving my soul.

Merry Christmas.

the bee

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Last Minute Shopping...

I usually am the one that starts shopping as early as October for Christmas. This year with the wedding preparations, I am barely making a dent. Some of my family have not even started yet. Things are not fully decorated in our home.

It seems that things are just busy. Too busy to enjoy this holiday that is the favorite in our household. I dread fighting the crowds for last minute Holiday shopping and the lines of people waiting to get a good deal.

I am overly concerned with the fact that there are no presents under our trees as of today. We usually are trying to find more space by this time!

But when I think about the reason why we are delayed such as we are, All the lines, crowds, treeless presents, few decorations seem so "small" in comparison. There is more too look forward to then just the season.

I am going to enjoy whats left of this December holiday and do my best to get things together that I know are missing.
the bee

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I have been a faithful reader of a blog by a women that I have known since childhood. She most likley does not remember me, but I know her.

She has this wonderful blog that I try to read everyday. I am suprised at how meaninful her blog is. It seems like everyday is an adventure or somethin new for her to discover. Her family, her feelings for christmas, her blessings, her recipes, her weather, her trips... it is all very encouraging and reminds me of reading a good book.

I was reading her blog today and it had the below paragraph... Wisdom is found in these words.

Man. What creatures we are. Of what divine and soaring ways are we capable; yet into what ugly and deep depravity have we sunk. Man. Made in the image of God. Made a little lower than the angels. Man, God’s friend, an evening walker in the garden, His companion. Man, cast out, dying, sinful now and clothed by bloodshed. But…rooting around inside us, struggling fiercely with our fallenness, is the shinning—the glorious, the rising, the giftings, the goodness…the distinct image of God.

the bee

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Settling In

I am settling into the holiday season. Getting the normal sickness. The stomach flu has grazed me but, I am here working and not at home in bed, which is where I would like to be.

My big brother's wedding is a memory now. They are settling in as man and wife. We have the pleasure of keeping my brother home for the holidays while they get things together for a home of their own.

The wedding was a magical night to remember. Very surreal in fact. They honeymooned in beautiful Carmel Valley, CA.
Some said that it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. The presence of God was there, blessing their union.

As the Bride & Groom sailed away on their own as we all looked on, I had bittersweet feelings. It was such a beautiful moment for them, but in a way sad for me. Considering My brothers and Sisters are my best friends, it felt like a part of my life was changing right before my eyes.

All in all, I am settling into this new life. Changed for the better.

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Truth

When the music fades, and all is stripped away
And I simply Come
Longing just to bring, something thats of worth
That will bless your heart

I'll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
It's not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
Your looking into my heart

I'm coming back to the Heart of Worship
And it's all about You, all about You Jesus
I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it...