Saturday, September 17, 2011

Good Word. Good Reminder.

John Piper from 1995:

Test yourself. What is your mindset? Do you begin with God and his rights and goals? Or do you begin with yourself and your rights and wishes?
And when you look at the death of Christ, what happens? Does your joy really come from translating this awesome divine work into a boost for self-esteem? Or are you drawn up out of yourself and filled with wonder and reverence and worship that here in the death of Jesus is the deepest, clearest declaration of the infinite esteem of God for his glory and for his Son?
Here is a great objective foundation for the full assurance of hope: the forgiveness of sins is grounded, finally, not in my finite worth or work, but in the infinite worth of the righteousness of God — God's unswerving allegiance to uphold and vindicate the glory of his name.
I appeal to you with all my heart, take your stand on this. Base your life on this. Ground your hope in this. You will be free from the futile mindset of the world. And you will never fall. When God's exaltation of God in Christ is your joy, it can never fail.

Excerpted from Did Christ Die for Us or for God?


Friday, September 9, 2011

Check it Out!

I just thought I'd share some things that make me smile these days:)

We have a new frozen yogurt place here in Macon! I thought the day would never come. I found out about it last week, and have been there 3 times since then! I love it! La Berry!

Boots. I'm ready for fall. I want some brown boots. You know, the "go with everything" kind. They are just so dang pricey; I guess you pay for what you get....These or these or these

Headbands. You see, I like headbands. They have just always made my head hurt, but I've discovered I can wear the "stretchy" kind. My mom got me one a few weeks ago that I love, and I would love a few more styles. This one isn't really a headband, but isn't it lovely! But this is what I'm really talking about.

Minesweeper. I know, weird, but I've been kind of addicted to it on my phone, except I can't beat my time anymore so it's not as much fun.

McDonald's Smoothies! Have you tried them? They're so good! I love the Mango Pineapple ones. I have to restrain myself from going like EVERY morning!

Jared. He probably makes me smile the most these days:) He's such a cutie, and I love laughing with him!

Hope you have a few things to make you smile too!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My new favorite thing!

I have a new favorite thing. You see, I like coffee. But, for some reason it hasn't really been too appetizing lately. And, I've found that I need coffee if I am to wake up and accomplish anything in the mornings. So, I've started drinking Iced coffee. It is working fabulously! It's not like the best iced coffee I've ever had or anything, and I know there are better ways to make it, but it works for me!

I simply brew a double pot of coffee. Fill a glass up with ice. Pour milk over the ice. Pour coffee in the cup. Sprinkle a little bit of Vanilla Sugar on top. Stir. Enjoy! I leave the rest of coffee in the pot until the next morning. And, the next morning, it's even better because it doesn't melt all the ice. 

Again, I know it's not the best, but it gets the job done in the morning!

Have a good Monday!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day!

We get a day off! Yippee! What to do with a whole day off....hah! I'll probably try to work on this paper due Friday, and well, maybe we'll go do something exciting this afternoon. What, you ask? Maybe go to the pool, or to the park, or to a movie, or maybe we'll just rent a movie. Whatever we do, we'll enjoy it:) Hope you have a fantastic Labor Day Holiday!! Thank you Lord for teaching me how to rest.

Friday, September 2, 2011

We have a Birthday Boy!

I know I am so very late, but Jared's birthday was last month. It wasn't anything crazy and exciting, but we did our best:) We had balloons, signs, cake, gifts, and friends! I love Jared so so much! He means the world to me! I'm so blessed to have him as a husband and a friend. I pray that God continues to grow, challenge, and encourage him as he begins another year of life. I pray that I can be his help, his encouragement, and his support. Thank you Lord for blessing Jared with another year of life; I pray that it is used to lift up His name in Macon and in the world.

Happy Birthday Jared!!
(via Instagram)

I've got some post ideas, so hopefully there will be more to come!