Friday, May 20, 2011


It's 10 p.m on May 20th. In a little under 11 hours, we should be on the road with my fiance, me, both cats, and my wedding dress (and a whole lot of other "stuff") heading for his parents' house in the midwest. We'll be there around a week and a half until we head to my parents' house for another week and a half, at the end of which... we'll be married!!!

If I had a little more energy, I would literally be jumping up and down. Earlier, I was. :-) My fiance, S, laughs at me a lot because I get so excited. I can't believe it's finally (almost) here. We've been engaged since October, and I gotta say, it feels like we've been waiting forever! When I said that earlier this evening, S said that we have been - but he's been waiting longer. He's been waiting 30 years, 9 months, and 9 days while I've *only* been waiting for 29 years, 7 months, and 15 days. :-)

In other news, I've decided to try to walk more. I'm going to be living in this awesome neighborhood, and since biking isn't that safe around here, I figure I'll start walking more. Hopefully, it'll get me in better shape and maybe I'll lose the weight I've gained this year. And maybe I'll meet some neighbors... So this morning after S went to his final day cleaning out his classroom and doing paperwork, I got in some comfy clothes, loaded up my mp3 player, and walked around the neighborhood. It was a glorious 70 degrees, so it wasn't hot at all. I walked 1.3 miles in a little under 30 minutes. I have an audio bible on my mp3 player, so I listened to Psalms 8-19 on the walk. It was so wonderful to silently repeat the Psalms as I listened, praising God for His holiness and glory while also listening to birds chirping and life blowing around me.

I should try to get some sleep. I usually have so much nervous energy that I can't sleep more than 4 or 5 hours before a trip, but I promised S that since I am insisting we leave in the morning - not, like last year, at 1 p.m.!!! - that I'll drive the first leg. [I'm not making him get up when I'd like to, around 5 a.m., but I will go nuts if we don't leave until noon, so we're compromising and planning to try to leave around 8:30.] That way he can rest for a while, rest his back and knee and wait for his medicine to kick in before having to drive the four of us on the interstate. I'm guessing I'll probably make it 3 hours before I'll need a break. That all said, I probably need more than my usual 5 hours.

So night, all. I might not be on here for a while, cause I'm getting married!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scripture Memory #10

So I've been trying to memorize two verses a month, but I have to confess that I have not been doing well at working on them lately. I could blame work, fatigue, illness, and bad choices, but the honest answer is that I've been selfish and have chosen all the things I think I want rather than choosing God. Thankfully, I know that "if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

So here are my verses - some I know by heart, others I still need to look up. I need to choose to work on these every day, even with the wedding coming up in a month and the honeymoon and such. I choose Christ!

1. "God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?" ~Numbers 23:19

2. "If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us and will deliver us from your hand, o king. But even if He does not, we want you know, o king, that we will not worship your gods nor serve the image of gold you have set up." ~Daniel 3:17-18

3. "See, I am doing a new thing! Even now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." ~Isaiah 43:19

4. "In your anger, do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent." ~Psalm 4:4

5. "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand." ~John 10:27-29

6. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." ~Philippians 4:6

7. "May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." ~Romans 15:13

8. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." ~1 Peter 5:6-7

9. "I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you remain and me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." ~John 15:5

10. "Everyone should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." ~1 Peter 4:10

I choose to learn these. Oh Lord, help me to be self-disciplined and to choose you. Run these verses through my heart and head constantly, Father. Help me to not just memorize them for the sake of memorizing them, but let them work in me to do your good will.