Saturday, March 28, 2009

Five Senses

This weekend has been dedicated to low key and rest. Our lives have entered into the busyness of spring with plans almost every weeknight, so we often find ourselves counting down the hours until there are no alarm clocks set before 6 am and long days in the comfort of our home.

Saturday mornings I have the joy of leading a Step Study Recovery Group made up of about 20 amazing, courageous women. We ended up discussing how to learn to be fully present in the season the Lord currently has us in. So we all agreed that we no longer want to live in our imagination of the future saying, "Things will be better when ________________ happens." I want all my senses to be alive to the blessings that God gives daily. I want to say with Paul in Philippians 4:11-13, "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content"

Kinda on that same note, I also want to be drink deeply in the blessings the Lord has provided. Tonight I found this blog, and every Friday she does a post about how her 5 senses were engaged that day. I loved the idea! So, as I pray for acute awareness and contentment, I too am posting ways the Lord allows me to use my senses in my environment.

Father, I praise you alone for sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

(Disclaimer: I found this blog literally 20 minutes ago, so there are no fancy pictures to accompany my post :)

Sight: A really, really clean house. I spent a few hours today deep cleaning, and the rest of the day enjoying the sights of a clean more dust on the fan, spots on the mirror, or shoes in the living room.

Sound: Explosions in the Sky. To me, their music is perfect for lots of different occasions...even cleaning!

Taste: Sushi! Kent and I had takeout sushi tonight from Oishi, our favorite neighborhood Japanese restaurant.

Touch: Kent's stubble :). Sounds a little strange, but I love how Kent's face feels against mine in a hug when he hasn't shaved for a few days.

Smell: Coffee from Starbucks. I admit that am a Starbucks junkie, but there is no better way to start a cold (yep, 35 degrees in March) Saturday morning.

So, that's my Saturday night five blessings through my five senses post! I put this on Facebook, but I like this picture and blogs are always more fun with a picture. Here is Mom, Addie, and I last week during Spring Break.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Have you heard of Wordle? It's so much fun!! This is one of my life verses Psalm 63 in a fun layout.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Can you say, random?

I try to steer clear of big news stories of murders or kidnappings. If I read one article about it, I am hooked and will then follow the trials, the new evidence, etc. I should have done that with the Caylee Anthony story.

Instead I watched a news story after they found her little body, and I have been following it ever since. If you don't know the story, just google it and you will find more information than you care to know. Her mom is standing trial in the killing of her baby girl, after months and months of claiming the child was missing. During those months Casey Anthony partied a lot (you can find pictures and stories of that too) and didn't look too concerned with the whereabouts of her daughter. It breaks my heart. As I sit and blog, I pray for Casey Anthony. I pray that she understands the gospel and it's saving power. I pray that she is broken hearted and repentant for her sin (whether she committed the crime or not). I pray she trust Jesus Christ, and that her life is forever changed. She doesn't deserve salvation, but neither do I.

On a lighter note, I have to admit a guilty pleasure of mine...America's Next Top Model! The new season just started on Wednesday, and though Tyra (aka "the goddess of fierce") is ridiculous, I love the show! I love seeing the creativity of the different photoshoots. I love the panel. I especially love the makeover episode. I could do without their house drama, but other than that I'm in. Judge me if you want to (I think Kent does, he leaves the room every time it's on), but I am a fan of ANTM!