Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Family Time

So keeping this blog updated is quite a challenge. It's amazing how life gets in the way of living, isn't it?? Haha. Anyways, I've been so busy lately, that I haven't really had time to sit down and think! Work, school, Vacation Bible School, getting ready for my preschoolers on Wednesday night, getting ready for church, spending time with friends and family. . . Sheesh!! It really tires a girl out!

About 2 weeks ago, I attended the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. All I can say is "WOW." It was such an incredible experience. I met a lot of cool people and got to hear a ton of amazing speakers (i.e. David Platt, Johnny Hunt, CJ Mahaney, Tony Evans, Ravi Zacharias, Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, Tony Nolan, Francis Chan). I felt like I more spiritual just being in the same room with all of these people =). So because of this, I ventured out and bought Francis Chan's newest book Forgotten God. If you haven't read it, I won't ruin it for you, but you need to read it ASAP. It's so challenging and thought provoking. Amazing book.

Anyways, life has seemed to somewhat calm down since then (as calm as a preacher's household can be), with an addition to the routine. Most every night this summer that my parents and I have all been together, we've watched a movie or something like that. It's been so much fun! Just to take a break and spend some time together has been such a treat. We've watched mostly James Bond movies (much thanks to the Hodgeson family that bought my dad the ultimate collector's edition off ALL the Bond movie ever made) or Hogan's Heroes. Just FYI, if you've never seen that show, it is beyond stupid. . .but SOOOOO funny. My dad loves it. And so do I, but I think I like the togetherness more than what's actually playing. I used to spend tons of time with my family and it was monotonous. Now, the times when we are all together, at the same time, and unoccupied, are few and far between. I guess I cherish them more now, because I know that eventually I won't have the option of staying up late with my mom or watching a ridiculous comedy with my dad. So just a word to the wise, cherish the times that you have with your family.

Well, now that I have done my duty and stopped neglecting my blog, I feel a little bit better. Much thanks to those that actually read this. Haha =)

Until next time. . .

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Beginnings

So after thinking long and hard about starting a blog, I have finally succumbed to the writer within me. I'm not entirely sure about what I hope to accomplish with this, but I do hope that throughout my random ramblings, I might be able to provide someone, somewhere some insight into how this insanity know as life actually works.

Living in a preacher's household is never dull (as I'm sure you will come to see and understand), but I would not have it any other way. Being able to see God's handiwork up close and personal all the time is a blessing beyond description. I hope that through this, I might be able to share these blessing with you all.

I also hope to use this as a place to share prayer concerns and things that burden my heart. For reason beyond my comprehension, I find it much easier to share my feelings and burdens with people electronically. Sad isn't it? But I think someone of this comes from the fact that most of the people I bond with tend to move away (thank you, Uncle Sam). So maybe this can be a place where I can share concerns with lots of people and only have to type it once. Haha.

So, I guess that's it then. We shall see how this experiment of mine turns out. Hopefully I will be more diligent in keeping this updated than I ever was at keeping a diary update. :)