Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Something I've Been Wanting to Write, Just Didn't Want To- So Here It Is!

It seems as though I will not be posting around here much more.
At least for this season in my life.
Not really sure why.
I like to write.
I like to journal my life and this blog has served as a scrapbook of sorts.

But for now I am stepping back, officially.
Who knows that may change, my life is changing so fast now I sometimes can hardly believe it myself.

So in a way I say goodbye,
but then again I could post tomorrow, but I doubt it.

Thank you all for reading and please continue to check back- I like the blog following- it boosts my ego :-)

Happy Thanksgiving if I don't get back here.
Love to you all.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

One of These Kids Is Doing Her Own Thing

Bloom where you are planted.
When I started my job I wasn't sure why I was there. I had been living in boy world pretty much since birth and so dresses and silhouettes, sashes and accessories were pretty foreign terms to my ears.
Then I studied and studied.
Got trained and watched television shows about dresses and weddings.
After 6 months I can say with confidence that I do know what I'm talking about. I do know about wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, accessories, sashes, boleros, and shoes.
But I still often wonder why am I there.
Then a day like yesterday happens.
A week like last week.
I can often feel like the egg above, out of place.
But then God puts events in my life and the lives of my co-workers so we can be there for one another, to encourage, to listen, to understand and to laugh.
My desire to is to Jesus in my workplace. To be the light, the city of a hill.
It's OK to be the odd egg out, a little different.
O Lord may I be a little bit more different today than yesterday and may my difference point people toward You. May You get ALL the praise and glory in my miracle of a life.
For great is our God and most worthy of praise. Psalm 96:4a

What about you- where are you to be the light? To be Jesus?
Not only where but ARE YOU?
if yes- I encourage you to excel still more
if you're not
I encourage you to just do it, I know you can.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

A Day to Myself

Yesterday I got out of town!
I had been dying to GO somewhere since the Little Vacation That Could back in August.
Since I’ve been working and Steve’s business is in it’s slow season, time and money have been holding me back.
Until yesterday, when I got the heck out of Dodge!!
Where did I go? you ask-
I went to visit a friend and sight see in St Augustine!

Although I only live an hour from there I had never been to the Historic St George Street and Old City Gate.... well, now I have!

I parked at my friend Haleigh and Breque’s apartment, visited with Breque for a little bit before I headed out to see the sights!

The Lightner Museum is an old hotel turned museum. I just did a walk through the gardens by myself and once I connected with Haleigh and Breque we stopped in to see the restaurant that sits in the bottom of the hotel's old indoor pool.

The streets are real neat in St Augustine, with the building hanging tight to the streets, pushing the gardens and lawns into courtyards beyond the walls and buildings.
This store invites visitors back into their courtyard garden, it was so neat. A brick path wove around through greenery and under a pergola while a little shed sits in the back.
The I found this store! I had to take a picture because there was a day that my friend Christin and I were seriously looking into buying one of these stores.

The Old City Gate. Finally I made it
This is the view from the courtyard of the Greek Orthodox Shrine looking out onto St George Street.

Churches and their doors.

When Haleigh got out of class the girls took me to a neat popsicle store. Yes you read that correct a store that only sells popsicles! Apprehensive at first I decided to try the peanut butter pie flavor and boy was it yummy! I'm gonna have to make another trip to try a new flavor!
We also stopped by the Presbyterian Church. Oh how I love old things, especially old buildings!

Here the are my parking hosts in front of their house/apartment! How cute is that!

I ended my adventure at the top of the St Augustine Lighthouse.
It was nice to have a day off, a day away from comfortable surroundings, away from chores and errands.
As I drove home I asked God to help me not be so quick to wish I could get away, instead that I would be quick to enjoy my day to day.
A getaway is nice and in my case was much needed, but the day in, day out- that is where life is and boy oh boy--
Life Is Good.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New Camera Feature

How much fun would it be if this were a post about a new camera that I got!
But it's not.
I have pretty much been without a camera for about a year now and have resorted to whatever phone I use. Up until 6 weeks ago it was an LG Xenon with a pretty decent camera phone and now I have the iPhone.
iPhone is a great phone but for the quality of phone I think it's a crappy camera; yesterday in a fit to spend $1.99 I bought a new feature for my iPhone called Hipstamatic, which by the way reminds of the Shel Silverstein poem I Cannot Go To School Today, about Little Peggay Ann McKay who in one line says, " might be instamatic flu".
Anyway back to the camera story.
Then I grabbed Justin and our friend Kelly from down the street and asked if I could take pics.
I think they came out pretty good, what do you think?

OK so not as super great as I thought but I do like them! A bunch!
I'll probably buy some sort of add on pack the next time itunes starts calling my name, I swear that company is gonna 99 cent me to death- lol!
Happy day!


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