Be My Everything

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This song has been on my mind lately so I though I would share it.  

 

GOD IN MY LIVING
THERE IN MY BREATHING
GOD IN MY WAKING
GOD IN MY SLEEPING

 

GOD IN MY RESTING
THERE IN MY WORKING
GOD IN MY THINKING
GOD IN MY SPEAKING

 

BE MY EVERYTHING
BE MY EVERYTHING
BE MY EVERYTHING
BE MY EVERYTHING

 

GOD IN MY HOPING
THERE IN MY DREAMING
GOD IN MY WATCHING
GOD IN MY WAITING

 

GOD IN MY LAUGHING
THERE IN MY WEEPING
GOD IN MY HURTING
GOD IN MY HEALING


Metamorphosis

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Metamorphosis: a complete change in form, character or appearance.

It has been over a year since I have been in the blog world and much has changed. I have been transformed in many ways and as I look back, I can’t help but give complete credit to God.  His hand in my life has been evident in everything that I do.

I graduated University and was hired by a school almost immediately afterward. The community that I teach in is so supportive of me as a teacher and a person. I look back to when I started taking education classes and the uncertainty that I felt. I was so unsure about what I was doing, but continued with my classes because I felt that I had nothing better to do. I knew that I would finish my degrees and God would find a place for me to be. Thank you for being with me through my journey in school and bringing me to where I am today.

I have had the opportunity to go to Cancun and to Hawaii. I never would have thought that I would be able to travel to warm, tropical places with people that I love. My trip to Cancun was a graduation present to myself and I went with my very good friend. It was a time of relaxation and reconnection with God. I love being on a quiet beach, watching the waves and listening to God’s creation all around me. Hawaii was a trip this summer with my family. It was the first family vacation we have ever had that wasn’t camping or visiting family. We had a great time exploring the island and playing in the waves. We built some marvellous memories – it was a trip I will not forget.

As this year begins, I find myself looking back and seeing the great changes that have occurred in my life. I wonder what is going to come in the future. I am finding peace in my job. I am losing weight, eating better and am starting to actually like jogging. I am living in a duplex with my brother. I am buying a new car. I have a financial planner. I need to buy a new wardrobe and get rid of bags of clothes that don’t fit. I may get braces. I am excited for a new youth pastor. I am nervous for what is to come. I am anxious about the unknown. I am seeking the Lord and what He wants from me. I will stay calm and know that God is in control. He will bring me joy daily.

Romans 12:1-2        So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.   Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.

Well Hello Up There

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Potential Man #5

I had spent the evening studying at the library and it was late as I walked up the long, dimly lit hill to locate my vehicle which was parked under dense, dark, tree cover. I heard you breathing behind me but I did not turn around. My mind started to play tricks on me and I became terrified of what you might do when you came closer. Your shadow was getting larger as you neared and I held my breathe as you passed.

I gazed up at your face at the moment you were beside me to find a lovely smile. I let out my breathe. You were one on the tallest men I have ever seen! I must admit that I have a thing for guys that are larger in stature. I think this is because I want a man that will make me feel small and safe and I’m a lot of woman to handle.

Anyway, you walked away and I went home. Then I saw you the next morning!  Coincidence?  I think not!

from the mouths of children

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I babysat two sweet little girls today.

We had a full morning of playing Dora the explorer bingo, Dora the explorer checkers, doctor, restaurant, pirates, treasure hunt and Madagascar racing on the wii.

The conversations were priceless and here are two:

4yr old: You have a sparkle on your nose

Me: I sure do!

4yr old: does it go through your nose?

Me: yep.

4yr old: yuck. I don’t like it.

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5yr old: You know what?

Me: what?

5yr old: I just noticed something. Your boobs are way bigger than my mommy’s.

4yr old: and way bigger than daddy’s!

Bearded Fella

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You are a good potential man. My sister has high hopes of a bearded man in my future. In fact she even drew me a picture of my future lumberjack bearded man (maybe I’ll scan and post it later).

It was so nice that you noticed I was new and introduced yourself to me. We laughed about what the different versions of your name and how you are trying to get people call you by different names depending on your age.

I found myself thinking about our potential future and yes, I stalked you on facebook. Only to find you have a girlfriend!  My dream bubble of our potential future popped. Too bad.

Lip Ring Guy

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Potential Guy #3

James (aka Lip Ring Guy).

You were the class clown in all of my education classes last year.  Class was never boring as long as you came that day. You would mock Maggie and her sign language lessons and cause an uproar of laughter. The day where you and your buddies raced up and down the hallways in wheelchairs will be in my memory forever.

Now we are almost done and graduating together. It’s weird that we keep running into each other on our walks to and from school. You have always been super nice and I was surprised today when you asked me about going to church!  I guess you saw me at bible study last year. whoa

But the lip ring? It’s a huge metal ring on your bottom lip that you play with all the time. I grosses me out. Get rid of it and there might be a chance between us.

Guy in the Hat

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Potential Man #2

You are in my History of Rock and Roll class and I remember you from my History class 2 years ago.

You wear a ball cap everyday. This could be because of an insecurity of your possible receding hair line but I cannot tell because I’ve never seen you without a hat!   It’s okay if you don’t have any hair, you’re still a potential.  In class last week and this week we made eye contact several times. Next week you should sit closer.