Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Thoughts at Christmas time

The time spent at home with my family and friends was wonderful, short but wonderful. I am back in Nashville enjoying an empty apartment. I love my roommates but I also love time alone sometimes.

On the way back from Kentucky last night I listened to Il Divo, my favorite guy group :) They have a Christmas album with my favorite Christmas song. O Holy Night has been a top song with me for years. The lyrics stand out to me every time I hear them.

"O holy night",it was truly a holy night. God had come to dwell among men. What an awesome thought to wrap your mind around! God was pleased to take on the form of his created creature.

Most people missed that holy night. Not many were privileged to see the infant God/man. For most of the world that night was unlike the one before or the one after. The world around Mary and Joseph had no idea what miraculous thing had been done within their hand's reach. God as an infant. God as us.

And many in our world miss the wonderful thing that happened on that long ago night. It was definitely a holy night, a divine night. The divine met humanity in the form of a baby.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas stuff

The roomies and I took advantage of a free photo shoot with the apartment complex. This is the great picture we just got back! We are three beautiful ladies. (At least I think so.)

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Where has the year gone? And I still don't have my shopping done...thanks to having the hardest-to-buy-for dad in the world. I'm serious, my dad is impossible to buy for. The man is not interested it most of the things stores have out of the male gender. And his hobbies are way too expensive to fund: airplane building and banjo playing.

My best friend called last night repeating these words, "I'm going to be 29." She said these words more than a couple of times. She is going through what I experienced three months ago, the realization that we are much older than it seems possible. Where did the 20-something years go? When did 30 become the next birthday for me? Time does pass quickly as you get older.

Us roomies had Christmas with each other last night. My roommates are wonderful, they got me things that I truly love. I've started a cross collection...yes, people who know me really well, you read that correctly. Collection is what I said. A cross was a gift from Krista. I've got two on the wall now. Sorda looks like I'm Catholic ;)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Passing on too soon

An friend from church has recently lost his father to a severe heart-attack this past Wednesday. The man was only 54 years of age. My dad is only 59...what if he suddenly left us from a heart-attack? What would my world be like? How would my mom handle going on without her spouse of almost 40 years?

When something like this happens, we are often stopped in our tracks and demanded to evaluate our life. Watching someone pass away, leaving five children and a wife behind is something hard to come to terms with. My heart goes out to my friend and his family.

I wonder why this happens, why a family is left to live without the father. What is God's plan for this family and the people affected? Only God knows. And that is where I have to leave it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Great lyric and Boots

On my way to work this morning, I heard the following lyric in a song: Maybe you could walk with me a while, maybe I could rest beneath your smile. (Dierks Bentley)

To rest beneath a smile, how do you do that? Can you think of a smile with which you feel safe and at rest? Do you have a friend or relative that can smile at you and melt the worry of the day away? I think that kind of smile is what makes your spouse special, your parents, your best friend.

I remember a boyfriend who had that kind of smile. His smile somehow made me feel at ease. I hope you have someone in your life that makes you feel that way. That their presence allows you to rest.

On to my cat. Boots had her shots today. All I can say is, Wow! That cat can meow. Boots meowed from the time she entered her carrier at home to the time I let her back out at home. The vet tells me she has Siamese in her...very talkative, good lungs. lol

But I still love her! She is my precious kitty. I used to make fun of people that were really attached to their pet. Now, I'm one of those crazy people.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Shopping is not my thing

Well, this time of year stretches my very short love of shopping. I've never had the love for shopping and browsing around that most females possess. I think it's my low interest in material things.

There is a hand-full of people in my life that are extremely hard to buy for and when you have my level of interest in shopping, that makes for tough gift finds. Anyway, I'll find the perfect gift before gift exchange.

It would help for people to give you ideas for their gift when you ask.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Hello one and all! It might actually be just one or none...I don't know who reads this thing because no one leaves comments. (That is a major hint in case you didn't catch it.)

A few days have passed since I posted anything. Sorry to anyone who checks my blog from day-to-day to find there is nothing new. Life seems to get in the way of the journaling/blogging/posting/writing thing. To be honest, there's not much to write about today.

The only thing I can think of that would be of any interest to others is that the cd has arrived of the Judson church choir! We recorded our Christmas music a month ago. I have anxiously awaited the release. I think it's exciting to be a part of a project like this. We are selling them at only $2 a cd. The main purpose for the cd is to hand them to visitors of the church and the live nativity story later this month.

A secret dream of mine is to record an album of my own, guess it's not a secret anymore. But, if you know me at all you already know that about me. Anyway, I enjoyed being a part of the choir recording session. It pacified that dream for a little while.

Off to work, ya'll. Duty awaits!