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Friday, November 1, 2013

What I learned in October...

that garage sales are good for meeting your neighbors, and little else.

toasting my buns on the seat warmers while my son braves the cold to pump my gas is the cat's meow, the bees knees, the greatest thing since sliced bread! (i hate being cold)

i realized that i sing the same song every time i get in the shower. is that weird? not that i sing in the shower. that's totally not weird. in fact if you don't you should. there are great acoustics in there. i'm just wondering if it's odd that i sing the exact same song every time? here's a bit of the tune: 
" i wish i could crash like the waves and turn like the autumn leaves in effort to praise you... but i'm such a limited creature... but i know that i must try." 
i've  decided that worshiping in the shower is like a baptism. it's washing away yesterday's filth and beginning today all kinds of clean.

that strategy boardgames like settlers of catan or ticket to ride and i are not friends. at all. they are stupid. and i shouldn't attempt to play them. ever.  

that juicy fruit gum will kill gophers (thanks for the tip, christina), which is good news cause this guy was fired after being caught sleeping on the job! 
i neeeeeeed to date my husband regularly.  he is handsome and funny and he likes to just be with me (he's also doesn't hog the salted caramel crunch cake we're sharing).  i need to intentionally hit the pause button on life for him more often.

that this pumpkin spice chai latte  is easier to swallow than dave ramsey's financial peace university, and that my husband and i can discuss our finances and create a new budget together without arguing... once anyways.  can i get a "hallelujah!" (it might have helped that michael made me this delicious beverage to gulp while we examined the dollars and cents)

i learned to give myself permission to say no even after i'd said yes. even when i really wanted to say yes, but no was the better answer.

one week during small group this came up in discussion "some people want Jesus as their Savior, but don't want Him as their Lord."   early on this was true of me. i was grateful that He saved me from the pit i was in, and relieved that my eternity was secure in Him, but honestly i had no intentions of letting Him be GOD of my life. 
but He did. 
i can look back and see a million ways He has made me relinquish control of my life and depend on Him.  it's been painful.  but lately i find that His Lordship of my life is beginning to exceed my own;  i'm getting it through my very thick skull that He has to be Lord, and that no matter how cotton-picking-hard i try, i'm just not made to be.

What song(s) do you sing in the shower?

 Live in Peace,


Linda Z said...

This post makes me smile! :)

I hate being cold, too.

I need to sing in the shower... don't remember the last time I did that. I'll bet your voice echoes beautifully with those words! :)

SHINE said...

what songs DON'T I sing in the shower is more like it???
I also sing in the kids LOVE that...and by love, I mean...they are totally embarrassed

I play christian contemporary music on Pandora while I shower
I am officially an old woman/Jesus freak
oh well
I like it

missed you!

christina said...

oh it worked!!! so glad to hear!!!!

very sweet about your hubs...i need to spend more time with mine too...i really like him :)

Kelli said...

Such a fun post.

How did our moms live without seat warmers?? I love getting into the car when it is cold and turning on the seat warmers.

I love the last picture!

Tegan Aubrie | Twelve13 said...

Sooo with you about the cold.

What is this crunch cake you speak of?

We're getting ready to start a Ramsey book... after one last shopping spree...