Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Should Get An Award...

...for the worst blogger this week!!! I can't believe I haven't sat down to catch ya'll up!! And unfortunately, this will not be the moment that I do that...I've still got to pack for yet another trip (one that includes a stop at my parents house and the church I grew up in!!) and take a shower in the worst way. You know when your skin practically grows arms and legs cause it wants to run away from you...I feel THAT kind of gross. I will catch you up on the retreat from last weekend soon, along with some really cool stuff I've learned in Bible study this week, and some more ranting and raving (in a good way) about how much I love being a nanny to this little boy. (OH MY GOODNESS!!!! *big cheesy smile*) Since I've been gone...the short version...I have bought more decorating things for my room--most of which were completely unnecessary, spent other money on deals that really weren't that great, consumed waaaaaay too much Starbucks (which will be stopping per my bank statement from this month...frown), cleaned my room, messed it up again, watched some of my favorite girly movies (The Wedding Planner, You've Got Mail...oh, and caught up on DCC episodes that I missed the last 2 weekends), failed to do laundry for yet another week, fell more in love with my Jesus as I heard a very special woman in my life sing at a worship service last Tuesday, and took a million and one videos on my phone of my little nannying buddy because he is just THAT cute. As soon as I get to the store to get batteries, and FIND my camera cord to upload photos I will bore you with an albums worth of that little guy. :)

And I'll leave you with this for now...a new fav of mine...there are so many things I could comment on...but I'll save my thought for now and let you make your own. It may be Sunday before I'm back again...and then hopefully I'll be back on schedule for a few weeks so I can catch up on all of your lives as well!!! Til then...

Colossians 3:1-17

"1-2 So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.

3-4Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you'll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.

5-8And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That's a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God. It's because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger. It wasn't long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better. But you know better now, so make sure it's all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk.

9-11Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire. Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.

12-14So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

15-17Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way."



jennyhope said...

oh i have missed you and I love those verses. Glad for the update! So like Patty that works at lpm is moving near you? I know I am coming in November but not sure of my best friends lives in Franklin so I know its not too far. Oh how morgan needs to go to bed. you need to give me some nanny tips!! Much love girl!!

Lindsee said...

Have fun going out of town...yet again. The verse is amazing...what version is that?! Oh, I love the TRUTH!!!!

Have a wonderful time seeing your parents and visiting your old church. I love weekends like that!!!! :)


Alana said...

Enjoy your trip. There is nothing like going home.

Glad to hear you are enjoying your new job. Can't wait to see pictures and hear about your adventures!

Sharon said...

Don't feel bad about blogging. THis week has knocked me off my feet it has been so busy. And this weekend will be more like a week with all its activities-I may just have to take a weekend off in blogland.
Enjoy your traveling time and have fun!

Leigh said...

I needed to read this today, Colossians 3:1-17. ThX for the post. I look forward to seeing the pictures. I love the photo of you and your friends under friends. I need to do one of my friends like that. beautiful!

Marion said...

It's great to have you back! I missed you! Don't feel guilty about not blogging, blog when you can and enjoy it when you do!

Loved the verses, what version of the Bible is that? Beautiful!

Fran said...

Have a GREAT weekend friend. love, love, love the scripture.
We love ya!

Nikki said...

I hope that you have a great time in NC! Be safe driving over!
Thanks for those verses! I needed that..what translation was that? I may have to go cruise the bible section here at the store and try to figure it out!
While Im thinking about it...I won't be able to go on Tues..Sad Day!! I have to work! But I will talk to you later in the week!
Let me know how this weekend goes!!
Love ya a ton of orange tic tacs!!

BethAnne said...

Hope you have a great trip. Going home is the best! Cant wait to hear about everything when you get back!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yay for blogging together! I'm so excited and this will be so fun! i love catching up and hearing how God's working in your life!

will I get to see you at the retreat in november? Miss yoU!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Praying your trip home is wonderful!! There is nothing like waking up in my parent's house, smelling coffee my mommy makes. :) I'm almost 33 and I still love to go home!!!

I love this passage of scripture, but I especially love this translation of it. I'm going to pull out the Message to see if that's it!!

love you!

Jackie said...

I seriously love you and I would be SUCH good friends if we lived closer! You love so much that I love!! Hope you have a great trip home....that's always nice! Thanks for those verses....very timely- love them, love you....and go take that bath!

Bev Brandon said...

enjoy going home!...i just listened to six DVD's in my car on way to San Antonio---I kinda took a long shopping route---and thought of you as this guy talked about passion---what rules our heart? love your heart wrapped around Him! isaiah 44:20 - you are holding no lie in your right hand, you are holding the truth...hope it's a great weekend

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I love reading your blog. I am so glad things are going well.

Love those verses. Thanks for sharing them. What a good reminder.
Much love,

Sharon said...

A little something for you on my Sunday post!

Leigh Gray said...

yeah - you are back!!!! can't wait to be reading more!!


jennyhope said...

just wanted to say hey girl!!

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