Monday, November 17, 2008

My Favorite Blogs

Ok well I've just come to accept the fact that I am not a blogger. I pretty much stink at it and I think I'll just have to revert back to my original reason for creating this blog: to read other peoples blogs. Therefore I will stress no longer over having nothing good to write about and constantly staring at this screen feeling guilty about not posting anything worth reading.

However, even though I am not good at blogging I happen to know some people who are and I am going to use this opportunity to give a little shout out to a few blogs that I love reading on a regular basis.

First up is a blog that I just recently found through Mrs. Jennifer's blog, it's called Stuff Christians Like. I've spent hours reading through all of this guys posts. They're all pretty funny and they usually end up having a good point and are definitely worth reading. One of my favorites is Refusing To Let People Borrow Your Pen in Church.

The next blog I want to mention is Mrs. Jennifer's blog, Life With the Stanfords. Even if you don't know the Stanfords I think you would still enjoy reading this blog because Mrs. Jennifer is a really great writer and her blogs are usually light hearted and full of humor. She also has another blog on blogspot called Exceeding, Abundantly. This blog is more ummm spiritual... cliche, I know, but I can't think of how else to quickly describe it... and hey, we've already decided I'm not a great writer right? Anyway go check out both blogs and I can guarantee you'll be blessed by reading them.

One other blog I'd like to tell you about is Day By Day, a blog by one of my dearest friends, Lydia. She posted a blog recently entitled "Girls..." which I would encourage all girls, young or old, (and ofcourse guys are always welcome) to read. It's about modesty and how modesty means more than not wearing bikinis or really tight clothes but it's about how you act and stuff. Please go read it and then tell your friends to read it. It really is eye opening and thought provoking.

The last blog for today is a blog by another dear sister of mine, Abundant Grace by Naomi (Lydia's sister). Her first post entitled "It Covers Me" is my personal favorite as she shares her struggles with feeling like a failure because of sin and yet that being the very place God wants us to be, that place where we face the reality that we're helpless without Him.

ok well these are just a few of the blogs that I follow. If you know of any good blogs please post a comment and let me know! Have a blessed afternoon!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Unashamed Love

Good afternoon fellow bloggers!
Well I am posting this because the blog police (mrs. jennifer) told me I needed to post something new lol. I'd love to be more faithful with my blog posting but so many things seem to get in the way... lately my life has been so crazy busy that I'm lucky to have enough time to just sit down at the computer long enough to check my email and facebook every day. But then when I do have time to post something I can't ever come up with anything I feel is worth writing about.... or worth you taking the time to read...
Ok well excuses aside here I am, once again, staring at the computer screen, trying to think of something worthwhile to write about.... and I'm coming up with nothing....

*10 min later*

still nothing....
ok well for the sake of writing something I guess I'll post the lyrics to a song we sang last night that's one of my most favorite songs ever. It's called "Unashamed Love". The lyrics are simple but they've come to mean so much to me.

You're calling me to lay aside the worries of my day
To quiet down my busy mind and find a hiding place

Worthy, Worthy

I open up my heart and let my spirit worship Yours
I open up my mouth and let a song of praise come forth
Worthy, You are worthy

Of a child-like faith
And of my honest praise
And of my unashamed love
Of a holy life
And of my sacrifice
And of my unashamed love

To me it's the perfect song to sing on a Wednesday night because it starts with calling me to forget all the business of my week. All the deadlines and meetings and places I need to go and things I need to do... All the stuff that I get so caught up in as the week goes on. It's telling me to forget those things, to lay them aside so I can focus on God. On the things that really matter. And then once we can lay down all the things that usually clog up our brains and our hearts we are able to worship Him. To truly worship Him. To have that child like faith and give Him our honest praise... because that's what God wants.

Ok well I just wanted to share that song with y'all.
I have to go now because I need to shower and stuff before I head off to dance. I hope you all have a blessed afternoon!