Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seven Word Status

This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Okay, that's like eight words or something. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Irony Depicted

Looks like someone is late for class.

First the ship.  Then their van.  What's next?

Location is everything!

Now that's hilarious!

Now how many would-be jumpers do they expect to save with this?

Does that include the bucket?


And how's that workin' for ya?

Maybe the can is empty?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dream: Break Up

Last night, I had a dream that I was in a relationship with a man who looked a heck of a lot like Neil Patrick Harris.  This is the second time I can remember having a dream about being in a serious relationship with a gay man. Check out the first time.

Anyway, in my dream, we were so close, practically inseparable.  We held hands all the time and made each other smile.  You know, all the sweet things that couples do when they're falling in love.

I don't remember much else about our time together...except the end.  I don't know how, but I learned that this man had a wife and two kids.  I have no idea how I didn't know this before.  But I was truly hurt that this man led me to believe that we had a future together.  What's more, I was an accessory to him stepping out on his wife...something I would NEVER do in my waking hours!

Not knowing what to say, I reacted by immediately removing my hand from his loving grasp.  He looked surprised and softly said, "Hey, this doesn't change anything between us."  I looked him straight in the eyes and said, "It just did."  Then I walked away.

Remember, it was just a dream.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. HAPPY EASTER!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Philippians 2:6-11

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pastor's Business Card

A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a business card and wrote 'Revelation :20' on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, 'Genesis 3:10'.

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock.' Genesis 3:10 reads, 'I heard your voice in the garden and I as afraid for I was naked.'

A cheerful heart is good medicine. --Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Prayers for Jeff

Jeff called me tonight. He's having a bad day...though he might argue that he's having a bad life...and needed an encouraging word or two.

I don't know if I had enough of them.

This is when my shoulders fall and my face looks upward as I sigh. Praying for healing for the boy.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A New View

I changed the background on my PC today.

For a couple of months now, I've been looking at this beautiful picture of yellow daisies every time I look at my PC.
I love this picture!
I mean, it's not very often that you have a picture of the back of a flower. I love the simplicity of daisies and the soft, warm colors of this picture. And with winter hanging on just a little longer than I like, I needed the reminder that spring was on its way.

But today (and for the next couple of weeks), I have a picture of flowers and Easter eggs.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pretty Toes

Tomorrow is the first day of the year that I'm wearing sandals. I already know this. Because today is the first day since last summer or early fall that I've painted my toe nails. They're dark pink and all ready to be shown off to the world... well, at least the people that I'll bump into tomorrow. My toes are all excited! Happy spring!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Romans 8:8-11

Brothers and sisters: Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit dwelling in you.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Have you ever noticed that when you put the words "The" and "IRS" together, it spells "THEIRS"?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meet Butler University's Men's Basketball Coach

Okay, know that I copied this word for word from Wikipedia. And we all know that Wikipedia is created 'by the people'. So, there could in fact be errors in this bio. Still, I found it interesting and inspiring.

Brad Stevens (born October 22, 1976 [making him nearly six years younger than me! I feel like such a slacker.]) is an American college basketball coach. He is currently the head men's basketball coach at Butler University. He grew up in Zionsville, Indiana, where he starred on the Zionsville Community High School basketball team, setting four school records. After high school, he attended DePauw University, where he played basketball and earned a degree in economics. He made the all-conference team multiple times and was a three-time Academic All-America nominee. Stevens joined the Butler basketball program as a volunteer prior to the 2000–01 season after quitting his job at Eli Lilly and Company. He was promoted to a full-time assistant coaching position for the 2001–02 season. On April 4, 2007, he became the head coach after Todd Lickliter left to coach the Iowa Hawkeyes. In his first year, Stevens led Butler to 30 wins, becoming the third-youngest head coach in NCAA Division I history to have a 30-win season. In 2010, his third year as head coach, Stevens broke the NCAA record for most wins in a coach's first three years, exceeding the previous record by eight. The 2009–10 team finished undefeated in conference play, becoming the first Horizon League team to do so. In the postseason, Stevens coached Butler to the first Final Four in school history [and then did it two years in a row]. At 33 years old, Stevens became the second-youngest head coach to make a NCAA National Championship game, losing 61-59 to Duke. Shortly after the season ended, he signed a contract extension with Butler through the 2021–22 season. With the 2010–11 team making the Final Four, Stevens became the youngest coach to go to two Final Fours. Stevens will coach the Bulldogs in their second consecutive national championship game on April 4, 2011. Stevens is known for a calm, focused coaching style [remind you of anyone, maybe Tony Dungy?]. He spends a lot of time analyzing opponents using statistical analysis, adding new wrinkles to his team's play each game. He puts a strong emphasis on defensive and team oriented basketball. Butler's success against teams with superior athletes has been attributed to Stevens' coaching style and calm demeanor. Stevens has twice been named the Horizon League Coach of the Year and won's Hugh Durham Award mid-season honors in January 2009. He has also been both a Hugh Durham Award and Jim Phelan Award finalist all three years of his career. He is married with two young children.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ephesians 5:8-14

Brothers and sisters: You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore, it says: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”