The bus makes me happy on snowy days since I don’t have to drive. I like to think of it as my own chauffeur…who from time to time sees me running and leaves without me. #100happydays day 6
Last night we had our staff “After Christmas Party” complete with sugar cookies and everything. Of course we did the traditional white elephant gift exchange. I ended up with a Snuggie! I’m pretty pumped about this. The kids are already fighting over it.
All I want to do now is curl up with some tea and a book in this thing.
*note the typo on the package. “Hands Ferr”
The wisdom of this statement and this show still makes me smile.
Surprisingly, it can be the little things that have an outsized impact on our day-to-day happiness levels.
I have always loved OK Go’s amazing videos, but this one is by far the craziest thing I have ever seen!
This week (I am a few sermons behind) I listened to the first installment of “Sticks and Stones”
I furiously took notes in the back of a 15 passenger van on the way home from the Faceplant winter retreat with some students from our church.
Before I hit the big points, here are a few things that I think are worth pointing out.
- Anointed: Singled out by God for special favor and responsibility
- Every time God speaks, it isn’t just to make you feel good and tell you how wonderful you are. Sometimes He’s gotta tell you what’s out of order.
- Our afterthought is often God’s plan A
- With every fresh anointing, you still have the same activity.
Here are the four affirmations that Pastor Steven outlined for us…
- I am anointed to accomplish my assignment
- Just because I am not visible, doesn’t mean I’m not valuable
- I don’t need a better assignment to have a greater anointing
- I have nothing to prove, and only ONE to please
This is such a strong way to start off 2014 for me. I often struggle with the place I am in. I find myself wondering why God has me here. But the conviction that I am here because God has anointed me for this assignment really put me in my place. I might want some things in my life to hurry up or be different when really all this time He has been whispering to me "Enjoy this time while you have it. You won’t be in school forever. Your kids won’t always want a good night hug and kiss every night. You won’t always be in this financial place. So just do what I have asked you to do and let me do the rest."
"it is the things no one else sees that produce the results that everyone wants"- Craig Grochel
I have been thinking for a weeks about how to sum up the One Thing event in Kansas City that I went to with my family over new years. After serving at a very traditional church (which we care deeply for) for over a year, I didn’t realize how badly I missed being able to throw my arms up in worship and shout it out!
This was my favorite worship session with Jon Thurlow. This dude is ANOINTED!
This is such an awesome project! This really did bring tears to my eyes. How special.
1 month until valentine’s day which means 1 month and 1 day until i buy 75% clearance chocolate for myself at target