miscellany monday

1.To a dark room

Two hours after walking through and listening to all sorts of scholars’ opinions, I finally entered a dark room to see some tiny writing. The Dead Sea Scrolls.  The whole exhibit transported me to a time where wine jugs were huge compared to our bottles, oral storytelling a lively norm, and the temple still stood. It was all oh so lovely, but oh, how I can’t wait to go see Israel someday!

2. 3 months

I started a reading plan that will take me through the Bible in three months. Intense? Yes! Already awesome? Yes! God is showing me new things every day and I’m learning to carve out more time in my day for Him. Because, it’s not about reading or making it through the plan…it’s about being intentional about loving and spending time with Him.

3. tried and true

I realized that when given a chance to eat delicious food at places I can’t go to often…I want a “tried and true” place. I really do like trying new places, but not at the expense of missing out on something that I already know I love!

4. i wanna dance with somebody

Speaking of liking what I know…I keep trying to like Pandora because then I can find some new music and expand my musical horizons within bounds–I’m ridiculously picky now about what I listen to and my iTunes is down to 1,983 songs from like oh I don’t know 5,000 probably at one point.  Anyway, I also LOVE the repeat button. So, I’m mostly a youtube girl. 🙂

5. wordpress girl

I also tried out blogger/blogspot this weekend since they had a bloggy name I liked, but alas, I went back to my tried and true wordpress because I do love it.  Though, during my little foray into the unknown, I did get a little creative and start making some fun updates on my sidebar.  I love creating and sooooooo wish I could take time to learn all things web creative related.

6. secret petition

One of the desires and secret petitions of my heart (Psalm 37:4) is that my man will have sweet skills like being able to make my blog pretty, having sweet editing software, be able to build me a deck, and oh so much more! I’d also be more than happy if he happened to have sweet toys…like a Nikon camera, an iPhone for me, and a trained horse (btw, I started laughing out loud AT MYSELF after I wrote down that last one…no idea where it came from, but seriously I would love to have a horse to ride). But really, those are just bonuses to his amazing personality and handsomeness. 🙂

7. beyond excited

Speaking of men and marriage, well, I am so beyond excited that two of my lovely interns just got engaged!! Not to mention that two others are getting married to each other this weekend (wish I could be there)!  Woot! Kind of crazy that out of a group of 8, 4 will be married soon and to people within the group!

8. birthdays

I realized the other day (aka yesterday) that I SO want an African birthday some day.  My birthday is December 18th so I missed it last year and will miss it this year as well.  Oh, and I think the month of December is absolutely fabulous.

9. creating experiences

Last week, I got to create a new experience for a little girly that I met at kids camp–love her so much.  After a lovely picnic where I found out she was allergic to bananas (uhhh–fail on the strawberry banana juicy juice), we went to get a floatie to head down a “river” (aka channel between two lakes).  She was SO cute and excited yet was totally not a fan of weeds or fish–a girl after my own heart!  I loved seeing her experience something new and step out of her comfort zone!

10. safe

My heart can get messy. My heart can feel and think all sorts of things that are put in that throw up your hands and go “I don’t know!” category.  Especially because there are parts of my story that can’t be told yet…that aren’t mine fully to share…that are still brewing for the day that God has prepared for them to be shared.  But, in the meantime, there are a few select people that hold my heart safely and let me share all of the messy.

oh, please do share a random musing or two of your own.

10 thoughts on “miscellany monday

    • way to go on reading every day! isn’t it amazing how “alive” the Word is and I am ever in awe of how I never tire of reading it!
      thanks for stopping by 🙂 and i’m heading to check out your blog now….!

  1. I totally agree you so can’t listen to your fav song just once LOL
    I just love your blog so cute and how awesome about being in Africa….
    Good Luck on reading the bible that quickly, you can totally do it….
    An African birthday in December would be nice :0)

    Summer :0)

    • thanks!! the blog is still a work in progress, but i love tweaking it!
      happy to see that you understand about the fave songs! i’m glad that i’m not the only one 🙂
      p.s. glad you stopped by and hope to get to “know” you better 🙂

  2. Visiting from the Miscellany Monday. I love your blog. Hope you don’t mind if I follow. I admire you for taking on the challenge of reading the Bible in 3 months. That’s terrific! I am currently using the One Year Bible. I have gotten a little off track, but I hope to be back on soon. It’s nice to have those few people with which to share our messes, isn’t it? Looking forward to reading your beautiful blog!

    • Thanks for stopping by and I would love for you to join in!! Way to keep going with the One Year Bible…I haven’t actually used one before, but I’ve heard good things 🙂 And yes! I am SO very thankful for having those people in my life! Heading over to check out your blog now… 🙂

  3. I haven’t heard of the 90 day reading plan and would love to know where you found it. I am working on spending more time with God each day; I know the benefits would be amazing! I’ve only been reading your blog for a week but am enjoying it so!

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