Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What's Up With Me?


I've been listening to songs
And having fun.
Catching up on the news
And music, too.
Playing guitar
Studying French
Reading the Bible
What have I missed?
Um, been doing chores
What else is life for? ;)
Playing iTunes for a half an hour
Feeling refreshed
Singing louder
Writing some poems
And too many songs
Reading on Kindle
Reading some blogs
Listened to a song
On YouTube with Mom
Laughed and giggled
Got the jitters
Typing out e-mails
To all my friends
Oh my
Will the fun never end?
Yes, so it will....
When the timer runs out
That's when it will
Then I will go back to the real world
And play with the kids
And play guitar
And read a book
And listen to iTunes for another half-hour...

Roses Are Red

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Ever dreamed something so hard, you felt it was going to happen someday?
Ever thought something was going to end like you expected, but didn't (and, when you think of the way you thought it would, it sounds better)?

I've been having those moments. I'm learning French so I can go on a mission trip to Haiti. 
I'm excited, but I wonder if my French won't be as fluent as it should be and I'll be at a total loss! Doubt issues, huh?

Then, another event happened (quite recently, actually) and I had to stop and think about it for a moment. When I thought about the two ways it could have happened (the way it did and the way I thought it would), I thought, "Whoa, it's a good thing God made it happen that way! My way would've been a total disaster!"

Huge disaster, nothing less! Isn't it great that we have a God Who makes things work?

And mistakes, misjudgements, and all are unavoidable. 
This morning, I had a French lesson and I forgot three words from my flash cards, left out words in more than one sentence (and occasionally added a few, too!), and struggled on some sentences.
But my teacher (who is amazing!) simply told me, "French is not an easy language, but it's a beautiful language."
She said this in English, then French...and I felt better.

Some things don't work out the way I think they should. But it's sometimes better that way!
Life isn't easy, but it's beautiful. 

Isn't that a nice thought?

"Blue Dot"

This flower is what our family calls a "blue dot."
The correct name for this tiny flower, however, is "Speedwell."