Friday, December 30, 2005

You know, in the several years I was active on this particular blog, I never received one comment. Then, I move over to xanga for a bit, and I get two comments in one month! I had thought of something pithy to say, but now I can't remember. It's probably just as well.

Not that the commenting matters to me . . . this is a heart rendering exercise, not a entertainment center . . . but still, sometimes it's nice to have banter. Or at least to have one's thoughts affirmed by another!

It's also hard to maintain dual journals -- one offline and one online. I dislike being redundant, and I often feel disloyal if I put something meaningful here, that maybe should have gone into my written journal. I don't know whether or not that's valid, but I deal with it nonetheless. Especially now, knowing that God has specifically instructed me to be faithful in journaling! And even so, I'm not the most faithful! I skipped nearly one week! The unfortunate part is that when I slip and slide in those quiet, private moments with God, I'm usually slipping in my observable walk as well. Or, at least, in my own observance. There's a definite parallel to a lack of quiet time / journaling and straying from a path of obedience. Knowing that, then, one would think I wouldn't DARE skip a quiet time; but pride is a bigger foe than I give credit to.

Okay -- this becomes my sacrifice of praise. When I spend time with God -- speaking, listening, worshipping & praising Him -- even though I don't feel like it. *Especially* when I don't feel like it! That's when my Jesus can really do some work with me!

Which still doesn't resolve my on/off line journaling question!


Thursday, December 01, 2005

The following 20 entries, between now and September, 2005, are entries copied from an old Xanga account, so that I could maintain posterity, and delete the Xanga account.

Currently ReadingClassic Crafts and Recipes Inspired by the Songs of ChristmasBy Martha Stewartsee related

The beasts are prowling anxiously at my feet this morning. They are very restless, for some reason, earlier than usual. They *know* I won't feed them until 7:30, yet still they yowl. Especially the baby-cat; he's been particularly wild this morning!

Cookie swap is Saturday! I'm going to make six dozen, and swap two -- give one away -- perhaps send one back with Jocelyn (this is a test to see if she's reading my Xanga) -- and give one to Todd, 'cuz they're his favorite Christmas cookies, Apricot Thumbprints. Did that make six? I don't think so, hmmm. Perhaps I'll send TWO back with Jocelyn (so she can share).
I finished up The Patriarchs study yesterday -- our final DVD session is on Sunday. I have so enjoyed every single week of this Bible study. I will miss it. And I will miss Beth Moore -- she's so quirky!

I need to start another study very soon, but I'm not sure which one. Anyone have any ideas? I'd like to do a semi-short one, because I'd like to lead another women's study when they start up at church again in January. I can do two at a time, but I prefer not to. So, help!

Time to get a cuppa going. I slept until 6:15 this morning!

Guten morgen!