Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lonely Friday turns delightful & thought provoking


Okay, so what - I'm a huge dork!  I'm in my penguin onesie (yes, you read that right!), cleaning my apartment, and watching the first season of Friends again, to go through the series start to finish...again.

I admit it - I'm a dork.  But I could not picture a more pleasant and fun Friday night!  :)  Plus, not only was the last episode I watched hilarious - it was thought provoking for me too!  I feel like you have to see it to understand, and maybe it's just where I'm at in life.

I love the scene where Chandler fumbles before & while he is asking Aurora out.  I love when Rachel cleans for the first time (and is suuuper proud!).  I love Chandler's decision about his "relationship" with Aurora.  I love Monica's "slight" OCD, and her realization of it.  I love when Joey meets his agent, Estelle Leonard.  And Joey as Al Pacino's "butt-double."

..But most of all, I love the very last scene when the friends (minus Monica who's already in bed) are singing and dancing, being silly & just simply being friends.  I love it.

Okay, now I'm getting sappy.  One more episode, then bed for me!  :)

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Look how cute Joey is, "acting" with his butt.  Haha!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Upward & Outward

I truly appreciate my church.  Ada Bible Church has helped me throughout the years with so many things, the list is endless.  This is today's daily email.  

I am loving these daily emails to keep my heart and soul in the right place throughout the day.  Maybe it's just me, but these emails have been super helpful to remind me that I serve God, and God alone.  

I do not serve my supervisor at work, not my friends/family/boyfriend.  Certainly, I do not (or should not) serve myself.  I need to serve God first and foremost, and then look outward to those around me.  #upward&outward

Day 4 | Philippians 2.1-11 | The Self-Emptying of Christ

We hold tightly to our identity, our prestige, our pride, and our stuff. But God doesn't. Today, read Philippians 2.1-11, which is known as the Kenosis passage (the "emptying" of God). Jesus opens his hands wide and gives himself freely, first to the Father, and then to us.

Notice what Paul says: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness" (Philippians 2.5-7, NIV1984). 

Today, go to your time of prayer and open your hands wide to the sky in a symbolic act asking God to make you more like him. Choose to give up your agenda, and instead choose God's. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Conviction to be gracious & generous.

This was the daily email from my church that came into my inbox in the wee hours this morning, while I have been at work.  I love how God is able to use my spare moments between taking calls of abuse and neglect, and my personal stressors, and is able to turn it around to convict me to be generous amid life's trials and tribulations!  My God is so cool.  :)

I also love that Joseph is quoted stating that God sent him to Egypt for his purpose of saving lives, when really it was Joseph's brothers who were sick of him, and sold Joseph into slavery.  What a neat concept and paradigm shift on Joseph's part.  This really makes me want to see "Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat."  I've never seen it, but it sounds so cool right about now!

(Until next time) 
Adios mi amigos.  
Te quiero siempre y para siempre.  
Besos y abrazos (=XOXO).