Sunday, May 25, 2008
THIS DOES NOT IN ANY WAY SURPASS THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT MY LORD... but is good fun indeed. I do not consider myself a hairy person. However, ever since the first strip of wax, I have wanted to wax my whole face... only there is no hair to wax
One thing i absolutely love is coming across the promises of God (for me) in the Bible. I have been going through the "T's" of the Old Testament. Ist and 2nd Thessaloniians, Ist and 2nd Timothy, and Titus. However, for some reason I read these books out of order. Tonight i read 2nd Timothy. Chapter 1 verse 12 says, "He is able to keep what i have committed to Him until that Day." I couldn't help but think back to 1st Timothy 6:20 where Paul writes, "O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust..." I thought back on the things God has blessed me with and whether or not i had fully committed them to Him. It's so amazing how if we surrender to God our life, and everything in it, He promises He will take care of it. The problem however, is that I think that if I don't get it done, it wont get done right. But it's God.
In chapter 3 of 2nd Timothy Paul speaks of the Last Days before Christ returns. "For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self -control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God." but at the end of these verses it says, " having a form of godliness but denying its power." The second i read that my heart sank. I realized that this is the world I am living in. A world that has a form of godliness but denies its power. It's like my generation knows there is something more to this life. May believe in a Creator, But doesn't want to serve Him. And because they don't care, they deny His power. It's like a person with you always, calling that person your friend, but never talking to Him, never listening to Him, never caring about Him.
In Hosea it says, " For she did not know that i gave her grain, new wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold. therefore I will return and take away My grain in its time, and My new wine in it's season... I will punish her for the days of Baals to which she burned incense... and went after her lovers;But Me she forgot... therefore behold I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness and speak comfort to her. i will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there as in the days of her youth... and it shall be in that day, that you will call Me 'My Husband' and no longer call me 'My Master', for I will take from her the names of the Baals. Sometimes I forget that my sufficiency is from Christ and from Him alone.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Andrew: So what's the deepest secret nobody knows? Allison: You have to read it to find out. Andrew: The deepest secret is... I don't know.
today was a lovely day with andrew james. Our day consisted of leading worship for a Jr. High Chapel at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. We then made our trek down to Big Belly Deli in Newport Beach, Bought our 6310 and roast-beef and cheddar, parked at a 7 eleven for drinks and sat on the tailgate of his truck to eat. At the moment we are looking for stencils to spray-paint the coffee table, and waiting for 4:00 to come so we can get the train-case. next on the agenda will be a 10 mile bike ride to the beach!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The designer of Kenneth Pool has a great eye for wedding dresses. He has truly captured what my ideal wedding dress would probably look like. All of these dresses are remarkably ... well, lets just say the phrase, "locked and loaded" came to mind. There is a sense peace and protection you get when you look at these dresses.
The picture of crazy last minute details comes to mind. When you realize you still haven't quite found the right dress. Reluctantly, you go to one more boutique,just to slip into a Kenneth Pool found among the bunch. It is there you take your first sigh of the engagement. All of a sudden you feel safe. A perfect calmness has come over you.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Last night I couldn't sleep for anything. I kept thinking about my wedding as if it were right around the corner. Today I watched "Father of the Bride", and I started to get nervous as the main character walked down the isle. So then I went online, and looked up more websites I could benefit from for my wedding. So for those actually getting married, check out: lelarose.com, fayeandgreer.blogspot.com, stylemepretty.com, and beauty.com
Monday, May 5, 2008
the following title is not one of " why would anyone want to leave?", but that of an I'm annoyed, i hate being a girl( emotional) kind of , "i want to be anywhere but here" question, almost statement. of course once you have arrived to "anywhere but here" you find yourself telling the Lord, " anywhere but there." everyone wants out of the situation there in.
Friday, May 2, 2008
This evening I had an intense craving for something sweet so I logged onto allrecipes.com and found an outstanding recipe for an apple crisp. This apple crisp was located under "Apple crisp III". If any of you are apple crisp lovers i would strongly recommend this concoction. i also added a few personal touches of vanilla extract, and brown sugar. one thing i have learned in my 20 year cooking career is that if you include the Lord in the process ( like anything else in life) it will come out better than you could have ever imagined. so don't forget to pray over your meal while cooking or in this case right before it went in the oven.