Friday, November 28, 2008

Flashbak Friday....

My flashback goes back to the Thanksgiving of 2002. My husband and I at the time had only been dating for a month and it was my first Thanksgiving break from college. I went to Lancaster Bible College and of course because I was going there my family all had insisted that I do the Thanksgiving devotional that year, So here is a picture that my husband got of me as I was scrolling through the Bible to find a good verse about being thankful. I don't remember what verse I chose or what my little devo was about, (besides being thankful, lol). I'm also sad to report that because the years have changed, my families priorities have also, there is no more big family devotional, nor is there anymore family prayer over the Thanksgiving dinner. But I do have to say that it is interesting to look back six years ago and see how much we have changed and to remember where we were and to see where we are today! I can only hope that my old family traditions will return one day, if not with my whole family, at least with the traditions that my husband and I will be able to form with our own family. There isn't much else to say about it, but it was nice to remember. Thanks for checking out my flashback! Join in here and check out other flashbacks!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Just wanted to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!! What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 24, 2008

its all gone (hopefully)

Today at 7am I checked into the hospital to have my cardiac ablation done. All went well and i'll be home in the morning.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sex God

So I know it took a little longer then what I wanted it to to get this review up for you all! I just finished the book Sex God by Rob Bell last week. I picked it up the week before, I had been wanting to read it for a while now, especially since I like Rob Bell. He has two books out right now, This one and His first book, Velvet Elvis. I have yet to read Velvet Elvis, but that's next on the list!!

The books title may throw some people off or may even scare/intimidate them. I know I was a little werided out by it at first. Rob Bell goes into exploring the connection between sexuality and spirituality. It's a very short short book, only about 200 pages, nine chapters. Rob Bell makes some interesting points on the human sexuality and its relation to our spirituality. It has defiantly raised some question for me and has caused me to look at sexualitly in a much different light! Not in a bad way, but in a way that the media doesn't. I honestly don't think I have ever though of it this way before. I highly recommend this book for any one, married, single, or dating. It could give you new light on how you view sexuality and how it could change you relationship not only with others but with God. You can find it in any book store or even on amazon. Some points he discussed I'm not sure if I really agree with, but it does make me think. And some points opened up my eyes. I think my favorite chapter was Angles and Animals. Rob Bell talks about some people don't control their sexuality and they let it lose as if they were wild animals and others try so hard to shove their sexuality deep inside them to hide it, avoid it to the point where they beome like angels who have no sexuality at all. He talks about how we are neither, we are humans who have sexuality and we need to have control over it but at the same time we cannot hide it, it is a part of who we are and it is how God made us.

It's a great book and if you ever have the time to ppik it up, I hope you do!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I don't really have anything to post about today. I watched a good movie though. Jane Austin's Book Club! Great movie! I recommend it! Also, I go home tomorrow, and Tim comes home Friday.

And I also just started reading Sex God by Rob Bell. I will have to tell you about it when I am done. Write my little review. (lol)

That's all. maybe I'll leave you all with a picture.

winston on halloween.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Treasures

So this is my first time joining in on this wonderful thing called Tuesday Treasures that is set up by Storing Up Treasures in Heaven. I have been following the blog for about a month now. I found her through Darren's Blog. I'm not really sure what exactly you are to post here so I will just post a picture of a great memory that my husband and I were able to create back in August! A wonderful short term missions trip to Africa!

Thanks for checking out my treasure!

Monday, November 10, 2008

oh bother.

So I've been up in NJ now for almost a week, (one week tomorrow!). Things have been good, I've been able to see people that I haven't seen in a while, and I also have had the pleasure of going to my FAVORITE sushi place just about everyday since I've been back. I know, a little excessive, but what can I say, they just don't have good sushi in MD.... (and it stinks!!!). I'll be here for another three days, then I will be heading back to MD to meet my wonderful husband when he comes home on Friday after being on travel for 17 days. I CANNOT WAIT FOR HIM TO COME HOME! (oh how I've missed him.)

We have a busy next few weeks coming upon us, and I am afraid that Christmas will quickly creep up on me!!! So in that, I have begun to shop for Christmas decorations! I am so exciting sine this will be our First Christmas in our first house!! and our third Christmas together! We really don't have much in the way of decorations, so we will have to buy some things this year, which is a little difficult as you all know as well! But I'm excited all the same! I am also anxious to begin shopping for gifts but I have no idea what anyone wants yet!! And I am also itching to get a new cell phone! I'm due for the new 2 year contract and I cannot wait since I have hated my current phone since I got it 2 years ago!! (it's an LG chocolate).

Well, lets see, I will have to keep you posted! Tim comes back on Friday!!! Then we have a wedding on Saturday, the Sunday we leave for Califorina!! Then we come back on the 20 November. Then on the 21st I will have all the pre-testing done, then possibly a doctor's appointment, then I Tim and I will have our pictures taken for our church diretory. Then we have the weekend free before Monday, the 24th, I have th procedure. Then Thursday, the 27th, is Thanksgiving!! See how the time will fly by so quickly!

Well, there's a small update for you, nothing big or exciting, but it is what it is. That's all for now. Good night all who read this!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

By George I Think She's Got It!

Ok, so check out that side bar of mine!! Even though I have not read a book, or have had some one show me... I think I am slowly figuring out this whole HTML thing! Look at the link I just posted to Darren's site,!! I'm so Happy I've figured that out!! YAY!! (ok that's enough of that, I was just so happy!)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Who woulda' thunk??

So, today was the sixth day that, once again, I've been without my husband. For yet again, he is on travel for work. He won't be back again for another 11 days. Yesterday was especially hard for me for some reason. Last night I about 7pm I went down stairs to put my dish in the sink and I just started crying. I just felt so alone. Now, I know it may seem ridiculous to some, but when you've just recently moved to a new state where you don't know anyone, and your still not working because you just can't seem to find a job, you find yourself by yourself 24/7. Alone. Now, this really isn't the point of my post. But I just wanted to share that. Anyway... (I guess I just had to vent since I have had barely any human contact.) Today I decided to try and not rot the day away with television. Today I decided to try and get myself out of the depressed state. I got some filing done. And Then this afternoon I decided to finish a book............. a book I started a few years ago!

Now, I've been reading it off and on again for the last 2 years I've had it. I never thought I would finish it, but every time I picked it up it was as if I never put it down. The reason I believe it took me so long to read it was because for me, it was a difficult read. The book is called Gaining; The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders. It really hit home for me. I totally related to that book and learned a little more about myself as a recovering Anorexic. Now, when I went to college I decided to major in counseling because I wanted to help others like myself. And through those classes I also learned about the disease/disorder. One of the things I learned about was the different views of recovery. There are basically two understandings on this: 1.) People with Eating disorders can FULLY recover, (meaning that they will never have the tendencies again). and 2.) People can recover, but it's not a full recover. I believe in that later. I believe that people can recover, however to believe in a full recovery seems a little difficult to me. You see, we are consistently surrounded by food. We cannot take ourselves away from the situation, fore example, how an alcoholic can chose to remove themselves away from alcohol.) And this I believe makes it more difficult for those reoccurring thoughts to be removed from the mind of someone with an eating disorder. (These are just my own beliefs/ideas from my own research. please, please, don't take this as if I don;t believe that people can recover and once again be "normal" around food, or have a healthy relationship with food again, I'm just saying that to me people can recover, but to call it a full recovery, I'm not sure about that. Please don't take this as a negative, please don't take me as a professional in the field, these are just my thoughts).

But Aimee Liu makes some very good points and has made some excellent research in the idea of what it's like for a person who is recovering from an eating disorder. It was strange to see how she spoke about some of the new habits that I have picked up on thorough my reovery, that could very well be the habits that I have replaced the disorded eating habits with. Some good, some not so good. But all in all, this is an excellent book, and if you or some one you know has "recovered" from an eating disorder this is a great read. I would not suggest it for those who are new to recovery or those who are still in the vital stages of recovery. Now I will leave you with a quote from the book, " Each of us must find our own path. We must dare to follow it even when others can't understand or don't approve. And we must each take our own sweet time to savor all that we gain we move outward, into and though the richness of life that awaits us" (Amiee Liu from the book, Gaining: the Truth about Life after Eating Disorders, pg. 260.)

Thank you, and once again......

Saturday, November 01, 2008

November 1st.

I guess November first ois now the official start of Christmas... there a radio station in Philly that has started the non-stop Christmas music....

"happy holidays.... " (?????)