Thursday, June 30, 2011

Time Ticking Away

So much happens so quickly nowadays, it's hard to keep a hold on time and not letting it get wasted away...

Today is Leap Second Adjustment Time, one of the times that have been favored for the addition or subtraction of a second from our clock time to coordinate atomic and astronomical time. The determination to adjust is made by the International Earth Rotation Service of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, at Paris, France.

This brings to my mind thoughts of the value of time, of seconds.  We tend to think of time as so fixed and finite but in reality, maybe not so much?

"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 2 Peter 3:8 KJV

How do we then define time, how does one go about having the 'time of their lives'?  I don't think humanity really has a hold of what it is to begin with.  To me then, it's the quality of our moments on this earth that I define as time.

This is something that has been bouncing within my brain-quality versus quantity of time.  We are always looking for more time, we want to live longer lives but what's the use of having a mass quantity of years here if the quality of the time was pathetic?

Who lived a fuller life, a baby who dies in the hands of its mother in perfect peace, with love and immense joy...or an extremely old man, angry and alone, with no friends and loved ones?

I think we all search for more time because we secretly realize how much of time we have wasted so far and are scared to try and discover something worthy within ourselves to express our lives by.  Maybe we all have a fear that we have no depth or quality, so we'd rather keep delaying our finish line to see if we will ever discover something worth anything. The truth is that the only good thing inside, the only thing that gives us quality, is the Lord God almighty.  Jesus within each of us, His Holy Spirit, is the only part that really can add to this life anything of value.

Strange as it is, I started this on a run (shocker I know) after a friend wanted me to help them get back into running.  Everybody who wants to always tells me that they don't want to hold me back, but in reality they aren't, they add to me.

Yes, I can run pretty far compared to some people, but also when looking at others my miles seem slow and pathetic, just a warm up for multi-day runners.  What makes a run worth anything is the experience you have during.  My time with God the Father, or wonderful conversations with friends are what truly define a good run I think, not how hard I pushed myself...not how fast I ran...not how many calories I just burned...not how high is my heart rate...not how out of breath I am...& not how many people I passed along the way.

Like with dancing, I don't think it's about how well someone on step they were, but more how much of themselves they poured into it...this is what I love about art and dance honestly, seeing people expressed so openly.

This concept I then realized applies to me whether your talking about a physical run, spiritual run, or just the running of our lives.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things...

21. Walking the beach shore at dawn/dusk with the water hitting against my feet

22. Eskimo Kisses-the way noses gently touch before a kiss

23. The feeling after a good workout

24. Quilting with my mother

25. Wrapped up in a homemade quilt/blanket on a cold day

26.Porch Swings-relaxing, reading, or cuddling

27. Rockithing on to music, dancing like a dork when nobodys watching

28. Singing silly songs with my sister Christina over Heytell app on our iphones (thank you Terren lol)

29. lift hugs

30. Piggyback rides, or being able to run & leap on someone at random without fear of killing them

31. Hugging a cup of hot herbal tea warming my hands with the steam hitting against my face

32. Expressing myself through writting either by hand written letters, stories, or a blog

33. Photo booth pictures & just taking goofy pictures with friends in general

34. Sitting outside coffee shops drinking coffee with friends, just talking

35. Creek, lakes, rivers & the sound of the water

36. laying barefoot in the soft grass

37. my cat going spastic around the house at random moments

running man dance
38. Dancing the running man

39. cross necklaces and pearls

40. Painting/drawing

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Be Joyous

So my best friend Chelsi started this 100 things that bring her joy-picture list thing, & my sister Elena started one also.  Seeing both of theirs I wondered what I would put on my own.  So here part of it is!

1. God the Father

2. Jesus Christ my Savior

3. Holy Spirit who guides me

4. God's Word, the Holy Bible

5. Psalm 139

6. running in nature with God

7. Childhood forever friends-Marie Jernigan

8. hanging out with best friends, people who accept you for who you are

 9. Hikes or Nature walks (esp with my Chelsibabe)

10. Being with my sisters

11. accidentally falling asleep on the couch with my mom

12. veggies/ fresh produce

13. Salads

13. Salads

14. growing things

15. going to the theater/orchestra

16. musieums, especially art

17. Ballets

18. the night sky/star-gazing

19. Sunrises & Sunsets, whether outside running or in my car.

20. Cat head rubs

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Proverbs Women

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31: 10-31 KJV

Approaching Noise by David Jon Kassan

I am the Proverbs women my mom believes me to be, and God calls me to be

Saturday, June 4, 2011

We are all Trees of His Light

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Galatians 5: 22-26 KJV

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5: 8-10 KJV

I bear the fruit of the Spirit, I shine His light. I don't lust or envy others-I cherish them. Every gift is from God, whether my own or anothers, and all benefit Him and His glorious name.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Trust the chastening of the LORD

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; 
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths. 
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil. 
It will be health to your flesh,[b]
And strength[c] to your bones...
...My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor detest His correction; 
For whom the LORD loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights. 
Proverbs 3:5-8,11-12

I trust the LORD with my whole heart, I have handed my life to Him. I am in His hands, and look forward to His corrections as it will draw me closer to Him

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Salvation through Him

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”[a](that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:8-10 NKJV

 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.  Therefore comfort one another with these words
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 NKJV

He is coming back for me, I am saved.
I confessed with my mouth & I believe in my heart...I am His.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Work in Progress

God's still working on me :)

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
Philippians 1:6 KJV