He is Risen

John 20

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. 8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.

Spring Reading Thing 2008

I have several books I didn’t finish in the Fall Reading Challenge, so those will appear again! But I’m also adding a few new ones, so I’ll start with them.

Faith Club, which I’ll be reading with a new group of Christian women in the area. I am looking forward to this – sounds very interesting and got some rave reviews!

74 Seaside Ave – the latest in the Cedar Cove series, and the only one I haven’t read!

Character Makeover. I read about this in Today’s Christian Woman magazine and ran out to get it. So far, it is very interesting – it definitely makes you reflect on your attitudes and behaviors.

Nice Girls Don’t Change the World

Three Cups of Tea

Eat, Pray, Love, because everybody’s reading it!

Home to Holly Springs


Holy Discontent

The Kite Runner

An ambitious list, methinks, but I have some travel coming up. I always get a lot of reading done on planes!

If you have any suggestions of must-reads, send them my way!

Catch Up

Ok, so I admit I really fell down on the job for the last reading challenge over at Katrina’s. Here is my list. Of these, I read:

Just Beyond the Clouds – I love sequels and I love Karen Kingsbury. Love her!

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out. I think I literally read this the day it came out. I am so disappointed that this is the last book in the series!

Peace Like a River. I did not have peace like a river while I was reading it. I forced myself to finish it but it was not really a story I enjoyed in any way.

The Time Traveler’s Wife, which I completely did not like. I think it can be summed up simply by something I read in the book club notes in the back – did you think of this book like a love story or a tragedy? Those who think it is a love story enjoyed it…I, on the other hand, saw it as a tragedy.

Back on Blossom Street. This was ok – for some reason, I think I liked the other books more.

And so, this then brings us to the new Spring Reading Thing! Stay tuned!

Long Gone

I can't remember when I last posted. Nothing terrific or exciting happening; nothing wildly disturbing either.

We are busy raising funds for this year's workcamp-this is the first year we've had to do this & man, it is A LOT of work! We raised about have of it in about 5 weeks, but we still need to raise another $5000 by mid-May. We're having a bake sale next week and then a dinner & silent auction the following week. I'm hoping that will be enough but we have some time if we need to do more.

So that's it, my stunning update for today!

Martian child

Let me admit up front that I wanted to see this movie primarily because I have a great love of John Cusack. It take a lot for me to actually settle down to watch a DVD; events of late made me so desirious of such an escape; and everything came together swimmingly.

As I prepared myself, I saw the true story of a martian child on the DVD and decided to watch before the start of the movie and was glad I did! I didn't know it was based on a true story and the story piqued my interest.

Overall, it was a good movie. I wish there was more character development, some deeper dialogue.

And frankly I am impressed I actually watched a movie in less than three months! I don't do that very often.

Ever Elusive

Let’s pretend you and I together, strolling through a building. I tell you for the duration of our walk, not to, in any circumstances think about blue. Within half a millisecond, you will realize the the carpet is blue and so is the banister. The skirt on the woman who passed by is blue. The letters on the signage are blue.

When told not to think of something, the mind immediately rebels. Seriously, try it.

I have forbidden my mind to think about sleep. And so it is a pervasive thought. I am not sleeping, have not been sleeping, cannot function. Cry each night at about 9:30 for sheer exhaustion. Cried tonight for sheer exhaustion and the fact that crabby neighbor’s son is apparently having a party that appeared to be just starting when I arrived home at 11. I cannot bear it. I cannot sleep under normal circumstances lately and now this.

Look into the light

Ok, seriously, they don't call my new phone a crackberry for nothing. I stare intently at it to see if the message light is flashing. I click even though it's not flashing because I can't believe it's not flashing-it SHOULD be flashing for goodness sakes!

On another note, I spent an hour & a half of my life in an online chat with my internet provider. That is certainly time I'll never get back and as usual, nothing was resolved. Grr. What's up with that?!?

Fly By

Why is it the weekend goes by so fast but the week days seem to drag on & on? I had a busy week at work, which was a pleasant change but also somewhat stressful. Today I had a meeting in the morning that was quite enlightening and then Mamacita, Michelle and I went on an expedition to find Mamacita a new puppy. She is not entirely sold on this idea but I think it will be the best thing for her…she needs a distraction, for sure. However, it was not to be today. Afterward, I came online to search some more. Now there is work I should be doing but I am procrastinating and googling people. I really need to get a life!