Thursday, April 2, 2009

I Have a Few Thoughts Here

I just have to show you these totally cute pictures. Lily ate one of my cupcake bites, and Anna finally found her thumb.

Ayn Rand - I still cannot find that silly book. I'm very frustrated about this. Here's the story. Last Friday we went to the AirFest. I packed up the diaper bag (just a backpack with diapers in it) with extra diapers, changes of clothes and Atlas Shrugged, thinking that maybe I'd get a moment to read. I haven't seen it since. I've cleaned out the van two times, once more thoroughly than the first time, I've scoured the house, I've looked in my parents' van. Did I drop it? How frustrating. Now I am really kicking myself for not buying the audio version when it was on sale for $4.95 at I could have listened to it while sewing Ella's dress, Sarah's dress and many other times. I may have to get an iPod. I did notice though, that if I sign up for Audible they'll let me have Atlas Shrugged for about $7.50 instead of nearly $50. I may do that if I can't find the book by this weekend.

I did read Playing For Pizza by John Grisham. I used to read all his books but he got redundant and I learned about as much as I could possibly handle about lawyers. Playing for Pizza is about football though and while interesting I found the writing style to be elementary. I think he wrote that book in a serious hurry; the plot is shallow. It was an easy read though; I finished it in about 36 hours, even amongst all the other tasks I had to do and sleeping twice. It was nice to finish a book fast like that. I can still read!!! WOOHOO. I was beginning to wonder.

Oswald Chambers. I'm not sure I like this bible study. I just don't get it. It's My Utmost For His Highest. Two days in a row I've just been shaking my head wondering what in the heck Mr. Chambers is talking about. It's an "updated" version for all us modern people. I wonder if I'd like the older version better.

Getting up. Day three. Two days in a row now I've almost stayed in bed but both days I've been very glad I got up. I like kissing Del on his way out the door and having time to leisurely write blog posts, read my bible and today I'm going to fold three loads of laundry. I like it so far.

Psalm and Proverbs. Whenever I start reading my bible on a regular basis, I am constantly wanting to quote extensively here. This morning I read a bunch of Psalms and Proverbs. I just can help it, I have to tell you my favorite parts.

Proverbs 17
9 - He who conceals an offense promotes love,
but he who harps on it can separate even close friends.
27, 28 - A knowledgeable person controls his tongue;
a discerning person controls his temper
Even a fool, if he stays silent, is thought wise;
he who keeps his mouth shut can pass for smart.

Have you read Psalm 139 lately?
Here's 1-6 but the whole chapter is worth memorizing.

Adonai, you have probed me, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I stand up,
you discern my inclinations from afar,
you scrutinize my daily activities.
You are so familiar with all my ways
that before I speak even a word,
you know all about it already.
You have hemmed me in both behind and in front
and laid your hand on me.
Such wonderful knowledge is beyond me,
far too high for me to reach.

From the Complete Jewish Bible.


Marie said...

Cute pictures! I'm sorry about losing the book! That really sucks! I got a few books from a few years ago and I think it's a great deal, well, the intro offer anyway. I have a few I never did listen to, so you got me thinking I should try it out while sewing.

BTW, I'm going to have lunch with a friend today and we're going to eat Korean food! How jealous are you? ;)

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

What beautiful babies!

Johanna said...

I have always LOVED the verse about being hemmed in my God. Such a powerful word picture, especially for the seamstress! :)

I wish Andrew would find his thumb. He sure could use a constant sucking companion that doesn't involve a certain part of my anatomy...

By the way, you are not the only one who cannot get into Chambers. I have tried and tried with that book since so many people consider it a must read each day. But for me it is a bit lofty in language. Since I generally read my Bible in the morning, I just cannot seem to wrap my head around each section. I find that by the time I get to the bottom of the page, I cannot really recall what the top of the page said. And the pages aren't very long! LOL. Maybe it is my "baby brain" in play, too. Who knows.