my supposed marriage age

I guess we’ll see one day how credible this really is. Interesting.

[x] I know how to make a pot of coffee.
[] I keep track of dates using a calendar.
[] I own more than one credit card.
[] I know how to change the oil in a car.
[x] I do my own laundry.
[] I vote every election.
[x] I can cook for myself.
[] I think politics are exciting.
[] I balance my checkbook.
[] My parents have better things to say than my friends.

total: 3

[] I show up for school/college/work every day.
[x] I always carry a pen in my pocket/purse.
[] I’ve never gotten a detention.
[x] I have never smoked a cigarette.
[x] I have never gotten completely trashed.
[] I have forgotten my own birthday at least once.
[x] I like to take walks by myself.
[] I’ve watched talk shows.
[x] I know what ‘credibility’ means without looking it up.
[] I drink coffee at least once a week.

total: 5

[x] I know how to do the dishes.
[x] I can count to 10 in another language.
[x] When I say I’m going to do something I do it.
[x] My parents trust me…for the most part
[x] I can mow the lawn.
[x] I can make adults laugh without being stupid.
[] I remember to water the plants.
[] I study when I have to.
[] I pay attention at school/college.
[x] I remember to feed my pets.

total: 7

[x] I can spell ‘experience’ without looking it up
[] I work out on a regular basis.
[x] I clean up my own mess.
[x] The people at Starbucks know me by name.

total: 3

[] my favorite kind of food is take out.
[] The first thing I do when I wake up is get caffeine.
[] I can’t go to the store without getting something I don’t need.
[] I understand political jokes the first time they are said.
[x] I can type quickly…Sort of

total: 1

[] I have realized that the weather forecast changes every hour.
[] My only friends are from my place of employment.
[] I have been to a Tupperware party.
[] I have realized that no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job.
[x] I have more bills than I can pay.
[] Some of my friends are older than I am…most of them are :)
[x] I can say no to staying out all night.
[x] I use the internet every day.
[] My wardrobe hasn’t changed in a while.
[x] I can read a book and actually finish it.

total: 4

Complete Total: 23

Something tells me this thing is wrong . . .

Words of Praise

. the Lord sustains me .
. the Lord hears when i call to Him .
. You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety .
. my shield is with God .
. i will sing to the Lord .
. preserve me .
. i have no good besides You .
. my heritage is beautiful to me .
. i have set the Lord continually before me .
. my flesh will dwell securely .
. You will make known to me the path of life .
. Your right hand upholds me .
. my feet have not slipped .
. i shall not want .
. He restores my soul .
. my cup overflows .
. teach me Your paths .
. wait for the Lord .
. You have ransomed me .
. my times are in Your hand .
. stand in awe of Him .
. He answered me .
. the Lord is near to the brokenhearted .
. delight yourself in the Lord .
. He will do it .
. wait patiently for Him .
. You will answer .
. my hope is in You .
. He set my feet upon a rock .
. there is none to compare with You .
. i shall yet praise Him .
. cease striving and know that I am God .
. He will sustain you .
. pour out your heart before Him .
. God makes a home for the lonely .
. let God be magnified .
. You are my confidence from my youth .
. besides You i desire nothing on earth .
. God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever .
. You have prepared the light and the sun .
. what god is great like our God .
. o God, do not be still .
. no good thing does He withhold .
. You alone are God .
. Your thoughts are very deep .
. Your consolations delight my soul .
. it is He who has made us .
. as for me, i shall be glad in the Lord .
. He guided them to their desired haven .
. the Lord preserves the simple .
. take refuge in the Lord .
. revive me in Your ways .
. the Lord is my portion .
. i wait for Your word .
. You know it all .
. know my anxious thoughts .
. lead me in the everlasting way .
. You knew my path .
. You are my God .
. the Lord is good to all .
. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing .

wow. read the psalms. amazing.

Define Waiting . . .

A friend of mine recently wrote a post entitled Actively Waiting. It may seem contradictory, but I came across something I read a while back that I had written down. It’s from Not By Chance, a book by Layton Talbert that I read last year for doctrines and pretty much fell in love with.

What, then, do we do during times of seeming delay? The biblical answer is “wait” – specifically, wait on the Lord. But waiting is not “doing nothing.” Waiting on the Lord “is a definitive spiritual exercise that focuses your attention, submits your spirit, and teaches your soul to delight beyond the immediate problems, the painful circumstances, and gently eases you into the presence of the Lord.” An additional skill honed by delay is learning contentment in the midst of our present circumstances – not seeking escape from them. Like Paul (Philippians 4:12), we learn contentment not by finally getting what we want but by adjusting our longings to match our God-ordained situation. Our assignment during delays is . . . to be both content and diligent while actively waiting on Him for His perfect purposes and His perfect timing.

Another interesting quote by C.S. Lewis which may stimulate some thought . . .

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.

Sometimes I’m ashamed at how much I distrust my Savior. It’s unbelievable. And actually pretty disappointing.

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This is pretty sweet. Sometimes I just love technology. I can now update my blog from my computer any time even though my site is blocked at school. This makes me pretty happy.

I just downloaded Firefox 2.0 and it has this add-ons site that you can go to and add-on this thing called performancing. It lets you update your blog without having to go to it. You can even add several blogs if you have a few. Pretty sweet.

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A Day in NYC

I am sitting in the Hampton Inn located in New Jersey about an hour from Manhattan (NYC). Maybe less than that. And today I went to the Whitney Museum (although I didn’t tour it . . . long story). I also went to see the St. John’s Bible at the Museum of Biblical Art which was amazing. Calligraphy and illumination the whole way throughout. Crazy intense consistency in the letters.

I spent a while in Times Square as well. Took some fun pictures and visited the HUGE cube Apple store. I was in heaven on earth.

We went to the Society of Illustrators which was kinda disappointing because we didn’t get to go upstairs and see the Rockwell’s they had. But tomorrow is looking promising because we’re going to . . . MoMA!!!!! I can’t wait!

And all day Saturday is the Met. Too exciting.

Maybe I should explain why I didn’t tour Whitney. It’s because we were told it would be $5 for admission and then when we got there it was $15. Not to mention we were going to the Society of Illustrators in 30 minutes, so I thought it was pointless to pay $15 to rush through in 30 minutes. So we just walked back to the Frick Museum and waited there and people-watched.

Like I said, I got some cool pictures, but it will be a while before I can get those posted because I left my cord in the Vintage office. Oh well.