I saw the meteor shower this evening. What an awesome testimony to God’s power and His wonderful creation! I understand that last night would have been the best night to watch it, but in about ten minutes I saw at least four meteors and possibly another out of the corner of my eye. Just looking at the stars is amazing and something I seldom stop to do now. I don’t know how people can look at such a spectacle and question intelligent design.
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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. —Reinhold Niebuhr
What an awesome prayer… I saw this on a “thinking of you” card several months ago and it has stuck with me. I finally looked it up and discovered that it can most likely be attributed to the theologian above, although it was popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous. I’m not one for memorizing prayers, but this is one that I have and God has brought it back to me time and time again.
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
I just love that quote. What an awesome reminder that God is in control! Even in our darkest moments, we can have faith that He has put us there. We need not worry over our circumstances but must focus on seizing the day. And that is an encouraging thought.
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. – C. S. Lewis
The whole idea of a blog is kind of odd… I mean, who really cares what is going on with me, or what I think about the latest legislation? Does anyone care? Should anyone care? Probably not.
I first started my blog back when I left my old job and related lifestyle (more on that some other time) and wanted to provide a method for people to keep up on what is happening in my life. Unfortunately, it’s hard to take time to write blog posts when I can’t find time to do stuff that earns me money or stuff that is required for college. However, I want to do better. If I find something interesting on the web I want to tell the world about it. If I read an interesting verse in the Bible I want to blog it. If something exciting, or neat, or frustrating happens in my life I want to share it with others. As I get more photos of Riley (my cat) or my family I will post those, too.
I have been reprimanded for dropping off the face of the earth… The fact is, I miss my old life. The fact is, if I could undo what I did I just might do it. The fact is, my decision was not a mistake, as God has proven to me time and time again (I’ll share more about that later as well). The fact is, making any decision other than the one that I made would have been a mistake. So, where does that leave me? Still right here trying to piece together a life after the library; trying to retain friendships that were formed while I was at the library; trying to move ahead without leaving that all behind.
Have you ever felt too comfortable with your life? I knew that if I didn’t exit soon I could be stuck forever. Sometimes it seemed like I had grown up at the library. Like it was my second home. Now when I go back it feels odd… Like walking into a place that used to be familiar but is familiar no longer. The same friendly people are there, but it’s not the same. It never will be.
I know that most people won’t care about most of what I post on my blog, but perhaps each thing that I write will be meaningful to some person in some way. That is my prayer. Thanks for reading.