Hello Spring Break,
You are my new, yet very old friend. I'm not quite sure why we go so long without seeing one another. But each time we get together I feel refreshed and overjoyed. It's like you are a comfort friend, one who lets me rest, laugh, cry, play, go crazy, be sane, anything that I need you let me do it. Sometimes we spend our time together in warm areas, sometimes cold, sometimes rainy. Thus far we've seen a lot of rain. We always enjoy time with family and friends. The time we spend together seems to be busy. For instance we've already gone to two concerts, seen some friends, and spent a lot of time with my parents. And the rest of this week is only going to get busier!
Thank you for the time we are spending together. I hope I can appreciate and enjoy your company while it lasts.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Hello Spring Break,
Posted by SamanthaMarie at 9:29 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Today I'm feeling better, although my voice is gone somewhat.
Today I'm sad.
Today I'm peaceful.
Today I don't know what to do.
Today I'm ashamed.
Today is beautiful outside.
Today I am wearing flip-flops.
Today I had only one class and it lasted only 15 minutes.
Today my mom gave me good insight.
Today I'm still waiting.
Today I ate.
Today I drank. (Water and apple juice)
Today I wrote and sent letters.
Today I'm breathing.
Today I'll be thankful, even if things don't go my way.
Today I know God is in charge and His will is being done, but that doesn't mean I can't be sad.
Posted by SamanthaMarie at 11:31 AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I'm coming to you from the Land of the Dead. Almost, no... not really. But I haven't been so sick since I was a wee little tyke. Saturday we went out of town as planned and had a good and jolly God-inspired weekend (I make it sound so trivial, it REALLY WAS AMAZING!) Sunday we packed up, hung out around in beautiful McCall for awhile and drove back to Boise. On the drive back I started feeling worse and worse. I mean, I had a little cold, but my energy was DRAINING. And my nose was getting worse, my throat was feeling awful. My limbs started getting sore and I was freezing. So we got back, my friend Rachelle took me to the store to buy some chicken (I crave it when I'm sick...) Jo-Jo's, juice, tissues, and some cold medicine. Then I plundered into the depths of my dorm and really haven't emerged since. I left Monday for to turn in an essay and then dinner. Tuesday I left for a meeting with my pastor's wife, lunch, and dinner. Today I finally went to my classes, but then immediately came back and crashed. I haven't had such a lack of energy/NEED to sleep for years. Honestly, Sunday night I slept from 6:00 pm to 5:30 am, and then Monday pretty much all day and then Monday 8:00pm to 4:30am. Then good chunks of Tuesday. I wish I slept that well all the time!! So I basically had a fever Sunday and Monday and it broke sometime Monday night, now I'm just left with a crazy cough, head congestion, sore throat, somewhat achy body, and no energy :)
I feel myself slipping back into the fuzzy world of nothingness, but I just wanted to let you all know I am not quite dead yet, but bordering upon it ;)
Reading your blogs and commenting as I can!
Blessings and Love,
Posted by SamanthaMarie at 4:10 PM
Friday, March 6, 2009
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a wonderful day in the neighborhood. Aw man, do I miss Mr. Rogers and the fact that it was once cool to watch that show. Okay, so really I just miss being little, whatevs.
Today is beautiful, albeit a bit chilly. (Again with that weather thing.) I think I talk about it so much because it has such an effect on me and my well-being. Am I the only one with this issue? Seriously though, if it snows ONE MORE TIME, I will cry. Maybe. Seriously. Okay, so I won't... but Sami needs her spring!
Wednesday I put together my small group's study for Saturday (by the way I just realized how much I love leading small group :) and we are going through the third and fourth chapters of Colossians. Everything was so fitting for my life right now. God has a way of getting my attention when I take time to ponder His word, go figure. The verses that have been focusing me since Wednesday have been Colossians 3: 14-17. They are wonderful COMMANDS that I've been avoiding doing. No wonder my life has been a twisty darkness of twisty dark things. Let me share with you what it says...
"Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body, and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks through Him to God the Father." (Emphasis mine, NASB version)
It seems so poignant to me that the peace of Christ should RULE in my heart and the word of Christ should RICHLY DWELL within me. Those are not passive verbs. Those are verbs that call for action. I've been realizing lately how important it is for daily time with the Father, especially daily time in the morning. I'm going to be better about spending time with God before starting the hustle and bustle of my day. That way the peace of Christ will rule in my heart and His words will richly dwell within me throughout the day.
I haven't been so excited about scripture in months! (Which I'm sure my sporadic and super quick reading of the Bible hasn't been helpful in my lack of desire for the Word.) I'm really looking forward to spending more time in the Word and focusing my thoughts toward things above and not below. (Also from Colossians :D)
In other news...
Tonight I'm baby-sitting for a few hours then going to a game night. Tomorrow morning is small group and then going to a McCall for a retreat with Impact. Should be a good weekend. I'm excited to spend time in God's presence out in nature :)
Blessings and Love,
Posted by SamanthaMarie at 12:51 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I've been feeling the urge to type up a new blog post.
So what do people talk about when they have nothing to say (or have stuff they want to say but can't... (which one do you think I am [if you are guessing the latter you are probably correct] let me know!)) :D
People talk about the weather!!
Where I am it's been a wonderfully odd mixture of sun, clouds, warmth, and rain. Apparently soon it might be snowing.
How's the weather in your neck of the woods? (:
You should tell me ;)
If you are a lurker and I do not yet know you, drop me a line and let me know about the weather in your parts. I'd love to meet you (:
Blessings and Love,
Posted by SamanthaMarie at 4:33 PM