Saturday, July 26, 2008

I love to cook now!

Okay, I really don't.

But I like to think that one day I will.

I received this apron as part of a graduation gift from my friend Tracy. (We've been friends since the 3rd grade...crazy!) As I'm writing this post, I'm wearing my apron and loving it. I don't know what it is, but I get this amazing feeling when I wear it, almost convincing myself that I really do in fact know how to cook and prepare a healthy and appetizing meal.

It's magical.

Because of the pretty fabric, it makes me feel girly and domestic. I know that one day it will come in handy. In the meantime, I'm going to wear it in my room whenever I feel like it and suggest that every girl have one.


It's so much fun.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Boardwalk, Free Rides, and Passing Go

Everyone has played it.

Not everyone has won.

Most people go bankrupt.

That was my position around 1:30 a.m. even after I consolidated all my property and money with my brother. We still didn't stand much of a chance.

Prior to this hopeful merge, my mom decided she was too tired to continue and wanted to go to bed. She gave all of her property and money to my brother so he could pay off his mortgages and come out of debt. Everyone else was in disbelief (and a little jealous, ha). My mom didn't have to do any of this, but she wanted to give it all to him. No strings attached.

This was just a sweet reminder that when Jesus died for us, there were no ulterior motives. He paid for our sins. We have no debt to God. Salvation is a free gift!

If I have learned anything, it's that God is in the details. He always has an object lesson for me if I am paying attention.

Psalm 25:4-5

"Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."