Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Adventures of babysitting

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

Recently God has made me well-aware of my need for patience in my life. This morning as I was walking and pushing my nephew in the stroller, I had a great opportunity to pray for patience throughout the day.

It turned out to be just a completely beautiful spring day so there was a lot of playing, mainly outside! My nephew is 17 months so he needs constant watching and entertaining it seems like. However, after praying this prayer, I truly saw God at work. We had a great time! He even took his plate, looked at me, and then proceeded to dump all of his food on the carpet. This was a test of patience for me ... and, I laughed! Then when he went to sleep, I vacuumed it up. Really, he is a small child, he doesn't know.

It was also a blessing he went to sleep so fast for his nap even though he was crying at first. We went to the park this afternoon and it was so much fun! It made me remember the many days my neighbors and I would ride our bikes to the park and just play for as long as we could.

Now, I really do love spending time with little kids and I am pretty good with them so don't think I am one of these people that loose their temper easily and often because that is totally not like me at all. But, I do need patience in my life ... in many areas. And, I do pray, but sometimes my prayers are not as specific such as this one.

Here is a take home message for you today, PRAY - God really does listen. He loves to have His children talk to Him. Sometimes it does take more than one time to pray about something specific as well ... it is all about His timing! God bless and look out for more babysitting adventures in the near future ...

Monday, March 16, 2009

I think I am a closet nerd

Ok, so tonight the space shuttle flew over my town at 8:06 p.m., just like they reported. And, we aren't supposed to believe media ... lol ... But, truthfully, I really was excited to watch the shuttle go over Oklahoma. One reason I am a closet nerd. Here is another ... I like to read newspapers (both online and the real thing) as well as watch the news. I am interested in politics, though I don't always have an opinion because I think it is sometimes best we don't. I like history. Especially small town history. I could listen to my dad talk about Texas all day. I like school, I really do. I would rather be given busy work anyday than to just not do anything. I like to read as well. However, I tend to buy way more books than I actually read. It is like I have this addiction to books ... weird I know. How about this. My goal for this summer: Pick 5 books to read and do it! I will let you know what I decide later. Until then, let's keep the nerd part a secret, ok? lol :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Questions ...

Why do we want the things that we can not have, but ignore those things/people that are right there? This question seems to come up almost everyday anymore, but I still haven't found the answers. Potentially it is because I do not want to accept the answers to the first question. Or, what if what we want is only temporary and it isn't what we really want? I shouldn't even worry about these things, right? I am almost a senior in college, I should be used to this concept by now. So, I guess I am done writing for now ... time to not think about this and go on ...