HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Earlier, I was watching a montage of all the things that happened throughout the year.  It certainly wasn’t a quiet year, nor was it year lacking in insanity.  Just too much, it seems.

I hope 2010 will be much quieter.

To ease into the next year, I wanted to offer this Bible passage.  It is on the sidebar of my blog.  It seems every year we all create goals and resolutions, which are good–it means we want to be better people.  It means that in some part of our lives, we want to start anew.  However, think of how much better it would be to have a fresh start with others and most importantly, with God.

He offers that chance at new beginnings. 

2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

HEADLINES!!!!!!!!!!!

1. 911 caller: Husband won’t eat dinner.

911 Operator: “Ma’am, did you try the no-fail airplane flying into the hangar trick?”

2. Report: Wife strangles husband for not sleeping in same room as her.

Nothing says, “Come to bed, lover,” like physical violence. Meanwhile, she sounds like a perfect match for Charlie Sheen.

3. Man with knife in chest walks into diner, gets coffee

Eh, well, it’s just a flesh wound…a scratch.

4. Not again! Giant Swedish Christmas goat statue gets torched

See, if they’d just stick with the Swedish fish, everything would be okay. Who can fit a whole goat into his mouth, anyway. Geesh, that is just not practical.

5. Bar sued over falling moose

There is nothing worse than a moose that doesn’t know his limits and then turns around and sues the bar. AA, buddy, AA.

And here are some stupid criminals to top off things:

Just some pics

I don’t know how thrilling these are, but this is my first Christmas in my house, so I thought I’d share some things (again, so not that exciting):

This is my favorite Scottish Santa.  I guess he travels via magic bagpipe instead of a sleigh.  Heh.

These are some of the cookies that I made.  There were a bit more on the table. 

This is my Christmas tree.  I haven’t taken a proper picture of it, and I cropped out family members that might not want to be in a photo on a blog.  It turned out pretty, and I was so tired and worn out from everything that I wasn’t able to put up the tree before everyone arrived.  They did it for me.  🙂  I was very, very grateful.

I choose to call them goals…

Wow, I think my blog is suffering from lack-of-postitis.  It is quite indicative of my life.  Too busy for anything for me.  Aside from my 1/2 hour-a-day gym appointments, I’ve really begun to neglect my life.

“I’ll get to it, tomorrow,” has become my motto.  Not because I like procrastinating, but because I just run out of time in the day.  My “me” time has become an hour or two staring mindlessly at the computer, but not having the brain cells to really write anything.

Sooo, I’ve been thinking:  I should set some goals for myself.  I’m not going to call them resolutions, but I guess they are.  I just find myself, without school for a week, with more than five minutes to think about myself.

1.  I want to go to church Wednesday evenings.  To some of you, that might sound like a snooze-fest; however, I need to be around other believers and need that mid-week feast of spiritual food.  I’d also like to get to know folks from my new church.  (Which brings me to #2.)

2.  I am sorely lacking a social life.  Ever since my best friend moved away a little over two years ago, I’ve not really had anyone to just pal around with.  I need some female friends with whom I can just hang out with once in a while.

3.  I’ve also been lacking in the romance department (blushing).  I’m not real good with men.  I like them, but I didn’t grow up with an example of a godly Christian man under my roof.  I am not good with conversation and I’m a big fat geek.  So, I’d like to work on all of that, too.  I won’t tell you how long it has been since I had a date, but it would be a highly pluralized number.  To be honest, it has been a very long time since a man has even been interested in me, but it can’t hurt to try and I’m really tired of being alone.  I thought it would get easier as I got older, but it is harder.  Go figure.

4.  Tweak the diet, again.  No need to explain that one to death.

5.  Weekends are for me…NOT SCHOOL!  The end.

Sunday Song

John 6:35
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

Sometimes you just need to sit back, reflect, and realize that when God says He is the I AM, He means..
I AM the one that provides.
I AM the one that heals.
I AM your protector.
I AM the one who loves you.

“I Am”–Mark Schultz