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A cookie and a verse

It's 4:42 and I feel like I have basically accomplished nothing today. Some days at home are super productive, and some are not. I finished the work that needed to be done but then I called David at work just to tell him how bored I am... I'm sure he appreciated that while I'm cozied up at home and he's out working on a rainy day ;) Then it started thundering, and has been for about an hour, loud! It rattles the house each time... So I figured that a storm was good enough reason to accept a lazy day. I grabbed a cookie, poured a glass of milk, and put on my lazy day glasses. Just kidding. I wish. I don't actually need glasses, (Clearly Contacts sent these ones for a promo on T&T) but I always love the look of when you know a girl is having a lazy day cause she has her glasses on and top knot, so i pretend when no one is around! 

Also, here is a weekly verse for you! One of my favs.

"As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life." 1 timothy 6:17-19




What no eye has seen



this morning i came across this verse in 1 corinthians 2:9 “what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what god has prepared for those who love him” that verse gives me an excited feeling! and it reminded me a quote from c.s lewis' mere christianity that our pastor read on sunday that i just love!

"god will invade.

but i wonder whether people who ask god to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when he does. when that happens, it is the end of the world. when the author walks on to the stage, the play is over.

god is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on his side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else – something it never entered your head to conceive – comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left?

for this time it will be god without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irrestistible horror into every creature. it will be too late then to choose your side. there is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. that will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. god is holding back to give us that chance. it will not last forever. we must take it or leave it."

you can watch the sermon here if you like.. 


(If you left a comment and don't see it anymore, I didn't intentionally delete it. I accidentally deleted this post bumping buttons on my phone without realizing. I reposted it this morning but the comments are unfortunately lost) 


roots and branches


Posting a verse a week was one of my new years resolutions. I did it for a few weeks and then life got crazy and some of my other blogs started to consume my time and majority of posts on This Ones For You got pushed to the side. But, I'm going to attempt this again. It may not happen every week, but I'll do my best. 

Romans 11:16b-24 "...if the root is holy, so are the branches. If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.”Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!"

I love this entire analogy. But the words that stick with me throughout my day are "if the root is holy, so are the branches." To me it is a reminder to everday be concious and intential of where I am rooted, remember what I am working for, and living for. And when you live with God as your root it will effect who you are in your decisions, thoughts, words, actions, and passions. You can't help but be consumed by it. I can't think of any better feeling.


Day 3

This weeks verse: 

"every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." 

James 1:17

 Giving thanks and recognizing that all gifts come from God is something I've really been trying to focus on. And realizing that things or circumstances can be "good" or "perfect" that may not seem it. Trusting the one who created us to know what we need, "And we know that in all things God works for the good for those who love him..." (Romans 8:28) 

Last weeks verse here

 For last weeks verse, I screen captured it and set it as my phone wallpaper, which really helped with memorizing... 


it's laundry day + a new years resolution

Tomorrow we leave for hawaii! Yahooooo. So today there are many full loads of laundry to be done, house to be cleaned, and bathing suits to be packed. Some people love laundry, honestly, I hate it. there is a biggg pile that is built before I finally bring myself to do it. 


My New Years Resolutions are:

-Drink 4 glasses of water a day

-Post a photo to the blog everyday

-Memorize a bible verse each week

I haven't taken the time to memorize verses in a long time, it kind of takes me back to the sunday school days. But there is something great about having those words stored in your mind. When I think about how many song lyrics I have memorized I'm embarrased about how that compares to scripture. I've decided I will share my verse each week, attempt it with me if you like...

"Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5