Monday, December 3, 2007

Steadfast Intimacy

God is such an amazing God.
So so so so good.

I am so grateful and so thankful for His awesome unchanging character.

I’m in awe of His patience and His grace.
His goodness abounds to the uttermost.

He is forever faithful.

His kindness overwhelms me.

He won’t give up on me, even when I’ve failed tremendously, or have stood paralyzed in fear and panic.

I wish I could love Him more. That I could pour out the same extravagance that He has poured on me. But my heart cannot contain enough. My emotions are too small to convey back the love He so deeply deserves.

Expand my heart God. Increase my capacity to love you more. Infiltrate my entire being so I can give it back to you.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

How sweet the sound

So I just got through watching the movie Amazing Grace for the 5th time. I absolutely LOVE this movie. I went to the theatre 4x to see it! I’ve never done that before with any other movie. This weekend it came out on video, so of course I had to watch it again. If you have not seen it, run, don’t walk, to your nearest video rental place and get it. Actually, don’t rent it-OWN it. It is soooooo worth it.
So the whole premise is about the abolition of the slave trade in England. Now I hate the fact that American’s tend to be so completely self centered that we never pay attention to what’s going on in the world around us. So, I must ashamedly admit,I have never had a single thought regarding any other country’s battle with slavery. I’ve only ever considered America’s battle and how it tore our own country apart. It never occurred to me that England or other countries had to overcome this issue too.
The movie tells the story of William Wilberforce’s battle with the Parliament to end the slave trade. His story empowers and inspires me every time I see it and I cry at a different point in the movie each time. He was a man that followed after God, and had to realize that he didn’t need to live as a monk to serve God, but that God could use him to change the world. He was absolutely amazing. He had to stand firm during a time when slavery was favorable. He had to fight the same battle, year after year, being shut down every time. Yet, he continued to stand, and he continue to fight. He is definitely one of my heroes. He was not only passionate about slavery abolition, but he was passionate about social reformation in general.
Do you think it’s possible to ask God to impart his residual anointing to me??? Cause I so need it.
AND…most, most, most important…..if there’s anyone out there that can help me find William’s great, great, great, great, great, great, (ok, I really don’t know how many of greats there should be) grandson-cause hopefully he has the same tenacity as his beloved ancestor-and I soooooooooooooooo need to marry him.

And Ioan Gruffudd (who played William Wilberforce) ain’t so bad to look at neither…

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Golda and Jenn= BFF

So I've had to read about Golda Meir for my Bible program. I am so dang impressed with this lady-EVERYONE needs to know more about her. She is the epitome of the statement "It only takes ONE person to change the world". I've always considered her one of my heroes, with just the simple fact that she was the first female Prime Minister of Israel. But now that I've learned more....WOOOWZA!

I really want to be more like this lady. I want the same tenacity she had to see her dreams come true. If it wasn't for her amazing deeds, I wonder if Israel would have ever had the chance to reclaim their land and be a nation again. She went there, when it was still under British control, and literally worked the land to try to bring life to it again. Then as time went on, she was given the opportunity to step up and become a key member of the group of leaders that helped establish the nation into being. When they needed money, she raised millions and millions of dollars-to create a shipping industry, an army, and even a national economy. She took on responsibilities that she didn't want, only because she saw the benefit in it for her people. AND her greatest accomplishment was that she became the Prime Minister of a nation, at a time when women were confined to their kitchens. These are only a few of the phenomenal things she did. I don't agree with her Socialist viewpoint on things, but I have the greatest of respects for her. EVERYONE, especially all my girls out there, needs to know more about Golda. I'd HIGHLY recommend her autobiography, My Life, by Golda Meir.

And I truly hope, and pray, that I can make even a fraction of the change in this world that she did.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm a blogger! I'm blogging! I blog!

Yes, yes, welcome me to this century, I'm glad I could make it.

Sooooo, the big question is-what the heck am I going to say? And I have to admit, since I started this process, the pressure has mounted to high escalations, and I am drawing a complete and total blank. And if you know me, you'd know this is a highly unusual quandary.

I blame it on the altitude.

I think I may have to start writing these at night. It's usually in the wee hours of the night, when I am the suffering insomniac, that I lay there and think-"If I had a blog-this is what I'd say..."

But, what's important, is that I am here. I had a goal of creating a blog, and I have ACHIEVED it!

This is my world, and welcome to it....