[Isaiah 63:15-19] Look down from heaven and see, from your holy and beautiful habitation. Where are your zeal and your might? The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion are held back from me. For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. O Lord, why do you make us wander from your ways and harden our heart, so that we fear you not? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your heritage. Your holy people held possession for a little while; our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary. We have become like those over whom you have never rules, like those who are not called by your name.

>>My apologies, folks. No word of the day tonight.



Where is my zeal, my passion? I have not been treasuring His word in my heart, nor have I been seeking and meditating and trusting on Him fully. I've been a little side-tracked, slightly off course, looking into my own interests first. This passage, I must remind myself of constantly. This is how I want to be.

[Psalm 119:10-16] With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.


\pree-POTE-n-see\, noun:
1) The quality or condition of having superior power, influence, or force; predominance. 2) (Biology) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring.



“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” --JM Barrie

\grih-GAIR-ee-us\, adjective:
1) Tending to form a group with others of the same kind. 2) Seeking and enjoying the company of others.




I know I have said many times in the past that Dr. Seuss is my hero, but to tell you the truth...he's got some competition going now.
JESUS:. Beaten, scorned, raised upon a tree/For my sin, it was laid on thee/For my sin, it was bled by He.
dr.THEODORE SEUSS:. What can I say? This man was genius. "My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!”
ZABOOMAFOO:. He tells the best stories. He finds the strangest things. And he is loved by all. Who doesn't wake up a little earlier just to watch Zaboomafoo?

I must say, there are many amazing people I could talk about on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on but there are two people in particular that really kind of brought my focus back on God.
1) my MOMMY:. How patient she is with my bad attitudes and bad hair days and just bad everythings. She encourages me to keep going and not get caught up in myself and my sin but focus on the cross in times of need, times of blessing, and times of "AAH-I-CAN'T-FIND-MY-HAIR-BRUSH!" God sent just the right one for me. I couldn't ask for a better mom.
2) Dearest (Alysha Lyn):. If you read her blog, you will see a conversation we had earlier today and I expressed my silly fears and once again she reminded me of God's sovereignty and amazing grace. She is my super-friend. And a super-trooper. And a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious friend and sister in Christ.

\kuh-VORT\, intransitive verb:
1) To bound or prance about. 2) To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.


asian pose.!

After 48 hours of putting my patience to the test, I am proud at what I have accomplished with this young jedi.

This, I like.

He Woke Me Up Again
((Sufjan Stevens))

He was, he was in the churchyard.
My father was in the first part.
He came, he came to my bedroom
but I was asleep.
And he woke me up again to say:

Halle Halle Hallelujah
Holy Holy is the sound.

And I hope, I hope you are tired out.
And I know, I know there is joy endowed.
But I was asleep,
And he woke me up again,
And he woke me up again to say...

Hold on, hold on to your old ways
Or put off, put off every old face.
And I know, I know you are changed out.
And I hope, I hope you're arranged out.
But I'm still asleep
And you woke me up again.
And I'm still asleep
But you woke me up to leave

[photo credit - joe's camara + me + the cutest girl in the big wide world]


a bright yellow garden.

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
(Henry J. van Dyke)

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.


\ abecedarian
\ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:
1) One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner. 2) One engaged in teaching the alphabet. 3) Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet. 4) Arranged alphabetically. 5) Rudimentary; elementary.



[James 3:5-12] 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

OH! How much I let my words escape without putting much thought into them. We discussed "the tongue" during our Girl's Tea & Bible Study on Friday. I, once again, realized just how strong the tongue can truly be. "How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!" (v.5); This quote is quite true. I think about how even the slightest word coming from my anger can set ablaze to a fire that I am blind to, a fire that I may never see, but a destructive fire nonetheless. Yet, this can only remind me of my great need for our Savior. And buoy, is He good to us.

jocular \JOK-yuh-luhr\, adjective:
1) Given to joking or jesting. 2) Characterized by joking; playful.