June 2012


By blogging today, I’m doing something I haven’t done in a very … long … time. I’m blogging twice in one month! Woohoo! Gold star for my forehead. So it’s been a pretty good week. And here’s why:

Sunday … Great day fellowshipping at church and being ministered to by the body of Christ. The Church is an amazing thing, for which I’m incredibly thankful. After church, I hit the road and enjoyed a lovely bike ride. Then, I got to go see The Avengers!!! I had been doing my homework the previous week by watching Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor. The only one I had previously seen was Captain America, which I loved. I loved Thor (what’s not to love … his people originate from Norway. They’re my people!). Thanks to my buddy, Janelle, I was all ready to see The Avengers, and oh boy did I love it!! And I have become somewhat of a Marvel Comic nerd now. But in my defense, I did not download the comic app!

Monday & Tuesday … I was blessed by a sweet friend from church who brought me what might be my new favorite drink at Starbucks (a tall one pump vanilla cappuccino). Tuesday, I found an extra brain on my desk (it’s been a crazy time at work).

Coffee and a brain … a great start to a busy week.

Then on Tuesday night, my mom and I went to one of our favorite restaurants called Lucca (they have pretty blue glasses) and to see a show at The Music Circus (we bought season tickets for the summer and are quite excited!). We had a delicious dinner, a fun show, and then a yummy dessert back at Lucca’s.

Lucca! I just love this place – from the atmosphere to the food to the service! Everything is just great!

Wednesday … I had my first experience with Korean food! Super fun night out with friends and a very fun experience. As she kept putting more and more food on our table, I just stared wide-eyed. I probably sounded like a broken record with how much I said: “What is this?” or “How do I eat this?” Good times!

That would be dinner for 6 girls right there. 😉

Friday … Last night, we had a slumber party! I mean, how can you go wrong with your auntie and cousin and mom, brownies, staying up late talking and laughing, having a leisurely morning, doing a super fun workout, and having lunch with another cousin?? You just can’t go wrong with that combo.

Today … one of my cousins is getting married! So crazy. We’re all about to go to our first family wedding; exciting times! (Maybe I should stop blogging and go get ready??!)

Finally … I’ve been blessed throughout the week by starting to read (again) John Piper’s Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ. If you haven’t read it yet, I totally recommend it. I’ve been meditating on his prayer at the end of chapter 2 …

O to know him [Christ]! Father, we long to know him. Banish from our minds low thoughts of Christ. Saturate our souls with the Spirit of Christ and all his greatness. Enlarge our capacities to be satisfied in all that you are for us in him. Where flesh and blood are impotent, reveal to us the Christ, and rivet our attention and our affections on the truth and beauty of your all-glorious Son. And grant that whether rich or poor, sick or sound, we might be transformed by him and become an echo of his excellence in the world.

 

Blessed by reading Deuteronomy 10:12-22 this morning. Beautiful passage displaying God’s character and His desire for His people. Check out what DA Carson has to say on the passage at the For The Love of God blog.