Sunday, May 16, 2010

Confirming Family

Ok, really corny title, I know, I c9ouldn't think of anything better! lol
My brother got confirmed today. O and for some reason whenever I say that people ask if we're catholic. Nope, Lutheran, not that it matters really. Anyway... He ended up chosing to memorize Mark 12 30: Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (that's actually a song. Maybe I'll link to it later...) I liked how my brother summarized it. He said something about how God should be first in our lives and he shouldn't take a back seat to anything. The service was good, but I'll save you all from bordum by not going in to detail. hehe. O and my brother was one of person that had his verse memorized, I don't know if the other 3 did, but they were aloud to use the bulletin, so what was the point? O well I guess they still had to look up the verse that was meaningful to them.

After church mostly all of our family came to our house and we had a party down by "the cabbin" which is basically a little cabbin in the woods that my dad built with help from family and friends. Its really fun to just go down there and its like your away from civilization for awhile even though you can hear cars and stuff. It was fun. We had a camp fire and roasted marshmallows for smores. Anybody ever had coconut marshmallows? I hadn't until my mom baught them for the party. They're good, but I'd rather have regular. They toast better. My aunt made hobo baked beans, grandma made potato salad, and mom made shredded chicken, and what she calls "peach dump cake." Its really really good! I may post the recipe later if anybody wants it.

Bilko was out of harness for awhile during the party, but I couldn't let him off leash to run with the 3 other labs and our poodle because there was a river near by and every dog was getting reeaally dirty and wet haha! Plus there's no fence and sometimes the dogs can be rough. He did get to say hi to them when they came by though, and to my family members. I harnessed him when we were eating, just because it was easier than having to deal with him spinning around to say hi to the other dogs and eat too! lol
I got a couple book recomendations from my cousin too so I'll be checking those out.
Outa things to say...

Friday, May 14, 2010

IDK what to call this...

So, my brother is getting confermed on Sunday, and has to have a verse from the Bible memorized to say in front of the congragation. He also has to be able to talk a little about why he picked that verse and what it means to him. He doesn't want to do it AT ALL. (screen readers: at all is in all caps) He was supposed to be looking one up last night, but I don't think he actually got anywhere, so tonight he said he was doing Hebrews 5 4. I looked it up and this is what it is: "No-one takes this honour upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was" It's talking about being a priest, and (in my oppinion anyway) doesn't make any sense what so ever when taken out of context. I told him this, and he didn't seem to care that he could make a fool of himself in front of everybody in the congrigation. I tried looking up other verses, but he was so tired from track and baseball practice tonight that he didn't really listen I don't think. I looked up some of the verses from my notes I took during "The Well" Second Corinthians 1, 3-4:
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Kind of long, but not too bad.
I also found Mathew 12, 30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
(NIV bible)
I think Mathew 12 30 would be the easiest to memorize in such a short time, but I don't know if he could "BS" something about it. BS in church... somehow I think that's a bad idea!
Ok, I know I wasn't all that interested in memorizing verses back then either, (I'm still trying to get in to it actually, but its better), and we didn't have to say anything about the verse we chose, so I chose Psalms 105 verse 119: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (I'm pretty sure that's exact... I don't want to look it up and it's been 6 years) And actually my pastor gave it to me and I really liked it so I stuck with it. I know how he feels about not knowing what to choose, but he's going to make himself look bad if he goes up there with no clue what he's doing.
Hmmm... I'm trying to figure out if I'm more worried about him making himself look bad or embarassing me. I feel bad thinking that. Its not about me at all, but I can't help it. I think it's both. Any thoughts? Hey... maybe, since I said I was going to read the bible every day when summer started and I haven't, God is using my brother's disinterest trying to tell me to get my butt in gear!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Book Recomendation.

So, now that summer's here, I actually have time to read a book for fun without knowing I should be studying. lol
This is the book I finished today. I was actually listening to it while at my brother's track meet. (I just had someone tell me when he was doing something or somebody from our team was lol)

This summary is from the NLS website:

Twisted Creek
Thomas, Jodi. Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time 7 hours 22 minutes.
College dropout Allie Daniels inherits a lake property outside Lubbock, Texas, from her previously unknown uncle Jefferson. Allie and her Nana arrive, reopen Jefferson's country store, and meet the neighbors. Meanwhile ATF agent Luke Morgan investigates Jefferson's suspicious death--and falls in love with Allie. Some violence. 2008.

Its actually better than the summary (surprise surprise lol) so if you like these kinds of books check it out and let me know what you think! :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

School's out!

For the summer!
I'm finally done with exams and sitting in my bedroom at home. :_ I love college, but i am sooo sick of classes! lol I' sooo excited about moving out in to the apartment next fall. I used a lot of my meal plan (about $300 that would go to waist if I didn't use it), on getting bulk food items we an use next year. mmm speghetti-oa's! lol. Can ya tell I'm tired? My friend Meagan and I were studying yesterday and 3 answers or more in a row were "asthma" and we started saying asthma for every answer and it was hillarious! Ok, so this post was stupid, but I'm wanting to do something while I'm talking on skype.
I'm going to post "recaps" soon.... probably tomorrow sometome since I don't have anything to do. Yea summer!