Monday, February 23, 2009

The Pickle Train Conductor

I just really needed something to brighten my mood... and nothing does that like a classic Gilmore Girls conversation! They always make me smile inside :) Take a 2 minute break... it's definitely worth it!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy President's Day!

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
-- 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Prayer for Joy

Lord, what is going on with me? Every day I have to fight for contentment. It’s been much easier to get into Your word (thank You for planting that desire in my heart!), but it’s been much harder to find joy throughout the day. I am worn out and it’s keeping me from recognizing You in my daily life. The repetition of getting up early, driving to work, studying, working, driving home, studying some more, and going to bed knowing I will do it all again tomorrow is wearing me out.

Where does the problem lie?

Is it my job? Am I enjoying what I’m doing? Most of the time, yes… I love getting to do math everyday.

Is it a physical problem? Am I not getting enough rest? I’m getting my 8 hours in every night, yet I am still tired.

Is this an attitude problem? Am I being too pessimistic? Am I not looking to You for strength, patience, and joy?

Lord, help me to discover the secret of being content in any situation. Continue to write on my heart that I can do all things through Christ. Give me a new perspective so that I may see joy through everything I do, no matter how mundane it may seem. Help me to see things the way You see them.