Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Current Events

So these past few weeks have been a wee bit crazy. Going and helping out at a kid's camp for a week, then coming back and getting a really nasty flu along with my family. So I didn't get much study done last week. Then this week I had to work double the amount I normally work due to one of my workmates being off on sick leave (she's getting her tonsils out, poor thing!) and also having to make up on all the study I missed out on when I was on camp and when I was sick. I've also been trying to sort out and organize a speaking competition, and organize a fundraising concert (fundraising for a mission trip I'll be going on at the end of the year) Danella and I will be playing in.

Here's a recent photo that we're using on the advertising for the concert, that I thought you might like to see.

So yeah. Life's been a wee bit hectic. As life has a funny habit of being.

This is a bit of a random post, I guess it's to let you know what's been going on in my life recently. It's also a good opportunity to just chat. Because usually my posts are structured (read: have a point to them) and I don't get to just chat with you about whatever. This is weird because it's my blog, I write the posts, and I decide how much 'chatting' goes on, but I sort of feel like you'd be more interested in 'structured' posts, not so much my life/chatting/random posts. I don't even know what I'm trying to say here. I feel like I'm rabbiting on.

Annnnnyway, enough excuses. This is a chatty post whether you like it or not. :)

Semi recently my family was blessed to be able to have Rosie and Ellie Boom in our home for a few days. Rosie is a wonderful author and she was down here with her daughter Ellie because Ellie was participating in a singing competition. Anyway, Rosie's just released her latest book, a devotion. It's entitled "My Heart Overflows" and is absolutely amaaaazing! She wrote it when she was younger, and on the mission field. It's a lovely book. Highly recommended.

You know how much I love jokes, right? :) Here's a couple good ones I've come across recently.
  • Why did Star Wars episodes 4,5 and 6 come before 1,2 and 3? Because in charge of scheduling, Yoda was.
  • A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ''But why?'' they asked, as they moved off. ''Because,'' he said ''I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.''
  • What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.
  • Knock knock.Who's there? Broken pencil. Broken pencil who? Don't worry, it's pointless.
  • What's red and bad for your teeth? A brick.
  • A waiter comes up to a gentleman in a restaurant and says, "How did you find your steak, sir?" To which the man replied, "I just moved my potato and there it was!"
  • What can think the unthinkable? An itheberg.
Okay I better stop there. Enough terrible jokes.

Jana's growing up fast and getting cuter (and more mischievous) by the day. Her hair is now long enough to put into two tiny pigtails... can I just say it's adorable? I was going to take a photo of her and her wee piggytails so I could share it with you.... but I ran out of time. Content yourselves with a few different random cute photos of her instead.

(Oh and yeah, there she is getting into one of the drawers. Did I mention she's mischievous?)

I labeled this post 'current events' because not only is it talking about my current life events, I wanted to briefly mention one of the world's current events.

One of the big topics out right now is euthanasia. Obviously it's a massive topic, and a big issue! I know how I feel about it, and I'm sure you have a stance on it, whether it's the same as mine or not. A friend shared this article on facebook which is how it came to my attention. It's excellent, and I thought I'd share it with you. It's a thought provoking and well thought out article. Worth a read.

This isn't exactly current as such, because my relationships post was put out over a month ago (!) but since there was such a big amount of interest in that post (only one comment, but hundreds of views, and several people contacted me about it), I thought I'd share something that's blessed me recently.

So I wrote a post on relationships. And one of the questions that was asked in that post was what sort of reading material/literature I'd recommend. I recommended the Duggar book, if you're interested in that feel free to go check out the post. But anyway there's this blog called A Lovely Calling. I found it through a friend's random blog post, actually. And it's not specifically about relationships. A lot of the posts are relationship oriented, but there's a lot of really worthwhile material on there. I recommend checking out their 'most popular posts' page. It's all about, as they say, "The whole package is embracing God’s lovely calling for your life. As a woman we should pursue biblical femininity with all passion and put our whole hearts into discovering what God wants us to do in our brief time on this earth." (Oh, and yeah, it's written primarily for young ladies, too.) I highly recommend it. A lovely blog and helpful if you're interested in relationships/living for Jesus in this day and age/virtuous womanhood/Biblical homemaking/whatever.

Recently, God's been laying on my heart the issue of contentment. The idea of being content no matter what your situation looks like. Being content no matter whether things happen that you agree with or not.

I'm struggling with being content at the moment. Things happen that make me go, "grrrrrrr!" and I sometimes just wish life was back to how it used to be a few months ago. But the Lord is ever gracious and loving and is teaching me how to be content.... in everything. To be thankful despite my circumstances. Because I should be thankful. I've been blessed far, far more than I deserve! I have been lavished with blessings and my life is certainly not something to grumble about. :) The Lord is showing me how a thankful spirit leads to contentment and joy. Because if we focus on what we're grateful for in our lives rather than what we we're not grateful for, we become thankful, joyful, realise how blessed we are, and discover contentment. The secret is realising how blessed we are. It's choosing to focus on the blessings and not the I-wish-this-hadn't-happened-to-me's.

Goodness, I do tend to ramble on a bit, don't I!?!

I'd better stop now before I bore you too much... lol :)
How's life been for you? Crazy or quiet? Been reading anything interesting? Heard any good jokes?
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  1. Oh no! double workloads are the worst, especially when it comes to studying!! I hope your week goes better than expected! Jana looks so cute! And I will definitely check out that other blog :)

    1. They aren't my favourite. :) But it's all good. :) Thank you! I hope your week is amazing too, Tiff!


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