Thursday, March 23, 2006

Interesting Quiz

You scored as Emergent/Postmodern. You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.





Modern Liberal


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan




Reformed Evangelical


Neo orthodox


Classical Liberal


Roman Catholic


What's your theological worldview?
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It says what I thought it would. I am pretty much even keeled. Of course, just taking a quiz won't put me strictly in one catagory or another. It was interesting to see that my results were all pretty close. I guess I am an accepting individual!!

Friday, March 17, 2006

New Furniture

Rean's Hope Chest

I am sitting, this very moment, in a nice big comfy chair, feet on an ottoman, typing on my laptop in my living room. This is a wonderful day because: 1) we were sitting on a futon which was rather awkward (we had to prop pillows up behind us just to not be laying down!) and 2) we did it without going into debt! We saved for a while for furniture and were almost there when we found out we were getting some big $$ back on our taxes (I guess that's what you get when you buy a house on 20% down). I am so syked!

I will have to take a picture and post it here.

We also have a dining room table (we were eating off of a fiberglass folding table covered by a picnic table tablecloth), 6 chairs and a buffet with lots of storage for linens and candles and such! We got these from our wonderful fellowship coordinators. They were moving their office into the room they had been using as a dining room. They decided they eat all their meals at the kitchen table anyway so they are going to convert that area into an office. They offered the furniture to us for FREE!!! Isn't God great!! We are so thankful to them for their generosity. I have so much to learn from them.

My DH's job has settled down a bit and life is easing back from its breakneck speed to a more reasonable pace.

Before I go into a long dissertation on work I should tell you I am a legal secretary in an office with two attorneys. Ok, now this will make more sense.

Work is better. One of my bosses took an Assistant District Attorney job a few months ago and ever since then it has been hectic, manic, craziness!! Well, he went and resigned today stating the "part-time" job was requiring full-time hours and he wasn't willing to give up his private practice for a low paying county job.

I am so proud of him. He really loved that job but they were totally abusing him. He had no time for his clients which meant yours truly had to field all the calls and questions. Boy, I am glad he will be in the office more often. I have to admit the quiet times I had the place all alone were great but now maybe I can get some work done on his files.

Well, I gues that about does it for today. I am enjoying my early morning workouts and cleaning sessions but I am still thinking about asking for part-time hours at work. Even just one day or a couple of afternoons off would help me immensly (I think).

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Excuses and My Morning Focus

Life as usual has been busy. I will have to make time to blog a little more. I am working hard and trying to stay on top of our home. DH has been really focused on his job because they have been keeping him REALLY busy. It is times like this that I just want to be at home taking care of my DH and our home.

Sometimes I just want to walk away from the office and never go back. Not because the office is a horrible place to work, as a matter of fact this is the most wonderful desk job I have had. My bosses are so patient and kind but they still push me to be my best.

I guess that is part of the reason I haven't blogged in a while. I started this blog while I was at work and I just made a committment to spend less time online and more time focused on my work. Then, when I get home, there are so many things to catch up on that I am exhausted by the time 10 P.M. rolls around.

I have started getting up with my DH when he leaves for work (around 6:30 or so). When I was Way Disciple I had a lot of problems getting up at 6 A.M. and studying the Word. I always considered myself a night person.

Recently I have been looking at the Proverbs 31 woman and trying to emulate her focus and drive. That is when I had an "Ah Ha" moment. In the Word God makes many many references to rising while it is yet night and rising early to pray and get focused on the spiritual needs of the day before the physical needs overwhelm it. I have decided that even though I consider myself a "night person" I am going to push my believing and rise up while it is still early.

So far, three days in a row!!! Yeah me.

The mornings have become more productive as the week goes on. On Monday I only made the bed and put clothes away, on Tuesday I got distracted by a book I have been wanting to finish and only made the bed (and finished the book) :). This morning, however, I got up and made the bed, ate breakfast and walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I am so proud of me.

I want to improve my body and my mind but I am going to have to make it a point to read the Word in the morning. Maybe I could put my bible right by my bed and then I could read it while I was fully waking up. (I won't be doing any major studying, just reading for enjoyment.)

Thanks to SJ, Elizabeth, and Kristen for encouraging me to continue blogging. The little bit that I do has really helped me get focused on what I want for my life.

Until next time...