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Monday, March 16, 2009

Confessions of a Shop-a-what?

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Book 1) My'>My review rating: 2 of 5 stars
I know this is a HUGE best seller, but I just was not a huge fan of the book. I'm not a compulsive shopper, I didn't know half the labels she mentioned, and she was basically ridiculous through 2/3 of the book. Then all of the sudden at the end, her whole life is changed around and after one confusing lunch and a lingering 'business' dinner, she gets to hop in the sack with the wealthy man and everything is perfect? PuHLeeZ. Maybe Manhattan will be better.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Me lately...

So this is stupid and embarrassing and “I wish I was more mature/trusting of God-ish.” But, I got my wisdom teeth out on Friday, and they bruised a nerve (apparently this does not often happen), and so my face has been numb now for about 5 days (weird). I am going crazy. And it’s funny, for the first time in a LONG time; I’ve really struggled with my attitude/being content in Christ and Him alone/working heartily as for the Lord.
I’ve just struggled with feeling that “general down” and “Blah” feeling that is kind of indescribable and not really attributed to anything specific. Maybe a little depressed.

Then I read the “Morning” section of Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening.” And I know my ‘trials’ are small in comparison to so many of the things other people struggle with in life, but they are mine, and because of that, God knows them and cares about the number of tears I shed over them. I’m learning to trust that.

It completely encouraged and uplifted my heart this morning, so I wanted to pass it along (the emphasis at the end is mine). It might encourage you too. Love you guys so much, and I’m thankful for you in my life.


“My grace is sufficient for thee.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

IF none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace. When we find the wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say, “Still will I trust in the Lord;” when we see the pauper starving on bread and water, who still glories in Jesus; when we see the bereaved widow overwhelmed in affliction, and yet having faith in Christ, oh, what honor it reflects on the gospel! God’s grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring—that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as He is pleased to keep them in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace. There is a lighthouse out at sea: it is a calm night—I cannot tell whether the edifice is firm; the tempest must rage about it, and then I shall know whether it will stand. So with the Spirit’s work: if it were not on many occasions surrounded with tempestuous waters, we should not know that it was true and strong; if the winds did not blow upon it, we should not know how firm and secure it was. The master-works of God are those men who stand in the midst of difficulties, stedfast, unmoveable,—

“Calm 'mid the bewildering cry,
Confident of victory.”

He who would glorify his God must set his account upon meeting with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless his conflicts be many. If, then, yours be a much-tried path, rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the all-sufficient grace of God. As for His failing you, never dream of it—hate the thought. The God who has been sufficient until now should be trusted to the end.