Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I've decided to give up blogging, Twitter and Facebook for Lent. Sundays, in traditional Lenten observation are days when you do not abstain so Sundays are fair game. However, I don't want to spend hours on Sundays catching up with the internet so I will probably keep it to a minimum.

Also, whether I do it on Sundays or Mondays, I will continue to put up the host post over at the Sleeping with Bread site.

See y'all in around 46 days!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sleeping with Bread: Gripz

Gripz are tiny little crackers or cookies... it is 6:32 a.m. and I have a long day ahead of me. I've missed a few rounds of Sleeping with Bread so today I'm keeping it small. After all, teeny, tiny crackers are better than no crackers, right?

Yummy Gripz:

Loving my internship
Hugs from Marley
Paul cleaned our bedroom!
Smooth sailing with Colin (I've probably jinxed it, now!)
Walking (2 times a week)
Babies in the nursery
Friends checking in
New small group from church
Pirouette cookies
Doctor who listens
My chiropracter and his staff are awesome
My friend and his wife are expecting a baby!!!

Stale Gripz:

Needing to go to the doctor
Shouldn't be eating Piroutee cookies
Research and Methodology
Not walking 2 more times a week
Colin has a cold
Too busy to do much more than maintain relationships on Facebook
Anxiety from school being overwhelming
Paul traveling
Someone who is watching over my shoulder as I type this feeling very needy

Getting a Gripz on it all:

I have been doing better the last few weeks. Some accountability, perseverance, taking it one day--sometimes one hour--at a time, some insights from Scripture. If I cannot make everything I want to go away, go away, I can at least try to keep myself on an even keel, which, I realize is not staying with my snack-themed metaphor! I have 15 weeks left to my semester. 15 weeks. There is nothing to do but wade through it all and my stomach seizes up even as I type this. Keeping up with walking, keeping up with friends, keeping up with my spiritual exercises, making time for my family, succeeding at school... it is going to be hard. However, as one of my students has named his blog... It Could Be Worse. I need to remember that. And sometimes, that knowledge comes crashing down on me, such as when I read this weekend about the family that lost their young daughter to cancer or when I read a book about the Vietnam War and consider all that soldiers in war go through. I am fortunate. I am rich with blessings. Thank you, Lord.