Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time Flies

Hello Friends! It's Tuesday already, which means tomorrow is...December!! Yikes! Lately I have really been struck with the truth that Time Flies. I mean really...today is here and gone, and then it's tomorrow. Before we know it a week, month, or year has simply gone by. This thought makes me wonder and realize how much time I am or might be wasting. Sometimes my days seem so routine, and maybe even pointless. I find myself going through the motions just to make it to tomorrow. Lately, I just want summer to come (July 29th <3 wedding day!) ... but I need to remember to enjoy the season of life I am in right now. God wants us to make the most of where we are NOW, because it does serve a purpose. I need to constantly remind myself that today is a gift and an opportunity. I have a chance each day to show and be love to those around me, but too often I am focussed on my own feelings or agenda! Let's remind eachother how short life is, and let's grab hold of our time before it flies away!

"Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is." Psalm 39:4

Bring it on December!!  :)


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Self-Serving Bias

My CUTE nieces, Aimee and Olivia!

So I am going to school for early childhood studies, which means I needed to take a general psychology class. As I was reading yesterday, I thought of something that I would like to share with you! I was reading about personality, and how most people have a "self-serving bias." Basically, we are more likely to accept responsibility for good things or successes than for bad things or failures.

"The question "What have I done to deserve this?" is one we usually ask of our troubles, not our successes--those, we assume we deserve" (Myers, p. 586). 

While reading this, I immediately thought...wow! We do this with God! When something bad happens to us, or we don't like something about ourselves, we ask God "what did we do to deserve this"? But too often we overlook all the blessings God has given us! We don't ask "what did I do to deserve this food, or home, or eyes, or taste, or socks, family...etc..." The list could go on and on! We are so eager to accept good things from God, yet grumble when things don't go our way. Hmmmm...I am totally in this boat! Lord forgive me for not being grateful for your grace and simple blessings each day! I believe that gratitude is one way we can learn to LOVE God.

"Through each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me." Psalm 42:8            


Saturday, November 27, 2010

first blog, first post!

Hello blog world! I am not really sure what my first ever blog post should look like or say...so I guess I am just saying hello and welcome! I am excited to share with you what I am learning each day, as I go through many changes in life! Learning to love is really what my life is about right now. As I get ready to become a wife I'm sure I will have many stories to share with all of you! For now, I would like to leave you with some lines from a song that has always resignated with my heart! 

"Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I walk from earth into eternity" 

This is from a song by Hillsong United, and really says what I want to be about. I want to love like Christ loves, and I want my heart to break for what breaks His. This is the only way our love will ever truly make a difference, right? 

just some thoughts...thanks for stopping by! 

love, Laura