Since the new year started I've been reading a passage of the Bible a day thanks to this website.
Today, my passage included verses from Matthew, Chapter 7. Sometimes, I like to look the passages up in The Message for a more conversational feel.
Some of these verses really hit home. 1 "Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults - unless, of course, you want the same treatment.
3 It's easy to see a smudge on your neighbor's face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own.
4 Do you have the nerve to say, 'Let me wash your face for you,' when your own face is distorted by contempt?
5 It's this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.
12 "Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God's Law and Prophets and this is what you get.
22 I can see it now - at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, 'Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.'
23 And do you know what I am going to say? 'You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don't impress me one bit. You're out of here.
26 "But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don't work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach.
27 When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards."
I don't want to be doing this to other people. I've been on the receiving end and it does not feel good.
I feel like my whole life, my dad's always told me, "Treat people the way you want to be treated." At the same time though, I'm learning, coming to realize, that you have to be yourself in this process. Stand up for yourself. Be kind, while being you. Live your life by honestly being kind to people, no matter how they treat you.
I do not want to meet my maker and hear him tell me "Lindsay, you missed the boat."
Today is my dad's 55th birthday! I made him a booklet of some of his favorite CDs; Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Beatles, Queen, Dwight Yoakum, Little Feat, and some Kings of Leon (from me :o)). The red velvet cake for later :o) Pretty excited about it!
My weekends and weekdays seem to blend into each other now that I am working full time.
Friday I got my tax situation worked out and ran some errands with my dad. It was pretty low-key, but a fun day!
I worked yesterday, but after I got off, I met some people from work for team trivia. I've always wanted to play, but oddly enough, I've never been! We had a blast, and came in 4th out of like 11 teams? Today I worked in the morning, but got off around 2:30. My dad's birthday is Tuesday, and I have a few things planned. #1-I ordered him a red velvet cake from The Trestle Bakery. It's his favorite! #2-I am making him a little CD book of some of his favorites to keep in his truck! He's never had a CD player in a car before so I think he'll enjoy it! Which leads me to where I am now. I stopped by Target after work to buy some blank CDs and while I was there I picked up some Sony earbuds. They were on sale and they reminded me of pearl earrings. I LOVE them! I've had them in my ears for like an hour now and they aren't hurting! Where have these been all my life? Hope you all had a great weekend as well!
Yesterday was a fun-filled day though! I went to work and had some fun taking pictures with Kristen & Amanda, hung out with a friend, then met up with my awesome work team for Bob Evans & Bowling! Can you come up with a better way to spend a Sunday evening? Not me!
Well, after it was over, I watched the DVR'd Golden Globes (YAY Sandra Bullock!), resulting in a very sleep Lindsay today.
Forward:Please ignore/look past the size sticker on my jeans... and the top that I would never wear with my jeans & boots. I was so excited when I got home, I ripped the box open and changed pants and slid these babies on. Just a warning!Also, if you could ignore the Christmas stuff we've yet to put away, that'd be great. :o)
Thank you so much for you advice about the dry skin issue!
I bought this the other day at CVS b/c I had a coupon & it was buy one get one free. I'll be sure to let you all know how it's working out :o)
Which brings me to an even MORE important question!
I want boots.
Particularly, these two... I know there's not much of a difference, but I'm asking if you had to pick one-which would you choose?
This is called the Iden.
This is called the Intyce.
Ughh... I'm having some trouble b/c I want to think this is the same boot. The Intyce looks more distressed and wrinkled leather while the Iden looks like a harder, sturdier leather. Does that make sense?
Sweet, Sassy, Southern & Classy passed these two awards on to me... and I'd like to thank her!!! Head on over to her blog and check it out if you haven't already!
I love blogging and I love reading about each and every one of your lives as well!
So here are the unofficial rules of this award: 1) List 10 things that make you happy 2) Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day 3) If you are one of the 10 bloggers awarded, link back to my blog and continue brightening people's days!
In no particular order... 10 things that make me happy: Bailey
My new Lip stuff, it's made by Korres and you can get it at Sephore, aka, best store ever. The Biggest Loser being back on TV.
American Idol starting next week. Playing and learning with my new camera! (I ended up getting the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. It's my new child.) iTunes giftcards- I got a ton for my birthday/Christmas! Now I'll get some apps I've been putting off since I'm cheap :o) Having a job! Even though it keeps me busy, it's great. I love the ppl I work with and I love having something that's all mine! Being in retail isn't for everyone and I feel like I'm tackling it head on! And the discounts are fan-freakin'-tastic! D.C. ---need I say more? Getting snail mail. I love getting handwritten notes in the mail from my friends/family!
Phew! That took longer than I thought it would!
I'd like to pass this on to some new friends to the blogging world:
Emma- who has vowed to blog at least once a week! I think if she got some more followers, she'd be more motivated to blog!
Natasha-my roommate from junior year of college. She's recently started a blog to document her new life in PA. Carol-another college friend who is finishing up her last semester in grad school to become a physical therapist!