Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thursday Thank Tank

Inspired by Peach...

On this Thursday before Easter/Resurrection Sunday...

1. The wonders of modern medicine. After nearly 6 years without my Adderall for my ADD as I "grew", had, and nursed Flicka and Pojke, I've spent the last 23 days getting more done than I had in the previous six years! *wink* Not really but unless you depend on a medication like this to feel like you are functioning, it's hard to understand the feeling of *finally* finishing a thought, being more patient, being less distracted, finishing something (anything!) you've started, not having to leave large gatherings because the noise was too overwhleming (try having un-medicated ADD and go to a Pentecostal church every Sunday! LOL), etc.

2. A broadcast TV antenna. LOL This may seem weird until I tell you that Da Hubby and I decided last Sunday to turn off our cable. We went from having 65 channels to 10 - 1 CBS, 2 ABC, 2 NBC, 2 PBS, WGN, a FOX and the CW. (Thank goodness we live between two big cities or we'd lose those three duplicates! LOL) The previous owners ofthis house already had a large tower next to it which, after a small $20 part from Lowe's, works prefectly. I don't miss it much (except for an occasional Food Network or Discovery Channel craving) and the kids haven't noticed it at all. Bless God. Now was the time. We felt directed to get this out of our home for our benefit as well as the kids.

3. Praise and Worship music (again). Lately, it is still the quickest slap-in-the-face-and-FOCUS way to get me to remember God's greatness, His glory, and His Son. This one from Mercy Me had me balling over the breakfast dishes this morning:

I'm finding myself at a loss for words.
And the funny thing is - it's ok.
The last thing I need is to be heard
but to hear what you would say.

Word of God speak
would you pour down like rain
washing my eyes to see
your majesty
To be still and know
that you're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
in your holiness
Word of God speak

I'm finding myself in the midst of you
beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with you
and in quiet hear your voice

I'm finding myself at a loss for words and the funny thing is it's ok

4. The chance to see my family this weekend. Plan A was a 5 hour round trip travel time to eat dinner with my mom and step-dad Saturday. Several plans later? We're leaving around 1pm tomorrow, will be making dinner for my dad and step-mom, staying at their house, making breakfast for them, then going to my mom and step-dad's for dinner. The Vikings should be so spoiled in that 36 hours, it'll take a week to "un-do"! LOL

5. And, finally, ultimately, obviously, the resurrection...without it, what's the point? *wink*

1 comment:

Christina said...

Hey Beth. I notice you're not gushing with thanks about the weather today! :) Me either!

I just wanted to say that I like the new color scheme on your looks great!