Friday, July 31, 2009

Guilty or Innocent

This is from Facebook, but I thought I'd steal it for my blog. :) Feel free to add to your blog as well.

RULE 1 You can only say Guilty or Innocent.
RULE 2 You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!(So people reading this, if you want an explanation.. comment.)

1. Asked someone to marry you? Innocent

2. Kissed one of your Facebook friends? Guilty

3. Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent

4. Ever told a lie? Guilty

5. Had feelings for someone whom you can't have? Innocent

6. Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Innocent

7. Kissed a picture? Guilty

8. Slept in until 5 PM? Innocent

9. Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty

10. Held a snake? Guilty

11. Been suspended from school? Innocent

12. Worked at a fast food restaurant? Guilty

13. Stolen from a store? Innocent

14. Been fired from a job? Innocent

15. Done something you regret? Guilty

16. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty

17. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Guilty

18. Kissed in the rain? Guilty

19. Sat on a roof top? Guilty

20. Kissed someone you shouldn't? Guilty

21. Sang in the shower? Guilty

22. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent

23. Shaved your head? Innocent

24. Slept naked? Innocent

25. Had a boxing membership? Innocent

26. Made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry? Guilty

27. Been in a band? Innocent

28. Shot a gun? Guilty

29. Donated Blood? Innocent

30. Eaten alligator meat? Guilty

31. Eaten cheesecake? GUILTY!

32. Have/had a tattoo? Guilty

33. Liked someone, but will never tell who? Guilty

34. Been too honest? Guilty

35. Ruined a surprise? Guilty

36. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you can't walk afterward? Guilty

37. Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty

38. Dressed in a woman's clothes (if your a guy) or man's clothes (if your a girl)? Guilty

39. Joined a pageant? Innocent

40. Been told that you're handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty

41. Had communication w/ your ex? Guilty

42. Got totally drunk one night and you have an important thing to do in the tomorrow morning? Innocent

43. A total stranger treat you by paying your bus fare? Innocent

44. Get totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sooooo hot!

Last night I ended up taking my sarong, soaking it, wringing it out and laying it on top of me to help me sleep ... and it worked!!! Well, until 4 am when it was dry and I was sweating again. Ugh! I really do like summer better than winter, but when it's this hot I just feel lazy. I'm sweating just sitting here typing this, so anything above that is just over exerting myself. ;)

I hope you're all surviving the heat. For those of you with A/C in your house, don't take it for granted. You're SUPER lucky!

Oh, and is anyone else having trouble breathing lately? I've heard them say on the radio that the air quality is really bad right now and I'm feeling it ... and I don't have asthma, so I can only imagine how bad it is for those of you who do.
Try to stay cool, everyone. Oh, and at least our pools aren't as crowded as this one!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet release

I'm not feeling real joy at the moment. In fact, the longer whatever this oppression is hangs around, the more discouraged I get. There's not a lot of peace here either. Not like a river. Not even a rivulet. Whatever this cloud is I'm under, it isn't bringing with it the fruit of the Spirit. I can't get back to the clear air I normally have. Something is in the way.

God had me read that part (page 51) of Walking with God (by John Eldredge - I talked about it a few posts ago) on Sunday for a reason. It's exactly where I was at. There's been something bothering me for awhile now and I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. I've let myself get stressed over it and the effects have been showing. I haven't been able to be myself and experience true joy. Unfortunately, I can't go into detail about the actual situation, but God revealed more to me.

You'll soon discover that if you want life and joy, if you are moving into deeper intimacy with God, you are going to attract attention. The enemy will not like it. That's okay. Don't surrender. Don't back down. As Scripture says, resist. Rise up. Fight back. If you do, you can be rid of the attack. And best of all, it makes you holy. Because it strengthens your will and draws you closer to Christ. It causes you to mature, for you have to be intentional and deal with assaults directly. - pg 56
So that's what I've done. I've acknowledged that I've been listening to that voice in my head that's beating me down and calling me a bad person and I'm no longer going to listen to that voice. God wants me to find His peace and have joy. He came "that we might have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10 I feel that I have been getting closer to God lately and it didn't even cross my mind that Satan wouldn't like it and would attack me. I hate how cunning and subtle he is and how he can make us feel bad about ourselves. Yes, we do need to take inventory of ourselves and desire to become better people in Christ, but if it's from God, He won't beat you down to get you there. He'll do it in love and bring peace from it.

Thank you, God, for revealing that to me and helping me to bind Satan and the accusations he was gently placing in my head. Those thoughts do not come from You and do not produce fruits of the Spirit.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. Enjoy!

Pick Your Artist: U2 (of course ... did you expect anyone else?)

Are you male or female: Party Girl

Describe yourself: Lady with the Spinning Head

How do you feel about yourself: Love and Peace or Else

Describe where you currently live: Don't Take Your Guns to Town (haha - if you know where I live, you'd know how true this is - in a pleading way)

If you could go anywhere you wanted to go: New York

Your favorite form of transportation: Fast Cars

Your best friend is: The Sweetest Thing

Your favorite color is: Paint it Black

Favorite time of day: Night and Day

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

What is life to you: Magnificent

What is the best advice you have to give: Sometime's You Can't Make it on Your Own

If you could change your name, what would it be: Elevation (ok, I could've gone with Grace or Gloria, but I wanted to be different)

Thought for the Day: The Saints Are Coming

How I would like to die: Miracle Drug

My soul's present condition: Rejoice

My motto: All Because of You!