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Inauguration 2009 January 21, 2009

Filed under: Current events — Amy @ 05:23


I am thankful to be an American.  During this time, I am reminded of one of the great benefits of living in the United States of America.  Political power changes hands and there is no warfare.

We live in a land where voices are heard, opinions matter, and votes count.  

I am thankful to live in America.


US Airways Flight 1549 January 20, 2009

Filed under: Current events,Scripture — Amy @ 05:18


plane1The airplane that went down in the Hudson strikes fear in the hearts of many of us.  I can imagine the panic that must course through one’s veins as the realization of imminent disaster becomes clear.  

The pilot, Chelsey Sullenberger, made a beautiful landing and saved the lives of 155 people.  This crash had a happy ending for everyone on board.  Why, then, did I immediately decide that my trip to Florida in March would be much more fun if I drove?  It sealed the deal.  The price was too high, the flight times were too  inconvenient.  Really, I would rather drive the 14 hours.  

 Proverbs 3:25 “Have no fear of sudden disaster …”

But, I do.  I want to be brave and bold in the way I live my life, but many times I go to great lengths to be safe…or what I think is safe.

There are other reasons to drive rather than fly, but my decision wouldn’t have been so easy if not for the crash this weekend.

What “sudden disaster” do you fear?  How do you ease your fears?




Mini Resolutions January 5, 2009

Filed under: Current events — Amy @ 05:29

vlrg_couchpotatoResolutions can be so short-lived in my life that I have an aversion to making them.  Failure is just around the corner.  Last year I made a resolution for the month of January, then February, etc.  It was much more effective for me.  Here are my resolutions for January:

  1. Read the Psalms
  2. Lose 5 pounds
  3. Exercise 5 days/week

February will look something like this:

  1. Read another book of the Bible
  2. Keep those 5 pounds off
  3. Continue exercising 5 days/week

Do you make resolutions each year?  What has worked for you?

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