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Saturday, May 21, 2011

I feel special today...

The title is slightly sarcastic but only slightly. Two monumentous (monumental + momentous = monumentous, remember, Kiana?!) things happened today. You know that song "Everything Glorious" by David Crowder Band? Well, today, for the very first time I "got it".

You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
Yeah, You make everything glorious
And I am Yours
What does that make me?

I never understood that part. I was listening to random music on my computer while doing some chores and all the sudden I heard those words and I understood. That's where the sarcastic part of the title comes in. I am sure everybody but me already "got" that song a long time ago. But even though you probably know this already, here's what it means.
If God makes everything glorious, and I belong to Him, that means He is making me glorious! Yayness!

Thing 2 today was actually the very first thing that happened today. I had been out of bed for just moments and I was brushing my teeth, hoping that I would be able to go back to my room and chill for a few more minutes before facing the day. Then I heard knocking. Oh great, I thought. Now I have to hurry and get out and I don't want to hurry. "Hurry, K, hurry!" It was my mom. Usually she doesn't sound quite that excited about getting in the bathroom. So I hurried. When I opened the door, no one rushed in, pushed me out and slammed the door. Nope, a letter was shoved into my hands. You have to remember that I had only been up for a little while. People were telling me to open it, open it! Ok, ok. I did, and a check fell into my lap. Huh? "Pay One Hundred Dollars and 00 cents to the Order of K Grace". Then it occurred to me in the form of my mother's voice that I should read the letter. Right, the letter. Which told me that I had won third place in a national essay contest! I wrote the essay what seems like forever ago and I thought the contest was over and I had lost. NOPE! Yayness as Kiana would say, lol.  Now I just want to tell everybody! Not to brag but....I guess it's just the thought that I can write well enough to win 3rd place in a NATIONAL writing contest. And it's not sponsored by a little known corporation or something like that. This is a huge thing! Writing is my passion, and to know that I have the ability to succeed at what I love makes me believe I can reach for the stars and not come up empty. Thank you Jesus!

.k grace.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Case for Christ

I read this book and it amazed me. I had never before thought about the logic of the historical truths and accuracy of the Bible and Christ's life. It really just gives me another reason, more proof that Jesus is everything He says He is. Everyone should read this book. I read the student edition first because it was in the teen section of non-fiction books at I am planning on reading the full edition soon. If you have friends who doubt what the Bible says about Jesus, tell them to read this book.

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.

.k grace.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Change in the air

It's spring, going on summer and things are happening. You can almost smell the change tickling your nose. It means cleaning up the yard and the house and the car. On Wednesday before dropping me off at work my brother stopped to get gas. I was preoccupied with something, and when I looked up, a little red head kid was grinning at me. Or at least I think it was a grin... Anyway, the dad was cleaning out the van with all the doors open, leaning over the seats with a vacuum. It made me start thinking about how it's time to clean up after a long, cold, dull winter. Time to make changes.

A big one for me is time management. I need to put the big rocks in the jar first before I pour in the sand or they're never going to fit. My priorities are a mess. I have good intentions, I plan on doing what needs to be done first but it doesn't turn out that way in the end. A

nother thing is my bedroom. There are a lot of things that I love to do but today I realized that I have so much stuff to use to do what I love to do, I no longer have the room to do what I love! That doesn't sound right. For example, writing. Writing is my biggest passion but my room is so cluttered I don't have space to relax and get in a writing groove. In fact I rarely write anything any more. If I do it's just a hurried scribble of an idea. Another one is reading. Again, no space to relax and enjoy it. The biggest one is sewing. I can't even get to my sewing machine because of all my fabric. I hate wasting fabric and I don't like throwing it away. And I end up using the scraps eventually for small projects. But that's just the thing. Eventually. If I can get my weekend jobs done today, then I can focus on purging fabric. If there are scraps I refuse to throw away, then I have all of tomorrow to use it.

I am slowly throwing out or giving away things that I have been hanging onto. They do me no good - or anybody else - if they are sitting on a shelf making a hobby of collecting dust and wallowing in memories of the past. Some of my favorite books when I was little I have given to my younger sisters. Joy and Em love to read like I used to and they get to enjoy my old books. Now they are enriching more lives, and that's what they were meant to do. Stuff was not meant for collecting. It was meant for changing lives.

I won't ramble about this endlessly. I just hope I have made my point. Change won't come if you wait for it to happen. It's not a downhill ride, either. You have to push until something shifts and when you achieve what you were aiming for,  the view on that hilltop is amazing. You see the ruts you were in, you see the clutter that surrounded you, and then you don't let it happen to you again. When things change for the good, you never want to go back.

.k grace.