Wednesday, October 31, 2007

fuzzy what?

That's right, I made my husband suck it up and put on a pink fuzzy dice costume. And, although we didn't win "best costume" it was a proud accomplishment for me as the wife of an all-star athlete to actually get Matt to wear something so goofy.....I mean, cool. I had to go big this year since previous years I was an over-sized pumpkin and a whoopie cushion. It was nice to have a pair this year–it makes the costumes more interesting sometimes.
The Halls- our "no leg" shot

Me and Sarah...I mean Thelma

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

remember when?

My digital camera is broken right now so any photos I post are old....like this one.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hi, my name is Peter

Yesterday in Sunday School we talked about Peter's denial of Christ in Mark. We talked about what would cause the change in Peter to be adamantly committed to being a follower of Christ then turning around and doing exactly what Christ predicted–denying Him three times.

Then I pictured myself as Peter, and pictured my workplace and community as the courtyard of the high priest. And I thought to myself, "how many times do I get totally empowered to be bold for Christ while I'm sitting in church on Sunday, and how many times do I enter my office with the purpose of representing Christ, like Peter did as he entered the courtyard...and most of the time I just keep to myself and my boldness becomes a little dimmer. How many times do I say "I'm sorry you're fighting with your husband. I'm sure it will work out." When I should be saying "I'm sorry you're fighting with your husband, but God has a purpose for this and I'll be praying for you." I may not deny Him, but the reflection is blurry.

Once.
Twice.
Three times.

I'm no different.

Friday, October 26, 2007

funny conversation

I was reading some of my blog to Matt tonight and I got to "my favorite things" list. When I finished reading, Matt exclaimed, "You like hiking."

I have never claimed that hiking is one of my favorite things. I like it, yes, but it's not list-worthy.

Well, Matt thinks so.

I chuckled. I hope you did too.

embracing accusation...

Matt and I went to a Shane&Shane concert a couple weeks ago and we purchased their new Pages CD. They sang a song called "Embracing Accusation." I've been playing it for the last two weeks straight. It's based off a passage in Galatians 3 where Paul talks about the law as opposed to faith in Christ.
The song talks about how the devil, so many times, tries to remind us that we don't measure up–and that we are cursed if we cannot abide by the laws and obey them. Then, in the second part of the passage he explains that our shortcomings should remind us that faith in Christ and His righteousness is the righteousness that saves us–NOT our ability to abide by the law.

Hallelujah.

You should listen to the song but here are the words:

The father of lies coming to steal, kill and destroy all my hopes of being good enough
I hear him say, "cursed are the ones who can't abide."
He's right.

Halleluja!

He's right.

The devil is preaching the song of the Redeemed

That I am cursed and gone astray, I cannot gain salvation.

Embracing accusation.


Could the father of lies be telling the truth of God to me tonight.

If the penalty of sin is death then death is mine

I hear him say, "cursed are the ones that can't abide"

He's right.

Hallelujah!

He's right!

The devil is preaching the song of the Redeemed

That I am cursed and gone astray, I cannot gain salvation.


The devil's singing over me an age-old song,

that I am cursed and gone astray

Singing the first verse so conveniently over me
He's forgotten the refrain...

Jesus saves.


"But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, 'Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.' Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

fingers on keys....hmmm

Since my life as a blogger is still in its infancy, I find myself wanting to write about 10 million things. I worry about other, more novice bloggers passing judgment and criticism on my blog (ahem, and my grammar–dulcimer.hope). Or, even more terrible, I risk losing (or NOT gaining) readers. I hope to be so "up-to-date" with my blogging that the things I share don't seem to be random or out of place.

So...where to start.

I'll give you a summary of my life in the past 2 years or so.

Since graduating from Messiah, I worked as the designer for Seek magazine, affiliated with the Brethren in Christ Church. I also worked as a volunteer Young Life leader at Cumberland Valley High School where I also coached girls volleyball. After a year and a half there, my time in South Central Pennsylvania ended. In January, Matt and I got engaged, and I became a "Delawarian" again this past May (2007). On August 25, 2007 we were married! Now, Matt and I live in Newark, DE where he works for his family's company, CardioKinetics Inc., and I work as a Marketing Specialist/Graphic Designer for The CBI Group, both here in Newark.

There's the boring details....

Monday, October 22, 2007

one

Well, even though I created my blog months ago, this is my first entry. I'm not sure what the purpose of it will be—I have no children so I wont be publishing new photos of them. Maybe I could post pictures of Matt growing up? I hope I can use it for an outlet of my thoughts and what I'm learning, and of course, as an update for my family and friends away from me...or sitting near me who just want to see. read.