Saturday, January 22, 2011

Unknown Facts about me-3

I guess I am better at doing this on Saturday's instead of Friday's. Yesterday's snow day and unexpected trip to the doctor threw me off. So here we go:

I hate my hair dryer. I know it's just a hair dryer but I don't like it. I loved my last hair dyer but when it died I was too cheap to buy an identical one. The last one I found on clearance but they aren't anymore. So I will have to be content with my cheap hair dryer until it dies.

Okay so on a more serious note. I try really hard not to be materialistic. Some days it doesn't work out so well. I think I am doing better but some times I just really want something that I don't need. Like right now I really want pasta rollers and cutters for my Kitchen Aid Mixer. I could roll the dough out myself and cut it but it would just be so much easier to have those.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Someone had this verse in their facebook status so I looked it up. Gal. 2:9-10.

Galatians 2:9-10 (The Message)

6-10As for those who were considered important in the church, their reputation doesn't concern me. God isn't impressed with mere appearances, and neither am I. And of course these leaders were able to add nothing to the message I had been preaching. It was soon evident that God had entrusted me with the same message to the non-Jews as Peter had been preaching to the Jews. Recognizing that my calling had been given by God, James, Peter, and John—the pillars of the church—shook hands with me and Barnabas, assigning us to a ministry to the non-Jews, while they continued to be responsible for reaching out to the Jews. The only additional thing they asked was that we remember the poor, and I was already eager to do that.

What got me about this passage was the last sentence.

"The only additional thing they asked was that we remember the poor, and I was already eager to do that."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Unknown Facts about me-2

I have anxiety walking into a room late. I would rather be the first person there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I love Parenthood!

Last night on Parenthood Sarah is fumbling with how to support her daughter Amber who is a Senior in High School and really trying to find her own way. Sarah sits down with Amber and says:

“When you have kids, if you have kids, there’s something you should know. A very confusing thing they don’t tell you. You see so much of yourself in them. You see your ironic take on the world. You see your smile, your laugh, and your sense of humor, whatever. And you think they’re you. But they’re not you. And they shouldn’t have all of your baggage, your fear, your insecurity, and your life experience because that’s not fair. They have their own.”

Then she tries to help her daughter spread her wings and do her thing.
I cried because it is so true.

What a beautiful moment.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Where is the love of Christ??

It makes me angry that a church would picket at the funeral of a 9 year old girl. She was so innocent. Where is the love of Christ? The news article I read stated this:

Westboro Baptist Church, founded by its spiritual leader, Fred Phelps, and run mostly by family members, did not respond to a request for an interview in time for this article. But a flier released by the church about the picket targets the Roman Catholic Church because Christina and her family were members.
"God hates Catholics!" the flier, posted on the church's "God Hates Fags" website, says. "God calls your religion 'vain,' as it's empty of His truth; you worship idols!"

This just hurts my heart. Who cares if they are Catholic or not. They lost their little girl in a horrible act. I pray that Jesus wraps his arms around them and comforts them as they go through this horribly tragic time in their life.

No wonder so many people hate Christians, I would too.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Don't know me? This is a good place to start.

Portrait of an ISFJ - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
(Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling)

The Nurturer

"As an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you takes things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system.

ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people's feelings."

"ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate, because the ISFJ has an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occured, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ."

"ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. They value security and kindness, and respect traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are there because they work. Therefore, they're not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they're shown in a concrete way why its better than the established method."

"The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they're likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators. This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to other's feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great gift-givers - finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by the recipient."

"More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. They do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside."

"The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying "no" when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people's needs over their own. The ISFJ needs to learn to identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted."

"ISFJs need positive feedback from others. In the absence of positive feedback, or in the face of criticism, the ISFJ gets discouraged, and may even become depressed. When down on themselves or under great stress, the ISFJ begins to imagine all of the things that might go critically wrong in their life. They have strong feelings of inadequacy, and become convinced that "everything is all wrong", or "I can't do anything right"."

I think this last paragraph really helps me realize why I feel the way I feel today.

"The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to keep things running smoothly."

"ISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their "need to be needed." In extreme cases, this need is so strong that standard give-and-take relationships are deeply unsatisfying to them; however, most ISFJs find more than enough with which to occupy themselves within the framework of a normal life."
- ISFJ Profile (TypeLogic

"modest, not confrontational, easily hurt, observer, prone to crying, not spontaneous"
- Jung Type Descriptions (ISFJ) (

"At work, ISFJs contribute loyal, sympathetic, consistent, and considerate service to others. They are know for their kindness and for their willingness to go to any length to help those in need. They take the practical needs of people into account when they do their work, and their strong follow-through skills allow them to carry out organizational goals. They do at least what is expected to them and oftentimes more, without attracting attention to themselves. They are painstaking and responsible with detail and routine, and feel it is important to have the right things in the right places at the right times."
- ISFJ - The Nurturer (Lifexplore)

ISFJ Strengths

Warm, friendly and affirming by nature
Service-oriented, wanting to please others
Good listeners
Will put forth lots of effort to fulfill their duties and obligations
Excellent organizational capabilities
Good at taking care of practical matters and daily needs
Usually good (albeit conservative) at handling money
Take their commitments seriously, and seek lifelong relationships

ISFJ Weaknesses

Don't pay enough attention to their own needs
May have difficulty branching out into new territory
Extreme dislike of conflict and criticism
Unlikely to express their needs, which may cause pent-up frustrations to build inside
Have difficulty leaving a bad relationship
Have difficulty moving on after the end of a relationship

Friday, January 7, 2011

Unknown facts about me-1

I once had a poem published.

52 things you didn't know about me.

I am going to blog one thing about myself every Friday that I assume most people do not know. I am guessing that Eli will know most of them but he'll just have to bear with me. Maybe I can think of something that will take him by surprise, I may have to dig deep. But we will see.

Anyone out there??

Somedays I wonder if anyone reads this at all. Probably only Eli to make sure I am not passive aggressive, lol. I was trying to think of something unique that I could do in 2011 with my blog.
I have tried to blog pics, do quizes, and other assorted things but it seems like life just always takes me away from that. Then I get behind and I try to catch up but it just doesn't happen. So I think I have an idea...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

If I were to put together a few of my favorite artists and speakers for a weekend.

So this is who I would choose:
David Crowder Band

Shane and Shane

Kendall Payne


Scott Erickson


Francis Chan

Harvey Carey

Mike Pilavochi

Virginia Ward

Jeannie Stevens

Shane Claiborne


The Skit Guys

Lost and Found

Robbie Seay Band

Shauna Niequist

okay so maybe it would be like my own little Youth Workers Convention. But man it would be a wonderful weekend.