Friday, February 17, 2012

This is the Day that the LORD HAS MADE!

I am happy it is Friday.  Not only happy that it is Friday, but happy that it is NOT Thursday anymore.  Why you might ask?  Let me tell you about my Thursday...

I woke up around 5 am super nautious and soon after the stomach bug came and greeted me.  So needless to say, I missed 2 classes and 4 athletes tutor sessions.  I was out of it.  About noon I started feeling soo much better!  I mean not only was I up moving around, I actually wanted to go to work!  So I went to go get chicken noodle soup at Chik-Fil-A before heading up to work from 5-10.  Well guess what happened on myw ay to Chik-Fil-A!  I RAN OUT OF GAS!!!!  No lie.  Straight up out of gas.  God was looking out for me and I was only 2 parking lots away from a gas station.  So I bought a gas can and filled it up with gas.  The gas can was a lemon.  Which means that it did not work, so now I have gasoline all over my hands and the smell is still lingering in my car.  I filled my car up with gas and as I was backing out of the Gas Station, I backed into someone.  Yes - backed into, as in had a wreck, as in my light on the back of my car is busted!  Seriously how can this day get any worse....... 

OH GUESS WHAT> 10 minutes later I arrived at work and LOCKED my keys in my car!  Guys, I am NOT lying.  THis was my day.  So yes,

TODAY IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE!!!! 
(yesterday I am not so sure about)
actually, this is probably a good time to insert some encouragement.  God
allows us to go through hard times so that we realize how awesome our
God is in times when things are wonderful!!!  Becuase I am definitely
rejoicing because it is a great day...

AND THIS IS WHY!

BAYLOR BASEBALL STARTS TODAY AT 4  AND  MY COUSIN DEAN OTIS COOLEY WAS BORN AT 10 THIS MORNING!!














Because Baylor Baseball starts today it makes me miss my time in St Louis in October and my wonderful third baseman... David Freese!!!  Oh it will be good to watch spring training and see him behind the plate again!





I have adopted a Compassion child!!  His name is George and he is 3 years old and lives in Ghana!  My littel sister has had a compassion child for years now, and it was on my list of things to do this year!  I love this little guy, and I didn't know that honestly I would feel like this towards him.  I didn't know how personal it would be!  But God calls us to help people all over the world.  And I am doing that one little guy at a time!  His birthday is coming up... of course I am coloring him a Mickey Mouse Birthday picture!!



Last weekend I went and saw the VOW!! It was amazing.  I also had my lifegroup over to my house and I collaged an art clipbaord.  I have been wanting to do it forever, and so now I ahve finally done it.  I have heard mixed reviews from the VOW.  But I am here to tell you that it is favulous!  I loved it.  The part that really got me was the scene where her mother tells her why she stayed with her dad all of these years, she says...

"I chose to forgive him for the one thing he did wrong and love him for all of the things that he did right."

WOW.  On Sunday we talked about the Covenant Marriage and how God calls us to forgive.  And we looked at Hosea's love for Gomar.  WOW>  this love was represented in the Vow.  Now yes, the Vow is a secular movie and was probably not even trying to mirror Hosea's love - but as divorce becomes more prevalent in our society we need to push ourselves to mirror this Hosea-like love.  It's quite challenging I think.








So I have been overeating this delicious meal lately... I think I make it like twice a week!  It is amazing! 

It is called the Vegetable Pot.  I wanted to share it with you!






ENJOY THIS!!!!  It is not fattening and it is actualyl pretty healthy! 

Hope you have a great weekend!  I am headed to the Baseball Games!!!


SIC EM BEARS

Abby