Saturday, February 23, 2008

automatic carwashes

i think that the drive through automatic car wash is a treasure. you go in one end with a filthy car and come out the other end with a shiny clean car. in between you are sprayed and spun and brushed and washed and even waxed(if you upgrade!).

so after all our recent weather, my black car was looking pretty grungy. this morning, i decided to take it through the carwash on my way to dad's house. so i did. jumped on the turnpike in my spiffy clean car and headed to el reno.

before i got 4 miles into the journey, it started sprinkling. then stopped. the sun came out. then it rained. my nice clean car stills looks better than it did, but the wet roads will soon change that.

so anyway, i've told you that to let you know what God showed me. do you know, when i run through the auto wash, it's only the outside of my car that gets clean? the inside still carries the dirt, trash, dog hair, uneaten french fries, etc. that was there when the car was dirty.

but with God, He goes for the full detail. He wants me clean through and through. He doesn't just wash my outside and send me on my merry way to get rained on so i have to come back. He starts on the inside and works His way out. He scrubs the carpet of my heart that has collected the dirt of sin and pain and whatever else. He cleans the dashboard of my mind that has had to much stuff set on it, spilled on it and not been dusted. He cleans around the buttons of my will, my emotion, my thoughts, my desires.... By the time He is done, i am water repellent and smelling fresh like Him. and He houses me in the garage of his love, grace, mercy, sacrifice and protection. AND His clean lasts forever...

may seem strange to you, but it spoke to me today. God spoke to me today.


Monday, February 18, 2008

ola senorita...

was all he said as he stood on the side of the road and allowed me to take his picture. digital camera-$200, day off- $NC, getting this pic-PRICELESS!!

by the way, the street i was on, WESTERN!! of course! ask ellen, my witness and photographer.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

forgot to take a pic....

before i started, but the canvas came to me painted with the words on the bottom. my addition is the bottom left corner...she just looked like she was enjoying the good life....

ephemerites project one movin' on....


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Que sera, sera

whatever will be, will be. seems kind of fatalistic but if you really think about it, if i truly believe God is in control and i truly believe that he has a plan for me, to prosper and not to harm me, to give me hope and a future, then que sera, sera should be my theme song.

don't get me wrong. i don't think i'm a bystander in my life with a whatever sign on my forehead. i know that God wants my full participation in this plan he has for me. i just want to be willing, ready and able to fully participate.

i want to be open to change, ready for assignments and willing to go the extra mile or two. i want to live my life with a capital L! no looking back, no compromise.

God is good all the time and que sera sera, i can't wait to see what will be!!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Learn something new.....

so i've learned how to add html code to my blog to include some permanent links. this is very exciting to me because i'm basically a hunt and peck method learner and it's good to know the brain still works.

so, check out some of my favorite that i know how to add them, you can bet i will!


Monday, February 04, 2008

get LOST!!

I have! If you are not a fan of the ABC show LOST, stop reading...but if you are, I love this show!

It is one of the smartest, most intriguing shows I've seen in years. Never a dull moment, always a twist or 40, and the characters become like family.

My friend, Kristy, and I are addicted. But it goes beyond....she surfs the web and chatboards sending me easter eggs of info. I supply them to the other Lostians in my office, we all surmise, deduce, anticipate and watch.

It is office chatter at it's finest!!

Take a gander and you'll get LOST too!