Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Am A : What Are You???

Okay, my friend, Amy, took this personality test. She said it was pretty accurate for her. So, I decided to try it. I am always curious to see if answering "random" questions on some personality test can actually describe me. Well, here are the results. I would say that they are pretty much on the money. What do you think?!

You Are a Colon

You are very orderly and fact driven.
You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.

You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.

Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon

What Punctuation Mark Are You?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room..... That phrase brings all types of emotions to all types of people. There are waiting rooms at the doctor and dentist offices. There are waiting rooms at the hospital. There are waiting rooms in corporate offices. All of them designed just for WAITING. Waiting for an appointment, waiting to hear news regarding a loved one in surgery, waiting to hear that newborn baby cry.....

Sometimes the waiting can be long and hard. Sometimes the waiting can be with much anticipation, and sometimes the waiting can be with great pain. Are you in a waiting room today? I am. I have been here for quite awhile, now. And, I have experienced all of the emotions that come with the waiting - impatience, anticipation, pain, anger, sorrow, anxiety. I will admit that it is not fun; in fact, most of the time it is very discouraging. But, in the midst of all of those emotions, my Father gently reminds me that He knows my name. His ways are not mine. And, if I just wait on Him, I will be able to soar again.

I am reminded of the story of the refiner's fire. He puts his precious metals over the flame and leaves them there to get very hot so that the impurities will rise to the top and be scraped off. He lets it cool just a bit and then will usually put it right back onto the fire to continue the purification process. The refiner does this over and over again until he is satified that the metal is pure enough. There are times in our lives when we are allowed to walk down paths or wait in one position while the Refiner shapes and molds us underneath that fire to be more like Him. So, if you are waiting today, know that I am waiting, too. Waiting for God to shape and mold me into Him image. Waiting for Him to show me His best for me.

Psalm 27:14 (New International Version)
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Another Then Sings My Soul - Little is Much

Okay, I know that I have already posted one for this week, but I just had to post this one also. This is an oldie but goodie that I came across when I led in a conference back in January with a dear lady named Debbie Cannada that serves as a Southern Baptist Missionary in Charleston, WV. She sang this song at the end of her testimony everyday that we led the conference. It STILL rings in my head!!! What a powerful message.... Little is much when God is in it. Labor not for wealth or fame. There's a crown and you can win it if you go in Jesus' name.

Will you go in Jesus' name?

Blessings my friends.

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays - I Wish You Were Here

The song that I chose for this week is one that struck an emotional nerve with me the very first time that I heard it. It was one of those moments that just engulfs and overwhelms you. I have been thinking about heaven quite a bit lately and of all the wonderful things that are in store for us. When I think of the ones that I have loved that are there now, I imagine them saying this very same thing. I wish you were here.....