Friday, July 31, 2009

Are you a Fan or just plain Obsessed?

3"You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. -Exodus 20:3-6 (ESV)

Whats the difference between being a fan or being obsessed?

One definition of the word "Obsess" Is: To haunt or preoccupy the mind
Obsession is dangerous. It takes us away from what is important. We think about it all the time, we put it first, we basically pour our lives into this "thing". It in fact becomes an idol, a god. Most of us have been obsessed with something at one point in life. I remember times, and I'm sure my friends do to, when I was obsessed with horses, dog agility and a few other things that sparked my interest. Fortunately my parents were a great help to getting me back on track. The only thing we should be obsessed with is Christ.

Let me point out that I do not think being a fan of something is bad. Being a fan is different from being obsessed. Although we may know about this "thing" backwards and forwards we don't make it the point of our lives. We don't allow it to, in fact, take over our lives for we have more important things in life than it. Note that there can also be different levels of fans. One being a extreme fan, knowing something backwards and forwards, or just a small fan, enjoying something but not taking the time to memorize it or study it in depth. I suppose you know you’ve crossed the line if you can’t give that thing up.

About a week ago I got into the discussion about Obsession vs. Fanship with some close friends. In the middle of the discussion Allison asked "What are some things that are easy for you to become obsessed with?" This is a question I encourage you to think about. Write down some different things that you easily get obsessed with and pray for self-control over these issues. It’s a great time to start challenging yourself.

Note: Posting will be rare for a while. I have a great post ideas, but they will take a while to completely. ~Katie

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baby Shower Gifts

Here are some pictures of the things I made for some recent baby showers.
Photo Courtesy of Allison
Blue and Brown
2 Burp rags, Fold out changing table, and 2 diaper&wipe holders.
Photo Courtesy of Allison
Frogs and Ducky's
2 bibs and burp rag.
Both the above sets were given to one Mother.
Photo Courtesy of Allison
Purple Flower Set.
3 burp rags, 2 bibs, and a towel.
Photo Courtesy of Allison
Pink Flower Set.
Burp rag, Bib, Fold out changing table, and Towel.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Change or Two

Generally when someone creates a blog they do a welcome post or what I like to call a purpose post. They inform you to some extent what their blog is going to be about and what they hope to post, so as to provide you a suggestion of what to expect. In my “history” of blogging I have never done this and I regret it. That is why I am doing it now; but not as you might think. This is not going to be a “Hello and welcome to my blog” kinda post but a quick look at my worldview and what I hope to accomplish in my current blog.
When I took a 3 month computer break I really began to notice the lack of purpose in my blog. I played through my mind what my blog looked like and how purposeless it really was.
Here are 2 things I like about other blogs and that I plan on adding into my own.
  • I want my blog to be pleasing to the Lord. Mathew 5:16 says,"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." . My blog, and everything I do, should not be done me for but for God glory so that He may receive all praise. My sister did an excellent post called Representative of Christ that I would encourage you to read.

  • I want my blog to be encouraging and meaningful to others. I feel it is important that my blog not only pleases God but is also encouraging to others. All my posts may not fall under that category completely, such as an occasional picture post or tag, but that is my goal.

I hope to apply these things to most, if not all, of my posts. I hope you receive some sort of idea of how I plan on improving my blog.
Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rose Emporium

Here are those pictures of the Rose Emporium I promised you in my Bluebonnets post.
The rosebud was taken outside Bluebell Creameries. I also mentioned that I might write something about the occasion but I found I really don't have anything to say. So the pictures will have to suffice.

Note: I just wanted to give a quick up-date. Yesterday night I came down with a temperature of 102 , sore throat and head ache. Its not a big deal, we all get sick, but this was a really bad week for me. I really need to be well my Friday so I can finished up some stuff for Saturday and Sunday. Thus I probably won't post again till the middle of next week. Thanks for your patience.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"God Bless America", can we really say?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

Have we raised a nation today

That hates it when God receives glory and praise?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When we’ve banned him from schools, and most public places,

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When our nation has forgotten our founding day?

When the colors of red, white and blue,

Mean nothing more then a party or two?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

Is anything worth blessing in our country today?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When the church has forgotten its roles just the same?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When we vote for leaders who don’t follow Gods ways

“God Bless America”, can we really say?

When our nation is no longer Christian today

"God Bless America", can we really say?

For does “The Star Spangled Banner” not say:

Then Conquer we must, for our cause it is just—

And this be our motto—“In God do we trust”

All we can do is bow on our knees

And pray to God for great mercy.

We’ve raised up a nation that curses His name,

Forgets His blessings, and flings ‘side His ways,

Our nation does not deserved to be blessed,

For it has forgotten the ways of the past

Did we not learn from history’s time

What happens to nations who fling God aside?

So "God Bless America", can we really say?

That is the question I ask you today.

-Written by Katie, Inspired by Allison.