19 December 2009

Hello, White World

Rachel and I share a bedroom, and today we woke up at precisely the same moment, thanks to a passing snowplow. Gooood morning, Mr. Plow. You are not very melodious.

But yes, there's white stuff everywhere. Perfect day for it-- no one needs to go to work, our shopping is done, and we're free to stay cozy inside (or bundle up and play outdoors). I had plans to drive a little bit this afternoon, but it was nothing urgent, and I'm happy to look outside and marvel at the beauty of God's creation. How imaginative He is, and how blessed we are to have eyes to appreciate His beauty!

Also the wedding is in two weeks. ::squeal::

15 December 2009

Some Poetry

Although I've completely slacked off on weekly posts, here is some mellifluosity (is that a word? yes? no?) to poeticize your day. I like this one.

"The Taxi" by Amy Lowell

When I go away from you
The world beats dead,
Like a slackened drum.
I call out for you against the jutted stars
And shout into the ridges of the wind.

Streets coming fast,
One after the other,
Wedge you away from me,
And the lamps of the city prick my eyes
So that I can no longer see your face.
Why should I leave you,
To wound myself upon the sharp edges of the night?

10 December 2009

Flawed Faces

Girls, if you've ever felt-- and you probably have-- that you have a flawed face, these three links are for you.

Beauty Skin Deep by Suzanne Gosselin

Distorted Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney

Face Value by Jessica Inman

I have struggled with severe skin rashes since I was 12, and it hasn't been much fun. Nevertheless, I know that God has used this "flaw" to sanctify me and to highlight the folly of relying on outward beauty. It's easy to think that physical imperfections make you less valuable, less worthy of love. But when looking to the Cross of Christ, when meditating on God's constant care and His promises to keep you until the end, you see undeniable proof that you are loved and cherished by the Lord of the universe. That's astounding. That's life-transforming. That puts deeper joy in your heart thatn any cosmetic product can.

01 December 2009

A great deal of excitement.

Now that it's December, I can say this: I'm getting married next month!!!

::cue exhilarated bouncing::

Um, that's about all I have to say right now. Everything is going very well, though. Dress? Check. Flowers? Check. Rings? Check. Honeymoon plans? Check. Awesome mother who plans awesome things for an awesome reception? Checkity check check.