Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What's Up?

I have not been very inspired the last few days as far as the blog goes. Here's what I've been doing:

-Watching 24 for the first time. I rented the first half of Season One on DVD on Saturday and tonight I went back for the other half. That show is like crack. Not that I know what crack is like. But I imagine it would be something like 24. Jack Bauer may be on a little crack himself.

-Trying to buckle down and really make some good housekeeping habits. It's going great but it takes a lot of time - time I normally spend blogging and commenting on blogs...

-I made my friend Fay's Italian Biscuit-topped Casserole. It was so yummy! Maybe I'll get around to posting the recipe.

-For work I am editing the Esther study that my mom is writing. It's not the official editing of course. It's just grammar, spelling, and punctuation for the Houston group that will get it before LifeWay ever publishes it.

-Getting back into the groove of college ministry. Our students are back in town and we are enjoying all the energy they bring. Tomorrow night the girls and I are starting the Wising Up study at my house. It starts at 8:15, so if the Lord brings us to mind, please pray for us when you're putting your kids to bed.

-I've been battling an overly sensitive spirit lately. It's not very fun because I have been getting my feelings hurt at the drop of a hat. It's pretty ridiculous, but at least I know the problem is with me and not with everyone else. I've also been really hard on myself lately. It's like I've taken every single opportunity to feel bad about ________. You name it, I feel bad about it. Can I just tell you that these issues are requiring a ridiculous amount of emotional and mental energy? Sheesh! Deliver me, Lord! From myself!

-My husband started his Greek class yesterday. Right now he is at the dining room table practicing the alphabet. He sounds hilarious. And he has no idea that I'm over here giggling. I'm so proud of him for taking this class. It is not easy to learn another language, particularly one with another alphabet! I love you, Hubs!

So what's up with you?

62 comments:

jamie b said...

uh oh! you started on 24 and i'm afraid you won't be able to stop until you watch them all! :)

i know you are excited about having the college girls back to hang with and dig in the Word with!

lorisue said...

Amanda,
Stop now or forever hold your peace with 24 because it is INSANE how crazy you will be until you see the next one. I am very sad to say that my husband and I had a ALOT of 3:00-4:00 mornings because we just had to watch one more show! We also are into Lost and that has actually taken the top spot because this past season of 24 was not very good.

When do you get the door? I have been checking back for pictures! I am so excited about Esther. I get to particpate in Wising Up in a few weeks :)
This week I have been doing everything except housework. I really do wish that I was a better "homemaker". I to have said that I will come up with a cleaning plan and stick to it...bit still no luck. If you find something that works let me know....my husband would love it!

I am praying that God gives you His eyes for you and that you bask in His greatness and delight.

Vicki Courtney said...

Hey girl, I just saw your comment on my blog and thought I'd stop in and say "hi." I too, am feeling uninspired as of late, and I have four articles to write for Focus on the Family and they are due Friday. Hmmm.... You think they will accept them late if I just explain that I was busy blogging with friends?

Anyway, you have my prayers for your group and your "overly sensitive spells" (although I would argue that it's part of being female)!

Okay, back to those Focus articles. Let me know if you get bored looking at your mama's stuff (hah!) and I'll send them over. I only have 227 words, so it should be pretty easy!

Anonymous said...

Pleeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase post the recipe? Pretty please?

Chris in Canada

Them Chandlers said...

So glad to know what's up with you :) You're right...24 is like crack...and I too have no idea what that's like.

Can totally identify with you on the sensitive thing. Must be something in the air...

Big Mama said...

24 is absolutely television crack. There will be episodes where you swear you won't watch again and yet, it draws you back in.

Not much up here except counting down the days until school starts. I am in need of a little peace and quiet.

And by that I mean peace and quiet that doesn't involve hearing Dora the Explorer in the background.

The Preacher's Wife said...

You aren't the only sensitive one...could it be a full moon? Me and hubs went on a date to Huntsville to buy our Casting Crowns concert tickets and cd today which should have been a slice of heaven...We fussed the whole time because he hurt my feelings in LifeWay of all places! I should say I moped and he rolled his eyes.

It's all better now. I'm curled up with my Lexicon and Revelation Commentaries writing women's conference material...:)) And you can't hardly write about Jesus if you are mad at your husband..lol

The Granniss Family said...

Isn't 24 great? I am an action addict. Dave has been teasing me for a long time because I have been a faithful fan of 24 since the very first show. I've been meaning to encourage you and tell you that you are a great mom! ;)

Alana said...

Well, it has been said already, but I'll say it again! You are embarking on a new addiction with 24. That's assuming you've had other addictions, but I'm pretty sure that if you blog, you've atleast had/have that as an addiction.

Anyway, 24 ROCKS! It is worth it! But prepare for some late nights!

I hear you loud and clear on the sensitive spirit and being hard on yourself. Relating well!

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

We've missed ya!

Girl...let me tell you what to do when you get addicted to 24 - as I did. To break my need to see it everytime it was on...I went to the 24 website where they list EVERY EPISODE OF EVERY SEASON and just read what happened. That show was controlling my life! I could barely stand the suspense. My husband refused to "cave" with me, so everytime he would watch it I would walk by the television and say..."I know what happens. Want me to tell you?" It drove him CRAZY. But, I had to nip my obsession in the bud. I couldn't take it anymore. The show came on every night around my daughter's bedtime and it just interfered too much! Freedom is just one mouse clik away!

Come visit my blog when you need an escape. The sensitive spirit thing is so tough - and as a ministry wife it's even tougher. Satan works double duty on us!

Way to convict me with the housekeeping vs. blogging comment! What we need to do vs. what we want to do. There's always such a pull! It takes such discipline and change of heart.

Bless you, sweet thing. :-)

Abby said...

All of my friends have 24-watching parties and I have yet to hop on the train cause I know it will be one ride I won't be able to get off of!

I am sort of having a battle opposite yours. I just moved to Nashville last week...first time out from under the parents!...and I have been worried with trying to get everything settled, and distracted by my tired body that I haven't taken enough time to sit and rest in Him and let my spirit talk. A sure case of -I need to become LESS and I need MORE of Him.
Then Jesus gave me just the most timely word at a worship service tonight. I love how He knows our heart's needs even when we don't take the time to tell Him.

Ps..now I'm feeling really embarrassed of my grammar knowledge and typical over-use of commas..and glad for bad-grammar blogging grace:)

jennyhope said...

I start wising up with my group of girls this coming Tuesday! I really can not wait! I have led all of your moms studies (yes I do others) and I am dying for Esther to come out. Your posts on keeping the house clean are so convicting. I have ALWAYS been a clean person and I just can't seem to get a hold of things with so many trials and stuff over the last 4 years. We had a broken back, mono, the pregnancy issues, and a plethora of other things...i really need to get a hold of things. It is like your 5 lbs post a long time ago...I am not to far gone right! :) We finished Daniel for the second time tonight. We had to double up on 11 and 12 and the Lord was Rockin through your momma!!

kittyhox said...

Oh, yes. We got hooked on 24 a few years ago. Then it was Smallville. It's so great to be able to watch them on DVD, skip the commercials, and not have to wait a whole week for the next episode. Especially since 24 is always a cliff hanger. The only part I don't care for is the torture.

Gosh, I'm with you on

a) the housekeeping habits (it surprises me how much time they take and that a big part of my job is sort of like a housekeeper/laundress)

and

b) being overly sensitive.

As my husband says, "It must be hard being you." And he means it. And it is! I always overanalyze everything and read things into what people say that might not really be there. Don't you just wish you could turn off your brain (and maybe heart) just for a little break sometimes?

Good work putting the blogging/reading of blogs on the back burner to attend to more pressing concerns.

And I'm having sorority flashbacks with the Greek alphabet memorization! Fun...

Marc and Charity said...

Oh yes, 24...it's addictive. We rented the first season in our 3rd year here and our daughter was a newborn. We watched them all pretty much in a row, thank goodness she slept so much in her bed! :) They just showed this past season over here and so we are caught up now!

We are just enjoying the British summer- aka the month of August. The gap year program my hubs works with here is starting up in September and then we will be busy with students!

~ Laurie said...

My hubby took two years of greek - ah I remember the flash cards and 'testing' him. Like I knew if the words were right or not....THEY'RE IN GREEK! :)

Heather said...

We never got into 24 thankfully. Just one more show to add to our list :) we are into too many as it is :)

Will be praying tonight for you Bible study. I'm hoping to lead that study with a group of moms from our church this fall ... we are still forming the group.

I think the sensitive thing must be in the water ... I seem overly sensitive too ... could just be our season of life as well.

How's your grandfather doing? We have been praying for him.

Hope you have a great day as you accomplish all you have set out to do. God is with you!

Fran said...

Amanda....
I'll be praying for you! I think we all hit those valleys of "whatever it is" and it just flat out stinks! I'll pray you find a peak soon and stay there for a long while.

Blessings....

Anonymous said...

My husband has an addiction to 24 as well. :)

I just started watching the first session of Wising Up yesterday morning during my quiet time. It was short lived, however, because my 3 yr old woke up bright-eyed very early. I'm hoping to catch up today. I'll be praying for your girls study!

I, too, am in housekeeping/organizing mode. I've been cleaning out cabinets left and right. It feels so good to be organized..for a while at least!

Love,
Sarah, TN

My Dear Family said...

I totally agree on 24 - my dear hubby and I watch like 2 seasons on our vacation last year and managed to watch the first 5 seasons before this past season started. Once you start you cannot stop!

I to wish I could get more excited about laundry - UGH!

BooMama said...

You enjoy that 24, sister. Season 5 is the best. In my humble opinion.

And I'll have you know that last night I was feeling "guilty" about something - and the Voice of Keith Moore popped in my head: "That's false guilt." I wonder if your daddy even realizes his legacy here on the interweb? :-)

Hang in there...and I just wrote the time of your Bible study in my calendar so I'll remember to pray.

Travis said...

Hey, Amanda!

We are at the beach this week. Yea! I broke my toe in the pool yesterday. Wahhhh!

You never responded to those youtube videos I sent you. Did you think they were stupid? Please tell me you thought that model falling was off the chain!

Cindy said...

Welcome to the world of 24 addicts! Now you can appreciate all the Jack Bauer jokes out there...

Jack Bauer sleeps with a pillow under his gun.

When Jack Bauer was a child, he made his mother finish his vegetables.

Jack Bauer can get McDonald's breakfast after 10:30.

Jack Bauer could strangle you with a cordless phone.

Killing Jack Bauer doesn't make him dead. It just makes him angry.

And as for the sensitivity stuff... I'm with you, sistah! My poor husband didn't know he'd have to become a cheerleader when he married me. (And when he's not good at it, my feelings get hurt! Ha!) God clearly gave you a sensitive heart and I'm confident many people are blessed because of it.

We live in a university town and several of my friends are in college ministry; I'll be praying for you guys now, too, when I pray for them!

Little Steps Of Faith said...

Have you listened to the theme song of 24 its by Jem. Listen to the words, its cool.

Hmmm, well, what isn't up is the question.

I am totally not getting back in the class stuff well, I just didn't realize how lazy I really am! Ugh.

Education course is going well, I start school observing with an old teacher i worked for before, and also my Pastor's wife's class.

My room is a complete disaster, and so is my car, it all just seemed to overwhelming to try to attempt to clean.

I don't know maybe once the chaos is out of your mind you have a chance to fix the chaos around you too? Who knows.

I just thought it was all about creativity. I am just toooo creative to clean.
(Can i use that excuse:))

Have a great day:)

Ang

Lacey said...

More TV crack is LOST. If you haven't seen it, you have until February to get caught up before the new season begins! :)
I'm way too sensitive! And it's not a good thing. :( I would love for things to just roll off my back. So, you have my sympathy!! :)

Little Steps Of Faith said...

It could be an obsessive blogger behavior that I can't get anything done too...Ouch!

As far as being sensitive, try this, draw a circle of all the things bugging you, and then put Jesus on the outside of it.

And the fact you see Jesus on the outside and not there to conquer everything because those things consume your thoughts at the moment, I promise you siesta, it will be a wake up call.:)

Janet (aka JT) said...

I'm 8 months pregnant, so being overly sensitive has become a way of life for me as of late. Fun, fun times for those who live with me.

I'll pray for deliverance for you, Amanda. My deliverance won't be until October, so I just pray for my family on my issues.
At least the kiddos are all in school now, which has NEVER happened before! I took a nap yesterday and woke up with my toenail polish still on! (My youngest daughter has been peeling my toenail polish off every time I've konked out on the couch; but she's in kindergarten now.)

CrownLaidDown said...

Lately, it has been more of what's down with me than what's up. We're needing Solomon's wisdom right now (hey, maybe I should get Wising Up, too!). I'm praying for your group tonight, Amanda. Let yourself off the hook, Sweet Friend. You are such a caring person and a great wife, mom and daughter!
With love,
Holly

Deidre said...

Last week, I was on the sensitive side to. God had to deliver me because I couldn't stand myself.

I've never watched 24. I don't think I could take it. 'Survivor' is about a 'suspense-filled' as I get. :)

Janelle & Ella said...

I can't tell you how happy I am that you have started 24! I'm so glad to have a friend to talk about it with now.
And yes, can you please post the casserole recipe. That would do me and Heath some good.

It's a Mom Thing said...

Hey Amanda,
I would love to email with you sometime about college ministry. My husband is a college minister is SC...we've been here for just over a year. I'd love to know what you think about what is effective, ways to minister to the girls, etc.

Kelly said...

Love 24! It is our date night, and the one night of the week the girls MUST be in bed on time, and must stay in bed:-)

.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Hi Amanda!

I will be praying for you and your sweet girls during your study time! That will lift your spirit I'm sure!

The "sensitive" spell....well I hear you! Right in the middle of one myself. My poor, poor husband. I'm sure God will have a special jewel in his crown for the way he reacts during these times!

Good to hear from you again! How's the front door coming?

blessings,
stephanie

Busy Mommy said...

My husband and I got hooked on 24, but let me tell you...ALIAS is where it's at! I was so depressed when the series came to an end! I love the idea that we can watch everything on DVD's, though...except I can't try to get anything done on commercials!

Cleaning? Well, that's been a challenge for me as of late. I keep trying but it seems so overwhelming! I am impressed that you have been sticking to it!

Ahh...sensitivity...I would just look at as an exciting thing (no, I am not crazy). Satan is trying extra hard to cause some strife because God is doing so much in your lives right now. Think about it...Greek? That's a huge learning thing that will bless your husband with more understanding as he works in the church! New Bible study? College kids are back? Editing some amazing stuff that brings us closer to Jesus? No wonder satan is trying to attack! Thank you Jesus for Your peace and deliverance during times like this. At least you know your doing something right.

Patty said...

Hi Amanda!
I have never watched 24 or the other popular Greys Anatomy. I tried watching Lost and that didn't last long. I have heard so many people talk about 24. I may need to check this out. I have been going thru a few battles, decisions to make etc... and praying with a friend who is going thru a very difficult time with her ex-husband. Praise God HE fights our battles. I am also excited about Deeper Still next weekend. I wish you were going. I ordered the siesta t-shirts and they should be here this week. They are giving me a hard time ordering the shirt I sent you a link to because it is for only 1 shirt. Pray God gives me favor. This person really needs to have this shirt!!! Lastly, I have one more weekend and then we have to close our pool. Where did the summer go? Oh, I said a prayer for you and your study group. Have a great Wednesday!!

Jan said...

Amanda,
My husband and our teenage sons are HUGE 24 junkies. We ended up buying all the seasons so we could catch up and be ready for season 4 when it came out! Be sure to watch them in order. Seasons 2, 3 and 5 are the best.

And...get ready to hear in your sleep "previously, on 24..."

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I agree with Lauren...it must be something in the air. I've been OFF THE CHARTS sensitive lately about anything too. It's really been cramping my style.

Anonymous said...

Your housekeeping...are you following a particular schedule, or just trying to get stuff done?

jenny

Lauren said...

Lost and The Office are our addictions of choice. Lost, too, is like crack. We got the first season on DVD one Christmas and actually left a New Year's party early so we could go home and watch another 4 episodes.

Greek is no joke! I took a semester at Rice so I could learn to read the NT and decided that one semester was enough. (It was quite a thrill when we read a passage of John at the end of the semester, though.) I have a lot of respect for people who plug away at it.

Italian Biscuit-topped Casserole?? I must have this recipe.

Darlene R. said...

I have to say that I have never watched 24, but I hear about it all the time from one of my best friends. My addiction was to Gilmore Girls and now they are done, so I may have to check this show out.

Don't you just feel so worn out after an emotional day? I do, and then I feel bad about that too! I'm totally with you siesta!

Housekeeping....I have to tell myself what I tell my kids "Let's do this with a happy heart!" :) I usually just crank up the tunes!!

I hope you have fun with the college girls. I'll be praying for you.

Amy T said...

Well, it's my week to work, so that's what's up with me. Hopefully next week (when I only work T & TH) will be my week to get back on track. Once I do, I want to host a weekday bible study at my house. Probably Daniel since our church already has it, but I will suggest they also by Wising Up so I can do that one later. This is the month I have to find something to supplement my part time income, so that's what will be up with me for the next few weeks. Thanks for asking. :)

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

Just dropping by to say hello and thanks for all that you do, you are a blessing to many!!!

Sue

Shelly said...

1) I know I need to join the addictive habit of '24', but I really just don't think I should start it anytime soon.
2) I will lift up the 8:15 time. That makes me excited.
3) Uhm....I think you should stop trying to be like me with this whole 'being hard on yourself and overly sensitive' thing. Lol - kidding! 1 John 3:19-20 "This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything." I've been battling a condemning heart too lately, so I keep asking Jesus to allow my worth and security in Him to give me rest in His Presence. Go let yourself be loved on Him girl if you feel Him calling you to such. It did me a heap of good a couple of nights ago. I just had a girlie pity party before Him. Oh I desperately need Him to be greater than my heart!
4) And you know what's been up with me lately from the blog. I'm going to take your hot tea and chill advice real soon :) Like, tonight!

Okay, I've written a novel. I'm going to hush now!

Shelly said...

PS - I'm joining Curt in the sounding ridiculous ranks of learning Greek :) I feel so foolish! lol

Three Fold Cord said...

Hey girl,
I have never tried 24 because I knew I would be hooked. My husband and I just get lost in teh world of Survivorman adn Dirty jobs. Good stuff I tell ya! If ever I wish I didn't have to clean teh bathroom or p/up my sons cars one more time I can watch one of those episodes and I am freed.

We head to the beach on Friday and then when we get back it is school time, Bible Study and exercise class. Back to the good ol' Fall routine. I love it! I feel like I accomplish so much more then the rush of the summer.

Thanks for opening up and I will think of you during Wising up.

stephanie said...

I want to encourage you in your housekeeping habits. That's a very good use of your time and a blessing to your whole family! Habit is a good word. Routines are a healthy for all of us - kids and adults. I've found that flylady (http://www.flylady.com/index.asp)
has helped me develop good housekeeping routines and habits. I made up a little weekly schedule, and it helpes me stay on track. I'm not a slave to it, but it's a good guide. Let me know if you want to see it.

Lindsee said...

I've been so out of the blogging world lately. Since school has started, I feel like that is my life. Is it bad that I'm already tired of it?! ;)

As for 24, never seen it, and I KNOW I don't have enough time now to even think about starting it...so I won't. I was the only one in the office this summer that didn't watch it.

I so wish I lived near you and could come do Wising Up with you and some other college girls. :) I did it a few nights last semester when I went home randomly, and loved it. I need to do the whole thing. I learned about my mouth...and boy I needed it.

I'll be praying for y'all. Enjoy the girls and I know they will enjoy you. How great for them to have a mentor like you! I'm jealous...in a Godly way! ;)

Hugs from Huntsvile,
Lindsee

Charity said...

I totally think the "sensitive" thing is definitely in the water!!

Please do post the recipe! Sounds great! My husband complains I should try more "new" recipes!!

On the good housekeeping habits...I too have a hard time with that. Of course having an almost 2 year old doesn't help get the chores done! HaHa! I try to do certain things on certain days of the week, so it is the same every week. A few months ago my Sunday school class did "The Frazzled Female" bible study by Cindy Wood. A really great quick study! She reminded me that I should even take such things to Him! I was like...duh! Why didn't I think of that!! So I started to make my list every day of the things I needed to get done and really prayed over it. It really helped me to get all on my list accomplished! I still have plenty of days when I struggle with it though!

R said...

I hear ya about housework cutting into blog time. I feel great because my house is all kept up this week, but I'm feeling bad that my blog is lacking because of it!

I'm also at this convergence of multiple deadlines, so feeling pressure. PR project for my church, sorority Alum business that I'm responsible for, and MOPS Publicity stuff that needs to get done before our first Steering meeting this Friday.

But I got a haircut and brow wax this week, and I've made my appointments as far out as the baby's due date in early Dec., too, so I'm feeling pretty good about that! I love it when I stay "maintained"!

And I'm painting my toenails a happy red as I work on MOPS stuff right now. High school football starts on Friday, so I have to be South Grand Prairie spirited!

Allison said...

I think that there must be something in my water too! I am so sensitive right now. I was reading a book at lunch today and was in tears....sad. Very, very sad.

You have so much on your plate. Thinking of you from California!

Ashley said...

I was just downstairs preparing some info for a few breakouts at upcoming conferences and I was staring out the window thinking how in the world do they really think I have anything to offer? I spend the majority of the day watching Barney (or High School Musical lately), reading books, picking up toys, playing dress-up and then ENDLESS hours or house keeping. Then when I finally sit down for my quiet time I just wonder how long I really have before my 2 little girls are up and how can I read, pray, prepare and somehow rest?!? Do you ever feel that way? I was wondering how you balance it all. I really need a HOUSE KEEPER! :) We started 24 a few months ago and I finally had to shut it down after season 2...my whole life suffered!

Debra said...

i am feeling you...all of the above except 24...never seen it...

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Hey Amanda, it's around 9:30 here in GA. I think you all are an hour behind us out there in TX. Just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you and those sweet girls tonight. Praying that those who are there will engage in this study like never before and that God will ooze out of every pour of your being while you lead them!
You have what it takes sister!

Anticipating HIM
stephanie

oh amanda said...

Uh, oh. I couldn't even finish your post before I had to comment about my crush Jack. *sigh* I hope you don't have anything to do for the next few weeks, so you can finish watching all 6 seasons back to back!

kelly said...

You may already know this but the site that helped me with housekeeping is www.flylady.net THE BEST!! Great systems, quick tips, and "lessons" Keep up the good work!

Mommy Dot Com said...

I've been getting six children started in school and it is a lot work! I am a wimp. I officailly admit it. I miss them and I can't believe I am putting so much effort into getting them out the door when everything inside of me really just wants them to stay home with me. It goes against my motherly instinct to wake up sleeping babies and yes I said babies b/c that is what they are. It is obvious to me anyway, maybe not to others but that is just simply b/c they're not the mama. Getting their clothes laid out, lunches packed, backpacks, homework, snacks, bottle waters frozen and wrapped in a towel, etc.... is a lot of work. AND I have five girls so the morning is all about hair and no one can do their own yet. I do it ALL for them. We've got hairbows, braids, curls, princess twists and ballerina buns to name just a few of the different hair-do's. Life is great and I am a proud mama but I am also a tired one and I haven't been much on blogging lately myself.
Love you and your family,
Kara

Teri said...

It is hard to be in ministry without thick skin. I'm finding that out. I am trying to surrender and GET OVER MYSELF too! And get thicker skin, I'm not so sure how to do that, but I'm sure God does!

Mrs. Keller said...

My husband and I became addicted to 24 this past winter and sadly enough you're right it is the closest thing to crack we've experienced. We are anxiously awaiting the release of this past season on dvd so we can watch that.

And my husband just finished Greek in June... and I would always try to follow along with his computer program and say the words.. i quit halfway between alpha and beta... haha

Anonymous said...

I have a couple of mutual friends who have you as a blog they read, and I wanted to comment, first because I feel like a creeper reading a blog of someone I don't know, and second, because you are really refreshing. You communicate things in such a real and transparent way. It's actually really rare to see, or at least it is for me. As a young christian, who just graduated I am constantly surrounded by legalistic views, and people who really don't know how to relate to the outside world. It's hard to seperate those sometimes, and honestly, can make me feel like a horrible christian who really has missed the mark by reading US, vogue, wedding magazines, and books like the devil wears prada, or liking Justin Timberlake and shopping. I feel judged,and so I can only imagine how non-believers feel. The rigid rules with the "dancing with my daddy" at the end of every
e-mail or post really turns me off. I am from Houston and have been going to your mom's study since 9th grade. I even drove home from school randomly with car loads of girls to go on tuesday nights, so I have heard about you, and your family. Thank you for being different, and not feeling the need to throw out spiritual tag lines, and fillers just because it's trendy. Thank you for saying crack, I don't really know what crack is like either, but I say it all the time, and thank you also for being relatable and open. What I am trying to say is thank you for being a christian that is honest and real, open and gracious, instead of one who puts on a mask. You have a unique appeal and I have no doubt God is going to use that, He already is..
<3

MamaCass said...

I never got into 24. I don't know why. At the time it came on the air I was a huge Alias fan. Man I miss that show. I hope your Bible Study was great tonight. Oh and your mom's study on Esther sounds wonderful. One of my favorite bible stories.

Amanda said...

Hey Anon 11:05, thanks for your comment. It really meant a lot to me. I almost cried!
Blessings,
Amanda

courtney said...

I have a love-hate relationship with 24.

In my sorority pledging days, I memorized the Greek alphabet to the tune of the Brady Bunch theme. I can still sing it today.

Kelli said...

I had to chuckle- when I was in Bible College we had to learn the Greek alphabet. So, we sang it. I can still remember it and especially the ending "Happy Happy Yes I Amma, Cause I know My Alpha Beta Gamma".