Friday, March 19, 2010

Little House on the Prairie

I've been reading the Little House on the Prairie books again, just because.

Boy, it brings back memories.

Like fighting over who got to "be" Laura (more fun) and who got to be Mary (more well behaved). (I think I lost on that one since Mary's older).

And pretending that we were Mary and Laura on the back of the covered wagon (as pictured here) by sitting silently on the end of one of our beds.

Did you know that it's a musical now? Melissa Gilbert who was Laura in the TV show (which I never fully liked since it wasn't enough like the books:"Pa" didn't even have a beard!) plays "Ma" in the musical. It's coming to Spokane this spring and I wanted to find an excuse to go... can you even picture it? It's for real! Click here!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Different things stick out every time I read Proverbs, and I guess that can't be helped, since there are so many ideas and things in every chapter. Recently, I read Proverbs sixteen. I kept noticing how commonly the word "Way" was used throughout. It really stuck out.

All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
But the Lords weighs the motives. Proverbs 16:2

When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7

The mind of a man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who watches his way preserves his life. Proverbs 16:17

There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 16:25

A man of violence entices his neighbor
And leads him in a way that is not good. Proverbs 16:29

A gray head is a crown of glory;
It is found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31

A way is kind of like a path - it's a direction. It's something you're either on, or you're not. Or you're on one, but not all ways are alike. A way is chosen - maybe carefully and perhaps thoughtlessly, but it doesn't "just happen".

There are different pathways for different things and b that I mean that each way leads to something and follows some sort of course. It has an end and it has a purpose, progressing along the way.

The way of the Lord is following the Lord where He leads. I love the last verse the best - the one about the gray head being a crown of glory. It seems almost triumphant. A crown of glory for a lifetime of walking with the Lord. Proudly worn as a testimony to the Lord's faithful work in a person's life (and to let God work, we must choose that, so that crown of glory really belongs to Him all along).

Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes
And I shall observe it to the end. Psalm 119:33

The way of the Lord is a commitment. It is faithfulness to Him.

I love this verse:
I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
Or His descendants begging bread.
All day long He is gracious and lends,
And his descendants are a blessing. Psalm 37: 25&26

The Lord is good to those who keep His way and are faithful to Him. How incredibly faithful He is!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

my 21st birthday

I am now 21. And here is what I did on my birthday:
Had pre-marriage counselling
Had lunch with Carson and Emily at Senor Froggy's
Showed Em around Spokane
Had my final dress fitting and got to take it with me (a very exciting moment)
Hung out at the house
Took Emily to the airport (sad)
Went out to dinner with Molly and Erica
(we got asked about the ears all night. Theirs say "She's 21" and mine, "I'm 21")
And then, I tried my dress on for Molly, Erica, and the girls I stayed with.
It was quite fun, and the fun continued the next day too! Carson had to work on my birthday so he made Wednesday the honorary birthday day... it was fun!


I'm thankful for:

- Hot tea in general (but especially Pomegranate Green Tea and White Peach Oolong Tea)

- Cards and letters in the mail

- Prayer with the man I'm going to marry

- Journalling thoughts, lists and Scripture

- Birthday gifts in the mail

- Em coming to see Spokane

- The seasons and changes in friendship that remind me that God is at work

- Getting married in a little over two months

- Pictures and the memories associated with them

- Planning the detail parts of the wedding.

- Seeing "old" friends and enjoying their hospitality and company
- Scavenger hunts

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Where in the World...

...has Lindsay been for the past two months?
Here are some pictures to compensate for my bad updating...
I went to the Oregon coast with Carson's family in mid-January. I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, saw seals for the first time, and got to know the family better.
Virginia - Carson's mom and I went to Virginia to meet his brother's family in Quantico.
While I was there I also got to see Brooke in Purcellville and Jillian's future home in Occoquan!
Beaufort - THEN, I got to go to Beaufort. It snowed for the first time in 20 years - five inches!
Not to mention, seeing family was great.
And taking our first family picture ever in the snow...
And to top it all off... Jillian got married! Got to be a bridesmaid again!Then it was time to say goodbye...
I'm now living in Olympia with Carson's parents (though Seattle is the destination of the ferry I'm pictured on below)

And at this moment, I'm in Spokane again, just visiting + getting my wedding dress fitted.

Emily's coming to visit for five days... we'll pick her up tonight.

After this trip, I'm planning on staying in Olympia again and I definitely plan to stick in one place for more than two weeks... I haven't done that since the year started!

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