Monday, April 26, 2010

Which Button Means "Post" in German?

I had a profound message to write tonight, but I got on to my blogger account and it is all in a different language, like a wayyy different language. Maybe German or something of those sorts? So it just threw me all off and I lost what I was going to write about as I tried to figure out which German word meant "New Post" and all that jazz.

I believe that I might have memory problems, which I have posted about before. I lose my train of thought all the time. Just like I lost it right now.

So anyways, I will tell you about my weekend.

I saw Beth Moore! I was so close to her and she had a little question and answer time. She's just so funny and cute and entertaining and wise... She's just lovely! She had some great stuff to say. She talked about her book, So Long, Insecurity, so she talked about what a secure woman looks like.

She said a secure woman is....

Saved from herself
Entitled to truth
Clothed with intention
Upended by grace
Rebounded by love
Exceptional in life

I took 6 pages of notes which are all great, but I'll tell you some of my favorite things that she said.

  • Insecurity isn't weakness, it is unbelief.
  • You have a calling on your life that is suited to you--one that you could live your entire life and miss. No one, not even God, will force your calling on you.
  • We must get intentional--we won't get security on accident. We have to use our wills, deliberately putting off our old self from yesterday and putting on our new self every single day in every single situation.
  • Living in the "new self" begins with our minds choosing to do it, ends with our feet actually doing it, and collides with our actual emotions. We can't wait till we feel secure to act secure.
  • How much more likely would I forgive if I knew how much I have been forgiven? Many things would roll off our backs if we were secure. Do I believe that I've really been cleansed and purified from my past?
  • Why is it, that in the intensity of the pain, that I don't realize there is a purpose? But then I can look back and see, the pain was worth it.
  • Are others worth the pain that it would cause you, for you to walk in the security of Christ? Being secure isn't just about being a better person, it's about others.
That conference was great! I am glad that Mere, Nat and I went! We were pretty much the only people there under age 35. I saw more men there than I saw college girls. And by the way, we did see 5 men! I felt awkward for them.

Nat and I went to Ikea after the conference and got some bedding stuff and decorations. I'll show you below.
this throw for my bed

this table for our front porch

this cute little lantern also for our front porch

And a few other things, including a bedskirt for my new twin bed that was $12.99 and silverware for $7.99. There were some pretty sweet deals. 

I do love ikea. 

My week is going to be laid back I think. I only have one paper to do which will take me probably 15 minutes. I'm excited about chillin' before exam time!

Hope you all have good weeks as well!

Now I must go try to figure out which button means "post" in German on my blogger.


Anonymous said...


Michele Andereck said...

thanks for your encouraging words! I am now following you!! have a good summer!