Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just one of those days...

Uggg. I had a bad day today. Not horrible, or awful, or terrible, or horrendous. Just bad. It was one of those days that you just want to end. You want it to be over so that, in the morning, you can start over. Fresh. Forgetting yesterday, and all the drama and baggage that went along with it. I really feel Christ shaking some things up in my life right now, and I don't know if I like it. I like being stable. I like being happy and consistent. I like keeping my past behind me, and not having to deal with the hard times that I'm finally starting to forget. I'm not that girl anymore... It seems like with this little talk of family we've begun at the Stirring, some of my past is being drug back into sight. It's hard to deal with. It's hard to face again. I really don't like it. 

"No guilt in life, no fear in death. This is the power of Christ in me." 

I've been listening to this song on repeat for hours. I love it. It's helping my bad day. You know what else would help my bad day? A good joke. Does anybody know any good jokes?? I love a good joke...


Sarah said...

I have no joke..but I have Jeremiah 33 and Psalms 143..I find them both to be very encouraging:) I'm sorry you're day is so crappy today but I'm excited that the Lord is stirring you...let me be a part of the ride cuz I love you! and think you're amazing and know without a doubt that the Lord is preparing you right now for what's to come...lunch next week?

Emily Faulknor Photography said...

Emily, I feel ya friend. Hang in there because we will all fight for you! You have a very specific purpose and calling and your joy is sooo contagious! I love you Emily and want to hang out with you sometime soon, ok?

Annie said...

I have to second what Emily F. said there - your joy is sooo contagious!

We all want to forget those bad times, and I don't know what yours were, but I know that ultimately we are shaped by those bad times. I am always brought back to Romans 5:1-5 -

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

It's not easy - ever - to rejoice in our sufferings, but they bring us to that place of hope.

And here's your joke:

A neutron walks into a bar and orders a beer.

"How much for the beer?" the neutron asks the bartender.

"For you?" replies the bartender,"no charge."

Silent J said...

hey emily! hmm i might get back into this blog thing...haha i haven't posted since last year...

anywho, i thought i'd give you a cool link, it put a smile on my face, so i thought i'd share it with you :D

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