March 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
A. Attached or Single?
So totally attached!
B. Best Friend?
Jesus and James (:
C. Cake or Pie?
D. Day of choice?
E. Essential Item?
F. Favorite Color?
G. Gummy Bears or Worms?
Gummy Bears from Haribo!
I’m from Norway, but right now, home is Sydney, Australia
Chocolate, and lots of it!
J. January or July?
January in Australia, July in Norway
L. Life is not complete without?
Jesus.. and chocolate
M. Marriage Date?
I’m sorry, that’s confidential
N. Number of brothers & sisters?
O. Oranges or Apples?
‘Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch’ – Sheldon, Big Bang Theory
R. Reasons to Smile?
I’ve got Jesus in my heart
S. Season of Choice?
Aussie late summer
T. Tag some Peeps! N/A
U. Unknown Fact about Me?
I’m still just a little bit scared of kids
I have a newfound love for COOKED broccoli
W. Worst Habits?
I’m Restless (with capitial R), and I know it oh so well
X. X-Ray or Ultrasound?
I’ve never been to an ultrasound, but if it involves a baby in tummy, then ok!
Z. Zoo Animal?
Giraffes!!!!! LOVE THEM!!
March 6, 2009 § Leave a comment
I’m sitting in my newly re-arranged room, at my desk, in candlelight, and I feel the need to tell the blog-sphere about how amazing love and life is. If you’re sick of hearing about me being in love, then I’m sorry, but I can’t help it. I could be all ‘fjortis’ and tell you about what we did tonight, that we were sitting on a park bench watching the stars and were talking about how much we like each other, but I won’t.
I know so many people who disregard love. Claiming it doesn’t really exist, and if it does it’s just wish thinking, and not real. They say it’s too much pain in the world (but without pain would there be compassion?). Some people think love is all about the feeling, that I/ME should get what I/ME need out of this, so that I/ME can feel awesome. Who cares about the other part in the relationship? It saddens my heart, because love is so much more. I’m not saying that I have understood everything about love, but I know God who invented love. He is Love! We love because He loved us first. Even if we don’t love Him, He still loves us. Love is meant to be unconditional, unchangeable. Sadly, we have a selfish nature which causes our love to go with our emotions, when we are meant to love steadily. But even as an imperfect human being, I get to love God back. With everything I am, and it’s such a privilege. Because He sees my love as beautiful and precious, and He does not take it for granted, like we tend to take someone else’s love for granted.
I also get to love this amazing man. I’m not saying we’re fully educated about love, but I think we have done the journey so far very well. We’ve been together for 9 1/2 months, but spent 7 of those months apart. Still I feel like we’ve come further than most couples I see. We’re still learning about each other, but we’re also willing to work hard, to compromise, and to make our love a committment and not just a swingy emotion. In return we get to be in a flourishing relationship and we get to love and be loved with all our hearts. The fact that he’s a ridiculously good kisser, and that he is gorgeous and hot is just a massive perk!! (:
There ends my rambling for the night I think.
March 2, 2009 § Leave a comment
Brooke (Fraser) Lidgerwood blows my mind every day! Last night in church, in response to Pastor Brian asking her how she were, she said ‘I am triumphant and rejoicing!’. The way she sees things and how she uses her words is so beyond our generation. We are triumphant and have reason to rejoice every day, but we forget so easily. I think Jesus thinks about me “oh ye of little faith” every morning I wake up, but I also know He proclaims victory over me every day. I just need to get better at grasping it. January and February 2009 have been harder than I wanted them to be, but I am triumphant and rejoicing in certainty that 2009 will be the best year ever!
The itenerary for 09 is also filling up. Tonight James and I are having dinner with his dad who is in Sydney with work. Colour Your World Conference (1 and 2!) and album recording is coming up in 3 weeks! James’ mum booked us tickets for flights to Perth in May, so I’ll be spending Søttende Mai there. They won’t know the Norwegian patriotism until it’s hit them! May also contains the Australian release of High School Musical 3 on dvd (which we’ve gotten from the US of A anyways), some amazing James and Ciwi time the first weekend, and Happy One Year!! I can’t believe it’s only in 2 months! Then in July there’s Hillsong Conference and Kidsong World, and the hopeful arrival of a very special guest, Thomas Knutsen! Later in July there’s a new College intake which will be exciting. The Autumn/Spring months depend very much on what happens in the Spring/Autumn months, but I expect them to be packed right to the edges as well. I love life (: