Sunday, March 20, 2005

Bad Blogger

I spent a long time writing about my weekend and week. And then I published it. And then it deleted my blog. So I'm too tired to rewrite it right now. :( Bad blogger...

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Daniel Enters the Blogscape

Well, this is my (Daniel's) first blog entry ever, and I'm still not quite sure what to write, so here goes.
This week has been a very unusual week for me... just about everything logistical was "normal," but God made it pretty extraordinary. It's been absolutely incredible over the past few weeks to see Teresa really blossoming in faith and radiating Christ's love in ways I've never seen. It has truly filled me with joy to see her full of joy and passion and love, but, somehow, at the same time I was definitely growing hard-hearted. This came to a point on Thursday when a variety of things convicted me of this and broke me. Teresa spent a long time Thursday night just holding me and praying for me, and that was wonderfully encouraging and uplifting. At one point she was praying about 1Cor13:13 -"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." Those words have stuck in my mind since, along with Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things." It's just amazing the difference when I do focus on those things and remember that in the end, what really matters and are truly lasting are faith, hope, and love, I really do know joy in a way I'm not sure I ever have before. Thanks be to God! May His joy rest soundly in you all!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Yay for backpacking!

This past Friday evening we drove down to Indy to go to Trader Joe's and Dick's sporting goods store. We bought food for our backpacking trip, as well as other important gear. I (Teresa) got my first pair of hiking shoes which I am painfully trying to break-in. (Wearing shoes for long periods of time is no fun!) Anyway, we will be going down to the Smokey's during spring break for our "second honeymoon" (since the first one was only 3 days long). We will backpack around near the border of Tennesse and North Carolina for 5.5 days and then spend 2.5 days at a nearby cabin. I'm very excited. I love being outdoors and I enjoy working hard physically. The trip will be a good challenge. So, that's what we've been getting ready for.
Besides that, we've been living life as "normal" (whatever that means). We get to spend tons of time together, but I have a hard time brining myself to do any homework. I'd much rather cook, hang out with Daniel, even clean the house, than do homework. Daniel keeps me at it, though, and ends up doing a lot of the house work so I can get homework done. If it weren't for him, I don't think I'd get anything done...
Well, I hope you all have a great day. God is good and Christ is alive!