Tuesday, January 29, 2008


i heard this song "hope" by Alli Rogers, and i thought it'd be a good one to put some Three Angel pictures to. the chorus says:

"Hope, I’ll be waiting, I’ll be holding on to...
I am never knowing, so I’ll be holding on to

for those of you adopting, a lot of things have probably changed since you started your adoption process. things rarely go as planned. as we plan, that is. but God's plan never changes. He has things worked out from beginning to end. He sees the big picture (cause He made the big picture!!) and we can only see what's right in front of us. hold on to hope...His plan will be accomplished in His time!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

some random thoughts at the airport.

i've got some time on my hands sitting at the airport (quite a bit of time actually), so i thought it was a good opportunity for a new post.

first off, i am sitting at the O'Hare airport in Chicago after a LOVELY visit with Shannon's family. i'm sure i am by far the most unusual house guest they've ever had (i mean, have you met me??) but i had a great time...hanging with the Hoffmann's (catchy, huh?), meeting Elias (you-you's brother), spending some time with Leah and her family, and meeting a bunch of other ppl that i can't name.

i saw a girl on my flight wearing this t-shirt:

it frustrates me. not simply because it's a bash on Bush, but because of the lack of respect we (the american culture) have. He is the President of the United States. i don't care if you disagree with every single thing he says and every decision he makes, he IS your President and he deserves your respect. in some countries, it can be a crime to disrespect the President. ah, but we have freedom of speech. (which that fact should make you thankful to be in this country...and should make you feel like you should at least somewhat appreciate the President of this country) ANYWAY, i am frustrated and sadden by the lack of respect that we feel we owe authorities. not only is it a Biblical truth, it USED to be a recognized as simply a moral truth, as it should still be.

oh goodness. i found a ton of new (new to me) AMAZING music. so yes, of course i'm going to share a song. :)

i originally decided, "heck i'll go ahead and post another song" when i heard the song "Clinging to the Crucified". (by Jeremy Casella on the "wake thy slumbering children" CD.) but then i heard this song and had to post it instead.

"My Lord I Did Not Choose You"
Matthew Smith

how amazing is that song?? i love the lyrics...feel free to share your opinion/views (yeah, probably the same thing) on it. ah. i love it.

go to this website ONLY if you want to spend money on buying music right now. (i bought two so far)

great music says megan

if anyone ever tells you they don't listen to christian music because there isn't any good stuff out there...please direct them my way. i will find something they will like. that's my guarantee. (i am not saying that i believe all secular music is bad and you shouldn't listen to it, i'm simply saying there's A LOT of good christian music too)

to finish up my random thoughts at the airport: Karsen. the 5 year old little boy sitting directly in front of me from LA to Chicago. after a few hours of sitting on the plane (still sitting in the airport) i got to know those around me a little bit. there was 12 year old Peter sitting next to me. (funny kid, lots i could say about him, but we'll stick w/ Karsen) i believe next to him was Lori. in front of us, a business man (didn't talk w/ him too much), Trisha, and her son Karsen. we played games, he drew me pictures, and told me about his cousin Owen.

oh yeah. i almost forgot to mention. Karsen DID spill Diet Coke all over my lap. that was lovely.

okay, and that's all. except, if the airport is open 24 hours, why don't they have any 24 hour restaurants?? (i believe they may have one 24 hr starbucks, or maybe it's just open later than everything else)

AND these airport announcements get REALLY old and annoying REALLY fast.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

so i like music!

i promise, i won't always post about a song. but you know, sometimes you just hear a song, and just think the whole world would be better off if they all listened to it. so really, i'm doing this for your own good. besides, in case you don't know, a lot of the Bible was written based off of songs! :)

True Love Phil Wickham

'a love more faithful than the morning' has the morning ever not come? has morning ever not followed night?? no. the morning has always been faithful. but Christ is more faithful. not only that, but it is He that causes the morning to be so!

'walls we couldn't move came crashing down, we were free and made alive' "remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the common-wealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of the commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself once new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing hostility." eph. 2:12-16

"And you who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together in him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross." colossians 2:13-14

'Jesus is alive' "but in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive." 1 Cor. 15:20-23

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


do you ever want to hit someone in the head to try to knock some sense into them?? or maybe shake them aggressively? i do. (i haven't yet though. they'd probably just end up w/ a headache but still no sense) i get so frustrated when i see people spend (waste) a lot of money on material things. i know someone who just got a $300 pair of sunglasses. (it was a gift...but i'm not even going to get into that) i can't even wrap my head around that. who buys $300 sunglasses???? it makes no sense. you can buy a pair for $5. to be honest, i don't even understand spending $40 for a shirt. i'm cheap when it comes to clothes. i don't even really like to shop. (i know, weird, huh?) but all these THINGS, they're gonna break. they're gonna get lost. you're going to not like them in 5 years (or a month). these THINGS don't last.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do no break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be." Matthew 6:19-21

why can't people get that? why can't people see how senseless and fruitless it is to spend so much on material things? not only is it stupid because these things will break in a short time, but also because there is such poverty everywhere around us!!! i would still consider it vain to spend vast amounts of money on things even IF there was no poverty! the money we throw around on meaningless things could do sooooo much for others. the money that we use to fulfill our greed could be the means of someone getting enough food & water to simply LIVE.

"The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God." Luke 12:16-21

"Greed" by Shawn McDonald

disclaimer: i realize this is something my blog readers understand very well, and many of you have sacrificed and given of yourselves so that a child could have a family, an education, so that a family could have a meal and live. This post is NOT pointed to anyone, though we could all use the reminder.

disclaimer #2: i have made many foolish decisions with my money. i have wasted it, i have spent it greedily, and i selfishly wished that i had more. i am just a stumbling fool after all!! But Father forgive me and may i learn to hold dear what is truly valuable and let go of what is not.