Friday, October 24, 2008

411 Fath's Fun Fact Fridays

First of all, this is not Kate-y. Nay, this is Tamsen (the younger sister by 14 months. We practically are twins). In honor of my visit, Kate-y has given me the first-ever guest post on her blog. I guess since we were birthed by the same parents she figures that I am equally knowledgeable when it comes to being witty and full of random facts. So here is my fact for the day!

Did you know that...

Green bean casserole was actually a marketing ploy? In 1955 a chef named Dorcas Reilly created the recipe for a cookbook designed to promote Campbell's Soup products.

Sure am glad that it happened! I loooove green bean casserole.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Knees to the Earth

This song has been coming up on my iPod a lot recently. The lyrics are pretty sobering, especially catching myself in the middle of mindlessly singing them and realizing that mindless singing means not truly believing the words in my heart.

Wonderful Savior
My heart belongs to Thee
I will remember always the blood You shed for me
Wonderful Savior
My heart will know Your worth
So I will embrace You always as I walk this earth

Be blessed, be loved, be lifted high
Be treasured here
Be glorified
I owe my life to You my Lord
Here I am....

Beautiful Jesus
How may I bless Your heart?
Knees to the earth I bow down to everything You are
Beautiful Jesus
You are my only worth
So let me embrace You always as I walk this earth

Be blessed, be loved, be lifted high
Be treasured here
Be glorified
I owe my life to You my Lord
Here I am....

For Your Enjoyment

I love this picture of Abby & wanted to share it with y'all!
Enjoy the weekend!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm Back!

Last week I was at Hume Lake for women's retreat. My church's group of about 40 women joined 710 other women from all over California to enjoy one another in God's creation! It was a splendid weekend full of great memories. Heather & I went running on Saturday afternoon, and it was COLD! Though the run was short I was able to sneak in a fun fact for Heather that I'll share with you.

Did you know...
...that when the air you breathe is too cold for your system to take in, tiny little capallaires in your nose burst to make up for the lack of warmth?

This happens to me during the winter seasons, and I can tell because I start tasting hints of blood in my saliva. Gross, I know! But fascinating how God created our bodies to work!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

You are what You Worship

Through various circumstances I have come to a place where I must consider the seriousness and vastness of worship. For the past few weeks I have been praying and thinking through what genuine worship of our Creator God is. More specifically, I have been thinking through what true humanly worship of our Creator tangibly looks like. Though we are unable to worship God with total purity (at least on this side of heaven), we are called by Christ to worship God in "spirit and in truth" (John 4:23ff).

It is eternally important who you worship. Psalm 115:1-8 is clear on this subject (emphasis added):
(1) Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness
(2) Why do the nations say,
"Where is their God?"
(3) Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
(4) But their idols are silver and gold,
made by the hands of men.
(5) They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but the cannot see;
(6) they have ears, but they cannot hear,
noses, but they cannot smell;
(7) they have hands, but they cannot feel;
feet, but they cannot walk;
nor can they utter a sound with their
(8) Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.
The things which are not God are blind, lame and lifeless. If we aren't worshipping God we are worshipping self, no matter what idol we have set up in our lives. May we prayerfully consider what or who it is we are truly worshipping. To God be the glory.

Friday, October 3, 2008

411 Fath's Fun Fact Fridays

We're talking about fun things to do as a youth staff, and croquet was mentioned. It put me on a kick to learn a little bit more about the history of the game.

Did you know...
...that croquet is thought to have originated in Ireland, moving then to England, then as it died out in England quickly caught on to east-coast hoity toities in the United States?

We're going to dress up like this when we go to play. :)