Thursday, October 28, 2010

my sociology lesson

last night we traveled to granbury on a mission to see one of chase's properties.  as we drove and drove...and drove some more, trying to fight my stomach growling and sleepiness that had set in from riding in the backseat of his dad's lexus, i looked out the window and saw an amazing sunset.  shades of orange, yellow, light blue, and the darkening of the sky to the east...all on country road over a pasture full of hay, tall grass and trees losing their leaves.  i haven't uploaded my pics, yet, but will.  see my sample below.  i refrained from interrupting chase's story to say, "look outside everyone!"  but soon enough, he finished and said, "look at that amazing sunset", and took ownership of claiming he saw it first.  however, i knew better. :)

*taken from wikimedia- just a visual to what i saw*
we arrrived at his "close to granbury lake" property.  pitch black outside.  using his htc phone flashlight and the car headlights, chase, his mom, dad, and i walked into the house wondering what we'd walk into.  nothing creepier than cob webs. thank goodness.  as we continued to walk through the property, i imagined myself living there and how different life would be in these kind of conditions.  (did i mention it was on a travel trailor lot?)

on the way home, i intended to discuss sociology with chase...whom "clept" out of it in college.  so the conversation didn't get very far, but all i kept rehearsing in my head was a video from my sociology class at UTA that talked about the differences between socioeconomic classes in the US.  the video changed my perspective for a bit on how i view others, their status', morals, family life, and beliefs. but that "bit of time" should have lasted a little longer.  i saw a glimpse of it again last night, as we drove through so many low income homes, lots, and trailors and saw the people living in them.  i was challenged.  i am still being challenged.  God reminded me again of how blessed i am and the things that have been given to me.  nothing's my own.  it's all His.  i thanked the Lord for showing me his view on life last evening as we rode away in a comfortable, working car to go eat out at a restaurant.  things that not all people get to do.  whether any of us have any monetary things that make us seem "rich" on earth, i am here to say, we aren't.  the only wealth we have is in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  no matter what we strive for in life- a family, a good job, a nice place to live, retirement, etc, we must never forget that we have a greater wealth than any of those things.

my motion-not-so-lookalike

Thursday, October 21, 2010

there is no pit...

"there is no pit so deep but Christ is Deeper still." -Corrie Ten Boom

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

how do you roll?

tempting, eh? waitress suggestion the temptation roll - cream cheese + avocado...
outcome =greatness!

annie and her soy sauce.
i should have taken a picture of her boots instead...:)

quotes of the evening:
A: "Hannah, do you want anymore more of my roll, I know it's spicy?"
H: "No, I'm good. I'm trying to decide if I want to save mine for Chase, since I told him I would."
A: "All it takes is eating about 3 pieces and your mouth gets used to it."
H-- staring at the tail-end of the roll..."Well I guess I won't be getting used to your spicyness."

"I see that y'all didn't have much leftover." Chase
Ana replied, "Yeah, I made sure that didn't happen."

an amazing evening with my sweet friend Annie. i got to eat sushi, see her amazing chopstick skills, and give her and fern their 1 year anniversary card 2 months late. :)

great friends never lose touch- even if it's eating sushi and talking about suede boots and how it's our dream to be stay at home moms some day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

so you're saying you need some chocolate?

haha. isn't this a great response to hear after telling your boss, "It's been rough lately. i think i need a day off, but I can't take one."? there are some joys to apathetic, unexpected answers. so happy that i've been raised by a dry-humored male that would have said this exact same thing to me had i been complaining about needing an oil change...or something even less meaningful. it also doesn't hurt to have a bf who brings me fudge after going on a vacation. :) thank you, chase. this point in the day,
rather than chocolate, i'd rather have a kitchen like this one to cook dinner in tonight (with the fresh flowers bought just for me, saying, "happy day, hannah." mmm.


happy tuesday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

what is black and white and re(a)d all over?

Common answers: a newspaper, a sunburned zebra, penguin or skunk...someone once said, Bob Saget at the beach...:P haha.
My answer: the Bible.
I was pondering this silly joke this morning and thought about the words written in RED in the Bible - sayings of Jesus. Of course, I know this isn't part of the orginal versions and that the writers of course didn't get out their red gel pens when they quoted their Lord and Savior, but it helps me remember the saving grace of His blood, death, and amazing resurrection. Now 2000 years later, we can memorize, live, and breathe His word. All of us. The Bible, "at least part of it has been translated into at least 2,454 languages, at least one of the two Testaments exists in at least 1,168 languages, and the full Bible is available in at least 438 languages. During the past four centuries there have been hundreds of English Bible translations, and dozens are actively used today...." Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

Whether red or read, it all matters.

It's been sharpening me daily. His Word. It truly is sharper than any two-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12 (For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.) So whether you're thinking about Bob Saget in a swimsuit on the beach or the Word (hopefully the latter), remember that we are called to read and live this Word. Red and read.

in Him.