Archive for April, 2005

Home Alone

Well, first off, I am very tired, but I can’t seem to convince myself to go to bed. It’s hard to do that when Frank isn’t home. Tonight, I came home and ate 2 lowfat waffles with reduced fat peanut butter and jelly. Guess *that* defeated the purpose, eh? Such a long day. Then I went and worked out. And then I came home. I wish had wittier things to share, but I’m zonked. I think work sucks the creativity out of me. Schlurp. (that’s work sucking creativity out of me)

I also keep leaving my cell at work, thereby making it difficult to phone anyone when I am home. Sorry to everyone I didn’t call that was expecting me. Bummer.

Well. Time for Bed.


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Today – pretty much out of the blue – I was promoted! Hoorah!!

This means I move up a notch and get a raise, too!! Happy day!

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Out of Control

So what am I doing up at 2:30 am on a “school” night? Well, I was sleeping soundly when a huge bang woke me up. More terrifying than the actual noise were the images that filled my mind as I was struggling to instantaneously jump from sleeping Emily mode to awake and alert Emily mode. I think the first thing my brain tried to do was assess “what is that??” THe bang was so loud and so close and so huge, I immediately thought the country was under attack. Visions of a plane crashing into the city filled my head before I even got out of bed. I shot straight up and was at the window of the apartment before I was even fully aware of what was going on. The bang was still echoing when I got to the window and I was shaking.

First I called Frank (note: FK has been flying since Sunday, so I have been alone every night – ugh!) and left him a semi-hysterical message and then I called my sister and started to cry. Once I was awake, I never heard another bang and was looking out the window for smoke, fire, chaos, pandamoneum (sp). Instead the city of Milwaukee was quiet and peaceful.

So I tell Cait what I dreamt and she said it was totally weird because she had just been having convos with her friend about Malachi, the prophet in the old testament. According to some people, he predicted all of the popes. For example, Pope John Paul II was the “labor of the sun” which is interesting since he was both born on a solar eclipse and died on one as well. Funny thing though, is that according to some people, he only predicted 112 popes. John Paul II was 110. The people who believe Malachi predicted each pope believe that Pope 111 will be “blessed of the olives” or something like that and that pope 112 will be the Pope at the end of the world.

Okay, so now on top of being totally freaked out about this Pope situation – which could mean nothing – maybe God only revealed to him the 112 popes, but there could still be more to come. Who knows. I’m not a practicing Catholic. Anyway, that was just unsettling to me. I mean, the important thing is that I am Christian and it doesn’t matter what the time or the hour is of Christ’s coming. But what is motivating is that there are so many people who are not Christian that I know and it makes me feel more urgent about sharing the gospel with them.

I think I am ready to get some sleep now. It would figure that the night that I would go to sleep on time, I would wake up in the middle of it. Frank says he thinks lightening struck the building. That’s comforting, eh? 🙂

Good night world! Godspeed.

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God is so good.

Today I had a great conversation with my sister and she had some awesome wisdom and insight for me. THe conversation we had reminded me of what a great and powerful God we have. He loved us so much, He died for us. Wow. He didn’t have to do that – He is God – He could have wiped us out and started anew, but what a powerful love to show us mercy and grace.

May you all bask and enjoy His love all the days of your lives.

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So Sad.

Well, even though I don’t typically root for the Illini, they were so awesome this season, that I couldn’t help but cheer for such talent and greatness. It’s too bad they didn’t win, but there is always next year.

That said, I’m still sad. I think the other part of it is that I do love Frank and he was so hopeful – you should have seen him pull out his Game Day CD. Oh well.

On to baseball! Go Cubbies/Brewers!

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So I wonder if the actor that played Napoleon in Napoleon Dynamite used City of Angels for his inspiration. Watching City of Angels, Nicholas Cage sounded just like Napoleon – only Nicholas Cage was serious.


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Be Not Afraid

Born and raised Catholic, the death of the Pope is still somewhat sad for me,
although probably not in the same way as it is for Catholics around the world.
Anyway, his death reminded me that of a song from my Catholic Church days.
The song is based on Isaiah, I believe. I love the song because it does give a
lot of comfort - the words are the truth: God does go before us always.

Here is the song:

1. You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. You

shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way. You shall speak

your words in foreign lands and all will understand. You shall see the face

of God and live.

R. Be not afraid. I go before you always. Come follow me, and I will give

you rest.

2. If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown. If

you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed. If you stand

before the pow'r of hell and death is at your side, know that I am with you

through it all.

3. Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs. Blest are you

that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh. And if wicked men insult

and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you!

Public Domain
Words and Music by Unverified

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