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life....

almost never goes the way you think it will....

sometimes that sucks.
and sometimes it's wonderful.

weird dreams

ok, so i 've been having a lot of dreams lately....which is likely the result of a lot going on during the day time and a lot on my mind all the time :)

sometimes they get me soo curious that i'll look up dream meanings online (i know, this is probably a tad ridiculous, but sometimes, the meanings are interesting....and, it's kind of like reading your horoscope....you like seeing what it says, but don't often put any stock in it).

last night, i dreamed that while i was brushing my teeth, i picked up my winter hat and realized it had a huge hole in the top of it. i wasn't all that concerned, i just noticed it and decided i would see if my mom could fix it for me (b/c in real life, she does fix those things for me when she can). and that was it.

while this dream isn't all that strange, i decided to look up the separate elements and see what it said...

teeth: to dream that you are brushing your teeth, signifies your level of confidence, struggles and aggressiveness.…

love me some narnia

so, here i am, sitting in my frigid living room, watching narnia (yes, again).
and it's at one of my favorite parts.

when the darker characters are trying to convince caspian to invoke the power of the white witch.
he thinks it will get him what he wants.
it looks very promising. and beautiful.
and then, almost when it is too late, he realizes what he's doing and can't get out of it.

by himself.

and in come peter, edmund, lucy, and trumpkin to his aide.
together, they fight against these darker forces.
together, they are able to overcome the powerful and alluring draw of the white witch.

alone, there's no way.
but together, they do it.

and then, when the white witch's ice wall falls, you see it.
Aslan.
He's there all the time.
He's been there.
waiting.
watching.

for them to come to Him.
to trust Him.
to follow Him.
to lean on Him.

He's always there. behind everything.

and He gives them help in the form of Himself, but also in the form of friends and family who come a…

philppians 1:3-11

i thank my God
in all my remembrance of you,
always offering prayer with joy
in my every prayer for you all,
in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.
for i am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
for it is only right for me to feel this way about you all,
because i have you in my heart,
since both in my imprisonment
and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel,
you all are partakers of grace with me.
for God is my witness,
how i long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
and this i pray, that your love may abound
still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
so that you may approve the things that are excellent,
in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
having been filled with the fruit of righteousness
which comes through Jesus Christ,
to the glory and praise of God.


in my reading today, philippians was laid on my heart. when i read…

a little like of mine

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one of my mostfavorite things to do on sunday is to check the postsecret website to see the new secrets. i have a couple of the postsecret books and after reading the secrets, i go back through them and save the ones that i like, that i relate to, or that strike me in some way. there's a whole folder on my computer of postsecrets that i've saved. if i'm awake late (early?) enough, i'll check them right after they've been put up.
which is what i did today.

sometimes, the secrets aren't so good. there aren't very many that are meaningful (to me, i guess i should say....it's someone's secret, so it's probably meaningful to them) or that i relate to or they are just downright ridiculous.
today, however, there are many secrets i liked and that resonated with me.
here are a couple:



i like this one because life is calling...there's a great adventure awaiting most of us and we're not always willing to take it. but also, i like it because of the wor…

another episode of today at the j

so, we have this little boy who just cannot sit still. i mean it. ever. it is physically impossible for him to sit still.
during nap time, he has to sit still and be quiet until the quiet room comes and he can be away from all his sleeping friends.

today, i looked over and he was quietly playing with his stuffed animal and the mailbox in the housekeeping area.
i gave him a thumbs up for being so quiet, but told him he needed to stay on his cot.
less than a minute later, i hear, "miss brooke! i'm staying on my cot!"

my little friend had moved his cot over to where he was playing so he could, in fact, play and stay on his cot at the same time.

sometimes, you just have to laugh :)