Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{rain}

Marvelous Monday not only brought an email from my missionary . . . it also brought RAIN!!  I've been praying for rain and I tell ya, when it started raining I knelt down and offered a prayer of thanks.  {immediately}

Rain, glorious RAIN . . .
which soon turned to hail.

Landon thought the pool looked rather cool as the hail created HUGE splashes and the windows made clinking sounds.

He has always been a guy with ideas . . . he pulled his shirt off and ran out to feel the sting . . .


Gather  . . .


Display . . .


Run back for more . . .


Larger hail stones began to fall . . .


Ouch!


I love my crazy boy . . . and the rain.

{reading and thinking}

Reading is one of life's greatest pleasures.
I love the smell and feeling I get when I walk into a book store.  {Might I also express my undying love for my Kindle?}  There's just something about books.

This book has been making me think . . . and that's such a good thing.  

"Through His Eyes: Rethinking What You Believe About Yourself"

We all believe something.  The interesting thing is that we don't always believe Truth.  I've been thinking about what I believe.  There are eternal truths that will always be true, whether or not anyone believes them.  I'm grateful for the Truths I believe.  I know God lives and Jesus is the Living Christ.

Other "truths" might actually be made up.
"Just because we think it or believe it doesn't mean it's true."
I believe some things - maybe even a lot of things - about myself that might not be true!  

Things I've believed:
* My house should be clean at all times and look like a magazine for people to think well of me.
{This one hasn't been working so well for me because its never looked like a magazine or been completely clean.}
* My sisters (ALL 8 of them) and my mom are smarter, prettier and better than me.
{Why would this matter?}
* My weaknesses are very apparent to others.
*  I lack self-discipline.
and on, and on, and on.


I have a busy summer ahead of me!  I've got to clean out my mental closet.  
I'm learning to confront my "beliefs" logically.  After talking to myself {out loud, of course} about the constant commentary in my head, I'm making progress towards finding truth.

I do believe a lot of truths but I definitely have some clutter.


"The foundation of all happiness is thinking rightly."
- Benjamin Franklin