Friday, December 9, 2011

21 days is too long in between blog posts.

The last three weeks I've been busy. I had a birthday (I turned 23), three parties and Thanksgiving happened. I got a promotion/ job change (yay!) and there haven't been any earthquakes. I watched Little Women against my will (I cried) & I had some awesome family time. I finished reading Deuteronomy and Joshua. I'll start Judges tonight. These are the last three weeks in photographs:
I bought a fake tree and decorated it.
I saw my family for Thanksgiving and learned how to play a "Cars" game.
Birthday Party #1 (polenta on the board).
Played "Hell". Oh, you don't know what that is?! I'll teach you. It's awesome.
Painted my nails with my aunts and sister.
Crackle nail polish is really neat.
We had Salad made by aunt Theresa, who makes some awesome salad dressing.
This is my family.
Isn't he the cutest?!
From Caiden To Bethany. I am your best friend. :)
Home made Pazookie.
Birthday Party #2.

I bought this dress, then returned it.
I made a wreath.
I went to the Fort Mason Center.
I visited some friends and played pool in their living room.

wrote on my  hand.
Watched Elf.
My dad gave me a lovely key hanger.
Made some banners and hung this one on my vanity.
This one is on my awesome lamp.

Took a picture of a moth this morning.
I cried after reading this, it was so beautiful:

Deuteronomy 34
Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. Then the LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have caused you to see itwith your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”

So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended. 

Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses. 

But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, and by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel. 

I feel like I got really close to Moses reading about him for so many months. I enjoyed his story and loved his devotion to the Lord. His story to be depicted perfectly the grace and justice of the Lord. Reading the Pentateuch has taught me so much about the Lord redeeming works and how much He loves His people. I understand a little bit better about being one of His chosen people. I understand a little more about being His beloved. I understand a little more about His justice and His grace. I want to live out this beautiful faith through good works. The Lord is the giver and the provider, and through reading these first books of the bible, I understood that a little more.

that might be a little heavy for a Friday, forgive me.

Cute cat video:


Mallorie said...

You returned the dress? :(

Bethany said...

yep, I really loved that dress, it just wasn't totally practical.