Adriana's Quinceanera

Quinceanera

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A picture with the birthday girl.

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Sisters

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Ebeth on the dance floor. :)

I also have some incriminating pics, but I have restrained myself from posting those. ;)

Lent

Lent

Okay here is my quick version of participating in Lent that I have gathered.

In Lent, it's traditional to give up something that you do a lot of and find pleasure in.

This giving up is done:

1. To learn self-control.
2. To free oneself from the chase after material things.
3. To identify with Christ's sufferings.
4. As an act of sorrow over our wrongdoings.

When we desperately struggle to give some tiny aspect of our lives over to God, we discover (symbolically):

1. How inescapable our sin is.
2. How deep is the divide between us and God.

The recognition of the two things above should drive one to even deeper reverence for God and faith in His salvation.

It is not a time of celebration, but of reflection and repentance.

Lent isn't just about giving things up. It's also about adding things to our lives:

1. Worship
2. Service to others
3. Reconcilation of broken relationships
4. Prayer
5. Bible Study

So though the denomination I am a part of doesn't participate I have been for a couple of years now. Is anyone else? Anyone have any thoughts to share? I am interested.

The Genius Edition

I can't help it. It still makes me laugh. I had a friend once who loved to brag. Arrogant does not do him justice. Well, one day he told me about his prowess playing the Genius Edition of Trivial Pursuit. It was heartbreaking to have to be the one to tell him, but I reluctantly took on the burden. He was playing the GENUS Edition. Apparently you don't have to be able to read to be a genius. :) I do miss him.

For now, I vote reading. :)

Apparently if I want something more from my day I will have to make more of an effort. *Sigh*

I did stop and offer a ride to a teenage girl walking in the rain, but it did not appear to be the "God moment" I had hoped for.

Perhaps I should take a vote on what I should be doing with my time.

Seize the Day and all that

Well I've been up and poking around for an hour. I didn't sleep all that well with a baby flipping all over me and robbing me for my milk. I guess the cat taking advantage of our prone positions to sniff us all down didn't help much either. Anyway, here I am ready to seize the day. I hope that it has something interesting to give up or I shall be sorely disappointed.

Late Night Randomness

It's late (to some people), and I am up as usual. While all the people I know in many different time zones sleep, my mind prowls around looking for things to devour: a book, a magazine, a game. How much sleep do you people need?!? What could I accomplish with this time I am forced to quietly await the surrender of my mind to its body? A psychologist once told me that needing little sleep and having a high IQ are related. I have a hard time buying that seeing as so much crime is committed at night. Perhaps I would make a good criminal...

On another note, my days are bogged down with diapers and dirty laundry. Necessary and important, yet so unmeaningful and temporary. How can I squeeze a drop of significance out of my day?

I don't suppose I want any answers. After all you were probably asleep when I wrote this and we all know what that means... ;)