Wednesday, March 30, 2011

it's good to know you're loved

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           This day week started out wonderfully. And today, when I was feeling so tired(because lack of sleep- too much happiness leads to that, too, not only stress), and grumpy, God just gave me another miracle. To remember His love and care for me. He put at 7am a small rainbow in the sky, just in front of me so it would've been impossible not to see it. What a great God we have! I need to mention yesterday or last night didn't rain at all, in fact, it didn't rain in days, which it makes it very special. 
           On the other hand, I have some very good news, and a giveaway coming, but I'll be talking about them next time... today I'm too busy and too tired. So bare with me. 

Some people complain that there are thorns among roses, while others praise God because He put roses among thorns.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

hugs and smiles from Jesus

John 17

           I love this chapter in the Bible when Jesus prays for His disciples. It's so encouraging to know how much Jesus loved those people who were so close to Him. It's so refreshing to analyze His prayer and find out that, before his arrest, trial and crucifixion, you were so important that He actually took the time and pray for you (and me). No, your name is not in the Bible, but you just have to read John 17:20 "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one." Yes, my dear readers, we are "the ones who will believe". This verse was the nicest smile on my face in last days. He actually, prayed for me! As a girl born and raised in a Christian family, I've heard about how God knew me before I was even in the womb, and how God knows every hair on my head, and how He takes care of each one of us. And you hear it over and over again, till you get so used with it, and you say "Yes" to this, "I believe" to that, but I don't know how much of it we realize it. God put a big smile on my face when I heard Jesus prayed for me with thousands years before I was born. How precious is that?
           Another very special thing that popped up in this chapter, was verse 14 and 15. When we are like Jesus, the world will hate us.... for not being like them. So, trials and troubles won't leave us alone, but listen to this: "I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one"(verse 15).  That one there is the biggest hug I've got. God wraps His arms around me to protect me when I'm happy, and when I'm troubled. When I smile and when I cry. When I feel hopeless, and when my tears took the words' place. When I sleep, when I drive or drink my coffee, when I work, or when I relax. He lets me here for a while, but His eyes are on me. Like a parent with his child... he lets his kid go play at the playground, but he's always watching the child. 
          One more thing. If you look carefully throughout the whole chapter, and make a small chart of his prayer, you realize 18% of His prayer, Jesus prayed for himself, 41% He prayed for saved people and the other 41% He prayed for the unsaved ones. I compared how my prayers usually look like and I was ashamed. Honestly, how much do we pray for us and how much do we pray for others?  One frequent question in my head (now, since I realized that) is: how does my prayer look like? 

* Not all of the ideas are mine. Recently at church Pastor Phil Loria had preached from this chapter and it was too good to just keep the thoughts just for me. Some of the ideas were taken from that sermon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

you've got mail...

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          What can be more nice than a stack of old letters from good friends?.. I wish I had my whole stack with me, now. Unfortunately, some I lost, others I threw away, and the few I still have are in Romania. Still, when I think of those sweet letters, I remember of the happiness of getting them. That little piece of paper used to bring a large smile on my face all day when I got it... It reminds me of how every single day I used to go check our mail box, and how I actually stalked the mail man (actually, in our neighborhood was a short cute happy woman). 
Those letters bring to life unforgettable memories, remind me everyday how blessed I am with good friends and their romantic looks urge me to day dreaming.
       how much do you miss to receive one of those old hand written mails?... 

Friday, March 18, 2011

you got to hear this!

I just watched this video on youtube and I want all of you to listen to it and think about it very seriously. Nothing is a joke, even if everybody around us think this way..

I wish...

I had one of these indian clothing...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


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            nine wonders:
* your alarm going off in the morning
* the sweet kiss you give me right before heading to work
* how we can fit together in a twin bed, when before, a queen size bed wasn't enough for me
* the envious looks we get for being such a cute couple (yes, I had to say it... I know, I know...)
* Christmas every day with you
* that little smirk on the corner of your lips when you look at me and think I'm not paying attention
* your awfully funny and crazy ways of saying "I love you"
* you searching for my hand to wrap it around you when we go to sleep
* me actually enjoying an action movie ... and that's because of you.

Note to self: never ever try to do something like this again. It's too hard to chose just couple things about love and marriage and person you love the most, and life with him (or apart from him). 

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

wish I was here wednesday

A place I've been, a place I'd go for ever... 
Zakynthos, Greece. The place we went for our honeymoon.
Awesome sights, awesome people, awesome weather.