Thursday, February 28, 2008

the case for faith

I'm sitting around with a bunch of the most awesome teenagers a youth group could ever have and we're talking about why there is pain and suffering in the world. What a heavy topic. The thing that touched me the most was that pain and suffering is needed to give us a standard to judge what good is. Rob (my brilliant husband) gave this wonderful example: how do you know Oreos are good? Because you know what liver tastes like! It's so simple but so good. In the bad times I trust that God is in control and that whatever happens is somehow the right thing. And then after going through the hard times the good times seem so much sweeter. I attended the Black History Month celebration on base today and I thought about those who fought for civil rights and went through the underground railroad, etc. I hope I'll never know the suffering that people like that had to go through, or the persecution that Christians have in countries where Christianity is forbidden. But in some ways I think they experience a version of faith that some of us will never know...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

the Hollywood Scene

So I got to go to California for the second time a couple of weeks ago. It was for the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. It's the most awesome business trip ever! I got to see tons of cool crafts and go to great seminars. My parents met me out there too. My mom went to the show with me, which was fun, and we hung out with my dad in the evenings. On the last day the show finished early so we got to go down to Hollywood. The highlights of the trip were seeing the Hollywood sign, Marilyn Monroe's and Doris Day's handprints, and seeing the Oscar statues before they were handed out at the Academy Awards! It was a great trip! Now I'm just so excited about crafting that there isn't enough time to do everything!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Stick to Drawing Comics

I just finished reading Scott Adams' book "Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!" If you want to laught your butt off get this book! Ok, sometime I was thinking "what tha..." but most of the time people kept asking, "Do you KNOW you're laughing out loud?" DUH! Ok, but DON'T try this at home... I went to this German event downtown and I'm all thinking I'll just read the book during the speaking cuz I won't understand anything anyway. CRAP! I kept trying to fake a cough everytime I would laugh out loud! Anyway, I picked it up at the PX and I highly recommend it. Oh, but make sure you have a sense of humor. Some of his stuff is ... uh ... well just skip those pages. :)

New to the blogging scene

Cut me some slack ok! I just got back from the CHA show and I'm totally excited to do new crafts, start an online store, do the blog ... and then there's normal life of course! So I'll get pics and fun stuff up as soon as possible.