Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Google Art

Align Right
I love the way the artwork on varies, almost daily. The themes are usually very kitschy and appropriate for the day---red white and blue for the Inauguration, a cartoon Easter bunny, etc. Also, I love that when ever you click on the logo it brings you to the artist info behind the image. Today for example: Jackson Pollock. Some of my past faves have included Rene Magritte (OBSESSED) Marc Chagall, Warhol...

I've rediscovered how much I enjoy fantastic design. I think that's why I'm so obsessed with people with wicked effervescent style. I stare at apartment design architecture/independent artist blogs daily, and get giddy. I have bookmark folders entitled "Living Room Inspiration", "Decorating", "DIY Design" "Possible Bedrooom" "Modern Design" "Minimalist Architecture"... you get the point.

A few of my faves:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Woman of the Bible

My bosses are insane. Every time I tell stories to my mom about the shenanigans of working at Local 237 she cracks up. I was hired to do research for the Education Department of the Union, but usually end up doing a lot of random admin stuff, listening to everyone complain about each other (which wears on the soul), homework, midday shopping excursions, handling member question, facebook etc. At some point I plan on devoting an entry to each one of the "characters in my office"--The Alcoholic but God-fearing Director, the single living-like-a-bachelorette-with a-whole-lotta-debt Assistant Director, and the Jaded secretary,--just to name a few.

choice quote from today
"G**damnit these people make me sick! Oh wait, honey I'm so sorry! I don't mean to offend you, I know you're a woman of the Bible" - Jaded Secretary

Anyway so the entire department decided to take a 3+ hour lunch..and I'm here holding down the fort all on my lonesome, reading Ladies Home Journal (don't judge, limited access at work!) There's an article referencing a challenge featured in Smith magazine ( Write your love story in six words. The results were complied in a new book called Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, and they range from absurdly funny to poignant to downright heartrending.

"Magnetic attraction fused two polar opposites"

"Not always perfect. But so worthwile"

"Much married, fourth time is charmed"

"May/December...the best of seasons"

"Hog the covers, I don't mind"

"He's dumb but lifts heavy stuff"


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Potters House


Hawkins- The Potter's House

This song has been the lifter of my spirits all winter. There's a line where the chorus kinda erupts and loudly proclaims "give Him the fragments of your broken life! My friend, the Potter wants to put you back together again"

I was brought to Hosea for what seems like the 200th time in the last 6 months.

6 Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes;
I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.

7 She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;
she will look for them but not find them.
Then she will say,
'I will go back to my husband as at first,
for then I was better off than now.'

God is just so impossibly relational. Every aspect of his hand in our life revolves around his flawed people interacting and bearing with one another, and most of all loving each other well. I want to be known for loving my friends, family and other loved ones well. I have been so selfish with my time and am grateful that God redeems relationships.

14 "Therefore I am now going to allure her;
I will lead her into the desert
and speak tenderly to her.

I was just so so comforted by being romanced by God. All the ways I was looking for Alex to love me better, I had the God of the Universe trying to allure me?! WHAT?! We prayed that we would both be allured by God and would fall in love with Him again and again. "God delights in revealing himself to those who will seek him with all their hearts"- Captivating

Jumble jumbled thoughts. bleh. Lighter posts to follow.

"Everyday I must choose to lay down my defensiveness and allow the healing balm of Jesus to attend to my wound and allow him to by my God, my Strength, and my Defender"

I came tonight, to the Potter's house with a crap load of fragments, and will wait patiently on my Lord, my Lover to put them back together again.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I Really suck at updating.
It actually kind of makes me laugh a bit.