Thursday, December 17, 2009

My name is Kellie...

Wow. Can I say how much I do not like Christmas shopping? Yes, ladies and gentlemen. I said it. There IS a kind of shopping I don't like. I realized tonight that I am a great shopper.... When it comes to buying for myself. But turn me loose in a store searching for a gift for someone else and I'm stuck.

I have tried so hard this year to get my presents bought early. And I have attempted many times to fulfill that goal. But each time, I return home with many bags full of items for only myself. I'm running out of time! Only one week until Christmas. Ahh! Not to mention that I am running out of closet space for all of it. I think they have meetings for people like me.

My name is Kellie... I'm a shopaholic. Help.

P.S. If anyone has great ideas of what to buy my dad for Christmas let me know, he's tough to shop for!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"I can do all things..."

I've decided that I have my deepest thoughts on Sundays. I usually hide away in my room relaxing, and occasionally reading or writing in my journal. Not that I plan it, there are things that I should probably be doing instead (like cleaning my room... ha ha). Today was an especially good day for reflecting, so I wanted to share some of the things I've found amid my reading.

God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through.
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way.
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.

This is by far my favorite poem/thought/etc. I have read it so many times, I have it memorized and whenever I am having a hard time it comes to my mind. I was reminded of this as I read a quote by Bishop H. David Burton "As with most everything we are called upon to do in life, it is vital that we move forward. When we do our best, seeking both human and divine guidance and trusting in our loving Heavenly Father, He will bless the outcome."

Well, that is my thought for the day, take it or leave it. I hope that it can help someone the way it has helped in my life. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" - Philippians 4:13