Moments You Feel Like a Moron

· When you make a phone call and forget who you dialed
· When you tip back your glass to enjoy a nice iced drink and the ice slams into your face
· When you restart your car not realizing the engine is already running
· When you spray perfume in your face
· When you bite your own tongue
· When you turn on the garbage disposal not realizing there’s a spoon down there
· When a door is clearly marked PUSH and you pull



Things to make you go hmmm...
  • Do 99-cent stores ever have sales?
  • People get confused between “high ceilings” and “vaulted ceilings”. There’s a big difference.
  • What are you keeping in your refrigerator that you need baking soda to absorb the odor in there?
  • Why would you ever want to eat something called a “jawbreaker”?
  • How do lazy people work up the motivation to procrastinate?
  • In England they say lorrie for truck and lift for elevator. But we all use the same word for chair.
  • When going to a restaurant, “party of one” is rarely a cause for celebration
  • Biding one’s time could take forever
  • If you can “power-walk”, can you “power-sit”?
  • When a spider goes on vacation, does it hire a web sitter to collect flies so it looks like someone’s home?
  • Are all ladybugs female? If not, are the males jealous?


What I Know For Sure

The most important aspect of my life is my faith. I do not proclaim to know all the answers or live a perfect life. I do know that without God's grace, I would be wandering around in the dark - hopelessly lost in a purpose-less existence.

I was raised in church. I do not remember a time where I did not know about Jesus or have an exposure to learning about the Bible. I firmly believe I had accepted Jesus into my heart. However, like many teenagers, I struggled with the understanding and application of spiritual concepts. How could God be a 3 in 1? Why is the world such a dark place? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why did Jesus have to die?

In college, I found myself involved in Campus Crusade for Christ.  The Lord used that organization as a medium for me to get back on the spiritual path He had laid out for me. With a re-dedication of my life (and my heart), I found the hope and security that I needed in my life. I have a purpose, and I can find peace in that.

How can you find the purpose and the peace that God intended for you?

Well, first there are four basic truths for you to understand.
  1. God Loves You and He has a wonderful Plan for your life!
    This truth is life changing, but simple. You are loved.
    • "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
    • Jesus said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10b

  2. We all sin. This sin causes a separation from God, who is perfect and Holy.
    This truth of separation is a little harder for many to process. How can man be inherently bad? Don't most all of us have good intentions? Yes, we may. However, we cannot be perfect and this starts from birth. Try thinking of it this way: You do not have to teach a child to disobey. You may love your child more than life itself and show him or her nothing but that love from birth.  However, a child exercises free will and has a natural tendency for selfishness. God is Holy. Perfect. We can never be as perfect as God, no matter how hard we try or how good our intentions are.
    • "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23

  3. Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin. Through Him you can know and experience God's Love and Plan for your life.
    Our separation required a perfect sacrifice to bridge the gap between man and God. God sent Jesus to earth to be that sacrifice. Jesus was perfect. He was tempted, but He never sinned.
    • "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
    • "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

  4. We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God's Love and Plan for our lives.
    It seems like it should be more complicated, but it is not. All we have to do to be saved is to Ask, Believe and Confess.
    • "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
    • That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9
    • Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him," Revelation 3:20a
If you have not received Jesus as your Savior and Lord, please read and consider praying the following prayer:
"Lord, I need You. I thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and welcome you in as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life in Your kingdom. Please take control of the throne of my life. Mold me into the kind of person that You desire for me to be. Amen."

Does this prayer express the desires of your heart? If so please pray it now so that Christ will fill the void in your life, as He promised to. If you have more questions please contact me. I will be glad to help you in any way that I can.

One final thought. Too often we struggle to fix things ourselves. Our struggle is ultimately in vain. God does not promise things will be easy, but He promises that He will be with us throughout our journey.  All you need to do is to make the choice to let Him.


About Me

I'm Amy, web developer/web designer/graphics designer/project manager/amateur photographer living in the eastern United States. By nature, I am a collector. I collect music, books, home ideas and miscellaneous tidbits of information that I will never need to know for my job or general advancement in life.

You will find an eclectic range of stuff here that peaks my interest for some reason or another.

I met my husband, Jonathan, at ASU while we were both majoring in Computer Science. We married in May of 2000 - two weeks after graduation. We have two adorable Shih Tzu dogs, Molly & Max.  In January 2008, we completed the building of our dream home in Jonathan's small, quaint hometown of Carthage, NC. Later that year we adopted a fun-loving outside dog named Cedar.

On January 30, 2009, after a 7 1/2 year struggle with infertility, I gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Grace, at 31 weeks. She is now a brilliant, beautiful, highly dramatic toddler and the absolute joy of my life.

(updated 2011)