December 6, 2010

10 Reasons I love Winter…

Posted in Fun Times, Random tagged , , , , at 8:26 pm by askandimagine

Decorated Snowflake

Lil' sis decorated this snowflake w/ paint and lots of glitter

10. It makes me appreciate the North East that much more. Suddenly the hustle and bustle is understood and power walkers like myself don’t get as many strange looks.

9.  Hot drinks. Not a big hot chocolate fan or chocolate period for that matter (sorry ladies), BUT there’s nothing like good apple cider and of course you can’t go wrong with hot tea, especially chamomile.

8. The movies are awesome! The Wish List is my favorite ABC family movie to catch. I really need to track down the dvd. Of course, it’s not Christmas without A Christmas Story. This winter I think I will branch out…I’ve yet to see A Wonderful Christmas :/

7. White elephant gift exchanges. Aww man getting excited just thinking about it. The bad experiences have been wiped out of my memory, but I do know that last year I received a Snugglie! My new best friend during this time of year.

6. The sight of snowmen. I don’t really actually making a successful snowman, but they are always fun to spot in front of homes. Some families really are creative.

5. I feel like a warrior when going out to face the cold. It’s really a battle sometimes. Starting from the moment I wake up and have to get out of bed, continuing to deciding the best way to layer in order to maintain my heat levels, all the way to walking in the cold and enduring the sensations of frostbite. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me..haha

4.Christmas –duh. Aside from the gifts and such, Christmas and winter are almost synonymous and family time, although sometimes difficult, is always treasured and much needed.

3.  Christmas –duh. Yes I said it again. Jesus is the reason for the season, you know. Its great to reflect on the Saviour of the world, specifically the humility displayed in the story of how he came to earth.

2. Heat is appreciated. Only a select few will complain about a room being too hot when coming in from the cold. Sitting at the fireplace is my hobbie. There is nothing like it in the wintertime. Another reason to love going to Grandma’s (or Nanny’s as we call her.)

1. The snow is so pretty! I don’t think I need to say much more about that.

*I felt the need for this post as it was FREEZING cold out this morning. It kind of sneaked up on me, did not see it coming. Winter is on the way!

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December 4, 2010

On that musical note ♫

Posted in God Music tagged , , at 8:31 am by askandimagine

Check this out:

 

#God is Good.

My Musical Mayhem Explained

Posted in God Music at 8:16 am by askandimagine

SO to most people it is no surprise that I LOVE MUSIC! Like really love it. I can listen to music like I’m getting paid for it 🙂 I grew up in a musical household, which probably has a lot to do with this. There usually was never a silent moment in the house; I woke up to loud hip-hop and went to sleep to smooth R&B.

Once I became a Christian, though, my musical world shifted. I’ll spare you the details, but I eventually didn’t have a desire for the music I grew up with. It wasn’t a “I can’t listen to that” type of thing, but the desire was just not there anymore. So my Christian music journey began…

I was content with this for a couple of years, but in the past year of so, I have had this hunger to find great – unique – excellent – God inspired – AWESOME music. I refuse to settle for what is on continuous play on Christian radio. DO NOT get me wrong — I love a lot of these songs but there is SOO much more.

[I really do believe that God’s people should excel in the arts. I long for that day when we have no. 1 hits. I’m talking about not only worship music, but encouraging music, and music about life. Religion says “it has to be this way and this way only”. We know that this mindset has caused a lot more damage that good. In the same we should not put the music of God’s people in a box.]

Off that rabbit trail — anyhow, knowing that there’s got to be some fresh sounds out there put me on this search that probably will never end – “discovering” new or underground artist who love God and love expressing their thoughts and feelings through music.

Now that I have said all of this I think that you will understand why I was so pleased to find this website. This will be a nice tool for me and it put a alleluia smile on my face the other night! Must I mention the beauty of their website — very cutting edge – but that’s another post for another day 😉