Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Chocolate Box: Assortment 1

I'm starting a new "series" here on my blog that I'm going to call my "Chocolate Box." Just imagine opening a box of chocolates and seeing various assorted bite-sized candies. Well, that's what this post is: various assorted bites. Any time I have miscellaneous bits I want to talk about, they're going to get put into my "box of chocolates." Welcome to the first collection.


The whole family except MB3 got to vote today, and he was feeling pretty miffed. He turns 18 in January, so he has to wait a while for his first presidential election. However, DrummerDude was thrilled because he did get to vote for the first time today.

I started making a "visual journal" today, and I'm really excited about it. I bought a small padded hardcover blank book that has lines on every other page. I'm decorating the pages a bit like a scrapbook, with decorative paper, stencils, and cut-outs from catalogs. I'm going to use it as a place to write lists (like, what I'm thankful for, goals, stuff I like), and good quotations, and prayers (either mine, or from prayer books), and witty stuff that GuitarGeek says, and maybe even jokes. I want it to be inspiring to write in, and inspiring to read later.

This post by the gal at Conversion Diary makes me want to go to Adoration, even though I'm not a catholic. And if you're not catholic you have no idea what Adoration even is, just like me before I read her blog. But it sounds like a wonderful idea: sitting quietly in worship and prayer, listening for God to speak to our heart. I think everyone, protestants and catholics alike, would benefit from that.

This is how I will sleep tonight, not yet knowing the results of the election:

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; for you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings.

In fact, that is how I will sleep every night after, no matter who wins.


carrie said...

Sleep well, You are in His Hands always! *hugs*

Amanda said...

I'm just browsing around for Christmas ideas as its getting ever closer and it will be here before I know it. This chocolate gift set looks absolutely adorable!
The great thing with my family and friends is that I know they are all chocolate mad! So buying for them isn't very hard as I know what tickles their taste buds.
Last year I brought my best friend the boo box from hotel chocolat and it brought the biggest smile to her face.

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