May 31, 2003

Praise God!! Megan has a job!!

May 29, 2003

Okay, if you're really bored and will settle for some cheap entertainment, this is like the online version of the greatest packing material in the world! Have fun!

May 28, 2003

I watched some movie on tv yesterday that made me start thinking about the topic of "living with no regrets." As I pondered the subject, I concluded that most people usually look at that statement from one of two extremes. There are those that say, "I'm going to be very cautious about what I do so that I never have to say, 'I wish I HADN'T done that.'" And then there are those that say, "I'm going to jump on every opportunity that comes my way so that I never have to say, 'I wish I HAD done that.'" I feel like truely living with no regrets falls somewhere in the middle, along the lines of making wise decisions by THINKING first and weighing the consequences of your actions. I do feel that there is still room in life for some harmless spontaniety (take, for instance, riding home at 1:00 a.m. from St.Aug with friends for the heck of it!). And I also believe that you can dwell on a decision for too long. But overall, I think it's fair to say, "think before you act." Going back to the two extremes, the one who doesn't want to say, "I wish I HADN'T," will, in turn, eventually say, "I wish I HAD." The inverse also is true. The one who doesn't want to say, "I wish I HAD," will eventually say, "I wish I HADN'T." Concluding thought: "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him" (James 1:5). Make wise choices!
I came across a blog by a 15 year old girl named Danielle a few minutes ago. For a high school freshman-going-on-sophmore, she writes really well. (No offense to high school freshmen-going-on-sophmores in general, or anything!) Anyway, she had this really great post where she was talking about 1 Peter 5:7. One thing she said was, "there is no problem so large you cannot trust it to God, and none so small you can trust it to yourself." That really hit me. So did the rest of her comments on the passage, but I could do no justice to the overall effect they have, so if you'd like, you can read them yourself... (just click on the link... it should take you right to that post).

Not much excitement in the Life and Times of Megan Lee lately. Just that my car's acting weird, which it's been doing since before I came home from school a month ago! So now that I've hopefully got a somewhat inflexible schedule starting next week (i.e. hopefully I got the job I want, for which I'm STILL waiting to hear the final word) NOW the parents decide we can have the car checked out. So that means if I get the job and we have to do something half-way major to the car, I either have to take time out of my newly busy schedule to have it fixed, or I get to drive the TANK... (those of you who have seen my mom's car know what I'm talkin' about!). It's all good, though. Life goes on! That's about all for now. Oh, except I should mention how much I LOVE Panera Bread! Mmm, mmm, good! Later!

May 27, 2003

"Behind every good man there is a woman rolling her eyes."

-quote curtesy of Rob

May 26, 2003
"Beauty for Ashes" by Shane Barnard and Shane Everett

Beauty for ashes
A garment of praise for my heaviness
Beauty for ashes
Take this heart of stone and make it Yours

I delight myself in the Richest of Fare
Trading all that I have for all that is better
A garment of praise for my heaviness
You are the greatest taste,
You're the Richest of Fare

May 25, 2003

Okay, you know you're having a good week when God reiterates His message to you through a movie! Went to see "Bruce Almighty" tonight, and I was surprisingly pleased. First of all, absolutely hilarious. And, more importantly, not nearly as "blasphemous" as the previews might have sounded, which I had heard from a freind, otherwise I probably wouldn't have watched it anyway. The last ten or fifteen minutes of it were the best. I won't ruin it for anyone, but there was one part that really stood out to me. "Bruce," who had been able to do anything, including answer prayers, says to "God" that he just gave everybody what they wanted cause he thougth it would make them happy. And "God" says, "since when does anybody have a clue what they want?" If you've been reading my posts, you know that's something I've been talking about lately. It was like this great revelation in the movie theater, which was pretty weird since that's not usually where those sorts of things happen! Anyway, overall I will say that I was quite pleased with the way prayer was presented in this movie, as well as God, to a certain degree. Kinda weird watching Hollywood stars pray seemingly sincere prayers on the big screen! Okay, so it's not something to form your own theology out of, but I would recomend the movie.

(Lori, get back to work! Your break time's up!)

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket -- safe, dark, motionless, airless -- it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

"We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it."

-"The Four Loves" by C.S.Lewis