Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Mom was out and Dad was in charge. Two and a half year old Tiffany was playing with one of her favorite toys, her tea set. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when cute little Tiffany brought him a tiny tea cup filled with water. After several "cups of tea" and lots of praise for such yummy tea, Mom came home. Dad said, “Honey, wait right here and watch what Tiffany is doing. It’s the cutest thing.” Mom waited and sure enough, Tiffany came down the hall with another cup of tea for Daddy and she watched him playfully drink it all up.Then Mom said, “Did it ever occur to you that the only place that Tiffany can reach to get water is the toilet?” …Mothers know!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday night I went with a group of friends to go see Wicked at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. It was amazing. I heard such great things about it from friends who had seen it before, so I knew I wanted to check it out. Wicked is the prequel to the movie "The Wizard Of Oz." I don't want to blow any details but there are definitely lots of twists and secrets in Wicked. It made me question a lot of my opinions and impressions I had from the movie and I am really excited to watch it now with a completely different perspective.
I started thinking about real life too. How often do people judge me and come up with opinions on me without knowing me and my story? Or, how often do I do that someone else? It made me realize how sticky "surface" impressions can be. So often, we see people happy on the outside, but they are hurting deep down and don't want people to know. The great thing about God, is that he knows our hearts. We can't pretend for him.
Before we went in to see the show, we stopped and had some dinner at a Carl's Jr. that was a block away from the theatre. While we were eating a lady came up and started yelling and cussing at us. We did nothing to provoke her, and she kept calling us, "....bleep.... dot-commers." I guess she assumed that's what we were based off of the way we were dressed for the show. It breaks my heart that people have such hostility towards others. It also brings me back to the point of first impressions and how important it is as followers of Christ, to do our best at glorifying God through any situation, and realizing that not everyone knows who you really are on the inside.