1. Polaroid prints. We got a Polaroid Pogo Printer more than a month ago, but my excitement died down with each passing day as I realized how difficult it is to find Polaroid Pogo films in Manila. Why, surprise, surprise. A pack of 100 Zink photo sheets came in the mail last Friday, and I was left wondering again how my husband manages to cook up surprises like this from under my nose!
He ordered the Zink sheets from ebay, the package was shipped to the Philippines from California, and just like that, my love for instant photography is back. Mind reels that there’s a separate blog about this sometime soon. You bet. (:
2. Habakkuk 3:17-19. Last Sunday, David preached in church for the first time and the experience was awesome. I know, that last sentence was pretty biased, coming from his wife and #1 fan by default. But what’s truly awesome to me is how God prepared him for this. Sure, he didn’t have a degree in Theology, but his message felt so real to me because I’ve seen Habakkuk 3:17-19 happen in his life more times than my fingers can count and my mind can recall. I sat there front and center, listening to him preach God’s Word, feeling like I was getting to know him a little bit more, and feeling blessed and inspired of the message that God placed in his heart. So okay, I may be biased, but come to think of it, if there’s anyone who sees this man for who he really is now—ups and downs, good days and bad days—it’s got to be me. And I’m soo thankful to be a witness to how God is continuously working in his life, and our life together. (:
3. Link love. And now I send some link love to these people whose blogs/videos inspired me this week. After the jump.
+ Can you believe this music video? It’s a video made of Kinna Grannis, 288,000 real jelly beans, and 22 hours of hard work! Go see for yourself.
+ Do you know Pentatonix? We are crazy about them! I remember getting hooked to The Sing Off last year when I was in the US. Sadly, the show is not being aired in Philippine television, so my husband and I had to wait around Youtube and wherever Sing Off videos are being uploaded. We manage to follow the season alright, albeit delayed telecast, and we’re rooting for Pentatonix all the way! Here’s a Pentatonix playlist I made, mostly because we like playing the videos on loop at home, and partly so I can share them here.
+ My heart goes out for Jennie, especially this Thanksgiving, as she and her daughters celebrate their first Thanksgiving without Mikey. I feel attached to her, for some reason. Jennie encourages her readers to always be thankful, and to help The Liz Logelin Foundation, established to help people struggling with the loss of a husband or wife. So I’m sending some link love over there too, for whatever help this may serve.
+ Normi is moving in THIS DOMAIN with me! Yay! Chasingdreams.net’s first ever sub-domain, her blog is now residing at normi.chasingdreams.net. She thanks me for the space, but I said I should be the one thanking her for hopping on board. I have a vision for this domain, and I’m happy to announce that Normi is the first dreamer joining this chase with me. So hover over to her space, and read her take on Divorce. (Way to go for a first post, Mrs!)
+ Matthew Snyder’s take on sin and the message of the cross came at a time I needed to be reminded. It’s easy to be hard on yourself or other people, pointing out the things that you’ve done wrong, or criticizing others for what they’ve done wrong, sometimes sulking about them even. But Matt reminds us that the real message of the cross is not just in Jesus dying for our sins, but also in the empty tomb–it is finished. Done. He rose above death and we shouldn’t dwell so much on sin anymore. He said it better than I ever could, so go ahead and read it there.
I should make this a weekly thing, sharing awesome reads and websites I find here and there. Maybe I will. :)