Saturday, February 23, 2008

What keeps me awake

Three things keep me awake:
1) Asthma
2) Being cold
3) Having to go to the bathroom

I've learned that asthma doesn't go away if you ignore it. I keep trying to will it away, but the best thing to do it to sit up and take some Albuterol.

Sometimes snuggling with a Nalgene filled with hot water will jump-start my sputtering radiator. A hot rice bag is nice too. So is a heating pad.

Putting off going to the bathroom gives me miserable dreams.

Ignoring problems causes discomfort.

I love hot water.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mahalia Jackson

It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing - that's the Lord's test.

~Mahalia Jackson

This has been one of my top five quote for the past three years. When I hear these words in my head, I feel both validified and encouraged. It reminds me not to be bitter, but to be faithful.