Proud of Me

This weekend, I threw away all of my Dawson’s Creek videos. You know, when all through college I recorded it off of TV. I had 13 videos. I also threw away several tapes of movies recorded off of television. I plan on only keeping a few Primetime specials and the actual movies (you know, the kind you buy in the store), and even some of those I should really get rid of, but can’t bring myself to yet. Maybe I can get rid of those on Amazon for a few pennies. Hmm. Anyone want to buy videotapes? You know, in this age of DVD, VHS just seems to take up so much space.

Also, I bought some spray paint and started refinishing some of my furniture. All I really got done was some handles for my desk drawers, and it started raining last night so they need a few more coats now (they were outside). I only managed to get away from WalMart with one small can of spray paint – did you know you need an ID to purchase spray paint? I had no idea, and had left my wallet in the car (it had no money in it). I have to go back tonight to get some rugs for the youth room – half the price of those at Home Depot – so I’ll try again. Really, I’m not getting high off the stuff.

I picked up a car on Sunday – one of the youth group moms is letting me borrow her oldest son’s car – it’s fully insured, they have AAA, and according to her, I’m doing them a favor. Amazing. It’s not a great car by any means, but it’s free, and it’s a way of getting around until I buy one mid-October. Such a relief to not have to worry about that and stress about finding a place to live (update: there is no update. no place to live yet) at the same time. She will get some extra jewels in her crown as far as I’m concerned. Of course, I don’t think I’ll be put in charge of handing out jewels for crowns in heaven. It’d be a fun job, though.

Rockin’ out to: U2, The Best Of 1980-1990
Wisdom Source: just finished Emma, by Jane Austen. Definitely up there on my favorite books list.
Today’s Wisdom: Psalm 149:4, “For the LORD delights in his people; He crowns the humble with salvation.”

Bonus Wisdom:
Proverbs 14:24, “Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only folly.”
2 Timothy 4:8, “And now the prize awaits me–the crown of righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his glorious return.”
James 1:12, “God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”