Sleepless in Alcântara. That’s me. I even took medicine tonight, but it isn’t working. I’m tired and I can feel a bad headache coming on, but there’s not a thing in the world that I can do to make myself sleep. Ugh, it’s really terrible. I hate it. I’ve honestly never had so much time on my hands — my days are relatively free and now, so are my nights. Gosh, it’s like I have 24 hour days to fill with whatever I want…to some, this would be a dream come true. I’m not exactly a huge fan of the situation, but I’m trying to make the best of it and I am thankful for all of the time that I’ve had to read and pray. That has been a blessing. It’s been really great to be able to slow down, think, reflect and have such a sweet time of fellowship with the Lord — for that I am extremely grateful. It would be nice to sleep though. My headache is pretty much an ever present reality now. Plus, the weather is so weird and it’s been hot, then cold, hot then back to cold, so we’ve all developed a cold. I’m sorry for all of the complaining…
Okay, well here’s round two of my insomniac adventures on web…enjoy.
The Mountain Times — May of 2006, “Several area homeschool students showed off their foreign language fluency recently. They participated in Lenoir Rhyne College’s foreign language festival and competition April 5 in Hickory and earned a variety of awards for their performances.” Haha, yes, that’s us…
Hello!Lucky — “We are a specialty letterpress printer and design studio and have been creating wedding invitations, greeting cards and personalized stationery since 2003. We have offices in San Francisco’s SOMA district and in London. Clients worldwide include Anthropologie, Kate’s Paperie, and Liberty of London.” I absolutely adore paper! These letterpress designs are gorgeous and sure to leave you swooning!
Honor Thy Father and Mother — You’re in college and you’re navigating that odd in-between time — you’re not really a kid anymore, but you’re still technically under your parent’s authority. Be thankful for your parents. Do not wrongly judge your parents. Develop a biblical understanding of adult freedom. Develop a biblical perspective on adulthood. Define the transition to adulthood with your parents. See your parents as counselors on your team, not as adversaries. Live a transparent life with your parents.
Haunted By His Absence — Growing up without a dad.
Roma! — You’re guide to Rome’s best restaurants, people watching places, coffee, vintage stores, etc by two of the coolest Roman girls ever. Check it out.
Four Reasons to Incorporate Counseling into the Local Church — I love CCEF and here’s a great article about Biblical counseling in the local church.
This Year’s Biography: Robert Murray M’Cheyne — Piper’s annual biography at the Pastor’s conference will be about M’Cheyne…Desiring God has linked to some great resources about M’Cheyne. They’re also selling Bonar’s biography at a reduced rate!
Pray for Ian — “For new readers: Our blog started in October of 2006 after Ian Murphy was in a very serious car accident and suffered a tramuatic brain injury. We have shared his story since then, from ICU, to a rehabilitation center, and to his home. The main authors have been Steve, his dad, and Larissa, his girlfriend. In August of 2009, Steve was diagnosed with brain cancer and was given a prognosis of 14 months to live. He survived for seven weeks and went to be with His savior on October 8.” Larissa is now his wife!!!
Defending 100 Million Girls — A connection between biblical womanhood and social justice.
Daydreaming — Ahh, unfortunately, that is the only kind of dreaming I’ve been doing lately…