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Break time

Ill be taking a break from blogging… Off till the 8th of Feb..
No.. I’m not taking a vacation though I wish I was. My exams are here and I have no choice but to *study*..
So take care of yourselves. And Pray for me.. I really need a lot of prayers!

God bless all of you

Christine

Happy 56 yrs..

                                         Happy Rebublic Day, India! 56 yrs!!!
I am so proud to be a part of this nation and no matter where I go.. I will always be Indian!

God bless this land!

more random thoughts

I have my exams coming up on ‘Moan’day.. *sigh*. Does everyone hate the exams as much as I do?
I havent started to study.. Im still trying to finish my journal..
This year is really scary for me.. Coz I know everyone has a lot of expectations from me. And Im really scared. I dont want to let anyone down. My family, my professors, my friends.. God!! Its hard for me..

These last 2 weeks have been rough… coz suddenly there seems to be a lot of tempting situations knocking at my door.. and im scared Ill give in.. and i know its downhill for me if I do..

I need to pray a lot and im not! I know I should.

I miss my friends.. I really really mis them.. My last few weeks in College.. *sigh* I love my college.Very very much. So much that even when I dont have a single lecture.. I still go to College.. and just sit there!! *sigh* That is one great college.. Made a lot of friends.. Laughed a lot, fought a lot, Bunked a lot of lectures, prayed too! Had the best time of my life!

my random thoughts end here..
Im still thinking.. I’d just rather not put it down here! hehehe

People here in Texas have trouble with all those “shalls”
 and “shall nots” in the Ten Commandments.
 Folks here just aren’t used to talking in those terms. So,
 some folks out in west Texas got together and translated the
 “King James” into “King Ranch” language:
                 The Cowboy’s Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at Cross Trails 
                                                      Church in Fairlie,  Texas)

                                                            (1) Just one God.
                                                       (2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
                                                 (3) No tellin’ tales or gossipin’.
                                             (4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin’.
                                                      (5) Put nothin’ before God.
                                    (6) No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal.
                                                                   (7) No killin.’
                                                         (8) Watch yer mouth.
                                                 (9) Don’t take what ain’t yers. 
                                       (10) Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.

 Now that’s kinda plain an’ simple, don’t ya think?
        Y’all have a good day.

I slept for 2 and a half hours last night! I was up til 3 trying to finish a project long overdue.. Yes yes.. i know.. I should be more responsible blah blah blah.. Anyway, i slept for a very short period of time coz i had to be up by 5:30 to get dressed for College. *sigh*

But it was worth it. After getting thouroughly irritated with everyone around me (not taking any names now) I finally gave it in…

The Delirious? fever is catching on!! We are considering going there atleast 2 or 3 early hoping to be able to get a good spot. Although, I do agree *somewhat* to what my professor said about not letting other people become ‘mini gods’ in my life… I still want to be able to see something! 😀

Sheila wrote me the best testimonial ever. It is so sweet and i know she really means it. I really miss her. We were the best of friends.. we had the craziest time together.. we did the weirdest things.. got caught bunking lectures.. and got into a whole lot of trouble as well.. laughed, fought, cried, Shopped!! those wer awesome times..

 Sheils and me                                 Sheila         

 The first one is Sheila, me and her umbrella ‘Brr’

Thats Sheila with Sam’s cat- Survivor

Here’s what she wrote for me-
Anyway, we met in school in the ninth std. She was your typical geek “NRI” (non- residential Indian) who was scared of everything from crossing roads to learning marathi to the bullies in our school specially ME! 🙂 but somehow things changed after the tenth.We became the BEST of friends. We shopped together,ate together, went gymming together, made fools of ourselves together without a care in the world, bunked classes together and went to pizza hut and juhu beach (those of you who know her now will not believe this but its true…she made me do it! and boy were we in oodles of trouble when our folks were called 😀 ) Anyway,life has taken us our separate ways. We dont talk much now and rarely see each other but I REALLY miss all the fun times we’ve had. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again youre my favouritest (not to mention healthiest….i said healthy not fat! 😛  ) best friend ever!Thank you for putting up with my mood swings and being the chirpy funny idiot tht u are. Mwwwwwaaaaah.

Sheila- You have been the best girl friend i have ever had. After we drifted apart, I tried to fill your place with others.. but.. No. That place will can always ONLY belong to you!! Love you so much. You’re still the Maid of Honour at my wedding! And You’re still my best shopping buddy… 😀

just 24 hours left for the Delirious Concert!!!! Woohoo!!!

News

My exams are in two weeks. So, I think a break from blogging is justified. Not that I was that much of a blogger but..

Delirious? will be here this Saturday! I am just so excited! They are such an awesome band and their other shows in India till now have been phenomonal! EXCITED!!!!
Hey Di, if they’re coming to Delhi you should go!!!

Thats all folks..
for now

-Christine

Sometimes..

Sometimes I think I’m smart.. Smarter than everyone else.. like I know it all.

God has to take you down a peg or two.

And he did! I’m glad he did.. I complained and murmured against my mom and dad for the whole of the last 2 or 3 weeks and never once did I think of thanking God for my family.

Sometimes Im not that smart.. and it takes a God in heaven and a father on earth to show me that.. Im grateful for both.

I thank God for my parents, for every sacrifice they have made.
I appreciate  all the sleepless nights they’ve been thru because of me and Justin
I thank God that they took care of every need and most of my wants  😀
I thank him that they’ve always been there.. I just didnt notice.
They’re the most perfect gift from God.
I love them

Sometimes God has to give you a demonstration of Humilty and Meekness… where you least expect to see it!

Sometimes…

In love..

The last week has been so refreshing. Everyday was spent with Jesus and His Word. The church has started on a One year Bible reading plan and its been awesome. Earlier I had heard of people on different plans like this but i thought it was silly and not really helpful! But I was wrong.. really wrong! Its been awesome. God’s speaking to me through the lives of Noah, Enoch, Abraham and Jesus!
The one thing I really caught on to is how he seems to be emphasizing on getting all the crutches out of my life.. Its like this- Earlier whenever I had a problem i told everyone possible to pray for me.. then it came to the stage where I asked other people to pray for me and find out what God’s will for my life was..
But now He wants for me to hear his voice and understand His will for my life.. by just praying! It seems easy enough when you hear it but I know hard it is to put it into practise..I struggled for years but I’m learning..
I’m learning to go to him with all of my issues.. like when Im angry with someone.. instead of complaining and losing my temper He gives me grace to pray and later forgive..
I’m learning to trust for the little insignificant things in life as well as the big huge mountains..
In all, I’ve had a beautiful week with my savior.. looking forward to many more..

Falling in love with Jesus all over again,
Christine J

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man
was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help
drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men
talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their
homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had
been on vacation.
Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he
would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he
could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where
his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and
color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played
on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers
walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city
skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the
man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the
picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it in his
mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive
words.

Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths, only
to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died
peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants
to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be
moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and
after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first
look at the real world outside.

He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have
compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside
this window

the nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the
wall.

She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.”

Epilogue:
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own
situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

“Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.”