Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Soccer Adventure of Fall Break 2011

Fall break 2011, I'm sure you're expecting some crazy story about an awesome road trip right?  Wrong.  Nothing so exciting for this girl.  My fall break mostly consisted of some chill time with my sisters.

Friday that meant that we went to Di'lishi (an awesome froyo place in town) and Tokyo Express, went by the Goodwill and found a couple movies then went home to chill.  But in the end, Friday wasn't even that exciting.  Elizabeth and Shelby (my sisters) had a soccer tournament this weekend.  Elizabeth, 15, was a ref, and Shelby, 11, was playing, so they went to bed around 9.  Yes, that is nine o'clock pm.

Saturday we went to Winston Salem for the touney, and spent all day there.  I'm not going to lie, I love soccer, so it wasn't that bad.  I've even been a ref before, so I know how it feels when the crazy parents who don't know what they are screaming about start yelling at you for the mistakes their kids make.  You learn to ignore it.  There was one particular family sitting next to my Mom and I at one of Shelby's games, none of them had any idea what they were looking at.  It's so annoying, like, seriously it's not that hard to look up the rules to the game online and figure it out.

Sorry for any of you not interested in soccer, but that is what this post is mainly about.  I really love the game, but I don't follow any team.  So, I decided this weekend that I am going to follow Man U. and DC United.  If anyone has any other recommendations, or wants to comment on my choices feel free.

So moving on from the soccer discussion, I am looking for a Halloween costume.  And by that I don't mean a slutty costume that reveals more than it conceals.  What I'm looking for is a person that I can be, not an animal, not a random thing, but a person, possibly a figure from literature or a movie.  Someone with depth.  While I was at Goodwill with my sisters this past weekend I was so close!  I found a cool old dress, but the fit wasn't quite right.  It was a color blocked dress with areas of white, light green, and light blue.  That was so disappointing.   Even though the trip to look for a costume was a fail, the trip in itself ended up being very successful.  I found a karaoke Disney CD, an unabridged version of four Charles Dickens' classics!  I also found a book called "Soul Cravings" by Erwin Raphael McManus.  Now I have never heard of either the book or the author so I am kind of skeptical of it, considering that there are a lot of people out there writing about their skewed views of Christ and His teachings.  But, I'm planning to read this, at least to try and learn something, to grow in my walk with Him.

I haven't read very much so far, but from what I have read, this is a quote, and it is a very good one,  "Bitterness is the enemy of love because it makes you unforgiving and unwilling to give love unconditionally."  How awesome is that?  That right there tells me that it is possible for us to love unconditionally.  The fact that we can love unconditionally is a gift of the Father, and one that I, as a human and a sinner, will never be able to fully understand.  But I am grateful for it.  God is love (1 John 4:8, 4:16, 4:19...), therefore following Him gives us these capabilities.  I think that if we all began to see the world as we could imagine God would, then we will start a revolution.  A song by Bekah Shae says something along these lines.  More specifically she calls us to "put our love glasses on" which I think is an awesome way of phrasing that.

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Have a good week and God bless,