Thursday, January 22, 2009

On the Inaguration

My take on the inaguration:
It was a historical moment. and the whole nation was excited.
I don't really know enough to make a comment on policy, or any kind of politics.

But I do know this. (This is NOT a commentary on either parties political platforms.)

Whether you like Bush or not, whether you like Obama or not, both men deserve your respect. Being the President has GOT to be a very hard job. People all over the world look up to you and follow your every move. The fact that both of these men volenteered for the job of president is, frankly, amazing. And notice, these two men aren't attacking each other. Their First Ladies are friendly, and even though politically they may differ, both men still respect the other. It's a common courtesy that you own any fellow human being, respect. Paticularly the president.

I'm not saying I agree with what Bush did or what Obama plans to do. Like I said, I'm just not educated enough to know the true impact. But I'm sick and tired of people making jokes about how stupid former President Bush is, or how the world is going to end now that President Obama's in office. (I have heard both) Neither statement is true.

American citizens (well, high school students) can be so cocky, thinking they know what's best for the world. But I wouldn't be so hasty to judge until you get in that position yourself.

So, to Former President Bush, I say thanks for his time in office, it's a very tough job. And to President Obama, I wish him Good Luck, and I'm praying for him.

maybe you should think about how you respond.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Hi. Maybe you know, maybe you don't, but I was in a really rough place emotionally on Thursday, the day of my new little sister's birth.

And God showed me something amazing.

he showed me how sinful I am, but also how much he has given me.
Many people showed me thier love for me that day. Love that I knew I didn't deserve.
And God, who did it all, was showing me a lesson of trust that I really needed.

Thanks God, for these amazing people who loved me so much,


Four A's of a Dynamic Quiet Time by Jessica Redding

Does the following scenario sound familiar? You get comfy, grab your Bible and intend to dive into an exciting quiet time with God, but after a couple of minutes, you find yourself carried away into a world of e-mail, homework and heavy eyelids. It’s easy to be distracted. Interested in breaking the cycle?

Try implementing these four A’s into your quiet time routine:

• Awake. Spending quality time with your Savior requires you to be alert. Pick a consistent time and location to help you stay awake. Your bed at 1 a.m. isn’t the best choice if you plan on remembering anything the next morning.

• Ambitious. Try something new to keep things interesting. Pick a devotional guide that’s right for you. Consider using a journal to keep track of your prayer requests or thoughts about what God is teaching you. Try reading through the Bible in a year or memorize a few verses each day
• Active. Reading God’s Word is more than just glancing at a few verses every day. If you neglect to reflect on what you’ve read, you’re missing something big. Take a few minutes to figure out what God is trying to teach you through His Word. But don’t stop there; write it down. Keep track of what God is showing you. Why? Because it’ll be easier to recall what you’ve learned.

• Accountable. It’s hard to let someone else in on the secrets of your spiritual life, especially if it’s non-existent. Yet this may be the step that helps you turn a once-a-month devotion into an everyday adventure. Think of someone you trust who’s both dependable and straightforward — the type of person who’s not afraid to ask you the tough questions. Tell your friend how you’re struggling and share your goals so she’ll understand where you’re headed. Ask her to keep you on the right track to meet those goals. It’ll be easier to spend time in the Word if you know someone will be asking you what you learned that day.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Precious cargo

(drumroll here)
~Isabel Wong Scheerer has officially made her apperance as the 8th Scheerer daughter! yay for baby number nine, 6 lbs 1 oz and 19 1/4 inches. Everbody's great.
~Kudos to my amazing mother and my stay-awake-all night father!
~I've had a spring in my step all day, and can't wait to see her today after school & activities! :-)

If you know me, you know I hate that period waiting between the time my parents leave and the time I get the call from my dad. This time it was OK though. Thanks for being excited with me!