So... How've you been?

Hello lovelies!  It occurred to me today that I have been neglecting my poor little blog!

To make up for it, here is another Random Things post :)

Thing One:  Movies!!!
So many movies coming out in November that I want to see!! Off the top of my head... Big Hero 6, Mockingjay, and The Imitation Game. I know that's only 3, but considering a that a typical month has maaaybe one, I think it's impressive. Such a random spread too! I feel like it gives a pretty good insight into my personality... you've got the love of disney/animated/adorable, the gotta-see-how-well-they-adapt-this-book-why-are-they-making-it-two-parts-that-seems-unnecessary, and the nerd in me wanting to see 1) Benedict Cumberbatch, and 2) the history behind the one of the coolest set of code-breaking nerds ever!  I'm so excited (and I just can't hide it...etc.).

Thing Two:  Singing in Public
I'm not sure how I missed this about myself before, but it has come to my attention lately that I do an awful lot of singing in public.  I ALWAYS have a song in my head -- whatever I happened to hear last -- and turns out sometimes I'm not just hearing it in my head, I'm also singing it outloud too... yep, this is me, folks.

Thing Three:  It's
I'm pretty sure that once upon a time, someone taught an impressionable young Emmi that "it's" could be a possessive.  I am very upset with that person for confusing young Emmi (and occationally mid-twenties Emmi too...)

Thing Four:  Time Until Alarm
Okay, my phone is a jerk.
Backstory:  My right-before-sleeping routine includes checking to make sure my alarm is set correctly on my phone. To do this I always tap the existing everyday alarm and confirm the time is where I want it.  When I hit "done" a little message pops up saying "Alarm set for [blank] hours and [blank minutes] from now."
Normally I'm all for this added confirmation that I haven't accidentally set the alarm for PM or something, but when it's after 1 in the morning, I REALLY don't want to know that I now only have "6 hours and 14 minutes" to sleep!! ...Please tell me I'm not alone in this!

Thing Five:  $35 Purchases
I have discovered that $35 purchases are the weakness in my money management.  For $40, I stop and think on if it's worth it, but $35 I ring through the debit card without a thought. But those sneaky purchases add up so stinkin' quickly! Makes me sad to be such a gullible consumer.

Thing Six:  1 Peter 2:2-3
// Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. //
Not an unfamiliar piece of scripture, but it stood out to me in a very different way recently. There is so much more here than an analogy of how desperately we should be dependent on the Lord's provision. Being saved is so awesome, so stellar, that it's easy to think that it is the end goal. Why even search, we have achieved salvation! It's so easy to grow complacent with this attitude, but scripture here tells us that God has so much more planned for us!  "Grow into a full experience of salvation... now that you have tasted of the Lord's kindness."  This marvelous act of sending Jesus to die for our sins so that we can be right with Him is just a taste of His kindness, just a glimpse of his goodness to us. What if we lived, daily, allowing ourselves to crave the nourishment He desires to give us? He wants to show us SO MUCH MORE. A study I did recently had this quote in it, 'God invites us to a personal breakfast with him and says, "Come here, child. I have something special to give you today."' I'm not perfect in this (like, EVER), but I keep reminding myself to stop depending on my own righteousness to keep me spiritually nourished and to rely on His righteousness which won't just satisfy, but has the inherent ability to change everything.

Toodles my lovelies :) Have a wonderful day!