Spelling Bee Kazakhstan 2011:
Intercalation by definition is “the insertion or introduction of anything”.
I heard this word the other day and chuckled to myself, because that happens most days here in Kazakhstan. Whether it comes in the form of horse parts sprawled all over the house, changing school schedules, more house guests then the ‘Real World—Las Vegas’, typical 16 year old girl attitude, new words, new faces, new experiences, unknown outcomes… it seems like life here is constantly changing.
In other news:
I was watching the Lord of the Rings last night and was totally inspired by Smeagol. I know I’m weird… just stay with me for a sec. So right now I’m battling some ‘personal issues’, don’t ask just go with me. So there’s a part in the movie where Smeagol is talking with Gollum (his negative side I guess you could say) and gets so fed up with ‘Gollum’ and keeps repeating, “”Leave now, and never come back!” over and over and then bad ‘Gollum’ goes away. Smeagol says, “We told him to go away… and away he goes, Gone, gone, gone! Smeagol is FREE!!!….” I was watching this and totally had an ‘ah ha’ moment! Seriously an ‘ah ha’ moment from Smeagol of all people.
It’s so true though, our biggest battle is choosing to think differently and change our perspective. Sometimes it may require us to call out our negative, destructive thoughts and tell them to go away over and over again. But it can be done. I mean if Smeagol can do it, so can I… right? : )
Thank you Pathways Women’s Bible Study for the wonderful package!!!
Thank you Rosealie for the cutest Christmas ornaments ever and a sweet pic of 16th street!
Thank you EVERYONE for your love, support, and prayers!
Until next time AMERICA….