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Thursday Thirteen

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 22, 2006)

Thirteen Things about Nattie

1. I am weaning myself off Diet Coke. Yes, I…the girl who if you cracked open would bleed diet coke instead of blood is only drinking one diet coke a day.

2. I don’t think I’ll ever get over the fact that God’s mercies are new every morning or new every minute and I don’t want to “get over it.” I want to be amazed by God’s grace every day.

3. I got a tattoo when I was in Texas in April. It is Isaiah 54:5 in Hebrew…”Thy creator is thine husband.”

4. God is the lover of my soul. He woos me daily and it amazes me too.

5. I love my iPod with a passion. I’ve been listening to the audio version of “The Chronicles of Narnia” as I go to sleep everynight. Yes, cd players could do this, but my iPod is cute and tiny and it fits in the palm of my hand.

6. I am also a book geek. I love books with a passion. It is God, books, my iPod, then my family and friends. OK, maybe not in that order, but if you saw my apartment you could see my definite love of the written word. My ex in-laws used to joke about going to the library of Natalie instead of the Public Library.

7. What do I love to read? Books! Mysteries, biographies, Christian non-fiction, British fiction, mysteries and more mysteries. I love classics and new novelists…but I’m more likely to like an older writer than a newer one. I have a large stack of old friends…i.e., books i reread often.

8. I don’t think I’m interesting enough to think of 13 things about me.

9. God is stirring some changes in my soul. They are exciting, scary and exhilirating all at the same time. Kinda like a rollercoaster ride!

10. Today was the first day off I’ve had other than Sundays in I don’t when. I love my job, but I was getting a smidge burnt out.

11. I’m going to California to visit my mom in July. I can’t wait to see the beach again. The kids are excited too.

12. I’m hoping to see my friend Mel when I’m in California. We’ve been friends since we were in junior high. And now *counts on fingers* well, we are a lot older. She is one of my oldest friends. I need to squeeze her babies who aren’t really babies any more. I’d visit Jojo too, but she moved. To Washington! Hmph!

13. My son wants me to fix white soup. It is 86 degrees outside and he wants New England Clam Chowder…he is crazy!!! Of course, I had sausage and green beans for dinner. He must get his craziness from me.

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Copyright Natalie Rose York

Why does God love me so?

Monday, August 17th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 21, 2006)
Eons ago, OK, maybe just a few weeks ago I watched the much-acclaimed movie “Junebug.” It wasn’t all that. It was good. It was artsy, but I can see why the mainstream didn’t grab on to it and the critics liked it. But that isn’t what I’m blogging about. One of the characters said something. It is kinda a bumper sticker theology, but it is true. “God loves you too much to leave you the way you are.”
Of course, she said it to a character who was struggling and cussing up a storm because he didn’t understand why he was struggling and bumper sticker theology isn’t going to help. It is too trite. Even if it is true.


the quiet one or hitting my head against the wall

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 20, 2006)
sometimes you just click along in life thinking you’ve got it all together and then WHAM…God smacks you upside the head and says, “Hey, you, who do you think you are?”
OK, maybe he doesn’t do it quite that way. Usually it is my humaness that makes me WHAM right into something, like a weakness, and I stumble and reel. And God just shakes his head and says, “My child, what were you thinking? Did you really think you were immune this time?”



Friday, August 14th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 19, 2006)
being human isn’t what it;s cracked up to be.
Copyright Natalie Rose York

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 15, 2006)
Give thanks with a thankful heart for…

  1. blue skies
  2. health
  3. deep belly laughs
  4. mountains of books
  5. God’s mercies which are new every morning
  6. cold water to drink
  7. hot water to take bubble baths
  8. warm sun
  9. air in my lungs
  10. my babies who aren’t much like babies any more
  11. my job (I work six days this week)
  12. a roof over my head for the time being
  13. too much stuff rather than too little
  14. great friends
  15. second chances and third and fourth and fifth

Copyright Natalie Rose York

i think i have said this before

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 14, 2006)
anyone who knows me at all has heard this before, but i must say this again…
I want to be Beth Moore when I grow up. I would like to sit at her feet and have her teach me what she has learned about God. I want her fire and passion for God.


It is a brand new day

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 12, 2006)
It is a brand new day with no mistakes in it. Yet. But the kids are back from their dad’s so I’m sure that mistakes are in the making. There are days when my parenting seems to be one big mistake, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.


simple pleasures

Monday, August 10th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 11, 2006)

  • stacks of books
  • chocolate and peanut butter
  • large doses of ibuprofen
  • old movies
  • diet coke
  • heating pad
  • cuddly blanket
  • naps

that has been the majority of my weekend…sometimes I don’t like being a woman but sometimes it is good to have an excuse to indulge in simple pleasures with no guilt.
Copyright Natalie Rose York

note to self

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 08, 2006)
hopeless romantics should not watch “Hitch” every night for three nights in a row while trying to go to sleep. Just sayin.
Copyright Natalie Rose York

not a feminist

Friday, August 7th, 2009

(Originally published by Nattie on June 06, 2006)
I will be the first to admit it. I am not a feminist. I do think women can do just about anything a man can do, but why should we? What is wrong with letting men do for us? Let them be the men *insert Tim Taylor grunt* and I will be the woman.
Yes! I want a man to sweep me off my feet. I don’t need one. But I’ve faced up to the fact that God made me—a woman—this way for a reason—full of unexplainable and politically incorrect desires—and he doesn’t make junk.