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Eowyn's Heart

The name of this blog is based on the character Eowyn from Lord of the Rings because I strongly identify with her on many levels. The purpose of this blog is to proclaim the glory of my Lord and King through His work in conforming me into the image of His Son, Christ Jesus. In all things, I trust you will see His hand at work.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Yup! That's right! I'm finally going on a real, honest-to-God VACATION! Complete with theme parks and hotel stays! :-)

Now, I'm not the wealthiest woman in the world - after all, I do work for a church :-/ But God has been gracious in so many ways. About 2 1/2 years ago I had the opportunity to purchase a timeshare through WorldMark - giving me access to 4-5 star hotels all over the US. I've been able to use it to send my brother on a couple of weekend trips but this is the first time I've been able to use it for myself. So - housing for the vacation is taken care of :-) Nicely, I might add.

In addition, I was able to use my credits from WorldMark to purchase 2-day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets :-) One theme park, taken care of :-) Nicely, I might add.

Add a recent debt consolidation move I made that freed up a little extra each month to put in savings and closing out a stock account that I legally needed to close anyway and . . . wah lah - everything else is taken care of :-) Nicely, I might add.

So, for my friends who keep up on life's happenings through my blog, here's the itinerary:

Departing as early as possible Aug. 29th (I have to work 1/2 day so hopefully I can go in early and we can leave by 11 a.m.) and heading to Oceanside, CA - specifically Worldmark Oceanside Harbor (click here for a look-see). Dinner - probably at Applebees if we have the gift cards mom requested from the points she earned through her checking account (a nice meal taken care of - Nicely, I might add) :-) Walk on the beach, time to reflect, relax and enjoy LIFE :-)

August 30th we'll head to SeaWorld for the day - meeting my friend, Mary, from where I used to work. My folks will head off to visit my dad's sister and brother. We'll end the day around 7-8 pm and head to Indio CA. The closest resort I could get for the rest of the weekend - it's a little ways out, but things are still accessible :-) (click here for a look-see).

August 31st & September 1st are Disneyland days. Kristen (a young lady I mentor) has never been to SeaWorld OR Disneyland, so this will be totally awesome! I'm still hoping to meet up with Mark as he usually has an annual pass, but I haven't heard from him yet . . . .??? :-/ We have park-hopper passes so we'll also get to go to CA Adventures - which neither me nor my parents have ever been to either. Should be TONS of fun!

September 2nd we'll sleep in then pack our things and head home to get ready for real life again.

Yeah . . . I'm jazzed :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


For your encouragement today :-)

1st Thessalonians 4:14-17
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

Are you ready??

Hebrews 10:23-25
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.