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Halloween was so, so much fun! Thomas and I dressed up as a bee and honey and headed out to a Halloween party with my program.
I love this group! So many fun people to hang out with!
We tend to go for the cheesy Halloween couples costumes! Here's what we've been in the past. Don't laugh too hard. We know we're goofy! :)
Peanut Butter and Jelly
A Mouse and Cheese
Cookie and Milk
My mom sent us a Halloween package filled with goodies. I love her! Never too old to enjoy that! :)
My dad went to Japan on a business trip, and when we visited my parents this weekend, he gave us legitimate kimonos. They're pretty sweet. If we had those before we started planning out our costumes, we could have just worn those for Halloween!
I am working this morning, then going to brunch with my Bible study from school, and then going back to work!
I have to share an excerpt from Unglued, the book we're reading from Bible study, because I think it makes a really good point about conflict with others.
"In God's economy, people don't stand on opposing sides of the conflict scale. People stand on one side and Satan stands on the other. When we dump hurt into one another's lives, we aren't leveling the conflict scale. We are just weighing down the people side of the scale and elevating the Satan side of the scale. Satan loves it when we do his work for him by dumping on each other. The secret to healthy conflict resolution isn't taking a you-against-met stance, but realizing it's all of us against Satan - he's the real enemy. But this is hard to do when all we see is that flesh-and-blood person standing there who, quite honestly, is planted squarely on the last good nerve we have left. Such a moment may seem like the perfect time to set our Christianity on the shelf. But in fact, it's hands down one of the grandest opportunities to shame Satan back to hell. A Jesus girl who rises up and unexpectedly gives grace when she surely could have done otherwise reveals the power and the mystery of Christ at work - in her life and in the world."
- pg 64-65
I think it's so good to remember that Satan is constantly trying to attack our relationships and that we should be working hard to guard those relationships, not letting him ruin them by hurtful things said during disagreements.
I am looking forward to spending a lot of quality time with Thomas this weekend! I hope you all have a good one!