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THURSDAY 11.16.2017

@ 12:01 AM
Good Morning ITT girls & Co.! Project of the Day = Admin work.

A habit that I like to cultivate in my personal lifestyle = daily consuming something that strengthens me Professionally. This is a philosophy that the President of our Bible College instilled in us Freshman Year, 'The popular saying is correct, "Leaders are Readers." After you Graduate, the temptation will be there to immerse yourself in your Career and stop learning just because you are not in "Formal Education" anymore. Don't do it. Take the time to continue to read and learn from other people's experiences and knowledge in your field. It will help make you a more effective Leader to the people you Serve.'

Isn't that great?! It's so easy to do too! Simply be determined to cut out of your Daily Schedule, 1 hour of consuming and/or interacting in unproductive, superficial, simple-minded non-sense (now come on... let's be real, we all have somewhere that this goes on daily, either IRL and/or Online). Ongoing Goal = More Intelligence, less Ignorance. More Professionals, less Court Jesters.
#HelpsKeepMeOutOfTrouble ;)

@ 4:14 AM
Breakfast Break in Bed = enjoyed yummy Peach Greek Yogurt. ;)

@ 6:29 PM
Refilled the Air Fresheners, luv blending pretty smells together. Current Office aroma = a Lavender Vanilla thing going on. Spring time in the Fall time for Ruthie. ;)

@ 8:02 PM
Spotlight Bible verse = "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same LORD. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines."
(1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 11, NIV)

This is the exact same verse as yesterday, b/c I wanted to add some additional thoughts, but today continuing w. our Theme of "Wishes". ;) That being said, something else that helps you hold on to your Wishes, is when you know who you are! Being confident in what all of the unique Talents & Special Abilities God gifted you with on your Birthday, helps you keep hope alive whenever other people (no matter who they are) don't believe in you and/or celebrate you.

WEDNESDAY 11.15.2017

@ 12:02 AM
Good Morning ITT girls & Co.! Projects of the Day = Admin work, a Biz Meeting, & Running Errands. ;)

@ 4:23 PM
Lunch Break = enjoyed yummy Chicken Fried Steak w. White Country Gravy at a fav locale. It's the Southern Belle in me. ;)

@ 6:16 PM
It's Church Night. ;)

Spotlight Bible verse = "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same LORD. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines."
(1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 11, NIV)

This is one of my favorite Bible verses, b/c it gives us all the freedom & peace to be whomever God designed us to be! =)

In terms of Christian Church Culture, I hear from a lot of Congregation Members & Former Congregation Members IRL and/or Online, some form of this statement, "I don't feel like there's really a place in the local Church for me and my interests..." Now, you know that I have about 101 Rants about this... ;) But for the sake of time & not to spoil future Articles... =) I'll cut to the chase for once in my life... (lol)

A: Good, that means that you have something fresh & unique to offer! ;) Now, give the Pastor a break, dudes got enough going on as it is trying to deal with all of us crazy people & all of our high expectations, demands, preferences, etc. =/ Now go to Church Service like a good little Girl or Boy, get what you can out of it (see the 11.12.2017 entry below), don't be a
trouble-maker, leave, & then go out and Create Your Own unique space! Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ;)

BTW, for those of you who don't know "My Story" (I need to write an updated version, smile), the short version = this is how & why RT and ITT were created... ;) P.S. - this does not mean that everyone should go out & start a Web Site. Do whatever God has uniquely equipped you to do. =)

Ok. I'm done. For now... (bwah ha ha) ;)

TUESDAY 11.14.2017

@ 12:13 AM
Good Morning ITT girls & Co.! Project of the Day = Admin work. So excited about going through pages & pages of Notes for Article Ideas I've collected and/or written Rough Drafts of this Year! I def have more than enough Writing Projects to work on over the next Year to help keep myself out of trouble... ;)

@ 9:04 AM
Breakfast Break in Bed = enjoyed delish Pumpkin Spice English Muffins. ;)

@ 12:00 NOON
One of my favorite Bookstores had a huge Sale the other day & I got the cutest Sticky Note Set! [insert "girlish" squeal] I finally opened it up just now & I can't wait to start using them in my Day Planner! =)

@ 6:07 PM
Spotlight Bible verse = "Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God." "
(Mark 10:27, NLT)

Another thing that helps you hold on to your Wishes, is that because it's a God-given Dream... God is going to support it! ;) In the big scheme of things, it doesn't matter how long, frustrating, discouraging, lonely, confusing, heartbreaking, etc. the Path to making the Wish come true is, you are 100% Guaranteed success! =) God isn't a flake. God doesn't abandon His work. So let's don't either. ;)

MONDAY 11.13.2017

@ 12:00 AM
Back to the grind. ;) Project of the Day = Admin work.

Related Article = "FAQs: Ruth's Desk Decor"

@ 6:27 AM
During the Fall / Winter Months, I'm always down for Breakfast in Bed. ;) Enjoyed my Leftovers from my Birthday Dinner. =) We went to one of my favorite fancy schmancy Restaurants. Tip = try going to a locale a few hours before closing for a semi-private air without having to pay extra to clear a space just for you and your entourage. ;)

Related Article = "Birthday Bible Verses"

@ 12:00 NOON
Spotlight Bible verse = "Blessed is she who has believed that what the LORD has said to her will be accomplished!"
(Luke 1:45, NIV)

Something that helps you hold on to your Wishes, is when you know, that it's a God-given Dream. God-given Dreams are loving, peaceful, freeing, etc. On the contrary, "dreams" that are driven by jealousy, envy, ego, greed, revenge, etc. may appear to succeed for a Season. But in the long-run, they will never last...

SUNDAY 11.12.2017

@ 12:32 AM
Happy Sunday ITT girls & Co. and Happy Birthday to Me!!! [does "a Happy Dance"] ;)

Related Article = "Birthday Bible Verses"

@ 2:49 AM
So I was sitting in Bed eating a Peppered Turkey & Gouda Cheese Sandwich on nice, soft, Italian Bread... [sigh... a moment of silence for Ruth's sandwich, lol] & I'm all like, "Why am I so sore & tired???" [gets a flashback of what I've been doing for hours on end yesterday] "Oh yeah... LOL" Random Comment = "Oh wow, you can Dance! But you're so reserved..." My Answer = "Well, you know what they say... It's always "the quiet ones"... The funny thing is though, I am actually really stifling myself right now... I could take it up at least 3 more notches." ;)

Related Article = "Easy Meal Idea: Healthy Sandwiches"

@ 8:45 AM
Have a good day at Church Service! ;)

Spotlight Bible verse = "Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."
(Revelation 1:3, NIV)

A habit that I like to cultivate in my personal lifestyle = "Ruth, if you're going to get up out of your nice, cozy bed on a Sunday Morning to go to Church, you might as well get something concrete from it." ;)

This is a philosophy that one of my favorite Professors / Mentors instilled in us Freshman Year of Bible College. 'You're going to be attending a lot of Church Services during your time here. The required Chapel Services twice a week here and then the variety of Services at your own personal Church. I want you to remember that no matter how much of a flake or phony the person Speaking or leading Worship may be, you can always pull something good out of it for yourself. Even if what you pull out, is something that you don't want to do when it's your turn to speak or lead worship one day.'

Isn't that great?! I mean seriously, that just humbles you & helps keep you in The Game, like foreals. B/c like anywhere else, Church is a crazy place people. It was when Jesus went & it still is today... =/

Side Note - We won't talk about the Semester that I "flunked" Chapel... =/ Maybe later... I have a very honorable excuse for this though, really I do, lol.

@ 7:06 PM
If you've been a Resident of ITT Land for a while, you already know this about me. ;) But for those of you that don't, be warned, I hate cold weather with a passion. =( BTW, it's like 66 degrees here in The Desert (lol) & I'm freezing! [looks down at what she's wearing... a Tank Top & Booty Shorts...] BTW, for those of you who know me IRL & are thinking right now, "Booty Shorts?! I've never seen Ruth wear "booty shorts" in my life! Did she flip on her Birthday?!" Chill Fangirls & Fanboys (smile), Ruth wears things of this nature in the privacy of her Home. Fear not (lol), your girl will cont to keep things looking Sleek & Classy. ;)

That being said, to me, the only redeeming factor of cold weather, is Fall / Winter Fashion. [insert "girlish" squeal] Sooooooo, as I was Styling my Outfit for the B-day Dinner tonight, the time has finally come... The 1st Sweater of the Season for Ruthie! [insert canned "applause"]

So yeah, I am pretty excited about wearing it. It's an Ivory Mock Turtleneck Sweater. I have seriously had this thing since like 8th Grade, lol. It has lasted b/c it's high quality (notice, I didn't say "expensive", I bought it with my Allowance from a Store that sells "Designer Clothes" at a Discount), it's a "Classic" cut / style, & I don't wear it Year after Year, I give it some time "to Rest" if you will. ;) So yeah, it's super comfy, cozy, warm, & will help me ignore the you-know-what. =/

Related Article = "Catch The Look: Ivory Mock Turtleneck Sweater"

@ 11:11 PM
Uh oh! It's "11:11" ... make a Wish! ;) Speaking of "wishes", dreams, prayers, & whatnot, when I have been reflecting upon the happenings of this last Year (Nov 12th 2016 to Nov 12th 2017, I like to measure my "new years" according to my b-day, #SelfAbsorbed) I am so thankful to be able to say that God has truly granted so many of my long-standing wishes.

Trust me... it is very frustrating Minute by Minute, Day by Day, Week by Week, Month by Month, Year by Year, to hold on to a Wish... To see only part of it fulfilled. None of it fulfilled. You think it's close to being fulfilled, then something really stupid and unexpected happens & you feel like you're back to "square one" on the Game Board of Life. =/ Ah, and by far the worse of them all... someone jealous comes along and steals your wish... and it appears to work out for them... They knock you down when you least expect it, and ride off into the Sunset smug, smirking, & wearing Your stolen Crown... Duplicitous Thieves "are applauded" for their Crime(s), while you sit confused, heartbroken, & abandoned... Not fun stuff people. Not fun stuff at all. =(

Related Article = "How To Start A Diary"

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