Thursday, May 31, 2007

On Memorial Day Jason and I went to Portland.
We toured a Submarine, Here are some pictures.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

In the last few weeks the weather has gotten very nice, so here are some
pictures of the beauty here.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

So, I sit with fingers wanting to type profound words about life, but bleak vagueness is all that comes to mind. In the stillness of my room I long for adventure, business and doing...Yet it is in this quietness of being God stills my heart long enough to show me himself and truth about life in him...Living is not in what is next, but the here and now. It is all the moments of waiting and clinging to God. Living is each days small trials and minor hurts being turned over to God and it is conversations about nothing, the small joys in the wonders of each day. Life can not be lived in the future, though I tend to think far ahead, it is lived now, moment by moment as each breath is breathed in the grace of God...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Bringing Back Childhood

Last night Leah and Lyndsay built a fort for us to sleep in.
Lyndsay even made wildlife so we would feel more like we were camping out.
I was a fun night we all brought out our sleeping bags and blankets, we made popcorn, told stories and read a little from Nancy Drew. It was so much fun! Then we all slept out in the Living Room. Here are some Pictures from out night in our Fort. :-)

Monday, May 07, 2007

I really like this passage written by

Charles Spurgeon

"All the days of my appointed time will I wait." —Job 14:14

A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of glory. Our battered armour and scarred countenances will render more illustrious our victory above, when we are welcomed to the seats of those who have overcome the world. We should not have full fellowship with Christ if we did not for awhile sojourn below, for He was baptized with a baptism of suffering among men, and we must be baptized with the same if we would share his kingdom. Fellowship with Christ is so honourable that the sorest sorrow is a light price by which to procure it. Another reason for our lingering here is for the good of others. We would not wish to enter heaven till our work is done, and it may be that we are yet ordained to minister light to souls benighted in the wilderness of sin. Our prolonged stay here is doubtless for God's glory. A tried saint, like a well-cut diamond, glitters much in the King's crown. Nothing reflects so much honour on a workman as a protracted and severe trial of his work, and its triumphant endurance of the ordeal without giving way in any part. We are God's workmanship, in whom He will be glorified by our afflictions. It is for the honour of Jesus that we endure the trial of our faith with sacred joy. Let each man surrender his own longings to the glory of Jesus, and feel, "If my lying in the dust would elevate my Lord by so much as an inch, let me still lie among the pots of earth. If to live on earth for ever would make my Lord more glorious, it should be my heaven to be shut out of heaven." Our time is fixed and settled by eternal decree. Let us not be anxious about it, but wait with patience till the gates of pearl shall open.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Stacy's 19th and Peggy's 22nd Birthday
For D-group we went to ice cream for Stacy's Birthday. It was really fun and we laughed a ton as we shared stories about falling both up and down the stairs...
For Peggy a group of CRU people went to Apple Bees for dinner. It was also a good time.

This is me and peggy
(I need to get a pic with Stacy)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

After CRU tonight I was getting ready to leave when I realized I didn't have my keys. I searched in my purse, pockets and around where I was sitting...nothing. Then the feeling of "I can't believe it, I locked my keys in my car!", came sweeping over me. So I went out to the parking lot along with Leah, Adena, Jimmy and Chris to assess if in fact they were in the car and if the doors were locked...Not surprisingly they were in the front seat of the driver side with all the doors locked...then I remembered I had answered my phone right after taking the keys out of the ignition and placed them next to my leg, but when I grabbed my purse and got out I thought they were with me...So it is 10:30 Pm and my keys are in my car...Luckily Chris has AAA so he called them and Bob's tow truck company came to the rescue within a matter of minutes (only 15 min or less!!) and just as it was beginning to rain (what a surprise!). I was really impressed with how quickly the tow truck man was able to open the door, it was awesome to watch. And I didn't have to pay because it was with AAA!! So the night ended with a celebration at McMenamins...Which was really fun!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I can not believe it is May 1st so here is a short ode to May.

May, May
You came today
Rain fell down like always
I thought the Showers would be through
Yet Rain fell down like always
You came today
May, May