Friday, October 29, 2010

Ripe for Harvest

Sitting around the campfire last weekend, I had a delighful conversation with a friend of mine. He is someone I've always looked up to as a brother and enjoy hanging out with when I happen to be in the area. We were talking about my current job, as a live-in caregiver, and one of the his questions caught me a bit off guard and began to nag at me. He asked me what my commitment was to the family I work for and if I could see myself at that job 5 years down the road. This stunned me at first because, although I'm commited to the family here as long as they have need of me, I had not quite thought of it in that light. Before our conversation I had been focused more on the day to day happenings and trying to figure out what I would do when my job did end, as it inevitably will at some point. This fresh perspective has given me such a better attitude about my life as it stands and has encouraged me to see, once again, how much I need to trust God and rely on Him.
This is a lesson I am continually learning and have heard I am not alone in this struggle. It is amazing how comforting it is to know that I am not the only one that has such frustrating struggles and seems to be reminded of them all the time. During my same visit last weekend I had two VERY lovely chats with my friend I was staying with. We stayed up rather late both nights I was there. She was such a blessing to me, encouraging me, praying with me, and just listening to me. It is amazing the blessings God gives us and I am so very thankful for the brothers and sisters in Christ He has given to me. I pray that I might be just as encouraging and helpful to my fellow believers in Christ.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun and the Love of Christ!

This past weekend was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend spent in Yakima, WA with my wonderful Brothers and Sisters in Christ. The current ACTS session was having a Harvest Festival fundraiser for their trip to Kenya, Africa next month. We all had such a blast hanging out and talking about where God has us, meeting new people and hearing each other's testimonies. And ending the evening with a Swing much fun and wonderful memories.




I was blessed with such a fun and relaxing weekend. I was able to spend time with and catch up with so many of my friends and see another friend of mine that got back from a year long mission in Africa. Fellowship with believers can be such an encouragement and uplifting thing. So thankful for the time that I had with them!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Fall to all you Pumpkins!


From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!

A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'
The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'

(This was sent to my by my grandmother and I just had to share)

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I'm rather unsure of what to post about...
  Things have been rather crazy for me the last couple weeks and yet very enjoyable. I was granted almost a complete week off last week, that enabled me to visit my parents for more than a day and also help my best friends parents and sisters move to their new house. We had so much fun just being together and waiting for my best friend to have her baby. We had one false alarm, but our new niece graced us with her presence on September 30th @ 7:23pm! She is such a cute little lady and looks very much like her beautiful mother. Sadly I have yet to get to see her in person, but I hope to relatively soon :)
We are all so very glad to finally have her here with us and love her very dearly already. 
  Fall truly feels like it is here with the cool, crisp sunny mornings and chilly evenings...I love having the fire going and reading a good book. I've done a pot or two of Spice Hot Apple Cider...another thing that gives fall that extra kick...I'm thinking I'll need to start digging out my sweaters here real soon as my regular T-shirts and hoodies don't work so well when I'm out and about... :-P Two of my close friends have recently been engaged! It is so exciting to see each of my friends and family's lives progress and the happiness in their eyes as another chapter in their life unfolds. What a joy to see so many happy things. 
  My parents recently took my Grandma to see her son up in Seattle area and on their way back to the coast took a slight detour through Yakima, Leavenworth, and surrounding areas. They had such a lovely time and I had fun hearing about it from my mother. Such blessings God gives us to be able to take these little trips once in a while. I'm hoping to make it up to Yakima by the end of the month, but I'm not sure if I'll make it. 
  Lately I've started exercising regularly, which is quite a foreign thing for me, and am trying to be more healthy in my daily choices. So far it has been very good for me and because of that I am determined to keep it up! Well, that is all for now...I shall try to write again before long :P