Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm full of it....

My Thursday evening consisted of the following... in abundance...

black paint... lots of black paint... we worked on getting the stage painted for the Refuge Point Church launch. Weekly services start this Sunday, March 28th at 6:00 pm at the old Southern Shadows building. Volunteers have been working hard all week to get things done and it's coming together quite nicely, might I say!

Japanese rice (and Hibachi shrimp)- i stumbled upon a new dive here in the booming metropolis of Valley, (which is no easy feat), thanks to a birthday dinner for a family member. Jin Express (if you're a fellow Bonzai fan- you must experience this!!) I ate rice, shrimp, and veggies until my nose ran and every bite was pure yumminess. My only complaint?? The fortune cookie was dead wrong. :)
The Proposal- ahhh, yes... this makes viewing # 3 for me of this divine comedy... what made it better?? that I watched it with Lan, Ames, Randy, and Wanda... We all piled up on our respective couches, recliners, and love seats, and had an unexpected movie night together. The couch was cozy, the clothes Ames let me wear were cozy, and Landon's legs sprawled out across me, for the sole purpose of being scratched lightly by my fingernails at just the right "Landon" pace made me 8 kinds of happy. The cream cheese icing on my metaphorical cake was lots of laughter, lots of Ryan Reynolds, and lots of time with people whom I love, that love me right back...

So, today... I am full of it... and, I don't mind you saying so.. :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Welcome to my world!!

So... I realize I'm a little behind in the game of blogging, but I've decided it's time to take what fills up my mind and translate it to paper... or screen. My poor brain stays way too busy. I have to let some of it out, or I'm going to keep getting more and more forgetful... and, I'm not ready for that quite yet.

Today what I've been thinking about, is that God is good, even when I don't see or feel Him. I know this because He's proven Himself (as if He ever had to...) over and over. And, true enough, today, I'm having to reflect and remind myself of all He's done, because there is a force out there who would have me forget and question just how great He is. So, I'm doing what's necessary today. I'm thinking back on all my screw ups and failures and how God made beauty out of those ashes EACH and every time. And, I'm reminding God of His promises too! All too often, I've talked myself out of doing that, but I've been reading in scripture where it's done all the time. For example, when we're sick... "Lord, You said that by Your stripes, I am healed!!" (Isaiah 53:5) When we need Him to provide... remind Him that He came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). God LOVES our conversations with Him, even if we are "helping Him out", when He surely doesn't need it!! He just wants US to draw close to Him.. talk to Him.. confide in Him... be HONEST with Him. You will experience the promise of unconditional love at its finest when you do these things. It's pretty much amazing. Promise :)

So, that's my day... reflecting, reminding, and realizing that even though I'm not necessarily "comfortable" right now, that I'm growing... that I'm not going to give up or stop fighting... that I'm backed into a corner, but trusting Him... and that, apparently, this corner is exactly where I'm supposed to be... so who am I to try and move?