Friday, February 27, 2009

Again and again

This week has not been nice. I've been yelled at...and I mean YYYEEELLLLLLLLLLLLED at...at least 4 times in the last week all by people under the age of 13. And my instinct is to get huffy and puffy and...yeah, you know. But instead, it has reminded me of something far greater. How many times have I YYYYYYEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLED at God and been disrespectful and disobedient right to His face. Yet He forgives. He welcomes back. He is patient. He loves me. I am not saying that I excuse the behavior of the afore mentioned pre-teens. But it's a good reminder.

I watched the movie Fireproof at church tonight. This came up yet again. Good reminders. Good thoughts. Thanks Lord!

And if you've seen my facebook status....it's true. I am NOT going to get sick!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Astrocamp

Well I learned a few things.
1) I could live in the snow if I needed to.
2) It's nice when other people discipline your students.

The snow was cold, yes. But in all reality, it was pretty. I wouldn't choose to live there, but if I had too, I could. It wouldn't kill me. Although the thought of driving in it scares me. Here are some pictures.



Friday, February 20, 2009

So cool!

I just read this article. I was so blessed. God is so faithful and good. Even in the face of our grave and desperate sinful state.

Happy Birthday Mali!

It's been a year today since I bought my car. What a blessing it has been and what fun I've had with it. I am so thankful the Lord provided for me in this way. So Happy Birthday Mali!! (Hey Mom, I think I just named my car. haha)

**I was going to post a picture, but it's not working for some reason. I'll post it later....

I'm back!!!

I survived Astrocamp. Praise God! I'll be posting pictures later. Whew!!

Oh and my class has a new class song. "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. haha They all know all the words. It's so funny!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm going

to Astrocamp tomorrow. You can pray for me, Peter and my students.

Oh and my mom has a blog now. How cool is that! She's the blog in my Blog list that is titled "Beam me up"...so like my mom!! haha

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beautiful Trees

There are these trees that flower in the middle of February. I love them. love love love love them. Every year, i love them. So this year I have a camera and I decided to go and photograph them. There is this one little service road at Cal State (my good old alma mater) that is lined with them. You know in Anne of Green Gables how she talks about the White Way to Delight? yeah this is the city version of it. Did I mention that I LOVE it??? So I took a chance and ran down there on Saturday. Most of these trees around town have turned from white to green already, so I was praying that these would still be blooming. They were!!! And this girl offered me the last 26 minutes on her meter, so I got to park for free too!!!!! They are just sooo pretty.........

Sunday, February 8, 2009

His Forever

I have a song I listen to that gets me through. It's called His Forever by Sovereign Grace. I was thinking about it and Valentine's Day and all it's craziness (I had another word for there and I can't remember it!!! erggg) And after today at my various church services, I realized that I don't have to be anyone's forever, but I get to be His Forever. That's big to a single gal's heart. It makes me happy.

His Forever

Jesus, friend of sinners
Loved me ’ere I knew Him
Drew me with His cords of love
Tightly bound me to Him
’Round my heart still closely twined
The ties that none can sever
For I am His and He is mine
Forever and forever

Jesus, friend of sinners
A crown of thorns You wore for me
Bruised for my transgressions
Pierced for my iniquities
The wrath of God that I deserved
Was poured out on the Innocent
He took my place, my soul to save
Now I am His forever

Jesus, friend of sinners
I love to tell the story
Redeeming love has been my theme
And will be when in glory
Not death nor life nor anything
Can ever separate me
O love that will not let me go
Yes, I am His forever


© 2003 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP).

PS I love, love, love that last verse. Redeeming love has been my theme. Amazing!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blessings


I have the coolest grandma. We were learning about quilts at school, so I asked her if she would come share hers with us. She also wanted to check out these kids that were giving me so much grief. Perfect opportunity! So she came on over and did a wonderful job sharing her beautiful quilts. I am so blessed to have a grandma like her!