Thursday, June 21, 2007

E mail ramblings

Something I have been doing lately is reading a book to Jose about Moses that he really liked. Later, I also go home to read from a book about prayer by Philp Yancey that Charles Green gave me.
Within those two things, and some scriptures, I have come to recognize that hope is what helps you to hang on to the promises from God, even if you will never receive them in this life. Moses, Abraham, other very Godly men heard promises from God, promises that they never actually took part in. Moses was promised to reach the Promise Land, though he didn't know at the time that he wasn't going to get to go in.
He pressed on with the Israelite nation with the hope, the faith, that it would happen. Even though it didn't , that is what enabled him to have the relationship he did with God throughout everything that happened to him in the desert with the Israelite people. What would have happened had he known he was not going to get to enter the Promise Land? Would he have given up? Would his relationship with God have been different? Would history have been changed?
I believe that is why we don't always know the outcome, because if we did, we might not choose it, choose God's purpose for our lives.
AND, I have come to the conclusion that it is ok to grapple, to ask questions toward God, even in an angry or frustrated manner. It is one thing to question, another to outright doubt.
Jacob even wrestled with God all night long, demanding that he bless him, and God even touched his side, letting Jacob know who it was that he was wrestling with.
To do this kind of praying shows that you are willing to be totally honest to God, to pour out the most of your emotions to him, like a friend would do when venting. To hold back part of yourself, I think, shows somewhat of a resistance to be completely honest with God, which is all he wants, all of us.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Roller Coaster

My mom found a job, she starts Monday.

That is the good news.

Things with Jose are not going well.

That is the bad news.

We need prayer, to know what to do, and to know what not to do.

I know I am not doing this alone.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Something good

I got a few pictures from the hike that I went on through Waterfall Canyon with my co-workers on Saturday. It was a very nice morning hike, not too hot, not too wet on the ground. And the waterfall was very pretty.

Here are some pictures to check out.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Still Waiting

Yes yes, this is what happens when you camera isn't working, and you are left having to depend on other people for pictures.

I still haven't been able to get any pictures up of Kelli and my's trip to Seattle, but hopefully I will get a CD from her this weekend so I can do some much needed posting.

Until then, only a few updates to write about before my meeting today.

After a great year of living in the condo that we got last July, I am sad to inform that I am moving out in a few months. Bummer! I really liked that place, and would try to buy it if I knew I could afford it. But, that isn't going to happen right now. Our landlord has decided to sell the condo instead of renewing our lease, so I am yet again on the search for some place new.
I was going to move out with Sarah, but she is moving in with a friend. So, I am either on my own, or I will be searching out for a new roommate as well.

My mom is in need of some prayer, she is looking for a new job after she and two of the other front desk receptionists at her office got let go last week. Yeah, not very smart of the doc to do, but some people tend to get a little strange when money is involved. Things are looking pretty good though, she has an interview today.

Lastly, I am SUPER excited to get to see Mel, Claire, Kelli, Jules, and the other girls this weekend at the shower and get-togethers. It is definitely going to be a fun weekend.

OH, and a bunch of people from my work are going on a hike up Waterfall Canyon tomorrow at 10 am. I will be there, if you want to join. Should be great weather.

Well, that's about all for now, have a great weekend, and I will see some of you very soon!