Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beautiful friends, beautiful time

I had a great time with some beautiful friends today... Thank u God!  Rachel Soto's for tea, tea sandwiches, salad, scones, quiche, strawberry pie and catching up!  It was beautiful and I am thankful for the day! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hey! It's 2010. I realize I haven't written much in the last few years. I can't believe how quickly time has passed in the last few. I've been going through so many changes, that I haven't wanted to blog. I have been going to Grace Community Church for 3 1/2-4 years now and my thinking and theology has changed a bit!

I am excited for 2010. So many things are happening all around and I have a lot of hope for what God is doing in our lives. I am still dating that wonderful man David Pedersen from Fife, Washington... and have fallen in love with his children too... Jenna, Jordan, Collin and Kelsie. It doesn't mean life is always easy because we (as a whole) have had some rough patches... but I have no doubt that God is working in the good and the bad... and we have put our trust in Him...and His WILL will be done...

I have a new boss at work since this summer and may actually have more coming in this year. Work is interesting and challenging. Pete Carroll left USC and a new football couch is coming in, our dear President Sample is leaving and we will have a new President come summer 2010, I've been helping (in small ways) with a play ACTS that will be performed this year, I love the communications committee for Staff Assembly! And even though Dave and I haven't been able to get married yet... every day with him is a new and great adventure. Jordan is in college (even though he's a junior in high school) and Kelsie is drawing and painting and learning so much in school. Dave's children are such beautiful gifts to me that I should never stop thanking God for them...

I had a conversation with my mother yesterday that made me remember that one reason I started this blog was to communicate to my parents all the wonderful things in our lives. I so often use my mother as my sounding board... so she sees the struggle... sees my needs but doesn't always see the great and beautiful things that God is doing in my life because I don't always communicate those things to her. Writing these things here doesn't mean I don't need to change the way I communicate... I still need to do that... but it is a reminder and a log of the work of God in our lives.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Being all there....

Working on being all there in everything God has given me to do!

Wherever you are.... be ALL there... (Jim Elliott)

This is what E.E. has to say about my job...

"The job has been given to me to do.
Therefore it is a gift.
Therefore it is a priviledge.
Therefore it is an offering I may make to God.
Therefore it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him.
Therefore it is the route to sanctity.

Here, (in this job) not somewhere else, I may learn God's way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness. The discipline of this job is, in fact, the chisel God has chosen to shape me with--into the image of Christ."

"The Lord God helps me... therefore I have set my face like flint... I will not be put to shame"... Isa 50:7

Okay I am going to get to it... work that is. Thank you God that you provide for me... for us. Thank you for my job. May I have the discipline to focus and do it as unto you!