Lord I believe, help my unbelief.
"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
Monday, April 23, 2007
for the fam!
Well O' distant family of mine, this is for you! So ya'll can keep in touch with the craziness of my life and see that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I love you all and want you to keep in touch with me, so here's a little bit of what's been goin' on!
This picture, which looks like a high school senior picture was taken by my friend tara, who is a picture nazi. and that is not an under statement-in the slightest. she made me stand in this pretty tree, in Boise and take a series of very serious and very funny pictures and I decided I should probably put one of them on here since you all don't see me that much and I bet some of you have even forgotten what I look like. well that's about to change. so here I am and here's a little snipit of my life: There will be many more posts to come, but this is the 30 second recap of the past month.
The second picture, is probably one of the best pictures I've had taken in the past couple weeks, the girl next to me is one of the best, and my roomate. Yes, there is whip cream all over our faces...due to an unfortunate...well actually really fun whip cream fight. Anyway, this is Lindsay, she shares the little cute apartment with me on the westside of Bend. it's real cute. Her and I have had a very supernatural friendship with Jesus consistenly at the center. I've had so much fun with her and learned so much about Jesus from her. she challenges me and encourages and pees her pants laughing with me at the very least, once a day.
This next picture I am proud to share it with an old roomate of mine, Lorelei the girl with the red hair and a wonderful friend of mine Tara in the pink sweater. This picture was taken on a recent trip to Boise, Idaho. Where Lorelei now resides, and a town that I am in love with now. Mostly because Lorelei and my old bible study leaders live there and the incredible woman of God Trina Stevens(I don't have a picture of her, but she's a hottie!), but also because the church there, is crazy incredible and growing really strong in the Lord and is making a huge impact on the community. It's so much fun to watch and hear about how God is changing lives and being the Faithful and full of steadfast love kind of God that the Bible says He is. We had so much fun on this trip, between listening to a very intense book on tape (thank you stricklands!) and listening to the soft coo's of baby hannah (I love that little cute baby, we're totally best friends now!), the road trip began and ended in just three very short days. It was amazing and meeting with Jamie(my old bible study leader), and talking about what God is doing in my life and back in Bend, she totally shook up my perspective and made me see things from a different point of view. which has been really good and challenging, because it pushes me to search harder for Jesus. which I'm doing at the present moment and my relationship with Jesus, is going deeper and deeper and I'm loving every minute of it. He has presently uprooted some major fears in my life and is increasing my faith every day. And really in the last month has begun a work inside of me that has changed my whole outlook on life and proved Himself so Faithful and true to His word that says:
"How lovely is your dwelling place,O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faintsfor the courts of the Lord;my heart and flesh sing for joyto the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home,and the swallow a nest for herself,where she may lay her young,at your altars, O Lord of hosts,my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house,ever singing your praise! Selah Blessed are those whose strength is in you,in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Bacathey make it a place of springs;the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength;each one appears before God in Zion. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah Behold our shield, O God;look on the face of your anointed! For a day in your courts is betterthan a thousand elsewhere.I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my Godthan dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield;the Lord bestows favor and honor.No good thing does he withholdfrom those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts,blessed is the one who trusts in you!" Psalm 84
So that's all for now, I'm on my way to visit my new pseudo niece that was born six weeks ago to one of my best friends! she is so cute! I don't have a picture of her yet but soon!!
love you all!!