Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February so Far

So far this has been a pretty fun month!

I dont have any pictures of Valentines but it was great! John bought me tulips and a HUGE card! It was so sweet. We worked so when I got off I picked up Foxes pizza and we watched Addicted to Love, it was so funny! For my gift he bought me a beautiful night stand that matches our head board!

On the 15 we had a Valentines Banquet at church for our Youth Group. I cooked some pasta, what else. It was alot of fun!

Tonight we had Rebekkah's Baby shower. Everything turned out so cute! I am really excited for this little one to get here in April, I was also happy to see his Mommy too :) And here are a few pictures from that.

This Friday is Camp Zoar! It always has a way of creeping up but I am getting so excited! I am praying that God will do a work even in my own heart! I know He will thought, He always does!

Well I hope every one has a wonderful week!

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Be Last"

Yesterday I went to the Camp Zoar counselors meeting. At this meeting we were given the camp book titled " Be Last" by Jeremy Kingsley. Intrigued by this title I decided to dive in as soon as I got home, and WOW! The first chapter was about being humble just as Christ was on earth, I know all about this right? After all I have read James, I have been to Sunday School, I have seen the " Passion of the Christ" , right? Maybe it was the day that I read it or more likely God had planned for me to open those pages at just that time! 

Jesus left his heavenly home to come to earth and become like us. He knew what he was getting into, he knew the pain and sorrow he would feel and he still did it because he loves ME! Jesus had no real home he had no real money and he had no real fame. Each day Jesus sought God on the things he should do that day to give his Father honor. He never complained because God did not give Him earthly treasures. So why do I gripe and complain everyday!? Am I above trials and hardships that even Jesus went through? I don't want to feel entitled to and easy care free life. I want to go where God takes me and when i go through trials I want to feel joy, like James says. Why is this so hard? Why at the very moment I am praying for this do I feel weak and tired? It is so frustrating!! 

So any ways thanks for reading my first blog!