7.30.2008

Things I want lately...

- Sleep

- To not feel sick anymore

- Chipotle

- More time with the bf (barf all you want)

- Money to roll in for school

- MAYBE a bike... haha. No, I won't give in!

- BBQ @ the She-Shack

- Friday night softball game

- Bon Fire

- More time. Period.


I'm sure there's more... but I won't be greedy ;)

7.19.2008

.Change.

On July 19th 2007 I posted a blog on talking about all these new things that had happened and were about to happen in my life and this is a response I got from Pastor Bob. I thought it was interesting because even though this response was given to me a year ago, I feel like it speaks to me as if it was written to me today...

"Change,
most of us think of it as the stuff at the bottom of our pocket or in your case purse, that makes up the difference from exact amount to breaking another bill... but it is so much more.

It's cool when it does make the exact amount however when it doesn't something bigger has to break! Much like our lives, sometimes we have in abundance and we rely on what we have even if it's the stuff at the bottom, but what do we do when it takes more than that and something big has to break. We give it away more carefully! We don't just casually move on.

It should be the same with life! We ought to take stock of what we have and not be careless with anything!

Starting with love, don't be stingy with it. Why you REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
What you need out of life you sow so you can benifit from it later!
Change is powerful. Jesus is desparately trying to change us from the inside out til we look like Him!

Change has been given a bad rap. We've heard it said that it is painful, the truth is that's life,
life hurts at time change truly hurts when we've waited too long to move with what we know is right anyway!

Allow yourself the right to greive loss and accept the new knowing that With God in the very exact center of your life everything will be blessed. Not neccesarily easy!

Embrace change because the Bible says "there is nothing new under the sun!" So Ecc. 3:11-14 says " I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.

So REVERE God in thos and you will prosper!"

God Bless,
Pastor Bobby

I just found it interesting...


-B

Alberto Damian Medina

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A week ago today my grandfather passed away. He had been living in Florida these past two years so I haven't seen him since he left California two years ago this July. The last time I saw him was at the airport while I was saying good bye to him before boarding the plane. I remember him saying "It's not good bye, it's an I'll see you later" Little did I know that would be the last time I would see him.

The last time I spoke to him was on the 10th of this month. It took him a little while to figure out who I was, which is not like him at all. That's how I knew the situation was worse than what I was being told. Once he realized who I was he seemed happy to hear from me :) I asked him how he felt about me coming out to visit him and he said that he would love to see me. I am incredibly grateful that I got to talk to him one last time before him passing. I thank God for that moment that was given to me.

So tonight I fly out to Florida with my sister for the week. We'll be staying with my grandma while we are there. I think right now in this moment it hasn't hit me 100% that he's gone. I think the fact that he lived all the way across the globe made it an out of sight out of mind situation. I think once I get there It'll finally hit me that he's gone.

I think one of the worst things about the entire situation is that it forces me to remember when my dad passed away two years ago. Makes me relive everything that happened back then. I'm keeping strong and I'm reminding myself that God has a plan for everything and that this is a part of life. It's not always pleasent but it's reality. I do believe he is no longer sufferring, that brings me peace and comfort.

7.11.2008

Mike asks...

Would you still be my friend if....


"The first time you saw me I looked like this?


I answered yes. Only because it's Mike.

7.02.2008

Lifted High

In my life be lifted high

In our world be lifted high

In our love be lifted high


These words seem to really hit me whenever I hear them during worship. Last night was our youth "Lifes A Beach" night and this was played during worship. It gets me every single time. Something about these words shake me up. Yesterday was different though, it was experienced in an entirely different way. Maybe because we were at the beach in one of Gods most amazing creations, or maybe because of who it was shared with. I would say all of the above.



-B