Monday, October 31, 2005

update on the Halloween Charity event............

well it was a success.
There were tons of people there and a lot of generous people donated funds to Olive Crest.

More importantly Justin, myself, and the 2 brother-in-laws made our way to the off limits celeb party.

Kirsten Dunst was there dressed as a sexy cop (she is really really really really really skinny) and her boyfriend Jake G (no idea how to spell the last name) was dressed as a police man as well. We totally saw them and were hanging out in the same garage area. We were totally spying. They seemed normal and I thought it was cool that they were hanging out at this thing and not some fancy schmancy party. As they were leaving Jake gave Adam (brother-in-law) the head nod and Adam gave the 2 finger wave.

So there ya have it.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!

This year for Halloween justin and I will be attending a charity event at the DUNST FAMILY Home (yeah, as in Kirsten Dunst) benefitting Olive Crest Foster and Adoption Agency (which is where I work). There will be a stunt show and lots of candy!

I will be going as Frida Kahlo and Justin will be some sleezy looking 70's guy (he looks gross!!).

Anyways.........should be fun!
Have fun friends!

What are you going to be for Halloween??

Friday, October 28, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

for the last 4 nights i have been waking up between 2:00am--4:00am and can not fall back asleep. It is so strange.

And, when i wake up i am like totally freaked out.

Like last night I thought I heard somebody futzing around in our front room and i woke justin up to check it out. of course there was nothing.

I hope tonight I sleep better.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

so, it's 3:45AM and I have been awake since 2:52am.
I have been laying in bed thinking all sorts of different thoughts but one line of thought has really got me thinking.
(I am just going to be writing down my thoughts as they come, so I hope they make sense to you as you read them.........)

There are all sorts of different people in your life.

People you work with.
People who you have lead.
People who know EVERYTHING about you, good, bad, the ugly.
People who you don't really know but have had good conversations with.
People who you have worked for.
People who only know you from a distance.
People who don't like you.
Your family.
People you have lived with.
People you don't like.
People you go to church with.
People who only knew you for a brief time.

All sorts of people.

Don't you ever wonder what people think about you? I mean honestly what they think.
I think it could be valuable feedback to hear what some of these people think about me.

How often do we ask the people in our lives........what they think about us??

I think it could be very helpful.
I really like the idea of knowing how people perceive me, negative and positive.
Are peoples perceptions of my weaknesses, my struggles the same as what I also feel?? Or could they shed light on something you yourself haven't really acknowledged yet.

Very valuable I think.

Maybe I will send out a mini-survey. Asking people.

When you die....people have a lot to say about you.
I mean isn't that what a funeral is......people sharing together who they knew you to be.
At funerals they don't usually share the negative parts about you cause that would probably be a major bummer but that is something that would be important to know while you are living your life.

Okay....sending out a survey.
I need to think on this a bit more.

I think it could be very cool.

I am going to sleep now.
I have a wedding to go to in the morning (my moms).

Good Night bloggy bloggy land!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Not successful.........faithful.
Not revolutionary........faithful.
Not known.......faithful.

Faithful to my calling.
Faithful to my husband.
Faithful to the church.
Faithful to my children.

FAITHFUL!

"Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the resfuse of the world."
1 Corinthians 4:13b

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I am so used to smelling justins farts.
I am also very used to smelling my own farts.

I recently discovered that it's nice to smell a different fart.....one that isn't justins or mine.

Enjoy the day!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Isn't death weird.

I mean I could be enjoying a weekend at the beach and someone I know could be dying.
Its weird when you find out someone has died and you think back to what you were doing.
It's also weird how when you find out someone has died you have to get up a go to work right after. Your day keeps moving, and there's has stopped.

I think about death alot.
Maybe I shouldn't.
Sometimes I can't help it.

death is weird.

Monday, October 10, 2005

I wish that some of my friends from New York would move out here. I am so sad that they are far away.

Starting Thursday justin and I will enjoy a whole weekend + 2 days together.

We are headed up to San Luis Obispo on thursday morning staying in an awesome hotel for the evening, making sure to hit the Farmers Market. Then driving to Reedley where we will spend this weekend doing Fall type things, visiting pumpkin patchs, making pomegranite(not spelled correctly I assume) jelly, and just hanging out. I am very excited for this much needed break!!!
Come soon Thursday.........Come soon!!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Titus 3:9
"But avoid FOOLISH controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law because these are unprofitable and USELESS."

1 Timothy 1: 6-7
"Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm."

Next question
*What then are some examples of foolish controversies.................

According to Martyn Lloyd-Jones (what is an evangelical?) some secondary issues we the church fill the space with....
1. election vs. pre-destination
2. age and mode of baptism
3. church polity
4. prophetic interpretation (pre, post, a, mill...)
5. baptism of the Holy Spirit and carismata or spiritual gifts

----I have a few I would add to this list from our modern day-----

Lloyd-Jones has a conviction on these things (and so should we) but he will not use these things as a touchstone for evangelical orthodoxy.

Don't give into foolish arguments about these things.
Don't get involved in areas that are disruptive and not helpful.
Intriging but not edifying.
Don't engage in pety wars over things of little importance.
Mysteries which belong to God alone....let us leave be.

Next question..
What then is profitable buisness for the Christian?

LOVE, DO GOOD and UPHOLD THE WORD

Here are some questions that are the reverse of foolish......

Do I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?
Is my mind being renewed by the Spirit?
Am I walking not after the flesh but after the Spirit?
Am I growing in grace?
Does my behavior adorn the doctrine of God my Savior?
Am I looking for the coming of the Lord and watching as a servant should do who expects their master?
What more can I do?

These are the issues that demand our urgent attention!!!
Let us spend our time thinking on these things.


Psalm 138:2
For you have exalted ABOVE ALL THINGS your NAME and your WORD.

Isaiah 66:2
This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Two of my most favorite people have just joined the blogging world.

Everybody say hello to Jason and Susan!!!

IN OTHER NEWS.....
I have been noticing that recently I have had really really bad B.O., mostly just armpit B.O., but B.O none the less.
For awhile I used to never wear deodorant, because I never had B.O.
I wonder why now I have B.O.

Hmmm......I don't know.