Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Marley & Me

Marley and Me is a fantastic book about life with the world's worst dog. The author is John Grogan and if you love to laugh out loud it is a great book. My Tam and Mark own a dog of the same breed and he quite possibly rivals Marley for the world's worst dog. He loves to play and if you ignore him he'll find your shoe and run around with it untill you notice him. My favourite thing about Parker is when he's all tired out and I am sitting on the couch and he comes and lays on me. I am sure most of you are picturing this dog just putting his head in my lap. NO, he comes and sticks his entire body on you, all 90+lbs of him. He will lick you to death if he gets the chance, but if someone ever tried to hurt us he would definitely have a few choice barks for them.

Hi Mara hope you are having a great day!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A picture is worth a 1000 words, so here is a novel!

killer pine tree, it was bombing my dad and I on our picnic...
unfortunately only one of us lived to tell about it...just kidding
Oriol's electrifying personality in full force.Parker, my favourite canine
Parker again, looking very innocent, but waiting for
his prey to approach so he can lick them into submission.

Friday, July 14, 2006

July 4, 2001

Five years agos I went through a time that is quite indescribable. God is very faithful. This is a passage that was given to me by a dear friend who was helping me to become free in Jesus.

Hosea 5:15-6:3
"Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. ans they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me.
Come let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
After two day he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."

He is a great and faithful God.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

God's Goodness

I think this must be some sort of a record 4 blogs in 3 days. Anyhoo, church was really neat this morning. I ended up sitting beside the boy who I just broke up with and it was suggested that we find someone to pray with. In my heart I knew that this was God trying to bring healing, but I just kept my eyes closed hoping he would go elsewhere, even though I knew he wouldn't. I just felt awkward. So of course we ended up talking and I shared with him how I had listened to the dating and courtship tape and how me kissing him was stealing and vice versa. God has given a woman's body to the man she will marry and a man's body to the woman he will marry. By us kissing and even holding hands, I stole and gave that which was not mine. It was really good to repent before God and to each other the mess that we had made. It was also good when dear friend was telling me the grace that God has for those who run ahead of other making a way where one has not been trodden. There are no more hammers whacking at me and when I pick one up with which to condemn myself than I pray that I remember that I am forgiven and my God will restore. 4 days and I get to go to Manitoba to hang with my family:)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Brain Dump

A dear friend asked me if I was settled or if it would take awhile for my brain to download what has happened in the past 2 months. I figured I was settled, but after listening to a tape on courtship and dating I am not. After some well intentioned advice I gave a way my first kiss %^@*#! I do a lot of swearing these days. It is funny I did not realize how deep into my soul this reached. I am convicted and somewhat undone. I will not be duped again. After I say I do. I will. The man that wins my heart will honour this. He will seek out places where this cannot happen and will be my protector. He will know my parents and my parents will know him. If he's lucky, scratch that if he is my intended he will advance. If not he best continue on and not bother to stimulate my heart. There ain't no electric energy flowing from this heart without the expressed approval of my parents. I may not live with my parents, but I'll be damned if I do not listen to their wisdom. I have not listened long enough and now I will submit my wayward heart and walk as my Lord intended. I will fulfill my destiny and there will be no turning back. I told my roomate I had no regrets, but now that I think about it that is a lie. I regret that kiss. I gave something which was not mine to give and it was taken by someone who had not signed the covenant that gave the rights over to him. My armour is on my spirit is alert and the battle rages. No more wooing, no more games. Straight shooters need only apply!