Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thank You

I really like my life in the city. I like being able to walk or bike everywhere if I choose. I like being near my garden and I am excited to be home with all my roomies. I am a blessed woman. I am learning that a thankful heart has much to be thankful to be thankful for and a complaining heart has much to complain about. My mother and I always wondered if it is possible to be positive and upbeat all the time. I think what is possible is to have an attitude of gratitude all the time. Though I am stressed at times about the job I have I am thankful, because I have had time to be with my family and friends while still earning money. I am thankful that I have the ability to love others and bless others with gentleness and kindness. I am thankful for the hard days that form my character to be more like Jesus.
I am thankful that my walls of protecting myself are coming down and that my belief that God is sovereign and can protect me is going up. He protects me by giving me wisdom. I am not just allowed to do whatever, He gave me a brain so that I would make wise decisions not stupid ones. I am thankful that I have friends who have knowledge of finances, love and life that I can draw upon.
I am thankful for my roomates who bring out my pride so that I can learn to walk humbly. I am thankful that I need only ask what do I need to do today and than allow my God to shape it. No need to get uptight when things aren't quite just so he has it under control. Yay!
I guess what I am trying to say is I am thankful. What are you thankful for? I would love to hear.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Life on the Farm

What is life on the farm what does it mean to a weary person? Life on the farm is the place where after being up at 5:30am and working all day you still make a meal at 9:00pm for the other person who has been working all day. Or perhaps this is life as God meant it to be that we bless others before ourselves. Last night I was at my great aunt’s place and she made me a meal. We ate and then all of a sudden I was so tired that I could barely keep my eyes open, so she insisted i lay down. I slept for 20 minutes, but it felt like 4 hours. Then we watched a movie called The Other Side of Heaven. It was so nice. It is a Disney film about a Mormon missionary. He goes away for 2 ½ years and sees God heal a dead boy, his own feet and people finding faith. I know that there are things that are not particularly doctrinally sound in their faith, but I was so inspired. I think it was definitely a God moment. I will talk more of this movie later for now back to the farm.

Life on the farm is about sweet fresh air sleep. I have slept 11 hours each night waking up a little bit during the night but then returning to sleep. There are no drunks out my window and not stale hot air to try and sleep in. I am blessed. My stress level is descending as is my fat lip that grows with stress (cold sores). I feel very lost and very free down here. Lost in the wonders of God’s creation and free to revamp my relationship with my LORD. Shalom, peace.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Going Home

I am going home tomorrow(wed) for an undetermined amount of time. I will get to talk and meet with people for work and best of all I get to see my relations. My phone number will be 642-4094, give me a call if you have time.