Just Because

Friday, May 30, 2008

this weekend's a scrap!!!

ever since i moved into my condo last september (wow, i cannot believe it's been 9 months already!), one of my goals has been to organize my craft room. finally last weekend, with the incentive that danica was coming to scrapbook on monday, i organized the entire closet including the ridiculous amount of scrapbook paper i came across! i was so inspired by my new clean room that i stayed up until 2am on sunday and started on an album of my graduation last may! i worked on it all day monday and finished it about 9:30, and started working on something else! i am definitely "in the zone!" when i got the call on thursday morning that my co-worker's sister (who has been struggling with cancer) was not going to make it through the weekend, and they needed me to doggy sit this weekend, i promptly loaded my newly organized scrapbooking materials into my car (and some clothes). i am looking forward to a weekend of scrapping.

i am praying for sharon and her family, that her sister have as painless a passing as possible, and that when her time does come, the family be able to find some peace in the fact that their loved one will not live in earthly pain any longer.

i hope everyone has a good one!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

called to love

those of you who know me know that i love missions and missionaries. last night the wmu (missions) lead team met and we were introduced to the slogan for this year...called to love. i am so excited about this, and am praying that God does wonderful things through our group and our church in the coming months. God calls each of us to love as He loves. we say we love things and people all the time, but do we really? i love purses, i love decorating, and i love ice cream. do i love these things unconditionally, passionately, and undyingly? i don't think so! this is what God calls us to do...love with the love of Christ. Christ loved me enough to die a horrendous death on a cross at the hands of people who ridiculed him horribly. with the exception of my mother, and a very few close friends, i do not know that i would do that for anyone. let alone for a whole world full of people, many who curse my name and don't even believe in me. i am on a journey right now, of learning how to love myself on real and deep level, thus learning how to love others in that manner. i know that God will continue to love me through this, and i pray for discernment and courage to carry out His plan for me. thank you Father God, for being my strength and my fortress as i work to be the me You want me to be!