We're thinking every year we'll do the traditional anniversary gifts. I made Paul a mini-scrapbook of our first year together, and he bought me a picture frame with rice paper in the glass and a big 'basket' of bath gels. So fun! =)
For some reason I can't load any pictures right now... oh well. I have posted plenty of wedding pictures in the past =) Ya'll remember what we looked like! =)
-We as sinful people are what’s wrong with the world. If we are the problem we cannot be the solution.
-We should be people of praise. If you are praising constantly then it will be easy to praise instantly.
-The church is not for man to design to his whim and wishes. It is God’s house and we are to be in reverence and respect it.
-Are we moved with compassion to the point of tears for the people of God?
-Someone who is willing to take ownership for their sins will make a powerful leader.
-In order to be able to respond in a godly manner when you are in an uncomfortable situation you must be in constant communication with God.
-Don’t underestimate the value of your testimony.
-Use what you have available to you for the glory of God.
-God isn’t going to ask us to do anything miraculous. He will perform the miraculous. He just wants us to be partakers of His work.
"A tall, dignified Nigeria man had been told the gospel and understood it, but would not believe it for himself. He knew it was all true, and I didn't know why he wouldn't come to the Truth.
I asked him one time 'Why won't you accept this truth? Is there something in my life that is not consistent with the Bible?'
'No!' he replied immediately.
'Well then', I asked again, 'Is it because of your son?' His son and daughter were both believers.
'No, not my son,' he answered.
'Something with your daughter?' I asked.
'No, nothing with her' he responded.
'Then what is it that is holding you back?' I asked.
'Well, I will tell you,' he finally said. 'I am the oldest man in the village, as was my father. When my father died he made me promise to keep the traditions and sacrifices, and it is because of this promise that I can not accept Christ.'
God reminded me of the story of Lazarus and the rich man, and so I told the story to the man and explained to him that his father would not want him to keep the promise and end up in a place as horrible as he was in.
Nothing happened that day, but I was told, after he died, that when he was on his death bed he had all the idols he had given out collected and burned, and that he proclaimed Christ as his Savior."
Great speakers, fun times, yummy food, good memories.
The Easter conference was back at Martin Grove this year =) It was great seeing people that I hadn't seen in awhile. The speakers were excellent, and I really enjoyed their messages.
Sunday the youth group did an amazing Easter production. I was very impressed.
I left Stouffville yesterday about 1, dropped Amanda off at her place in Hamilton, then continued on my way, getting home just before 9. I love long drives SO much!! =)
It was great to get back here to Paul again - I missed him so much!!
I think I am still too tired to write intelligently, but I promised pics to a bunch of people, so here they are:
Saturday night a group of us decided to go out to Williams Coffee Pub.
Ben tried taking a group picture of us, and it didn't quite work!
The nice waitress came over and took the second one for us!
~Ben, Essie, Ryan, Andrea, me, Manda~
Spenny, Andrew, Priscilla, Gail, Dave, Amanda, me
Sarah, Andrea, Amy, Danielle, Tim, Stephen
Essie, Ryan, Carolyn, Ben
The subject of this post was in honor of the 'sweet jokes' with Ryan!! Hehe... sick minded people...
I am rather hyped about this week. It is sad that my darlin' can't be here with me... he is in Ohio still working away, poor dude. I am super excited about the conference - Mr. Atwood and Joe Mikhael are the speakers, both excellent Bible teachers.
It didn't start out too well - with three hours sleep Thursday night, a rainy morning, a car that wouldn't start, making it to the airport with only minutes to spare, Paul's name being on the 'most wanted' list, resulting in him being both frisked and having an extra long and thorough search done at security, severe motion sickness on the flight... who in their right mind could call that fun?
Once we got to Phoenix everything got better. A sunny day. Eighty degree weather. An upgrade to a Jeep. And beautiful scenery.
We took our time driving from Phoenix to Lake Havasu. So much to see along the way!! We spent Friday night sleeping in the back of the Jeep in a Walmart parking lot. Not the best idea if you're hoping to get a good nights sleep. But it was fun, and provided many great memories.
Saturday we hung out in Lake Havasu City. We went swimming in the Colorado River, did some site seeing, and drove through the neighborhoods admiring the gorgeous homes and lawn work!
Saturday afternoon we headed to Las Vegas. We spent the evening walking the Strip. Saturday night was spent in the Jeep again, this time sleeping in the parking lot of a 24 hour diner.
Sunday we took our time driving back to Phoenix. We went by the Hoover Dam, and stopped by a 'beach' we discovered at the end of a long, winding road.
We drove a total of 695 miles!! It was pretty sweet, the speed limit is 75 mph on some roads, though trafic was almost a consistant 85 mph. We got up to speeds of 100 mph... which was probably my favourite part of the trip!! I love driving fast!!
Here are some pictures from the trip:
Us in Las Vegas
These are two of the dolls my talented momma has made (the one on the left now has a face!!)
I think they are so adorable =)What a great new business!! "Nelly dolls"!! =)
On Friday I won something from another radio station... I am just not quite sure what I won!! I think it is gift cards to Brown Bag Burger - but I don't know how much. I heard the woman say "Call now! I will take called 9..." So I called, and was number 9! I just have to go downtown and pick up my prize.
I found a cool site that lets you host trivia games. Each day is a different trivia question. You register, and it will keep track of the winner. How cool is that? Check it out here:
For future reference, it will be with all my other links, at the bottom of this site (for some reason I just can't keep those links at the top!!)