*Today I am thankful for Sunday afternoon naps.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Last night my roomate Mandy and friends John, Justin and Jimmy all headed down to Ventura to see Angel Taylor in concert. She's a girl John and I have gotten to know through the college. She is super cool and has a sweet sound. We've been wanting to go to a show for awhile and finally made it. Her first release is coming out in January and then her album will come a few months later. (i'll post her music in a bit)
She was great. After her another artist from Austraila performed. He sounded good too. Zoey's was a cute little place. They have a lot of singer song writers who perform there. It was a good night with a lot of laughs.
*Today I am thankful for a LONG Holiday weekend.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I like my new roommate. Her name is Mandy Spring. I got to know her through her brother, John, (who is one of my favorite people in the world)! She moved out here over a year ago and we've hung out a couple times over the past year. We have a lot in common: our love for the Lord, reality television, music, the beach and she likes to laugh too!
It's only a temporary thing as she will eventually be moving back to the East Coast but I'm glad that I have someone to kick it with for a time. Yeah for Mandy!
*Today I am thankful for God's Soverign timing in all event's of my life.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
*Today I am thankful for some very convicting and moving words from my boss on loving others.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I think this video is so funny. It makes me laugh everytime I see it. I know I have been really bad about blogging lately.
If you know me there is a lot to say but I haven't had time. Saturday was work then time with friends and Sunday was church and a FAB afternoon with Lynn.
I had a great day today and was really productive. I love those days...I even made it to the gym. My new roommate moves in tommorow. More on that later. Need to get back to being productive.
*Today I am thankful for air conditioning that works in my car!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I love this little promo we did on The Master's College. J Mac is by far our best recruiter. Today was a fun day! It was a day when all of our new students came to check in for the new school year. It was a conclusion for the Admissions staff of a hard year of work. We are already thinking of Fall 09....the circle is complete and we are off to the next season!
*Today I am thankful for new friends and faces.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
* Today I am thankful for God's grace...it's bigger than I know or can comprehend!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Would you rather be almost good enough to make the US team but never quite qualify for the Olympics or go represent another country in the Olympics that grants you citizenship and be considered a sell out? Death is not an option.
* Today I am thankful for Lynn...thanks for my Starbucks drink and suprise visit to TMC!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
It's been a trying past three months interviewing and hoping to find the best person for the open positions but it's complete. The last two days I took my staff away for some TEAM development and meetings to set the stage for next year. It was a great time to get away and just be together.
We went to Anaheim. We had meetings during the day on Wednesday and then for dinner we went to downtown Disney to ESPN Zone. This was probably the highlight for me as we had great conversation during dinner so we could get to know one another better. We had a air hockey tournament (Great Job Meg for taking the gold!). On Thursday we had a time of prayer and John Melcon brought us a devotional and then we headed to the beach for a couple hours to relax and play some games. Luke brought his guitar and led us in some singing too.
There are so many things that I love and appreicate about each person and I look forward to see what the Lord is going to do in our office this year. I LOVE YOU GUYS and am so thankful for you all.
*Today I'm thankful that it's Friday!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
*Today I'm excited to go kick it with my office peeps!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sarah has been in my office the last three years. She moved down to Hollywood with her husband Rob over a year ago. It has been such an encouragement for me to see their love for the lost and the church. Sarah recently left TMC to live and work in her community in order to build relationships to reach the lost.
She will be missed (and is missed already). Sarah, I love you and appreciate your friendship, loyalty and your Spirit in this office. I can't wait to have our thrift shop and breakfast at the Griddle day! The picture is part of our office staff at Sarah's last luncheon!
*Today I'm thankful for the smooth tunes of Harry Conick Jr.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I have always had a heart for the child who was the underdog. That's one reason why I studied social work in college and was a practicing social worker for over 5 years. I always wanted to help those children grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. Of course, the gospel is not something that could be spoken of when you work for the state but as I have grown and stepped away from the field of social work I see the need more than ever. Not just to place these children in a safe and nurturing environment but to show them the Love of God. Imagine how delighted I was when Kelli and Matt decided to adopt. Ivy came through a private adoption and now they are doing foster care to adoption. Just to see Ivy grow up in a home that desires to honor the Lord is such a blessing to watch. The Lord choose her to be a part of our family. What about all the other children who need homes?
Foster care is something that I think the church needs to take a more active role in. If God commands us to care for the widows and orphans then why aren't we? It's great to adopt them and provide a loving home for them but what about just caring for them and or spend time with them in order for them to see the love of Jesus even if it's for a few months? The following verse has come to mind:
1 John 3: 17-18 "But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and truth."
* Today I am thankful that the Lord has placed a desire in Matt and Kelli to care for the orphans and bring them into a loving environment. Love is not sentiment but deeds.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
*Today I am thankful for all the new peeps in my office....it will be a fun year!
Monday, August 4, 2008
This encouraged me today. I am so thankful for the Lord's soverignty over all events in my life. With Him, nothing is accidental, nothing is incidential and NO experience is wasted. My destiny is in Christ and Him alone. There is something so powerful in that. There is a peace to be found in that when I do experience trials and tonight I am grateful that the Lord has his hand in ALL things. A big shout out to the Lord for that one....HOLLA!
*Tonight I am thankful that Ivy is finally sleeping so I can get some work done....LOVE HER!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
*Today I am thankful for my time with Tricia last night!