Thursday, June 26, 2008

more than you know

this video and the rest in this series had me laughing hysterically today!  click on the youtube link and check out the rest of the videos!

Monday, June 16, 2008

i'm movin' on

well, if you haven't heard already, I'm moving to austin this week! I'm going to be working on staff at hyde park baptist church as student ministry associate. it's definitely a bittersweet time, and it just feels like the end of an era, but I'm excited about this new chapter in my life.

I had one of those "grown-up" feelings today when I bought and paid for a mattress and box springs for my new apartment... my mom said I went pale and looked like I might throw up. the guy offered 2 years of no-interest financing, but that's a dave ramsey no-no, so I paid for it like a big girl. growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be! haha! I finished clearing out my office today, and just moved out all of my furniture. the movers are coming around 8am on wednesday, and then I'm headed out! hard to believe. I've been in dfw for the last 6 1/2 years, and I've been at fbc colleyville for the last 4 years. so much has changed in all of that time, and it's been an amazing journey. I definitely wouldn't be who I am today or headed where I am if it weren't for all of it... the good and the bad. I had dinner with my mom at la hacienda ranch (my favorite!) tonight and it just brought back so many memories of what's probably been about 50 meals there over the last few years. time flies when you're having fun!

anyway, just wanted to put this up here... more updates to come when I get into my new apartment! my cell phone and email are the same for now... let me know if you need them!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

the never-forsaking God

what I needed to hear today... from "my utmost for His highest" by oswald chambers.

June 4, 2008

The Never-forsaking God

He Himself has said, ’I will never leave you nor forsake you’ —Hebrews 13:5

What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am I simply repeating what God says, or am I learning to truly hear Him and then to respond after I have heard what He says? "For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we may boldly say: 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?' " ( Hebrews 13:5-6 ).

"I will never leave you . . ."- not for any reason; not my sin, selfishness, stubbornness, nor waywardness. Have I really let God say to me that He will never leave me? If I have not truly heard this assurance of God, then let me listen again.

"I will never . . . forsake you." Sometimes it is not the difficulty of life but the drudgery of it that makes me think God will forsake me. When there is no major difficulty to overcome, no vision from God, nothing wonderful or beautiful- just the everyday activities of life- do I hear God's assurance even in these?

We have the idea that God is going to do some exceptional thing- that He is preparing and equipping us for some extraordinary work in the future. But as we grow in His grace we find that God is glorifying Himself here and now, at this very moment. If we have God's assurance behind us, the most amazing strength becomes ours, and we learn to sing, glorifying Him even in the ordinary days and ways of life.