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Archive for January, 2007

SOLVE A BET, PLEASE

My roommate and I have a debate raging: from which country were Mark Spansel’s kids adopted?

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ELLEN BURNS IS NOW AROND THE THRONE!

I received the following email from Tim & Chie BurnsEllen Burns was Tim’s mom who battled cancer for many years.  Please pray for them …

On January 27th at 7:15pm, our beloved Ellen Burns passed away and found herself in the presence of her Lord. We praise God for His faithfulness in taking her such a painless way, and taking her in His perfect time.  We are very grateful that all her loved ones were there to be with her at her last hour, and we continue to praise God for the only Hope and Peace which are in Christ Jesus.  Thank you so very much for your encouragements and prayers, support and love. We will let you know when we have details about the memorial service.

USHER WITH US

Holly and I have been ushering for just under a year now and have found it to be a HUGE source of hilarity, opportunity, culture and more.  We have seen lots of shows, met lots of people, have laughed a lot and have served in our community…all for FREE!  If you want to be a part of it with us we’d love ot have you.  The next orientation meeting is March 12 2007 at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.  Please enrich your life with this ‘unique’ opportunity!  🙂  It’s a fun thing, what more can I say?

GOING BACK HOME

Well, tomorrow is Friday and it is the last day of a very long and mentally draining work week.  I will teach at La Mesa all day on Friday and then drive up north for the funeral which is scheduled to be in Sacramento. 

I’m looking forward to teaching tomorrow because this is the tough class…the ones that we spend most of our time working on manners than anything else.  Though they suck the life out of me due to thier constant defiance, I really do enjoy them and the moments of breakthrough that we usually have.  I pray that I am a testimony to them…testimony of what…hopefully Christ.

Aaaand, I hope the same thing for time with family.  This is going to be a very layered weekend/funeral.  Feel free to continue praying for the whole scene.  I want to be spiritually available at every moment for every opportunity that the LORD brings.

Man, I can not wait to be in heaven with Christ!!!

FROM A MAN WHO’S BEEN SHOT

I just read a letter from Peter DeSoto on Dyers’s blog.  He, his wife and 4 kids are missionaries in El Salvador.  If you want to hear how a Christian man responds to a bullet for the gospel, CLICK HERE!

1 DAY=METHODONE, INSPECTIONS, BULLETS, WEDDINGS…

I remember being an RD and having pretty crazy days that included serious ranges of required emotion: disciplining someone for chapel misses and then listening to & hugging a girl who’d been raped…and various other emotions and roles in between. 

Because humanity is so vast, one day can bring so much intensity for us mortals.  Like today.
-I had zillions of pieces of paper to push and more inspections to coordinate, lots of calls, lots of emails
-Holly got the job she really wanted!
-I met with Kathy about her wedding details and life updates!
-I previewed 3 homes in the 1,000,000+ range for a new client from Bel Air who is a self proclaimed ‘fly guy’ and must have certain amenities
-I learned that the actual cause of my cousin’s death was from a lethal combination of methodone and alcohol on a bad heart
-I heard from a former RA, Franchesca, that they’re moving back to SCV soon
-Scott Vinson told me that Peter DeSoto had been shot in the neck by gunmen in El Salvador and is currently in a hospital awaiting surgery.  Copperhill Church is praying and fasting for the DeSoto family.  Please join them.

There are so many ways to see God in every moment of every day.  He has ordained everything and is ready and waiting for us to trust Him and love Him and obey Him.  I am challenged to count the cost of following Christ everyday.  I am often feeble and weak…and days like today remind me that the gospel is no joke…how we live our  lives matter, how we treat people matters, how others view our work ethic matters, how we respond in tragedy matters…it matters because the cost Christ paid for us on the cross was steep.

AND THEN THERE’S LIFE

Amidst death, there is such powerful and amazing life. 
One such example is Jen Gifford.  She has a great life serving God.  If you know her and haven’t seen her website, you should.  She’s got updates, photo albums of all the contexts of her life (Uganda, India, Nashville, California, etc.).  I wish everyone had a site like this…just to keep the rest of us up on the life and times of said site owner.  🙂

CLICK HERE FOR HER SITE