I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. --Ephesians 3:16-21
WOW!! I think it's amazing how many times I can read the same passage of Scripture and still get something new out of it each time. God is so amazing, and His free gift of Grace and Mercy is something that none of us deserve, and yet, He POURS out His love for us!! I am so priviledged to know Jesus. How often do you think about that?!! Man, seriously God is so good!! God rocks my world!! I love the part that says; we are rooted and established in LOVE, and that we get to join the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep the LOVE OF CHRIST is!! That totally blows me away!!! Be blessed, because no matter how much we love Him, He loves us so much more than that and He always will...that rocks!!
December 23, 2005
Okay so most of my friends already know, I have a slight obsession with the lovely Subaru WRX!! And it gets a little out of hand sometimes..I know I know...I'll work on it I promise. For the past few times I've been in Hillsboro visiting my friend Candice, I have found my favorite car in numerous parking lots. So I decided it would be a good idea to start telling people just how beautiful their cars are by leaving "love notes" on their windshields!! Here are a couple pics from the first WRX note I left. The love note's go something as follows "Hey there, I just thought you should know that I love your car!! It is hot!! And fast!! And Pretty!! Rally Baby!! Love your Secret Friend"
**Sidenote,,,I only recommend doing this if;
A. You don't care if you get caught in the act...that can be slightly humiliating walking up to a car while the guy is still in it, when you're just about to reach for the windshield wiper, then walking away as if you really weren't about to do anything at all.
B. If you leave the note, and then walk back out of the store, only to find the owners of the vehicle reading the note as you walk by and laughing really hard at the total nerd who left a love note on the car in the first place!!
C. You really don't care what the owners think, and you are only leaving the love notes, as a token of appreciation for the beauty and speed of a well crafted and designed Japanese automobile. **
Mt. Hood is so lovely!! I wish I could be on it everyday, but sadly I cannot. I love seeing the beauty of God's creation right in front of me, it's amazing!!
"Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created". Psalm 148:1-5
Oh yes, we are most definetly having a sweet session of ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS at my nephew's birthday party!! That was fun!!! He turned a whole whopping 6 years old!!
And He's totally not in this picture...hahha. sorry!! Here's my dad, me, Sister, Addie and Elexis anyways!!
December 22, 2005
SNOW SNOW WONDERFUL SNOW!!!! I love it when my town gets dumped in snow.....because then..I get to make baby jumps at the bottom of my driveway and try not to get hit by cars when I ride down the hill to make it over them!! Haha!! Perhaps I should stick to the real jumps on the mountain!! But it's just so fun!!!
I pretty much have to say that my nieces Addie and Elexis are simply adorable!! They are so stinking precious!! I love them!! This picture of them is so cute!! Addie is turning 8 in about a week, and Elexis will be 6 in February..they really do grow up SO FAST!!
December 20, 2005
Hey I can hardly believe it, Christmas is going to be here in only 5 days. How crazy is that?? We have the tree, and I still have gifts to make. It's gonna be a really weird Christmas this year I think. Seth's in Japan. Jesse has his own family and does his own thing, so all that leaves our family pretty low key in terms of celebrating. But that's totally fine by me because I think it's lame when everyone freaks out about presents and spending tons of money anyhow. I get super discouraged by that. I'm excited to just have a peaceful day at home with my now rather small family. And Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, so that's awesome also, because my Church is going to have a service Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I'm excited. Let't keep the true meaning of Christmas alive this year, and celebrate the birth of our redeemer Jesus Christ.
December 04, 2005
This is the Monday that Setsu had to go back to Japan, but not before he went to New York to meet the future inlaws..aka...Hannah's family. I was sad to see my big bro go, but I was so glad that I got to hear how well he is doing in Japan, and that he has such a vital role in the ministry at North Star. Seth you rock!! I can't wait until April when I get to meet the girl, and see my big bro again!!!
I know what you're thinking right?? She is such a freak!! But you know maybe what you should really think about is just what the definition of "freak" really is?? Haha.. I am just tricken...I think that this picture is hillarious and shows how insane I really am!!! Enjoy!!