Thursday, July 27, 2006

Summer Reading

I have been reading a lot of good books lately. I recently read Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli (who was the creator of Youth Specialities). Very good book because it made me feel like I'm okay, that God doesn't expect all of us to be perfect. There were some pretty messed up people in the Bible - everyone had moments of weakness, indiscretion, or lack of faith. Plenty of Old Testament characters had moments like that - Noah, Abraham, David, etc. And these were GREAT men of faith. Even the NT had people that weren't all together put together - the disciples were constantly bickering and not trusting completely. The biblical writers did not edit out the flaws.

I am on a journey and I have weaknesses. I have times of total trust in God and really passionate faith, and I have other times of not so much lack of faith, but more like independance and unreliance. I really appreciated the book because it shows the examples of these people as Jesus saw them - a work in progress. I am definitely a work in progress and I am so grateful that He loves me just the same, if not more - you know the Pharisees thought they had it all together but Jesus was not that impressed with them.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Great Weather!

It's been so hot here lately. I love it! It's been about 95 degrees for the past couple days. It's funny how everyone complains about the heat, because it's really not that bad... it's hot, but it only happens to hit that high of a temperature for about a week or two throughout the summer. The rest of the time it's in the 80s. If it's not heat, we're complaining about the rain. Well, I'm trying not to complain and just enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

David and I had a great day together today. We went to church in the morning and then had a nice light lunch on the waterfront in Gig Harbor, then we went to his parents house for about an hour because he had to fix their computer. After that, we went to see Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest so that we could beat the heat a little by being in air conditioning. It was a good movie, but I think the first one was better. Anyway, after that we went outdoor mini golfing and then a little shopping at Target. It was fun to spend the entire day with my husband! We don't do that much because there is usually a lot of other things going on.

We leave in a week for my brother's wedding. Crazy how quick it's coming up. It will be good to be back in Ontario to see family and friends that I haven't seen for almost two years.