Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I love my church.

Kristin is back!

I love my old friends.

She leaves for California tomorrow - I'm gonna miss her!
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My new Home Group leaders - Lou & Teresa! This is at Lou's retirement party.

Some of the girls from my 3rd & 4th grade class last year...three of them moved up, I will miss them.

Our building is changing!

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Disappointment - His Appointment

So - I did not get the job at the Cultural Arts Center. I found out on Thursday that they offered it to someone else. I was disappointed. There was a lot of build up to this job and the opportunity to apply, so it was a little bit of a let down. However, I am so grateful to God that the disappointment did not last too long. He is so faithful and reminded me of His goodness, His sovereignty, His purpose. My mom told me about a Phil Keaggy song which had the line Disappointment - His Appointment, So I looked up the words - they describe a lot of what the Lord is teaching me! I am so grateful that He has ordained all my days and that His purposes are good. I am actually excited about seeing what He has planned!

DISAPPOINTMENT (from "Love Broke Thru")

Disappointment - His appointment,
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God's better choice for me.

His appointment must be blessing
Though it may come in disguise
For the end from the beginning,
Open to His wisdom lies.

Disappointment - His appointment
Whose? The Lord's who loves best.
Understands and knows me fully,
Who my faith and love would test.

For like loving, earthy parent
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts unquestioned
All that from His wisdom flows.

Disappointment - His appointment
No good thing will he withhold
From denials oft we gather
Treasures from His love untold.

Well, He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller deeper trust
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

Disappointment - His appointment
Lord I take it then as such,
Like the clay in hands of potter
Yielding wholly to Thy touch

All my life's plan is Thy molding
Not one single choice be mine
Let me answer unrepining,
Father not my will but Thine.

Lyrics By Anonymous

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Its that time of year....

The pennant race is in full swing!

I read this today at Fox Sports....

"The Red Sox don't just own baseball's best record. They have become MLB's model organization..."

The times they are a-changing.

What now, Yankees!?

And speaking of baseball....

Meet Brian Roberts, 2nd Baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.
Here's a few of the things that have made him my favorite player for the last several years...

1. He's from NC.
2. He plays on my favorite team.
3. He holds the SEC record for stolen bases (67), and has 42 SB so far this year.
4. NC Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has this to say about him:
"Brian Roberts has the right priorities as a professional athlete. In 1999, when he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the amateur draft, he postponed signing with the major-league team. Why? Because he was invited to be a Huddle Leader at an FCA Camp in Black Mountain, N.C."

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 - Check out my sister's testimony!

I had my interview on Thursday. It has been a whirlwind since then! Here's an update....
  • Thursday...went to my interview. 3 people asking a total of 15 questions in 45 minutes. It was all a blur afterward. Some good parts, some parts I struggled through. I should hear back in the next week.
  • Friday...I left early and went to CHARLOTTE!!! It was an awesome weekend with old friends. I stayed till Monday - it had been forever since I had gone for a nice long visit. Kendra captured the weekend very well on her I won't bore you with every little detail. Just to say that it included lots of great food...and waitresses....Joe Bakita asking if I was 'family'...a reunion of the 25 year old singles ministry (+ jr member, Stretch)....and a dance party....and Kendra's b-day dinner at PF Chang's.

Accountability group reunion...Kristie, Kendra, and me

Liz & Shaynah at PF Chang's