Sunday, October 29, 2006

God Is So Great

God is so great. He always gives you just what you need everyday. Whether you are far away from Him, or close by His side. Every single day, He gives you tests, trials, blessings, love, encouragement, or whatever He knows that is exactly what you need. We don't notice it, but each and everyday He does this for us. He is always right there. Ready to listen to all of our promblems... but before I start complaining, what I really need to do is just be quiet and listen. Listen for that still small voice answering all my questions even before I ask. The voice inside that tells me exactly what is wrong... even before I realize it. Have you ever just felt miserable, and you know it's because you haven't been reading your bible lately or something like that. So you go upstairs, hit your knees and ask forgiveness... and then finish your prayer. But 5 minutes later, you still know something is wrong. So you go back upstairs into your bedroom, and you get of your knees. You try to think of what else you need to ask forgiveness for... but I've found if you just let Christ speak... you actually get somewhere. Just listen... and wait... let Him do the speaking... and He will be sure to tell you right where you messed up again. You know why? Because he knows each and every sin that mad Him hurt a little more, each sin that made Him bleed a little more, each sin that Him die. Time after time He comtinues to forgive us though. That's what so wonderful. I remember, right after I was saved, "Just As I Am" became my favorite song. I would play it on the piano, and I remember just crying before I had gotten through the first verse. I felt so unworthy, so sinful, so miserable. Taking all my horrible sins to Jesus to take care of. I remember thinking, He must get so tired of carrying everyone's burdens, and the burdens just kept growing, and growing. Well, yeah... that's pretty much what I've been thinking about all day. I wish I would learn to cry again, when I sing this song.

Just as I am, without one plea
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb Of God, I come! I come!

Well, I hope you all had a great day... and I hope you will have a great night...
I love you all...

Monday, October 23, 2006

Hey you all... how was your weekend? I was really happy to see everyone. I didn't have a chance to really talk to anyone but it was still really good to see you all. I miss you guys. Oh by the way Rebeka, I meant to talk to you after the hockey game and say "hi". It was really cool to see you there. =) How long are you up here? Anyways, I don't have long but I thought I'd something right quick. Please pray for my mom and Grandpa. I thought that they were getting in last night but I guess they are getting in tonight. Grandpa is getting worse and worse. Right now he thinks my mom is his wife... yeah... my Mom is pretty weirded out, to say the least. It was evendently qwite a long trip and my Mom is probably ready for a break. Well, I have lots of school to do, so i better go. Love you all... Oh by the way, Lanae'... I'm really sorry we couldn't make it on friday night. I was completly bummed that you were actually going and I wasn't there. :( Maybe another time.
Have a great day guys!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Oh my goodness!! I am so excited this morning! I have absolutly no idea why!!!! lol I feel like going to another hockey game... hehe. The first one I went too, about two weeks ago... was a an Ice Dogs Hockey game... which, nobody bothered telling me! So when I screamed out "Go Nanooks!!''...... I put all fault on my dear brother. hehe ;) At least I realized by all these strage looks, something was wrong... and then went right along happily screaming for the Ice Dogs. I was hyper I didn't even care. Anyways... I really want to go to another hockey game... they are so much fun. Although, I think next time I'll keep my yelling to a minimal, so I don't get a huge headache by the 3rd............. part... (whatever it's called... i forgot... ;) and so I can actually sing in church the next morning.

Well, I really don't have much to write about. I miss the church a lot... all the people... I pray for you guys all the time. I hope everyone is doing good. If you guys ever want to send me an email, feel free. I miss you guys, and would love to hear from each of you. Hope you have a great day! Love and Miss you all,

Monday, October 16, 2006

Well people... I know it's been forever since I've gotten on here... weeelllll at least it feels like that. I've had all sorts of crazy random things happen to me lately. It would take waaaaay too long to explain all of them though. Oh by the way... how was Aaron at the pinic? He promised he would be strong, but I had this suspicious feeling he really didn't keep himself together, and that he was just saying that. =) hehe. I got to see him and Dawson working out at my friend Paula's house. (She worked with me in the green house all summer.) She asked me to come help her with cleaning up all the random wires, boards and all thatgood stuff... oh... and I can't forget the dust... oh yes... we had QUITE the little cloud going on down in the basement. Rich (Paula's husband) offered some masks, but that was after we had gotten the big part of it. Aaron was really wanting to use one but... unfortunatly... he was to embarrased to ask, and... well, honestly, I think he just didn't want to look retarded ; ) just teasing. :) Aaron, if I'm leaving any good stuff out you'll have to remind me.
I had this terrible cold the next morning though! I was feeling horrible. I don't think it was because of working at their house, although the dust might have irratated it, but my dad had this bad cold earlier. That's who I'm blaming. Well, he actually gave it to my mom first, so maybe I should blame the both of them. =) It was worse on Saturday, and Sunday I was all excited cause it was getting better, and then today, I have this really bad cough. Over all, I think it's on the up and up scales, but you never know. :)
My mom and Grandpa left last night to go to Colarado for a week. I don't know if you all heard or not, but my great Grandma passed away. she definatly lived a long life. She was 100, and would have been 101 on December 27th. I remember her fairly well, I guess. I remember when I was 3 I went on my first airplane ride ever, to Colarado. Dad tolded me to take the gum of of my mouth, cause I was about to fall asleep and he didn't want me to choke on it. I remember sitting on a cactus... yeah a cactus... not fun, I'll tell you what, it hurt sooo bad I can still feel the pain. =) We were playing hide and seek, and I followed Jenni behind this "big bush"... (yeah, later I definately learned the definition for cactus) well, now...she sat on the ground behind it... being the little smart one she is... and right next to her I remember seeing this little round green thing, that looked like a bar stool seat. So I gladly was about to take the seat, wondering why Jen was nice enough to sit on the ground to let me have it. ha.. ha.. ha.. I've learned a very important lesson that day, that I keep in mind even now. If my sister is EVER that nice to me again... RUN, HIDE, AND NEVER COME BACK... EVER!!!!! ........ Anyways... the rest was history... I sat down started crying, Jen got mad at me because I had given away our hiding place... there's jen for ya... and yeah... fun times, right? lol
I remember eating dinner with my great Grandma and her laughing about me sitting on the cactus... which at the time in my little 3-year-old mind i thought was pretty cruel, but I got over it. ;) I remember great Grandma coming up here for a little while. We all went over to my Uncle Dan's, I was about 6 or 7, and I remember going out behind their house, and finding a whole bunch of raspberries for her. Those memories are all I have of her. I guess I always imagined seeing her one last time before she died. She was really a great person, I even as a little girl can remember that. It was pretty hard on my mom. My mom's mom died when my mom was just a baby. Her Grandma practically raised her, and they have always been close. I am really glad that Grandpa and my mom went to go see her last Christmas. Well, anyways, they should be back in a week, and I am left here to run the household... scary... =) Dad and Jen are going to be working every day, and Brian will be here some of the time, he's working a little this week too. I have to plan five meals... and make them. I sound pitiful, huh? I know how to make meals, but I have just never done the whole thing by myself before. Mom tells me to start dinner, not finish it alone! She was in a hurry too, and didn't give me any instrutions, pointers, advise, nothing... not even a drill on "what to do in case of a fire"... lol oh I hope it's not that bad!! I really have no clue what to do. I'm thinking easy meals... like mac and cheese, spagetti,... and that's...pathetic as it is, isreally as far as I've gotten. Oh boy... I really need to start cooking more. I can bake about anything... but cook a meal... that's a little different. So if you can give me some ideas, or you could just pray that I don't set the house on fire or kill the dogs with burnt leftovers... hehe =)
Oh my stars!! Look at how long this is! Wow... I guess that's what you get, after me not getting on here so long. The IDEA internet wasn't working or something... it took a while to finally get it fixed.
Well... I really do love you all. I miss you guys a whole, whole, whole, lot. ;) leave me comments... I'll be on more often now! I promise!

Always here... no matter what.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hello everyone... hows it going... im good... well... all things considering... i miss everyone... thanks for all the comments... each one of them brightens my day... and makes me do this: =D see? hehe... I don't have much time to write but I just wanted to let everyone know, although this is hard, i still need to have a good attitude about it, and you all have helped. Your prayers, your thoughts, and comments. ;) I had a really quick but awesome talk with Laurie. She is so sweet, and she took the time to make sure, I kept doing what I needed to do, no matter what my circumstances. Thank you Laurie, it really meant a lot, you have always been like a second mom to me.
Today I went to the hospital and did my volunteer work. I really love voluteering. I get a chance to help people, I'm learning a lot, and the people I work with are really awesome. I am doing mostly secretarial work now, but I really hope to start working in the learning center, watching the little kids. It was so cute today... When I was in people resource with everyone, 3 little girls about 4 and 5, and they were all dressed up like little princesses. One was in a Snow White outfit, one in a Sleeping Beauty outfit, and one in a Cinderella outfit. I have never seen cuter little girls in my life. The one in the Sleeping Beauty out fit came up and smiled really big at me and ran off laughing. It was really cute. She had these big bright green eyes, and white/blonde hair. She was such a little darling. Anyways, I hope to be over there... someday... :0) (or maybe a whole lot sooner than that... with a Wells Fargo Checking account you can start saving BIG today!) lol ; )
This weekend we are going to do some yard clean up, and put away some things, hopefully before it snows.
Well i have to end for now. Have a great day, ya'll! ~emily

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Trusting, praying, hoping, and trying to give God glory whatever may come.

I don't really know what to say. I did a lot of reading my this morning. These are some verses I randomly came upon that really God showed me, and gave to me. If you were wondering about me, this is where I am at. Trusting, praying, hoping, and trying to give God glory whatever may come.

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
As with a sword in my bone, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of of my countenance, and my God.
~Psalms 42: 3, 9-11

Fear not; I am the first and the last:I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death.
~Revelations 1: 18-19

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and present you faultless before the presence of of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.
~Jude 24-25