Rabu, 27 September 2006

In the quiet, in the stillness
I know that You are God
In the secret of Your presence
I know there I am restored

When You call I won’t refuse
Each new day again I’ll choose

There is no one else for me
None but Jesus
Crucified to set me free
Now I live to bring Him praise

In the chaos, in confusion
I know You’re Sovereign still
In the moment of my weakness
You give me grace to do Your will

When You call I won’t delay
This my song through all my days

All my delight is in You Lord
All of my hope, all of my strength
All my delight is in You Lord Forevermore

Jumat, 22 September 2006


we (me, lorin, mikel l., and janine) might be going to this. I'm so excited!!


we are definitely going and mackey's coming, too!!! woohoo!

Senin, 18 September 2006

my weekend

was so fun! bcf had our first annual fall festival yesterday. it went better than i expected...we had over 1,000 people sign up and come to the spaghetti dinner alone! the weather was amazing, the food was great (cliffy made french fries, hot dogs, and jalapeno popcorn!) the only thing i didn't like were the bees. i had to man the hot cider station and literally killed over 100 bees with my plastic folder. that part was crazy, but overall, this weekend was an enormous success!

Rabu, 06 September 2006

got milk?

lorin and i have switched over. we no longer consume milk. the more i read about the way milk is produced, the more i want to puke. it was actually lorin who decided we should no longer purchase our normal gallon of fat-free milk...which really surprised me. we buy silk now and it actually isn't as bad as i thought. lorin can just drink a glass of it, but i haven't come that far yet. the more i think about it, it's really gross that humans are the only mammal that continues to drink breast milk after infancy...and it's some chemically injected, sick as a dog bovine's milk we're drinking. ew. so, if you're ever visiting the foster's, don't expect milk with your cookies...maybe we'll convert you, too!

Selasa, 05 September 2006

expect the unexpected

i always thought that was a dumb saying. it seems to be an oxymoron, but that phrase carries new meaning for me. it's amazing how quickly life changes from one year to the next. looking back over the last year, i never would have guessed things would shift and change the way they did. i feel older, wiser, more grown-up, i guess; and in some ways, not at all. i don't know if i can be surprised anymore. when things happen that you never expected, it forces you to expect the unexpected. like when your friends tell you they're moving to australia.

i still can't believe steve irwin died...it reminds me of a song...crrazay...

it's funnier in my head

i think this story could very easily be funnier in my head than in writing, but let's find out.

yesterday being labor day, my dad invited us over to my aunt's house for a barbeque. there were 9 of us there: my dad, step-mom, sister and her boyfriend(matt), my aunt, 2 of my aunt's friends, me and lorin. everyone wanted to play volleyball, so matt and my aunt set up the net. since there were 9 of us, i volunteered to sit out. they played for a while (that alone looked like a game of catch the chicken, palsy-style), and after the ball rolled into the neighbor's yard, my dad decided to kick the ball 30 feet into the air, only to have it land peacefully atop a very large tree. everyone (except me) scrambled to find something to knock the ball down with - some had sticks, some had large rocks. lorin was the first to attempt the virtually impossible. as he threw the small log up into the air, i noticed it was headed not for the tree directly above him, but the neighbor's car! it came down with a loud crash and everyone came barreling towards me...i started running for fear of being trampled, but turned around just to catch a glimpse of the madness. i cannot describe in words how hilarious it is to see 40 and 50 year olds running in panic to hide like children. when i turned to look, i saw each of them running like bulls, nostrils flared, cursing aloud. my sister ran into the house and sat on a couch, to act as though she had nothing to do with it. eventually my dad and lorin walked over to assess the damage...turns out the neighbor didn't hear it and no damage was done. the rest of the night was spent trying to retrieve the dumb ball. we never got it down.