Friday, April 30, 2010

"Love is patient, love is kind,
Love does not insist on its own way.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
Hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I chose these verses because when I look around I do not see this anymore. Today love is selfish...for example...if you love me you will do this...I think a lot of people read this verse, but they apply it to how others should behave to them, not how they should behave to others.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 31

"There is no greater love than to lay down ones life for one's friends" John 15:13

I chose this verse because I read a story about Maximillian Kolbe, a priest who was held in Aushwitz. A prisoner had escaped, and ten men were chosen to be killed as a warning. One of the men had a wife and child, so Maximillian said, take me instead. he and the others were left to starve to death. This was a true example of Christian behaviour.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 30

"Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age" Matthew 28:20

I chose this verse, because I can always feel His presence, even when I am alone, I do not feel alone.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 29

"So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me." Romans 7:21

I chose this verse because it shows how we humans are. Evil is as much a part of our lives as good is. Most times, I am good, but sometimes I have urges to hit people, to tell people their is nice to know that is it because the evil is in us as well as the good, and I am not just crazy, if that made any sense.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gabriola Pics


"Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31

I chose this verse because it has always been a favorite. I was saving this verse to use on a special day. Yesterday while on the island, I saw an eagle. I was able to watch him fly in strong wings. It is amazing to see how fearless they are, how strong they are.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 27

"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20

I chose this verse because I was thinking off all those that prayed for my grandpa, and how much his health has improved. I have always believed that prayer works, and seeing the results of a lot of people praying, is a really good witness to that thought.

PS-Back in North Van

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gabriola Island

It was a half hour drive to get on the ferry to Naniamo, then a little over an hour on the ferry, then a short drive, then on a ferry to Gabriola (ten minutes), then a ten minute drive to the house. It is a three bedroom (it was thought to be a six bedroom, but they meant it sleeps six, not it has six rooms.) The kids are going to be sleeping in a bedroom with bunk beds (Julian may end up in the bottom bunk, maybe in the portable crib) the parents are in the other room on the main floor, and I am in a loft bedroom. We went out for lunch around two, I had a buffalo burger, Adrian and Nora had normal burgers, and the kids had grilled cheese. We went for a walk along the beach, and found a lot of starfish. I saw two otters on the beach walk, but I was way ahead of the others, so they did not see them. I could not get a good picture of them though, they stayed mostly int he water. The kids and I had pasta, and now Adrian and Nora are going out for dinner. My internet stick is real slow out here, so no pics right now.

Day 26

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and with truth." 1John 3:18

I chose this verse because it shows me once again, how few people there are that would actually help. A lot of people (Christians included) claim they love other, say how horrible it is when a minority is being picked on, but no one will do anything. When it comes to words, they seem great, loving, but when it comes to actions, they are not.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The life

This is the life. Hiking in the woods with dogs, and then sitting in a therapy pool (like a hot tub, but warm not hot) Tomorrow heading to Gabriola Island for a weekend getaway.

Day 25

"There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, I command you to be open handed toward your people who are poor and needy in your land." Deuteronomy 15:11

I chose this verse because the poor have always been in my mind. It is true that a lot of people in this day and age are poor because they choose not to work, and to beg and rely on compassion instead. But there are a large amount that are poor due to a tragedy, or the economy. Around Christmas time, there was a house fire here in North Vancouver, the people lost everything except for the engagement ring that was saved from under the tree. Within a few days, they were given a place to stay, new furniture, cash donations, new toys for the children. The man was a contractor, and lost all of his tools, which were also replaced. It was just amazing to see how fast a neighborhood responded to someone in need of help. That is the way that I wish all of us to be.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 24

"Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered."
Matthew 21:19

I chose this verse because it shows that even Jesus got angry. A little anger is healthy, but being angry all the time is not.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 23

"But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment."

I chose this verse, because I have longed to be able to say this in court, but have not gotten the chance. I thought of it again this morning, as I was picking a verse, so it got picked. I find it interesting that in court, you still have to swear on a Bible that you are telling the truth. The first point I am making is that, the Bible itself tells us not to swear an oath on anything. Is that not hypocritical that we are swearing an oath on the very thing that tells us not to?

The second point is that there are not as many Christians as there used to be, so if someone does not believe in what the Bible says, why would they feel pressured to tell the truth when they swear on the Bible?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 22

"A wife of noble character is her husbands crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his boots." Proverbs 12:4

I chose this one, because looking at all the trash magazines in the stores, you can compare Michelle Obama to The real housewives of Orange county or whatever. Michelle gets praise for the things she wears, the things she says, the meetings she has. If you look at the other women, people watch them just because they are pathetic, you want to see what dumb thing they did next, they are good for a laugh. Which would you rather be?

Julian woke up yesterday with a cough. He went to school, and when he came home, he had a fever of 102 and his cough was worse. Adrian took him to the doctor, and he was prescribed an antibiotic. They gave him the antibiotic, and he threw up everywhere. Two hours later they took him to the hospital cause he was not better. Everyone is still in bed, so I don't know how he is this morning.

Julian just has croup, not an ear infection. He was throwing up cause of the fever and the antibiotic.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dog walking

I started the dog walking today. It was fun. The trail we went on had a good amount of uphill, so it worked out everything. I really like working with Alysha, although I will only be working with someone until my training is done. I think I will like this job a lot. I am hoping to get a good amount of hours.

Day 21

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not with us." 1 John 1:8

I chose this verse because I was reading a newspaper article about the Catholic church, and how they try to cover up everything to make it appear that there is no sin in the clergy. We all sin, but when we try to cover it up, that makes it the bigger scandal.

Last night I went over to Katelin's for dinner. Another one of her friends from her church came as well. I brought cauliflower, Katelin make chicken and carrots, and Deanna brought sushi. It was an interesting but good meal. We played scrabble and crazy eights. I got home at midnight. I start my new job today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I planned on doing a lot of hiking this summer, so I was gonna buy new hikers (I am wearing my dads old Magnum Combat boots). Getting the job dog walking gave me that push. Here are the pics of my boots. They are Laman Peak omni tech boots by Columbia.

PS if anyone wants to hear a great song go here I heard the song in church and loved will think its too countryish

Day 20

"From my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a large place."
Psalms 118:5

I chose this verse because I have been praying (calling on the Lord) for the past while to help me get another job, one outside, one with animals...Now He has answered me, and brought me to a better job. I start the dog walking tomorrow.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 19

"Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness." Ecclesiastes 5:10

I chose this verse because on TV the other night, they were talking about Larry King, and how he was work 144 million dollars. But is he happy? He has been married eight times, he is currently getting a divorce (which money is the big talk right now, does his ex get half?) When I saw him on TV I did not see a truly happy man. Yet to the worlds standards, he has everything. I am usually broke, yet am happier than a lot of people I know. As long as I have enough money to get by on, I am happy with that.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Got the job dog walking. It is $10 an hour to start (during training) then $11 when on my own, then it goes up a dollar every once in a while. They do generally two walks a day, that are and hour and a half long (but we get paid for two hours.) I may get one a day, I may get two, it depends on how busy they are. Right now they said I could be used every day, but in the summer it might go down (as they usually have less dogs to take care of in the summer) I am still going to work for AW a day or two a week, just to see if it does go down in the summer (then I have money to fall back on). There is also the "sleepover" option, which is where people who do not want their dogs to go to a kennel, can have them come home with us. That is $25 a night. I talked to Nora and Adrian, and they said as long as I looked after the dog, and it was good with kids, and did not poop in the house, I could do that as well, and it would be a good experience for all of us.

Day 18

"Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things" Colossians 3:2

I picked this verse, because everywhere I look, I see greed. People always want something bigger, better, more expensive. There are always contests, and giveaways, and people will fight other people to get these things. I too do this (wanted a better cell phone just because I was having a little problem with my company, and blew the whole thing out of proportion), and need to refocus my life. Wanting something is not bad, but becoming obsessed with it is.

I have the interview with the dog walkers today at 2:15. I work at AW till 2, then go to the meeting, then go get Coco from school, then take her swimming, then go home and make supper, then chill for an hour, then go for a run.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 17

"God sent His son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him." John 3:17

I chose this verse because it seems that a lot of people today, even Christians believe that religion is about judging. It is not. God knows that ALL of us are sinners, but He LOVES US ALL anyways. He loved us enough to send His son to SAVE us.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 16

"Gossips betray a confidence, but the trustworthy keep a secret." Proverbs 11:13

When I read this verse, I thought back to high school, and how so many people were hurt by the words that were said behind their backs. If we only applied some of the things in the Bible, many people would not be hurt, and there would be more trust in the world. Gossips can not only ruin a friendship, but a reputation as well. Saying something behind someones back may cause them to withdraw emotionally from everyone.

In another note, I may have gotten a job dog walking. The one that I talked about yesterday wants to have a meeting with me, and says that my availabilities work for them.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 15

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."
Ephesians 2:10

I chose this verse because I have never looked at myself like this before. I knew that God created me, and He had a plan for me, but I never thought of myself as a masterpiece. I always considered myself far from perfect, but this verse says that I am a masterpiece, and that is a new way to look at myself, and maybe this verse would be a good verse in the campaign for girls (and boys) with low self esteem.

In another note, I am off today and tomorrow, so I am going to be job hunting again. I am also going to switch my drivers license over to a British Columbia one, and renew my car insurance. It is not like in Ontario (or at least the one I had with state farm) where they sent you a new slip when you needed it. Here they send you a letter, and you have to go in and get the slip. Very annoying and time consuming. Well, I have to go get dressed, and ready for the kids. Will update if I find a new job.

PS-I just remembered that I sent an email to a dog walking company, asking if they needed part time help, they said they need someone to meet them at the forest and help walk dogs. They wanted to know my availability, so let's hope mine works for them.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 14

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a persons strength."
Proverbs 17:22
I chose this verse because I can see the truth in it everywhere I look. Physical health is tied in with mental and emotional health. When I was younger, I got sick all the time. I think this is because I was depressed. I also think a lot of the time, I made up the sickness, and convinced myself that I had it. Now that I am happier mentally, and spiritually, I have been healthier.

I actually had the whole Sunday off, I cleaned my room, went to church, went for a walk, went to the library. it is amazing what you can get accomplished in one day. I am only working three days this week (am not scheduled for the weekend either) so we will see how bored I get. I have the cross stitch to finish, a few books to read... I have also decided to bike to work every day unless it is pouring. I can hear the kids up, so I have to go now.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 13

"Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did."
1 John 2:6

I chose this verse because there are so many people that claim to be Christians, yet when someone needs help, they deny it. If someone is truly a Christian, we should not care about race, color, wealth...we should treat all as brothers ans sisters. We should care for all those who need it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 12

"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good."
Genesis 50:20

I chose this verse because I was kind of grumpy this morning, saying God why did you do that last night. I was woken up at 1:00am by the manager at AW,and she asked me if I could come in and work the morning shift (starting at 7:30) I was kind of grumpy because it is my day to sleep in, and I was woken up at night. Of course, being who I am, I said yes. I can see now in the morning (later morning) that it is a blessing, as I need to save money to pay off loans, go to Jasper...And this has provided me that opportunity to get some more money. Satan may have intended it to wake me up, make me grumpy, and unhappy during the day, but God knew what I needed. I am off to work now.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 11

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

I chose this verse because I used to be afraid of everything, the dark, talking to people I do not know, being in a crowd... This year I have really over come all those fears, and I believe it is because I have been reading the Bible more, and really drawing closer to God.

Julian is sick today (I think it is the same thing that Coco had (not hungry, throwing up...) I figures that I was off work Mon, Tues, Wed, and scheduled for work Thurs and Fri, and he would get sick on the day I have to work. I am going out to buy a new watch (I have had mine since Junior Rangers, and replaced the strap twice and the battery twice, and was gonna keep it, but I lost it, so now I have to try to find another one I like. That's all for now.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 10

"Why do you look at the speck of dust in someone else's eye, and pay no attention to the plank in your own?" Mathew 7:3

I chose this verse because when I look around the world, this is what I see. Everyone can manage to see other's faults, while no one sees their own. Everyone looks at the problems in their life, and puts blame elsewhere. For example, someone who loses their friends will say that their friends were not good enough friends, they were not loyal, they did not listen... but the real reason is that they were bossy...I am not sure if this makes sense, it is harder to put it into words, but it makes sense in my head.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 9

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of those who are destitute." Proverbs 31:8

I chose this verse because I have been watching Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, and the parts where the Native Americans are being attacked, misjudged, forced off their land; really brought to light this verse. There are many that cannot speak for themselves, whether it is due to a language barrier or to0 small of a group. There are not enough people in the world that will speak for them. Maybe if someone had actually done as this verse states, the Natives would have been heard more clearly.

I started cross stitching again (give me something to do while watching the kids) and it is frustrating me to no end. I was not made out for doing things that require patience. I think I did a stitch wrong about twenty stitches ago, and now I have to undo all of them. Nora and Adrian have gone to Toronto until Friday. I am still looking for another job. Can't think of anything else new, or exciting in my life, so thats all for now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day eight

""He brought me out into a spacious place, He rescued me because He delighted in me."
Psalms 18:19

I chose this verse because it really helped me to understand why I am a Christian. It really struck home that He saved us, not because of what we have done, not because we are worthy, but because He loves us.

One week down, on this crazy time scale. First was my trip home, then I had one normal day, then Nora went to Brazil for work, so I had to work over time, now, I have one normal day, then Nora and Adrian are leaving for Toronto.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day seven

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Mathew 11:28

I chose this verse because I have found it to be helpful in the past, whether I am mentally or physically tired, God had always given me a way to have a rest, and has renewed me.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day six

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11:25-26

I choose this verse because it really speaks to me of what Easter is. Jesus gave His life so that if we believe in Him, we will have life as well. This is the day that He rose from the dead, and if we believe in Him, death cannot stop us either.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day five

Sorry that day five was a little late, have been watching the kids all day.

"But strive for greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way."
1 Corinthians 12:31

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day four

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day Three

"he tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms, and carries them close to His heart; he gently leads those that have young" Isaiah 40:11

Today Coco is sick. She started throwing up last night, was fine during the night, then started again this morning. After dropping Julian off, I went out and bought gatorade, ginger ale, and jello. I went to work at AW, and now am back home to watch Coco while Adrian goes to work.