Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 185

"For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel." Ezra 7:10

I chose this verse because it was part of my morning devotions, and it got me thinking, what if more people would study the Bible, and actually followed what was written in it. Then I remembered, people used to do that, and crime rates were down, divorce rates were down...

Did two hikes yesterday, got one today and one tomorrow. Bought new contacts (between the contacts and the cream for the rash, I am on a spending halt.

I have a second job interview with Blockbuster on Sunday. The one I had yesterday went well, was with the assistant manager who used to work at an AW so we chatted about the sillyness of it for a little. The interview is on Sunday, so heres hoping and praying that they can offer me weekends and a few evenings.

Thats about all I can think of at the moment.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 184

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

I chose this verse because I like the idea of not being scared. I get scared a little too much, as I am sure a lot of us do. But God is with us, and He will keep us from harm.

Here is a picture of a squirrel on my lap from the day I went to Whytecliff park.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 183

"Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them" Ecclesiastes 9:12

I like this verse because no one plans to have something bad happen to them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 182

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

I chose this verse because it has to do with what will be given to us if we are faithful.

Today I saw a coyote downtown Vancouver. I dropped a friend off at the Vancouver filming studios, and on the way back there was a coyote on the side of the road.

Went to Whytecliff park yesterday, lovely view, saw a few seals, but not well enough to take pictures.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 181

"Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law." 1 Corinthians 9:19-21

I chose this verse so we could learn that instead of judging those different from us, we should live with them in peace so as to be better witnesses.

I got a prescription for the rash, and $60 later, the rash is finally going away.

Going to Whyteclff park today to see seals (it is raining at the moment, so I hope it stops)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 180

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” 1 John 2:1

I chose this verse because once again, it is about the hope we have. I can just picture us in court, with the judge glaring at us, and then Jesus walks in , and the weight is lifted...

Off the to the walk in clinic for my rash. It has been a little over two weeks and has started getting better, then got worse...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 179

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36

I chose this one because confidence is always a good thing to have. The pain and suffering, and hate, and confusion will all end when we go home to God. He has promised us that

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 178

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us,that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations." Psalm 67:1-2

I chose this verse because it was part of my morning devotions, and it struck a place inside.. It is the type of verse that gives hope, and makes you happy.

Today I am going to Horseshoe bay to walk a Toller named Holly.
Then I have to clean my room, and the whole house. I did it on Monday, but they can mess it up real fast. Nora is coming home from London tomorrow, so I want the house to be clean.

I applied for a part time job at blockbuster, hopefully they can offer me weekends...I don't really need the money, I make enough with nannying to pay my bills, and dog walking to have a little extra, but it would be nice to be able to save some, and maybe be able to afford to travel, or buy a new mouthguard for when I sleep.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 177

"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." Romans 15:7

I chose this verse because there are too few of us who accept others.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 176

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5

I chose this verse because, even though it is one of the better known verses, is it one of the more studied? Do we truly understand what it means?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 175

"Yet, what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later." Romans 8:18

I chose this verse because yesterday I heard about a friend that was suffering, and had been suffering for a while. After praying for them, I did my devotions, and they were about a man named Edward Payson. He was a minister in the 1700's. He had Tuberculosis, migraines, partial paralysis due to a fall from a horse, and died young. A month before he died, he wrote a letter about the glory of God, and when earthly pains cease when we all meet again in heaven.

It was not coincidence that this verse and this story of suffering showed up right after I learned of my friend. God is bigger than any earthly problems we may face. God does not exempt us from problems, as Edward Payson's story shows, but He can help us to look past them, and help us to see the Glory that lies ahead.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 174

"Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come." Jeremiah 33:3

I chose this verse because I like the idea that God will share secrets with us about the future if we ask. But the future is not ours to know. I do not want to know where I will be in ten years....

Alpha and Omega was pretty good, it seemed really short, and you could not tell that it was "Jasper" but overall it was a good movie.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 173

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3

I chose this one because it seems today that everyone is concerned with their own ambitions, and they all believe that they are better than everyone else. What a world it would be if we actually acted on this verse.

I am taking Coco to see "Alpha and Omega" today. It is a new kids movie about two wolves that are captured in Jasper Park and are released in the States. The movie is about them getting back to Jasper. It will probably make me sad to not be in Jasper.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 172

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children” Ephesians 5:1

I chose this verse because it reminds me of how children often imitate their parents, or another loved one. Why can't we imitate the one who made us all?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 171

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13

I chose this verse because wisdom is not always shown in how smart someone is, but by their compassion, their love, and their ability to forgive, and to not want to be the greatest, or the most important.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 170

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

I chose this verse because I have said it before, and will say it again, God is love. He loves us so much more than we can fathom.

Here is a quick list of all the bad things that have happened in the last few days
-got a cold cause the furnace filter was not changed
-have a weird rash on my armpit, now it is on the other one as well
-someone I know had lice, so I had to use lice shampoo to be safe (there is no one to check my hair)
-had my period
-the guy on eharmony that I signed up for (actually paid so I could reply to him) has not responded in over two weeks, but has viewed my profile since then
-fell in love with a TV show "The Young Riders" bought the first season, only to find out that the second and third season were never released

Thats all I can think of at the moment. MY nose is still stuffed and my throat sore from still not having a new filter

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 169

"The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever." Isaiah 32:17

I chose this verse because who does not want peace?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 168

"Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 97:10

I chose this verse because it was in my devotions this morning, and I like it.

I have recently started watching a show called The Young Riders. It is from 1989, and really good. It is about a group of Pony express riders.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 167

"Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God." 1 Peter 2:16

I chose this verse because there are many Christians who use being baptized as the only thing they need to do to get to Heaven. They believe, I am baptized, I am free, then keep on living in sin, and being a Christian in name only.

Today is Coco's party (15 kids at laser dome...)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 166

"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself." Leviticus 19:18

I chose this verse because there are a lot of people that do not like their neighbors, or have "feuds" with them over silly things.n I know this verse is meant to be taken as neighbors, as in everyone, but I think it can be used to mean the person next to you as well.

I have a sore throat now...I guess my body is telling me that I have been too busy.

Friday, September 10, 2010


So on top of the busy weekend that I had (kids, dogs, AW) I found out the my friend from college, Sarah, was coming to visit. School started on Tuesday, and was only for forty five minutes. Then I took Coco to Go Bananas (a play place in the mall for kids). What started as me inviting two other kids turned into half the class. Then Wednesday was Coco's Birthday.

Sarah and her husband Trevor got here Wednesday night, we went out to the Quay for dinner, then watched a movie. We got to bed pretty late (after 12 I think). On Thursday I was up at 0630, had the kids till 0900. Then we had eggs and bacon. Then we went to Lynn Valley canyon, did the hike. Then we caught the bus to Stanley park, spent about three hours at the aquarium, then walked downtown to the cupcake store, had a cupcake, then walked to the Seabus, caught the seabus, then a bus home. Then we went to Horseshoe bay for dinner, then used Tori's snap pop things in the street and alley, then watched another movie, then went to bed.
Got up this morning, had the kids till 0900, then Sarah and Trevor packed up, then I went to AW (for my last shift) and now I am going to get Coco and a friend who is having a playdate with Coco. I don't have any pics at this moment, might put some up later.

Tomorrow I have Julian from 2-6 but other than that, it can actually be almost a real weekend.
Did not get the dog grooming job, they hired someone who could do the trial sooner than I could.

Day 165

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

I chose this verse cause I like it.

This has been a crazy busy week. Will blog more later.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 164

"The Lord Almighty has sworn, surely as I have planned it, so it will happen." Isaiah 14:24

I chose this verse because whenever God plans something, He does it. He is not like us humans who plan but do not carry through.

Sarah and Trevor are here. We went to the Quay last night, had dinner at East Side Mario's. Today we will do suspension bridge and Stanley Park.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 163

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10

I chose this verse because I have been learning a lot about doing God's will, and not mine lately.

Sarah from college and her new husband are coming to visit!!! So excited.
Two more shifts at AW!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury." Mark 12:43

I chose this verse because the story has always been a favorite of mine.

So last week was a little crazy...
I handed in my resignation, got called in for two job interviews, had to go get sample contacts.

On Friday, Lucy (the dog I was watching for the weekend) came over. On Saturday, I walked Lucy for an hour in the morning, an hour in the afternoon and fifteen minutes at night. I had to work at AW from 12-3, then I had a friends birthday party from 6-8, so I walked her in between all those things going on.

On Sunday, a friend of a friend brought their Bulldog puppy over for me to watch overnight, as they were going to a wedding. So I had two dogs. Thankfully they got along great, and played in the backyard for part of it. I also went to church (before the puppy arrived) so I left Lucy in her cage from 845 to 11, and had taken her on an hour long walk before that. Then a friend and I went to the Cleavland Dam with Lucy. We saw a Heli landing about fifty feet away. Lucy saw some kids playing with a ball, and wanted to play with them. Then we came home, got the puppy, and chilled for a while. Then I put puppy in his crate and took Lucy for a hour long walk (too long for a thirteen week old puppy, especially a bulldog puppy. Then we all went to bed. On Monday, Brett came and got Gus (the puppy) I watched the kids and Lucy from 11-230, then put Lucy in her cage, and went to Park Royal (a big mall), with the kids till 430, then we played with Lucy in the back for half a hour, made dinner, put Lucy in the car, and returned her. Now off for the start of school...

Sorry if there are any spelling mistakes I am in a hurry

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 161

"If it pleases the king," replied Esther, "let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him." Esther 5:4

I chose this verse because even great people in history sometimes could not say what they wanted to the first time.

This is a busy weekend, will blog about it tomorrow

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 160

"Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." Psalm 139:16

I chose this one because a lot of people find it weird that I do not fear death. This verse here is a perfect example of one of the reasons. The time and place I will die has already been planned, and fearing it will not change it.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 159

"Bless the Lord o my soul and forget not all His benefits." Psalm 103:2

I chose this verse because I always notice the little things that God gives me.. Sometimes it takes me a while to notice it, but when I do...

I have my internet stick back
I am dogsitting, she is great with the kids, Coco loves having her, but she does not like the dad, so we are banished to the basement.
Going to have breakfast, then walk her.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 158

"We do not know what we do, but we are looking to you for help." 2 Chronicles 20:12

I chose this on because I never know what I am doing... I payed the wrong bill, so for the next few weeks till my bank can get it back I am short $121.

To answer Jane's question to yesterday's blog, might work four jobs if the dollar store will hire me for only one or two days a week, will see how everything goes.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 157

"Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you dont't have. Dreaming about nice things is meaningless, like chasing the wind." Ecclesiastes 6:9

I put off quitting at AW for a long time simply because I wanted the extra money. I wanted to be able to afford all the things I don't have. But I realized that I could not last there any longer, so on Tuesday I handed in my resignation. On Wednesday morning, I saw an add in the paper for a dog grooming business, they are looking for an assistan bather for eight hours on saturday's only. I went and dropped off a resume, had an interview, and they want me to come in sometime for a few hours to see if it will work out. I was thinking "God is great!" then Wednesday night, I got a call from a dollar store where I had applied over a month ago. They want me to come in for an interview! As soon as I stopped "chasing the wind" God gave me more. He was just waiting for me to accept what I have.

Sorry if their are any spelling mistakes, had to type all this on my iPhone, still no Internet stick

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 156

"What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later." Romans 8:18