Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 216

"So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?" Ruth 1:18

can you imagine being away for so long that people have to ask if it is you?

Yesterday was crazy. Had four dogs in my car for a walk. Took an hour to drive around picking them up, and hour for the hike and an hour to drop them off... four big dogs in my little car!
Then I went to the prayer meeting at the church. It was really good, could feel God's presence. Then went out with Anna, Kristel and Yvonne to the Roxy downtown, can anyone guess what my costume was? Then got home at 2am. Now off to church at 11, hiking at 1:30, and going with Kristel and the family she works for and Anna to walk around while the kids trick or treat.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 215

"When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her." Ruth 1:18

I think this is a good point, because a lot of us never stop "urging" or arguing, or insisting. Naomi knew that she could not change Ruth's mind, and accepted that.

Those of you that follow this blog,that are religious, I am in need of some prayer, can't day why on here just yet, but it will be a big change to my life. If you want to know more, you can email me or talk to my mom. Thanks

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 214

"Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." Ruth 1:17

Can you imagine knowing that you are going to a foreign land for the rest of your life, and knowing that you will be buried there? Ruth did not have the same religion that Naomi did, yet here she is already saying may the Lord...

Coco is home from school again today...
Dog sitting a dog that looks like Sabrina...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 213

"But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." Ruth 1:16

Ruth had so much faith, and so much love for Naomi that she could not bear to be parted form her, and would give up everything and change her whole life just to stay with her. What id the children of today had that kind of love for their own parents, not even their parents in law, like in this story?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 212

"Look," said Naomi, "your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her." Ruth 1:15

This verse could be seen two ways. The first is that she is a grumpy old lady, who does not want companionship, especially someone that will remind her of her son. The other way is that she knows that it will be a hard life, she knows that it will not be easy for Ruth to change all her ways, her eating habits, her religion, her house...

Which way do you see it?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 211

"At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother in law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her." Ruth 1:14

I have decided to do a few verses in a row from the story of Ruth. I choose this one to start at, because not many people would choose to cling to their mother in law. From what I have heard, most people do all they can to get away from their mother in laws...

Did squats, lunges, crunches, planks...yesterday. Not sure what I am doing today. It is girls movie night, might go out, but there is not much on, the others want to see "Hereafter" which does not look that great to me, but might go cause it is $6 and gets me out of the house.

Might have an opportunity two to three times a week to babysit a two year old. It is someone that Kristel knows, and they need someone 9-12 a few days a week... Kristel is giving her my number, so I might hear from her soon.

Not much else to say...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 210

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21

Last day of the Romans 12 chapter.

This last week was crazy busy... this week will probably be as well... will update later

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 209

"On the contrary "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Romans 12:20

One more day of Romans 12 left.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 208

"Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"[a]says the Lord." Romans 12:19

Once again, this is something we should be doing. Can you imagine the difference in the world, if even just the Christians followed this?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 207

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18

Can you imagine if everyone tried to be at peace? It would be a peaceful world. We all need to try a little harder to be at peace with others.

No school today, so I am making Coco bacon and eggs for breakfast. Then she is having two friends over, we are doing crafts, then if it is nice we are going to Maplewood farms, if it is not nice, then we are going to Go Bannana's or the Gator Pit (indoor play areas) Nora is out, so I will be working till 7 (was gonna be later but I was invited out to dinner, so I told Adrian I would put Julian to bed if he could do Coco)
Was gonna be dog sitting this weekend, but that has changed, just have four dogs to walk on the weekend. Dog sitting next weekend for sure.

Did interval training yesterday, then went swimming, then sauna and hot tub.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 206

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody." Romans 12:17

This is what is wrong with the world, everyone tries to get back at everyone and wars are started, continued...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 205

"Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.Do not be conceited." Romans 12:16

I think a lot of people should learn not to be so conceited, and a lot of people should learn to mingle with everyone, not just their "class" of people.

Did squats, lunges, pushups, crunches yesterday, went to see RED, awesome movie, went to $1 night at the pool and soaked in a hot tub. Woke up sore all over...great but awful...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 204

"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12:15

I think that this is a good verse. If we are happy when someone is sad, or sad when someone is happy, that can mess the person up, and ourselves (if this makes any sense... I am really tired right now)

Did intervals with Anna (I said, hey Anna lets go jogging, but I have not done it in a while, plus just getting back into using my ankle... she said okay we will do fast...) then I went swimming at 9pm. Today is just as crazy. Cleaning the house, cleaning my room, doing strength training with Anna (squats, lunges...) then hiking, then Coco has drama, then Anna, Kristel and I are going to a movie... Tomorrow I am doing intervals, hiking,skating and maybe swimming. This is a crazy week. Will be dogsitting a dog named Morgan this weekend, plus I have two additional dogs to walk on Saturday, and Two on Sunday...

Once again, I trusted God by giving and He is repaying anyone else noticing this?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 203

"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." Romans 12:14

I like this verse because we should not treat our enemies the way they treat us. If we treat them nice, maybe they will come to be nice to us, and see God shining through us, Even if they don;t, it still confuses them...

I am getting Bailey for another night! He is such a nice old dog. Went for a two hour hike yesterday...Going jogging with Anna today.

Edit: Was I not talking about giving money to God yesterday? And how we know He will take care of us? I gave him all I had (at the moment) and now I am getting an extra dog sitting night...How can people not see the miracle He performs?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 202

"Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality" Romans 12:13

I find it funny that today, in continuing with my Romans chapter 12, that this was todays verse. My morning devotions were also about giving. Today is the day that I am giving my cheque to church. I was a little worried because at the moment there is not a lot in my bank, I am to be paid later by Nora, and at the end of the month by dog walking. I had decided to give what I needed to on faith, and then I read these verses and it was just like God saying, thank you for doing what I have asked you to. I would have felt guilty if I had made the other decision (to wait) and then read these verses, but instead I am filled with peace, knowing that I am making the right decision. I give because He gave me everything. Without Him, I have nothing, so I give to Him to thank Him, and to give Him what is rightfully His.

Going on a hike with the two dogs I am watching, Anna and her dog, and Kristel and her dog. (after church)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 201

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12

Continuing with Romans 12...

Not much else to say..

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 200

"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11

Yay day 200, I know I forget the half way mark, but the half way mark is a .5 so its hard to say day 182.5..

Went to bible study last night, and the topic was surrendering. I have always thought that I surrender everything to God, but reading this book, the author spoke of needing to surrender basketball to God, and it hit me that I need to do the same with horses. I do not think I would be happy in a world without horses, but I need to be willing to give that up, in order to fully surrender to God, and in order to fully be committed to Him, and to be giving everything to Him.

Dog sitting again this weekend! An 11 year old German short haired pointer.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 199

"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10

You know why....

Coco was home yesterday because she had a dentist appt to get a cavity filled (again) She was better behaved than she was last time. When the numbness wore off, we went skating. I went swimming with Anna (which made my ankle sore at the time but it is starting to feel better than it has since i injured it) I will try to go swimming at least once a week now. (and skating once a week as well)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 198

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." Romans 12:9

Doing the Romans 12 thing....

Not much new, went and saw "Secretariat" It was awesome!! It opened with a bible verse from Job, and the main "theme" song was "O happy day" the race scenes were amazing, made me miss riding so much, made me miss putting my head against a horses head, made me miss the smell of a horse, the feel...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 197

"if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully." Romans 12:8

Continuing with Romans 12...
Yesterday went well, went for a hike, returned Parker, had a dinner with Anna and Kristel and Nora and the kids. The pie was good. We played a little game of charades after.

I went to bed around ten, and at ten to eleven, I got a text that woke me up, it was Adrian saying that he would be home by quarter after eleven, and since the pilot light had gone out, he was going to relight it when he got home...since he had not met Kruger yet, I had to stay awake and hold Kruger while Adrian came down to light it. I was really mad last night, I had just fallen asleep and he had to wake me up, then came me up for twenty five more minutes!! It was not that cold, and every one was already in bed, under their blankets, so it could have waited till morning!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 196

"If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;" Romans 12:7

You know why by now...

Saw an eagle yesterday while hiking... he was about ten feet away from us when he flew. It was amazing. Thanksgiving dinner today, Nora said I could invite my friends so Anna and Kristel are coming!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 195

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith." Romans 12:6

More Romans 12

Kruger is a really good dog, just lays down when I am doing something else, walks when I walk, ignores the kids, eats when told...

Parker on the other hand, is always moving, never wants to lay down, would rather be with me and Kruger than eat (have not had him near the kids yet, no chance has come up)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 194

"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:4-5

Continuing with Romans 12...

Dog sitting Kruger (a Rhodesian Ridgeback) Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Will be getting Parker (a collie shepherd cross) today and watching him till Monday morning.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 193

"For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you." Romans 12:3

Continuing with the Romans chapter 12....

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 192

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

I chose this verse because it is the second one in Romans 12, and I am doing all of Romans 12.

Donated blood yesterday with Anna. It took them longer to find my vein than it did to collect a bag full... Once they found my vein it was fast flowing. Dog walking and bible study today.

Day 192

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

I chose this verse because it is the second one in Romans 12, and I am doing all of Romans 12.

Donated blood yesterday with Anna. It took them longer to find my vein than it did to collect a bag full... Once they found my vein it was fast flowing. Dog walking and bible study today.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 191

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship." Romans 12:1

I chose this verse because in church and bible study we are starting a new study called becoming an R12 Christian. It is about how to have true spirituality according to Jesus, and uses Romans 12 as the guide. I am going to do a verse from Romans 12 for the next 21 days, until I have done all of Romans 12.

Yesterday I went to Ikea with Anna, and she said she wished there was a cake decorating section, so I introduced her to Michaels...then we went to a cafe called Tommy's for lunch. Today I have Coco for most of the day, cause she is getting a cavity filled, so I have her till 1045, then again at 1230. Might go for a hike in the morning with her, then just chill and watch TV after cause she will be out of it (they are giving her some Nitrous)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 190

"There is no one like you, O LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears." 1 Chronicles 17:20

I chose this one because I love praising God, and this verse does that so well.

I am dog sitting a Rhodesian Ridgeback this weekend...His name is Kruger, he is 8, and good with kids.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 189

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1

I chose this verse because I don't know what will happen. I can make all the plans I want to, but if they are not God's plans, then they will not happen.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 188

"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5

I chose this verse because love is so important. The reason we can lover other humans is that God loved us, and Jesus showed us what true love is. We need to show a little more love instead if just talking about it. Get up early to drive a friend, stay late to help a coworker, give a donation to the food bank, hug a crying child, talk to the person no one wants to talk to. Show the world that Christians live by/with love.

Had an amazing picnic yesterday. I made pasta salad and cube salad. Kristel made mini quiche, Anna made Key Lime pie, We had Cheese and crackers for snacks, watched the boats, the scuba divers, the sun glistening on the water... It was a nice day, sunny and around 20, here is a few pics.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 187

"Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe." Proverbs 29:25

I just see the truth in this verse.

Going on a picnic with Anna and Kristel to Whytecliff park. I made cube salad and pasta salad

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 186

"The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden,like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11

I chose this verse because I like knowing that my needs will be satisfied no matter where I am. My needs, not my wants or likes or desires, but what I need!

Hiking today...