Sunday, December 11, 2011


So I turned 25 today, and with that came the realization that I am nowhere near where I wanted to be. When I always thought of the future, I thought I would be married (or at least dating), with a solid job (preferably a ranch). Instead I am working 3 jobs to make ends meet, single, and broke (in debt due to college and my car.)

In a way I guess I am content, and even more blessed than others. I have a roof over my head, food to eat and a car to get me places. I am not sure if I am mature enough to be in a relationship (I also see the trouble some relationships have) so I guess I am ok with being single for now. I really only get mopey about my situation when I compare myself with some others my age, those married, on a salary, no debt...

I have been thinking for a while about going back to school, but now I really want to. I am thinking of either vet tech/assistant or youth/social worker. I wonder if I sell a kidney if I will be able to go back then...

I decided to name the rats Echo and Helo.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In Loving Memory

As most of you know, my grandfather went to his forever home last Thursday. The funeral was yesterday (Monday) and it went well, if you can say that of a funeral. There were a lot of stories, memories, jokes... The common ones were his ice cream spoon, werthers candy, and his love of Newfie music.

Amber, mom (Laura), Leanne and Linda and I each had a little speech, and Jenna sang a song. There were a lot of people there, and they all had good memories, showing that he was well loved and lived a good life.

Mom will be doing a bigger blog, but I felt that I had to say something to remember him. I finish this blog with a bible verse that reminds me of him. He always loved wildlife, and I believe that he is not suffering anymore but walking and running.

'Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:28-31

Monday, December 5, 2011


I have some new friends that need names. We are hoping they are both girls. Here are the names that I like. I will have a vote on them till Friday at which point I will pick a name. Please respond with the name you like or if you have a suggestion.

Tango and Cash
Helo and Echo
Tweak and Twitch
Chevy and Nova
Flotsam and Jetsam (mom likes these but I think they are not girl names)

Monday, November 21, 2011


Today has been a very productive day. By 10:00 i had already taken the dogs jogging, gotten snow tires (bought and installed) and went to the dollar store for more "Operation Shoebox" stuff. Then I had a nap and when I woke up I went to the barn, had a lesson and then did the pm barn chores.

I am now going to eat dinner (after showering, as my parents are weird and do not like the smell of barn) then I will probably do the cat litter, and head to bed.

I am working as a housekeeper at Blue Mountain (or should I say hill compared to some of the places I have been). I had contacted them before moving back (as a safety net in case nowhere else was hiring). Most of the places I tried were not, but Blue is not a bad place to work so I can last there for a while again. I got home on Thursday October 27, and was offered a job on Friday, but wanted to look into some barns that had called me. I went to one, and they were looking for part time help or working student. So I accepted part time and will be helping her with some young horses as well. I am mostly working in exchange for lessons, but may take half lessons and half pay. Back to Blue... I called Monday and accepted the job, and started Tuesday.

The dogs are glad to have me back. I am living in the basement at my parent's house for the time being (not sure how long this will last as it is insane sometimes. But between the trip here and getting snow tires, I am almost broke.

That's prob it for now as I am eating.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Montana and North Dakota

Not much to say today. Just a lot of driving... We covered 885 kilometers today (which I drove 530 of)We are in Dickinson North Dakota for the night. I would have loved to have pushed another hour to Bismark, but mom was afraid it would get dark before we got there.

The weather has been holding fairly well since we left the wet coast...I mean west coast. There has been a few little showers of rain, but nothing bad. We have seen more deer (dead and alive), 2 buffalo and lots of cows and horses. I still have not seen a real cowboy, but am holding out hope for tomorrow.

We were joking today that I should put myself out as a mail order bride... the add would go like this...

Name: Caitlin
Skills and attributes: Can ride horses, drive tractors, good with children, doesn't mind being isolated, can eat jerky while in the saddle all day, and finally... has good child bearing hips

I wonder if I would get any sane replies?

I love Montana and North Dakota as they remind me of Alberta, with hills, mountains, badlands, hoodos, lakes...

There were a lot of old shacks along the highway (some up a ways, some right near the fence line. They were rather neat and I would have loved to have been able to stop and explore them. A lot of the fences were on hills, and in rocky areas, I am glad that I did not have to put them up...

Here are a few pics from today's journey, then I am off to dinner (Mom wants to go to "Bonanza" although I would be happy to sit in the room and eat my jerky and sausages)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 2 and 3

Friday was a bit of a bomb...the weather was atrocious. It just rained and rained and rained. We went to Lynn Valley Suspension bridge, Edgemont Village and Whitespot. Then we napped.

The George Canyon concert was awesome!!! He is an amazing performer. He and the band all joke with each other and get along great. He has such a loud voice and really puts on a show. The crew was joking around, doing Van Halen so he said that would be as silly as him doing ... then he started singing "Baby Baby, Oh Baby" it was hysterical!!! The opening act was Ryan Laird, and he was really good as well (an Ontario boy) (well not really a boy...2 years older than me) There was a really drunk girl that was sitting behind us and she spilled her beer, kept tripping, made a lot of noise, flashed her undies... oh yeah, she also fell on the lady beside me. Her boyfriend was no better and kept giving her more alcohol!!!! He was very noisy and kept shouting out things. All in all it was a great concert.

We were on the road this morning around 9:30, crossed the border with no problems. We were planning to stop at Ellensburg (about a 5 hour drive) but I wanted to keep pushing. We stopped in Everett for lunch and gas then continued on. We saw "Wild Horse Monument" which is a bunch of wild horse statues on the top of a hill. Mom took over driving then (I drove for about 6 hours) then we stopped in Ritsville about an hour/hour and a half. We went out to "Perkins" for dinner.

When we had stopped at lunch they had pie and I had a chocolate one but really wanted peanut butter pie. Guess what Perkins had? That's right...Peanut Butter Pie!!! So we bought a whole pie (it was cheaper than just 2 pieces) so that's lunch tomorrow :)

We are now going to go to the pool, then crash and hopefully be off between 7-8 am in the morning. (I am trying to go fast so when we get to Montana I can spend a while chasing cowboys ;-) I am hoping to go for a ride somewhere along the way as well.

That's about all for now. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mom's Visit

Mom arrived yesterday around 4 pm We went over to the pet store I worked at (after a slight detour downtown cause the streets are silly there...) Then we went to a restaurant called Andrea's. It is really good Italian/Greek, and I always take people there. (If I remember) We split a platter that had a bit of everything (and had it again for dinner tonight) Then they gave us a free loaf of bread which will be lunch/snack for a few days. Then we headed to the hotel and were in bed by 9.

We got up around 6:30 this morning, went for the continental breakfast. Then we headed towards Mt. Seymour, but the cloud was insane and part way up we had to turn around. We then went to Deep Cove. We then went to the Quay (saw some butter tarts...almost got one for Grandpaw but it may not have survived the trip), took the seabus, went to gastown (Roger's chocolates...) Then we came back to the North Shore, drove across to Stanley Park, biked around the seawall, then went to the Aquarium. We then attempted Mt. Seymour, got to the top parking lot, but it was foggy so got a picture in dusk from the second to top parking lot.

Then we went to superstore, got gas, bought some cheese, filled my tire (it was flat) drove back to the hotel, and are now blogging and watching :Big Bang Theory".

Tomorrow we are headed to Midas to check all my tires, then off to Horsehoe Bay, Whytecliff Park, (maybe) Capilano suspension bridge, Lynn Valley suspension Bridge, and the George Canyon concert. Then Saturday am, we head out to Seattle (and hope we have no problems going through, cause if they need to search my car everything will fall out the trunk...

Monday, October 10, 2011

On the road again

Well, some of you may have heard that I am on the move again. I have been thinking of changing my name from Cantering Caitlin to Roving Gypsy Girl. Any thoughts? I am moving out of my house on October 16, and staying at my friend Alysha's house for a few days while I wait for mom to fly out. Then we will be spending a few days touring Vancouver and area, then head out on a road trip. We will be driving most of the way through the states to avoid the mountains and snow (End of October is not the best time to do a road trip through Canada).

I am pretty busy right now, packing, wrapping up work, looking for a new job...I am hoping for someone with horses again, but I may need to take something else.

I am off to walk the dogs, then take him home, then pack...

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I went to the CMT Hitlist Tour concert in Vancouver last night with the girls from work. Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan and Aaron Lines were the three singers. They were awesome!! They did "Jessie's Girl", "Summer of 69" and "Copperhead Road" (The crowd got to pick three songs from another artist for them to sing) They did great for all 3 (especially Copperhead road.)

When the concert was over they came out for a meet and great/to sign autographs. I got Deric Ruttan and Dean Brody's autograph. I got my picture taken with Dean and he was very nice. I tried to meet Aaron as well, but there was a really drunk older lady that would not leave him alone...

I also got to meet up with my friend Amy (from my 1st year in Jasper) that I have not seen in a long time. It was really cool that we were both going to the same concert.

I am going to see George Canyon in October, and hopefully (depends on when I'm moving) Paul Brandt in December.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Kenny Rogers

So it is PNE time in Vancouver, and I managed to talk a friend into going with me Monday night. It had to be Monday as there is a free concert (free with general admission) every night, and Monday was Kenny Rogers.

He was awesome. Not only were his songs sung well, he was very funny. He made jokes, and told stories. He even joke that one day they would wheel him out in a wheelchair and he would roll right off the stage.

He showed a few clips from "The Gambler" as he sang that song. The only bad part was that he cut our a part of "Coward of the County"... But I guess you can't sing about a woman being raped when you are singing at a fair...

There were also horses, ponies, oxen, cows, rabbits and more at the fair. We watched the Superdogs which was great. There was a market, oxygen bar, tribute bands, lots of food. I tried a deep fried mars bar, a deep fried oreo and a deep fried poptart...

Monday, August 22, 2011


I read this joke in a Coffee Time flyer and thought it so funny that I have to share it. Read all the way, it is worth it.

A very distinguished lady was on a plane arriving from Switzerland. She found herself seated next to a nice priest whom she asked: "Excuse me Father, could I ask you a favor?" "Of course my child, what can I do for you?" "Here is the problem. I bought myself a new sophisticated hair remover gadget for which I paid an enormous sum of money. I have really gone over the declaration limits and I am worried that they will confiscate it at customs. Do you think you could hide it under your cassock? "Of course I could my child, but you must realize that I cannot lie." "You have such a honest face Father, I am sure they will not ask you any questions. And she gave him the "hair remover"

When the priest presented himself at customs, he was asked "Father do you have anything to declare?" "From the top of my head to my sash I have nothing to declare." Finding this reply strange the officer asked "And from the sash down what do you have?"
The priest replied "I have there a marvelous little instrument designed for use by women, but which has never been used." Breaking into laughter the officer said "Go ahead Father. Next"

Friday, August 5, 2011

A While

My Granny (Audrey) emailed me that I have not blogged in a while, so here I go. I have been fairly busy, working two jobs, pet sitting, and now I have a babysitting gig once a week.

I got bit (stung) three times by wasps last week. I was bush whacking and I think I stepped on or close to a nest. I got stung three times (twice on my hip through my clothes and once on my calf) The one on my calf was very painful, then itchy, but the ones on my hip were not so bad

The weather has finally gotten nice here, it looks like a short summer though... I have started getting a tan, but I don't think it will last long :(

I am going to Playland this Sunday afternoon with the girls so that should be fun.

Not much else to say...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Guess where I am

Monday, June 6, 2011


My friend Katelin got married on Saturday. Here is a picture of her and her dad, and a picture of me all dressed up. The wedding was at 1pm, and the reception at 6. I had a nap in car in between as I did not want to risk driving back and forth with the hockey traffic...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

End of the world????

With all this mumbo jumbo about the end of world I thought I would post a bible verse...

"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." Matthew 24:26

I think that more of these "so called preachers" need to actually read the book that they are preaching from...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Long Time

Long time no blog...

I've been pretty busy. Working two jobs, pet sitting... I found a really cool spot today. There was a fake bird, that I thought was real for a moment...I was like, why is the bird allowing the dogs so close? There was also a bone, and a teeter totter. The $5 bill is from work...someone gave us that

Whats the coolest thing you have found exploring the woods?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Question 6

Seeing as it is Easter, my question for today is what is your favorite Bible verse? You don't have to be religious to pick one...I gave you a whole list (365) to pick from, and there are verses about flowers, animals, love....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Question 5

What is your favorite Easter Tradition?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Question 4

Is there a song that you have to sing along to? When you hear it, you just have to sing, there is no way to stop it?

This is one for me...I love the music and the words

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Question 3

Who is one person that you admire but would never want to meet? Why?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Question 2

Since the last question was too hard for most of you, here is an easier one.

What is an animal that you admire/love but would never own?


I got to go see "Cavalia" last night!!! It was amazing. I mentioned it to my boss, who loves Cirque du Soliel stuff, and she asked if I wanted to go with her. I said I wanted to go, but could not afford it...she said I did not ask if you could afford it, I asked if you wanted to go with me. What an amazing boss!!!

I finished work (Korna (the pet supply store)) at 5, then Anna picked me up, we went to the seabus, Anna went to hang with Kristel and Yvi, and I took the Skytrain to Metrotown, then walked to a Sushi restaurant, met Alysha, Jason, Ashley and Cam, had a quick dinner. Then Jason dropped Alysha and I off at Cavalia.

I bought a T-shirt and a magnet and Alysha bought the DVD (she paid for us to do a "Stables Tour" in exchange for me taking one of the dogs she is pet sitting for a night.

The show was amazing, and I would suggest to all (even those who are not "horse people") to see it. The stunts, acrobatics, music, lighting were amazing. The horses were gorgeous. They had Lusitano's Spanish Purebred (Andalusian), Quarter horses, Paint horses, a warmblood, 2 Percherons, two 8 month old mustangs...

The rider's and acrobats were very charismatic and made the show even better. You could tell they loved performing.

It was awesome...the things they did....We were not allowed to take pics during the show, but here is some of the stable tour and my shirt. The pictures are not great, they are on my iphone.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The other night after the dinner (Sunday) we played a game called Loaded Questions. It got me thinking that I should ask some questions. It won't be every day like the Bible verses, but hopefully a few times a week. Here is the first question.

What is one job you admire, but could never do?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Young Adults Retreat Weekend

I had one of the most amazing weekends this weekend. It was the young adults group retreat weekend. I think there was about twenty of us that were between 19-30ish, then the speaker (Ben) and the two young adult leaders (Ruth and Andrew) and their kids.

We got there between 6-8:30 on Friday, had a quick session on what we wanted God to do in our lives this weekend, had a fifteen minutes of silence, then we were free till the next morning. We stayed up pretty late (between midnight and 2am playing games (and a few did some dancing as they are getting ready for swing dancing competitions)) We played Dutch Blitz, which I became addicted to (it is sooo much fun).

We were up for breakfast at 8:30 on Saturday, had a session on our calling till 12:30. We then had lunch and then free time until dinner (5:30) so we mostly played volleyball or Dutch Blitz. Then we had free time till 7:30, then we had another session on our calling. That went till after 10, and Ben and Andrew prayed for us (individually) After that we played "Freeze" and "Fishbowl" which were really fun and went till after midnight. Then we played Dutch Blitz and some people danced till about 1-2am

We were up for breakfast again at 8:30, then packed up and had a time of worship and testimony and then headed home. I am going out to Red Robin with some of the other young adults in about twenty minutes.

We learned a lot about our calling (how God has a different (usually longer) sense of timing than we do, and we want everything to be clear now, but He will show us in due time) We learned that we are all on a journey, and that we are being trained right now, that everything we do up until our calling is clear is training for our calling. We watched clips from "Zorro" and "The karate Kid" to show how important training is, and that although it may not always seem to make sense while we are training, in the end we will find that we have what we need.

We also learned a lot about learning to recognize the lies in our lives and how to rebuke them, and to not let the devil get a foothold. (How he tells us that we are all alone, no one loves us, we are not pretty, smart, special...)

It was an amazing weekend and I feel lighter and cleaner and I am really glad that I went.

Starting today, our church is doing a 21 day fast. It can be any kind of fast (media, food, chocolate... and does not have to be for the whole 21 days). We are to replace the time that we would usually use to do that activity (eating, watching TV...) to meditate and read the Bible, and to make a space for God. I am giving up Netflix. I don't have a TV, but when I come home from work, I go straight to my computer and watch Netflix( after showering) until bed time. I am going to start coming home and reading the Bible, and writing in a journal the Bible verses that go with the issues I need cleared up. I feel like this weekend really opened up for me to be able to do this, having been away from my computer and with other Christians for the weekend, it really made me ready to study and worship the glory of God.

Anyways it is time for me to head out for dinner now, so thats it for this post.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 365

"Give praise to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing of Him, sing His praises; tell of all His wonderful acts." Psalm 105:1-3

I think this is a fitting verse for my last day of doing 365 days of Bible verses. I hope that I have made known what He has done with my blog over the past year. Some verses have jumped out at me, spoken to me and I hope to you, while others I had to search for. I hope that by telling of His wonderful acts over the past year that I have touched some hearts, and made a difference. I know that I have learned a lot in the past year, I have found some new verses to give me faith, keep me strong and to get me through each day. I hope I have done the same for some, if not all of you as well. I will still put up the occasional verse, but most likely not one every day. Thank you to those who have faithfully followed this blog every day.
God Bless, Caitlin

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 364

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

You hear that? God knew we were sinners, and He loved us enough to find a way to make us righteous again! How amazing is that?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 363

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.” Timothy 2:5-6

Can you imagine knowing from the moment that you were born that you were to die young? To dies= so that the people who killed you would have eternal life? I don't know if I could do that. I know I could die for my friends and family, but for the people that wanted to kill me?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 362

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.” Psalm 62:7

I love the sound that there is someone out there protecting me, someone that is my rock and my refuge. There are not many places in the world to take refuge, so I am glad that God has one for me.

I went snowshoeing yesterday. I don't have any pics on my computer yet, so no pics, but it was a blast. Will (the dog I am watching) was allowed to come, and he had fun playing in the snow, and chasing snowballs.

After church today I am going to learn a new hike with Alysha then take Will home.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 361

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Isn't it amazing that we have someone that has overcome the world? How many of us can overcome the world?

Off to do snowshoeing finally...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 360

"Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.t is written,” he said to them, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers." Matthew 21:12-13

I just picked a random verse today, but I think this one is fitting. How many of us make our temples (churches, bodies...) a den of robbers? Not even just with buying and selling, but with wanting more?

Let me know if this makes sense to you. It makes sense in my head, but I am not sure if it does on here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 359

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”Romans 6:23

We are all sinners. There is only/has ever only been one who has not sinned. We need Him to cleanse us. He took our place on the cross to bring us salvation, a new life, and eternal life. That does not mean we do not sin, but it means that He covers our sins in heaven.

I took Will (the dog I am looking after at the moment) to the dog beach with Yvi and Lexie (the dog that the family she works for has). They had a lot of fun, and Will was actually tired.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 358

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

I like knowing that we are blessed when we persevere. I know a lot of the times when I am going through trials, I do not feel blessed, but after reading this verse I know that I may not be blessed (riches, friends,boyfriend, cars...) but I will be blessed down the road (eternal happiness, no pain, no suffering, complete love,eternal life...)

I got a weekend job. It is at a pet store that is about five minute drive away from my house. Pretty much my hours will be
Friday 4:30-9
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11:30-5

Hopefully this extra money will be able to pay off some of my bills, and allow me to buy new clothes (most of my clothes have holes/have been sewn a dozen times :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 357

"Then thundered the horses’ hooves—galloping, galloping go his mighty steeds." Judges 5:22

I chose this passage because I love the sound of horses galloping.

I think my finger is getting better. Some of the coloring is going away (although my nail is just starting to turn colors) if I use it, it feels like a mixture of when your finger gets too cold, and when you have pins and needles.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 356

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

How wonderful does that sound? A tree that never dies, that always has fruit...

We had a bit of a change this weekend as Kristel had to go to Oregon with the family she works for, so we did not go snowshoeing. On Friday the girls went downtown for drinks (I stayed behind as I was not feeling well) Then on Saturday we went to Granville Island, and hot tubbed at Yvi's. Then we slept over at Yvi's and had crepes for breakfast. Then we went to Stanley park. Anna and I rented bikes, and Jo and Agathe rented roller skates. (Yvi owns her own roller skates) and we went around the seawall. Then it was back to Yvi's for hot tub and movie... It was a pretty good weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 355

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a Holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9

I like this verse because it calls us special and chosen. Does it not make you happy to know that you are special and chosen no matter how people in this world view you?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 354

"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains." Mark 13:8

This will probably be my most controversial blog. I debated whether or not to even post this verse, but I decided to give it a go. I am not going all "doomsday" or "end of the world" on you, but am curious as to your thoughts.

There have been many more floods, earthquakes, wars, storms, tsunami's.... you name it, there are more in the last decade than ever before. Do you think this is "the beginning of the birth pains" or do you think it is that our media is more powerful than ever before, and we get more news of all these happenings?

In other news-I slammed my finger in my car door yesterday. It is red and purple, but the swelling is going down, and its not as painful anymore. The pic is not that great, but its the only one I have.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 353

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

I love how He is the "God of Hope" not the god of despair, but the "God of Hope" That gives me hope just reading it. Knowing there is someone out there that powerful that is full of hope, the giver of hope...

Today is our "Girls Weekend" We are going out for St. Patrick's Day (a day late) and then we are crashing at Jo's. On Saturday we are going snowshoeing, then crashing at Yvi's and watching and Australian movie (The Castle or something) then Sunday we are doing Brunch and Granville Island.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 352

“A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1-3

I know I have probably used this verse before, and everyone knows it, but it is such a lovely verse I just had to use it. Every time I read it, I am filled with God's love, and just know that he will be taking care of me.

Yesterday was a crazy day. Alysha took Fern (the one with the bladder infection) to the vet, Then I had to pick her up in the afternoon. I was not in the van the Forrester was, so when I was done work, I had to wait about twenty minutes for him, then Alysha asked me to do her a favor, so I had to run and get another dog from his house (then I realized my leash was still in the van that I had gotten Forrester from, had to go back there, then drop the other dog off at his grandparents, then go to the vet, then finally home...

After a day like that, this verse is very calming

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 351

"Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:31-32

How many of us have our hearts burning for the Lord?

In other news..
Saw Beastly last nigh, not the best remake of Beauty and the Beast out there
We are pet sitting the beagles, and one of them apparently has a bladder infection (she is going to the vet this morning to see...
I have recently been watching "Dollhouse" a TV show about brainwashing

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 350

“then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:10,12

I was reading today on "Indulgences" How the church sells people forgiveness of sin, and then I happened to find this verse. The Bible itself says there is one way to be free of sin, and that is not paying the church...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 349

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8

I have never really seen these verses, or if I have I have never read them as I did this morning. I read them as we cannot just have one thing to make us a "good Christian" It is not just one characteristic. If we just believe in God, we are still lost. We need to be able to grow as Christians, and that includes hanging out with other Christians, reading the Bible, going to Christian retreats...

I have the morning off work, so I tried to sleep in (the dog I have at the moment is very whiny and wants constant attention(worse than Shasta...Now I am calling the silly Ontario government to try and figure out what is going on.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 348

"Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me." 2 Corinthians 12:6-7

How many of us have suffered from "a thorn of the flesh"? Paul's was so great that he considered it a messenger of Satan, sent to torment. How many of us have been in that boat? Yet he kept his faith, in fact he never actually mentions what his "thorn" is. How many of us have enough faith to hold on when things get bad, and to not boast under our own strength then things are good?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 347

"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him." Psalm 126:5-6

I really like this verse, not only because it reminds me of a Steve Bell song, but it reminds me of the joy, and the promise that we have in God. If you look up Joy and Happiness in the dictionary, the definitions are almost the same, even using each other as description. But if you search the Bible, Joy is something that is deep down inside, and even when you are sad, or lonely, you have joy because you have the hope that one day all the tears will be gone, and you will be happy. Joy is something we can have all the time, and happiness is fleeting.

I actually have a day off today, so I slept in till a little after 9 (although I woke up around 7:15, went to the bathroom and then stayed in bed till after 9) Now I am eating poached eggs, and I am going to watch some John Wayne movies.

We went to the Giants vs. Cougars hockey game last might. The Giants lost 8-0 It was pretty impressive. There were several good fights, and we had White Spot burgers!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 346

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:9

I find this is something that I struggle with a lot of the time. I try to look at people from God's perspective, but am always falling short. I am trying to think of something good to think about them instead. For example if I think someone is wearing to much makeup, I try to think about their personality...

I am really mad at the Ontario government at the moment. I sent a cheque of several weeks ago (I owed them money cause I moved to BC, but they paid me the Ontario sales tax credit...) I did not receive anything from them for a few weeks (they cashed my cheque) and guess what came in the mail? That's right. More "You owe us" But they keep sending it to my parents in Ontario. Obviously I DO NOT LIVE IN ONTARIO AS THEY ARE TELLING ME I HAVE TO PAY MONEY FOR NOT LIVING IN ONTARIO!!!!!!!! They cannot be reached by the phone number they say to reach them on, I sent them a letter with my cheque last time, telling them which address to send to, and still nothing. Can I just say we need a better government?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 345

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15

How many of us have known Christians that rub salvation in others faces? They say "I am going to Heaven and you are not because you are a sinner and are going to Hell?" God does not want us to rub it in non Christians faces, but he does want us to have an answer. He wants us to admit our guilt (we are all guilty, we are all sinners, the only difference is that Jesus is covering our sin for us) We need to be able to answer someone when they ask why we have hope, but our answer should not be proud and boastful, it should be humble, praising the Lord for what He has done.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 344

"You have heard it said "you shall not commit adultery", but I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart" Matthew 5:27-28

As I read this verse, I was thinking of all the movies that we watch in this day and age, and how there is always a "hot woman" who runs around half naked. The general consensus is that it is not harmful to just look at naked women (in magazines, books, movies, porn...) but God says it is. When we look at someone else (male or female) and think about how good looking they are, how nice their legs are, how nice their other assets are... we are cheating on our spouses (or future spouses) by having the thoughts we are only supposed to have for them with someone else. I hope I have explained this well enough, it makes sense in my head.

Anna, Carissa and I went to see "Rango" last night. It was pretty funny.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 343

"Then you will call and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help and He will say, here am I" Isaiah 58:9

I came upon this verse last night as I was doing my devotions. I have devotion books that I use, one in the morning and the other at night. At church on Sunday the pastor talked about how only 16% of Christians actually read the Bible every day. I took a look at myself, and realized it is very true. I do my devotions (which have a Bible verse) but I don't actually search my Bible every day. I have decided that (starting yesterday) I will start reading the Bible after doing my devotions every night. This was the verse I found after doing my devotions last night, and I fins it very appropriate.

On another note- I have found a downside to touch phones. I called my parents (at 12:30 am their time) last night by accident. I had not realized this, and managed to hang up on them as well...they called back wondering what was going on. Oops-Sorry again...

I have this morning off, don't have to start till 11:30, then I am working by myself, and I have 5 dogs to pick up, walk and drop off. Then we are going to see Rango tonight.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 342

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24

I think we need to pray this every day. It says in Ephesians to put on the armour of God, and I think every morning this verse will help us to be able to put on that armour.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 341

“[Praise to the LORD] LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1

I think we need to praise God more. Too often we just whine all of our problems to Him, but we fail to notice and exalt Him for the things he has done.

Off for a hike, then to church, then to take Shermann home, then to clean the house...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 340

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7

I think this is a big problem in this day and age (and in the last century leading up to now) No one "impresses" the commandments to their children anymore. People laugh it off when their children do something bad, or they say they will have time to learn that later. I think we need to be telling our children about the Bible, about the commandments, even just about rules in general, when they are young enough that it will imprint on them.

I am off to the dentist today, then we are having someone over to do facials, then church, Shermann goes home, two dogs to hike with, and cleaning the house tomorrow.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 339

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

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 338

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

I think a skunk got hit right outside out house. It stinks inside and out...not too much inside, but I could smell it when I woke up. Not a very nice smell to wake up to.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 337

“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.” Job 23:10-11

I watched "The Eagle" yesterday. It was pretty good, but at the end it was very bromance. Most of the snow has melted, it is raining again.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 336

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25-26

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 335

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

There is still snow this morning...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 334

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

Sorry everyone that today's blog was late. Got off to a weird start with dog sitting, snow, dogs to walk...

It snowed yesterday and today, there is probably a good foot on the ground, but it is raining now so it will be gone soon.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 333

"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24

Friends are very important in this world. When we find a good one, a true one, we need to hold on to them, and to value them appropriately. We cannot take friends for granted, or they may go away.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 332

"Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given." Proverbs 25:11

I used to have a devotion book called Apples of Gold in Baskets of Silver. I saw this verse and decided to use it.

It is actually getting cold here in North Vancouver. It was -9 at night. Brrr (I think I have acclimated, its very sad)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 331

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13

I am sure I have used this verse before but it is special to me, and I really believe it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 330

“Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.” Proverbs 14:22

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 329

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 328

“The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:9-10

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 327

"The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." Proverbs 12:10

I like that the writer lumps these two together. It has been proven that the majority or murderers, rapists and psycho's are cruel to animals first. Imagine that they recognized this years ago.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 326

"This is the day the LORD has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

How many of us actually rejoice that we are alive? The majority of the time, we simply get up, go to work, get home, go to bed, and do it over and over. We need to be thankful that we are still alive. Thankful that we can see the sun rise and set, thankful we can feel the sun on our faces, thankful we have rain keeping our earth alive, thankful that we have friends and family... We are so rich in so many ways. I think it is time to rejoice in each day.

Off to walk three dogs today, two tomorrow, Costco today, we are getting our new washer today...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 325

"For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant."Psalms 143:11-12

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 324

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. ”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Romans 8:35-37

It snowed yesterday. Not a lot, just enough to make the forests pretty (then slushy in the afternoon when the wet snow/rain came)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 323

"The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time." Genesis 6:5

Hmmm, could it be that we are to blame for our own troubles and hardships, by having evil thoughts, and evil hearts?

I saw "The Kings Speech" last night. It was really good. Definitely worth seeing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 322

"And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights." Genesis 7:12

Sometimes I think I know what that must have been like. Yesterday I got so wet, I could squeeze water out of my clothes...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 321

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35

Happy valentines everyone.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 320

"Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Genesis 4:1

This is what is being left out in today's world. We need to remember to say "with the help of the Lord" we can do nothing on our own.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 319

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:6-7

Yay our stove is being installed this weekend! Now we might need a new washing machine...its broken again

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 318

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

More people need to pay attention to these verses, instead of just have them hanging on a calendar in their houses. (especially married couples need to look at this)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 317

"Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife." Proverbs 21:19

I picked this one because it was in my devotions about John Wesley this morning.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 316

"We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3

I think we need to start telling other Christians how much we appreciate them, and how glad we are that we have other Christians, other godly people to talk to and confide in, and seek help from.

Tonight I am donating blood, then tomorrow is Bible study, Friday is a young adults and youth group get together, and Saturday I have two dogs to walk...Busy Busy again...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 315

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Mathew 5:43-45

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 314

“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

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 313

He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:46-49

I like this verse because I have always felt very strongly towards missionary work, but have never been able to afford to do it (and still cannot) so I support the missionaries as much as I can, and I truly hope others do as well.

Whistler was great yesterday. It was a nice sunny day, not too cold. Anna and Yvi had a blast tubing, and Kristel and I had fun sitting around a fire watching them.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 312

“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” Psalm 33:4-5

Off to do nothing at Whistler...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 311

"He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:1-2

I like this one (almost the same as yesterday's)because I like the thought of having a stronghold, a fortress...

Going up to Whistler tomorrow with the girls. I will be watching Anna and Yvi tube, as I don't have the money to tube, and Kristel hurt her knee, so she will just be watching as well.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 310

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16

God is definitely my fortress. I know I can run to Him when I need help, protection or comfort.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 309

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him" 1 Corinthians 2:9

I truly believe that God has prepared something for me, and I just need to have the patience to receive it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 308

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 307

"When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Luke 18:22

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 306

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

Sometimes it is very hard to be humble and gentle, let alone to someone that really annoys you, but in the end, we will see the benefit of being nice to others.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 305

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35

I have always had serving positions, whether as a nanny, cashier, dog walker, stable hand... I have never really aspired to be the highest position in a company, but it is true that without the lowest, there would be nothing done, so maybe the lowest is really the highest...This makes sense to me, but if it does not make sense to you, let me know.

I am off to pick up a dog to pet sit till February 4th, then I am off for a 1-2 hour hike, then clean the house...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 304

"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 303

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


The red curve line is what the neck is supposed to be at. The spine is supposed to be straight for the back one, and my jaw is crooked to the right in the one with my jaw...

Day 302

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10

The chiropractor did not email the x-rays (even though I called to remind them, so I will try for today.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 301

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

So Anna has been going to a chiropractor here, and he is a nice guy. You can put down up to five people you think will benefit and if they call within a week of you giving them the business card, you can get a consultation and x-rays for $50 (free x-rays) So I went, and my neck is pretty bad... My mid back is a little bad, and my lower back has a nice curve, but a little too soon. He is going to email me the x-rays, so I will put them up here when I get home from work. He likes to see patients three times a week for the first two months, and then twice a week, then once a week... I am trying to sit properly, stand properly... He has a very reasonable rate, but I have to wait till my paycheck clears to go again... (and get adjusted...) He explains that when your spine degenerates (is injured) its not just the spine, it is the spinal cord, which effects everything, bladder, heart, liver, nerves... so if your spinal cord curves, the nerves pinch, cause problems...

Gotta go to work now, x-rays to follow

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 300

"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1

Yay! only 65 days left!

I looked at a few SUV's but the salesman said I should look at a few hatchbacks. My fear was that a hatchback was to small, then you got into station wagons, but he found one that was a good size, and the seats fold in different ways, so it would be good...It is the Honda Fit. The ones they have at the moment are $13,000 (basic) to $21,000 (sport model) I need the one in between (about $15,000-$17,000) The salesman was pretty sure that whatever I had left on my loan would be paid off if I sold my car privately or even traded it in (he was telling me I would get a better deal to sell it privately, but I am worried about fake cheques if I was to do that...) I am not ready to buy anything yet, but now I at least know what I like...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 299

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5

I don't know about you, but I lack wisdom...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 298

"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." John 14:21

Yay it is the weekend!!! I got home at 1 after babysitting. Woke up at 7, but went back to sleep till 10. Gonna go for a hike and a grocery shop today, maybe go test drive SUV's tomorrow. (I want to trade my car in/ sell my car and buy a new SUV, as I am doing a lot of dogsitting, and there are a lot of dogs that come with cages, food, beds... its hard to fit it all in my car, and it is hard to keep my car clean as the dogs jump in the front seat, they are would be nice to section them off in an SUV.) Any one have a good SUV that they think I should get the same one?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 297

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 296

“[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3

This verse always seems to pop up just when I am doing the worst, or close to doing the worst. This month is going to be a little hard on money as the Ontario government says I owe them money, I need a transmission fluid change, my laptop is starting to have more and more problems...

I can take heart in this verse because I know I have been tested before, and I have come out of it all right, so I know I can this time as well.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 295

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Mathew 7:12

How many out there knew that the golden rule came from the Bible?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 294

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us." 1 John 1:8-10

I for one know that I am a sinner. How many of you will admit that?

Today I get rid of Baruch (the doberman) and I thought I would have a nice break till the next dog on the 29...yesterday, Alysha asked me if I wanted Sekona. So now I have Sekona from today till the 28, then Bailey from the 29-Feb 4...

But at least that will be my next month rent paid...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 293

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.” Philippians 2:14-16

This verse is good for me today, as I feel like grumbling since I still have not caught up on sleep since my really late night... I woke up, and my first thought was, I don't want to go to work, I want to sleep... (not very good thought...)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 292

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

Grocery shopping, a hike, and sleep today!!! Was babysitting till 4:15 am last night...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 291

Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:9-11

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 290

“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” 1 John 4:20-21

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 289

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Mathew 25:37-40

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 288

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 2:26-28

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 287

“When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:5-6

I really love this verse because it shows God as out protector and our helper, and He listens to us, and He never leaves us.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 286

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16

This is not just a do as I say situation, it is a do as I say and do as I do. How many if us can say both?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 285

"Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel, and made all who were in Israel worship the LORD their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the LORD the God of their ancestors." 2 Chronicles 34:33

Went to the Aquarium yesterday. I now have an annual membership, if anyone wants to go with me, I can get you a %20 discount. Saw Yogi Bear. It was funny in parts, better than I expected it to be, but parts of it were still kind of silly.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 284

“Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.” Amos 5:14-15

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 283

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:18

Cooper is finally going home!!! Yay no more little annoying dog!!!

Have to go to the airport to pick up Justin, then we are going to a pub for Yvi and Kristel's birthday outing...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 282

“[Be Holy] Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.” 1 Peter 1:13

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 281

“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:16-17

Busy Busy Busy again. After Morgan went home, I had all of 2 days with only one dog. Then I got Finn for two days (he was great) now I have Sekona for two nights, then I have just Cooper for a day, then Justin comes the day I get rid of Cooper, then Sunday I get Stella, and have her for either four or eight days (they do not know yet) then I may have Baruch for a week. Then January 29 I get Bailey for a week or so. Today is Yvi's birthday, and Monday (the day Justin goes home) is Kristel's birthday...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 280

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny day! It is supposed to be a little snowy today. So far no sign of that.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 279

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,” Titus 2:11-12

I don't know about you, but I need practice with this verse. My self control is not very good

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 278

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

People in this day and age seem to be preoccupied with living as long as possible. I think it is not age that matters. I know some 20 year olds that have lived more than some 90 year olds. Even the Bible says we need to number our days...

PS- Never watch BBC's Robin Hood- the ending of season two is very disappointing!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 277

"The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark;both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire.” Isaiah 1:31

Happy New Year everyone. I was out at Kristel's and we played some games, then we went to Yvi's and watched the Feuerzangenbowle. That is where they have a hot mulled wine, put a sugar cone over the bowl, pour rum on it, and light it on fire. It was pretty cool to watch. The alcohol was so strong I though I was gonna get drunk just from smelling it. We welcomed the new year there, then I came back home, and watched TV till 3 (as I was not really tired) I woke up at 8:30, but went back to sleep till 12.