Wednesday, December 28, 2011
With the cash in hand, we get our picture taken. We change back into our original clothes and returned everything to JC Penney.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
This year for Christmas, I have a few request for the People's City Mission:
1. I would like it if my employer would provide the staff with batons and tasers. I really do feel like my words would be taken much more seriously and treated with much more authority, if I had these tools at my disposal.
2. A drunk tank would be awesome.
3. The Mission would be a lot more fun, if we had a ball pit. The majority of our guests missed out in life because they were born into a pre-ball pit society.
Honestly, the batons and tasers are probably unreasonable and a bit too violent. The drunk tank is a good idea but probably not going to happen. And the ball pit, might enable the men to never want to leave, so um, maybe a bad investment?
But this holiday season, I find some resolution in knowing that across the Atlantic, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, understands. He summarizes the situation at the Mission best.
"Irresponsibility. Selfishness. Behaving as if your choices have no consequences. Children without fathers. Schools without discipline. Reward without effort.Crime without punishment. Rights without responsibilities. Communities without control. Some of the worst aspects of human nature tolerated, indulged – sometimes even incentivised – by a state and its agencies that in parts have become literally de-moralised.
So do we have the determination to confront all this and turn it around? I have the very strong sense that the responsible majority of people in this country not only have that determination; they are crying out for their government to act upon it. And I can assure you, I will not be found wanting."
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
|Starbucks-San Luis Obispo|
|Rheu-Iowa State Fair|
|Dance Party-Bobbys Jungle|
|Lance getting slapped in the face|
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
You may not know me, but I know everything about you-Psalms 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up-Psalms 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways-Psalms 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered-Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image-Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being-Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring-Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived-Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation-Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.-Psalms 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live.-Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made-Psalms 139:14
I knit you together in your mother’s womb-Psalms 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born-Psalms 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. -John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love- 1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you- 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father- 1 John 3:1
I offer you more then your earthly father ever could-Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect Father-Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand- James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs- Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope-Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love- Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts towards you are countless as the sands on the seashore- Psalms 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing- Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you- Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession- Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul- Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things- Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me- Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart- Psalms 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires- Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine- Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you –Psalms 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart- Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away ever tear from your eyes –Revelation 21:3-4
And I’ll take all the pain you have suffered on this earth- Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus- John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed- John 17:26
He is t the exact representation of my being- Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you- Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins-2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you- 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything that I loved the I might gain your love –Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me- 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again- Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen- Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father- Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is- will you be my child? – John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you-Luke 15:11-32
Monday, August 1, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
I am trying to make things happen and in the process I am worrying a lot. Sleeplessness invades my nights, I toss and I a turn, playing every scenario over in my head. I am worried about money. I am worried that I will not find a job. I worry that I am not good enough. I worry about the house. I think about the paint on the house. I think about the floors in the house. I think about who will buy the house. I think about the windows in the house. I think a lot about the house! I think a lot about a host of things, whom will I marry? Is my car going to make it another year? I just want to stop thinking!
I try to stop thinking, so I talk to God. But talking to God doesn’t stop my thinking.
Echoes of angels beckon me, rest it is the Sabbath. And then I realize, I ONLY HAVE ONE RESPONSIBILITY AND THAT IS TO KNOW GOD, NOTHING COULD MATTER MORE! All of the things I worry about, are things I want to do for God. It is not my responsibly to make any of these things happen. I just have to surrender. Sometimes I get too consumed in what I want to offer God, that I forget to just spend time with Him.
“To obey God, we must love Him, and to know Him, we must spend time with Him, at His feet learning who He really is.
The better we know God, the more we will love Him, the more we love Him, the better we will serve Him. Genuine service for God can only spring from a genuine knowledge of Him.” –Doug Batchelor
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
The past feels safe, while the future always tends to entertain uncertainty. I feel it, right now! I feel insecure and unsure about my immediate future. I wonder will I secede at flipping and selling another house? Will I find a job? Will I have enough money? How will I move from this moment to the next? I close my eyes, trying to recreate and cling to moments in my mind when I felt sureness and confidence. I think about Prague, Florida Hospital, and academy. I think about summer camp and colporteuring. And in this moment, I realize that none of these experiences were secure or sure at the time, they are only safe now because I have lived them. We have nothing to fear for the future, except, as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history. “ Life Sketches, 196
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Out of the noise generated by a multitude of travelers waiting about the vast waiting room of the Sacramento Train Station comes a announcement echoing over the public address system: “May I have your attention…please…Amtrak California Zephyr…train 6…scheduled to depart at 11:09 A.M. for Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and intermediate points…is ready for boarding on track 2!”
I am fond of traveling by train. Trains have alluring names like: Broadway Limited, Coast Starlight, and Empire Builder. There is a certain romance to it that can’t be found in flying, especially with today’s pesky TSA agents and airlines every scheming plans to charge for basic services.
As I say good-bye to Lance, I think to myself, he most definitely is my worst best friend ever! But he is also my best friend. It is strange how a person can fill both of those parts in my heart, at the same time. Boarding the train, I also realize, I am wearing the same outfit I wore the day Emily and I left Lincoln, ironic huh?