Friday, February 20, 2009

The Moon.

I have always been amazed my the stars and the moon. I don't know why but I have always enjoyed looking up into the sky and seeing the beautiful sky that the Lord created. One of my favorite things to do is look at the stars. I guess its probably because it puts life back into perspective for me, of just how small I am and what a Great God I serve. 
The other night after church Nick and I looked up on the way out to the car and we saw this, I usually am not able to get a good pic but I took my iphone out and took one and it turned out pretty nice, the clouds were moving so fast. Anyway, here it is. :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ramona HS Free Smoothie day

Today was my Free Smoothie Day event with Ramona HS. From 3-5 anyone with a valid Ramona HS ID could come to my work and get a free 16 ounce classic smoothie. It turned out very well. I even had the banana suit on (well my mgr made me put it on lol) and I invited their mascot and decorated the store with balloons and wrote on the door with window markers. It was super busy at one point we had a line out the door to Popeye's. I passed out info on fundraisers and also let them know of our myspace site. (just in case you are curious it is
Anyway about 375 students came. This was my second free day event, my other one was with La Sierra Academy. 

I have been put in charge of fundraising and getting to know our community so if anyone is interested in fundraising for anything, let me know :)

P.S. the pic of me in the banana suit was taken by Kendall, her and Justin were driving by and saw me and stopped and Justin was yelling "Free hugs from the banana" it was so embarrassing

Resting in Him

February 19

And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come. 
John 2:2-4 

As a young woman of perhaps fourteen or fifteen years of age, Mary had become miraculously pregnant by the Spirit of God. Yes, she was highly favored by God and blessed among women. But she also must have become the subject of speculation and slander, raised eyebrows and wagging tongues. Thus, for thirty years, she had lived with the knowledge that her character had been unjustly maligned.

Is it not possible that at this point, she looked to her Son not only for wine, but for vindication, thinking that if people could only see Who He really was, perhaps they would at last see the truth about her as well?

‘Woman ... Mary ... Mother...’ Jesus said in response,
‘I better than anyone know you have been waiting.
I better than anyone know how you have been hurt.
I better than anyone understand your situation.
But it is not time to rectify everything ...
Not quite yet.’

So too, oftentimes, I think we ask the Lord to do something which will get us off the hook, or make us look a little better; smooth our road, or lighten our load. Like Mary’s, our requests might sound very noble, very generous, very altruistic — but in reality, they’re self-centered. And in such instances, Jesus might whisper in our hearts, as He did to Mary, ‘What have I to do with thee? This is not the hour. This is not the time. This is not the place. The problem will be solved. Your reputation will be salvaged. The provision will be made. The healing will be enjoyed. But not yet. Mine hour is not yet come.’

Daniel was in a place of prominence and tremendous authority in Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom. Then, when he was about sixty-five years old, Nabonidus came into power and Daniel was removed from office. For twenty years, Daniel is not seen in the narrative given to us in the book that bears his name — until the day Belshazzar called for him to interpret the mysterious writing on the wall (Daniel 5:13). When Darius the Mede seized control of the kingdom shortly thereafter, Daniel was placed in a position of prominence once again. Thus, for twenty years, Daniel was not used in ministry, nor did he hold a position of responsibility. But Daniel, being a man of integrity, did what we must do: he remained ready.

Be like Daniel. Don’t say, ‘I’ve been saved for two years now,’ or ‘I’ve been walking with the Lord for five years, and nothing’s happening, so I think I’ll just go to the movies, join the city softball league, or take up bird watching.’ Folks, it is your job and my job to be ready — to walk with the Lord, spend time in the presence of the Lord, learn about the Lord so that when Belshazzar says, ‘What does this mean?’ like Daniel, we can say, ‘I’ll tell you, because for twenty years I’ve been in touch with God. For twenty years, I’ve been in the place of prayer. For twenty years, I’ve been close to the Lord.’

Radical transformation will occur in your walk with the Lord when you realize He’s the Master and you’re not. He’s the King, and you’re the subject. He’s the Boss, and you’re the servant. Your job is not to order Him, or even to make suggestions to Him. Your place is to be ready for Him, and to rest in Him.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testatment.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is my 5th blog today lol.
I didn't mean to post all of these today, I just haven't been able to get around to posting them so I figured I would post them all now. Anyway..... 
Here's a pic of some wonderful Cheesecake Nick and I ordered at The Cheesecake Factory. One of our favorite places to go :) It was delicious!

The Famous Sandwich.

Here it is, the famous sandwich I have been telling all of you about. :)

Art 4

This is the last project that I turned in. It is on what is called scratchboard. It is a special paper that is all black then you use tools to scratch it off  to make a picture. What is left is the white that you see.. This was difficult because you cannot mess up, there is no erasing because once you scratch it off it is gone. This was supposed to be of a pet and made into a "stamp" anyway here is how it turned out, this is my moms bird. :) 

just for a laugh.

On Monday I got to open at work ( I LOVE opening!) It was pouring Monday, which meant it would be slow so I decided, for the first time, to put the banana suit on and run around the parking lot in the rain. It was so funny because people driving through would stop and look and it was so much fun, I know I look really dumb but it was fun to do something silly and it made a little time go by faster. :)


WARNING: This post is more of a way to vent than anything.

Lately it seems that there is never an end to the work load. I am in class right now, but writing a blog :) is one thing after another and there is always something to do. I am starting to feel the pressure, I have so many observation hours to do and I am trying to think of time when I can do them. It is hard to go to school and work and have a life in the midst of those things. I know I know it'll be ok the moment I am just happy to have completed everything I needed to so far this week. I cannot wait until I am done with school. It will be so nice. Spring break is coming up and I am so excited. It will be nice not to have to go to class. I am hoping that our break is at a different time than everyone elses so that I can use that week to get all of my observations done. We shall see.....
Last night was nice, Nick and I made a delicious homemade meal. It was Fettucini Alfredo with Callyflower garlic bread and raspberry lemonade. It was so nice. Nick's job was to prepare the bread, all of it tasted so yummy :)

I have a new Art project to post I just keep forgetting so be ready to see..... :) the one I am working on now is difficult, they just keep getting harder. I have really enjoyed creating art pieces but it is so time consuming. But it is nice to just relax and create something (its kind of hard to relax though bc I have become more of a perfectionist since this class started)

Thursday, February 12, 2009


February 12

And after that they durst not ask him any question at all. 
Luke 20:40 

The scribes and Pharisees did not dare question Jesus any more. Why? They heard the words He spoke, the logic He displayed — and they were completely silenced in their cynicism. But you and I have an even greater proof before us than the words He spoke, for we, unlike the scribes and Pharisees, can look at the Cross. 

You who shrug your shoulders in apathy, look at His shoulder and see it ripped apart by the flagellum, yet bearing a Cross which should have been yours.

You who shake your fist because things aren’t happening the way you think they should, see His hand not clenched but open, pierced by a nail. 

You who have walked away from the Lord in anger or drifted away in busyness, look at His feet and see them pinned to a beam of wood, bleeding for you.

The word ‘crux’ meaning ‘cross’, the crux of every matter is indeed the Cross. Does God love me even when the job doesn’t work out like I thought it would, even when people don’t treat me the way I think they should, even if I’m not healed in the way I hoped I would be, even if I’m not understanding what’s happening presently? The crux of each of these matters is the Cross. 

It is in Cross-examining that which is happening in my life, it is looking at everything through the lens of Calvary, that I have absolute assurance that, although I may not understand it, everything taking place in my life is for my good because if Jesus loved me enough to die for me, surely He will do what’s best concerning me. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, perhaps the greatest of the modern German theologians, said this: ‘The words why, when, where, and how are all words of the faithless. The only word spoken by a man or woman of faith is ‘Who’. And the ‘Who’ will lead you to Him.’

What gave Bonhoeffer the authority to say this? Living in Germany in the 1940’s, he began to publicly call for the overthrow of Hitler. As a result, in 1943, SS officers broke into the church where he was preaching and hauled him off to a concentration camp. Upon his arrival, the commandant said, ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the famous preacher and writer, come up here and address the assembly. I will give you two minutes.’

‘I don’t need two minutes,’ Bonhoeffer said, ‘just two words: Watch me.’

Although the Nazis beat him mercilessly, every time they lifted a hand or used a club, Bonhoeffer would smile, lift his eyes towards heaven, and say, ‘Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.’ He shared a portion of every meal with either a fellow prisoner or one of the Nazi guards. He was constantly smiling, constantly praying, constantly loving — to the point that revival began to break out in the concentration camp — not because of a word he said, but because of what he did. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was killed April 9, 1945. He could have asked why, but instead He asked Who — and was satisfied.

If I had the power, I would change the punctuation for the language of the believer. I would eradicate the question mark and replace it with the mark of a cross. Whenever people are asking questions, put the mark of the Cross at the end, and you will find every question answered conclusively.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testatment.

Mmmmmm :)

My status on facebook last night was....
"Allison loves turkey, provolone, lettuce, and avocado sandwiches with hot cheetos and rasberry lemonade :) I'm addicted"
I just thought I would share this with all of you non facebookers bc I really
Do! If you haven't had one, you must try one sometime, I especially like them with squaw bread... I usually buy them built to order from wandas but last night nick and I bought the stuff and I made them, they were DELICIOUS! (Nicks wasn't as good, he had mayo and no avocado, well I'm sure it was good to him but to me, mine was WAY more tasty :) )

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nicks first ticket

Today Nick got his first ticket. It was for and at the same exact location of my first ticket. This is his first in 3 years of driving...look at his sad/mad/disappointed face, isn't it depressing? lol 
Anyway it was for not completely stopping at the stop sign by my house...sad day....(funny because today it has officially been 5 months since we got together....for those of you who are slow, its funny bc its supposed to be a happy day lol)

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I'm on my break at work right now, I don't feel too good, I've been coughing a lot, I really just want to leave, prob bc I just don't feel like working. It's so funny how I find myself wanting more hours but also wanting to leave early when I'm actually at work. Anyway this was a random blog, I know.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

The Farmers Market...

This morning I had some errands to run so...
on my way i saw the farmers market, I remember when I was little going there every once in a while with my mom or aunt. I remember it being so cool, they sell flowers and fruit and vegetables and so many other cool things...anyway....
I had some extra time, so on my way home I stopped and it is as cool as I remember it being... there are so many cool things sold there, I walked past the flowers and they smelled soooo good and they were so pretty, I love flowers :) I was walking past the various booths they were asking "would you like to sample anything?" just as I remember as a kid. Everyone there is so friendly, I know I know thats because they want you to buy stuff from them, but nevertheless they were so nice. Anyway... The Farmers market is on Friday mornings in the Sears Parking lot, if you haven't been, go check it out sometime. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Waiting for Class

Jillian and I never take pics and we are waiting for our next class (my least favorite) so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and take a pic :)
**Michelle is to my left on her comp**

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This is my art project that I turned in today, it was my hardest yet, I am not too thrilled with how it turned out but we had to use an exacto knife to cut the white paper (it is all connected so you had to make sure you don't cut the wrong part) then you have to glue it to the black page anywho this is it, just in case you can't tell it's a symmetrical project of a skyline with a moon in the background...

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Monday, February 2, 2009

This weekend...

....was such a blessing.
The Lord is always faithful to show up at camp. I was blessed by the girls in my group and was encouraged in so many ways throughout the weekend. The Lord really reminded me of His Faithfulness. Something the Lord showed me was just that "it is all worth it". I know that so many times I feel like I just don't want to do the things I know I need to, it is so easy to just do what makes life easy but when we do what the Lord desires of us, whether its sacrificing sometime, talking to someone He puts on our heart or just doing the right thing, it is always worth it in the end, Always!
The Lord also allowed me to fully comprehend another idea. I have always heard and loved the song "Blessed be the name of the Lord" but it wasn't until this weekend that my eyes were opened to what that really means. I feel like it is so many times that I am telling the Lord, "don't take that, I won't be able to take it" or "I would not be able to handle if this happens" but all in all I know that no matter what, whether He gives or takes away my response will be "blessed be your name, Lord"

Here are some pics from the weekend :)