Sunday, May 16, 2010

in the desert.

I know, i JUST posted a blog but.... this really blessed me, I hope it blesses you, whether you're in the desert, leaving it, or entering it.

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert.
Exodus 3:1

It seems God often plants His people in the desert before He uses them.

Elijah was a man of the desert.

John the Baptist grew up in the desert regions of the Dead Sea.

Paul spent the three years following his conversion in the deserts of Arabia.

John the revelator was banished to the desert isle of Patmos.

Like you, I have gone through desert times, dry seasons when I have wondered, “Lord, where’s Your presence and where’s Your power?” But, as the years have gone by, I have come to understand that those desert times are imperative if I am to be one who is not dependent upon my feelings or my emotions. Desert seasons are essential for me to come to a place where I can say, “Lord, You promised You would be with me. You promised You would never leave me no matter how dry the times might be or how solitary the setting might seem. The fact of the matter is, Your Word has been given and You’re teaching me to stand upon it rather than sink in my own emotions.”

Over the years, I have seen lots of talented people in all sorts of ministries fall away because their emotions, rather than the Word, dictated their walk. Emotions go up and down. Emotions are fickle. Emotions are affected by how our job is going, how our family is doing, or how much pizza we had the previous evening. But because God wants us to be stable and solid, to walk by faith and not by feelings, He will put us into a desert place where we, like Moses, must learn to be content and say, “Lord, You’ve given me the promise of Your Word. And that is all I need.”

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy

Birthdays and golf.

Since my graduation was on Nick's birthday we decided to celebrate a week later. So we had some friends over for game night. It was a blast :)

We had chili dogs and Nachos! don't worry you health nuts, there was fruit and veggies there too ;)

I made this birthday cake for Nick for his birthday game night :) It includes white cake, vanilla frosting, almond joy pieces, and white chocolate covered pretzels..... all his favorites :)

My sister, Kendall, her birthday is coming up so this weekend we had a BBQ for her with our immediately family.

This was her birthday present! What a cool bike huh? don't worry you safety guards, my dad's getting her a helmet ;)

Today Nick and I went golfing with his parents... well, they went golfing, i joined them and enjoyed the outdoors, it was so nice!

We had a blast out there :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Today I graduated with my BA in Liberal Studies from California Baptist University!
I am no longer an undergrad but a Graduate Student!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!
It was also Nick's bday and my dad put his name on a piece of cake. :)
The pics are of me and Jillian, then a silly one of Kc, Michelle, Bethany and myself spelling 2010. and finally the last is of myself and Nick.....

Graduate school aka school for credential in 10 days............ :)