Sunday, November 25, 2012

Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord

"Humble Thyself in the sight of the Lord... and He shall lift you up... higher and higher.. and He shall lift you up"

this song from way back in the day randomly came to me this morning.  Made me think about the good old days at AWANA scholarship camp, though at the time I was not always excited to be there haha it truely was a great place and big blessing!

it is just one of those incredibly gorgeous snowy days outside that made me curl up in sweatpants with a cup of coffee and realize it has once again been a long time since I have sat and reflected on my life. 

So here we go... life at this moment: incredibly thankful for how, even though I do not constantly depend on our Lord for my every need as I should, He keeps providing me with my every need, perfectly.  He gave me an amazing new job this past fall right when I needed one, He allowed my mom, sister and me the absolutely PERFECT vacation that we could not have planned even if we tried, He placed amazing friends in my life who cook for me, spend time with me, and watch over me, He provided a place for me to live, a car to drive, a smartphone to talk to my family down in ND/MN, I always have enough food, clothing, and warmth, there is so much beauty on this earth that I take joy hiking, biking, running outdoors in, He brings random dog sitting opportunities so that even though I cannot currently have a dog of my own, I have plenty I get to play with :)

I realize I do not give Him the credit He deserves for all of this in my life.  I truely am blessed.  Most of all I have His endless love and mercy.  Honestly, who am I that the Lord of the universe would die for me so that I could live? Speechless. and Joyful!

Goal: get on my knees and start praying everyday.  It has been FAR too long since I have done this but I am excited to see changes come about because I believe that is power in prayer.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Life in this Moment of Time

Realized it has been a while since I have posted.. perfect timing though really, reading back all about my amazing times last summer as a new summer approaches and new amazing adventures await! :)

My two year anniversary living in Juneau, Alaska just happened a few days ago, wow. I left behind family and friends for a place that drew me in and fits me like a glove.  I have had adventures and experiences I never would have even dreamed of. 

My four year anniversary of the first time I drove off of the ferry is coming up in a few days.  Alison and I were talking about this and how that marks 4 years of a beautiful friendship! I remember falling in love with this place instantly and knowing I would be back to stay for a stretch.

Big changes have consistantly happened every few months since being here.. jobs, living situations, friends, health, car problems.. of course the one constant has always been my Lord.  "He is my Rock, He is my Fortress, He is my Deliverer, in Him will I trust.. Praise the name of Jesus"

Life is a rollercoaster, we are along for the ride and there really is not much we can truly control.  However, we can make the most of what we are given.  My current and long lasting motto... Life is one Giant Dance Party!! Let loose, Enjoy!

Most Amazing Recent Adventure... Earthcruising to Herbert Glacier 12-3 in the morning with headlamps! (Except for Nick who had to rely on Chad's light for guidance..) shout out to my new friend Samantha, welcome to Juneau!

Also welcome back to my main hiking buddy Sara, I have missed you!

Sad goodbye to Cole and Lisa... my craft teacher/buddy, faithful trilogy watchers, amazing chefs, and good friends they have become like family! Good luck with life back in "The Good Life" of Nebraska :)

Also to Connie who is embarking onto bigger and better challenges down in "The Land of 10,000 Lakes" MinnesOta! I will miss you greatly