Sunday, June 11, 2006

Deliverance at Hand
district convention 2006!
what a great weekend. it is so amazing how jehovah always provides exactly what we need when we need it. and for me, even beyond just the information that was recieved. i was able to visit with some dear friends that have really encouraged me to keep going in my service and to stay strong.
the talks this year were terrific. very specific and to the point and direct. the end of this system is so close. it was very good hearing the encouragement to stay focused and realize just how close it is. there is so much that can side-track us or that satan can use to seduce us away. good reminders. and the interviews and demonstrations were great. they felt so real.
here are some points and quotes that i enjoyed:
  • Jehovah has already taken steps to deliver us in sending his son to earth and making arangements for our ransom. He yearns to deliver us.
  • we already recieve blessing from the ransom including forgivness of sins. jehovah "spot cleans" us until we can be completely removed of sin in paradise.
  • "The desire we have to serve does not come from within, it comes from holy spirit." -Sterling Hedberg
  • we all have a place within jehovah's congregation that we should embrace and cherrish.
  • jehovah delivers us today from painful things we go through. he may not take away the problems but he sill give us the power and wisdom to deal with it.
  • the angels are actively involved in the ministry work today. they are helping obedient humans to succeed.
  • we have every reason to have confidence in future protection, deliverance,a dn escape from our heaven ly father. he is the "provider of escape."
  • our survival depends on obedience.
  • Don't please men. Seek to please Jehovah and that will please all those who love God.
  • we have a share in helping others to have diliverance.
  • marriage creates a oneness of purpose--always working together to serve Jehovah.
  • new explanations on some of jesus' illustrations.
  • the drama was AMAZING!! jeff and kelly were in it. we had special effects!! ;)
  • "So many can measure cost, but not many can measure value." -Brother Jones (visiting speaker)
  • "The convention is our chance to stop and re-group." -Brother Jones

i won't give away the new realease but i know that everyone will enjoy it and the talk accompanying it. i've already started reading! :) it was really just a wonderful weekend. what a true blessing from jehovah.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

there is nothing that clean jeans and diamond earings can't fix!

WHAT A DAY!!! we are now moved into our house. everything is out of our 2 huge storage units. dad got a big u-haul and lots of brothers came to help and we got everything moved in one load. it is so amazing how much stuff we have. it is nice to get it all back though. its funny how you can miss things. it even smelled good. i missed our "house" smell.

we've all been working sooo hard lately. sweating and messy. we were invited to dinner at the freel's tonight, so i put on some clean jeans and my new diamond earings. it made me feel better.

the next couple weeks are going to be pretty crazy. on wednesday after work i'm heading up north to see Kelly and go to the convention in PG. i am soo excited about it. on my way up i'm stopping in kelowna to pick up our bridesmaid dresses. so i'll pretty much have a wedding in my trunk with all the dresses. haha. i'm looking forward to the drive up. about 8 hours or so by myself in the car. i'm in desperate need of some alone time, so i'm looking forward to that.

then i'll be home the next wednesday for service and work, only to leave that night to go to wenatchee. i've got a day of training at the bank there on thursday so i'm staying with hannah and caleb and making a nice trip out of it. can't wait for that.

then on friday i'll come home from wenatchee, work, then head up to summerland for the weekend. i've got a good "sister weekend" planned with megan and katrina. we're doing out age shirt thing again for this year when we get matching shirts made with all our ages on them. that should be fun. i'm missing them. they're getting so old so fast.

well, hopefully everything goes well. i can't wait! its great having a car again so that i can travel like this. i've really been missing it! :)

Friday, June 02, 2006

when all i can do is update !

i can't beleive that its been so long since i've posted. life is just crazy. but really, when isn't it?

so:

  • i went to my first concert (yeah floater!!!) in spokane with nick and everyone. what a fun night and weekend!

  • we finally got the keys to our new house. we've spent the past week or so ripping out carpet, painting, putting in tile and the new carpet went in this afternoon. it looks so good. tomorrow we're unloading the storage units. i'm looking forward to it. i got to paint my room the colors that i wanted (a dark chocolate brown and a bright garden green) and my dad put a hole in the wall so that two previous bedrooms are now one bedroom for me. it turned out pretty cool.
  • got some bad news....my grandmother has breast cancer. i still don't think that i've fully grasped the fact. kind of in a daze about it. quite shocking. and i'm scared....
  • i met jen's new love interest: nathan. he's hot. fun to have someone new to talk about. i'm sick of being in omak.
  • work is going well. i'm headed to wenatchee in a couple weeks to do a day long training in the branch down there. that should be cool.
  • i'm leaving on wednesday to go up north for the convention in PG. planning on pick in up our bride's maid dresses in kelowna and i'm taking kelly's dress up too. so there is going to be a "wedding in my trunk" ! haha. its going to be nice being up north. i've been away too long. i need some real mountains and cool breeze. i can't wait. and kelly and jeff are in the drama. cool eh?
  • really hungry right now. really...

g'nite for now.... :)