Thursday, June 30, 2005
Once in Canon Beach, Amy showed us all the favorites, including Bruce's Candy Kitchen where you get the best salt water taffy. It was SO good.
This was my first time EVER in Canon Beach! It was too cold for my taste! Still very fun! Here's the famous haystack rock from Goonies!
Today, I went to Canon Beach with Amy and her friends, Ryan & Natalie. We stopped to see the largest tree of it's kind (don't ask me what kind) in the U.S.
Here's a shot I took from the train last night. This is in Tacoma, isn't it beautiful. I went down to see my friend Amy in Portland. We're driving back together on friday. I don't get to spend much time with her since she moved, so I'm glad to finally get to visit.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Monday, June 27, 2005
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Time is, in it’s simplest form, a measuring unit. It is used to measure duration.
Can a unit of measurement be created?
For example, the yard. A man can create the yardstick. A tool which is used to measure the yard. But does that mean the yard was created at the same time as the yardstick, or had it been there all along?
You cannot ever take away length, width, nor height from an object. Neither can you remove it’s time. Those units have always been and will always be. You can’t change them. The object can change yes, but length, width, and height will not. An inch will always be an inch, whether you can measure it or not.
Was time non-existent before the sun dial? Of course not, that would be absurd. It has always been.
What happens when we apply this logic to the God of the universe?
Friday, June 24, 2005
Here's James, my talented guide. He probably could've made it up and back in half the time we took. But he was very patient! What a guy!
This morning I arose early and went up Mount Si with a friend. What an awesome time! I loved it! I hadn't been hiking in a while and it was so nice to get out there.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
By a show of hands, how many think I should work with a photography studio in yakima for a year?
I had some red vines while organizing my room.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Monday, June 20, 2005
A day only the Lord could make. It's the last day of spring, but I'm sure there will be plenty of rain still. I could use a new season in my life. I feel restless for something more. Everything seems so meaningless right now. Still, I will press on. I will trust in my God.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Tonight I went with Candice to the Spaghetti Factory in Tacoma to celebrate her birthday (it's on monday) with all her friends. We had a party of about 20. It was great fun. I didn't really know anyone other than her parents and her boyfriend, so it was nice to get to know her other friends. Happy Birthday Candice!
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Monday, June 13, 2005
On the trail with mom and mini!
Sunday, June 12, 2005
I went to some graduation parties this weekend and got to see many old friends. Don't you love this time of year?
Thursday, June 2, 2005
[Sermon Excerpt by George MacDonald]
The Christian life is a constant fighting.... You think Jesus Christ came to save you from any suffering and to do you good. He came to save you from your sins, and until you are saved from them He will step between you and no suffering. "As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous, therefore, and repent." Rev. 3:19
What does repent mean? To weep that you have done something wrong? No; that is all very well, but that is not repentance. Is repentance to be vexed with your self that you have fallen away from your own ideal...? No; this is not repentance. What is repentance? Turning your back upon the evil thing; pressing on to lay hold of that for which Christ laid hold upon you. To repent is to think better of it, to turn away from the evil. No man is ever condemned for the wicked things that he has done; he is because he won't leave them...
The Son of the Father-the Eternal Son, with my heart and soul I believe, Who was ever and always with the Father; we cannot understand these things, but we get a little nearer to the profoundest truth of the Universe when we know something of the relation of the Son to the Father, for upon that the whole universe hangs-I say, the Eternal Son of the Father speaks of Himself as a suppliant at our door. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock."... Do you hear Him knocking at your hearts? He wants to get in. What do I mean by that figure? Well, I mean this, that He want to get to your inner house, your consciousness, your life, and to clean it out for you, and to turn out that self that you are always -to turn it out, and put the Eternal Father in its place.... It is His Father that He want to see ruling there. He is to be one with us in a way that there is no power in our hearts to understand the closeness of it, no figure in our language to say how close it is, for except you know how close the relation of Jesus Christ to the Father you cannot know how close the relation of every child of God, every creature that He has made, is to his Father, his origin...
When you are unhappy, restless, dissatisfied, do not know what to do with yourself, is is just because you have not Christ as your friend. To know God by knowing Christ, that is salvation, that is redemption, and nothing else is.