Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Friday was a wonderful time of celebration as we all gathered to celebrate Abby & Michael's graduation. It has been a long hard road but the Lord is faithful. Abby's parents (TN), Michael's mom (FL), friends and professors were all part of this wonderful get together. Later we went out to have dinner. It was a great time of fellowship.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Baking cookies... This morning after seeing an amazingly beautiful sunrise & getting up early to go for my 2 mile jog I went over to Abby & Michael's place for a "Baking Day". Abby and I spent most of the day cooking and baking coconut macaroons, chocolate peanut butter whoopi pies, sugar cookies, and a birthday cake. It was so fun to do this together while chatting and listening to Christmas music on the radio. I love baking!!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Fall colors... are something that I have not ever experienced. There are really none here in California and certainly none in Colombia growing up. Today at Sunset Beach I did see some amazing fall colors. I'd like to think of this as California fall colors... beautiful shades of gold and orange... Have I ever mentioned that I love sunsets?
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
I took this picture early this morning. It was so clear you could see the downtown LA buildings.
A prayer found in the official Marine Corps Field Devotional Book, p. 17.
It is called "My Morning Offering" ... O God, for another day, for another morning, for another minute, for another chance to live and serve You, I am truly grateful. Do...this day free me: from all fears of the future, from all anxiety about tomorrow, from all bitterness towards anyone, from all cowardice in the face of danger, from all laziness in the face of work, from all failure before opportunity, from all weakness when Your power is at hand. But fill me with Love that knows no barrier, with Sympathy that reaches all, with Courage that cannot be shaken, with Faith strong enough for the darkness, with Strength sufficient for my tasks, with Loyalty to Your Kingdom's goal, with Wisdom to meet life's complexities, with Power to lift me to you. Be with me for another day, and use me as You will. Amen.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
For some reason part of that poem is what came to mind as I was driving to church this morning and my odometer turned to 50,000. I thought of all the places I have been in fifty thousand miles...and all the places yet to be...where will the next fifty thousand take me?
Saturday, October 28, 2006
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you, the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
This afternoon I drove to LAX to pick up the traveling duo. Thankfully, traffic wasn't too bad... Grace and Jon had a wonderful time in Florence & Paris... many stories to tell... even more pictures to see! I want to go again! You can browse the hundreds of photos and memories here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gresu/sets/
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Bright and early this morning my former landlady and friend Charlotte came knocking at my door. She was going to squeeze pomegranates, collect the juice and make jelly. This is a yearly tradition that I had helped her with last year. It is messy but fun! First we cut them in fourths then squeeze them with a citrus juicer. Then transfer the juice to a jar. I had a nice time visiting with her and her daughter in law as we squeezed away. I love doing this kind of thing!
Sunday morning we had a combined service outside on the future site of the building project. About 700 came. Mom and I grabbed a bit to eat at Panera and then headed over to set up the refreshments for this event. Lots of helping hands made it easy. We served about 1500 cookies and gallons of lemonade. The music and singing were wonderful and Erik Thoennes brought the message. A wonderful day of uniting together as a body. Growing together in fellowship and grace.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
His protection, leading and direction have been so evident in all the events leading up to the surgery. I know He will provide for all of Abby and Michael's needs. Abby's surgery went well and she is improving everyday. Megan, Jeri and I went to visit her in the hospital on Thusday night after work. Hang in there Abby, there are many many people praying for you! Love you!