Farewell 2008

Well it is the last night of 2008.

This for me was a year of restoration.
There are things that God said that He would restore to me this year, it was a long road. Towards the end of the year when I thought that there was no chance for it happening. That is of course when God works His biggest.

With this year at the end I am excited to see what next year brings. There are a few things left unfinished however I know in my heart that they are being worked on.

I am looking forward to the next with anticipation for what God is going to do. I am excited for what He is going to bring around for all of us. I am watching and waiting for what I have gotten from Him.

So Goodbye to 2008 and Welcome 2009


Snowy Times

Today I stayed home and enjoyed a day inside and off of the roads. Looking outside our cars were buried. Plus there was plenty of slick conditions out there to keep us off the roads. Tomorrow will be an adventure as I do have to go to work tomorrow. I will head in really early and stay there for the entire day until I get off at 7pm. It will be a long day but better to get there and stay then to wait and not be able to make it in.

Looking at the forecast for the weather there will be another front that comes in Wednesday and will probably drop more snow. I don't think I have to work but will be able to confirm it tomorrow.

My last post about Spokane well the no snow fall there was short lived as they ended up getting 24inches in 24hrs time. The whole city had to shut down until they could get plows out there on the roads to take care of the snowy conditions up there. But Northwest is not the only ones hit hard, The East and Middle and even as far south as Arizona has gotten snow so far.

Looks like things are in a cooling down period to even out the warm that we have been feeling for a while. I like this change as I love the snow.

My daughter every time I take her out has a blast in it and she is all excited about it. We had lots of fun when it was around.

I hope that everyone drives safely if they have to go out and will have a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year.


Late Night Thoughts

I know I posted earlier today but was looking over somethings online while I was winding down.

As I was sitting here I heard outside a car go out of our parking lot on the road. Of course at this time of night there is ice and all the driver does is push the gas so hard the tires spin. I don't even have to look out the window and the person is turning right by the direction of the sound. Even then the driver is still spinning the tires. I am thinking to myself if it is not working very well why keep trying to push so hard.

Then I think about myself if something is not working right why do I try and push so hard to make it be. God loves us and what will be - will be. When I try and force something that is not to be it is like the tires spinning on the ice that really don't go very far very fast. But if I put the chains on first I can get where I need to go with out the spinning. Even though I think my way would take less time up front it can take longer on the back trying to push something on a slick surface. Whereas if I allow God to work and I take the time up front to do an extra step it will get me farther in the long run and more then likely safer too.


Well this weekend we got snow. I was all for it.
The only problem was my munchkin came down with a really bad cold. Poor thing was not doing good and all we could do was watch the snow from inside.

I was sad for her because I remember when I was little going out and so much enjoying the snow. So I decided to quickly put on her coat and some of mommy socks, and picked her up and went out to the balcony. I had her touch what was on the rail of the balcony and the put her hand out to feel the snow. We only were out for a minute or to but she was happy about that.

Today she is doing so much better with her cold so should this weekend prove to snow she should be able to enjoy some snow time. I am excited she always has fun playing in the snow.

Then I talked with my mom about the snow since I am in Portland OR we tend to get little snow and my family in Spokane WA they get more. This time they didn't get hardly any. So at least for right now the cities are reversed from what they normally are. Strange feeling when Portland has snow and Spokane doesn't


Study on Gentle(ness)

Through my studies into Gentle or Gentleness, I found a few verses that stuck out to me.

Matt 11:29 - Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

1 Pet 3:4 - Do not let your adornment be merely outward - arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel- rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

As I look at my life I have a few different people who have stood out to me in being gentle, the two closest to me are one my mom and the other one my sister. Both of them always have a way of having a quality of gentleness that I treasure.

I have learned to try and word things better then I used to so that I think more about what I am saying before saying it. I just know that in myself there is opportunity for things that I do say to have a tone that doesn't sound so harsh.

This is something that has been on my heart for a long time. Breaking the tone behind what I say. There are things that I will stand up for and I can get passionate about. I hope that going forward those thing will be able to be handled in away that is gentle.

Working towards a softer tone with gentleness.



I am undertaking a study on Gentleness.
I have a desire in my life to be more gentle in some areas and looking for ways that I can change to be more soft spoken.

I don't have a lot of time right now to delve deep into it tonight but will probably be posting more in the next couple days.



Do you ever have the feeling that you really would like to do something and want it to be good but don't always know how to get there?

There are a few things like that for me right now.
They feel like big things and are important to me however I am not sure how to get there.

I really value my family and put a big emphasis on it even though I am not in a position where I can see all of them as often as I would like.

There are times when I have the sense that something big is going to happen soon but not sure what that is. I am in the processes of reconnecting with some different people and that has been really neat to see how it has come about.

I know God is working in my life and that He has everything in His Hands.