Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
One night Cryn, Elliott, Mom, and Myself were Ichatting, when Cryn suggests to us that she wants to come down for a visit. Elliott had been wishing he was at Grandpa's house and one can only wait so long before giving into a child ( especially your son). Needless to say, the next morning Cryn, El, and Caiden were on there way down to Grandpa's house.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
a ridiculous amount of Jr.. Highers (that cannot produce their own facial hair) join this day with party city and acquire their own facial hair. what an evening it has been! An evening where the 11 year old, 12 year old, and the occasional 13 year old can pretend for a brief 2 hours that they have indeed been through puberty. something to look forward to i guess. though for elliott, he has just asked me, "wait!.. Allison, why are you turning into a man?" hahahah! I probably should take my mustache off now. It's time.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Coby's birthday was bloody- He just doesn't know it. sunday morning i woke up to a little present: Blood gushing out my nose. i don't think this bloody nose tops the bloody nose i had up at camp with cryn but it definitely made the list. Thankfully two of my friends spent the night with me so i had aid. Because of my bloody nose, we were late to sound check, but the Lord is faithful. I hate the feeling of letting my team down. As i called each member of my team, one by one i heard them say they too were running late. And so it was sunday the sixteenth of november that the Lord took care of Allison.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I don't know what came over me. I was working with a guy I hadn’t worked with for a long while. But every time we work together, somehow, our conversation turns ever so serious. And for some reason he feels comfortable enough to confide in me. So it was, Tuesday the Twenty Eighth of October, that the Lord poured out His spirit in the Container Store.
The day started off anomalous. On Tuesdays I usually work with my friend Michael. And for those couple of hours we have more fun than any two people should at their Job. However, This Tuesday we were starting storage displacement to make way for all of our Christmas items. Needing more people to work than usual, I was pared up with this certain individual. As we were working, he asked me if I wanted to hear a crude joke about a pirate. I said NO. Then amiably started to say, " If I wanted to hear a crude joke about a pirate then I would have walked up to you and said, Hey! Tell me a joke about a pirate." He noticed the unmistakable agitated tone in my voice, and questioned my response. I was at the point where I was done. I was tired of hearing the "F" word like it’s an article, people talking about Porn, and just the overall tone of the world in my ear. Soon after, we some how segue way into the topic of death. He talked about his friend who recently died and I talked about my friends who have died. The conversation had turned all too grim. After his comment of now being depressed, and our agreement that tomorrow is promised to know man, there was an almost awkward feel to the air. The uneasiness of the atmosphere led to an explosion of scientific thought.
" Isn't it weird that right now we are floating in space? That we are on a planet, spinning, yet we are able to stand still on earth? And isn't it weird that we are the exact distance away from the sun that we aren’t freezing or burning up right now?" and so he said, yeah, I guess that is weird. A quick pause of thought led to curiosity." are you religious?" “ Yes I am. Well actually, no. I wouldn’t describe myself as a religious person. I think there is a definite limit in its definition.” I started to explain to him how religion is working for something. The person is trying to earn salvation; trying to earn grace. The dependence of Heaven Lies strictly on the person, and why would I… why would anyone want to take that on themselves? I walked him through various religions: what they believe and explained to him how they are all works oriented. “ Religion of the Law screams responsibility whereas a Relationship say, Just Respond. And in responding to God you will do far more than you ever would under religion.” (Jon Courson- loosely translated) He then asked me what I was. “ I’m a Christian!” He couldn’t believe it. A Christian? I could all of a sudden feel the store grow tense. I would have backed off but I wasn’t about to leave him without offering him hope. I told him the hope that lies in me. The work is done; the price has been paid. I am no longer under law but under grace.
All of this being said, please pray for him. It seems as though the Lord is trying to get his attention.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Lord is named many things. One of which, and my favorite: Jehovah Jireh- the Lord will PROVIDE.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday night was the Jr. High all nighter. The event starts at 10:30 pm friday night and goes until 8:00 am saturday morning. From 10:30 pm to 2:00 am the kids played at Newhope Gymnastics. from 2:00 am to 6:00 am we were at Boomers in Irvine. from 6:00 to 6:45 we drove along the coast watching the sun rise, and from 6:45 to 8:00 am we ate breakfast at Calvary Costa Mesa.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
driving down bear to meet up with my brother at the apple store, i felt autumn. it was as if the trees around me breathed a sigh of relief. they had been holding up there branches for far too long. Giving up their control, their colorful leaves fall to the ground. - invest time over coffee! -Fall in a cup.