Saturday, December 17, 2005

Break is wonderful

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

Well yesterday was interesting. I woke up late, but that was cuz I went to bed at midnight. The youth had gotten back from the Bible study at our house and they all got online around 12 and we got to chat! Joash showed me the cookie he made (he had his webcam on) and Eunice was sending me pictures from the trip to Twin Falls and youth camp. They're all going ice skating on Wednesday and I kept saying that they were being so unfair because they didn't bother to invite me. *sigh* It's the thought that counts and they didn't even have the thought.... =)

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

So after talking to them for the rest of the morning, I got some stuff together to go run some errands. I had some interesting experiences... like attempting to drive out the entrance... *sigh* I also went to the post office and mailed out a package that should have been mailed 3 months ago. That took up a lot of the afternoon. I got back and looked up directions to Walmart and from Walmart to the Carlson's.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

After successfully finding my way to Walmart and getting what I needed there, I went to the Carlson's! There was one section that I goofed on and had to turn around. That took a little bit of time, but I wasn't lost. =) I eventually got to their house! Andy was already there.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

Mrs. Carlson was making dinner and Sheryl and Andrew were bouncing all over the place. Julie had asked me to bring some videos of stuff from the Philippines. I finally showed them the video message of the Dizons and other clips around church and Cebu. Mrs. Carlson got to see some of the women and the kids, which was cool. Oh, I also saw the music video that the cousins on Mrs. Carlson's side had made. It was really well done... very nice! It inspired me to make a music video, but I don't have a camera or actors. Haha!!! But I hope to be making another movie with Alexa for the missions conference.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Kuya Gabby arrived a little later and we ate dinner and had devotions. They have an advent tree where they put up little felt things and read a passage corresponding with it. For example, they put up the Lion and the Lamb and read a passage in Isaiah. It was an interesting idea. Sheryl and Andrew had their hands up for every single question. Those two are quite the energetic kids!

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

We watched a little more of the videos and then talked for awhile... Sheryl and Andrew had already gone to bed. We said goodbye to Kuya Gabby who is going home to the warm weather, MCBC, Cebu... all that good stuff. I wanted to fit in his suitcase. Sniff. His flight was at 8am this morning. Mrs. Carlson asked him what time he would be at the airport. "7:45" =) I haven't been around all that much, so it was nice to be able to go over to the Carlson's and see them.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeaor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never forsake.

Anyway, this morning I sent in a repair request for my camera and took very interesting pictures of myself with the webcam to send to my parents... and... shtuff. So I'm off now to find something profitable to do. See ya!


Laura said...

I like going to the Carlson's house, very fun.
you look distinguished with glasses, =)
i guess it was kinda funny that i got a swollen nose. it still hurts but the swelling went down a lot, so i don't look like rudolph. haha see ya tomorrow!

Katie said...

nice pictures! :) you look very smart.