Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Moving Weekend

Moving out of Colorado

This was the biggest gift ever! Johnny and Jonathan came up here to Vail to move me to San Antonio. All my stuff was packed up and ready. The guys rented a Penske truck in Denver and drove up in a major snow storm. Over the weekend Jonathan and Johnny were able to pack up the van. Such a gift after moving SO many times thru my twenties- and at 29 to have two amazing men show up and do it all for me! Ah what a gift! Many people have thought " are you crazy ? moving to San Antonio- You have a incredible Job, Why in the world would you move to TEXAS?? Ah... I can't tell you how excited I am to move. Yes, I will miss it here terribly. We are so EXCITED to be walking in the will and call of God, loving young people and the community around us. We will be working with Chi Alpha San Antonio. I am so grateful for my sweet time here in Vail, Colorado and will always be a HUGE part of Jonathan and I. I will be here through the end of June, with a trip to San Antonio and California during that time. SO, planning a wedding, finishing up work, and enjoying the process! Thank you Lord!


Life has been so full and wonderful! In March I went home to be with my family. It was a great time at home with my family.

Jonathan was also up for a visit in early March, we were able to spend some incredible time with our friends here in Vail, sharing our hearts about Campus Ministry in San Antonio. That's Right- Jonathan and I are thrilled to be working with young people and sharing the passion and love of God with college students from around the world. We are so excited to leap into the life God has called us to and there is nothing else I would rather be doing that serving and loving Jesus with my best friend and future husband!

My time at home was really sweet. I went shopping for my wedding dress at Down the Aisle in Arroyo Grande. There was something so sweet about going to my hometown to try on wedding gowns. I was with my mom, sister, niece and sister in-law. It was a really sweet day, I really did feel like a little girl trying on so many stunning dresses. My mom took us to lunch at Gina's in the village to top my sweet hometown day. My mom made it a extra special time for me while I was home! I have the best Mama on the planet, she still take such WONDERFUL care of her kids! She is one of those women who is just as fiesty as she is tender and sweet.

My longest childhood friend, Megan and Mama Mary gave me a really sweet shower with my mom's friends and all the girls I grew up with. What a special day, so much love and generosity!

I was able to go to Calvary SLO on Sunday and it was so SWEET. Such a beautiful church, thank you Lord for Calvary SLO! I missed all those precious faces that I lOVE so much and just want to grab all the people I love so much and plant us all in one place... Ah my eyes well up with tears thinking of all those I love here and at home!

So March was a full month!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Romans 2

God's Righteous Judgment
1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?

5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6God "will give to each person according to what he has done."[a] 7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.

12All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) 16This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

The Jews and the Law

17Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God; 18if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."[b]
25Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the[c] written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

28A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.