Thursday, April 27

You want a piece of me?

I was looking through my pictures and came across this one of my cat, Fuzzy. I think he has a great expression on his face and I wanted to share it with you.

It has been so nice the last two weeks. I just want to go play in the sun, but I have to stay inside and study. Two more weeks and I will be done with this semester and I can do whatever I want. Now that is a happy thought!

Sunday, April 23

Garden Time

I put most of my tomatoes in the garden today with their water walls. There are peas in the front, hopefully growing up the chicken wire. They are suppose to get to be 6 feet tall. When I was a little girl I loved the pea patch and was always there, just eating the fresh peas.

One of the water walls crashed and broke off the top of my tomotillo. I am hoping that it will survive. I put the wire tomato cages inside the water walls to give them more support. I plan to use better tomato supports when they get bigger though. I really don't like these ones, they are all bent and weird after being passed around the family for who knows how long.

Friday, April 21


It is spring! Look at the awesome flowers on my neighbors fruit tree! I love this time of year, when it is warm outside, but not so hot that you want to find the nearest air conditioner. Every day I go outside and check out my plants and flowers. It totally amazes me that all of them know when to grow and how to do it. That must be part of the way that they praise God.

Monday, April 17

He Has Risen!

Yesterday was a wonderful day! Every year Easter is more meaningful to me. It completely amazes me what Jesus did for me. I have a hard time comprehending the enormity of it. Easter to me is filled with awe and wonderment. I spent all day kind of floating around in a cloud just pondering what we celebrate.

My pastor spoke on Ressurection Life. He talked about how we are so wretched, no matter how good we are. It was a lesson that I needed to hear. I have been a Christian since I was 4. My first memory is asking Jesus into my heart, so I don't know what life is like without Him. It is sometimes hard to see myself as that wretched creature that I was, since I was so little. It is good to be reminded that I am only the way that I am today because of what He has done in my life. Thank You, Jesus for dying on the cross so that I might have life in You!

Thursday, April 13

Spring is Here!

It is such a beautiful day today!! I think it is suppose to get up to around 70. This morning I planted two blueberry bushes and four strawberry plants. My neighbor told me that we can grow blueberries here and I was so excited. They are really pretty bushes. In my garden I also have two rhubarb plants, sugar snap peas, lettuce and horseraddish. I also have tomato plants, basil and tomotillo plants inside. It is so much fun to watch things grow, and even more fun to harvest them when the time is right!

I finished reading the Psalms today. I had never read through them all. I didn't really take them all that serious before, just thought of them as nice things to read when I needed a pick-me-up. They are packed with awesome things about God! Over and over the theme is that God is our rock and stronghold. I really needed to have that pounded into my mind (150 chapters will do that for you:)). I am so glad that I serve a God that I can rely on for my strength. I can run to Him when I am tired. He is the One that I can count on to always be there for me. He is always ready and willing to listen to me. He WANTS to know my thoughts. He WANTS me to draw near to Him. Can you believe it? The God of the universe, the One who created all things, even me, wants to know me on an intimate level. Now, that is happy!

Wednesday, April 12

Red Letter Cafe

I've been training for my new job this past week. There are about twenty employees that I will work with. The first day of training we all shared a little about us and why we wanted to work there. It was so neat to hear how God had drawn each and every person personally to this place. Everyone is so excited to serve Him!! It is going to be an awesome work enviroment.

We are not only doing coffee, but we are going to have this awesome tea. I like tea, but this stuff is amazing! We are also going to do sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries, muffins, pizza's and gelato. All of the food, except the gelato, will be made from scratch daily. I am working evenings so I won't be part of the baking:(

It is so awesome to be working as a part of a ministry. All of our profit will go to missions. It will be so nice to feel free to share the love of Christ with customers and not be worried that my boss won't like it.