good bbq everyone!

to everyone who came to our house tonight, thank you. it was a very enjoyable time. i had been missing time with friends because i missed Bible study this week. to those who did not come or those we forgot to invite, i am sorry. i love you all, and i hope we can continue having gatherings like that. although i do need to work harder at talking about deep real Christlike things, you know.

anyway, this week was great. my students are better than i expected, and i hope i can carry this enthusiasm throughout the year. have a great night, hope to see you at church!

a wee bit frightened

that is my feeling as the school year begins. i am excited to be teaching full time this year, but i am a little overwhelmed by all the things i have to get done, the meetings we have to go to, and not to mention i have to bring a pot luck dish tomorrow morning! please friends, pray for me as i attempt to help young teenagers learn how to learn, and how to love God. i hope we can continue all the good times we have had this summer into the fall. let me know your plans for the fall/year so i can pray for you too.

ephesians 5. 1-2

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us,
a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

on to something different

my job at summer camp is officially over! yesterday was my last day and i am sad to say that i was very glad. i have so much on my mind about the coming school year, and now i can do those things. woo hoo!

august update

well friends, i am back to the blogging world. we returned yesterday from a wonderful wedding in salem oregon (not the witch trial salem), anyway, congratulations to glendon and kaytee (go glendo) it was a wonderful party and it makes me so happy that they are so happy. sarah took a bunch of pictures (look for the one with the squirrel) so i'm sure her next post will be a great documentation of our trip.

august is pretty busy for me. i'm glad to get back to grow group tonight, it should be a good time.

this week is my last week at the day care summer camp, then on to getting ready for the school year.

pete leaves tomorrow for a four day trip to michigan to buy frisbees and learn how to better do his job. pray for us as i hate it when he leaves, and i also don't like to be alone. but we will both be working, he will work on seminary, and i on school plans.

sidenote: pete began a seminary degree online and he has to read a bunch of articles, listen to sermons, and critique all of them: end note

matthew and claire are getting married on saturday (yeah, for them) so it will be another weekend of party times!

i officially go back to work on the 16th, school begins on the 22nd, and weber begins on the 26th. i will be completing my degree with student teaching until december. this fall will be busy and exciting.

pray for me as we journey along, that we may enjoy close fellowship, and always keep God as the center of our everything. have a great day.