Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Lord's Prayer

"Our Father in heaven, may your name always be kept holy. May your kingdom come and what you want be done, here on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the food we need for each day. Forgive us for our sins, just as we have forgiven those who sinned against us. And do not cause us to be tempted, but save us from the Evil One." - Matthew 6:9-13

Praise: Jesus' prayer begins with thanks for who God is.
Petition: Jesus requested help by sharing personal needs.
Confession: Align ourselves more with God.

Prayer is simply asking God to play an active role in your life. Share with God and ask Him to make your will more like His.

In other news, Selina, Richard and I went on a short trip to beautiful Victoria B.C. I have a soft spot towards that place, because it's always been so relaxing, beautiful, and hilarious. I experienced high tea, fish & chips, a high-larious street show, and good conversation. :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer Happenings

I cannot believe my 6 months of vacation is almost over and school will be about to start. Everything fell into place in regards to school. The school, the housing + roommates search went smoothly.
This past month at home has been trying, both emotionally and personally. Emotionally for my mother as she saw her father go into the hospital time and time again to get treatment. God has provided though, in that He has made the treatment free and more importantly, He has given my grandpa a second chance of life. Personally, my relationship with my little cousin has taught me how impatient, un-loving and shallow I can be towards those that are very different physically. I am trying to be less superficial and reach out, because what is it that makes us deserving of Jesus' love?
Summer in Recap:
-Cassandra & Matt got married! (professional photos coming) & the trip to Beth's Cafe to follow with HCC
-Zoo & Aquarium with Mei
-Scavenger Hunt with HCC
-too many awesome games of ultimate frisbee
-Bachelorette Party
-Hiking Mt. Si (I'm officially a Washingtonian now :D )
-Getting to know my regulars by name & actually establishing relationships with them
-Celebrating Grandpa's birthday for the first time & seeing the joy on his face