Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hunting for Colors

We went "hunting for colors" today. At least Anna asked if we were going hunting and I really like the way that sounds so that is my new name for it. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

Friday, September 26, 2008 is what Jesus did.

So I have been learning about the true heart of God as a servant. It seems like every book I have ready (I am currently reading 3) and every one I hear talk it all points to this. Maybe God is trying to teach me something:). I think that the biggest thing that is sticking out to my right now it that serving openly was Jesus' biggest "ministry" (if you can say he had a ministry; I think He just spent every day in relationship with God and man and did what he could to serve them). Not only did Jesus serve the disciples and the people following him; but he told the disciples to go ahead of him into the city and to find a person of honor (some one of standing and leadership in the city); and then they would offer their serves to them-what kind of doors did they have open to them in doing that?

God-help me to have a servant heart. I long to serve the people around me; where they need it with no agenda.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


"We may not understand what God is doing at the time; but we can always trust His heart... But with God, it's never too late... Always remember that no matter what you're going through, no problem can destroy God's dream for your life."

-Kerry and Chris Shook

Roller Coaster for Three Days

So Wednesday throw Friday was like riding a roller coaster for three days. God did a lot in our lives and He left us seeking His face (which I believe is our ultimate purpose; to seek God's face). He always comes through (and He also works all things together for His good and for the good of those who love Him). He for sure got the message across that He is in control and that we are were He wants us to be.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Living everyday for today, living in the God moments, staying on the path to see the views, and just being. Really is that all God wants form me; He really just wants me to live each day connected to Him. It is so simple but we make it so complex. God help me live today connecting with you every moment.

"Stay on the Path. Take No Short Cuts. It Causes Erosion.
... And You Miss the View!"

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Shack

I am reading this book (the Shack) and it is just amazing to me the things that are sticking out. The author is very creative and man did God gift him. The book is really about relationships; and mostly our relationship with God. It is changing my perspective on a lot of things and I am having to reseal with some other things.

I do not want to give to much away; but I would really recommend this book. The Shack by William P Young

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Grieving a friendship lost

So I have been realizing lately that I am losing a friend. It is kind of a weird situation. I have been throw a lot with this person; but the one thing that I have come to realize is that the relationship is a co-dependent one. I am this persons friend when they need me or when I pursue them. There is not much effort on there part to be my friend nor are they the first person to answer the call when I need them.

The odd thing is that while I am sad for them and I am grieving the loss of this friendship I also know that it is in God's hands and I have a peace about the situation. It is really like the separation is God's plan. I know that may sound funny; but I have come to realize that there are people God puts in our life for a season and only for a season and then there are other people that no matter what the situation or what life circumstances there are will be a part of it. 

Relationships are so weird; I am glade God has them figured out.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Animas View Trail

A few days ago Matt and I started talking about actually getting out of the house and doing things as a family on the weekend; so we put actions to our words today and went for a hike and picnic lunch. It was fun and Benen actually walked part of the way. It was a short little 2/3 mile hike on a paved trail in the National Forest. It over looked the valley and is appropriately named Animas View Trail (it is located up above Lightner Creek). Anna had fun giving us directions and making sure we stayed on the right trail. There were these nice outlets along the way with bench or picnic tables; perfect for our lunch. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

The View
Lunch (and the Nalgene Family)
Photo Opportunity; Benen and Anna
Benen, Dad, and Anna
Benen, Mom, and Anna