Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rock that is Higher than I

Pastor Wilson gave an excellent sermon this morning on Psalm 61. Excellent. I told my roommates when I got home that I feel like it is cliched when someone asks you how the sermon was to say it was just what you needed... but sometimes that is 100% true. Much of the time it is, in fact.

I wish I could post a link to a video of this, but I don't think that it was filmed. There is probably audio available for it a couple days afterwards. I'll find out. Here is a link to the sermon notes. A couple things that I think weren't on there that stuck in my mind were, "Pray about your troubles. If it's big enough to trouble you, it's big enough to trouble God with," and at the end of the sermon, "Don't live like your troubles ARE'NT present; but live as though Christ IS present."

Saturday, June 9, 2012

brotherly love

Radical Face has some good songs. This song, from their album The Family Tree (a colection of stories about a fictional family), is especially beautiful. Brotherly love with pain, with forgiveness, with hope, with loyalty. There is something of the prodigal son here, something of the age-old competition between siblings, something of Christ, and something I always want to be. I absolutely love Always Gold.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer times

Sisters: Maria, Vicki and I at Ria's college graduation!
some more of the sisters: Abbi, Lydia, Emili, Becki and I
Roadtrip with a few friends: Becki, Jordan, Maria, me, Tali, an insanely late McDonald's ice cream stop during an insanely hilarious drive.

Jordan and I at my parents' place for Maria's grad party
Maria and her graduation present!
One of my little garden patches
Hiking on Moscow Mountain: Maria and the evening view

Hiking on Moscow Mountain: resting after some climbing and exploring
Hiking: me, Wilson, Maria, Tali
Sunday lunch with my sisters: roasted asparagus, mango, fried pork, iced tea