Thursday, August 26, 2010

MIA

Sorry I've been so MIA!! Between celebrations every weekend and working/ recovering during the week, my days have been full! There's me dancing in our awesome house the other weekend!

So what's been going on... Fall Soccer has started, although it still feels like summer.  Our first game was especially exciting since I was smart enough to do sculpting that morning, then spin and swim before my 9:45pm game!  Then we didn't have any female subs.  I was almost at exhaustion into I just got to the point of deliriousness, and just ran my butt off til the end.

Weddings/ Bachelorette Parties/ Celebrations! So many things to celebrate lately, love in definitely in the air ;)

What WILL be going on.... was supposed to be going to NYC again this weekend but the prices are up so I will have to wait :(  Besides that Olympic distance tri-training is on-going.  Hopefully I can catch up from all this celebrating!

Big changes may be happening in the next year... But I will reveal as it unfolds.

Blessings!
G

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Side Hug

Hilarious... The Side Hug


http://stuffchristianslike.net/2008/04/106-the-side-hug/




This is satire. This is not related to that rap video. As one hate mail pointed out, I am “gangsta as a pocket watch” and as such do not currently possess the flow to create a rap video. Here’s the post I wrote about side hugs in April 2008.
Yes, God wants us to be compassionate and kind and tender with each other. Not only that, but he wants us to love our enemies and serve our neighbors. As long as there is no body on body action. I’m talking of course about a “full frontal hug,” one of those sinful abominations where you just wrap your arms around a friend and embrace them. That’s why Christians the world over have pioneered the “side hug.” In the side hug there’s no risk of two crotches touching. Instead of face to face, you go side to side, putting your arm around the person and your hip against their’s. Still having a hard time mastering it? Pretend you’re taking a photo and you’re both looking at the camera together. The side hug, or A frame as it is also called, is safe for the whole family, friendly and above all holy. I don’t know the exact scripture reference but try the book of Psalms.
(Thanks to the handful of people that suggested side hug. I want to side hug you in thanks.)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Forgive

Went to Saturday Night Service since doing the Sunday morning bike ride... Here's one small portion of what I got from the service:

"The only way to forgive is to say you have done things that have wounded me and I was hurt, but it wasn't fatal.  I have a love that is real and true and heals all wounds and allows me to be able to forgive.  Because there isn't room in my heart for anger anymore, just love."

JD was talking about the Fifth Commandment Honor Your Parents... but it goes deeper than that, I really thought what he said about how to forgive is something we can each use in our lives.

Songs from the Service:



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Psalm 37

Had Bstud (Bible Study) with my Summit ladies last night... even though I was exhausted last night I came out feeling refreshed at the end of our time together.  If you've ever thought about joining, and thought I don't know anything about the Bible or I feel like my walk with God is so beginner and am shy... DON'T! It's the perfect place to grow, no one judges and you can see the struggles of people of all different stages of life.  We admit our own weaknesses and together because of that vulnerability we encourage each other and make each other stronger in our faith, in our belief.  Last night we picked a verse from Psalms that spoke to us; mine was Psalm 37:

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your ways to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this:  He will make your good ways shine like the dawn; the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. "

There are many interpretations and meanings of these verses but I will leave it up to you to take from it what you will.  It isn't about what I take from the message anyways, it's your own meaning you take, and your own relationship.