That time we did something healthy

Steve and I went on a hike to black mountain. It was fun. tiring. a work out. my legs were sore. we should do it again. we need to do it again. we probably wont. <3



life is. you know? it's wonderful. stressful. pleasant. busy. annoying. to quick. smelly (you know it is). Sometimes terrible. sometimes brilliant. always blessed. 

It's true there are always decisions. Options. choices. 
Door #1 or Door # 2. It's also true that we are governed by a loving God who directs our steps. Leads us. Has ultimate control. 

How hard it is to understand, or better yet, be ok with not understanding. I don't mean to sound like I'm trying to be (as Brotha Steve would put it) Uber deep. It just hit me today that I am a complex being with a very complex life (both behind me and ahead) and I have little control (or none, depending on your view of "free will"
) in what happens. 

Not sure what the point is. not sure if there is one. I am blessed.

enough abstract, time for concrete...

So Today has been busy with plans. Making plans. changing plans. etc. We're (that is, my husband Steve and I) planning a trip to Broken Bow Nebraska for July. We were flying but that's been changed to driving. lots of driving. We're hoping to make a real road trip out of it. should be... interesting.

We're planning to give my brother our car. It's not much of a sacrifice for me, as it is one of 2, but Steve "grew up with it". it's his baby. I'm proud of him for being so willing to generously give away something so important to him. 

We're planning to work toward getting on the mission field. I guess we're more then planning. over the last 3 months it has become less of a "some day" idea, 
nd more of a "ASAP" driving need. We know we wont be satisfied in life until we're serving t
he Lord full time.


In the town where I was born...

Actually, there's not much to say about Oakland. It's scary at night. They have big hospitals.

 Mostly, I just wanted to start off with a Beatles quote and I couldn't think of a way to work Cranberry Sauce into a title. 
Life is good on the hill, however we are getting so restless. The more we talk to friends and family about our desire to be in ministry (missions), the harder it is to wait for it! I know God's timing is perfect... 
The best part about being here are the people (and no, I'm not just saying that in case someone actually reads this). Sometimes the work sucks. sometimes. Sometimes the weather is annoying. Sometimes I miss home too much. Then we go to bible study or have a movie night. This makes it worth being here. 
Hurray for new friends that share a desire to serve God and know Him better.


not sure how the heck this works but Iwill be a blogger in no time. For now, I will rely on the floaties or (water wings if you will) of others' blogs.
Peace <3