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Month: July 2010 (page 1 of 5)

I love my life!

It’s true, I love my life! While there are plenty of things that aren’t fun, or are even hard to deal with, overall I’ve got it great! The most recent experience that makes me say yes! has to do with arranging a place to stay when Morgan and I go to California for a couple of vacation days before a seminar next month.

One of my college friends sent me a facebook message awhile back to let me know that she had some yarn she wanted to donate to Threads of Compassion OKC. In writing back and forth about that we decided it would be fun to try to see each other when we’re out there next month. She offered for us to stay at her house, but already has company, so it wouldn’t really work very well for us to crash there too.

Yesterday she let me know that she has a friend who has moved out of their apartment and doesn’t have to turn in the keys until the end of the month so if it’s not already spoken for, we can stay in their empty apartment while we’re in town. How cool!

I think the last time I saw this friend was in April of 2003 when we ran into each other at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures. We don’t even email very often, but she’s putting her creative juices to work to find a way not only to see us when we’re in Southern CA, but also to help us save a night’s hotel cost. It’s just great, I love to see the amazing variety of ways that God always provides!

~Jessica

I love my life!

It’s true, I love my life!  While there are plenty of things that aren’t fun, or are even hard to deal with, overall I’ve got it great!  The most recent experience that makes me say yes! has to do with arranging a place to stay when Morgan and I go to California for a couple of vacation days before a seminar next month. 

 

One of my college friends sent me a facebook message awhile back to let me know that she had some yarn she wanted to donate to Threads of Compassion OKC.  In writing back and forth about that we decided it would be fun to try to see each other when we’re out there next month.  She offered for us to stay at her house, but already has company, so it wouldn’t really work very well for us to crash there too. 

 

Yesterday she let me know that she has a friend who has moved out of their apartment and doesn’t have to turn in the keys until the end of the month so if it’s not already spoken for, we can stay  in their empty apartment while we’re in town.  How cool! 

 

I think the last time I saw this friend was in April of 2003 when we ran into each other at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures.  We don’t even email very often, but she’s putting her creative juices to work to find a way not only to see us when we’re in Southern CA, but also to help us save a night’s hotel cost.  It’s just great,  I love to see the amazing variety of ways that God always provides!

 

~Jessica

 

Thankful for thankfulness

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Jessica is blessed with the gift of encouragement, and one way that
she expresses it is through giving cards to folks. I’m not talking “go
to the grocery store and grab a card” cards, but thoughtfully written
cards for someone she’s thinking of. In fact, we have an entire
dresser dedicated to cards and writing paraphernalia that we’ve
gathered through the years just for this purpose.

Most recently, Jessica sat down to write thank you cards to the over
20 friends who helped us prepare our new house and get moved in. It
was great to take a few minutes to think about how each one if them
helped us out recently, and how great it is to be part of a church
family that is so willing to help others.

Here’s a shot of Jessica with 18 cards that she had just finished…and
there’s still more to come!

Thankful for thankfulness

Photo

Jessica is blessed with the gift of encouragement, and one way that
she expresses it is through giving cards to folks. I’m not talking “go
to the grocery store and grab a card” cards, but thoughtfully written
cards for someone she’s thinking of. In fact, we have an entire
dresser dedicated to cards and writing paraphernalia that we’ve
gathered through the years just for this purpose.

Most recently, Jessica sat down to write thank you cards to the over
20 friends who helped us prepare our new house and get moved in. It
was great to take a few minutes to think about how each one if them
helped us out recently, and how great it is to be part of a church
family that is so willing to help others.

Here’s a shot of Jessica with 18 cards that she had just finished…and
there’s still more to come!

A Sunday Tradition

Sometimes it’s fun to have a tradition, and Morgan and I have developed one over the last couple of years, Red Lobster for lunch on Sunday!

I think it started when we were trying to eat healthier. I found out I liked tilapia by trying it on the school cafeteria, I figured if I liked it there it was worth trying at a retaraunt. The tradition continued with some great gift cards from family!

At our healthiest we were sharing a grilled tilapia and adding a salad.

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Here it is, the tilapia prepared on the wood fired grill. It’s great to get it at least once a month, sometimes twice!

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