Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why Do You Think Christianity Is True?

By: John Piper

Why do you think Christianity is true?
What compelling evidence do you see for it?

You can come at the truth of Christianity through several angles of apologetics and reasoning. Let me mention a few and tell you the one that is most existentially real for me.

1) One would be historical. I think arguments can be mounted that are solid and compelling—first for the existence of Jesus, and then for the death and the resurrection of Jesus—to give an account for why the apostles were the way they were after his death.

The arguments that Pannenberg and Evangelicals have developed for the resurrection of the dead—Who Moved the Stone?-type arguments—are strong and have helped many people get over the barrier. Because if Jesus has been raised from the dead, never to die again, and ascended into heaven, then we should take very seriously and credit what he said about himself. So that's one line of evidence.

2) A second line of evidence is called presuppositional. It says that without God and the Bible as an assumption all of our reasoning processes and all of our perceiving processes are not possible.

In other words, every time we start thinking and every time we start perceiving, something is happening in our heads which assumes something. And if you're going to have any kind of credible conversation about what you're thinking or about what you're seeing, then you are assuming certain laws of logic, causality, and existence which can't have any absolute significance unless they're rooted in God.

So everybody is talking nonsense, but hardly anybody will say, "We're all just animals talking nonsense." Even those who are total secular, naturalistic evolutionists don't like to be treated like animals.

When a dog barks, I don't assume he's writing poetry. But when a man puts poetry down, I assume he wants me to take him seriously as a human being who has serious meaning there. He doesn't like it if I say, "O that's just chicken scratch!" So he's assuming something unbelievably profound about the significance and the basis of what he's doing, which he couldn't do unless he had a Christian construction of God.

So that's the presuppositional angle. Here's the third one, and the last one that is most significant to me.

3) How do you, when you want to decide if someone's testimony or witness is true? You weren't there. There were no videos. There was no recording. And you have to decide whether what he's saying happened actually happened.

When I read the Bible, that's the way I feel I am. I'm reading Paul, say, the 13 letters of the Apostle Paul. And he's telling me he saw the Lord Jesus, that he was knocked off of his donkey on the Damascus road, saw the Lord Jesus, was commisioned by the Lord Jesus, and now is inspired by the Lord Jesus. And then he interprets all of that in terms of the gospel.

I've got to reckon, "Paul, are you a lunatic? Are you a liar? Or are you telling the truth?" (Those questions are usually used with Jesus: "Are you a lunatic, a liar, or the Lord?") I think it's a good argument, and I use it for the writers of the New Testament, not just for Jesus. I know that I've got Paul right here in my hand, and I want to know, "Are you crazy?"

So when I'm reading the Bible, whether it's the Gospel of John or Romans, I'm asking the question, "How can I credit what's here, both the testimony of the man and the portrait of Jesus?" And I think there is a light that stands forth from the text of the truthfulness of Jesus that is self-authenticating. And there is a kind of character for the writers that stands forth that is authenticating of their solidity and truthfulness, confirming that they're not lunatics or liars.

If somebody said to me today, "Just tell me in 30 seconds why you're a Christian," I would say, "The portrait that I see of Jesus Christ in the Gospels is self-authenticating to me. I cannot meet this man and have him speak like nobody else spoke and not believe him. He wins my trust."

And then if they say, "Ah, but how do you know that that person is not being created by somebody else?" Then I would say, "Then the person creating him is just as phenomenal, and they win my trust. And if they win my trust then they're not lying to me." The Apostle Paul is not a lunatic. I cannot read the 13 letters of Paul and think he's crazy or a liar.

So those two things:

-the self-authenticating portrait of Jesus Christ that I find in Scripture, and
-the character-endorsing way that the apostles write their books and reveal their own trustworthiness.


Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that you do not alter the wording in any way and do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction. For web posting, a link to this document on our website is preferred. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by Desiring God.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Week

So, I'm feeling a bit festive. I'm hopefully going to be receiving a Christmas tree in the mail. Yup, that's right...tree in the mail. My momma sent it to me, what a precious gem. Well, anticipating on the arrival of my tree, I also have this sudden urge to bake. The idea of having iced cut-out sugar cookies and mexican wedding balls out and ready to eat sounds marvelous! This week is going to get a bit busy though, between doing last minute shopping, cleaning and car maitaintance, where shall I find the time to bake?

But don't these look delish?!....




Also, I must plan a wonderful breakfast for Christmas morning...I'm thinking eggs, sausage, bacon, and some cinnamon rolls. Will that do? Well, I certainly hope so. I will post later and let you know how it all comes together!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Only One Life Twill Soon Be Past, Only What’s Done For Christ Will Last



Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life's busy way;

Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart;

Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in 'that day' my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgment seat;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice, Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave, And to God's holy will to cleave;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill, living for self or in His will;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore, When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way, Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e'er the strife, Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn, And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone, Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Now let me say, "Thy will be done";
And when at last I'll hear the call, I know I'll say “‘twas worth it all";
Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last.

-Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Manhattan Declaration

Here is the statement given from my pastor, Dr. John MacArthur on The Manhattan Declaration on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009.

Here are the main reasons I am not signing the Manhattan Declaration, even though a few men whom I love and respect have already affixed their names to it:

• Although I obviously agree with the document’s opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion, and other key moral problems threatening our culture, the document falls far short of identifying the one true and ultimate remedy for all of humanity’s moral ills: the gospel. The gospel is barely mentioned in the Declaration. At one point the statement rightly acknowledges, “It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in its fullness, both in season and out of season”—and then adds an encouraging wish: “May God help us not to fail in that duty.” Yet the gospel itself is nowhere presented (much less explained) in the document or any of the accompanying literature. Indeed, that would be a practical impossibility because of the contradictory views held by the broad range of signatories regarding what the gospel teaches and what it means to be a Christian.

• This is precisely where the document fails most egregiously. It assumes from the start that all signatories are fellow Christians whose only differences have to do with the fact that they represent distinct “communities.” Points of disagreement are tacitly acknowledged but are described as “historic lines of ecclesial differences” rather than fundamental conflicts of doctrine and conviction with regard to the gospel and the question of which teachings are essential to authentic Christianity.

• Instead of acknowledging the true depth of our differences, the implicit assumption (from the start of the document until its final paragraph) is that Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant Evangelicals and others all share a common faith in and a common commitment to the gospel’s essential claims. The document repeatedly employs expressions like “we [and] our fellow believers”; “As Christians, we . . .”; and “we claim the heritage of . . . Christians.” That seriously muddles the lines of demarcation between authentic biblical Christianity and various apostate traditions.

• The Declaration therefore constitutes a formal avowal of brotherhood between Evangelical signatories and purveyors of different gospels. That is the stated intention of some of the key signatories, and it’s hard to see how secular readers could possibly view it in any other light. Thus for the sake of issuing a manifesto decrying certain moral and political issues, the Declaration obscures both the importance of the gospel and the very substance of the gospel message.

• This is neither a novel approach nor a strategic stand for evangelicals to take. It ought to be clear to all that the agenda behind the recent flurry of proclamations and moral pronouncements we’ve seen promoting ecumenical co-belligerence is the viewpoint Charles Colson has been championing for more than two decades. (It is not without significance that his name is nearly always at the head of the list of drafters when these statements are issued.) He explained his agenda in his 1994 book The Body, in which he argued that the only truly essential doctrines of authentic Christian truth are those spelled out in the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds. I responded to that argument at length in Reckless Faith. I stand by what I wrote then.

In short, support for The Manhattan Declaration would not only contradict the stance I have taken since long before the original “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” document was issued; it would also tacitly relegate the very essence of gospel truth to the level of a secondary issue. That is the wrong way—perhaps the very worst way—for evangelicals to address the moral and political crises of our time. Anything that silences, sidelines, or relegates the gospel to secondary status is antithetical to the principles we affirm when we call ourselves evangelicals.

John MacArthur

Saturday, December 5, 2009

'Tis the Season



So, it's that time officially. It's getting to look, sound and feel a lot like Christmas. The Christmas music playing in malls and store, the smell of pine, and ginger bread cookies and spiced candles burning in homes, and last and certainly least...it's getting colder outside. Ho-hum. Well, I have to say I'm pretty thankful it's not as cold as the mid-west. I really do not know how I survived 20 years out there...yikes. Anyway, let's refocus...ah, yes...the sounds of Christmas...

So, this year I decided to give a whirl at listening to some Christmas music. Never really was a favorite of mine, even the last three years of my life being a Christian. Well, let me tell you...was I missing out. As I listen to the rich words...TRUTH...of these songs, it has filled me with hope, joy and has brought me to worship. I guess I never really listened to the beautiful lyrics of these songs. Songs that I use to sing being an unbeliever...performing these songs at Catholic mass. It struck me that I was singing TRUTH, but did not know Him. Then I thought...I have sung these songs as a believer, and have not really fully focused on all of the words. Unbelievable! I thought about the church, all believers, who will be singing these words during this season, with a distracted and unfocused heart. I prayed and will continue to pray that these songs of praise will be worship to Him who has given us grace and mercy. I thought of all the unbelievers who will be singing these songs during the season, who do not have a personal relationship with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I prayed, and also will continue to pray that if even one, be transformed by the words and bow down and worship the Lord this season.

That is what is on my heart. That we will be sweet sounds of worship acceptable to Him, and that many will repent and submit to the will of God and give Him glory. I hope that this will also be on your heart.




"Highest, most holy,
Light of light eternal,
Born of a virgin,
A mortal He comes;
Son of the Father
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful


As I sat eating my cereal this morning, I did the normal thing that pretty much everyone does on Thanksgiving, which is to think about the things which one is thankful for...

So, it didn't take me long to think of one of the precious things I'm thankful for...my salvation, of course! But, in a second I thought, well, that is such a great gift, but let me go on further. Well, actually I am thankful for Lord and Align LeftSavior Jesus Christ, as I go on in thought process. I'm thankful for the obedience Jesus had to give his life as a perfect and satisfying offering. I'm thankful for the love Jesus had for sinners, like me. As I continued my choppy thought process, as my writing now...I thought of Jesus, and how beautiful He is to me. He was a gift to us, from the Father. Oh, how thankful I am for HIM! Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The LORD performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed. The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. (Psalm 103)

"Unless God had decided to show us who He is, unless He had chosen to make known His own life and ways, we simply could know nothing - yes, nothing!- about Him. We are dependant completely on God's kindness and goodness to make Himself known to us, and for this we ought to be grateful every day of our lives. After all, there is no one more important and more wonderful to know than God. So how thankful we must be that God did not keep to himself, as it were. Rather, he showed us in rich and wonderful ways just who He is."

- "Big Truths for Young Hearts" by Bruce A. Ware

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Underwater Craziness


I thought I'd share this.
I thought it was rad!

You can see more HERE!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Hardening of the Heart

"The hardening here mentioned is to the utmost, -- utter obduration; sin tends to it, and every distemper and lust will make at least some progress towards it. Thou that was tender, and didst use to melt under the word, under afflictions, wilt grow a some have profanely spoken, "sermon-proof and sickness-proof." Thou that didst tremble at the presence of God, thoughts of death, and appearance before him, when thou hadst more assurance of his love than now thou hast, shalt not be at all concerned, but shalt be able to pass over duties, praying, hearing, reading, and thy heart not in the least affected. Sin will grow a light thing to thee; thou wilt pass it by as a thing of nought; this it will grow to. And what will be the end of such a condition? Can a sadder thing befall thee? Is it not enough to make any heart to tremble, to think of being brought into that estate wherein he should have slight thoughts of sin? Slight thoughts of grace, of mercy, of the blood of Christ, of the law, heaven, and hell, come all in at the same season. Take heed, this is that thy lust is working towards, -- the hardening of the heart, searing of the conscience, blinding of the mind, stupifying of the affections, and deceiving of the whole soul." -John Owen

Friday, October 9, 2009

I Bless Your Name



In prisoners' chains
With bleeding stripes
Paul and Silas prayed that night
And in their pain began to sing
Their chains were loosed
And they were free
I bless Your Name
I bless Your Name
I give You honor, give You praise
You are the Life, the Truth, the Way
I bless Your Name
I bless Your Name

Some midnight hour
If you should find
You're in a prison in your mind
Reach out and praise
Defy those chains
And they will fall
In Jesus' Name

We bless Your Name
We bless Your Name
We give You honor, give You praise
You are the Life, the Truth, the Way
We bless Your Name
We bless Your Name

You are the Life, the Truth, the Way
We bless Your Name
We bless Your Name



This is such a beautiful song. If you have a moment find this song sung by Selah.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yom Kippur



Today is Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for religious Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days.

However, I praise the Father for my Savior, Jesus Christ who is the full atonement! In His death on the cross, Jesus atoned for the sins of humanity such that God is satisfied and reconciliation is accomplished for all who will be redeemed. The obedience and death of Jesus on behalf of sinners is the ground of redemption.

1 Peter 3:18, "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit."

2 Corinthians 5:21, "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

1 John 4:10, In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Read the amazing hymn below...


Hallelujah! What a Savior
By: Philip P. Bliss

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!


Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Equinox


Just so you know...



The spring and autumn equinoxes, for starters, are the only two times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west, according to Alan MacRobert, a senior editor with Sky & Telescope magazine.
The equinoxes are also the only days of the year when a person standing on the Equator can see the sun passing directly overhead.
...interesting.
Anyway, as I was thinking how hot it here in Southern California, especially for this time of year is crazy...I am so thankful for air conditioning. I am also thinking of how much prettier it is in Ohio right now. The picture above will give you an idea of what all of the trees start looking like. Not here in SoCal, there are no autumn colors here. So, I will get my fix of fall colors by searching "Autumn Trees" in Google Images.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ordering Your Rediculous Starbucks Drink...



Ordering Starbucks drinks can be a little nerve racking and confusing. If you're a new to the lingo, or you feel like the help behind the counter gives you a blank stare trying to figure out what you're asking for, then all you need is a little simple explanation. This how-to guide should come in handy.

Step 1. Hot or Iced Drink?
The default is hot. If you want a cold or iced drink, the first word in your drink order should be "iced".
Step 2. Coffee drinks come in four sizes.
* Short: 8 oz.
* Tall: 12 oz.
* Grande: 16 oz.
* Venti: 20 oz. The iced drinks are actually 24 oz. in the venti size. The hot drinks are 20 oz. in the venti size. In Italian, the word "venti" means 20.
Step 3. Choose your drink beverage
* Coffee, Latte, Americano, Mocha, Machiatto, Cappuccino, Frappuccino
* Other drinks include Tea, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider, Lemonade, etc. but this guide is about ordering the coffee drinks.

Step 4. How strong do you like your drink? Specify the number of espresso shots
* Single, Double, Triple, Quad…etc.

Step 5. Choose the type of milk or creamer
* Default - 2% milk.
* Skinny - non-fat milk if you're trying to cut down on calories.
* Whole milk - if the store provides
* Organic milk - if the store provides
* Soy - silk soymilk if you prefer a milk substitute

Step 6. Extra directions
* Extra hot
* No foam
* No Whip
* Room for cream
* Extra ice
* Light ice

Saturday, June 20, 2009

And Can It Be...




And can it be that I should gain

An int'rest in the Savior's blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love Divine!
'Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
'Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father's throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam's helpless race:
'Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.
'Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature's night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness Divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Congraduation!

My husband graduated from The Master's Seminary with his Master's of Divinity. He will be going back to get his Master's of Theology, for the next couple years. Here are a couple snap shots from the banquet and graduation. I'm so proud of him.





Friday, May 8, 2009

Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute

Remember this saying? I do. This was a popular quote used to keep clean and preserve our precious Earth. How much more though should we make this slogan a quote about our minds!?

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." Philippians 4:8

"We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ"
2 Corinthians 10:5


Ask Yourself...
-Where do your thoughts go when you have some idle moments?
-Do you wallow in godlessness or are you feeding on the truth?
-Are you a negative person or a positive person?
-Do you build people up or tear them down?

-Are you evaluating the messages the world is subtly sending your way?
-Are you intentional about filling your mind with the good, pure, and valuable truth of God?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Resolved 2009




The Resolved Conference

June 12-15, 2009
Palm Springs Convention Center

In a strange and wonderful irony, the greatest problem on Earth is resolved by the greatest reality in Heaven.

Sin - it is the poisonous nature of humanity. The depth and breadth of sin is evident everywhere in our world. It is the fundamental principle in every person and the driving momentum of every society. From our first parents in Eden to infants drawing their first breath this day, every human is infected with sin's rebellion against God and His Word. As the Christmas carol languishes, "long lay the world in sin and error pining."

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). This is the reality from Heaven that resolves sin. The gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s amazing and solitary resolution for sin and sinners. The death of Jesus stands forever as God's most glorious act. And it was for the purpose of defeating sin.

Resolved 2009 will focus on sin. What is sin? How bad is it? Where did it come from? How can I be saved from it and its consequences? Is it possible to stop? Our 5th Resolved Conference will explore these questions and provide biblical answers.

John Owen wrote, "Be killing sin, or it will be killing you."
I cannot wait until the confrence. The last time I went was in 2007, and it was such a wonderful time of learning about our God.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rebuilt

I think that many of us, when Christ has enabled us to overcome one or two sins that were an obvious nuisance, are inclined to feel (though we do not put it into words) that we are now good enough. He has done all we wanted him to do, and we should be obliged if he would leave us alone. But the question is not what we intended ourselves to be, but what he intended us to be when he made us...

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what he is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on. You knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.

But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is he up to? The explanation is that he is building quite a different house from the one you thought of -- throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.

You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage, but he is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it himself.

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wisdom Teeth


So, this morning I take my husband to get his last two wisdom teeth removed. (By the way, Wikipedia says: "They are called wisdom teeth because usually they come in when a person is between age 16 and 25 or older—old enough to have supposedly gained some wisdom.") I remember when I got the four of mine out, and I had butterflies in my tummy going into it. He didn't seem nervous going into it...but he definitely wasn't excited about it...I asked him, "Are you excited?" His response, "Uh no...?" (kinda like...what kind of question is that?)

Well, as I waited in the lobby for everything to be finished, I listened to music and rummaged through magazines in hopes of getting some inspiration for a new look (haircut). Then a lady came to the lobby came to get my to come back and gave me instruction, "Try to keep him awake." Easy....or so I thought.

So, I get back there and as I come to sit down by Mike, I'm greeted my him slowly turning his head towards me with unfocused open eyes that nearly made fall out of the rolly chair. One needs to be warned before coming to see your loved one half-there. He had me so concerned as I tried to keep him awake, which was an almost impossible task. Each time he shut his eyes I would say, "Mike WAKE UP!" even if it was a blink. He was talking to me, I'm not quite sure I was understanding everything he was saying, but at one point he was singing to me. I listened as he sang along with the music that was playing in the office....then I noticed it wasn't the same song that was playing?...I actually have no idea what he was singing, but I loved it. The car ride to the pharmacy and the to work...(yes, he went to work!) were also quite entertaining. I was soooo tempted to take video of it all...but I didn't.

I love my husband and I can't wait to get home from being at work to spend time with him and take care of him.

What an interesting way to start out our week!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Strolling Around Burbank

Ahhh, a relaxing afternoon spent in Burbank. We went to the mall, walked around, browsed, and bought. Mike found a nice track jacket at American Eagle, it looked good! Then we bought a pan from Bed Bath and Beyond so we can finally make those pancakes that we've been hankering for.

We then walked down San Fernando, stopping at Starbucks of course to pick up a Berry Chai for me, and a coffee for Mike (he's still trying to make himself like it). Then we kept walking a bit more and finally stopped at a nice little bench to just sit and relax and sip our drinks. Then I snapped a few pics...





We then went to Fudruckers for dinner and ate some deliciousness!
The End.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ralph's in Town

Mike and I were so excited to spend time with family.
We decided to take a few pics to make the moments last longer.


Jayce and Meighan - Santa Monica Pier


Meighan and I

Mike and I - So excited!

Jayce - loves San Pellegrino

All of Us at B.J.'s

Meighan and I again


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Slacker

...Okay, I deserve this one.

So it's been awhile. Can you cut me a little slack perhaps?...I mean, there has been a few things going on in my life. Let me just get one thing out off the bat...BEING MARRIED IS AMAZING! I totally recommend it!! :)

I don't even know where to begin really. We now live in Granada Hills, which is 20 minutes further away from work than I was...but good news is, I'm now on time to work everyday because I leave earlier! Too cool! It's a lot closer for Mike though which is a total blessing. What else....I have a gym membership now to Bally's so it's fun to go to the gym now with my husband and it's GOOD to take care of my body, I'm just getting into shape...boy was I out of it! Oh here's a cool new one...we got a Wii! It's so fun, we play Rockband 2 often! We rock! ...and I'm a nerd.

Okay, well, I'll try to stay on top of this more. That is all for now. Bye

Saturday, January 3, 2009

We're Married

Two became one today, at Marimont Community Church in Pontiac, Michigan!