Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gifts of the Mysterious

There are times when you are caught off guard and you later realize that gifts are always given. Sometimes we are caught up in our daily motions that we fail to see what is really right in front of us. The other day I decided to look at some old posts to review what I had written, and really noticed that there were times when I was thoughtful and times were I felt the least postive. Notice how I use the word postive and not to refer as negative. In all honesty some of the things I have written have been negtive, but now I am shfting my state of mind. I am just tired of slipping into the "hell, everything is just wrong" state of mind and looking at the truly positive. Its not that I am ignoring the negataive, I am just choosing to look at the positive and find ways to make it better, so that on the scales of mind, the positive outway the negative. Sure there will be times that I might slip into the "complaint" mode, but I am sure as God will provide me the strength to turn the frown upside down =( -> = subtract ( = =. Take the = add ) and you get =). I did that for those scentific / math majors out there.

So this past thursday and friday have been quite good. Adoration on thursday and a awesome Christian concert on Friday. Both these events have been the most spiritual fullfilling things that I have been to in a very long time. God likes to give you lemons to see if you will make lemonade. I felt like lemons at the begining of this week, feeling sour, and discontent with a few things. With the help of some good friends I was able to make lemonade by helping to make adoration happen and to help organize the trip to Napa for the concert. Both events I felt the presence, the healing presence of Jesus and the gifts that I finally see that he has given all of us. As my friend Laith always like to hear me say in a weird accent, "THE LORD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS" and I like to keep it at that. The more surprises I get the more chances I can find ways to make things more positive. God Bless.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Its Raining Up In Here

So its finally raining up here, and let me tell you, it is sure welcomed. I wasn't really sure how much static electricity I could handle. The air always seemed charged, and when I would come in contact to piece of metal or fabric panel, a large bolt of electricity would shock me. I would like to think that this was caused by my electrifying personality, one could dream. Anyways rain has been good, and as always traffic is bad. I could rant about the traffic, but I will not. I did go snowboarding this past weekend, and it was totally a blast. I went with a few friends which made the trip all the better, and we stayed the night in Truckee. The last time I went snowboarding it was one of those day trip deals, and driving at night was not at all fun. Staying the night allowed for more relaxed evening, with a little bit of night time snowboarding which was pretty cool. Later we all went to this little tavern near the hotel called Madigans. Inside was this small rustic establishment, which pretty much served beer and wine only. There was even live music provided by Tuck Wilson who was able to offer some light vocals and some good guitar. Relaxed as can be, the evening was pretty cool. The next day we went visitied Squaw Valley. The one thing I would like to point out is the music through out that entire weekend. I would have to say every song that I heard was a great song. In the car, the lodge, at Squaw Valley, and the bar, one good song right after the other. With everything else, the music was the icing on the cake. The one thing I wish could have been more prevalent was snow. I mean there was snow, but it was compacted and felt like ice when you landed on it. Some powder would have helped with stoppage, but eh its all good.