In all aspects of life

In all aspects of life

Sunday, September 23, 2012

He lives

"Our Redeemer lives..." I was singing the chorus in church this morning, like every other Sunday. I was a little distracted this week, so I was mostly just singing, not really worshipping. I realized this, and then I started thinking about the huge impact this line has. Our Redeemer lives.... The Muslims worship a god, and fight for and kill for a god that is dead. He can't do anything. He doesn't hear their prayers, or send angels to care for them. He doesn't even know their name. The Hindus go to their temple in the morning before they do anything, even shower, in order to offer a sacrifice to their god so that he won't be angry with them. Their god is made out of wood. Or snakes. Or any concoction of crazy images. Their god is not alive. He doesn't care about them. Hindus think their gods will destroy them if they don't appease them. They serve their god out of fear for their life. Buddhists are much the same. They think the more impoverished they live in this life, the greater their next life will be. But their god is not alive. He can't care for them. My God can. He is alive! He's ALIVE! He does know my name. In fact He knew everything about me before I existed. His thoughts towards me are more numerous than the sand on the seashore. He cares about me. He loves me. He is living & active. He encompasses the whole world. He sees all & hears all. I am important to Him. He wants good things for me. I don't have to appease Him. He is not just a statue. He is real. And He loves us! If I was a little more charismatic, or a little less laid back I would have started dancing around the church. How exciting is that news! Our Redeemer lives! That's one thing Christianity has that no other religion has. A living, breathing God. How incredible. Take time today to worship Him.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Forgot to mention

In my haste to write a new blog post I forgot to mention the most exciting news of the year yet. Shortly after we moved to Germany we found out we will be having a baby! We are quite excited to become parents. Allyson has been busy finding out what types of things we need and what brands are best, according to other peoples opinions. I listen and smile and say, "sounds good babe." I hope we don't end up with too much stuff. But, that's usually the case. It still hasn't quite hit me that we will have a little one soon. I am probably going to get a reality check one day. But Allyson isn't really showing very much, and aside from the few things we have gotten already, not much has changed. Except ally's frequent use of the bathroom. If I thought she used the bathroom a lot before, she's in there all the time now. Ok...not ALL the time, just a lot. :-) February 20th is supposed to be the big day. No valentines day in Paris this year!

We are spending Labor Day weekend in Brussels. We have made friends with another couple, and they are coming with us.  Jake is a Crew Chief, which means he walks around kicks tires to make sure everything is ok with the aircraft. Not really, but that's the joke. Crew Chiefs kind of do a little bit of everything. I believe their say is, "a jack of all trades but a master of none." We all get along well. His wife, Elyse, and Allyson have really hit it off. It's nice to have a good 'couples' friend. It looks to be a very good weekend!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A new way of life

In the last thirteen months we have definitely started a new way of living life. Air Force boot camp from September-November started it all off. Being away from Allyson for those 8.5 weeks was terrible.  Hasty 30min phone calls every Sunday didn't quite do us justice. It was just enough time to ensure that we were both still alive and well. Upon BMT graduation we moved to Biloxi, MS where I started classes on electronics. That was a whole new world to me. I didnt know anything about current and voltage and resistance. The learning curve was steep. (it still is) we enjoyed Mississippi quite a bit. Allyson had an apartment right across the street from the beach, unfortunately I had to live on base I the dorms. But I was only there as much as they made me. Those 10 weeks were filled with early morning PT sessions(4:45am) and early nights going to bed. However, we managed to find time to go to New Orleans and Hattiesburg. From Mississippi we went on to Wichita Falls, Texas, which I came to call the sphincter of America. We didn't really enjoy the few months we were there. But we made the best of it. The Dallas and Oaklahoma City zoo were our favorite attractions there. We then got the word that Germany was where we would be stationed. We were very excited about that. We only had heard how hard it was to get stationed overseas, so we didn't really think it would happen. We have been here for a couple months now. I think we have found a groove, finally. But it's a tough transition. Nothing is convenient over here. And it always seems like we need something. We are planning our first out-of-Germany trip this weekend. We will be spending a couple nights in Brussels with some friends of ours. It'll be a nice little getaway. 
This is just a short, short summary of what life has been like. Maybe I'll get more into it another time, but if not,too bad. Just my re-intro back to blogging.