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Need I say more?!
I was at a conference on the WWU campus the past 5 days. It was an interesting experience. I learned quite a few things that I'll be able to take with me to work. I'm excited to see how that'll impact training and the relationships in my office.
This weekend was also an opportunity to spend time with family. My father's birthday was on Thursday and it was great to see my parents. I also enjoyed seeing my aunt and uncle while I was conferencing. My aunt always has great insight into a lot of things...especially about me. They're not always things I want to hear about myself, but they're helpful. I always feel more encouraged when I leave to return to Seattle.
I'll write another post about what I learned at the conference later. For now, check out the latest pictures I uploaded to my Flickr account.
Play Nicely, Play Safely and Play Fully - Title of my next post.
I took a trip to the zoo with Reed. He was supposed to bring his camera too, but I guess his battery was dead. You can see a distinct difference in photogrpahy style, but that's okay. I had a good time and I learned a few things while we were out and about snapping pictures.
I happen to love these little guys. The Patas Monkies are cute. I like the fact that they have mustaches. :)
Enjoy the new pics!
First Mariner's Game of the season for me. What a great way to start...beating the Twins!
I love the Twins too...Minnesota is like a second home to me. :)
Anyway, I have pictures up from the game. Enjoy!
Though I don't know you at all...we made you a sign and took some pictures.
...Is overrated in my humble opinion. I decided this after small group last night. We were reading Hebrews 7 and 8 and it's all about this priest who has no family. He kind of just shows up out of nowhere. Now, back in the day...you became a priest based on your family history. The tribe of Levi were all priests and that was passed from generation to generation. but this other guy...wasn't in the family in the way. He was of a different kind of "family."
Coming to my overall point...I like that there are stories in the Bible that pretty much state that it doesn't matter who you are...or where you're from (your family) in order to be a blessing and to bless those areound you. How cool is that? I don't have to be of royal blood to be someone who's important and significant to God. I just have to be me to inherit His blessings that were planned long before I was born.
Small Group has been a great blessing. I'm sad to think that I just started going just as the year is ending. Three more weeks of wondeful discussions, of heart-wrenching pain and of community that supports you when those dismal events happen. I don't think I have ever experienced community like this and it's mind-boggling. It's freeing. It's love. It's not perfect, but it's a glimpse of a beautiful story that is un-ending.
Wow, I sound sappy. The timing of this group couldn't have come at a better time in my life. This is a happy post and if I'm too sappy then I apologize. Go look at my pictures on Flickr instead.
Life is good. For the first time in years, I can truly say I am happy and enjoying life.