Friday, March 28, 2008

I love my job!

I know it's Friday, and I am supposed to be thinking about how excited I am about the weekend, but I am sitting here thinking about how much I love my job! I work for such a fun group of people who believe in me and give me opportunties that people my age do not usually get.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am glad it's Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend, but I am also excited about everything going on with work! Soon I will begin traveling to 10+ cities for Minor League Baseball, San Diego for the US Open and Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics. WHEW! That is a lot...I am excited about what is ahead. I know it will be hard to be away from the people (and DOGS) I love so much, but I am trying not to think about that right now...I will just have to pack some pictures & tissues...I will do my very best to document my travels here and include pictures in case any of you would like to see some of what I see when I am gone.

That's it for now...hope you all [two of you] have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this gorgeous weather! And no, this picture has nothing to do with my's just my friendly Gus picture :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Believing the [seemingly] Impossible

"Is anything too hard for the LORD?"
Genesis 18:14

Beth Moore wrote a wonderful chapter in the book The Patriarchs on this very verse. What she wrote pertaining to this verse was so powerful:

"Do you ever feel too weary, worn and beaten up by life to believe God can do anything wonderful and miraculous with you? Can you stack up all sorts of rational reasons why you feel you are past God's being able to see you? I have noticed a pattern in my relationship with God. Many times when He told me through His word and prayer to believe Him for something very specific, over time the on the matter dwindled from good to slim to utterly impossible before He brought it to pass. Keith [her husband] and I are facing such a matter right now. In fact, this morning the situation seemed to hit the "impossible" category. While my stomach churned with concern, a smirk crossed my face as I thought, it might be prime time for the God show. He wants to make absolutely sure that we know He's the one who fufills divine promises. We will rarely be able to conclude that any God-given destiny simply followed a natural course of events."

"Is anything too hard for the LORD?"

Beth goes on to explain the Hebrew meaning for the word "too hard". "Pala" means 'to separate, distinguish; to be wonderful, do wonderful things; wonderous things, miracles'. Used primarily with God as the subject, denoting the fact that he does things which are beyond the bounds of human powers or expections...Wonders come in all sorts of ways, sometimes in the greater miracle that results when we don't get what we were so convinced we wanted and ended up with something far more glorious."

I came across this chapter in The Patriarchs and thought it was so perfectly timed to fall into my line of sight. I needed to read it and be reminded that NOTHING is impossible with God. He is The Almighty. He is ready to bestow blessings of all sorts upon us, even when it seems impossible, for we know that NOTHING is impossible with God, and when it seems we are missing out on something, often times its because something greater is on it's way to us.

Thursday, March 6, 2008's official

I've been asked to go to Beijing for a portion of the Olympics this coming August! I am pretty excited about going overseas, and seeing China. Because of my AIG program, I am not able to get away for 30+ days, so I am helping with what is called a final wave program. This means our client is only bringing guests for the last wave of the Games, and closing ceremonies. As it stands right now, I will be in Beijing August 11-28. I will be back just in time to turn 25...ha

And for those of you who didn't know, 8 is deemed a 'lucky' number in Chinese culture, and the Opening Ceremonies will be on August 8, or 8.8.08, at 8:00pm. Pretty fun fact :)