Sunday, March 30, 2008

50

this kinda made me laugh



last night's game was soooo awesome. Tyle brought it. Yes he did.

this is a cheesey video i found, someone filmed the game FROM their tv screen. They keep re-showing the same play at one point, but it was my favorite play of the game
watch Tyler's face around the 2:45 mark... awesome. They showed it in slo-mo last night and I laughed and laughed. And laughed.


5 days till Ca!
Yee-and-haw

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

JOB

I got one! And it's mine all mine.
I start on Monday. Which is awesome, because that was supposed to be my last day at INSP.
It is for a sister/cousin/awkward neighbor company. I will be front desk. Pretty much, that means I can watch Regis and Kelly in the morning on the huge plasma. They told me to. YESSSSS. The one perk of working in television. You have to watch it for you job.
Thank you all for your prayers. The Lord was so kind. I didn't even really have to look. HR called me and told me about the job, sent me over 2 hours later for an interview (i was in jeans... whoops) and I found out the next morning that I got it! They are even cool with my Ca trip next week (8 days!)
It is awesome how the Lord works. That morning was the first time I was tempted to be anxious. I drove into INSP, and started to tear up, realizing that the following week, I would be unemployed. But I prayed, asked the Lord for peace and *KA-POW* 24 hours later I have a job!Psalm 118: 21-25

on a more humerous note...






...who knows.
I just found these.
I don't even remember why we did this.

Monday, March 24, 2008

be strong and take heart

Paul Tripp wrote a series on his blog for Psalm 27...

this is my favorite. I post it everywhere, that is how much I love it :)


"...be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." (v.14)

You've heard it said many times, "Take heart, this too will pass," or, "Take heart, it's not as bad as you think it is,", or, "Take heart, you love one another, this will eventually work out." Usually when you hear the words, "take heart" someone is trying to make you feel better about something that's got you down. Maybe it's a tough circumstance that you're having to endure, a hurtful moment in a relationship, or a disappointment you have to face. The "take heart" response of the person who's near you is an attempt to temporarily alter your feelings about the thing that's upset you. The person speaking means well, but the "take heart" they offer you doesn't really offer you much to hold on to. You stand in the middle of something that's bigger than you and over which you've no control and you're invited to hope that it isn't as bad as it seems. Well, that's an offer of hope that, when examined, doesn't really give you any concrete reason to be hopeful.Psalm 27 ends with a "take heart," but this "take heart" offers a very different hope than we often offer one another in moments of difficulty and disappointment. What makes this "take heart" different is that it's a call to wait on the Lord. It isn't about trying to change emotions; rather it's an invitation to rest in the one place where rest can really be found; in the Lord.Who is this one in whom you can "take heart?"1. He's the definition of love. Scripture says something amazing about the love of God. It doesn't simply say that God is committed to faithful love. It doesn't just say that God loves you even when you don't deserve his love. It doesn't only say that he loves you better than anyone else will ever love you. No, what the Bible says about God can't be said about anyone else. It says that, "God is love." God is the essence, the source, the ultimate definition of love; and love that's true love has God as its source. If there was no God there would be no love. I can "take heart" because my life is held in the hands of the One who is the essence of love.2. He's the source of all wisdom. In Colossians 2, the Apostle Paul says that, "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ." Think how radical this is. As believers in Jesus Christ, we know that wisdom isn't an outline, a theology, or a book. We know that wisdom is a Person and his name is Jesus. You get true wisdom, not by experience, education, or research, but by relationship. When you come to Christ you're now in a personal relationship with the One who is wisdom. You can "take heart" because the One who holds you defines everything that wisdom is about.3. He's a God of awesome power. How do you do justice to describing the power of God. There's nothing to which it can be compared. There are no analogies to it to be found anywhere in the created world. The thunder storm, the tempestuous sea, the hurricane, and the tornado, with all of their great power contain an infinitesimal fraction of the power of God. This is the One who created the world and everything that's in it. This is the One who holds the world together simply by the exercise of his will. When you rest in him, you can "take heart" because he really does have the power to deliver everything he's promised you.4. This is a God of unchallenged rule. In Daniel 4 we are reminded that God rules over the "host of heaven and the inhabitants of earth." We are further reminded that no one has the authority to stop his hand or question what he does. God is in absolute control over the world he made. What he wills happens. His plan will be done. His kingdom will be established. He won't lose any of the children he's chosen to be his own. When I'm in difficulty and I run to God, I'm running to the One who's in absolute control of every circumstance that appears to me to be out of control. Now that's a reason for "taking heart!" 5. He's a God of glorious grace. God's grace means that I can rest assured that I'll have everything I need to be what he wants me to be and to do what he wants me to do in the situation in which he's placed me. I'm no longer restricted to the limits of my own strength and wisdom. By his grace, I've a new identity and a new potential. I'm a child of God; the risen Christ now lives inside of me. I need no longer fear people or circumstances; I don't have to feel weak in the face of suffering or temptation, because I no longer rest in the resources of my own ability. I'm in Christ and he's in me. This new identity gives me new potential as I face the realities of life in this bent and broken world. God's grace gives me reason to "take heart."When I'm in difficulty and I "take heart" in the Lord, rather than be weakened by the difficulty, I grow stronger. The more I meditate on the glory of God, the more my faith grows; the more my faith grows the more I respond to life with hope and courage; the more I respond to life with hope and courage, the more I harvest the new fruit in concrete changes in the situations and relationship that I am facing.If you're God's child, you have reason to "take heart," no matter what you're facing.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

bye-bye jared

My other brother Jared is moving to CA next week...
Poor Shay is going to miss her baby bro

So last night a few of us went over to say bye to J-rod in true Kleber fashion...

burgers & basketball

and perfect push-ups


Kyle and Jared



the "cuddle couch"



Jared and Shaynah... cutest brother and sister ever



all the boys wanted to say "bye" to Jared...

Jared with Daniel...



...Zach



& Taige (aka Baby T)



Kyle wasn't in a cuddle mood




Em and Daniel




Cuddle couch... again


and our usual shot... i think we have one of these for every event.

OH! And of course, the perfect push-up

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Shaynah

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And Stretch


We are going to miss Jared! But as we spent time encouraging and praying for him, one word that kept coming up was his love for people. We know that Lord is going to use him in HUGE ways out there. There is such a call on Jared's life. Our prayer is that many come to know the Lord through Jared!
We will miss you bud!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ch-ch-ch-check it out

Welcome...
*hands you a welcome basket*

Only a few people read my old blog, but I got tired of xanga and decided to put on my grown-up girl pants and make the move. So I packed my stuff up, and here I am.


let me catch you up

1) April 1st is my last day at SteelRoots. They canned the sales department.
PLEASE pray that the Lord will provide another job quickly!!
2) Shaynah and I leave for our San Diego Vacation of Wonders in 17 days! Woo-hoo!


That is all for now


Let me leave you with this...

I call it
"Wednesday's with Alathea"