Monday, October 27, 2008

The Closing of a Great Legacy

Today I heard some news that truly saddened me. The college I attended will be closing at the end of this accademic year.
For me the journey began back in 1986... my oldest sister Shawna started attending a small Christian college in Portland, Oregon. Our family would go visit her from time to time and I would get to stay in her dorm room occasionally. I played pool in the "lower JC" and ran around the campus as a young child loving the attention of all the really cool college students. I knew that someday I would attend this same school. The doors closing of Columbia Christian College was devastating to me, but as it re-opened a year later as Cascade College I was not truly affected by the transition. My turn came in 1997 when I finally stepped foot on the campus as a full fledged college student. This was MY school now!

I will not be able to recount for you the knowledge, the memories, the friends and the spiritual growth attained in my four years there. If I were to try, the list would be longer than a list of promises from a politician!
Cascade has given me so much. Sure, I paid for a degree from this school, but what I got was so much more than a piece of paper. I found the love of my life through this school. I found my best friend at this school. I learned about Christ's love as a relationship not just a religion. I became a lot less judgemental, and I believe, a lot more caring and more of what Christ would have me to be.
So I have to say Thank You; to all who were a part of my journey there. To those that played small roles and those who had big ones. I would not be where and who I am today if it were not for you! May God bless all who have ever graced the campus!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Okay, so I know that I tend to be a bit cluttered, but when I see pictures like this I am reminded of the fact that at least I am CLEAN!!!! I need to print off pictures like this of every room in a house and post them by my mirror. Maybe this is the motivation I need to clean my house every day!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Family

I'm overwhelmed with love for my family. My two year old is sitting at the kitchen table doing her puzzle sweetly and quietly. My four year old is laying on the floor playing footsie with me and laughing with her fake laugh, and my son lay sleeping in his room. I've had a lazy afternoon and it's given me some time to reflect on my amazing family.
You know what's great about being a Christian? My family doesn't just stop with my adorable children and incredible husband, it extends well beyond that. My kids call our friends Aunt & Uncle, and I love that we share in those relationships that are truly beautiful because of our relationship through Christ. We have brothers and sister, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, all bonded by the blood of Christ! Blood really does run thicker, because the blood that Jesus shed is the strongest common denominator.