April 2007

This is my brother, D.J., and his beautiful girlfriend, Kate. I realized today that I haven’t posted much about my family so I wanted to dedicate a post to my brother. We were really close growing up. I remember when we were kids, we’d sneak out to the living room and watch WWF’s Monday Night Raw until our mom caught us and told us to go back to bed. When he started reading, he made me sit with him and try to read along. Did I mention I was two? From the time we were little, my brother always pushed me to do my best. I didn’t always heed his advice, but he has taught me a lot over the years. I owe my taste in music to him. I also owe my love for reading to him. He has no attachment to money. He truly believes it’s just something to have so you can give it away. He thinks deeply. He’s also extremely loyal. I admire my brother. He was always my hero growing up. In a lot of ways, he still is. When I didn’t have enough money to cover college tuition my freshman year he footed the bill. He believes in me and always has. We’ve both changed a lot over the years, but he most definitely has only gotten better with age. I’m so blessed to have such a great brother.broandkate.jpg


I have time to write about all the happenings as of late. I don’t have a whole lot to share. I have the same ol’ job. The kids are still cute. The weather in SoCal is still nice. My friends are still the best friends a girl could ever ask for. I still love my church and find myself loving her more every day. Praise God. There was a time when I really didn’t know if I would ever be satisfied with a church. I promise that had nothing to do with the church but much more about my cynical, critical (and sinful) attitude. I see that now. I’m so thankful for Sandals!

This Sunday we’ll be celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Our Redeemer lives. The One who, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross brought LIFE and HOPE and PEACE. Jesus, thank you! Although thinking of the resurrection is emotional and thinking of Jesus is a piece of heaven, it occurs to me how often I wait for a “feeling” to respond to God. Fact is, regardless of my emotional state or the feeling I have, JESUS LIVES. OUR REDEEMER LIVES. That obviously brings up feelings. My heart swells. Tears. Wonderful things. But let’s spur one another on to remember Jesus no matter the circumstances. The feelings may come and go but He will forever live.

I did forget one little thing that’s new! I am dating someone. I know! I’m excited too! 🙂 I’ll share more later but let’s keep this post about Jesus. He deserves His own post. More to come! Happy Easter!