Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Why I love my husband.

This is not the thought provoking rant I wanted your honest feedback on. This post I only want words of encouragement so if you have something rude or discouraging please keep it to yourself. Today was the day we found out FOR SURE that we are going to have a baby! We even heard a heartbeat! And the reason I love Norse is because he came with me, he encouraged me, and he even got a little misty eyed when we heard the heartbeat. I am overwhelmingly in love with him. That's all.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Can I just vent? Christianity, Church, and Communism

So I have again neglected the blogging world for some time, but instead of a clever update today you get my rant. I often hate blogs because they are sometimes discouraging because you only hear the raw emotion of a persons current issue, however today I join that group. I figure one can't hurt. Only my family reads this anyway, and Rachel... So, here it is.

If you are a Christian, people expect you to have it all together or else you are that dreaded "hypocrite" that noone wants to be. But if you try to look like you've got it all together people think you are not "authentic". Arghhh. So my dilema is how do I get it right? If people know me they know that I am a little bit of a freak show. I've got my own issues and things that I am trying to let God work out in me. No I do not want to be the sarcastic, cruel, unloving Jesica that lurks within. I long to be the girl who only cares about Christ and what he thinks about me, but I screw up. People screw up... that is why we need Jesus. And, why can't I talk about God without being considered "religious".
That brings up a whole new issue about religion versus a life changing relationship. So, ok it is easy to fall into religion - A "Christian looks like this..." but I don't want that because it is death to joy. Frankly I hate church. There it's out. I love the people in my church and I enjoy learning from a good teacher, but if a person is making a decision about the person of Jesus by what they experience on a typical Sunday morning service -that is frightening. All that said my closing thought is: if you wonder about God don't look at me, look at Jesus. Read the Bible. Learn about the real Jesus - not the one that sunday school taught you or the one that your humanities prof taught you. If you want to find out why we need Jesus - look at me before and after - then deny his life changing work.

This ends my random rant and does anyone else think that with all the political debate - our democracy is quickly being morphed into socialism / communism? Just curious. I read a good editorial this weekend and it made me wonder about that, I think I am being swayed to vote for Ron Paul. And you?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What we've been up to

So I know you have been dying to know all about our recent happening so here they are. We found out that we suck at snowmobiling. You would think that Jeremy getting stuck in his pick up before we even got to the cabin would have been our first clue that we would be spending most of our energy on digging ourselves out of the snow. Then...

We had several great days at Big Mountain, Blacktail and Lost Trail shredding the slopes. Hmmm... we sure didn't get enough snow this year. Then...

Norse debuted as "70's man" during the bi-annual shaving of the beard. I liked it, but he wasn't ready to find the short shorts and tall tube socks to go with the sideburns.

Finally, we have spent our boring weekends at home tormenting our loyal pet. Doesn't it make you want to come visit?

=) Jes

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

We did it, we bought a house! That is what I'll blame this latest lack of blogging on. Here are some pictures, first of the house and then of the great view from our mini deck on the back.

Other than that we've been snowboarding a couple times , this picture from Big Mountain.
Caught a couple colds, Norse hit a deer, had the students over for food and games, Gran and Pa came to visit. Worked, played and saw the sun shine probably 10 days in three months. I think we are ready for spring, but we'd be jazzed for a few spring snow storms to wear the wax off our boards.

We are still waiting for our Moms to come see our new place - HINT HINT

Camp starts in a little more than 3 months.

This blog is really random.

Our dog is helping us meet our neighbors, Nadia likes to roam. This morning I met John and his two dogs, Gypsy and Duece. He welcomed me to the neighborhood, and he lives half a mile away. I love small town America.

I really don't have much more to say, inspiration may come this evening, but I feel like I need to work a little harder today, just to justify my trip to camp.