Better Than I Deserve

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a few weeks, but I am not sure how to word it so that it conveys the joy, gratitude, elation, and shock I feel.

Last year while studying so constantly I went without a lot of things. In fact, there was one point when I didn’t have enough money to buy food and when I asked God what was up with this,

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he said, “I want you to be hungry.”
I was hungry most of last year. Hungry for a lot more than just food; hungry for a sense of home, for clothes (everything had holes), for technology that didn’t break down all of the time, for people to share what I was learning with…. there were a lot of things I was hungry for last year.

At the beginning of this year God began to teach me how to really receive his love. Maybe I should have known this already? Maybe it will take all of my life? Wherever you stand on this idea of receiving love, it seems to be something that I’m often learning, but this year it has been much more concentrated…. Continue reading “Better Than I Deserve”

Fixed. Phewf.

So after coming home on the night of  The Camera Debacle I talked to a friend who encouraged me to find a local repair shop. My initial thought was to send my camera to Canon since that is what I did last time it broke. Boy am I glad I followed my friend’s advice.

I looked up some places and, to be honest, was most drawn to this one place because it was located in Shoreline- where I grew up. I had a bias toward the place. But also, I called around and a few places said it would be a one to two day wait on an estimate. One place charged money for the estimate and another place didn’t even return my call until this morning (too late!).

So here I am recommending the Camera Clinic in Shoreline, WA.
It took about 2 minutes and $30 bucks. The Fall of the camera had resulted in a broken battery door… and apparently there’s a really important connector thingy involved.

Sweet. The camera is fixed!

Surprise Ending

Three really good things happened today.

1. I spent time holding an infant. Earlier today I had this great idea for a post about what acts as “therapy” in life and in there was something about holding babies.

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They are soft and grunty, they smell of heaven and sitting curled up on the couch with a wee one sleeping on your chest is right up there with… all of those other things right up there. It’s awesome. This morning I held  Jonah Lambert. He will be a week old tomorrow…. Continue reading “Surprise Ending”